UFO sighting over Tannum Sands reported by reader
A READER has reported seeing a bright orange light over the Gladstone/Tannum Sands area on Saturday night.
In a Your Story submission on The Observer's website, the reader said it appeared as a very bright orange light moving quite fast at first, then becoming almost stationary before moving off again.
"It came back several times and moved the same way each time. We saw it three different times, as did our neighbours and some friends in Gladstone. Definitely no ordinary aircraft or satellite.
"Then it gradually faded as it moved further away. Incredible sight!"
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A group of friends at Tannum Sands also saw the mysterious light.
"There were seven of us who saw the same object in the sky. We were at our friend's house in Tannum when we all saw it.
"There were actually two of them - one fades out and then another one was there."
Another reader has reported seeing a similar object with more of a white light, twice between 12.30am and 1.30am in the past two months.
"In the second sighting the object was clearly moving to the north at slow speed. It looks like the largest star in the sky, but slightly bigger and a touch brighter.
"It's always to the east over the ocean, ie Tannum. It's not the International Space Station, as I watch this go over often," the reader said.
"I know what I've witnessed, and the whole thing is being covered up."
The reader said the light he had seen was the same as the Phoenix Lights footage (see above) captured in Arizona, United States, in 1997.
"This is exactly what the lights look like (over Gladstone). Of course there is only one light in my observations.
"But the way they fade in and fade out is the same. This time my sighting was moving slowly though."
After watching the video, Ms Rodwell said: "In my opinion the footage when seen in comparison to similar UFO footage, both from private sources and footage taken from military sources, ie Mexico's released footage taken from military aircraft.. te footage taken at Gladstone demonstrates the classic movements and profile of a non terrestrial aircraft."
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