Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bright Orange Ball Of Light Looked Like Flames Hanging In The Sky Over Ladysmith British Columbia

Date: January 22, 2011
Time: Approx: 7:00 p.m.

(Vike Factor Note) I have received a number of reports on this sighting of a orange ball of light over a part of Vancouver Island here in British Columbia. Trying to figure it out and come up with an answer for the folks who sent reports in.

Hi Brian, I saw your other postings on the orange ball near Ladysmith and thought I'd share ours. We were driving down to Victoria from Nanaimo at around 7:00pm on January 22rd, 2011, along the Trans Canada highway when we saw a bright orange light that looked to me to be flames hanging in the sky. We were close to the Nanaimo airport at the time, so initially we thought it was a plane making an emergency landing that was on fire.

It seemed to move across the sky west to east. It was very bright and orange. There also seemed to be some flashes on the clouds above. We drove on and it was intermittently disappearing and than lighting up again. We've done some digging around and we found out there is a type of flare that releases a small parachute that slowly carries it down, so this would probably make sense, including the flashes on the clouds above when it dropped to the cloud.

There was also something about a paraglider rescue at the time. Can you confirm this? Anyways, I took a short video of it with my camera before the battery died, but its 200mb, so I can't send it to you. Looks like a round ball of light in the video.

If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential. website:

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