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580/1/1(5 ) 4th January, 1963

Dear llr Kendorski From time to time reports of unidentified flying objects are received and investigated by tho Royal Australian Air Force , but details of individual investieations have not been nado public. On October 2oth, 1960, the '.inister for Air, the Honourable Osborne, made a. ata.tement in the Australian national Pnrlinr.:ent at Canberra, sumnarioinc the position, and his cot:JI:ents rrD.y be pertinent to your request .

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In the courac of his remarks t:r Osborne oaid, "The Department of Air does obtain information nbout nll woll reported caoes of unidentified flying objects. Although reports of this sort have been investigated very carefully for ycara, nearly all of them are explainable on a perfectly nor.r.al baois. Soootir.res they ore found to be t7e3ther balloons, highflying aircraft, or even stars. On one occasion, it was established that a roported spaceship was the moon. Of all these reports , only three or four per cent cannot be oxplnined on the baais of some natural phenomenon, ond nothinG that baa arisen from that three or four per cent of unexplained cnsos gives any firt'l SU.P:POrt i'or the belief that interlopers from other pl aces in this orld or outside it have been viaiting us".

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Dear Sirs:

10 DEC. 1962

Please send me any information that you havv available on unidentified fljing objects (UFO's)(flying saucers) in Australia. I would greatly appreciate any additional infammation. Thank

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UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS 1. Forwarded herewith, for information, is a copy of a message received from ACC Sydney by the Duty Operations Officer at this Headquarters at 192207Z DEC : "Report received from AERADIO NORFOLK ISLAND as follows:QUOTE: Reports received from many sources of unidentified objects over Norfolk Island at 172240Z DEC. Objects appeared cylindrical in shape with two vertical projections above travelling very high in a NNE/SSW direction . In sight approximately 3 minutes, can you identify? UNQUOTE" .

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Secretary Department of Defence Administrative Of~ices CANDERRA ACT

REPORTED SIGHTING OF UniDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT 1. Please refer to your letter 128/1/21 dated 12th November, 1962, forwarding a copy of a letter dated let November from f.!r . F .s . Welle of ttH111ford'', Gou1burn, concerning the sighting of an unidentified flying object. 2.

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make any assessment of the nature of the object sighted. Your letter was received in this Department on 13th November , 14 days after the sighting; it is therefore, considered that fUrther investigation by interview with Mr. Wells would be of very doubtful value. 3. Inquiries into the :covement of RAAF and civil aircraft at dusk on the date of sighting have revealed that there were no RAAF movements, but that civil aircraft could have been in the vicinity though it is impossible to be certain of this owing to the absence of a specific time of sighting. 4. Baaed on the information given by Mr. Wells , this Department considers that the ?llOst probable explanation of the object sighted is that it was a meteor.


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REPORTED SIGHTING OF UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT

Attached is a copy of a letter dated lst November, 1962 , from Mr . F . S. Wells of "Hillford" Goulburn in which he reports the sighting of an unidentified flying object . 2. Ve have informed Mr. Wells that we are making inquiries and would be grateful if you would look into the matter and advise us .

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"Hilford" Goulburn 1st November, 1962 To Department of Defence , Melbourne . Can you inform me anything about a large object I see in the sky last Tuesday 30th near dusk in evening . It appeared to be sending out an orange coloured exhaust thick and wide at the front end of which was something bright like a very hot bright light. The angle it was from prevented me from kno\rlng whether the bright part was round or disc shaped. My observation point was about five miles south of Bungonia I could not estimate how high the object was . I live by myself my reading matter has been good books of educational value not fiction . I do not have a wireless . The object was travelling towards Canberra or Melbourne .

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NEW ZEALAND TR:O FOR 1963 As usual, the scien tific staff to winter over at Hallett Station will include three !'Jew Zealanders. They will be: D. M. SUTER (39) , of Christchurch, Senior Technician. Doug Suter was born in Wellin~ton and educated at Christchurch B.H.S. :.~nd .Mt. Albert Grammar School. A radar technician he served in the R.N.Z.A.F. from 1941 to 1945, :.~nd later was in the Armv (R.N.Z.E. M.E.). He was senior Ionospheric Observer at Campbell Island 1959-60. He is married and has three children. B. J . L. 1 AIN (22), Waiouru, Technician. Brian Main is a Radio Technician in the New Zealand Armv School of Signals, Waiouru. He was born at Christchurch and went to St. Bedes' College. He has scn·ed for I I vears in the Scout Movement, being :.1 Queen's Scout and a Scoutmaster. He has represented Central Militarv District at .. Socce~ · 4 L. J . WYLDE (22), of Rami) ton, .1 Technician. Len Wylde is TaL~rang:.~· ' born and was u pupil of Hamilton B.H.S. 1952-56. He obtuined his B.E. (civil), at Auckland Universi ty Collc~e, and "vorked in Wellington and Hamilton,

Taylor, Hallet Station. Two men will be car rying ou t investigations, chiefly at Cape Hallett. during the summer months. Thev are B. E. ~eid, who has had considerable previous Ant:.~rctic experience, including a winter at C:.~pc H:.~llett, 1959, and ·1. J . Craniicid, M.Sc.. whose two brothers. Bill and Bob, have both wintered at Scott Base in earlier biologic:.~!

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I live #at 24 Holmes CreLcent , Campbell , A.C. T. At ll . OOpm on Saturd~y 13 October 1962 I walked out of the back door of my house and , as a natter of habit , glanced at the two red lights on the pole on the crest of the ridge above the house . Although it had been raining earlier the sky in that quarter was cloudless . It clouded again a few minutes later . s I glanced at the lights I saw, about 5° above them and just above the trees what I thoueht \·PS a very bright meteor with a short tail . It was t ravelling at a high speed reminiscent of a meteor , but vrithout the characteristic drop in elevation. I waited expecting to see it burn out but it continued on a atraight and \·Jhat appeared to be a level course . I coul'1 not see the horizon . \•lhile I "'atched it travelled through 50° of arc and then disappeared past the corner of the house . Its a arent course was from Queanbeyan in the general direction of Mt Ainslie . It was in sight for a matter of 10 seconds only . A second or two after it had disanryeared I decided to see if I could follow its aourse futher, lrut, by the time I had rounded the corner of the house it had disappeared into a cl ~ar sky . It must have been at a considerable distance from me and at a considerable elevation . I heard no uoise but there was a wina! . The object appeared co•'lparable in size to a MelbourneSydney airliner flying over Can)erra . It was side on and above me flying a course which seernd to bring it closer and clearer in outline . I had the imnression of an aircraft of more or less conventional shape and colour with a motor on either side of the fuselage , each emitting a long whitish- yellow exhaust flame , \vhich It seemed to be c arrying lights in front 1ade it vnry obvious . (HOT coloured) . It was not lit as by a searchlight but apparently by the light of its own motors as the outline was not sharp . l1y immediate reaction \vas that this was some kind of very high speed aircraft travelling at high speed at possibly 15000 feet over c~nberra airport in a northerly direction. There was no change of course . I rang Mt Stromlo 512 but the telephone was not answeced . I then rang the RAAF Duty Of~icer . I have seen many things in the sky but never anything si,ilar to this . It \vas either a satellite , a meteor ? or an aircraft . It seemed too~ low and too fast for a satellite . As I did not see the end of the flight I cannot be absolutely certain that i t was not a meteorite . I have never seen a meteorite in the sky at close range . It was very mueh br iEhter than the usual meteorite . If it was an aircraf't it vrould seem that some form of rocket propulsion was being used . The general appearance was that of an aircraft flying at 10 , 000 feet at ten mile s distance . I \·TOuld have expected a su-personic bang , but this would have taken a minute tor each me from ten miles . I did not hear any obvious loud noise . By that time I would probably have been inside the house . After verifying the time(! 5 minutes) , I wrote the above . On Sunday I watched a Hel bourne -sydney airliner and decided that the/ clistance "rou.ld probably have been nearer five apparent 0 The angle above the horizon was approximately 20 • 1 la:r pire fle,., over the house on Sunday. On 1-i:onday './Comdr Gray, at Fairbairn informed me that no service "ircraft ans1vering to this description had landed at Canberra at that time .

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, I am Historian of the Depar~t;~ent of External Affairs, having been \vith the Department for 27 years . I have lived in Canberra since 1928 and am very familiar ~·rith its skies . 11y age is 53 . I a71 a Barrister and S()licitor and a Doctor of Letters(Celbourne) .~.Hi' S€9Pvl\ee~ 11;. AIF Service 41 yearsO'iddle Eas t 1 Tobruk) . For the last two years I "~>'as a Captain in the Australian Intelligence Corps serving \oTith AJlied Geographical Section, GHQ , Southwest ~ acific Area. E . D . , Bentioned in Despatches . I am very famiJiar with aircraft and their appearance and with aerial photography . On 5 October my eyesight Has tested by C .\.Jerner of Collins bt , ..el ,ourne on 5 October 1962. He said that my distant vision was exceptionally good . Everyt.b.J.ng I saw was in keeping with a man made nachine behaving within the limits of modern scientific knowledge . The outline suggested a high \ving monJllane of normal size \·Ti th rocket(?) motors under the wings . I vras l e ft \-rith the thought that this might be a night photographic reconnaissance of _i'airbairn Station. About 1952 I reported from New Zealand a series of similar reportings and , about 4 years later; some from New Caledonia The New Zealand sightings again suggested reco~~aissance .


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-1 OCf 1962 Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT SIGHTING OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECTS 1. Attached are two reports , from DENMARK West Australia and CRESSY Tasmania , concerning the above subject. 2. The object seen at D~K WA would appear to have been the ~mA DC- 3 to ALBANY from PERTH, and a let ter has been sent to Mr BARNES informing him of this .

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Harewood Road DENMARK WA

1-9-62 The Commanding Officer RAAF

PEARCE

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Dear Sir, May I enquire whether an aircraft from your Station was in the vicinity o~ Denmark at about 7 p.m., yesterday 31st o-r August. My reason for the enquiry is that at that time I saw a bright star like object moving rapidly across the aky on a horizontal path travelling, so it seemed ~rom about the north west. Its elevation from my position (15 miles North West of Denmark) would have been, I guess, about 30 degrees. At the time I was milking my dairy herd, and the noise of my milking plant prevented me ~rom being able to ascertain whether any noise came from the object I saw. The object was visible for no more than two minutes. Trusting I am placing you to no inconvenience, and thanking you 1n anticipation. Yours faithfully,

(Sgd) N.W. BARNES


REPORT ON AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED

1.

Name of Observer •••••¥i.~'''·~~ij~~•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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HAREWOOD ROAD

DENMARK

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DAIRY FARMER Occupation of Observer•••••••••••••••••·••••••••••••••••••••••••

4. Date and Time or Observation (Time given in 24 nour clock zonal time) ••••••• ~1!:.~~~~~.1~~~ •.•• 1~~~-~~~~•••••••••••••••••••••• TWO MINUTES

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Period ot Observation•••••••••••••·•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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Manner of observation: (GiTe details of own position by map reference if possible, or by known landmarks, and describe any equipment used in the observation).

15 MILES NW OF DENMARK. VISUAL OBSERVATION FROM •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• MILKING SHED •

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1. Wnere was object first observed, es overnead, coming from behind a hill, over the horizon, etc. NOT KNOWN ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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What tirst attracted obserTer'e attention, es light or noise. LIGHT

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9. Did object appear as a light or as a definite object. BRIGHT STAR-LIKE OBJECT

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I t there was more than one object, how man y were therp and what

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11.

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12.

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13.

Was any detail of s tructure observable •••••• ~~••••••••••••••••••

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14. Was any method

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NOT HEARD IF ANY DUE TO NOISE OF MILKING PLANT. Was there a ny sound•••••••••••••••··'····••••••••••••••••••••••• 16 •

ELEVATION ABOUT ~ 7,('\ DEGREES He i g ht , orange •••••••••••••••• 1 o f e 1 evat 1on •••••••••••••••••

MOVING RAP I DLY 17 Speed, or angular velocitY•••••••••••••·••••••••••••••••••••••••

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State any experienc e which enables observer to be reasonable certain about the answers given to 16 and 17. NONE STATXD •

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Did the object remain on a straight path, deviate or manoeuvre at all. TRAVELLING ON A HORIZONTAL PATH ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• NO Was any trail or exhaust, vapour or light seen •••••••••••••••••

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Where did object disappear, eg in mid-air, behind a nill, over the horizon. NOT STATED •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

23.

Existence o~ any physical evidence such as ~ragments, photographs, or other supporting evidence. NONE •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

24. Weather conditions experienced at time(s) or observat1on(s) •••• NOT STATED ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 25.

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Location o~ any air tra~~ic in the vicinity at the time o~ sighting. NO SERVICE AIRCRAFT. MMA SCHEDULED SERVICE PERTH TO ALBANY •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • •••••••••••••••••• LEAVES PERTH 1800 ARRIVES • ALBANY 1920 AND WOULD PASS TO THE NORTH o-,·n'Ml\4~ ·,noa·-r~·ltt; · · • · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Location of any meteorological stations in the general area •••• ALBANY POSTMASTER CONDUCTS METEOROLOGICAL BALLOON FLIGHTS. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Any additional information•·•••••••••••••••·••••••••••••••••••• WOULD APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN MMA AIRCRAFT. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • •••••••••••••••••••••

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Headquarters Operational _CQmmand RAAF Pill RI TH 1\7 I SVI

26 SEP 1962 Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT

(Attention:

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U!H DENTIFIED FJ.. YING OBJECTS

1. Fornarded herewith , for information, is a -copy of a telephone report from ACC Sydney to the Duty Operations Officer at this Headquarters . 2.

An

investigation has not been conducted by this Headquarters .

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DEPARTMENT OF AIR

MINUTE PAPER (This side only to be written on)

SIGHTI!W REPORT

Subject:

s. o. 1. Th e fo l lowi ng si ghti ng repor t was r eceiv~I by the Dut y Oper ati ons Officer f r om ACC Sydney At 2311 302 Septembe r 19t:>2 . ~

2. Aircr a ft 7.KTEC enroute Christchur ch to Sydney at ' 10 17Z pos i tion 14or~ ESE of Sydney saw an object pas s f r om s ou th t o no r th over Sydney nrea ~t several thousand I~ . P . H . Slower than meteor. I n view f or ~ s econds . Showed first as 1 br ight l i ght, then ~ 1 en in f r ont of ai rcr ~ ft, ns R l Ar ge cluster of li ghts . ?ap i dly f aied j ust n 1r th of Sydn ey .

3. The pilot Cnntn in ·/hi I.e o f TE.\L ai rlin es ~md h'irs t Officer Dal?.iell will be in Sydney until 1lOOf: Tu es day 25th September . 4. ,\: ~ Sydney :t] so h: J 1 cal J ''rolll the Pr ess (paper not known) re fP- r ence :t sie:h tin ;, r epor t o ver Ryde .

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5/6/A~7) Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT

Headquarters Support Command Victoria Barracks 1'1) St Kilda Road MELBOURNE SC1 VIC

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1 7 SEP 1962

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SIGHTINGS OF UNUSUAL AERIAL PHENOMENA

1. Attached are two reports concerning sighting of unusual aerial phenomena as follows: (a) At Giles Weather Station. This report was received from the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology Department of Interior, and the phenomena is thought to have been due to a fast - moving met eor . (b) At Launceston, Tasmania. This report received from Department of Oivil Aviation, Melbourne. Forwarded for information.

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GILES WTHR STN . 7th August, 1962. To - Director of Meteorology, MELBOURNE .

(copy to - Deputy Director,

ADELAIDE)

SIGHTING OF PHENOMENA While on night duty, early this morning at about 3. 45 a.m. Local Standard Time, I was walking outside the office block, when I sighted what appeared to be a flashlight flash in the sky. It lasted for a bried second or two and was in the west north west sky at an angle of about 60 degrees . It was most nearly similar to a flash gun on a camera, in it's action . A split second of white light . It was so su.dden and so short in it's action that I can give no further information . I had my back to the West and had just turned round to walk toward the North, to the gas brewing shed, when, as I turned the flash lit up the sky. It was fine and cloudless and had been so all day . I trust this information may be of assistance . appreciate any information .

(sgd)

(A . H. MURPHY·)

OBSERVER .

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Mrs. D. Campoli. e • 11 Wellman Street, Launceston. • Home duties.

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24 AUG 1962

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REPORT OF AN UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECT KmBERLY TASMANIA 1. Attached is a copy of a report of an unusual aerial object seen at KIMBERLEY Tasmania on 16th August 1962. 2. The report was received through the Department of Civil Aviation Victoria-Tasmania Region, and is forwarded for information.

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Subject:

UFO SIGHTING - 23 Aug 62

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1. You will recall our various phone calls of last week relating to the UFO sighting in the YASS district on 22 and 23 Aug 62 . 2. The following information may be of some assistance to you. Venus is quite clearly visible in the sky during daylight hours and the altitudes and azimuths of this body f or the afternoon hours ,, when viewed from the YASS area , would be:TIME

ALTITUDE

AZIMUTH

MAGNITUDE

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1. Pleaae refer to JOur~tter 128/1/21 dated 12th June, 1962, with which 70l1 forwarded a let"r reoeived b;r the Jlinister of Detenoe troll Senator Bent~, regarding sighting& ot unidentified fiying objects b;r a Launoeaton rellident. A

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2. On 18th June, 1962, Headquarters Support Comand were asked to carrr out a further investigaUOD. ot the reported aightings to obtain details required in the standard pro-forma 11aed in investigating sigbtinga ot this na"llre路 /~l 3. We were noUfted in a letter trOll Headq11arters Support Coaaand dated 26"h Jane, 1962, that an interview had been beld with Senator Hanv, and tbe latter bad adYieed tbat be was not permitted to d1 Tlllge tbe name ot hie infol"llaDt. However, be had wr1 tten to his triend assllring bill that an;r Service investigation would be confidential. /AtO

4. Headquarters Support Command, in a letter dated 20th August, 1962, have stated that turtber enquiries have been made aDi Senator Bent;r states that he has been unable to obtain tba required intormatiOD troaa the aighter, and requests that tbs incident now be cODaidered olosed. "

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Owing to the ver;r meagre intomatiOD given in Senator Hent;r' s letter ot 5th June, 1962, it is regretted that no conclusion can be dram ae to the nature ot tbe objects lligb.ted b;r the Senator's triends.

(A. B. S EC

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Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT SIGHTINGS OF UN-IDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS Your 580/1/1(34~ 18th June and 580/1/1(39) Oth July 62 Further enquiries have been made and Senator HENTY states he has been unable to obtain the required information from the sighter and requests that the incident now be considered closed.

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For Air Officer Commanding


580/1/1 (39)

S 0 JUL 19S2 Headquarters Support CC8Dsnd Victoria Barracks st Ki.lda Road UBLBJt.mn

SC1 VIC SIGH'fiNOS OP UNID!WTIJ'IED PLYINO OBJ!C'l'S

Your 5/6/A1r(96) dated 26th June, 1962 It is requested that thia Department be informed whether Brl7 further progress has been llade in the investigati011 of tba sighting referred to 70U in our letter of even reference dated 18th June, 1962.

(li .C. RABAI) Wing Commander

For Chief ot tba Air Statf

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ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

No .

Headquarters Operational Command RAAF PE RITH HI NSW J ~ 1962

5/2/1 Air ( L.r) Secr etary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT

(Attention:

IDHD.u TIFIED

FLYING

DAFI)

OBJECTS

Forwarded herewith , for information , is a report from Richmond on an unidentified flying object .

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Hea.dquarte%'8 RAAIP .... RICIOOND 1W NSW ~10/.lli-(10)

25th June 1962

Copy Baae Squadron Richmond

f At approximately 2030 hours on 24th June Mr Stephen White ot Bella LiM ot Road, North Richmond (Phone Rio 272) and his uncle Mr. Richard Bowley ot Grose Vale (Phone Grose Vale 3N) arrived at the Guard Room to report the sightina of a ":flying saucer" to the Duty Officer.

1.

2. Mr. Bowley an' elderly man stated he had seen the ob j ect on two previous nights and had drawn Mr. White's atention to the ob j ect a t a pproxi.II'ately 7.30 pn. that evening when st8l'lding on the back lawn of Mr White' s h ome • The object then being to the West over Mt. Bowen. 3.

.At'ter a discussion with the men the duty officer, believing the

ob~

te be

Yenua, tha.nkJsd them and they depM'ted. 4..

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Two ainnen, AA.3J.J37 LAC Stocker H. N . and A219704 LAC Wrigley R.K.H. both ~

Rcfrmond decided to accompany the civilians for "Something to do". They returned to the Base at a p prox:L.,.,ately 2300 hours ac c ompanied by the two civil.i.aDa and made the following statements.

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~ - Thi +""'• be.ck lawn they _ . tlw objeot te ~riw t~ 1 t ~- '·q""" • lol'lk. They thee c1row to Xur.rajollg vi.a Groee Ta1e and had apparently PM'"'ed the object as it was dOWD in a val.ley belmr St. Mary's and Penrith's lights. They were nCM at.~ Park Kurrajong. The object moved left t o right several times and theh roM above the slcy11ne in a wrtioal direction and then lloved back tCI'I't'U"Q.a Xurrajong. The four

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At 2135 boun t'l"CCe llr.

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members then headed back towards base and kept the ob ject in sight untit Richmond town. No further sightings were made.

6.

Desaription of Object :

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All four said alt h ough hard to judge it i.e. "twice t he size of ~.

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~lour:

F i rey glow -1t1os tly red.

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Spieed:

The object moved very fast i.e. "tremendous speed"•

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7. 'rb:a area is Richmond's local fiying area and there were no ai.rcraft in 1:h1s area.

8. The two e.U,nen showed no signs o'# having been drinldng and we~ perh.ctq ratiODal. in all statements. They stated they were doubtful when leaving the bue but wre m a a t trightened by their experience.

9. Kr. White' waa in a highly e~ited state and tone about it as it shouldn •t be there".

was sure "sanething should be

1 0. l(y own opinion is that t~1e11e four • n had definatel y seen something lrbiob had -.de quite an iDipreaaion on them.

Tlw aketches were made independently without reftrrenoe to each otben

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Your 580/1/1(34) 18th June 1962

1. An interview was conducted in connexion with the above matter and Senator Henty advised that he is not permitted to divulge the name of his informant . However , he has written to his friend assuring him that any Service investigation will be confidential. 2. Advice is now awaited from the Senator as to the outcome, and when known , your Depart~ent will be notified .

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1. Reference is made to our letter 580/1/1(34) dated 18th June, 1962, concerning the sighting of an unidentified fi)'ing object near Launceston, Tasmania. 2. It is requested that this Department may be informed of the progreso made in the investigation of this reported sighting.

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Forwarded herewith , for information , is a report from Townsville on an unidentified flying object •

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PENRITR 1W NSW Rl!J>ORT - lThiDilHH'I IID FLYING OBJECT 1. Herewith is a copy of an undated letter received at t his Headquarters on 1st June 1962 f ro• bJr E. C. Tarr of Lucinda Poi nt, Queenslana concerning a sighting of an unidenti f ied obj ~ct in the sky at 1830 hours on Friday .25t h May 1962 . 2. Aircraft ~ovement s have been checked and i t ha s been established that no s ervi ce or civil a ircraft were oper ating in the area in question a t tha t time . 3. Mr Tarrs' letter has been acknor<led.;ed and he ha s been ini'o!'llled that no satisfactory exph .n<.t tion can be o ~' t' erre d by this base and that a copy of hi s let t er he s been f orwarded to ~·our Headquarters .

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Dear Sir, REPORT OF U.F. O. I aa a professional fisherman. I was 1/704 W02 E.C. TARR with eixteen years service. Also, a Comr ando W02 InstructGr, Diver, Paratrooper, Fregaan Instructor. At approximately 1835 hours, on Friday 25 May 62, I, in company with a crew aeaber was anchored. on the north end of "Britollart" Reef. I netet a lieht, hieh in the aky, which I first thought to be a rocket casing, er ai•ilar ebject. However, the light, stepped, then changet course, away fr .. eur peeition, ant grad.ually disaapearet. The light was sight&t enaa bearing 085°M apprex 22° abeve the heriHn. It was aoving in a southerly direction, and I netet eaae fer a perie( ef 22 seconds. It stepped, or appeared to atop, fer 18 secenta, then appearet te turn away ant gradua lly tiainiehet to nething. This phase teok approxiaately 7 seconds. There was no noise. I later queetienet a fishing boat, which was at that time 15 ailee east ef ay position. Tbey saw er heart nething, which aelpe to rule out aircraft. The epeet waa, te ae, asteniehing. I can att nothing further, except tha t there was nethinc -.re than a clear, bright light, no tail, trail, noise. I realise it is net necessary, but I can produce ay crew aeaber, whe aleo ebeervet "it". The RAAF is the enly boty which would net ridicule such reports, but, you weult knew if aircraft were operating in that area. If I have allewet ay i•agination tG play tricks, ana some ef your bright boys were playinc arount with Neptunee I apolegise f or taking up your t i ae r eading this. I remain, Yours faithfully Signet E.C. Tarr,

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I aa kn.-n personally to twe of your past WO's "Chalky White" ant "l>Gug Hollant", having had. beth ef the bastarae dispatch me fro• tiae te tiae at various heights, places, and planes. Se, Sir, please de net ci~se ae as a complete crackpot.

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1. Conf'lrming telephone conversation between Wi ng Commander Goooh of your Headquarters and ing COI!IDander Raban (DepartCJent of Air, D/DAYI (Ope)), it is requested that furtbor investigation of the rep orted sightings in the attaohed letter from Senator Henty be carried out and a ''Report" form oompletod.

2. It is further requested that specio.l attention be paid by the investigating officer to any air activity in the vicinity at the times of the sightinge, and to the p oseibili ty of meteorological phenomena.

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Attached is a copy of a letter dated 5th Jw1e , whic. . . ~,as se.:>t to the L!inister for Defence by Senator Henty . The . . .; ister has informed Senator Henty the't l o uill , ,,e t:1~:: .1. eport investie;a ted and it oulll be a_ pre cia ted if a RAAF commentcould be provided .

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·n~ISTER FOR CUST0.1S & EXCISE LAUIWESTOli . Tasmania

5th June , 1962

My dear Minister , On Sunday night I received a telephone call from

n \Vell known Launceston resident to the effec·'u that at nbout

10 . 30 p .m. on Sund"y, Jrd June , he saw a number of movine objects in the sky . He said they a peared to be et a great hei...,ht , about 2 feet in length, and moved very sharply a'Vmy from the earth across the sky and then disqppeared .

He rang me at 9. 45 r .m. on Monday night to advise that both he and his wife had witnessed a sinilar event again . He lives in a h use which is called q glass house and this gi\res him adequate observation of the sky . I undertook to report

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1. Forwo:trded are re_;orto on un-identified flying objects seen in West Australia by Iir 1 . Ilall- Robb of Fremantle and IYlr K. Bell of Redcliffe WA . customary 11 Report" form has not been forwarded for completion by the reporters of these incidents because of the considerable time lapse. c. .

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25- 1- 62 . 9,40 p,m., ~ . S . Time . Planet- like object, white , oimilar to earth satellite , 35degrees above horizon in ~ . N . ~. Appar ent speed very rapid , not as fast as average meteor, very much faster t han Echo 1 . Direction of travel due North to South and level 1ith the horizon. Disappeared after about ninety seconds in . s. I . Not a conventional aircraft which appeared about one hour later with all lights showing.

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2- 2- 62. 8. 59 p . m. , ~ . S . Time . Bright white planet- like object, seen first in Orion as then positioned, then moving very quickly overhead in a gener·ally southe ly direction , in a striking "zigzag" path , not a "wobble" . Sharp angular changes of about 20 degs ., until near Canopus, Mhen it made a 90 degree change in direction, shooting a~ay due east, lost behind some clouds. Noted particularly, no circling, simply instantaneous change in dir·ection without loss of the astonishing speed . o noise, no red or green signal or navigational type lights . Must have been at or above lev el or fairly high tenous clouds in the act of dispersion as slight softening effect could be observed when object passed through or above them.

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13- 2- 62. 9. 38 p.m. , ~,S . Time . Brilliant ORrtNGE planet- likeobject, stronger than the planet Venus at its brightest , h ving otherwise the behaviour an ppeerance of an earth satellite. Observed first about 30 degs . above the horizon in the ~ . s. ~ . Rose in a great arc to zenith with tremendous speed,paseed verv close to Canopus as then positioned,continued in arc till. it possed into haze 10 degs . above E. N. ''.about 9 . 45 p. m. No sound, sihouette, signalling or other lights or aircraft. Steady course,appeared to be selfluminous like sodium street-lamp seen at some distance. Bright first - auarter moon in Northern sky at same time.Full transit from horizon to horizon and through zenith could have amounted to no more than ten minutes .

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1-3- 62 . 9. 30 p. m. I . S. Time . Bright ORANG'~? plonetlike object again, about 30 dega . above horizon in v. N. i'. moving speedily southwards level with horizon in a wide circular sweep through south and e st , to dis appear about 25 degs . nbove due North i n haze about 9 . 36p. m. A second exactly si ilar light fol owed two to three minutes 1 ter travelling at same great s t-eed along part of the same path as the first , fro~ S . S . ~ . to East. Visible two minutes . As ~itb previous sightings , no indications of aircraft whatsoever·. Just' after midnight, conventional Eastern States aircraft circled round East to West by South, much smallei' arc , fully lit and \'1'ith great noise, in strong contrast to the faster,eilent,but yery obvious orange light objects .


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Date of Sighting:

5th May 1962

Sighting Details: (a)

Time 12.45 to 12.49 5 May 62 (Local)

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Height "Vampire Hight)

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Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA AvT SIGHTINGS OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECTS 1. Att~ched is a report of an unusual flying object sighted in the vicinity of Holbrook, NSW, by Ilr A. G . ~1elrose . 2. !::.r l.Ielrose has been interviewed by the Command Intelligence Officer and appears to be a normal , rational person holding a responsible position in the Commonwealth Public Service as Chairman , .ustralian uotor Vehicle Standards Committee . 3. The photo ~aph mentioned in para 23 of the report is also attached . This photo reveals what appeo.rs to be condensation tr--.ils but is difficult to reconcile with the times of aircraft known to be in the vicinity at the time . 4. hli' Melrose is uositive of his time of 0915 hours being correct. He claims that a Shell Oil Company tanker driver would almost certainly have seen this object also . Efforts to trace this driver trxough the head office of the Shell Company has not been successfuL Howev~:>r , the Officer- in-Charge of 'l'ransport has stated that he will write to their agents in the area in an effort to ascertain if any of their drivers can give any information on this matter . · 5. Should any further report be forthcoming from the fhell Company it will be forwarded to your Department . 6. Any information which is available at Departmel'l.t of Air , which could be made known to this Headquarters in connection with this particular sightin5 , uould be appreciated . /

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1. Further to the above referenced letter, additional information has been supplied from this Headquarters by the Senior Officer in charg e of the Headquarters Operations Room. This member observed an unusual meteorological phenomena whilst outside the Operations Room on the 5th May 1962 at 1100 hours. 2. He is of the opinion that the incident contained in RAAF Richmonds' report was entirely caused by a natural meteorological phenomena.

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UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT Forwarded herewith is a report on an unidentified flying object sighted in the Tennant Creek area.

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I wish to report th路 t on the night of April 13th 1962, I was present at the local movie show \o~hich is shO\rn in an open theatre , in company Hi th ;onst Bart l'OUTHARil. At about 9 pn I observed three ob: ects moving across the sky at an unt;:nmrn .il.titude from the North 'tlesterly direction. On first sighting these objects I noticPd that the t\oro largest ones h:.ld a firey trail 3.lld the sm.il.ler one left no trail. J..'

he objects appeared to me to be similar to meteorlte or They were each r;I.m.ring or3.llge , one large one , one small one, and one large one l路Tith the same spacinp, bet\reen e!'lch one and in a direct line with each other. shoot.in~ st:lrs as is the com.,.,on expression used .

The difference between these objects 3.lld shooting stars I have seen before is the fact that they were moving ;:uch slower (I would say I observed the ob; ects for about six second during which time I had sufficient time to draw Gonst ~OUTHAA~l 1 s attention to them and he also observed them) , and also they appeared to me to be travelling in a horizontal plane with the earth, and did not appear to lose hei~ht . About three seconds after the inlti:U observance the smaller centre object disappeared and the firey trail left by the two larger ob.iects ceased . They continued on in a South Easterly direction from where I was sitting still not appearing to l ose any height, until the two larger objects .also faded . I have observed satellites on prior occasions and these objects were definitely not sattelites beinr, different in colour and at a rn1ch 10\rer altitude . They were also ~oving far too fast for any airplane that I have observed before , and also too slow f or the usual meteorite . Whatever the ob.iects were they appeared to be burnin~ up in the atmosphere , and fell that I should report the ma tter to you . Yours sinarely,

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Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT

(Attention:

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UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT Forwarded herewith is a report on an unidentified flying object sighted in the Richmond Control Zone, on 5th May 1962.

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Flt Lt A.D. Smith (033299) Base Squadron RAAF Base RICHMOND 1W NSW 7th May 1962 Senior Air Traffic Control Officer base Squadron RAAF Base RICHMOND NSW UNitENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT 1. At 0030Z on Saturday, 5th May 1962, the Tower Controller, Sgt LAWLESS, drew my attention to a contrail which had formed to the Northwest. Together with the Duty Meteorological Observer, Mr W. LOEVEN, I went outside to observe the contrail. Mr LOEVEN stated that it was definitely a contrail and in the Cirrus level. 2. I checked with Fly Off LLOYD, the Duty Controller at RAAF ACC Sydney and as far as he cou1d find out, the only jet aircraft airborne was a Comet proceeding Dubbo to Katoomba at approximately 2300Z. I then rang Sqn Ldr CROOKE, at COR Headquarters Operational Command at approximately 0100Z, the delay being due to the fact that I had to ring an Operational Immediate signal to Telegrams, and queried whether any Canberra aircraft were airborne using Area Guard. He stated that none were airborne and I then gave him all details available.

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A218628 SGT LAWLESS B.G. Base Squadron RAAF Base RICHMOND NSW 5th May 1962 Commanding Officer Base Squadron RAAF Base RICHMOND NSW REPORT ON UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT I herewith submit this report on an unidentified flying object sighted in Richmond CTA on Saturday 5th May 1962. 1. I LAC LEVIEN brought my in the sky 0025Z.

was on duty in the Control Tower on 5 May, when A17120 C.J. who was also in the tower cupola at the time, attention to what he thought was an aircraft contrail to the North West of Richmond. The time then being

2. This apparent contrail commenced on an approximate bearing of 315 deg., from the tower, and at the time of sighting, extended on a climbing path of 25 deg., approx., to a bearing of 290 deg., travelling from North to South. 3. The contrail was then observed by myself and LAC LEVIEN, through binoculars, to continue to climb at a steady rate until at an estimated height of between 15000 to 20,000 ft., it levelled off and shortly afterward ceased to form, on an approx., bearing of 260 deg. The time then being 0029Z. 4. Whilst watching through the binoculars I saw a gling that I took to be an aircraft, preceeding the contrail at a constant distance. 5. Mascot ACC were notified and they reported that no civil aircraft were flying in that particular area, and had no knowledge of any Military aircraft that could be the cause of the contrail. The only known Jet traffic in that area was a COMET which proceeded from Dubbo to Sydney via Katoomba at 2300Z. 6. The Operations Officer was advised and with the Meteorological Officer made a visual examination of the contrail formation. 7.

The Met., observation at 0030Z was:Wing 050/5, Visibility 15 miles, Wx. Hazy Cloud, 1/8 Cirrus, 25,000 ft QNH 1022Mbs.

The Cirrus cloud observed was of the whi~py "Mares Tail" type, and quite unlike the observed contrail which was quite definite in composition and continued in an unbroken line which gradually dispersed over the next 40 minutes.

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A218628 Sgt Lawless B.G.


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Headquarters Support Command Victoria Barracks tl,. St Kilda Road MELBOURNE SC 1 VIC

5/6/Air (89) /

3 0 MAR 1962

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SIGHTING OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECTS

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POSSIBLE SIGHTING OF UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT IN SKY •••

1. Attached hereto is a report by Col W N ALGIE , Australian St aff Corps (qetired) on the possible sighting of an unid-entified object in the sky on the night 16 Jan 62 . 2.

It is understood t~at all such reports are ment of Air in Canberra . report could be passed on

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GOC southern Command Dear General,

In confirmation of verbal report made to Major Lazarus when he called at above address on Honday last :- Report on Strange Object in SkY on 16th Jan at approx 8. 45 pm I was standing on my verandah looking towards Mt nandenong to see if the fire glow over the mountain had dimi nished following the rain which had fallen a little earlier at least in Caulfield. A faint fire reflection was visible over ' Mt nandenong, but much less vivid than on the previous night . The sky was still overcast but I have no idea of the height of the cloud cover . suddenly a very bright flash appeared in the sky directly above Mt Dandenong which I took to be a signal flare fired from the summit . Immediately, however I knew it was some thing else as it was moving rapidly towards me travelling southwesterly i~ a straight line at great speed and defi~itely not losing height . If it continmd on its course I est1mate it would have crossed the coast between sandringham and Black Rock , but it passed from my sight behind a tall shrub on the southern boundary of my garden. 4hen nearest to my point of observation I estimate it was about 5 miles to the south east at an elevation ~-----~~--o bout o. As I observed it for approx 6 seconds it travelled about ~5 es and I roughly estimate its speed at 250 miles per. m!nute. I heard no sound , but noted it was belm.,r the clou d cove as a reflected glow from the clouds appeared to move with L-~~------ an a~ove t . The object was cigar- shaped and ap路eared to be about 15 ft. long excluding a netrulous reddish tail that trailed behind it of ~bout the same length . This appeared to be composed of smdll red spots of light which I took to be small fragments of glowing material. The rear third of the solid body seemed to be cut away leaving a definite step in the under surface and from this on two occasions at about two seconds interval , there dropped in rapid succession two balls of fire about the size of a cricket ball. When Lhey had fallen over what appeared to be about 3 fee t they lengthened and then went out . \Yhen it was nearest my point of observation I fixed my attention on the nose of the object . Around the ciruumference of what I can best describe as some sort of cowling , about six or eight flames - broad at the base abd giving off a very bright light , such as might be expected from acetylene gas flares were emitted. These were bent sharply backwards over the circumference of the object and extended back for about two feet where they tapered to points . These points were of greenish hue and danced and twisted to form what I can best describe as a fiery tossing mane around the front portion of the object . That, Sir, is the best description I can give of what I saw. You will , of course have seen the newspaper report of very numerous sightings of some such object . I have seen those in the Herald & Sun of 17th Jan and most published descriptions tally substantially with what I have endeavoured to describe . Both accounts state that Mr W. G. A. Tregear of Pascoe Vale of the Victorian ~stronomical Society (who did not himself, observe it) states that路 it was m~probably a meteor . It is as well that the public should believe this explanation, but I know it was not a meteor, as, at no /point


point during its illuminated flight, was it affected by gravity, but was resisting gravity by some force giving it rapid forward flight . This must have been generated within the obj~ct or applie at its point of origin . My only explanation is that 1t was a guided missile of rocket type with a head designed to burst into flame at a given point in flight, and burn itself out a~ter about six seconds after which the rocket probably would cont~ue unsighted o~ the same course Until its propulsive power was expended; when it would fall to earth or sea . At the time, there were few people about in.Rosehill. Ave . which is a very quiet street . ~eighbours oppos1te were 1n their garden and on verandah and naturally saw nothing, as their ~cks were turned to the line of flight of the missile . My house is on a corner, and is bounded by three streets - "Rosehill" to the east, "Dunbar 11 to the south and "Mitchell Rd" on the west . The only adjoining house is on my northern boundary and consists of two flats - one fronting "Rosehill" and on "Mitchell Rd". The latter is occupied by an elderly widow whom I kno"' well and who is most reliable . On the morning of 17th Jan I met her passing my front gate and this conversation follO'\o/ed :- "Did you see anything remarkable in the sky last night?" I asked . "Yes" (She then described what she had seen and it agreed with my obversation. 11 \\There were you?" "Just going in my front gate 11 "vlell, it disappeared from my view behind this tree - I was watching it from the verandah, I wish I had seen where it went" . "You would not have seen anything - from my viewpoint it went out before it had passed beyond Dunbar Ave" . "Just went out?" "Yes, disappeared as if you hi d blown out a candle" . "Did you see anything" fall from it?". "No, not a trace - it just dis appeared 11 • r·--,;---~-~-----~-:sh~ then added, very significantly, I think - 11Colonel, I s aw e~ctly the same thing in exactly the same place early l ast November . It was not quite so bright, probably because was not so dark . 1 had a very good view of it as I had ~us turned the corner from J1itchell Rd . into Dunbar Ave . , when 1t flashed across". "Did you see any report in the papers the next day?" "No, but it was near Guy Fawkes Day and the kids were already sending up rockets. I think it was on theevening of the ~th ~ov. I thought at first it was a big rocket but then realised it could not have been a rocket , as it was neither going up or do"m, but travelling straight across the sky _ just like the one last night - you wouldn't call that a rocket would you?" "Well, certainly not a toy one", I replied. · •

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Dear Sir, I Ngret to intom ,-ou tb t this

partment can find no trace bruary ,

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Tours fai tbtull7,

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100 Collins Street, Melbourne. 15th February, 1962. The Director, R.A.A.F. Intelligence, CANBERRA. Dear Sir, I refer to the taken by Mr . T.P. Drury 'New Guinea on August

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Headquarters Operational Command RAAF PENRITH 1W NSW

Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT REPORT ON AERIAL SIGHTING 1. Forwarded herewith is a report on an aerial object observed by l• r D. Moore of 15 Nargong Road, Manly, NSVi. 2. Mr Moore has been informed that Department of Air has no objection to his sending reports on the subject of UFO's, overseas.

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SIGHTING OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECTS 1. Enclosed are re ports received from Department of Civil Aviation on the sighting of an unusual aerial object at Avalon and Point Cook on 23rd January 1962 . Also attached in a copy of a report submitted by Flt Lt Johnston of CFS and a copy of RAAF East Sale BS5/4/Air(5) dated 26th January concerning a sighting approximately 15 minutes later on the same date . Officers of this Headquarters have conferred 2. with DCA officials and have agreed that no useful purpose would be served by treating this matter s an air safety inc ident because DCA have no knowledge any civil aircraft operating at the times, dates and place mentioned .

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ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE Headquarters RAAF Base EAST SALE 26th January 1962

BS 5/4/Air(5) Headquarters Support Command RAAF Victoria Barracks St Kilda Road MELBOURNE SC 1

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT 1. Enclosed is a sighting report of an unide~tified aircraft flying within the East Sale aerodrome traffic zone on the 23rd January 1962.

2. Enquiries from Essendon Area Control Centre and other aerodromes in the vicinity of East Sale have thrown no light on the report . 3. During the course of the same evening the tower controller observed what he described as a bright flare which burnt for approximately four seconds on a bearing of 330 de 0 Tees from the control tower . This report is forwarded for your information.

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Flight Lieutenant J . H. Johnston "A" Flight (022178) Central Flying School RAAF Base EAST S.ALE VIC 24th January 1962

Senior Air Traffic Control Officer Base Squadron RAAF Base EAST S..tlliE VIC

REPORT OF SIGHTING OF mqiDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT IN EA~T SALE AERODROME TRAFFIC ZONE 1. At 2115 hours on 23rd January 1962 I was flying Winjeel A85-429 over a point one nautical mile west of the East Sale aerodrome control tower on a heading of 090 at an altitude of 4100 feet when I sighted what appeared to be a ~gbt ~irc~f~~ith navigation lights burning approximately two nau拢1cal miles to my south . The aircraft was heading west at an altitude of approximately 2000 feet . It was not possible to estimate the speed of the aircraft . As this aircraft was not considered to be one of the 2. four Winjeels at the time operating from East Sale the sighting was reported to East Sale homer . Homer advised that the sighting did not coincide with the position of any of the aircraft authorized to operate in the East Sale control zone . This report is submitted for your information and 3. possible action as the aircraft could not be identified and as it was operating in the East Sale traffic zone .

(~igned)

J . H. Johnston Flight Lieutenant


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was the colour of the l ight or object

. . . • ..... ~•i'.ADIN"G. I:EI.W • • • •

................................................ ............................................................................ NO 13 . Was any detail of structure observable ..................................... ............................................................................ 14. Was any method of propulsi on obvious ...................................... . there any sound ........................................................ 15. 16.++ He i ght, or angl e of el evation .............................................. 12 .

What was its apparent shape

NO

.~as

ANGLE IESCENT 70°

17 . ++ Speed , or angul ar VJ.l.ocity ............................. . .................. .

18.

++

State any e.~ rience which enabl es observvr to be reasonably cer tain about tho answer s given to 16 and 17 •

............................................................................

Since it is normally impossible to estimate the he i ght and speed of a strange obj ect, it will usually be better to endeavour to determine the angl e of elevation of the object, the angle through which it moved, ann the time taken to do this .

. . . . . . . . 2/


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Report on Acri al Obiect Observed

(Cont 1d)

19. Direction of flight with r eference to

lano~rks

or points of the compass .

........................................................................ 20 .

Did t he obje ct r emain on a str ai ght path, deviate or manoeuvre at all.

........... .. ' .......................................................... . 21.

Was any t r ail of exhaust , vapour or light seen

22 .

~~nero

........................

did obj cct di sappear, c , g. in mi d- nir, behind a hill, over tho hor i zon,

.....

ellow•

23 .

uxistoncc of any physical ovidonce such as f r agments , supportin~ evi dence ,

photogr~phs ,

or other

........................................................................ 24.

~leathe r

conditions exoo r i onced at til'lo (s) or obsorvat i on(s) VMC

• • • • • • • • • • • tt • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

25 .

Location of any nir

tr~ffic

in tho vicini ty at t he t i m.._ of s i ghting.

••••••••••• o•• ••• , •••••••••••••••••••••••••a•••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••• •

26 .

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••••• • ••• 4

Location of any

•• •

•• •

mcto orologi c~l

•• •

••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

stati ons in tho gener al ar ea •

....... ...... . ... . "' ·· ~ ········· · ·············· ··························· 27.

Any additional information ···· · ···· · ··· ·· ·······~······ · · $ ········································ • • • • • • • • • • ., e • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

..... ~., · ··· ··· · · · ·· (' ··· · ················································ Questions 25, 26 and 27 to be

~nswercd

by interrogator •

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•• 1.

Name of observer ••• 'i\U.~. P9~.~· . .A.T. AVJ~ P'.IRE. ~{ AT. A~.·. ?.'f"!. f:: . /V.C••••

2.

Address of Observer ....•..........••••••.••..•••.•.•.••........••...•...•.•

3.

OccUJ>B. tion of Observ-er • • •••••• • ••••••••.••••••••• • •• • ••••• •.• ••••••••.•••••

4.

Date and Time of Observation (Time given in 24 hour clock zonal time) 23 1100Z ............................................................................

5.

Period of Observation(s) ••••• ~ .~~-~ ••••••••••••••••• • ••••• • •••••••••••••••

6.

Hanner of Obse rvation (Give details of own pos ition by map reference if possible , or by known landmarks, and describe a ny equipment used in t he observation) •

...si. • .of . ........................ ........................................................' .................. . ............................................................................ • . . . • • . . • y~ .

7.

Wher e was obj ect first observed, e . g. overhead, coming f rom behind a hill, over the horizon, etc . A/C t FCI rerorted height of sighting 3000 ft approx. VC was at 5000t .............................................................................

8.

What first attracted obs0rver 1 s attention, e . g. light or noise .

.....li.rdlt ...... ..•...........' ...................................................... 9.

Did object appear as a

li ~ht

or as a definite obj ect .

Gr een flash of 5 s ee s duration. ............................................................................ 10 .

If ther e was mor e t han one object , ho\oT many wer e the:re, and what wa.s their format ion.

............!To..• .............................................................. 11 • was the colour of the light or obj ect .Green. .............................. . 12. What was i ts a ppar ent shapo ............................................... . .......................................................... ................... Flash. 13 . Was any detail of structure observable .Flare ................................... . ............................................................................ Jro. 14. Was any method of propulsion obvious ....................................... To. ther e any sound ........................................................ 15. 3000' 16.++ Hei ght, or angl e of el evation .............................................. 17. ++ Speed, or angular v,:_ocity ................................................. ~fuat

.~as

18.

++

State any experience which enables the ans\oror s given to 16 and 17 •

obso rv~ r

to be r easonably certain about

............................................................................

Si nce i t is nor~~lly impossible to estilk~te the he i ght and speed of a strange object, it will usually be be tter to onde~vour to determine the angl o of elevation of the obj ect, the angl e through which i t moved, and the time taken to do this .

. ....... 2/


• - 2 Repor t on Aerial Ob ject Observed

(Cont 1d)

19. Direction of f l ight with r ofor cncc to l andmarks or poi nts of the compass .

........................................................................ 20.

Di d tho object r emain on a straight path, devi ate or manoeuvr e at all.

....................................................................... . 21.

Was any trail of exhaust, vapour or light seen

22 .

~be ro

• ••• •

23 .

........................

di d obj e ct di sappear , o , g. in mid-air, behind a hill, over tho hori zon . •• • ••••• 0 ..... .

... .. .

.

.

. .... .. ... . ... . ..... . ............... .

Lxistence of any physical cvidwnco such as fragments, supporting evi dence •

....... .

photogr~ph s ,

or other

........................................................................ 24.

~leathe r

conditi ons expe r i enced at tino (s) or obscrvati on(s)

...... -~~~~ ~ ~ y~~= . ~ ~. t;i!.~ : .............. .... • .......... . .•..•.•.•.••..•.•• 25.

26.

Location of any ai r traffic in tho vicinity at the tim-. of sighting. At• st ted .

• • • • • • • • •

• • • • •

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&

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•• •

••••• •• ••••• •

••••••••••••• •

•••• •

••• •

••••••••

Location of any meteorological stations in tho general ar ea •

................ . . . . ..... .. .............................................. ,..

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27 .

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.. .

.

.. ........ .

Questions 25, 26 and 27 to be

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.

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.

........ .

...

................. .

.

.

by interrogator •

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3 Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT REPORT ON UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL OBJECT

The attached report of an object sighted at Western Australia ha by a Mr Marsh of Koorda, through Headq

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Name o'f Observe r ••• r.lr

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d dr ess of 0 bs e rve r •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• "Duc ki n var r e n " KuORDA Home Duties Oc cupat ion of Observer •••.•..•••••••••••••••••••.••••.•..•..•

3.

4.

Date and Time of observat i on (Time given in time) .

24 hour c loc k zonal

5.

1625 hr s to 1630 hrs date fo r gotten see footno t e • • •••••• • •• • •• • ••• ••• •••• ••••• ••• •• ••• •••• •••• • • •• • • • • • • •• • •• • • s Per i od of obse rva ti on (s) • • • 5• • Minute •••• • •••• ••••• ••• • • • ••• •• • •• ••• ••

6.

~anner

of observat i on: (Give deta i ls of own position by map r eference if possibl e , or by known landmarks , and describe any equipment used in the observation) . 1 8 miles west of town of KOORDA at farmhouse. Observat i on

................................................ ............... ..made .....firstly ........by....naked . ....eye .....then .....thr...ough ....pair .....of ...German .... .. ........ ..f. .i eld ....gl..asses .... ... . ........... ... .... . .. ......................... m~ke

7.

8.

Where was object f i rst ol..>served, e . g . overhead, coming from behind a hill , ov er t he horizon , e t c . r,oved in wes t erly direction to above farm house then hovered • • • • • • •• • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • •• • •• • • • • •• • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• • momentarily , then commenced rising ~nd continued rising till

.... .. ............................... .. ........................ out of sight . ............................................................... .Yhat .. . .firs .. ...t .attracted . ..... . . obs.erve ... . i..' s.. . . . . . . .. . .e.g . . light or noise . ..Child ......drew .....grandparent ............' s..attention ...........to..."!<'ather ...... .xmas .....' s..Plane ...... .. ...wi..t .h..no...engine ......" .. .. ............. ............... ............... ~ttentt o n, ~

9.

Did object appear as a light or as a definite ob j ect . Object

...................................... ........................ ~

1 u.

If there was more than one object, how rr.any were there , and what was their forrr.~ t i on. Only one object.

................................................... ............ 11 .

What was the colour of the light or object • • • ~ ~ +Y~r~. ~ ~~! ~

.....

. .centre . ......• ...................................................... 1 2.

sphete protru_• ••••••••• ••. with • • ••• silver . •••••••••••••• Vlha t wa s its apparent s hape • ••Golden

..arm ...ature ....... .................................................... .............

1 3.

~as any detail of structure observaule •• • • ~~ • •• •••

15 .

o was any me thod of propulsion obvious •••• • • N • •••••••• ••• • • •••• ••• No ~as there aey sound • •• •• ••.• •••• • •••••••••• • •. • •••••••••• • . • •• •

16.

XX

. ••• Unable to estimate Height, or angle of elevatLon •• •• •• ••••••• • • • • • • continued • •• • •••••• rising till uut of s i ght of field glasses . e

17 .

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to tell• •• • • • •••• •• Speed , or angular velocity • • Unknown •••••••• unable • • • ••••••••••

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~ Report on aeri~l object observed (cont'd) ' 1 8.

State any experience which enables observer to be reasonably certain about the answers given to 16 and 17.

........... . ............. ........................ ......... .....

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Since it is normally impossible to estimate the height and speed of a strange object it will usually be better to endeavour to determine the angle of elevation of the object, the angle through which it moved, and the time to do this.

19.

Direction of flight with reference to landma1ks of points of the compass. Travel-ed in level flight from e~stern direction then

............................................................... .straight ... .......up. .over .. .. .house. ........................ .. .... .. . ............

20.

Did the object remain on a straight path , deviate or manoeuvre ~11.

tit

.ro...deviation ..........whatsoever. ........................................ ........ . 21.

\~as ~ny trail of exhaust, vapour or light seen ••••• ~? ......•.••

22.

llhere d1.d object disttppear, e.g. in mid-air, behind a hill, over the horizon. Mid-Air •

23 ·

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Existence of any physical evidence such as fragments, photographs, or other supporting evidence. Nil

................................ ...............................

24.

weather conditions experienced at time (s) or observation (s) not day, clear sky (no cloud) goud cle&r day. • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

25.

Location of any air traffic in the vicinity at the time of siE;hting Nil as far as is known. No . • •• •• • •• •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• • • • •• • • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • •• • •

26 .

Location of any meteorological stations in the general area Nil

•• ••••••••• ••• •• • • •• • ••• • • • • • • • •• •• • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • •• • • • • •• • •••

27.

Any

~dditional

. . •••••••••••••••••••••••• A four year old child first saw lnformatlon , ••••••••••••

......... ... ............... . . . ......... . ...... ... ... . . . .. . . . .I .am ...fairly ................there ......is. ..no..fabrication .............with .....the...details ....... ... watched it f1.rst with the naked . .eye and with the field .glasoed. cert~in

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•••.•.•••••.••••••••••.••.••••..••••.••••••••.••..•••• SIGNED

B. MARSH

POSTMAST~R

CA.P'rAIN COMMAND & STAFF GROUP

WESTERN COMt AND Questions 25, 26 and 27 to be answered by interrogator •

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Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT

SIGHTING OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECTS Phillip Island AM Hours 9 Jan 1962 Attached is an extract from a report received at this Headquarters from Department of Civil Aviation, MELBOURNE concerning an unident~ying object.

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0955Z

From D21~ 1st Const!lble Bray of Phillip Island reported a burning object in the sky - South of CSK - ~lest of Phillip Island. Had glasses on object. No further details . Check

Area OK· MRB OK ceased duty. AVN 707 OK. LAV/PCK OK. Tower TVH nothing sighted. Conditi• ns - Sunset -Observations from Red Sun set to Sv!.

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Section indicated

101 5Z

Furt..her to above - D24 connl3cted me to 1 st Constable Bray -

0950Z

Bruy advises his attention was dra~r.n to an object in the sky The object appeared to be by his neighbour Mrs Robertson. SW of the Nobbies - Sonth of CSK . He lined up some wires, the c1 ouds appeared stationary and the object going skyward having a long tail. He had field glasses on the object - and flames appeared from th~ object - appeared 50/100 yards long. They appeared to develop into tuo distinct trails - with a clearance be~veen them indicating a body. The object flattened out - executed a 36o 0 turn - then headed toward GLG. Re then gave thP. glasses to his son, who saw the object disappear into cloud to,-lards GLG. He formed the opinion a pl:me was silhouetted behind the flame.

1025/ 30

Checked B707.

Nothing sighted.

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ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

Headquarters Operational Command RAAF

PENRI TH 1W NSW

Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT REPORT ON AERIAL SIGHTING Attached is a report obtained from Mr D.O. Moore of 15 Nargong Road, North Manly, New South Wales by the RAAF Provost Unit New South Wales Section, Sydney.

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A218923 Sgt LcCusker K., Security Section RAAF Provost Unit New South Wales Section Box 4131 GPO SYDUEY NSV/ .~.rield

9th January 1962

20/ 9 /AIR (21) Assistant Provost Marshal SYDNEY NSW

REPORT ON AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED 1. It is advised , on the 8th January 1962, a pro-forma relating to a Report On Aerial Object Observed was received this Section from Mr . David Osborne I• UORE , Instrument Maker, 15 Nargong 110ad, l'lorth 1 anly . 2. Mr . 1oore was interviewed re garding the matter on the same date by the writer and A2130J5 Sgt Watson C. J ., Service .Policeman , of this Section. He verbally confirmed that ,,., hich appeared on the attached form and details supplied on a rough sketch. It seems that on the morning of the 28th December 1961, the attention of ldr • .~...~.o ore was drawn to an object in t1.e sky which was emitting :rlashes ~ of green and orange li 0 ht . 3. The object was on a course heading North East to South West . It turned over the vicinity of Lob€ Reef and headed in a new direction due North. Though it appeared spherical in shape ~.r Loore stated he could not make out any structural details . The object did not make any sound and though he could not make an estimate of s 1Jeed declared it seemed far below the stalling rate of any aircraft . It travelled in a straight flight pattern at all times and was visible till he lost sight of it due to the glare of the early morning sun. He first sighted it at 0855 hours and lost contact at 0920 hours.

4. Mr. Moore was firm in his belief that the object was not an aircraft , or some type of optical illusion however he gave the impression of being fanatical on the subj e ct . He was connected for a considerable period of time with an organisation known as Unidentified FlyinG Objects Investibation Centre , 180 North York St ., Sydney. He has since ceased his association with them due to the fact that he considers he could carry out more practical and sincere observations alone . This he does at every available opportunity. He was also a member of Civilian Saucer Investigations, :~.~ew Zealand. ).

The Co111Ilanding O!ficer oi Control and Reporting Unit, Bruokvale was contacted but stated the Unit was inoperative over the period in question as it was Christmas Stand down . The Bureau of r..eteorology- stated that there are only rain recording centres in the a rea and the nearest weather station is situated at Mascot Airport . Inquiries were not conducted beyond this point .

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6. Attached to this report are the pro-forma completed by 1.r . ~oore and a copy of a sketch by him concerning the sighting. Also attached is a sketch by the investigators detailing the area traversed by ti..e alleged object.

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RS.:P O:l{C Ol'i AERI AL OBJEC·r OBSERVED

Name of Ob se rver•• Pil-Yi-P••o.sp.o.r.n.e••~qq¥. •...•.••••••••••••••.••• 2.

Address of Obs er ver ••12. F.¥' o_n .~d•••'• .!i~:r;~1'! .~rH:"! .•••••••••••••

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0 ccupe ti o n of Observer•••• }.~s.t..r:~e.~! .~~~:r; ..• :: ••••••••••••••

Da te end Ti me 'Jf observati on ( 'r ime g ivd n in 24 h::mr c l ock zo nal time)

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Peri od of observs t i o n (s) .q~~~ .~~ .q~~q ·········••••••••••••••

6.

Ma nner ~f observati'Jn: (Give deta i l s of own posit i o n by m8 p r eference if p 'Jss ible , or by known l ? ndmerks, a nd des cr i be a ny equipment used in the observe tio n ). ~~ . "~~1iPP..........................•.........•...••••••••••• • Q.

eQ.WP f!P.t. JlJ3i!.P.• •••••••••••••••• -•••• ,. •••••••••••••••••••••••

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7.

.Vhere wes object f i rst observe d, e . g. overhead, c oming from behind e h i ll , 'J ve r t he hori zo n , etc. Coming from North Easterly direction about ten oclock high ••• • ••• • •• •• •• • • • • • • • • • • •• • • •• • • • • • •• • • • • • • • •• •• • • • • • • • •• • ••••

B.

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f irs ·i; a t tr a c ted obse r ver ' s e l1te ntio n , e . g . light or no ise.

Prismatic flashes of light green and orange

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•• •••••• •• • • ••• • • ••• ••••••• • • • • ••• •• ••••• • • •• • • • •• ••• •• ••• ••••

9.

Di d ob j ect a ppear e s e li ght Jr e s a def in ite object.

............................ .................................. Definite object

10.

I f there was more ·t ha n one obje ct , h ow many were t here, e nd what was t heir fo rmation.

object .. .Single ............................................................. . 11,

What was ·the c ol our of t he li ght 'Jr ob jec ·c. ~!3. ~;>:'~••••• •••• ••

1 0~

V"h · t s a ppare n t s h a pe ••••••••••.••••••.••••••••.••.•••••• Sphe rical v a t wc s ~

13.

........... . . ... ..........................

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.••........•....••.

Was any de ta i l of struc t ure obse r vable ..... !i?..•.....••••.•••••

............................................ . . ................

14.

Was a ny mejrhod of propul sio n obvious •••••• ~P••••••••••••••••••

15.

vVa s there e ny s ound ••••••••••••••••••••••• !iP•••••••••••••••••• He i ght, or s ngle of e l e v e tion. ~Q ~~~~ . 9f~~. t3{3.t ••a!J.o.

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18.

Speed, or angul r ve l o cit Y•• ~r . ~~*~ . ~~~~~

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State any exp erie nce which enAb l es ob s erver to be re a so nably certa i n about the answers g i ve n to 16 a nd 17•

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Di d object appea r as a l i ght Jr as a defini te object.

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\"/as a ny mejrhod of propulsion obvious••••••~~ ••••••••••••••••••

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23. Existence of any physicc..l evidenc e such a.s fra gnen ts, photographs, or other supporting evidence . Nil

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Weather conditions exp eri enc ed at timc (s) or obs ervdtion (s) •••••

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Locdtion of a.ny air trclffic in tho vicinity at tho tine of ••••• sighting • .N ot observed

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SIGHTING OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECTS

Attached are three reports unusual aerial objects at Hobart Tas of August 1961.

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No.5/9/Air (12A)

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

Headquarters RAAF Base PF~CE

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18th August 1961 The Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT

Info: - Headquarters Support Command

UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL OBJECTS OUR Oo08 7 AUG 61

1. Herewith copies of the reports received from Civil Police at MEEKATHARRA. The reports add little to the information already o hand. Mr SPIGEL the State Government Astronomer was interviewed and ste ted that there was no astronomical explanat1on for the apparent phenomena and it was not the usual characteristic of meteorites to travel in "trains " , and when they did, noise and trails ~ere mostly present .

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The DCA off icial at MF~KATHARA re ported no civil aircraft in the area and the RAAF were not operating over this territory.

AVI/f,.c~ (A. E. K. BOI,LEM~W)

Wing Corr.111ander For Officer Commanding

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(COPY)

,dwin Charles PAYNE

States.; I am e Shearing Contractor aged 37 years and am at present working at Mt. Halo tation '''hich is situated about 70 miles west of Moekatharra. My home address is 120 Princess Road, Claremont . About 8 . 20 a . m. on the 5th August , 1961 , Hr. John Lee-Steere of rr.t . Hal e Station came over to the shearing shed and asked me to have a lOok at two objects in the sky. The objects were ro'Jnd in shape , br~ght silver , about 2 feet each in diameter, that is from ground level . The objects appeared to be about 8 to 10,000 feet , poss i bly hieher. They were travelling at a fast speed and could be kept in eight for only about two minutes . Their course appeared definite, no surface wind. In all 12 objects were sighted, the last being abo u t 9. 1 5 a â&#x20AC;˘ m. They appearad to be in pai rs. The objects gave off o white substance which took on various shapes whilst falling to the Dround. The white substance was followed and I managed to pick up eome of the substance. It fine mesh.

of f:lnow white colour and appeared to be in a It crumbled very easily.

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the following persons saw

Rex ~cCAUSLAIID, K. BONuHORE, T . SAl P~, D. and Rick DOlâ&#x20AC;˘HELLY. The

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KEN'~EDY

mentioned ere shearers employed by me .

Some station hands also saw the objects . This statement is true and correct .

Sgd.

Witness :

Constable

. J. COYU!:, 2625.

E. C. PAYNE 5th ugust , 1961.


(COPY)

INSP:JCTOR JUNTER :

Re 6 pairs of round shaped ovjects seen in the sky bet~een 8.30am and 9 . 15 am. on 5.8.61 at Mt. Rale 3tstion, via Ueekatharra.

I have to report that ~dyrin Charles PJlYN"S, ..:>hearin~ Contractor of 120 Princess Road, Claremont , at present workine, at tlt. Hale .Station , about 70 miles west of l,·eekatherra, called at the Police Station about 1 p.m. and reported that he end a number of other persons had seen 6 pairs of unusual objects in the sky that morning. The objects were round in shape and appeared to be of bright silver metal, from ground level they appeared to be about 2 feet in diameter. They had a derinite course from North to ~ o uth and travelling at a very fast speed. Each pair of objects could be seen for about 2 minutes. The first pair of objects were sighted about 8.20 a . m. end the last at about 9. 15 a.m. The objects appeared to be up between 8 and 10 , 000 feet -high. The objects gave off' a white substance which was caught by Payne and Lee- Steere. The substance seemed like a fine mesh which crumbl ed very easilY• Mr. Pa;yne stated that be would r eturn t o Mt. Hale and endeavo ur to find some of the white substance and preserv e it by some means. Department of Civil Aviation, Meekatharra , have no knowledge of the objects. As Mr. Payne is curi ous as to the origin of the objects , perhaps inquiries could be made in Perth.

tle eka thlilrra Statio n 5 t h "" ug u s t , 1 961 •

. J ., COYLl!.:.

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3 NOrfol~ cresent, Sandy B~y, Hobart. Tas. August 9th, 1961. Dear Constable Coyle, Regarding the U.F.O. sightings mentioned in my last letter I have heard on the A.B.C. News that the R.A.A.F. propose to investigate the case. If, and when they do so, and if you think it appropriate in all the circumstances at the time, would you be kind enough to bring to their notice my suggestions for a possible simple s olution. You will appreciate, of course, that I have very little data to go on, but several points (if correctly reported) suggest the possibility of a rarely observed natural phenomena, and I feel that it may be helpful to put my observations forward now, rather· than wai t fo r further details. First of all, the estimated height of 8,000- 10,000 feet and the apparent speed of Sputnik I suggest to me that the observers could have been mistaken as to the h eight and velocity. It would seem to me, thaL ulthoughthe objects appeared to be l arge and at a considerable height, they were possibly very small, ~uite close to the g1ound, and moving v ery slowly. Small, highly reflecting round objects, drifting along at about 200 ft . on a~llght breeze would have much the same appearance . Secondly, it appears very unlikely that an object flying at the apparent repor·ted sl?eed would leave a tra.Ll of any kind, and even more unlikely that any such trail would drift DOwiNWARDS intact from 10,000 ft . and yet be so tran s ie ~T as t o disinte gra te on touch. Referring back t c..~ my first point, I huve oh a number of a ccasions observed a natural phenomena which seen in the ·correct light and direction, have the appearance of round , bright , high flying objects . On one occasion I confused one with the Planet Venus, at that time visible in daylight . Referring to my second point , this phe nomena does display long brails which frequently drift to the ground . The phenomena I refer to are migrating spiders , sometimes called "balloon spiders" • Their migrations appear t o be fairly common , but very rarely observed, and owing to their being at the mercy of wind currents , they sometimes ap pear in the most unexpected places. They have been reported 600 mile s out to sea, and last year appeared in the Centr al Highlands of Tasmania after probably coming from ~este rn Victoria. Of course, it is not the spiders that are seen, but the balloonlike webs they spin, and if they h~ve come long distances probably e number of webs will stick together. The appearunce of such phenomena h~s been noted at various times down through the ages , and not being understood, has been given such names as "Vi rgin 's SilK" falling from the skies. Assuming that my guess is correct, the webs could have come great distances . A check on recent wind circulation over the area wmuld give a clue, es ~ecially if the ~ ' air mass has come from an area where there is plenty t1f ve getation and rain has fallen recently. The spiders avparently have the habit of migrating soon after rain. My experience has been that although large numbers of

balloons and trailers may be passing overhead, only those in the correct light can be seen. I would guess that the observers were l ooking in a generally westerly directlon, facing into the light breeze and of course w1th the sun at their backs, the objects would gradublly becume visiule at about an angle of 30 degrees, and would disappear shortly after passing overhead. As the sun rose higher, they would all become invisible exce1J t then obser·ved from a shadowed position. In putting forward this theory I am or course wwll aware that it may not fit the fact s of the case on the spot. However, I can vouch for the correctness of my facts , and put them forward in case they may be of assistance. Thanking you, Yours sincerely, ( Sgd) HAROLD J. S'Th'Or;DS. President, Astronomical Society of Tasmania .

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>:Ha tes"-I am e Sheering Contractor aged 37 years and am at present workin&: at Mt . Fale ... ~s tion V'hich is situated about 70 miles wtst of Meekatherra . My home add r es e is 120 Princess Road, Claremont. About 8 . 20 a.m. on the 5 th Aug ust, 1961 , Mr . John

Lee-~ tee re of t:. t. Pale ~ ta tio n crur.e over to the shearing shed and ~sked me to ~eve a lOok st two objects i n the sky. The objec ts were ro 1nd in shape , bright silver, about 2 feet each i n diameter, ths t is from ground level. The objects ep_eered to be ab out 8 to 1C,OOO feet, possibly hi ghe r. The y wr.re tr!Prellin~ at e fast s;>eed and could be kept in ei g ht for only about two minutes . The ir course appeared d~finite, no surface wind. !n e~l 12 obje-.:!tS wer~ ~ighted ,

the last being

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shear-era Am0loyed by me . th~ ohjP-cte .

This statement is true and c0rrect .

dud•

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Jonstable A.Z. COYLE ,

2525 ·

E . C. PAYNE 5 t h A ug u a t , 1 96 1 •


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No 5/9/Air (12A)

lie ad 'iuarters RAAF Base PEARCE WA 18th August 1 961

The Secretary Department of Atr Russel l Offices Cr NliE"RH.A ACT

Info:-

Hea~quarters

SuLport Command

UNIDENTIFI..:0 AERIAL ObJ IWTS OPR Ou08

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1. Herewith copies of the rP_orts received fro~ Civil Poli ce at M.ISl!iY..ATH.AkRA . The re ports t1dd llttle to the information alre~dy t o h&nd. N.r S!JirEL the State ~overnment Astr·onorner was interviewed &nd str ted thot there was no astronorr.lcel explan&tlon for the app&rent phenomen& &nd it was not the usu&l characteristic of meteorites to travel in "trains", and when they did, nuise and trails weze mostly present . 2.

3. The DCA official at ~YIF.AK.ATHA.RA re i orted no civll aircraft in the area &nd the RAAF were not ope rating over this tert l tory.

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I ha ve to report that ...: -''' in Charles PATin~, .:>hear ing Gor t t·&c tor of 120 Prin~eo .:> Roed, Cleremon t , at present worki nt;. at l:.t. f'a le ..itetiou , ilb:) 1t 7C Miles west of Veek&therra, called at the Police ~tation about ~ p . m. end reported t hat h• end a numbe r of ot~cr per sons had seen 6 pairs of unus ua 1 objects in the ::..ky that rr,o rnine •

The ob:e :ts were rcun1 in shape and appeared to be of brieht silver mecal, from gro;rd lev~l they appeared t o be about ?. feet i~ die eter. They h8d e derinite ~ou~Ee ftorn North to ot a very rust speed.

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The obje~ta c:sve off a whit~ subtitsnce which was e&.•le;ht by P~yne end L e~-~·~ •, -~ l 1 a Hnce seemed liken fine meHh wrich ., rulr.u le very eo~lly . Mr. PaJne stett:d tr.at h~ would return to Mt. Hale and endeavour to fin d eomt:: of thr: white su~st~;.nce and p r"'~~ erve it t•:' some mec.r~s. Depa rt ment of Ci vil Avi u• i on , MPek&therra, have no knowledge of ';he obj"" c t e . As

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kegardine the U . F . O. Sl~U tL n es rrlf'ntioned in my last letter· I have heard on the A. ~ . ..; . ~ews thli t the R. A. A. F . pr·op oo::.e to inveeti•tite the c~-:ae. If, and when they do so , t1nd if you think i t apprvpriate in alJ the circurrstancas ttt tt.e ttme, wo u ld you be kind enough to b rtng to their notice rr.y suggest1ona for a possible simple ;:; oluti u n. Yo u Will aptreciat~, of course, that I hav e very little data to go on, but aeveral vuints (if correctly re ~orted) eug ~est the ~uss1bility uf a rar ely obaerved natural phenomena, and I feel that it mt..y be helpful to put my observati o ns for~t-.rd no w, rbthPI tht-tn .v~ .. t f<..r f u rther· detail ::, . Fir.,t of a11, the eat i matei L~ Lght of ~ . uuu- 1u,uuo feet bnd thL arJl1&re'1t o 11e P- d ur SputniK I tiUgt':·e c: t to ere thht the observers c.;ould hl.ve been r. ib taken & .:; to the ~ e i !!"t.t 1:1nd veloctty. It wuula ~ eerr. to me , tha t . , though the o bJ ects !:1f.•felired t~· be large and t:1t a cons1der·able height, they h·~re r•OSciibly very err.ttl l , l ... uite c1Jse to the g1oun:l , t1nd '1'! 0\' i n g v ~'> ry slowly. Smal1, highl.r r·e f Ject ing r c und OO J ects, d r i ftin~ u l ong u t. t.J b u •J t .:::vu ft. or a ~1 1rnt br ~ eze o ul c'l h5va rr.uch t .. e ::. t-rr.e at-r•e o.r .... nce . Secon~ly , 1t ur t ~ ars v e ry u nlt~ el y th~t an object flying tt t tht- a:.~.Jo 1·e n t re po i ted .:;. ee d wo uld let1ve a tru .. 1 o f uny IClnd, anu e ven f'!lO l't un1 !K"'l y t,hat, any -. u ch traL l wo uld cirtft DUuNtUJdJ..:> llltt.ct t' Or"' 1 u ,UvJ t . b n ~ yet. be -u tr t.o n ~ J.e~V i o.:. t v disinte~l'cd.e 0 n t o u c h .

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n.ar Sir, The aight1Dg reterred to in Jour letter dated 3rd , 1961 was moat proba.bl7 T.A.J. . Visoount VB-'NO wbioh departed Launceston tor Hobart at 1619 hours on V.F.R. steerinc a aoutherl7 oourae, and was at approx1aatel1 the position sighted at 1624 hours. Yours ta1 thtull7,


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100 Collins Street, MELBOURNE, Vic. 23rd June, 1961. The Director, Directorate of Air Force Intelligence, Russell Offices, CANBERRA, A.C.T.

Dear Sir, I would be glad to receive an acknowledgment to my letter of the 3rd ulto. Yours

P. E. NORRIS, LL.B., HON. PRES IDENT. PEN:JH.


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21st June 1961 The Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS - CAIRNS AREA, N. QUEENSLAND 1. Forwarded herewith is a report, with accompanying press-cuttings, of unidentified flying objects sighted in the Cairns area, North Queensland, on 6th and 7th June 1961.

2. Unless otherwise directed by your Department, further investigation o! these reports is not contemplated.

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UNIDENTIFIED FLTING OBJI!£TS IN CAIRNS AREA -NORTH QUEENSLAND 1. Forwarded herewith are press cuttings from the TOWNSVILLE DAILY BULLETIN and the BRISBANE COURIER MAIL, for the period 6th to 12th June 1961, referring to observations of unidentified flyin8 objects and a report from Plt Off R. D. STEWART, the pilot of the Winjeel aircraft sent to the Millaa Millaa (17318 14539E) area to investigate the report of an unidentified flying object seen in the area between 1300 and 1500 local time on 5th June 1961. 2. The late arrival of the Winjeel in the Millaa Millaa area was due to the aircraft being recalled from a cross countr.y exercise in the Bowen area, refuelled and then despatched to the Millaa Killaa area. 3.

Weather in the Cairne-Mlllaa Millaa area on the 5th June wasa-

Cloudless Wind direction - south westerl7 at all levels speed - 0 - 10,000 feet 15-25 knots 10 - 30,000 feet 25-40 knots 30 - 40,000 feet up to 70 knots There was at least one temperature inversion at about 6,000 feet. Jlthough no upper air temperature readings are taken at Cairns, there were at least three inversions in the Townsville area •

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IIILLAA-MILLAA. ON 140NDAY 5TH JUNE 1961 1. As pilot of Winjeel A85-444 I was ordered to investigate reports of an unidentified flying object seen over Millaa-Millaa on Monday 5 June. 2.

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Over )(1.llaa-llillaa I climbed to 10,000 feet and orbited around the general area for 15 minutes and then departed at 1635 for Townsville.

5. No object resembling the reported UFO was seen during this time. Visibility was still about 50 miles but reduced to the west where the sun glare was very noticeable ae it was sinking nearer the horizon. Towards the east there was a alight haze, possibly due to a slight inviraionabout 6,000 feet and accentuated by the sun lowering in the west. However visibility above was still very clear. 6. On the return flight to Townsville at 8,000 feet there was nothing seen. I landed at Townsville at 1730K and reported details of the flight to the OC.

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Mystery "Cone In Sky'.. Seen Over Millaa Millaa CAIRNS, June 5.- A cone-shaped object which remained stationary for a long period and then made rapid dashes across the sky was sighted over Millaa Millaa on the Atherton Tableland to-day.

Tho object was• report1 'rhe object WM seen clearly [ • b\' the manager of the Ban k ed to the offtcer 1n , of Australasia <Mr. E. D. charge of the lnn rsfail Hall), the manager of the butter fnetory (Mr. A. R. . o· t . t (I nspec- 1Hanley) and the head PoItCC IS fiC tor N. A. White ) who teacher <Mr. T. Seary) and 1 ' nformed th R A A F pupils of the :.\llllaa .lllillaa 1 o • • • • stntc School at Townsville. Const.nblc · Anderson aald

A R.A.A.F. W!njcel arrived he understood the plane over Mlllaa Mlllaa nt nbout engine heard by the Blcheno 4.10 p.m. brothers wac: that of a n1npThe officer tn charge ot the ping" pinna \\'orkl ng over the Millaa ~'lilian uolicc (Senior Tablelands. No nol!=e came Constable W. Anderson) snld from the unidentified object. the object appeared to the NOT BALLOONS naked eye lik e a dull st.nr. but viewed through binocuCairn meteoroto~rlcal lars tumed to preeent a cone o rtl<'ere old t o-night thut abnpe wltb half Its surface thf'~' bad 6ent norm.a.l coloured red. l'"('llther balloon., up to-d'Jy hut thr. wlnd wa~ ln s uch HEARD ENGINE n qua rter that it would n ot Con ~t.a blf' \ndrn;rm o,ald be po~~t hle for them to hr r eceh f'd the nr ..t rf•port OPl:H'a r ove-r l\lllla a l lillaa. A R.A.A.F . spokesman :;aid of the objf'('t. from l\lln· bun fnnn f' r-., \\'niter a nd In •rownsville that t h e pllot Arthur Blch eno, nt 11.80 or the Wlnjeel did not s l~tht 1\.DI. T h «"Y told him th ey any object ovl'r Mlllaa Millan. had h eard a plane e n~rlne a nd had Jookrd up to ~;!gilt 11 the object. They hncl not" RP.cn a plane, but. h nd • wa tch l'd the object which r~>mnln ed ..tntlonar y fnr about two h our•. Constable Anderson said he ~lghtcd the object about S\'D:\"1~ \ ', ,June 5.-Four 12.155 o'clock. The sky was m en wnrklng on n 1he~>p cloudlesfl and thron,::lt bin· t11tlun to-day cla!m cd they oculars the object appeared had een "'<.!U<'"r ,;haped to be a silver sphere nbout objects dndlng out f r om a six inches across. A 15 he g lo\\ lng spbl'r c" In the sl..')'. "'atched, it turned slowly They s:Ud they had "~n and b<:enmo cone-!hnped the objc<·ts last Wednesday with halt Its lenl\'th o.t the and at first decided to tell wider end of the cono no one. coloured with what looked The four men were with a !Ike red paint. partl' of eight workln!:' in a "At J .23 o'clock it turned, back paddork on Toompnng moved slowly for n vcrv property, five miles \l'est of short distance, and then Young, south-wesl 'X<>w accelerated at great speed South \\.nlel!. movin;: to the east." ConOne of the men, ::lfr. Jame:c> stable Anderso:.1 said. Its Hobson, station hand of Mop· speed WM too great to keep poty Road, Young, said at it in focus with the blnocu· leMt five or the men watch · lni"P. but it could bo seen cd the objects for two hours. plolnlv with lh" nakrd eve. "It wns a long \\'ay otc and About 10 seconds after it looked tho size of n tenni!l mo~·ed off It was back In Its ball." he snld. original ro~!Uon about half "It was bang1n~ pcrfectlv way between direct!)' over- stationary nnd at first we head and the westem hort- thought It was a star. Then we snw these saucer shaped zon. About 15 seconds later the things darting out from t he object moved again, rthcr- sphere. ed spePd slowly an sbot "They would lcnve the away, this time t o the south. sphere, slowlv gather s peed It renu~ed. moved a\vay to shoot out arid then return: the west. back again then One would ahoot out Jr,-om to th e north and returned. tho right and then one from Constable Anderson old I the left. They sh immered tn t the object finally moYed the sunlight as If spinning." slowly awny to the west and Mr. Nt\'llle Sheahan. sta- ' was lost from sight In a ha.zel tlon hand said Elx of tne 1n on the weAtero hoti'l.on at ::.150 eight me~ hod seen tlte ~ ll·m 01bjecu tA.

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MILLAA.-Sixty people MILLAA watched The Thing-a silver and red sphere-high in the sky over Millaa Millaa for three and a half hours yesterday. Milloo Milloa is on the Atherton Tableland 45 miles west of lnnisfoil. It wasn't a satellite, said the watchers, and it wasn't an Air Force air craft, said the R.A.A.F. It wasn't a weather balloon, said the weather Bureau. It may have been venus, said the Astronomical SoClety The R.A.A F. b~e at Townsville sent a trainer aircraft to have a look, but T.he Thing had disappenred by then. 1 The first report of The Thing came from two farmers, Walter and Arthur • • Bicheno, .~even mlle'l !rom Mlllna Millaa.

Phoned police They heard a plant' t'nglne and looked up to sec I an object hanging In the sky midway between the horizon and the zenith. They watched it remain stationary until 12.55 p.m., 1when they telephoned 1Senior-Constable W . Anderson at Millaa Millaa ~ Constable Anderson said last night: "Through binoculars it looked hke a Sli\'er 1 sphere, about six inches across. and it turned to become cone-shaped, with half Its length, at the narrow end, a red colour. "At. 1.23 p.m. it started to l move slowly away and sud- 1 denly accelerated right across the sky to the east. directly O\'erhead. " I have seen satellites cross the sky, but this moved four times as fast: WhE'n I looked again It was back in its pre\1ous position.''

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EPORTS of flying "things" come in fr om five Queensland d istricts yeste rday, following the sighting of on object ot Milloo Milloo on Mondoy.

BuL observers In two of the areas belie\¡e they were watching the planet Venus, as & Brisbane a~tronomer said on Monday night. The ma1n ob~erver of the original Millaa Mlllaa "thing" ISenior Constable W. R. Andersonl yesterday watched a slmllar object, stationary In the sky, and finally said he thought It was Venus. Otht'r report!! came In from Oordonvale, Ipswich, Innlsfall, a nd Brisbane. At Oordonvale a party of surveyors took theodolite .~ightlngs on a bright silver object, one-sixth the size o! the moon and travelling fast towards the east.

Telescope At Inn!Mall a group of almost 20 pollee and courthouse ~taft used a t-elescope and binoculars for more than two hours on a "spherical object" In the western ~ky. Said one policeman: "I ~uppose it could be Venus, mainly because there's no other explanation: but I can assure you hal! the town will b.e out looking for It tomorrow." Mr. F B. Reeve, of Ipswich. said yesterday that on May 25 his wife and a friend saw an obJect. like a long while pla~tlc balloon, whip acr<>!;s the sky near his homf' from south-east I to north-west. 'll.ithout making a ~und.

Dull red On Sundav nl~ht, about midnight, 20 T.A.A. employees saw a dull red object "about five times the size of a star" In the western skr. Astronomers said that Venus was probably re,;ponsible for the si~~;htings, because at times It did have a reddish colour. Venus. slightly ~maller than Earth, Is the brightest planet, and Is 67 million miles from the ~un.

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Flying Object Besides Venus Seen In Cairns CAlHNS, June 7.-From a telescope set up in Gratton ~trcet, Cairns, many people at 11 a.m. to-day saw another flying object other than the planet Venus. J\1rs. N. A. Wale;:, of 1\lartyn Stt"P.et, told ot having seen a glowmg red oval ~;haped body with shining while tl'iangular tins, pass across the face of Vcnull. The ob;cct travelled quite qulcl<ly, nnd t h en ho\·ered fot· a while at Jts nearest point. J\h11. Wales said it seemed • to be about silt times as large BB the planet. 1\trs. \Vales was one of n part).' or five who had been wal<'hlug Venus. and all memhtws of lhe group gave 1 dl•s<:riptlonR ngn:ein~ with thnt giVt'll hv .Mrs. Wales. ::ihortly artcr tltll ~<is:htinc: a •·l~th"ltK Post'• employee. Jltr. H. Sltrpnnl, took u photogrnph thr-ough the telescope, nnd obtained a film which showP.d n l'mnller cone-shaped objl'et low down and to the right of Venus. Dudng tho lunch break severn! other p ... opte wllh Mt·. S. Simpson. owner of the ruur-inch telescope. reportl.'d havmg seen n !lying object stmlln ,. to th<' one described . earllet•, whlrh appeat·eu to 1

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"TilE THI~G,'' an unidentified object observed in the sky at Cairns at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday, is shown in this untouched photograph, taken by Mr. J. Sheward through a 4in. telescope. "The thlnr'• ls shown In relation to the planet Venus. l'lve people who eariJer obwrved the ob· jett throurh the tele· scope de1crlbed It as "an 0\'al-shaped body rlowinK brlrht red, with three ahfnJnF, white tri· anfUiar tlrul. ' They kept It under ob· !lenatlon Cor about 20 minute!!, and ~aid that at time'~ It appeared to be about ~>l't

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It wa.a not o. scratch nor a fault. The Secreta1·y of the Queensland Astronomical Society (Mr. W. Neell) said he, l'clt the negative 11hould be liUbmiUcd tor further examination by photography rxl pcrts, the C.S.I ..)l.O.. ~-:owrn· mcnt analysts. the :\.H. Stron1 lo obs erva tory tn Canberra anti P.ven tho; c .T.B. He s a1d he s u~pected it 'vae l.:t\Ur<ed hy " fault In the film near

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"If I was asked to keep quiet in the interests of national security I would, but if the air force is trying to make me appear a fool in order to hush the matter up, it is sheer stupidity." quarto.:r) at Cr<>ssy would have rep>r~{! seeing a clgnr-shnped b.·en vlsrble fhortly after G flying object and !1\e or six p m. on an l&~t-south-( nst saucc r-sh;~Plld objects. C:lr cUon AL the time he said that un"ObJ ..cts ar1parently seen til the sighting h had been \Hr, ncar thr skyllno In an sceptical abouL tl)"lng obJect re:Mr. Browning was comment- enstt rlv dlr ctlon. 'l'hc pr - po~. d M 0 lng on an air fore int.elllgencil sencc of scud type cloud mo\·tng wat:hed ·•motr.:·r ~~ ~~~ n port of an lnv Ltgauon Into In \arylng directions becaus • !Ls "nttendanLs" for som~ minto .-lglltlng Of fivlng objo•ct.; of turbutc nee In and around a ute.s before th y dls:tppe.ued tn above Cressv about 6 p.m. or11 aln squall n<>ar which the ob- a rain squall OCtob.. r 4, 1960, J cts Wf·re sighted and the llO 1-l •:-_.:...;~;;.:;;:....,......,..-===---~ Tho• repor-t sald that the tlon or the moon or Its ref! cslghtlngs \\Cre "ph nomena as t!ons J•roduccd the lmpressron a r· suit of a moo rls as.so- of ll)ing obj cts." clatl'd y;Jth m ro oglcal conMr. Bruwnln, r;ald tha t th~ diUons at th t m ." ln,estlgatlln; bad fi])('nt J' 2 'I Mr. HrO\Iill ng said: "Th re- huurs ~ lth him and n ut UIICI' t.ort Is an aU• m11t to com- askt-d a h•1ut cluud~. lllet<·ly \\ hllcwash the matter. He said that th explanaLion I sh'.lll att.empt to do so:ne- did not hnld up. tblng about It" J ".At no Ume was there cloud He had ro liable people to or SC!!d when I saw the nbbe. k 1 L J cts.' he said. ·~ mounutllll c 1 ro•J•Or1. and the alr 1wa~· not. the b.1ckdrop to \\hat fore~ knew the tttoplc and thdr I Sll\\', stones. 1 "Tile Mlln clenred In fnnt. of "A " oma n and h Pr daor:-h - us although It was stlll raining fl'r saw a drar-sh:wrd obji'Ct near the mountains. I saw the ll)inr alxtut 300rt. abo,·~ the oojcets In the .sky wh .re there ~:TOund about 4.30 p.m. 10 was no rain and the rain ne.'lr da ys atlo•r 1 bllW the fh lnr the m1>untains provided the ob j<•c t ~. · backdrop." " It was not n porto•d In the Mr. B~ownlng dismiss• d the Pr ss because thr ramllv dtd air forces repun or the moon not want th£' publicity bu• •h lor lt.s rertectluns beln-.< the . • • • •' cause of the sightln"s. atr forct> lnHstlgat~ns I>P••nt " 1'ht• moon wa.s not ab,1 ve consld rabin l m • with the the m ountnlns and aD.' reflec.'1 woman and h r daughter," tlol18 would have had 'to coruMr. Brownng ~:ad that the plet.e with a glorlou.~ sun•et. 1 v.oman and her dauaht r had! "It was the sunsec; which to r"-enact th sighting fOr In_ cau~ me took out the window 'e~Ugators the first place." he said. , Aft.er the ln\·tostl~ntlon the 1 woman and daughter Wl're toldl IL• ( not to talk about what theyl Mr. Bro~rnlng said that the c had se,·n h•• ~aid repJrt contradlcted a I• tter I "And th<'v w r;• told or a. wrttten to Mr. Duthl<', M.H.R., l similar strange sighting In the In an.swer to a question asked I ln Parliament by Mr. Duthie. U.S. last Y• ar when three jets The letter written by the wer" ~ent up to lm o.sllgat and Ml.nlster !or 'Air (Mr. Osborne), tho• strange cr-art d app£'ared ~d that v.hen natural phenoas If lnt,o thin air," he ..aid. mena could not explain slght-

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FLYINQ SAUCER RESEARCH SOCIETY PHONE XY 1283

BOX 32. TOORAK, VIC

100 Collins Street , Melbourne, VICTORIA , AUST . 3rd May , 1961 . The Director , The Directorate of Air Force Intelligence , Russell Offices , CANBERRA , A. C. T. Dear Sir, Representatives of this Society recently interviewed Mrs . Webster and her daughter , Sally , of "Charnak'', Cressy , Tacmania , concerning their alleged sightin~ of an unidentified flying object in October last year . Mrs . Webster informed our representatives that officers of your department had already interviewed her . Would you kindly inform us as to your Department's evaluation of this sip.hting report .

Yours faithfully ,

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P . E . NORRIS, LL .B. , Hon . President . PEN:LP


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Headquarters Suppor Victoria Barracks St .Kilda Road MELBOURNE SC1 VIC

5/6/Air(64A) Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT

2 1 APR 1961

SIGHTING OF UNUSUAL AERIAL PHENOMENA A report of an unusual aerial ob Beaconsfield Tasmania on 9th April 1961 through Department of Civil Aviation, Me attached.

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IN REPLY PLEASE QUOTE

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE Headquartere RAAF AMBERIEY QLD

No.BS 5/214/A.ir (35A) Directorate of Air Force Intelligence Department of Air Russell Officers CA.NBERRA. ACT

5th A.pril 1 961

路 UNUSUA.L SIGHTINGS Your Signal A.I 4o4 Dated 24 Feb 1961 Forw~rded herewith in duplic~te ~re reports supporting 1. our Signal ~631 dated 13th Y~rch 1961 from the following sources: -

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03177 Flt Lt H.A. SWEETSER 98 Taringa Road Indooroopilly Brisbane Q'l~nd.

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98 Taringa

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Brieb~ne Q'l~nd.

2. Locql press qnd r~dio received reports from people in the Br~sbane suburbs of Yeronga, Greenslopes, Morningside, Mount ur~vFttt, Windsor stnd Indooroopilly 9-nd one mqn in Dq_lby, reported seeing the light.

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(W.N. GIBSON) Air CoTl'JJlo do re Officer Comm~nding


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' ~ Ob a erver ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• H. l\ • S'.lEgTSER Il me 0 .,. ~

Occupa tion of Observcr ••••• P.~. f•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• n,tc

nd Ti

of observa tion ( 1ime given in

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bour clock zonal

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P riod of obsorvqtion(e) ••• ~PPFPf:.~. ~~P9P9~..•................

6.

nner of o baerv tion: (Give det~ils of oun position by m~p reference if possible , or by kno l!1ndm1.rka., 11nd describe ny equipment used in the observqtion).

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8.

.. here ' s object fir st observed, e.g. overhc!ld, coming from behi nd hill, over the horizon, etc . Tr.,velling in low ~rc .,bout 2~ 0 qbove hor•izon .

······························"································· t first attrl'tcted observer ' attention, c . g . light or noise . Bright ..........te....light .....• ................................... .......... ..b

6

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Di d object p ~r s fi light or R6 defi it obj ct . ~ light . • •• • ••• • • •• •• ••• • ••• ••• •• • ••• •• • ••• ••• • • • • •••• • ••• •• • •• • ••• • • •• 10.

If there ~s more t n one object , bo !lt a their form tiou.

rn~ny

re there ,

nd

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13 ·

'b~t

s the colour of the light or objcct •• ~Q~~~ .li ~.t · ~~i ~ out in "" line of or~nge sp~rks . ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

~ brighter g reen, burning Jb~t qs ita nppnrent ah~

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any cetail of structure obaervable •••• ~9 •••••••••••••••••••

• • • ••• • • ••• • • • • • • •• •• • • • • • • • •• •• • • • • • ••• •• • • • • • • • • • •• • •• • • • • • •• 1~·

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ny method of propu lo1on o v1ous •••••• ~9 •••••••••••••••••••

tho re

sound. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

ro .................... .

lieight, or ctn le of clev tion •••• ~Zi~ . ;- Q¥e. t'Ol'! ~ott•••••••••••••

17 • !"'.Jf Speed, or

18 .

my

wul~r

velocity ••••••• ¥

Jt te 4ny experience

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ich on blca ooserver to be cert in • bout the nns. r6 ivcn to 1 6 nd 17 ·

c~son~bly

23 Yeqrs R~\F Service . • • • • ••• •• •• • • • • • • • • • •• • •• • • • • • • • • • • • •• • • •• • • • •• • • • • • • • •• •• • • • •• Since 1 t is nor lly impossible to esti q,tc tuc height find ape of J1 str~neo object 1 t rill u u lly o b ttor to en<1 1iVour to determine t e ~ le of' elevqtion of tho object , the n le throogb bicb it ov Cl, 1il the ti e t to to &> thia .

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Report on neriRl object observed (contd.) • 19·

20 .

Direc tion of flight the compass .

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lancrn~rka

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rem~ in

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on

str::tight path, dc vi nte or m'lnoeuvre

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·.7ae any tr il of exhaust , vapour or li ght seen . 22.

.bere did object disappcqr, e . g . in mi d over the horizon. 1.'".. . ".. l.

or points of

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ir, behi nd a hill,

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Existence of ny phytic~ l evidence eucn a s fr gmente , photographs , or other supporting evicenco . :t:'~ l

.......................................................... .

e ~ ther

conditions experienced ~t time(s) or oLeervation (s) •••

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r..oca tion of any

ir tl'affic in the vicinity at the time of

sighting. Nil

.............................................................. .................. ................. . ....... .. ............... .. Loc tion of

27·

ny metoorologicBl

st~tions

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gener 1

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Questions

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re th n o form::ttion .

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ap~rks .

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No ny dct 11 of structure obaerv be 1 •••••••••••••••••••••••••

••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • ••• • ••••••••••••••• No ny meth doc propulsion obv1oua •••••••••••••••••••••••••••

No

there any eound•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 0 above horizon IIeight , or ngl o f e 1 v t 1 on •••2c:; v •••...•••••••••••.•••••.•••••• 1 7·~-lt

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c

, or

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any experie

t~te rt~1n ~bout

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t

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ra

n~bloa observer to b vcn to 16 nd 17·

re~

on bly

A'\'\F: .s.e.r.v.i.c.e.......................................... .

Since it io nor lly impossible to ost1 ~te tle height speed of etr ngo object it ill ueu~lly be b tter to to detenni 0 the ~n le or olevqtion or the obj ct- tho through l1Ch 1 t ID V d, 'l.lld tho ti t~ken to do this .

n ndc vour

nglc


- 2 ~R~c~n~o~r~t~o~n~~e~r~i~~~l~o~~~ct

obeervea {contd. ) .

Direction of flight the comnn sa .

ith reference to l n

r ks or pointe of

, .From .....North ......to...South ..............................................

20 .

Did the object remetin on at 11. Tr~velled

atr i ght pgth , devi te or manoeuvre

in low qrc

•••••••••••• • ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 21 .

See 8,9,11 a any trail of exh uet, v pour o r li g bt seen •.••.•••••••••••

.'here did object disappe r, e . g . in mi d- ir, b h i nd hill, over the horizon. Uid Air • •• • • • •• • • • • • • • • • •• • • • •• •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

23.

Existence of ny phyaic 1 evidence such as fra enta , photogr!lphs, or other suppo rting evi ence . Nil • • • •• •• • • •• •• • • • • • • •• • ••• •• • • • • •• •• • •• • •• • • • • •• • • • • • •• • • • • •• • •

24 ·

eather

c~

citions exp r1enced at ti e(e) or obaorv t1on(a) •••

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ir tr

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i n the vicinity

t the time of

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6.

Locatioll of teorologicql ~t ~t ione i n tbe gener 1 re ••• Briebqne Amberley No ~ctivity • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • • ••• • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • •• • • • • • •• • •

27·

Any ddit ion!ll i nf'ormRt ion •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••• ••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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by

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