A spiral formation similar to those already seen in Norway and China appeared over Australia on June 5th. Like the Norway spiral, it appeared at dusk, and was viewed by many witnesses. It had a greenish-yellow tint and came in from the west, then headed east out to sea. One witness described it as a “huge revolving moon”.
Some are refering to the successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket earlier that day in Florida as an obvious explanation for the appearance of the spiral. Those who believe it was a missle find further backing for this argument by referring to the spiral's striking similarities with the Norway Spiral--despite the fact that there was never conclusive proof that this was caused by a missile.
Doug Moffett from UFO Research NSW says he has a few problems
with this theory:
"Firstly, the time of the launch was 18.45 GMT, which translates to 4.45am EST, the duration of the flight was 9 minutes 38 seconds - this is a full hour before the reported sightings," he said.
"Secondly, where was the glow from the boosters or from the friction created by the craft moving through the atmosphere, where was the tail of the rocket?
"Thirdly, why would anyone launch a rocket on a maiden test flight with a trajectory that would take it over the most heavily populated parts of Australia?
"And how big must this rocket have been to be seen so clearly, at the same time, over such a vast distance?"
In January, a series of mandala shapes appeared on Australian radar, some of which were in a spiral form.
Click here, to watch a video of the spiral.