Roe Highway, near Canningvale, Western Australia
April 5th 2006
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Roe Highway near Canningvale Western Australia
Date: 5/4/2006 6.30AM local time.
Approach Direction: Observed the object high in the sky to the east of Roe Highway.
Departure Direction: South East.
Witness Direction: We were travelling east in our vehicle along Roe Highway.
Description: Me and my work mate were travelling to work in Canningvale and was on the newly built Roe Highway when i noticed an object that i thought looked like a comet, i pointed it out to my mate who was driving the vehicle and said 'Oh my god look over there that is something you will see only once in your lifetime!'
We looked out to the east of us and looked at this object and for a moment i was concerned at the destruction this object might cause thinking it may be a comet but soon came to the realisation that it was not because it was travelling too slow.
The object looked white in color and had a lond tail which looked transparent from a distance but as it approached us it started to look more solid.
It looked a long thin rectangle shape and it was last seen heading off in a soth east direction.
Color/Shape: The object looked white in colour it looked like what i would imagine a comet would look like. It had a long tail which loooked transparent but became more solid in appearance as it came closer into view.
Height & Speed: When i first saw it it was vey high in the distance perhaps thousands of feet, as it passed to the right hand side it was in a somewhat lower altitude about the average height for light aircraft.The object was travelling slowly at perhaps slightly slower than normal civilian light aircraft.
TV/Radio/Press: The object was reported by channel 10 and was captured on someones mobile phone video camera.
Follow-up Information from Brian Vike:
Ten's website is here at http://www.ten.com.au/
I could not find any information about the sighting on their website.
We did not get out of the car to watch.
The sun was starting to come up.
It was travelling on a curved flight path heading roughly south east and it apeared to come out from as high in in the sky as one could see directly in front of us and was descending,.
The sky was clear.
We were able to observe the object for about 2 to 5 minutes.
When we saw it it seemed to be be high in the sky and was losing altitude, it looked like what i would imagine a comet would look with a translucent tail, after about a minute the object stopped losing altitude and was heading in a south east to south west direction.
The object did not seem to leave any contrails and when it stopped descending and was overhead it appeared to lose its tail and apeared as a solid long white rectangular shape although one other work mate who had witnessed the object described it as silvery in colour, this object was seen by a number of my work mates that do the same shift as me.
We were not able to hear the object.
There were no other aircraft near this object at the time.
There is no military base nearby but the airport is about 10 to 20 kilometres away and this area does have a lot of air traffic.
The direction the object was travelling could have taken it close to a naval base at garden Island near Rockingham perhaps.
The object was reportedly not picked up by radar according to channel 10.
[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike & HBCC UFO Research for the follow-up.]