Sydney, New South Wales
August 6th 2005
Sydney, Australia Bright Light Makes Sharp Turn
Date: August 6, 2005
Time: Approx: 7.57 p.m.
Message: Tonight, 6 Aug 2005, at approx 7.57 pm in Sydney Australia, there was a single brilliant reddish/orange light approx 80 degrees (almost vertical) from horizontal in a rough east-north-east bearing. Initially this light looked like a bright planet, but it became apparent that it was way too bright to be any planet. It's distance also visually equated a planet's, eg Mars, though it was slightly larger than Mars' appearance. The light was extremely bright, and initially I thought I could be witnessing a comet burning-up in the atmosphere though there appeared to be no movement.
I got my flat-mate who saw it and remarked "it looks like it's moving". And yes, it did actually appear to be moving, though very slowly. It headed eastwards down from vertical and in a visual sense passed a star (I used as a marker) on its left and proceeded eastwards, though all the time very slowly. At this point in time it appeared to vary it's glow, sometimes fading quite a bit then re-ignighting the brightness to very bright. There was no pattern to this variance, unlike any aircraft.
Then as I watched, the object turned sharply (though still slowly) and headed north, and I called a friend. As my friend answered I told him to go outside and have a look at this object, but told him to hurry-up as at this moment the object appeared to be fading in brightness (very dynamic fading) but also in size. By the time he exited his premises the object was so faint and small, that I finally lost it - it appeared as if it moved further away until it disappeared into the distance. My friend did not get to see it.
Its pattern of movement was as follows:
This movement was observed over a 3-5 minute period at an estimate.
It was witnessed by my flat-mate, but my friend who I called did not get a chance to see it before it disappeared.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike for passing this report on.]