The operators working at the UFO Hotline had been hard at work on this day in 1995, after a "mysterious egg-shaped, bright orange light" was seen flying over Canberra and Brisbane a few days after similar sightings in Adelaide and Melbourne
A hotline operator, Ross Dowe, said three different callers had told him they saw an egg-shaped object with a gold and orange-yellow hue flying in the sky in Brisbane, before appearing in Canberra a few hours later.
He said the hotline received seven calls reporting the bright orange light hovering in Canberra skies.
A system engineer, who wanted to remain unnamed, said he and his family saw the mysterious object flying over O'Connor at about 9.40pm.
"It was a bright orange light which varied in intensity, moving from west to east towards the airport," the man said.
"But it didn't look like a plane, it didn't move steadily enough to be a plane and it was far brighter than a plane.
"We know that we have seen something we never saw before."
According to Mr Dowe, it was highly unlikely the moving object was a hoax, as it had travelled so far in so little time.
The hotline also received calls from Adelaide and Melbourne reporting similar occurrences.
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