A large, silver, shining object hovered above Rita Haden's car as she traveled home from work along Old Toowoomba Rd just before 2am one eerily quiet Ipswich morning in 1992. Now 86, Mrs Haden said she still vividly remembered how the mysterious nine meter long craft dazzled her with its bright lights, which could be seen even after she arrived home and ran inside.
The little dog next door just wailed and howled, the light was so bright, she said.
I had just gone past the One Mile Hotel when I first saw it and it stayed in my backyard for about an hour, I was on my own and very, very scared. She joined the Ipswich UFO Group after her first encounter and has traveled the world telling others her story.
I worked in the air force for many years, so I know my planes and this was something I had never seen before, I couldn't see any windows. Unlike normal planes it didn't have a dull surface, it was very shiny. It made no noise whatsoever.
All I saw was a big shape coming down. Too many people have seen too many things for there not to be something else out there.