Monday, January 28, 2008

West Vancouver To Coquitlam, B.C. Strange Cloud & Fireball

Posted: January 28, 2008

Date: August 20, 2005 Time: 8:57 p.m.

Hi Brian, 08:57 - Aug. 20, Just after sunset, sky was still quite light towards the west, was just sitting here half watching TV and talking with my wife, all of a sudden she said, "what the heck is that". I looked over to Cyprus Bowl in West Vancouver where she was pointing but the only thing I could see was what appeared to be a dark gray contrail hanging in the sky and extending about half a mile to the south. She kept saying, look, look, its moving. I watched it more closely than realized she was right it was moving at a very high speed for a cloud. I took a look through my binoculars but it still just appeared to be a dark gray contrail.

Anyway within about 30 sec. to a minute, It traveled from over Cyprus Bowl to Heritage Mountain. In Coquitlam. All the time it maintained its shape, not spreading out like most contrails do, when being blown by the wind. Never seen clouds do that and I noticed the other clouds north of the mountains, all appeared to be going very slowly from east to west, not west to east. When it got over Heritage Mountain. It just seemed to fade away. Seconds later a very large meteorite or fireball appeared in the sky almost over our bldg. It headed north towards Heritage Mountain., before apparently burning out at almost the same spot in the sky where we last saw the contrail. I told my wife the contrail was probably from a Jet flying over earlier, but she insisted no.

That was the same thing she used to see in the skies over Fiji, going from the west towards the south. I repeated probably a Jet, she said "No its not" she used to see Jets flying over all the time and they were always white, not black or dark gray like this was. Wish I'd had the camera ready when the fireball went over it was spectacular and moving much slower than the usual meteorites we see.

The fire on Heritage Mountain. is out now but I still wonder what that white object was, you should have seen the way it just faded out as it resumed level flight. The sky conditions were still the same when the choppers came and they were flying all around the same area and the sky was clear, the only time I couldn't see them was when they either flew behind the mountain or dropped down behind the ridges apparently to get water.

Thank you to the witness for the 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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