Last Monday, July 16, police in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia were called in to a report of "a man and a woman screaming from their apartment on Wilson Avenue." The police soon determined that the couple were screaming because they had seen two "non-human entities" on their patio. I would scream, too!
Canadian police called in for alien sighting
The RCMP determined that neither drugs nor alcohol were involved. This surprised me because I assumed that it had just been a pair of crackheads freaking out at a plastic bag being blown past the window or something. But although many parts of Canada are impoverished rural communities which are suffering from the meth crisis just as here in America, Port Coquitlam is a nice little town. And if real estate listings and Google Street View are anything to go by, Wilson Avenue is a pretty nice area. Which isn't to say that people in nice neighborhoods don't do drugs, but still!
Police responded to the call on the assumption that it was actually a human entity, and that it was an attempted break-in. They scoured the area but found no other evidence. I have not found any accounts by the couple themselves. Remember, they are not the ones who called the police; it was their neighbors who heard screams and phoned the Mounties. Perhaps they are laboring under the same shame and fear that other UFO witnesses experience. Understandable, but sad.
The Northwest has experienced a lot of strange weather phenomena in recent days, and there is some speculation as to whether this could be related. Extensive thunderstorms - unusual for this part of the world - have blanketed the area, causing lightning strikes and other strange occurrences. Ball lightning (also known as St. Elmo's Fire) is known to be seen in conjunction with thunderstorms, even miles away from their source.
Or could aliens be controlling the weather? There have often been correlations between alien and UFO sightings and strange electrical and weather disturbances.
Of course, the internet has certainly jumped to conclusions by labeling this as aliens. The couple only reported seeing "non-human entities." This could be the description of angels, demons, ghosts, or heck, two cats. (Really scary cats, I guess.) Without having any more information from the couple involved, we really should not assume it was aliens.
As charming as it would be to picture a brigade of Mounties facing off against Little Green Men.