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The Mystery of the Queensland Lights and Other UFO Sightings in Australia


Australia has a lot of secrets. One of the most mysterious phenomena is called Queensland Lights. These unexplained lights have been reported for hundreds of years in Queensland and nobody knows what they are exactly. The lights appear at night, sometimes early morning. They are spheres which move fast and vibrate.

The Queensland lights

It is not known when the first sight occurred but there are reports from the end of the 1990s claiming that these lights are very uncommon: they are capable of changing their position both horizontally and vertically but sometimes they are motionless. Witnesses have never been able to approach these lights. Some people tried to walk or drive as close as they could but they never reached them. The strange behaviour is different from any known aircraft.

One of the witnesses was Genevieve Hammond who said that he had spent the night outside when he noticed these lights. Their colour was a combination of blue and green. One of them descended, hovering above the ground about one km away from him. He was watching it for about 15 minutes when it disappeared.

But what could these mysterious lights be? One of the theory claims that the lights are the souls of the deceased which drive witnesses crazy. Based on another theory, the lights could be UFOs, studying the planet.

According to sceptics, the lights are just headlights or they can be an extraordinary but natural phenomenon causing illusion. Is it possible they are an unknown power of nature which is not been discovered yet?

Others say that there are no lights, the story is invented to attract more tourists. Although we do not know what is behind the lights they seem real because there are people who claim to have seen them with their own eyes. Perhaps more reports in the future could answer the questions.

According to the Queensland Government, Queensland has more than 1000 species of native vertebrates, many of them unique to the region. I think the lights have an extraterrestrial origin and they regularly come to that particular region to observe the local fauna. Earth has an incredible lot of species and I would be surprised if aliens were not interested in studying animal life on Earth. They could probably gain a lot of information on how some species adapt to a different environment, how they develop, and what information their DNA stores. I believe those lights are there because they study the local animal kingdom and they may do experiments on them. It is not surprising that an ape-like creature, called a yowie sometimes turns up in that region. This creature might also be the result of a genetic experiment and that might have something to do with those lights.

Glowing objects in the sky

Mr and Mrs Baker were the witnesses of a phenomenon in February 1969 that they would never forget. On that particular day, they noticed an object in the sky glowing in red and green above the house of their neighbour, Bruce Millowick. The occurrence happened in Kybybolite, Southern Australia and they were watching it for two hours, until dawn. However, they had already had some peculiar experiences the week before: their TV did not work properly, and its screen vibrated sometimes.

There was another witness around this time. Mrs Coutts who lived in Port Macdonell noticed a very bright object in the sky which she described as an Olympic torch. The object was hovering 3 km far from her car while she was driving in a deserted area at about midnight. Mrs Coutts told the reporter that she had been sceptical before but she was sure that she had not imagined the phenomenon.

The same theories on UFOs were already popular in the 1960s and are accepted today: the reasons for UFO sights can be the planet Venus, secret military experiments, and strange cloud formations. One of them was said to be the cause of sightings. However, Craig Marsh meteorologist thought that the reason for the sights in 1969 had been some meteorological balloons. He explained that the Mount Gambier Meteorology Station had sent some balloons up in the 1960s. Supposing the weather conditions were appropriate, these balloons were visible.

It is important to know, however, that people were afraid of reporting these sightings to the media. The reason for this reluctance was that they did not want to be looked ridiculous. This behaviour was described by Chris Oldfield journalist as well.

The publicist himself was also a witness to a UFO sighting in 1978. She was an 18 years old girl during that time. She noticed an orange light in the sky while she was driving on Princes Highway. The object was seen in the surrounding fields. First, she considered it a tractor. Then the object slowed down and started to come closer which made her freak out. She left away quickly but the object was still following her. At one moment it slowed down and disappeared into the sky. The girl knew the owner of the local newspaper but she was afraid of talking about this event and that she had been being chased. She tried to find a real explanation though: it could have been a tractor or a harvesting machine.

As you see, UFOs are also interested in Australia. I do not think it is a coincidence: Australia is an isolated place with unique local fauna. It is like a different world on Earth – as a result, it is a good location to be studied. From a biological point of view, extraterrestrials could learn a lot about how biology works on places like Earth. They probably compare the local diversity of animals in Australia to their world without intervening in people’s everyday life. Their goal is probably silent observation. Animals do not mind but humans would probably notice if they were being genie pigs.