Go Back Report # 1271



UFO Sighting Report - Australia

April 7th 2008: Mermaid Beach, Queensland


AUFORN Sighting Form Report

UFO Mermaid Beach Qld 2050hrs (CE-1)

Date: 07.04.08            
Sighting Duration: 50 minutes            
Caller: Mr. Daniel W.    
Location: Mermaid Beach        
Number of witnesses: 2         
Number of objects: 1
Shape of object: 1      
Weather Conditions: Overcast.


How did the object come to your attention: I saw a light out over the sea. Also noticed at least one or possibly two other aeroplanes "circling" the objects with floodlights on. I believe they were observing it too!


Description: I went out to the beach to watch for UFOs! Saw no other light except that of what looked like a massive ship out on the water, also an aeroplane above that was circling the area with searchlights on. The lights on the UFO seemed to re-arrange themselves. Then it would disappear under the water. It looked like a submarine with submerged lights. Then I watched it appear on the water’s surface and sit there for a few minutes, then it rose off the water and went directly up what looked like a few hundred meters then move sideways what seemed like 1 km or so and would lower back to the surface and proceed to go underwater again. It did this several times. After 45 minutes of this it went underwater and went north quickly. I rang my girlfriend who was working in Surfers Paradise. She went out onto the beach and described in my direction out at sea a ship that looked like it had "excessive lighting, it was huge but it didn't look like a normal ship." Also, the plane surveying the area was travelling really slowly, hardly made any noise and looked different to [sic-from] any plane you usually see in the sky. I believe they were watching it too. There was no sound. It went underwater. It was doing something underwater.


Size: I estimated it was around the length of 4 busses back to back. It was shaped like a large naval ship. From what I saw the lights seemed to move and manifest into different position on the craft. The lights were bright yellow/white. It was 90˚ to the beach, directly in front when looking out east.


I believe it was a U.S.O. It would look like a submarine with its lights underwater. The object seemed to manifest like it was sitting on the water, then it would raise [sic-rise] directly up, more [sic-move] sideways and lower back to the surface and then go underwater again, several times.


At around 9:45 p.m. it seemed to be underwater, then it went north along the coast and I could see it in the distance near "The Spit." It was moved [sic-moving] around 50 kph when it went underwater. It moved north very quickly (440 kph+). It was there a moment, then it was gone.


Lights: Pulsating moving around themselves. Size: 4 busses back to back.


Other experiences: A few weeks before, both my girlfriend and I watched what looked like a big star in the sky moving around, going in circles and flying along then instantly stopping and hovering ect [sic-etc], in the same areas as this but much higher and further away.


Report compiled by Diane Frola, AUFORN, from snail mail UFO report form.


Warmest regards

Diane Harrison/Frola

(A Non-Profit Organization)

AUFORN NATIONAL DIRECTOR E-Mail: Diane@auforn.com        
AUFORN CLUB MAGAZINE EDITOR Robert Frola E-mail:            


Reference for the above text is: ufoinfo.com:         


Retrieved: 05-12-2011



UFOCAT URN – NONE   Australian UFO Research Network case report

UFOCAT URN – 217590 ufoinfo.com, from the Australian UFO Research Network case report

UFOCAT URN – NONE   UFO Research Queensland:     


Australia – Queensland

Mermaid Beach   Latitude 28-02 S, Longitude 153-26 E (D-M)

Reference: http://www.ga.gov.au/map/names/


Surfers Paradise  Latitude 28-00-00 S, Longitude 153-26-00 E (D-M-S)

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/




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