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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/15/1974 12:00 (Entered as : July 1974 12:00)
Reported: 5/24/2009 7:17:05 PM 19:17
Posted: 6/9/2009
Location: Cairns (Australia),
Shape: Cigar
Duration: Approx. 1hr
7/ 74 - Cairns Ql d. Australia - Cigar - 1hr - Watched silver ship stationary in sky for 1hr then took off at great speed into the dis

I have kept this a secret for almost 35yrs, only telling family and occasional friend and thought it was time to disclose what we saw on a long deserted beach in a place far north of our state of Queensland called Cairns.

I was on holiday with my ex-husband up in Cairns and we decided to go to the beach for an hour or two. As there are many beaches up North and it was not a holiday season, we were the only ones on the beach that day. We laid out our towels to sunbath for awhile and when I laid down, I looked up to the sky to the left and I saw what I thought was a plane with the sun reflecting off it and paid no attention. Approximately 10mins later I looked up again and it was still there and being a little bit surprised, I told my then partner and we both watched it and it did not move! I started to get nervous and said to him that I was scared and that we should go, but my partner said not to be silly and that it was too far away and it couldnít harm us. I then said well it canít be of this world and perhaps they were watching us and I wanted to leave, but he said for us just to watch it and see what happens, so we did even though I was scared.

We watch this ship that I originally thought was a plane for approx. one hour and then it just shot off to the right and into the distance at incredible speed and disappeared.

I say that it was cigar shape, only because it was a fair distance away and at first I thought it was a plane, all I can say for sure is that it was long and silver and stayed in the one spot for a least an hour that we were there, so it could have been there for some time before we arrived and when it disappeared, it shot off at incredible speed.

I thought after all these years that I should tell someone, because at the time we didnít know who to report it to and thought that we would be ridiculed.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))