Friday, August 21, 2015

Travel British Columbia With Brian Vike


Above Photo: I took this photo from a moving Greyhound bus after visiting my Dad in Langley, B.C. I saw the lake somewhere in-between Clinton and 100 Mile House, British Columbia in 2015.

Brian Vike will be traveling around this great province of British Columbia, checking out the sights, accommodations, food, charters, camping areas, etc., and bringing you my thoughts on the places I have visited. 

My reviews and comments will be posted onto my Travel British Columbia with Brian Vike blog, so check back often.

I started my travel blog in mid July 2015, and I have lots to add, plus with winter not being all that far off, it will give me lots to do for the 5 months of cool weather we have in northern British Columbia. 

In 2016 when Spring finally arrives, we will hit the road bringing you some amazing photos and interviews with people from around British Columbia.

If you have anything about British Columbia you think people might like, please contact me at b_vike@telus.net

Travel British Columbia with Brian Vike.


Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Red Wolf Inn


Every year we celebrate Canada’s Birthday on July 1, in Houston, British Columbia. This year (2015) it was Canada’s 148th Birthday and I went to the Jamie Baxter Park where I could watch, and film the celebrations. 

I wandered around chatting with folks who were attending, and taking pictures of each of the events. 

I came across some folks who who were having a lot of fun, and battling it out in full dress from the Medieval period. One fellow by the name of Troy Reitsma looked awesome and was having sword fights on the lawn with the kids and adults. It was so much fun to watch.


Above Photo: Troy Reitsma dressed to the hilt in medieval period outfits having sword fights on the lawn with the little girls, mom, they battle it out. This was on Canada’s 148th Birthday Jamie Baxter Park.

What I did not know was, there is a place between Houston and Smithers British Columbia called The Red Wolf Inn. The proprietors of the Inn are his Lordship Wlfryd of Leedes and her Ladyship Rhiannon of Shrewsbury.


Above Photo: Proprietors of the Inn are his Lordship Wlfryd of Leedes and her Ladyship Rhiannon of Shrewsbury.

If you want to travel back in time, into the medieval period where there are Kings and Princesses, then I highly recommend you paying a visit to the Red Wolf Inn. If you are wanting to spend some time at the Inn, you should make reservations for your stay. You can email Wlfryd and Rhiannon at reservations@redwolfinn.ca


Photo Above: Some of the past patrons.

To make reservations by way of phone. Call toll free to speak to Wlfryd and Rhiannon at: 
1-888-WOLF INN - 1-888-9653 466

The Red Wolf Inn's website is at: http://www.redwolfinn.ca/Site/Welcome.html

The Red Wolf Inn has been in operation for sixteen years. It was established upon the Fields of Gold Educational Centre, a medieval village, representing time periods from the Celtic of 450CE to a 1550CE Venetian Palazzo. 


Above Photo: A few other past patrons to the Red Wolf Inn.

The Inn is built to resemble a Tudor style building. It accommodates up to 22 patrons with room and board, as a Bed and Breakfast.

This is a Medieval Inn - there is no electricity, toilets are pit toilets located up or down High Street from the Inn, heat is provided from the wood cook stove or the heater in the Saracen Room.


Above Photo: A few other past patrons to the Red Wolf Inn.

The Red Wolf Inn is located at Km 385 on Highway 16 West, midway between Houston and Smithers, BC, Canada.

Below are the rooms that you would be visiting/staying at the Red Wolf Inn. But make sure you visit their website as it has more information about the goings on there. Red Wolf Inn.

1. - Welcome.

2. - Floor Plan

3. - Floor Plan Second Floor. 

4. - The Proprietors.

5. - The Great Hall.

6. - The Welsh Room. 

7. - The Cornish Room. 

8. - The Irish Room. 

9. - The Scottish Room.

10. - The Saracen Room. 

11. - The Norse House. 

12. - The Royal Suite. 

13. - The Grand Porch. 

14. - The Garden. 

15. - Shrew's Alley. 

16. - Reservations.

17. - Guest Reviews. 

18. - Past Patrons.

If you have a picture or story you would like to share on this page from around Houston, please contact me at b_vike@telus.net

Travel British Columbia with Brian Vike.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Welcome To Houston British Columbia Travel Blog

Above Photo: Brian Vike.


Since I have a lot of time on the hands, I decided to make up a blog on what Houston, British Columbia has to offer for tourists.

What I’m doing is to add the businesses to the blog, such as motels, hotels, Inn’s, etc. Also I have added a section on how to get to Houston, such by way of Greyhound, VIA Rail, Highway 16 and by Air Canada through Smithers, B.C.

Also I have been adding restaurants, fast food and grocery stores.

Another section on things to do while in Houston.

Another area I have added is for folks looking to get out of the big city and wanting to find a home in smaller towns. I have added a list of schools, I will be adding a section for the churches we have, etc..

A section on medical services.

I am adding photos that I have taken, and others are sending in their pictures from around Houston and other areas close by, so everyone visiting the blog will get a great idea what we have here.. 

So to locate my new project: Welcome To Houston British Columbia. 

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you do drop by the blog.

Brian Vike.

My Daughter Tami: A Great Place To Raise Your Family In Houston British Columbia.


Below Two Pictures: People travel from all around the world to take in some of the best Steelhead fishing there is to have. 

You can contact guides who know the rivers and can take you to the best fishing holes. 



Below Photos: As you will see, I took photos of the bridge in the Steelhead Park, in Winter and Spring. Just love the two pictures.



Welcome To The Houston B.C. Leisure Facility - Swimming/Workout Room

The leisure facility is one of Houston’s gems, the facility is for everyone, young and old. So when you are traveling through our area, please take advantage of what we have to offer.

Video Below: Welcome To The Houston, British Columbia Leisure Facility.
Pool/Lazy River/Sauna/Hot-Tub/Swimming/Workout Room.

For the entire family, jump in the pool and have a great swim, or take it easy in the lazy river. You can also lay back in the hot-tub, and sauna. Also a well equipped Fitness Gym.





The clip can be found on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/ONsO0AMTfP8

Photo Below: This last picture I took between Cache Creek and 100 Mile House from a moving Greyhound bus. I thought you all might enjoy checking it out.


If you have a picture or story you would like to share on this page from around Houston, please contact me at b_vike@telus.net

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Object/Light Appeared To Be On Fire In The Sky North Of Surrey Central British Columbia


Date:  March 14,2015
Time:  Evening.

I saw the same red orb on March 14, 2015.

It appeared to be on fire as my friend and I both saw it.

We were looking north from Surrey Central, British Columbia.

Thank you to the eyewitness for their report.

If anyone has had a Canadian UFO sighting, please send an email with the details as to what you saw to sighting@telus.net or to Chris Rutkowski at (Ufology Research) canadianuforeport@hotmail.com

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

Friday, May 1, 2015

2014 Canadian UFO Survey


News Release - May 1, 2015

Canadians still reporting high number of UFOs

2014 Canadian UFO Survey by study group Ufology Research shows UFO reports last year at third-highest level since 1989.

The 2014 Canadian UFO Survey has found that 2014 was another good year for UFO-watchers.

Data compiled by the private study group Ufology Research, based in Winnipeg, Canada, found that there were 1,021 UFO sightings reported nationwide last year.

This is slightly down from 2013, but still the third-highest number of UFO cases reported since the group began compiling an annual survey of UFO reports in Canada in 1989. Ufology Research has collected data in more than 15,000 Canadian UFO reports since 1989.

To read the full story, please visit: http://uforum.blogspot.ca/2015/05/2014-canadian-ufo-survey.html

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Deep Amber/Orange Pulsing Lights In The Sky Over Port Renfrew British Columbia


Date:  April 4, 2015
Time:  Approximately 9:30 p.m.

Hi there, I was camping with my father in Port Renfrew BC. Sat, April 4, 2015.  It was about 9:30 p.m. when my dad said, look there's a plane. I looked up and saw a deep amber/orange pulsing light, almost like a fire moving across the sky and it appeared to be round in shape.

It appeared to be very high up approximately 20-30,000 feet. It then came to a complete stop in the sky, continued to pulse for about  2 minutes, it then got dimmer and dimmer until it disappeared.

We saw this again 2 more times in the same general area of the sky.

It appeared again in about 15-20 minutes and it seemed to be farther away each time.

We looked at it with binoculars up close it appeared to shake and tremor right before disappearing completely.

After the 3rd sighting it did not reappear. I live in Richmond right by YVR airport, I see planes and helicopters all the time and I am familiar with the lights they have and their patterns of movement.

Neither me or my father have seen anything like this before, what was really odd was how the object was clearly moving across the sky then came to a complete stop before disappearing after about 2 minutes.

I noticed there have been other sightings on the island that seem from the description to be the same thing I saw that night. Any idea what this could be? Thanks.

Thank you to the eyewitness for their report.

If anyone has had a Canadian UFO sighting, please send an email with the details as to what you saw to sighting@telus.net or to Chris Rutkowski at (Ufology Research) canadianuforeport@hotmail.com

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Witness Reports Spider Like UFO In The Sky South Of Atlin British Columbia


Date:  April 6, 2015
Time:  4:30 a.m.

 I was camping in a forest in the wilderness south of Atlin, British Columbia last night. At 4:30 a.m. (April 6, 2015) I woke up and saw a spider UFO.

It was very low on the horizon and my impression was it was within a km away. It was silver like a star, moved slowly and changed shape and had long legs like spider legs that appeared out from the body and then retracted again.

I watched it for several minutes while I kept rubbing my eyes before it dropped below the tree line.

About an hour later I got up to pee and I saw exactly the same thing with the spider legs, in the exact same spot.

Thank you to the eye witness for their sighting report.

If anyone has had a Canadian UFO sighting, please send me an email at sighting@telus.net or to Chris Rutkowski at canadianuforeport@hotmail.com

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Seventh Holy Man By William Brazzel


Book Description:

The Vatican has been overrun, and many people have been murdered by Swiss Guards in St. Peter's Square. Attempting to understand the cause of this unbelievable event, Sean Carrol, an investigative reporter for the New York International News, undertakes the responsibility of investigating the circumstances surrounding this tragedy.

He is challenged as he attempts to understand the link between the ancient kingdom of Malar and the current-day events taking place in the Vatican. As the hierarchy within the Vatican takes extreme steps to complete a plan of secularizing the Catholic Church, many strange occurrences arise. Sean is perplexed as he attempts to secure clues that will answer the additional unexplained questions that have emerged during his investigation.

The involvement of some high-ranking officials within the Vatican raises more suspicion about the seriousness of the activities taking place within the church. Several deaths have been attributed to the progress of Sean Carrol's investigation and the potential threats to those in the Vatican hierarchy.
 
With the potential destruction of the Catholic Church at hand, there must be a revival of the seven holy men who represent the Seven Spirits of God. They provide the only means of protecting the church. In reality, even with their intervention, there is no guarantee that the church will be preserved.

About the Author:

William Brazzel has been the owner and president of a property and casualty agency located in New Jersey for the past 30 years. During this time he has dreamed of creating an original science fiction book that will be enjoyed by others.


His love of science fiction began in 1956 while he viewed a movie at Mount Calvary elementary school in Forestville, Maryland. This original movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still" made such an impression on him that he carried this love of science fiction throughout his life.
 
The book "The Seventh Holy Man" was created by William over an eight month period. He spent every moment possible researching and writing the story while at his home in Morris Plains, New Jersey. The time invested was huge; however, he believes that all Sci-Fi lovers will thoroughly enjoy this book.
   
Currently, William is planning his next manuscript. Like "The Seventh Holy Man", the new book promises to be clearly different from anything you have read before.

Find out more at: http://www.scifiauthorbrazzel.com and you can also purchase the book on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/THE-SEVENTH-HOLY-William-Brazzel-ebook/dp/B00KYIEWWK

Monday, April 6, 2015

Silver Metallic Blinks Of Light Seen Over Terrace British Columbia


Date:  April 6, 2015
Time:  10:00 p.m.

Hi Brian, I just went outside with my dog at 10:00 p.m. and as soon as I stepped on the grass, I looked straight up into the partially clear sky.

After 2 seconds I seen 5 short silver-metallic blinks in the sky which were directly over my place. You have seen the same when you were that one time, in 2000, in Kitwanga.

Two seconds after the blinks had stopped, I seen kind of dim grayish round object fly east.

After another +- 20 seconds the object re-appeared and went immediately immensely bright (white color).

The object, which flew in SWS direction, was for 3-4 seconds at least 1/4 moon size and went dim until it disappeared within +- 20 seconds.

Hard to tell the altitude, but certainly over 300 meters using an estimate and based on the 1998 Old Kitselas Road sighting, when we, (name removed) and I, seen the two silvery daylight disks less than 20 meters above.

If anyone has had a UFO sighting, please send me an email at sighting@telus.net or fill out the online UFO reporting form at the site with details of what you saw. 

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

Two Orange Objects/UFOs Seen From Bank Road Westsyde Kamloops British Columbia


Date:  April 6, 2015
Time:  Between 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Hi, this evening at between 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. my son and I were walking on Bank Road in Westsyde Kamloops, British Columbia  and we saw two of these large very bright orange orbs traveling on the mountain side towards the Batch area.

The first one faded as if it were getting higher and shortly after, so did the other. I tried to capture it on my phone video, but it's not a great image.
Super weird!

Thank you to the witness for their report.

If anyone has had a UFO sighting, please send me an email at sighting@telus.net or fill out the online UFO reporting form at the site with details of what you saw. 

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

Bright White Object In The Sky Above Terrace British Columbia


Date:  April 5, 2015
Time:  2055 hrs and 2140 hrs – 2145hrs.

While walking my dog, I saw a brilliantly bright white object flying from the W to the SE.

I used my flashlight on the object and the same disappeared immediately. Estimated distance around 3 – 4 km and the object was seen for about 10 seconds.

Almost an hour later, I was outside on the grass, I seen another object which had almost the same appearance as the earlier one flying with slow speed from the W in a straight line towards the E.

The object was easily to spot for 5 minutes, because it flew directly over Terrace, altitude est. 3 km, and I am certain that someone did spot it.

I need to mention that this object was as bright as the planet Venus and disappeared south of my position.

When I used my flashlight on it, there was decrease in speed, noticeable almost to the point of standstill.

If anyone has had a UFO sighting, please send me an email at sighting@telus.net or fill out the online UFO reporting form at the site with details of what you saw. 

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

Grayish/White UFO Disappeared Suddenly Over Thornhill Mountain Terrace British Columbia


Date:  April 4, 2015
Time:  9:25 p.m.

I spotted a grayish-white object flying from the SW to the NE.

The object was visible for only 25-30 seconds and disappeared suddenly from view.

The same was at least 4 – 5 km high, compared to Thornhill Mountain, and was rather speedy.

If anyone has had a UFO sighting, please send me an email at sighting@telus.net or fill out the online UFO reporting form at the site with details of what you saw. 

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

Circle Of Colored Lights Within A Circle Over Langford Southern Vancouver Island British Columbia (Pictures)


Date:  April 4, 2015
Time:  Approximately 9:55 p.m.

Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike’s Note: There has been some unusual sightings coming from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. If you have witnessed anything, please write with the details of what you saw.

Well tonight we saw another object, identical to the one we saw on March 8, 2015. Here is a description of time and place as well as some photos I took.

They are a bit grainy because they were taken with my small Canon Power Shot sd1200 camera, focused in at the highest focus on the object. Here are the 'finding' facts.

We had just gone out on the patio around 9:55 p.m. with the fire pit going when I glanced to the sky and saw what seemed like a huge star to the south of us, but very close to being above us (in Langford).

We watched, wondering if it was another 'object', as we'd seen before.

I got the binoculars and through them, noticed that it was a circle of coloured lights within a circle of lights in the distance, much like the ones I saw before on March 8th, of which I made a hand-drawn replica (except those other ones seemed to be white lights only).

I then pointed my camera and began shooting for the next 1/2 hour.

So I have pictures that were taken from the beginning of seeing it, to when it got bigger and brighter and stayed that way, but revolving, changing positions fast and often.

We came inside at 10:40 p.m.

I'm attaching pictures which I have cropped for your viewing, but I have also the originals if you prefer to see these too.
 
Any questions, please feel free to ask.

Thanks Brian.







If anyone has had a UFO sighting, please send me an email at sighting@telus.net or fill out the online UFO reporting form at the site with details of what you saw. 

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

Spider Like UFO Spotted In The Sky South Of Atlin British Columbia


Date:  April 6, 2015
Time:  4:30 a.m.

I was camping in a forest in the wilderness south of Atlin, British Columbia last night. At 4:30 a.m. (April 6, 2015) I woke up and saw a spider UFO.

It was very low on the horizon and my impression was it was within a km away. It was silver like a star, moved slowly and changed shape, and had long legs like spider legs that appeared out from the body, hen retracted again.

I watched it for several minutes while I kept rubbing my eyes, before it dropped below the tree line. About an hour later I got up to pee and I saw exactly the same thing with the spider legs, in the exact same spot.

Thank you to the witness for their report.

If anyone has had a UFO sighting, please send me an email at sighting@telus.net or fill out the online UFO reporting form at the site with details of what you saw. 

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.