A police officer took two photos from a mobile phone at 5:48am EST after observing an object traveling North East across the sky above North Brisbane, during the massive East Coast UFO sighting in the early hours of June 5. The object was described as having a bright center with a spiral emanating from it, comparable to Norway sightings of December 2009. Police received calls from the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, but the phenomenon was also observed as far south-west as Canberra.
The official explanation, that the observation was due to a US Falcon 9/Dragon rocket launched by SpaceX from Cape Canaveral one hour prior to the spiral sighting, has been called into question. A similar explanation was offered by Russia for the Scandinavian sightings, as a failed Bulava intercontinental balistic missile (ICBM) launched from the Dmitry Donskoi submarine in the White Sea, but in the Australian case there was no mention of failure. The US Falcon 9/Dragon is a two-stage spaceflight launch system with reusable rockets. The Bulava (SS-NX-30) ICBM is a weapons delivery system that carries up to 10 nuclear warheads and has a range of 8,000 kilometers. The Bulava three-stage ballistic missile is designed for deployment on Borey-class Project 955 nuclear-powered submarines.
Some scientists who disagree with the official explanation have postulated that the lights are more consistent with recent HAARP weather-modification or tesla-like experiments being conducted globally. This would be consistent with recent theories proposed to explain anomalous weather around the Australian continent this year, as well as the recent mystery surrounding unusual weather RADAR outages Australia-wide in January of this year.
(Australian Spiral UFO on Channel 7 news, Youtube)
(Australian officer photos UFO, ufo-blogger.com)
(Spiral UFO seen across SE Australia, CourierMail.com.au)
(RADAR outages over Australia, Jan 2010, colinandrews.net)
(Norway Spiral UFO, thesun.co.uk)
(Falcon 9 Rocket, wikipedia.org)
(The Bulava (SS-NX-30) ICBM, wikipedia.org)
(Bulava ICBM test launches, militaryphotos.net)
(Norway Spiral UFO a Russian Rocket, heraldsun.com.au)
(Norway Spiral UFO a HAARP experiment, examiner.com)