|Occurred : 5/19/2007 20:30 (Entered as : 05/19/07 20:30)
Reported: 5/28/2007 10:30:05 AM 10:30
Location: Melbourne (Australia),
|I'm a 38 year old Australian/Italian male. I ws driving along at 8.30pm in down-town Brunswick/Melbourne/Victoria/Australia on my delivery run for the local pizza restaurant when I caught myself gazing at a very luminous, violet coloured, oval shaped ball in the night sky - about 45 degrees from the horizon and noticably travelling along at an odd sort of speed.
I checked to see if my vision was being influenced by anything thru my windscreen by popping my head out of my driver's side window - and sure enough it looked just the same.
The object was moving away from my field of vision at a steady rate, but it would have been close to about 30 seconds - (the same time it took for me to drive a distance of about 500 metres at 40 kilometres per hour) that after watching it gliding along in a generally static eastward direction, I then saw it ultimately disappear from my view on the eastern city horizon (Mt. Dandenong) - but only after seemingly seeing it split into two parts - with a much smaller (similarly shaped) part splintering off and making a sharp downward trajectory which is where I ultimately lost vision of it as well as the original (larger) object.
I initially thought that it was some sort of laser-type light show being staged at a nearby sporting ground.
There weren't any reports in the media that night or the next day so I really am lost for words as to what the object really was.
It definitely wasn't moving in a familiar aircraft-type manner - way too fast for something so high in the sky.
The size of it was comparable to the biggest star that you can normally see -multiplied by about five; but it wasn't that far up in the heavens - it looked like it was hovering over our side of the world - amazing visuals!!