posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 11:48 PM
This topic of flashings in the sky is something I have experienced, particularly over a period of time from 1998-2000 when I was driving 4-5 times a
year over a high mountain hwy between Vancouver Canada and Kelowna.
I would usually drive at night, becasue I am a night owl, and there's less traffic. The hwy crosses mountains and goes quite high, so there is
beautiful dark sky full of stars to see when clear. One time when driving toward Kelowna something caught my eye a few times in the sky. It was a
bright flashing that occured at irregular intervals. It would flash once, or 2-3 times and then stop, or become a much weaker light. As I kept driving
toward it, the flashes became brighter when they happened. It looked like a moving object at times, stationary at other times. Eventually it turned or
left, not sure.
I encountered this same flashing, always on the same long stretch of mountain hwy, on subsequent trips. The flashing would occur, I would try to see
what it was while driving, but could never make it out.
The last time I saw these lights I was driving around 10pm at night in winter with my girlfriend at the time under a clear cold sky, and these lights
came out again. I showed them to her, and she tried to follow them while we were driving. This time they seemed to get much closer, and it looked like
they were on a course to go right over us.
For whatever reason, I had a pair of binoculars in the truck, so I pulled over onto the side of the hwy, there was no other traffic. We got out onto
the snowy hwy with the binoculars and witnessed these lights coming towards us but on the other side of the road, flying fairly low. The lights, when
they flashed, were extremely intense, and they flashed in pairs and across what looked like the body of an aircraft.
As they came right beside our location in the air, we could see that there were actually 3 "craft" with flashing lights. Through the binoculars
these looked like stealth fighters, like a black triangle shape. Two of them up front and a larger one slightly behind.
The outline of the bodies of the crafts were barely visible even through the binoculars, they were very black or dark (hard to describe) and I could
only see them when the lights flashed. As I said they were flying fairly low, lower than a normal plane would fly. But the weirdest thing of all was
that they flew at a slow pace quite close to us and made no sound. Nothing.
I go a little freaked at this point, so we took off after they passed.
The next day I called the local air traffic control for the area over the hwy, which was in Kamloops, and the guy I talked to thought I was wacked,
but whatever, I asked him if there had been any aircraft flying over this hwy at 10pm that night and he said there were none he knew of.
I told a good friend of mine abot the experience later that week, and he said he had heard others that had seen flashing lights originating from the
mountains east of Kelowna, notably Okanagan mountain park. And the local tribes in the area had some stories about lights and the mountain there. I
can't remember what he said they were.
one note on the flashing light, no matter how far away these objects were, the flashes could always draw my attention, unlike stars or even Venus when
fully bright. I wonder what causes the intensity of light and if it is directed in any way.
I have seen meteor showers, satellites crossing the sky, and even what I think was an iridium flare. The flashing lights are quite different than all
of these others.
anyways, thats my story. Also my first post here, hope I followed the rules.