|Occurred : 9/25/2003 22:35 (Entered as : 09/25/2003 22:35)
Reported: 10/2/2003 7:55:18 PM 19:55
Location: Sydney (NSW, Australia),
|3 Weakly lit egg shapes in tight formation.
Location : Sydney, M4 Motorway Westbound near Cumberland Highway Overpass. This is a zone of medium density housing near Parramatta. I cannot imagine anyone in the location who looking in the direction of this object not seeing it. We were in a car moving at 90kph in a straight line. The object was directly in front of us moving from right to left and perhaps 45 deg and away. We saw it for about 30 seconds as with smoothly cruised past. Opening the window we heard nothing out of the ordinary, no jet scream nor chopper thumps. The night was clear, no rain for weeks, no clouds in the sky. Temp was perhaps 9-12deg. Stars could easily be seen. I don't recall wether the moon was out.
Object Movement : Moving southwest. Approx 100-200m off ground. Travelling slowly and an airborne object, perhaps around 100-140kph. After it had passed to perhaps 1km south west of us it seemed we could only see a static red light(not flashing or any kind of strobe effect). Once we saw the red light we continued seeing it for another 40 seconds before we had passed it(on our left) and it was obscured behind the Motorway walls travelling south approx above the Cumberland Highway.
Description : Perhaps 3 Egg shapes locked in to a tight structure. no connecting structure was seen but they remain at a constant distance and in the same formation. We saw the bottom of this(these) object(s), so what we actually saw resembled the bottom fifth of an egg. Initially it looked exactly like three white helicopters in a very tight formation. The objects appeared lit from below by a weak light. There didn't appear to be anywhere the light was coming from. Not the ground and the was nothing beneath the object. While the object(s) was at it's closest we saw no lights flashing or static, just the three weakly lit egg surfaces. At no point did we see anything above the three surfaces. The three surfaces that we saw were equally sized, perhaps the 4-5m across each 6-7m long and perhaps 10m apart. This did NOT look like a commercial airliner from below, the closest object we could associate it with would be three large white helicopters in a dangerously perhaps impossibly tight formation, again no flashing lights you'd expect to see on aircraft.
My wife travels this route nightly at the same time, Mon-Fri. Never before has this appeared nor any following nights. There are no nearby airports. Helicopter reports of the Sydney Motorways\highways are seen in peak hour only(morning \ afternoon.) and generally fly 3-4 times higher than this object. Traffic on the roads at that time is sparse yet constant car \ 100m). There was no acidents or unusual traffic events. There would have been a number of cars facing this object as it passed before us. It looked extremely 'out of place' like seeing a jumbo 50m off the ground, very wrong in the context of the medium density built up residential area. My wife mad a comment that it looked like an object "poking out of the bottom of a cloud" or "out of some fog" to describe the way only a few slightly curved surfaces could be seen.
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