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2 8 OCT 1965 Secre ary Dep tment of Air R sell Offices ANBERRA ACT REPORT OF UN- IDENTIFIED AERIAL OBJECT

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On 15th Octobe r 1965, at 9 .10 p . m ., between the 68 and 69 mil e posts on the main highway between Bass and Anderson, my wife and I saw an object which appeared on our left hand or east side, or more accurately, ci5 we were travelling due south the object appeared to the south east . We were travelling at approximately 50 m.p . h . when I first sighted the object and my wife at that time was asleep . At first I thought the object was a rocket but I soon realized that it left no trail, and was far too large as it appeared to be between one and two miles d ist ant and had a length some what g reater than the apparent diameter of the moon, so that it must have been approximately 100ft. long. It was travelling almost horizontally but losing altitude slowly as it disappeared below some l ow hills about s~ven seconds after I first sighted it. These hills appear to be about 400ft . high and about two mil es from the highway, as we checked the foll owing afternoon. I have not yet checked a detailed map of the district. If the object was 100ft. long, then its diameter appeared to be about 15ft., that is, it was cigar shaped but seemed as if it may have had one or more dark bands around it. It was of a bril li ant pale green or phosphorescent gr een colour and appar ently self-luminous. When I realized I could not identify the object, I said, "I wonder what that is?" My wife awoke and immediately spotted the object and said, 11 What is that, is it a helicopter?" She said she thought she saw some structural work on or around the object but as she was able to examine it for only about two seconds before it disappeared she can 1 t be sure. Soon after that she saw the 69 mile post and at that time we realized there seemed to be no normal explanation for the object.

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Department of Territories, Derwent House, Hobart Place, Canberra City, ACT

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IDHDE!\TIFI m AIRCRAFT SIGHTING The Administrator has asked me to advise you of the following signal received on 8th September, 1965 from the :::>i . . . trict Cornn:issioner, Wewak , based. on a report from a local New Guinean: "AIRCRAFT SIGHTED IN GENERAL AREA OF D:'ONDA OU 31ST AUGUST AT 1400 HOURS S'i'OP TRAVELLING 190 THROUGH 250 DEGRE!':S HEIGHT .APPROXTI1ATELY 5000 FEET STRAIGHT WING SI lGLE BOO!' FUSELAGE SUSPECTED PISTON ENGINE COUVEUTIO'iAL T.'7ri ENGI lE CIVIL 0 'l'lTERSHIP TO MARKING IDEi~TIFIED TYPE SlliiLAR TO D. C. 3" 2. The Administrator advises th<•t the Depa.rtroent of Civil Aviation has no record of any aircraft operatin0 in the stated area at the time indicated and that in vieVI of the delay in the receipt of the report it was considered unnecessary to forward the information by signal through the usual channels .

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ot aighting b7 a 1lr Roberta of an UJlidentitt.ed tlJing object at l'ebo North Qpeanalan4 on 24th Jane. 2. In r.pl7 to your queries I can onl7 aq that we oertainl7 cannot aonfim the sighting end at this etap we can otter no aplanation. In view of the late receipt ct Mr Roberta report it is vecy doubttul whether a aatiatactory evaluation will be achieved.

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Con:fid ential Patrol Post, Sehvlea, MILNE BAY DISTRICT . 27th July, 1965.

The Assistant District Commissioner , ESA' ALA . UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT SIGHTING I returned from patrol on the 14th of July, 1965 . On the 29th of July, 1965 Bwaruada Mission reported to me that they had seen what appeared to be a flying object showing a bright light on the 12th of July and that one of their teachers had seen a similar object on the 13th of July . The following is a summary of particulars from these two sightings . 12TH OF JULY SIGHTING In:formant -Mr . T. Fisi ' ihei, Missionary in Charge , Bwaruada. Time - 1910 Direction from Bwaruada - westerly - in vicinity of Keroregea Bay between Mwadega and Sewataitai villages . Appearance - An extremely bright light changing from red to blue and moving from side to side (a mile each way) at approximately 10 MPH Height - Approximately 5 , 000 ft . Duration of Sighting - Approximately 10 minutes Description of Disappearance - Appeared to grow dim and then disappeared in N.W . direction. Noise - Nil Other Information . First sighted by children who reported that it fell like a heavy weight for approximately 1, 000ft before missionary informed . 13TH OF JULY SIGHTING Informant - Penedi/Sisina, a female teacher at Bwaruada Mission . Direction from Bwaruada - Easterly - over sea. Appearanc e - Very bright light "like a primus " spinning in a large circle at a fairly high and constant speed . Height - "Lower than nearby mountain" . My estimation - 1500ft . Speed - "A lot faster than a bird ". Duration of Sighting - Approximately 5 minutes . Description of Disappearance - Disappeared in easterly direction at considerable speed . Nois e - Nil . Other Information . The teacher watched object for 2- 3 minutes and then reported to tLe kissionary in charge . When he arrived the object had disappeared . The Mwadega people reportedly sighted a similar obj ect at the same time and in the same direction.


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Bwaruada Mission informed me that recently they had been speaking to Mrs . D. Miller of Nivani Plantation and that she had said that she saw such an object at Nivani as described overleaf for the 12th of July sighting and that it made a definite noise . I have checked all possible sources and I have not located anybody who saw one of these objects on the 17th, 18th and 19th of this month .

The information overleaf was not transmitted by radio upon receipt of information due to the time lapse between sighting and receipt of information. Please ask the District Commissioner if he requires such information to be transmitted by radio even though considerable time may have passed between sighting and my receipt of information .

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ESA ' ALA . 11th August , 1965 . 1\'Iinute to : District Commissioner , S.AMARAI .

My cod ed Telegram 33 of 27th July 1965 refers . Si ghtings of these objects a r e now so common that most people no longer bother to report them immediately . I have instructed my officers to forward all f r esh reports by telegram , but your advice is r equested please concerning the reporting of stale sightings.

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A summary of an address given by ;,{ r B. G. Roberts of t he Operational Research Office, Department of Air, CANBERRA to the Ballarat Astronomical Society at BALIARAT, February, 1965 . · ~;:> The Term UFO

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1. Unfortunately the tem "unidentified flying object" , or UFO for short, because of its widespread rutd indiscriminate use i s generally regarded as just another word for "flying saucer" . This is a rather ironic si tuation since the term was originally introduced t o combat j ust such an eventuality, and so overcome the tendency automatically and haphazardly to relegate all unidentified sightings to the category of "flying saucers".

2. Even the terill "unidentified flying object" is somewhat of a misnomer, We and this probably is the underlying reason for its indiscriminate use~ believe it to be a misnomer on a number of counts. Firstly many sightings are not of material objects but of what the observer, in all good faith , believes to be material objects . Freak weather conditions , electrical storms and unusual light conditions can give ri se to misleading impressions , especially when the observer i s unused to them and the tirue of viewing is short. The eye is not alone in this respect. For instance Radar is far from infallible. Radar echoes from dense clouds and pockets of air are quite common and can give the erroneous impression that some materia l objec t has been detected.

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Secondly it is our experience that, except in sightings of aircraft , the process of flying i s rarely involved. Many sightings are of the planets or of meteo=s entering the earth ' s atmosphere, and, in one case, we received an excellent r eport from some 17 separate observers in the Central NORTHERN TERRITORY of the re- entry of the Russian Satellite Cosmos II into the earth 1 s atmosphere.

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One might even go a stage further and challenge the word "unidentified" on the grounds that the classification is a purely tentative one , since information not available to the observer generally provides an adequate identification of the si&1ting subsequently . It is our experience that more than 9o% of all well reported sightings can be identified satisfactorily. The rest cannot be identified specifically, mainly because the observer ' s report of the sighting does not contain sufficient information to provide an identification, or in cases where it is considored that :fu:ther investigation is unwarranted. An example of the latter is illustrat e d by the case of a woman who wrote in 1964, after rea ' ing a newspaper report of a UFO sighting, to tell us of sounds she had heard one night more than twelve months previously; she did not know what date it was she had heard the noises and, as she was too frightened to get out of bed, she did nat see what was oaking the noise . Could the "object " be identified? Naturally it could not be.

5. Although it is difficult to conjure up a name which adequately describes these sightings I think a more appropriate term than "unidentified flying objects 11 would be "unidentified aerial sightings" - the sightings being "unidentified" only insofar as the observer is concerned, It could be defined as an observation which remains unexplained to the viewer at least long enough for him to report it . Although the tem may s till be inadequate in some respects I think it re~ves some of the misleading inferences which were apparent previou.sly when using the t erm "unidentified flying object". As sessment of Aerial Sightings

6. TI1e asses~nent of reports of unidentified aorial sightings in l1.USTRALIA and the TERRITORIES i s the r esponsibility of the Department of Air at CANBE~\. There is no hidden implication in this allocation of responsibility. The Departcent is simply the most appropriate authority for the task, which is perfo~ed to det e rmine whether or not a threat to the security of the nation is involved.

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Much effort and time is devoted each year to the assessment of ~erial sightings . Reports have been r ece ived from as far south as TASYA.NIA and as .ftlr north as NEW GUINEl~. Immediately following a report the observer is usually contacted and requested to conplete a detailed pro-forma covering all aspects of the sight ing. If there is no i mme: i ate and obvious explanation for the s ighti~~ the observer t:~ay then be interviewed by a menber of the RAAF so that his creditability may be assessed and in orde r t o obtain useful additional information. The Department of Civil Aviat ion may then be contacted concerning civil aircraft nove ~·1e nts in the area, while military a ircraft movements and weather balloon flights are also checked, in case they nay have been responsible for the sight ing. Satellites are also r esponsible for a number of reports, basically because of public interes t in satellites and the increasing number put into our skies . The IJovement s of satellites o.nd satellite debris are checked through the Departnent of Supply, \7hich tabulates data on a ll satellites, regardless of country of origin. Because of the steadily increasing amount of traffic in our skie ~ , and i n space for that natter, (more than 500 pieces of satellite hardware are orbiting the earth at this minute), the t ask of identifying aerial sightings i s a ssuming substant ial pr oportions. The Department of Air cannot be expected t o issue an i mmedi a te expl anation f~ sightings publicised in the press ~~til all the i nformation has been obtained and assessed. Consequently, some days >vill have elapsed before its publicatio~ could be expected and, then, only if it is deemed necessary. ~1e procedure to be adopted when reporting an 8. Reporting Procedure . unidentified a 3rial s i ghting is to write a l etter t o the nearest RAAF base or , alternatively, to the near est police station giving your nane and address and as much of the following infornation as you may be able to r ecall :-

(a)

Date and time of the sighting;

(b)

Length of time s i ghting under obs ervation;

(c)

Where t he sighting took place;

(d)

Position of t he sighting when first observed ( e . ~., overhead, coming from behind a hill, over the horizon etc.);

(e)

What was it that attracted your attention ; (e.g. light, noise) ;

(f)

Did the sighting appear t o be a light or a solid object;

(g)

What wa s its colour}

(h)

Wha.t was its apparent ohape;

( j)

If more t han one sighting was concurrently observed, how many were there and what was their foma tion;

(k)

Was any detail of the structure of the sighting observed;

(1)

Was any method of propulsion obvious;

(m)

Was there any sound (description, if any); and,

(n)

Your esti mate of the object 1 s height, speed and directi on of flight.

9. Now t hi s l ast i t en i s very inportant and I wou ld venture to say that unless you have some experience in estimating height and speed your impression of any object 's height , speed and direction of flight could be completely erroneous . Why this is so becomes clear when one r ealises that any estimat ion of speed requires that we have some idea of an object ' s height and this, in turn, requires that we have some idea of the true size of the object . 10. If a sighting appears as a light or is so far away that we cannot discern any detail about it other than that it appears to be an object, then we have nothi..11g against which t o compare its size . Consequently our estimation of its size and our i mpression of its hei ght and speed are likely to be in error. For exa~ple , an aircraft flying overhead at 300 mph at a hei ght of 5,000 ft.

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couli easily give an observer the erroneous impression that he had sighted 4D object flying at 3, 000 rn.p . h . ,if he thought that the heignt was about 50,000 ft. Thistledmm, less than one inch in diameter, Which o.re blovm up tc 100 ft or so by the wind <luring our stunr1er months, can ~'})Oar as objects flying very high at fantastic speeds and capable of the moat acazing manoeuvres , simply because their size is a catter of conjecture at the tine . SiLri.lo.rly t>.n aircraft flying dir ectly away from the observer, particularly at ni ght, could o.ppea.r a.s a slowly descending or hovering object .

11. Since tho size of the sighting, the direction of ita flight and it o distance froo us i~ nornally impossible to ~s timate accurat ely, it i s better to maku an estinate of tho sighting' s i nitial angle of elevations above tho horizon, th3 angle through which it subsequently may appear to oovc and the tine t~~cn to do so. ~10

Identification of Aerial Sightings

12. Identified Sightings . With the information available froo the aerial s ighting report, an attempt is made to identify the sighting. In 9 out of 10 well reported cases this is usual ly possible . far the greatest 11~b2r of sightings have been attributed to astrono~c~l pHenomena, such as falling meteors or the view of a particul ar planet (such as Venus, Jupiter or ~furs) which nay have appeared unusual to the observer. Aircraft are r esponsible f or the next highest percentage of sigh t ings, while a variety of other causes,such as rot:keto of the firecrackers variety, w~ather balloons , aatellite caterial and so on, combine to form the renainder. It is significant to note that our records show, both in 1963 and again in 1964, that the nonths during which the greatest number of aerial sightings were reported were also the months of greatest. ucteor activity. The months of July and August consistently bring in more sightings than 4n7 other month of ti1e y~ar.

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Unidentified Si~htings . The nunber of sightings which the Departis unable to identify from the information available has remained fairly consistently at around about two a year . Indeed , given sufficient tina and effort, the nunber of unidentified sightings probably could be reduced further . One has t o assess, ho~ever, whether the required additional ti:Je and effort is warranted. The Department of Air believes the.t there is , and always will be, a snall mm.ber of sightings (due to high altitude pheno:Jena, which arc strange to the untrained eye ) for which the available information will never be sufficient t o enable an identification to be made . In ether words it is just not possible to achieve a 10o% record of successful id0ntification. The ideal can be approached but not achieved, sinply because the inaccuracies inherent in this type of work oilitate against its achievement . So ouch for experience in AUST\ALIA; what of the experience of overseas Air Forces such as for instance the USAF.

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14. Experience in USA. Experience in the UNITED STATES runs p1.rallel to our own. The Americans however handle oa.ny more reported sightings than we do, averaging froo 400 to 600 each year. The analysis of all reported sightings in the USA has been the responsibility of the USAF Air Technicnl Intelligence Centre since investigations started in 1947. Since that time they have inves tigated sonc 9,000 reports .

15. In their effort to identify reported aerial sightings the Americans use autonatic sorting and computing techniques, because these methocls provide the best vray t o handle ouch great amounts of data. The written reports arc reduced to IBM punch-card abstracts by neans of loffically developed forms and standardised evaluation procedures . The evaluat ion of the reports, a crucial step in the preparation of the data for statistical treD t wont, consists of an appraisal of the reports, the subsequent cla.ssifcation of the sighting, with the emphasis on complete consistency and objectivity. This consistency and objectivity can be naintained right through the analysis since the conputer is a nachino and not a oa.n.

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20'%

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16% 13%

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19. The effect of the new r eporting and investigating procedures has continued to bo marked, reducing the percentage of those unidentified to 1. 6% and, on one occasion, to as l0\7 as 0. 75t The Ar:lcricans, in fact, believe the percentage can be reduced even further . 20 . Experience in UK. In the UNITED KTI-l'GDOM a SOl.Jewhat similar picture presents i tself. There , all reports of unidentified aerial sighti ngs are processed through Defence Ministry Air Intelligence, and Astronomi cal an average of 9 out of 10 s i ghtings have been identified. pheno::1ena and aircraft arc once again the roin reasons for sightings . The Defence Ministry is confident the.t with rrore rGliable infornation and ioproved reporting procedures, the nunber unidentified could be substantially reduced . The 1hnistry shares the opinion with the Aoericans that the inpossibility of devoting c.or a tine and money is the :ta.in factor preventing the achieveMent of a rational identification for every rc;port .

Conclusions

21 . I would like t o repeat the nain poin·ts I have n:1de as I think they are inporta~t . Reports of unidentified ~erial sightings have been assessed by the Dcpr4rt r.1ent of Air for the past t en years or so . Nearly all of these sightings have been identified as either astrononical phcno~ena, aircraft, fireworks, balloons or satellite oaterial re - enterina- the earth ' s a.t::1osphere. .lstr~no::ri.cal phenoocna i s responsible for the greatest nunbcr of sightings and it is significant that there is a noticeable relati onship betwc0n the tir2o of yce.r when the great est number of sightings are reported and the ti;,e when the greatest moteor activity is experienced. There tends to be an increase of reported sightings each yuar around about the main neteor strear.: dat e s , which it is hard to bcl~cve is pQrely coincid0nta.l, end conversely there are few reports during the principal gaps between dates of ::10teor activity •

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5. 22 . Both in the UK and USA, anal~rsos of reported sightings have resulted in simlar conclus ions t o our 0\m , I11 ···v· T...t li'~D srnATES , v.rhore some 9,000 s i ghtings have been invcstijlt"!1 o·, -r t'1" ')~···:·. lt~ .t-rl-!':1, scientific nctbods of datf.\ r edLctio. .::~ . "" cunc.:!.~. t 1:t.t.y :ic,.,·,_:-1r-· n·c.tQ•i. th:>.~ tt -: > re· .are no significant simib.ritiGs b~.- "!. :::.!2 • .... : .::;: t~L .,; s~L=--· · :·:-L n./;: o~c!: l.'1vnti:'ied. In f ac t inproved rcport:~:'l" ?.1~ 1 -..v::~.J :;..:.t::.Jo.:_.;- p~vc..-dur ... .:; ha;c r.t~.rl.{cdly reduced t he nl.liLlber of sightings fa1l, ng : · - J~-, -t:!{.. i u.1::..i~ntified ce..tegory. Only the i npossibili ty of providing ru1 int sn~ivG e ffort and imr.tense expenoe proh ibita the expectation of a comple te reduction of sightings , vrhich currently r ecain t<nidentified and which now stands a t around 2- 3%. 11

23 . The number of unidentified sightin~s er!.ch year i n :~USTRALIA does not warrant such gTec.t effort or r:xp ·r::.:"o . Only whGre t he.:.·e is evidence that a threat to the security o:;: t >:.1 r.r.Lvn in involved (e . g. t.he possibility of foreign airc r~_..::·~ i!1fr~'13.:.. ~our <.ir ::,~ac3) ~auld t :his r ~t itl..i.rle be reversed . The Departnc>:1.; of Ai:r. be;licvo:;s t;i.c.t there e.l':m.ys will bo aerial sightings of high altitu~c ?henoGena \1hlct arc strange t o the untrained eya and that of these sm:1e will not be i dentified.

24. Finally , I would like to na~o it clear t hat tho Departnent of Air never has denied the possibility that s ol!le forn of life r:1ay exist on other pl anets in the w~iv0rse . Just as we on earth are at the br ink of our entry into sp::t(;O. it is not inpossible that sol!lewhcre el se in the universe (if intclli, ~nt life docs exist out thoro) , others have or ar e about to do the sa~e . However, the Dcpartnent has , so far , neither r ec eived nor discovered in AUSTRALIA any evidence to support the be lie f that the earth is being observeu, visited or threatened by oachines fran other plane ts . Furthercore , there ere no uocunents, fil es or doesiers held by the Departoent which prove the existence of "flying s aucers ". 25 . For r dasons alre~dy given, the Departncnt will continue t o assess all unidentified aerial sightines r eported in AUSTRALIA and the TERRITORIES, and will c ontinue to liai se with tho UNITED STATES and UNITED KINGDOM on this matter. 26. ~fuanwhile and i n conclusion, I have been asked t o take this opportunity of expressing appreciation, on behalf of the Depactnent of Air, t o all those people who have taken the troubl..:: to send reports t o us . We believe they illus trate , quite c onclusively, t ho alert and watchful attitude of the Australinn public and that they demonstrat e the hi gh sense of civic responsibility which exists in our country.

25th August , 1965


II~ MIIITJTEiliAL PRESS RELEASE

RAAF PR S/3907/65

~搂RIDAY 30th JULY, 1965 STAIDIE~:T

BY THE HONOURABLE PETER HOWSON , MP, !IDliSTER FOR AIR RAAF REPORT OU SIGHTING OF FLYTirG OBJECT

The RllAF today releaoed the f ollowing information on the reported sighting of a flying ooject in the Canberra area on 15th July l ast . The sighting vras made by a number of peo1>l e, including Department of Civil Aviation officials, who were on duty at RA.t.F Base, Fairbairn. The fu\AF said that while the sighting could not positively be identified,its investigators believed there were several possible explanations. Firstly, the sighting could have been caused by the non-persistent condensation trail of a high-flying j et aircraft . Alternatively, the sighting could have been caused by t he planet Venus which is clearly visible during the day under some conditions and whosetpoition approximated t he directi on of the sighting at the time . A third possible explanation offered was that the s i ghting could ha.Ye been c3.useC. by a high altitude radar reflecting meteorological balloon u.-;~ed

in wind forecacting and prediction. 'lhese balloons which are hydrogen filled, are sent to a high

altitude and are clearly visible from long distances, due to the reflecting ~;mlight .

Furthermore , due to the varying moi s ture content in the air close to the ground, they often appear very furry, or have a "halo-like" appearance giving a very di3torted effect .

They may also change colour.

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balloons are in use by the met eorological authorities in the general area and a number a re periodi cally released from

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NSW.

On occasions under

the influence of strong winds, they have been known to travel considerable distanc es . The visibility at the time of t he reported sighting was extremely clear, with no cloud and the f act that the phenomena suddenly disappeared, could be explained by the fact that these meteorological balloons normally burst at varying a ltitudes . The RV~ said that as announced previously the service receives a considerable number of reports of unidentified objects from all sections of the community and all

th~se

reports are investigated.

On many occasions they have turned out to be weather

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high-flying aircraft, satellites, stars and meteors to mention a few, and over the l::l.st few years, only three or four per-cent of sightings could not be satisfactorily explained. F,.., .... f路p路thcr information : Department of Air, Directorate of Public Relations, Ru~Gell Offices, CJJ~BER..T.Ul., ACT. Te lephone Uo Working Hrs 652321- 22-23 After Hours 47476


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There are man7 things for which one could mistake a NEPTOHE bmt a semi-trailer is not one of them nor ia a VULCAN! Yet this ia what a atarr photographer orono or the STDBT Slmda.,y Uewapapere claimed to aee in the aq oft MANLY at

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photograph• or the report, was a dark ahape, like that or a WLCAH v- Bombert which

ada a noise which was neither like a jet nor a piston enginea

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said the object appeared stationary for a ainute or two then appeared to accellerate and rapidly dioappeared.

Hie stat

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!WfLY was corroborated by a neighbour.

Your editor decided to conduct hie own inYeatigation and here are the r esults. At

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pa on the night concerned a nEPTUNE tro

No 11 quadron,

cap:taiDtd b7 Squadron Leader Jack Ingate, took ott on a !i.e hour night fiyina exorcise ott the coast fro

S1dne7, during the exercise be dropped

powertul parachute flares and also ope :-ated the aircraft s ca.rcblight briefl) while orr HANLY.

He returned to RIC

OND after an uneYenttul

Thia information had been communicated to Headquarters Operational

exercise.

COCIID&Dd before the night to forestall reports

"diatreas signals orr coast"

ot "lq&terioue light at sea"

"ship on fire at sea", ouch aa haw occurred

in the past •

.After the newspaper report of the JllSterious lights in the

aq,

the abon infol."'IS.tion was B1Yen to the newspaper through a RUF Public elations Officer. co

ot only did the nenpaper not mention the ob"rloua

action between the two SYenta in ita next issue - it printed two

letters rro

readers who claimed to ban seen the eaae liebte. It would appear that newspapers loYe their eenaatione

particular~

those inYOlYing UFO' e and they are not particularly intereoted in undane explanations.

Flying aemi-trailer indeedl

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AERIAL

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Under the distinguished Patronage of Air Marsha l Sir George Jones, K.B.E., C.B., D.F.C. P.O. BOX <43, MOORABBIN, VIC., AUSTRALIA.

Secretory: Mrs. SYLVIA SUTTON

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l?th September , 196 5 . The Director of Air Force Intelligence , Rusell Offices , CANBERRA •..• A. C. T. Dear Sir , I understand that your Department has received information concerning the sighting of an unidentified flying object at Nebo, North Queensland , on the 24th June last by a grazier named Roberts . Are you able to confirm the sighting , and advise particulars of your evaluation?

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light was a aircraft. a helicopter or a flare. But the light was much l too bright to be the n:wi ' gation lights-a' the picl tures show

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SHAPE' If the light had been a flare it would have dropped slowly, Mr Burke sutd. Instead the light appeared to have kept a constant altitude before it Jisappeared from sigh'l. An R.A.A.F. spokes. man told 'The Sun-Herold" he had not checked Jefinite flight schedules for Monday night but it "as "extremely unlikely" that the light had '.:en an Air Force plane. Describing the "pool of ltght," Mr Burke said: "What I couldn't understand was the red lights which seemed to surround tire centre white light. ''At first I thought It must have been a Vulcan bomber because I tbou~ht I could pick out a dark V shape behind the lil;ht. "But if it was a plane it must have been the slowest aircraft in the world." Mr Burke's son, Kimbal. 12, said: "I was sitting looking out of the

''Din like thunder'' window when I saw the li.gh1 in the sky. "I watched ;, for three minutes altogether.

e 'LOW, SLOW' "'It just moved acros• the sky like a slow plane. As it went above our house there were lights on all parts of it. "There were red ones and a few white one~ too "It made a noise like a plane- a very thunderin~ noise.

"Personally, I think it could have been a plane, but because it was so low and ~low 11 could h11ve been a U.F.O., too."

FOOTNOTE: Mr Burke took his photographs on 35mm. Tri-X film with an fl.4 50 mm. lens wide open at half a second. The camera was hand held, causing slight blur- •l ring of lights in the photograph. The photograph shows the lights of Manly and the lights of the Eastern Suburbs above them to the right.

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The following coded signal Ylas received yesT. _.:d-:...y fron the District Co!!'.missioner, 'iiewo.k , b=::.sed on a repoJ.··.:; ty a local New Guinean: 11

369 AIRCRAFT SIGH'l1ED IN G:3N:..:JL;L ..'L.TEA 0::7 I .. :O!~D;.. O:i 31ST AUGUST AT 1..;.00 HOU:tS STOP ~~R..'..VELLING

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RTHUR SHUTTLEWOOD is editor of the Warminster Journal, a weekly newspaper published in a small country town in south-west England. This is his story. It appeared in the masscirculation British newspaper, the Daily Mirror.

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With 30 years as a journalist behind me, I am chief reporter and editor of the Warminster Journal, selling about 4000 copies each Friday, yet avidly read by more than the town's population of 11,000. Frankly, I'm a very tired editor at present after eight of t h e most hectic months imaginable in a country town. Used to a working week of 60 hours, this has soared to an average of over 85 during t h e past month alone. Why? Because of the Incredible, Sensational, Stupendous a n d fantastic THING!

And I use these glowing terms deI've liberately been itching to do so ever since the first Thing story broke on Christmas Day.

Weird Look at this picture.

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minster factory worker Gordon Faulkner I a s t Sunday week cAugust 281. I think it is the only photograph of T h e Thing. But the story really began months ago . • . We I r d crack linK noises In the e a r I y morning sky turned a normal and pleasant mother into a frightened human. They came overhead, a peculiar droning accompanying them. then seemed to descend on her savagely, pushint; her back against a wall, leaving her jelly-legged. The same morning Warminster's head postmaster, level - headed Mr Roger Rump, heard the same noises "Just as though our rooftop was b e I n g roughly battered - as If the 5000 tiles were being ripped off and loudly slammed back Into place · again," was how he described it.

Strange story of the goings-on above an English town

guests or callers in search of The Thing or nC\\ knowledge. warminster Is ncar Salisbury Plain, with its Army training centres. quently worked I o n g And there are several into the night, so m e airfields - as well as reports pouring into the aero-research stamy phone receiver at tion as Bascombe Down. between 2.30 and 5 a.m. But all the military A village vicar and his authorities deny any family, plus a hospital responsibiltty tor the physiotherapist, report- ,trange phenomena. ed "a glowing cigarA random spot-check shaped t hing having a of public opinion I carblack circular patch or ried out among 100 aperture at the bOttom." people told me that 15 retired factory per cent think It feasible A security man and his we are under aerial surwife saw " twin red hot vey from another planet. pokers hanging downMost of the others wards, a black space be- feel this "absolute rot." t\\een." A good 70 per cent of all visual reports since then have particularly Often battered, bOthstressed "huge eyes in ered bewildered by the sky" or "car head- the and longest, mos t lights glaring down." baffling, most persistent Having seen Mr and bizarre news s\ory ever to hit Warminster Faulkner's remarkheadlines, I can only able, almost awe-innow record that some spiring photo up!ddesections of the populace down, I now see what are frightened, very these people meant. worried over T he Altogether I've dealt Thing's visits. with 190 pieces of eviAnd they want to dence in less than nine know the truth about months. it. Open minded at the start, completely unbiased one way or the Surprise visitors came other In "flying saucer" contentions and denials, from America, Italy. w r It in g objectively Germany, France and throughout as a reporter Is trained to do to InBritain. form his public correctThe town's population ly, what do I think abOut of 11,000 soared over- The Thing? night to over 18,000, So far as I'm conhundreds of cars parked cerned, It really Is In the country lay-bys OUT OF THIS WORLD! ror miles around, hotels, restaurants, pubs and It's an effort to admit :lubs chock-a-block with that, too.

Last (expert) words ARTIIUK S!\IITH, the Daily Mirror Science Reporter, writes: "It is one of the best photographs of a saucer ever taken, but the lack of any knowledge of the size or distance reduces its scientific value to nil. Many pictures like it have appeared in the United States- most of them faked. And the Daily :\lirror Air Reporter Peter llarris comments: ··Sorry, but this picture is just too good to be true. I don't say ftying saucers-or •·things" - CAN'T exist. Just that this picture does not convince me."

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The man who took it YOUNG Gordon Faulkner stepped out of the back door of his home. It was the evening of Sunday, August 29. He was going to see his mother. And he was taking his camera because his sister had asked to borrow it. He shut the door behind him . . . and suddenly he saw "The Thing." This is how 23-yearold Gordon, a factory worker, described wha,. happened: "As it flew fast and low ove r the 5outh of the town I could just make out the ltnus:..al shape. It made no noise. Hurriedly I JOt my camera free and aimed. The line of flight was too fasl to follow. So I held the camera well in front of it ::~nd pressed the trigger as it entered the vi.!w-finder. I didn't dream I'd get anything on film 3t all. It sh""k IJW rigid when I saw what came out of it Cion sent the picture to the Warminster

..J. He thought the editor would scoff. But 't scoff. THIS WAS A SCOOP. he camera? trs a Halina 35 mm., which ,. ' •• • --..1 i finity ••

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Strange story of the goings-on an English town guests or callers in search of The Thing or n c\\ knowledge. Wal"nlinster is near Sallsbury Plain, with its Army training centres. And there are several airfklds - as well as the aero-research station as Bascombe Down. But all the military authorities deny any responsibility for the ;trange phenomena. A random spot-check of public opinion I carried out among 100 people told me that 15 per cent think it feasible we are under aerial survey from another planet. Most of the others feel this "absolute rot."

Last (expert) words ARTIIUR Sl\IITH, the Daily ~lirror Science ReJlOrter, writes: '"It is one of t.he best photographs of a saucer ever taken, but the lack of any knowledge of t.he size or distance reduces its sclenll!lc value to nil. Many pictures like it have appeared in the United Stales- most of them faked. And the Daily l\lirror Air Reporter Peter llarris comments: '"Sorry, but this picture is just too good to be true. I don't say flying saucers--or ''things" -CAN'T exist. Just that this picture docs not convince me."

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visitors came America, Italy, , France and town's population soared overover 18,000, of cars parked country lay-bys around, hotels, pubs and -a-block with

Orten battered, bothered and bewildered by the longest, m ost battling, most persistent and bizarre news story ever to hit Warminster headlines, I can only now record that some sections of the populace arc frightened, very worried over The Thing's visits. And they want to know the truth about it. Open minded at the start, completely unbiased one way or the other in ·•flying saucer" contentions and denials, writIng objectively throughout as a reporter Is trained to do to Inform his public correctly, what do I think about The Thing? So rar as I'm concerned, It really Is OUT OF THIS WORLD! It's an effort to admit that, too.

1e man who took it NG Gordon Faulkner stepped out of ack door of his home. It was the ing of Sunday, August 29. He was to see his mother. And he was takhis camera because his sister had to borrow it. shut the door behind him • . • and sudhe saw "The Thing." This is how 23-yearordon, a factory worker, described wha,. ned: s it flew fast and low over the south of the I could just make out the ttnus:.~al shape. de no noise. Hurriedly I JOt my camera nd aimed. The line of flight was too fa~ low. I held the camera well in front of it :.nd d the trigger as it entered the vi.!w-finder. 't dream I'd get anything on film :.t all. It me rigid when I saw what came out of it don sent the picture to the Warminster *I. He thought the editor would scoff. But 't scoff. THIS WAS A SCOOP.

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SIGHTING OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECT

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TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: " AIRCOMMAND SYDNEY"

IN REPLY

31 AUG 1965

QUOTE?.!?.(!/~ r ( 7 8 ) Secretary Department of Air Russell Offic es CANbERRA ACT

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS 1. Attached is a copy of a report received from Headquarters DARWIN of an unusual sighting b~ the crew of vessel "Iron Yampi " on 24th August 1965 . A report of an aerial object observed by Mr R. A. Roberts of Daunia Station Via NEBO QLD on 24th June 1965 is also attached . 2.

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•• ~ai • USi~g· ~H@e~ ·i~ · ~e · a~a · a~ ·a · yaTdos~±ek· to · g~s~ · ~s · h~ighto has seen j ets f l yi ng but never seen anything move as fast as the obje ct obs e rved o More or less from when the abject sighted on the vrest ern Horizion until it vanished i n a N. Eo Direction and lost on Si.'1.ce :Ul(!sh&1r.kg1Wltimpossi blc to estimate the height and spped of a strange obj ect it wi l l usually be better to endeavour to detc~ina the angl e of el evat i on of the subject, the angle thro'.:.gh which it moved, and the time taken t o do thi s .

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Direction of flight with reference to landmarks or points of the . compass.

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Di d t he object ~~di~~g.t~.:t_m.~ght path, deviat~ qr manoeuvre at all • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 'I'u~12~Q.• .o12tQ. .al2Qtha~. naadi~ .N .E- .when .l&l.~an Daunia

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Was any trail of exhaust, vapour or l i ght seen ~~s •• .RQQ.• •t.ailco • ....•... •

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Wher e did obj ect disappear e. g . in mid- air, behind a hill, over t he horizon •

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Existence of any physical evi dence such as f r ag:Jlem;s , photographs, or other supporting evidence. • • · · • • • • • • • • • · • · · · · · • · • • • · · · · ·Il3n& · · · • • · • • • • • • • • • · · • • • • • • · • • • • • • • • · •

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Weather conditions exper ianced at time(s) or observati on(s ) •••• ~ ••••••

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Location of any a ir t raffi c in the vi cinity at the time of s i ghting.

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Secretary Department of Air Ru.ssell Offices $J'ANBERRA ACT i SIGHTING OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECT 1. Attached is a copy of a report received from the Department of Civil Aviation concerning an unusual aerial object sighted at Kimberly Tasmania on 3rd July 1965.

An earlier report submitted to your Department vide 2. 5/6/Air(87) 10 Aug 65 should read "29th JULY 65" as the date

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UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS 1. Attached are copies of statements made by two members of No 16 ALA Squadron on an unidentified flying object sighting. 2. No action has been taken on the matter at this Headquarters .

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For Air Officer Conmanding


by 28413 Capt B. J.

O'I.~ILL

en 22 Jul 65.

G~~.r.!:RAL

At 2209182, whilst fl.:ri.n.; in CE:3::>NA A98 - 144 en route from to DALBY at Fl~eht Level 65, an unusual light wa3 observed by myself 9.nd my student 2Lt V. T. s;,v.tw. 1o

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DESCRIPriON 2. At th8 tiJ-1·~ of the fir.st sightine, my aircre.f'; wa.u on a maenetic hecdin..; ol' 2?3° e.t FL 65 and epprox 15 niles EAST o~ DALBY. The light -was observed in a. posit.lor~ a!)proximate ly 10- 15 miles ~:OR'~E of DALBY, bei.n .... slightly to the risht of -:~y t ·_ck at that time, a."ld c.p!_)earod to be in e. stationary position sli~htly above the ill - defined horizor!.

3o As I then be'!.ieved it to be the navit_,"'ation li[;ht of another aircraft, I drew .:>ALWN 1 s e.ttent:ion to the lieht and we both obsecved .:. ~ ' J ch;:Lllc~ colour from RED throutJh \IHii'E thtln GREElf to RED O.e'=lin :in a cor.tinuing cycle, without noticeably che.neins its original position. I noted the ti:ne as beir..t; 220918Z and callect :miSBANE AERA.DIO O!L frAquency 120 . 7 mcs to ask i f there was any othar known air ":.r.;f'"~t} i.n the DL! BY area at that time . BRISBANE replied to the negative and co:n:m.tnication on both VH!<' and HF ~ lont before details of the sie:1ting could be passedo

4. The light remained in sj eht for a fu.r.-ther ten minutes as we continued on our original hea.din..;, but gradually lessened in illtonsi.ty, ...,'i·..ring me the I~.iPRESSiorr that the object displaying the lieht was :(a)

Airborne

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Trav~ ll"' n~ at .... faster Sl)eecl th::u1 our own aircraft (TA~ approx 105 kts)

5o Co•. t~ with the light \19.8 evc:.tu_lly lost at approximat ely 220928Z , my aircraft at that sta!_!' bt1i•t,; o·.;erhead the Broadce.sting Station at D..:...-Y and the light having fe.deci into the distance on the i/estern horhc.!'l, still, on last sighting, changinz colour in the saquenc~ alr eady noted. ~spite co:1tinual atter:w~s to cake radio contact with B~I~BA..:'T8 on 120.? mcs in 5499 kcs and ~.ffiCP.LEY on 135.9 ~cs, it was not possible to pass inff)r.r.atio·1 Jr~ t'1is sighti!lf <.;Jltil approxirr.a.tely 220945Z when contact was a~ain made with BRI~R~~ p£ruJIO on 120o? nc~,

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CONCLUSION 1.

Subsequent questio~t.i)l_; of other ::>quadran pilots more familiar ·.rhh this c.cea. than myself failed to r .. ve~l th,. p.t'e::;OJlCe of any beacons mounted on TV masts , et c . , in the a.Na. In ;my case such explanation of the lieht is u:. ....cceptable in ter:ns of the diminishine intensity as we <:..!)_H:ve..C~l .. '!. u~ source, and its apparent elev:.:.tion when first sightetl. 8econdly, I a.n re :-:...ct....rlt to consider the lie;ht as soce phenoruena. e.s~ociated with the "heavenly bodies 11 due to Hs initial bri .....htness and final obscurity. Finally, it is ncterl thr..t this is the first til!le that I have evor notE-.~. ::; tch an occurance ir. nearly 1800 h r s of flyine time npaJ.mint; the last ei~ht yeerso

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65 on a heading of 27 3°

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The object ap.~_red to be a flashing red, white and green lieht much the se:ne as the -r:ot:l.t ing beacon on a SIOUX helicOl·h·r. It appeared to be at about the same level as ours8lves. Capt 0 'lif8ILL cor tE.C1it=.<l ..1 u ~.w:.N ~ .!IR R:.DIO and enquirod. as to w},Eoth-..c ther e was any other traffic in the vicinity at that time . r:lhen BRIUBA~t·~ AIR 1U.:)IO replied their cmswer was that there was no lmovm traffi c in the area. In the m.,:.£!.nt:i t'1 P. us on approx . the sar:1e hendi

1· ..;ht -.l)e~red to be movinG a.way from x 1d fivt_1 ! ' di.Jappeared at 220928Z.

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Secret y Departm nt of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS

1. The following reports were received by the Duty Operations Officer at this Headquarters: (a)

From Mr J . Clayden of 16 Hunter Street , LEWISHAM who is Private Secretary to the Minister for Transport NSW: "Saw a light alternating between green, red and white above the horizon. It stayed in the same plane and six people sighted it . The sighting was from a homestead at WOODSTOCK 14 miles east of COWRA looking south. The time was 1250 PM on the 1st August 1965 " .

(b)

From Mr Musgrave telephone 350477 day, 484565 night: "While sitting in a parked car with two friends in Kite Street ORANGE at 1015 AM on the 4th August they noticed what appeared to be a helicopter approaching from the South West . However, when the object came nearer there appeared to be no wheels and no rotor blades . The object was silver in colour and had what appeared to be an aerial sticking out of the top . It moved slowly and came within one mile of the town at approximately 3000 feet altitude and departed in a South Easterly direction . It remained in sight for ten minutes . "

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REPORT ON UN-IDENTIFI ED AERIAL OBJECT 1. Attached for information is a report of an ~'Y aerial object s i ghted at Longford Tasmania on 29th June 65 . The sighting occurred on the same day as that report ed from Launceston whi ch was forwarded to your Department by 5/6/Air(80 ) 14th July. 2. Bot h repor ts mentioned above were received separately from the Department o c 路v; il: s路ation, Vict oria-Tasmania Regi on . 'f) /

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was the colour of the l ight or obj ect

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circular surrounding flash

wuat was 1ts apparent shape • • ••••••••••••••••••••• •• ••• •• ••••••••••••••••••

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· · No. ea red stationa rv Was any rna thod of propul s1on ob v1ous ••• • • ••an •~ •••••••··••••••••• ¥•••••••• • •

No ........................................................ 201000 ' 30-40° a bove horizon 16 . ++ He i ght, or angl e of el evat i on .............................................. No info 17 .++ Speed, or angul ar .................................................

15.

was thor o any sound

VJ~ocity

18 .

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State any eApcri cnce which enabl es observer to be r easonably certain about tho a nswers given to 16 a nd 17 .

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Since it i s normally impossibl e to estimate the hei ght and speed of a str ange obj ect, i t will usually be better to endeavour to determine the angle of el evation of tho object, the angle through 1.-1hich it moved, and the time taken to do thi s .

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(Cont 1d)

19. Direction of flight with r ef erence to l andmarks or points of the compass • • • . • • . . • • •St~:t.:i.otl~.r;.y. •to• .AlJ s~.;r.~ :r .•.••••.••• . •••••.•••••••••••••••••• 20.

Did the obj ect r emain on a straight path, deviate or manoeuvre at all •

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Was any

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tr~il

of

e~ust,

vapour or light seen

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did object disappear, o , g. in mid-air, behind a hill , over the hori zon •

• • . • • • . • • .Disap ea;ce<i. wAil e. Abserxe:r. al.<l"ill& .<iofln ••••••••.••••••

23 .

~xistence supportin~

of any physical cvid3nce such as fragments, evidence.

photogr~phs ,

or other

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Weather conditions eXPerienced at til~e(s) or obscrvation(s)

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Location of any nir traf f ic in t ho vicinity at the tim... of sighting •

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26.

Locat i on of any met eorologi cal s tations in the gener al a r ea • • • • • - ...... ~!['.. .,.1\.l~. Qij.f . ..•. . .••.••..•..• ., .•••••.•.••.••••.•.•.••••••••••

27 .

Any additional information . P:P~~nr.e.I: . tr · ~~~. Jr\.l.P;t. .mth .t ~...••..• et"P• •Qll.ll>..-; . ~i~"t~Q. . JJ.

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A . liAA~lJ.iM flash •

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Questions 25, 26 and 27 to be answer ed by interrogator .

At 29 225 Local time checked with VH-BAA en route ML/LT position 40°S 2225 a nd requested info re. possible si ghting. Crew report-/ at a pprox. 2205 very bright fal l ing sta r or satellite re-entry ~ observed.

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IN REPLY QUOTE 128.1.21

Encl. 12A RCD 22nd July 1965 FILE: 99/64/8

D::PARTMENT OF DEFENCE, CANBERRA,

A.C.T.

The Secretary, Department of Civil Aviation, "Henty House", 399 Little Co,1in~ Street, HELBOURNE C .1. VIC.

REPORT OF U.F. O. IN MILNE BAY AREA .

Attached for your information is a report on an unidentified flying object sirhted by the officer in ch~rge of the Sehulea Patrol Post, E '"" ' ala Sub-district Milne Bay district of New Guinea .

2. Territories .

The report was received from the Department of

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Patrol Post, Sehulea . 26th May 196) . Thb ~ssistant District Commissioner, ESA ' AL â&#x20AC;˘ UNIDENTU'IED FLYING OBJECT SIGID'BD . On Tuesday 25th May 1965 at about 8 P . 1 â&#x20AC;˘ in the evening I was relaxing after dinner when I noticed a flQsh of light in a South \Testerly direction. The light was blue in colour and appeared unusual . I investigated to see what had caused the flash thinking it may have been the house girl in the spare room with a torch . This was not the case and put it down to li hting . However it was repeated a few moments later and I saw that it came from outside . vllien I went out I saw a light at what I estimated to be between 5,000 und 8,000 feet above sea level over xarogorea Bay . The light appeared to me to be yellow green in colour (I have a colour - red green compl ex) . My wife said when she .. .,.. r it that it was changing from rad to gre~n which would explain ~y difficulty in identifying the true colour. We watched the U. F .O. and it appeared to be wavering back and forth and moving up and down slightly . The appearance was one of a hovering ligh~ . \ e watched it for about~ an hour (Between 2000 and 2030 hr .) . The light given off from the U. F .O. was sufficient to light UI e beach as a new or 1st quarter moon would . I attempted to take two photographs a~ it by time exposure and these may give some idea as to what it WdS . Eventually the object dropped slightly then rose and disappeared in what we took to be a westerly direction. The night was overcast to dome extent in that area and now stars were showing - this ~ pe~red to be below the cloud layer . To the South at Karogorea village it was raining . No other 1 c ,ple apparently saw this as I made enquiries with a negative result . l'he native house girl also witnessed the proceedings . I would not like to make any suggestions as to what it was as it was nothing like I have seen before . For your information please .

(sgd . ) K. E. Hollamby Officer in Ch~rge .


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RAAF TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: " AIRCOMMAND, MELBOURNE "

VICTORIA BA RRACKS MELBOURNE SC1 VIC

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-9 AUG Secretary Department of Air RuS-Sell Offices clNBERRA ACT SIGHTING OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECT 1. Attached, for information, is a report by Mr G. J. Evans of Frankston Victoria conc erning an

un-identified flying object on 3rd August 1965.

2. Mr Evans telephoned this Headquarters on the morning of the sighting and was requested to submit the questionnaire paper in the interests of the Air Force.

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REPORT ON AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED

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Name of Observer

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Manner of Observation: (Give details of own position by map reference if possible, or by known landmarks and describe any equipment us ed in the observation)

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Where was Ob,ject First Obs erved : ( eg - Overhead, coming from Behind a Hill, over the Horizon, etc)

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How Man.y Obj ects Wer e There, and What Was Their Formation

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What was the Colour of t he Light or Ob,ject ~e M

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What was it s Appare nt Shape

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Wa s any Det a il of Structura Observable

14

Was a ny Method of Propulsion Obvious

15

Was There any Sound

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Hc i ·ht

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Speed, or Angular Velocity

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~levation

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State any Experi ence which Enables Observer to be Reasonably Suro a0out the Answers given to 16 and 17

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Direction of Flight with Reference to Landmarks or Points of a Compass

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W~ather

Conditions Experienced at Time (s) of Observntion(s)

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Loc~tion

Sighting

of any Air Traffic in the Vicinity at Time of

ONE TAA ELECTRA ETA ESSENDON 0649K FROM PERTH ie WEST TO EAST.

26

Location of any MeteoroloP,iCP.l Stations in General Arlj:l MET STATIONS AT LAVERTON AND ESSENDON.

BOTH STATIONS RELEASE

LIGHTED WEATHER BALLOONS FOR UPPER WIND-FINDING PURPOSES AT 27

Any

Addition~l

I nformation

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THESE BALLOONS HAVE RATE OF ASCENT OF 500 FT PER MIN -

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ie AT TIME OF SIGHTING OF UFOs, BALLOONS WOULD BE APPROX

90, 000 FT AND NOT VISIBLE TO NAKED EYE - IF, THAT IS, THEY

WERE STILL AIRBORNE.

Signeturc of Obs erver Signaturu of Interrogator .... . . ... .. .• .. .. Questions 25, 26 and 27 to be Answered by Interrogator


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DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION TJ<I>Itonc : 62 0 131

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Unidentified Flying Objects . The fo lo ing is the text of a report received from Mr . C.N. K. Bell , t . O. Box 1010 , Darwin regardin the sighting of an unidentified ob~ec on 13th June , 1965.

"At 2107 hours a bright yellow ball of r'ire was sighted 20°7 of N while at Mudginberri Station . It had a trail of bright blue when sighted fallinM toward the sea. The yellow ba1 l was approximately the size of threepence and the tail 311 long - then anpeared a white ring around it . On disappearing into the sea ( or horizon) there was a brilliant blue (whitish) flas • Time was checlced with ?...r. Ken Gosfer of ~udginberri Sts .. · ( ·anager) who also saw the object . Time being 9/31 p.D. '. le have no record of any Civil aircraft movements

which would account for the sighting by

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Bell .

This report is referred for your information and , if warranted , further investigation.

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5th August , 1965

The Secret ry, Department of ir, CANB3RJ~

A.C .T.

Attached for your information is a copy of reports on the above ::mbject received from Department of Territories .


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At~oched

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find

re~ort

of

~n un11qntifi~d

f1yine object sic;hton · t De boyne LP ~oon, J.:iaitli'? Sut~ist~ict, =ilno Bay Dtstrirt, on 18th July, 1965. It would be uppr::tcikted 1£ you wOlAld paqs this ini'ormetion on to the Director of ltil' Force Inte111eence •

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corninc of Sund~ 1'\.~h. July I volte hoorint.: noi.De liko 41 c 1 vocoo)/nppronc~. I loo 4 nt y b do14e cloCk and it road 11 P• • Then i not1co4 rod glare outoide on the hill cid N14 im:Jcdintcly thoucht th dey gra&o in th pltmtat1 wnG fir o I iJ:l.ccdio.tc~ ont outoido th houco to h ve a 1~ Th rod slo no cor.li.ns froc en obj ct 1n t olq h1ch cJ,o'D'i!Ls 4 colour o.nd tohnpod l1ko thio a On th

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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA DEPARTMENT CANBERRA.

MEMORANDUlli

OF DEFENCE.

A.C.T.

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Secretax.y , Department of Air, CANBERRA A. C. T.

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The Secretary , Department of Civil Aviation, CANBERRA A. C. T.

REPORT OF UFO IN SAMA.RAI AND MILNE BAY

AREAS

Attached for your information is a cop,y of reports on the above subject received from Department of Territories .

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No.

32 2A

Port Moresby,

26th J uly, l 9 65 . The Secretary , Department of Te rritories ,

c I\NBER1tA .

A. c . T .

1f'TI>O ft.T OF

UNID~NTIP I ED

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Attache d ~l en s e find copy of a re~ort re c AiVPd from the District Commissioner , s ~ma ra i, conc e rn in~ informat ion of :mother si~htine of s bri:Zht li~ht ·,,:--·st of TEWATE\'/A in the SAmarai Sub- District, on 5th Jul y, J96 5 . It would be appreciated if you wou.ld }! as s this inf orP'Ia~i. on on to the Di rector of Air Force Int elligence . 2. A similar rer ort concerning a si2htin e on 17 th June, 1965, over S.£'.1 •\ 'r AITAI in the Es ;:~ • Bl e Sub- Di s"tr~ c -c of the Milne Bay District W:J S in9dvertently f' orvwrdP.d r1::. r ~ ct to the Director of Air Force Int el lieence on 13tr ~uly, 1965, and I attach hereto a copy of that rel1ort f or y our information .

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Tne Secre t a ry , Departme nt of t h e PORT l.:OHL:3BY.

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I o.p ;_)end t \vo co p i e s o f Con f idential memo r o.ndum d ated 12 t h July 1 96 5 f rotn ...~ r . C. V. Sinele Di str-lct Off i cer, wh o wo.o on pat r ol in t h e S o.m m~ai I s lands Census Div ision of the Samarai Sub- di st r ict a t th~e of t he s i ghting .

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c. c. The Dir e ct or, De part :_cnt of Di ot rict A\:lrJ.ini :::; tro.ti on . c. c . Ass i stant Vist r i ct Co~ io s ionc rt Samn r ai . c. c. 11r. C. V. Single a t !:.r..rnJ.r ai .

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Th o Dist~iet Cowm issionor, ilno Bny District LIGHT

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On the ni ,cht o ~ 1.onday tho 5th of July, o. h::-! t .. ·:., whi to li ght vc9 occn froo tho Po3~~don , ct t h o tico aneho~od ct

TEliA').~.?~ . :t v::.:J ::sooa by ... yc;e l ~ , 1i l'• l~. Furplly C • .:.v., c h ip's boot!)wcin ~~d ~c~bc:~ of tha crow.

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Th o lieht vcs eichtoa ct 1 856 local tico an r w~~n~ until 1903 vhon it v ont c~~ or diac.ppocrod. ~ vee ou e bocring of Vo::s t (270 co-pc~3) frr~ tho ~osoi aou , end at an olovo.tion of eb~ut 10 ~ogr oo5 cuovo tho ho.izon. .

vio~blo

Tho li gh t vc.s much bri ghter than any otor vio~bl o then or later, and tho cloo.r vhito quclity of its lieht, and it- _ oai tion in relation to land, rulo o~t bush fi~c~ GO an cxpli~~~i on. t

Tho boatovain reported to Cc.ptcin Po.itoli, tho report. (;:

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5th July , 1965 .

Ths Djstrict '3 ~·TARA I .

Con~issioner,

Subj e ct : Unidentified '"'lyin...:; Object - ' ' '!.r.JI, • • Refersnce : My cod~c tc1e_:r·1m 002 of 3/7/65 f rom Se.t ulea FurtliPr to r7 2·~f"" · ·nee tcle_3r·:..n I .ces nec;;fully th ~t I conrlnc tec1 1. il i ecnt i.n'}_ui r) e s -cr r()11e;h "11 vi 11 Pees r:>nrl h""mlets of =>U?UPU ·~ nd iC';;'?o <C'}E ·, ii 0 Y on 2/7/65 ~nd 3/7/6 5 :mr'l ... ., s ...,bl e to coo.-o .O.""" ~e the informat i on cont8ir1ed t.r nrein in th-=~t six ( 6) o-vher· 'r')pr~ons of K-:::s A.'}~ H?m1 n;; of .','.::IOKO Vi llt=ir.re S8.V/ the ~ubject phenomenon . OnP reason why oth~~ wjtnPsses were not found is thqt the ni~ht of siehtin~ w~s so cold that most ~e r sons ~~ re indoors . ~d vise

2. It is further ~d via ed th?t durine the course of these investieatiorF. '3nother r·~ c ent si~htin~ by village people was rc,orted by Councillor D·3vin of i'~lWATEBU who SRid t h'3.t "On 17th June ·-m oo ject .P:JRsed OVE"r Sew[)t::=ti t11i. ~t ·:=~ oout 7 pm from tr.~ rl ).rect ion of s ~naro~ I Rlrnd tow ~rds SPWR Bav. It m·"de no sound but emi. ttr->d ·:t bri:ht be<'!ID ol' rP.rl l ieht r1irP-ctP.' 1 tow~rds the eq rtr . £hP 1 ieht flue:t'l' ted in i nt ensity. I t did not aDpe~ r t o oe tr""VP.ll i.nP" v .,. st but did not stoT) or hover . ~ 2~i~ ob ject w1s seen by • a]_)proxiJTt~"Lely 100 people from rCNATEBU who were cNn:red in c omrany in the open ne~r Sewatqita i 8fter ~oine mainten"nce work on ths r.~~/J..T313U - 3£ t:.:'_.;.I TAI ro~d 11 • v

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This st ~tement w~s t qk An by me f rom the Councillor in the r:ra~~nc e of t' e oth-=-!' .. ,::_ .... nesses who agr eed t hat his description wes corr ~"c .... .

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Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT ITrnJSUAL SIGHTING 1. Att ached is a copy of a report received from Headquarters DARWIN of an unusual sight ing by a Mr F. Muir of MURELLA PARK.

2. No action ha s been taken on the matter at this Headquarters .

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UNUSUAL SIGHTING

Mr Frank Muir of Murell a Park reported, via DARVITN Radio, to this 1. Base of the sighting of an unusual object on the 15t~ July 1965 .

1--- - - - - · He stated that be had observed a brilliant white light in the .S.Cy at moonrise fOr a period of 5 to 8 minutes. The light appeared to be South to South South VI est of Mt Cahill ( 12. 50S 132. 43E). Distance and height were not stated. 3. The report also added that t his was the third sighting over a ~eriod of time dating from approxin~tely the beginning of the last wet season tNovember 1964).

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.ltta.ohed tor 70ar intomation is a report on an \JDidantitied fiyi.Dg object sighted b,y the officer in charge or the Selallea Pat%01 Post, Esa 'ala Sub-district llilne Bq District or ... Guinea. 2. The report waa received troa the Departcumt ot Terri toriee.


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26th . '1 \965. The Assistant Di trict Commissioner, . ESA'ALA. UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT SIGHTED

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On Tu ed~ 25th ~'1 1965 t about·S P.M. in th~ evening I w~s relaxing qfte~ dinn r hen I noticed a flesh of lieht in a South esterly direction. Th light ,as blue in colour and appeared unueugl. I investigated to see What had ctaueed the flo h thinkine it m have been the house girl in the ep9re room with a torch. This was not the case ona put it down to liehting. However it waq repeated few moment later and I eaw ·that it came from outside. Wh n I went out I saw a light at what I e timated to be b tween 5,000 and 8,000 feet above sea level over Karogorea Bay. The light app ared to me to be yellow green in colour (Ihave a colour -red green - complex). MY wif said when h ~wit that it was ohangins from red to green wbioh would xplain 1ft¥ d11'fioul y in identifying th true colour. We watched the U•. F.O. and it appeared to be wavering back and forth and moving up and down slightly. The appeRranc was one of a hovering light. We watched it tor about t an~ hour (between 2000 end 2030 hre.) The light given off from the U.F.O. was eutfici nt to light up the b ch • new or let quarter moon would. I attempted to take two photographs of it by time exposure and these may give orne idea a to what it was • •

Eventually the object dropped slightly then rose end disappeared in wh t we took to be a westerly direction. The nieht w~s overoost to some extent in that area and now stare were howins - thi appeared to be below the cloud layer. To th South at Karoeoreo villaee it woe raining. No other people apparently sew this ae I mnde enguiriee with R negative result. The nati~e house eirl also witnessed the proceedinea. ~ I would not like to mak any sUBeestions ee to wh t it wee as it w e nothing like I have seen before.

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THE SKETCH lly Mr. DHis Cr•we .t tlte Njtd •• sawo11 Mortie, •ipt Ott Vaucfvse lead. He iesuiiNi the savctt sbpe as sifnry grey oa top Ni iarlter grey hneatlt witlt a llfuislt·green tlow at th ,;, ani w•at •ipt •••• he• t•rH or four "ltfs."

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GLOWING IMPRESSION A green, glowing object that took oH at high speed from a Vaucluse beach on Monday night in no way resembled conventional aircraft, Mr. Denis Crowe sJJid last night. l {R.

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the object in fU~M for 10 second s before it disappeared In cloud over Manly.

He did not dismiSs the oossi bility that the mystery craft could be an Air Force secret project. "But I doubt it," he told a Daily Telegraph reporter last night at his home in Coolong Road, Vaucluse. "It took off with a noise like alr forcibly released from a balloon. "The noise was quite unlike any made by jet Pngines." Mr. Crowe said that the object a giant disc, was bathed In a glow. He saw no sign of movement within the craft or any portholes or doors. He said he became aware about 5.30 p.m . on Monday of a glow comlllit from the beach .

my only company was about a dozen or so dogs," Mr. Crowe said. •·while the object was s tationary. thev were all barking loudly a t it. "After U took off, the yere stranrly sUent."

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feet or the disc when it took off. "Its diameter appeared to be about 20 feet," he said. '·I estimate Its h eight at nine teet. Including what appeared to be legs protruding from the bottom. " I ts rim was glowing a greenish blue, wh ile the top and bottom halves wer edullish silvergrey.

Rapid flight "A hollow in the top coUld have been a glass dOOle." Mr. Crowe said that as the obJect took otr, a yellow or orange glow appeared beneath. After a take-otr run of only 150 or eo feet the craft climbed rapidly in the direction of Manly. "I loolted around hQP-

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Mr. Denis Crowe Mr. Crowe said that when he returned home he sat down to collect his thoughts. He had tea, then wrote down what was still vividly in h is memory, and sketched the object as he recalled it. T he sketch is l'e'i)roduced above. [Mr. Crowe, an Englishman who bas been in Australia for more than four years. was formerly a technical and lllustra- ' tlve artlat with British alrcratt oompanies.J ,.At ftnt J - IUierecl

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RAAF TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: "AIRCOMMAND SYDNEY"

PENRITH 1W NSW

5 JU 1965

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Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT 1. Attached is a report of a sighting of an unidentified flying object by Mr Neilson at 1930 hours on 5th July 1965, in the vicinity of ELLIOT. 2. No action has been taken on the matter at this Headquarters.

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9th Jul·y 1965

Headquarters Operational Command RAAF PE1.\lRITH IW lfSW REPORT OF SIGHTING 1. The following information was received from a Mr Neilson whose addl·ess is C/- Sul'f Life Saving Association, Box 1565 GPO BRISBANE QLD.

2. When travelling by car from MT ISA to DARniN, in the vicinity of ELLIOT, on :Uonday 5th July 1965 he saw an object in the r:Jcy at 1930 hours . llr NeHson described the object as a bright white light in the W;.y which was visible until he lost it in clouds at appro.xi.rr.a.tely 1958 hours. He furthel' ntated that a small red light w:~.s on top of the bright light and th.1.t the light did not a1pear to be moving. He was travelling North and away from the object. The light appeared to be beamed down at an angle of 45° and appeared to be at a height of 400 feet although he could not r·eally asness. There was no noise associated r1ith the object . 3.

Mr Neilson says that he could best describe what he saw ac:(a)

A plane coming in to land.

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A building with lights on but no lights between object and ground level .

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A single intense car light .

4· llr Neilson further stated that on discussing this oighting with the people in DARWIN, he was told that the daur,hter of a local DARIITN Taxi driver had also sighted a similar object in the ELLIOT loc tion . The sighting was reported to Inspector Porter of the NT Police Force .

5· l:o RAAF or known civil ail·craft movements took place in the area during the period.

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SIGHTING OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECT Attached for information is a copy of a report concerning the sighting of an unusual aerial object on 29th June 65, at Launceston Tasmania.

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MR. L. • ..IALUCE ..................................................... ......

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WEST T.AN.ill ROAD, IAUNCESTON

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Occupati on of Observer • . ..••••.••.•...•.••.••...• . •..••.•••. . •• . •••.•...•••

4.

Date a nd Time of Observati on (Time gi ven in 24 hour clock zonal time)

5.

..................................................................... ....... APPROX . 5 SECONDS Period of Observat i on(s) ...................................... ............ . 29th JUNE 1965

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0645

Manner of Observati on (Gi ve detai l s of own position by map reference i f possi bl e , or by l<nown landmarks, and des cr i be any equipment used in the observat i on) . EYE OBSERVATION ONLY • POSITION ON P TEENA RO.U> - hAP REtT.::....ENCE

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TAS N88.3 - ( .3 :MTI..E3 BRIDGE ............................................................................ ESK RIVER ON IAUNCE::)TON SIDE ) ............................................................................. SURVEY 1: 250,000 E501

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FROl'l

OVER SOUTrl

Where was object f irst observed, e . g. overhead, coming f r om behind a hill, over the hori zon, etc . OVERHEAD .:>LIGHTLY TO ::lOUTH .............................................................................

What fir st attracted obs0rvcr 1 s attention, e . g. LIG11r OF OB.rlCT

8.

li~ht

or noise .

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9.

Did object appear as a li5ht or as a definite object . AS A LIGHT ............................................................................

If there was more than one object, how many were formati on .

10 .

the~ , and

what was their

OhiX ONE OBJECT ............................................................................ .

11 •

vlhat was the colour of the light or obJ oct

12 .

!hat was its apparent shape

SAME COLOUR OF .3TAR BUT BRIGHTE::t

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Was any detail of structure observable ••••••••~~ •••••·• • • • ••• • •• • •••••• • •••

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Was any method of propulsion obvious •• •• ••••••• • •••••. • •••••••••••••••••• •• NO was there any sound

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15 . 16 .

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. . APPROX. 5 DEGRE3S OFF VE.'iT ICAL Hc ~ght , or angl e of cl cvnt1on •••••·••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

17 . ++ Speed , or angular 18.

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v~ .

ocity

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State any eA~ rience which enables observer to be reasonably certain about the answer s given to 16 and 17 . W:\.S All IR GUNNER rn RAAF rtORLD ~ II ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • •••••••••••••• Since it i s normally impossible to estimate the height and speed of a strange obj ect , it will usually bo better to ende~vour to determine the angle of elevation of the object, tho a.ngl e through 'vlhich it moved, anci. tho time taken to do this .

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(Cont 1 d)

19. Direction of f light with r ofcrcncc to l andmarks or points of the compass . TRAVELLDIG EaST 'ro llliT ......................................................................... 20 .

Did the obj ect r emain on a strai ght path, deviate or manoeuvre at all. STRA.IGHT PATH

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21.

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

22 .

~bore

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did object di sappear, e . g. in mi d-air, behind a hill , ove r the hor izon. BEFORE REACHING HORIZOl\ - PO~IBLY BEHIND CIDUD

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23 .

Lxistcnce of any physical supporting evi dence.

cvid ~ncc

such as fragments,

photog~.phs ,

or other

NIL ......................................................................... ~4 .

weather conditi ons expe rienced at ti,'le(s) or obscrvation(s) BROKEN CIDUD BASE UNKN\IDN - VIS GOOD ............. ................... ....................................... . "

25 .

Location of any air tr'lffic in the vicinity at the titllL of sighting. NO AIR TRAFfiC AT Til-lE ••••••••••••• •

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26.

mct8 orologic~l

Location of any

stations in the general area .

L\.Ul, CEJTON 1 IRPOrll'

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l-ET OFJ: ICE LAUNC?.S roN AIRPORT

Any add1t 1onal 1nformat1on ••••••••••••••••·• ~ ••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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Questi ons 25, 26 and 27 to be answered by interrogator •

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REroRT OF AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED )rd. JUNE

1965

AS PER PRO-FORMA 1.

(a)

Detective Constable 1st Class J. MESXELL Townsville Police Station.

(b)

Clarence Edward MESKELL 3 Allen Street Speers Point NE\'TCASTLE NSW

(c)

Erio FmsCH 3 Camera Place North Lampton NEi7CASTLE N'Si'l

2.

As above.

3.

(a)

Detective

(b)

Not known (Father of J. MESKELL)

(c)

Proprietor, NEWCASTLE AUTO ELECTRICS.

4•

3rd June 1965 -

let observation 031900( · 2nd observation 031903(~) 3rd observation 032000(K)

5.

At least a mi.r.._ ·? in eaon case.

6.

Natural observation. Location of observers'

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Aboard a fishing boat position 20 09S 148 26E fo1· the tvo sightings a.t 1900(K) and 1903(K) erid position 20 03S 148 26E for the third sighting at 2000(K).

ObJ ect fir$t observed descending vertically on a bearing by guess) fron the boat 180°(m). One member stated in the direction of PROSERPINE. This is approximately 170°(m).

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First no't.:..~ed a.a a light, similar to a star but moving contrary and much quicker to all the other stars.

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The object appeared as a white light similar to a star initially, but grew larger in si;e as it descended until it was quite large and bright (white) with a sort of halo around it. It stopped descending at approximately 20,000 to 30,000 feet. approximately the same height as a B707 travelling north that the party saw at 032100(K). This observation applies to the first two sightinzs at 1900 and 1903. The object seen at 2000K carried out the same manoeuvre but was a brilliant white light rl thou t the halo.

10.

One object only on each occasion.

11.

White on each occasion, the third being a lot brighter.

12.

As a spot of light growing larger as it descended.

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No. No. No. 16.

Approximately

45° to the horizontal on all sightings .

After the first two objects stopped descending, they hovered momentarily~ then moved off in a s8uth-east direction for a short distance (approximately 20 of azimuth) then both made a flat turn to the right, and disappeared before turning through 3600 • The third object behaved in an i dentical manner except that the object disappeared behind a 1370 ft hill in a south-east direction. No turn , if any we.s cado, was aa<mo

18.

The first observer is a Townsville Detective used to making observations also he is well read on UFO's material, therefore made accurate notes of directions and times etc. He was able to recall most of the important sightings of flying objects that have occurred throughout the , USA over the past 10 years or so, by names and locations.

19.

Approximately south- east for all three sightings.

20.

All three sightings v1ere observed to descend vertically to All hovered momentarily then moved off in a south-east direction. The first and second sightings both made turns to the right then disappeared. The third sighting passed out of sight behind a hill. 20,000 or 30,000 f eet.

21.

No.

22.

The first two in ~id-air, the third behind a hill.

23.

NIL.

24.

Clear cloudless sky.

25.

The only air traffic after dark that evening was t-

Nil wind.

Ver,y good visibility.

Two north bound Viscounts, both abe81t Table Mount at 1844 and 1850 respectively (It is doubtful if the boat occupants would have seen either of these -------~i.rcraft as they were ucll inland, approximately abeam BOWEN about 50 miles ), and a north bound 13707 over 130\'IEN at 1106K. F/L 360 (All boat occupants saw this aircraft). No night flying is carried out at BOWEN' and no night flying was conducted that night at PROSERPINE• ..... 26.

TOWNSVILLE and MACKAY are approximately equidistant from BOVIENo

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Detective Constable J. MESKELL appears quite reliable and is convinced that what they saw wasn't airoraft, shoo~ing stars ~ meteori tea or anything that he has ever see~. He also advised that a Mr tfark GULSON of BOWEN who operates hire boats from SINCLAIR BAY, and his wife, have both seen odd lights of a similar nature on a number of previ :>us occasions but have said nothing about them as he considers that its none of his business.

I!J 6tÂŤ-t (R.J. ROBERTS) Flight Lieutenant Base Intelligence ( Seouri ty) Officer.

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TERRITORY OF PAPUA AND NEW GUINEA In Reply Plea&e Quol"

No.

S . 22A

Port Moresby,

13th July , 1965 .

The Di:cector of Air Force Intelligence , Department of Defence , CANBERRA . A.C . T.

REPORT OF UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT Further to my radiogram of 5th July , 1965 , ple3se find correspondence received from District Commissioner, s·~ arai , attachine a report from Assistant District Commissioner , Esa ' ala , cont~inine corroborating information concerning the object sighted over Keroroeea Bay on 3rd July , 1965 ; together with a further report of a similar object sighted by the people of Mwatebu Village over Sewataitai B·y on 17th June , 1965 . ~ttached

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1路 'l'he report you forwarded frca r. P. Hall-.. obb of estern Australia baa been investigated by this Department. 2. It is regretted that this is the only report \VO han receiTed of these particular aightinga and, aa you appreciate, it is extremely difficult to process material of this nature after such an interval of tiM, and with such limited details.

3.

However, our checks with RAAF Pearce reveal that Vampire night flying took place on these occasions, bobeen the hours of 18.30-2230 looal, with an averoee of 80 movements per night. It is quite possible, therefore, that the moYements ot theoe aircrart could be the answer to Mr. Hall-P.obb's observation.

4路 If this is not the CAse then it is regretted that this Department has no pl1111eible explanation for the reported sightings. 5.

It would be very IIUch apprecia ted if !!r. Ilall-.Robb could be informed accordingl7.

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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL T•l•ph-• : Mil 033 Tmgrophic Addreu :

"HENTY HOUSE" 499 LITTLE COLLINS STREET,

"AVIAT, MIELIIOURNIE."

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MELBOURNE, C.1.

IIOX 11138 Q , 1', 0., ELIZAIII:TH STREET,

.....",.,nr_;~!~· -- The Secretary, Department of Air, C&f.BERRA,

A.C . T .

-K / UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS. The followino is the text of a letter received by our Western Australia Region from Mr. P. Hall Robb of 29 Marmion Street, South Cottesloe , Western Australia II

While observing the sky at night on several occasions I have noted lights which I could not clussify as natural phenomena, artificial satellites or regular aircraft . In order to verify or eliminate the likelihood of their being from recorded flights , I would be glad to know if you have a register of movements which would correspond with any or all of the following

23 . 2. 65

Orange

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Across North Metropolitan coastline . 9. 30 p . m. W. to E . not turning. 11 10. 02 p . m. ~1 . t o E . 11

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White

Across North ..l:etropoli tan coastline . 7.52 p. m. ~. to E. 8. 05 p . m. "

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Orange

Across Centra.! Metropolitan coastline . 9.03 p . m. W. to E.

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Across South Metropolitan coastline . 9. 22 p . m. W. to E. turning 900 to N. 9•45 p . m. II II II II

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Across .d'orth 1!.etropolitan coastline . 9.09 p .m. W. to h . 11 9 .2. p.m . Across Central Metropolitan coastline . 9· 38 p . m. E . to w. (Seaward) .

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No sound , no red, green or flc..shing lights . I would be grateful for an early reply if possible, especially with regard to the first and second . Thanking you, Yours faithfully , Sgd. (P . EALL ROBB) .

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We have no record of civil aircraft movements which would ~ccount for these alleged sightings and l路!r . Hall Robb has been advised accordingly . His letter is referred for your information and, if warranted, further investigation.

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for Director-General of Civil Aviation.


COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIAT TJ<PitoM :

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The attached letter referring to t he sightin~ of an unidentified flying object in the vicinity of Pakenham Fast , Victoria , has been received by this office and is referred to you for information and , if nec essary, further investigation.

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24.4. 65

The Director General , Civil Aviation Dept., 499 Little Collins Street,

MELBOURNE .

Dear Sir ,

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT I wish to report the sighting of a strange flying object on the 21st day of April at approx . 7.45 a . m. The object be a non rigid envelope collapse or a balloon. me its size would be in

was dark grgy to back in colour and seemed to - something like a cloud, a parachute about to Assuming that the object was 8 miles away from the order of several hundred fe et across .

Again assuming that the object was distant 8 miles its speed would have been very great - more than the speed of jet air planes . In the short time that the object was in view it manoeuvred in a violent and erratic manner between ground level and about 5 ~0 feet altitude. Its manoeuvres gave the appearance that it was being subjected to violent air turbulence or else driven by its own power . It was a cloudy morning and the movements of the object were quite different from clouds in its vicinity.

The object was in view for approx. one minute . It was first noticed above the ground moving as described . It went down to the ground and disappeared, it rose up and again moved about and again went down to the ground and finally disappeared. I pointed the object out to my wife and four children. wife and two children saw it and two other children did not see it.

My

The object was seen from my house which is loca ted on the high ground approx . i mile north of .Pakenham Ehst Ref . 508067 on the Cranbourne 1:63360 Mi l itary Map and from here the object was seen due south in the direction of Koo-'~ee-Rup at an estimated distance of 8 miles . I would be very pleased if you can offer some explanation as to what this object may have been . Yours faithfully ,

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S .H. Doig .


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Headquarters Support Command Victoria Barracks St Kilda Road MELBOURNE SC1 VIC

5/6/Air( 72) Secretary Department of Air R usselvCffices CANBERRA ACT REPORTS ON mqUSUAL AERIAL OBJECTS 1• Attached are reports by Mr 11. McANTER of Traralgon Vic and Mr \{.C. BLINKHORN of Geelong Vic giving their impressions of unusual aerial objects sighted on 19th March and 24th March respectively. Mr McANTER ' s report was received from RAAF 2. Base East Sale and Mr Blinkhorn's report from Department of Civil Aviation Melbourne . Both reports are on- forwarded for information.

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UNIDENTIFIED FLYTITG OBJECT Sighted at Lakes Entrance. Date:

19th March 1965

Ti me:

9.10 p.m.

Size of Object:

apparently spherical and about 2 diameters of Evening Star.

Color:

Yellow as in the flame of a wood fire.

Brightness:

About the same brightness as found for reflecting paints and tapes when caught in the headlights of a motor car. Same type of brightness. Brightness did not alter.

Apparent Speed:

Was in view from "directly above" to almost the horizon. - for approximat ely 12 seconds. The speed appeared to be probably more than that of Vampire jets ex Sale.

Noise:

No noise from the object coul d be heard.

Apparent Height: More than 7,000 feet. Apparent Direction: S.E. (140° from North) in a straight line. Apparent

~ropulsion:

A tail of faint blue coulQ be seen, not readily seen at first sight. The blue was as in a kerosene blow lamp flame when at high pressure.

The object passed over the Eastern aide of Lakes Entrance area. When pointing at the object the pointer would be . at 55° + 5° from the horizontal. (The above was noted immediately after viewing the object). Weather Conditions

Clear Sky No rlind

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W. C. BLINKHORN ...Mr. ....................................................... .

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Name of observer

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Occupation of Observer .~~PA~ .?!. }~~!-'f..B?.~ . !J.i.~. ~.~i;~?~.. .. . .. . .•.......•.

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Date and Time of Obse rvation (Time given in 24 hour clock zonal time)

45 minutes Eastern Standard Time (24th March) .. .. ........................................................................ 5.

Period of Observation(s) •••• A·P .Z:~~: ..4; .1!1~!'1.~~~~ •••..•.•.••• ~ •••••••••••••

6.

l~nner

of Observation (Give details of own position by map r eference if possi ble , or by known landmarks, and des cribe any equimnent used in the observation) •

. . R~1 ~~ .~!??.~ . <?!1••II!:t:. !>}.~~ . !lP. .~P~!.~~~ . A~~~..~ . ~~::~~~~~.~ .~!........ . Melbourne Road saw two objects in sky when I looked in ............................................................................ direction of Even's Res.

Objects stationary to the South.

• • Hm-r!.ed • an& •g& t- ·~el eao~pe- -a.Rd.· a"t ~ gd. .on.. ~<ieh&d . m .ba~k. -sard.a.n.

7.

Observed with telescope about i min.

Wher e was obj ect fir st observed, e . g. overhead , coming from behind a hill, over the hori zon, etc •

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What f irst attra cted

9.

Did obj ect appear a3 a

ob s~ rve r 1 s

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attention, e . g . light or noise .

or as a definite obj ect.

...Definite ...........obj ...ects .....•...................................................... 10 .

If ther e wa s mor e t han one obj ect, hm.T many wer e the!le, and Hhat wa s their

formation .

11 . 12 •

13 .

~Jhat was the colour of the light or obj ect •• ~~~:':~~Y..~~~:'~.Z:·......•.....• , Both obiects a dish like shape v1hat wa s i ts a ppar ent s hapc •••••••••• •~ •••••••anneared ~£••••••• • ••••••••••••••••••• with a dome in the centre •

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Was any detail of structure observable •••••••~9:

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Was any method of propulsion obvious •• ~9•••••• • •••••·•••••••••••••••••••••

15.

was ther e any sound

NO ........................................................ 0

F.~~~ . ~-~ .. fF.~Il! . ~1.e. .! f!Y.e.~ : ..•••••..••• away to gethe r in South Weste rly directio 17 . ++ Speed, or angular vu.::..ocity • • Moved . . t • •....•..•.•.•.•.•.•.•...•....••••••.••.•• as • 16. ++ He i ght, or angl e of el evat i on ••~

18.

State any e.~ rie nce which enables observer to be r easonably certain about the answer s given to 16 and 17 .

Of t er observe a ircraft.

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Since it is normally impossi bl e to e stimate the hei ght and speed of a strange obj ect, it will usually be bettor to c nde~vour to det ermine t he angl e of el evation of the obj ect, tho angl e through 'vlhich i t moved, ancl tho time taken to do this .

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Repor t on Aerial Obiect Observed

(Cont 1d)

19. Directi on of f light with r eference to l andmarks or points of the compass .

In ...... 20 .

Did t he object r emain on a str ai ght path, devi ate or manoeuvre at al l .

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21.

Was any t r a il of exhaust , vapour or light seen

22 .

•'l'her o did obje ct di sappear, o . g. in mid-a ir, behind a hill , over tho horizon.

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Over the horizon ···•··········••·••·•·•··············· ··•··· ······•···•····••·· •··•··•·•

23 . Lxistcncc of any physical evidence such a s f r agments , photogr aphs , or other supporti ng evidence . None

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24.

W'e athc r conditions expe rienced at tino (s) or obscrvation(s)

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Location of any a ir traffic in the vi cinity at the titn._. of s i ghting.

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Location of any met eorologi cal stations in t ho gener al a r ea . Don ' t lmow ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • •• • •••••••••••• • • • •• • •••• t

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Any addi t i onal i mforma.tion

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Forwarded for information.

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Occupation of Observer

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Date and Ti me of Observation Time biven in 2 - hour clock zon

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Period of Observation(s)

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Mar:ner_ of Observation: (Give details of own position by map reference if possible, or by known landmarks and describe any equipment use~ in the observation)

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Where was Object First Observed: (eg - Overhead, coming from Behind a Hill, over the Hori~on, etc)

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Vfhat First Attracted Observer ' s Attention ( eg - Light or noise)

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Did Object Appear as a Light or as a Definite Object

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How Man.y Objects Viera There, and What Was Their Formation

11

What was the Colour of the Li ht or Ob." ect

12

Nhat was its Apparent Shape

13

Was any Detail of Structure Observable

14

VIas any Method of Propulsion Obvious

15

Was There an

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Sound

or Angle of lar

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Velocit~

Since it is normally impossible to ostimate the height and speed of a strange object, it will usually bu better to endeavour to determine the angle of elevation of the objoct, the anglo through which it moved and tDc time taken to do this .


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State any Expcrienc~ which Enables Observer to be Reasonably Sur0 about the Answers given to 1G and 17

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Direction of Flight with Points of a Compass

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Did the Object Remain on a Straight Path , Deviate or r.:anoeuvro at all

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Was any Trail of Exhaust , Vapour or Light Seen

22

Where did Ob j ect Di snpyear . (eg - i n Hi d- Ai r , Behi nd a Hill, Over the Hori zon '

23

Exist e nce of any Phys ical ~vidence such as Fragments , ?hotographs or other Supporting Evidence

My 24

W~ather

0}:~ sl~ wJ'-~o.-1- tk_ ~ . Conditions Exporie nc od at Time (s) of Observation(s)

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Loc ation of any Air Traffic in the Vicinity at Time of Sighting

26

Location of any

Met e oroloBic~l

St ations in General

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S ign~turc

of Observer

S i gna tur ~

of Interrogator •.... . ......• .. ..

Questions 25, 2G a nd 27 to be Answered by Interrogator

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R. R. Treaseley and (Bernard Hay) ........................................................... Brayside Blackvall West Tamar - Tasmania

2.

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

3.

Orchard Workers. .• .. . • .. .•••.•. . •..••..•.•.••• Occupation of Obs erver • • ..••...•..••....•..••

4.

Date and Time of Observation (Ti me gi ven in 24 hour clock zonal time) 19/2105

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5.

Period of Observation(s) •• ffFJ/.~.~~ ••••••••••• •• •• • •••••••••••••••••••••••

6.

V~nner

(Give details of own positi on by map r efer ence if of Observation possible, or by known l a?dmarks, and des cribe any equioment used in t he obse rvat i on) .

.....Visual .......obse ....rvation ........only. .......... ......................................... . ............ .............................................................. . ............................................................................ '

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Wher e was object f irst observed, e . g. overhead , coming f r om behind a hill, over tho horizon, etc . Over horizon .............................................................................

8.

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fir st attr acted obse rve r ' s attention , e . g . light or noise •

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Did object appear as a

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or as a definite object .

Light ............................................................................ 10 .

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If there was more tha n one object , hovr many were the!le, and Hhat formation .

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One only .......................... .. ................................................ Orange was tho colour of the light or obj ect ................................ Circular What was i ts apparent shape ............................................... . ............................................................................ No Was any detail of structure observabl e ..................................... ............................................................................ No Was any method of propulsion obvious .................................... . Unable to ascertain was ther e any sound ........................................................ ~fuat

None apparent - Road traffic in vicinity 1 6 • ++ He i ght, or angl e of el evation ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

17 . ++ Speed , or angular vJl ocity 18 .

Unable to ascertain. (Moving quickly) . .................................................

State any o.~ rience which enables obscrv0r to be reasonably cer tain about the ansvre r s gi ven to 16 and 17 . Not experienced.

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Since it is normally imposs ible to estimate the he i ght and speed of a str a nge object, i t will usually be bettor to endeavour to det e rmine the anglo of el evation of tho obj ect, the angl e through vJhich i t moved, and the time taken to do this .

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Repor t on Aerial Ob ject Observed

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19. Directi on of f light with r efer ence t o l andmarks or points of t he compass .

».w. t o s.E. ····•···•·······•·····••·••····•··••···•·••··· ···••·•••···•••··•·•··••·• 20 .

Did t he object r emain on a str a i ght path, deviate or manoeuvr e at all. straight path .

21.

......................... .............................................. Fluctuating trail. Was any t r a il of exhaust , vapour or light seen ........................

22 .

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di d obj ect di sappear , e , g. in mid- a i r, behi nd a hill , over the horizon. Over horizon

···•······· ··•·•····•·•·········· ·······•·········•·•··············•···· 23 .

Lxistence of any phys i cal supporting evi dence ,

cvid~nce

such as f r agments , phot ogr aphs , or ot he r

........................................................................ No

24.

Weather condi t i ons expe r i enced at ti'1e (s) or obscr vation( s ) Claar Sky

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25.

Location of any air traffic i n the vi cinity at the thu.. of s i ghting.

(Local). • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • e • • • • • • • • • • •

26.

Locat i on of any met eorol ogi cal stnti ons in tho gonor nl ar ea . Launoeston Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .

27 .

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. . . . At Launceston Airport 2100 L weather 1/8 Any add1t1onal 1nformnt1on •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ~ ••••••

.carried ........out....at...this .....tim ..... ............................................... ..••.••.•..••••.••..•••..•.....••.• .••...•.•...•.•...•....

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Questions 25 , 26 and 27 to be answcr vd by interrogator •

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R. W. SMITH ... ....................................................... .

Name of observer

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............................................................................ 20 minutes Period of Observation(s) ...................................... ............ .

(Give detai l s of own position by map r efe r ence i f Hanner of Observation possible, or by lcnown l andmarks , and des cribe any equi~nent used in the observati on) . Field glasses/vision •• ..••..••...•..... .....• ...•.•••• ...•...•....••....•..............•.•.•..•• ~

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Wher e was object f i r st observed, e . g . overhead, coming f rom behind a hill, over tho horizon, etc . N.E. of Malvern station

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8.

What fir st attr acted observer ' s attention , e . g . light or noise . Unusual light reflections

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9.

Did object appear as a lisht or as a definite object. Object 'With J lights or tails coming from it - definite tail

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10 .

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If ther e was more than one object, hm.r many were there, and Hhat w1.s their formation.

One ............................................................................ vfuat was the colour of the light or obj ect ................................

............................................................................ 13 .

Was any dGtail of str uctur e observable ••~~ .~~.~~.q~q .~&~~~ • • ••••••••• • •••

14.

............................................................................ Was any method of propulsion obvious ..................................... No wa s ther e any sound ........................................................

15.

No

16. ++ Hei ght, or angl e of el evation .~~~ .~~~••~~~~~~~~~ .~~ .4~ •••••••••••••••••• Appear to approach and turn 90° to south 17 . ++ Speed, or angular vvlocity

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

18.

Stat e any experi ence which enabl es obs0rv~r to be reasonably certain about tho answe r s given to 16 and 17 . Student pilot (51 yrs - Mil. intelligence - var) e e e e • • e e e e a e e e • • e . e e, ' • Si nce it i s normally impossible to estimate the height and spoed of a str ange obj ect, i t will usually be better to e nde ~vour to dete r mine tho anglo of el evation of tho object , thJ anglo through which it moved, ann tho time taken to do thi s . t

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Dir ection of f light with r efer ence to l andmarks or points of the compass . Appears to be trying to manoeuvre - sane spot roughly estimated at Woods Point ••••••••••••••••• 4 ••••••••••••••••••• • ••••••••• • ••••••••••••••••••••••••

20 .

Did t he object r emain on a stra i ght path , deviate or manoeuvr e at all • •

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21 .

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

22 .

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did obj ect di sappear , e . g. in mid- a ir, behind a hill , over tho hori zon. Several times in cloud - last tine at 20.35&. (Phoned again 2115 to advise

···•·········•······•····•······· ·················•·•·•·····•··•··••·•·• did not reappear) . 2.3 .

Lxistenco of any phys ical evi dence such a s f r agmGnts , phot ogr aphs , or other supporti ng evidence . Photographs to be developed •

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24 .

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condi t i ons oxoor i enced at tiPlo (s) or observation(s) Broken cloud (1/8 4000 - latest obs)

........................................................................ 25 .

Location of any air t r affic i n t he vi cinity at t he tim. . of s i ghting. Not i n vicinity reported - unlikeJ..y from description to be an ........................................................................ aircraft on RPT work

•····•······••······•·••··•••·····•····•·········•······•·····•··•···••• 26 .

Locat i on of any met eorologi cal stations in t he gener al ar ea. Laverton Balloon? (Not a ~lbourne Airport balloon)

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........................................................................ Observer sounded reasonable . • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • e

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Que stions 25, 26 and 27 to be answer ed by inter rogator. 2017 Manoeuvring in one vicinity Relationship bet\.19en lights showing and direction of manoeuvre e . g . light appeared from it pointing north - object moved towards south. 202.3 Red light on top. W. J . Barclay ......................... 20.35

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REPORT OF UNUSUAL AERIAL SIGHTINGS

Forwarded for information is a report submitted by Mr N. Moore of TREVALLYN Tasmania concerning an unusual aerial object sighted on 17th Jan y 1965.

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ON AERL .J. _OBJECT OB..:>?d.RVED

NOEL M>ORE ................................................. ..........

45 BAIN 'IERRACE, TREVALLIN Address of Observer ..•.•...••..••..••....•.•.•••.••••..........••.•.•.••.•• JOURNALIST (PIDNE: 22291) Occupation of Observer • ••• •••••••••••••·• · ······· · ········ ·· · •• • ••••••••••• Date and Time of Observation (Time gi ven in 24 hour cl ock zonal time) 0230 E.S.T • 17/1/65

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Period of Observation(s)

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(Give details of own position by map reference if Manner of Observati on possible , or by known landmarks, and describe any equi~nent used in the observation) .

...ON...TREVALLYN ..........HEIGHTS .......•....OBJECT .......APPROX. ........EAsr. ................................... ...ELEVATION ..........APPROX .........60...DEGREES .......•....BINOCULARS ...........USED. .............................. ............................................................................

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Where was object f irst observed, e . g. overhead , coming f r om behind a hill, over the horizon, etc . FIRST NOTICED ABOVE HORIZON

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What first attr acted obscrve r 1 s attention, e . g.

li~ht

or noise .

LIGHT APPEARED SPARKING ............................................................................

9.

Did object appear as a

li ~ht

or as a defini t e object.

.............LIGHT ......APPEARED .........TO...HAVE .....TAIL .....-..SEE ....ITEM .....12..•...................... 10 .

If ther e was more than one object, hovT many were the:oo, and vJhat was their formation . ONE ONLY ............................................................................ YELLOW- NORMAL LIGHT was the colour of the l ight or obj ect ................................ ELONGATED LI GHr WITH VARTING TAIL OF LIGHT was its apparent shape ................................................ (LIKE KITE) ............................................................................

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Was any de tail of structure observable

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Was any method of propulsion obvious

15 .

W a s there any sound •••••••••••••••••••••• • •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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APPEARED MOVE ERRATICALLY ABOUT ONE POSITION 17 . ++ Speed , or nngul nr v~locity ··············••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I.E. '10 AND FRO; UP AND DOWN

18.

State any experi ence which enables obscrvvr to be r easonably certain about tho a nswer s given to 16 and 17 . AIR CADETS

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Since i t is normally impossible to estimate the he i ght and spoed of a strange obj ect, it will usually be bettor to endeavour to determine t he angle of el evation of tho object, tho a.ngl o through \>lhich it moved, and the time taken to do this .

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Dire ction of f light with r ofcr oncc to l andmarks or poi nts of the compass . SEE I 'IEM 17

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20 .

Di d t ho obj e ct r emain on a s t r a i ght pat h , deviate or manoeuvr e a t all. SEE I TEM 17

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21.

Was a ny t r a il of exhaus t , vapour or l i ght s een

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di d obj e ct di sappear , o , g. in mi d-a ir, behind n hi ll, over t ho hor izon •

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Lxistonco of any phys i cal cvidJnco such as f r a gments , photogr a phs , or other supporti ng evidence . NO - !BOUT FOUR OTHER PfDPLE ALOO SAW LIGHT

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24 .

~Jcathc r condi t i ons expe r i ence d a t t i lrte(s) or obsorvo.t i on(s)

VERY CLEAR ........................................................................

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Loca t i on of any a i r traffic in t he vicinity a t t he ti111._ of s i ghting. NIL AIR mAFFIC • • ••••••••• 0

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Loca t i on of any me t e orologi cal stations in t ho gener a l a r ea . LT . AIRroRT ABOUT 7 MILES &>UTH OF mE OBSERVATION roiNT. •••••w••• • •• fl' .,. ,,.. ._ •• , .... .. . . .. . ..... , ••••• s •• ••• • ••• • •••••••• • •• • • • •••••

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Va nner of Observat i on (Give det a ils of own pos ition by map r ef er ence if possi ble , or by known l a ndma rks , and describe any equi~~ent used in t he observa t i on) • From above address appeared above the rising moon •

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Where was obj ect first observed, e . g . overhead, coming f rom behind a hill, over the hori zon, etc . Above cloud formation on angle above •

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What fi r s t attract ed observer ' s attent i on, e . g . light or noise . Two red lights and line of what appeared to be cabin lights •

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Did object appear as a light or as a defi nite ob j e ct. Definite object •

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Direction of f light with r eference t o l andmarks or poi nts of the compas s . Stationary •

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deviate or manoeuvre at all.

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photogr~phs ,

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supportinz evi dence . No ........................................................................

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conditi ons exper i enced at tiJ'lc (s) or obscrvation (s)

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REPORT ON AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED Name of Observer

2

Address of Observer

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Occupation of Observer

4

081930 E Dat e and Time of Observation (Time 6iven in 24-hour clock zonal time) Few Sees. Period of Observation(s)

5

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D. Crosswell

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Low Head Light House

TASMANIA

Head Light Keeper

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Manner of Observation: ( Give details of own position by map reference if possible , or by known landmarks and describe any equipment us ed in the observation) From LHD light - roughly over 5 Mile Bluff

7

Where was Object First Ob s erved : (eg - Overhead, coming from Behind a Hill, over the Horizon, etc) Over Horizon

8

What First Attracted Observer ' s Attention ( eg - Light or noise) Light

9

Did Object Appear as a Light or as a Definite Object Light

10

How Many Objects Were There 2 and What Wa s Their Format i on One

11

What was the Colour of t he Light or Obj e ct

?

12

Wnat was its A-Qpare nt Shape

?

13

Was any Detail of Structure Observable

No.

14

\7as any Method of Propuls ion Obvious

No

15

Was Ther e any Sound

16

He i ght, or Angl e of El evat ion

17

Speed, or Angular Velocity

No 20/30' above horizon ?

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Sinc e it is normal l y impossible to estimate t he hei ght a nd speed of ~ strange obj ect, it will us ually be bett er to endeavour to det ermine the angl u of elevation of the ob j ~ ct, t he a ngl e through which it moved a nd t ~c time t ake n t o do this .

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State any Experience which Enables Observer to be Reasonably Suro about the Answers given to 1G and 17 Light House Keeper

19

Direction of Flight with Roforcnco to Landmarks or Points of a Compas s NNE of LHD Light

20

Did the Object Remain on a Straight Path, Deviate or Manoeuvre at all Straight faCe. No

21

Was any Trail of Exhaust , Vapour or Light Seen

22

\"/here did Object Diso.pyear. (eg - in Eid- Air , Behind a Hill, Over the Horizon Just above horizon - spread out appeared to explode.

23

Existence of any Physical ~v idenc e such as Fragments, Photographs or othur Supporting Evidence Nil.

24

W~ather

Conditions Experienced at Timc(s) of Observation ( s) SK C calm

25

Location of any Air Traffic in the Vicinity at Time of Sighting TVQ IJL/HBT 40 S 09 30

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Location of any Meteorolo.c;ic?,l Stations in General Arl.:l:::t LT

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Any Additionnl Information

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At 090015 local time Low Head Light House reported

sighting a brief glow in the horizon North of Lighthouse. Glow lasted approximately 1 - 2 seconds no previous sign of falling light. Sign~ture

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REPORT ON AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED 1

Name of Observer

Thomas D. Phillips

2

Address of Observer

3

Occupation of Observer

4

Date and Time of Observation 081930 E (Time &iven in 24-hour clock zonal time)

5

Period of Observation(s)

6

IYianner of Observation: (Give details of own position by map referenc e i f possi ble , or by known landmarks and describe any equipment used in the observat i on) Approx 600 yards E of Port Sorrell jetty (sighted North East)

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Where was Ob j ect Fir st Observed: (og - Overhead, coming from Behi nd a Hill, over the Horizon, etc) In front 45째 from horizontal

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What First Attracted Observer ' s Attention ( eg - Li ght or noise) Light

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Did Object Appear as a Light or as a Definite Object

P.O. Pt Borrell

Postmaster

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How Many Ob,i ects Vlcre There, and What Was The ir Format ion One

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What was the Colour of the Light or Object

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What was it s Apparent Shape

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Was a1zy Detail of Structure Observable

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r:/as any I>lethod of Propulsion Obvious

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Was There any Sound

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Height, or Angle of Elevation

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Speed, or Angular Velocity

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Long and Narrow

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State an Experience which Enables Observer to be ur0 about the Answers gi ven to and 17 Army - seen shells etc

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Direction of Flight with ncfcrcncc to Landmarks or Points of a Compass Toward Wilson's Promontory

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Did the Object Remain on a Straight Path, Deviate or Manoeuvro at all Fell straight down

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Was any Trail of Exhaust, Vapour or Light Seen

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Where did Obj oct Disapyear. ( eg - in 11id- Air, Behi nd a Hill, Over the Horizon Disappearance approx 5 degrees above horizon just above

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Exist~nce of an Ph~sical ~vidence such as Fra ments , Photographs or other upporting LVidcnce

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W~ather

Conditions Experienced at Time(s) of Observation(s) Fine SK c calm

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Loc~tion

Sighting

of any Air Traffic in the Vicinity at Time of TVQ ML/HBT 40 S II TVP li.L/LT

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Loc3tion of any

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Any Additionnl Informat i on

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horizon apparently burst into a pear shape.

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13th July, 1965.

The Director of Air Force Intelligence, Department of Defence, CANBERRA. A.C.T. REPORT OF UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT

Further to my radiogram of 5th July, 1965, attached please find correspondence received from District Commissioner, Samarai, attaching a report from Assistant District Commissioner, Esa'ala, containing corroborating information concerning the object sighted over Kerorogea Bay on 3rd July, 1965; together with a further report of a similar object sighted P.y the people of Kwatebu Village over Sewataitai Bay on 17th June, 1965 .

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Department of District Administration, District Headquarters, Milne Eay Dictrict, SATJARAI.

Al-1-40

9th July, 1965. The Secretary, Department of the Administrator, PORT MORESBY.

Further to ~y memorandum Al-1-40 dated 6th July 1965 I now append memorandum 1-1-6 dated 5th July 1965 to band to-day from the Assistant District Commissioner, Esa ' ala Sub-district elaborating his telegram of 3rd July 1965 from Sehulea Patrol Post which I conveyed to ~r. G.W. Toogood by radio telephone that day and the text of lWtich is contained in the first paragraph of my memorandum Al-1-40 dated 6th July 1965. It will be seen from the Assistant District Commissioner ' s enclosure that the group following "mPH" which was distorted in the original telegram as received here is the word "BUT •

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SIGHTING OF AN AERIAL OBJECT

1• Attached for information is a report by J . VELTKAMP of Launceston Tasmania of the sighting on 26th June of an unusual aerial object . 2. A similar report by Mr VELTK.AMP was submitted in May and was forwarded to your Department under cover of 5/6/Air(75) dated 18th May 1965.

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(V. B. CANNON) Wing Commander For Air Officer Commanding


. .• REPORT ON AERI AL OBJECT OBSERVED

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Name of Observer

VELTKAMP, J.

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Address of Observer

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O~cupati on

4

Date and Ti me of Obser vati on 24/6/65 1820Z ( Ti me bi ve n in 24 - hour clock z onal time )

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Period of Obs ervation(s)

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Manner of Observation ~ ( Gi ve details of own posit i on by map ref er ence i f possibl e , or by known l andmarks a nd describe any equi pment used in the ob s ervat i o n )~ 0

60, VICTORIA STREET, YOUNGTOWN

of Ob s erver

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5 MINS AT LEAST

500 YDS/325°T FROM YOUNGTOWN P.O.

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41 20' 147009'45")

(NIL EQUIPMENT)

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Where was Obj ect Fi rst Obs erved : (cg - Overhead , coming fr om Behi nd a Hill , over the Hori~ on , etc)

S.S. W. FROM POSITION 45° ELEV. (APPROX) 8

What Fi r st Attra cted Observer ' s Attention ( eg - Li ght or nois e )

MOVING "STAR" 9

Did Object Appear a s a Li ght or as a Definit e Ob ject

AS A STAR 10

How Many Ob ject s V/cre Ther e , and What Was Their Formation

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What wa s t he Colour of t he Li ght or Object

12

What was it s Apparent Shape

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Wa s any Detai l of Structure Obs er vable

NO

14

':las any method of Propul sion Obvious

NO

15

Was Ther e a ny Sound

NO

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He i ght, or Angl e of Elevat i on

7:·

17

Spee d , or Angular Vel ocity

YELLOWISH WHITE

STAR SHAPE

45° (ESTIMATED) UNABLE TO ESTIMATE

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Si nce it i s normal ly i mposs i bl e t o e st i mat e the hei ght and s peed of a strange object, it will usually be bette r to endeavour t o det ermine t he angl e of el evat i on of the obj ect, t he angl e through which it moved and tho t i me t akon to do thi s .


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State any Experience which Enables Observer to b~ :acasonably Suro a·J out the Answers gi ven to 16 and 17 NIL

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Direction of Flir,ht with RJfercnce to Landmarks or Points of a Compass NNE/SSW

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Did the Object Remain on a Stra i ght Path , Deviate or Mnnoeuvro at all YES - A STRAIGHT PATH

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Was any Trail of Exhaust , Vapour or Light Seen

22

\"/here did Obj oct Di so.p}ear . ( eg - in I~id -Air , Behind a. Hill , Ov~r t h~ Hori zon BEHIND HILL - AND FADING

23

Exi st ence of any Phys ic al ~v id ence such as Fr agments , ?hotographs or other Supporting Evidoncc NO

24

W~ather

NO

Conditions Experienc ed at Time(s) of Observntion(s ) CLEAR SKY

25

Loc~tion

Sighting

of any Air Traffic in the Vicinity at Time of NIL

M~teorologic~l

26

Location of any

27

Any Additionnl Informat ion FIRS T SEEN ABOUT 6. 20 WALKING HOME TOWARDS S. W. WENT INSIDE CALLED 2 SONS ( 18 & 1 6)

Stations in General Ar0a NO BALLOON FLIGHTS

AND WATCHED IT DISAPPEAR

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Signetur e of Observer

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Signaturu of Interrogator .... . .. .. .. .• . . .. Peter Frith confirms everything ties in with "Echo 2". Quest ions 25, 26 and 27 to be Answered by Int errogator (Has not observed satellite previously) A "New Australian" obviously, and had difficulty in making him understana the questions completely but feel that the answers ae finally given are correct, but tre~t the elevation with caution.


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FLYING OBJ ECTS

1. Attached · re two newsnaper eli nings of an aJle ed sighting of an unidentified flyin...., object received from 1F Base JJ BERLEY .

2. No nction h· s been t1ken on the m·tt~r at this Headqu· rters .

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I PS I CH QUEENSLAND TIUES J'HURclDAY 27TH ] AY 1965

THREE REPORT SEEING A 'FLYING PLATFORM' LAND MACKAY, M!Jy 26. - Police a.re investigating a reported sighting by three men t~ear here of a mystery fly. ing object with spotlights above a circular platform. The circular-shaped ob· •·one of the blokes ran 1n wards us somebodY said, ject said to have some 30 and said, 'Come and have a 'Get the rifle and shoot at igbi.s on it, wu alleged by look at bhi.s.' It,' but I said 'No fear, they the three men to have "I went out and said. 'It's might shoot ~k'." landed near the Retreat just tbe moon.' Hotel on the Eton Range, "But when I saw it mov''FOR 40 MINUTES" about 50 miles from Mac- 1ng towards us, I ran inside The llcen..o:ee said he and kay, on Sunday night. and called the pollee." the other two men watched It WM claimed that tree- Mr. Tilse added: "The the object for about 40 mln.ops and a section Of grMS policeman at Mackay nearly utes. had been scorched, yet there died laughing and said, 'l When it took of! and flew was no evidence of an or- bet It's still not there.' away they saw it had three dinary fire. "I went and had another legs. The three men who said look and said, 'Yes it t.s, and "I saw it. we all saw It. they saw the object are Mr. It is coming towards the It disappeared In a northJ. w . T ilse, licensee of the hotel.• That took the smile easterly direction," said Mr. i hotel, Mr. John Burgess and off his face." Tilse. 1 Mr. Eric Judin, who were Mr. Tilse said: "The ob- He declared that the ob- 1 staying at the hotel. ject was about 300 Yds. from ject was not an aircraft and I Mr. Tilse t.s an experi- the hotel and WM moving he was sure of thh;. enced commercial pilot. over the treetops at one Mr. Jud.in confirmed Mr. a stage. Tllse's story tonight. CA LLED PoLICE "It had a great bank of He said: "I have never I He said tonight: "It was ~tlights, about 20 or 30 of seen anything like it . . . r about midnight on Sunday them, above a circular plat- those lights . • . and those 1 and I was clearing up form." legs." t around the place. Mr. THse continued: Mr Tllse had taken coi"We were all sober. "When It was coming to- oured photographs of marks t ~~~--~~----~·-------~-----~--rtmade by the object, includ- s mg a circular scorch mark ~ about 20 ft. across, and reported the matter to the J pollee and Civil Aviation s Department. The three men also madto a sketch of the object and signed it.

"EXPERIENCED PILOT" The Regional Director of CivU Aviation CMr. Seymour) said in Bnsbane tonight that so far he had not P received a report on the t sighting. b t

"But If 1\lr. Tllse says be " has seen somethlnr then I believe hlm, as he Is an ex- d perlenced pUot," he said.

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REPORTS OF UN-IDENTIFIED AERIAL OBJECTS 1• Attached are reports on sightings of un-identified aerial objects , as follows: (a) Report by~~ I . D. SCOTT of Welshpool Victoria . See also earlier report referenced 5/6/Air(69) 5 Apr 65. ~~ Reports received from Bureau of Meteorology llielbourne . (b) Reports by l!essrs MORICE and VELTKAMP of Taomania, giving impressions of sightings on 5th May 65 . These reports received directly from Department of Civil Aviation Melbourne . Forwarded for information.

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COPY ONLY State School, 3011 WELSHPOOL VIC 29th March , 1965 Regional Director Bureau of Meteorology Box 1289K, P . O., MELBOURNE, C1 Dear Si:rS, Ref . my letter of 21st March Ref . your letter of 25th Ma~h, ref . V24 Further to remarks in these letters , I have more sight i ngs to report for your information. These are all personally vouched for and have independent witnesses. 1. ~onday 22nd . Object sighted 9 . 20 pm. Moved from WSW to zenith in jerky movements , paused at the zenith then moved i n a NNE direction, and blacked out approx. 15 degrees from horizon. 2. ~u~day 23rd . First sighted at zenith about 7 5째 above southern horizon, it moved in 3 minutes from there to a position in NW about 60째 above horizon , then moved in an easterly direction until obscured by cloud . No cloud elsewhere , sighted at 10 . 05 pm. 3. Thursday 25th. 7 . 30 pm . Cloudless sky. Object rose about WSW, moved in a continuous straight orbital line to a position approx. 35째 above the eastern hor izon. There it stopped dead , and remained in that posi tion for 6 m. 35 sec . and then resumed its journey . Sunday 28th. 8. 45 pm. Seen following the 4. course described f or Tuesday , except that it was f i rst picked up in the NW position referred to , and I have no knowledge of its prior pos i tion. In addition to the occasions mentioned above , there are three viewings I have made myself , and a large number brought to me at the school which I have not included as i nformation is not definite enough, and too many details are lacking. I am including an extra carbon copy of this letter if you wish to send it on to someone else . I might mention that the Nednesday was cloudy , and though tonight is clear , no r eport has come in to the time of writing ( 9 pm) . Also that Thursday ' s viewing was confirmed by a person (also a schoolteacher) whom I consider reliable, at Hedley , 6. m. east of Welshpool , and Sunday ' s sighting was confirmed from Toora 6t m. west of Welshpool . I have had many requests for information which I cannot supply , so hope there is some possibility of information being available . When one considers the additional chances not included in this letter , I think you will agree that the two theories you suggest cannot fill all premises required . Seeking your further assistance , I remain, Yours faithfully , signed IAN D. SCOTT

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ON AERL 1L OBJECT OBSERVED

Glen Morice .......................................................... .

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Name of observer

2.

Addres s of

3.

Occupation of Obser ver

4.

Date a nd Time of Observation (Time given in 24 hour clock zonal time)

5.

5/5/1965 1930 - 2000 ............................................................................ 30 Minutes Peri od of Observation(s) ....... ., ...........................................

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1 J ellico St., Mowbray, Ta smania

Obse:rv-er ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • ••••••••••• •. • • • ••

High School boy . .................................................... .

Manner of Observation (Give details of own position by map r eference if possible, or by known landmarks, and de s cribe any equiyment used in t he observa tion) .

Visua l sighting from home a t Mowbray (1-2 mile s north of .................................. .......................................... ...Launceston .............city) ......•...................................................... ............................................................................ ~

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Where was object f irst observed, e . g. overhead, comi ng f rom behind a hill, over the horizon, etc .

Towards N- W horizon ............................................................................. 8.

Wha t fi r st attracted obs erver ' s attention, e . g .

li~ht

Light

or noise ,

............................................................................ 9.

Did object appear as a

li ~ht

or a s a definite ob j e ct.

. Light ............................................................................ 10 .

I f there was mor e tha n one object, how many wer e the!le, a nd "\.Tha t was their formation.

Split into two objects ............................................................................ becoming orange was the colour of the l ight or obj e ct White ................................

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~lliat

12 .

What was 1ts apparent shape ••••••••••••••••••••••• • •·••••••••••••••••••••••

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Banana shaped

............................................................................ 13 .

Was any detail of structure observable •• ~~~

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............................................................................ Nil Was any me thod of propulsion obvious • ..................................... Nil 15. wa s ther e a ny sound ........................................................ Low angle to horizon 16 . ++ He i ght, or angl o of el evat ion .............................................. Difficult to det ermine 17 .++ Speed, or angul a r vulocity ................................................. 18.

St ate any c.~ rionce which enables observer to be r ea s onably certain about tho a nswer s gi ven to 16 and 17.

Inexperienced

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•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Si nce it is normally imposs i bl e to e stimate the he i ght and spoed of a str ange obj e ct, i t will usually be be t t or to endeavour to det ormino t ho angl e of el evation of tho obj e ct, the angl o through "tolhich i t moved, a n0. the time taken to do this .

Observer st~t ed tha t his br other f ollowed the object by ca r unt il it a ppea red to be overhead a pproximately 600 fee~ . ~~~~~ 2~e ground.


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(Cont 1 d)

19. Direction of f l ight with r eference to l andmarks or points of the compass . Towards N- tl ........................................................................ 20 .

Did the obj ect r emain on a str a i ght path, devi ate or manoeuvre at all.

Appeared to circle •••••••••••••••••••••••••

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21.

Was any trail of exhaust, vapour or light seen

22 .

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Nil seen

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di d object disappear , e , g. in mid-air, behind a hill , over tho hori zon.

Low towards horizon ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •

23 ,

Lxistence of any physical supporting evidence .

••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 0

cv id~ncc

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such as fragment s , photographs , or other

Nil ........................................................................

24 . We a thcr conditi ons exper i enced at til'to ( s) or obscrva t i on ( s) Clea r overhead a t airport, visibility good - some low cloud to NW

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25 .

Location of any air traffic in tho vicinity at the tirn... of sighting.

Nil ........................................................................

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Location of any met eorol ogical stations in tho goner nl ar ea .

Launceston Airport ....................................................................... ..

27.

Crescent moon observed by Meteorological

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Some smoke haze expected in Launceston city area .

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A • VELTKA1IPI J . VELTKAMP ....................... ....................................

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Name of observer

2.

Addr ess of Observer ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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Occupati on of Observer • . .•.•..•••••...•.•..••...•••••.•.•••. . ••.•••••.•••••

Date and Time of Observati on (Time gi ven in 24 hour clock zonal time)

61 VICTORIA ST ., YOUNGTOWN , TAS.

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SCHOOLBOY - COST CLERK

5 . 5. 65 2230- 2245 ............................................................................ 15 minutes Period of Observati on(s) .................................................. . Manner of Observation (Give details of own positi on by map refer ence if possibl e , or by known landmarks, and describe any equioment used i n the observati on) .

Visual sighting .................................. . .......................................... Travelling west to south- west ............................................................................ ............................................................................ 7.

Wher e was object f irst observed, e . g. overhead , corning f r om behi nd a hill, over the hori zon, etc .

Fir st si ghted 30° from horizon travelling down to 20° from ............................................................................. horizon .

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Wfi.at f irst attracted observer ' s attent i on, e . g. l i ght or noise .

9.

Did object appear as a

....Light ........only .....•........................................................... li ~ht

or as a definite obj ect.

Light ............................................................................ 10 .

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13.

If there was more than one object , hovT many wer e therte, and vThat w"'. s their for mation .

One object ............................................................................ Green to orange to green tho col our of tho light or obj ect ................................ Light source only v!hat was its apparent shape ................................................. ............................................................................ ~lhat \ol8.S

No ..................................... ............................................................................

Was any dotail of structure observable

No ..................................... No 15. Jas ther e any sound ........................................................ Hard to determine 16.++ He i ght , or angl e of el evation .............................................. Slow apparent speed 17. ++ Speed, or angul ar ................................................. 14.

Was any nethod of propulsion obvious

v~~ocity

18.

State any c.~ rience which enabl es obscrvur to be r easonably cer tain about tho ansv10r s gi ven to 16 and 17 .

No previous experience except observing aircraft

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19. Dir ection of f light with r ef erence to l andmarks or points of the compass . From west to south-west

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20 .

Di d the obj ect r emain on a strai ght path, deviate or manoeuvre at all.

Straight path ••••••••••••••••• 4

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21.

Was any trail of exhaust , vapour or light seen

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Not obvious ........................

di d object disappear, e . g. in mid-air, behi nd n hill , over t ho horizon.

Towards horizon •••••••••••••~••••••••••••••••• • • • ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• o ••••••••

23 .

Lxistcnce of any physical ovidoncc such as fragments , photogr aphs , or other supporting evi dence .

No

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W eat her conditions exper i enced at ti1'1e (s) or obscrvation(s)

Weather fine to cl ea r ......................................................................... 25.

Location of any nir traffic i n t ho vicini ty at t he

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of s i ghting.

Nil Air Tra ffic • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • r

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Location of any met eorological stations in the gener al a rea.

La unceston Ai rport - nil ba lloon flights • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • •

27 .

Any additional information

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..........W..ea..t.her .....f.i..ne, ....nil .....cloud, ........visibility ..............good ... ..•............. ........................................................................ ·········· ~ ································&··········· · ······ · ······ ~ ··

Questions 25, 26 and 27 to be answer od by interrogator •

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MINUTE PAPER (This side only to be written on)

SICh~ING

OF U. F. O. s

Be tween 1820 and 1830 on Thursday 13th Lay 1965 I saw an U. F . O. I was parked in my car in Griffith facing South when suddenly a bright light caught my eye . It was very bright witr a light greenish sh.ac.,e under the front portion , and was moving approx. NE to Sil . The U. :F'. 0. ap eared slightly elongated and moved at a great speed. It ·was observed for about tr~ee to four seconds moving along a horizontal plane and appeared to break- uo into about 4 to 6 bright pieces which seemed to slm·:- dO'i"'n and fade av1ay. This U. F. 0 . seene 1 identical to another one which I saw in about the first week of pril 1965 . That -r• • 0 . did not appear to disintegrate but t o flip over or change direction and disappear .

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IN THE SKY

1. Jt about 1820K on Thursday 13th ~ay 1965 While travelling about south on the ~eanbeyan - Captains Flat Road about 12 miles from ~eanbeyan I noticed a bright light to my left at about 40° elevation . The lisht was yellowish, s imilar to the colour of the moon which w~s in the same general direction and in :its third. quarter. The night was cloudless and vi s ibility was excellent . 2. The object was moving in the same direction - iouth at high speed. I do not know if it was the initial light-up of the object that first attract ed my attention or the fa ct that it came from the rear ~d entered my field of vi sion. hen first sighted it was at an a..'lgle of 90 to the vehicle, and as it proceeded towards the front , changed colour to a g reenish glow, similar, but not as green as a green veray light . 7dthin about 2 to 0 3 seconds from ::;ighting, the object had moved from ri.ght angles to about :;J from the front of the oar . At this time it appeared to emit pinpoints of light , radiating at about 15°- 20° from the rear and about i second later it faded r~pidly as though e:xtingui shed. 3. The va-."Jour street but more of a bright at the

light appeared like a di ff'used source , s i milar to a mercury light, at about 2/3 main size . Tere was no bri ght flash of light brieht glow lighting up an area in the sky. The moon was very ti me , and this probably diffused the light from the object .

4.

The trajectory ~peared flat and an inspired guess on height would be 20-:;J,OOOft . Spe ed , once again a ~uess but based on experience , verJ hie.h 2- :;JOO mph.

5. It was quite unlike anythin[ tha t I had seen before, left no trail and was definately not ~ refl e ction or a reflected light . It did not in any way resemble a falling meteorite .

6. ~~ other passengers also clearly saw the object and from a discussion which followed the sighting, their observation s were :::.imil ar to mine .

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are ~

where the sighting took pla ce there

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1. At about 182()[( on 'l'tul'Bda,y 13tb. Kay 1965 while travellin« about acutb. on tho ~em'be7m - Ca'Dtaina J'lat Road a~ut 12 llilea fl"'il ~eanbe7m I notioed a bright ligh~ to rq lett at about 40 eleYatiOD. 'l'be ligbt wu ,ellowiab., eild.lar to the oolour or the :00!1 which W3ll in the fl£aDe cmeral direoti.on and in · 'third quarter. 'l'be night was oloudleaa md v1&1ld.l1 v waa uoellant.

2. !'he object • moving in the &a!l d1 rection - woutb at high apeed. I c1o not know 1f i i wu the ird t1al light-up of the object that t1.ret atbaoh4 rq a it en tion or the f ot that 1t a.ae tl"o• the rear ~d entered WI:~ t1.eld of virden. When nrst mshted it was at m mgle of 90 to the vehicle, md aa it proceeded towarda the front, ohanpd oolour to a greenish alow, llimilar, but not aa are• u a green verq light. 11 th1n about 2 to0 3 aeooncta ho• aight1ag, the objeot had IIDVed boll right mgl.ea to abo11t )) troa the tront of the oar. A3 thia ti•e it appearctel to emt pinpoint• of liftht, radiating at about 150 -20 boa the rear and a'bo1.1t aeoond later it faded rapidl7 t1B though e:rlinguiahed.

). '1'be vapour atreet but ore ot a 'brisht at the

light appeared like a d1 ftuaed source t &1111lar to a aaer01.117 light, at a'bo1.1t 2/J 11ain eiae. !ere wu no bright tlaah of light 1m ght glow lighUllg ll'P an area in the *7• '!'be .an waa vert Uaae, and tbia p1'0babl7 diftuaed '\he light troa the object.

4. 1Ue trajeotort appeared tlat and m inspired pe&a on height woulc! 'be 20-)),ooon. Spa d, onoe agaln a eaa but 'basad on uper1enoe, va-q high 2-.J)OO mph.

5.

It na quite Wll.ike &Z17th1ng that I had aeen before, lett no trail and waa def1natel7 not reflection or a reflected light. It did not in •1 way resemble a falling meteorite.

6.

Two othor pa aonger alfiO olearl7 saw the objeot and trom a diac:.uaeion which followed the sighting, their o'baervationa we:re 11111 r to ad.ne.

7.

In the are

where the aighting

~ook

plaoe the:re

re no atreet lights

or houeaa.

(R.F. BRl~DLI) (05853) Squadron X..ader Teab.aical Branoh JfOTEa-

p eaeners in c r lite J.lr. Clift' Sad. th Captain• Pl. at.


LI CB'l'INO OF OBJECTS I! THE SKY

1. A~ about 1820X on 'l'bursdq 13th lla1 1965 while ~ravelling abou~ aouth on the Q.leanbe7an - Captains Plat Road a~u~ 12 llilea tro• Q.teanbe7m I no~ioed a bright light to rq left a~ about 40 elevation. 'l'b.e light waa yellowish, si111lar to the oolour ot the moon wbiob. waa in the s•• gmeral direotion and in third quarte r. 'l'b.e night was al.oudless and via1bll1 t7 was excellent.

*

2. 'l'b.e object wae IIIOVing in the ••• direotion - .,uth d high epeed. I do not know it 1 t wae the initial lighkp ot the obJect that tire~ at~raotecl rq attention or the t a ct that it o•• troa the rear ~d entered 1117 tield ot vision. lhen tirst lldpted 1 t was at an angle ot 90 to the vehiole, and aa 1 t proceeded toward• the front, changed oolour to a greenish glow, e11111lar, but not as green aa a green .,.~ light. 1r1 thin about 2 ~o0 3 seOODda trom sighting, the object had rDOVed hom right mgl.ea to about 30 troa ~he tront ot the oar. this tia• i ~ appeared to ellli t pinpoints ot licht, radiating 0 at about 15 -20 hom the rear and abou.~ i aeOODd later 1 t faded rapidl7 aa though extinauiahed.

'8

). 'l'b.e light appeared like a d1 ttuaed source , s1111lar to a merou.17 vapour street light, at about 2/3 aain Bisa. '!'ere waa no bright tlaah ot ligh~ but more ot a br.l eht glow lighting up an area 1n the *7• !be .:xm waa "7!7 bricht at the tiM, md ~hi s probabl7 diffus ed the light troa the object.

4.

su•••

'l'b.e trajecto17 a,ppea.red tl at and an inepired on heipt would Speed, once again a gu.eaa bu~ baaed on experience, nrr

be 20- 30,000ft. high 2- ~ liph.

5. It was quite unlike anJtbing that I had seen before, lett no trail and was deft.na~el7 not a retleotion or a retleoted light. It did not in &7 wa7 resemble a falling meteorite.

6.

'1'wo other passengers also olearl7 saw the object and trom a diacu eaion which followed the sighting, their observations wre aiad.lar to llliDe.

1.

In the area where the si ghting took place there are no street lights

o r bouaes.

(R.F. ~~DLI) (05853) Squacbon Leader Teabnioal Brenoh IJOTEa-

Paaaengers in Oar

Wit• llr. Olitt Sad. th Captains Pl at.


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PLEASE QUOTE

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

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Info: Headquarters Support Command

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING

OBJ~CTS

Herewith proformae outlining eyewitness reports on an unidentified flying object allegedly sighted at WITTENOUM GORGE WESTERN AUSTRALIA, on the 2nd August 1964 by:Mr ANTONI

UCHANSKI Mr GERZY JUSZCZYK Mr EDO ROSSI Mr ALEXANDER BRIAN ELDER

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(6.H.D . BROWNE) Wing Commander For Officer Commanding



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/ld~nt ••••••••• dC#A'd~# / Name of' Obse r ver ••.•.••. , • , •••••••.••••••••• , ••••••••

2.

~ddress

3.

Oc.:c upt:lt l on of

4.

Date

of Obse

~nd ~ ime

rver~f. !tf~ef•• d4.~..c.J:?~/.(~1'(-./r(fi:;;~l'~

ubserver U9.4.~ . 4~;:~~~ ........... •~, ·.... ·. ~. of

obse1v~tion

(Time g Lven i n 24 hour

c loc~

time ) . ~~~ -~.fltY...s/!.. !9'/f-:/.. .• ~/.&!r/.Hta/M/.·..;:f.cf~.. . Per- 1od of obs c l vc:.t1on(s) .~!t?X!'?lq/p/y. .. /.@r~~*-: ...... ·. ·... . zo no.l

s. ,.

o.

~~nne r

of observst1on: (Give de tails of own posit i on by m&p ref ere nee if possible , or by known l o.ndrru:.. rks, ttnd descr i be any e~u 1 pment used in the obser·vo.tion) .

k.'t?~~ .€?4"4.%~ . -T.o/(~~ .4~~ .d

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

7.

.Jhere ~Jas obJect first observed , e . g . overhe<:ld , coming from be h i nd a h i ll , ove r· tne hor i zon , e tc.

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-;_;;;n-tr?J~s/ed ~h~ t

first

n, ~L?e .P.

~trttcte d

/

obse1ver ' s b t &e ntLon . e . g . l1ght or no 1se

.

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-..4/15:4!??. ¥-/.~(!!;. /?7.. f;f.e.. Di d object

ap~6br ~s

:I:1/....................... ." ... .

a l i ght or ttS & defi nite object .

~d~- ..c?~~cr-: ..-#.'?'./~;-'; -~-•• ?( . ~0.~~- •.•••.••.••••• 1 1.).

l f thtH6 wus mor6 thttn one object , hm~ mc..ny ~vert tllerGs c.nd ~ic.S tne ir forr:1a. tion.

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C!?d('/. ¥-(R~f:. .. ................ 'if."·~ .••.•.•••.••••• / · .. (?/!~. .. or~· · (ueynl') / ~//ow- c;d,...,L!J'e

11 •

12.

~lht.t ~vtts the colour- of the l 1ght or _QbJect_,.f:erff'.r: . -:- . ?f¥-Et ••••

~""/ ~ . tt!'-&ecr /V'~ k~w# •lha t

~vas

lts EiP.bH:.... rent

sh~pe

cYP..SQ

-ro

~OJc?&f"'-

..................................•

15 .

,fty.~~~. ~ . ~. r:C?M~: ..tfWy..L.t?~f?-6!~ .7/f4('{.c!~/1~/}'.B. . was t.ny deta i l of structurL observable . ~ ••••••.••.•.••.•••• . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . ................... . vittS any method of propulsion obvious •..... ~o/-~4tt:Jd .... W!:!S there Ltny sound .. ~ ... . ........•••....•••....••.•.....••

16 .

xx Hel ght , or- angle uf elev c.. tLon ./..tl~?fo. ~ .-.• . ~••••~~~.~~.••••

13 .

14.

1 7.

1 B.

/lcl,-r:r .,tc,

~cJ;/'d;tcpu/u ,.Y4t/·

J.&re_~/- ct.6o l/~ /f"ot,y~e..s

xx Spt;ed , or c..ng:ulE:T veloc i

tz ~tr.?~~/.. f: .~. . lff. -~~ ...

~eed ct...r· ~cf"f"e,.. Nl't?n4'sh~'1'/??c:J.tl''"~m f?/t>~-¥d ~Pd ~,y .8,(~1.!>#­

. otc... t tJ ti.IlY ex~c1 i ence ~vh i c i1 em.. ble s ')oservcr to be ret.sonC:.~bly cert<.....in :..bout thci bns~. e rt give n to 16 "'nd 17.

d~..e&~..s: ..<."?--:"/f"«~ . f-WY>.< .4: /.1-~.. (-'J"r-t'-ff<>t!': •.••••••• XX

::> i nct it is normc.. lly impo::.s ~ bl€ to est Lm<..te the height t..nd . spe e...t of t. strc..nt;e obJect it \rill usu:...lly be b<:;t·ter to · · e ndec..vour tu J ~teun ine tht- <...ngle of elevu t 1on of the obj ec t, the t..ngle tnrough v. lllCil lt ffiOV "'d ' c:..nd tw.e t._kcn tv do tulB .

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Report on a eria l object observed (cont ' d) 1 9.

DirectL o n of fli ght with refe1e nce to landma rks or po ints of the compass .

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/.; ~~;; · Y"A?P

· ~rl ~~~$/~ /f'~?~·'

rema i ~~on

Did the tbje c t at all.

~~ th.

a stra i ght

devia te or ml:.lnoeuvre

~A'??'**'("f!:(. t?.' l' ..~,tJ~ ~ ~ ............................ . 21 •

'22 .

.~as

seen~~~~,~

tra i l of exh&ust, vc.pour or light

l:.lny

~vhere

d i d obj ect d i setppear , e . g . i n rr. i d- a ir, behind over the h0rizon.

hill ,

l:l

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• : • • • •

Existence of ea.ny phys i cal evidence such. as fr&gments, pho t ographs or other support ing ev i dence .

/.'It!. ........................................................ . . .. .... ....... .. . .. .. . . . .... . . . . . .. . ..... ... . ...... ... .. ... ..

. ...

24.

.

,,eu t ne r condit .Lo ns exper Lenced &t t i me (s) or observc.t i on (s) ~ ~-J~/ _dpn-{ Jt;<"'..,.~#/f, -~,-, . . . . . ··

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Locat i on of &ny meteorolog i cal stations in the generetl a rea ••

27 .

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Name of Obse r ver .

2.

Address of

J.

l)e;c up& t 10n of

4.

Date and 'l'i me of observation (Time g1ven i n 24 hour clock

5.

time ~~:( . d'p."~~ .~$.~ . -~f?('<'-J'I~~P1'. ..:f.c;~~.....•.. 1-'er1od of obsovc::tLon(s) ti//?~O.J:'I"Jt?ft!/y. ..tfl.. f?'?t't'~(~ . ....•...•••

o,. .

l\1<:~.nne r

u~~e rv e ~?'/ ..$.~9.-. . -tf.4'.~ :L./f(..¥.<0/ tflfl-:'.'

zonal

of observation: (Give deta i ls of O\vn posi ti on by m~p reference if possible , or by known l andmc..rks , 1:1nd describe any e ~u ipment use.d i n the obse rv& t ion ) .

+..'~c.o.4i/. . ~vic?./.~. t?k/1. .-: .//ft!{-"f.~P.~;; . : .4.'~<£)/f'.(1."'-/.'?« . #.~If ... L'tl!.~l~"tt;>.C. ~ ~

7.

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

"'here was obJect first observed , e . g . overhead , coming from beh ind a hill, over· the horizon , etc .

ant~~- .t!!"~('/('9r:' ..4tf?.~/l"(q/_ . ~/:r.................. .. ....... . 8.

dh&t f irst attracted observer's utcen tion . e . g . light or noise

-.

?.lf-'4~: .. ... ..... ..... ....................................... .

9.

Di d object

ap~ec..r

b.S & light or as & definite object .

+'fiffl'~ .lr...,?,e:-..if. . . .(.~~~~f-. ..........................•. l f tht:l6 wus more than one object , hov' mb.ny wwert there , t:.nd ~'he.. t

\~o.s

tne ir form1:1 t ion.

CO.'ttfZ.•• ~~ . 0/.11'.~ . ••••••.••• • •••••••..•••.•••••••••.••••• dl~~a- //d¢ ~,-

11 •

=:;t:e

~w'htlt ~vas th~~ colour oL the lLght o.r ob:~ect ••• "/J'{f.~t:f~!'N ./.~<:? •• "F

12.

14~d~- ar/gr/li'c¥e' C477bPr.;' dr ea<Jn W?.n"'e?'OW - ~4,/~a/.- Ct::?G· ~ ,.. • ~ r • • No~ k,.,Oh'A( .that \Jc::t.S tt'=' uPtJc..4rent shc...pe ••....... . . . . . . . . . ..... ....•...••••

1 3.

Was

~ny

w~s

ther e uny sound .. ~ . .~PP.'!ft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ... ..... . .

14. 1 5.

16 . 17 .

1 8.

t!!fjf¢.~/1'!<1~~ .4: .~~. ?f ..~~o/.--: ....................... . observable. //(~ ••••••.••••.••.•••• .. . .. .. . . ..... . . . . . . .. . .. .. . . .. . . . . . . . . .. ...... . . .. . . . .. .. ... . v/1::1S t<.ny me the.d uf propulsion obvious&~~/r~~~9N ..... . detQil of structure

xx Height , or ~ngle of elevc..tlon .~(<((: .cf!'P..4'. -P:o.:o./.~ c£4:;Y'l. ~ ai;O$a/.~ · ,A'ana~ · 1·· ~ I; c:Jso M/"-?# • xx Spted or/ t..ng.u c...T vel oc i tyo ••• • ••.••.••.•..••• •• .•••.•.• ~#"t!/1/A~q /}or0',~AJ/ /~/na--t Stt<.te l::i~ ex~e1 ience which ent..bles ~oservar to be reLson~bly cer-tt.. in u.bout the ans~,ert g i ven to 16 c....nd 17.

..... .

lf?.ftr:'6!&.d.V.S. s!!.- yo!'!f?~~'? /~/.4/. _4. . !1tt".. /.'~4/?fo~('-: ........ . XX

::; i nct it i s normc...lly imposs ' ble to est Lmt.. te tpe height t.nd . spe c; . . . of ~ stn. . nt,c obJect it \fill usut..ll:y be b'tt·te-r to · · · endec..vour tu u ~teunine the '""ngle of elevutLon of the object, the angle

Jo~i '''~~;;;t · ~nd

tlme

t~Kcn

tu do tuLa.


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Repor t on a erial object observed (cont ' d)

1 9.

Di rectLo n of fl i ght with refe1e nce to landma r ks or po i nts of the c otfipas s •

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2U .

1'111"-le//'~.nt

~r/.d~~

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Did t he ebje c t re ma i n on a str a i ght pti th, devia te or manoe uv re at all .

4?t'i~t/...t:!~. ~/f:-?_1-; ._fi).ct/h..?/."'(1(• •<?.'-:' 7.lJt4 . ~¥1£--: .<:'?r•• -

21 • •22 .

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I

-~ias t~.ny t r a i l of exhaus t, VtJ.p our or l~ g ht se en/~~ -~. ~tf?: .•

.,t/d,€

fr~,r~

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vhe r e d i d obj ect d i s~ppear, e . g . i n mid-a ir, behind a hill , over t he hori zon •

.4~/f'«. a:4. ............................................. . •

23 .

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0

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Existe nce of any physical evidence s uch a s fragments, photogr aphs or other supporting ev idence .

M.l. ............... .. ...... .. .. ... .. ........................ . ............. .. . .. . . . . ..... . . . .. . . . ..................... ... . 24.

_,eo.the r cond i t i ons experle nced at t i me (s) or observo.t i on (s)

v~~{. (4!).'(~.-1~4.s:. :.f"A~~ . ~- l't:.S(.Pif.f. . ~<·............ .. . ~5 .

LocatLon of , any a i r trtJ.ff i c in the vLc i n ity at t 11e t i me of

d/ .. ...... ........................ · .... · · · · · · · · · · .... . ..... ... . . .. . . . ... . . . . .. . ... ............. ... . .... ..... . .

sighting •• .

26 .

Locat i on of any meteorological stat i ons i n the general area--

.Nt/ . ....... ...... . . . . . .. . ... . ... . . . .. . ...... .. .. .. . . . . . . . . .. .. . 27 .

i nformation. ~!.•••. • •.. •.• ••. • .•• • •• . •.• .. •.•

add itiona l

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~uest ions

•••

25 , 26 and 27 to oe bnswered by interrogtitor .


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1•

Name of Observer ••

2.

.t..ddress of

3.

oc:cup&t l on of

4.

D&te c:.nd 'l' i me of obse1v1:;1.tion (Time gtven in 24 hour clocK

ubserver .~.(( . f:<:?('f'"!?<:!~ ......•. •• . .. ........•..

zon£11 t i me) • .z'(ll.c/.

. r./.v.9'¥~. (~'€ f. .. :: .+yP:(:J~t,:!.ci~!y. -:-::s:-d"?,. ••

v&tton(s) -+~(4 )"{/{?f:IAJ&.'~. (. ~-;'!"<;'(~ •.••••• .......

5.

Per1od of obs€1

o, .

Mbnner of observatt on : (Give det& ils of own pos iti on by m~p refer·e nee i f possible , or by known. l&.ndmc..rks, CJ.nd descr i be &ny e~ui pment used in the obser·v&t i on) .

?.Q(!fl!t.'i;.rt. : . .~{;'A'/~ • ('~1~;: .<'/Tiff . .-. d.~fP'!f1'~ ~4'.~-!~1t! . •.

... . .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. . .. . . .. .. ... . .. . 1'/'here ~Jas obJect first obser·ved , e . g . overhead , coming fron: beh ind a h i ll , over· the horizon , etc .

a~,",yy. Jr'P~. . ~~-1~~¢. .c:!.-. ~/~ •.....••.••••....••....••••••• 8.

~h&t first ~ttr1:;1.cted obse1ver ' s CJ. t GentLon.

-.

/../.j?.'-7!: ..................•......••..••.•...........•......••..

9.

Did object ap~ec..r c..s 1:;1. l i ght or

1:;1.S

e.g. light or noise

& definit6 object .

~8.<1~~. •~ • t?. .• ~/.~"!'~~. . ~§:c:C?(-: . ....................... . 1 v.

..Lf tht:H6 \~us more thbn one object , ho~~ mc.ny liert there, t.nd \~c.s tne ir forr.lCJ. tion.

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40

11 •

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13.

14.

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h'hl:.lt wo.s the colour ot the l l ght or ObJect &4.f£1<-:,. (/f'.Jf?"!?t~­ h/.hdl hf'A/.r - c#".4i;-Nd/~ /,Y ~en W,-,yQ((J¥ · - (!lijec/- ~IJ/eu:/,- ,.;e.yL.• a t \Jas l· t s a.Pt>t.c.r€!1 t s h ~pe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .k-'YoJY . . . . .....v 'h

d/s:o

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.

there c...ny sound •• ~ . ./'J'.!J~.~'?~.. . . . . . . . . . • • • . . . ..........••

1 5.

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1b.

otc..t~J 'lny cXJ:o~t;:;lience \whicn em.. . blcs 'Joservcr to be rcLsonubly cc; rt<:.in t...bou t thci uns~ie rl:: given to 1 6 c...nd 1 7.

do. ·o/-4'r/.f~t'P. ·/?'-&?~(Jf/.S: . ...:5-. t1ft-r. . (~~/.~~(-: . . .. ... . ......... . XX

oinct it is norma..lly imposs : ble to esttmt.te the he i ght t:;.nd. speeJ of c.. strt..ngc obJect it vill usu<....lly be b't;t·ter to ende;t..vour tu u ~teunint; tht- . . . nglb of elevc... t 10n of the obj ect , the t..ngle tt1rougll hlllCil it mov .... d , c:..nd t1me t ... Kcn t v do tu1.a . - 1-


Report on aeri al object observed (cont ' d) 1 9.•

Dire ct Lo n of fli ght with refe t ence to landma rks or po i nts of the· compass.

7;;.~ ~m . ~qt/1 . (~dori.A.-. tfq~ . ~~~ r#{Y. ..~ M~-o/~~~~- -~"'· 2u.

21 •

•22 .

Did the , bject r emain on a stra i ght ptith, deviate or at all .

m~noeuvre

J/!,:t<;l('!"t'r/..tl(l..~Q'I~,¥.y?£1; .{/fl'.-f~. /¥(~• .~ • ...-~~(: . ~ ~q~ . .. ·~~·a;~:- trail of exhaust , v t.pour or 1 i ght see n~//.Pr..<'¥.#lf"t9. Vhere d i d obj ect d isappear , e . g . in mid-a ir, behind a hill , over the h0r i zon.

&0ri~.- ~(tl.. ·. ~. ·:-·. ~. · •.••.• ........... ··.· •.•.•... •.•.· ~ .·. ·-~ ~ •.•.•.. . 23 .

Existence of any phys ical evidence such as fragments, photographs or other support i ng evidence •

. ;:{t!. .......... ................ ... .......... ... .... ........ . . .... ........ .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . ... . . . .... ..... . . . . .. . . . . ... . .. 24 .

11el:1ther condi t1.ons exper Lenced at time ( s ) or observat i on (s) C((J?!'•• ~j?.~l.-:

~5 .

. -.. Yt~/:1/d/y. ..~ffl~ . .•.......... . ............

Loc a t Lon of any a ir traf fi c in the vLcinity at t ne time of

m!............................................. . . ... . . ... ... .. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. . . . ... .. ...... . .. .. . . .. . . . . .

sight ing ••.

26 .

Loce tion of a ny meteorolog i cal stations in the general area ••

.r/11 .............. . . .. ..... . . .... .. . . . .. .. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 27 .

Any

a dd itional i nforma t ion. t// . •. • .•.•...••.•....••• . ..•. .• ••

~~ues

t ions 25 , 26 and 2 7 to oe o.ns we re d by interrogs. tor .

. ........... . .. . . . . . . .. .. . . . .. .. . . .. . .. ..... . . .. . . . .. . . .. .... .. ............. . .. . .... . . .. . . ... . . . ..... .. ... . .. . . .. . . . . ..... . . . . ... ... ... . .. . ..·.. . . . .....•........•..... .... .. .. ... . ....•

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1•

ubserver •.•.

4.

~~~ ~ •.•••.••• ~ ••. ~ ••..•••

.Do.te b.nd 'l'ime of observb.tion (Time g1ven in 24 hour clocK

~:. !/. -. 6.~ ......... 3 . f(}.dlf-1: .................. . obsc:r vc. t Lon( s) ... :~~ .• •MI!'/1/. 7."~. ~ ............•

zon&.l time) .

5.

:tJe r 10d of

6.

~~b.nner of observatton: (Give detl:t ils of O\<n position by m&p refer e nee if possible, or by kno~m lo.ndrru::..rks, und describe o.ny e~u 1pment used in the observation).

~ -t1. <tf¥ff~ . ~~.fl.~ .~f!..t;"!:J.'i!~:r.

.~.~~~~f':". 4~rf!l ·. -?!.~-~7- .~{.. ;.O;?r;.-~ ..(c.i:'?', . E.../f!41?..f.¢'!': .M- . 4-!~o.o.-n ··~;tf, -~~ •'>'·"1J'!f < 7.

vihere ~Jas ObJect f irst observed, e.g . overhel:ld , coming from behind a hill , over tne hor izon , etc . ~

~y~. ~-.~.Aft.,. -~ ?1{#.f.!:~ -~h first

~ttructed

observer's uttent1on . e . g . light or noise

-.

~-.t"'"'· # .~................................... .

9.

Di d object

~P~c~r ~s

a l i ght or

8.

1 u.

~h~t

bS

& defin ite object .

a~·;f/r-h~::t!;;;.: ~~- ~.«. .11¥-:!.-:1.. rr~- lf tht::Hc WuS more <thun one OIJjcct , hO~J mc...ny oi er~:; tller<:; , C..Od ~Jh<;.. t \lt.S tne ir forr.1u t ion. d::J'ifEcr ~s: SE.J;.IV

~-- · d< .¥:: -~ ~ e.fflt. ···-~ ~ ·····:. ··~- ·~ ··· t4;: ··

~tfl ~~dct,~~ Q..4a 4Ul;;v,t IYLA~~c;-~ "~~·('" 11 • v ~whLt wo.s.rJ~ colour of the lLgh t?' o ~~~ ~~ t . ~ . ~1-9•.. '~"· .••••• 1~.

13 .

14 .

,/hat

~£ ~ ~- ~-c._). its &.Pv<...rent shc...pe . - ~~ • . ~~-.

\JEtS

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. . .·( 14;;.... ./.'.0) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......... . 1 ~us c..ny de tl=lil of s true turt. observable ••••• .J.Y.4 ~ ............ . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . .. ... tony meth6d uf propulsion obvious ••.•.. ~} ••.....•.••••• ~ ...

15.

b:J.S there uny sound ..... ....

• • • • . . • . • • . • . ....••....••

16.

xx Helght, or ungle of elevc:..tlon .•

1 7.

xx Spt;ed, or· c....ng:ulc.:.T veloc 1 ty .~ . 7~Y,

~ . ,/2.1?;.~~.<?. &.£....

4 ~ '6!.-J tb 0 v- ~ ~.+/t.: .. ~

::>tc....te

~n,y

t::XJ!clicnce

. .............. · . • · · · ·

,hich enc..bles :>aservcr to be

rec... son<.~bly

{!t)!J::;J}:~tl~-th!J ~A~~jr~~~ 7;::-£·_._. ~

---a7J·. ~,,k Jtts:-~~~·lzur ~..L'. · · ~~~· ~< ···

XX

::; i ncc it i s norm<...llf'impoos :. ~ -t o cStlmt.te tne height c...nd . speeJ of c.. s trc...n&;c obJect 1 t \till usu<.....lly be tTt. t·tcr to endbc...vour tu u.~te1rr1inc tnt.. .... nglt; of el<:;V<...t l on of the obj0ct , the t...ngle tnrough v.lllCil it C10V t. d , <..<Od tln.c t .... r..cn tv jO tulS. -1-


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Report on aer i al object observed (cont ' d)

1 9.

Directlon of flight with refe1ence to landmarks or points of the compass .

j'

~~4.'-j.;4r!)."~(.. !. ·1'!':1!. .f·~.1'.#.~ ~ ~ -~- ?;:-:.'!"'(. 2v.

Did the ebject re main on a straight at all .

p~ th,

deviate or

m~noeuvre

d

-~~ fu .C<?.«~~,#!................... f

21 •

•22 .

~ .•.••

1ias 1:1ny trail uf exhaust , vapou r or light seen ••.•• ~ihere

did object d i sttppear, e . g . in r.:id-air, behind over the hQr izon .

hill ,

e:t

~~~A~1~<f..~~(.~ .<-:{'..#.: ... ,.· ."' ...... .

23 .

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

. . . ~#F.:"·. ·......... ....................... ·.. ·.·.·....... ·.......... .

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

uet4ther conditions exper i enced at time (s) or observ&tion (s)

~~~~.q~ .•.... . v/~i.~. ~. J • • • • • • • • • • • • •.••••.• ••• ~5 .

Locat Lon of a.ny air tre:tffic in the vLoinity e:tt tile time of

!IJ.~ .. ... ... ' .. ••••••.. •·•••~ ·•••' ••••············· ........ ... . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. .... . . . ... ...... . . ... .. . . .. ... . .

si.ghti.ng ••

..

26 .

Loc at i on of any meteorolog i cal stations in the general area ••

27 .

Any add itional

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. . . . . ............. .. . .. . .. .. .. . . . . . . .. . . . . ... . . . . ... .. . . ..... . ............ ... ...... ... ...... .. . . .... . .... . . . . . . . . . . . . ... .. 25 , 2o and 27 to oe bnswered by interrogator •

~uestions

. . . . . . . . . . ., ...... •

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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

D E PA RTMENT OF CIVIL r.t.,w- :

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62 o131

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"HENTY HOUSE,"

" AVIAT Ja~UltNE."

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499 LilTLB COLUNS STR£&, 1839

MELBOURNE, C. J.

Q , P.O.,

IN llULY Quon

MEMORANDUM FOR.

of Air , A.C . T. Un- explained Incident - Cambridge Gulf , W. A. Forwarded herewith, for such investigation as you may consider necessary , is advice received pertainine to an occurrence on 22nd September, 1964. "Report from Master "Koolama", in Cambridge Gulf at 1831 local time , ~ighted sky object like exploding meteorite - Jight was sufficiently bright to be reflected in water" · No civil aviation activity would account for this report • .,.

......,

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~~. ~~aham) .

for Director General of Civil Aviation.


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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION T.u.lww: 62 0131

TJ<11-'ri< AJJ,...:

"HBN1Y HOUSE,"

"AVIAT MEUOIJIINt."

Pootal AJJr., :

499 LllTLB COLUNS STREET,

IIOX 1839 0, P.O.,

MELBOURNE, Cl.

fUZAUTH S"Bti!T, IULIIOUANa, C. I .

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l.~P.'ORANDUM

FOR : A

Secretary;'" Depa~tment of Air , CANBERRA. A.C . T.

oJ0(~~0

Unidentified Sighting - Kavieng.

Forwarded herewith, for such investigation as you may consider necessary, is a report by our Officer-in-Charge , Kavieng, relating to an unidentified flying object sighting in the vicinity of Kavieng on 12~h August, 1964. The delay in reporting this occurrence is regretted but the necessary sighting details were inadvertently omitted from the initial notification provided by our Regional Office.

!

There was no notification, to Air Traffic Control , of an air movement which could account for this sighting.

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r-..-.:'£~-

( D. s. Graham) .

for Director General of Civil Aviation.


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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA .

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DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVtA.TION: {;)

ADORF-SS A ll. COMMUt..;ICATIONS TO

'GOVERNMENT AERQDROME

THC 0f1"1Cl"U- IN·CiiAHCC AND QUOT'C M

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KAVIENG

/h3 ..4~ .

13/8/61~

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R:ffiio:IAL DIP~TOR, DEPT. CIVIL J..VIATIW, PORT l:ORESEY.

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UNIDE'!TIFIED FLYING OBJEXJT R::::PO:lT. KAVJEiiG.

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An uni<!entifia:l flyi..'1G object wa3 sichted in the Kavien:; aroo :--t approximately 1845 EST on 12/S/64.

The manager of Nmr Guinea Compr.ny telephoned the Officer in Chnr;;e of this station at approxim.:tte;J;y 1840 nnd advised of a white l~~;J;t movint; across the sky in tho vicinity of the l\avie."'l.g Harbour. At 1843, the Officer in Charge, alone wit!: other responsible citizens observed a vhite lieht movine across the sky f::-om 184.'3 until it disap?enred due to distance at 1851. proceeding on

The observers vere fa.cine in n ',.Jesterly direction a"'l.d the obi ect \las North track,- runnine p;:1...:.allel vri th the Kavieng for~.Jhoro ...

e South to

The appe...ttrance of 'the object '.-Te..s simiJ.:ar to a b::-ight star. It waa a white lieht, but due to darknos3, no :;isible me.::....~_s of support were evidEnt'. ~ white light was the only object sit;hte:i. Condition~ at the tirr.e \-'ere a fine and cleo.= starry night. The height and spcod of the movine ob.i oct ,,ro::; difficult to ascerto..in but could be compared favourabl3! with an aircraft of the B50 typo, crui::;inr; at 1 5000 to 25000 feet . The o.ppo..rent nearness and th8 anel e of sichtinc vou.ld t~d to substantiate t:Us. The angle of sighting was approxim.:ttely 50/60 dcr-roc3 fro:n tho horizon. ~e refers."'l.ce to an aircraft is only a ha~nrded euc:Js r.s the ob ject could !>..ave been much highor, in which case it would natu:-ally have boen t::O,.!Vallins a much greeter speed

•:

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All thnt can be stated as defin.ite fact is that R bri;;ht, whito licht was sightoo at an angle of 50/00 degrees over the ~nvicng Ha.rbo"t::' e.ren, tr,·velli:1e;

in a South to North <!irection fiom appro>dmataly 181,0 un til•: ~c.: ~~

~/8/61..

B. L\.i. O~icc::c~oo

ROC Port ~~rcsby. District Commiss ior.er, Kavieng.

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ROYAL TELEPHONE: PENRITH 2331 HEADQUARTERS OPERATIONAL COMMAND

RAAF

TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS : "AIRCOMMAND SYDNEY"

PENRITH 1W NSW

2nd September 1964

5/2/ 1 /A~r (41)

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IN REPLY QUOTE

.Jecretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT

(Attention:

DAFI )

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT 1. Officer

The following report was received by the Duty Operations this headquarters from ACC SYDNEY at 020345Z September .

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First Officer V. v . KAYE , co- pilot of Ansett- ANA Flight 2. 318 reported possible U~O sighting at 0122272 whilst enroute I.lELBOTJRNE to CANBERRA at E'light Level 170 . 3. Two silver objects were sighted when 15 - 20 nautical miles SOUTH t.c.ST of HOL.BRCOK . One appeared aporoxin~tely 3000 feet ~bove the aircr aft dead ahead , the other much higher at the one o ' clock position . ~oth appeared solid silver ovals ie, no wings . 4. The objects could possibly have been a Viscount and an Electr a aircraft which were in the area at the time, but seemed too large .

1

5. Conditions at the time were ~larx and the pilot was wearing polaroid glasses . The capta1n who was not weari ng ~l Psse s di d not s1ght ~he objects. ~ 6. SYDNEY and MELBOURNE ACC have confirmed that no militar y traffic wcs in the area at the time . No further investigation has been conducted by this 7. headquarters .

(;1?;:!;--~::..iing CommondV , . . For Air Officer Commanding ~FJDE~ ...........


580/1/1(65)

Headquarters Support Command RAJiF

Victoria Barracks J1ELBOURNE

SC1

VIC SIGHTINGS OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECTS

Your 5/6JAir(55) dated 28th August, 1964 No further action is considered necessa.:ry in respect of the two reports of sightings of unusual aerial objects forwarded under cover or your above-mentioned letter.

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(K.C. RABAN) Wing Commander For Chief of the J.ir Staff


T ELEPHONJ::

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69- 0550 COMMONWEALTH OF

AUSTRALIA

#

H"~LEASE QUOTE No

Headqu~rters Support Command Victoria Barracks St Kilda Road !~LBOUR1\1E SC 1 VIC

5/6/Air~/

2 8 A''-= 1964

Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBEP..RA AC~

~Pv(~s)

SIGHTINCS OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECTS

1. Attached are from the Department sightings of unusual during May 64 and at

two reports received on 26th August 64 of Civil Aviation J~elbourne concerning aerial objects at PASCOE VALE Victoria LAUNCESTON Tas~nia on 17 Aug 64 .

2. In connexion with Mr D. Owen ' s report , it is pointed out that Pascoe Vale is within the circuit area of Essendon civilian Airport.

3. ::~.ction

Advice is requested as to whether any further should be t a":en b ., this He r t ers.

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d;J:,ltlT ON AERL .T. _OBJECT OB;:;=lJiVED

~Name

of observer

........................................................ 285 Hobart Road(' c. ........................................................

Mrs. Mills & Son (age 8) I..

I! Yl'" _.,

)

2.

Address of Obse rver

3.

Housewife Occupation of Obs erver •...••.•.••.....•.•.•••.•.•.•. . .•.• • •. . •..•••.•.•.•••

4.

Date a nd Time of Observat i on (Time gi ven in 24 hour cl ock zonal t ime )

5.

0630 E 17/8/64 ............................................................................ 30 mins . Per iod of Observati on( s) .................................................. .

6.

Y~nner

A-\1 "

of Observati on (Gi ve details of own position by map r ef er ence i f possible , or by known l andmarks , and describe a ny equiument used in t he observa t i on) . Naked ............................................................................. ............................................................................ ............................................................................ eye

7.

Wher e was object f i r st observed, e . g . overhead, coming f r om behind a hill, over t he hor i zon, etc . 700 E

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

8.

What f i r st attr act ed obse rver ' s attention , e . g . l i ght or noi se . Light

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

9.

Did object appea r as a l i ~ht or as a defini te obj ect . Looked like a star - bluish

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

10 .

11 •

12.

13.

14.

If ther e was mor e t han one object , how many were the!le, o.nd \oJhat was their formation.

One ............................................................................ bluish was tho colour of the l ight or object ................................ star l-lhat was i ts apparent shape ................................................ ........................................No.................................... Was any de tail of str ucture observable ..................................... ............................................................................ ~fuat

Was any method of propulsi on obvious No 1-las thor o any sound

No

·······••·····•••··•·•····•·•••·•·•···•

........................................................ 16. ++ Hei ght, or angl e of el evati on .............................................. Moving i n circles (clear s ky) 17 . ++ Speed, or angul ar v..,Jocity ................................................. 15 .

18.

Stat e a ny e.~ ricnce whi ch enabl es t ho answer s gi ven to 16 and 17.

obsc rv~ r

to be r easonably cer tain about

Nil

++

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Si nce it i s nor~~lly impossi bl e t o estimat e the hei ght and speed of a strange obj ect, i t will us ually be bet t or to ende~vour to determine the angl e of el evation of the object, the angl e thr ough Hhich it moved, and t he t ime take n t o do thi s .

•. . . . . . . 2/


(-

- 2 - .

~('Roport

on Acri al Obiect Observed

(Cont 1d)

19 .

Dir ection of flight with r eference to l andmarks or points of the compass . To East from observer in circles •

20 .

Di d the object r emain on a str ai ght path, deviate or manoeuvre at all.

........................................................................ No

••••••••••••• • ••••• c ••••• • ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

21.

Was any t r a il of exhaust , vapour or light seen

22 .

:~'hero

Nil

••••••••••••••••••••••••

did obje ct di sappear, c , g. in mid-a i r , behind a hill , over the horizon. Cloud obscured

···••······ ··••···· ·•·•·············•···•·········•·•••·•••••··•··•••••• 23 . LXistence of any physical ovidJncc such as fragments, photographs , or other supporting evidence .

Nil ........................................................................ ~leathe r

conditions eXPe rienced a.t tiJ'Ie(s) or obsorvution(s) Clear sky then cloud • ..

..................... ............................................. ...... 25 .

Locution of uny air traffic in t he vicinity at tho tim... of sighting.

Nil ........... ., ........................................................... . ••••••••••• ~"o ••• ~ o •~~t•• 4 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

26.

Location of any motc orologi c~l stations in tho gener al ar ea . Launceston 5 miles from obs. •••• • •••••••• ., ••• f'l •• o ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • •••••••••••••••••••••• tt

27 .

Any additional jnformation

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

Nil • •

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Where was obj ect f irst observed, e . g. overhead, coming f rom behi nd a hill , over tho horizon, etc.

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.AJNJDENTIFIED FLYING On.JECrS. . Mr. BEN 0 .-My question to the Minister for A ir relates to the state of our radar read iness. Has the Minister seen recent reports in the Press th at radar units in our northern area go out of operation during weekends? Are these reports correct? If they are, will the Minister take steps to ensure that a constant watch is kept? Mr. IIOWSON.- Yes, 1 have seen those reports. As a rule. the radar stations in the north are not manned continuously, but it is not correct that they are manned only in normal working hours. At the moment we do not consider that the dangers to our north are such that we need to keep a contant watch. I suppose the honorable member would want a string of radar atations all the way from Carnarvon to Cape York, and fighter squadrons located all over our northern area. We do not hold the fortress concept th at is so beloved by members of the Opposition, but we have certain commitments. The chief demand on us at this time i~ 10 help our friends to our north, to m~t any requests for :~ssistance th:tt they may make to us. At th is stage we regard that as our firs t priority. /

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FLYING OllJECTS. ~fr. ·HARDI G.-I direct a question to the Minister for Air. In view of reports of un identified objects flying over north Queensland and northern Australia, can the .Minister inform the people living in the uea whether the sightings are imaginary? Has he any plans for positive identification ia the event of future sightings? Mr. HOWSON.-The honorable member

ma'y have read the statement I made on t.~is

subject only a few days ago, in which 1 said that we cannot state positively that these were not enemy aircraft. However, I can say that of such sightings that have been reported and investigated not more than 3 per cent. have been thought to bave involved anything other than birds, showers of meteors and the other objects to which I referred in the statement. The object that was reported over Longreach was sighted at exactly the same time as a DC8 aircraft was passing over that town. Showers of meteors have also been sighted over Longreach in similar circumstances. I very much doubt whether the objects were anything other than what we believe them to be. As I stated in m'y reply to the q uestion asked by the honorable member for Batman, if the honorable member for HerJkrt thinks that we should devote all the resources of the Royal Australian Air Force to operating radar stations around our north instead of getting on with the job of meeting what we regard as a first priority, he will b:o.v-: to think again.

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ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

Hen dqua.rters RAAF PEARCE WA

5/9/Air (38)

[ th Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERHA ACT

August 1964

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ill~IDID~TIFIED FLYING OBJECTS ONSLO '/ AREA lst and 2nd AUGUST 1964

1. from L..r News of ONSLOW , morning 2.

A report was received on Monday 3rd ugust 1964, LLOYD MARSHALL a newspaper reporter for the Daily PERTH, that two sightings had been reported from one on Saturday evening, the second on Sunday the 2nd August 1964 . The particulars are:First Report Several local people 6m- named ) who were patrons of the ONSLO~ Open Air Cine~q observed late during the show a flying . object travelling much slower than normal at about airline altitude . Second Report '1. 1.\.v-.' (a) Submitted by Mr BOB MARSHALL one of three men vvho alighted from a car at W.RREllBOO CREEK approximately 57 miles east of ONSLOW at 0315 hours (b) The observed object travelled from SOUTH to NORTH and was in view for approximately 3 minutes. The flying object had a very bright head followed by an inc~ndcscent tail , when it disappeared the head vent out ~irst and the tail glowed on . The phenomena appeared to be quite low . (c) The second object was seen by all three members of the party. Locql Aircraft in the Area Mr D McDONALD, Operations Officer for DCA in West Australia states that there were no civil aircraft authorized to fly in the ONSL07 are~ on the night of Saturday/Sunday 1st and 2nd August 1964 .

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TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS : "AIRCOMMAND SYDNEY "

28th July 1064

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IN REPLv QuoTe••..•

Secretary Department of Air Russell Cffices CANBERRA ACT R1~GRT

ON UFO

linclosed is a cop~ of Headquarters RAAF Base AMBERLEY ' s report on the sighting of ~n unidentified flying object sighted at LONGREACH on 23rd July 1964 . No comments are tended by this headquarters .

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1. .A.s requested by Headquarte rs Operational Co~mand tv1o Officers travelled to Lonereach and Il!t Isa on Friday , 24th July , 1964 , to i nterview the pacty which had -made the above report .

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Attached are reports from the following ge!1tlemen :( a)

The Reverend G. L. FORREST , Methodist Minfster

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Mr R. S . I RELAND , Taxi. Proprietor

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Mr C. VJ . Lanham , Air- charter Pilot

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Mr D. P . GOULD., Salesman

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Mr G. L. NEWMAN , Sales man

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I\Ir E . T . .BAILEY , Salesman

Also attac hed are sep,3rat e re1 orts by Flight Lieut enant C . 11J . Rei.f and Flight Lieut e .. :dJ.t C . :' . ::i lian the i nterviewing of fie ers .

3. For your fu_ t~wr iL;' o cma tion ?li ~ht Lieutenant Reif is the Win[ I nte lligence Office r '=It R? '7j r1g and FliL,ht Lieutenant Kilian i s a pilot wit h No 1 OCU . 4. O:c.e otiler oh~ erv er, t'le -qeverer~d ALCO~H a i,iethodist Minister had alre:1dy ::_."-:, Lor:c, ·. . ch for ..brisbane ar.d has been i n trans:!. t over the l ast .·vo dt. .> ~ . r;o report has been obtained from this gentleman ye · t arr'l::::[;ements will be made for him t o be intervi.e·:,ed in Pr..:. s"'t13ne at the first oppo r-tunity.

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10 . How many objects and what wns their forn:a tion. ,. -· ~ J.•/ > /.?wr 17-w- .f.1JC · ••••••••••• IJF 1715 ve. oi1'SE.c'\S·(.:.:;,-<., ,.."· /.i';;_-;;:4 •••••~'•••••••• ~ ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ) 1,vt./A-U-.J ~

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\that was 1 ts ac~porcr.t

13.

r:as any detail ot structure obeerved •

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14. Was any method of propulaion obvious ••• ~!~••••••••••••••••••

15 •

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reasonably certain of the answers given to 1' and 11. r</I:J

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* Since it i s normally impossible to estimate the flight

and speed of a stra nge object it will usually be better to endeavour to determine t ho anBle of elevation of the object, the angl e through which it moves, and the time t aken to do ao .

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19. Direction of flight with reference to land marks or points of compass.

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20.

Did obj ect remain on straight path, deviate or manoeuvre. G:~'\J.c; -t i'JL ?-'17"/i /JPI',nJ"t? -r,

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Was any tail of exhaust vapor or light seen

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•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 22. Where did objeot disappear e.g. in mid air, behind hill, ------------over the horizon • ...Jv. rr f>Af T C v ~ .e /lc ''£1 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 23.

Existance or any physical evidence such as fragments, photographs or other supporting evidence. N..;

24 •

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25.

Location of air traffi o in the vicinity at the time of sighting. .JJc 0' aJ.I~~:N~/J~ /17 r~ :y.-;o

26.

Location of any

27.

Any additional information.

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meteorolob~ Cal st~t1on

in the area.

25, 26 and 27 to be answered by the interrogator.


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4.

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5.

Period of oboervation (tho tima i nterval) ••••••••••••••••••••

6.

Manner or observati on {zivo details of o~~ position by map ret'e.renoe 1! poeoiblo or by kr.own landmark and dcocr'1ption o£ equipmant used in the obaerv· tion. .

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Where v;ss obj ect obaerved c . r.. ovorhoad , corning frocr. behind a bill, cloud or over OI~ZOL etc .

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g • . Did object appear ao li&ht or an a cofir.itc object .

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12.

What was its a parent

13.

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14 . \aa ar.y cethod of pro,~.,ulsion obvious •.-;-f •••••••••••••••••••••

••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• t h ere any 15 • ·' ~ aa

d ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• No·

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*16. ileight or angl e o! el cvotion. ~-········~···••••••••••••••••••

*17. Speed or angular valooitY••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

.•. / 2.


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18.

State any experience which enabled observer to bo re~c onably certain of the answers given to 16 and 11• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • •••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • Since it is normally impossible to estimate the fli p;bt and speed of a atronce object it vdll usually be better to endeavour to determine the anele of elevation of the object, the ancle throush which i t .moves , and the time taken to do s o.

19.

Direction o~ flight with reference t o l and marks or points of comp,as. _ -?k4 /' -?6 . ~;~ A"c/~~r .

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•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 20 .

Di d~bj ot ~omain

on straigh-t p~h , deviate or manoouvre . ~. --~v-,..(t!,.../ J~£~ ..

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21.

Was any tail of axhauat vapor or light seen •• ~~~ •••••••• ···~··················~···································

22.

Where did obj eot di oappcar e . g . in mid air, behind hill . over the horizon. --/lv~

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23. 24. 25.

Location of air traffic in the vicinity at the time of sighting.

26.

Loc Ation of any meteorological

27.

Any additional information.

Note:

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Ex1stnnce or a~ physical evidence ouch as fragments . photographs or otho~upporti ng evidence. '-/.f:Je:r ,. /\~ C:c~u. Wea the r condit1 one ·• t!l'--· •••••••• .-••••••••••••••••••••••••••

--

st~ ti on

in the area .

25, 26 and 27 to be answered by the i nt errogator .


REPORT OF AERIAL OBJECT

1.

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Name of obse rver••

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2.

Addreos o! observer

3.

Occupation

.Date, time

OB~ER~ED

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rn/rale. time interval ) •••••• I. ~•~, . ·••• ~••••

5.

Period of observation

6.

frlanner of observation (give details of own pooi tion by map reference if posoible or by kr.own landmark and description of equipment used in the oboerv·stion •

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1. Where was object oboerved e. g . overhead, coming from behind · a hill, cloud or over horizoL etc .

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8. · What firs t attracted observ~ rs attention e . g . li~ht or nois~. - ~rn:-;9// ~jf:~r.rs //7 .....~C/rl~5 ~/ , b,r;t74/- ?C//J~cth!.-' ··················~,······~~~····~;·········· ~ ·· - ··········· r" '/S e.. <7 ~ ..4//o/ h p/"" ~/rC/Z?Fr o;re/ /7c?6>c·/

9.

Did obj ect appear as light or ao a definite object •

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fo~ation .

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li~ht or object . /~;{?~•••••••••·· · ("".~o:>r: . shapo • •• .-4•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

11. What was the colour o! tho

12.

What was its a pparent

13.

~as

h !(J ;..,

any detail of structure observed.

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~/0 any method of pro 1>ula1on obvious ••••••••••••••••••••••••

\rae

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.

15. Was there a~ sound •••••• ~•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• *16 • He1g ht or ang1 e 0•# o1 eva ti on •••/;7/c/ )J;~hl - c..:;c)! .fiJ/ c;cn -~_.;! ~ .··~·····~ ····•••••••••••· ~~~~·

*17. Speed or angular

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Stat e ony expor1e~oa whic h enabled observer t o bo nm&onSlbly oortnin Cl! thiL.!lnowe_£!._eivan to 16 nnd 17. R.~'tl/1 ,r -<r /'/.£., ,r /co h .. U•·~'

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• Sinc e it i s normally i mpossible to catimato the fli Rnt and speed of a atroneo object it ~dll usually be better to endeavour to det crffiine the ansle of elevation of tho object , the ancl through which it moves , and the time t oken to dQ so .

19. Direction of fliBht with re!orence to l nLd marks or points ot oompaos. f"Jc

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<-oN<:/f'4/JC/1' \.

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Did object remain on straight path, deviate or P..f.,cc.c v M> T.:>I-.J;],f;Ji)(' tv. J'r ~· J··Aft ;M ~/II"~:..- ...,.~~ P

mano ouv~e .

· ......................•. ..............................•..

21.

Woo a~ t oil of exhRua~ vapor or lignt seen •• ~••••••••••

22.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ~here did obj ect disappear e . g . in mid air, behind hill, over the horizon . ·

23.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Exiatance of ar~ p~raic~l evidence such as fragments , photographs or other supportina evidence. /'ollt..

24 •

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25. 26.

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Location of air traff i c in the vicinity a t the time ot

Sighti ng. ,.:;ttc ~ Loc ~ti on

ot any

CV~A:Nd'h£:1.

k

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~eteorol ot~ ca l

stqtion in tho area. /

27. Any addi t ional i nformation. r; otes

25, 26 and 27 to be aDBwered by the i nterrogator .

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REPORT OF AERI AL OBJECT OBSERVED

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1.

Name of observer••

2.

Address

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3 • . Occupation Date, time

.. /.!<:-?.{.'<»&.(.. $.~ .?.e;z. ••• .__.:; ••••••••••• or observa tion •••[ f. f. f. ..... !;;/..'l.. ~.f. ....... .

·Period of observa tion (the time

interval). ~ •• ?... : ..

Manner of obs erva tion (give det a ils of own position by map reference if poss ible or by known l a ndma rk and description of equipment used in the obs erva tion .

6.

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7. Where was obj ect observed e . g . overhead, coming from behind a bill, cloud or over horiz on etc.

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8.

Wha~

f irs t

attra~t ed

observers attentiop

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or noise.

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g. Did object appear as light or as a definite object.

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10 • ~ ob~cts a nd what was their formation.

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11. What was the colour of the light or

object. ~~···

12.

What was its a pparent shape •• ~~.~~••••A••••••

13 •

Was any detail of structure obs erved.

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14. Was any method o! propulsion obvious

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···················· ~··~ ··~~·············~··

15. Was there any sound ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• S>o~ *16. Height or angle or eleva tion •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

*17· Speed or angular velocity ••••

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18. State any experience whic h enabled observer t o be

reasonably certain of the answers given to 16 and 11. )VI~

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*Since it is normally impossible to estimate the flight and speed of a strange object it will usually be better to endeavour to determine ·the angle of elevation of the object, the ang~e through which it moves, and the time taken to do so. Direction of flight with reference to land marks or points of compass.

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•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ' 20.

21.

Did

~bject

remain on straight path, deviate or manoeuvre.

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Was any tail of exhaust vapor or light seen •• ~~Q··~···~·· •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••o••o•••••••••••••••••••••••••

22.

Where did obj ect disappear e.g. in mid air, behind hill, over the horizon.

·~-~ ~---:7.-/C ,P;.y/,/ ~ 0~-?~ .. <2?~·-~······~····~··································· Existance of any physical evidence such as fragments, photographs or ot her supporting evidence. --

·?Y~ ~ ~~ cond1•t•1ons •••••~. ~··•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

24.

weather

25.

Location of ~r traffi c in the vicinity at the time of sighting. £/C~ ;:.,.. ~ -

26.

Location. of any meteorological station in the area.

27.

Any additional information.

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REPORT OF AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED

CA./FJ=OR D 4J 1t.; roN )A. N J-.1.-A f\/1 Name of observer ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• \(aNv rf-J.E :' . :01 g. fACtFI c PA-AADC. Address of observer •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••I PH.r>NG

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!/~~. ~'.~ .9f.CffYf.;:{J.1-., ..............•• of observa tion ••••• ~~~~-~?: ............... .

Occupation • •

4.

Date, time

5.

· i n t erval) •••••••••••••••••••• -rr:ro 7()7/#{Ez;; twNvre . Period of observation (th e t ~me

6.

Manner. of obs ervation (gi~e details of own position by map reference if possible or by known landmark and description of equipment used in the observa tion.

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

was object observed e . g . overhead, coming from behind a hill, cloud or over horizon etc.

~. · · Where

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What first attracted observers attention e.g. light or noise •

. . . .·.S9c;u~ .. ?:: .. :!P.r.. (f.':~J. .. f.~>:!~~.<?ff3!;"!f-f!f. !ir:r.u.~r:z:

Did object appear as light or as a definite object •

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11

10. How many objects and what was their formation.

~t>.l}-?~0!'11;/..f-l.,. ~tf.P!~.V.~£! ..~;: :. [i!f!'t. f~O.~~ ~ ~!~ .0.Pf:C:i! T. 11. What was the colour of the light or object •••• ~~~~1t~H What was its apparent shape 13.

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Was any detail of structure observed.

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14 • Was any me th od

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• • • • • • • 0 • 0 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 0

· - fl-..ZcJM.c:-1> dG'fS propu1 a i on ob v~ous •• J"-'o .~ ••• •• • rs.-••••••••••• " ••

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. 15. Was there any sound •••••• ?{~~~[~~~•••••••••••••••••••• ,

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*16. Height or angle of elevation. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••o GS17M.ArtS A-b'vr 17.rrcc- SPEb-J) ~r- WI *17. Speed or angular velooity ••mv ~ •••••••••••••••••••••• ~ •• , •••••••

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0

18.

State any experience which enabled observer to be reasonably certai n of t he answers given to 1 6 and 17 •

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .~~~~~~.. B.~:r..-:. 8.~~~~~. . . . • . . . . . .:::-... ij,r.q~ . .("P ••~:-fJ. ,f:; .............. . f

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19.

0

0

0

0

0

0

~ •

Since i t i s normally impossibl e to e s t imate the fli gh·t; and speed of a strange object it will u~ually be better to endeavour to deterrrine the angle of elevation of the object , t he an~le through which it mov es , and the time taker1 to do s o.

• •

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0 •

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0

0 •

0 •

0 0

0

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0

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0

0

Did obj ec t rerc.a in on straight path , devi ate or mano~uvre . 0

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0

'~ll.E4k/N~ ~..rrra- Fo~UtA~cw tw-b-.

VIas any tail of exhaust vapor or l ieht s~~~~~. ~ : • •••

.......... .N.P .... v.e:e.c: •tf ors

0

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Where did obj ect o disa~p'ear e . g . i n mid air , behind hill , ov er the horizon •

. . . . . . . . . 1!!-?ft.f.{J.~~-P. .. /?.u.,r; ••?.F:..~.~~:

o ••••••••• o •• o.

23.

Existance of ar~ physical evidence such as fragments , photographs or othe~u~1~: orti ng evidenc e .

24 .

1eathe r conditions

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----~~.-- Location of air traffi c in the vi c i nity a t the ti me of sighti ng . ~tV&:./Us(/eJI 26 .

Locat ion of any meteorologi c a l sta ti on i n the area .

27. _Any additi onal i nformation .

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·22.

Dir ection of flight with reference to land marks or points of compass .

20 .

21.

25, 26 and 27 to be answered by the interrogator.

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REP JtT OF AERIAL O.BJECT OBSERYED

• 1•

Name of observer!!?.

2.•

Address of observer

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3.

Occupation

4.

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5.

Period of observatlon ( the t>me >nterval ).

6.

i'Tanner of observation (Give details o.f own ·)osition by map referenc e if poss i ble or by known l andmark and descripti on of equipment used in the observa t ion •

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• . Pol:-.~.~••• ·~cfl ·.

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0

0

0

0

················· ... ........ ..... ·············· . .............. . •

0

0

0

0

0

Where was object observJd e. g . overhead , coming from behind a hill,~ or over ~orizon etc .

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B.

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0 •

0

0 •

0 •

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0

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0

0 •

0 0 •

0 •

0 •

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0

\Yhat firs t attracted obs ervers attention e . g . light or noise .

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