UFO SIGHTING REPORT
BOSTON BAR – YALE
Between Boston Bar and Yale, B.C. Luminous Translucent Oval Light
Date: October 1968
Time: 3:00 a.m.
The first sighting took place in the Fraser Canyon between Boston Bar and Yale in an area where the canyon is quite deep. A friend and co-worker, Les B., and I had gone on a moose hunting trip to the Big Timothy Mountain area east of Lac La Hache, B.C. over the Thanksgiving long weekend in 1968. We saw no game during the hunt so we were determined to pack up our remote wilderness camp in the early afternoon of the last day and begin what would have been about a 9 hour drive back to Vancouver. It was a beautiful autumn day and we procrastinated going back, taking down our camp and heading out of the bush. Much to our dismay, we heard the crack of a rifle shot as one of our hunting companions bagged his moose in the late afternoon, several hours after we should have left for home.
That meant we had several more hours of backbreaking work dressing out, cutting up this huge bull moose, and packing it back to our camp and the vehicles. We had to find our way out of the bush in the dark and our delayed trip home put us in the Fraser Canyon location where we saw the UFO at about 3:00 AM (we both had to book off work that day as we were totally exhausted when we finally got home). There was no other traffic on the road at the time and as we were driving along, my friend Les said, "What is that strange light in the canyon below?" I pulled over and we both got out and looked down into the canyon. What we saw was very strange as there seemed to be a fog or mist in the canyon and inside the fog we could make out a luminous, sort of translucent oval light source that was probably several hundred feet long and hovering above the Fraser River. The light was slowly pulsating in intensity getting brighter, then dimmer, etc.
My friend and I knew that there were train tracks on either side of the canyon, the CNR on one side and the CPR on the other. We thought at first the light was the light of a train but soon realized that a train would not make a stationary pulsating light in the middle of the canyon above the river or be totally silent in the process. My friend and I also had a sense of fear as we both felt the hair on the back of our necks stand on end at the time. Les said, "Let’s get the hell out of here," so we jumped back in the car and drove off. We never mentioned it to any of our co-workers since at the time anyone who mentioned a UFO was instantly labeled as a crackpot, but we did talk about it between ourselves after the fact.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
Reference for the above text is: Website: UFOINFO:
Retrieval date: October 19, 2012
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
North America – Canada, British Columbia
Yale Latitude 49-34-00 N, Longitude 121-26-00 W [populated place]
Fraser River Latitude 49-06-00 N, Longitude 123-10-00 W [stream]
Lac La Hache Latitude 51-49-00 N, Longitude 121-34-00 W [lake]
Boston Bar Latitude 49-52-00 N, Longitude 121-26-00 W [populated place]
Fraser Canyon Latitude 49-37-58 N, Longitude 121-25-09 W (D-M-S)
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