Thursday, May 22, 2014

Vancouver A Hotspot For Sightings From Outer Space (UFOs)

CTV Vancouver
Published Thursday, May 22, 2014 6:08PM PDT

The city that once played host to The X-Files is also the best place in Canada to spot a flying saucer, according to the Canadian UFO Survey.

That’s right: If the truth is out there, Vancouver is probably a good place to find it.

There were 116 UFO sightings reported in the city last year alone, with the average encounter lasting 13 minutes.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Vike Factor – Posting Of Brian Vike’s Major UFO Cases (The Vike Files)

Posted:  October 24, 2013

Important Notice: Brian Vike, Canadian UFO investigator and owner of “The Vike Factor”, “The Vike Report Radio Show" and editor of the “Canadian Communicator Magazine” and past owner of HBCC UFO Research has been re-posting his large UFO cases on the main blog.

A lot of these cases have audio reports (telephone interviews Brian Vike did with eyewitnesses) which can give a lot more detail to a UFO sighting than just the text report.

From the two year major UFO flap in British Columbia and other large cases all across Canada, the United States and Worldwide, Brian Vike brings sighting reports of unusual lights, saucer shaped UFOs, gigantic football sized Black Triangle craft, military sightings around sensitive bases and on and on it goes.

Brian received “thousands” of sighting reports over the years and so many of them turned out to be amazing cases.

All of these reports are now being posted and can be found at: 

I thank everyone who filed their sighting as they were all so very interesting. 

 Brian Vike - The Vike Factor.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Ex Military/Ex Police Officer Reports On His Unusual UFO Sightings And Abduction (Audio Report)

 (From Brian Vike’s UFO Files) Posted by Brian.

In the audio interview, much more detail is provided by the eyewitness.  (Audio Below)

I was contacted by a fellow from Appleton Wisconsin who related some very interesting sightings that he has had. I just have the telephone interview I did with the man.

You can listen to a one hour, 8 minute interview I did with the gentleman.

Below is the link for this really interesting audio report Brian Vike did with the eyewitness.

Thank you to the fellow for a great report.

 Brian Vike (Retired)
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.


The Vike Factor (Brian Vike)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

American Air Force And Russian Radar Sites Monitor UFOs Routinely Over The Bering Straight

(From Brian Vike’s UFO Files)

Date: 1966

I knew an Air Force Staff Sergeant who had been stationed at a remote radar site (1966) (Adak?) that kept a watch on the Russians. On the other side of the Bering Sea the Russians kept a watch on us.

When unidentified bogies would pass through the Bering Straight, which ever radar site noticed them first would contact the other side to inquire.

He told of casual conversation between us and Russia as both sides would then track these UFO's until over the horizon and into the Pacific Ocean.

He told of this being a normal routing happening quite often. There was no need to scramble jets (from either country) as in a flash these "bogies" would be out of sight. Of course, these military men were never to speak about what they had seen.

Thank you to the person for this information.

Brian Vike (Retired)
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.


The Vike Factor (Brian Vike)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Castle Project: Denver’s Haunted Mansion

Did Someone Say Halloween?

Coming to DVD and Digital Platforms (VOD) on October 1, 2013

Los Angeles, CA (September 25, 2013) – Would you buy a  haunted house if it came on the market? Despite a colorful history involving tales of Satanism, mysterious deaths, eerie noises and ghostly sightings, architect Brian Higgins and business partner Travis McAfoos were compelled to purchase the 19th century Croke-Patterson mansion in Denver, Colorado. The Castle Project: Colorado’s Haunted Mansion is their odyssey into the paranormal as they renovate the stately brick mansion into a bed & breakfast. The documentary film will be available on DVD and VOD platforms on October 1, 2013, just in time for Halloween!

The building’s most notable haunting activity occurred during the 1970’s when the dwelling was undergoing renovations to convert it into office space, which some believed to have disturbed the spirits. After completing work, the construction crews would return the following day to find their work from the day before, undone.  After several instances, the contractor purchased a pair of Doberman Pinschers as guard dogs.  Soon after, the workers arrived to find the dogs lying dead on the sidewalk after jumping from a closed third floor window.

It wasn’t long into the more modern renovations that architect Higgins’ crew started to notice some odd occurrences and he picked up a camera, resulting in his directorial debut. “Once I had read all the stories on the Internet of the Croke-Patterson Mansion, I realized that somebody needed to make a movie about this.  It seems like every past owner I came in contact with had a story to tell.  Could there possibly be any truth to these stories?” says director Brian Higgins.

At the outset, Higgins set up a camera doubtful of discovering anything. After the discovery of a dead, mutilated cat followed by workers who claimed to have seen of ghostly apparitions, he moves into one of the upstairs bedroom, by his lonesome while the camera records.  Soon, bats are appearing from nowhere and he hears whispering voices through the halls.  And then there’s an unexplained fire.  Is the house really haunted?

Architectural clues and artifacts found within the walls and foundations allude to a very “otherworldly” blueprint and soon the paranormal investigators and spiritual experts are brought in to investigate.


The historic Croke-Patterson Mansion in Denver, Colorado was long-rumored to be haunted by the cries of babies buried in the basement. The original owner built the Chateauesque-style home in 1891 and lived there for six months before falling victim to the Silver Crash of 1893. Ill fortune visited upon subsequent owners during the 120-year‐long history of the house as they experienced otherworldly phenomena that included apparitions, whispering voices, peculiar odors, failed exorcisms and guard dogs jumping through windows to their death.

When architect Brian Higgins and partners purchase the home for renovation, they are skeptical of the home’s tragic past. But soon workers begin to experience sightings of ghostly children, unusual temperature changes and whispering voices. Workers fall ill and one team member dies while an unexplained fire threatens the project’s completion. Paranormal investigators are brought in and they identify several generations of spirits who remain trapped in the house.

Higgins had the foresight to begin filming, and after several hair‐raising nights spent alone in the building he began to wonder if there was a reason why souls never checked out at the Croke‐Patterson Mansion.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ex U.S. Air Force Veteran Observes Giant Fireball Over Des Plaines Illinois

Date:  December 4, 2012
Time:  Evening.

I just saw it. It was totally silent moving from the north to south at a very high rate of speed. It was probably within 500 feet and disappeared in an instant.

Additional Information:

Hi, yes it was on December 4, 2012. I live in Des Plaines, Illinois, which is right outside Chicago and very close to O'Hare International Airport.

I am very used to seeing planes in the area and I am ex-U.S. Air Force veteran, so I know a plane when I see one. 

All I can say is that it looked like a giant fireball flying from north to south and I could see it from my window looking west.

The airport is  about 4-5 miles south west of me and it was not heading that direction to land, which was strange because it was very low to the ground (maybe 500 feet up).

It made no noise and just glided slowly across the sky. It moved fast, but not too fast.

It was gliding at about the same speed you would think a landing plane would fly in to land, except it was moving perfectly horizontal and not downward.

The only think I can think is that it may have been a meteor but it was big and round and not breaking up.

Also, there were no other meteors in sight. I really think I saw a U.F.O. I called the police to report it so I am sure I am on their nut list now lol!

If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.

Also, please feel free to send in your sightings that have happened years ago. So many of these older sightings are nothing short of amazing.

The Vike Factor (Brian Vike)

The Vike Factor 2 (Brian Vike)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bay Of Biscay Experience 1970 - UFO

Vike, being a retired art teacher, living in western Ohio, I am far removed from the events on the Bay of Biscay in 1970.

Yet the feelings I acquired then seem like they started yesterday.

The illustration comes very close to what appeared to me. Thank you.

Bay of Biscay Experience 1970

Amidships on a Destroyer there is low, flat, open space. The picture below shows, from an archive photo, the USS Dyess (DD-880). It was aboard this small craft that an incident occurred which will haunt me for the rest of my life.

From the front (bow), going toward the rear, there are two gun turrets. Behind those is a big complex of two towers, called the superstructure.

Immediately after that is a low, dark, sunken area. On that night in July, 1970, I sat alone above it on a set of steps, so that I was looking forward in the direction of the superstructure.

I couldn’t believe that I had this beautiful scene all to myself. Billions of stars and a brilliant full moon illuminated the calm, smooth ocean’s surface.

This setting was further enhanced by the balmy temperature. The absence of my shipmates was, at first, no concern.

Soon, however, I was confronted with something that would send me inside the nearest hatchway for cover.

The next page shows where the whole thing happened.

Caption for picture above: USS Dyess (DD-180) ~ Black arrow indicates location of occurrence.
Caption for map left: Position of ship near the West Coast of France as shown by black rectangle.

The first sensation was that of being frozen in time. I was relaxed, yet found I was unable to move.

Then there suddenly appeared on the deck below me, about twenty feet away, a glowing, truly luminous cloud.

It was silent and its edges were yellow-green wisps. Spherical in form and not solid, but gaseous, it swirled inside as it hovered above the steel-plated deck. In my dreamlike state I lost track of the minutes.

The neon blue-green apparition had materialized in an instant, but then began slowly to transform, and darken, as it shrank down from twelve feet in diameter. While doing so, its semi-transparent nature thickened and the edges became well-defined.

Any haziness was replaced by a strange figure, human in size. The deep cyan vision had a full body, head, arms, legs, hands and feet, while it began to dance about joyfully. A performance that seems like it was yesterday, I recall it with trepidation now, forty-two years later.

What began without warning vanished just as quickly, leaving me alone and mystified.

Image left: Left is an illustration of the situation as it appeared.

Although reconstructed more than four decades after the event, to me this is of no concern, because the memory is as fresh as last night.

Although I did move inside after experiencing this, it was not due to fear.

Actually, the contact gave me a feeling of comfort and knowing.

Caption for above graphic: Bay of Biscay Apparition July 1970.
If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.

Also, please feel free to send in your sightings that have happened years ago. So many of these older sightings are nothing short of amazing.

The Vike Factor (Brian Vike)

The Vike Factor 2 (Brian Vike)