A Whitehorse couple are so convinced they saw unidentified flying objects that they called the RCMP and the local air traffic control tower.

''I have never seen anything remotely like this in my life,'' says the woman, who wants to remain anonymous out of concerns over how the public would react to her experience.

''It moved so fast, over a great distance, so quickly. I have never seen anything like it in my life.''

The couple were at home on the couch in their living watching TV at about 6:30 p.m. when the man directed his partner's attention to where he saw four bright lights ''dancing'' over Grey Mountain.

She said she saw two of the lights and was entirely captivated in the 10 seconds or so that she watched, until she bolted for her camera just metres away in the dining room.

Too late. They were gone.

They didn't move off in any direction, but simply vanished, disappeared into thin air, the man says.

Both maintain they do not believe in extraterrestrial aliens and are convinced what they witnessed must have a natural explanation.

The man thought it might be an emergency flare initially. But with several years working in the aviation industry, and being familiar with the use of emergency flares, he quickly ruled it out as watched them for somewhere around 15 to 20 seconds.

''But flares do not climb,'' he said. ''And these things were dancing around.

''It looked like flares, but it did not act like them.''

While the couple do not believe in spacecraft from another planet they felt compelled to call the police.