Look! Up in the sky!
The appearance of hovering, flashing lights in the Australian sky (Saturday) night has residents Down Under wondering what could have been the source.
Readers of the local newspaper, the Northern Territory News, phoned the publication to report green, blue and red lights illuminating the sky above Darwin, around 8:30 p.m.
Laboratory technician Julie Lynn, a self-described skeptic of unidentified flying objects, saw the lights with her husband from their balcony.
“It was fascinating to watch,” she told the paper. “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 object was said to be “shaped like three connected ball-shaped spheres that flashed blue, green and red from as many as six different light sources,” according to the News. “It first appeared in a southeasterly direction and was moving northeast.”
Kelly Cooper, a spokeswoman for the Australian Department of Defence, said the object was not a secret military aircraft, nor related to the air force.
Local airport officials also denied the UFO could have been in a plane waiting for clearance to land in Darwin.
Compare this to the August 19 UFO that was witnessed by thousands over Minneapolis-St. Paul, which was described by witnesses as a hovering balloon-like object with a long, boxy shape.