April 2015 Australian national level sightings listing
Compiled by Keith Basterfield and Paul Dean.
Here is the seventh in a series of listings of Australian national level sightings listings. This listing is a 12 month trial to see if it provides value to the Australian research community. You are reminded that almost all of these reports are raw, that is, they have not been investigated and documented. If you wish to input any sightings for the May 2015 listing, please forward them to email@example.com by 3 June 2015.
The reports are in the format:
Date. Time. Location. Duration. Comment ( could be IFO - i.e. identified flying object; or source of information such as Facebook, Email or Telephone.)
26 March 2015 Night Darwin, Northern Territory 10 secs IFO-helicopter?
Ms Williams initially reported seeing a bright, lime green, light in the sky for ten seconds, which "...slowed right down and disappeared." (Source: NT News 30 March 2015.)
The NT News for 4 April 2015 carried details of additional witnesses. Shane Marcus, aged 45, of Nakara said he saw the same green light. He was standing in the rain and saw "...a green light with a red tail travelling west over the Royal Darwin Hospital before descending out of sight below the tree line." He said it wasn't a helicopter. "It was coming down like a meteorite but not as fast." The article says Mr Marcus said he suspected it was space junk.
An additional witness, Cheryl Halliday, said she had seen the same green light hovering over Cullen Bay in the sky, but on Friday 20 March 2015, not 26 March 2015. "It was a green light and it was going down behind the restaurants and then it turns and it was a red light..."
The 4 April article continues "...the Australian Defence Force has claimed it was likely one of the MRH90 helicopters being flown for exercise Vigilant Scimitar 15. Major Stephen Bates from the 1st Aviation regiment said lights on the MRH90 blades would have illuminated like a disc and been brightly visible against the cloudy night sky last Thursday."
9 March 2015 0926hrs Perth and other areas of Western Australia Secs IFO-fireball
This was a fireball, with a predicted fall site about 50km SSW of Moora, WA. The fireball was to the north of Perth travelling in a NNW direction. besides the numerous visual observations, it was also captured on six vehicle dash cams.
20 January 2015 Evening Cawongla, New South Wales ? secs IFO-aircraft?
Andrew Hanlon photographed a white, mystery object near the Moon. The Australian Department of Defence confirmed that F/A-18A/B Hornet aircraft from number 75 Squadron, were travelling from RAAF Townsville to RAAF Williamtown, and transiting the area at the time of the photograph.
The Queensland Times 4 April 2015 "F/A 18 Hornet likely explanation of mystery object."
1 April 2015 0100hrs Hobart, Tasmania ? mins Facebook IFO - aircraft
Flashing lights followed by a vapour trail. Moving from east to west. Silent. Aircraft overflight.
2 April 2015 0500hrs Ettalong Beach, Central Coast, New South Wales ? mins Raw
Glen Rogers was waiting for a bus when he watched a bright, white and blue, soundless cigar shaped object in the sky, which was initially stationary. "Then it started to move erratically from left to right , up and down, and when turning it didn't slow down." The sky at the time, was clear, and it was still dark.
3 April 2015 2036hrs Melbourne, Victoria 6mins 47 secs Raw
A video of an orange light in a dark sky with the comments. North/west. UFO...Anomaly Venus.
4 April 2015 Ca. 2100hrs Judbury, Tasmania 2 mins Facebook Telephone IFO ? - balloon
Several witnesses notice bright orange light in northern sky. The light moves slowly east over a couple of minutes before it looks to fade into fog over nearby hills. Maybe a hoax balloon, but insufficient information for evaluation.
4 April 2015 2355hrs Launceston, Tasmania ? mins Facebook IFO? - meteor
Green flash noticed as it seems to shoot across the sky at phenomenal speed.
8 April 2015 1935hrs Long Jetty, Australia ? mins Raw
Triangular shaped object moving fast north to south. No sound. Lost sight behind house roof. Clear sky.
8 April 2015 Dusk Cairns, Queensland ? mins Raw
Kalen Simpson reported watching "...this flickering light in the sky...at a very fast rate and slowly moving to the east...shortly after another one appeared and moved in the same direction."
UFO Research Queensland Facebook page.
10 April 2015 1935hrs Kangaroo Flat, Australia ? mins Raw
A small orange/red object was seen in the sky. It went behind a roof. Clear sky.
11 April 2015 (2100-2230)hrs Cairns, Queensland ? mins raw
Susan Robinson reported that her son and his grandmother saw a bright red object in the sky. It was at a 45 degree elevation, and travelling slowly downward. It was flashing or blinking. It was a donut shape, pointy at the bottom/
13 April 2015 Ca. 1930hrs Magra, Tasmania 2 Mins Facebook. IFO - satellite
Bright white light to south, heading to the east at a constant speed.
14 April 2015 2045hrs Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales ?mins Raw
Brian Carbery reported seeing an object with "...three bright round green lights (not flashing). He was looking north-east and the object travelled horizontally northwards. "It stopped suddenly and immediately reversed in a southerly direction..." There was no noise.
14 April 2015 Night Rockingham, Perth, Western Australia 34 secs Raw
Brian Hall posted a 34 second long video of a green, glowing light moving across the sky. It then changed colour, lit up like a fireball and departed at speed.
Perth UFO casebook Facebook page.
15 April 2015 1130hrs Warragamba, New South Wales 3 mins Raw
An orange glowing round shape like a ball moving through the sky from north to south. Not moving that fast. No noise. No flashing lights. Lasted for about three minutes then disappeared into the cloud coverage. Was flying over at a height a small plane would.
UFOPRSA April "Phenomenon Times."
17 April 2015 Evening Bundaberg, Queensland ?mins IFO-Chinese lanterns?
Multiple reports of orange lights in the sky.
The Queensland Times 21 April 2015.
20 April 2015 (2100-2130)hrs Upway, Melbourne, Victoria 8 mins Raw
A 26 year old male was looking west-north-west. Sitting in the sky above his home's roof-line, he saw a bright, stationary, green light. At first it appeared to be very still, and like a very bright star. Then it moved in slightly different directions quite slowly. The object seemed to dim and brighten over many seconds. Therew as no sound, and it was a clear night. He went inside to get a camera, but upon coming back outisde the light had gone.
20 April 2015 2138hrs Prospect, Tasmania ? mins Email
Witness putting out rubbish bin when notices a triangular object in a clear sky. Siolent and moving faster than an aircraft as it travelled towards the south-east horizon. It appeared to be lit in a soft, yellowish light but there were no flashing lights. The lights were obscured when the house sensor lights came on as the witness walked back to his house. Unable to contact witness. Insufficient information for investigation.
22 April 2015 2215hrs West Perth, Western Australia 1.5 mins Raw
Judy reported looking to the south-west and seeing a "quite large looking triangular flying object in the sky at 70 degrees elevation." The underneath which was visible had red and green bright lights. There was no sound. "...it looked like it was going to land..." She watched it travel across the sky towards the north-west "...when it began to descend." It was lost to sight due to houses and trees. the sky was very clear.
23 April 2015 2130hrs Perth, Western Australia mins Raw
A young woman reported that "...heading north on the Kwinana Freeway. Approx 2 minutes before I hit south st on the east side. A flying disc shaped object.. At first glance thought it was a plane landing. It had four or five oval shaped bright lights. But all of a sudden switched direction, headed downwards and then upwards again. I saw green/blue lights." "It was only slightly longer than it was wide..."
Perth UFO Casebook Facebook page.
25 April 2015 Various times Victoria Several minutes IFO-balloon
Numerous reports about a slow, apparently high altitude light/object over parts of Victoria. Identified as a NASA Super Pressure Balloon, at an altitude of 33.5kms. It was launched from Wanaka airport, New Zealand on 22 March 2015 on a scheduled 100 day flight around the globe. NASA said it was approaching from the south, just west of Melbourne, flying northwards for several days before eventually turning eastwards. Best seen at sunrise and sunset. It is carrying a 2268kg payload.
VUFOA and numerous internet sites.
31 March 2015 0545hrs Adelaide, South Australia 3 mins Raw
A white light seen flashing on and off at 1.5sec intervals. Witness stated that the height and speed would indicate it was not a commercial aircraft.
Monthly report index
31 March 2015 0800hrs Caloundra, Queensland ? hrs Raw
Witness has sighted 3-4 UFOs. One light hovered, then shot over horizon, then exploded. Another time, huge silver ball, bigger than the Moon, hovered then vanished. A few weeks later, a huge light hovered in the same area. Tonight, spinning lights in the clouds. Seen by many people.
27 Mar 2015 1910hrs Rockhampton, Queensland ? hrs Raw
"After I sighted UFOs other night I noticed a small needle mark and blood where the needle went through my breast. Last night I felt what they did only later. And this is what I went through...still I think it is important to understand and note every detail for future reference. No matter what happens it needs to be recorded. And I wanted to make sure ppl know my problem. I have alien abduction."
20 March 2015 Blue Bay, New South Wales 0620hrs 30 mins Raw
Mathew Jayland and his son were watching the sunrise when they saw "...two reflections of light in the eastern sky that I thought must have been small far off cloud that was high enought to be lit by the sun even thought it still hadn't risen yet." The two spots of light travelled slowly southward across the horizon. Two or three cargo ships offshore gave good reference points. Both objects left what looked like a vapou trail behind them. He photographed the objects. Then a third object came along from the same start poiont travelling in the same direction, but by now the sun had risen. "Upon viewing the pics on my computer with a zoom function I can clearly make out a black manmade object."
UFOPRSA April "Phenomenon Times."
18 March 2015 2100hrs Tawonga South, Victoria 1min Raw
On a dark, moonless night, Kylie watched a noiseless object "floating" from south to north. It blinked twice, disappeared, reappeared after 3-5 seconds. It did this a total of four times. It was star sized, and the sky was clear at the time.
14 March 2015 ?hrs Glenroy, Melbourne, Victoria 4 mins Raw
Rocco, on a partially cloudy night, watched an oval shaped object, similar in size to the full Moon. "I ran inside and got my binoculars and saw a UFO in the sky. It was oval in shape, red in colour with very bright lights in the centre, flashing from left to right. The UFO was wobbling in the sky very erratic. It lasted about four minutes then disappeared.
6 March 2015 2350hrs Deer Park, Melbourne, Victoria 1 min Raw
Chris reported seeing a soundless, "...pitch black triangle shape. Larger than Boeing 747." There were no lights on it. It went from azimuth 300 to azimuth 360 degrees in 3 seconds. Its speed was estimated as Mach 3 or higher.
6 March 2015 2-3-hrs Sydney, New South Wales ? secs Raw
Witness was observing the Moonrise and taking a video. On playback he "...noticed a bright orange light that would appear and then disappear...not...visible while filming."
2 March 2015 0000hrs Pinaroo, Victoria ? mins Raw
Two witnesses were waiting for the shops to open. They observed a "...bucket shaped aircraft" whig went up slowly. It "wandered" about in the sky. Dipped and weaved.
21 February 2015 2120hrs Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia 20 mins Raw
A woman (29) and her child (7) reported seeing a "...white light above the clouds moving in a curved L shape pattern span of about 1km, then after 5 mins separated into 2 light sourced moving in a crossing over v shape. Then a few mins later separated again to 3 in total, this one was capping the v to make a triangle. Each one would only take a few seconds to complete its line and return. Seen one pop out of the clouds a few times, it appeared to be a complete sphere. They then disappeared after about 20 mins."
(email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
22 Mar 2012 0125hrs Sydney, New South Wales 60 mins Raw
(Reported 31 Mar 2015)
Complex story since childhood. Has seen many UFOs. Aliens made contact in 2012. Hundreds of flashing lights in the sky. For an hour. Big light engulfed the witness, 200 ft long and 50 ft wide. It went straight through him. It then went back into the clouds. Witness has 2500 videos of them.
20 December 2009 2330hrs Penrith, Sydney, New South Wales Few mins Raw
Driving out Kemps Creek area and noticed a brighter than normal light just a bit lower than the stars. Definitely wasn't a plane or a helicopter. It was watched for a few minutes then it suddenly just "dropped out of the sky so fast."
UFOPRSA. April "Phenomenon Times."
31 July 1993 Goulburn, New South Wales 2310hrs Less than 1 min Raw
From the lounge room window, the witness saw a "large object on fire and breaking up." The night was cold and clear. "The object seemed to be making a controlled descent and eachs ection broke off it burned and could be identified as a shape, either rectangular or square." The object "...app[eared to be the size of a small jetliner."
UFOPRSA. April "Phenomenon Times."
Brendan, now aged 71 told of a number of odd experiences scattered throughout his life. These included:
In about 1949-1950, aged 5 or 6, he would disappear for hours, and he felt he could see people walking through walls and other strange things.
In about 1959, when he was aged 15, he was with a friend and they were lying on the banks of the Macalister river, looking up at the sky. Suddenly they noticed a small star-like object fly into a larger star-like object. As they watched, the larger object took off at a great speed. Brendan said he has always been a loner. He had five sisters and he was considered the black sheep of the family.
As an adult, he and a lady friend were driving along Weir Road, next to Lake Glenmaggie and in front of them, another car was travelling along. Suddenly, that car was gone and neither of them had seen it turn off or speed away. This happened a couple of times. It also happened with another lady friend,
In 1997, he was travelling home one night at about 10pm long Upper Maffra Road, when he became aware of a bank of six lights appearing suddenly behind his car and shining so brightly that they almost blinded him. It was like daylight. He said to himself "you bastard" before pulling over to let the vehicle pass. However, the lights were suddenly gone. Vanished into thin air. He started driving again but found himself on a different road, and he had no idea where he was or how he had got there. He said to himself "I don't remember this road." He drove for some time before noticing the (his home town) sign and he arrived home at midnight, two hours later than expected. He had no recollection of what happened in those two hours and he felt as if his memory had been blanked out. He felt awful, tired and confused. When he tried to make a cup of tea, he had to think how to do it and he felt weak and shaken. The next day he went to work, but he didn't feel good and his supervisor asked him what was wrong. For most of that day he continued to feel shaken and confused but the feeling eventually went away. He had no further memories about that incident and what could have happened to him. that night but he wondered if he'd been picked up by a UFO and whether they had also taken his car up into the craft. He said other people had seen strange lights in that area and one fellow he spoke too believed there is a"portal" in that area.
In about 2010, when aged 66, Brendan underwent surgery and he was extremely ill. While on the operating table, he had a near death experience and was able to watch the doctors work on him. At 1.30am his lady friend who was psychic, saw a blue light enter her room and she knew he had died. She rang the hospital and the staff told her, doctors were working on Brendan to try and revive him. While he was "dead" he saw dead people around his bed. The doctors gave him a massive adrenalin shot and used paddles on his chest to revive him. He said he had always been fascinated with greys and he wondered why.
UFO Research New South Wales.
Australian contributing groups for this issue are:
Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre
UFO and Paranormal Research Society of Australia
UFO Research New South Wales
UFO Research Queensland
Hotline: 07 3376 1780
Victorian UFO Action
Hotline: 0456 447 112