March 4th 2004?
Traveling Towards Coolangatta, Australia A Bright Red Flaming Object
Date: Possibly March 4, 2004 ?
I was performing a search on your website and I found an article of a person who had witnessed strange occurrences in the sky on March 4 2004. It could have well have been the same night for all I can remember.
HBCC UFO Note: The person is referring to the Tweed Heads, Australia Sighting (which can be found HERE on UFOINFO).
Around that time of year, I also saw an object in the sky in the same area. I currently live in Banora Point, which is around 10 Km south from where this person had witnessed the event. I assumed the object was an Aircraft, as there is an Airport in Coolangatta, and planes fly around this area. But now that I have heard other reports, I must comment on my sighting.
My family was in our car driving towards Coolangatta, when we noticed a bright red, flaming object in the sky. It was moving around the speed of an average airplane. We pulled our car over and got out to look at the object. My family insisted that it was an aircraft, or something earthly. But the object was a bright red and it looked as if it was on fire.
The object was very strange. It looked to be around an altitude of 1000 feet, but the flames appeared as if the object was close up. It is very difficult to explain, but imagine the flame of a candle. Except the flame is bright red, and hovering around 2 Km away from you in the sky. The object looks far away, but the flames still look as if they were close up.
We were getting worried. Perhaps it was an aircraft on fire.
We then remembered a small shop that was on this road that we were traveling on. I believe the shop sells GAS/Butane products such as Gas bottles for Barbeques etc. On this shops sign, there is a fire lantern that burns constantly all days Saturday. We firstly assumed it was this shops lantern, but the shop was a couple of meters down the road. However, the light in the sky was moving slowly out to sea, so It couldn't have been it.
The time was around 9 to 10:00 p.m. This object could well have been the object that this other person had seen. It was located above water out to sea, offshore of Coolangatta near 'Twin Towns', the area where a person saw lights in the clouds.
My parents were quick to assume that it was an Aircraft Beacon- and refused to stay in the are any longer. Unfortunately, I didn't have a camera with me at the time, but I will try and send a photo of where we were and where the object was in the sky.
I now make sure I have a camera with me at all times.
Thank you to the witness for this report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike for passing this report on.]