Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania
August 27th 2005
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Lenah Valley, suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA.
Date: 08/27/05 8.45pm A.E.S.T.
Approach Direction: North
Departure Direction: South
Witness Direction: East
Description: Saw 6 orange lights, the size of large stars, below cloud height, in a scattered formation, moving slowly across the sky. No noise. Randomly scattered say about 500 metres apart. A white aura appeared as the objects moved through the ( random ) clouds.
Color/Shape: Orange, looked like large moving stars but at cloud height.
Height & Speed: How high are clouds ? 5000 feet ? Saw for 1/4 of an hour, travelled say 30 kilometres in that time = 120klms / hr.
TV/Radio/Press: ( Sunday Tasmanian )" Phones ran hot at UFO centre " Up to nine! orange lights were witnessed. One person said they were in a zig zag formationn initially, but appeared to line up as they passed over Hobart. Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre spokesman Keith Roberts said he received several calls last night, could not explain the phenomenon which he did not see.
Note: Southern Cross Observatory director Shevill Mathers said low cloud and reflected light might have been the cause. The observatory is at Cambridge and Mr Mathers said he had seen an intense glow in the sky over Hobart.
[Venus and Jupiter were also mentioned as possible causes]
Read more at: http://www.themercury.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,16417670%255E3462,00.html (Article now removed).