- Total UFO reports for Northern British Columbia is now
up to 73 reported sightings to me alone. I am going to write the reports
and send them out as I go along. Below is the report from Mr. Gordon Stewart
over the July 29, 2002 sighting in the Telkwa area. To my surprise, I received
a report from Mrs. Stewart as well, which was of a sighting she had two
months prior to the July 29th sighting.
- Please keep in mind this is only one of the witnesses
for the July 29th sighting. There are 8 other witnesses yet to be heard
from, and I will be writing up each of their reports as time permits (I
have a lot of reports other than this case to write up). Everyone has been
interviewed except for a small party who had already left Smithers heading
back home. I have their phone numbers and will be contacting them within
a few days.
- So, first up, is this report from Mr. Gordon Stewart...
- Houston & Telkwa British Columbia
- Date: July 29, 2002
- Time: approx: 10:30 - 10:45 p.m.
- In the following report there is mention of two
names out of the 9 witnesses (Only one of these names - Mr. Stewart goes
with the July 29th sighting, Mrs. Stewart has a separte report). Mr. Gordon
Stewart is his real name, and the only reason I am placing his name to
my report is because the Interior Newspaper received permission from the
witness to print the information, otherwise I would have left the name
out from my report. Although I had permission to use some of the other
witnesses names, I choose not to place their personal information in my
report, a policy HBCC UFO sticks to.
- Location information - Gordon's farm: (Telkwa, British
Columbia, Canada) - The witness owns 160 acres of farming land, treed with
Spruce, Aspen and Pine in areas, with a good number of acres in Hay fields.
This supports his 57 head of cattle. The Stewarts's home sits at 3,000
feet in elevation and over looks the Bulkley Valley and Telkwa mountain
range in the distance. (Photos I took from Gordon's farm will be added
to my report and will be seen on my website at a later date. Anyone wishing
to post these reports to their web sites may request the photos and I will
send them along). Gordon's farm is approx 6 kilometers off Highway #16.
The next largest town is Smithers which is approx: 15 miles west from Telkwa,
B.C. and has an airport for the surrounding areas.
- I received a telephone call today (July 30, 2002) from
a reporter (Nicole Fitzgerald) at the Smithers Interior Newspaper, Smithers,
British Columbia asking if I had received a sighting reports from any of
the residents from the Telkwa, B.C. area. I told Nicole nothing had come
in so far. She went on to give me a brief description of what one witness
(Gordon Stewart - a farmer and resident of the Telkwa area) had told her
he seen at 10:45 p.m. on July 29, 2002. I asked her if it would be ok to
get his contact information as I wanted to look into the matter and investigate
the report. I received Gordon's contact information.
- I telephoned Gordon and set up an interview with him
at 8:00 a.m. on August 1, 2002 at his home in Telkwa, British Columbia.
When I arrived at the gentleman's farm the first thing I noticed was the
view, from their beautiful home and picture window they had an uninstructed
view of the valley below, and across the valley the Telkwa Mountain range
stood still snow capped. I knocked on the witnesses door and a tall well
built man greeted me and invited in.
- We discussed farming as we made out way through his home
to the living room and kitchen area. Before sitting down for a coffee and
discussing what he saw, Gordon took me into the living room and he sat
down in his chair, pointed out the window moving his arm which indicated
the location, and flight path of the object. Gordon mentioned that
he was going to catch a late movie before retiring to bed. He said I never
expected to have such an exciting night.
- At this point Gordon's wife joined us both, and we all
sat down at the kitchen table and he gave me a description of what he saw
on July, 29, 2002.
- It was exactly 10:45 p.m. on July, 29, 2002 when I
was sitting watching a late movie when I saw a "HUGE", round
white/yellowish object in color, traveling at approx: 600 miles per
hour fly at low attitude (approx: 300 meters - altitude) through the
Bulkley Valley below. From my distance, he said, the object was the approximately
the size of a pickup truck, he went on to say the actual size, in his estimation
if he had of been closer to it would have been closer to a school bus.
The object traveled according to the witness, west to east. There was "no"
sound at all, no reaction from his two dogs which were outside at the time
the object passed by. I asked if there was a tail trailing it, he said
no. It was completely round and very bright.
- As I mentioned above, the Stewarts's farm sits approx:
at a elevation of 3000 feet, and the Telkwa Mountain Range sits at approx:
3500 feet. The object was traveling below the top of the Telkwa range,
and below the elevation the Stewart's farm sits. He also mentioned the
object would have passed directly over top of Round Lake which can been
seen 2 to 3 miles in the distance from the farm.
- Gordon did step out onto his patio to look around, but
the object had already departed from his sight.
- He came back in and woke his wife (Joanna) and told her
what he just witnessed. She for some reason wasn't really surprised. (I
will explain below - very interesting!). Gordon made a call to the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to make a report of what he just witnessed,
also wondering if anyone else had reported anything close to what he just
saw. The RCMP told him they had not heard from anyone else. A Constable
took the report by way of telephone. The next day Mr. Stewart telephoned
the Smithers Interior Newspaper and talked with reporter Nicole Fitzgerald
who requested a meeting with Gordon and took the interview. This is where
I came into the picture, as Nicole had contacted me.
- As I mentioned in the report from Gordon, his wife Joanna
was not all that surprised. After Gordon explained what it was he just
had seen, thinking his wife may not believe him, she spoke up and said
from what you just told me, I seen a similar light two month prior to this
sighting. She did not want to tell her husband because she thought he wouldn't
- I asked Mrs. Stewart what she had witnessed, she went
on to tell me she was laying in bed a wake with the drapes closed over
when a "really bright white light" lit up the whole room. Joanna
said it frightened her, but still got up slowly and approached the window
carefully. She pulled over the side of the drapes and looked out to see
a "HUGE" very bright light. As the object moved very slowly across
their farm, it shone a beam of white light towards the ground behind their
home in a large field. She started to lose sight of the object, so she
moved from the bedroom to the living room and watched the object fly "slowly"
across their field, across Boundary Road and onto their neighbors
farm where she finally lost sight of it. She said the object moved completely
in silence and went on to describe the beam of light as if someone held
a flashlight upside down pointing downwards. Joanna said it was as if the
sun was out, but within a circle on the ground. (Investigators Note: I
received a report this year (2002) from a witness south of Burns Lake,
a small farming community called Grassy Plains which is across Francois
- This witness went on to tell me of a similar object
which did exactly the same thing Joanna saw, or described. This may or
may not have anything to do with one another, but both reports would
be in the right time frame).
- I sincerely thank Mr. & Mrs. Stewart for sharing
the story with me, and taking the time to allow me in their home to discuss
what it was they saw.
- Next installment - Why all the aircraft traffic ? - Why
was the military in the area ? - The three witnesses from Houston, B.C,
to the July 29 th sighting. - My Visit to the RCMP.
- Report #3 For Quick, British Columbia
- By Brian Vike
- HBCC UFO Research
- Quick, B.C.
- Date: July 29, 2002
- Time: approx: 10:50 p.m.
- Location Information: Quick is a very small farming
community which sits between Houston and Smithers British Columbia. It
is nestled in the Bulkley Valley with mountain ranges running all around.
- Today, August 10, 2002 I left my home to interview the
next set of witnesses. The drive was going to take some 40 minutes, so
I stopped at the service station and gassed up and left Houston at 2:00
p.m. heading west for Quick. I finally arrived and turned off highway #16
onto the Quick East Road and drove along until I came to the witnesses
home. I was greeted by both the wife and husband, and met their son a bit
later. We walked along a beautiful stone path which led to a large patio
where we sat to discuss what it was they saw.
- The two witnesses who had the sighting were Mrs. (wife)
and her son (deleted) The Mom is a retired school teacher and her son works
as a Civil Engineer. Two very creditable witness, also very pleasant people.
What I am going to do here is to name Mrs. or the wife witness number #1
and her son witness number #2. It will help me so I do not goof myself
- Witness #1 went inside her home and came out with a journal
she has been keeping for years. She writes down events which are important
to her and this one event that took place on July 29, 2002 was one she
will never forget.
- Investigators Note: I also have photos of the area where
the object was seen shooting across the sky in which I will post to
my website once I get the film developed.
- Their farm sits at an elevation of 530 meters and has
a wide open view of the Telkwa Mountain Range and Chicken Mountain which
sits slightly lower and in front of the range. The weather conditions were
perfect as the sky was clear. The sun had already set in the west and Mom
(witness) was going to meet her son who was over near their greenhouse.
She walked up the driveway and turned onto a small dirt path holding her
flash light watching the ground to see where she was walking. This
lead to a wide opening in the field where the greenhouse was situated.
Just as she reached this opening, she heard her son give out a loud yell.
She immediately looked up and went to shine her light towards her son when
she saw, a HUGE, bright, glowing white/yellowish, almost oval in shape
object flying across the sky at a very low level. She said to me, "I
couldn't move, I was in shock". I asked her about the shape of this
object, as everyone else who reported to me said it was round. She said
in her opinion the object was not quite round, but just off, meaning it
was "slightly" oval (even walnut in shape). Or another thing
she said, it would be like if you took a round circle and started to stretch
- The color has remained the same from all witnesses who
reported the object. I asked witness #1 for an approximate size for this
bright light. Mom (witness) struggled with this as she did not want
to give any wrong information. Her final conclusion as to the size would
be, at arms length it was the size of her finger nail, but not across,
it would have been length ways.
- I asked where exactly it was seen. I wanted to know if
it was below the horizon of the Telkwa Range. I was trying to get an idea
for distance from the witnesses. Again she was not sure. You have to remember
by the time the sighting took place it was already dark, and it is hard
to see landmarks which would help determine exactly where the object would
have been in relation to them and the distant mountains.
- I looked around, and since I knew the path the object
took, I thought I would try this. In the direction they lost sight of this
object, there are three sets of trees. One group of large trees sat behind
their greenhouse which sat on a ledge. Behind this group of trees there
is a drop off, across from here it rises up again in elevation with another
grouping of trees which rose above the set behind the greenhouse. Another
grouping of timber sat higher up again. So I asked when she lost sighting
of "it", what grouping of trees did the object fall behind? She
said the last set for sure. Now I asked, approximately how high above the
last grouping of trees was the object. Mom (witness) said it was "just"
above the timber, but as they were losing sight of it, the object would
have been just a "hair' below the tops of the trees.
- Now this gave me something to work with. The last stand
of timber sits rather high up at a good distance from where they were standing,
approximately 1/2 mile away (maye more), "but", this stand of
timber is below the horizon of Chicken Mountain. So this object shot down
the valley at approximately 1 1/2 miles away from them. It was also
heading in a southwesterly direction at a quick pace, but slow enough as
where the object took 5 to 6 seconds to cross their line of sight. Investigator
Note: She did not see it right away, her son noticed it first and gave
out a yell. She looked up and spotted it right away because of the intense
brightness and size. My point is, 5 to 6 seconds is a fair bit of time
when they had a short space to see the object due to trees blocking their
view. Being so close to it, I asked what kind of sound did it make, they
both said, none at all. "There was no noise coming from it".
It also was on a slight angle they told me, but very slight. (This makes
me wonder if it did hit the ground, as it was certainly very low at this
point, if so where? Also this gives a lot of weight to folks in the area
seeing the military vehicles and a lot of air traffic overhead).
- Witness #1 said she waited around for a little while
with her son watching the sky just in case something else went by, but
nothing did so she went into the house and started calling around to authorities.
She called the Smithers Airport who were no help to her, they knew nothing.
She called the Vancouver International Airport, they knew nothing. She
even call back east to Ottawa and talked with someone in an environment
position, but I am sure they wouldn't know anything anyway. So in the morning
witness #1 called the Smithers Interior newspaper to inform them of what
- Witness #2 - Son. This is a brief description in which
he gave to me. I am just going to summarize his statement as a lot of the
same information is above in this report. It was very large, bright and
lasted far longer than any meteor shower. Faster than a man-made object,
but slower than a meteorite. There was "no" sound! It was below
the horizon and moved away from until we lost sight of it behind the trees.
A slight trajectory towards earth.
- I spent a little over two hours with this friendly family
and enjoyed this visit very much. What I found really nice about talking
with them. We talked about the large fossil find, as they had a bunch of
wonderful samples spread across a table outside. Of course I am interested
in this as well. I can say this, our area holds a lot of treasures, and
this one is a major find as the fossils cover a very large area, you can
bend down and walk slowly along and fill a bucket. Everything is in perfect
form. It was like I was standing at the beach and grabbing perfect calms.
There are so many different types of marine life it isn't funny, so I wonder
what other specimens the land holds. There is a good write up on this in
one of the rock hound magazines.
- One more report to come, it is a shorter version as it
was a telephone interview. Then a final wrap up on the whole case as it
sits for now. I know there is more to do on this, so I will be still making
calls, and hoping others come forward if they did indeed see this object.
- Anyone wishing to use this report, and all of the reports
to follow for this case is welcomed to do so. All I ask is that you please
place a link back to my site and mark the work copyrighted.
- Copyright 2002 - HBCC UFO Research, All Rights Reserved
- Thank you,
- Brian Vike (Yogi)
- Independent UFO Field
- HBCC UFO Research
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