Australia: UFO Captured on Film Hovering High in City SkyMarch 9, 2005
Dubbo Daily Liberal - Dubbo,New South Wales,Australia
"A black triangular object that made a number of movements and then speared off out of sight behind the trees."
That's how police have described footage claimed to be of an unidentified flying object (UFO) that was reported to police, and shot on a video camera, by a Dubbo family last Sunday night.
"I've never seen anything like it," Suzanne Fuller said.
"It was hovering there for five hours, and it was completely silent."
The police arrived to the scene at 8pm, viewed the videotape, and filed an official report to Air Services Australia (ASA), a federal airways monitoring bureau.
"It looked like a bird, but much larger, the size of a car, with a flat top and a deeper shape at the bottom."
Mrs Fuller also put a call into the UFO Researchers Independent Network, and described what they had seen to Moira McGhee.
"They said it looked about 40 to 50 miles away to the south-east," she said.
She said the family saw something between 7pm and 8.15pm. At first a male family member saw what he described to Ms McGhee as something "that looked like a stationary chopper".
"Now remember, it was still daylight at 7pm," she said.
Mrs Fuller said that together with her husband, and three daughters, they continued watching until after 11pm.
"Once the sun set, there was a light like from a lighthouse flashing on and off, every couple of seconds," she said.
"The police were here, and they said they had never seen anything like it before."
"Every now and then, it would move to the left again, and then back to the same spot again."
Duty Officer Inspector Alan Cusack commended the family for reporting the incident.
"We take these calls on their merit," he said.
"The family were genuine in their concern, they called the police and they did the right thing.
"We have proceeded in investigating the matter by referring the incident to the ASA and sending them the videotape for inspection."
Inspector Cusack said the ASA told police that there were "numerous reports of objects flying in the southern regions of Australia".
The sighting is not the first one in Dubbo. In 2002 a woman reported seeing an object "as large as a house" hovering in the sky about 500 metres off the ground, and allegedly moving and changing colours.
Ms McGhee said another sighting 10 years ago had a number of people in Dubbo report seeing an object "as big as a supermarket" in the sky.