On Monday, February 2, 1998 at 11:55 pm in Devenport, Tasmania, several witnesses sighted two bright white triangular objects "ripping through the night sky over Devenport."
The first object sped passed at "an incredible speed" at a low altitude, heading west.
A few seconds later, another white triangular object flew past on the same course and bearing. Unlike the first, this object appeared to have a bright green light or glow following it.
Other than the glow, the two objects appeared to be identical in shape and color. There was no sound.
The objects were shaped like "a definite right angle triangle." One witness told Dowe that "they appeared to be like the broad swept-back wing of a stealth or delta winged American spy craft."
The speed and silent running, however, seem to rule out conventional planes.
On Friday, February 6, between 11:30 and 11:45 pm, in the area of Wodonga, Victoria, witnesses reported sighting a very large orange triangular-shaped illumination. Described as a "very intense, very large bright orange illumination," the object appeared in the sky to the south-south east of Wodonga. One witness said that he out looking at the stars in that area of the sky "when this triangular illumination just seemed to appear from nowhere."
The orange object moved north-westward toward Wodonga, appearing to hover for about 30 seconds while still east of Wodonga, then changed direction and headed toward an area called Hume Weir. It took about 5 minutes to travel out of sight and it was last seen traveling up a valley toward a place known as Tangambalanga, witnesses said.
When first sighted, the illuminated object appeared to be very close, "about 1/4 to 1/2 mile away and about the size of a commercial jet at a height of around 200 meters," said one witness. Again, no sound was heard.
Its size, shape, luminosity, apparent ability to hover, silent running and relatively slow speed mark this object as probably not like any known aircraft.
On Friday, Feb 13 at 9:22 pm in Brisbane, Queensland, witnesses reported sighting "a bright point of light in the northern sky. Within seconds it exploded into an extremely bright white round circle and remained for a number of seconds."
Ross Dowe told CNI News that the exploded illumination "appeared to be about the size of an orange at arms length. It also appeared to have an orange/red glow on its outside rim. However, the light was very bright in the center."
Witnesses said that "it appeared to be like a huge photo flash in the sky." An ex-Army serviceman commented that "it was unbelievable and bizarre."
No sound was heard. Witnesses estimated it was a very long way away. It appeared about 25 degrees up from the northern horizon.
The same night, in Melbourne, Victoria, witnesses reported sighting a navy blue or black, domed or disc-shaped object traveling to the northwest of Melbourne at dusk. The object looked "like a Second World War British battle helmet and it rocked side to side as it moved." It was reportedly visible for five to six minutes before flying out of sight.
On Saturday, February 15 at 5:45 am, in the Gold Coast area of Queensland, a witness reported sighting a large black disc-shape object, solid in appearance like an aircraft, that flew over the area about 1000 to 1500 feet up. It was flying due north on a level course at a speed slower than a commercial aircraft, but too fast for a balloon or powered blimp. The object was visible for one to two minutes before disappearing from view.
On Sunday, February 15 at 9:45 pm in Sydney, New South Wales, several witnesses reported seeing two very bright orange fireball illuminations crossing the sky underneath the cloud layer, which was at 3000 feet. The illuminations quickly followed each other about a mile apart. Ross Dowe told CNI News that the objects appeared to come from the direction of Richmond Air Base and looked like they were heading toward the area of Liverpool or the Army's Hollsworthy base. Weather conditions at the time were no wind, light rain.
Such fireball illuminations, though frequently reported in Australia, do not seem to correspond to any known aircraft or natural phenomenon.
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