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Researcher Reports More Sightings - 12-10-03

From: Brian Vike - HBCC UFO <hbccufo@telus.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 16:11:50 -0800
Fwd Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 12:48:36 -0500
Subject: Researcher Reports More Sightings - 12-10-03

Source: The Airdrie Echo - Alberta, Canada


December 10, 2003

Researcher Reports More Sightings

Paul Wells
Echo Editor

Airdrie Echo =97 Two recent Airdrie Echo articles on UFO sightings
in and around Airdrie continue to spur on other residents to
come forward with their stories of strange lights in the sky.

And although he=92s investigated thousands of sighting reports
over the years, Canadian UFO researcher Brian Vike says the
local response has been somewhat unusual.

"It is really interesting to see what has been coming in from
your area," said Vike, director of British Columbia-based HBCC
UFO Research. "What is really interesting is that other papers
have run articles and I never heard a peep about any sightings
coming in, so to me this shows that people are seeing strange
things in certain areas, such as yours."

Here are the most recent reports from the Airdrie area that Vike
has received.

Date: Sept. 15, 2003
Time: 11:20 p.m.

"The witness=92 e-mail is below: I also called the witness in
Airdrie to gather more information on this sighting. My report
after talking to her is below also," Vike said.

"A week before the first article came out in the Airdrie Echo
newspaper about sightings, I came home from work about 11:20
p.m. and I let the dogs outside and I was also watching a few
northern lights off my deck," said the witness in her e-mail. "I
live on the east side of Airdrie ... so we have a hill behind my
place with a walkway that goes towards the highway. I looked
over to my left toward the west =96 and I know what I saw =96 it was
a big circle of lights twirling around and hovering on the
walkway and then it just went down, not up. I grabbed my dogs
and headed into the house. The next week, I read the article in
the paper."

Vike said that during his phone conversation with the witness,
more information was gathered.

"The witness said it could not have been children twirling
lights as, for one thing, the circle of lights was very large in
size, plus she could not see anyone in the area," Vike said. She
also compared the size to a 10- or 12-foot round C-Band
satellite dish. She explained that it looked to her as if it was
a ring-shaped object with a lot of white lights running all
around the outside of it. She also said it appeared that there
was not just one set of lights, but layers of them.

Date: Early July 2000
Time: Late evening

According to Vike, "A gentleman called to file a report. He
first told me he lives in the next town north of Airdrie
(Crossfield). Back in the year 2000, he was living in Calgary
and they had just purchased a home north of Airdrie. The fellow
works evenings, so one night when he finished off his shift at
work, he asked a good friend if he wanted to take a drive and
have a look at his new home he had purchased. He told me it was
a beautiful evening and they decided to take the trip to look at
the new home. They headed out, both men discussing the distance
they would be travelling from Calgary to the new home. The
driver thought they would be travelling some 40 kilometers, but
his friend thought it would be a little further than that. The
driver hit the button on the odometer, which set it at zero
kilometers. This way they would know just how far they were
about to travel one way. The two men arrived safely at their
destination and had a look around and took some time talking. It
was starting to get later into the evening, so they thought it
best to get back on the road heading towards home. The passenger
in the vehicle mentioned to the driver that he had in-laws
living in Airdrie and would it be OK if they swung by to show
the driver their home. As they drove along the highway outside
of Airdrie, the driver noticed some very bright lights coming up
from behind them. The lights were very bright, and as the
passenger turned around to look he commented on the brightness
and how fast the lights were approaching them. Both men,
thinking this was a vehicle, never gave it a lot of thought,
other than these lights were almost blinding to the driver.

"Now here is where the story takes a strange twist. All of a
sudden the fellows came upon a large sign. It read Country Hills
Boulevard, which is the first exit to Calgary. What is puzzling
is that from when the strange lights came up from behind them
and to the sign which read Country Hills Boulevard, there is a
possibility that some time had gone missing. Both men do not
recall driving through Airdrie at all. The driver took a look at
the odometer and he noticed they may be missing 20 kilometers.
As he mentioned to me, he never gave any of this much thought,
but did find it rather strange. The driver also said he has
driven this stretch of highway many times and nothing like this
has ever taken place. I asked the man if he or his friend had
ever had any vivid dreams and he said no. As far as he knows,
nothing out of the ordinary has happened to him other than this
one strange event. The driver did mention that his friend did
lose a little sleep over the experience."

For more information, contact Vike at HBCC UFO Research=92s toll
free at 1-866-262-1989 or by e-mail at: hbccufo@telus.net