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UFOs Spotted!

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2007 11:24:24 -0500
Fwd Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2007 11:24:24 -0500
Subject: UFOs Spotted!

Source: Kamloops This Week - British Columbia, Canada


Feb 04 2007

UFOs Spotted!

By Markus Ermisch
Staff reporter

UFO activity has been light as of late in the skies above

The last sighting of a "boomerang-shaped object" was reported at
1:02 a.m. on April 24, 2006.

Many UFO sightings, however, are unreported, according to Fred
Legace, manager of Kamloops Airport.

"I think there are unidentified flying objects, lots of them,
because there are quite a few movements that are not tracked by
civilian air traffic control."

These UFOs are usually military overflights which, according to
Legace, "fall into the unexplained category, because no one is
out there telling you what they are."

Another source of UFO reports is the fact Kamloops lies along
the landing approach of airplanes heading to Vancouver
International Airport. This leads to quite a bit of activity,
especially at night, according to Legace, as planes already fly
at a lower altitude.

Yet despite rational explanations, UFO sightings contain a
mysterious and unexplained element.

Brian Vike is a man who is all too aware of that.

Working from his Houston home, the hobby astronomer has spent
more than two decades recording UFO sightings from across the
continent, including Kamloops.

"Hello, Brian. Last night at 1:02 a.m. my girlfriend and myself
saw a boomerang-shaped object fly over our home in Kamloops,"
states the April 2006 report posted on Vike's HBCC UFO Research

"It appeared to be grey-white with an illuminated edge."

Said object was visible for about 30 seconds, and then it
vanished in the night sky, with a flash "like flipping a coin in
the sun."

Vike disputes none of the reports he posts because, after all,
how can one dispute something that has not been identified?

"Open your mind up a little bit," he said. "All these people who
are saying they're seeing something - that doesn't mean it's an
alien craft. It just means that it's a UFO, an unidentified
flying object. It could be an aircraft, but at the time, we
don't now."

Back in 2003, when the wildfires laid waste to the forests in
the southern Interior, UFO sightings in the Thompson and
Okanagan soared, and Vike's expertise was hotly sought.

"There was a lot of stuff going on back in 2003," he said. "I
honestly can't explain it. But that year? Why that year?"

Vike said he realizes numerous aircraft, including water bombers
and helicopters, were flying over the burning area. Plumes of
smoke, as well as fires, obstructed visibility.

Yet Vike said most sightings were credible.

"The period of time down there was just bizarre," he said.

To date, the proof of the existence of UFOs consists of blurry
photographs or shaky film footage, but Vike said he hopes that
at some point there will be a first encounter.

Once that first encounter happens, however, that UFO would cease
to be a UFO.

But there will be others, including here in Kamloops, and Vike
will continue to faithfully record them all.

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