While driving on the Eyre Highway, Nullarbor, Australia, Faye Knowles, her 3 sons, & the family dog, were traveling towards South Australia to visit some relatives. As they were driving along they suddenly saw a strange light ahead of them. It was pale yellow and seemed to be zig-zagging around. The object then shot straight towards them, and hovered right in front of the car. They described the object as looking like an egg in an egg cup.
After swerving and zig-zagging themselves to try and get clear of the object they suddenly realized that the object was now hovering directly above their car. They could hear a high-pitched humming sound as the car was being tossed from side to side by apparently very strong winds. During this time they also noticed a terrible smell of electrical burning, and the car was filling up with a strange grey mist. Then they realized that the car was no longer touching the surface of the road. It seemed to be hovering a few feet up. After a short time the car came back down, and crashed off the edge of the highway. Inside the car there was a fine sprinkling of powder and a that strange electrical burning smell. They reported the incident to both police and UFO investigators, who took samples of the grey powder. The powder contained chemicals very similar to those that NASA use to coat the surface of the space shuttle.