Letter to the Editor
Last Sunday arvo around 6:00pm to 7:00pm a friend and myself where driving towards Brinsmead from redlynch and witnessed a a possible meteorite or what I could otherwise descre as plane or red ball of light falling from the sky (no trail) very bizarre just wondering whether anyone else may have reported or have footage?
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Comet Leonard. It’s flying around the earth now.
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It may have been a result of the Geminid Meteor shower. Not all meteor/meteorite will be witnessed with a tail.
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I have no footage but a strange thing happened on or around December 13, 2009 at Bingil Bay. At the time I was living in the highest house at Bingil Bay which not only had a clear view of the sea but from that high point there was a view of the forested hills for about 20 km inland. No other residence had this extensive view of the inland rainforest.
One evening at dusk I was inside and I heard a roar of what I thought was a Boeing 747 fly very low over the house, followed by an enormous explosion. I rushed outside and saw smoke rising from a slope about 2 km from the house. In a matter of minutes about 50 acres of the forest was on fire.
I called the aviation authorities and reported the incident. They called me back and said that there were no reports of missing aircraft and that they would send a team out to investigate. About an hour later a military vehicle arrived. The crew looked at the fire through binoculars but said as there were no reports of missing aircraft they would not attempt to cut their way through the forest in the dark to go and have a look at the site.
I had plans to make a track to the area. It would have taken a couple of days as the forest there is very dense and the understory was thick with rotan (lawyer cane) and pandanus.
Two days later my parents were involved in a car crash in Victoria so I had to leave Bingil Bay. As far as I know, nobody actually went to the site to investigate what had hit that spot. I am guessing it was a meteorite.
The ball of light could have been one of Elon Musk’s 42,000 Space X Starlink Satellites falling from the sky? It would be quite a light show if they all came back down.
You could be forgiven for thinking Armaggedon had arrived.
Any amount of research (however small), will reveal that these sightings have been around for a VERY long time, and whilst they may be “unidentified”, they are not extra terrestrial.
The warmongering rectums on this planet have been in touch with extraterrestrial entities since the turn of the last century.
Even 65 years ago I recall my father, who worked in the war department in London, telling my brother, who had seen something he could not identify, “well there IS a secret military base just 5 miles from where you were”.
Saw something like you described fall from sky above Sunshine Coast around Maroochydore/Coolum December 8th, I was at an elevated position around 30 km away in Nambour.
I’ve seen a lot of meteorites break into the atmosphere during my lifetime and this was unusual in that is was very red. It looked like it was burning up at very low altitude then disappeared from view. A light plane was also nearby and turned away immediately afterwards.
Twas Santa in his red suit and Rudolf the red nose streaking across the sky headed for our chimneys!
Merry Christmas to Cairns News staff and all you awake readers!