July 9th 2000
Report taken from the AUFORN Mailing List
1800 Callin Code: 00791 QLD 12.07.2000
Time Reported: 9.32am
Reportee: Bob B.
Report given to nearest rep: Emma Derdak
Tel: 07 371
Please ring. Would like to report a sighting last Sunday..9th July..seen near Quilpie/Adavale
Regards Doug Moffett
I spoke to Bob re his call-in and he advised me that it was his niece Sarah who had had the sighting. Sarah lives with her family in South Western Queensland near Quilpie.
Reference to the sighting was also heard by a friend on ABC radio news earlier in the week and that is Sarah's reference to ABC radio.
Below is a copy of Sarah's email.
Re: Strange sightings in the sky
I just had to write this down, so I know that I didn't imagine it.
Yesterday, I was taking a picnic lunch up to Binny who was working up at Wakes Lagoon - which is about 60km north of our house.
Anyway, it was 11:10am and I was on the road near the airstrip, (Adavale) - which means I was heading west - when right in front of me came something down from the sky - it was falling really fast, and looked like metal disintegrating and was so bright that I had to close my eyes and stop the car. (of course I stopped the car first) Darcy saw it too and was very excited - at first I thought it was going to cross on the road ahead of me- like a whirly wind sometimes does - then I thought we would hear a big bang when it hit the ground, but I guess it burnt up before it impacted because it got to the tree line on the other side of the airstrip and ... well... nothing - it vanished. I was tempted to drive over to where I saw it go down, but I was running late and I figured whatever it was would still be there when we got back. Then we got back very late last night, so I missed it in the dark.
When I got to Wakes and discussed it with Binny and Rick (the sheep classer), we decided that it could have been a shooting star - because that is not unheard of, but it was so fast and the streak was so bright - it was, I'm sure like metal burning up and disintegrating.
Has anybody mentioned a missing satellite lately? Who can I ask? Anyone got the number of the FBI Unexplained phenomenon's? This is a job for Mulder & Scully!
"The man who reported it to the ABC Longreach Radio lives about 200km north of us and if he said it went down 100-200metres from him, it must have been a very long way away for both of us, unless we saw two separate parts of the same broken up ...thing... I'm surprised to hear that the report made it to the city."
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