|Occurred : 8/15/2003 01:30 (Entered as : 08/15/03 1.30am)
Reported: 8/17/2003 6:41:00 AM 06:41
Location: Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia),
|Very Distinctive and large glistening orange oval shaped craft hovering above us in our home city skies
Driving home we noticed two lights in front of us as we were crossing the Boolaroo bridge. I was trying to think of what these lights were, my friend was really having a good look too - I asked him what he was looking at, he replied, lights - I don't know. We pulled over the side of the road and pulled the sun roof back; by this time we noticed that these objects were not lights but some type of craft that were now alongside each other slowly hovering above us, they looked quite large and a glistening orange colour, we stopped the car engine to see if we could here something. These craft made no sound at all, they weren't far from us and were obviously having no concern of being seen as they were quite easily located and noticeable. My 15 yr old daughter and her friend were very excited about it, my friend and I were simply trying to identify what type of craft these could be, though unable to come up with anything. After a good 10 minutes of the craft hovering above our area and slowly moving North, one of the craft made a 90 deg turn to the left and proceeded to fly West / inland. We watched in amazement as they got further away; I then remembered to quickly grab my camera from the car and take a couple of photos, though they were quite a distance away by then. My camera is only a cheap digital camera though one of the photos has succeeded; though I am unsure if the craft took off quickly - or I moved when taking the photo as the light looks like a serated line on a black night sky - it doesn't look a very convincing photo to me, though - not being of any interest of UFO's or there reports in the past, I certainly have changed my attitude on what is seen in our skys; these were inexplicable craft. As we all hopped in the car to go, the street light which we were parked under suddenly went out for about 1 minute before coming back on again; wether this had any significance to the craft, we dont know. I phoned the Williamstown RAAF Base (about 20 mins drive) the next morning to ask if th! ere were any domestic or military craft in this area at that time, there response was no, and they gave me a phone number for reporting sightings to. We are yet to discuss with these authorities on the matter.
It truly was a very clear and distinct viewing of these craft, we only wish the city / town folk were out and about like us to be able to see this phenomena as it was most amazing. We were unable to come up with any suggestions or eliminations to disprove our UFO thoughts. We all feel extremely fortunate to have experienced such a thing and only hope to some day experience it again.
((NUFORC Note: We attempted to correspond with this witness, in order to request permission to look at the photograph allegedly captured of the objects, but his e-address was invalid. We do not know if this is a serious report. PD))