By Jon Kelly
“Maybe they’re doing something to contribute to cleaning up the chemicals that the military jets have been dumping in the sky over British Columbia,” explained IslandOnlineNews’s Fritz Stammberger. A spectacular UFO was captured on video by a Vancouver Island online news service as it flew below the clouds over the provincial capital last Saturday night. This story is the subject of today's new episode of The Secret Message Report - Podcast Edition . Mr. Stammberger spoke to this reporter from his Victoria, BC location, describing how a large, luminous object appeared “half the size of the full moon” from his rooftop location where he taped the event.
Not the First Time
“Out here on Vancouver Island I think that about 95% of people that I talk to have witnessed UFO’s. Basically, everyone I know has seen at least one.” Last weekend’s major UFO event was not the first close encounter captured on video that this Canadian witness was party to. A video captured in Oak Bay, British Columbia on June 29th, 2008 shows Mr. Stammberger on-camera during the recording of a dramatic daylight UFO fly-by involving multiple witnesses. He explained during the podcast how one of his friends on a sailing vessel used his camera to record the event. “That one was filmed with a really good camera, really clear, close-up and [a] low-flying object.”
“We were really sort of stunned at that one. It was a fast fly-by, there was no wind, it went directly over my head. During that one I experienced a little bit of fear because I could see the object a few miles off. And it approached very rapidly, it came directly over my head [while I was travelling in] a small rowboat. So I did experience a little bit of fear wondering what it was going to do, if it was going to do something. But it just sort of kept on clipping by right overhead and off into the distance. We were just sort of stunned. They guys on the boat, they had a little more to say. But actually just the day before that happened, I filmed what I believe is the same UFO over downtown Victoria.”
Saturday Night UFO Event
Mr. Stammberger estimates that as the object first became visible he was facing North and that it was approximately 5 kilometers distance from his location. The second appearance took place at a range of 3 kilometers while he faced towards the West. “That was huge. I film the moon from up here some nights and I think that [object] in the sky looked about half the size of what a full moon looks like. It was quite big and it lit up a significant portion of the sky.” There was more to the sighting than just a big mysterious flashing light. The camera captures what appear to be structural elements of the UFO suspended from the sphere. He described how, “When I zoomed in you could see what looked like a metallic body that hangs down below [the object]. I turned away to get the camera on a tripod and as I turned back the object had turned back into a ball-shaped sphere of light. So it seems to have some sort of shape-shifting or morphing ability.”
In spite of the visual intensity of what the IslandOnlineNews video shows taking place in the sky over Victoria, BC, the only local coverage from that day reported by the Times Colonist newspaper described how a paraglider was hurt in a crash, stating that six flares were used in the rescue.
“A paraglider crashed into woods on Mount Prevost near Duncan Saturday, sparking a rescue effort from land and air.The man fractured his leg and had to wait for search and rescue volunteers and the RCMP to go to his aid. The rescuers called in help from CFB Comox, which sent a Buffalo aircraft.The plane dropped six flares to illuminate the area and rescuers got the man to an ambulance by about 8 p.m.”
A quick review of the UFO video shows how only one very large bright light is visible in the sky during the time of recording. TheTimes Colonist is the oldest daily newspaper in Western Canada.