UFO Sighting over Melbourne, Australia

Sighting Basics

Case Number 81573
Date of the Sighting 2016-12-25 04:00
Date Submitted 2017-01-17 03:38 (Reported 22 Days Later)
Time Zone Australia/Melbourne
Source MUFON
Summary Bright white/red light over port philip bay
Tags ufo lights flash disc

Sighting Location

City Melbourne
Region Victoria
Coutntry Australia
Latitude -37.80584
Longitude 144.97153
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance Over One Mile
Alititude 500 Feet or Less
Sighting Duration 00:15:00
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Stationary,Hovering then path,Straight-line path,Path with directional change,Path then hovering
Object Shape Fireball

Weather Details

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Sighting Statistics

• There have been 125 other sightings in Victoria
• There have been 81 other sightings in Melbourne
• There have been 77 other sightings near Melbourne
• There were no other sightings in or near Melbourne on 2016-12-24

Sighting Details

It was around 4am on christmas morning & i’d just woken up on the sofa – i had been waiting on my partner coming home from work (he works as a chef, so is often home late -even later when he goes to the pub after! but anyway…) i went out onto the balcony for a smoke before getting ready for bed. as soon as i went out i noticed a strange light over port philip bay, bright red & stationary in the sky, i have no idea how long it had been there for. it started to drift upwards at a 30-45 degree angle – almost like a ballon drifting in the wind & i even thought – must be some folks down on the beach with chinese lanterns but then it stopped & darted horizontally to the left (to trace its pattern it looked like 7) then it would stop, drop in height & performed other manoeuvres that i’ve never seen before (i’ve lived in this apartment for 2 years & regularly watch the planes on their flight paths, helicopters, etc – i know what is a normal occurrence & what is not) the lights also changed from red to white, not flashing, it was always solid colour for a few minutes then would change. every time it performed a fast movement, there was a delay before you heard it – like a jet. it was about 25 degrees that night,the sky was clear, the air was warm, calm & silent but for the occasional woooooosh that broke through the stillness. it was completely bizarre – i sat for about 15 mins absolutely mesmerised watching it – too scared that if i left to go grab a camera i would miss the ‘big moment’ of it shooting up into the sky. that moment never came – it just eventually dropped out of my line of sight & never reappeared. needless to say, i completely regret not managing to get any of it on film but i can remember it all clear as day – i’ll never forget it. i’ve always had an open mind to ufo’s & things of that nature, but did have a slight ‘i’d have to see it to believe it’ mentality. and i really believe that what i saw that night was a ufo (also making me think twice about the ‘shooting star’ i saw over a year ago). i started looking for answers & am in the middle of watching sirius disclosure when they mentioned your website & i had to stop watching & post about what i saw. thank you for providing this space where people can share their experiences.

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