|Occurred : 11/2/1997 22:20 (Entered as : 11/02/1997 22:20)
Reported: 12/8/2002 9:34:06 AM 09:34
Location: Broken Hill (Australia),
|Observed pulsating set of 4 rectangular lights of white and red, 50 feet from the ground never moving.
I was travelling back to Broken Hill at night when myself and the driver of the car noticed lights in the sky in the distance which we immediately presumed to be aircraft.We had just come over a small rise when the lights appeared. This part of the country is dessert terrain and on that night the sky was incredibly clear with generous moonlight.However the lights held our attention as they remained stationary in the sky and as we drove it became apparent that we were moving towards them. Our second conclusion was that it must have been the lights on top of a piece mining equipment. It also became apparent that the lights were a lot closer than we had first presumed and as the road made a slight curve within minutes we were driving alongside them. The light formation consisted of 4 vertical rectangular shapes. The rectangle on the far right glowed a constant red while the other 3 alternated in a pulse. Firstly the outer two would pulse white while the inner would remain black/invisible, next it would pulse red while the other two turned black/invisible.
As we drove they remained up on our left not moving in a rock solid position. Our estimate at distance from us would have been 50 feet back from the road and about 50 feet in the air. The length of each rectangle looked about 10 feet long and about 3 feet across. The light given off did not radiate off of any surrounding shrub or the ground and even though the night was clear no shape of any object connected to the light could be seen.
When they were on our direct left we slowed down to about 15Kms an hour as did the car directly behind us (they were the only other car on the road, I wound down my window to look at the lights which kept on flashing and made absolutely no sound. While doing this we passed the roadsign indicating 20Kms to Broken Hill.
We drove on to town with the lights remaining as they were. Upon arriving we asked a local his knowledge of any construction or lights in that area to we which he answered no.The next day around midday we returned to the same spot to examine the area but found no sign of anything.