DAY 323: Seeing a UFO or some shit

21 Jul

HOLY fireballs! We’ve been driving in a dead straight line down the Nullarbor for what seems like eons, with Layna having taken the lion’s share of the 14-hour haul, when she says, “I don’t want to worry you, but I just saw the road surrounded by lights. It was like the lights were flooding into us.”

I think back to the last time I slapped a driver, and their reaction, and decide not to do that.

We all crane our heads up at the sky and see the constellations that are usually lost to us. It’s at this point a big green light coasts down across the sky to our right. We all saw that one.

“A meteor!”

“It’s a fucking shooting star!”

“A UFO!”

Whatever. I ALWAYS miss this sort of thing, so I’m well pleased.


Once we reach our trucker’s motel in Norseman, I have a good old Google. Tons of streaky green UFOs have been seen above Texas and New Mexico since the 1940s too, as is their wont. They’re as regular as buses above Los Alamos, where the US military are constantly forced to insist they are natural phenomena. But such phenomena also happen loads in this neck of the woods.

Two men were on the Eyre Highway near the border between South Australia and Western Australia in 1977 when they saw a purple-green fireball crash nearby. One of them entered the craft where he found two aliens, one dead and the other uttering a slight squealing noise. Both in appearance were pot-bellied, about one-and-a-half metres tall, and had long, thin arms. Their eyes were large and black and there were no ears or hair. When the man emerged from the wreck he found military personnel on the scene, who arrested them. The American disappeared (he was absent without leave from the armed services) and the Australian, who was also a soldier, was put in custody for two weeks and persuaded that what he had seen was a normal aircraft crash. He claims that he has subsequently heard of several other UFO crashes which have been cleared up in great secrecy by the military.

In 2006 at least three phosphorescent green fireballs trailed over northeast Australia and rolled down the side of a mountain. They were explained away as meteors, the shockwaves of which lead to electrically charged oxygen similar to that seen in auroras.

Chuh, right.

Keeper? Need to see another one – I forgot to make a wish.

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