May 15, 2000
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
both saw a large boomerang-shaped craft in the northern
sky, travelling west. It was big, silent and moving fast.
Pete said that the first things that caught his eye were
the seven wide triangles - one in the center and 3 down
each side (see drawings).
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11-June-2000 by David Pengilly
10:50 p.m. on May 15, 2000, two friends, Pete and Lui,
were on the rooftop patio of Pete's condominium building
in North Vancouver. Although viewing conditions weren't
great (a full moon and a lot of light pollution), they
were taking advantage of their schedules, and the clear
weather, to do a little sky-watching. Lui was scanning
the skies with his new wide-angle binoculars while Pete
was making adjustments to his telescope. Pete heard Lui
call his name a couple of times, but he didn't look up
until he heard Lui say, "What the Hell is that?"
Luckily, Pete was kneeling beside his telescope, about
10 feet south of Lui so that when he looked up, he was
at the right angle to see the object. They both saw a
large boomerang-shaped craft in the northern sky, travelling
west. It was big, silent and moving fast. Pete said that
the first things that caught his eye were the seven wide
triangles - one in the center and 3 down each side (see
drawings). The triangles were dim, not illuminated, and
the rest of the craft was "transparent black."
Pete first saw the object, it was due north, about 45
degrees above the horizon, and was only in view about
5 seconds before it disappeared behind the roof of the
condominium. Lui had originally seen it further to the
east, but estimates he viewed it for less than 10 seconds.
They agree that it was about 1,000 feet above the ground
and the width of 3 fingers held at arm's length. A rough
calculation based on all of the information would put
the object in the range of 140 feet long (approximately
the same width also). UFO researcher Martin Jasek, of
Whitehorse, cautions us with this: "A word about
guessing distances. Human binocular vision ends at about
30 feet. One may be able to estimate distance substantially
beyond this limit if one is looking at a familiar object
such as a person, car, Cessna or 747. Unfortunately, UFOs
aren't usually familiar objects."
Pete and Lui are married with children, work as automotive
technicians and share an interest in Physics, Astronomy
and the topic of UFOs. Although Lui provided an excellent
drawing, he was reluctant to meet with us to discuss the
sighting. What he saw that night has left him with an
unsettled feeling and the "heebie-jeebies."