Willetton, Western Australia
June 9th 2007
Willetton, Western Australia A Huge Unknown Craft
Date: June 9, 2007
Time: 11:35 p.m.
Location of Sighting: Willetton
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Large, circular.
Full Description of event/sighting: I was leaving work and walking to my car when I saw a large object fairly low in the sky. I was stopped in my tracks because it was just so large.
It was moving across the sky from a North Easterly direction, I thought it must have been a helicopter with its spot light pointing right in my direction. That would maybe explain the size of the light. Then I realized that:
A. - It was the same colour as one of our orange street lights.
B. - Our police choppers use white spot lights.
C. - The light didn't move, and I could see no "beam" of light that such powerful search lights emit.
D. - It was moving too fast, definitely too fast to be a chopper, but within reach of a jet.
It wasn't a chopper, I thought it would have to be an air craft of some sort. After watching it for another minute I was certain that:
A. - There were no leading lights, wing lights or whatever they are called. They blink, each air craft has multiples of them and they are different colours. We have a small air port nearby (Jandakot) and there are often prop driven planes in the air. Likewise there is a larger air port (international) further to the east. So aircraft are a common and familiar for me sight.
B. - It was just too big to be a jet, if it was a jet, I should be able to hear it. It wasn't a cigar shape or anything stupid like that, it was just a big orange ball that was slightly squashed in the middle.
I started recording it for a few seconds on my phone, but stopped. I felt silly thinking it could be something unexplained. Sure it was huge, had no leading lights and was moving faster than a prop plane or helicopter could move, but still, this is Perth! And a camera phone isn't exactly a worthy medium.
It was just as I was thinking the above when it moved. It moved so damn fast, right towards the ocean (West). The light seemed to halve in size, but that could've just been due to the fact that it moved so fast. A building obstructed it after a second but as I sprinted to the side of the building to get a clear view it was already gone.
We (Australia) do not have a single damn jet that can move that fast, it cleared the sky in seconds! Every hair on my body stood on end at that point. I've just spent the last half hour staring in awe at the sky, yes my neck is sore and no I didn't see this thing again.
What I did see however were numerous planes, a few far to the east where our cities main airport is, and a prop driven one heading to the smaller Jandakot airport. Not a single one of them looked anything like this thing. Out of curiosity I tried recording one of them with my phone so I could compare the results. Standing in my backyard I recorded a small propelled craft, looking at the recording I could barely see it. Looking at the few seconds of footage taken from a well lit car park (much more light pollution than my back yard has) the difference is amazing. That's how big this damn thing was, you can actually see it in a quick recording taken from a crappy Nokia in a well lit car park. Am I kicking myself for not recording as long as possible, more than anyone can know, I just want to be able to watch it again, so I never forget. :(
A believer is born, Sigh, I don' think I'll look at the sky in the same way again. The skeptic in me says "come on", and is going to make me check out to see if America have any carriers stationed offshore of Fremantle. It could've been a Super Hornet, but realistically there's no chance. They would not have been authorized for such a low fly over, plus they are noisy as hell, and if it had poured on the juice to get moving that fast the light would not have diminished but flared bright and hot.
Hrmm, sorry this is so long. In a way writing it out so clearly will help me remember the event, it's one that I think is worth doing so too.
Oh, one last thing, this is almost certainly completely coincidental but it certainly added in some way to the sight. My car's central locking wouldn't work! Hah, first time that's ever happened (ever), though it started working after I tried half a dozen more times. But anyway, there were no power outs etc, my phone was working after all, just thought I'd mention it.
Once again, sorry for the length.
Thank you to the witness for the wonderful report.
Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research
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