Templers (outside Gawler), South Australia
March 27th 2004
Original Sighting Form Report:
Name: On file
Location: Over Main North Rd, Templers (outside Gawler), South Australia
Date: Approx 8.15pm local time, Sat 27th March 2004.
Approach Direction: From East
Departure Direction: To West
Witness Direction: North
Description: Object flashed across intersection at the top of a small rise from east to west. It lit up the top of the trees, but the glow from it did not reach the raod. Object appeared to be about 20m of the ground, judging by the height of the trees. I was driving north in my car and was probably around half a kilometer from the intersection. The road is straight. A truck was travelling ahead of me and the object caused him to brake suddenly, although he drove off quickly and didn't stop. I pulled over and got out. Other people who were in their garden came out and stood with me in the road, while it flew off to the west over farmland, keeping level with the ground as far as I can tell. There was no sound from the object.
Color/Shape: It seemed to be round like a ball, glowing white like phosphorescence. There was a crescent moon in the sky, and the object seemed to be about the size of a fully risen full moon.
Height & Speed: Around 20m from the ground, and seemed to be following the contours of the land altough it was dark and hard to tell. It certainly followed the slope of the hill down towards the fields. Diffucult to say how fast, but my guess is as fast as a shooting star.
TV/Radio/Press: Not reported by me.
Follow-up Report by Brian Vike:
I'd be happy to. Apologies for taking so long to reply but I don't check this email very often.
Could you tell me how long you were able to watch the whole event for ?
Four or five minutes
Were you able to see a trail or tail following the object ?
Absolutely nothing except the round light. It seemed to be a sphere as opposed to a disc.
How many witnesses to you believe observed the object, that you know of ?
Did you notice if the object changed direction at any time ?
It moved forward in a straight line, except it did seem to lose and gain height slightly. It was dark at the time, but I know the place well and I would guess it was roughly following the contours of the land (Small rises and dips)
Did it stop at anytime or appeared to be slowing down ?
No, the speed seemed to be uniform and very fast.
Also could you tell me what the weather conditions were like at the time of the sighting ?
Fully dark, very clear, starry night. Quite a cool early autumn evening.
Also did you happen to see any aircraft in the area ?
No and I was watching the sky as I drove along, looking at the moon, that sort of thing.
If there is anything else you can think of now you have time to time about it would you be kind enough to add your thoughts.
I have no idea if it has any relevance, but while I was watching it fly off over the fields, I rang my mother on my mobile phone to tell her. I had full reception and I could hear her clearly, but she could only hear static and crackling.
Hope it helps. And hope I never see anything like it again!
[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike & HBCC UFO Research for the follow-up.]