|“I took another of the sky right before it, but
it only appeared in one of the photos,” he said.
“I looked at the lens and there was definitely nothing on
it. I just had it set to auto focus and the flash wasn’t on.”
Glennys Mackay – Australian National Director for the
Mutual UFO Network and Queensland UFO Network spokesperson –
said the image had all the hallmarks of a spacecraft,
including a distinct electromagnetic field.
She was doubtful it had been “fudged in” using photographic
software or that it was an aeroplane.
“I’m confident it’s genuine,” she said.
“I have had two other people look at it and if you enhance
it, it seems to have an energy circle above it ... there’s a
slight circle of light which could be radiation around it, but
it’s definitely not a plane, it’s impossible that it’s a
reflection from a plane because it’s out in the open.”
But Owen Bennedick, from Wappa Falls Observatory, said even
without seeing it he was 80% confident the shape was reflected
light from a high-flying aircraft – a common cause of UFO
Other explanations were a satellite or an electromagnetic
presence caused by pressurised rock in minor ground tremors.
But Charles said he wasn’t so sure.
“I do believe in UFOs but I’m not into big conspiracy
theories, I just believe they are up there,” he said.
Black Mountain resident Barry Sheridan said he and his wife
had frequently seen mysterious lights from their balcony but
he was not convinced extra-terrestrials were to blame. “It
really does go back a long time but until I see the window
with the arm waving I’m holding out,” he said.