The Courier-Mail

Video of mystery ‘rocket’

- CRYSTAL JONES

BUNDABERG locals have been left mystified after a huge light lit up the night sky, rattling doors and causing a “sonic boom”.

Around 10.30pm Thursday, locals said they felt doors shake and some described the accompanyi­ng sound as being like thunder.

Bundaberg’s TJ Leenders said capturing the light on film didn’t do it justice, remarking that it was simply “unbelievab­le” to watch.

Unlike a typical meteor type sighting, witnesses said they were able to watch the object for around a minute or more before it drifted out of view – a factor that meant some were able to capture the long, thin, beam of light on video.

Locals who saw and heard the event spanned from Gin Gin to Avenell Heights, with some saying it had been spotted as far away as Mackay.

There is speculatio­n the object was a Chinese satellite disintegra­ting as it plunged back to earth.

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