The Min Min Lights

The Min Min Light is an unusual light phenomenon that has often been reported in outback Australia. Many associate The Min Min Lights with remote and rural Australian UFO encounters.

Accounts of the light appearances vary, though they are most commonly described as being fuzzy, disc-shaped lights that appear to hover just above the horizon. They are often described as being white, though some accounts describe them as changing colour from white to red to green and back again. Some accounts describe them as being dim, others describe them as being bright enough to illuminate the ground under them and to cause nearby objects to throw clearly defined shadows.

Some witnesses describe the light as appearing to approach them several times before retreating. Others report that the lights were able to keep pace with them when they were in a moving motor vehicle.

The name “Min Min” derives from the small settlement of Min Min, located between the outback towns of Boulia and Winton in Queensland, Australia. This is where the light was observed by a stockman in 1918.

Stories about the lights can be found in Aboriginal myths pre-dating European settlement and have since become part of wider Australian folklore.

Indigenous Australians hold that the number of sightings has increased alongside the increasing ingression of Europeans into the outback. QUFOSR has spoken to several Aboriginal Australians about their encounters with these lights and we will present a video in the future.

According to folklore, the lights sometimes follow or approached people and have disappeared, sometimes very rapidly, when fired upon, only to reappear later on. The first recorded sighting dates to 1838, in the book Six Months in South Australia.

The above video is an excerpt from ‘The Extraordinary’.



1983 Bendigo UFO Wave

Australian Bendigo UFO Wave


Victoria, Australia: During the evenings of late May 1983 many people, estimated to be in the hundreds, witnessed unusual lights and unconventional craft in the skies over Bendigo and the surrounding regions. According to meteorology reports the weather during these evenings was ‘still, cool and clear’.

Initial reports, direct to the RAAF, and to other agencies, such as radio stations and newspapers, were admitted to be highly consistent. The RAAF was also briefed that air activity in Bendigo during time of the sightings was limited and the little traffic moved convetionally, whereas the mysterious lights appeared to remain stationary, not unusually for extended periods. It was officially announced that no spurious or unaccounted for radar ‘paints’ from the Bendigo area were recorded during the times of interest.

Link to Bendigo UFO file