The following year [Previous article was in 1966-CF-] Miss E.R. East, another resident of Gibsons, saw more strange action in precisely the .same area, which she described in a letter.
"I live alone in the upper half of a house that overlooks the channel between Gibsons and Keats Island. Closing Gibsons bay is Shoal Point, with a beacon on the end of the shoal which has a blue-white flasher. My kitchen windows are of casement type, and as the ground is built up at the back of the house to allow access, the window sill is only about three feet above ground level. I was awakened in the night by a banging noise and thought someone was trying to open these windows, so I got up to investigate, but when I parted the curtains and looked out, I saw a ball of brilliant orange-red light soaring above the hills back of the village. As I watched, the color changed to a glowing white, and I rushed to my side windows and watched the object sail over the hill towards Georgia Strait. I was bemused and went back to my room and sat on the edge of my bed looking out at the water and thinking of what I had seen. Suddenly, from high above the village, a beam of green light shot down to the water between the shore and the beacon, and as it struck the surface it bent and lay flat on the water. It reached right across the channel and lit up the wharf on Keats Island. The beam seemed to be made of many small beams, for I could see dark streaks between the green, and it must have been at least ten feet wide, the same width all along the length I could see; I mean, it did not ray out like a flashlight beam would, but was compressed into a pencil beam. As I stared at it my eyes began to sting, and I fell back on my bed, almost in shock. When I roused and looked out the beam had gone, and I was too stunned to think of looking to see if the UFO was still in sight.
"On thinking the episode over I reasoned that the occupants of the UFO had been attracted by the flasher light of the beacon, and were trying to find out what it was. Except for the initial bangs, I heard no sound throughout this incident."
(Miss East's sighting was an example of one of the most fascinating UFO tricks, the manipulation of light. While bent and/or compressed beams are occasionally reported, the water-surface beam she saw was rare, if not unique. The banging noise seems to be another UFO trick.).
Reference for the above text is:Our UFO Visitors by John Magor, p. 37-38, © 1977
UFOCAT PRN – 96010
UFOCAT URN – 096010 Our UFO Visitors by John Magor, p. 37-38, © 1977
UFOCAT URN – 135751 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0021, © 1980
North America- Canada, British Columbia, New Westminster
Gibsons Latitude 49-24-00 N, Longitude 123-30-00 W (D-M-S)
Keats Island Latitude 49-24-00 N, Longitude 123-28-00 W
Gibsons bay Unable to locate coordinates-CF-
Shoal Poin Latitude 49-12-00 N, Longitude 122-55-00 W
Georgia Strait Latitude 49-30-00 N, Longitude 124-00-00 W [Strait of Georgia]
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