News

'Paranormal activity' to blame for car crash near dam

TWO men who walked away from a car crash on the back roads around Wivenhoe Dam claimed to be chasing an alien space craft when found by police.

Police and the driver's insurance company received several sketchy phone calls from the men, who appeared to be convinced paranormal activity caused the crash.

Police received the first call from the men at 2.25am Friday, saying they had been in an accident at Split Yard Creek and asked for the RAAF to attend.

It later became apparent the car had gone off the road and down an embankment near the Split Yard Creek bridge.

As the evening progressed, the men became increasingly agitated and scared of the situation.

The phone call dropped out, and after 30 minutes of trying to contact the men, police received a call from RACQ Insurance.

Police said the conversations with the men were vague and at times barely understandable.

The men began to "freak out", telling the insurance company they were about to disappear and referred to the area as the Bermuda Triangle, police said.

Police called the men back, with the second male answering the phone, telling police there were "some really weird things going on" and they had abandoned the car.

Police received another call from the men at 4am, claiming that "something paranormal" had occurred and "big bright lights" caused the car accident.

Police found the men at 4.10am at the intersection of Wivenhoe-Somerset Rd and Hyne Rd.

They were armed with knives and appeared to be protecting themselves.

The men became aggressive claiming "there were more of them around".

The car's driver was breathalysed. He was over the limit and given a notice to appear in court.

One of the men was charged with assaulting a police officer.

Topics:  editors picks, racq insurance, traffic crash, ufo sighting, wivenhoe dam



Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Doctors ready to fight for Tweed, again

STILL WAITING: No stranger to campaigning, senior surgeon Dr Stephen White has called for hospital funding. Pictured at Tweed Hospital.

Doctors brace themselves for the reality of another funding campaign

Health District blamed for Tweed Hospital funding blunder

Lismore MP Thomas George and Tweed MP Geoff Provest look at the draft North Coast Regional Plan, as the Tweed Heads is recognised as a regional city for the first time.

MP calls for heads to roll as costs blow out to $80m

Man on the run for 15 years caught in cupboard

Tweed/Byron LAC Superintendent Wayne Starling, Australian Federal Police Gold Coast Airport Superintendent and Queensland Inspector Greg Baade at the AFP headquarters at Gold Coast Airport on Tuesday.

Man wanted for 15 years captured in cupboard in cross-border blitz

Latest deals and offers


Dash cam as car rolls dodging rabbit

A car rolls over after dodging a rabbit.

This is why they say don't swerve for wildlife.

CCTV of Michelle Lord's last night alive

Police have released this CCTV footage of Michelle Lord with her partner. They are...

ACF take Minister to Court

ACF chief executive Kelly O'Shanassy

The Australian Conservation Foundation go to court to stop Carmichael mine.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances