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UFO sightings increasing in Queensland, Australia, say researchers (Photos)

UFO sightings increasing in Queensland, Australia, say researchers (Photos) 1

UFO researchers say UFO sightings are increasing in the state of Queensland in Australia. Recent sightings have included photos and video.

UFO Research Queensland President Sheryl Gottschall told the Brisbane Times there has been a spike in reports over the last few months. She says, “We get about 100 calls a year and across Australia all up the UFO research groups get up to 800. That’s just the reported sightings – a lot go unreported.”

Another representative from the Queensland UFO group agrees. In a radio interview with 4BC, Tino Pezzimenti says, “Only about 5% of reports or sightings actually get reported, so you can imagine. We get a couple hundred a year. That’s only probably 5% of people that actually find their way to reporting something to us.”

UFO photo captured in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia.This image was reportedly taken on March 5, 2014 at 2:34 am. (Credit: Brisbane UFO Sightings Facebook page)

Pezzimenti says many of these are not just reports of lights in the sky. Some of the sightings come with photos or video.

The hosts of 4BC said they had heard many sightings are due to a large local event called the Royal Queensland Show, aka Ekka (referred to as “the exhibition” in the radio show). The event is Queensland’s largest annual event, attracting hundreds of thousands of guest from around the world. It includes farm animal, food, and strength competitions, among other events, and takes place in early August.

Pezzimenti admitted that many UFO reports are misidentifications. He cited a recent sighting in mid-July in which the police suggested the mysterious lights were actually due to the testing of the fairground lights in preparation for Ekka.

However, Pezzimenti says their organization is not quick to call everything a UFO. He explains, “To be a UFO it’s got to have to do something unusual or look unusual like this photograph, or it does a 90 degree turn, or it flies off faster than any jet we have ever heard and there’s not even a sonic boom.”

The photograph Pezzimenti refers to is a sighting he is particularly excited about. The photo was allegedly taken on Friday, May 23, 2014 in the Wooloowin area at 5:35 pm. It shows what appears to be a strange disk-shaped object in the sky.

Wooloowin, Queensland, Australia UFO photo. (Credit: Brisbane UFO Sightings Facebook page)



Pezzimenti says the object does not appear to have engines or propellers. He says this kind of photographic evidence needs to be taken “pretty seriously.”

The image was posted on a Facebook page called Brisbane UFO Sightings, which was created recently for the founder of the page to post pictures of UFOs. Apparently, he or she captures them often. Other than the date, time, and location of the sighting, no other information is provided.

Other videos can be seen in the interview with 4BC and Pezzimenti, embedded in the Brisbane Times article.

UFO from video of interview with Tino Pezzimenti of UFO Research Queensland. (Credit: 4BC/Fairfax Media)
UFO from video of interview with Tino Pezzimenti of UFO Research Queensland. (Credit: 4BC/Fairfax Media)

The increase in sightings has lead to a local resident to begin holding skywatches. Kristy Buist, founder of the Paranormal Awareness Community, had her first skywatch scheduled for earlier this week.

Buist told the Brisbane Times she has had four sightings of her own.  She described the first as, “platinum and sort of shaped like diamonds just casually floating across the sky”.

Now she says, “I do look for UFOs often. I look for them wherever I go.”

Brisbane Times says participants at the skywatch look for “‘unusual movement’ in the night sky, including ‘classic’ UFO moves such as bright lights travelling from one horizon to another in seconds or lights making sudden turns.”

Photos from the skywatch were posted on UFO Research Queensland’s Facebook page, but none of them include UFOs. However, as their Facebook page says, “Skywatching calls for a lot of patience and persistence.”

Both of which I am sure local researchers will continue to practice as they continue their quest for UFO evidence, which, incidentally, remains elusive despite the increased reports.


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  1. I agree most are probably military drones. ….they have some unconventional shapes for some of them….we seen one back in May….and 9 out of 10 people would have called it a ufo….but right across the inlet is a naval base so I say it was a drone

  2. But seriously, the installation at pine gap is primarily used for remote control operation of military attack drones. I do believe that a greater majority of these sightings are actually drones and not alien craft. I lived in Queensland for nine months,back in 2008/09. Trust me, the majority of the people who live there are bullshit artists.

  3. There is joint u.s. /strayan military base in outback queensland at pine gap. Maybe the spike in sightings has some link to the installation at pine gap. Reckon they be drones and not ufos. Lol coz…
    Queenslanders drink A LOT of beer.

  4. A disc very clearly few from horizon to horizion over our house when many family and friends went outside to sit in the garden. It took about ten to 15 seconds to cover the distance at approx 1000 ft . The disc was a beautiful seamless silver that looked and felt like it had been in space. Very large with the circular disc shape facing us. Its the best UFO I’d seen. The fear and non belief in the people was amazing. They quickly passed it off as ISS. I was shocked to see people lying rather than facing the truth. The fear was papable, its amazing how people discount these things because they can’t cope with the reality. Until more people can deal with the reality of our world and stop having experts or the tv tell them what the world is about, we will not see disclosure. So be strong people, get some courage, backbone and integrity to see the world as it really is.

  5. We see many Ufos here in Tasmania all the time.I guess there are UFO’s everywhere if you look for them.Found over 100 crashed Ufo’in the Blue mountains on Google earth.I think its a hot spot for ufo activity.

  6. Checkout my post about Mexico’s disclosure of relics under a Mayan pyramid that points to ET aka The Greys, supposedly thousands of years old. They have been here. Colonized. Some even walk among us. And a few people in government and security agencies know about this. !!@@!!

  7. Thats is funnny, as i live near there….is it more sightings or are we just looking at the sky more with our mob phones and videos, anyway yes Bris-vegas is chock a block full of UFO’s..

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