posted on Sep, 20 2004 @ 06:39 AM
It’s taken me a few months to actually post this. It’s something I don’t talk about either. After it first happened, my travelling
companion & I agreed to keep it to ourselves lest we were made objects of ridicule – but she didn’t keep her word, and after that, I hated
visiting her because of having to re-confirm the event so many times to others. Eventually we had an unrelated falling-out, I moved, lost touch with
her, & have never spoken of the matter since.
Please understand that I had always pretty well believed that UFO’s existed – but this wasn’t a saucer or other craft. It happened 7
years ago on Australia’s Hay Plains, near Narrandera [NSW] as the pair of us were driving back to Sydney one evening. It was Christmas Eve
actually, so there were few cars on the highway, we hadn’t consumed alcohol or any type of drugs [illegal or prescription], we weren’t
tired, & had only been driving a few hours. It was a fine starry night, and driving conditions were perfect..
The Hay Plains are fairly flat & boring terrain for the most part, but the area gets more hilly as you get nearer Narrandera. This is when I drove
rather slowly in case a kangaroo jumped out in front of us from behind trees – I’ve been a passenger several times when this has happened,
& hitting a big red can spell disaster, believe me.
We reached the top of a crest - & there in front of us, filling the sky, was what could have been the HUGEST whitest full moon anyone ever saw, so big
that you couldn’t see all of it. My friend cried out - omigawd, just look at that harvest moon – but as the car went down the hill, I was
saying b-#, no moon’s that big. Then we’re on a flat bit of road, no trees around, & there’s this huge white massive round thing
again, & it’s whizzing across the sky to our left. Then the road sweeps to the right a bit & there again is this same huge moon thing &
it’s now in the sky but to the right now. And this same scenario happened several times, seeing this too-huge white moon whizzing at an
incredible rate from side to side. Maybe 15 minutes later, things got a bit hilly again & more trees happening & we lost sight of it. And we were in
agreement now that whatever this is, it ain't the moon.
So now I’m driving slow again cos there were trees around, then we come down this bit of a rise, then the road flattens out & though
there’s no stars now, I’m thinking we might be going past paddocks, there’s no trees to the side but further ahead there’s
some straight rows in the headlights, one row at an angle. These turn out to be rows of trees like they have planted round paddocks in Oz as
And at the edge of a row of trees, almost facing us, was a white shining thing, sort of dancing up & down, darting behind the trees, peeking back out
again, always in motion & changing shape, but always sort of ovalish. Its height was sometimes half as high as the trees, and it was bobbing up &
down, on & off the ground where it was. Now the road widened there plus there was room to park the car by the side of the road. We were gabbling at
each other, I was excited & saying. “That’s gotta be some kind of UFO, I gotta havva look.” So we parked right where the road
widened, & we got out of the car, walking a ways clear of the car, absolutely fascinated by this amazing light show, as it was still moving and
bobbing as before. We stood watching this for at least 5 minutes, probably closer to 10 minutes, it was amazing to watch, I’d even stepped out
on to the road & looked at the terrain behind us, looking for this light source, wondering if this could be from some sort of projector or spotlights,
whatever. But I’m sure fireworks and laser light shows aren’t a feature around those sparsely populated parts.
Then it seemed to get much larger. & even though it was often partially obscured by the trees, we could still see the obscured bit clearly between the
trees. And then a part of it seemed to elongate into a long arm behind the trees, then keep on going behind the other angled row of trees –
while the main part of it kept bobbing as before, in fact the main “light show” was doing its thing even more showily than before. My
friend became afraid at this point, & eventually infected me with nervousness when she kept saying, “Where did the rest of that thing go, the
bit that disappeared, what is it, what if it’s gonna come up behind us, let’s get away from here.”
So away we went again, though not too fast in case of kangaroos, the road narrowing again, some hilly bits but then plenty of flat - & then we could
see this moon-thing again, much higher, shaped now like a quarter-moon, one with raggedy edges and its two “points” facing the ground
– whatever, it seemed to be at a 90 degree angle to any crescent moon I’ve ever seen. And as we approached Narrandera, we kept seeing this
moon-thing from time to time, and it was getting higher & higher, & its shape was gradually filling into a sort of half-moon. Both of us were totally
sure by then, that no, it wasn’t the moon that night. And later that evening, I went outside to look up at the Narrendera sky, & there was the
usual moon, y’know, a half-moon, though its edges still looked awfully raggedy.
The whole experience as described here, lasted for probably an hour. I’m still no wiser as to what it really was, and I wonder if anyonhe here
has witnessed, or heard of, something similar. Or any theories about it?