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Toowoomba, 13 July 2007, 5.40pm

Toowoomba, 13 July 2007, 5.40pm

Hi all, I’m aware of the irony of this report considering today’s date (Friday 13th). I arrived home from work at roughly 5:40pm and proceeded to open the garage to put my bike away. I glanced up at the western sky to see a very dark kite-shaped object moving steadily from southwest to northeast. Initially I considered that it may have been a piece of debris, like a garbage bag, being blown along by the rather chilly south-westerly, but its course and speed were too consistent to be rubbish at the mercy of the wind. The thing that really caught my attention was the lack of perimeter beacons or strobes, and it was absolutely silent. From my vantage point I guessed that this particular object would have been at approximately 1000 feet and its speed was around 160/200 km/hr, too fast for an ultra-light even with a tail wind. As a matter of interest the direction that this object was travelling would have put it very close to the restricted airspace over Cabarlah Army Base, a significant tracking and electronic intelligence asset.

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

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