WHAT IS IT: Locals caught a glimpse of the anomaly on Monday.
WHAT IS IT: Locals caught a glimpse of the anomaly on Monday. Emma Fuller

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

THE sky was clear as a bell on Monday evening, the sunset particularly stunning, but there was one anomaly that had some residents wondering.

A stream of something flying high above was caught on camera as it passed across the skies. Some were quick to throw out theories, but before you pull out the tin foil hats, it doesn't look like it was actually anything out of the ordinary.

According to a Chinchilla pilot it was probably, quite simply, a stream of vapour from a jet passing overhead.

The pilot said the vapour trail was fairly common, forming when the atmospheric conditions were just right.

The trails are more common in the winter and autumn months, when the air is cooler.

While some vapour trails can last for some time, even forming clouds, others like the one on Monday can dissipate very quickly.

In any case, it seems that's one mystery easily solved.

Are you convinced?


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