Brisbane man finally spots 'UFO' after 30yrs of waiting

Last Updated: Tue, Aug 31, 2010 12:10 hrs

A man from Brisbane has finally spotted 'UFO', after spending 30 years on searching for one.

Erik Black, 49, who has been interested in UFOs since he was a child, revealed that he had only heard or read about them and had never seen a "real one" until 2010 election night.

"I have been researching UFOs for almost all my life and every time I came to the Northern Territory for holidays I read a UFO story in the newspaper, so I thought the NT was the place to be," the Courier Mail quoted him as telling the NT News.

Black said he had already spent four weeks of unsuccessful UFO-hunting in Darwin's rural area before he finally came across "something very unexpected" in Humpty Doo.

He described the object as being "amber-coloured" and "shaped like a hamburger, with black dots" and "weird-looking headlights".

"I thought it was a low-flying plane ... suddenly it was straight over my head - I wasn't really expecting what I saw," he stated.

Black said he was enveloped by "dead silence", when the "thing" was above him for about 30 seconds before it "disappeared rapidly".

He said he felt good to have finally spotted a UFO, but was "terribly disappointed" that he was not able to take a picture, as he was too busy staring at the object.

"I had my camera there and everything, but I just stared," he said.

"But I'll be coming back next year. The Territory is the place to see UFOs," he added. (ANI)

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