VIDEO footage delivered to the Chronicle today has increased interest surrounding Maryborough’s mysterious orange UFOs – with the person who recorded the objects convinced they are not lanterns.

Nev Pedersen grabbed his video camera last Thursday and Friday nights when he spotted several balls of light moving across the night sky.

On playing back the footage afterwards he was “completely blown away”.

“I was 100% sceptical of UFOs before I got this on film ... now I’m feeling a little more open-minded,” he said.

What’s more, Mr Pedersen said on the nights he filmed the UFOs (with his 78 x zoom video camera) the wind was travelling in the opposite direction that the lights were going.

“I know a fair bit about aviation ... but I have no explanation at all,” he said.

“And it seemed to me that every time I’d focused on the lights and start recording, they would disappear.”

The first half of Mr Pedersen’s footage, which lasts for just under a minute, shows two bright balls of light hovering just above the horizon.

The second half is zoomed in on a single light, this one much stronger orange colour, further up in the sky.

The video will add further fuel to the fire as to whether the orange lights spotted above Maryborough last week have a natural cause or could be connected to the debate about life on other planets.

Recent studies on rare meteorites that have crashed into earth have revealed fossilised bacteria with a structure similar to that of early molecular life forms on earth.

 



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