Truth is up there for UFO watcher
BILL Stafford Junior has seen unidentified flying objects over Tweed and has the photos to prove it.
Mr Stafford has his eyes on the sky after capturing a total of three UFO images that cannot be explained.
“Until someone can tell me what these things are they remain unidentified,” Mr Stafford said.
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Mr Stafford's photos show the UFOs in the sky above Currumbin and Tweed.
“When I took the first photos I contacted Air Services Australia to ask them what it was and they said there was nothing in the air at that time.
“I then contacted Amberley Air Base with the date and time but they said there were no aircraft in the sky.
“They sent me a radar read-out of the planes that day and there was nothing there.”
The photos were taken on Elephant Rock in Currumbin and Currumbin Alley, with many of the images taken facing in the direction of Tweed.
Mr Stafford said he had always had an interest in space but had never sought out UFOs.
“I'm not looking out for them, they are just there,” Mr Stafford said.
“I am always looking up at the sky.”
Mr Stafford said he was open to having the images examined in depth to determine what he has captured on his camera.
“I'd like to see someone test the photos, because I'd like an answer on what they are. I'm intrigued.”
The photos were taken on June 5, 2010 at 6am, November 11, 2008 at 5.06am and October 23, 2008 at 2.58pm.
There have previously been UFO sightings across the north coast, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast in June this year, while a mysterious fireball fell from the sky over Kingscliff in 2008, baffling police and residents.
Coolangatta Police Senior Sergeant Mike Johnston said there had been no recent reported UFO sightings over Tweed.
Springbrook Research astronomer Andre Clayden said forensic research was needed to identify the objects.
“Without knowing things such as how long they were in the sky for it is impossible to say what we are looking at,” Mr Clayden said. “Although it looks very interesting, from my knowledge it looks like a piece of debris.”
Mr Clayden said people were incorrect when they assumed the term UFO referred to alien activity.
“The term refers to anything that is unidentified. Whether it's aliens is another story,” Mr Clayden said. “It's good that people are keeping an eye on the sky, just because I didn't see it doesn't mean it's not there.”