Brisbane - Coorparoo -Amberley Airbase - Ipswich districts, 13 October 1996 10:40PM. Respondents report "large blue-green and white illuminations" over or near the Amberley Airforce base and/or general area. Callers reported sighting a series of five to seven "very large plumes or domes of blue-green and white light" illuminate the whole south-west sky.
The lights were reported to have arisen from the ground and the light appeared to reach up to 100 to 200 kilometers in the sky. One caller said, "For a minute I thought it was an atomic bomb going off, or maybe the military was testing something out there."
The UFO Hotline contacted Richmond and Amberley Air Bases and there was not any unusual electrical activity recorded. Richmond said that there was no aircraft active at that time in that area (approximately 10:40 pm).
Brisbane Police headquarters had taken some calls also, and they reported that there were power failures in the area about the same time.
Brisbane appears to have more sightings of blue-green aerial illumination than any other part of Australia at this time.
Original file name: .CNI - Australia report.Dowe
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