- Reports of odd orange illuminations (fireballs)
poured in to these offices from Sale and east Victoria, Australia on a
day Victoria recorded as the hottest in 88 years for this time of the year.
- About 3:00pm a large thunder cloud and
accompanying storm passed across southern Victoria near Melbourne and headed
towards a town called Sale (and an RAAF air base).
- At 7.37pm, respondents videotaped the
following: A gentleman was sitting outside having a cigarette and noticed
that the gusty winds suddenly stopped. A minute or so later, a very bright
orange ball of light came from the Northeast traveling beneath the clouds.
This ball of light then stopped perfectly still in the sky about 4-5 kilometers
- Some 15 seconds later, another orange
fireball of light came from the East and HIT the first orange ball three
times and then shot off to the Northeast.
- Three to four seconds after that, the
second orange ball of illumination returned and hit the first orange fireball
3-4 times AGAIN before again shooting off to the Northeast. This action
was repeated 3 times and stopped when the respondent was operating the
- After the second illumination disappeared,
the respondent noted that the first orange illumination was still in
its holding position and remained there for some time before it moved
off to the East until out of sight.
- The thunderclouds were still in the area
but the accompanying storm activity had passed before the first orange
fireball had come into view. Approximately five minutes after both fireballs
had disappeared, the gusty winds returned.
- Friday morning at 12.30am: A Respondent
from East Gippsland (Wairewa) near 90 Mile Beach reported sighting a very
large white illumination with a red light attached that was emitting an
- This illumination array arose from the
Eastern horizon over the sea and headed to the Southwest over a period
of about 15 minutes. The respondent reported there were thunder storms
in the area at the time.
- A second similar illumination appeared
and followed the same course and direction.
- The National UFO Hotline quickly checked
NASA's shuttle and Space station Mir flight data and that showed that
no spacecraft should have been seen over Australia or New Zealand on the
26, 27, 28 of Nov. 1997.