Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Angler Convinced of UFO Sighting

Angler UFO

AN unidentified flying object in the sky above Squeaking Point has baffled a Burnie man.

The Advocate

     John Walker yesterday said he was now "a believer" unless someone could explain what he saw.

     Mr Walker was fishing alone about 10a.m. on Wednesday when he saw a grey bullet-shaped object moving across the sky.

     "I don't know what you would call it," he said.

     " It was about 100 to 150 feet off the ground, (and) the size of a house.

     "I didn't hear a noise.

     "It just moved along nice and slow and I probably watched it for 15 minutes, then all of a sudden it disappeared."

     Mr Walker said the object had silver spots on it, but no lights.

     He said it was a beautiful day, with no wind.

     "It definitely wasn't a weather balloon," he said.

     "I've seen those before.

     "It's out of the ordinary."

     Mr Walker said he was usually sceptical about flying saucer theories, but he planned to report his experience to the Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre.

     Centre investigator Keith Roberts yesterday said he had not received any similar reports, but he would like to hear from Mr Walker.

     Mr Roberts said the nearby Devonport Airport might have some explanation and checking the area's air traffic movements around the time of the sighting would be a good place to start.

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