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UFO Sighting Doesn't Add Up For Accountant

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 07:42:17 -0400
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Subject: UFO Sighting Doesn't Add Up For Accountant

Source: The Chilliwack Progress - Brititish Columbia, Canada


May 29 2007

UFO Sighting Doesn't Add Up For Accountant

By Robert Freeman The Progressr

Lisa McCubbin doesn't believe in alien visitations from other

But for a sober-minded tax accountant, what she saw just after
midnight Sunday doesn't add up.

It looked like a very big hang-glider, she says, "at least as
big as a small aircraft, maybe larger" lit up by the city lights
in the night sky just below cloud level.

But instead of slowly descending like a hang-glider must, it
circled over the UCFV campus in downtown Chilliwack long enough
for McCubbin to run back into the house for her video camera.

"Then, quite quickly... it moved away, rising up and to the
west from us into the darkness," she says. "There's no way a
hang-glider has that kind of control."

McCubbin says she's heard of drug smugglers using hang-gliders
to deliver their illegal goods, which would at least be a
"rational" explanation, but this was not a hang-glider.

"Hang-gliders can't do tight circles - and this thing went up,"
which hang-gliders also can't do, she says. Unfortunately, her
video camera didn't capture any images of the mysterious object.

Paul Greenhalgh, president of the Fraser Valley Astronomers'
Society, says one "plausible" explanation is that someone was
flying a remote-controlled stunt kite, which are usually
triangular in shape and translucent.

"I can see where this might be a possibility, that someone might
think it's a UFO from their vantage point," he says. Although an
RC kite's lines are at best 180 feet in length "at night a
person seeing this from a distance would not have the depth
perception as they would during daylight hours."

"This is only one possible answer mind you," he adds. "But it's
a very plausible one."

Another explanation might be one of the aircraft the Canadian
military has brought to the Fraser Valley to monitor Fraser
River water levels, but officials could not be reached for
comment yesterday.

Chilliwack RCMP Const. Bert Paquet says there were no other
reports of UFO sightings, but people don't normally like to talk
about these things anyway.

But McCubbin is positive others saw what she did, and she's
hoping they will come forward.

It was three young people on the street Sunday night, one of
them shouting "Oh, god, it's coming back!" that made her look
out her window in the first place.

"I don't believe in UFOs," says the 36-year-old tax accountant.
"I would like to believe it was something explicable."

A similar report of a large, triangular-shaped object was made
May 4 on the ufoinfo.com website.

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