Go Back Report # 1374



National UFO Reporting Center

Sighting Report


Occurred: 7/13/2002 01:30 (Entered as: 07/13/02 01:30)

Reported: 7/13/2002 11:03:06 A.M. 11:03

Posted: 1/26/2003

Location: Vancouver (Canada), BC

Shape: Fireball

Duration: 02:10

8-15 fireballs seen moving at different speeds, mostly landing (probably) in water, one exploded

3 people saw from 8 to 15 brightly glowing fireballs in the northern sky of the west end of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Most of them were descending towards the water behind a mountain, some fairly quickly, but some extremely slowly. One moved in a zig-zag pattern. All of these fireballs left behind trails of smoke, but the 3 of us cannot agree whether it was dark or light smoke.      

Most of the object appeared fairly high in the sky and descended, however, a few were seen moving upwards from ground level, and one moved up from the ground, then descended again, towards solid ground, and then shot up bright sparks and a plume of white smoke.    

The objects may have been shaped like discs seen edge-on, or possibly like shooting stars, only moving very slowly. They may also have been spherical, we were quite far away, and using binoculars, so we didn't see them very well.           

The objects were quite bright, and when they fell behind the mountain, some of them produced enough orange glow to light up the sky in the area where they fell.

The objects may have been flickering or flashing, but this may also have been a dust effect due to our distance.

In the beginning, one of us suggested that they might be forest fires, but we soon disproved that—forest fires do not start so high in the air, and do not land in the water.


Reference for the above text is: National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC), Peter Davenport, Director:http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/023/S23744.html


UFOCAT PRN – 181266        
UFOCAT URN – 181266 UFO Research Manitoba, Canadian UFO Survey by Geoff Dittman, 2002-271
UFOCAT URN – NONE    National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC), Peter Davenport, Director 

North America – Canada, British Columbia

Vancouver   Latitude 49-15-00 N, Longitude 123-08-00 W (D-M-S) [populated place] See note below:

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/


Note: The text only states “west end of Vancouver, BC, Canada,” however, there are two “Vancouver’s,” one being the city which is on the mainland, and faces the Strait of Georgia, and the other which is Vancouver Island of which the western shore faces the Pacific Ocean.

    The event takes place at 01:30 (a.m.), and since the witnesses are seeing smoke in the darkness, I would think that this would only be possible due to the background lighting of the city itself.



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