UFO Sighting Down Under: Lights mystify many, but others not so muchby Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Dec. 25, 2010, under UFO News, UFOs
Residents of Victoria, the most densely populated state in Australia, were treated to a Christmas light show in the sky. The strange lights were first spotted near the Melbourne Airport around 10:15 pm on Christmas Eve, according to the Herald Sun.
Witnesses reported seeing “orange lights that formed a diamond and moved in a synchronized pattern”. Resident David Bekesi, 52, said that the lights were visible for several minutes before disappearing, adding:”“They all grouped in one area and then went straight up into the sky.”
Although many of the witnesses used the words “unbelievable” and insisted it was not a plane or balloon, the more skeptical Herald-Sun commenters offered a plethora of explanations for the UFO sighting. One commenter reported seeing candle-like objects released from a church in the area. Some pointed out a number of celebratory fireworks displays around Victoria at the time. Others speculated over the possibility of Chinese lanterns, or a hobby craft.
Some believers offered up the theory that the lights were extraterrestrial in origin.
Others, however, chose to place their their faith in the spirit of holiday tradition. They said that it must have been Santa.
Copyright 2010 Cherlyn Gardner Strong