A Maple Ridge couple were perplexed by some lights they observed in the sky on Saturday night. (Pixabay)

A Maple Ridge couple were perplexed by some lights they observed in the sky on Saturday night. (Pixabay)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge couple spots strange lights flying in formation

‘Too low to be satellites, too high to be drones,’ viewer said.

Kelly Garvey was out on her back deck in the Lower Hammond area of Maple Ridge at around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday night when some strange lights in the sky caught her attention.

She initially thought they were Chinese lanterns that some neighbours might have released, but their coordinated movements suggested otherwise.

She yelled for her husband, Jimmy, to come out and take a look.

“I went out there, and started recording with my phone right away,” Jimmy said.

“It was three lights in a triangle formation…. and we watched them go towards the [Golden Ears] bridge, slowly flying across the sky.

“As they got closer to the bridge, two of the lights just went straight up in the air, and one kind of stayed there before going out.”

Jimmy said he looked at Kelly and asked, “Are you thinking what I’m thinking?”

READ MORE:VIDEO: Alleged UFO sighting in Abbotsford/Aldergrove

Kelly is convinced the lights were UFOs.

“A lot of people have drones in our neighbourhood and you can hear them,” she said.

“But you could hear a pin drop.”

She also insists the lights were ‘dancing around’ too much to be planes, flying too high to be drones, and too low to be satellites.

The pair went online, and saw there was a similar sighting in Abbotsford, so are wondering if there is a correlation.

Pitt Meadows airport manager Guy Miller said it sounded ‘fascinating.’

“It’s hard to tell what it could be,” he said.

“I haven’t heard any report at all from Nav Canada, or any other local community members, airport tenants, or operators.”

Miller noted any drone activity that close to the airport would require a significant amount of paperwork from Transport Canada, Nav Canada, and the airport itself.

“It would be highly unlikely it was drones unless it was some illegal activity in the vicinity,” he said.

“I’m not aware of any drones that were approved for that time of night, and I’m usually aware of all the activity in the area.”



ronan.p.odoherty@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

maple ridge

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Dogs big and small on the patio at Witchcraft Beer Market and Bistro. (City of Maple Ridge/Youtube)
VIDEO: Businesses embrace new Dog Friendly Maple Ridge pilot project

Pets can come onto a patio at a restaurant or enter participating retail spaces

A photo submitted to municipal staff on April 6 showing a beaver dam southwest of Chester Street. The drainage issues on the south side of the highway are the responsibility of CP Rail, as they own the property. Photo courtesy of the District of Mission.
Delegation of Silverdale farmers say land continually floods along Lougheed Highway

Beaver dams, siltation, fallen trees, bad ditching is sinking crops next to recently widened highway

Photo collage of loved ones lost to substance use and overdose. (Photo courtesy Moms Stop The Harm)
B.C. overdose deaths still rising 5 years after public health emergency declared

Moms Stop the Harm calls on B.C. to provide safe supply in response to deadly illicit drug use

Ken Dockendorf is rallying opposition to the changes to high school sports governance. (The News files)
Maple Ridge coaches oppose changes to high school sports governance

Vote coming on May 1 could change varsity sports across B.C.

Students in Garibaldi secondary’s music program rehearse for Swing into Spring. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge high school adding a spring to their step

Swing into Spring concert to raise money for the Garibaldi secondary’s music program

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS
B.C. sees 873 more COVID-19 cases Tuesday, decline continues

Hospitalizations up to 377, two more deaths for 1,515 total

This 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 was stolen from Black Creek Motors at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, April 11. Photos via blackcreekmotors.com
VIDEO: B.C. car dealer posts clip of thieves towing a truck right off his lot

Video shows one white truck towing another off Vancouver Island lot

White Rock's popularity as a destination places it in a difficult position in ensuring provincial health orders are followed, Coun. David Chesney said, asking that staff obtain impartial input from both Fraser Health and the Ministry of Health before further measures are debated. (File photo)
Pandemic crowding on waterfront vexes White Rock council

Overcrowding, extra garbage the downside of take-out business

FILE – People hold signs during a memorial march to remember victims of overdose deaths in Vancouver on Saturday, August 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. to request federal exemption for simple drug possession

Announcement comes on 5-year anniversary of B.C.’s first public health emergency

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, FIle)
Rare blood clots ‘may be linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccines: Health Canada

One case of the adverse effect has been reported in Canada

Restaurant patrons enjoy the weather on a patio in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 5, 2021. The province has restricted indoor dining at all restaurants in B.C. due to a spike in COVID-19 numbers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C.’s COVID-19 indoor dining, drinking ban extending into May

Restaurant association says patio rules to be clarified

Two men walk past a sign on Main Street in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Calls for government transparency in COVID data continue as B.C.’s 3rd wave wears on

Social media, where both information and misinformation can spread like wildfire, has not helped

Two men were seen removing red dresses alongside the Island Highway in Oyster Bay. (Submitted photo)
Observers ‘gutted’ as pair filmed removing red dresses hung along B.C. highway

Activists hung the dresses to raise awareness for Indigenous Murdered/Missing Women & Girls

Most Read