In the winter months of 1958 on a clear winter night while looking at the southern cross, a star formation I now know is called the Crux I saw a small light no bigger than the pointy end of a pin traveling from half way between star Alpha Crux and Beta Crux.
I lost sight of the light for about 20 to 30 seconds when it entered the starlight of Beta Crux and caught sight of the light again when it reappeared.
However the direction had changed and was now heading to Gemma Crux again.
As the light entered the starlight of Gemma Crux I lost sight of it for about 20 to 30 seconds.
When it did reappear it was now heading to Delta Crux as it entered the starlight of Delta Crux I again lost sight for about 20 to 30 seconds and again when the light reappeared it had changed direction once again the light was now going in a straight line to Epsilon Crux the same thing happened again as had happened before when the light entered the starlight of Epsilon Crux.
When it reappeared it was heading to the center of the star formation known as The Southern Cross, The Crux.
The light got to a location approximately in a line from Alpha crux and Epsilon crux and then the light just went out.
I am now 53 years old, I know what I saw as a child.
In fact I reported this to the Sydney papers and for my trouble about 2 weeks later received a check in the mail for 1 Pound which in those days was a lot of money.
I was also told at the time that other people had phoned in to report this event.
I now know that the distance from Earth to the stars and starting from the bottom Alpha Crux 321 light years Beta Crux 353 Light years Gamma Crux 88 light years Delta Crux 364 light years Epsilon Crux 228 light years.
I would not blame you for sending this straight to the wast bin, as I have in the past told people about this and been laughed at.
Even today with age and logic even I can't comprehend the speed that this object must have been travailing at.
The time taken for this event was around 45 minutes.