Article from my Friend Damien Nott's Facebook page.
Hi everyone ,
Tonight I would like to share with you the story of an experienced pilot who has contacted me recently after seeing my story on Today Tonight and channel 7 news .
His story is amazing and concerns a sighting that he , and a passenger had back on the 3rd June 1998 around the Semaphore area of South Australia .
It was approximately 9:30pm and Mark John Muscat , a private pilot was in his piper arrow airplane with a German tourist heading back to Parafield airport after a sightseeing tour .
At around 2000ft in controlled airspace , Mark noticed six pale orange spherical lights directly ahead of his plane .
At first he thought that they may be fishing boats out in the gulf , but then when one made a sudden rapid movement he realized they were in the sky with him .
Mark then contacted air traffic control who stated that he was the only aircraft on their screens in the immediate area .
The objects made no noise , nor were any navigation lights visible to him or his passenger , which would have added an extra surreal feel to the event they were witnessing .
The objects seemed , at first , to move aside to let his plane pass through but then held their positions .
Then suddenly , the objects formed a circle in the sky in front of the amazed pilot and his passenger . Mark flew in between the circle of lights to avoid collision , almost like they wanted him to .
As the objects passed close to the plane there was no wake turbulence , and there was still no associated sound coming from them .
Mr Muscat and his passenger reported the sighting upon landing , and found out later that there had been multiple witnesses on the ground who had also reported exactly what the pilot and his passenger had witnessed .
Mark was quoted afterwards as saying " It's hard to believe it has happened to me , I normally don't follow this sort of thing , objects or UFOs in the sky , but I might now " . Mark is now a commercial pilot and this sighting has had a lasting impact on him .
Mark's story is amazing and is yet another example of how this phenomena has touched and changed countless lives all around the world , people from all walks of life ...
Peace to all ,
Damien John Nott
Australian Aerial Phenomena Investigations (A.A.P.I.)
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