Did you see a UFO in 82?
PHYL Ahearn will never forget the year 1982, it was the year she saw a UFO.
The West Burleigh resident who was living on National Park Rd in Canungra at the time of the sighting said the experience proved in her mind beyond doubt, there was more out there than just human life.
“My husband first saw bright lights and he thought it was a plane until he realised there was no sound,” Mrs Ahearn said.
“He called out to me and I ran out and I saw it, I really couldn’t believe my eyes,
“It was this huge thing and the lights were really bright almost blinding.
“I didn’t feel fear, I only felt mesmerised.”
Mrs Ahearn now has a personalised number plate saying, “ISAWUFO” which regularly causes curious people to ask her if she really has seen one.
“Most reports of UFOs are just seeing lights in the sky but not seeing the actual craft,” Mrs Ahearn said.
“I feel so privileged to be lucky to have witnessed something many people would never see in their lifetime, especially at such a close range.
“My grandson aged three at the time, saw it also but he was too young to remember it.”
After seeing the UFO, Mrs Ahearn believes the UFO was not dangerous.
“I think it was here to check up on us and if they wanted to do anything bad they would have done it long ago.”
Now only one question remains.
“Did anyone else see the UFO on the Gold Coast in 1982?” Mrs Ahearn asked.