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WATCH: Bundaberg man tells of UFO sighting

STRANGE LIGHTS: West Bundaberg resident Ryan Peat saw some strange coloured lights in the sky on Thursday evening. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
STRANGE LIGHTS: West Bundaberg resident Ryan Peat saw some strange coloured lights in the sky on Thursday evening. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

AS Ryan Peat glanced up at the sky on Thursday evening he was left standing in pure astonishment after glimpsing what may have been life from another galaxy.

Mr Peat was in his backyard in West Bundaberg at about 6.25pm when he saw a bright blue flash of light making its way across the sky.

"It was travelling much like a shooting star but not as fast," he said.

"It then started to turn green and little specks of light started to trail behind it before it disintegrated."

At first thought, Mr Peat wondered if a dodgy firework had been let off.

"I didn't hear any bang usually associated with fireworks though," he said.

"I now think it might have been a meteorite or some sort of space junk."

With curiosity getting the better of him, Mr Peat and his partner Tegan Irving posted on Bundaberg Classifieds Facebook page about the sighting and were surprised at the response they received.

"We had over 100 comments on the post with a few other people saying that they saw the same thing," he said.

"Some said they didn't see anything but they did hear a big bang around the same time."

According to Australian Close Encounter Resource Network principal Mary Rodwell, unidentified flying objects are commonly sighted within the Bundaberg region.

"There are sightings all the time, here and all over Australia," she said.

Ms Rodwell said without seeing footage of the sighting, she was unable to give an accurate assessment.

"I can't say exactly what it could have been but the fact that the light shifted in colour or changed into something else is very interesting," she said.

"We call this a sighting of an anomalous object which means there is no way of quantifying it."

"The loud bang that some people heard might mean the object was making its way through another frequency."

Whether it was space junk, a meteorite, shooting star or something of the extra terrestrial kind, Mr Peat said the UFO sighting wasn't one he would forget in a hurry.

"I have never witnessed anything like it before. It was the coolest thing I have ever seen," he said.
 

Topics:  editors picks, meteor, space junk, ufo




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