[The following is excerpted from a report sent to CNI News by Ross Dowe of Australia's National UFO Hotline on July 19, 1997.]
The National UFO Hotline has noted a sudden upsurge of bright "brimstone orange fireball light" reports in the last 60 days on a national basis.
Over the past week Gippsland respondents called and reported sightings of bright brimstone and orange lights near the "Omega antenna array."
On Thursday 17th and Friday 18th nights, Shepparton respondents reported sighting up to five brimstone/orange lights in a holding position near Radio Australia's transmitter site at "Congupna", [which] then headed off to the east.
At 11:25 pm on Friday 18th July, local Ambulance personnel called at the Radio Australia transmitter site and advised that there were bright red/orange balls of light above the R.A. towers. R.A. Congupna station staff viewed the lights and didn't think that they were associated with the 600 k/watt transmitter.
Photo's of these orange fireballs are posted on the web at http://www.netlink.net.au/rossdowe/index.htm
[Ross Dowe said his organisation is investigating any possible links between the testing of advanced microwave generator weapons which fire a plasmoid (blob of plasma) and the increased sightings of fireballs over Australia and New Zealand.
Some researchers have suggested that a variety of unusual weapons research, development and testing may be taking place in the Australian interior, in the vicinity of Alice Springs and a secret multi-national defense facility called Pine Gap.]
Original file name: CNI - Aussie Fireballs
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