Monday, January 28, 2008

Richmond RCMP Take Calls On Green Beam Of Light (Case Solved)

Posted: January 28, 2008

Date: May 9, 2005 Time: Approx: 11:15 p.m.

HBCC UFO Research had a telephone call at 11:30 p.m. from the Richmond RCMP asking if I was receiving reports from eyewitnesses of a green beam of light which was putting on a show in the skies above Vancouver and Richmond, B.C.

I informed the RCMP that at this time I had not received any such reports on the beam of light, but would turn my computer back on and check. I had no emails mentioning the lights. Due to it being late and alot of businesses closes for the day, I planned on making some calls today, May 10, 2005 to look into the matter and to hopefully find some answers.

On May 9, 2005 after I had taken the call from a RCMP constable, I thought I would see if the TV news might still be open to take a news story, I called and talked to a really nice lady who informed me that the TV station had not received any reports on green lights or anything else out of the norm. But she did go on to say that on her way into her work place that evening, she did observe the green beam of light which seemed to be in the vicinity of the Vancouver Science World .

So this morning I made my first call to Science World and received the information that solved this case.

I have three audio clips. One from the RCMP, CTV Newsroom and the Vancouver Science World. Also posted is two reports on what it was that caused the event.

*Richmond RCMP receives 5 to 6 calls from witnesses reporting a green beam of light in the skies above Richmond and Vancouver, British Columbia.* Date: May 9, 2005 Time: approx: 11:15 p.m.

Thank you to the Richmond RCMP, Science World and thwe lady from CTV News.

Information on Cruiser and RASCAL - Fact Sheet


What are CRUISER and RASCAL?

CRUISER and RASCAL are not the names of the latest in cartoon super heroes. They are Environment Canada’s mobile-air monitoring laboratories that could be rolling into a town near you. Long, white and boxy, these high-tech mobile homes are measuring air quality in communities across the nation.

The dynamic duo started in Windsor in October 2004 and is now out west on a research expedition that will last several months. They are aiming to improve understanding of the atmospheric chemical behaviour of air pollutants, and identify transborder emissions sources in Canada and the United States.


A diesel truck with more than 140 square feet of lab space, the Canadian Regional and Urban Investigation System for Environmental Research (CRUISER) is equipped with some of the most advanced air-quality measurement systems in the world capable of collecting detailed information on pollutants in the air while moving from place to place. CRUISER will work in tandem with a mobile lab known as the Rapid Acquisition Scanning Aerosol Lidar (RASCAL), which scans atmospheric particle concentrations in three dimensions.

RASCAL, boxy white truck number two, uses a laser beam and a telescope, which allows researchers to see the pollutants in the air.

What makes these two such great partners is that while CRUISER can identify pollutants, RASCAL can see them.

In February 2005, CRUISER and RASCAL completed observations in Windsor and began their trek west, first stopping in Golden, British Columbia, for three weeks before continuing on to Vancouver. Measurement activities in western Canada will run until November 2005. They will help identify and understand hot spots in southern British Columbia to determine sources of the pollution in the stagnation zone over the San Juan and Gulf Islands, and study local and transboundary flows of airborne pollution in the Georgia Basin-Puget Sound area and interior valleys. During this period, both mobile labs will also spend close to a month in central Alberta as part of a larger air quality study, Prairie 2005.

The research doesn’t end there. In spring-summer 2006, CRUISER will tackle the second phase of its eastern study by following up on the information collected this year and will expand geographic coverage to include Sarnia and areas downwind, and increase emphasis on ground-level-ozone measurements.

Cruising for a Reason The research caravan is going across Canada to help identify air pollutants, where they are coming from and which pollutants are most harmful to our health and the health of the environment.

Part of the challenge of pollution control is not only domestic pollution but transboundary pollution. Air pollution does not recognize borders. So, CRUISER and RASCAL will also be looking for pollutants from the United States.

Air pollution is a North American problem that requires solutions from both sides of the border. This transboundary research is part of the Border Air Quality Strategy: a Canada/ United States commitment (which builds on the 1991 Canada-US Air Quality Agreement) to develop new cooperative approaches for the improvement of air quality such as the reduction of smog-causing emissions.

Environment Canada and Health Canada will be evaluating the research results to better understand human exposure levels to particulate matter and ground-level ozone (smog) in areas across Canada, the most significant sources of these pollutants, and the health risks. Researchers will also be looking at related environmental issues such as visibility impairment and acid rain.

The dynamic duo may not be super heroes but the data they collect will help researchers figure out what emissions need to be reduced and where; providing key information needed to help protect the health of Canadians and the environment.

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RASCAL Media Advisory

Air Quality Mobile Lab RASCAL on site at Science World.

VANCOUVER, May 6, 2005 – Media representatives are advised that Environment Canada’s mobile air quality testing lab RASCAL (Rapid Acquisition Scanning Aerosol Lidar) will be on site at Science World on Monday, May 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The lab relates to the Climate Change Show currently on at Science World. A scientist will be on site to answer questions.

Date: Monday, May 9, 2005

Event: RASCAL Mobile Lab open to the Public

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (PDT) Laser Demonstration at 9:00pm weather permitting

Location: Science World 1455 Quebec Street Vancouver, BC

For further information please contact: Michele d’Eon Communications Environment Canada Pacific and Yukon Region (604) 713-9515

To receive automatic e?mail notification of all Environment Canada news releases, media advisories, and statements, please click on this URL to subscribe:

(Également offert en français)

Thank you to the eye witness for the really interesting report.

Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research. email: Website:,, HBCC UFO Research International:

HBCC UFO Research, Box 1091 Houston, British Columbia, Canada - VOJ 1ZO

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