Friday, April 01, 2005


When the report seems to be credible as well as in a multi witness format, then action should take place. This is one of those situations when the case begs for a detailed investigation before it’s lost to the noise.

Unidentified aircraft passes through vallley
Tuesday, 29 March 2005
By Andru McCracken

During the Council meeting on Tuesday night, councillor Joan Nordli reported seeing a huge aircraft flying low over Valemount at around 11:45 am. On Friday, the Robson Valley Times received a phone call from an anonymous source corroborating the same.

The source said that this large grey airplane passed silently overhead about 10 feet above the tree line heading northwest towards the Valemount Hotel. Our tipster reported turning off her car ignition and rolling down her window to try and hear the sound of the engine, but heard nothing.

Curiously, an ‘ear witness’ in a shop in Valemount reported hearing but not seeing the plane pass overhead.

Shortly after Nordli’s sighting in Valemount, another plane, or possibly the same one, was spotted in McBride.

At 12:10 p.m. Jim Bartlett noticed a large dark grey or black plane pass through the valley heading west at about 1,500 feet. Bartlett had his binoculars handy and studied the plane for some time as it passed by but could see no markings. He guessed it to be a military plane for its dark exterior and because the back door was outlined in yellow. “As to what kind of plane it is, I have no idea,” he said. “It is strange. It’s not a typical kind of plane you see here.”

A quick check with the Kamloops Flight Information Centre turned up nothing definitive. However, there was a large military exercise involving aircrafts scheduled in Kamloops last