Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bright Orange Lights/Objects Over English Bay Vancouver British Columbia (Photo)

Date:  August 17, 2012
Time:  Around 9:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Hi Brian, I saw some strange lights over English Bay Friday at about 9:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The lights were bright orange. At about 9:45 p.m. while watching TV I glanced out my window and saw a 'strange' orange light.

It was not a plane. Didn't think much of it until a few seconds later another light appeared, then another, then another. At one point there were 4 lights total. They disappeared, then 5-10 minutes later 2 orange lights appeared.

They were not moving fast. They did not hover. There was no reflection on the water.

They seemed to just appear then reappear over a time span of 1/2 hour. I tried to take a photo, but the shutter speed on my camera was not set correctly.

I got this photo which was taken at aperture 6.3 shutter speed 5 seconds. This light is obviously moving. Also I was hand holding the camera at a shutter speed of 5 seconds which would account for some of the movement.

Between 10:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. after the mysterious light show a few planes (or maybe 1 plane circling the area) were above English Bay.

I read on your blog this morning about the entry that says these lights were Chinese lanterns. That might account for it except, four lights appeared and disappeared, two lights appeared then disappeared, then 1 light kept appearing.

The one light in particular that kept reappearing could be seen first appearing in the west as a small dot then would appear as a larger orange light. Also I did not see these lights floating upward as one would expect if they were Chinese lanterns.

Also these lights did not appear to be just aimlessly floating in the breeze as one would expect lanterns to do ?

I am attaching the photo, taken at a slow shutter speed. Thanks.

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.

Also, please feel free to send in your sightings that have happened years ago. So many of these older sightings are nothing short of amazing.

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1 comment:

  1. I can't get it out of my head, I saw 3 orange lights, here in Salmon Arm. It was a couple weeks ago and they were just hovering and in a row, in the night sky. I was looking out the windshield trying to see better. I decided to pull over to get out and look because it was so bizarre, and they had disappeared. I could tell they weren't airplanes or helicopters.