Lights in the sky

Four mysterious objects spotted in the sky in Parksville Saturday

Brian Vike is looking for information about mysterious lights in the sky.

Brian Vike is looking for information about mysterious lights in the sky.

The first day of spring isn’t the only thing that has arrived in the mid-Island. A far more unusual visitor has also been reported.

Brian Vike, the driving force behind The Vike Factor UFO website in Houston, B.C. reported this week that a Parksville resident said he drove his vehicle underneath a triangular-shaped UFO on Saturday.

Vike said a total of four mysterious objects were reportedly seen by two people between 9:30 p.m. and 10:10 p.m.

The witnesses, the identity of whom Vike is keeping confidential, said they saw the unexplained phenomenon while driving from Courtenay to Victoria.

“Last night my friend was driving the two of us back home to Victoria, after taking a trip up to Courtney/Comox for the day,” the report said. “It was around 9:30 p.m. when we just finished passing the Parksville turn off, heading towards Nanaimo, when we both noticed a really big, bright light, ahead and off to the right and up about 500 to 600 feet or so.”

“My first thought was, that it was just air traffic signal, lights on top of a transformer tower, but as we neared closer to it, one could see that it was not sitting on top of anything, but instead hovering in one place, and what looked like it was only a couple hundred feet above the top of the tree line.”

The witness said he could see very bright lights flashing red, white and sometimes green.

“After a few twists and turns on the road, we ended up driving right underneath it and watching it as we passed,” the witness said. “After we passed it, it quickly flew away and to the right, behind us.

We were both amazed at what we just witnessed, and just as equally confused.”

The experience didn’t end there though. As the vehicle continued on its course, the witness said he noticed another flying object somewhat higher in the sky with similar erratic colours and flashing lights, travelling towards Victoria.

The two witnesses pulled over and got out of their truck to watch the object.

“As it sailed away, it went from being white and red light, to no light, to turning a very, very bright red light — almost a big ball of red light, it flew into the distant tree lines, and out of view,” he said. “We then saw another flying at a lower altitude, then hovering in one place for a while, before flying past our sights.”

The shapes of the objects, the report continued, varied, with the first object — which was seen most closely — triangular while the flashing lights appeared to be on more circular objects.

Vike had no explanation for the sighting and requested that anyone who has seen something similar in the Parksville area to contact him at sighting@telus.net. All personal information, he stressed, is kept strictly confidential.