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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/6/1978 21:45 (Entered as : 10/06/78 21:45 pm)
Reported: 8/3/2002 7:40:15 AM 07:40
Posted: 8/16/2002
Location: Nuriootpa (Australia),
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 45 seconds
Fireball inclour size approximately 500 yards across, landed and vertically lifted out of sight

On the evening the object was spotted I was a young man working on my car in my fathers shed, the evening sky was black , no moon, and very claer. During the evening out in the shed i realised I needed parts from a an old car we had stoered in the back yard. opening the sliding door and walking into the blackness of the evening I initailly focussed my attention on the ground to avoid falling over any objects, after a while my attention went to the back of the yard, looking up I saw the object. The object consumed the evening sky and the paddoch behind my fathers farm, 20 years on I can still clearly see the immense size and clour when I recall the sighting. The object was a fireball orange, against the evening blackness it stood out very clearly, The size of the object was as large as a football field, it had 3 d qualities so I assume it was round in shape, It had no distingushing features on its surface only the intense orange glow, It was landed on the ground approxiamtely half a mile away in a clearing,The instant i focussed upon the object it very slowly lifted itsself off the ground, the sheer size and toital lack of any sound still haunts me, The object stabilised then very smoothly and quickly accerated in a vertical line. It was very obvious the object had the ability to accerate quickly, the time to see it and watch it begin to acler to apoint wher it was stable above the groond was approxiamtely 5 seconds, the rate of climb was very uniform and the rate of acceration was noticably faster as each second passed. I remember seing this object in its immense form and watching it dissaper into a dot so small it was not visible. I can still recal the entire event and felt the cold feeling of fear due to not understanding over come me. The entire event lasted 45 seconds from sart to finsish but changed my perception of what is possible in life forever. The corny ending to this story if Im allowed to share it with you is that working on an old truck for my boss about a year after the event recalled eve! ry detai l as explained by 2 old women in book found under the front seat of the truck. The vent detailed inthe UFO book( I still do not understand how or whay I needed to find the book in a truck explained what 2 lovely old ladies had seen one night in your country. It detailed every thing I had seen, the decription of colour , size and its path away from them.

The object I saw left no possible doubt in my mind and to date the story when argued with sceptics leaves me wondering what did land on a paddoch one night very close to my fathers farm.

((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate. PD))