Incident at Lightning Ridge (2002)
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Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, August 31, 2002.
First Interview conducted by Bruce Cuming Tuesday 24th September, 2002. This case is still under investigation.
J. went to bed Saturday night August 31, 2002. She woke up at 1.30am to go to the bathroom. She heard her puppy barking quite loudly, differently to what she had heard it do before. She got up, got her torch, went to the door and shone it outside to where the dog was barking and saw a being described as quite tall, very thin, very long legs, anhttps://uforq.asn.au/wp-admin/post-new.phpd about 8 feet tall. It’s approximate body length alone (torso) was 4 ½ feet. The head was very dark and she did not see it’s eyes at first. She didn’t recall seeing any arms either. It’s head was an inverted triangular shape and this shape was very distinctive. The being seemed to be dressed in a wet suit material that was dark grey with khaki stripes When she initially shone the torch on the being she did not notice it’s eyes but she did later when she went to come inside and saw they were really brilliant.
J. called her husband to come and have a look at what she was seeing, which he wouldn’t do, so she went to go inside to get him out of bed. As she did so the beings’ eyes flashed at her and she described it’s eyes as being brilliant green and approximately 2 inches in diameter. She said if diamonds were green this would be what they would look like. She went inside to get her husband, who still refused to come out and when she returned to the door the being was not there. She again shone the torch around until she found it sitting on an old ute parked on the property about 15 yards away. All she could see at the time were the creature’s brilliant green eyes. When she first saw the being the hairs on her arms stood up. She was quite speechless and shocked but she was not scared. She did not see anything in the sky at the time.
The next morning, Sunday September 1, a friend rang and asked if she would go to collect his son and bring him back to J’s place by 6 pm so he could call him as he wanted to speak to him on Father’s day. While doing so she was told by others they had been watching a flying saucer on the evening of Friday 30th at about 8.30pm, the night before J’s experience.
J. wasn’t game to speak to anyone about her experience “in case they thought she was looney.” The area around J’s property has a lot of trees.
Upon further questioning it was revealed that J. and her children have had UFO sightings and strange encounters before this incident. They are reported as follows:
#1 J. had a sighting 34 years ago while living at Labrador. Her son’s birthday party was being held in the back yard in the evening. It was very dark and she saw a metal cone-shaped object flying across the sky with a huge orangey-red flame coming out the back. Another one came up behind it and went straight past it. The object was easily travelling at 700 mph.
#2 While living at Acacia Ridge J’s son came inside, covered in mud and screaming that he had seen something. At the time she didn’t know what to make of this incident. A couple of days later she read a story in the Courier Mail of a man who had seen something land near the Dam. She knew her son used to go there all the time. Her son later told her he saw something land as he walked over a hill and the whole time a light was flashing above his head. The same son had seen something at (Windsor?) years ago. This son always refers to himself an alien.
#3 Four years ago, while living at Boonah, J. was coming outside to go to the toilet and she saw a woman with blond hair sitting close by. She had never seen her before in her life. The woman put her hand out and grabbed J’s hand as she walked by. As she did so she said to J., “I’ve been waiting for you, you should have been here three times before and you didn’t turn up.” This was true as J. had been going to leave the Gold Coast three times before but didn’t. Then the woman told J. about J’s whole life from when she was a little girl. The woman said, “tell your children to move to the other side of the range as there is going to be a tidal wave and it’s going to wipe out the whole of the coast.”
J. states that she always knows when there’s an earthquake or tidal wave. Two nights before this interview she said to her husband “there is an earthquake or something”. The next day she heard on the news there had been an earthquake in England. Lately she has had a feeling that something really bad is going to happen.