Paul saw something odd in the night sky
What’s that star called?’ I asked my grandfather, Louie. As a boy, I loved visiting him. He shared his love of astronomy with me, and after he died, I treasured his telescope.
And as an adult, I still scanned the sky whenever I went outside at night.
Then, in September this year, I stepped out onto the driveway to give my daughter Gaby, 18, a lift.
Looking up I saw it was a cloudy night.
Then something unusual caught my eye.
Flying just beneath the clouds were three large glowing red lights.
They flew in a triangle, silently, across the sky.
It looked like they were all attached to the same huge aircraft.
What could it be? I wondered.
After four decades of studying the night sky, I’d never seen anything like it.
‘Gaby,’ I called. ‘Look at that,’ I said, pointing upward.
‘Wow,’ she said, surprised. ‘What is it?’
I didn’t know, so I shouted for my wife Rochelle, 45, and the other kids, Hannah, 11, and Tamara, five, to come and take a look.
We all stood there in awe, watching the three red lights zoom overhead.
‘It’s not making any sound at all,’ Rochelle pointed out.
‘And the lights are glowing, not flashing like a plane’s,’ I said.
Whipping out my phone, I took a video of the strange flying object.
It flew steadily from our home in North Caulfield, Melbourne, to the suburb of Albert
Park, about 8.5km away, in under two minutes.
‘The lights are glowing, not flashing like a plane’s’
Then, it started to move around erratically, up and down, then left and right, as though it was turning around.
Sometimes the lights disappeared, before reappearing in a different spot.
‘That’s a UFO!’ I exclaimed. Dancing around the sky, there was no way it was a plane or satellite.
After 10 minutes, it vanished. It was so bizarre!
Ringing our local radio station, I was told no-one but us had reported a sighting.
So I rang the airport, and even got hold of some radar scans. But I drew a blank.
I’m a rabbi with an open mind, but I’m not sure I believe in aliens. I truly have no explanation for what we saw that night. Maybe it really was out of this world!
We all saw the lights
My family and me