Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
May 20th 2011
Location: Coffs Harbour NSW Australia
Date: May 20 2011
Time: 8.22pm - 8.26pm / 8.30pm - 8.33pm
Number of witnesses: One initially, then two
Number of objects: One
Shape of objects: On the onset because of close proximity, it was, for all intents and purposes, fan shaped with a flat base, but as it slowly moved away it appeared ball shaped.
Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No
Weather Conditions: Overcast with occasional light rain, with just a whisper of breeze at ground level.
Description: On first sighting the object, sixty degrees to the horizon to the south-east, it was as if I was seeing a fire in the sky, and my first thought, brief as it was, is that it was a hot-air balloon. But as I watched it slowly move away to the north-east, the red and orange of the flame became that of orange only. I continued to observe the object for two or three minutes as I called out for my wife, but with the back door to the house closed she was unable to hear me, so I was forced to go indoors to alert her. Less than a minute later we stood side by side observing the object as it now headed due east, a minute, maybe two, before it was lost from view. With nature calling I went indoors, only to sight the object again some four minutes later when I first stepped outside there once again to south-east but slowly heading south-west. I observed the object for a minute or two before it disappeared behind clouds, and continued with my observation from then on hoping it would reappear, but it didn't.