A Sointula man says the bright light in his photo is a UFO that hovered over a beach for more than 15 minutes before it vanished.

Eerie light a puzzler

Jim Davis knows some may think he’s crazy, but he knows what he witnessed.

Jim Davis knows some may think he’s crazy, but he knows what he witnessed.

“I saw a UFO,” said the retired fisherman, who calls Sointula home.

Davis said he was at the top end of Crease Island last summer, at the mouth of Knight Inlet, looking east, when he saw a bright light hovering over the beach.

“I didn’t know what the hell it was,” the 68-year-old said of the daytime apparition.

“But it was right there on the edge of the beach, about 400-ft from me.”

Davis said he stood transfixed for close to 15 minutes before reaching for an old disposable film camera to snap a shot through the windshield of his 38-ft trawler, the Cedar Isle.

“It was about four or five times brighter than what’s in the picture and there seemed to be a steam cloud around it,” he recalled.

Davis snapped a single shot before he turned his head for a moment.

“When I looked back, it was gone,” he said.

The object made no sound when it disappeared into the afternoon skies.

Davis, who’s been on the water since he started fishing with his dad at the age of 10, said he’s never seen anything like it before.

“I’ve never seen a UFO before that day,” he said. Davis said he only came forward after recently receiving the photo he sent to be developed some time ago.

Even now he said he’s scratching his head at what he saw.

“I can’t say for sure one way or the other what that was,” he said.

 

Have you seen or photographed something eerie, odd or otherworldly? Send your story and/or pics to editor@northislandgazette.com.

 

 

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