There have been a number of UFO 'encounters' in Toowoomba.
There have been a number of UFO 'encounters' in Toowoomba. Richard Elzey, Wikimedia Commons

Ten times UFOs have been 'sighted' on the Darling Downs

LAST month's UFO sighting at Lake Perseverance was only one of many in Toowoomba's recent history.

Often seen at night, but sometimes during the day, Toowoomba residents have reported seeing things such as bright lights close to the ground, triangular objects and other phenomena. 

Here are 10 times UFOs have been sighted in Toowoomba:

1. Lake Perseverance - October 2018

On October 26, 2018  a bright circular light was apparently seen by a truck driver darting around the scenery.

The orb, after travelling around for a few moments, shot up into the sky and disappeared. 

2. Toowoomba CBD - April 2018

On April 15 this year, YouTube user Richard Peter Ruff uploaded a video showing an unidentified black object speeding across the sky.

"It was faster than a speeding bullet, soundless and not visible to the human eye," Richard Peter Ruff said.

"It wasn't a bird or plane." 

3. Torrington - January 2017

A Torrington resident was left scratching his head when he woke to a blistering orange light at 12.15am on January 24, 2017.

He did not dismiss the idea it could have something to do with another form of life.   

"I was looking north towards Crows Nest and it (the light) was the same height all around there. I looked west and south and it was there stretching around the horizon," the man said.

The man said the light eventually dissolved, which looked just like the sun going down.

4. Newtown - December 2016

In December 2016, a strange light was seen dropping through the sky above Newtown.

The light appeared to move sharply to the right and then left as it fell.

5. Toowoomba - June 2015

In June 2015, Greg Young, a FieldQuip employee, was out capturing photos of the sunrise when he caught what appeared to be a silver triangle object flying in the sky.

The object was leaving a dark blue trail behind it.

"It was all a bit weird because a few moments earlier me and my co-worker saw some bright flashing lights from the East and we couldn't work out what they were," Mr Young said.

6. Toowoomba Airport - May 2008

An egg-shaped vessel was seen hovering in the sky near Toowoomba Airport in late May, 2008, just after 7.45am.

Witnesses at the time said it was like nothing they had seen before.

It stayed hovering just above the ground for about 40 minutes before disappearing into the sky. 

7. Toowoomba - November 2004

On November 3, 2004 a young woman was standing in her front yard at about 8.15pm when three bright orange circular lights appeared in the sky.

Each was the size of her thumbnails.

The objects formed a triangle shape and would dematerialise and rematerialise every few minutes. They disappeared after half an hour. 

8. Oakey - August 2002

On August 21, 2002 at about 7.15pm a woman saw a yellow-red light in the sky. 

She witnessed the light "zipping" across the sky, but saw no flashing navigation light.

She contacted the Oakey Army Aviation Centre, but was told there were no movements at that time.

9. Oakey - December 2000

On Christmas Eve, 2000 at 8.10pm ten people described seeing a bright light moving low in the sky near Oakey.

The light was yellow at first, but then became white with a pale blue tinge. It was seen for about twenty seconds.

The witnesses all lived close to the Oakey Army Aviation Centre.

UFO seen falling from sky in Toowoomba: Rod Bishop captured the moment a strange light fell from the sky in Toowoomba.

10. Toowoomba Airport - June 1999

On June 12, 1999 at 8.30pm two people reported seeing stationary orange lights in the sky.

The fire-like lights moved around the sky near the Toowoomba Airport for about an hour before shooting back up into the heavens. 

NOTE: With so many alien encounters allegedly happening here, someone really should call The Doctor.