NATURAL PHENOMENON: Biloela photographer Julie Whiley's son alerted her to the cloud funnel before she caught it on camera.
NATURAL PHENOMENON: Biloela photographer Julie Whiley's son alerted her to the cloud funnel before she caught it on camera. Julie Whiley

Was it aliens or the man in the moon?

THE photo on page 4 of The Morning Bulletin, Monday, June 5, of the spectacular cloud funnel, reminds me of the most astonishing thing I saw coming from the moon in about mid-2007 I think, when I was on the night train which comes from Longreach via Rocky to Brisbane.

Around 10pm, I happened to look out the window and I nearly fell off the seat (truly, and I don't drink) at what I saw.

A massive ultra-bright white light, the width of the moon, was coming straight down to earth.

It was stationary and I wondered where the base of it was.

I've never seen anything like it and moved to the area between carriages to make sure I was seeing what I appeared to be seeing, and yes, it was real and it was breathtaking!

I watched it for about 90 minutes until I fell asleep, in which case the man in the moon, or aliens probably, turned the mega spotlight off.

Are there any astronomers out there who've seen anything like this?

I tried to Google it but was unsuccessful.

T Robertson

The Range



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