‘Strange’ objects in sky stun UFO sceptic
A EUMUNDI man has been left baffled after glimpsing "strange" flying objects in the night sky.
Self-confessed UFO sceptic George Lyell was driving home to Eumundi on the Sunshine Motorway on Saturday night.
He had just passed the Maroochydore bridge when he said he saw something at 8.40pm that stopped him in his tracks.
"I saw three extremely bright lights drop down in the western sky. They seemed to slow down rapidly and then dramatically changed direction - they went east," he said.
"The two lead lights were fairly close together and the third light was trailing them by some distance.
"The first light accelerated and just vanished, followed by the second.
"They all disappeared at roughly about the same point."
While not wanting to be labelled as "crazy", Mr Lyell said he was at a loss as to the identity of the objects, which he described as "balls of light".
Mr Lyell said he estimated the objects disappeared between Twin Waters and Mt Coolum.
While he acknowledged the lights were in the vicinity of the Sunshine Coast Airport, the 51-year-old man, who said he had a military background, said he did not believe the objects were aircraft, as they lacked navigation lights.
"The way they moved, it was not right," he said.
"I've seen some unusual things but nothing like this."
When Mr Lyell pulled over to watch the objects he captured some photos and video footage on his camera.
"I had a look at the images when I got back and they're clearly not aircraft, they're like a ball of light, if you zoom in," he said.
In April, the Daily was contacted by a commercial pilot with more than 30 years' experience who had been left scratching his head over mysterious lights he saw over Caloundra.