Anna Bay, New South Wales
September 1st 2013
UFOINFO Online Sighting Report
Location: Anna Bay NSW Australia
Time: Approx 10pm
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Elongated, no shape obvious due to darkness but lights indicated a very long object
Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No
Weather Conditions: Calm, clear. Dark night, light cloud and no moonlight.
Description: Elongated object red and blue lights silently appeared hovering above Anna Bay locale but think it was really more toward Salamander Bay traveling towards Nelson's BSay. I was running up beach toward Newcastle and observed a lot of RAAF activity over ocean, Newcastle, Port Stephens triangular fashion.
When I turned to return my journey I saw these lights, blue and red a set distance apart slowly moving and appearing continuous, part of the same body, too high for a tower and estimate a huge object, hundred meters at least in length. Probably more due to distance / exact location estimate in hindsight ... I think I'm being rather conservative.
The object periodically "shot" a small flare/ tracer white light skyward which quickly disappeared and didn't appear to travel much more than 3 or 4 times the length the object to my eye, very fast though, not laser, more like rocket speed, looked like a projectile I assumed it was some airforce exercise, but have no idea what it could be if man-made really.
I returned home and drank some beer.
I wrote to the witness with the following query:
If possible can you let me know where you were located? Was it in Anna Bay or further away, just wondering as you say the object appeared to be over Anna Bay but you think it was further over.
Looking on Google maps I see there is an extremely long stretch of beach there so location might be difficult to give!
Hi John, yes that was my own difficulty ascertaining object position, it was very dark and disorientating and I'm relatively new to the area. I was running southwest direction on Birubi Beach, Anna Bay away from the town. The beach extends all the way to Newcastle. I was probably about 2 to 3kms from Anna Bay. Initially I thought maybe it was lights on the lookout /com tower near Nelson's bay but it was way too high and west of that position initially, so whilst it appeared over the town, I think it was further away, maybe over Port Stephens. It was definitely moving seaward.
There was a lot of jet activity (which is what drew my attention to start with looking up :-) ) but i was looking toward Newcastle in the opposite direction at the jets operating over about a 30 km radius, they did not seem to be operating in immediate vicinity of object but so close I assumed it was related, but in hindsight I do not know.
It was some months ago and I thought nothing more of it until local radio talkback show/ reports I caught the end of on the way to work this morning jokingly describing similar sightings over Lake Macquarie, so I was searching for reports and found your site..