|Occurred : 8/20/1998 02:30 (Entered as : 08/20/98 02.30 am)
Reported: 2/8/2003 4:47:37 AM 04:47
Location: Penola (near, rural) (South Australia ),
|large black triangle with lights on each corner paced my vehicle for about ten minutes
I was returning from Naracoorte to Mount Gambier South Australia, after visiting friends. It was a relativally clear night, I was driving a diesel Nissan Patrol. About twelve kilometeres north of the small town of Penola, the moon illuminated an odd looking cloud. As I watched this cloud I noticed three orange lights in a triangle formation moving parallel to me. Once I focused on them I could see (or rather I could not see stars in the black shape that was formed by the triangle, so I assumed it was a solid object. My car radio stopped working at that time but the vehicle lights and engine all kept working. I wound down a window to see if I could hear anything, but only heard my own vehicle. The triangle passed in front of a large pine plantation ( I later checked in daylight and this plantation was about 5 km from the road, so the triangle was big and flying very low at that point (the pines were on a slight rise and were about 130 feet high). The object then gained height, but did not diminish in size very much and still kept pace with me. Then it flew into a large cloud but did not come out the other side. I did not see it again and drove home at a little more than the speed limit.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))