The North Queensland town of Cardwell is on a UFO alert following sightings of…Unidentified Flying Objects (strange lights in the night sky).
Cardwell businessman Greg Smith said he and his son watched the lights for 15 minutes and are convinced that what they saw was some sort of UFO.
“This was a couple of months ago. I used to be the world’s biggest sceptic about this stuff, but I’ll tell you what, this really rattled me and my son,” he said.
Mr Smith said they watched the lights from the front of the Lyndoch Hotel on the highway towards the northern end of the town.
“There were two large orange lights. There was no beam and no noise. It was absolutely silent and they were moving slowly across the sky towards the north-west. We couldn’t tell if the lights were from one or two machines. At first we thought they were over buildings between the highway and the beach, but other people said they were just out over the water,” he said.
Mr Smith said he thought it must have been one or two helicopters, but discounted the possibility due to the fact there was no noise.
Another Cardwell resident, Phil Mulley and his wife Helen saw the lights on two consecutive nights.
“We thought it was a chopper coming up the channel. We watched it for a few minutes and then it disappeared in cloud. The next night my sister rang me and said to look outside. I went and looked and there were two lights. We watched them for a while until they disappeared in cloud,” he said.
by Robbo Green