Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
witness, Miss M. I. Footner of Victoria, was walking her
dog, when she saw a bright dot of light just over Little
Saanich Mountain. The light grew larger and larger, until
suddenly the object was "above me and became stationary."
The object was cigar-shaped and about 100 feet in length.
Later she learned that a friend who lived nearby, Miss
Audrey Winderburn, had seen a craft of similar appearance
while outside attending to her horse.
Drawing of the scene done by the witness' sister-in-law,
Canadian UFO Report, Summer 1970 (credit: UFO*BC)
a summer evening, early in the '60s, I heard the news
that the Soviet sputnik might be seen in orbit crossing
our hemisphere. So I walked my Scotty dog, Cam, over to
a field, where horses and colts were grazing, which he
and I often visited."
I stood there, I saw a bright dot of light just over Little
Saanich Mountain by the astrophysical observatory. I thought,
'here comes sputnik'. I expected to see a flash like a
meteorite cross the mountain, but to my amazement, it
came slowly and grew larger and larger."
us of her experience was Miss M. I. Footner of Victoria,
sister-in-law of our artist, Lesley Footner, who sketched
the scene as shown opposite [above]. She continued:
did not take my eyes off it and began to think it might
be the reflection of an airplane. Suddenly, it was above
me and became stationary - all silver shining in the late
sun, with a number of twinkling lights along the side."
thought again, is this a wingless plane, or dirigible?
But there were no gondolas and not a sound. I expected
it to continue on to the southwest but suddenly, it veered
at right angle and swiftly disappeared over the trees
towards Finlayson Arm (Pat Bay is at entrance, see map)
and the Sooke mountains."
I walked home, I wondered if anyone else had seen this
strange object, though I realized many people were probably
indoors at this time. I had felt no fear at all. I had
looked carefully at the bright shining lights like windows
along the sides, but could see no faces or forms of any
kind. The object had a soft glow about it, not like the
metal appearance of our airplanes. Neither the horses
nor my Scotty showed any fear, and no neighborhood dogs
Footner guessed the cigar-shaped object, hovering just
above the tallest trees, was about 100 feet in length
and 25-30 feet in circumference. Later, she learned that
a friend who lived nearby, Miss Audrey Winderburn, had
seen a craft of similar appearance while outside attending
to her horse.