|Occurred : 4/28/1999 18:10 (Entered as : 04/28/99 18:10)
Reported: 5/4/1999 03:43
Location: Melbourne (VIC, Australia),
|Walking in the paddocks near the radio towers at night when in the distance above the mountain range I saw a large, very bright, white circle. It remained stationary then suddenly seemed to fade from the outside in and disappeared. I didn't hear a sound from it.
I was walking down the paddocks in the Rosanna area. I was about 10m from a gate when I looked up at the sky. It was dark, the only light being from the moon which was almost entirely hidden by thick clouds. The clouds were reasonably stationary. I started to look down from the sky when a very bright circle of light caught my eye. It was a steady white colour. The light was completely stationary. It was a little below the cloud line in about a North Easterly direction a fair distance above the mountain range. I stopped and looked again. It was above the mountains so not originating from there. It wasn't a radio tower. It was far too large, bright and stationary to be a plane (There is a flight path running through the area.) My first thought was that it was a search helicopter (with a search light). (They are not unusual in the area) But the light seemed far too big and bright, especially since the light was quite a distance away. The light was also vey steady. Helicopters are also noisy. I didn't hear anything that sounded like a helicopter. It was just a quiet night. It stayed stationary for about a min. then suddenly the light appeared to diminish in size, as if fading from the outside in. This only took about 2 seconds. I watched to see if it would reappear for a little while. It did not, so I left. (I know what planets and stars look like and it was not those)