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REPORTS ON FLYING SAUCBRS AND OTHER AERIAL OBJECT.. .

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HEADQUARTERS OPERATIONAl COMMAND

RAAF TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS "AII\COMMAND SYDNEY '

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PENRITH 1W NSW

~mY QUOTt. 2_(15/1/Air(74)

1.

A request for publication oÂŁ material from an address given by

Yr B.G. ROBERTS of the Operational Research Office Department of Air is forwarded for your information and for action by the Directorate of Public Relations . 1!r R. 'l!AJJBLING who made this request is an active member of This Society recently appeared on the ABC television programme "roRUU", and several references were made by Mr TAUBLIUG and others to the fact that they rarely received any results of their sightings submitted to the BAAF. It is noteworthy that the majority of the members of this society, including Llr TA.L!BLING, a re New Aus traliane. 2.

UFO Soci ety in SYDUEY.

3. Mr ~lMBLING bas been informed that he may expect a reply direct from the Department of Air.

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Flight Lieutenant for Air Officer Commanding


J! DIRECTOlUl'E Oi' .x.R i'01iCE llftELLIOEIOB

6 DEC '66

Be..Squarten Support Caaand UJ,l

Tiotozia Barraoke KELa>t!RQ 9C 1 TIC UMDEKTD'IED PLYIBG Ol!JD?T .SIOHTI.NG

inclosed are three (3) copies of a reported si-ting ot a for innatiption 1D aooor4anoe with the 1&14 dollll polic7. 'l'hree oopies of the previous letter referred to are oleo enolosed. loth leUen were initiall7 sent to the Departaent of CiTil .A.'fia.tion wbioh torwa:rded thea to this Department. 1.

f1:1DB aauoer

2. It is DOted that WOlf 11ROI 18 within the RAAF Base, EAST S1LE oomrol sone which aq well aooount tor the eisbtinss seen.

(I.~SIIJLL)

Wing OommUider

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1. EDcloH4 ie a lin of ai&btiJIBB ot tm.identif1e4 (llfOe) reoei'Yecl b7 th1e Department duri.DB 1966.

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You ue ~ tha~, wbile tbis uter.lal. ie be:lDc slv• to tbe p'lllllio on :reql1Ht, all releu•• of 1JPO aisbUJl88 are !lade b7 Direotorah of Publio Relatione at thie Deputunt ud a:rq request recei?eel b7 JOU ahoul4 M f0Z"h1"41ecl to Departaant of .t.tr. 2.


Directorate of Air Force Intellicence

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HeMq'U:U'ters Support Command itW'

Victoria llarrac.ko JJELBOtr.Rl"'E

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VIC

UNIDEllTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS 1.

Reference is made to the letters , 5/Air 7 and B dated 23rd 1lovember

and 2nd December respectively in qhich the Queensland Squadron ATC forwarded reports ot Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) . You wiU no doubt have oboerved thAt in neither case has the inveatisating officer made an ~sescmont ~s to the likely nature o! the s i .:;hting, which of course is the main purpose of the investieation. It is agreed tlmt there are occa.sionD on which, even after the fullest posoible investi~tion , no reasoneble ~~lanation of the siGhting can be offered, end the investi~ting officer on these occa.Diona is fully entitled to sa:J eo. It is requested that these incidents be given further attention in 2. an effort to arrive nt a re.3Sonable expl.a.zution of their ori.;:Ln. For OT.ll!llple it would nppenr reaoCI!l.'l.ble tr-3t the ai.;hting oÂŁ 12th :Tovcmber coult ~....ve been o. ~ssengcr eircr~t of the 727 type , but this possibility is not covered by the investi~ting officer . ;:,imibrly the incident of 24th november could po Jsibly have been ca.u.sed by a ceteorologi.cal balloon.

(N.G~.\

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Queensland Squadron AtO Rll.P' Centre Box 526.H GFO BR1Slt4llE 2nil

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l>eceznber 1966

Headquarters Support Command

RUP Victoria Barracks

11EL.BO"''UUE

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lor Information Secretary Department of Air Bussell Offices CANBERRA

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UN- IDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT

HQSOPcdM 5/6/lir( J21)- 6APft66 Forwarded here~th is a report by a civilian in accordance with your above referenced letter.

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Flight Lieutenant for Commanding Officer

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No

U!S::S~fVATI Oft:

28 • EXP'ERIEfiCE OF OBS~VEn:

Nil

29. EUBEP. OF ORGANTSATI Qn,

None

30. ADDRESS OF ORGANI OATION : 31.ADDITIORA1 I NFOR ATI ON :

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James WALLACE

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8 Oliver Street Kedron Briobane

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4. DATE 4 TIUE SIGHTEDI

24NOV66

5. llJRA'l'ION:

20 minutes

6. LOCA'fiON:

Lutwyche Road and Keclron Rood

7.

Cleor Night

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9. WHERE oroERVED:

OVer the 1 Borizon

f O.ATTHAC'l'ION:

Light

11.STATE

Definite Object

OP OBJBCT1

12.rmmBER: 13. COLOUR Ol OBJEC!i.!c

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14.SIIAPB: 15 . S'I!RUCTURE:

No

16 . PROPULSI0fh

no

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Slight Hum

1B. Iieie.hts

500 Feet-1 000feet

19. SPE De

Speed varied from slow to quite fast then stopped and thon movod away olowly

20.STATIOftARY:

Yes tor a pproximately 15 minutes

2 1. DIRECUOI'I:

\'iest to East

22 . MAf0EtTVR.E:

Straight Path

23. mUUST OR VA OTTR a

No

24.DISAPPEABa

Near the Horizon

25 . PHYSICAL EVIDr.' .;F.:

Ro

26 . PREVICUS

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TIOil: No

27 . DETAILS PB.: :VIOUS OBSERVA'l'IOih

No

2B . F.XPETIIENCE OF OBSimVER:

Nil

29. EMBER OF ORGAHTSATIONt

None

30. ADDRESS OP ORGAI'I I SATIONt 31 . ADDIT10NAL D lPOR ATI ON:

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METF.OROLIGICAL

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COJWEl'lTS r

~TATIONS:

Ro known tra!fio Commonwealth ~eteoroligical Duroau 1ckam Terrace Drisbnne. There would appear to bo no raooon to doubt the authenticity or this r oport.

SIGNATURE OP DfTERROGATORa

(G.c.:PAtaMH)

Flight LieutenAnt


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9· Po:;,aible Cause

Brief Description of Aerial Sight ing

Radar plot froo Melbourne Control Tower held for 9 mins . Contact travelled S~ at 67 kts. A light novbs steadily in Z::ffi direction near Ballarat

Crop uucti."lg aircraft .

8 !o:ay 66

Light reflection observed ne~ ~elbourne tbroush field glasses. Est height 6,000' distance 20 n . :~. lloted for 10 mins , stationery at first, then descenced to 4, 500'

Probably an 1lircraft .

9 !Jay 66

Circular shaped light 7/ith halo effect . Apparent S.<ow mo,·cuer. t . Seen near Sale , Vic for about 30 mins .

Astronomical

Object oovin& from E to ·.1 appeared to explode like a green fle.re and disappaar. Duration 3 sees at Daly ~7eters .

Aatronot:rl.cal

17 Lley' 66

Object observed near Daly ~aters a t 10 . 30 pm hovering betl1een two sta.=s for 10 mins .

Incomplet e dat".

18 lotay 66

Met observer at Daly 'iTaters sarr object size and shape of met balloon at azimuth 243° elevation 23° altitude 40,000 1 moving 243°/46 kts. Noted reversal in track 1 - 1~- mine. Under magnification appeared to be two balloons touching. Time 9.45 a .a .

Probabl:r met balloon from another station

5

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66

6 )!a,y 66

Satellite

26 1!.ay 66

Six red lights which appeared to be at 1500 ft . were sir.>hted at Lismore lfS'I/ at 10 pm.

Unknown . Reported t oo late for investigation.

29 May 66

Silver object glinting in sun seen near lJelbourne for 5 - 6 nina . Steady object s~lar to aircraft cliubL~g. Si·c r,~d 1;_:-nf-- .,hi ch s preare0 to h e et 1500 k+ 90•are s ie;Rhd at Loi. o;r;~Ql'il t<:r a.t l.O Jll!l

Probably an aircraft .

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R··yOl'tlid h o l.st;e fe;r

:i.ft, eeH.,e:Hen.

2 Jun 6

Sta tionary lig.ltt, which later appeared to move , ·nas sit;hte-i at "isoore mr.; at 9 . 50 p:n.

Unknow.1 Reported too late for investi3Rtion.

4 Jun 66

Unidentifie~ lights, which ~~pcared to cove slo~ly ::ere siBhted at Lisr.Jore r:S7l at 9. 50 po for about 2

Unknown F.eported too l ate for investisation

m.ins .

7 Jun 66

Lwr.inous white cloud like sky writers ' trail. Flash of light at front end. Time 0845-0905 at Wangara.tta Vic.

Aircraft.

6 Jun 66

11 .Beeping" heard in early hours Of r.JOrning by 7lron £\.!•oa.

Incomplete data

9 Jun 66

Incandescent 1vhite sphere with a blue tail was sighted at Port Augusta SA at 7 . 30 pE f or about 2 sees .

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13 Jun 66 1lec.r Sprin~;vale Vic at 8. 05 p . o . Flashing red green and whi te light proceeding ~ to ~ seen for 5 - 10 r.ins. 26 Jun 66

A oovlng red "'.nd -nhite light Tias seen at &ola -:;A duril\"' p. J , hours .

Jun- 26, During p. o . hours at ~alliang, Vic , so~e flashing lights 29 , 30 nerd seen ; sometimes only ~ sinJle light, sonet~o in July, 1, 2, ~ups just above the ground. l.ll reports froo sru:-..e 4, 6,7 , 14, source. 22 , 23,26 ,27 31 . Aug- 1, 5.

Meteorite. ,\ircraft . lncomvlete data. Lights of aircr.lft e.""ld vehicles.

The foregoi~< suomary of infornation prepared in the pub1ic interest, includas the final asse&sment of each s~hting reached by Dep~.rt::lent of z'..ir , CANBZRRA, and i t is ri:!gretted that no further correspondence can be undertaken on this subject,


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10. Dat~

of Si:±tti:;-

9 Ju1

Brief Description of i•erial Sighting.

Pousibh: C"'..W.: .

Moving light sighted at Ch=leville '.Ud for about 5

o<.>

Satellite

oins . at .~ . 55 &.m .

10 Jul 66

f:ovin:; lit;ht 'lot hit;il !'~ ti tuC.e

Probable aircraft.

sighted at Kll.!'r1ell l\s7."4 for about 5 - 8 mir.s . bet~.•a:1 1· 30 tmd 8. 00 "' ' .

12 Jul

.7a$

66 ·::>viJ18 brig!:t light, at elevation appro:: 60° sighted ~:urru:ie ~H ful.'

cl>out 1 hr d

Incowph:te

6 p .o .

dS.JtiC4.•

66 i.tovi:-:g light at elevation about 45° sighted Parl.dint;ton HSii fer about 15 sees at 4. 40 P·"'· 17 Aug 66 Two movi~ red lights blL~ing steadily sighted Sun~~ine Vic for about 10 mins. at 9.40 p .e . 27 i..ug 66 Aariel light follo17ed by an explosion with c;enere.l ;.•ove28 Jul

Probable aircraft Aircraft

nent fron lito E sighted M31iang PtiD a.t 4 . 30 a . a .

Meteor

Stationery light near horizon seen at Yarram Vic for abont 5 mins between 10 a.'1d 10. 30 p . m.

iictronornical

4 Sep 66

St~tionary light near horizon Seen at Yarum Vic !or about 5 rnins at 4. 15 a . m.

Astronomical

6 Sep 66

Lig.'lt which noveL froll horizon to horizon seen at i!i1•Ue Par%, Vic at 6. 55 p . n .

Sntellite

6 Sep 66

Lijlt r.tovi:lg in the sky oe;m at El tern71ick at 7. 05 p . u .

S.1.tellite

22 Sep 66

Bright light at elevation about 45°, seen at Gyuun:. lrS'J for about 25 nins at 9 p . ~ .

:.stronoticcl.

6 Oct 66

l!•>vine; li~:,"ht at elevation about 20°1 seen at Chadstonc Vic at 8. 30 p . "l.

Probeble balloon

7 Oct 66

~iovil'lb

light :lt gre:.t height, seen at ~!:n-e.rie Q.ld for about 10 ~ins at 6 p . o.

Satellite

10 Oct 66

Lif;ht estb'ited ::~ovi."lg fro;-o 3E to :m seen at Leverton Via e.t elev~tion approx 15° .:or 43 cins at 8 . 22 p . m.

Satellite

4 Sep 66

12 Oct 66 t:ery f::.st li~ht noving fror.. :'i to E seen at Jest Footscrey Vic for about 5 - 10 cinz at 8. 35 p . n .

.~ircraft

Probable oet b:Uloon

19 Oct 66

Slo·vly ::toving litsht , at elevation approx. 45°, sean at 1~orth J.lelbou.rne, 1/ic for about 5 - 10 ;::ins at 7· 45 p. ::1.

19 Oct 66

;.:ovi~ li;;ht seen at Py:::blc

20 Oct 66

"iovizag light , at extre=:!f: height 1 seen at Flinders Bay ·.111. d 1.30 a . m.

Incomplete tlata.

21 Oct 66

Stctionary light, elevation approx 20°, seen at Can1~y Vale NS'.7 for about 5 mins at 9 . 10 p . m.

i.atrononicel

:rs-.1 for about 5

::Uno at

e pc.

Inco1aplete data

22 Oct 66 Moving light seen at Kane;arvo Valley US'J for about 7 rri.ns 23 Oct 66

at 7. 40 pm

Satellite

LJ.c91t at elevation £?.bout 60° c:oving from S to !l seen at ilcot Py:~ble , wr:: at 7 p . m.

Incocplote data

26 Oct 66 ttovU.~ light seen in Port Headland ::!. area for about 15 ::lin.:: at 7 · 55 p . "l. •-bout 12 hours lat"r a lieht was sighted for a sh~rt duration. 26 Oct 66

Seven ~A cattle stations repo=te1 a ooving object ricing in the sky between 7 . 30 and 6 . 00 p . ~ .

Mot balloon

Sc.tcllite.

The for.<goL rr OU.."- I~ of infor:::.!\tion prepe:ed i .l'l the pub ... ic i::t~.:rest includes tho fin:ll assess::~cnt of each sightinc reached by Depnrtneat of tdr, Canoorra Md it is resre~tcd thet no fUl•thcr corr~~pondenee can be undertaken on this subject.


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Queensland Squadron ATe RAAF Centre ~ Box 526H GPO BRISBANE QLD 23rd November 1966

Headquarters Support Command RA.AF

Victoria Barracks MELBOtJRNE

VIC

UN-IDENTIFIED PLYING OBJECT

HQ$0'PCOI 5%6/Air{ 121 J - 61PH66 1. Attached is a report on a sighting in accordance with your above referenced letter. The Police Officer who made the r eport appears to be a particularly reliable and sober type. The observer was in the company of hie wife and daughter aged 14 years and young son. At the time of the observation he was showing his family satellite 's passing overhead. 2. During the course of the investigation,it was discovered that the duty controller at Eagle Farm Airport had sighted a bright light in the same area and at a:pprox1mately the same time. The light disappeared, after approximately 10 seconds. Be was only able to describe it as stationary light in the sky.

~~-7~(_ {G.C.PRERCH) Plight Lieute~ for Commanding Officer

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27.

DETAILS PREVIOUS

28 •

EXJ

29 •

! 'EMBER

30 .

ADDRESS OF ORGAI :SATION :

31.

ADDITIONAL INFCR ATION:

ERIENCE OF O.a5!:RVER : OF ORGANISATION :

SIGNATURE OF OBSERVER:

N/A Observation of Sat't ellites None N/A Nil

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REPORT OF .ABRIAL OBJECT OBSERVED Reference HQSUPCOM 5/6/Alr{121) - 6lPR66 1•

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ADDRESS:

17 Hinkler Street Kedron Brisbane

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OCCUPATION:

Police Officer

Leslie Robb

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DATE & TIME SIGHTED:

5.

DURATION:

10 Seconds

6.

LOCATION:

Above Address

7.

WEATB]R :

8.

AIDS:

9.

WHERE OBSERVED:

10.

ATr!iACTION:

Observed it

11.

STJTB OF

Definite Object

12.

NU14BER:

13.

COLOUR OP OBJECT: Was slightly illuminated by lights it carried

14 .

SHAPE:

15 .

STRUCTURE:

16.

PROPULSION:

None

17.

SOUND:

None

18.

HEIGHT:

Very High

19 .

SPEED:

Extremely Fast

20.

STATIONARY:

21 .

DIRECTION:

Object travelled North to South directly overhead observer

22.

MANOEUVRE :

Straight Path

23 .

EXHAOST OR VAPOUR:

24.

DIS.LPEAR:

25.

P1YSICAL EVIDENCE: Nil

26.

~~IOUS OBS~Y!.Tl

27.

DETAILS PREVIOUS

28.

EX)

29.

!IEM:BER OF ORGANISATION :

None

30.

ADDRESS OF ORGAt ISATION:

N/A

31.

ADuiTIONAL IN.FOR TION:

Clear Sky Nil Cloud NIL

Overhead

O~JECT:

Sin&le Object

Boomer8ll8 Shape Shape and lights only

No

No Object disappeared a·'l'roxi.mately 30' above horizon N:

None

OBSERy~:

ERIE.NCE OF O.BSEPVER:

SIGNATURE OF OBSERVER:

N/A Observation of Sattellitee

Nil

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LOCATION AIR TRAFFIC: 33路 34 -

METEOROLOGI CAL

COMMENTS:

s~ATIONS:

No known aircraft 1 n the area B: iabace Airport,Co~onwealth ~eteorolig颅 ical Bureau Wickham Terrace Driebane . See Attached

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REPORI' Olf UFO SIGB1'ING AT BALLIMJG

1.

Reterance ie made to the report aubmi tted b;y

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Lieutcumt

P. S. Hubbard on his visit to BALLIAllG in oollll80tion with UZlWJU8l ei9ltinp aaie b,y 11r J.. s. Riokette. Flisht Lieutenant Hubbard is to be coll8l'&tulated oa the Tel7 tbo~ueh, clear arxl well presented report.

2. This Department i s 1n agl."'e(!!lent witll tlo conoluaione reaPhed am coneidere that DO uaetul p:.l.."'.PQ&B would be sernd b;r further investigation. It 1e requeeted that 11r Ricketts be adrtaed that the Departaent of J.ir is eatiat1ecl that the eif!bti DBB clo DOt constitute a threat to the eecur1 t;r of J.lJsrlU.LU llld that trca the ertclence sula1 tted 1:Qr fir Ricketts aDd trca the report on Fllsbt Lieutencat Hubbard' s visit, the Dapartmont s ees DO reason to doubt t hat the si~tirlp or1s1Jlated traa DOmal sources. The Departaeat do.. DOt therefore willh to inYestigate the utter further at tbio time.

(D.~SiW.L)

Wing Caamander

For Dirootor of Air Force Intellisence


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FLITNG

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~ttached is a copy of a letter received on 7th November, 19o6 , froa: a Mrs . Jeffs of l-Ion Wron, via Traralgon, '/letona . This l"'tter is referred fox any action you consider necessary .

Notwithstanding the l~ck of time/date

inform~tior. it is unlikely that civil aircraft -ovements 1rould

account for aey sJ.gilting in the area concer .ed . The previous letter Urs . Jeffs referred to w-o.s forwarded to you under cover of our 21/1/387, dated 2'ltb J.!ay,

1966.

I have informed Mrs. Jeffs that her letter

has been forwarded to you .

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Dear Si'l', I ~trote to you a while back tellit18 you that I sa~ wbut I thought to be a rocket or satellite which came down about a mile from lthere I live in Hon l~ron . Since r last wrote to you there ~~s a jet plane flying low in front of o,ur nouse but it didn' t go anywhere near where I sa~o; thi.s object go down . Also since then we have seen a flying saucer hovering just above the trees round about where I saw the object come down. Please don' t think I am imagining these things, beca~se all I have tol d you is the honest truth . I am , Yours sincerely ,

SGD .

P .S .

( Mrs . Beryl Jeffs)

Just lately a man from Yar:ram was coming home from Toora about 10 . 30 at nignt and saw a flying saucer at Alberton . I

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The Director of bir Force Intelligence, Dep~tment of Air, CM::SERRA , A • C. T.

UlUDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT

A report received from a coastwatcher at Flinders Bay, VTestern Australia has indicated that a 1.1rs JaPe,ers of Augusta, /estern Austr3lia sighted an unidentified flying object on 2Ct h October 1966 . 2. Witness stated that "the object came out of the northeast at 0130H and disappeared from vie\" at 0300H . It was whiti sh in colour \"i th two bright ligf!ts like stars together and on one occasion appeared to give off a flash of li~ht like lightnil!€ ". 3· Our Base r~telligence Officer in ~estern Australia has assessed the sighting as "possible satellite" .

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1. In com1-.liance with a telephone call from D/DAFI (Ope) to SO Operations Headquarters Support ComL~nd , it was arranged for C Intell 0 to visit Mr A. S. Ricketts of Balliang Victoria, for the purpose of discussing his sightings .

2. Attached herewith is the report submitted by C Intell 0 as a result of his visit to Balliang.

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I·:;::':INGS 'A_IJE BY S . Rit::KETTS AT BALLIJc!

APPEliDIX A I ~ .z: APPENDIX: B Photocopy of Enc.tclo pe.edie. .Britannica Inc .te1)ort APPEI!DIX C 4 coloured photographic prints Introduction 1. AS a result of a telecon betNeen D/DAFI(OPS) and SO Ons of this Hee.d~uarters, it was decided to try and make a.n airoointment for C Intell 0 with .n- Ricketts in order to discuss his sightings . Mr Ri cketts had laid dovrn the following conditions 2. for a visi t : (a) only a small party arrive (consiatinb of highly skilled photographic and scientific personnel), (b) that no fewer than } consecutive nights compose the trips, (c) that no non-coomital attitude will be adopted , (d) , (e} and (f) which deal with f ilms which may be taken , official credit for sightings and the ~resence of aircraft.

3. The C Intell 0 had had frequent telephone conversations with llr F.icketts concerning his sic;htings and was able to persuade him to forego tha above conditions with the explanation that the visit was primarily for faoiliarisation with the area and general discussions about the sightings , and accordingly a visit was arranged for 28 Oct 66 . Visit

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C Intell 0 arrived at.~ Ricketts' house at ~alliang ( marked A on the attached map) at 1800 nours and spent about 20 minutes at the house whi le I11r Ricketts pointed out the lay of the land and gave exDlanations of what could be expect ed in the way of sight i ngs . It was decided to drive around the area in the remaining dayli~ht and take up a position (marked B on the map) in.the general area where the objects have appeared to be landing. Th~s area (marked v on the map) is 3- 4 miles due North of Mr Ricketts • ~ouse and in an area ·rhere there are no East- West roads for miles and the only 1\orth- South road is the one used to get to the area . 'l'his north-South road is little more than a track wnich leters out in tha bush . After having various identifying points pointed out on 5. the drive to the observation point , ·r~e took up position at about 1850 hours (just before sunset) with a nair of binoculars, prismatic compass , 35mm camera with 400mn -telephoto lens as aids to viewing . 6. J,:r Ricketts stated from the outset that conditions were not favourable for observation as the moon rose before sunset and was quite a full moon; however, it was possible sightings could be made. After the sun had set the moonlight was very bright and visioility was very good .

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During the period 1850-2100 hours, nothing was sighted behaved in a manner as described by Ur Ricketts previously ie - appeared to come from over the r~lls to the West and approach to near ground level in the observation area. During that time how路ever , 1:r Ricketts pointed out a number of distant lights which were similar in appearance and characteristics and which behaved somewhat similarly but did not approach the ground . These lights were ident i fied as (a) civil aircraft (Boein~-727 etc from Adelaide to Melbourne J . nl~ .l.icketts was not aware of the fact that Civil Airliners passed anywhere near the area , (b) motor vehicles on distant roads, (c) stars. ~ch

8. After each of the above sightings Ur Ricketts stated that such objects were not quite as he had previously observed .

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After the two hours in the observation area we drove around investigating various lights sighted by Mr Ricketts and \'lhich , when approached , turned out to be farm houses.,. or sicilar buildings . Nothing was seen which matched the beh9.viour or r~ Ricketts previous sightings . Discussions During Visit 10 . 路.7bile waiting for UFOs to appear, the whole matter of Kr Ricketts :previous sightings was discussed at length . Following are the results of these discussions:-

(a) Ur Ricketts has been making sightings r egularly in the district but the other local people have rarely made similar sightings and usually on one occasion only. (b) Mr Ricketts had a visit from a team of CSIRO scientists who saw something but would not confirm that this was a UFO . Ur Ricketts would not divulge the names of the CSIRO scientists . (c) Numerous people (including visiting parties of students etc) have been looking for the objects and this has probably tended to scare them away. (d) Mr Ricketts intends to publish a book or article on his sightings in which his stated aim is to "satirize the Government and its departments for their non- committal attitude on UFOs '' - (and incidentally, to make a financial profi t) , (e) Ur Ricketts would 11ke official help in gathering data and recording sightings and would like official authentication of his sightings in order to help (d) . .. In order to achieve such authentication, kr ~icketts suggested that a tea~ consisting of a scientist , photographer and other suecialists equipped with ran~e-finders, cameras , infra-red detectors , binoculars and, if possible, portable radio RX/TX and radar sets , spend a week camping in the area. (f) Among the statements and descriptions of his sightings, Mr Ricketts seemingly made contradictory statenents _ eg the objects were like fireflies and also the smallest were about 12-15 feet long and up to 30 feet long.

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Ricketts has lived in the district over five years but had made no sightings before June 28th, 1966. (h) Mr Ricketts obtained a list of sightings in Australia from Encyclopaedia Britannica {photocopy attached) . Although he did not mention this in his initial report, Mr ?icketts stated that (i) people who have ~de sighti~ have suffered from headaches afterwards , (ii) his dogs behave strangely whenever sightings are made .â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ It is possible that the significance of these facts was not apparent before he read the Britannica list or alternatively it may be an attempt to bolster his case. (j) Mr Ricketts submitted the coloured prints of photographs attached as further evidence of his sightings. Unfortunately he is unable to tie-in any of his photographs with a given sighting and therefore they must be regarded as photographs of some sort of lights . Any car lights , aircraft lights and stars seen through binoculars during my two hours appeared to have similar colours around the edges of the normal coloured lights. Impressions of hlr

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11. Ur Ricketts is very sincere in his belief that the lights he has seen belong to some manned craft which pose a threat to the security of the country. He did not seem to be overly-imaginative by nature but had obviously been carried away by his sigiltings and has probably reached the stage where he attached great sigpificance to any light he sees, including stars etc (see Para 7). He has gone to considerable trouble and expense to authenticate his sightings including the .'urchase of an expensive camera and telephoto lens , but his chief motive seems to be to make an eventual profit from his research. Mr Ricketts has served in the Army (CMF) but has no special qualific&tions as an observer o~ aerial phenomena .

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Conclusions reached as a result of this visit are ... (a) The only lights seen were those listed in Para 7 . It is possible that some of the libhts seen by hlr Ricketts fall into this category although their behaviour patterns did not fit those of the lights re~orted originally. (b) I.ir Ricketts is probably now reading more into his sightings than is, in fact , there :thrb08h:Jli.s beliei' in their origin and as their threat to this country. (c) It is doubtful if the investigation as proposed in Para 10(e) could achieve much more than has already been achieved. (d) I t 1ould be desirable to interview the CSIRO officials who visited him (see Para 10(b)) in order th~t a second opinion coul d be ootained. HO\ ever, J.!r Ricketts refused to giâ&#x20AC;˘re their names. (e) It is unlikely that threat to the securitY. Austra~ . 11<

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On Thursday, Srp:cmbcr 19. J!)G3. at about 8 ;>.m.• ha!( tho :>opu!ntlon or :>outh Dudley, a sm>!l m:nm~: town '" \'rc:ur:o. "~:ched a ~:Jowrn~: oranl;e b:~II mo,·c slowly across the sk)· out IO sc~. !h:nn;; :he ~ mrnutes thot the mystery ob)cct w~s 0\'<·:ll<.'~d. tclC\lSIOn Sl.'ts in Wonth~~l:t ~nd South Dud· :cy lest thc1r p1rturc. There were "hrte screens. s;rcy scree·'· snowll~<tcs, streaky or with hncs nnd duplt·

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On the ni~:hl of F'cbruory 21. l!IG4. Senior (;nnst~l?le P:.ync ~nd Const:.l>le :\lc:'l!tll:tn were on nornt>l p:rtrol P:tr:r !Jill•. tn South 1\ustr:rlrn The~· were tr~\'cllrn~: Ill a roltee c~r at 25 lo 30 mtles per hour. Sutlclenly ·' lr:.:ht nashrd on lhr left stele. ,,,.it. catnc clo~e. It r~minclcd Con~t l'~ync u! ":t ui:: ,::In« bowl with :t lcrt'iticnlly •tron~; h5:ht rn H." This ,:lobu· l~r olncct wn~ <'<lln1:tlCd by lht• t>Oiiccmcn to be nbou: eight rnchcs in di:ltnctt·r. ,\~ the Sl>hcrc zi<:·>:lt:J:cd r:rptctly, slow<'d down .1nrl then ac~clet·:ucd :11 :t f:onl:t$<tc speed, Sen. Cons::ol.lle l':tynW:tlcl~"C:rn you sec wh~t l cDn sec~" "Ych. what the clc,·tl ts Lh:ll , .. rc~pondcd Con,to:loC 1\!c!\llll:rn. 1'hc obJect e:tmc from the wc'l. then ,_,,ftl>' turned Low:trds the not•th :rnd \':lnt<hcd "In the Police f'r>rt·c we :trc not l:l\'cn to !m:t,::rn:t· tion ... commented P:aync :n th.•scrlb:ns:: his. ~nv~u ..,: ex:>cricnce.

!'-\i.G. hncsm~n. Tom Lymcr, dl.'scnbctl the 3tl:hlin~: rn these words. "It w~s ll:oshtn::: on ~nd olf hke an :o!':Ot>l:one lll:hl. l>ut It w~s many limes llil:!:Or ~ad l.>n~htcr, and 1110\'lfl~ much slo\\cr th~n ~ pl~nc.'' l\lr. Lymcr sl~led th:ol the OllJcet ho,·ered motionless in the sky !or a few seconds. In pre·d:own dMkncss on :O.:o\cmbcr 7, l!)G3, l>rc:od· l.':>rll.'r. Jtm O:ov•tls\)"· of Wonthli!:Ct , noticed a sh~:ht glow rn lhc sky. 'l hl.' hghl cnmc down towards hrm to :o hc•sht or 80 feet, 100 1·nrds ahc~d. lt was eight to 12 !eel long 31ld glowed orange, except for \1.1'0 t~il lin sccuons :01 the.' rear wh1ch ~:towed red. "II w:o• weird. I I wns not nl<.'lJIIlc or :lily subsl~ncc like n!ct~l. It was more like n cloud. Dul It was not ~ cloud. • he s~ld. The ob;ect moved !urthl.'r to the rtl:hl, accelerated up a htll and started 10 descend. Da\'tdson w~s soon able to make out ~ mov•n.~: oron~:e slow tar out o~.·cr

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ROYAL A_U_ST_RA_LI_A_N_A_IR_ TElEPHONE PENI\ITH 2.331

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HEAOQUAIITEIIS OPEI\ATIONAL COMMAND 1\.AAf PENIIITH IW NSW

=i N'vo 1966

5/15/lAir ( 70)

Secret Depar ent of Air '"'us ell Offices C . ERRA ACT INTELLIGENCE - UNIDEHTIFIED FLYD TG OBJ ECTS

1. This headquarters received the enclosed letter from Mr R. TA!t!l3LIHG on 18th October 1966 and arranged for he and Mr G.tiiSHOPER to be interviewed. They were not available until the evening of 25th October . 2. Altnough the four persons concerned had kept some notes of the many sightings made be1;ween 29th August and 24th October , the notes were not complete enough to enable a proper evaluation. The in"erviewin~ officer was r.ot able ~o obtain any more useful da~a because of the elapsed time. The reports are enclosed . 3. Because of the incomplete information , it has not been possible to make proper evaluations of all sightings.

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Above. '•/her. about 40 above !:o:-t.hern l:orizon course cha."l:,_ed to ~!E (i'ro:n S-N)

. a• at•:;,.cte:i ;:<•ur attention.

Phone cell from E.G. ao En!'ield .

Did t..lote si, htir .;; a?pear to be a sol:.d object . \!hat 11as its colour .

Li.,ht

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\.Jhite .

What ~:as its c.u'Oarent sh".'Oe.

Round ?

Not really discernible.

If more than one sd:ghting co ·1currently observed, how me.r.,y & 1ma.t formation. One only seen by me • •... Sec~nd reported at same time stationary in direction of Banksto•m· Not confirmed b".f me . ~los any detail of struc ure of si •htir:g observed . \lao e.."lY methort of pro':lulsion observed .

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e:ros sour.d .

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No.

Too hizh ·

Too high .

No.

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attracted vour at .ention.

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~'fnat Has i ,s colour.

Red , Yello\J Blue

•·/hat \•re.& its apparent shal>e• One only seen .

Light cor. tinuously chan.,"ing froCl yello~r _to blue .

cha11ging •

Round. ~

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Direction of flil"ht .

Sta~ionery.

Dissa::-ea=ed Hithout o'vious r:ovemer.t . ::ieemetl. to cXtinish in size a.·u! diSa:l)pear .

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i'ravelling South to North .

to it by friend E . G.

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No details observable . tro method of propulsion obvious •

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On9 object only . No structure detail otserveble 1 because of height . No method of propulsion obviouc . No sound .

Hei h• • Satelite height . Speed satelite speed.

Direction South to North . Pa3sed almost directly overhead , as all ot~er sieh~in~s did. Last seen at about35 ~bove ?lorthern horizon. Object twice cha.nced diccction. Firs• travelling E5E to \fN\·1 ••• then ',fS\'1 to ENE, then North. \fi tr.esses f'i ve for South- North transit ~e witness was a ships captain.

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structw.·e visible

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Hieher tha.11 ar.;; seen so far.

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9 Carlyle Strent, Enfield . . S. 7. &nie noticed a bri~ht object - a little bie;..;er than t .. e star visible - movinz W - E . At first he thou~ht it was....a ~tar; he com;"~:.J.red it •·ti t}'l ot}'ler stHrs, because 11';; thou,..ht his eyes were :play in!;: tricks on hir.~ . But a.f-ter i-;; hud 9as::ed several stars in one line, he came to the conclucion, that this '.1":.:. not a star and he ran inside the hOUS(; to tell me about it and fetch the binoculars . As we both carne outc>ide aeain , the object was right above tbP. house '(oine; a l i ttlc slo·:~er a.nli we h< d Jlenty of time to observe it a:p:prox . 4 - 5 min .). "''hi lf.; ~'rnie kc:>t on watching the object I v cnt inside to ring a frinnd (Dieter) to tell him about the object . He in turn told 1S th~t he hP..d been lookinr; through his kitchen window (Liver•.JOOl Ro".d, St ...<lthfield) and observine as r.1a:1y as (possibly) 10 objects . Tn tl'>~ meantjme Ernie kept looking at the one above our house throueh our bi nocul~rs (16 x 50 Field .i 0 ) . At times he could see a ring of 'ight (like secine the moon in overcast sky} around the object , which eave him a peculiar warm feeling in the eyes only as lone as 1e could see that rine around it . He watched the object until it dis~ppearcd behir.d a house due East . 1.

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Our friend (~ieter)/~ane us back to tell us he could see an object over Bankstm"n . Go I .v~>'lt outside to tell 'Srnie and •.?e searched the sky for th,tiis object . We then saw a ve"r'J brit:;ht yellow-oran~e li.:;ht bP.tween B8.Il'<stovm "md Ros!=!lands . It .t;~.ppcared to b~ only a few hundred yards up . First i --c was stationary A.nd th~r. moved slo~·;ly towards Roselands . We ran around the house to the front to be able 1:0 t;et a better view from the sl.reet . Unfortunately it never proceeded in that direction and when we re-r;urned to the spot where we had seen it beforP (backyard) it was gone . Ernie then rang another friend (~ick Tambling) to tell him about the sightine , but Dick could not see any objects from his house at :rest Pyr.~ble . Then we had dinner .

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8 . 30 p . m. After di'ttner Brnie went outside again, to sec whetr er he could see any mor e objects, but could not find any . \'/hen I came outside I asked ':rnie whether he noticed this particular star movin;; . So once aeain we checkec it against the other stars and it definately was movine from S - N. \~hen - from our viewpoint - it \'las parallel to the moon it took a ttrn towards the moon, but only for a short distance, then go in~ back on it ' s or ieinal course . !'hat ' s \'lhen Ernie C<illed ~ick a.:;ain. to ask him whether he could see this one no•:1 , Giving him the dir ct:ions as best as he could . Once again ~ick f ailed 'tO see \'/hat we have been observing . Ernie came outside at:ain and I took the !>hone . l•nfortun,tely -~rnie got distracted by our cat and when he looked back a~...ain , the object had vanished .

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28/9/1966 . ..ent ov~r to J)ieter's pl:-:~ce to discuss l"J.St night ' s si.:;htings . Heturned hone at about 11 p . m. Befgre .:;oir._.. to bed we checked thP. sky for IJ .F . O. and saw one at 30 (·,pprox) SW half the cize of the moon th~t ni~ht . Definatejf round shape upper ;~xt, not contours visible of lo. r part . Colour : ora ~e , brieht lie rinv on upper half . It appeared to stop on one spot, but $r• smaller and :.;ma1ler which indicates that it moved away from us 1: particular anje . About 11 . 20 p . m. we could not see it anyr.orc .

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12/10/1966 .

6.55 p . m. Facine N_at about 75 - 80°, moving · -

si z ~ of medium star, colour ·:•hite (bri!:ht), indisation of s~ee;l: 4 m~n . from 1st viewing before disppearinc at 10 above horizon

mov1ng away not downwards . 6.

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15/10/196c . 8 . 0?. ~ . r. . F~cing :nf.8 at 50°, attraction : lieht, no noise colour : yello"/\'lhite, moving SW - ~E, disappeared sudden;{lv at AO 6 vizible for 1 "

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20/10/1966 . q.pprox . 6 . 52 p.m. Facing S\1 at 45°, att~action:. licht, no noise , movin.r: SW - l-J\'1 at steady speed, approx . 7 m1n . before it disapreared behind a tree on horizon .

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3?~ei::Y.o 17/1 0/196E . e. 15 .P . rn . Facine N\f at 60° , attraction!, lie;ht , no sound, colour : yellow/white, moving H\'1 - N passinr; between two stars before disappearing behind clouds; about 30 sec .

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20/1 0/1966 . Facin0 '.'t''ffW 70 - 80°, attraction : light, no sound, cglour· blue/white, movine; VlN.'I - NE , very fast s~eed , disappeared at 35 while still the sixr of med . star .

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2C../10/196C.. . F~cinc 1; 60°, attraction : liggt , no sound , colour : white movine: }1 - EN"E, disap_~e·.red at approx . 50

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20/10/1966 . Facin.:, .s:. 15 - 20°, attraction : light, no sound, colour of a brie;ht star , movin~ \'/~),'/ - 1: , moderate speed, d sa11!'eared ·.'.hile 3rnie nnswered the phone .

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20/10/196h . Facine; ~S1 10 - 15°, attraction : lieht, no sound, continuously chaneing its colour frorr. red, orange to yell0\'1 1 blue . Stationary; +his siehting happened at the same time as Uo . 15, it a l so dis . ,eared ·;:hile en the :hone . ·"n aeronlane seemed to -oa.ss beneath the object (he~Jin~ for Mascot) very- closely . 22/10/1 o66 . Si:;htin:; ...-,t Kangaroo Valley the purticu l~~rs on the ~pot. . Confi rtr' .

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23/10/1966 . Ar;ttin at ~~nfjeld . 6 . 57 ..J .m. racine Sl!l 35° , attraction l i,::ht , no sound , colour : yellow/white, movinc at slow zp cd S':/ - N, di:oapfleared behind roof of house (horizon) approx . 7 . 14 p . m. 24/10/1966 . Enfj eld . Sometime in the evenin;:;. -=:r.nie '9<1.\V what seened like P. meteor , movine NF. - SV! , no sound ; Colour : red , with tail a hand .. :1an lon,:.. ; i t moved faster tho.n Ji.,_htenin.Si diGappc:!rcd e.nd reap9eared about 2 handspans £urtheron .

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Headquar RAAF Base PEARCE WA

2nd November 1966

Department of Air, Russell Offices CANBERRA ACT

For Information Headquarters SUpport Command, RAAF, Victoria Barracks MELBOURNE SC1 VIC

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS 1.

Forwarded herewith are certified copies of reports of an aerial object sighted in the PORT m;ADLAND to .M.EEK.ATHARRA Region, Western Australia on 26 Oct 66. eyewi~~e~s

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' centre at 1955 hrs 26 Oct were Surface to 4000 ' 4000 • to 8000 • aooo • to 160oo• 16000 1 to 18000'

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8. The significancy of the Port Headland meteorological condition is that at 1900 hrs on 26 Oct Pt Hea.dlalld Commonwealth Meteorological Station released a weather balloon with an electric lantern attached to it for wind condition and observation. The ballonn's flight was observed by the met.station for 15 mine. in which it ascended to an

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REPORT ON AERHL O:BJECT OBSERVED On the night of 26 Oct 66 between 7.30 and 8pm an aerial • 1 object of great illumination brilliance was observed between latitude 0 . ~ ,, ~south longitude 117 east travell1ng to 12~ east and latitude 26° 1 south longitude 115° east travelling to longitude 119° east. 2. The degree of illumination brilliance bas been described as much greater than that of the "ECHO" satellite.

3. The following reports were received by the dut y officer RAAF Base PEARCE at 2200 hours 26 Oct 66. 4. Report {1}. 30 men , Bell Bros Camp at Leslie Salt Flats 12 miles north east of Port Headland at ...1222. hours reported a "funnel shaped light" apex to the ground, alternating bright to dim, moving west to east. Duration of sighting 15-20 minutes .

Eight people at WHERIN CREEK 2000 hours , sighted a bright cone shaped light high over the hills to the west, moving west to east . It suddenly went up vertically at bight speed to high altitude moving east. It had appearance of brilliant cone shape, apex to the ground. 5. Report { 2). .l.1R hours . Port Headland police reported 2 persons at picture theatre and full staff McDonalde store reported obje~ like "torch upside down" moving west to east, just north of Port Headland. Both groups reported identxal descriptions, nil sighting from

aerodrome. Report ( 3) . Messages received through Flying Doctor Base DERBY this morning from numerous stations concerning unidentified flying object between 1.30 and 8pm last night. Apparently object was shaped somewhat like a fan or cone and was visible half an houre as it slowly ascended straight upward until lost in sight of moon, the stations that reported sighting object were FAB,GIB,FOSIL DOWNS,MYROODAR, MORNINGTON PANTER DOWNS, MOUNT ELIZABETH. Object was sighted in. . .all counts to the southwest . 6.

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Investigation (a) Moon rise Moon set The phase

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RAAF PEARCE revealed the following :-

Oct approx 1550 hrs Oct approx 0423 hrs in area concerned. the moon practically full and "waxing".

(b) Nil cloud coverage and a clear night. (c) Wind velocities issued by Port Headland meterological centre at 1955 hrs 26 Oct were Surface to 4000 ' 270/25 1 300/28 4000 to 80oO' 1 8000 to 16000' 330/25 270/20 16000 ' to 18000' 8. The significancy of the Port Headland meteorological condition is that at 1900 hrs on 26 Oct Pt Headland Commonwealth Meteorological Station released a weather balloon with an electric lantern attached to it for wind condition and observationo The ballonn's flight was observed by the met.station for 15 mine . in which it ascended to an

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00 ~~. from this altitude no further met observations were is thought by the Pt Headland met. officer, Mr VINCE JONES , , that the balloon f'urtber ascended to an aJ. ti tude below 27,000 ft.

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Because of the geographic location and topograpey of the 9• persons located as in Reports (1) and (2) it is thought that what they observed was the flight of the Pt Headland met. balloon released at 1900 b.rs on 26 Oct 66. -10 . After conferring by telephone with the Acting RegionaJ. Director of the Commonwealth Met Department W. A., Mr VOLLDRECHT, the following itU'ormation was passed by him, which was observed by the MEEKATHARRA Met. station at 2003 hm on 26 Oct 66 . "That an object brighter in illUlllination brilliance than that of the "ECHO" satellite was observed through theodilite observations, and the following azimuth and elevations of it at 1 minute intervals were . -

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The object durin8 these observations was further described as a satellite wi tb a comet-like, burn-out tail . " When asked to further define burn-out the meteroologist described 1 t as "decq" or "in a state of decay" . 11 . To seek explanation for the report from MEEKATHARRA and Report (3) the senior observatory office, BICKLEY PERTH and the Station Director, Mr WAINRIGHT, Carnarvon tracking station were consulted. The Senior Officer , BICKLEY observatory , who had received some reports could not account for known comets, meteority etc which could have been the reported sightings nor did he have information of any known satellites. He did describe the degree of illumination as greater than that of a meteor or comet. This source therefore could not provide an explanation. 12 . Carnarvon tracking station did report however that an ATLAS had been launched from Cape Kennedy at 1911 Western standard time on a planned orbital path whose final destination was the moon's surface. Orbital time of the Eardlh would be 50? minutes. Further information could possibly be provided by NASA centre. .Additionally !'l.r WAINRIGHT had also received reports of an object described as "grea.t er in illumination brilliance than the ECHO sa.telli tee" and that he did not know of any satellitee other than the .ATLAS that may have been the observed sighting. The significant factor being the degree of brilliance; no comparison with ECHO satellite and he could not account for all of the western world ' s aatelli tea presently in cbbit . 12. It can be concluded that an object was sighted between 1930 and 2010 VIST 26 Oct 66 that traversed an area between 21°S 1170°E travelling to 123°E and 26°S 115°E travelling to 119°E . The area concerned is located in the orbitaJ. track of apace vehicles launched ""rom C"lpe Kennedy and other Aovrces, but because of the complex degree of further investigation required, it is recommended no fUrther action be taken.


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INTELLIGENCE - REPORTING OF UNIDENTIFIED FLYING o:BJ .ECTS Your g/25/1(15) 25th March 1966 1. The schedule of UFO sightings attached to the lecture precis forwarded under cover of the referenced letter dealt with sightings up to 2nd December 1965. 2. The reporting of UFO sightings will be a subject discussed during the intelligence o:I:'ficers exercise to be held at tdis headquarters 5th to 9th December 1966, and it would be appreciated if data concerning recent sightings could be provided before that date .

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Dete and Time of Observation (Time to be given in local time)

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What first attracted observer's attention, eg l4ght or noise •

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What was the colour Qf the light or object , •.

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Was there any sound •••••••• ••••••·••••·, ••• •••

1 B.

Height, or angle of elevation... .. •

19.

Speed, or angular velocity •••

20.

Wee the object stationary .•

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What was the direction of flight with reference to lendmarke or 21. points of the compass,

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-zth devi~te or maroe•v t ~·1. main on a;;';t eight pa • ""' / /' /,,/ C / Did the object re 1 h ;t/o~7fr /1./". V.' f: ->; ••

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f exha~st, vapour

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in mid-aJ.r,

Where did object disappear, eg,

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25. Existence of any other supporting evidence.

fragments, photogrep h a, or

h

physical evidence sue

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26.

kava you observed any unusual P enomena

27.

If so, give details of incident ( s) •• • •••••••••••.

28. State any experience whic h ana about the answers given to 17 and 18.

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observer to be reasonably certain es

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29.

Are you

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member of any organisation

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Name and Address of organJ.satJ.on .......

in aerial phenomena,

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Signature of QUESTIONS 32, 33 and 34 to be answered by interrogator. ~:

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

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L considered that t his sit.htinz ~·oses no threat to the

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RAA.F LAY ERTON

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I f there was more than one object, how many wer e 12 . t heir format io n .

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HeJ.ght , o r ang le of elev at i on • • · · • • • • • • • •

19.

Speed , or angu l ar ve l oc i t y •• • •••

20.

Was th e obJect s t a t J.onary ••• • • • • • • • ••• ••• • ••• •• •

21.

What was th e direction of flight with reference t o landmarks or

t here an y s ound •••••

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REPORT Of AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED

~a~e of Observer 1.

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Address of Observer

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2. Occupation of Observer

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Date and Time of Observation (Time to be given in local time)

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4.

Duration of Observationls) •.

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Observers Location at Time of Sighting (Give details of own posit~on by map reference if possible

6.

. . . . . . . . . • . ... , . • . • • • . • . , •••.•••••. ••• ••• , • , ••• or by known landmarKS)

......-¥~~!..&.~lf({r//.('1.~ ..................... .................... .. . Weather Conditi~ a; timelsl of observation(sl •••••••••.•••••••••••••

1.

..... ... ........~~...................................... ············· used ~n the J (Describe any equipment observat~on) .l{cfi).t;,l/. ... .~. / · .......................... ............. ... . ... ................ .................. . .......................... . ...... . .......

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Aids to observation(s).

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Where was object first observed, eg, overhead, com1ng from behind a

hill, over the horizon , etc •

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attract~d

observer's attention, eg

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l~ght

or no1se •

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10.

Did object appear as a light or as a definite object.

11.

......... ...... ...... ..l:!.t;-i/L ............................................ . 12.

lf there was more than one object, how many we re there, and what was

their formation •

v. ...M.?..

............. ...........W. 13.

14.

What was the colour

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

~f the light or object,

What was its apparent shape • • ••• .

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was any detail of structure observable •••••••••• 15. Was any method of propulsion 16.

17. 18.

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Was there any sound •••••.•••••••••••••••••• ••••• H' ' ' " ' , "

•"''' of olmtio"

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Speed , or angular velocity •••••.••.•••••. 19. Was the object stationary • ••• 20.

What was the direction of flight with reference to 21 . points of the compass •

lendma~ke

or

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Did the object

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was any

24.

Where did object

tra~l

t~aig ht path, deviate on a 9 •

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h t vapour or l~ght seen • ex aus ,

d•~sappear,

(.I. • , • •.•.••• • • ,.

eg, in mid-air, behind a hill, over the

horizon.

25. Existence of any physical evidence s uch as fragments, photographs , or other supporting evidence.

28. State any experience which enables observer to be reasonably certain about the answers given to ..;.:r-and-'1'1r:' •

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29.

Are you a member of any organisation interested in aerial phenomena.

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32.

Location of any afr traffic in the vicinity at the

time~of

sighting •

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Location of any meteorological stations in the general area.

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QUESTIONS 32, 33 and 34 to be answered by interrogator. ~:

Since it is normally impossible to estimate the ~eight and speed of a strange object, it will usua~y be better to endeavour to determine the angle of elevation of th e object, the angle through which it moved , and the time taken to do this •

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7.

The light varied in its apparent movement the backwTOund Durin.., ..'le first minute or observ tion it ()ved through c.n !:.l'C of J; across t e horizon at an &timeted altitude of 15°, of Th a. Pm"f"l'lt ovem6 nt then sloi'Ted down end during the next 4 rninut<>e of ai~Ad tice e conatar,t. cha."' :e of 5 of ere w.s ob<>erved. "' e .&le of elev t or. re

i~, ~e

O.f sts-z-s .

~lev:!tion.

For tl•c re .. r the p riod o.f ob rv t · arly stat "n r:r 'tl a t:licht mo.. "'n'" to the left ~n eleveLi n. ~he 1 t~ itj dinimisl~a until l l l rs nee the ObJQCt, then i t .faded from view even usire binocul 8.

a9. ;..c

log maintain d d t A full is report.

b~ Fl., Off TALJlOT

dur1

• •• 2


.:L- ·~.:nffic Cont1·ollcrs o.eratine in the tower ct -~ht d ..ttl W'l.nvv.n aeric.l object between 2022 hours

o~ lOth October 1966. ~he re ort on 1 n c:u-:·icd into the sicfltinz to.:;ether with the

en the niLrt tt~ched .

.., r

::'h_ rOst . rob;Jblc ccu.se of t! e si.:_.;tir:., .:as a s..1telli te, ~r of lS av~ilcble ct tr~s :ase •

It 1~ c~n i~er~d t~~t this si_htin~ ~oses no threat to e &(;our! ty of :.. • tr li<! 0

~~ .. in{.. CommcJlder For Officer CoCII!O.ndirs•

RAAF LAVERTON

"bot"' observed tf'e ob..,ect ror a

'tO't!L.

"'

per1oa or 4.3 minute:> the last 11

minutes only with the aid or binoculars.

7.

The light varied in 1 te apparent movem:?nt aeainet the backeround or stgrs . 'Du."ine the .first lllinu.te of cbservc.tion it moved 'trro,.gh an ere of 35 acrose tne horizon at~ estimated altitude of 15°, ic, anSle or elevation . The apparent 'llO"Iei~6nt then slowed do\'m and durinb the next 4 minutos of time a cl':ul{_;e of 5 of arc w:::s observed. Tne ansle of el vat on l'"tllai!'led coneta...'lt o

B· For tre r~ t of t'v~ period or observa tivn t •o ol;:ject re i od sli ht iucrcest? n e.rl.r et::J.tiol'"U"'J wit~ a sh,...ht mc\-ement to the left ad in elevatl n. Th intensity dinimisi~d w1til bino 1 xs were r . ir l to see tle ob~ ct, tlen it faded from view eve~ uoi~ bi~ocu.l rs .

9.

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A full lo maintain d by Fle orr T.l.LPCT d.u-1 'd to ~s e ort.

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REPORT ON AERIAL OEJ =:c:T OBSERVED

Introduction 1. Two Air Traffic Controllers operating in the to er at RAAF LJ.VERTOl sighted an unknown object between 2022 hours and 2145 hours on tbe n1ght of 10th October 1966. P~rsonr.el

Involved

2.

The rersonnel involved were:-

(a)

Flg Off~ . TLLBOT (0221378), aged 21 Jeare residing at Officers ' less, RL~ Base LAVERTON. He obtained experience as a basic navigator before becoming an Jdx Traffic Controller. He has been in the ~r Traffic Branch for 18 mon~hs .

(b)

Sgt L. c. WTIJ.:I!'GTOV aged 25 years residine nt 9 Eades Street LAVERTON NORTH. He hp...s been an Air Traffic Controller for 2 years .

3. .Both personnel have good eyesieht and are considered reliable by the Senior Air Traffic Control Officer. 4. Flc Off TALBOT ' s ~eport of the sightinG is at Appendix A while that of Set; WILLITrGTON is c.t Ap.pendix B. i!eteile of Sigttine

5.

The object consisted of a white lieht about the same size and intensity as the star Rigel Kent moYine across the horizon. The bearing of the object c~~d from approximately 280~ to 320°M but due to a gradual decrease :ln intensity it is thought t!".e actual movement was SE to ffi with only t e last part of mov~ent being observed. 6. The lisht was first noticed by Flz O!f T!LBOT. His attention was ettr cted to the object ~Y its ~ovement relative to ~he background o! stars . He drew the attention of Sgt IIl!n GTCH to the JOvament , then both observed the ObJect for a total period of 43 minutes the 1 st 11 minutes only with the aid of binoculars .

7•

The light varied in its appa:rent moveo:.cnt aeainst the baokgro:.md of st~rs . Durin.,. the first minute of observ... tion it moved through o.n arc or 35 across the horizon at an estimated altitude of 15° , ie, angle cr elevation . The eppc.re•lt movemsnt then slowed dor.n and durinc; the next 4 11inutes of time a change of 5 of ere w~s obscr•:sd. The -r .sle of el v tlon remained constant . 8•

For the re of the period of obscrvatil)n t e ol:- .)CCL ro ~ ed r.r1: etatiOru:.rJ w• t" a sl i t;,h t mcveJnen t to the 1 eft !Uld a light increase

in lev ti n. Tl>e intensity dinimie ed until bi.rloc\Ll'U'S wore rcq dr d to s e t~e ob ct, then it feded from view even using binocul rs.

9. A full log mai tai "i by Tie Off T.\LBCT duri e att c d to hie report.

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Used in

:L,-.htir t;

10. 51 aic;ht >.ne wns visual :;.aiiiG t;ho naked ovel:OC)nt :ilowe..: J011n binocul=.s ere t '"<!d.

~ye.

1• . The directions and angles of elevation ere e loccl l:nowlcdce lllld known runw~· be..ri~~.

a} parent tir~•

d u

1ne

L;WERTOl! .et Rl.ldar was

12.

oboervation.

~.osed tc -:beck t!le object d lrlnt. tlle llo targets were loccted. The ru.nL used w..a 10-:?~0

lc:U=t r.; .

13. Lur~L the ~eriod of observation POI m COOK wi joel aircru!t wore opl.'r tine both at their own and et LAVERTOF. There were four _irc~t t LAVERTON et the time or initial sidlting, ttree were on the £%'C.und and one on final e.p'proa.eh. The aircraft at 1'01 r COOK w re cll ac~ounlod ror ~t the tice . 14 . There m·e many light aircraft airfields surround inn the ar a. It is unusual for ~hem to operate o.t nicbt . For a civil light aircr lft to be resronsit: le it mua t t ave beer.. opera tine in the ru.J\.F eon ~rol Zone. Tne R!_";.F not Civil rave ary knowledge of such oper..tions. J.t tte time of sigl::.tine ESSEl!])()Z: rad its peak AD!!:1AIDE traffic .

15 .

1!any aircraft were c:rriving and departine alone the 1'/e tern Air Route . '1'1 ie !'OUte rune along the nort!•ern bounclery of LAVERTON cbntrol space. A light of decre&sine intensity along this air route would move ~~ti ­

clockwiae to an observer at wi!le. 16. ca~.<sed

L!.1ERT~1.

The observed movement was clock-

F.r~ the above it is apparent that the light wos unlikely to be t y eL.-cra!t howevc: :it remains a remote possibility.

:Balloons 17 . Durin~ the month of October met balloons are l~leaaed every three hours at RA.U' Base L!..VER1'01i. The CSIRO are releasing balloons in the ASPEimALE e.rec.. The University of l~elbourne release balloons st intrequen t periods in the surrounding' a:=eas . Although these c£UU'Io t be ruled out entirely it is unlike!~, that they were the obJect eigll ted. The balloons at LAVERTOlf were r~leased et 1800 hours and 2100 The wee.ther conditions at the time \'/ere calm o.nd the balloons ascended vertically. The light on these met balloons is estimated to have a life o f 10 minutes . 18.

hours .

19 • The ASPEtiDALE balloons U'E! released at 3 pm daily. They carry no lights but could transmit reflected light . The sighting co~ld not be ttlis balloon on the ascent but could be caused durine its descent .

20 .

No balloons were released by the University during the period .

Satellites There are lll!U',Y hundred of satelli tee and rocl=et fraQ:~ents the earth at pre~ent . On fine niGlte it is r~ssible to see some of these bodice in AllSTRAIIA. 21 ·

ciroli~

. ../3


At present the HclboJrne Observatory is tracking four or these Tho sighting was not one of the satelliteo being tracked by the Observatory however its appearance , duration of sighting nre similar to a P.AGOS I Satellite. The direction of orbit in the caee of TALBOT ' s sizbt~ng was different to the one trecked by t~e Observatory. The Observatory et~ted that there are many PAGOS type satellites and only two are tracked by them. It seemed tle sighting was a satellite of this type but they could not supply p~o~r that this was the case. 80tollites.

Other Factors

23.

The following

(a)

r~ctors

were noted:-

the obset~er using the binoculars stated the object gave WQB en infinity like the stars.

him no depth perseption ie, object

(h)

The observer without binoculars thought the object was close.

(c)

At no time did the object show any shape other than a light

like a stc.r. (d)

No 17ak.e tail or trail was observed at the rear of the light .

(e)

The ob,ect~id not obscure any stars surrounding it on 1ts apparent track .

(f)

The observers changed posit~on from 1nside tle class tower to outside the tower. Reflections on the glass could not cause the sigtting.

Conclusions

24 .

Two trained obsprvers saw a stran&e light in the sky end observed the light for 43 minutes. The rositive iden~ity cf the liGht has not been found by the investieation.

25 . The moat probable cause of t~e sighting was a satellite of the PAGOS variety . 26 .

Other possible causes are :-

(a)

aircraft operating without authority in the RL.AF araa.

(1)

A balloon reflecting light.

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lfnkno;om ol1ject .


REPORT Of AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED

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Name of Observer

2.

Add r ess o f Observer Officers ' ...ess, Rl..J' L!~Oll VIC

J.

Occupation of Observer • •Af!. .T.r.ef.f.ip, .C.O.n.t;r_o}•••••.•••••••••••••••••••••

4•

Da t e end Time of Observat i on (Time to be given 1n local time)

Age

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43 min

Duration o f Observat ion( s )

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0

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Observers Location at Time of Sighting (Give details of own poe1tion by map reference if possible C.oon_t_r_oo. 1 T.Oo".e.r. .'3:.!. .B.>Jf.e••~'!!!t.T.OJ!o • • • •• • ••• • or by known landmarks) 0

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

7•

Weather Conditions at time(sl of ob servation(e)P~~.~~er~f~9~F~••••••••

• • • • • • • , •• ,c_l,J,U.d••".i.e, ,3.5. •'!J!f!.. , •• • • ..•••• •• •• •• •. •.•••• ,. ........................... .

B.

Aida t o observat ion(s).

(Describe a ny equipment used in the obse:cvat1on)

.......... ... " .... ..................... .... ..................................... . . . ... . . .... ........ .. ....... .... . ...... .... ... ...... ............................ :BL.oc~.ol..rs

9.

Wnere was obJect first observed, e g , ov erhead, coming from behind a hill, over the horizon, etc .

Moving rupidl; ~~ 2v0°~ a.prox £LEV 15° aovine left to right

•••••••••••• • • ••• • •• ••• •••••••• ••••• • • • • ••• •• •••••• • ••••••••••••••••••••• • ••••o•

1 o•

Wh et f irst a ttrac t ed observer's at tention, eg light or noise.

. . . . . . . . . . ~·P:.~!l.t. ~!. } J-~:. •... . .. ...... .. . .... • ,. .. •. •..... •.................. ,. • 11.

Did object appear ae a light or as a de f i nite object.

..... ..... .s~~.lw. ~F. !i. !3J;!lf. 9f. J~:. ~~:tP-9--~••••.••• • • • • • • • • .. • • · • • • • · • · • · •• •• ••

Q

If there was more than one object, how many were there, end what was their formation.

12.

0nt'! only

• • ••••••O•o • o o ••••••• ••• • • • • •• • •• • •••• • •o • • • • •••••• • ••••••••• • •••••••~••••••••••

1 J.

What was the colour of the light or obJ ect •• ~~~~~•••••••••••••••••••••

14.

What was its a pparent sha pe •••• •. • • •••••• ~.~~~-·~•••••••••••••••••r••

15.

Was a ny d etail of structu re observable •••••••• ~~••·•·•·•••• • ••••••• ••

16 0

Wa s any method of pro pulsion obvi ous • • ~·••••••~~•••••••••••••••••• •••

n.

~as there any sound ••• ••.• . ••••• • • • •••••••••• • ~~···~·· ••••••••• • •

18 .

15° elevation • He1ght, or angle of elevat1on •. .••••••••••.•••••••••••• ~··•••••••••••

19.

Speed , or angular velocity • .•• • .• • ••.•.• ~?~.~!.~.~.!

20.

Was the object stationary . , •• • • ••• ~Y!~~-~~~!~!~•••·••••••••••••••••••

o

.. !~ .......... .

dhat was the direction of flight with reference to landmarks or 21 . pointe of the c ompass •

. . .. . .. ~ . . r~!!'~~. ~r. :~~. ~~J!lt'~:--~ . ..... . ..................... • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ••• /2


-222.

Did the object remain on a straight

· .~th initiclly, st?• :. :: . :~;?.~?~~~=~-~~-~~~7-~~~~~~Y..~~~ .............•rc-~ .. . .. . . . ... . . .. .. . . .. ..... . llo

1!e1ntaj. 23.

Was any trail of exhaust, vapour or light seen ••••••••·••••••••••·•••

24.

~lhere

did object disappear, eg, in mid-air, behind a hl.ll • over the

horizon. •••••••••••

0

l.:id- air

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

.

..... ..

.

.

... .....

.

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

25. Existence of any physical evidence such as fragments , photographs, or other supporting evidence. !lil •

••••••••••

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

0

••••••

•••••••

••••

••••••

26.

Have you observed any unu sual phenomena previously •.••~~~•

27.

If so, give details of incident (s)

•••

•••••••

·• •• •••• •••

~-~~~~~~~-~~~.~~-~-~~-~~ ••••••••••

28. State any experience whtch enables observer t o be reasonab ly certain about the answers given to ~and~ 1 :9 . t . . ) q ATC . . . . . . . . . . . . ~~~~ . ~!-!-!-~~ ~~~;t . . ~~~r:e ~~~~:~;~~~€! ~ ... ... ...... .......... ... .......

..... .

29.

r

Are you a member of any organisation interested in aerial phenomena .

............................. No .. ........ ~-····· · ········· ···········-···-·············· 30.

Name and Address of organisation ·· ···•••••••••••·••••••••••••••••••••

............ ....... .... ... ...................... .... ... ........ ...... ....... .......... 31,

Any additional i nformation •••• ~~~.~~~qq~~q.~q~~~•••••••••••••••••••••

.

~~ . ~q:¥A . ~!-:: . -:~1:{7:r:r:A . ¥.~ ~l?!!~:r;·!;~~ .!}~ •••• • •••• •••• ••• •• • • • •••••• • •••.•• •• • • •

....... . ... . . .. . .. . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .... . .. . .. . . . . .. ... . .. . ... . ........ ... .... ... .. Signature of Observer • ••••••••••••••••••••• . •• 32.

Location of any air traffic in t h e vicinity at the time of sight~ng.

~~~-! :~!'} .1nq .-f!~ .~1qq .1;1;~ -~~~X:': -~~X:~ .r:~':~o.U:s..d.e.P.'I..!.t.Uf.e.s•.F.?~. !-'-!'!.i.v~;;. F:?~~..t~!"... ~est to ESSEf.DOl' .

.iVALON was not active , LAVBRTON :md PT COOK traffic was

• •· · •· · · · · · · · · · · · · · · •· · •· •· •· · · · · · · · · · · · •· •· •• • · · · •· •· •· • •• • •·a:c'cow1teC!' ro:c·.·•···

33.

Location of any meteorological stations in the general area.

:t..().Yr;T!'\'01! 1 ••• Qi;(~Qj, ,.~ ."!~~1JI}~:~; ;: .~:i,J, .~l,e¢.f::i,c,a,rit•.~1.->.U:d. •W/.V. .~ft.. .v•• ,Sl;i~.,h.t••h~fJ. J.P. ~ea 34.

Comments ;;~~ .~¥.1;<!~'1~ .~X:~!!! .-::;~·~q~ A'i:~ .~o.t. •c••u.e.e••t.h.e•.s.i~Jl.t.i.nJ;.·, . • , •••

9l;lr;>. ':'':~ . :r'~~E; . ~~4 .~1} . 1~qq . W~ .r.~~~ .r:;~ .~1Qq .~~ ·... ,'I:~e. ,l.iP'.t. .l,IJ..s.t.s. ,a,')J,r.01-• •1fl. ~Jl.S;,

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

.. ... .. . . .. .... ... . . .. .. .. . ... . .. ... ......... .... .. .... ........ .. . "

Signature of Interrogator QUESTIONS 32 , 33 and 34 to be answe=d by

~:

····~···· · ·· ·r- ······

interr~tor/ .;._,)0 vd

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LEh. .

Since it l.S normally impossible to estima e and speed of a strange object, i t will usually better to to determl.ne the angle of elevation of th e object , the an~i' through which it moved,

~e

and the time taken to do this.

~~{..~JL~ (


2022K

2C27

Si ted a whbte lig~t , intensity 1st magnitude, at arpeox 280~ el ve.tion ,., , n.ovl.rte" r :oidly left to richt ~hro.:gh 35 arc ir; 1 ml.r.ute., ten slowed down mov'~e through 5 arc in 4 min. 0

0

.Af r ~1.1 stctionary at 320 ! 15 elevation. Chocked POD T COOK .r.d ESS~lDOl :for rossitle aircraft c.nj lXl' cect1on for bolloons. ne~tive for that area . 10- 260 kms revealed nothing.

R s lts

diminis~

~.

LAVERTCI

ET RADAR ewe p, r

intensit.r 2nd =oi.t

2040

Lieht intensity irectlySifc.Y.

2048

'ovcd ov r a period or .~rox 20 min9 thrc vh 3 a ,c 4ed lit. tlJ hivher.

2054

Not visible to the ndked eye, sigl'ted thr ew 1 o iLion as t 2048~ .

2100

llrg 315c,, elev 20°, barely vi!dble tb:ou._.h binocul

(i

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e, as i f .. oving ~rc

1-ft,

e t cr co .ditions, fine, nil

· ,,;nific..:.nt cloud., viJibilit.1

ir.d calm .

{ • 1'.ALFOT) Officer Air Trcffic Control

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REPORT OF AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED

Name of Observer

1.

"

L on ;.rd Clurles IL!li' ""'M........ ... . ....................... .......

••• Age ••~~ ••

9 &ldE'G Stret>t LA.V.EF TO! t'ORTH Observer •••••••••••·•·•··•• ••••••• • ••••••• • ••••••••• • •••••

2.

Add ress of

3.

Occupation of

Ai r i'r_ ff1c Controller R ..,;.F

Observer ············· • •• •• •• ••••• • ••••• • • • •••••• • ••••••

Date end Time of Observation (Time to b e given in l ocal time) 4. ••••••••••••••

i

1020:?2 ..... .

... .

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

Ourat1on of Dbservation{s)

s.

.

... .

....... .. .

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

....... .

.

.

.

.

. ......................................... . .; : minutes

Observers Location at Time of Sighting {Give details o f own pos ition m •F " · L "ERT~l' by map reference 1 f po oeible .....C?~.t ::~1.. :: .'~~ ....... :~~. ::, .. .': ,.... ....... . or by kn own landmar ks)

6.

.......................................................~ ......................... . Weather Conditions at t~me(a) of observation(s) ••••••• J:~~.~~& 1. Cloud vi_ 3') ••• •••••••••• • •••••••••••••• • •••• •• ••••••••••••·~•••• • •• • •• ••••••• • •• • ••• • ••• •o •

.. ..... .

Aida to observation{s).

B.

(Describe any equipment used i n the observatl.on)

.... .. ....... .......... ........ .... .. .. . .. ... ... .................. .................. . . ..... . . ..... . ...... ....... . ... . .... . ....... ............................ ........ " 'll· .

Where was object first observed, eg, overhead, coming from behind a

9.

hill, over the horizon , etc.

~ovinu r~pidlJ

t o north west of t cwer.

Elev_tlo~

15°

····· · · · ························· · ···· ·· ·· ···· · · ········~··· · · ·· ·········· ·· · · · · 10.

What first attracted observer's attention. eg light or no1se.

L !) t _oving ....._ ················--······························ ~~· · · · · ·· ·· · · · ··· · ··· ···· ··· ··· · 11 •

Did object appear as a light or as a definite object •

.

.... ·········· ························ ··· ·········· · · ·· ······· · ···~ · ·· · · · ······ · ~ · · · ~¥-

If there was more than one object, how many were there. and what was 12. their formation. n1 y ••••••••••••~•••••••••••••••••~•·•••••••••• • • • ••••••• • ••••~ • •• • •• •• • • o • • • • • •~~••

... 1

1 J. 14 .

15.

, 6.

11. 18.

What was the colour Qf the light or obJect •••• • ;~ !~~• •• • ••• • • • • ••• • • • •

,..

What was its

..

apparent shape .••••.••• -••••• • ••• • • • •••••• • • •• • • •••··- • • •

Was any detail of structure observable ••••••• • • • .•. ••••••• •• •• • •• • •• Was any method of propuls~on obvious •• ~ ·· ·•· ••• •• ••••• •• •• •••• • •• • Was there any

He~ght,

r

sound·-··~···•••·••·• • ••·• · ·· • ••·· ·· •• · •

• •••• •• • • ••

•C'

or angle of

elevat~on •••. • •••• • ••••• • • • • t •• • ••

• • ••••• • • ••••• •

0

19.

20.

•t 3? .:.n 1 Jioir,.. tc • • Spee d t or angu l ar ve l oc~ Y•••·•· • •·•· •·· · ···· ··• ·• ••• •• • •• •· ••• ••• •

Wee the object stationary • • ~~~. ~~~f. f.~~~- ~!. ~;.~. 1 .... .. .. ......••.

What was the direction of flight with reference to l andmarks or 21. points of the compass. . •• /2

RESTR


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-222.

Did the object remain on a straig ht path, deviate or manoeuvre et ell, 0

w __ _ ' -·· elev;••• ~. ~~. ~!'. ;~:'. }.... .. .. ............. . .. . .. ...1=.... .....lll':.ttion .. . . ..,. ................. . 23 .

was any trail of exhaust, vapour or light seen ••••••••••• ••••••• •••••

24.

Where did object disappear, eg, in mid-air, behind a hill, over the

horizon.

................. ...J.l:f...-"'.... .... . .. . . ................ .......................... ....... 25. Existence of any physical evidence such as fragments, photographs , or other supporting evidence.

.. ......................................................................... ...... ; 0

Have you observed any unusual phenomena previously •..•• !~~ ·

26.

• ·····•·••

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

rcr

11

• i tr>l _ .......... ......... "' .. ............ ............................... ............... ~

~

29.

~~

1· ~

Are you a member of any organisation interested in aerial phenomena. )

................................................................ .. ................ 30.

Name and Address of organisation ..• • ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

31.

. . . . l y w:i:th Fl '"' OT JL.d e si::.i' .:r Any add1t1onal 1nformat1on ······• ••·•••• •• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••

......... ......... ..... ...... .......... . . . .. . .. .............. .. . ............ "' .. . M

obscrv ti

""-

n • in area , checked et no .... , ................................._v, .......................... .... ........... . ~

~

~·,

~-

~~fie

~ lloon in cree ............................ . ......... .... ... .. ..... ........ . ..................... ..

knowledce of

Signature of Observer ..• •••• ••• • •• • • . . ••••. • • 32 .

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

······· ....

21 0 h ' r.~ numerc " ....... turl';: nd .rrivaJ.'3 ......en. ...1930 . ..... ..:.1".1 . . . ......... .. ..t ..ere ....·'lere . ................ ........ ..... fron' tl'e

'B t .

"'"' · • o ESSE!r I"J. • .

.

.

.... .

33.

..... .

,v

I~"". . .,. .as not ~cti ve l,"" ~'11'01 ~J.C. PT ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... . .

......... .

.

COOK ';raffle was . cr.-o rrted .. ..................... ,

~o-.

•• f

Location of any meteorological stations in the general area •

. . .~. ~~·.: .... ~~ .r. .<:' ••• -:~ t• .~!: .-..~:l: '..": ·.-. .~~ ."~..,.r;t••~1.'! /'..w:v: .~A .v..S.li.P.'r.t• .l'.~.z.e• .i.n. . ~a 34.

Comments .... .'. ~-•.. : . . ~X:~l!! .I;:.;~~~~l~ .d.i,d• .n.n.t..c.e,.u.s.e••t . •e••~. ,.. .t},~ ~·· •• •Or.~•

• • • •X:E!'. "! . ~: ...~ .~e..... : .. ~!';~ .•. :·•.~t. ?1.':q ."".co: .l:S.·• • .•T).e. .'.i.J.• .t. ,l.-.s•..• ~ .•.v . ,,!".• J• .J' ·········· · ············· ·· · ··········· ···· · · ······ ···························~ Signature of Interrogator •••.••.• QUESTI ONS 32 , 33 and 34 to be answered by

~:

interroga~vt~~ hei~t

~~····· ~

S ince it is normally impossible to estimate the end speed of a strange object , it will usua~ly be better to endeavour to determine the angle of elevation of th e object , the angle through wh1ch it moved, and the time taken to do this.

REST

,..


~ J

1965

OCT 27

09: 1 3

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TO liEPA IR

I" RE S T R I

C T E D AI213/C INTELLO FOLLOWING IS TEXT OF M~SSAGE

RECEIVED FROM HQUAR P~ QUOTE FOLLOWING RECEIVED THROUGH VIU AS REPORTED FROM MASTER MV KABBARLI QUOTE IN KING SOUN~ POSI1ION 16~6S 123 15E AT 1155 GMT SIGHrEU CONICAL SHAPE~ GLOW APPROX MOONS ~IAME1E~ IN LENGTH BEARING 242 LEGREES AT 18 DEGREES ELEVATION ANU MOVING AT APPRECIABLE SPEEV IN NE LIRECTION STOP BASE OF CONE FACING DI RECTION OF TRAVEL STOP OBJECT LOST TO SIGHT WHEN OVERHEAU UNQU01E STOP FURTHER STATEL UNABLE TO GIVE ANY INl>ICATION OF HEIGHT ANlJ WAS IN SIGHT FOR ABOUT 20 HINS THEN LOST IN LIGHT OF MOON STOP COLOUR OF GLOW WHITE UNQUOTE CHM UNQUOTE


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ROYAl AUSTRAliAN AIR F

VICTORIA BARRACKS ME LBOURNE SC1 VIC

16 SEP 1966

UN-IDE~~IFIED

1. from Rr

FLYING OBJECTS

~PORT S

Attached is a r eport on unusual s i ghtings r eceived RICKETTS of Balliang, Victori a .

--

A.s.

2. Mr ~ ICKETTS has sta ted that his main reasons for submitting this report to the RA.AF are:(a) To receive assis tance in his research,

(b) to obtain authentication of the sightings from an official source in order to help the sale of the articles to any interest ed publisher. ). From the descriptions given, it is possible that the sightings are probably those of fireflies. Facts that support this theory are:(a) The low altitude of the objects - usually within a few feet of the ground, (b) the frequency of sightings , (c) the patterns flown, eg approac.~ng and circling observer, (d) the size of the objects, (e) nothing was visible on a very bright moonlit night .

4. Mr ~ICKETTS bas also stated that the photographs were taken from distances of up to t of a mile and if this is so, it is possible that light would not be recorded at that distance by camera , even with telephoto lens. Without knowing the size and luoinosity of the objects, however, it would probably be very difficult to accurately es timate dista nces where no reference could be made to known objects . 5. Also attached is a copy of Headquarters to Mr RICKETTS. 1\ic:~

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reply from this

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For Air Offic er Commandi ng ...I'W\ ~~

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ROYAl AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

/ TREPHONE: 49 0550

HEADQUARTERS SUPPORT COMMAND RAAf VICTORIA BARRACKS MELBOURNE SC1 VIC

TElEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: "AJRCOMMAND, MElBOURNE"

5/6/Air(162) IN 1\fPt.'l' QUOTE

Copy only • • • - 8 Sep 1966

L!r A. Ricketts

Box 44 RSD BACCHUS MARSH VIC

Dear Sir , 1. Thank you for your report on your unusual sightings . Attached herewith are the hand written reports which you requested us to return to you. 2. Your report has been referred to Depa rtment of Air, Canberra, and you will be advised of any decision when it is received at this Headquarters .

Yours faithfully, (signed) V. B. CAIDJON Wing Commander For Ai.r Officer Commanding

Encl

18.

neight, or angle of elevation ..... V~:~ .~~ ............... .

19.

Soeed, or ansular velocity . ;~

J.

TL:",. 11 ,~ 'Y

-~~'S'N£

P."(~ . YI!~Y- ~~..1'.~.· . ~~?!:r: .~~:P.~ :"f~vc~uv~o

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Rlec-A-''""'6 ,#o.ti4J· .-

· ~ V~lt.)' 3~•o.l' r~I•IJ

20.

Was the object stationary? ... S.~f!.. .c..~ Y.t!.~!':'.'...L,~.r.r:~.( · · ·

21.

What was the direction of flight with reference to landmarks or points of the compass .. .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Y:"/! !~. ~--!. I ...... ! . ~"f . . . . . . -~ .~ ?'. !':~~...........

... / 2.

.


REPORT OF AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED

A 1:-.Lr~H .. -~ ... ~- !!!. !~ fi: 'f.T. -!"..... Age .:/P. .. Observer . .6 .&? !<: .¥ . . f'.S .D. .. ~~~J'J.l{f . r:f.~~ f (of ••

Name of Observer .

2.

Address of

}.

Occupation of Observer .

4.

Date and Time of Observation (Time to be given in local time)

• . • . • I(~~.~":"~ • .•••-f f:~ ....

5.

Duration of

~ . ~~·'"-" -:'t • • •

• •.•.•.•..•. ••. . • •..••• ••••••

?bservation(s) . ~ . ~.~.l.s-:~

~;

6.

F.~.~ .t1~. ~-:-. 6.U. ~ ~.Q .~ R. ........... .

S.R~4>,..,.,~t<!'J,v.:-e

Observers Loration at Time of Sighting (Give details of own pos~tion by map reference •..•...•• • .. 1; ~~ :"'.~ ... . f .&:'f'". •. ..:: ~~~.. . if possible , or by known landmarks)

... " ... .. .... .. ... ...................... ........... ....... .......... . 7.

HvT

Weather Conditions at time(s) of observation(s) . J..'~ U ~. c 1 ()IV o.w.tr YE.-ty /'?coN'_,_'*'.,.. "';~;.err- N d1'N7Ntf-J

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ja;:::. • • • • • • •

8.

... J.f

Aids to Observ-ation(s) . (Describe any equipment used in the •~• ""' observation) . M . .... ~H T 11 •.T:P. t,.,r.S !--. C! P.•.'f:r . .I.,.~ .'# .. , . ~ t ..!Q ... ,P. A- tlf .. o.G.

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9.

Where was ObJect first observed, eg, overhead, com::.ng from behind a hill, over the horizon, etc .

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10 . .

Wha

rust attracted observer's attention, eg light or noise .

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11.

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Did object appear as a light or as a definite object.

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f'f~ha~ ; 1as.. their formation .

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13 .

What was the colour of the light or object. ~ ~of". At""T.<t':'i~

14.

'lihat was its apparent shape . .'H~.~ . '!~. f?1'((":r-!~... IQ · · · ·

15.

Was any detail of structure observable . ttl . .~P.S.T . t:..~tSr:S:. Y.rzs

16.

Was an:r method of propulsion obvious . . ~~. ............ ·····

17.

7/as there any sound .....

1B.

Height, or angle of elevation .... . If~!!' ."":~ ..•••.. ··••··•••

19.

Speed, or angular veloci t:; . P."('! . Y,.~X'. ~";S".T:":. ~~!?'". ."':'~.R.Ii! t/(~vc~'N"'

20 .

Was the object stationary? .. . S.~~ .. ·'·~ 'l.f!".~!'!.C.. .L.f.r.t:~.lf. ...

21.

What was the direction of flight with reference to landmarks or points of the compass ...

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- 2-

Did the obJect remain on a straight path, deviate or manoeuvre at all? _ / . ..., , .......... , ..... , .... !".~4"/. . (./(4'"-A.T:.If.{). . , ~~'f 1/( f/ . . •~".":~. ,( .1'/~ ~-' """ 7 )"

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did object disappear, eg in mid-air, behinds hiLL, over the horizon .

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25 .

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physical evidence such as fragments, photographs, or other supporting evidence .

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I f so, give details of incident(s) ~ . . /."~-t.(~.r. A-~ .C\ .. ~ f. ~Yt..vo.-s 8~.tJ}' ,-,<?_,. v~.t.L """"~ ... x"'~,cr.-c..vA-~'.Y /4-S -r- re W.l'tf.O _,e .. r f f . State any experience which enables observer to be reasonably

27.

28 .

certain about the answers given to 1g and Hf .

. • • • • • • . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . .-. ~~ :-: .. ~~:.~ 'f!'f'.~("~lfl. ••.•.••...•...•.•.••

29.

Are you a ~ember of any organisation interested in aerial phenomena?

................. N.t? .. . ............................... . .... . ...... . 30 .

:~arne

and Address of organisation . . ......................... .

. . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Any additional information ..... .-? .~ ='"· •• Af'~ <; ' •~ ..... ~;~• •••••••••

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the bott.OIII8 of ~ho

lntl'lldsra

p1lot

the

red

1011 hCCina nll:bua

bel011 t !la

allent

right

1nnetl&at.1D..,.

lonat both

1n

t~.

ba

ceme

eound

=

tl'llftlllna posa1bly

word

pron 11 h;

aUnt ,

I!ID~

thla

them supananic - I

D48t

or d1al)k71ns •

hore

nUJ:Iber

])Oillt

or

ll~ta.

na atten41DG my

1

al&bt ed t he a

r1t;llt

them

tour tln 1'1'ola

fol'laUon of

llghh

~blDlt

lOll• t

ClDQ

, il8

a

atepy0d

nd

ot earth

tlbloh atna

4q.

tor

objoota "hop at de

dar~

no18)' ...-oplane roorec1 oloae und r

'heory worth

o"'

t or the

aharpl.7 wUh tba tov

t.t.1r

la untxue a

.

app.el'8Doe . )

&114

a

~111& .

fl7~

t ba

1a

and1eturbec1 b7 4117l1s ht. )

area

tm

tram l.Aek

lllpt

heN

t1'all

tbam all

oae na tl71DG

'l'be

• • b at

tbat

over 1111 property,

li&bta.

t h••

obaae

8Wl

a.oure

top

I

( 1e. head aut

haTi.ns t he

t he hUla •4 east

~~

~hroba

hn4

with h oad.aohea ,

It

4a)'break

~

1ulr 2 .

ftek •

turnaeh •

•o

4c.••

-.z17

7.20 • ·

di~Mn

of

tol'J:Iat1Cil fr:r. t ba:D clcmJ.De,

o.homa at

oYen 111()

t he

hill•

air~

tbameelYea all BrOUDd t he district .

t.bere

tonoea

tblt

am» Une

al..eo oea a!.4

otbera,

CUetr1bute 4


? ,_.

a

J'01ID4

U

u4

... bou•, eon

of li&M

~lit..

would 41-.ppeu on.a;

·~

t.u

ball

J")Wr •th.

<Ill f{.oJ31q

~

&1011' u4

~~Pin•

~bin

I

U

W\ll4

-r

rt...

Cl~

to

•4 eou.l4 • • . , wUdazm•• of

-»•J'kU....

'"~~

&Mclu tautlea4 •o '-•

11011'• l..a

I

~o

be

lliO,cb:"Ou liT ae1Chkura p844oek.

I t pe,asecl do..

wu h144aD tl'al

ep~~4

en wed

u

I

&4 p, t.bl

DO~h

~o

el.b of

"elke4 , . ..11:

•ree•

loob4 ({lUte

41. ...

~

lit ap ftith a lib eh114fto

drn naarer 1t e1J:Iply

41eappeare4.


!!4De!4az

tire • tl1ea toJU&bt

'1b.a

l..Uco .,.. ot

•tnr1ot

I

6 th.

Jlllr

aisbt-.1 tbe

U

to pbotoei'OJ)ll tno.-a uatW of al. .p .

tu

I

JIJ.r)lt eon41t1oaa. tba

aome

k1n4 ot

_,oth

t he

e ~·

eot

~light

front

1

u\1 toil

We

a olaas1o vi.w of ane betwon

lighted

WllaOA ca 1t t\U'%1011 beol: mel ina14a l4;ht1JlG

Juat

P1'1or to 'l'U

ns

thia I

thst

Oal.l1108

obMrYiD& &n4

ezpoiJIU"e

time

ill the

a.71'0

turutns ende,

2e

out befon4

tound

which

tonh eevaral

1n J.uath•

I

-

tlxt

think that

thoM

poe1D8 tor atara 1111p t

be

ru.

1dlole

~lDC

amall

oDea

tba\

thia olearlr.

in e.baolu.te

t1111ee.

u

1a thth' Wbe

lrptroepUbl.e &lilmlltr.

ID16ht be

trc.apnrent .

aGrD paUam,

would be aba\lt

hoverin& h14Jl 1A the

ot a different

a44

ot craft .

them to SlOW GU4dehlJ 1114

tba

neOUIIU'J

rm.r 4oubt

!110ft~

Wlllch

a4

a%&10Uns

11110h

Moa.

eh~

onu fre!lwmt1Ds bom ue cenenl.l.y or the

• • to 1'1U'J ill aJ.::e

UD4er

thle type

in

auddenl.J 41m to an elJDolt

euapootell

at~~iAB

tl1~t

obtain futer

Vol

trenapo:rent

Q l 'l?l

\he

week aJ.ue

tQll

roal.ll cl.o:le to them in

aba.ll l'IOft

G).eaoee.

now a

.La

&r.~UD4

all

to Ue bcu aD4 r= w1n l.aok

ollUled

honrill&,

'l'hoM

IIJ:p08Ul'e o

41:.1"* ahape

llllPl"U04

It

1a 1184Un1DG

ouly boen

h:.Yo

Di&llt ,

aa lut

1 •n boen uaiU& re'lllinta

film

to llako

JUDCle .

the

au .

tint

wN

kin~.

but

30 teet

aq an4


J'!ly

.A~

'7th •

1JlyeeUga~e

&a

uee

a~ d., ~pear.

at

tlhioh

rellowe,

wu

I

gOTel'IUIBn~

an4 gave

a

or llghte - - juet ae

ua4er

neh

e~iUODe.

They

wt.n the;r are hOTer1118 or ~ham.

eontued with

wll

a1181Q'

of loamlll&

\e

an4 aot

d

Dlght,

u

1

cloee

1e

a

t ho

ill

this

t1e14,

fer too

nll

81f&1'4Je

They •re

eve~hi.JI.&

ae

simple

i~

object

f~

stumbli.n8 block Tbe

sreat

tor

It wu

decepUn

diehnoee 8%'8 per1'ec~l7

~hat

tl'lle

for

a

tdlo baa lived

1n thi6 dietrtet

poaitian olo•

to

116hh •re

y&l'IU

awa,. at

a

p oint

Su1.1denJ.7

or the oburo)Q'ard. b1R

Rill

close ot

to t he

the

They wre

there

rear a

appeared.

whi ch we

gl'Ound of

the

aome

64-

e~qed

ott t o rea,.eer (e<llll8tt.e t ...r

all

of

row

eaw at of

planhUOD ,

ah.llde OD

a

hlmdrede

school

ve1')" different

the tMllier ocld shape. Tbe7

•ooD4e an4 •nt

t ba

"Gables" and wre

tbe

tin triengular ahapeCI. re41ah-s=ber U &hh, Theae

we

llghh.

looklag eouth towarde Bal.l1fiD&.

onoe.

an4

light 1111ght

ner,. mOTl.Dg

But for one

to

~bit

d.aDPr

horiaon.

IIIOT8d

bu~

to be

GJ'OUlld,

abOTO

le

111sht

car or trao\or

eeen 8Jl71ihil1£ fl71Jia or enn •11 BZld t1'1117

~

I

a IIIO't'ill8

1e

u4 not

,_are thea were fer too

nr:r

e1lllpl7 explailled lln:T•

thl'own ou dinancee 1111

~he

that

1e

1uate,

car or tractor l1ghh

to

real

~o

aerial object,

an

1lltoli41Dg obeerrer.

u

1llocicall7 )

DoQbte wre

not

enough like

JDOYing

no1;

show

~o

cue of a

the

iA

£11'8

~hie

And

ie

~o

from.

ian •t nearl:r eo light

arrived

he.D4

disifiZlce en17 aerial

ll&ht

u

the;r were

boclie e

me ne17 opportunitJ

8D4 1110TUI6 at

taUiatecl

requesied before

ever:r 1110'r1D#5

111a~un.ll7

eoienUeh

four

untonunate}¥ tilat

lru~

Jlight

hem of

nporte.

rt1!f

pl'1ll~,

a

5.30 PD•

oC

red,

for ec:D ~

fin

f..


~o

try

u.cl

tztn.

at

~he

T.bat

a08M

~ata4

U

wae

oa~~e,

sa

I

no~hillg

to

ba

but

~he

bai.De

Mutn waa

al.ghtlJI& of

u1ar

na

olc~~er,

&a't

enUre

the

aa

nen1.Jl8,

we had arrind at

quite

predicted,

t.hat an of noh obn.oua.l7 hish calibre, u4 I

eau1dan4 U

a

nan-oOI!IIIital

when

wu

w

UT1ve4

I

will not

~at

would

attitude,

apaotao-

atas£ere4 when 1t

place.

wrong

wua 4eo14e 4

it

Thia . wea the

aeaD.

and I

the

late

han

1t Ml"iou.a}7,

perhapa wlth JuaUtiable

all.

I

cannot

acnally an

thla Tin.

pzon beyont JDQ: reasonable

ulal Bor

object ,

ll1'0

sueh

any mow t~e

ot vhd .-n knows man l.e8.1'tl8d. riUh tha 70\l

nen1D8

ue aon un.lilral7

&D4 beo....

I

oaAnot

I ~o

was

eee

persuade

than

doubt

the

could

even neoeesary, by

thia wu

op_poalte

of

s eeing that molft

obeerraUilll.

dla&Jipoin'tsd 111

that

just a

m,eelf

t hbt

tor two

waaona.

few houra what

an

That

I

ba're

oft1o1al. attitade


qa.lh ...,. oooa you lmaw tll• lowr na.re.

two

n

tlula1DC·

&114

ho<nre4 cn-ar

tt••

1h own a4 liahh t:a:s ooaUuwt4

OD

covJ..ns onea 111Uh th.

u4

took a

~

De.l.l1an& townah1p,

ataaUh u4 fortUu4a

obJeo~a

have an4

wbUe .

f1 •oo.l4,

t1ret

the

cao

newoca~r

the

ao I

ca.

eat

~

tla~

then

pllotosrapb

up 1!1J ocmora

• etar" to the DOrtb tbat fte 4oill6

c.1Sht lt

O'fel'J

(to treese

o~l1ahacl

the

tiD,

tilll !'m ueins,

al!llon

but

.,..1:'7

eoutbo lt r.fla impoaalbla

ot tlle

1'1'QIId8

ahort

~

1ta way turn1l1S

tu

I

tor a

tu

••naJ.

u

"l.Bild8cl''. tlhonl7 at'Mrn.Na

racl U&bh 'llb1oh fluh84

t1ret

~

&eDU1r.a

~h8

poaU1011 so. hun4ft4e

bntn"114 cnrar a

of 7arie DOfth of llalllllll& 11214

cot»r 4hpla,.1D6

poaleUou of

of them ill tbe north,

·• 1 watchri one

l1&hh

re~

rel.aU••

t11£_t the

b)' renea

bee

tha paUe:noe,

of the winter)

oca

om

are t:a eot\Ulll7 urtal

•atua•

loathe th8 t.rm objsota

C'G8

tbl7 ar. mo-' 4et1D1\el7

beo~

aot t lra'bulla nor eJJ¥ naturc.l phallCI!Bile,

but

luapeet anry\111Jla a.a4

E&T.lll& b3on oloaa (aliT

tU.a ncm)

zooaot

to

to them 1n t l1£ht

ore.na but , bJ

raucm of the

suprtae.

ol'lltte

at lOif a1Utu4..

ahoet,

erath

tbat

\.baT not

m&n'<l

I:IILW)O\lTN•

CD.l7 are

b7 1ntelll<;ut

llalDp. llOW

1 1 haft poa1Un

n

all,

wb1ab

photQPe.pbio

of ooiU'IIe

!

found

pl">o1' that ..!S1!L atara out

tbat

t1rllt

areD't atan

mOl'lliD& of


1!'14!1

tllle

!)2 ncl.

J'!!l;t

~

lor

S..41aM

tft\IUA\

•~•nillea

n~

the

~

\ba

cUanrtot,

of an4

1J1tru.a1cm.a

-'lalaMd.

aze

Than

boa . , property now. alq

u

they

(wh1ah

onr~

world)

the

"Crers~so"

u

tha7 clOB .u.ae1en1y,

I

~

t'e~er

1D

tb8 11~

eot

s1Y1Da theCl atra7, (1._ oertaill t~ra

8D4

·~

dark

BX~YinS

I

ftla

1a

alao o011.ahnt 41~enoe

between oen be olearly al'OW14 or

o~

abaolute tm1t7•

iD

photoerepbed

el~r

to t1'7 to &et

8114

t~

A nwr.ber ot

at wUh

mr

thto~

ClllG

o~e

li;ht

WCYina routiDa

two.

n aahtue

net

&J'QUD4 u4 pel'~• end I

atttoktn& llQoe

r1(.ht

wac •t

bu.t

Tllere n e

OD

luoq

ju.et

1.n

1t a t enout~

n

t be

aot1YUy

1Dateno.. of tba1r

with

bu~

ahDpsll, llO

zed \be tDGGUlar/ tle.ahing liebte iD i'liebt acl

of

range• all tl<me \be roe4.

of clltrerent

17el'e

eb<mt

aometbi.Qe

aepped

liG}ltlD& &l'ftiii.SIDellta tl"'O! cloaor

alao went

Yialbla

to

reDp

JUly 2:5 I'll.

1'084

groWI4

c oo4 )

honr end tUl'D

their 14:hM4 enda

9 pa.

.aauA&l.

hu been

eeen f1'0III !len. Enn at thla

~~~:~en

~.:arab

h0ftft1' bo\h

18 pnt ty

lla91lCIImt

the Upte4 anda U4 tbl

Ba!YAAJ

aoU~1ty

Pl.en'Y of

b~h

altitude,

1Jltere~

len

of . ,

C1Dl7 i.D.t'l'equnt e1£hUnce at oloee

tll1n beat

•en au

h

ta.uda at eoUY1'T/ over

probabl.J' beoau•

othera wboeo

of

Clll7 tll81r lrrogular

at an,

t.ha

4o

that

ah·an&• •Dal etllpa hn1t

po~r

ze.ulta.

nat iD prot'Ue

a~ul.ar

.XeiiJll• or

only ol.O• rattt

t1JIISa.

aU.sbtl7

to tbe

ftbcrf'e

tbe

TJ.aee wre cml7 br1etl7

to photocraph th1a parUoularr

a1&ht. cl~

the e•entn& I

ne

ooazpl.et•l7 Arr OUl'idad

br

the


nretl1ea and

1JamB41del7

I

~renl111lg heigh~

of IO' bu~

trca - · A.

lcms

'o

~r.r

~o

lilT car

tor, U an

and

a~ud7,

e~nhh

wae

U

uay

'!Yo U ;

:retllar

m;r

1

ot road waa

wae

suddan.l7

ih

ta•'

~he'

&:>iDa

I

ott

~o

became

like,

made

887•

a

ita

Jd•• and

o~ba:nrhe

noUced

U

ot one

fl'lf8.1"8

animate

600

speed by

it

D1ghU7

ot •• preoeedillg aodh at

on

waa not

I

lnftaible

to

~at

a

'f'81'7

ellghtl7

an a.rrow.

ldDd

41ahnce

600 }'da.

daMrted,

al81111111Dg

ot at short notice.

th11lga

~haD

from

poaaib17 between

eo

u4

2 - · Sundq)

waa hard

It

show

capa!lle

wen'

8W"1'0Wlde4

or eo.

baolted

f:ront

1n

roa4

~he)'

a

~hem.

(a~

~hiult

I

llllke

innant.

~.

~je

alcms

wu

U

re1e1t

immenee

h0J118

obHna~1on

ot

m;r

~o

~oward•

moYe4

re~umin6

lVhile

YlaU

ne raal.l.z ple171D6 with tire,

I

bu~

WUUiniD6,

UUle

a

taU

I all

decided tbe

pace

diesappointed the

eye

of "h5at

1n

haze"

anake-li.ke ooor•


'lw"••"

na

NAB tbat

a

U

tbe hC1118 hovere

n~ll8

atl'UI&8

perfomiD& en end

taa.4;ht

dinrict

111.~efJ8llt

due

to tho ioy wmdo a.u.i d.riTin&

n4 bllnkixlg lights on the

~

'Uia

on.n

at

e

lett. ..t

distance,

t1maa

haft

~

n wee

aa~~~~tl'e

t onJ.cht,

G. Vanat an over wh1oh

loU'.

or I

oloee

with me , 111ght

a.e

alow,

ban

obtailled a

111.814e the boua

end flipped

an i rretl'MTable

e:.-row tor the

the

a. I

very

1e. eaat.

back;yard 11aht Te81'8d

out

I

I

the

did uot

to ohaae

ill.hnd.

elaw,

re4-6QJI t:reee,

walked.

good p1oture.

thills

due

of tbt

very

to 1JlT t wo

a1ghhd U

414 not

doea,

it

taw i'oet

aomet1.111U

em 1JlT r1ght, I

suro

end the br1ll11lllt green

r :l8ht

oomea withm a

til•t

I

T01'7

I'm qUite

It paasea oloee

.outh-eaat of m:v hc-1188. 4oor.

U

and

aolllltt1J~ea

11 trevell!na

hoveril'l& moUonleae.

b£811:

onelt

tor a ainute or so 1D l!l.J:Iost evet7 lap. It wou14 paaa

t o tlle

aD4

ot

ot 101'. R. B. lrerr and tbat

arao~laDe

sl'OUDd

along and botwoen the

lUtl.e c1roU1t

for en

em

tor an hour now been

haa

ship

the

thins•

atepped baok

off

• • • • • 1t

aharpJ.T aq.

waa

I crabbed

o-ra, bopped into the cu and without nUohiq aa. Ua 11;Jata

the

elow~

ran a

ot ohaill. 4otm the traok.

couple

beoat}7 thiq

The

pertozaa it uno••• ins CJVla and wan't ooma oloeer than c quarter ot aJ{ IIlla. I ..,. t aken tour or t1Te pioturea a.a U or Dear Ia. V81letan•a, -

pt

ant

but

oloaer beoau.ae

I

know trca experienoe

"it"

lmows

noon~

trcm an attack of intlusnza,

~18¥" •

1d.ent1ty U

I

wbloh wen

aa.a-

p lQing

I'm onto

a a 'beins or the

edra t hat

tint

I

u.

hovera

it will not let A.

will l ellTe

8111118

type

onr,

a

I it

t o ita

aa tho88

two

momins, cd aimillll' to t he

ot ~ aiater'a eooount of J'une eth.


.At

em

6-30 1'8•

. , 41Dner plate eouth

tbe

f..

under

f1'CIIIl

I

•atan" about.

a

oOTer,

It

olearly

the

ahip

1D. the

quar$ar

ld.le

&ft7•

tGWal'lla •

pertol'!llld

aDd

phcnoe u

lt

"there' a

grabbed 111:J oamu·a

laet 1118bt.

tl.71Dg

A large oD.17

a

M7

alowl.)'

aEIJ

eoutb eaat

:It

brazenly

was

and

ot

yellow ball

a

liks

up

a

trem and

beading north wan

paeaes whU e

IIIBJ17'

floated

lit

tor

wert~

was bright 11100Dl.1ght biB bright

a

and made

ot tba bouae. The atmospherlo oondiUone

eide

411'terent

Tutly

2'/th Mr. I• W.rr nD& to

.roLY

I

took

perhaps

fifty

and a1lent17 alo.ng l oold.ng

amoothl.)'

terr1'bl.7 like tba lloeinga that inYariablT flT four or fin mUae anr ~ the eu1: an4 a TOry great deal hisher lllld taster. On ita l'lgllt

wu a

aide

~~GMrou

to IWIIIber.

U

Oooaalonallr ••

two

41oa In

of

The

eaw

Bruoe

altho¢ paan.r.t .

lda11.tU'y

laat

night,

~

quite

the and

c:me

which are

glftD.iah blue

184 I

aide

othere

and

I

t'u.rther

aaw all

1D.

tomaUon,

t he

l.igl3.

oould clieUDOtly

IOO'

and

lcmg

OT&r to the

aouth.

t ogether 1D. a

three 8tlllle

too

manner aa

tlbe

J'u!y let.

011

llkaneae ( &t

accidental

I

two

widelT .tapped

tour w

different

aOD

a

let't,

to

11ghta,

tlaehing

ot lights. It waa about

Tbere w.re

ahaped.

red

11:8

Up

I'01f8

IO year old

lc1D4

On

would

eeperate

of

11111aa

a

the lrl th

objeota

diatenoe )

to

ones p laying t .uJm it I

aaw,

b

as

t he

s tare

are

1a,

ot oouras,

of'ten pigs

of a

an out- in-the-open oamoutlap. being

of t hat

tiru

morn1Dg

two,

three

or 1110re

pi'Obabl7

Boeing

t he

eeme

aa

ot ob88rYaUOD t1aea

those and

of oall

longer ancl wider

thaD t he tiretll a. Indeed lt would not aupri• • • should tba7 C•" r) the oa.rrier ahipa of a few tlretllaa (whloh I eonaidar to be reoonnaiaaa;«. l

M


i-30p. an SWld~q

A'

prom.~

wl"n I

zentlenou.e

nearer tium

I

f1re1'11aa.

lmag1Ded

• ··87 aa JD8D7

~o

Tel7 oloae

open

ahow

~•b.

aCII:e

t'ltr sc:et tiD,

lad tala, an4 &low

~ad

ohildren """ Tery ool4

good fortuna ohanoa

W1'8

~

are

eaiNtllUal. on Uonda:r J.IDUST l!t.

cluk

cUaplaying one

tl'aiD

l"ear ,

'Jbi oh

wn~

occu10G&ll y

•e~

tba

411'eoUOD

llllaa) ha4

bei'ore

hardly

a4 U ~·

the

roa4

out

traTGlled

at

a

t.renll1ng,

I

had

t~eraed

p1D• po1ntad

a

b aea UD~oce ..tul

nat .

and

on tbt nry

caught

Oeel ea& 1~

bright

\hough'\ " how thin

'!'bey -...re T1111bla for about I OO

1'81lch8d

1111oh ot t hO't I

randeuoia 1n

I

1

~p.h .

along

~

ot about IOO teat f'l71ng no$,

height

waa

the

large

and

eamat htng like

1

reached

u ...

looklld withou't

theJ

aa

11114

waa elear that a DIOT1e oemara ,

!:aoh waa

they

0111111

U

rod.

e1a. ot

photoa

a group at t .bs top ot booloo.enata" hlll

an4 Wli88rable

e

liiOTe:manh by leartne tba

llarsh

II

"aUll"

back

walk

~1r

- B&ccllua tho

to

diaturbing t hea.

of

took

able

o1'

Blnming f1"'2 Oedema at

ot

~pronma~y,

known only

nenr 1'o1'88t • We 1n1Uall.7 had

aha.l.l.

them and anhoush I

u.o attemptell t o

111Sht

I'd

although tlle

with leaa

objeoh,

0\U'

~tar

u

D

to lileocwar cma pan1oular

PNrtoualy

and

they

e1gl:ta

tar and by

clrinn too

tawezct.

a'\~ap•

SD

three bQTa Wl\b

rq

ot the ex.eot diNoUon only. The aite pzooTed mob

oware

'beiDg

JIIS4e

of tbe

~ook

JULY @Ill. I

tha

o1'

nW!Iber

locating

many

oreek (b-o

diatanoa ,

noted a

the

in

to

1'act

three I

plaee

where

thily "laud"

ot

•hem,

whiah I

•~ •

1n4ee4.


6 . 30 Pl.•

J.~

1'8Z1.~a

!MIIfthem ~

a

Fr1<11!1)0 l5'h 1'9f59d I

tbiek :row

..,.i0a4

1'4 4illoOTared.

o~

trMa

el~

"atan"

.IDdM4,

tl:At

_...r.

.AM

w~ur

n.t

ft._cl

tl:ley tl'aftllad on a I

e11ould DaM hen

elaUq Wuhata

eeuohl~h.

lnt:N ra4 ()D

aDIDpl.e

• t t .l'

c

alld.e

Bllipen

11bioh,

I

a14e •

wbon cS.valoped,

end I

th1nk ,,_,.

tho7 carrr

would bno eppaew4 lib

eon

t~ot,

t!»

of 1n1'ra :red 4eteotor U.9

ot a dcml ot iDTDatiscUcma.

tne AOctelV"£ would cletiM

Vuy poa. :'l\al

ol.!Jill' cm4 c1:etoilocl

intl'a - red

1D U::eriocm

epotl1tht

1a u1DG at

pro~bUl~

u.

thD aacont an4

ilhereton

an or eouz., low 40WD

•..n~

_,ale.

1o the £11l:lltral publlo .

-'.a

*'CUl'e~

Cll

tu

taoUihte

ttae

t1l1l \ba

111Ch DpHd

til!~

I'IIDP

llilla to

wovld

ms1.tet"a

T!:th

IUGbt binowl&N

d~llarJ

o;tui~t

tlhloh 1Jiool'Ol"ataa 1D.tlnl 1'e4, Oil

Dan.l

oblel'Yaticah

tllkiD& thn would raall.7 ftcord detail

laDrte• AirtOZOM

tolookwi•)

'lD.l7 poaaibM

or that

sa~~a

alkie

t1Ddar W<Nl4 be wurth lta wight

Nl.aull<l

behllld or tbt

tlle7 uo n41o oCIZI:!!.IJUcat1cm (that 1a ill all

woulcl pemU •

p1otiU'8

ft<n

to pro.-:-17 car1'7 out J:1f

OUtaicle 1lOftllll broedl)ut bt1Jl4a) •

~.;eet •

al.c&l)

a,_inG t:bat the7 aal't ot

t'Oeliaialli,

In point ot

all Wll'fa

eTOt:7 ti_.tioa

trca

8low.'!.7 oloeu,

Tezy

In whioh oeaa

would enable •

111ten 1

tb.elr A7

10 photo•

a rook to thAtlr Tie••

ooul4 uoute.iA thia.

fg

poa11i1an

"b.14den"

thta.

om. TGlT

!lour,

tb.e

llt

tb.are

eplre.lt wu the

ettMr l'JtfUIID1H4 'l'fl!l ear em thl..t

aqllipi!Mlt

halt' en

alla~R

appJ'OaOhiDC the

_.... tb.eir -.y llloa&,

aeal

had b . .n

. , .uplOlQD.O tt:at the7 mat,

e~

I

tQ wdt

UJ)

lnTarubl.7 t hey eplralled

WUhia . , Ylfte

llhoW.4

~ot:

•nt

'be baa

ktoohrollt re4a 1tlleh

not 71t' bee


date

I

&heir

and aotual maYUIIIllllta need t o be

fl iSht

The

:rut film.,

mow

they i1tiUU.'f•t •

$heir r.reat

o:d

not of. on4

ot

• oolll*l

use

.uah

to bs nu.ol.fiU'·

ucaotor uaU

~

«*

l.lla,

peracael..

But

1• quite

be7cad rq

men.

8tr&D£e '-oCilla

prea!S

the

li~h

almost

I

tl:I.Uk . .h

a

nne n.waple ot

worl.cl.

By

The

powar

~rh.apa

ple.c\11

but

perhaps

ze•eal

ll'lloll

esmu nry

ec1nt1llator

ba

grain ot t:Nth to

aa

aq, th1• Jllatter

I

readers'

th1n$a,

alght!JlP ot

meh m?re,

and

no\ t het it

hal:e o

it

a

aCIDS

tor

.uot,

t o underataucl how

begin

n&CB8sary,

might

.q,

b

haft

alona

heN

fo~,

of Uu14enUf1ed J.ftial Objects (lm4 what 1a .laraoa/ tha Utle} ll1"'J carried out all OTer the

uUTiU&a

~18

mean that

I

baa4l'eu ot thou8an4a of ' " -·

not

do

way th97 put

t ho

1nclioate8 terriflo pa.ar

IIP&ecl,

ocoulaDally prinh

1n t ha OCIGIOOil

I

for

*leh oase

In

~lecl

ihU.e

ltvvn sv.oh o. oamera udng

or propulsion,

Ol!i&n8

rout,

to

OD Ter.r

do the tJ1.ok .

Jlligtt

to cli.Movar t heir ~t)-

tremea a eeoon4 oauld,

regtate1.• t hoeo mavmmnte.

•in&le aX!)O&\U'8a

l..lke}¥

To

haVe !li;lllpl.y Mil to l ('CYe Dr:/ lena 1'110-e open end rGool"d ('j -~J... ...;f) traaa,,, W. a 16 m.a. 1.rl»o4e4 IDO't'le oa.ra t!ult oouU gat

Gown to maybe only two or three

w

reoorded.

t here

tew,

a

'blrt

them 1n• oU ng oUl' S].obe at

1i 41n~ tng .

thou&)lt

are not

What

I

atq

nObably

thl• Ter.r

ou aaaU7 be

•en,

with bla awn •JS8• Aner 80 ~er. ot preu reporh

utCND41Jaa that n ew ut,

bell-..

the

1a

nUl

a

on the

great

thiDp enn exi•t•

bon

mbjeot

that

it

~.

18

aq wU.l

l'lho ou ottor• to be tM


O)'Dio

110cpUo t ,

or tho

t.l71D&

e'&N1;81t

•~•~

k

quutiou u1•

u

t~N

1e

wp,oC3

tllllll)e:ttlU'IJ,

wolll.d bo

~

1

ber oOIIlD

o:mop~

ncallnt

pl.e.nst

tl'O.I!I

polar NG1ona,

0\61'

•nUn~

~

be

aic)lt

t o tilltJD.

wUuiJla

W

C.t::lpi~Pha.:e

o)f;

u

l.i.lla

\o

our

OQU

.Uin)Orl

~;;l:ult

ocWUt1caa,

by l'&UOA o!

f'\.Ln.be::

t'r=a 'tha

aun. tba

hie

.:Up

~t

then

118Tt

ot

be

~

0Dl.7 plAce

4All4;orcna to ua bu•

uunt. cUaute rou..

U mt.

.wver ocmt.e.ct. ~

to peo,Ple

WVGD

th•

dli-;• •n a..-. COI:It:XIll

h1shl7 48\'olo:;>ed hCIID

M~U

~..,poe.

&tlite

a

0\&1"

U

'tb41t . . know a1lllla1"

ac.. lld.Uloca

"tta.U ·oeu..,."

oCICIII04!oua

to !Wile

b7

oon41tiCD~ ·

Don't ll!U£b,

OlD'

oo.oala;

~in

O.:~Qtct:t1D8

~le

atl:so~tpban

pru

that

1.liMI for the

Abol'1£1n$e that ba-n

eos:»Uma. w1t*l out by the . .a.alea

~

Ciln1BD

t.I»D,

a w. mi&bt t or

h

L~ld,

bCiiDei porllcJ18 IIOJ'e

t~

b.c~ueo

b8

!Ia•

ot war, 1ll a lup pott1ca ot ~nt

are

tll'at

~

draa4 cU.aoue

-lOJI~n .

he

\ .bD:retare n eau \Milk

0014.

tb&.n

'to swoop hb Or

Fo:r

0\ll'

oAoee ..oara 1a

lii"e

tor

ur t1UraUoc 8Jl£l

1te

~PA

1ta poe1Uoc

tbt

a.za

t4t1tflltP.

ol oOI.ll"H

plAJlt

hl.l131ma o"ul4

.PerlJf.»• tbe7're a."rcl14 0: &Gnr.t• ~ot

~

.Ol:la

t~;'11't\U"e

..: ~

th.e.t

~an.

lla

low WIJ.7 1

~

l"'r.eoa

are

i"or

:ntiU:ClD.a.

nor oar l"ioh

bo:utta br:mn :aDd St'O.:Il petoh.te,

~ ""C.i.e.n

tb.q

eca1D -

or t ber oaa•t.

to,

l»cau.~N

ot ...Uoa

U

ttu.,- mt:l.k.e t.hsuelTea

4on't

U.ter t."l.o7 4oA't waAt.

t

ojae-..r U in-'eoe

~

I

tomlllUle.

&U'e

toftJ.~~••

tJ:a ~c

h.ll&'1

ohipa

eu.oh "luxurlea" cannot be toler1ltet1 tor th ee

we hWIIIIZl4 uo

arUen miGht be up to

11hat

4~~.r~&eroua.

we

eoa ua 1D

tbe

slotilet

IIA4

cu.!'

Uon libl:Y I

airh' be 1A ttw

n~


lie

to:"Cell to ti.Dt uotMr

thl.rcl

tM

eue

••~

0\U'

a

taa

wll

lie

ocmt~~~~~pl&UDC

ld&bt

o~

liftable

oartb 1116ht

onr. 1n

n1Jh

pl.anet. t lMtretore

&tare bel.D&

n•

ot uoe..1ty

1A wD1oh oue tt.

~

m.

lie

wak.1D&


Observation Mason.

of

1une

8

made

at

Ocolong

by

my

siator ,


v(c...J.t

...-t......u(

_A,LaLR., . ;J;..i.<>rrv {. . . .-,'•l . . c..r·,/. 7 ~(l..l..U

.


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-


O'b.s~rvation

un.i

rx.y

ot July

sixteen-year-old

tha subject I

re!)orts ,

llUi.de ne~bew

from

hc.ve

cnclosecl

mo~her

the

roy

> \;ho

reports .

:hr:lu.)l

en

IO

!.':y

property by

arrived

here

nephew

hcd

lonnounced

relevant

wy

m:)Lber

\lith

others

open

lllind

scept l.C ism.

portions of

~hei r

wri~t

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Rt;-s71VC11:--o

MEMoRANDUM

OUAFILE Wrrte or print deorl)'

5{sf /AIRJ

RMF FORM A27l MAR 63

(63)

DATE

FROM

~EFUENCES

ATTENTION

TO

\1A

/

0~~of A•RJ

Fl

S/t.. 8AY1t'O

I ')I

SUBJECT . /

UN I>E?Nri(IGJ:>

~

I '

,

S1 g.,.rn •"-~ C:r

At=e1AL!

I

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I

I.

RANK AND APPOINTMENT

PRINTED NAME

PHONE EXTN

39C

IU'PU asti (I,M,Oo~l

~ 0)

lj .

~n

VIIlU&,

.tV~"l.atd.\lo.L.VU

~-n;.a.Q

VJ.~"-VJ

wos th~ colour of the light or ubj0ct?

14 . 'flhat was

~ ts

.

•)

-

W\t'\\~

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

c.....<~.u..~

appar.mt s:w.pc . • • . ••• . • . • · • · • • • • • · • · • • · • • • •

....... .

15 . Was any d~tail of' struc;;urc obsarvo.bl.a? . • · · N'?. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·

RESTRICTED

.

.

. .. /2


R:SSTlHCTED INTE1LIGENCL -

OF AERIAL

~EPOR~

OBJECT OBSERVED ( Opera:tional Command ASI 3/A/5) Fl~~T

1 - ?3P0rt? BY OBSERVER

1.

Name of observer •...~\<1 .. ~9~<;'~."!

.~~~~ .. . ........... ....CE •. . 0

2.

address of observer ... •1~)..~ -.~l........ . ... . ......... . . .

...

. . . . . . . . . . . . . ~ W:-'~~ ................ . .. PHONE .. ~9.-. '7-~ :~ ...... . 3.

Oc cupation of observer .••...... . ~ ....................... . ...... .

4.

De.te and tine of observation

5.

. Du rat ~ on

6•

Ob servers 1 oca t e

t

7•

e

t

e

e

e

OI~

e

t

t

lO 1-\II\'IS . •....•......•.... . ..... . ob s ..~ rva t.~on ...... . .........

e

t

· · · t 1ng · ~o....G. a t t ~me o f s1g11 ....l$io"rS" •...1t>c . ";" ..owl-.1 .. ..•........ .

· ~on

t

e

0

e

e

e

t

t

t

VI aau ... h e r c 0 n d."'. l.~~ons a t

f

f

f

f

e

e

o.

t

f

f

t

t

'

f

t

f

f

f

e

e

0

t

t

t

t

t

t

t

t

t

t

t

t

I

t

I

t

' +. (.l-0 ~·!:> ooserva.l.on ...p,yrc...H"{ . .•........ ......•.

...vLmO . of

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

8. Describe any sids or

9.

.7.%.~:-t... ... .l~?~. ~~~.. . .......... .

.

.

.

.

• • •

..

..

• •

.

....

• •

• •

.

• '

equipman~

used in the observation •.........

"JO~~ ..

..

• •

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

• ' I

• •

• •

'

.

. . . . .

• •

·.l:h~re \'l<l.S obj~:ct ~irst observed? hind a hill , over th~ horizon) .

0

• • •

••

••••••••••

• •

'

'

• •

•••••

• •

•••••

• • •

• •

• '

( eg , ove:r:i1ead, coming from be-

. . . . ~"~· ~.. -~~~ .~~~'?':"'........................... . ..... .

10 . Who.t

firs~ attracted observer's a.tten~>ion?

(t:g, light or noise) .

. . . . . . . . ~~.~ .. ....-~":"~~ ~{?';, .. ,.{ ~ r:-~i!. A-(: .. '?-. :o:-~·l.? , ... . ... . ..... . e

.

e.

IJ

••

e

... .

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I

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0

0

.....

I

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"

o . . . . . . o. o

.

.

... .

0.

•••

o. •

I

o e

11. Did obj n~t r:pp(:c.:r :'\.~ n. J igh._ o:::- a.s a defini +.!=~ objeo":? . . ••..... . .

. . . . . . . . .~~. ~.. ~. ,!;;~..·... ../.-1: .?;·.}!'~. . \"f:~-:-:~~Vl

~':"<; :J.?~c;-.;(.(~~..:(<~q:?: .(<-.•.~ r . . ?.~. !:·.'~t...O. ~ . 7-!(. ... •. • 12 . I:: there was more than c.na object: (a) (b)

-

how ~":ny ·..,ere there? •. . ... . . ............. . . .. · · · · · · · · · • · · · in what fort"..ation \'lere t.D.ey? ... . .. :-:-:-: ....... · · · · · · · · · · · · ·

wwne .............. ... ...

\':o.s th~ colour of t~c 1i~t or objQct? 1) . ' ,.,... .,t .t ~ t . ? c....\ .U...0•-"....e.. 1 ... . •u= was ~ s appar ... n snap~:: .. . . .... . . .. .• . .• .... · · . · · · · · · · · · · · · ·

15 . .las any d~".;ail of struc-:;urc obscrvab:e? . . .. ~....... · · · · · · · · · ·

RESTiUCT..SD

.. ./2


RESTRICTED - 2Was ar.y method of

pro~sion

:.'as there e..YJ.y sound?

obvious?

N'C:>

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

f

••••

1-..""'0 .............. .... . . .................... .... ~

18 .

l'lhat was its height? (or angle of elevat ion ) ..~~"':-!"?..

Ff~:,_-t~~ .. . was its speed? (or angular velocity ) .... 5:~ . ~~ .. ~.f.->.'.":''~.. .

19.

·.:hat

20 .

Vias the object stationary? . ...... ~ .~ .•................. .. .....

21 .

What was "the direction of flight with reference -co landmarks or points of the compass? ~ ~'- \.o NE.. ...... .. -.

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

22.

Did the obje ct remain on a straight path, deviate, or manoeuvre o.t all?

... ......... .. .... ...~~~:~ . e~~: ...... ........ .............. .

Was any trail of ey~aust , vapour, or light seen? •... . •......••

2).

... ...... .. .. ... .......~.... ...................... ............. . 24 .

Where did object disappear? (eg, in mid- air , behind a hill , over the horizon)

~a_ ~~\.GL ·\=-- .. ..................... ~tt- - Wt' .................... .............. ......

25 .

Do you know of ~my physical evide!lce? (such as fragme-:'lts, photographs , or o~her supporting evidence) ~ .. ... ...... ......... ..... .. ... ....... ...... " ..... ... " ... " ...... .

26

.

27 .

_,

" l..pl.o " ."

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

. " " .... .... ... ..t.jl)-.!t ....... " .......................... ........... ... .

Arc ycu

;:l

member of z.ny org.:mization interested in aerial phen-

omena? .. . ............ r:": . .... . .....

30 .

'{tS

State any experience wtich enables observer to be reasonably c·ertain a.bout the answers given to 18 and 19 . "

29 .

?

fu_t&Jv \2\14 J"L'f ....... .. ..~~~ ... \c .. C:.(C ... \G.-!, ....~ ....,__,!.-....~M6~-£."'( . ...... .. ... . ...... . . .. . . ... .... ......... ...... " ................ ... .. .. ... " . " ""

28 .

.

ave you ob serve d any unusul:U.. phenomena prev1.ous1 y . ....•..•.•.. If so , give bri~f deta ils of inciden"t(s) .•......... . ..•......•.

H

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

Name and address of organisation . . .•.••...........•.• . ......... rtV ....... ...... " ..... ..... .. ....... ....... ........ .. " ........ .. "

31.

"

J.:n y additionn.l infornat ion v;hich re::.a tes t o the sighting .

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Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA 4S ACT UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS REPORTS Attached are reports on two sightings received from RAAF Base East Sale. T~ ~eadquarters has no further comment t o add tp these reports .

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\:as any method of propulsion obvious .

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\ as ther e any sound.

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\ ac the object stationary .

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Name of Observer.

Mr. Noel Francis TRATFORD

2.

Address of Observer .

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Occupation of Observer .

4.

Union Street

52.

YARRAk.

Butcher.

Date and time of Observation. Slmday 4th SE:P

AGE .

BetNeen 2200 :md 2230 hours

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5.

Duration of Observation. lihilst travelling approxil!latel.y h:o miles by car and for several minutes more .

6.

Observers location at time of sightiJ'l6 . Proceeding Eastward by car along the South Gippsland Highway towards the property of Mr . Ivor JEFFS some six miles south of YaRRAM. (.380 37 1 3011 s, 1460 38 1 E)(Investigating Officer) . Closin~ to within approXimately 1 mile of object.

7.

"eether Conditions at time of observation. some hich cloud .

8.

Aids to Observation.

9.

\!here was the object first obsArved . I first saw the object when \ote vere near the old CELLIONDALE coal mine :Uld it appean>~ to be about one and a half miles awey; it looked like a tree on fire lyin.; on the ground ie . an extended light flat on the ground, but there was no smoke visible . l'e travelled about anotner five miles, but the object which should have be '" visible by the time we reached the GR.LIG1mALE Hotel turn off, seemed to have moved further on. ! continued to drive towards the object until I esticated that \ole 1•ere within a quarter of a mile from it . It was then in the position mentioned above in ~uestion 6.

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11 .

Pic object appear as a light or as a definite object. Light only .

12.

If there was me-re than ohe object, how m!l.IIY "'ere there, and 1•hat 11as there formation . Not applicable .

13.

l!hat was the colour of the light.

14.

Ehat \las its apparent shape .

15.

las any detail of structure observable .

16.

Was any method of propulsion obvious .

17 .

\·:as there any sound.

18.

Haight, or e.nele of elevation , The object we.s at ('ye level wit'~- about 15 feet of darknoes bat~·een it and the ground .

first attracted observer ' s attention . appee.red like a fallen burning tree.

Clear night,

The light

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:-Jo details . NO.

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19.

SpeeJ, or :l.llgular velocity .

20.

\'as the object stationary.

21 .

What \1a6 the direction of night with reference to l!Uldmarkc or ooints of the compnss . Object "as statioruu-y to the E NE of us (CI76o T from map) (Investigating Officer) •

YES .

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22.

Did the object remain on a straight path , deviate or manoeuvre at all. Initially no movement .

23 .

'1-"as any trail. of exhaust , vapour or light seen.

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\lliere dirl object disappear. Tne object was stationery three to .:our minutes, then it slO"Jly rose vertically to approx:i.mately 100 1 , darl:ening as it rose until it had ccxnpletel.y disappeared above approximately 100 1 •

25 .

Existence of any physical evidence such as fr,. ':!Wnt... , );hotographs, or other supporting evidence . NIL.

26.

Have you observed aD¥ unusual pbenomena previously .

v.

If so, give detruls of incidents .

28.

State any experience which enable observer to be reasonably cert ain about the ans\olers given to 18 and 19. NIL.

29.

Are you a member or any organization interested in aerial J¥1enomena. NO .

30.

Name and Address of Organization.

31.

Any additional information. l was frightened to co any closer to the object t.l}an I did, and if it had not disappeared when it did I think I \Joul.d ho.ve turned :u-ound ~d driven back the '"~.Y had come . The object was not the moon, it rose later .

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TlEPORT OF AE.,IA.L OBJECT OBSE!\VED

1.

113J:Ie of Observer.

2.

Address o£ Cbserver .

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Occup:~.tion

Hrs . l'.9lva TRATFOlill

47 .

Y.AR..N .

Union Street

of Observer .

AGE .

!:lousewii'e .

Date and tili:e of Observation. at approximately 22CO.

Sunda.y nieht 4th SE;P 66

Some minutes .

5.

Duration of Observation.

6.

Observers location at Time or Sighting. Sotlth Gippshnd HighHay - as per statement by witness's husband.

7.

Feather conditions at time of observation. cloudy, no wind .

B.

Aids to Observation.

Dark night,

HIL .

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l.'as the object first observed . The object vas first seen as a light \•hich I assumed to be a tree on fire, o••ever t-~hen ve approached the position where I had first seen it , it had moved fW'ther on. Initially it appeared to be of" to the left of the roac and finally it "::lS straight aheaj as the road bent :llld \>e \<ere headed straight tovards it. 10.

\:hat first e.ttracted observer ' s attention. The brieht or.:mge light •·as visible a fev feet above th • ground after 'e turned a bend in the road .

11 .

::lid object appear as a light or as a definite object. Lieht only .

12 .

If U1ere was more than one object, low many were there , and what was ~~ere formation . One only .

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14.

vlhat ,;as its apparent shape. 'l!)ie ebjeet was bisger than -ec-ea:r.

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Bright orange.

the colour of the light .

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16.

\ as c.ny method of propulsion obvious .

17.

' as there any sound .

18 .

Hei ~ht , or angle of elevation . The object app-,::tred to be 8 to 10 feet shove ~r.e ground, there was darkness belOIJ it.

19.

S~ed ,

20.

t'o.s the object stationary.

21 .

\:bat ~/:lS the directicn of night IJith reference to le.n1marks or points of the compass . NO movement, the object 1.1us E: , 18 froo us .

22.

Did the object recain on a straiP,ht peth, deviate or m:ltloeuv re at !Ill. Uot ini tiall,y; then i t moved slolo'ly str:Ucht up 1 darkening from the top as i t rose nnd dioappeared suddenly.

or angular velocity .

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Has any trail of exhaust, vapour or light seen. 1'horc did object disappe:u-.

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Exista nce of any physical evidence such as fragments, photogra}ils , or other supporting evidence . NIL.

26.

Have you observed aey unusual }ilenomena previously.

27 .

!f so, give details of incidents .

28.

State any ex-perience which enable observer to be re:wonabl;r cert:U.n about tbe anS'ilers given to 18 and 19 . NIL.

29.

Are you a member of any organization interested in aerial ~enomona. NO.

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Name and Address of Organization.

31 .

A1:Jy additional inf'orma tion.

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Hot applicable .

Not applicable . NIL

Signature of Observer

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INVESTIGATDlC 04"F!Cim ' S REFO.kT AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED I!l Y&!Ul.Alol AREA 4 SEP 66 2200 HOURS

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No air traffic wa• known to be in the area at this time.

3. The nearest meteorological station is at RAAF Base EASl' SALE some forty-five miles to the north east. 4. From the statements given and reference to the at+~ched map it has been deduo%ed that the observers ~rere looking in a directiop of approximately 076° T . Although each witness is adamant th~t the object seen w~s not the moen, reference to tne Air J~manac shows that on 4th Se8tember 1966 moon rise was at 2145 hours on a bearine of.~ T and it is assumed that the object seen .ms the ::~oon rising.

5.

Dl.:ring intervie'.; e~ch witness g.~ve the impr<:saion of being a responsible citizen; however , I feel certain that the object witnessed was the moon rising and a combination of atmospheric distertion CJDd cloud forlll3tion, together ~·l. th a certain amount of auto-suggestion resulted in them failing to recognise the natural phenomenon.

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C/- ;Larrru:~ Hospitc.l YARRAM. T

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Cccupation or Observer. ate and time of ~b:"eMation .

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4th SEP f.'- . Sooe

Duration or Cbservation,

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Observers Location at t:ime of sighting. Proceeding by car o.lont; .ll~ ~-:>uth Gipps!wd !iigh•·ey i'! " ~enercl eaoterly direct: on, ~·preaching t:." turn or" to ';Et: lL. ... UE. (Appro;.: :so 37 1 20 11 s, 146° 35 1 .3011 2} . r.u.:.oing

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~eather

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Aids to observation .

9.

\!here vas the object first observed. I had just turned on tho }•indscreen >lipers vhen I noticed the light . Ml f!.rst imprP.ssion \>:as that it was the moon, but 1 realized that the moon was behind me . Because of the sun visor on nry car I '1ad to l<mer rr.y head sliehtly to see th"l object properly. It '~as b;ice the height of the pine trees above the Ground .

10.

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11 .

Did object appear as a light or as a definite object . The object appeared to be a large mass -:Jf very bright li[;ht.

12.

If there l.•as more t.'lan one object 1 he• many 1·ere there, and Phat •..1as their formation , !lot applicable .

13.

bat uas the colour of the light or objr:ct . FlObrescent white light - appeared similar to something ;rhite hot .

14.

\hat

15.

\!.ls :J.ny detail of structure observo.bl. .

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\:las any method of propulsion obvious.

NO

17.

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18.

Heieht, or angle of elevation . ~bov~ the horizon .

19 .

Speed, or

20.

'as the object st&tiona...-y?

21 .

conditions at time of obaervat~ on . but the moon 1 •as out behind us .

NIL

The light .

first attracted observer ' s attention.

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its apparent shape .

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NIL. The obj ct ~e:: ctatioruJ.I'Y .

bat was the direction of flir,;Pt l--1 t'!l ..~fere11cc to l.:::tC!:lru"ks or Ioints of the c~-. ~ss . The object ~as st~ bt che~d !llon tl->e ro~c! • ( --~-=!nvestico.tins orri cer) .

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Did the object re~ain o a stra.ight path, deviate or m:JJ!oeuvre ct ull? NO.

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''b,rc- rlin obj':!ct dis:J.ppearJ Tl'le object \!at; still st:::.tio!l!lry ~hen I turne' ff _t the G!! L!C!IDh!.; . . turn off . After th.:!.t :i. too1c no ~ther .10tice . \~en I returood to the South Gippsland High..~v later. I did not notice if the object vas still there.

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26.

Have you observed

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If so, give details of incieents .

28.

State any experience which enable observer to be r0asona.Lly certain 3.bout the e..nm1ers given to 18 and 19 . Non<> ,

29 .

Are you a member of any organization ioterested in aerial

of any physical evidence such cs fragments, photocrafhs, ar ot.J.ter supporting evidence . NO.

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unusuel p1enomena }reviously. Not applicat-le .

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N:une e..nd Address of Organizat ·on ,

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Any additional information.

Not applicc.ble .

The object "'as bigger and brighter than the moen. It was definitely not the moon . Stars appeared to be mere pin- points of light behind the object .

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AEFIAL CBJECT OllSEllVED IN ':'HE YARI!.PJ.I AREA 4 SEP 66 0415 HOURS 1. This report deals with an attached statel.lent by Mise Heather }:cALPINE, a nurse at the YARRAM Hoepi tal. 2.

No explanation of the object seen can be given.

3.

No known air traf'fic was in the vicinity at the time of the sighting.

4. A meteorological station is located at RAAF llaee EAST SALE some forty- six miles to the north east .

5•

The object was on a bearing of 063° T from the fe~r degrees above the horizon eliminates the possibility of the object having begn the moon. Uowever , as a means of possible explanation, reference to the Air Almanac reveals that the planet Jupiter could possibly have been the object vi awed. wi tnese and her statement that it was only a

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......... , 000 f't .... . . . . . , 000 ft

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ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE TEL拢 PHONE: 69 OSSO

HEADQUARTERS SUPPORT COMMAND RAAF

VICTORIA BARRACKS MELBOURNE SCI VIC

TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS 路 ""AIRCOHMAND. MELBOURNE""

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5th October 1966

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Secretary Department of Air Russell Offices CANBERRA 45 ACT UNIDENTIFIED FLYING

O~CTS

REPORTS

1. Attached are reports on unidentified flying objects which were investigated by thiS Headquarters. The sightings were made by M.r and Mrs H.J. Sommerville and Mr and i.irs W.A.D. Brodie . 2.

It is the opinion of this Headquarters that: (a)

The sightings were of the same objects (Times are 1855 approx and 1905 approx of 6 Sep 66).

(b)

The sightings were of I

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Wing Comma nder For Air Officer CoaD.!land ing


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REPORT

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OBSERVED

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Date and

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of Observation \Time to be given 1n local

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Duratlon of Observation(s) .. ~?\ .. ·~:-.~.•.~"'? •••.

6.

Observers Location at Time of Sighting (Give details of o·:m position by map reference if possible, or by known landmarks)

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If there was more than one object, how many were there, and what was their formation .

12.

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What was the colour o-f the light or object ~rriir: ........

14.

What was its apparent shape ... . ..~Q~~"7i:?: ••••••.•. • • • • • • •

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Was any detail of structure observable .... ~9......... · · .. ·

16.

·.'las any method of propulsion obvious . . ....."':-.~...... ·······

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Was there any sound ........................ ~9 ..... · · · · · · ·

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Existence of any ~hysical evidence such as fragments, photographs, or other supporting evidence .

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Ha'fe you observed any unusual phenomena previously . ~~ ... .

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Since it is normally impossible to estimate the height and speed of a strange object it \':ill usually be better to end~avottr to determine the'angle of elevation of the object , the angle through which it moved, and the time taken to do this.


2.

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Comments .~~~~ .o/. .~· · ·

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QUESTIONS 32, 33 and 34 to be ans·vered by interrogator . Note.

Since it is normally impossible to estimate the he1ght and speed of a strange object it will usually b~ better to endeavour to determine the'angla of elevation of the object, the angle thro•.lgh which it moved, and the tioe taken to do this .


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A'2::J.~J..-

Ol3J :C'1 O::BS..:RVE:V

.£: . . . 8~!$f.......... .Age . ::.Cf ... . Observer .. .8'!. d . . :1'?.4 /.5.~. ~!?P.. .. !=:Z'f71F:'!f"fv!c/<

Name of Ob:'l ·rver .. . .;.!J. 2.

Address of

3.

Occupation of Observer . ..

4.

Date and

Ti~e

of

;rt..;$(?..0-f'FfE:-.. . .. . .. .. ........... .

Observat~on (Ti~c

loc~l

to be given in

time)

... .. 5.ft7:( -~~- ... (9:~.c. ...... ~9. -~- .~~ ...... . .......... .. . .. . . 5. Duration of Observ"ttion(s) .. ./.?P./?./?fP.. ?r=F.f::". .. . . . ... .

v(/!:.

6.

Otser·;er s Location at

7.

Weather Conditi ons at tiwe( s) of observ,tion.( s) .. C:. ~~-

'!'ir~e

of Sighting (Give details of o·.l'l position by map referenc~ .•. .. . . .. if possible , or by known landu:arks)

..

. . . . . . . . 5.---:-:~ . .. .. . -~ IW.~ . (-.~/-(P. .C?&.. /,-/;C? I .~~- •••• • • • 8.

Ai ds to Obs0rvction(s) .

(De">cribe any equipment used in the

.. ... .. . . . . . .. . /)/.1,~ ... ..................... .. ~~~~~~~~~~~: ........ .

. . . . . . . . . . . .. ... .. . . . . .. , ........ .. "' ....... ... .. .. .. .... ....... .... . 0_, .

There •:tas ooject first obs.:r.rec , eg o·.rerhead, coming from behind a hi ll , ove~ t~e horizon, et~ .

. . . . . . . . . . . . .e~vt<-:t!: .. !.~ ~.r~ ... -~~ ..4..?:!....... ........ . . 10 .

~'l:.at

f U'st attracted

observ~.:r ' s

...ttentior., eg light or rJ(Jis,. .

• • • • • • • • • fb.~A~..... ' 0--/r.. • /r5,~. • •' , /,--/[.!~ .J?~'Y:-9. ••••• 11 .

Did object appear

~sa

lieht or

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a definite

•••••••••••

obje~t .

• . • • . • ,q,_/f!/ .C: (--ft": • .. ?.;:q ?..~. .... ......... . .. . . . ....... .. ........ . 12 .

If t:1ert: was mor e than one object, how many \':h::.t was their for· "lticn .

wer~

there and

. :&J.q .. /!14-t • • •of-?~ <1<''? . . . ~ v~ F.~ ............. ..... ... ... ... . tho_ colour o__,., tl-> .bg:-/) 1.. l'ght ~"' or ob'J.: ct .. ·~;-.. .•. . . .~.• •c..._,'{.t~.;,.# · · •· · -

13 •

';t'"'r-t ua

14 .

What was its appa. :e:1t sh~·.po .. . :?-?-:"~>(.<?, .QF..!.-.r.c;.J.;"T. ... · · · · · ·

15 .

'.las

16 .

Was .J.ny I:lethod of propulsion o'ovious . . ...• Cf:> .

17 . 18 .

''"'S ·'"'

~my det:'\il of 1tru.cture observ~ble . . .. ;~ .'f:: .... •.•.... ·. · . ..... · · · · · · · · ·

there o.ny soun·..: .... .. . .. . ......... •_A:. 0 ... ........ · · · · · · · . •He~g: . lt , or ang1 e of ele•atlon......).r.= /)'..:SC ?_f""?P ~ ..... ...... ~ ... · .... .. '.'fan

19 .

Speed , or angular velocit~' ·· . .. . ... . ..... ? ............ ..

20 .

·r.c.a t:1E:: object st~t::..o:!~ry ........... .'Vt-:·, . . ........... ... · · · ·

21 .

i;ho.t wc.s th(; direction of flight with reference to landmarks or vcints of the com.mss . . .

· ····

. . . ;::~~ ... .'?'~-:-."<'??~ .... ......... . ...... .......... . .. ... . ... / .,. . .


-2:1 straight p~th, deviate or all? >.~ .'<.-.4;"t.r:t/:f~-• .. ... ::?-.r:--f?. o;ev.1..4~ 6 "

Did the object remain on

~~coeU7rc

a~

............ a/f.~ ..

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23 .

\Vas any tra~l of ~xhaust, v .... pour or light seen . ~~c:'

24 .

!','here did object disappear , eg mid-air, behind a hill, over the horizon .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .<~!<~ ... ;7'pA;~v.~ ... . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 .

Exister,ce of t'l.ny pl.ysicctl evidenc.a sucu as fragments. "Jhotographs , or ot~1er support%e~i-ience. ·

.. .... ....... ... ... ....... .... ....... ............ " ... ................ . 26 .

He-~;re

27 .

I f so, give details of incident ( s) . .. . .... .. . ~ .......... ..

you observed any unusual. phenomena pre'Jiously .. . ... .. .. . •

. . . ..... . ... . . . . .. . .. . .. . . . . . . .. ... . .. ..... .. . . ... . . . . . . ... . . . .. .... . 28 .

State any eX:p0rience which enabl.es observer'to b.: reasonably certain about th.:! answe;:;:-s given to :?aras 18 and 19 .

. . . . . . . . . . . . ~/l(?Rf::>~f.!~cp:../, .. C?":•.. .. /MJ~/?. ......... .

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:! member of any ore;anisation i .Jt er~sted in aerial phenomena?

Are you

[0 .... .. ....... ........ ...... " ............... ....... ... .... ....... .... . . 30.

Name and address of organisation . .... .~................. . .. .

31 .

Any additional information .... . ... . .......,-....... .... .... . •...•

........... ....... .... ............................................. .. . . . . ..... ... .. . . . . .. . . . . . . , , ...... ........ .... ................ ...... . ./

Sigt..ature of Observer .

32 .

Jt9:. ..~P~

• •• •••••

Location of ar~ air trRffic in the vicinity at the time of s i g!lting .

·· ······· ········/ ·· ··· ···· ·· ············· ······· ················ ...... .... ... ....... ... .............. ... ... .... ... .......... .......... ~ny

g~nera~

33 .

Location of

34 .

Comments . ~. ~~-h~~~. •

meteorological st tions in the

area .

·········· · ·- ~·~ · ······················

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Signature of Int 3rrog"t or,..:.·l:!!:.:;..:...:...:...:..:...;...;..;.~ QUESTIOHS 32 , 33 and 31t to be ar.swered by interrogator . note ... Sincc it is normally ir:.possible to estim~te the height ar..d speed of a etrange ooject, it will usually be bett:::r to endeavour to dete~mir.e tha ongle of elevation of the object the nnele throug.'l ·v:uch it moved nnd the time t~:::n io Jo tr~s .


:m?ORT OF A33IA:. OBJECT O.BSZRVED

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4.

. .. . . .NES~ ..strK. .6~.. ;q.6~; .... ~X... '?..C?~./!N, . ....... . 5. ~ll.t'c.ti ol. of Observation(s) . -/:ff'/!&;J.t._ .• ~ 5.6:~~... . . . . .. . 6.

01server:; Loceo.tion at Time of Sighting (Give details of own __,~ 1osition by tll!.p referen.:: • .;:1-/. ..~QOJ.~~. ~Ol(~.· . . . . . . . . . .. . .. .. . if possible , or by known landmarks)

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Yteatlh:r Conditions at time(s) of observFJ.tion(s) . ~~ 1 j)ARJ::

7.

. .tZ.. . . s:m,.e~ y. . , ... .~.-~k.l:f:r.. .c:.t.o.C!P.. <?r-1. . .~.~a£t.z.e>N.$.' ... . .... . . . Ai ds to Obs~rv~tion(s) . )VI.

8.

(Describe any equiplli~nt used in the observation)

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»nere /dS obj~ct first observe~ , e3 o:erhead, coming frnm be:·and a hill, over the horizoc, etc .

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·:.at first ettracted observer ' s

att~ntion,

eg light

O:!' nois~ .

~o~.<?f: .4~~tf.?.: .. .. .. .... .. ................ . .... . . ......... . 11.

Die object a2pear us a light or

• • • .1$1:?. ~c;,.~ . . .( 12.

~sa

definite

obj~ct

.

(1{;.1/T.. . . . . .............. • ..... . .........•.......

If ti1erl:! was more than one object, how many :<t,;rt; there and wao their foru:"'tion .

wh~.t

It¥~...oN~C:"ff.. C'."'{ .. o?~~tY.c; .. h"cw~S¥;S. ..(5:~:~. J?.(J!Ci~(W) 13.

What was the colour '>f the light or object .Otf~ .4f~;.CW~f?.;t!i!)

14 .

What was its appo:..·e:.-1t sha:p-:! .. .J!?.'f!T... ~~¢~.

15 .

'Jas ~ny detail of structure observable. . #.<:'. ............ · · ·

16.

':ias any method of propulsion oi:lvious ..•

17 .

"'us there: any sound ..... . ...•.... .. . . . . .J!t:?... . .. .. · · · · · •· · · · ·

18 .

Heigl~t,

19 .

Speod, or angular velocity .. . .... ).~.. . 11/.~MM . . . ... · ·

20 .

·:;:;.a the object

21 .

i'.'hat ·:1o.s the dir~ction of flight vdtu reference to .... and.n~rks or pcints of the com._-'"'ss . . .

or angle of elevation . ..

···········

N.C? ... . ..... · · · · · · · · ·

~- .. .PJ.~J?A/.Ir/. . .. · · · ·

st:::.tio~ary ........ . (~ .· ... . ..... · · · · · · · · · · · · ·

-5,.~£:, .TP. . . ./)IN..o/.•. ..('. . . t?f:~f ~ . .~~. IT>. .~·. · · · · · ... /2 .


-2-

Did the object remain on a straight path, deviat e or ~ano~uvr~ ~t all?

.~k=. . 7fl.W.Ctff.: . .. .?-.,Aff? . . ll.$1(H7&+?. . . . . . . .......... . ...... .

AP. .·....... . .

23 .

lios an;:, ti.'c.il of exhaust, va pour or li:5ht se e n .

24 .

,7here did vbject dissppear , eg mid-air , ber.ind a ui.l, Cofer tlle .u.orizo·~ .

. . . .C'Y.~. fir:>AI Z.til-/. ............ . .................. . . . ... · · · · · · · · · 25 .

Exister.ce of nny physical evidence sue.. as f r-6lll-"nts, phot00 l.' ~ ...-hs , or other suppo:.·tir..g evidence .

/c.

..... . . . .. . .J./L/.--;. -~. -~ d-$5'~~- .... ~;:~) .... 26 .

Have you observed any unusual phenomena previously~~.>..

27 .

If so, give details of inci dent( s) . .. (>_.~./~,

...8gJ.lf.'.. /),'<7. .... .

. ~!$/11?.'1... ?1.M t'-:-1!? ... ~Ci H7/N?i . .-; .~ .--: ~ ~.~.. ~~ .... . .. . 28 .

St ~te

cny exp:::rience which enables observer to be

reasonabl~

certain about the answers givan to paras 18 and 19 .

dA.IN.tJ:q~ . ,A~Q~':f. .. ~ . ,;:,.Y~. ~ . 9.-'??¥~/(./fl/15/Y.. if.: ...

e-.. ~~~.~~~ or.. 5:0.1?.1/C'-d/A/.4. Q.t;. ?t!#!-{l.·,t,qrr/eK,

?I.J:r6t.l.f.~. .. 29 .

J..:re you 'l member of phenomena?

an~·

organis-ation i :::.t erest ed in aerial

......... . . . ..... . #~ ..... . ....... . ............. ... .... . ...... . .... . 30 .

Name a .1d address of o r 5 a n i s a t / ................... . .. . . .

. . . . . .. . .. . .. . . ..................... ... .. .... .. ..... ................ . 31 .

Acy additional inform:::tion . .. . .

-~~- J?k'J(:{;~ . . ...... .

. ... ..... ... . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . . .. . .. ... . .. . . . . . . .. . .. . . ' .. ...... . . .. . .. .. ... . . . . . .. .. . .. ... . . . . . . . . . .. . .. . .. . .. . . ..... (){}; ·.· .. Si~1atura

32.

Locat ion of s i ght i ng .

ar~

Location of

.~ny

of Observer~.?+~~~~~~~~~~

air traffic i n the vici ni y

~t

the t i me of

.. .... . . .. .. .. . .. .... . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. .. . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . ... ........ .... ...... . 33.

metec.rolo6,'ical st .tions in the

g-.:~-'r,"ll

orea .

. . . . . . ../A'I"v~nJ-.1 . ... .. . . . . .. . . .H<..Z...Md.t.• ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. . . . . . . . . . ...... ...... . O:JJ

34 .

CollllJents .~~- ~".~:~~~~~4- ··· ·

-~#~~~ -~A~/ ,~~ J'~t>./ / /'0: • • •-........- ....... .... . . ~ . . . . . . . . . .~~~ . . . . . . .c_ . .; ~ ••L~ • • • • • •• • • • ~ :.,.:,_· . ~ Signat-.u-e o:' I!lta:.::-u 0~tor Qrr.ESTIOHS 32 , 33 and

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to

b~

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ar.s\'le red by interrogator .

note .. . Since it is nor:::mlly i ::::'Possi'!Jle to estimate the height and speed of a stra nge ooj e ct, it will usuclly be better to ende ~vour to determine t :.1e angle of eleva tion of the coject 1 the angle through which it moved nnd the time t nb:m -co do tl.is .


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For use wlchln the /lA# onlr

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sp~/' /All?.. ~541

Wr/11! or prlnl c/oor/y

1\MF FOI\M A27J MAl\ 63 DATE

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ATTENTION

TO

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REFERENCES

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SIGNATI~E

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PRINTED NAME

RANK AND APPOINTMENT

PHONE EXTN


REPORT OF AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED • Name of

,.,,.t,r. .... C.t,l ..tt'~' :;-,,N.,,,·..v • Age ' .t... •..•..•.•....•.•. • . 1/ .. .,..

Ob s erv"r ,.; ...........

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!--.l(/! !'~ ~~.v.v_,~,Ul " . . ,tl;l. "-"'· .•. •.• ••.•• • ••.•.••

2.

Address of Observer •.

Occupation of Observer • . r: ! '!- f".' • .1:/!·." !). • .. . ... ... ..•. ••. . •.••.••

4.

Date and Time of Observation (Time to be given in local time) • .• !':". flfl .4. (; .t. • •• •• .2..1 ')-.4. • • ·;~~~ •••.•.•• • •.••..•••••• •.•• • •.•. •

5.

Duration of observation( s) •.• ."; ~:.. . ~• • '! " ' · . . . . . . . .

• •.•.•••.•

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Observers Location at Time of Sighting (Give de-ta~l., of , wn position by ~M.,_p reference if possible, or by known landmarks) _, -~., , !~ • . 't';J .••.• • 1 ~.1 ~ :r .?. !.:: • • • .r.;,!~-~. ='· . . .•

1.

Weather Conditions at time(s) ofdbservation(s) •• ••. •. •. •..

6.

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.... .. .. .. .... . . ..·. .. . .. ... .. .. .. . . .. . . .. . .. .

FIN,_: ... .... ..... .. ..... ........ ... .... .... ....... .... ........... .. .... ..... .

8.

Aids to Observation(s).

(Describe any equipment used in the observ·ation.)

V1L ..... ... .... ................. .... .... ......................... ....... ...... .. .. ... . .... ... .. . . ..... .... ...... . . . . . . . . . .. . . .... . . . . . .. . ... .

9.

Where was object first observed, ag, overhead, behind a hill, over tne horizon, etc .

.• .•••••.• •O.ci:tf.;..•. T.".·":":;,. . ¢1c;~-! . . ti~"... .~...' .n;'::•. . ~ 10 .

co~ing f~o=

.":'-.' .•. •. . , •.•• • . , .. •..• ..

What first attracted observer's attention, eg

l~ ght

or noise

•.•••.•. . f-.. '.~ 1:'.-r: ...................... ...... .. ... .. ........ ..... ..... . . 11 .

-.1 ../ft"> • • • • • • • • •1../l;/tT:J • • • • • • • • (Nj/I,YLL. . · • • •.• y . ) • ••. • ••• • 1

i2 .

defir~te

Did the obj ect appear as a light or as a -u.J

J.,.

object .

1' -.oJ-r"~· ·"·• '*'•r,;t. •..; . ••.• r~.4 .,., • • • • •

• • • ••• •

If there was I!lore than one object, how many were there, and what was their formation.

. . . . . . . . . .0Nf2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ::,·. :_ v,:.. : . .. :. 't:;•j ..:.· . : •

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th e l i g h 1:. oro b Jec~ . ~ . "c-v . ._ ... , ', £ ' rr r •s .• ••.•.•.•.......

13.

-.. ...ua t was th e c olour of

14 .

\'/hat was its apparent shape •.•. ~ . ·.'-: ... :·: ."'. ·. \ . : .. . . .. ... ... · · ·

15.

Was

16 .

Was any method of propulsion obvious . -! ..:

17 .

was

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Height, or angle of elevation ••. ~ .-::\';.'-:--:~\C:,.l .. r~ ... ..f~ . i."':'....

19 .

Speed, or angular v elocity •.

20 .

Vias th .. obj ec't stationary •.•.• ;·.. .•... . ·. ·.... .. . •... •. • · • • · • · ·

21

What l".s th ~:~ direction of fli 0 ht with ref c:-... nce to landrnards or poi ..ts of' the com-pass. . ........... . . .. . .• .. .•... • · · · · · · ·

2f!Y

detail of structure observable . ? f

:-· •••~/'-. ·:! .' .'": .•.• •• · • •

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th ere eny sound •..••••••.•..•.......•.......••...•. /VQ ·•· ···

.:i ~.t: . .l'lti,,.;A.tt., .t.V.<.;;•• ••••••••••••

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ci. .. . .....•.............. . . . ./2


- 2 22.

Did the object remain on a straight path, deviate or manoeuvre at all?

............. . ...•..•.. . j f:.t:• . ~ll,~ "::~~~. ! ! Y~. ........... . .. ... ... . . . . . . . . . .

23.

Was there any trail of exhaust, vapour or light seen .. . ..•...

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..s.-. ~.. .rJ...,,.!t~~-: .. -;= ............... . ............. . 24 . Where did object disappear, eg ir. ::<id--::...:-, u'"•.::.. - t'.ill, over tile hori:::.on . . . .=.c:. ... .•. . ..r..,.. ., v. .•. .. . . . . . ...... .

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25.

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Existence of any physical evidence St:.Ch as fragments , photographs, or nny other supporting evidence •...•..•..•.....

........ .. ....... ............... .. .. ................ ... ...... ........ 1\IL..

26 .

Have you observed any unusua"' 'Phenomene. •

27 .

If so, give details of incidents(s) .... . .

.... --~-J • •• I . -;- . . . . .

28. State any experienc e which enables observer to be reasonably certain about the answers given to 18 and 19 ........... ............ . . . . . . . . . . . . f'l.'k ..... . ........ ...... ... . .. ............. . .. . ........... . . 29.

you a member ·of any orga."lisaticn interested phenomena?

l.re

:u~

aerial

..... ... .......?... ..... ................. .................. ... ... .. ....... 3d.

Name

and Address of Organisation .....•. . . . ....•.•.••...•... . .

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A:ny additional information ••....... . ....• . .... . . • •.• ••.• . . ...

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Location of any air traffic in the •~cinity at the time of sighting . z ~~---..r~· .?:-'--·- _y, { ! J N /.'-" ·- ,£...,.....,A /.._._ ~,_c..........._ ~

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Location of ~Y meteorological stations in the general area. /~ ~::.;..._, 6--''C..- /.--cJ. ..7 ...,..t }, •e Y _,.,.,. /S"J.!-5 s ltr:-:~s ::-'·-.:. ~~. . _,/ • /~-~;G. .q."..ZL. Coiil!llents •.••.. .. .•.••••. . •.•.••...........•..•.•••.•.•.... . . .

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Signature of Interrogator •.••...••..... QUESTIONS 32, 33 and 34 to be Note: -

answe~ ed

by interrogator .

Since it is normally impossible to es1:imate the hP<.ght ar.J. speed of a strange object, it will usually be better to endeavour to det'3t Mine t!!., engle o!' elevation of the obj l>Ct, the angle throubh whicn ~~ mov~d, anu the time tcken 'to do this.


I r espectfully report that the attached statement was made by Phillip Graham .JO!:'NSTOX ,17} :rears of Kununurra . It concerns the alleged sighting of an unidentified flyin g object by Johnston on ~he night of l~th-15~h hugust,at Kununurra . I ha'1e ques tior.ed ~ ohns ton ex:-.aus t!. vel:r but his story remains constant. It appears that he sa~ something in the slcy on t.his occasion I unders~and tha~ there \·:ere air - exercises being conducted in t~~s area,from the R. A. A.F. Dase at ~ar,Nin, and perhaps Air Force planes could be connected with this sighting . Staten:e!:lt forv1arded for •rour information and that of the R. A. JI. . F . if you dee:n it n ..... .,se.ry. I have made an inspection of the locality i ndic ated but could find no trace of anything unusual .

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16- 8- 66

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OF POLICE,

T"jis f'i:.e cieals r!:. th the alleGed s i ghting of a flying sa~cer at K~~unurrno Canst Yarrick hes inspected the loca l ity but has f ounQ nothing unusua~

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r: Philip Graham JOHNSTON

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I am a farm- hand employed by tho P.H . D•• I am 17 of age.

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On the night of llrth - 15 "'ugus -c 1966, I "'as 1·rorking ~or my father,':larrick Johns~on, cotton farmer of Kununurra. ! "'as driving my father 1 s bulldozer, to'..ring a levelling f!'a1l:e, Horking on Arbuckle's property.

At 11- .5'4-pm I sa1-1 a bright light in the sky which I thought was a falling star. It came .from the south vres't. Ho;·rever it did not behave like a falling star. It slo..,.Ted do:,rn and stopped still in the sky over -che hills about a mile avray. I then no-ciced a ro,., o~ lights, red iO colour, uhich a_ .\!eared -co come o1:.t from behind t .•e :::..ight. I tllirik there vre!'e about six or eight lights. TheJ lrere not very bright, but appeared about the same intensity as a fire in the hills. A fe\·t seconds later, the red lights •..rent out, and the front ,.,hi te light gre'"' brighter, until i 't v.as too bright for me to look at . I looked aHay from~~ the light and I could see that the area about t•·relve feet aro1:.nd me Has lit un as if by a searcilligt:t. This lasted about five minutes. •

I had put the bulldozer out of ·gear and Has stationary,so I just sat there . The bright light 1·rento out and I could see four small red lights like pilot lights,around vhere the ·.·rhi te light had been. The lights then appeared to travel dO\-rn behind the hill over \·7hich :they had been stationary . I could see a glO\·r from behind the hill , but could not see the actual lights . I put my bulldozer into gear and drove on to the other sice of the paddock. !stopped my dozer,but left the e~gine idling \·lith the lights out,and ~+JiJx!"cr~ aat o~ the machine while I had my lunch . 1:/hile I vas having my lunch I sa'" the lights appear from behind the hill again. This was \·Then the bright l<Thite lig!:lt Hent out as if tt.rr.ed off by a S\.,i 'tch. The four pilot lig!:.~s were still on and ca:ne toHards me u!'lti.l 'they ~,·ere \:i t~in a quarter of a mile aHay . Ji hovered about tHenty .:'eet in t.te air,over a cotton nicker and cotton trailer on Carold DICl\EY's property . The bright \•rhi te light Has turned on again a;1d I could see the cotton picker and trailer clear:!y. :::1: staye.d there for about three or four mLnutes, then the 1·:!'li te light 1·Tent out again and I saw the red lights move towards the Kun- Air strip. As it did this I could make out by the s~ar­ light what anpeared to be a ~lying saucer. The ~achine tilted as it rose so that I could see the ton of the cachi~e. !'t ap'Oeared "CO be a silvery co:iliour ,and oval in S!1ape . I. v/t..S r.bc;.:,t t~n feet in height,and about 180 feet long and about 60 to 100 feet ,.,ide . The red li .,.hts anoeared to be oortholes alo:~g the side . As it rose I sa•: ~rhat aoneared to be th::-ee or :'o;.:,_· pairs oi' vapour trailes from the· Underside. The r::~c::.:.::e ~:: vrent off towards the Trojan airstrip after •randeri:lg z.b.:>u:; : ...:: valley for about an hour and a half. When it go-c ne->-· tr..a the Trojan airstrip it :anded and all the lights ca~e ?~ · . =~ appeared to have landed in the hills there. I saH t~a -~b~~s there until the first light of davm. The lights then \''e:lt ot..: and I never ,saw them again . ~·ihen I .:~irst saw this machine it

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a f alling star . I did not hear any noise from it . :·ty bulldozer :::otc r was going all the time,but only idling and did not make much noise On Sunday 14th,I had slept all day and had got up about 5-30pm and started Hork on the bulldozer a'C eight pr:~ I 'Y..ne•.r Hhat t::..me of night it was ,.,hen I first sighted the lights,as I looked a-;; r::.'J :·::::: ~etch . This was because I was due to stop :or lunch at midnight \·!hen I f :Jrst saH the light it \•Tas 11- 5<,-pm,a!'ld trhen I last sa·..r it moving around it was about 2 - 3~ ~~. I last saw the lights at abc about lt- 30 a::l · t·!hil e I ,.,as Hatching this machine, I ,.,as frightened as I had neve::s een a nything like it before . I t-~as ready to get under the dozer if i t had come any closer . I did no-r; at tempt to go to tO\-tn -co tell anybody else about it , as the machine \vas betvTeen me ang the to•,m, and I d i d not know what would happen if I a'ttempted to pass it . Hhen I came home the next morning I told my ~arents about it,and the t hey told me to r eport the matter to the Police. I ha'!e r ead t his sta t ement t hrough and it is t rue and correct in every detail .

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ROYAL AU STRALIAN AIR HEADQUARTERS SUPPORT COMMAND RAAF VICTORIA BARRACKS MELBOURNE SCI VIC

:16 SEP \966

UN-IDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS REPORTS

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Attached are reports on un-identified flying nd ins ; ated objects received through DCA channels by this Headquarters.

C/(f~,_, . .,._ ,~v '-'v (V . B. CANNON)

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Wing Commander For Air Officer Commanding

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18 .

Height, or engle of ele~ation . ...... . .........~ ..... . ..... .

19.

Speed . or angular velocity . ....... l!lo.v.e,l . ~~).f'H·••••.•••. .• •••••

20 .

"n:::.s the object st~-t::.o::::.ry ... ,t .f.i:r~t ...tl'lfi'J J\OYf4 . \B. ~l?<!v.e: • • •.••••

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:'c.ts th~ direction of flight witn refar .. nce to landmarks s o_ the compass ...

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JEPORT OF AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED

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Observer . . .r:~s ff!~.i!! .ll!·f.:. ~ .~!l. .. ••.•..•. • Age . ~i;~d}., . A;~~d

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Addref:s of Observer ... . . 1 .:tz :;A; • ,s ;;:o~E'i~•. , , .. ~-:- ."". ~ "!'.N·4· .•..•••••••

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Occupation o~ Observer .. ~z:iy~~~ .s.st;;rE'it.BF'f ••••• ••••• ••••••• •• •••

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Date and

Ti~e

of

Observatio~

(Time to be

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giv~n

in loccl time)

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Duration of Observnti on( s) .. .1.0. !!1~1'}\!t.e!'. {a.P.Pf'<?Jf)••••••••••.••••• •

6.

Oltserver s Location at Time of Sighting (Give details of owr. position by map reference ......... f'i'<!l1t. ~.f.~~y~~ay. ~~ll;ipe; , ~~st ......... if possible , or by known landmarks)

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Weathl)r Conditions at time(s) of observs.tion(s) ...... . ..... ..

. . . . . . . . . . . ~t.a~'J..l't:,. !'Hl.l.,. Heb,t. t;;1ql~d:-+C?~·••••••.• • •• • . • •• • .•••••.•••• • •• 8.

Aids to Obscrvction(s) .

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(De~cribe

any equipment used in the observation)

.m.ep'9~ •. • . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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·,lhere ·:tas object first obsar-,red , eg o-.rer.c.ead, cocing from behind a hill, over the horizou, etc .

• . • • • . . . !•9:tfi~· • . ~qt, fH .cJ..tP}llf\t. !tu.Ql.er. 14ll"'P.. H.;h.t. ;:Ql,.P,s) •• • •••• • •••••••••••

10 .

i'lh.at first attracted observer ' s attentior. , eg light O!'

nois~ .

d.i stance wouln be

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11.

Did object appear ss a light or ass definita obj2ct .

. . . • . . . . . . . . . • ?.~e,o~;~~e. ;~~ .b.l_i~~n.t.. !~~;t;:': .. . . • ............. . . . ....... 12.

If t oer e was more t han one what wac their formation .

obj~ct,

how many were there and ·

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13 .

',7hat was the c olour of tha light or object ........Rtt~ • •• • • •. ••

14 .

What was its apparent shnpe .... ?'!~l..(;r~~~i.c~~ . 0) .•...•.•. . .....•

15.

'fle.s any detail of structure observable . . . . ... ,lp , •••••••••..• •

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'.7r;.s any method of propulsion obvious ...... . .. fP ......... •. · • •

17.

'rla3 there any soun1 .......... . . .. . . .......... :1? ......... •....

18 .

Height , or anele of elevation .................--:-:-.. .. .. .. .. ..

19 .

Spe.:lC.. or angular velocity .... . . . . r:o.v~si . \o.

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'.7os the object

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'mult l't:::.s the direction o~ flight witn referance to landmurl:s or point~ of the compass ... nortb. le t 1- ,,; t .west. movi ~~back 'ards . '

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23 .

IVos arq trail of exhaust, V...1pour or li5ht seen .... . .=!o•.•... • •.

'.";'here did object dist:lppear , eg mid-air, behind a hill, over the horizon . • • • . • • }. 91! , ql.OJl:t~ .d;i!"l;\.E ;epn•g .b.ef9:t*': }19~z.op , '9Elc.a!l~~ .of. ll-1e.t:~PY~·. • •• •• . .. .. ••.. 24 .

25 .

Exister..ce of any pr.ysical evidence sucu as frsgments, photogra?hS , or other supporting evidence .

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Ha,·e you observed any unusual pheno1uene previously . . .

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If so, give details of incident ( s) ..... F<;> .. ................. ..

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St"lte ~~~ exp..::rience which enabl~s observ~r to be reasonably certain about the answc_·s gi·•~n to paras 18 and 19 .

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you ?. I!l.ember of an;r organisation interested in aerial phenomena?

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Name and address of organisation ........ ..

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Acy additional ir.for:nation . .. .. . .... . .. .. • ~ . . . ....• . •....

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Siguatur~

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Location of any air traffic in the vici1uty at t he time of s ighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ~~~·. ::?~;>~j.s. p~~~e.d. ~~t;PP!'~ . ~o. !!?": ,i} . ~~~r~. '!E!~ :;, .f.V.I:P~ . •..

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Location cf ~ny metecrolou~cal st?.tions in the g~ncral ~rea .

QUESTIONS 32 , 33 and 34 to be ar.swared by interrogator . note ... Since it is nor::mlly i;:;:possible to estimate the height ar,d speed of a Stl"'nge ooject, it will usu~lly be better to endc:a-:our to determil•.a the or..gle of elevation of the object 1 the angle throU;;h which i t moved and the time t~kcn ~o do this.


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OBJECT OBSERVED

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2.

Address of Observer ... ~Q .G.rq~t.;:ill. 4v.e~~ . )~ep~t;i.p, • ••.•.• • • ..•••

3.

0CI}U!Jation o~ Observer .. . .. t>\r.ep~QJ> .(J4.Y~l> )l.e~\IQ'Vfl~l ••.••• • ••..• .

4.

Date and Ti~e of Obs .rvation (Time to be given in loc~l time)

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Duratior. of Observntion{s) .... Appl:O.lC.imatal.y. 2 .minutes. .••••• • • • .•

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01server 3

Loc~tion

at Ti':le of Sighting (Give details of mm position by map referenc~ ..... ~e!lf .~t••. ~~48.' .13. ~qh,op~~ ,:B.ejl~l} .~f3 d, •• • •• . •• if possible , or by k~own landmarks)

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'lteat her Condit i ons at time{s) of observf!tion(s)Ei.n.e. andt:leax ..

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Wher e •uas object first observed , eg oorer.1ead, coming from bebind a h i ll, over the hor iZQn , etc .

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10 .

What first attracted observer ' s attention , eg light or noisa .

• . • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •J,.i.ghj;. \l) .slc1 • .•••.•••• •••• • • • •• ••• • ••. • • • . . .••..••• ~1.

Did object appear as a lieht or

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11.

as~

definits object .

lis:b.t. . .... .......•.. • ...••...•...•. ~ .....•. .

I.f t i1 ere was ~ore than one object, how many were there and wha.t wa::: their form'1tion .

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llhat wes the c olour of the l i ght or object ......l!eA •.•.•.•..

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Did the object r0main on a straight path, deviate or manoeuvr~ dt all? .iJ>p~~~d. ~9 .b.e. 91f .a. siSl~qe~Qg .P.Ilill .. ).p, ~ t .8Pi. QlPPe.t". t.o. enu:.f.at:e .i.t.. appeared. to. • • &>ngate and the colour changed to a more intense name colour.

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',Tnere did object disappear , eg ::::.id-air, behind a hl.ll, over tne :.orizot. . • • • . • • • 9Y~l; .tlltt . -.;i..Jij. 't>l~ .hPn~oJ'I. at .w.h.icb ·llPillt .i.t. appeared •tD. be .a.rc. ehsped•••. .

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Zxistehce of any physic:!l evidence suc41 as photogra;,::hs , or other supporting evidence.

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Hav·C: you observed any unusuel phenomena previously . . ..

27.

If so, give details of incident ( s) . .. Jl/A .. .. ...... . ........ ..

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State :;.ny exp"rience which enables obs e rv er to bt:J reasonably certain about the answe::.·s ,giv-en to paras 18 and 19 .

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Ar.J you a member of an:· organisation i'lterested in aeria.L

phenomena?

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31.

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Location of any meteorological stntiot.s in the e>-ncrD.l ~~r e<> .

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QUESTIO!ffi 32, 33 und 34 to be ar.swered by interrogator . note ... Sincc it is nox-~~lly i~~ossible to estimate the height m:d speed of a strange o'Jject , it will usunlly be bettor t o andcrwour to determine the angle of elevation of the ob j ect the ane;le through w:Uch it moved nnd th~ time t :-dte:n t o do this .


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·,! 'hat fll' St at<;racted observ er ' s attention, eg light or no1se .

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What wa s the colour of the light or object . . . .. .~!of~ !rf:.. : • ••.•

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Since it is normally im~ossibl~ to estimate the height a nd speed of a strange object it will usually be better t o endeavour to determine the'angle of elevation of the ObJect , the angle through which it moved, and the time t aken to do this .


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E:r.istence of any physical evidence such as fragments, photographs, or ot ..er sup"'lorting evidence .

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26 .

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27.

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28 .

State any axperience Which enables observer to be reasonably certain about the answers given to 1~ and

29 .

Are you a ~ember of any organisation interested in aerial pheno!!lena?

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INSPECTOR'S OFFICE

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20th June, 1366. The

tiupe~intendent

LISMO?'E .

SUBJECT:

of Police ,

Unidentified lights seen in the sky in the Mororo Bridge - Harwood I sland area on the 26th L1ay, 1966 a.'"ld in the Lismore area on the 28th ;::ay, 1 966 .

This file re!'e~s to the sigt.ting of unidentified lights , seen in "t!le sky on the ~'Jth , ~8t!l :::ay, 1966, and ~nd June, 4th Jun• 1966, in t:he .~ororo Bridge, Harwood Pacific Highway area, south of Parrots Nest, Casino Road area, Alstonville ~'"ld Lismore-Gundurimba Ruthven e~eas, respectively. lJescriptions of t he li0 .•ts seen, vary -.:;o some e .tent, whilst -;;he compass points indicated and respecting each sighting slso dif~er to e degree. Times of each sighting , have been quoted in the main as being in ":;.e vicinity of 10 pr.t ., ahhough i t has been statea ~hat the ligh"ts have also been seen as early as 7 .20 pr and as late as 4. 20 em. It has been ascertained t!la"'; Mr. ::ei th CollL"ls, of the A. B.C. Radio ~tation, Grafton, si&~ted a st:anbe light in the sky !'rom Gref'ton during the period in question, follO\"ing which he mad€ inquries from !:r. Patson, Belfield Observatorj, near Sydney, telephone No. 786413, of his sighting and he was informed that such could have been the star ''Cenopus" \'lhich had been the su,bject of similar speculation and quer y at Katoornba several years ago, and t~is star had been identified as being responsible . :Perhaps -.;his i ~1' ortoation might be forwarded for suitable a-:;-.;ention ir.. conjunction with the cor..munication attached, .from "Cot!:ieion ::rcves-;;igadora de oojetos no icentificados" dated 6th June 1966, and sie,ned b·r Eugenio Danya.n s of ::,an Leopoldo , 66, 5 C, Tarrasa (3arcelona) Espana . V"

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Inspector 2nd Class.


Barcelona, a 6 de junio de 1966

Sr. Comisario - Jefe de Policia Jefatura de Policia de Liamore LIS!!>RE (norte de Grafton)

Sill!EY (Australia.) t.:uy

senor mio:

lrtfox:nodo por 1a Prensa que hace unos die.s pudieron obsorvn.r en el cielo la a:pa.ri.ci6n de un extraiio objeto volante no identi:ficndo, "

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:por varias :peroonas, le rueco tenca la bondad de suminiztral"ll".e Clll;..1tos d:::to::; o:ficiales le sea posible :tacilitc=e referente aJ. :fe.."l6t::.cnO en oueoti6n. Nuestro or~i::no eot6. dedicaC.O al estudio e bvastigP.ci6n cicntifica de los objetos volsntes no ide:lti.J:icado:::, y agrodece::-is=os muchisit:o su vai1oza colabora.ciOn m.fo:mativa al respecto •• Pend!.ente de sus noticias,

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comp:i.ace aprJ·vecha:.· esta oca:ri.on r.ara saludarle

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ROUGR TRANSLA'i'IOK OF CO:•u.7U1ITCATIOl~ l''RQ",; E. DAlnAHS. •ro IW:>:P~CTOR CJF POLICe. , .uil:i!.lORE .

Dear Sir, I l earned from the Press tha-t some days ago you were able t o observe a strange flying object in the sky the passage of which was seen by various persons . I beg you to supply me with all available off icia l data concerning this phenomenon . Our Organisation is dedi cated to the study and scientific research of uni dentified flying objects and we should appre ciate very much your valuable co- oper~t ion in ~his regar d . .Awa.i ting your a.dvices I seize this opportunity to greet you most s i ncerely and offer you the expression of my highe st esteem. You~s

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_.._,.. c'..lout 10.45 r.::: . on 'the ~6th ay, 1966, ..,r . . ~jchard Jones, ~-:5 -·~llina lo:--0., Goo~eJ la.bah, renorted to .,en~ or ConrtabJ e Dave;r ·:t Lismore :oljce bt'ltion that about 10 p.m . tl.e cnme d::.t~r hP. SR'.'I s:!.x bric::.t. red J.i hts in the sky at a heig.ht of about 500 yard: a:1d :?.t D. distance of z.rproximately a q_uarter of a l!liJ e . At that time l:'>e •;;:ls drivi:1t; his car, acc01:tpe.n:.ed by his wife and 9 year ole oau&htcr. in a norti:.erJy , irection alo~g the l'acific ilj6hv:'-l.y ann w:~s !'bced at tl.e ..1ororo T•ri.dge near the OJ d Il ul~a Road turn- off . !:e s-;;ated t:<!'t bo":~1 end 1:' :ht~ o:f the series were f1 ar.hinc on and of~ anc -he ooject ·,··.?.s moving in a."l east- vrest direction ::-!.; o ::lo\'.' rat e . :J.'!:e total lt:n 0 tb o.::- the lip,hts was e.p~roximately t~·1ice that a~ irly large aer0:11:me . ;:r . <lonessaid th3.t t·e surrounn::.ne c ou."l::r~; is :'ai't'ly :"~-;;. ":L?.;; ;;!~ere "'ere r.o ot.her lip.i;ts in the vicinit:: :!r.d no <"uc,~r c~ne :;:'ires . ·:r:1e lights '.':ere ur.ocr ohserv:-~tic o:· ni.;; .::-or o:.e to -~"() r.~ntt'Les ~:d the:: ·:;ere ·a:lve] J in..,; in :l straigh li:1e . .~. •. about !r.l}nig.'.: 't e sa:::e d::•• and ::.n ~he ;resence of Se:r:.ior .;cn•--:;ab:;e D'-l.>ey, inter·:ie·::eC. .•r . ..To:.es :1t his home and he repe~t~cd .. :::.. s•::.te. er."; t ~ - ::te :furtner st:ateo. that to tha-.; time ~e b:d l:ot c.J..sc sser .2 t _e 1 c:t.d seen wi 'th an:,r ;;er:?cn, apart frcm hi~ ·:::..::e "'nr: 'l .. h-e.::- . ..r . J .:;:.es r:~s q_ui '.:e rat:;,onaJ e.nd sober at t!-.e ti::te ar.li J.3 l'E ·Orterl. to oe a r.-.an oj' good standine ir. this CC=-:1;ni ty . T

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I ;; ..e"l returned t'o .:..isoore -·olice Station and contacted :.:r. :.. G. ~ra.'"l.dcn, :~ccountant of :-~ismore, who is also Lieutenant,jolonel in cha:-ge of tfle local C . ~ .. F. Wlit . I was then in osses::;ion of infor.-~ation t:1at Cr2fton, Cornki ann Ca:1ino Police ~~d been contacted, out they had not si~hted any Jir,hts in the sky as oreviouslv described . Casino :olice al~o adviseo that no aircra:t ·::ere ope::o<!ting r'rom Casino i.irport that nieht . i .r. Cr,ndon, >lenior Constable .li lson and IT1yself then returr.ed to my :prevj ous ro~i tion on the :Bruxner HiGhw....y . The circu:r.stcnces were explained to ;.ir . Crandon, the direction mark w~s sho·.·:n to hi::: nnd the observations of I'olicc discussed .

On return to Lislilore Station a study l'l"'lS_rnade of miJitar~ ma,t;s in posse~sion of Mr . Crandon , who calculated that the light , f .rom the time when .first seen by me to it ' s disappearance , was pr a ct ically aue south from the marked road position . Further , i t W".S ca1cul:'lt.ed tno.t the l'ine taken from the marked rond position , du e south .JS sta.tccl, if COJ1tinued on , would tr~verse the area within wh i ch lights l'te.ce seen by JJr . Jones on the 26th l~ay , 1966 , whils t he we.s at i.toror o Eridge , Old Iluka Road t urnoff , Harwood Island .

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--------oOo-------I huv~ to r::: port T h<!"t ·:t 12. 4 Opr:1 on ;r.i June, 1966, ,·:error: ·,•iells of 1?0 f:w.ter .;treet,:.is.:.o:::-e reported to Ser.ior Constabl~: Davey at the Lismore Pol.~ce Staliion th;·t at about 9.SOma on 2nd June,1966 whilst in the com!~,:ny r;t' hi.a brot"l~r, Terrence ./ells Jaged 23 years, they were tl'a.Velllne from uardell whl're they nad been fiShing, tow<~rtis AlStl.nville in ~er.rence ·:tell • s motor car, and when about two milt=s west of Alstonville they topped a hill which is about 2UO feet tr. he1.g~t. ImmE:di.ately in fl'<Jf1t of t:1eir vehic.:l~,no~m . , ~y s. wh(tt appeared to be tail and hea•l::i.~· c·- • b ;; 1 F: · - "'" t.:.,.. v 11: • '.'/hilst tra.vellin~ dow_. t! ~ .n L . .,bey vvu ...d ::~~c " ..... the lichts were in th~: air ;>nd a:,pearad tr.> be r.over1ng, Wh~n ttey Nrriverl at the bottom of tbe h~ll,they sto~p~dctheir motor car and or. look.i!1g u1-w,..rds and to "th~1r rigr.t couln see fotor reel lights and one eree11 ligr ,; . T.1e lights &.!lyeer~d to be arranged with lihe green lit]<; in r.he centre, o. e red l1gr.li JUSt above and one just below ti"e t;;!'e~l- liel:li and ~he otller two red lichts on either side of tne gr.::er. li.;ht . T :1e strt:r.gth of tbe red lit:l~ta w~re expla~hed a;:; beir.i; c!' tLe :>alii... s"t~·cngth as the heao.lights o:Z a woto" < ..-.r o.1 higi! bezm ar.d t!,e t.t'e.:l. lighli )'\nneared to 1Je :ar er J,d str"naer t!Jal1 the :r \l li •hts. 'i'i~.:l red liehts wer~ flashw..; or. :;.nc~oil',bl."t ~t-f' ~J'<;:e(' :;: .. ,)lt rt.-mained on all line tit;.e . . Tile .Ligh1;s ~r:•e .r •. d to be ~.r:l.)' about 50 f~et off the eround and about ·:;:l,.ile iro1~ W!.ere tl.e_v stopped ti':eir vel,icle. -~- est!.r.ate ot tne s:i ze o:r tl e ":.Jt:Ct could not i e obtained, but \'las t~X!>lalned es bei..g ~:~r..;er lihF.n a .!.ar!:'.e:osize ho~tse . '!'hey \'/ere w1able to see any object o-.vin~ to the glare from the liehlis . After they Lad "-'emaL.eo lool:ine at t~1e lig11ts l'or about t•·1o mir.1. t.es, ;;be ligh-cs com::-.enc~::<i lio riHe, they a!lpee.red 'tO go st:::ai.. ht up t ') aoout 3iJO 1 above grour:d l~vel then suddenly commenced trJ 1 ,l)ve oi ·• toward a the ~o1 ,'fi'l'..lst th,~y were 11atcl1i.ng th0 ligh,;s .•rior tt moving sou"th they d td r.ot cetect any sot.nd but as it :ommc=n<:ea to move off tnwards the SOI!til tr1ey cculd ht:ar a noise similar to a larg.:: e_<;:ctr:ic wotor or c;enerator . The liJl:'.ts 1noved ol'i 1mtn ot. -.;ne oppo~nte side cf tl1e hill to where they were !l~n.-ked,tl•en su<iliel:ly app~ared liO drop o~ the other side of the hill. They did not carry out any fur-.;Ja~::r observat.ions or investiga-ciur..s but urove. off tu theil' home in u ismcn:e w!ler<:: the inforllled their uer.-:!':.t:;; of t 1-.eil'

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A report has been received from Constable Thomas of Penong, South Australia that an unidentified flying object was sighted south west of Eucla on the night of the 26th June, 1966. 2. The UFO was first sighted on land near the coastline at 2150 IK ; the period of obs ervation lasted until 2205 IK when the object finally disappeared out to s ea. The ob j ect was red in colour and sometimes turned white; flying movements were similar to that of a helicopter. 3. The Naval Office~in-Charge, South Australia i~ forwarding this report from Constable Thomas referred to the Soviet Fisheries research trawler SESKAR which was reported off lUCLA on the night of the 14th June . It is believed that this vessel did not remain in the vicinity of EUCLA for more than 12 to 24 hours sinoe it was on passage to Vladivostok. In any case SESKAR does not carry a helicopter. There seems to be no connection between the UFO report and SESKAR.

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A report has been received from Constable Thomas of Penong, So~th Australia that an unidentified flying object was sighted south west of Eucla on the night of the 26th Junet 1966. 2. The UFO was first sighted on land near the coastline at 2150 IK; the period of observation lasted until 2205 IK when the object finally disappeared out to sea. The object was red in colour and sometimes turned white; flying movements were similar to that of a helicopter. ). The Naval Officer-in- Charget South Australia i~ forwarding this r eport from Constable Thomas referred to the Soviet Fisheries research trawler SESKAR which was reported off EUCLA on the night of the 14th June. It is believed that this vessel did not remain in the vicinity of EUCLA for more than 12 to 24 hours since it was on passage to Vladivostok . In any case SESKAR does not carry a helicopter. There seems to be no connection between the UFO report and SESKAR.

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A report has been received from Constable Thomas of Penong, South Australia that an unidentified flying object was sighted south west of Eucla on the night of the 26tb June, 1966. 2. The UFO was first sighted on land near the coastline at 2150 IK; the period of observation lasted until 2205 lK wben the object finally disappeared out to s ea . The object was red in colour and sometimes turned white; flying movements were similar to that of a helicopter. 3. The Naval Officer-in-Charge, South Australia i~ forwarding this report from Constable Thomas referred to the Soviet Fisheries research trawler SESKAR which was reported off EUCLA on the night of the 14th June. It is believed that this vessel did not rem.a in in the vicinity of EUCLA for more than 12 to 24 hours since it was on passage to Vladivostok. !n any case SESKAR does not carry a helicopter. There seems to be no connection between the UFO report and SESKAR.

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3. The Naval Officer-in-Charge, South Australia i ~ forwarding this report from Constable Thomas referred to the Soviet Fisheries research trawler SESKAR which was reported off EUCLA on the night of the 14th June . It is believed that this vessel did not remain in the vicinity of EUCLA for more than 12 to 24 hours since it was on passage to Vladivostok. In any case SESKAR does not carry a helicopter. There seems to be no connection between the UFO report and SESKAR.

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Did the object remain on a str aight path, deviate , or manoeuvre at ali? n .. -II.YEO W"O"•rvb ,._.~- '>C Pnoll..l.'f A.l'li'•OL.' / T"llt'IV So-Oi>f'ei:> OilS\<' T' Ou ., > . -

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Was any trail of exhaust , vapour, or light seen? • • • •••• ••...••

24 .

Where did object disappear? (eg , in mid- air, behind a hill , over the horizon) n,c. ~?Ol 1 , .= r.o ci)

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Have yo~ Joserved ~~Y unusual phenoment ~rev iously? •• ~9•.•.•••

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S-.;ate any ex~ _!"i.::nce 1-•:.tich •nab_ ;"' o·GF'el•ver to be reasonably c ertain abou't ;;ht; answers 6-van 1:'7. 18 ar.~ 19 .

29 .

Are you a member of

~ny org~nization

1nterested in .aerial phen-

omena? • N.Q ... .. .... . .... ... . ... . . .. ... · · · • · · · · · • · ·

30.

31.

Name and address of organisation •••••• • •••••• ••.• •• • · · · · • • · • • •

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

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The following military aircraft were in the vicinity of the reported UFO position a t the time :-

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Height • . •••••....••••• ,ooo ft

•••••••.••••• ,ooo ft ••• ••• ••• .• ,ooo ft

Speed ••••..••••••.•••• ••• K ••••••.••.• . •••••••• K •••••• • •• , ••••.•...K

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The following civil airoraft were in the vicinity of the reported UFO position at the time :-

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Headi11g •• •• •. •• ••••• . •T • ••••••••••••••••• , ••• T ••• • •• •••••••••••. •T

lfeight • •••••••..••••• ,000 ft ••••••••.•••• ,. ,ooo ft ••••••••••.• , 000 ft Speed ••• •••• , • • • , •••••••• •K •••••• • ••• • •..•• , •• • K • ••••••••• ••••• •K

Calculations show that the follo1ving planets or major~ta~re in that portion of the sky at the time: -.$'-r~ .. 'lf.. V!f". .. . ..~'"!'-~"'

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A meteorol ogical balloon wae

at •..•••••.• z and could have position at the time .

36.

The State Observatory in the nearest capital city affirms that'l~"u~ Noaerial phenomena in that portion of the sky at the time.we.e •••••••• ':'.1/ •••••••••• (comet,

37.

meteorite shower, etc) •

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Any other rele vant remarks { eg about sateli tes, rockets , research balloons) .•••.••••••• .• •.••••••.• • .•• • •.••• • • • • • • • • • • · • • • • /!)BScev~o-f/.."1 C-r/1-rES '"itl?lr A t'Arez. rt: ....,,_..._!> tv<>1 lr: VJ~tl!l'-tr . ·~ii. ~~. -~~di>· ~;.~~7il't;'F ·:r~·i · ... -...... ' ............. . 1

38.

There is conclusive evidence that the object reported was •••••. . . • •

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· 4 ,vu.,..,S~ ol= CXdt-r-tHt:_ ~Q..!IQ.cA Theob Ject reported could have been •••••••• . •• • • . ••••• •••••••·••••

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"1/.... t;f ~.,. -r..te f>q-c.,- 7H.-ir 7ik·~:O~.:i~ · ~~· · s~~·;,-0:;;;,;; ·;:;;,·.so· ·;;., :v~· -~~·; ~· ~ii~·~b; ·;.::s:· ;1,;~,t<,,~-=; The cauee (or likely cause) of thG sighting cannot be determined. l'frl(ut<4-Fr '>tr.#Td> ..,., ptFre><t.o:"V-r-

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Date and time of observation

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'$ fii111'1L<."ri::S . DuratJ.on o f ob sei'V'at.~on ........ .. ....... .. . ..•.. ..•.. . . . . .......

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. /h- ••('~lkt)/L-L~ Ob servers 1 ocat 1on a t t•l.IDe of s1"ght'1ng ••• •• .•• •• • ..••........ •

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Describe any aids or equipment used in the observation •• !'V. 1.L. ~ •••

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Where was object first observed? (eg , overhead , coming f r om behind a hill , over the horizon) . W~"h.e<;-r ~ortc...;s. ou.-r or= -nne

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

~!\"i~ . ~~ . .t?t~~ ~~~. t?.v.c; •.111. !': .1-rx~~ . ~. :~'!Y::-:-..~'?. ~. .8.e.t...r:

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(eg, light or noise) .

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13. Vlhat was the colour of the light or object -_.,,QUt<1J> ·~~~~'-t'~."'!kJ.>. ?•.s;t;: ...~ ~·"'-t~.. --..:;,.,, ...... ~-ry

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Was any method of propulsion obVious?

17.

Was there

18.

What was its height? (or angle of elevation) A6o<..~-r $

19.

What wa s its s peed? (or angular

20.

Was the object

21 .

What was t he direction of flight with r ef erence to l andmar ks or points of the compass?

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Did the object r emein on a straight path , deviate , or manoeuvre at all?

5!-rA-*'~'+ ............................................. P~·n+ .................. -r

23.

Was any trail of exhaust , vapour, or light s een? .Q/.T:~T... . . . /lfi@!WlteJ) ~ 4 Lt fii H 1' - rJ o '( 1i 14-< <- oF A-N 7 U" t tVJ> •

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

24 .

Where d id obj ect disappear? (eg , in mid- a ir, behind a hill , over the horizon)

'"' tvlo> 4,~ ........................... .... .... .. .. .... ..... ... ... ... ... ... . '

25 .

Do you know of a ny physical evidence? (such as fragments , phot ographs, or other suppor ting evidence) f'Jt>N~ b.:...:?C 1> r '"(l-h4 -,- A Wftz I(ta ._ --,; ~>'PI>, <3 OP~ ~ Tu .q IN .<rs

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Have you observed any unusual phenomena previously? • •• R.......•

27.

If so, give brief details of incident( s) ·••• "!/.'f·~

28 .

Stat e any experience which enables observer t o be r eas onably c ertain nbout the answers giv en t o 18 and 19.

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29.

Are you a member of any organization inter e s ted in omena? ••.••.

~erial

phen-

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30 .

Name and addr e s s of organisation •• •JY/(1.

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31.

Any additional information which relates to the sighting . <'/1ft; OB-:r~c-.- ~I'~ 8\ ~';';: ;; L~"Y? 'IH-*<11 ~v Yr-~ o!f..

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The following military aircraft were in the vicinity of the reports~ UFO position at the time zAii'Cx-aft type ...•. . . .. ~

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Headi.n,v •..•••.••• . • •. • ••. •• • • T Height ... . ....... . .... ,ooo ft

••••••••••••• T • • •••• ,, • • .••••.•• T ............. , 000 rt ... . ....... ,ooo rt

S_peed •••• • •••• • • • ••• • ••• • K••••••••••• • • • ••••••K ••••••• , ••••• • •• • • •K

33.

The following civil aircraft were in the Nicinity of · the reported UFO position at the time :Ai-rcl'CLft ty'pe •••••• ••

f\!.i.f,., ••. , , , .• , •.. ...... , ....... . .. , .. ,,,.,

Heading • ••.•• • •••••• • • T •.• •••••• . ••••• ••••••• T ••••• •••• • . • ,., •. . •T

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34.

Calculations show that the following planets or major stars ~re in that portion of the sky at the time:- ..11.~':~ . !~.. .~ .~....~)'

.~-,~ ·~.!.~~ .4-:-:~.~~p,a;. J. ~~.~~';'-.~ . ~~• •~ ~ .~:~r. ft:r. •.~. ~.1!--r;,-r; ~~~, K. .._ ~~

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Z and could have been in the r eported UFO

at ,

posi tion at the time .

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The State Observatory in the nearest capital city affirms that-.~~ aerial phenomena in that portion of the sky at the time ~ ••••••• • ••• •••••• • • •• (comet , meteorite shower, etc) .

37.

Any other relevant remarks (eg about satelites , rockets~ research balloons) . P.~f~v_.,;..o,ol_ "(.•<:;::'!.c:': . ':7.~~. /?l.'. ~~:. • ~ :~

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There ie conclusive evidence that the object reported wae • •••••••••

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