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  • by Social Media
  • Friday October 14, 2016

Happy Heli-ween

“But I felt like it was looking at us.”

There's nothing like a spooky halloween story to get the heart racing.  With the chill in the air, we can't help but wonder what kinds of paranormal phenomena can be found in our area.  According to this article in the Revelstoke Review  by storyteller Brennan Storr, "The Pass" is notorious for the night of "The Rogers Pass Fireball".

“All of a Sudden the Sky Went Like Daylight”

In the moments leading up to the Rogers Pass Fireball, there was no indication to the few present that this still winter night was different from any other.  Temperatures hovered around freezing on the morning of December 18, 1997 as three two-man C.P.R. crews, two aboard trains and one headed home to Revelstoke in a taxi, watched the night sky erupt.Even some fifteen years later, witnesses to the Rogers Pass Fireball are reluctant to discuss details of the incident.  “I haven’t talked about it since it happened,” says one man who refused to say anything else on the record, “and I don’t want to start now.”What details that have emerged tell of a booming sound followed by the appearance of an enormous yellow ball of light, crackling with what appeared to be electricity, streaking across the canyon.  Says one source, “All of a sudden the sky went like daylight – bright daylight – and this big yellow ball slowly went over the valley.”The fireball, which made no sound after its initial appearance, was then said to stop its progress and hover above the valley for ten full seconds before finally disappearing behind Mount Sir Donald in the southeast.While, in the broad strokes, the Revelstoke Fireball shares characteristics with bolides – particularly large and bright meteors entering the earth’s atmosphere – those present feel as though something much different was taking place.“I don’t know what it was,” said another witness who claimed the light was so intense that other drivers on the highway began to swerve in shock.  “But I felt like it was looking at us.”

To read more spooky halloween stories of our area, check out Brennan's book "A Strange Little Place: The Hauntings & Unexplained Events of One Small Town"