UFO Sighting Report - Australia
September 22nd 2008 : Bentley, Western Australia
AUFORN Sighting Form Report
Received on 23/09/2008 01:57:43
22.09.08 BENTLEY (WA) 1138hrs
Source: AUFORN ONLINE UFO Report Form
Witness: Mr. Dan
Number of witnesses present: 2
Sighting Duration: 30 seconds
Occupation: IT Professional
Observation: Sighting in broad daylight while standing in office carpark with colleagues at a mobile coffee van.
Facing southwest, I saw between 5 and 8 white/pale oval/circular shaped objects flying at high altitude and seemingly very high speed, crossing from left to right (from SouthEast to NorthWest). At first thought they were birds, but they did not display any "flapping" motion and moved at very high speed. The speed was about as fast as a fighter jet at high altitude which is just "cruising" rather than at full speed. They were fast enough to cross from the 1030AM position of our viewing angle (when first spotted) to the 3PM position (when we lost sight) in around thirty seconds.
They appeared to be in a loose "formation" with two of them slightly lagging, and their altitudes rising and falling slightly, in sync, rather like a fleet of birds. This was strange because they were obviously not birds, but moved a (little) bit like birds in formation, only MUCH much faster. Other people around me could not initially see them, then I realised it was easier for me to see them because I was wearing polarising sunglasses and could pick them out against the blue sky easier. Eventually one other person did see them.
It's possible they were high altitude weather balloons, but I've never seen those travel a) so fast and b) in formation.
At one point I looked at the friend I was pointing them out to to say something. When I looked back I could no longer find them in the sky at all. We looked for them for a few minutes to the west, but could not find them.
Description: There was no sound at all and the objects appeared oval or round in shape. They did not appear to change shape, but it would be very hard to tell at the altitude they appeared at.
Other Witnesses: The only other witness, like myself, is reluctant to be identified.
Apparent Size: Pea-Sized
Actual Size: Impossible to tell at that height, but at a guess I'd say as big as a small car.
Altitude: At least a kilometer, maybe two.
Object Origin: They appeared from the SouthEast, and we lost sight of them directly to our 3pm position, which would mean they were travelling to the northwest.
Object Destination: Last spotted directly west of Bentley, Western Australia.
Weather Visibility: Clear, Cold, Cloudy, Windy
Weather Comments: The cloud cover was quite minimal. Last night was an unusually cold night for this time of year (almost to freezing point), so visibility was very high.
Viewing Aids: No. However, I was wearing Polarising sunglasses, which is what made it easier to spot the objects.
Effects Physical: No.
Effects Psychological: No. Mostly just awe and wondering what the objects.
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