Spooky Story

Paul saw some­thing odd in the night sky

that's life (Australia) - - Contents - Paul Stein­berg, 45, North Caulfield, Vic

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

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