Strange light leaves pair pondering whether aliens exist
IT WAS 6.25pm last Thursday. And although it was still light, Nadine Hoffman and her friend Vickie Hall saw a bright white light growing in size as it travelled across the sky above Peregian Springs.
At the same moment, Ryan Peat reported seeing a bright blue flash of light making its way across the sky before turning green with little specks of light trailing behind it before it disintegrated over Bundaberg.
The sighting left all three in awe. It caused Ms Hoffman, a self-confessed non-believer of aliens and UFOs, to question her beliefs.
"It was like seeing a shooting star, almost like a clear white firework but there was no sound and it was like sparkly," she said.
"It was really low over the trees and it started really small and then it grew bigger and then it just vanished."
But Wappa Falls Observatory astronomy expert Owen Bennedick said the object was not a flying saucer from a superior alien race but rather a piece of satellite or nickel-iron meteorite.
"It was the same object in both instances. I would say it was either a nickel-iron meteorite or a piece of satellite.
"A meteorite would be soft enough that it could have had bits breaking off the back of it, causing the sparks, and satellite junk is very sparkly and nearly always multiple colours as it is made up of different types of plastics and metals which burn at different colours."