05.09.02 SYDNEY (PEAKHURST) NSW (CE-4)
(Source: 1800 Freecallin National Hotline Callin Code: 2063)
I interviewed Jenny at her home in Peakhurst, she is a 32 year old mother of 3 and appears to be quite sincere. This is her story. Last year in early August she was lying on her lounge looking out of a window that faces north and she saw a bluish coloured light in the sky. The light was moving closer towards her, mesmerising her. That's the last thing she remembers before falling asleep. When she woke up in the morning she felt groggy and sick and noticed blood on her legs and spots of blood on her feet. she thought this was strange because it wasn't that time of the month.. A couple of weeks later, mid August, she was lying on her bed looking out of the window, which also faces north and she saw 3 bluish white bright lights in the sky moving closer towards her. Once again that's all she remembers before falling into a deep sleep. That night Jenny was wearing a sarong, she was adamant there were no stains or discolouring on or in the material. When next she washed it she noticed stains and discolouring all the way down the front of it, perplexed she washed it again, and realised the stains were in-ground. When Jenny studied it she was shocked to see the imprint of her legs in the material. She showed me the sarong in question and it does appear to have the imprint of her body down the front. I asked Jenny if I could take the sarong for examination but she is afraid of losing it she said it is her proof of the blue light and it keeps her from thinking she is going mad, but she does want it scientifically tested.
Jenny also found a strange scoop mark on her shin, she still has the scar and doesn't know how she got it. I questioned Jenny about the lights, she said that They were round, not beams of light and they had no sound. They moved forward in up and down spurts and clouds or misty haze formed around them. When she was 9 years old she was confronted by a huge object with coloured lights rotating around it at the time she didn't tell anyone and she now finds this bizarre.
Around the same time as her experiences with the blue light her 10 year old daughter awoke from a nightmare. She told her mother that small furry creatures with big black eyes were staring at her and when she started screaming they told her not to be afraid. Then she said it was very dark and there were lots of stars all around her, she said she felt sick the next day and stayed home from school. Jenny said her daughter had complained she could feel something at the back of the roof of her mouth and started picking at it with a pencil and to everyone's surprise she picked out a bit of metal.
That night Jenny said her daughter had the same dream again, she said her daughter descrided the creatures looking like furbies and owls and the following night the same dream again. Jenny said her daughter again complained about the roof of her mouth and again she picked out a bit of metal. I asked Jenny if she had kept the piece of metal, but unfortunately she had not.
To add to this bizarre story, Jenny's father was involved in a cattle mutilation experience in Grafton in 1979. It involved a horse they owned called Toby which was found dead with its flesh stripped from its head and its rectum was cored out. END I will keep you updated with any further information.(still under investigation) Larraine Cilia UFOSWS
05.09.02 MANNUM, SA 1755hrs (NL)
Source: E-Mail online report UFOR(NSW)
Tanya. I am really unsure as to what I saw, but I will try to describe it as accurately as I can. Travelling back from Peake, SA my friends and I were half way between Peake and Tailem Bend, when , out of the corner of my eye I saw what I thought was a shooting star, in a split second I realised it was an iridescent. blue ball shaped thing with a red/orange type of light around it that could possibly have been flames. It was trailed by a bright white stream similar to what jets leave behind in the sky. It then just seemed to explode (maybe) and disappear, like ‘poof’, as it was still daylight it could not possibly be a shooting star, and there is absolutely no way that it could have been ‘a weather balloon’. To say that it ‘freaked us out’ would be an understatement. It moved very fast and the actual incidents duration is probably a matter of seconds. Unusual: it was a round, bright blue light. Heard no sound. Location: Travelling in car from Peake SA to Tailem Bend SA. Approximately half way between the two. I was the driver. Other people: My friend Zee Stevenson was the passenger in the front, and her friend Kerry was in the back. Weather conditions: fairly cloudy, still broad daylight
05.09.02 PEAKE AND TAILEM BEND, SA 1755hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecallin National Hotline Callin Code: 2060)
Note: This observation appears part of a number from that date and time in South Australia. Thursday 5th September at 5.55 p.m. Location: on the road between Peake and Tailem Bend, SA.
Zee was travelling in a vehicle halfway between Peake and Tailem Bend heading towards Tailem bend. The vehicle was pointing NNW at this stage. She saw a red light appear in the sky to the front of the vehicle, and then there was a bright blue flash. The blue flash vanished just like a light bulb being switched off. A crooked trail of "smoke" was left in the sky for some time. The pre-smoke observations’ duration was a "couple of seconds." No sound was heard above the noise of the vehicle. Zee’s companions were Tina and Kerry. Tina forwarded an electronic sighting form to UFOR(NSW). In that form she described her sighting. Out of the corner of her eye she saw what she thought was a shooting star. It became a blue ball shaped object with a red/orange light around it. It was trailed by a bright white stream similar to that which jets leave behind in the sky. It then seemed to explode and disappear. Total duration was "a matter of seconds." No sound was heard.
1. The ABC News Online 06.09.20 9.25am AEST carried the following: ‘Great fireball spotted in S.An skies’
"A leading Australian astronomer believes a large meteor may have hit the earth near Adelaide last night. "Early yesterday evening, S.An Police were inundated with reports of sonic booms, earth tremors and sightings of a blue streak in the sky. "Ken, from Hindmarsh Island, 100 kilometres south of Adelaide says he heard a whoosh. "It came straight over the top and left a huge smoke trail and there was two huge sonic booms afterwards, " he said. "It was incredible. I’ve never seen anything like it."
2. The Adelaide Advertiser Newspaper 06.09.02 ‘Sky trail caused by debris’ "Debris is the likely cause of a strange display in S.An skies last night. "Colin Norris, director of the Australian International UFO Research, said he received telephone calls from people around the state who reported: "a bright light with a tail." "It’s debris because a meteorite usually has purple or white front and just goes straight on." Mr Norris said, The debris probably came from a rocket."
3. ABC News radio "Star stuff." 08.09.02 A piece included: 1. Interview with man from Hindmarsh Island. Observed object travelling East to North West. Had 3-4 "heads" to it went straight over. 2. Interview with man from Victor Harbor. Observed object travelling straight over Victor Harbor. Duration 1-2 seconds. seen slightly N of West. 3. Interview with astronomer who stated that an E to W trajectory probably excluded space debris and made it more likely a meteor. Keith Basterfield AUFORN SA
05.09.02 ADELAIDE (HEATHFIELD), SA 1800hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecallin National Hotline Callin Code: 2059)
Joe H. was outside with two others when, looking up at an angle of 60 degrees, he saw a bright blue/green light in the sky. He watched it for an estimated 10-15 seconds until it "blew up." It left a trail which was blue/grey at the location where it "exploded" changing to greyish behind this. After an estimated 10 seconds he heard a sonic boom. Keith Basterfield AUFORN SA
05.09.02 GOOLWA, SA 1800hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecallin National Hotline Callin Code: 2058)
Greg was outside when he suddenly became aware of an intense flash of blue-white light around him. Bending his neck to look up, he saw an unusual "trail" in the North Western sky. An estimated 2-3 minutes later, he heard a loud explosion. He did not see the actual object which left the trail.
Comments: 1. This is one of at least 8 reports made in SA on the 05.09.02 at this time. Some called the Hotline, others the media. 2. The area where witnesses werein SA so far, is a square approximately 100 kms North to South and 80 kms East to West bounded by Gawler, Peake and Encounter Bay. 3. Where was the object when it gave off the sonic boom? Victor Harbor witnesses said the boom occurred seconds after the object "exploded" whereas Greg at Goolwa 15km away said the sound took 2-3 minutes to reach him. This suggests the object was much closer to Victor Harbor when the boom occurred. Keith Basterfield AUFORN SA
FINAL REPORT: SIGHTINGS OF 05.09.02. (Identified as a Meteor)
(Source: 1800 Freecallin National Hotline Callin Codes 2058, 2059, 2060)
Data was collected from television and radio reports, the ABC News website, and responses gathered from "Letters to the Editor" in a number of South Australian country newspapers. The following summary is drawn from this data.
2. The sighting:
At about 6 p.m. on the 5th September 2002 a brilliant sky object was observed from a wide area of SA. Observers at locations as far north as Woomera (400 Kms North of Adelaide), and as far south as Bordetown ( 300 kms South-East of Adelaide) reported the spectacular sight.
From Woomera it appeared as a flash, low down hear the horizon in a South-East direction. From Bordertown, it was described as a green/yellow ball at 20-30 degrees elevation to the North-West, and left a smoke trail which lasted about 30 minutes. From Adelaide it was at an estimated elevation of 60 degrees to the South.
The most detailed observations came from people in the area some 80 kms South of Adelaide, around Hindmarsh Island, Goolwa, Encounter Bay and Victor Harbor. In these locations, the object appeared as a multi (3-4) headed light followed by a trail of "smoke."
Its reported colour varied from green to yellow to blue. It travelled from East to West and was almost overhead at one point. It passed on to a point estimated as 45 degrees in the Western sky, when it "exploded" and disappeared from view. After an interval of some seconds, a double "boom" sound was heard. Prior to the object "exploding" some witnesses reported other sounds described as "a swoosh" to "a sizzle." The estimated duration of the visual event was 10-15 seconds. Interestingly, there were also reports of "a ball of flame with trailing vapour" from Shepparton, Victoria at about the same time.
All details are consistent with the object being a natural meteor, larger in size than those which most people see as a nocturnal "shooting star." The East to West trajectory suggests it was not a piece of "space junk" re-entering the atmosphere. The reported "swoosh" and "sizzle" sounds have been previously reported in association with other bright meteors. As the object’s trajectory was heading out into the ocean it is doubtful if any pieces would have landed on solid ground.
Almost certainly a natural meteor. Keith Basterfield AUFORN SA
05.09.02 MELBOURNE (BROADMEADOWS), VIC 2130hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 2705)
At about 9:30 pm Brad and his parents saw a bright orange light in a local flight path area. It was silently and slowly moving towards the airport, when it suddenly vanished in an instant. It later reappeared, this time lower down, and went very close to a passing plane. Again it took off, very quickly. It resembled a top or a mushroom. They managed to record it on their new video camera before it went. They saw the same thing on an English news report the next morning on cable tv. Unfortunately the video was hand held, and the autofocus was on. George Simpson AUFORN VIC
08.09.02 SUNSHINE COAST (COOLUM), QLD 2106hrs (Possible CE-4)
(Source: 1800 Freecallin National Hotline Callin Code: 2069)
Day: Sunday Date: 08.09.02 Time sighted: 2106hrs Shape round and solid Size: a fist Objects 1 Colour dull off white to yellow Sound none Duration 3-4 seconds Direction heading south Witnesses 1 Location: Coolum Qld.
Troy said I went out side for a smoke when I noticed an object flying very fast through the sky and it was as big as my fist it had no lights it was very quite. Troy then said he has seen sometime in late Jan early Feb 2002. I was on my way home from work and I wasn’t paying to much attention to the time but it was late in the afternoon you could say early evening when I noticed 3 white balls of light in an triangle formation just hovering over the top of a paddock which I was heading towards. I thought to myself, what the heck are they, the next thing I remember I standing on the outside of my car just looking up. I was absolutely terrified and I don’t know why and to this day I can’t remember how I came to stop the car and get out as my last memory was of being calm and just looking at some kind of strange light formation".
I asked Troy did he notice anything different about himself or what the time was after he found himself standing out side his car. He said: "to be honest I never really gave much attention to the time, but I remember being terrified though and this is something I can’t forget and I don’t know why". End report: (Still under investigation) Diane Harrison AUFORN
09.09.02 KINGSTHORPE, QLD 1820hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecallin National Hotline Callin Code: 020....)
Sightee Brett was travelling through Kingsthorpe Monday night on his motorbike around 6.20 p.m. and saw a meteor pass overhead roughly about 200m. Likened it to a scud missile with yellow bonfire sparks trailing after it. AUFORN QLD
13.09.02 SYDNEY (OLYMPIC PARK), NSW 1430hrs (DO)
(Source: 1800 Freecallin National Hotline Callin Code: 2092)
On 13th September 2002, Mr P was working with six other colleagues at the Olympic park stadium when one of the workers alerted him and the others to something abnormal in the afternoon sky. What P and his colleagues saw was quite peculiar: a bright metallic disc-like anomaly slowly cruised from the north-west towards the south-east. It was situated at a high altitude yet P claimed to have identified its apparent form, having this disc-like character. Four of his colleagues dismissed the sighting and carried on with their duties, but P and the other co-worker who first sighted the unknown kept watching. He said that the anomaly occasionally gave a sudden burst of light&Mac226;. P also said that he saw a helicopter and an aeroplane fly past. Assessing the situation, he estimated that the unknown might have been at a higher altitude than any of the conventional aircraft’s in the area at the time (commercial flights taking an approximate altitude of 500 metres above the Homebush region). They had visual for about two minutes. Within that time the unknown did not deviate from its original course, nor did it produce any noticeable sound effects. According to P the sky was clear.
Assessments: It is possible&Mac226; that what P and his fellow colleagues saw was an inflatable object of some kind, such as a balloon with an irregular sheen surface. I think we can discount the fact that it was a weather balloon as they are usually launched from Bankstown airport. However, it is not to say that this object was not something a little more extraordinary. I will contact the Bureau of Meteorology to get wind directions for that day so that we can cut our assumptions down to a fine line. I will notify the list once I receive confirmation. Doug Moffett AUFORN NSW
24.09.02 LANG LANG, VIC 2125hrs (Identified as Venus)
(Source: 1800 Freecallin National Hotline Callin Code: 2095)
VENUS again folks...very low over the horizon...extremely bright and sighting had the usual associated effects caused by clouds on the horizon. Curved Venus Pillars were noticed. George Simpson AUFORN VIC
24.09.02 ADELAIDE (MORPHETTVILLE), SA 2151hrs
(Source: 1800 Freecallin National Hotline Callin Code: 2092)
Caller: Female - Mother Witness: Colin & Friend Conditions: Night sky - overcast in places, no moon [as far as witness can remember. Colin and his friend where driving around the backstreets of Morphettville, just behind the Marion Swimming Centre on Tuesday night around 8.30pmish. All of a sudden Colin and his friend noticed a Purple flash of light which came from approx 200 metres above them and lit his car up completely.
Colin said that this Purple flash of light, only lasted approx 4-5 seconds. Colin then stated that he blacked out momentarily, and when he came too, quickly pulled over to the side of the road, as he was starting to feel sweaty and hot. His friend also told him that when he saw the Purple light he started to feel as if he was going to be sick [vomit]. Approx 2 minutes later there was another flash of the same coloured light and this time both Colin and his friend didnt feel anything.
During the time that both Colin and his friend sat on the side of the road in his car and before the 2nd flash of light, Colin and his friend both noticed that all the ‘Noise had disappeared’. He said, that they couldn’t hear any road noise, normal night noises etc. Colin states after the 2nd flash the noise came back, like someone had thrown a switch. Colin then proceeded home to tell his parents about the strange thing that had just happened to him and his friend. His Mother is the person who called the Hotline number. I asked Colin, if he had experienced anything like this before in his life? He replied ‘No, this was the first time’. I also asked Colin how he and his friend had been since last Tuesday’s incident. Colin reported that both him and his friend had felt fine. Colin did say that he had discussed this with some school friends, who said that there had been a bit of lightening that night.
Colin is adamant, that this Purple flash of light came down, spread across his car to light up the interior completely and so doesn’t feel or believe that it was lightening that he and his friend had seen. I explained to Colin that, I had never heard of lightening to be that colour and also for it to effect 2 people that way unless of course they had been directly hit - which both hadn’t. I again asked Colin to re-explain how he saw the light from his position in the car. He said that when he first saw it, it was through the Left hand side windscreen [passenger side] and that it had come down then spread across his car. He said its a bit like when you ‘ drip a drop of paint into water and it spreads’ thats how the light was. I then told Colin that the ‘lack of noise’ he and his friend experienced is a phenomenon called ‘Oz Factor’, which I explained. I told Colin that I couldnt explain much about what he had seen and what he and his friend had experienced, but I did ask him, that if anything else strange happens or occurs to him, he is quite welcome to ring me, to discuss it and we would take it from there. He was happy with that. Charmaine Ballam AUFORN SA
25.09.02 KYNETON, VIC (CE-4)
(Source: 1800 Freecallin National Hotline Callin Code: 2097)
Location. between Lancefield and Romsey, about 1/2 an hour from Sunbury Victoria. Date of sighting. 1987. Brenda and her daughter saw a huge boomerang shaped object while they were driving. The cars engine stopped when the object hovered above the car. Brenda’s daughter saw humanoids inside the object. The sighting occurred near an electric power station and a dam. The object suddenly shot off at an amazing pace and disappeared from sight. George Simpson AUFORN VIC
26.09.02 MELBOURNE (DONCASTER), VIC (Identified as Venus)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 2700)
This object appeared very bright and stationary in the Western evening sky. It was most likely Venus. George Simpson AUFORN VIC
27.09.02 VICTOR HARBOR, SA 0000hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecallin National Hotline Callin Code: 2102)
Carole was asleep around midnight on Thurs 26th September 2002, when her 32 year old son woke her saying he had been watching 3 bright yellowy-orange lights traverse the sky for around 10 minutes. Carole came our and noticed 2 objects to the front of the formation (one above the other) about 6" apart and one following at approx 2 feet behind. They were as big as the top of a coffee cup if compared to the stars around them. They travelled at a constant speed changing formation once. The top front object propelled forward so that the original equidistant triangular shape was now distorted into an oblique shape. The objects took approx 20 minutes to traverse the night sky over the ocean above Granite Island from south east to south west. The lights did not flash and were very bright. Debbie Payne AUFORN SA
28.09.02 TOCUMWALL, NSW (CE1)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 2695)
Terry and his family were up early for the last day of their camping holiday on the banks of the Murray river. They all saw a white ‘egg shaped’ object travel across the sky right above them. It was travelling West to East, and was moving faster and lower than a plane, and made no noise. It was travelling horizontally to the ground. It was 7:30 am, the sun was up, and there was a clear blue sky. It seemed to be larger than the police helicopter. George Simpson AUFORN VIC