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Miners Saw UFO

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 10:47:42 -0400
Archived: Thu, 01 May 2008 10:47:42 -0400
Subject: Miners Saw UFO

Source: Northern Territories News -  Darwin, Australia



Miners 'Saw UFO'
Ben Langford

Five mine workers are convinced they saw a UFO fly over them on
a remote Territory island.

Mine maintenance worker Arnold Murray said a bright object
whizzed over the Gemco mine site on Groote Eylandt as he and his
colleagues started the night shift last Friday.

Mr Murray, 32, said the bright light was slightly higher than a
plane coming to land - but it was silent. He and four workmates
were at the mine site at 7.15pm when he saw an object flying
towards them.

"I noticed a star in the sky and it was getting closer," he

"As it approached I realised it was at plane level.

"Four other lads walked out of the office and we watched it for
a little while. It was vertical from us, there were no flashing
lights or noise.

"The plant's pretty quiet at night. (It made) no noise

"All of a sudden it shot off and left a long orange trail behind
it. That orange trail just faded out like a shooting star."

Mr Murray said they wanted to know what flew over their heads in
the night.

"It wasn't a chopper, it wasn't a plane, we knew that much, and
it definitely wasn't ashooting star."

"It blew us out of the water."

Defence spokeswoman Kelly Cooper said the object was not a
military plane.

"There were no military aircraft flying in that area at that
time on that day," she said.

She said any navy ships letting off flares would have been at
least 200 nautical miles off shore.

Groote Eylandt, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, is near one of the
first and most famous UFO sightings in Australia - the "light
wheel" reported on January 23, 1964.

Sailors on a vessel off the northeast point of the island
reported seeing a circle of pulsing lights rotating clockwise,
and they said their compass went "haywire".

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