Posted: January 22, 2008
Date: 1967 Time: Approx: 7:30 p.m.
I was 17 at the time and lived in Kitimat with my Grandparents. One night in 1967, me and 2 friends of mine were walking along the outskirts of Kitimat. It was snowing that evening and was about 7:30 PM. We then heard this "beeping" noise. It was very distinctive and appeared to be coming from the woods off to our left.
We listened for about 15 minutes and were sure that this thing was very strange! In the meantime a crowd of people who were in the area, also heard the beeping and gathered where we were standing.
This audio was so bizarre that it caused about 50 people to stop and listen to it. In about 20 minutes 2 local RCMP Officers showed up. They too listened to these strange sounds.
These RCMP Officers decided that all of the people present would break up into 2 groups and proceed into the bush. There was a large gully that went down the area that we wanted to go and that is why the RCMP Officers decided to split the group up into 2 groups,,,,one on each side of the raven!! One RCMP Officer with each group.
I was part of one of those groups and we all proceeded into the bush! It was the dead of winter for Kitimat and there was alot of snow in the bush!! It was so high that it was up to our waists, but we waded through it for about a hundred yards.
Then all of us in my group saw a blue light coming from the bush in front of us! We could not tell how close or far it was from us! It was like a "blue glow" emanating from the forest!
We all saw it, commented on it, and proceeded towards it. The consensus of my group at the time was that it was a UFO. Remember that we were hearing this beeping noise and now we are seeing this strange blue glowing thing!! all of a sudden we heard 3 gunshots in quick reports!
My group and RCMP Officer decided to get out of the bush and get back to the road, we did so pronto. None of us looked back.
We got out to the road and there were about 250 people gathered at the road. Other Kitimat citizens had heard the beeping noise, gunshots, and the ruckus around it. Shortly thereafter. the other group came out with their RCMP Officer in the lead.
Everyone wanted to know what happened and what was with the gunshots? The RCMP Officer stated that his group proceeded along the raven towards the "beeping" noise.
Then at one point they felt that they were in danger and the RCMP Officer fired his weapon at an object high up in a huge fir tree! He was as white as a ghost and was obviously shaken. He insinuated that he saw something up in the tree that made him fire off three rounds!
Of course,,the local and British Columbia media picked up on this story. The most bizarre part of this story was the "electronic beeping" noise that continued to come from the forest for many weeks after this incident.
No-one could isolate the beeping and it seemed to keep changing it's location from night to night. Me and a few of my friends rounded up some walkie-talkies one day and proceeded into the area to try and isolate the audio.
We would get close to it ,,,and then it would disappear to another part of the forest. Then when the BC media caught onto the story, a whole bunch of electronic scientists and UFO hunters got involved.
A number of audio scientists came up from Vancouver and recorded the noise. In the meantime, the Kitimat Village Indians got into the fray, the were laughing at all of the scientists and UFO types.
The Kitimat Village Indians and other Indians in the area state that the audio was of a very special and rare "owl!"
They went on to say that this owl was rare and that they were aware of it for many generations of Kitimat residents.
The "electronic Experts" that came up from Vancouver were absolutely positive that the audio was "electronic!" I heard it, and I thought that it was "electronic!"
Of course this story just died off quickly, and is relegated to the dusty files in the vault!
Brian, maybe you could research it through the Kitimat Sentinel? This would have been during the later months of 1967 and maybe the first few months of 1968? Maybe the Sentinel has an article on this?
Keep on keeping on, great work that you are doing! I never stopped in Houston for long? Seems to me that we ate at some sort of fabulous cafe the last time I was through there. I remember getting a "Deluxe Burger and Fries!
Gotta go, but keep in touch, and did you say that you were able to spend most of your time to the BF subject? Does that mean that you are retired in Houston? That has to be heaven on earth!
Thank you to the witness for the wonderful report.
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