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UFO Sighting Report


July, 1975


burnaby, British Columbia, Canada


Very undramatic. Late afternoon 1980 maybe, one sunny summer day I observed a large golden glowing ufo travel the horizon northbound as if from Seattle to Alaska, over Vancouver. Radio station that night had reports of ufo seen.

Date Reported:

9/29/2013 1:49:09 AM

Sighting Time: 




No. of Witnesses: 

just me


6 or 8 mins.

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

round golden and glowing. The brightness, glow, was constant, did not brighten or dim, it did not change altitude or direction.

Size of Object(s)

About a ping pong size ball compared to a paper clip size of a commercial jet on the far horizon. Very large

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

a bit higher than most airliners, maybe about 43 or 45,000 ft.

Description of Area / Surroundings

suburb of Vancouver, bc.

Full Description & Details

Very undramatic. I always observed aircraft. A few yrs. later I got my private pilot lic. to prove my point. Anyways west horizon, south to north as in seattle to alaska, commercial aircraft always visible. They appeared as if a paper clip, took forever to traverse the horizon. This object caught my attention as it was golden and glowing. I first thought ahh, it is reflecting the sun and will return to its normal airliner look. It did not. It continued glowing and about the size of a ping pong ball compared to a paper clip which an airliner looked like. Also it maintained the same altitude and travelled about 3-4 times as fast as commercial jet. I had pulled over into the parking lot of the former lougheed hotel to observe it. Very quickly it travelled the horizon. I couldn;t believe none of the other drivers were not as amazed as I was. However our local pop radio station, CFUN reported people phoning in about a ufo. The book, pilots general and ufos mentions large glowing ufos seen in alaska in early 80's. I am sure that is what I saw. Have never seen anything before or since. And of course I never had a camera or anything like that with me.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

I have never seen anything like it before or since and

Witness Background

At the time I was Just going to university, working part time jobs, enjoying my youth. After I got my pilot lic. in 1979 I ended up working 30 years in flight data for air traffic control at the Vancouver area control centre, first transport canada, then nav canada in surrey, bc where it moved to.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I was always somewhat intriqued but never obsessed or anything like that. I thought possible because of some dramatic pilot encounters in the paper, but it did make it more real to me.

Other Comments

I dont know if the radio station would still have records that far back or if it would even be worth it. Just reporting it as I would like it on record.

Reported Sighting? 



susan hodges

Your Location: 

delta, bc, canada