Published June 04, 2008
| Newscorp Australian Papers
An elderly Australian couple claim they had a close encounter with a UFO while traveling along a Northern Territory highway.
Lawrie Fuchs, 70, and his wife Gwen, 69, were returning to their home town of Elliott following a trip to the neighboring state of Queensland last Friday when they say the UFO swooped them as they drove along the Barkly Highway.
Estimated to be about 20 feet wide, they say the object passed the vehicle with such speed that its slipstream forced their Mazda sedan into the middle of the road.
They were traveling in a westerly direction when the incident occurred.
"It was about 4 p.m. when suddenly we saw a dark, silvery flash and heard a loud sound as it passed," Mr. Fuchs said.
"It was traveling at a terrific speed, very bloody fast, and there was no warning at all. I'm sure it dive-bombed us but I can't imagine why."