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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/8/2002 23:00 (Entered as : 06/08/2002 23:00)
Reported: 2/28/2004 10:08:12 PM 22:08
Posted: 3/2/2004
Location: Adelaide (South Australia),
Shape: Formation
Duration:1-2 minutes
SIX U.F.O'S SEEN OVER AUSTRALIAN CITY BY THREE WITNESSES

I AM 28 YRS OLD COMPLETED YR 10 IN SECONDARY SCHOOL,I AM EMPLOYED AS A BUILDERS LABOURER.I WAS AGED 26 WHEN THE EVENT OCCURED.I AT THE TIME WAS HOUSED IN A HOSTEL IN THE WESTERN SUBURB OF HINDMARSH, ADELAIDE SOUTH AUSTRALIA.I CONSIDER MYSELF AS A RELIABLE PERSON WHEN IT COMES TO INFORMATION AROUND TRUTH AND HATE TIMEWASTERS OTHERWISE I HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO WITH MY TIME(VICE/VERSA).MY CHILDHOOD WAS SURROUNDED WITH THE INTEREST IN AVIATION GROWING UP SPENDING MY DAYS AT AIRFIELDS AND AIRSHOWS(RAAF) AROUND THE AREA.I EXPERIENCED ALL ASPECTS OF GLIDING WITH MY FATHER AND TOOK AN INTEREST IN JOINING THE AIRFORCE AS A PILOT (I DID NOT BUT MY BROTHER DID) NEVERTHELESS I STILL AM A FLYING BUFF,AND CONSIDER MY AVIATION KNOWLEDGE TO BE UP TO DATE AND WELL TRAINED.THE NIGHT THE EVENT OCCURED MOST PEOPLE IN THE LODGE(OF 40 PEOPLE)WERE ASLEEP.MYSELF AND ONE OTHER WERE WATCHING T.V ALONE IN THE MAIN LOUNGE FOR TENNANTS AND NOTICED THE OLDER MORE REPUTABLE CARETAKER WALKED OUTSIDE FOR A CIGGARETTE AFTER HIS EVENING DUTIES.THIS WAS ABOUT 11PM BY OUR TIME.WE WERE IN THE MIDST OF A COLD WINTER.ALL OF THE SUDDEN HE CAME IN (SCARED AND EXCITED)SAYING IN AN IMPATIENT TONE"IT MUST BE ARMEGEDDON OR SOMETHING QUICK COME,LOOK"THEN HE HURRIEDLY USHERED US BOTH OUTSIDE,ON STEPPING OUTSIDE INTO THE DENSE COLD NIGHT AIR ONE COULD SEE THE SKY WAS VOID OF ANY CLOUD COVER AND CITY POLLUTION WAS VERY MINIMAL THE STARS WERE BRILLIANT AGAINST THE SKY BUT IT WAS HARD NOT TO NOTICE THE SIX ROUND ORANGE GLOWING BALLS IN THE NORTH EASTERN SKY TRAVELLING IN A SOUTH WESTERLY DIRECTION(FROM THE ADELAIDE HILLS TOWARDS THE OCEAN)TO THE EYE THEY WERE ABOUT 900 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL CRUISING AT ABOUT 170 KNOTS THEY WERE FLYING IN FORMATION WITH ONE IN THE LEAD AND THE REST IN A TIGHT ZIG-ZAG FORMATION BEHIND THAT ONE.IT WAS MORE THAN ONE ANOMOLY AS YOU COULD SEE THE STARS BETWEEN THE DISTANCE OF THE CRAFT I WAS DRAWING OFF OF MY FLIGHT KNOWLEDGE LISTENING FOR ENGINE SOUNDS (NONE)O.K I THOUGHT PORT AND STARBOARD STROBE LIGHTS (NONE).WELL WE WERE USED TO AIR TRAFFIC IN THE VICINTY AS MANY AIRBUSES CAME IN TO LAND AT ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND WE WERE OFTEN UNDERNEATH THESE CRAFT AS THEY DID THEIR FINAL APPROACH IN TO LAND(QUITE SOME NOISE WETHER YOU WERE IN OR OUTDOORS)BUT THESE CRAFT DID NOT DESCEND ALTITUDE,NOR DID THEY HAVE ANY LANDING LIGHTS THAT ARE QUITE VISIBLE AMOMGST ALL THE OTHER INDICATION DEVICES AND SHOULD HAVE WELL AND TRULY BEEN ON AS THE STRIP WAS ONLY TWO SUBURBS OVER, ALSO THES OBJECTS WERE SLIGHTLY SMALLER (ABOUT 1/3 THE SIZE OF A JUMBO) AND ONLY DEFENSE CRAFT I KNOW OF LAND IN FORMATION THAT CLOSE TOGETHER IF THAT.BUT AGAIN THE AIRFORCE BASE EDINBURGH WAS ON THE OUT! SKIRTS OF THE CITY AND THEIR MAINLY FLYING -10 P3Cs ORIONS AND OCCASIONALY C-130 HERCULES OUT OF THERE ,PERHAPS FIGHTER JETS LIKE THE F/A 18 HORNETS AND F 111s WOULD COME IN FOR AIRSHOWS AND MAJOR ADELAIDE EVENTS.WHICH THERE WERE NONE AT THE TIME.THESE OBJECTS ALTHOUGH THEIR FORMATION WAS LIKE A STRAIGHT ZIG-ZAG PATTERN WERE MOVING FORWARD BUT IN A DIAGONALLY ACROSS MOTION ALSO WE NOTICED AS WE TRIED TO TALK AMONGST OURSELVES RATOINALISING WITH THE EVENT AT HAND THAT IN SEQUENTIAL ORDER BEGINING WITH THE LEAD CRAFT THE GLOWING ORANGE(AMBER) LIGHT GREW THEN RETURNED TO SIZE THEN THE SECOND CRAFT WOULD DO IT AND SO ON (ALMOST LIKE THROBBING OR PULSING)THESE CRAFT CONTINUED AT THAT HEIGHT AND SPEED INSTEAD OF DECSENDING DOWN TO LAND KEPT GOING UNTIL OUT OVER THE OCEAN AND ASCENDED RAPIDLY OUT OF SIGHT LEAVING THREE MEN IN AWE.NOW A THOUGHT ENTERED MY HEAD HOW COULD THESE CRAFT FLY DIRECTLY OVER INTERNATIONAL LANDING SPACE NOT LAND AND AT THAT ALTITUDE AND BE WITHIN ANY AVIATION SAFETY STANDARD WHERE CIVIL AIRBUSES ARE CONCERNED ,WHY DIDN'T THEY LAND WHEN ENCROACHING THAT AIR SPACE AS THAT'S WHAT THAT FINAL APPROACH WAS USED FOR (LANDING)MORE SO, WHERE WAS ANY STROBE LIGHTS TO ALERT ANY OTHER AIRCRAFT IN THAT AREA TO THEIR PRESENCE(AS IT WAS IN THE VICINITY OF THE AIRPORT)THERE WAS NO SOUND WHICH IS ALWAYS IMMINENT FROM ANY SINGLE CRAFT GOING OVER AT THAT OR GREATER HEIGHTS TO US AND YET 6 CRAFT AND NOT ONE SOUND.WE DISCUSSED THAT THEY MAY HAVE BEEN HOT AIR BALLOONS BUT HOT AIR BALLOONS KEEPING PERFECT DISTANCE APART A CONSTANT BRIGHT FLAME NO IGNITING NOISE COMMON WITH BALLOONS WHEN THEY GIVE IT A BLAST,(WE THOUGHT TO DO WITH THE PULSING EFFECT)AT 11PM ON A VERY COLD WINTERS NIGHT(WHOS THAT BRAVE TO BE UP THERE IN THOSE ELEMENTS) AND THESE CRAFT WERE HEADING OUT SOUTH WEST TO OVER THE OCEAN BUT ALL THE SEA BREEZE WAS COMING IN OF THE OCEAN NORTH EASTERLY OVER THE CITY,AND THE FACT THAT THEY WERE STILL OVER AIRBUS LANES(HOT AIR BALLOONS WOULD MORE LIKELY LAND AT PARAFIELD AIRPORT MORE NORTH OF OUR POSITION! THATS USED FOR MORE LIGHT AIRCRAFT USE)THERE WAS NO NEWS AROUND THE TIME OF THIS SIGHTING TO INDICATE ANY SHOWS OR EVENTS IN ADELAIDE THAT ARE WELL PUBLICISED ALL THE TIME (SUCH AS THE PRESENCE OF BALLOONS OR FIGHTER CRAFT)HOT AIR BALLOONS FABRIC(NORMALLY PEARSHAPED) LIGHT UP LIKE CHINESE LANTERNS AT NIGHT THESE DID NOT LOOK THAT WAY AT ALL AS I HAVE WITNESSED BALLOONS FIRING UP AT NIGHT SO ALL IN ALL THREE GROWN RATIONAL ADULTS COULDN'T IDENTIFY THESE CRAFT WITH ALL OUR KNOWLEDGE PUT TOGETHER .I DID CALL THE AIRPORT TOWER FROM A TELEPHONE BOX AND SUBLTY ENQUIRED WETHER ANY CRAFT HAD BEEN IN THE AREA WITHOUT TELLING THEM WHAT I'D SEEN AND THEY CONFIRMED THERE WAS NO AIR TRAFFIC IN THE AREA AROUND THEN CIVIL OR DEFENSE,AND THIS WAS PROMPTLY AFTER THE SIGHTING,MAKES ME WONDER WHY THESE CRAFT WERE SO OBVIOUS YET SO UNKNOWN,I AM GOING TO INVEST IN A DECENT VIDEO CAMERA IN THE CASE OF ANY FUTURE EVENTS THAT MAY ARISE…

((NUFORC Note: Date of incident is approximate. PD))