Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lonely Sunflower Awaits The Oncoming Storm Houston British Columbia (Photo/Video)


Above Photo: Sunflower stands ready for battle with a 
shrinking blue sky and storm clouds rolling in.

With a storm moving in fast, my wife spotted a lonely Sunflower standing in the
field behind our home.

It looked awesome, but with major storm clouds building fast, and the wind starting to howl, the  Sunflower looked really fragile and I wondered if it would make it.

With thunder starting to roll across the sky, I decided I had to have a picture, so I ran back into our home, change my shoes, grabbed my cell and iPad mini and charged back outside and into the field.

With the wind blowing like crazy, it was hard to capture the Sunflower, but I did and I am glad I decided to take the lonely Sunflower’s picture.

I took a short video of the Sunflower, you can view it on YouTube at.

If you have a picture or story you would like to share on the Travel British Columbia with Brian Vike blog, please contact me at b_vike@telus.net

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Burns Lake British Columbia (Photos)


Above Photo: The Burns Lake tourist Information Centre and Museum. 

The Visitor Information Centre looked great, it was tidy and spotless. The grounds were beautiful, lawns cut and scattered around the property were pieces of old farming equipment, a rock crusher and old, old wagon. 

Also beautiful flowers were seen around the property, and throughout the town. Inside the centre you were met by warm and friendly staff, who wanted to share what Burns Lake has to offer. 

The residents of Burns Lake are certainly proud of their home town, as it shows.

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To view more pictures and information about Burns Lake, please visit:

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Travel British Columbia With Brian Vike


Above Photo: I took this photo from a moving Greyhound bus after visiting my Dad in Langley, B.C. I saw the lake somewhere in-between Clinton and 100 Mile House, British Columbia in 2015.

Brian Vike will be traveling around this great province of British Columbia, checking out the sights, accommodations, food, charters, camping areas, etc., and bringing you my thoughts on the places I have visited. 

My reviews and comments will be posted onto my Travel British Columbia with Brian Vike blog, so check back often.

I started my travel blog in mid July 2015, and I have lots to add, plus with winter not being all that far off, it will give me lots to do for the 5 months of cool weather we have in northern British Columbia. 

In 2016 when Spring finally arrives, we will hit the road bringing you some amazing photos and interviews with people from around British Columbia.

If you have anything about British Columbia you think people might like, please contact me at b_vike@telus.net

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Friday, July 31, 2015

The Red Wolf Inn


Every year we celebrate Canada’s Birthday on July 1, in Houston, British Columbia. This year (2015) it was Canada’s 148th Birthday and I went to the Jamie Baxter Park where I could watch, and film the celebrations. 

I wandered around chatting with folks who were attending, and taking pictures of each of the events. 

I came across some folks who who were having a lot of fun, and battling it out in full dress from the Medieval period. One fellow by the name of Troy Reitsma looked awesome and was having sword fights on the lawn with the kids and adults. It was so much fun to watch.


Above Photo: Troy Reitsma dressed to the hilt in medieval period outfits having sword fights on the lawn with the little girls, mom, they battle it out. This was on Canada’s 148th Birthday Jamie Baxter Park.

What I did not know was, there is a place between Houston and Smithers British Columbia called The Red Wolf Inn. The proprietors of the Inn are his Lordship Wlfryd of Leedes and her Ladyship Rhiannon of Shrewsbury.


Above Photo: Proprietors of the Inn are his Lordship Wlfryd of Leedes and her Ladyship Rhiannon of Shrewsbury.

If you want to travel back in time, into the medieval period where there are Kings and Princesses, then I highly recommend you paying a visit to the Red Wolf Inn. If you are wanting to spend some time at the Inn, you should make reservations for your stay. You can email Wlfryd and Rhiannon at reservations@redwolfinn.ca


Photo Above: Some of the past patrons.

To make reservations by way of phone. Call toll free to speak to Wlfryd and Rhiannon at: 
1-888-WOLF INN - 1-888-9653 466

The Red Wolf Inn's website is at: http://www.redwolfinn.ca/Site/Welcome.html

The Red Wolf Inn has been in operation for sixteen years. It was established upon the Fields of Gold Educational Centre, a medieval village, representing time periods from the Celtic of 450CE to a 1550CE Venetian Palazzo. 


Above Photo: A few other Past Patrons to the Red Wolf Inn.

The Inn is built to resemble a Tudor style building. It accommodates up to 22 patrons with room and board, as a Bed and Breakfast.

This is a Medieval Inn - there is no electricity, toilets are pit toilets located up or down High Street from the Inn, heat is provided from the wood cook stove or the heater in the Saracen Room.


Above Photo: A few other Past Patrons to the Red Wolf Inn.

The Red Wolf Inn is located at Km 385 on Highway 16 West, midway between Houston and Smithers, BC, Canada.

Below are the rooms that you would be visiting/staying at the Red Wolf Inn. But make sure you visit their website as it has more information about the goings on there. Red Wolf Inn.

1. - Welcome.

2. - Floor Plan

3. - Floor Plan Second Floor. 

4. - The Proprietors.

5. - The Great Hall.

6. - The Welsh Room. 

7. - The Cornish Room. 

8. - The Irish Room. 

9. - The Scottish Room.

10. - The Saracen Room. 

11. - The Norse House. 

12. - The Royal Suite. 

13. - The Grand Porch. 

14. - The Garden. 

15. - Shrew's Alley. 

16. - Reservations.

17. - Guest Reviews. 

18. - Past Patrons.

If you have a picture or story you would like to share on this page from around Houston, please contact me at b_vike@telus.net

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Houston British Columbia


Planning a vacation, passing through or maybe thinking about moving here. Check out my new Travel Houston British Columbia Blog.

I have been adding businesses daily as well as photos from Houston and surrounding areas/neighbors.

With this new blog, I am trying to attract travelers, or someone who maybe thinking off laying down routes in Houston.

If you have a business here in Houston, or our surrounding neighbors, then please do write as I would love to add you to the blog.

This is free for the businesses. I am not profiting on this in anyway, I just wanted to help my home town just a little.

Houston British Columbia Travel Blog.
http://houston-british-columbia-canada.blogspot.ca/

Before I forget, if you have some photos of the areas and care to share them for the blog, please do write Brian Vike, b_vike@telus.net

Thank you.
Brian.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Approximately 7 Bright Large Orange Lights Over Ruislip/Harefield UK


Date: November 6, 2010
Time:  Evening.

My husband and I saw these lights. They were in formation and travelled across the sky and then upwards quickly and disappeared. We still talk about it and cannot find a reasonable explanation

Thank you to the eyewitness for their report.

If anyone has had a United States UFO sighting, please send me an email at sighting@telus.net or to William (Bill) Puckett at wpuckett@ufosnw.com

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

3 Orange Lights In The Sky Outside Of Leduc Alberta


Date:  October 2014
Time:  Evening.

I was driving from my moms with my kids in October, I turned left at Beaumont intersection and headed down 814.

As we were passing BMR gardens we seen 3 orange light moving up and down and fast rate of speed, as we got to Rollyview corner to head right into Leduc.

They were moving in all sorts of directions, not possible for aircraft or helicopter. It freaked us out so bad.

As we got closer to Leduc they disappeared, however, there were numerous planes that were circling instead of landing. When we got into South Park an orange light zipped over us and took off.

Needless to say we went inside and locked the doors! Later that night I woke up and it sounded like a jet engine hovering above out house.

I didn't look outside, and to this day every once in awhile I wake up to the same sound.

I live on a flight path to Edmonton International Airport, and it sounds nothing like the normal aircraft noise, and only started happening after the night we saw the 3 orange lights.

Thank you to the eyewitness for their report.

If anyone has had a Canadian UFO sighting, please send an email with the details as to what you saw to sighting@telus.net or to Chris Rutkowski at (Ufology Research) canadianuforeport@hotmail.com

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

3 To 4 Greenish White Lights Circling Around In The Sky Over Southwestern Pennsylvania


Date:  April 25, 2015
Time:  Approximately 12:10 a.m

So my friend and I were in my back yard at bout 12:10 a.m.

We live in Southwestern Pennsylvania and we saw the same thing you described.

We saw 3-4 greenish white lights circling around in the cloudy sky. What could it be?

Thank you to the eyewitness for their report.

If anyone has had a United States UFO sighting, please send me an email at sighting@telus.net or to William (Bill) Puckett at wpuckett@ufosnw.com

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

Red Lights And Acorn UFO With Multi Coloured Lights Rotating Around The Top And Bottom Over Bayfield Ontario



Date:  Summer of 2007 or 2008 ?
Time:  Evening.

I too have witnessed strange events over Bayfield, Ontario. I lived there for 2 years. About 7-8 years ago, and experienced some unidentifiable 'sightings'. 

It was a clear summer night on my back deck of my rental house in Bayfield, where for about a week I had spent an hour or two each night during the week and 3-4 hours each night on the weekend. 

I had a telescope and video camera out on the deck and was looking at the moon on a night when it was full. Really finding the detail the telescope provided fascinating. 

One night as I was doing my usual personal 'research' I had looked through the telescope and attempted to record with my video camera the moon in all its alluring beauty. 

I had taken a break and put the camera down and was sitting on a deck chair admiring the night sky looking north away from Bayfield and noticing how clear the sky was. 

As I scanned the night sky, I noticed 3 small red lights behaving 'radically' moving very fast from east to west about mid-sky level. The lights were moving so fast, I had almost expected to hear a sonic boom, my father is an avid aviation enthusiast and I had heard him talk about the sonic boom that results from high speed planes surpassing the speed of sound. 

When this didn't happen, I was even more amazed at what I was seeing. The spectacle went on a few more minutes and then stopped. All the while I was so fascinated by what I was seeing I didn't get the telescope or video camera. To this day for what happened a short time later I have always regretted not getting a closer look or recording the 'sighting'. 

About 30-45 minutes later I witnessed something I will never understand or forget, when it happened I felt very calm and no fear. Although I didn't want to miss what I was seeing by scrambling to get the camera. 

I had stayed out on the deck a little longer than usual looking to the night sky for the 'red lights', when just off to my left about 500-1000 feet above Bayfield an acorn shaped craft about 30-50 feet long with multi-coloured lights rotating around the top and bottom was moving slow and silent from right to left, then it rotated slowly away from me and instantly shoots of away from me in an incredibly fast pace leaving a multi-coloured streak behind and went up into the sky out of sight seemingly covering hundreds of miles in an instant with absolutely no noise at all. 

I have never reported what I had saw. Although the next day at work at a local manufacturing factory where we all listened to the same radio station a lot of people called in to say they had saw the 'red lights' travelling at incredible speeds over Lake Huron and Bruce County. 

Not one reported the close up sighting I had witnessed.
 
Thank you to the eyewitness for their report.
 
If anyone has had a Ontario Canada UFO sighting, please send an email with the details as to what you saw to sighting@telus.net or to Sue Demeter-St Clair at (Para Researchers Of Ontario) sue@pararesearchers.org 
 
Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.
 
Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/
 
Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.
 


Two Dots Of Light Spotted Flying Over Cancun Mexico


Date:  2008
Time:  Evening.

Hi, I came across your blog when I looked up 'Strange Lights over Cancun'. I'm not sure if you've ever come up with a theory, but back in 2008 I had a similar experience when I went out for a smoke on the balcony.

I watched 2 dots of light moving across the sky in a manner which would seem simply impossible to be a man made aircraft or birds. Pretty similar to how you described it as well.

My brother was with me and witnessed it as well, the next day he asked a few locals what it could've been and they said it was birds.

The light being reflected from there stomachs apparently, but the way these lights moved it seemed completely impossible. If your still interested in this topic

I'd be more than glad to discuss more with you about it.

Thank you to the eyewitness for their report.

If anyone has had a United States UFO sighting, please send me an email at sighting@telus.net or to William (Bill) Puckett at wpuckett@ufosnw.com

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

Object/Light Appeared To Be On Fire In The Sky North Of Surrey Central British Columbia


Date:  March 14,2015
Time:  Evening.

I saw the same red orb on March 14, 2015.

It appeared to be on fire as my friend and I both saw it.

We were looking north from Surrey Central, British Columbia.

Thank you to the eyewitness for their report.

If anyone has had a Canadian UFO sighting, please send an email with the details as to what you saw to sighting@telus.net or to Chris Rutkowski at (Ufology Research) canadianuforeport@hotmail.com

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

Bright Light Spotted In The Sky Over West Of Edmonton Alberta


Date:  April 29, 2015
Time:  11:00 p.m.

Hello,  on April 29, 2015 at 11:00 p.m., I saw a strange light west of Edmonton.

It was very bright and it moved very, very slowly. I used my binoculars and I saw a grainy bright round object that seemed to flatten it’s shape in irregular intervals.

Most definitely, it was not a star. Have you received any more reports on this? Any possible explanation?

Thanks.

Thank you to the eyewitness for their report.

If anyone has had a Canadian UFO sighting, please send an email with the details as to what you saw to sighting@telus.net or to Chris Rutkowski at (Ufology Research) canadianuforeport@hotmail.com

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

Ball Of Light Circled In A Clockwise Fashion Over Lexington Kentucky


Date:  2011
Time:  Approximately 2:00 a.m.

Hi, I saw this ball of light early one morning, around 2:00 a.m., back in 2011. I watched it for about an hour or so.

No, it wasn't a beam of light as the light was coming from behind the clouds. It circled in a clockwise fashion.

It was going pretty fast then all of a sudden it slowed down, but continued in it’s circular motion.

It was circling over the rear end of the park, where soccer games are held. I had a clear view from my bedroom window to the park. I observed this thing for more than an hour.

I then found my camera and video taped it. Since then, I've obtained a better camera, as I think about what I saw each and every day. I have seen other unexplainable things before, but there had always been someone else with me to witness them. This one I was all by myself.

After observing for a while, for some reason, I became filled with much fear. I will never forget that early morning.

I've searched the internet to see if anyone else had experienced the same thing. So glad I came upon your blog.

I still look for this thing whenever I sat on my porch. Especially when the sky is full of broken clouds. Thank you.

Lexington, KY, USA.

Thank you to the eyewitness for their report.

If anyone has had a United States UFO sighting, please send me an email at sighting@telus.net or to William (Bill) Puckett at wpuckett@ufosnw.com

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.

Friday, May 1, 2015

2014 Canadian UFO Survey


News Release - May 1, 2015

Canadians still reporting high number of UFOs

2014 Canadian UFO Survey by study group Ufology Research shows UFO reports last year at third-highest level since 1989.

The 2014 Canadian UFO Survey has found that 2014 was another good year for UFO-watchers.

Data compiled by the private study group Ufology Research, based in Winnipeg, Canada, found that there were 1,021 UFO sightings reported nationwide last year.

This is slightly down from 2013, but still the third-highest number of UFO cases reported since the group began compiling an annual survey of UFO reports in Canada in 1989. Ufology Research has collected data in more than 15,000 Canadian UFO reports since 1989.

To read the full story, please visit: http://uforum.blogspot.ca/2015/05/2014-canadian-ufo-survey.html

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Witness In The RAF Observes Lights On A Huge UFO/Craft Over Brize Norton Oxfordshire U.K.



Date:  April 25, 2015
Time:  Approximately 9:30 p.m.

Hi, I saw something I couldn't explain on drive home around 10 miles from Brize Norton yesterday late during rain storm. Typed buzz words in to Google to see if anything came close and your article appears to be similar in description and area of sighting.

Firstly, I'm serving in RAF and work with aircraft every day, so I'm hoping this sounds slightly more credible. I noticed three bright lights at a slight angle in sky which had me thinking they could of been landing lights on an aircraft on finals, I saw what I thought was the port side light, (red) so knew it was making a left turn.

At this point it was huge, and I mean we were doing 65 and were not catching up to this thing as it was turning towards us which made me think it was massive.

When it straightened up, there was no green starboard light, but another red one, it was travelling away to our right at a steady speed, still not getting any closer to it. Then to my astonishment which I still cannot explain the outer white lights which I presumed were on the wing tips started rotating around the center light in an anti-clockwise direction, and actually turned upside down.

For an aircraft that big travelling that slow to be able to completely turn upside down and then continue to fly along at that speed is impossible and that is what made me search for anything like this.

Your story of a triangular object that is huge in size with the same light set up in the same area made me have to let you know what I witnessed. Saw it about 2130. No explanation.

Thank you to the eyewitness for their report.

If anyone has had a United States UFO sighting, please send me an email at sighting@telus.net or to William (Bill) Puckett at wpuckett@ufosnw.com

Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from all over the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here: http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

Email: sighting@telus.net or b_vike@telus.net

The Vike Factor -  Houston, British Columbia Centre For UFO Research. Canadian UFO Investigator Brian Vike.