It is a long way from Woomera to western Queensland. Those mysterious threads must have been made out of something pretty special if they made it all that way….People will always look for an exciting explanation for things instead of using their brains.
Were these floating threads from secret activity at the rocket range? No. Aliens? No. They were just spider webs.
Some months ago we were camping at Ararat and experienced these floating webs. They look amazing, and when you are out in the open and look up into the blue sky, the webs floating by on the breeze give the illusion you are at the bottom of the ocean and water is flowing over you. No matter how strange they were though, it was pretty obvious they were just spider webs. Many of the webs actually contained a small spider that in no way looked guilty of being involved in ‘secret activity’. I wonder how these people in 1950 didn’t notice that?
It was pretty cool though. The whole place was webbified*. Trees, signs, houses, every single car aerial trailed a flag of web. The street signs were the most amusing as some had feet of many cottony web gently waving in the wind. It was a bit like the whole place was being poorly set-dressed for an after-the-apocalypse movie. All we needed was some badly made-up zombies and Charlton Heston cruising around in a mustang.
*webbified, to be covered in webs, ok?