The Gap, Brisbane, Queensland
May 11th 2005
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: The Gap/Brisbane/Queensland/Australia
Date: Wednesday/May 11th/2005/7.00pm local time
Approach Direction: south,north,west
Departure Direction: east
Witness Direction: west
Description: looking for satellites going overhead which I do on a regular basis I noticed a bright light very high up heading from south to north in the west. At the same time I noticed a fainter object heading from north to south at about a 45 degree angle from the ground. I watched these two objects for a minute or so and I recall thinking that the one heading north was a lot brighter then any satellite I had previously seen and for the life of me I couldn't work out what the faint one was up to. When these two objects came reasonable close together the bright one's glow lit up an enormous black rectangle, then both the bright object and the faint object disappeared behind the rectangle and it proceeded in an easterly direction. I managed to watch it for a few more seconds then lost it in the night sky.
Color/Shape: The main object was rectangular, black, and showed no light at all.
Height & Speed: Very high up, the two lit objects were moving fast, when they converged on the rectangle it was stationary, when they disappeared it moved off but I wouldn't say it was moving fast.
Follow-up information from Brian Vike:
I've attached a drawing of which I'm hopeless at but it may give you an idea of what I saw. Before it moved it was raised on the rear of the top side but once it moved I could only see the underside which was a black rectangle. Before it moved it was angled front down which gave me a look at the top, it straightened out when it moved.
The night was crystal clear, no wind.
The main object showed no light at all.
The 2 lit objects were constant light, no flashing.
From the time of observing the first light to when I lost sight of the main object would have been 3 to 5 minutes.
No aircraft was observed.
There was no erratic movement from any object.
As this was very high up the distance it travelled before I lost it overhead coud have been 5 to 20 kilometers.
There was no sound from any object.
How high ? probably sub orbital.
When the bright object's glow illuminated the main object I had a distinct impression of dark metallic grey going to black.
The other distinct impression I had was the main object was waiting stationary for the 2 lights because when they merged with the main object it moved immediately.
I cannot stress enough the sheer size of this thing, giving how high up it was, it would make a modern day aircraft carrier look like a world war 2 P T boat.
Brian, just one other thing which has nothing to do with the above, In the weekend Brisbane paper they had an article by an Australian ufo researcher who stated that there was a coverup in the 1950's & 1960's on ufo sightings. Whether this is true or not I have an open mind. But what I do know is that if someone could slightly prise the lid open on what was actually observed by ordinary people who for reasons of ridicule or whatever kept their mouths shut the results would be mind boggling. I'm 61 and now I don't give a shit who knows what. In January 1965 if I had have had a decent camera there would be no conjecture over whether ufos exist. Remember this was pre Stars Wars and Close Encounters of The Third Kind, Well Spielberg nearly got it right, the large mother ship in that movie was so close to what my wife and myself observed not 200 feet above our heads.
[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike & HBCC UFO Research for the follow-up.]