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  • Writer's pictureBrennan Storr

Triangle in the Sky, 1976

This story was pulled from a massive compilation of data obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and posted to It has been edited for clarity.

On the 5th of January, 1976 at 6:00 P.M., Mr. Mel HEINS of Harrogate, B.C phoned the Detachment to report an Unidentified Flying Object. The complainant claimed he was driving his vehicle south on Highway #95, two to two and one half miles south of Parson, B.C. at approximately 22:15 Mountain Standard Time on the 4th of January, 1976, when he observed several vehicles stopped along the road and people watching something. The complainant stopped his vehicle and got out.

At the time, it was snowing heavily, overcast and dark. He saw a large triangular object in the sky. The object had a leading red flashing light. Each of the trailing ends triangle had a flashing blue light or a flashing green light. The object made no noise as it travelled northbound. The object was approximated at travelling the same speed as a helicopter. The U.F.O. was thought to be flying about 100 feet above tree level and following the hydro lines. The witness described

the craft as looking like it had a row of windows spaced far apart with lights inside. The object was observed for a short time until it was lost from sight in the snow storm.

Mr. HEINS was the second person to report the incident. A Mr. James HUNT had reported the same occurrence earlier in the afternoon on the 5th of January, 1976. Mr HUNT phoned from Revelstoke, B.C. as he was on his way to his home in KAMLOOPS, B.C.


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