UFO activity has been fairly slow in the Bulkley Valley recently, ufo-ologist Brian Vike said, however UFO reports elsewhere have picked up, especially in the United Kingdom
The region from Vanderhoof to Prince Rupert was once known as the UFO capital for Canada, Vike said, due to a sharp increase in activity from 2002-2003.
Yellow or orange glows are usually a good indication of a UFO, Vike said, which have been highly reported in the UK. After posting one such report to his blog, Vike shut his computer off for the night and in the morning he had 170 reports of the same thing.
“Pretty soon you could figure that one out as being those Chinese lanterns that people let go for New Year’s … but you still got a lot of people who will swear it was a UFO,” Vike said. “I must have had about 600 reports of these orange lights in the UK, and then it started in Eastern Ontario.”
He was looking to just retire from the business, but when a good friend of his asked him to partner up and bring back the Sightings.com domain name, he was all too happy to agree, he said.
Now he and Jeff Rense run the domain, and now it’s just “insane, with the number of reports,” Vike said, but the workload is more manageable because Rense has a full-time webmaster to look after the site. Vike’s job is to receive the reports, post to a blog, and speak to the people who do submit reports.
“I try to get more information on what day they saw it and try to figure out what it was they saw,” Vike said.
Sightings.com actually began in 1992 as a television program, built around a strong paranormal theme. From there, Rense created an award winning radio program in 1994, covering the UFO and paranormal field. By 1996, Rense had been signed to a five-year exclusive contract with Premiere Radio Networks. It was during this time that Sightings.com was developed, to expand the radio program into the internet, one of the first radio shows to pioneer into the interactive use of the internet in connection to a radio show.