LUMBY – When it comes to people reporting UFOs, the North Okanagan seems to be a hotspot. The latest example comes from Lumby where mysterious lights were captured on a cell phone camera.
Debbie Gelter says she saw a light or lights from her home in Lumby on three different evenings.
“You get that feeling in your stomach when you see something that is strange and you know you gotta tell somebody,” says Gelter.
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She says on the third occasion she saw two lights and called her son to take a video on his phone.
“It started moving slowly and it shot backwards. I don’t know what else to say. It was just the weirdest thing I ever saw.”
Amateur astronomer Jim Failes took a look at the video and says the footage doesn’t show enough to be conclusive.
“Pretty much all I can say by looking at the video is the flashing is not like you would see from a twinkling star or a planet shining in the sky so it rules out those natural objects. It doesn’t rule out human made objects even the sort of human made objects that might be created to perpetrate a hoax,” says Failes, who is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
Gelter is hoping to find out if anyone else witnessed the lights or had a similar sighting.