If you were noticing odd white lights emanating into living room in Coquitlam, it’s not a UFO.
Coquitlam’s mayor, Richard Stewart, says on his Facebook page residents were reporting the bright lights are aircraft navigation lights coming from the new Port Mann Bridge.
They were stuck on the daytime bright white setting, and Stewart says TI Corp, the crown corporation managing the toll bridge, sent a repair crew to fix the issue.
Richard Stewart comment from Facebook page
If you noticed bright lights in the sky the last couple of nights over south Coquitlam, it isn’t a UFO. This response from TI Corp:
“The aircraft navigation warning lights on the towers of the new Port Mann Bridge, as per Transport Canada requirements and standards, have three settings which are dependent upon ambient lighting conditions and time of day: Day (bright white), Dusk (dim white), and Night(red).” Unfortunately, the system was stuck on the daytime setting during the last few evenings. TI Corp’s contractor was on-site last night fixing the settings and we’re promised it should be back to normal for tonight.
Thank you to Coquitlam residents Bryan Prevost and Amanda Wade who beat me to the answer on this. Bryan reports getting a tan in his living room on Tuesday evening from the intensity of the strobe, though I suspect he’s prone to exaggeration.