Thursday, March 11, 2021

That Was No UFO Over Hamilton

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Newspaper Article.

The strange lights in the night sky last weekend have a rather novel, down-to-earth explanation.

Not UFOs. Not northern lights, either.

It looks like it was Hamilton's own Chris Ecklund and his half-billion candlepower light system illuminating one of the city's 125 waterfalls that caused a ripple of UFO sightings from Stoney Creek to Dundas.

Witnesses reported eyewitness accounts of strange vertical lights in the sky over Dundas and Waterdown to The Vike Report, a British Columbia-based blog devoted to UFO sightings and the paranormal.

Brian Vike, who heads his own HBCC Centre for UFO Research, says on his blog that the lights were seen around 8 p.m. Friday.

That's exactly when Ecklund threw the switch to light up Chedoke Falls in the city's west end, part of his campaign to get Hamilton recognized as the City of Waterfalls and a pilot project to highlight the falls' beauty.

"We had all those lights bouncing off the ice and the water up into the sky. It was awesome and 8 p.m. was when we threw the switch.

"We had all the colours people saw: orange, red and the whole lot."

Vike, who lives in Houston, B.C., halfway between Terrace and Prince George, was not immediately available for comment.

One witness told Vike that he and five friends were out for a walk around 8 p.m. and saw vertical lights in the sky and watched them for 30 minutes, a throbbing orange one which faded in and out and a second red vertical one.

The witness, who Vike won't name in keeping with his confidentiality commitment on the site, says one light had a circle opening in it which looked like an eye.

Then the red lights faded away after five more minutes, he said.

Ecklund has also lit up Sherman Falls with blue spotlights, Tiffany Falls with 550 million candlepower of clear lights with no filters and Lower Westcliffe Falls.

The pictures and videos of the effects created are on his website:

"There's no mystery," says Ecklund.

"It was just us."

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