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Unidentified Object crashes into QLD mountain

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posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 09:26 PM
I thought id throw this one in, not alot of information has come to pass as yet, but ill work on it. Strange how there is no confirmation as yet, its not like the Queensland mountains in Australia are uninhabitable. This is all the infromation i can find at the moment, i will update more soon (i hope)

An unidentified flying object was seen crashing into a mountain in central Queensland this morning.

Police are on their way to the remote site near Takilberan Creek in southwest Gladstone, but details about the incident are still unclear.

A spokeswoman told ninemsn police had received a report of "something falling from the sky that resulted in a fire".

According to the The Courier Mail newspaper, witnesses saw "a bright flash and explosion" leading to speculation it could have been a meteorite or space junk.

The possibility of a plane crash has been ruled out as there were no emergency calls received from aircraft.

An emergency services spokesman said fire services had been notified of the explosion but had not attended the scene.

LINK to news source

LATEST: A FLAMING object seen crashing into a mountain in central Queensland this morning is believed to be a meteorite or space junk.

Police in four wheel drives and a helicopter are scouring thick bushland at Takilberan Creek northwest of Gin Gin where a bright flash and explosion were seen on a mountainside this morning.

Property owner Hazel Marlin told ABC Radio the mountain was covered in smoke.

The spectacle was initially treated as a possible plane crash but is now believed to be a meteor or space junk falling to earth.

Police said the Australian Search and Rescue Authority received no mayday or distress calls from aircraft.

The AGL Action Rescue helicopter has been tasked to search the area about 35km north of Gin Gin in central Queensland.

Police are also conducting a ground search of the thickly wooded area.

Earlier, police said there was a fire on the ground in the area but details were still sketchy .

The spokeswoman said they had been notified that a witness may have seen ``something fall out of the sky'' into the side of a mountain early this morning.

“Somebody thought they saw something fading or falling out of the sky but there’s been no emergency calls from aircraft,” the spokeswoman said.

“It may be something like the nature of space junk or a meteor.’’

Space authorities said it was not uncommon for natural material to hit the earth, with about 100 tonnes of material entering the earth's atmosphere every day.

But most said it was unlikely to be a meteorite because they were far too cold to spark fires.

A reader wrote in to say they were driving to work, west of Dalby, about 6am when they saw a ``flaming object dropping out of the sky''.

``The object looked too close to be a falling star. I expect it was a meteorite. It was only visible for a few seconds - too quick for any photos.''

A UFO Research Queensland spokeswoman said they had received no reports about the incident

courier mail

[edit on 18/6/2009 by scubagravy]

posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 09:33 PM

UFO or...

North Korea...missles?

posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 09:37 PM
reply to post by warrenb

UFO thus far warrenb. Not alot like this happens in Australia, i always get a bit excited to find something has happened in our backyard.

Not alot of information has been disclosed as yet, ill be sure to update as more information is released.

posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 09:41 PM

Originally posted by warrenb

UFO or...

North Korea...missles?

North Korea missiles could barrely lift off lol.
My guess is meteor, but for now, it's a UCO,
unidentified crashed object

posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 09:46 PM
reply to post by Jigore

Ahh a UCO!!

Another Meteorite!!! at least this one didnt take out a school kid

posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 09:53 PM
Ive also found this news article, i was unaware that Queensland had its own UFO Research Centre.

Here is an interesting link

It details there was a conference that was held on the 14th and 15th of June 2003.
There is also a mention of 'Disclosure, An Australian Perspective'.

Lee began with a brief description of the mechanics of remote viewing followed by information gleaned by this technique relevant to UFO research. Some of the information he covered related to the Voyager satellite to Mars. Remotely viewed information showed that something lifted off from Mars, came towards the satellite, shone a beam onto the satellite to scan for life, found there was none and shut the satellite down. Another incident was the malfunctioning Phobos satellite. Remotely viewed information revealed that an object was next to the satellite and this was supported by a photograph taken by a Russian cosmonaut showing an object next to the satellite.

Lee went on to speak about crop circles and the video clips taken showing small spheres sometimes captured on video flying over them. Military remote viewers had previously revealed these spheres to be natural, semi-soft and not man-made. Other remotely viewed information declares that people are living under the surface of Mars in pressurised containers. These people know we have the ability to detect them but we are still a long way off from making contact with them. Finally, the CIA are aware that objects are lying all over the desert in the US and that UFOs are using these as guiding beacons

BUT NOTE: Lee constantly stressed throughout his presentation that remotely viewed information should be taken lightly until such time as feedback or corroborating evidence confirms the information. Sometimes this may take up to ten years.

Wow ,remote veiwing from space!!!

[edit on 18/6/2009 by scubagravy]

posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 09:54 PM

Originally posted by scubagravy
reply to post by Jigore

Ahh a UCO!!

Another Meteorite!!! at least this one didnt take out a school kid

well, if you are interested to find out if its something other than a meteorite (which is unlikely, those things fall all the time), i would recommend checking local papers for the area. if its something mundane i would only expect follow up stories there, if absolutely nothing gets mentioned of it again in *local* papers, it could be curious, not like there is a lot of local news out there.

posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 10:01 PM
reply to post by JScytale

Although the recent link is slightly off topic, it is very interesting none the less, the complete article shows a history with UFO's around Australia that i was unaware of. Please visit, the story of the underwater ufo at Bass strait left me perplexed

[edit on 18/6/2009 by scubagravy]

[edit on 18/6/2009 by scubagravy]

posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 11:37 PM
Another article is here

A resident of Dalby, about 350km southwest of Takilberan Creek, said she saw an explosion of white-yellow light streak across the sky about 6am.

"It was brighter and larger and too low in the sky to be a falling star,'' Jo Kemlo said.

"It was just a flash, it was kind of like a comet tail, but just for a few seconds.

"It was a ball of light that went to a tail.''

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 01:14 AM
It's nearly 10 hours after the incident was reported, and still they have no idea how the fire started. The local newspapers haven't much to say either.

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 01:33 AM
reply to post by scubagravy
dang! it couldn't be kim, could it? Looks like he missed hitting Hawaii. His ICBMs guidance system needs more work

[edit on 19-6-2009 by reject]

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 02:27 AM
I just came on to post this story. Glad someone else noticed it too.

There was a truck driver interviewed on TV earlier that sparked my interest.

He said something along the lines of:

'I was watching this light in the sky, it was bright and round and all of a sudden it plummeted straight into the mountainside. A fire broke out almost immediately and the whole area was covered in smoke'.

It doesn't sound like a meteor to me. You would know if you were watching a meteor, and this particular guy didn't think it was one.

The 6pm news will be on shortly so I hope to see some more details.

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 03:56 AM
You Aussies do seem to be very lucky. You have the sun, the lifestyle, the barbeques and now the ufo's. Oh, and you have the women as well. I have to move to Oz.

Actually my boss is Australian and he says this is the most interesting thing thats ever happened in the country.

I posted on a thread recently commenting on the level of surety that some people have in the amount of UFO crashes and the way they assume things as the gospel truth that do not have any proof to substantiate them at all. I would love to read of wreckage or debris in this or any other case and am getting somewhat tired of all these near misses in regard to sightings, reports, dodgy camera footage but never anything solid or substantial.

I suppose this is the problem with being a believer but still needing that extra little bit of evidence.

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 04:03 AM
My guess at this point is space junk. Will check back for updates!


posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 04:12 AM
Here's a short news report from The Courier Mail:

One thing I notice is the aerial shot of the crash site.

If there was some sort of alien/secret military craft then I'm doubtful that any film crews would be allowed to fly over the area.

Just my 0.2c

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 04:14 AM
This sounds interesting because the 'Star Wars' defence system has a base in Oz. Maybe they shot down a UFO in the area using their secret 'Plasma' weapon there!!

Speculation yes, but u never know!!

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 04:49 AM
Its so cool that things like this happen so close to home!

Cant wait to hear more about it. I am watching the news sites but there really hasn't been much else said.

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 05:07 AM
reply to post by davedat2

Your boss should do a bit more reading & pay a bit more attention to what goes on out there.

There have been some very, very interesting UFO cases in Australia.

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 05:08 AM
I just recalled i have an old friend that lives in Dalby. I tried his phone, but i dont think hes home from work yet. With any luck he will have some eyewitness info about it.....lets hope.
Ill keep callin .

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 05:11 AM
reply to post by Sam60

Yup like this one:

And one down there in my sig

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