Location: Crestview Subdivision, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory,
brothers age 11 and 13 were sitting in their living room.
While watching television, something caught the attention
of the younger gentleman's eye. He was shocked to see
an orange cigar shape with a yellow centre as depicted
by his drawing below. The edges were well defined and
there was a soft orange glow emanating around the object.
The above drawing was made by the younger brother originally
on white paper. White pixels
were replaced by black using a software program to better
illustrate the actual sighting that
occurred at night.
Martin Jasek (Yukon Report)
to original source]
is the first of a series of sighting reports that are
a result of the contacts made at the Yukon UFO Conference
that was held on October 14, 2000. Minutes after Don Trudeau
made his inspirational talk about his sighting of a Giant
UFO, a young man came up to me and said that he would
like to report his UFO sighting. He gave me a brief synopsis
and contact information. I was pleased by his eagerness
to report the incident and made contact with him the following
weekend. Impressive was his ability to describe in great
detail, the size, shape, inclination and motion of the
was a weekend (on a Friday or Saturday) sometime in January
of 1997. Two brothers, age 11 and 13, were sitting in
their living room. It was about 11 at night and they were
awaiting the arrival of their parents. Their house is
situated on a green belt facing west in Crestview Subdivision.
The living room has a vaulted ceiling with windows facing
the green belt, both just above floor level as well as
in the vaulted portion of the house. The older brother
was on the sofa closest to the window and the younger
brother was on the opposite end of the living room, further
from the windows.
watching television, something caught the attention out
of the corner of the younger gentleman's eye. Through
the higher window near the top of the vaulted ceiling,
he noticed a glowing object. He was shocked to see an
orange cigar shape with a yellow centre as depicted by
his drawing below. The edges were well defined and there
was a soft orange glow emanating around the object. He
was in awe and at the same time terrified to say anything
to his older brother who was watching television just
metres away. "I thought my eyes were playing tricks
at me", he said.
object appeared to be moving slightly, back and forth
with a very fluid type manner as depicted in the figure
below. Its period of oscillation he estimated to be about
3 to 4 seconds. "It was pretty creepy,"
the young man remarked. Finally, after about 20 minutes
of being petrified, he called out to his brother. His
brother looked up at it through the window next to his
sofa and saw it as well. Both boys watched it for another
5 minutes, after which the UFO decreased its elevation
and flew very quickly down through the valley in behind
the trees at the back of their house. The object followed
the valley to the north and the boys lost site of it past
the edge of another window in the northwest corner of
their house. As the UFO dove down through the valley,
the boys noted that it illuminated the trees with orange
older brother was interviewed separately and stated that
the object "hovered around, buzzed around"
for a while. It was metallic looking and glowing orange-yellow.
On its departure, the object did a fast half circle and
went up and behind the mountain towards the northwest,
just over the top of the trees behind their house.
spoke with the father, and he added that his sons were
sure excited when they (the parents) got home that night.
Shortly after the sighting, the younger boy along with
a friend of his formed a club that investigates paranormal
phenomenon. The subject has fascinated him ever since.
first sited by the younger brother, the UFO was about
40 degrees above the horizon and due west (Azimuth 270
degrees). The boys lost sight of the UFO at about Azimuth
320 (northwest) and low on the horizon. To the younger
brother, the object appeared to be about half the length
of a pencil at arms length distance or at the very least
slightly longer than the diameter of a full moon. To the
older brother, the UFO appeared to be about half the diameter
of a full moon. This may indicate that the UFO was closer
when only the younger brother was watching, or perhaps
may be attributable to their perception differences? The
younger boy also mentioned that his brother also noticed
a blue glow that he did not.
younger brother remarked that much of the time, the object
appeared to be inclined by about 15 degrees from horizontal,
sloping up left to right.