The Australian: Flashing lights hover over Darwin [ 06dec04 ]
- Flashing lights hover over Darwin
EVEN the sceptics are questioning the origins of a strange light that
hovered over Darwin on Saturday night.
Several readers phoned the Northern Territory News late on Saturday night
to describe the unidentified flying object that captured their attention.
But neither the RAAF or the airport were able to shed any light on the
flashing green, blue and red lights witnesses saw.
Laboratory technician Julie Lynn was relaxing on the balcony with husband
Nigel at their Leanyer home when they noticed the UFO about 8.30pm.
A self-described sceptic, Mrs Lynn believes there is a perfectly
reasonable explanation for why the UFO hovered above Darwin - she just has
no idea what it could be.
"It was fascinating to watch," she said.
"I was quite looking forward to curling up on the couch and watching a
movie but it had our attention until we went to bed after midnight.
"It hovered in the one place for at least two hours but had moved
significantly when we checked on it again before we went to bed.
"I can't believe there are UFOs or little green men out there - there must
be an obvious explanation.
"And we weren't drinking so it wasn't something we imagined."
The UFO was described as being shaped like three connected ball-shaped
spheres that flashed blue, green and red from as many as six different
It first appeared in a south-easterly direction and was moving northeast.
Department of Defence spokeswoman Kelly Cooper said the UFO was definitely
not a secret military aircraft or RAAF-related.
The airport also denied the UFO could have been a plane waiting to land in
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