Originally posted by Brett
Theres Shoalwater Bay here in Central QLD, i dont know if theres a dedicated base there but they do alot of training/exercises there.
Ive heard of strange lights or aircraft at night out over the sea in that area from fisherman i have worked with.
Cause aswell as blocking of a certain amount land they also block a certain amount of ocean and ive heard stories from professional fishermen who have worked close to these boundaries, talking about close encounters with some weird lights/objects and some fast moving lights/objects.
But fishermen being fishermen you never know how much to believe
I've seen strange lights over the army training area there from the beach at Clairview.
Last week when driving north on the highway past Marlborough we saw one of those big army cargo planes (the really fat ones with propellors instead of jets) flying low heading towards the ranges to the west. It looked like it must have taken off from close by...but i am pretty sure there is no airfield big enough in Marlborough (if there is one at all!). I thought it was just all bush but obviously there is some sort of infrastucture out there. My dad once told me that every time they have exercises out there with the Americans there are always casualties...so whatever they are doing, they must be playing pretty rough.