Bird Island, Tasmania
June 23rd 1997
Fishermen Sight Lights off West Coast. 23 June 7.30pm.
Point Hibbs on Tasmania’s West Coast is a very lonely spot frequented only by fishermen and the odd bushwalker. J and his father had anchored for the night close in the shelter of Bird Island, a small island just south of Point Hibbs. J was on deck when he first spotted a group of three lights out to the west at about a 20 degree elevation. The top light was red with two green lights below. Around the lights was a glowing area of light. Altogether the lights covered an area of about a 3/4 moon. J called his father up to see the lights which were watched off and on by the witnesses for the next couple of hours.
The lights lost elevation during the period they were under observation and moved more to the north. At various times erratic movement was noted by J. The lights looked to move sideways, then performed a large anti-clockwise circle a number of times. Whilst moving on one circle the lights suddenly shot across from the one o’clock position to the 7 o’clock position.
Eventually the lights were low on the horizon, they moved down behind the hump on the island then back up again on a number of occasions before being finally lost from sight.
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Note: This sighting is taken from the TUFOIC Newsletter, October 1997, Issue 82 originally posted in the News section of UFOINFO.