Howard Springs, Northern Territory
Between February and October 1997
Howard Springs, N.T Australia Red Lights
Date: Between February and October 1997
Time: Approx: 10:40 p.m.
My name is (name removed) and I am a 20 year old I.T student from Australia. I have just read your article about the red dots you saw from your hot tub. About 6-7 years ago a friend and I saw the exact same thing except there were 5 of them. They would disappear and then come back from nowhere it was like nothing I have ever seen before. The speed at which they could change direction was amazing. This is the first time I have bothered googling it to see what other people had seen, wish I had of had a camera at the time. Anyways if you know of anything interesting about them or more info please let me know.
The most accurate I can go with the date is that it was in 1997 and sometime between February and October I would say as I wouldn't have been out riding if it was the wet season (summer).
As for the time it was after 10:00pm as that's when south park finished and my friend and I went for a ride so probably 10:40 ish.
Yep the ones we saw were most definitely red, at first I had just seen it out of the corner of my eye and thought it was one of those flashing lights on plane wings but when I looked more showed up and they weren't blinking at all.
Not quite sure of my bearings as far as NESW goes but I know exactly where I was standing so I will go out there sometime in the next day or two and check it out.
No aircraft at all, none that I could see or hear anyway.
The area where we saw them was a small town called Howard Springs about 30 kilometers out of Darwin (N.T Australia)- there is an airport about 38 k's north (Darwin's Main AP) and there is a very small light aircraft runway (dirt) about 16 k's to the south. There is quite a large airforce base to the south called Tindal AF base - "Tindal Air Force Base, the largest military base in Northern Australia, is 15 kilometers south of Katherine." - Katherine is about 298 K's away so it's not exactly close. They do often fly night missions during the dry season though, lots of training.
I guess we watched them for about 20-25 seconds although two just disappeared after about 5 seconds then one returned shortly after disappearing (I am assuming it was one of the ones that had gone) and the remaining 4 seemed to just vanish after moving horizontally quite rapidly.
I will take some photo's of the area where I saw them when I go out there and can send them to you if that is helpful at all.
Thank you to the witness for the interesting report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
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