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To wonder what the hell this aircraft was?

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TheHouseOnTheLane Sun 06-Dec-15 13:34:30

Firstly...I live in South Australia so it's night time here. Where I live is a very, very tiny hamlet. It's rural...the sea is about 20 mins drive away and the land here is mostly farm and just bush...scrubby hills with no houses on them.

There are other houses here where I live and shops but it's out of the way. We never see's not on a flight path. We see the odd helicopter on the way to check a shark sighting but that's all.

I was sitting in my patio area which backs onto the garden....behind the garden is a vast open area with a few trees.

I saw a bright orange light in the sky and thought "oh...a plane...that's novel."

It flew behind the trees...they're BIG tress and I lost sight of it for a few seconds.

I could hear this very loud drone noise...a big engine....then it appeared again as it traveled past the trees...and it was COVERED in lights. Red, white and orange. It was enormous! And low.

As it was dark it was hard to make the actual shape out but to me it looked like the Maltese Falcon! Like a big disc....I called DH who came and gaped open mouthed.

It was so big and so weird looking that we were lost for words.

When we discussed what we'd seen we had different impressions...he saw it as kind of triangular "like some stealth bomber thing with mainly orange lights but fire and haze coming out the back"

Whilst I saw a big, Maltese Falcon looking thing with about 15 lights all over, orange and white.

What was it? Is there some Military thing that looks like this?

TheHouseOnTheLane Sun 06-Dec-15 13:35:18

Sorry! Obv I mean the Millenium Falcon!

Too wrapped up in old movies!

ExasperatedAlmostAlways Sun 06-Dec-15 13:36:43

Aliens, definitely Aliens.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 06-Dec-15 13:39:57

Oooh exciting.

can you provide an illustration of some kind.

ufos fascinate me I'm excited for you

LaurieFairyCake Sun 06-Dec-15 13:41:04

Google stealth bombers and see if it looks like that

Otherwise, aliens grin

TheHouseOnTheLane Sun 06-Dec-15 13:44:11

Laurie I've tried googling all kinds of phrases and have seen nothing like this. It was the size that was so astounding and the weird lights...I've never seen a plane with that many lights.

Giles I don't know how to get a pic up....not of a drawing anyway.

TheHouseOnTheLane Sun 06-Dec-15 13:44:57

What we were thinking was that it could be some Military aircraft which we've never seen. It was so big....

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 06-Dec-15 13:46:14

do a drawing
photograph it on phone
use the paperclip icon it will allow you to attach a photo from the gallery on your phone.

WorraLiberty Sun 06-Dec-15 13:46:55

Is it windy there?

Could someone's untethered Christmas tree have flown away?

CuttedUpPear Sun 06-Dec-15 13:47:33

Woo. Draw a picture, scan it, save as a jpeg file on your pc, upload it here.

FattyNinjaOwl Sun 06-Dec-15 13:48:02

Definitely aliens.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 06-Dec-15 13:48:15

But the lights wouldn't be working they'd he unplugged worra

FattyNinjaOwl Sun 06-Dec-15 13:48:24

worra grin

WorraLiberty Sun 06-Dec-15 13:49:08

Maybe they have a long extension lead Giles?

Sallyingforth Sun 06-Dec-15 13:49:29

Just in case, OP, you might want to get one of these

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 06-Dec-15 13:51:06

would have to be a bloody long extension lead....

TheHouseOnTheLane Sun 06-Dec-15 13:51:13

I'm on a laptop and have no scanner or printer.

Worra it IS windy! Perhaps it was Father Christmas though...making an early visit!

I really did see it. It was very odd whatever it was. Wouldn't a stealth bomber have no lights though? Not loads?

WorraLiberty Sun 06-Dec-15 13:53:42

On a more serious note fblush

Do you have any local facebook groups/forums?

Perhaps you could ask on there if anyone else saw it?

magimedi Sun 06-Dec-15 13:54:32

There are lots of plane tracking sites - don't know if any of them can be looked at historically.

Like this one, which says it covers AUstralia:

TheHouseOnTheLane Sun 06-Dec-15 13:55:33

Worra I've had a look on FB and can't find any specific to the area Im in. But will keep trying!

APlaceOnTheCouch Sun 06-Dec-15 14:07:49

Did it look like this? It was Santa as depicted in Arthur Christmas grin

viioletsarentblue Sun 06-Dec-15 14:08:35


PigletJohn Sun 06-Dec-15 14:10:53

does anyone near you have a blimp?

CheersMedea Sun 06-Dec-15 14:10:58

I'm not a UFO believer I must say but google gives this:

APlaceOnTheCouch Sun 06-Dec-15 14:11:01

Sallingforth that website is genius grin I especially liked the following line:
The thought screen helmet has effectively stopped several types of aliens from abducting or controlling humans. Only one failure since 1998.

What failure?! I am intrigued and entertained.

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