It was a relatively calm evening over Darwin, Australia, when 79-year-old Mark Schmutter decided to step out the balcony of his friend’s apartment, where he had been visiting. “I decided to go out on the balcony and take some shots of Darwin,” Schmutter said of the night in 2009 that changed his life. Having strolled out onto the apartment balcony, camera in hand, Schmutter noticed a strange object in the distance–a blue aircraft that “flashed” past just as he held his camera up to snap the photo. Fortunately, this turned out to only be the apparent UFO’s first sweep. “It came back again,” Schmutter recounts, “so I hit it with the camera.”
What resulted were strange images of a turquoise-colored object which, to the best Schmutterand others can tell, resembles a sports car, cruising along in midair. Though reports of UFOs following and hovering over automobiles are relatively common in ufology, aircraft seen in such circumstances often is described resembling saucers, triangles, flying eggs, or long cylindrical “cigars.” However, in a few rare instances, the UFO craft themselves have resembled flying automobiles capable of impressive maneuverability.
Interestingly, such reports date back several decades. One report chronicled in researcher Larry Hatch’s *U* UFO Database took place in 1965 near Wiltshire, England. Witnesses described seeing “a phantom automobile, shaped like a Land Rover but without wheels,” which passed the witnessby