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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.

Additional Information:

Hey Brian,

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


Brian Vike, The Vike Factor (Into The Paranormal)
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