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illifUSUAL SIGHTINGS - AERIAL OBJECTS


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Enclosed is letter by L!r. John A Morris , also completed proformas by Mr. J,lorris and Ur. G. Martin, regarding unusual aerial signting near Cue, Western Australia on 28th April, 1955. 2. No other residents at the area who witnessed the phenomenon can be located.

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1. The Duty Officer at Headquarters, Training Command, last night rang t he officer on duty here at Department of Air, who made the follovdng entry in t he log book,
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Call from Duty Officer T. C. re rep ort by ~w . Sheeran (librarian , FJ5241) 470 Lygon Str. Carlton (thru W/C Ingledew) of the sighting of a strange object of reddish appearance flying very high in a northerly or north- easterly direction.

The call was apparently made to H. Q. T. c . by W/C 2. Ingledew, on behalf of Mr. Sheeran.

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vork 1n the abo ve flUb;] ert Pre'!iously to t :nis I parFone llY wa.P t h e S . P. . pre ....- . .. f'.iC'.c r.t c :r t h e AUI"tral 1a n Flyin g saucer Bureau , under t h e J ."- N~oruoN. leacer!'rip of!!r . FAger Jar!'old' . ~.,.no wee. i n contact with l.r.&><> ""' ' """"' en '~ou laflt JUlY / ~.:"~. U!'.fortunately the emalgamat ion of my eor.iet:: ~~~.. sr. wit l1 l!r Jerrold at'ter twelve months did not 7rork out as ..... XH~o..s: hapr 11Y as e11t ic 1pat ad , and it wa1 found , t:11at 'llh1l!'t re~~:~ I!L:; 1ning on tl'1e most t'r1endly termf' ana co- operative bae-1s u. ,.... s.. ..., with he an<! h1fl f' oc1ety , 1t was necessary to form our ow:~. 1 E. ~<OCXH.oE. with e firmar bus 1ne1 s b8.fi1S ~~~~\~EN. As witr. him and h111 bureau , tne des ir e to ~teep ~...!Icy. 1n t 01..<Ch wit!: your Dept and 1t f.\ affairE< , as well as to v Ml~. at'firm our w1111ngr1eiH' to assist end co- operate 1s alSo ~~a':'~~. our s 1Dcere deE' ire Gt..., ..,d . Mau. I regret that Hr . J errold. wa11 not very collilliuni~~~.g~. ec.v.. cat 1ve regarding tr.e outc:ou:e of h1s l.nt er'fiew w1t: n you , ricor. t :-,it> c:ou. ld be eat>ilY undere:tGGd , except that he had a greed ~~~AM N~t>t~na t betwe '"n us the should be per f act clar it y to enable us t o '!'cr r. ru:d aFs irt one anot i':er the n:ore ear 11Y thir be 1nt; EIO 1 should be glad 1f you W''.l.l rl enli <:hten n:e on any matters Which you may de~1re us to sestet :;o u ill :t ou :- ::"rJt. es wall as a ny particular pheee 1L whic.l: :;ou fe el 'ilie ::ig[ t ignorantlY transgress 1n regard. to security . Willt-dh if' tr.e lae.t ~r:inE: -,e ? ish t0 cto , 1t being ou r ce>nst itut _onal agreement to as~>iet and owe all e g iance to t he Constitution!' o f Her Grec1cu!:' llejest. H s goYernme~ ae ..-. 11 ar that of tne Corrur.onvrealti' I haPten to r .:aef'ure you t :.at my c ommittee have be en hand Jl:ta r1C1.c:d. r:.en :fcrr t heir inte gritY , an<:t are a l l :r-re soreenec. mer1 as -rell as -ein b Tecr.r,ic .... l , ar1d E.nemeerir. e men o f r.o 1 r.e&n qua litY in thei:' t'ield

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I am enclosing a le-;ter f r am li4r. W. A. Ke rr of Yannathan Victoria describing som as t ronomical phenomena whiob he has obse rved .

2. Thi s Dapartment does not !!l!lke investiga tions into phenomena of' this nature c; o I am passing the ma teri al to y ou as I belie ve your Depa rtment is interested in these lll!it tera .

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SIGR'TING OF ffiruBUAL AERIJIL OBJECT : 1. O n 25 FEB.l955, the Department of Civil Aviation r eported that a s~ghting of an unusual aerial object bad been made by a Jlr . Newton, employee of the Burwood Boys' Home , Burwood. It was also advised tbst Civil Aviation radar rac111i2. ies tailed to depict any object in tbe reported area, and ~bat tbere were no aircre!t or meteorological balloons 1n tbe vicinity at t he time of sighting.

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O~~cer Intelligence at this Head-Quarters.

v r. Newton was immediately contacted by the Btatt Details given

were:(a) tbe obJect sighted appeared as a star in close proximity to tbe sun; (b) t be object sighted bad been observed for some tbree or four days - from o600 bours until approximately 1500 bours; ( c ) tbe object appeared to move from East to West; (d) on one occasion tbe object appeared to move from West to East; (e) the object was also sigbted at approximately 1730 bours on tbe 25 FEB 1955; (!) C1v11 Av1au1on Meteor olog1cal Bureau was informed. Tbis Department advised tbat tbe obJect was probably a star; (g) tbe "Argus" Ue'Wspaper was informed - tbey advised tbat tbe obJect was probably a result of cloud reflection.

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The s . o .Intell. further contacted Mr . Newton on tbe 28 FEB.l955 and from tbe descri ption and positions given, it was thought t hat the obJect sighted was probably Venus and that 'be apparent movement was bosed on the positions of the obJect at various intervals relative t o tbe sun and tbe borison~

;, study of tbe !~ 1r Almanac of 1955 sbowed tbat tb~J positions given by Mr . Newton resembled closely the positions ot Venus at tbe particul ar times in quost1on. 5.

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The s . o . Intell . visually checked the obJect and be considers that t ber o is r easonable conclusive proof that tbe obJect sighted was the Planet Venus

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(s) tho opporont movomont or the obJeCt was ohruactoriotio of o star r e lative to th~ oorth and oboorved r elative to tho sun and the horizon; (b) tlHl poo11ilon and times oi' the obJect agreed With thoao Of "Venus" OG calculated from the i1r Almontlo 1955 ; (c) t he apparent reversed direction of movement could have been due to a movement of the observer's head or datum point on the ground; (d) although Venus set at appro~mately 1700 hours on the 25 FEB .l955, tbe obJect sighted at 1730 hours could possibly have been Venus and an error made in the estimation of the time, or alternatively another planet, bright enough to be observed at that time of day. {e) the ObJect sighted was Venus and no further action is considered necessary .

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1. ~nclosed 11arewt th are r.:~porta on an unusual a.:~rtal s1ehting to the south of car narvon by !Jessrs . 1.::; . :;oDFPEY and p .'lil'lE:GA.l:Ul on 15th ~cember 1954.
2. ~io other report ha:a bt~en recei ved on tnte sighting .

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Delay in for,,arding these reports l'las occasioned by compl~ted pro- foMnas not reaching thls ~~adJuartt~rs until ~hth ~brusry 1955 .

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dete rmine the a ngle o r c l ~ v a tion o~ t~ object. t~ whtch it moved , and the t1 me t ake n to ~o th i s ,

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I have to report that I obtained a Statem ent, attached , from W 1111am Ernest GODJREY t nis dat e 1n relation to h18 report by telephone to me on the 1 5 . 12. 54 Re alleged ~ ~auaer" sighted 67 miles south of carnarvon on the 1!1. 12. 54 at J am. " GODFREY 1B aaensible type of man. and praot1oa lly a Teetotler. He told me whilst giv~the s tatement that he ha8 &lwayo been very scoptioal 1n regard to "Fl1in8 Sauo :reports but he 1B now convinced of their exietenoe as was h1.8 ocn:rp&lllon at the timo , Peter A:'llEttAlUJ, . Alflr.BGARll who reaid s at Geraldton informed G O~ PHKi th4t he woulrl make n report to the Police at G era1dton.

Uortham Station. 16. I I. 54

GODFR.EY a t a.tao :-

I 8.1:1 ' 8 y oo.ra O! oso nnd I a.c 1 d an Inoura.noo !nspootor employed. by tbo City: Uu.tu 1 ln!.~~a!~e Caa of St . Georges Terrnoo Porth. n-e oy.

At ~res ent~ adlroeo i.e 4 Ar.no~d St . Dortham. I v1ll Transferring ~o ! erth on tbo 20 . l2 . 54.

At J om. on the 1' . 12. 54 I was traTelltn b7 ear !roc Carnarvon to Gor a l dton. I was aoco~anied by Peter ABW....GARll o~ 180 Du.rlacher St . Geral.dton . Be 1s o.leo er:rpl oro<t b7
the City 11utua.l. lnsu:ra.ncc Goy.

m11os South o~ Carnervo!! that t~e we ncre tzravolling about 67


e ctioiLo

\1e wer e travclllD.g 1n n due Sou.therl,y dir--

II'!J I then noti ced in the eq 1n a EasteriT by uth East d irection aorange light 1.n the slcy. The light &ppJazecl to be about the size C4f a di.nner p~e to J:te and I would ~ 1 t was about two m les avra,y. do ycu t hl nk that is?
a Flying Saucer u.

AIIUEAGARH then said to me, " What the hell

I sai d :tn a j o i ng GIBJlller,"I thiDk it i.e a


\7e \Tere both intere::tod but we did .Dot take

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notice .

fi e ':'T:ltched t he li.ght for exactly tlrent,y t!linute s whil.ct we m:rc travelli.n.g. Tho lieht kept coming on and then dieap~e~~ ,.\ i e travelled I o U eo in that twent:r mil!1 utes and thTght kept the 3allle diStance f'rom us.
\ie then stopped the satched tho light for exactly 4 mi.nutes.
~ and

we got out

\7hen we steppe the light came towards ., as the light bec~"lc larger. I would 88.7 that the!:* llght came to within a quarter 6:f a ~e from us.

sane s ort of a cacbino .

I woul.d oey tha.t the light bolongo

to

\7hcn the ca.cMno got to withi.n a quarter of a a1le from ns i.t ata.rted to turn l'..nd then we d ef1n1.tel.)- saw what appeared to be port holes alo.D8 the side ot the tDBchi.no. Al.no another loree 11eht e.'P})Qared et the rear of tbe oaohine . ndD li.ght was not a.o L~ce no the one 1.n tho\{'ront.

tiaod tho l:ltlobi.nc 1'1hon 1t oto.rtcd to t urn IUld I any that a oos:mleto turn took 30 seconds. ~o machi.no uno turning for the :tun. 4 cinutos 11hen we trero ato!llnll 1.t. !l.' hc r:no o then cocapletely cU.sappcnred . Ue re~o d 4~~ . thc aid~ ot the road and 4 ~atca Inter 1 a aw tho ~e oran,rro, Huc north tron whore we were stand~ ~ho liGht 11a0 then about the ei zo of 4 d ollar piece. It 3p!)~ed to be conoiderablc distnnco a.w y . o aav the light tor 4lloth.ar ;o aeoonda t hen it dic :l~ carotl c o:::IJ)l c t.oJ.7. o~di.d not sou it agailt. When the oacbi:'lc 7'1J.tJ a:t 1 ta olocost poi.nt to o I _ould ~;r;l! t it rra ..s a bou t 210 rc t ln 1 ~o air ~. _ .//. ,., ~ _, / - / ~ ~' ;(P'~ _.14 ~ ,.fl....z_.y-( ' _;--' -./) .. --- , -

hen the ""Oar llr)lt C<ltlc into view I could see ;portion ot the :front

I s a.;r that the oo.ohine wa.e turni:n.Jt beoauae

li&ht. I

I could not givo n f'urthor doaort_ption o~ the ~chino no'l." oould 1 r,j.vo an estimate ~ j.Le aue but both AilllXOARll and I definitol,y consider that we aaw o.n unuou 1 type of mach1.no .
'l'he timoe I h.tlve given 1.n tbia atatemeut are exactl correct u l checked with ~ watch wh:1ch hae o. large eooonda band . 'be diatanoee given by ne rega.rd1Dg the "lights I anw is only cy oatj.mate.
I have read hie statement throulg and to the beet o~ knowledge and belief 1 t .is true and oorreot 1.n ~r.r d "'
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Signed.

T ELEPHONE;

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

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1\0YAL AUSTRALIAN AlP. FORCE

J35...6-12/Air. Headquarters , R. A. A. F., LAVERTON. VI C. 21st December, 1954.

Air Force Headquarters , Victoria Barracks, St . Kilda Road,


MELBOURNE. S. 0 .1.

(Attention

D.A.F.I. ) ~

(Copy to Headquarters, Home Command) SUSPICIOUS FLYING OBJECTS Forwarded herewith is letter dated 16th Decembe r , 1954 received from M r. A. Moller, 88 Churchill Ro ad, Morwell, Victoria, relat ive to suspi cious flying objects.

~ ~.LG.t
(L . J . lULLING) Squadron Leader, for Officer Commanding.

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U Vl/10'7 (lOlA )
Headquarters ;
Home Ool!lll8nd ,

Penr1th Bew Sout h wales .

R. A. A. F .

Your 5/1/Al r ('7A), 31st A~at , 195&.


1. I t is a dvised that no fUrthe r a c tion

is to be taken or. this llll tte r .

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AA CrtARIJ ONi G roup Captain,


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orr1 ce or the Air Attache , Australian Lmbassy , 3 14~ Jl evelan' Avenue ,


ashi n ~ ton

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PLYI.!1G 3A U:::ER

w: "OPTS.

Your 5/~Ar , 24th Hoveober , 1954 .


1. Fo~arded herewith , for your information, are copies of' cor~s'3on:3ence between 'Ffeadquartere nome J o~~~~:~a nd a n'"' this llea - uarters on the above

s ubject .

K.o.c-~

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1 (A . CUARLTOll) Group -:aptatn,


for chief of tbe Air

starr

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"'e~rt.~nt

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( "' opy to n ~ .

1. Atto.~be d 1a a copy or n re .,ort received on the 4th October, 1954 , "ro the r e partDent o" the nav.v concem111"' the a bove alr,htin-s .
2. ('!1m a thff tK,g1nn1n or A lU8t until quite reeentl a ll re ort!t o r. untdent1f!ed fly 1n ~ objects were referred to 1". o . F . ~ R or the hysles nenart-ent or the Un 1vers1tT o f ~lb.ourne , who ha of ..erecl to carr. out a atot1et1ca.l ano.lysis on such repOrts .

3. e ror9 1 1: re-:: ent d APill t urc "'or n lam , ~r . stated thnt he "'0 1 e submitt!na a !'e""Ort em the reoul ta of h!a rese rch. '!be re -ort has not yet been reoetved .

16

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AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY WASHINGTON,

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DEPARTME NT
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"H ENTY H OUSE."" MELBOU R NE . C . l
Ull LITTLE COLLINS STREET.

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cPU OUO'T'LDear Sir, Attaehe4 il an aerial phenomena report receive~'! by tbj s office to~aY It is rorwar~e~ for your intormatiOft Yours faitbfu1ly 1

(D. No G i llison) Public Relatione Officer, tor Director-General of Civi l Aviation.

Secretary, Department of Ai r, Victoria Barracks, MELBO QRNE,

Aerial Pbenamena Report from Wr . R. Ha&lam , 9 Diokine Str eet, Pascoe Vale South .
"At approxiJDe.tely 11 .45 p .m. last night (2 . 12. 54) my attention was drawn to an o~nge obj eot in the western sky . It e.ppenre~ somewhat like the moon with a tail but was ~ery orange in colour an~ appears~ to be shimmering. No doubt that was ~ue to clou~s . Then it ~ ieappea ro~ an~ appeare~ again about 11 . 50 an~ was in full view tor tivo minutes , finally ~iaappenring below the horizon at 11 .55"

ur.

Haslam ad~ed that his wife also saw this object and that it was ehe who dr ew his attention to it . An acquaintance t o who~ he spoke on the train eai~ that biB wife aleo had seen this object .

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DEPARTMENT OF A IR.

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901 /'t 511/P1 (7A)

Subject:
D. A. F. I.

UNUSUAL SIGHTI NGS

1. Enclosed is a report of an aerial object observed by 2/5963 Gnr. V ITLLIS, R.J. Kinetheod6lite Operator at W oomera . 2. The date a nu time of observance is stated to be 1520 hours on the 6th October 1954 . Gnr. W I LLIS claims to have photographed this object for approximately three seconds with a Kine Theodolite . The negative of this photograph has been handed to the Director.

28 OCT 54

{B.C. SMITH) Wing Commander Provost Marshal

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UNUSUAL SIGHTTiiGS AE1UAL OBJECTS

1. Enc losed her ewith is a repor t on an unusual aerial sighting i n the vicinity of Pe r th by M r . F . Sifer.
2. No other report has been received on thi s sight i ng .

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!lear Sir : I have sight ed for two fifths to one hal.f second a.t 23 . <?5 hours toni ght an object some miles distant while sitting on a bench near the King ' s Park mon,~ent and lookins at the centre of the City of Perth . The ob ject appeared between the t-,yo red signs to aircraft in e ~li ghtly higher level and quite close to the red light on my left, and seemed to be approximately three tines larger t han the overall glo;1ing diameter of the red li ght, or approximately one eighth of an inch . In the first tenth of a second , the object was stationary, coloured deep red except for a black spot in its upper part and two smaller black spots in its lowest part , its overall shape being round to oval . In about the second tenth of a second , the object started to rise almost verti cally , with about fifteen degrees inclination off a verti cal l i ne to the right , and still was coloured deep red . In about the third tenth of a second, the object was proceedi ng in the same direction , ~ng speed a little , and changing its upper part to an ~ orange colour , the l ower part remaining deep red . In about the fourth tenth of a second , thy ton of the ob ject turned bright orgnge , and i n the next liiMF+~ fraction of a second , the whole object , having gained speed considerably , disappeared instantly . The object travelled in the approximatel y half second under review a dist ance which appeared equivalent to about three quarters of the apparent distance between the two red signal lights , in the direction specified afor e . I heard no noise whic~ould be ascribed to the object, but t he wind b lew ~bout rom _the opposite direction . I saw no flashes <;hich mi ght ;;est a turbojet or rocket engine . rhe ob ject appeared simila r to the desi gn of a monstrosity elaborat ed by Jerman t echnicians near Prague in the last months of .vorl d l/ ~~ H.:../ Although a ll relevan~ files and research e a ui pment ~ -t a ken over by the rrrn ~n !Jay 1945 ,

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the director of t he Aerodynamic Institute , Prague University , Professor Dr . Pesek, showed me a feVI sketches which he kept as souvenirs . I n his opinion, t hey indicated all too clearly that ::rermans .'lent alt ogether mad in the end . The monstrosity nas suunosed to attain speeds of over 10, 000 km en hour , and was presumed to have been intended to be powered by some revolutionary engines of an undisclosed type . I recall that "heavy water" was supposed to have had something to do 71ith the engines , whatever that may mean . Shortly before my departure from Czechoslovakia in 1948, I understood that Stalin made reference s, possibly jocular, to new Soviet craft which he said looked like a little flat fish . It has now occurred to me that the whole damn thing may not hav e be en quite so mad or quite so funny as it had appeared in the years past . Although this information may be of no significance at a l l , I am not qualified to judge whether that is the c ase ~ and so am passing it over to you i n strict confidence . I m sorry f or havi ng expressed it in such a c l umsy way , but having majored in ''/orld History , Psychology and Po l itical Science , I am not a technical man . Actuall y , I don ' t suppose the Russians would have passed any information regarding that Jerman monstr osity over to the West, and it is not impossible that onl y few people have ever known about it . I stil l remember a few more things about it , but it all seems to be too l ong ago to ma.lce it of' aey inter est now . Yours faitMully ,

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5/l / AIR(6 A l

Headquarters Maintenance Command Albert Par k Barrack s MELBOURNE

The Secret ary Air Board Vi c t or ia Barracks


MELBOURNE

-=4 NOV 1954

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M . C . B. Q.

1954

Enclos ed herewith f or informati on ar e copies of f urthe r cor r espondence in connection witb tbe above report, which have been r ece i ved from No . 7 Stores Depot .

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Department of Ci vi l A vi a tion Ber . 5411289 .


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Regi onal Di rector Oueensla nd Regi on Ea_gl e FBrm Cf- Pri vate Mail Bag Service Fortitude Valley Poat Off i ce BRISBANE
6 Se p tem ber 1954 .

R.A. A. F . '!OOWOOilBA

The Commanding O ff i cer Ro . 7 Store s Depot

Dear Sir , Refer e nce is m ade to your m emoranda Nos . 3295, 3401 and 3516 on your fi l e 6/ Ai r (3A) and tbe following suggestion i s offered a s a pos sibl e s olu ti on t o the mystery or t he s1ght1ngs . " Si nce t he obj ects s igh te d i n all cases seem to have been a nd s l owl y rece di bg ~way f rom t he observer s to the westward on cle ar nights , 1t seems l ikel y t ha t t hey may have been s tar s or pl anets setting.

~overing

I n support or tbis t he or y, it 1a noted that during August tbe planet Venus a.ppe ars a t about 2800 and abou t 450 above the hor i zon a t 1 900 hour s and move s t o abou t 2650 and 100 above the horizon b y 2100 hours, and ia br ighter than 1st m egn1 tude. It would di sappear over t he horizon South of' Wes t a t ab oLJ t 2 200 boars but may not be vi si bl e right up to that ti me . The Star A r c tur us wou l d appear as a 1st magnitude star slightly west of N .w . a t 10 above t he hori zon at 2100 hours, and has a reddish appe ar ance. Thi s may have bee n the l ight re f erred to in the la t ter par t of Par a . 3 of' your le t ter of 25th August. At 0300 the pl anet M ars woul d appe ar a s a l et magnitude pl gnet of r eddi sh col our j us t setting on a be ari ng 2400 from the obser ver and may have been the light se en by M r s . Hay on 23r d August.

s tars and planets close t o the horizon, and thi s woul d be accentua t e d i f t here were an i nvers i on pre sent even t hough stars ove rhe ad w e re clearly vi sibl e as whi te light s . The plant Mars and t he star Arc turus have a sl1 ~~tl y r eddi sh appearance i n a cle ar atmosphe re. Botb pl anets and the star referred t o are qui t e bri ght objects and the planet Venus wou l d have been the brightest object i n the heavens apart f'rom th e moon . I t is emphasised that t he above i s only one possible solution based on th~ evidence avail able , and If the opportunity offer s , you may c are to discuss t his a spec t wi th t he observers . r r f urther evi de nce is br ough t f orwar d which woul d a ppear to rule out this poss ibility, we woul d be glad t o hear or It .

ot a slight amount or dust haze would give a re ddi sh appearance to

Eve n t hough the nigh t s w e r e r elativel y cle ar, the presence

Yours fa i thfully ,
( Sgd . )

E . H. FRY

forRegi onal

~!rector


Dear Sir,

COPY 1 N ew Street TOOWOOMBA


l8tb Sep te m ber 1954 .

Regional Director Queensland Region Eagle Farm c/ - Private Mall Bag Service Fortitude Valley Post Orfice BRISBANE .

Suggestions in your letter 54/ 1289 (a copy of which was ~orwarded to me by the Commanding Officer No. 7 Stores Depot Toowoomba) have been carefully noted by observers of the phenomenon and in tbe case of tbe sightlngs of Sunday 9 .8.54 2040- 2055 . Monday 16.8.54 2040-2055 . Saturday 21 . 8.54 2040-2055. and Sunday 22 .8. 54 2045- 2055. No chance of confusion with stars or planets is possible. Spe ed of recession and tbe apparent reduction in size of tbe object with recession was very definite. In each case the objects once they commenced to recede did so at c onstant alti t ude and speed. Red and white light was visible simultaneousl y, red above white . Then predominantly red or White as the object appeared to tilt one way or another and so on . In the case of Sunday 22 . 8 .54 2105- 2120 Contusion with the star Arcturus is possible. The sighting of Monday 23.8 . 54 0300 may have been tbe pl anet M ars. The objects appe ared as a small glimmer as they vanishe d sharply over the horizon. Tbis is not definite in the last two instances mentioned above . Yours faithfully ,

(Sgd. ) P . W . HAY

COPY CO',fMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALI A

Re! . 54/1289 .
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Regional Di r ector Cuee n s l and Re gi on Eagle Farm C/- Pr iva te Mail Bag Ser vice For t i t ude Valley Pos t Offic e BRISBANE 14 Oc t ober 1 954

The Commanding Off i cer No . 7 St ore s De pot R. A. A. F .


TOOWOOMBA.

Dear S i r ,

I refer to your letter 3516 of 25th Augus t, file ref erence 6/Air (3A ) i n whi ch you forward a report from a Mr . Hay c oncerning t he sigh ting of a Phenomenon in your distri c t. As we ha ve r eceive d a communication from our Publ ic Relations Officer, who advises t hat the R. A.A. F . I nte lligence takes the se matters very seriou s ly and ar e inte re s ted i n all reports of unusual sigbtings , I am attach i ng a copy of a further letter received di rect from Mr . P.w. Hay on t his matter. In view of t h is it i s felt t ha t y ou may care to f orward this report and any furth er report of a similar nature to your I ntelligence Directorate . Yours faithfull y,
( Sgd . ) E H. FRY

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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

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Headquarters, c Training Command, ALBERT APRK BARRACKB,B03.

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Secret ary, Air Boa rd, (D. A. F. l.) Victoria Barracks, MELBOURNE . SOl .

26 October, 1954
(Copy Department Civil Aviation)

SIGHTING OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJE9I

L. A. c . CAL'l.EBT E . T,
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1. F Qrther t o this Headquarters letter 5/6/AIR (0582), dated 18 October 1954, attached herewith is a repor t s ubmitted by L. A. c . Calvert, E. T. of School of Radio, Ballarat. 2. This sighting was made at 0130 hours on the 4th October, 1954 and may be related to the sighting made by Apprentice Khan on that date. 3. Although sighted on the 4th October, the report was made verball y by Sqn.Ldr. Bain I.(B)O. by tel ephone conversation on 13th October, and the attached report did not reach this Headquarters until 20th October, 1954.

4. It is therefore consid~ed that no further action can be taken at this juncture, but al l detail s have been filed for future reference.

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Group Captain, For Air Officer Qonppapdi9B.
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( signed) &dma.nd Thomas Calv ert. Ballar at.

15/10/ 54 .

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- ALPBT PABK BAJUlJ\CKS.

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Secretary, Air Board, (D.A.F.1,) Victoria Barrack&,


MRTiBOOB.NE ,

26 October, 1954

691,

(Copy Departm ent Civ11 Aviation)

BIGH;ING OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJEQT Bee: Ott. v-. w. llv, Flt.Lt. E.V,T :Shields. 1. Attached herewith are Reports o~ the sighting o~ an unusual aerial object submitted by Section O~~cer v.w. Levy and Flight Lieutenant E.V.T. Shields, both o~ School o~ Radio, Ballarat.
2. This report was ~irst made verbally by telephone conversation with Sqn.Ldr, Bain,I (s)o. o~ School o~ Radio, Ballarat on the 13th October, 1954.

M eteorological Sections at Esaendon and Laverton were contacted ~ediately by the St~ O~ficer (Intell,) at this Headquarters, It was advised that the time of sighting (1707 hours) did not co-incide With the times o~ release o~ meteorological ba1loons on the date of sighting, and because the existing winds were South-W est, it is improbable that the object sighted was a met. ba1loon.

3.

4. It was further advised, however, that a1thougb improbable, it is r emotely possible that t he ob j ect was a met. ba11oon.

5. It is considered that all possible action has been taken regarding this sighting and the relevant infol'lllation has been filed for future reference.

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(o.w. PEAKCE) G roup Capt ain, For Air Officer oomean41n

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19.
20.

21 . 22.

2.3.

24.

26. 27.

Direction of flight With reference 1Q landm arks or points of the compa~. Appeared to travel in Southerly C:Hreotion. Did the object remain on a straiggt path , deviate or manoeuvre at a ll. No. \'la a a n.v trail of eXhaust, vapour or li.sf!t seeg. No. ~~ere did object disappear, eg. in mid=sir, behind i hill, over the ho rizon. Behind a c loud bank. Exis e ce of a aical evidence such as fragments . photographs or ot ~er supportinR evidence. Nil . ~esther condi tions experienced a t ~time{al~ . Qbserva t ion {s) Low ban!(. Nim. cloud coming from S, W , Broken clouds at higher level. Location or any air traffic in vicinitx a t time of si ghting. Heard jet ~/c . p~ss overhead, but ~id not Bi ght A/C . on qccouot of ~loud . Location of ~ny meteorological atq!1~ in t he pe ner'll a rea . L<~verton , Essendon , Mt . G<Imbier ? , Pa r af'ield. A.n,y adgit1on"l1 ini'orm<~tion.!. Observer considers it q l<lrge MET. b"llloon at high a ltitude travelling in "l 3ou~he rly di rection. Qgestione 27 , 26 and 27 t o be "lDsered by lnte rrop"ltor,
{aJ.sned) 'f . LeV'./, Soc. Off.

BEFORT ON AERIAL OBJECT OB::lERVED

a o P Y

9.
10.
only

to whi te.

s e en

Since it is normall y of a strange object . determ ine the angle which it m oved , and

QqestiOD8 25 , 26

~ gd

21

tO be Rnaered by 1gterrog, tor,


laigoed) v , Levy ,

Seo. Oft.

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
ROYAl AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

Headq uarters R. A. A. F. l!a.lla la South Aus tra lia 21st October, 1954 The Secr etar y Air Board (Director or Intellig ence) Victoria Barra cks l!elbourne S. C. l Vic t oria SIGHTI17G 0? trrroSO !J. P.ERIAL OBJECT 1. Atta ched hereto are re~orta by Constable J . H. BYKES , Constable B. A . EGEL , and J.!rs . E. Mc.llUGHS of Port Pirie , Sout h Australia , of unusual Aerial Obj ects sighted. 2. Constable B. A. EGEL saw the first unusual object on the night of October 16th from 2120 hours to 2135 hours Since then many others, residents of Port P irie , have seen Similar objects , a lways on clear nights a t approximately the same time . On the nibht of the 20th October the planet Venus 3. w a s observed by myself from 2030 hours to 2125 hours. It appeared in t he s ame portion of sky as indicated by the rPnon~~;s and a tmospheric conditions caused ti to exhibit many of the apparent colour changes and movemen t s as described, before it disappeared or set at 2123 hours .

(R.A. BADDAHS)

/(.oJI3~~.
Pilot Officer for Off icer Commanding

Encl .

1. 2.

1-;!lr.te of Observer . . J??":-: .~~-

nddress of

.':. !f?~ ... .................. . Observer . . . ~~~. !~~~~-~?~~~. ?~~~~~... ....... .


1 1

Occupati ' n of Obser1er .. . . . ... . . . , ,


Dt. .,c cmd Ti e of Obsauot iB\b('8bli~bt9- o1 4 ven in 24 hour 9 cloc' ::onal 1. ine) . . . . . . ....... .' .. ...

ol1oe Conetabl e

5.

ret i od

o:.~

obecrvotion/s . . ~~9.

:-. ~~~-

6.

!:anncr of obccrvutions : ( Give de tails of o1m ~osit i on by map , re.t'crenco ii' pos nib l o, or b, knorm landma rks , and de s clibo any cqui:pncnt used in the observations . ) Vlsaal

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


f"f.ll

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


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

~"'"' '' 1> "'1" '"''"" ' '' ' ' c

7-

W ho re l?<::s object r~irst observe d, e . g. , overhead , coming fro1;1 behind c hill!, ov~r thG horizon, etc.,

. ., ..... . ~- ~ <t - . ~-- .


3.
:Fh~ t fir::.;t t~ttrc:.c tc.:d obc::rv .r ' o attention ,

Bon r1ns

OVU'

apaoel' suJ.r s .. by "

01'

P1r1e

e.e. ,

licbt or noise

1-o.ill}l,t . A,t.t~.t~!'!l. ~.a'!'!'-. . o . t.t. .of . ~.1!1. ~- ~- '!'~!!.~.~....


9,
Did obj ect a~Gar as a light or n~ a dcrinito objoct.~~~te 1Dwrted eledr ie tn:alb. ?a4e4 t o a Usht
...

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


WtH
\ .. ~- - - . :. .

10

If' there vhat ~cs

r1as

thc i~

not :..~.::x-:1 one objcc t , how many flcmat ion: ODe

e there , and

> . ...... ) .. ...

11 .

R eA Ol'anp O l'ea 11111 te .that m:.s tho c olour of the light or object .
"':"hat \lao its ~:>pa rc!"l t s hapo . .. . . ... . .

i 2-

. . . . , . .I.n_~r."!'.~ -~~.~~ .~~~~ ....~..~..~. (~~ .~c:r.~.~r.n..... )


13.
.7aa o.ny detail of structnc observable . .. . J.t.pt balb w1 th c oloared ligbt e u oaDd lllldc!l
~

... "' , e

~4

Wac uny mct::ol of ,ro 'UlGion obvious, .

o:
17
'1 7.

No o :SOCitSi-Je' ~ lD .t... U 1 l000 2 01' 3 11 aw .,


clQ7atio n~ ~
t';

. .... . .. . ; ..

3:>Ccd m n r.::;ular

lOCi t;r .

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

Direct~

eT ft17 tut

St<"tc. :.m : c qJtJ'"i c .c 1hlc:1 c.n ~o lcs observe r to bo to bo r.r..::o !Jr. J:; ;~.:-:Al ! :lJr; ut th<. ans.Jors given t o 17 a nd 16 . ... IICDI

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

~ ~ ~

..

~ ... ., ~ .-

:<

3ir.c r; i -':: i s no.t- :All~ 1 .1 o:::::;iblc to eotir.1otc t ho height a nd Gpocrl OJ' ~ :::.r~ ~ce Ob JC.C~ it gill ueuully be be ttor t o endea vour :.o J. t c i.e ! r ~le of el~7- ' i o n ot the obj~c t , the engle thro .:l . _r:.J ::.' r.ovc.rl, ~-d ~be tine tr.Jrcn to lo this .

-219.

Direction of l'light ui th roforcncc. to l andnarJ:a or 'POints of the c or:;poss


. .A'IIItlt . . . ....,

~- ...... ..... , ............ 1 ..

20.

Did tho r cmcin on a stra ight ?a th, deviate or nanoovro a t object e ll

. .ataasat ... liot


21 .
!"las

......... ..............................................
,n crc clid object diaap!)c::tr, c. g , in id-< :ir, bahi nd o hill, over thG hor izon

anzr trail of exho.us t,

22.

..

.,.u. en. .laowDt4 .sa os..olel 41A,.,,.... .._. ..._ ...


va~our
or liaht seen

~ ~ Alt . .~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

23.

sro.::;~he or other SU;;>) ortincr CVidcncc

Dxistc.ncc of any ?hYsical .. vidence s uch as frccncnts ,

~hoto

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

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


Loca tion of any air traffic in the vicini t y of the siahting e t the time

r/cathcr conditione CX!J r ic need at time( s) of obsorvation( s)

25.

............ ..............................................
26.
27.
Location
of

any no teo:rological s t utions in t he

..........................................................
Any additional infor ma tion

g~neral ~re~

er. en .a ..... ....................................................


a.ntlF
AppeutJ4 to tan
Co _,y to:

4~~-u.. ........ , ..s .. ..,....... ~~... t;J:t .. ~ eolov r_. 5 ldlll. u..n..... an ., .... .....~........... ..,., .ue. ... -..-.~

llloot ot . _

Director ot: Int<. U iacnco (Air .Force Ho.:dquartor- s) Ar ea Intclliconcc Officer (Hone Co,rmndHccdquartcrc)

,.

...,

!~r_qg :__QE .-::::~D:_.'.:..~ _ Qli_JEI"!'l'

_OBSER'r:D .

H..r.te of Ob::;et VC!' JT. ~!\ J\A.I\OM

.s.YJ\E.E\ ,

c.~

Addrecs or' Observer .2.1. -~~~ .~'\!:~~\. -~~l;~q'~~ ...... Occupa t i

3.
~=~

,,r:

01

Observer. .1~~1;1.0;~ ,C! qt!l! \t!~l;e

D<..te c.:.c Ti'.t:l of Observation JT~me t_p b ~ lc iven in 2q hour ..:lo-:': zcr.al dna) .. . . l~~l} .. Q. ~Q!>.~ .o\.~~
Pe1 icd ol' obe:crvution/s .. .~~Q .-: .~l.2.5. . ... , , . ,.,,,.,

6.

. annet ol~ o ~scrvationa : ( Give details of o11n ? Osition by map , r c~c~encc i~ ~oscib lc, or b, known l a ndmarks , a nd describe any cquipncn t used in the obse r vations,)

.Fol1Qt. ~ ~~ ~ ~Q9.~9~~. :t~~ . .Y!~~~~- ~~~~~.~~~~ .~~~~~~~.to

.t,~~91)fff 91?3~9, . ,. . ~ e
't

.7horu >'las object fir st observed , e. g., overhead, coming f ror.1


behind a hi lll, over tha horizon, a te .,

.... .~9' . ~CJI~ . t -p, . . .~.~- ~lf,


8.
:m ~t

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

i'irct t=.tt:c.ct::d

obs.:rr ~ r ' a

a t tention , e . g ., li[!ht or noise

.... . ~Jg~~- Y,ff.~f~$~~.'~'~1 .~~~~~-~~~-~~~~.~~~~~ ... . .


9~

Did object
, <

a~~~ ar

as n l i ght or a~ o de?inito object

P l"ll-7. ~'. }.f.S!l:t. . , . . . .... . . . .... .... ... . ............

10

If' th cr.... rH.lS 1 :-tOi. than one ob j G c t , how many we1 G there , and nha t m:.s thci.L" format i on :

!l!l}.Y PP.!I. hris ht' whi \e t e.a'ing


11

'.ihcrt

I'Jas

tho c olour of the light ' or objec tN~.JI~p.}t.}:}.,!l~.men

12.

' .'hat '.IUS i ts olp']ar cnt shapc, .. l'fAsppn,Jl.t...~.... ,,,.,.


:t $ t: ~ ~, - ~ , ?

13.

' las on:; dot.an of ::tructre obscrva bla ....


~,

JIP..... . ....... ..

........

"!

..

....

...

.. .

-,

.,

14

'liar. uny :-:1cthol of ~ro ' UlGion obvious 1f.o

'.5
17

.:ac -;bc..rc

an;~

sounu

, , .- K.Q

1-

t. e

. o n .. . . o.' '"1 . _. c .1 a t 1

< . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .

10

- 15

!'CS:.SOT.

Ctut<:: :.1.~ (,;.:,.r.."'i<:.<"(., 'lhicil c..n~blcG observer to be to bo ~!li.: ~":! .'lin ~nut Lhc. ,1061/0 ro civen to 17 and 16 .. . .

.. :al"c.

~ ic r:cr1:.ll: LJoO.Jiblo to cotir,Jatc tho heir;ht and spcccl o"' ~ n .r 1;:;c o:'):::::ct it r~ill usu ... l l~' be be t te r to ende ~vour

to :l:. .. er-r

~hr~;;::i. ;t. _c~

.c -Lr :.:v:lr. or ..1:r .10!. or t he object, the e ngl e :-.ov .l ::..ml i:!.<: tine tclren t o ..lo this .

-!

Direction of flight r1i t h r efere nc e. t o l nnclr.mrk s or '!)oints of the c onpasa t

. ....... f/ .........
20.

21 .

......... / .............................................. .
22 .
:here .di d ob" t disap'!)c<:.r , c. s , i n id-.:.ir, behind a hill{ ove r the. hor i zon.

~~~~~~~~~~~~.L. ~-~-== =~~~. ~~- ~: =.,.


rtas -l!t;s\~~~~~J.U.bU.p~u-~lmIIYctl\:k eouth ...t

_.,, ....................................................... .
/

23.: '

I:xistc. Su;Jidlletl!r ..,.._,.,b'CIIlr ftala iauM~cocnts , photosro::_l hs or other su;;r}or ti'l"II] ev iden ce

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


24.
25.
Wea ther ~ ions CX? r ienc cd at tin e( s) of observa tion( s)

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


Loca ~ ~~allr t raffic in t he. v i cini t y of the siabting

e t the. t i me

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

26.

Loca "WGO ~i' nctcor ol oaic a l s t a tions i~ t.hc -t;<-n~ra l ~rcc

..................................................... .......
27,
~

An y addi t~J:aall infor mo tion. : : . . : :

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


4J..fteND.ti. obu.l7ua., . . . ....... .. ." .... ... . .

-een t eaoe t lme b,7 uet. O' l!\tlllcl


Co .11 to:

.c.c.

P:eDDedJP

Director of -Intc ll iac.nc c ( Air For ce Ho~t1gunrtor s) .\rca Intclliecncc Offi cer (Hon e Oo1 rumdlic c.cll)uortc.ro ) .
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fti] !JJ

THIS PAGE IS REPRODUCED FROM A BADLY FADED OR ILLEGIBLE SOURCE. SCANNING THIS ITEM AT A HIGHER RESOLUTION WILL NOT IMPROVE ITS LEGIBILITY.

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1.

rc::qg:::_o_;L~ :l~:t~!.I.!._Q2.J.::.'!T.._OBSERv::::J:2.
lit:me of Ob;:; c;lvcr .. . . . . .. . .. .. . .. . . .. BRLD 11oU00H Address o!' Obs erver .. ... . . . ... . ... . ..... . . . ............. Box 291 Pt.Pll'le,..r~ Occupa tic~n of' Obs erver . . ..... . .. . . .... .. .. . . . ............. . Da t e and Ti~.c of Observ a tion ('J.'ime to be given in 24 hou r cloc,: ::anal ":inc) . . .. .. . . .. ... .. , . ... . ... . ...... . ..... P e!' iod 01~ obe:ervo t i on/s . .. . . . . . . ..

2.

Uou.owUe

19th O otober 1 1954 2115

6.

!"anner of o boorva t ions : ( Give de t.::~ils of o\m ;,>osition by map , r ef erence i~ ~oss i b le , or b , known l a ndma rks , a nd des c r ibe any c quip~ n t used i n the ob servati ons . )
4 . . . . . .....

.5 mtzuat..

;;.s.~

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

e.

,., .... . . . , .... , .,.., .. ot c


, . . . .. . . : ' ! ' t ' ,

,~

',7hcre ..-1z.s o b j e c t f i r s t obs erve d, e . g ., overhead , coming f r o&: behi nd e hill1, ov e r t he torizo n , etc .,
I..,w a.o.a OTer borh t o ~h~ t rirGt Lttr&c t~d obscrv .r ' o a ttention , e . g ., lic h t or noise
.. . . . .. ~, .... ... .. . .. .. ,. . j" .. . . . . ... . . . .. .. ~

e.w .

Attent 1ou 4rnD to u. Lla:bt ~id ob j e c t ap.~or ac o light or os a d ef inite object


10

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

\"lhz.t

I f' t h-:rc '''"s rao1 '" ~h ::m one objec t , how l'!Ulny \Vel o there , and \"IC S t hcii' r .:;rmnti on :
" ., , , , e .

Star

. - ... . . .

,.

... ~

""
'i 1 .

colo ur o!' the 1 i g ht or B'"411b4o '"fhat i"laa


1 ts

.to .otbea .atua.


e~~aqsaa

- nnarc nt sha~c1 . .. . ... . ... . ... . .....

aolou.

. . ... . ... ..... . .... . ... ... , .. ,. ._ .... .. ................... .


"las an y dotnil of struc t :r c observable .. . .
...... # , . . .. .. . . . . . . , .. . . .. ..

Jaat a etao

~ ~

o
I
f

14

."lac -ny :nctho,:. of -,ro ' Uleion obv i o us .. .................... .

.:s.s t. i: .. rr. :m ;.r SOU!1d


:>
r.

'

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o
I

'

e e e

'

'!-:lr::n., o. .;nrr l c ot' ele va tion . , . ................ . 6 20 - ' trGa bol'la 3'11CJ . d Ol ~\T.[:;Ul ...r . l.J C J.. ty. . . .... . . . .

1o

S<.atr. nny r: ..n:)'1rlc,l'~~ 1:1'::h cn~J.!. ~ O ooscrvor t o 'bo t o bo _ ...... ::- r. 1 ~!'"'..:: _' ~ l:lou t the un a.1c rs gi vcn t o 17 and 16 .
.t ........
t. ~'~r ~ t

J.aiDB r apJ.U.

.. 3 inc-. t io i.o:-,:.. 11: 1; 1 o o::;ib lc t o cat i r.mtc t he heig ht a nd s pec ..:. u'::.. .:~r-:.rr e oi-J ec '; 1~ rli ll us u~ llz be better t o endeavour to 1 ~;I. ~ . -:: -:: _ ~nrl-. of' c. L : - ~ i -:>r. of" the ob jcc t , t h e angl e t?Jroilcl". :.,.!.~h lt r .0.r d, ... nd ~h e. tnv: t cJrcn t o lo this .

- 2-

Di rec t i on of fligh t 1 7i th rofor c noc. to l cmclnorl:s or r>oints of the c or,pnss

20.

21 .

.. .... ...Oftd . ....enatlod.}7 ................................... ... ......


\7os an!' tra il of oxhnus t , va:->our or l iuh t seen .

.t..S.4 tato 41etanoe or 'Nilt oat ::>i d t ho object- r om.:: in on o s t r a i ght J o th , c 1cv 1o tc or nanoovro nt <:: 11

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

......................................................... .
22 .

23.

:Cxi otc nc e or <:my ~h!'S i C O l -. Vidence 3 UCh as c r a phs or other s u::>:1or t ing e vi dence

........... ..t.d. .ail' ... ..... .............. ..... ...............


fr~cncnt s ,

n cre d id ~~ c o t disap,c~r. c. g , i n hi ll, ove r t he horiz on

id- ~ ir,

bohi nd a

........... . ... .. .................................. ' ....


~

24. 25 .

rlca ther

c~catt iona

phot o-

ex, r ienc cd a t tine ( s ) of obs c;r va tion( s )

0 LocationB~a~v i!~traffic a t the t i me .

..........................................................
in the vic inity of the s iahting

26.

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27.
An y add i t i on!!D'!nt or m ti on .. . .....
e e e e e e e ' e e
t t
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a t e

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Co _y t o : Direc tor of I ntc llicvnc o (Air F or c e ilccdqua r tcrs) Ar ea Inte l liGence Of r i c er ( Horne Co1~mndHccdo uor tcrs )

TELEPHONE:

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CONFIDENTIAL

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
No. B6/

ll/ Aj. r ( 42A)

ROYAL AUSTRALIAH AIR FORCE

Headquarters Western Area R.A. A.P. Pearce, W.A.

Air Force Headquarters Victoria Barracks S~. Kllda Road Melbourne. s.c.l.

19 OG

tmUSOAL SIGBTIBGS OF ABRIAL OBJECTS


1.

Enclosed nerewitn are reports on two unusual aerial signtings from different areas. The sighting reported from Nortnam baa come to nand tbrougb tne State Police Department. Tnia aignting was made approximately 60 miles Bast-NorthBast of Perth and at tne time it is unlikely tnat aircraft would be in tne area noW is tbere a meteDrological station loca ted tnereabouta.
2.

3. Tne more recent sighting described on tbe official torm occurred on tne outskirts ot the Perth metropolitan area in an eas terly direction from Perth, being original ly reported by telepnone and later substantiated by completion of the pro-forma.

4.

If further information is required on tbe Nortnam signting, pro-formaa will be despatched to tne local Police.
(W. F . W ALDOCK)

~-

Plignt Lieutenant For Air Offi cer Commanding.

CONFID ENTIAL

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...
2
-' ~ d ress

RKPQR'l

on

J,.!ltiAL OB.tEM O'!!Sfl!YJ~

1 ~ l-~ "'"'1";~ o!' ~oe..,._r. -~~ .~ ~;. ~ ~ !"\ ~! ~' .0 '-!

. . . . .. . . ...... , , , ,
' 1 I'
l I

~t...L. ~"""'' ",,,. L. l <;.-r ~"TI-1 , Pt:. . , of Ob a erver ,-~ 0 '-'S.I\ 1. 40 of observer Wti <:.Ra ltt.S.RC> L E_A. .:>coupatton

4.

Dat~ ~nd

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


ln 2~ n9~P elo~
Eonal t i mt)
~ !>~ '::>u~-v,...'l

t1me of observation (Time glven

't Oc.:c . . \ , n , ,.,, . -.,,,,,, . , . , , .

s.

Pel-lod of obaet:''faUon() .{~;. ~.~~'\'t\~S1111

c. M anner of obs ervation! (Gte deta~i' of qn if poss i ble, or by knb~h andmarks~ anq des~ribe ~ny eq~ip~~t Uled in tile ob se rvati on).

' h'"''''""' 'l ' P.P~i\iQ~ ~ m~~ rttfno

7 Where was object fi~st observed , e.g. ove ~nead, oomming f r om behind a hill , over the horizon, etc.,

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

..

. .. P.~~~~~!\~ ......... . .
,.....,+.

t T'S ~ att_ .1cted oclse~ver's attention, e.g . llgll~ or no1ae ,


t

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e t

e 1

1 t

e t

e 1 e t

I 1

1 1 1

I t I .

I '. t I

I t I

I I

t.

,, Did object appear as a light or a 4efinUe objeo1i.


'PE ~I"' ,~i..

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Dl:!:.-s ~ c. T
t h6~ r

~v . If there was more than one object, how many were there , and what wa e
formation

ort '-: ~ .o. !'4.~


~l.
What was the colour of U .e light or object ~~':~"'~...
.2. Wllat was its apparent she pe ...

-~3 . \'l as

.......... . .... ............. ... .... ....... ...... ... ........ ..................... any de1;a11 of atructulre obse!'Vable .t;.A , ............. ... .... ...... ............................................
~H~~.f-.S..~ .. Kc.u.~.i'l ........ ..
:.ny

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

~.a..lt.. , 15. W as tnere any sound . " ___tt ..... ~ .. ~'"" ,... ~ " .. 'i -~~ 'tolaj,if-.. t'Ah lb""" ~~~~ 1)ullll 1"'.
~~ .Heig ht

. ..

method of propuls Lon obvious t:.!J

or angle of eleva1 ton ~ .' -~ .~ ' ,:. , ....lao~ J.7.JI:Speed or angular velooitl .\~?-:-.;.Ill ~ . :'.~":'!'\ ~.~'f.. .. '

~8 .

State any e xpe rie noe whic :h enables obse t'Ver to be reas onable oe t",al D about the answer given t : o 16 c.ond 17.

Sl nce 1t is no,f'DI8lll' tmpc ,sat.ble te eaUma~e tile t&eigllt aa4 pee4 or a strange ob jeot 1~ w: :11 uaually "e bette!' toendeavour 'to

"" ,, ~~c;O.t.C r"~J ' . . .... , . ,.. '-':~~"'&. . -. -. ... .oil.. . r E ...p,. . ;

,.2/
'\

- 2 -

dete rmine the a nsle or el evati on 0~ ~'> objeo~ .. Which it moved, and t he ti me t aken to do this.

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tllPOUgh

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Location of any m e t eorologloal sta tions 1n tb.e general area. ,~ . - C. ,., X .. . (!"" ..~ ~ \- i
add1t~onel

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de termine tne ang le or el evation o't ~ objeot .. ~ a.qrl& tQr&ugb Nhicb it moved, and the time t aken to do this. Direct i on of tllght wi th reference to landma r ks compass .
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It lov.:ed lir:e ~ clou J .. hen I :'irs t. saw it. , jut. I ::oLL..:ej t.hr.:.t. t.here .. e!'e ll..l other .;_ou::is in t.ne sky anJ it
loo~ed r~t~er LOl -~oc:.h

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August 1)54 I

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t.owa.J:: Hort.h:!..'J on t.he SoJt.hern !3! ouk hoa1

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.'fe lo.;,~ed in the J ireut.ion of J~ort.nrurJ c..nd sa\'1 u.n oolong sha:,lej ::bject. , 0-rey in co ...our , about. one ;,nrt..l .!..OOt, c.nd about. one foot. dee~ .
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:re wat..ched t.his


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;,e were wat.chinb it. as we Ll'ave.LleJ io car . ,e did not stop .


The obJe ..;L ;.as s t.a.t.i ::mary , or e.ppen.red to be so , anj l.oo:ced very wuoh like a cloud , Lhere 1.ere no ..)\.her <.: l ouds in the ..,Ky c.t t..he t.itne .

I t.ou~: my eyes off t.he obje<Jf.. ::or "l.bout. one r:J~nut..e because t.rees on t.he rond side obst.r ..wt.ed my view . ./hen ou:l:l vie ~. would have oeen ..:l.ee.r et!;ain , my Jauc,ht.er so.,;.J "I L!; 03 0ne" . We a ll lootted for it all over t.he oky ou t. .JO.JlJ noL ...i 6 hL it. s.baill . I -:ould not lesuribe Lhe objeu t. ltlSJU:X
ny .Jetter .

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aged

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years

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On the 26th day of August I 954 at was a passenger in a s edan oar, travelling t.o'Vards 1-.lort.h:'lln , al ong t.he Southern Brook Road .
f.~i l e

sky .

I rem~rkPd Lo my oomnanion Lh~L Lhere were no clouds i n t he

travelling over MonU!Ilent Hill

Soon ~fter I saw what nppenred to be a smal l ol oud in the SKy, in the di rection of North~ . fter studying it more cl osely I no t.iced that. it. was r;rey in colour nnd oval shape. The lines of this object a~peared to be too smoot.h, Lo be a. cloud . It. was ab~u~ 2 feet l ong and ~bou t eight i nches deeo .rhe object.
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st.a.t.i onary .
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View oecrune cl ear again, l coul d not locate the objeot. , in the sky . but. r rtid not s ee i t agai n . nor have I seen it si nce . Hortha;; S tat.ion I #f / I )54 .

.;e t.rnvell ed a r ound a bend i n t.he road Rnd my view was Lemporarily obstructed by t rees but when ~
I continued t o senroh f or t his objeot

1 have never s een the ob ject befor e,

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CONF IDENTI ~L
COMMONWEALTH
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OF

A USTRALIA

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

N o_

S/6/AIR

HeR dquqrters Tr a ining Comman4

0~ L ..._Al bert
Secreta ry Air Boa r4 Victoria Barrac~s Melbourne (D.A.F.I.)

h" r - R. 1\. A. F

Parle Melbourne

Ba rr ~c lts

8. 0. 3.

t 8 OCT 1 954

SIGHTING OF AERIAL PHENOMENA 1. Attached herewi t h is a report or an aerial object sighted at the School ot: Radio, R. A. A. F. Ballarat at 0300 hours on the 4th October, 1954. 2. Apprentice RAIDIAT OLLAH KHAN (PAKISTAN 85178) who sighte4 the object whilst on guard duty was interrogate4 b7 the Staff Officer Intelligence. Apprentice KHAN submitted a written report (attached herewith) some t:ive days prior to being interrogated. During the interrogation eft:orts were made to t:orce him to deviate t:rom some ot: his earlier statements, but throughout he was consistent in every det ail. His report is theret:ore considered a s being sincere.
4. However, when questioned on the delay !rom when he first sighted the obJect (0300 hours) until he reported the sighting (0600 hours) 1\ pprentice Khan gave the t:ollowing explanations:-

3.

(a) Being sensitive to ridicule he ori gina lly did not intend to report the sighting.

(b) When be sighted the object he w~ s so frightened he retreRted to the sentry box a nd remained sitting on the t:loor unt i l dawn.

(c) He did not consider the sighting ot: aerial phenomena came within the normal course ot: his duty. (d) It i s against his religious beliefa to recognise any such phenomena. After caret:ul consideration he disregarded the t:oregoing and decided t o report the sighting to his Commanding Ot:tioer. The Ot:t:icer in Charge ot: Apprentices, F/0. BILL, waa interT1ewed, and his assessment ot: KHAN was "sincere an4 conscientious i n his work, b ut baa emotional tendencies".

5.

6. It is i nteresting to note Apprentice KHAN , not haTing been issued with ammuni tion , t:ired his rit:le at what he saw. This may tend to indica te some f o rm ot: pani c , and it ao may render his statement not wholly reliabl e and th e ret:ore some tolerance ot: e r ror may be expected. He stated that the duration of s i ghting wa s approximately eight to ten s econds only.
Some six miles to the Nor th W est ( t he direction where the object was t:i r st s ight ed) ot: the School ot: Radio a re billa over which pa ss ro ads. The cloud bqse wqs eight- eight s a t The possibility of q c r with bright head lamps l OQ0-1500 feet. passing over andul ~ ting country , the lights being reflected in the clouds , o~nnot be discounted.
CONFIDENTIAL

7.

CONFIDEBTIAL
- 2-

6. Apprent i ce KHAN has assessed the epee~ o~ the object as approximately 1000 miles per ho~r ( comparing i ~ s epee~ With that or attacker airora~t which he has seen in ~iSbt at Karachi~ Al t hough travelling at this epee~, no so~n~ was audible.
9. The probability of an existing 'Fire Ball' cannot be discounted. Dr. Loewe of the School o~ Meteorolosr, Melbourne Uniersity has been approached on the subject o~ ~ire Balla and he baa given the ~ollowing information :"Fire ~alls pertain to a rare electrical phenomenon associated with electrical storms or 4iat in the atmoephere. They normally occur in shower.y weather, usual1J at height or near the ground. They are usually observed as a bright red glow and may travel at terrlrio speeda, hover, change direction rapidly and may disappear through cloud. Although this phenomenon 1s rare an4 little ls known or them they have been sighted an~ do exiat". 10. Dr. Loewe considers that rrom the description an4 oiroamstqnoes concerning the time, loo~tion a n4 climatic condit ions the object siBbted could have been a Fire Ball. 11. It is suggested thqt the object sighted at School or Rqdio, B8llarat, qt 0300 hours on the 4th August, 1954 WQB ~ Fire Balle

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PEARCE)

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Captain For ~ir ortioer Comman41na

CONFIDENTIAL

Cn the morni ng

or

l'oniJo;o.r Cctob er 4th, at approximatel3r

0300 hours , 1thile on 'l'ol' lac Ol'oo eunra Juty I o.sv, o brightly red ond yellow 11 t obj6c t ap. roac hi ng a t ::t very hieh speed just below cloud level, ~rom o northerly di~ect!o~ The object approached hol'izontolly until it \7as al.m os t dirac tl.y above l'i\'! bead. It then descended to a height of approximately 200 feet. :f"rightened and my ey~a 11ent blurred. I got

It travelled back across tbe hangars &nd descended bacl:: somewhere near the runvray and almoa t inlmedia tely Legan

travelling on its original course ascending very rapidly as it proceeded , quickly vanishing through the clouoe.
I would describe the object as being round witb

flat bottom and a curved top , brightly lit by red and yellow
lights, which when the object came close prevented me from viewing it vecy clearly.
,/hen I got scared I pull ed my trigger but having no

ammunition , nothing happened.

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REPORT ON AERIAL OBJECT OBSERVED le


2.

RRme o~ Observert
A~dreaa o~ Observer.

RAHM4T ULL4H KHAN Sohool o~ Radio, B~llarat.


P~ tist~n

Oooupntion

o~

Observer.

Air Apprentice.

5.
6.

D111te 11nd Time o~ Obse rvqt1on (Time given in 24 hours oloolt ZOnAl time. 4-10-54 0300 hours. Period of O b servqtion: 8-10 seconds. Manner o~ Observqtion: (Give det qils o~ own position by map re~erenoe i~ possible, or by known l ondmqrka, and describe 807 equipment ~sed in the observation)
Viaua.l

1.

Where was object f irst observed, e.g. overbea~, comins ~rom behind a bill, over the horizon, eta. Approx. 5 eleva tion towards Observer ~rom Cloud Base 1000-1.500 ~t. What tirst attracted observer's attention, e. g. light or noise. Light in Cloud Base.

9.
10.

Did object appear as a l l ght or sa a de~inite object. Bright Red Light.


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

One 11. 12. Whet Wq s the colour of the light or objecta sighted then red with orqnge centr~ Red when first

What wqs its qpp"' rent aba p~ Ro~d qt first sighting then bumped oval qt lowest height qngle 80 degrees. Wn s qny detq11 of s tructure obse rYablel W111 s a ny method of
prop~ ~'~ ti on

13.

No.

obvious:

No

Wqa there any sound: 16

No
See sketch att ached.

Height , or angle of el evation

17
18.

Speed , or angular velocity: Extremely r apid - 1000 mph approx.


State any experience which enable observer to be reasonably certain about the ~nswe rs given to 16 and 17. ( 16) Cl oud Base ( 17) Para. 8 B. Q. T. c. Report.

Since it is normally impossible to estimate the height and speed of a strange object , it will usually be better to endeavour t o determine the angle of elevation of the object , the angle through wb ch it moved , and the time taken to do thi a

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19.
Di r ection o~ ~light with re~erence to l andm9 rke or point s o~ the comp!!s s. See 20.
att~ched
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map.
str ~ i ht p~th, devi ~ te or

Did t he object remqin on m~ noeuvre qt ~ 11. Descended, hovered ,

devi ~ ted,

climbed.
No.

21.
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trqil of

exh~ ust ,

v s pour or l i ght seen:

\Vhere did ob ject disappeqr, e.g. in m id -~ ir, b ehind ~ hill , over the hor izon. Through cloud - climbing.

23.

Existence of apy physical evidence such a s fragments, photoNIL. gr aphs, or other supportin g evidence. Weather conditions e xpe rienced at time(s) or observation. Eight- Eights cloud - Slight Precipitation at t i mes.

24.
25. 26.

Location of any airtraffic in the vi cinity at the time s ighti ng. NIL

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liocation of any meteorological stations in the general area.

NIL.
27.
Any

a dditional information:

See Reports att ached.

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Fr om JUNE

GODDARD
In Paris

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605/17G/l7.

MINUTE PAPER

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UNIDENTIFIED

OBJECTS,

D. A.

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I.

The attached r eports, f orwarded b7 the Commaoding O fficer, R.A.N. Air Station, Nowra, are passed for information.
2.

Investigation b7 this Division has shown thats (i) Lieutenant O'Farre~l is an entirely credible wi toe ea.
any forJL

(11) Witness saw a mass associated with the


(iii) It was a
c~ear

lights, but was unable to distinguish starlit night with no


~on.

(iv) Witness was visibly "sla.ken" b7 his experience, but remains adamant tbat he s~ these ob3ects.
( v)

There waa no question of colluaioa between the two witnesses. There were no lfaval or .Air Force aircraft in the area at the time, but there was a T.A.A. Convair at 14,000 feet on a Northerly course.

(vi)

~otober 1954.

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Sir,

NT
723 Squadr on, R. A. N. Air Station, Nowra
N. S. V'l .,

2nd September 1954.

I have the h onour to submit the following report concerning an incident which occurred on 31st Angust during a night cross country flight from R.A.N. Air Station, Nowr~ 2. The route was Nowra - Young - Temora - Yasa Nowra, and the briefed height 13,000 teet. 3 At 1858 I made the to Civil Air Radio canberra, 13,000 teet estimating Nowra by Canberra, and, when South to ~3.64 mlcs, 723 Squadron Nowra. following position report "Ausnav 921 contact Yass at at 1920". This was acknowledged West of Goulburn, I changed over exercise frequency, and contacted

4.

After contacting Nowra at approximately 1910, I noticed a very bright light closing fast from "One O'clock". This bright light crossed ahead of' me and continued to a position on my port beam where it appeared to orbit. At the same time, I noticed a secood and similar light at "lline o'clock", which mad e a pass about a mile ahead of' me and then turned in the position where the first light was sighted.

5 I contacted Nowra and asked if they had me on radar, hoping they would c onfirm that other aircraft were in the vicinity. The! replied that they bad 3 echoe~ and advised me to turn 180 (course), to be identified if' I required a homing. At this stage, the two bright lights reformed at "Nine o'clock" from me and disappeared on a North Easterly headi ng.

6.

I saw no other lights and was only a ble to make out a vague shape wi t h the white light situated centrally on top. Their apparent crossing speed was the fastest that I have ever experi enced, and at the t ime I was indicating 220 knots.

I have the h onour to be,

Sir, Your obedient s ervant, (Sgd.)


J. 0 1 P.ARRELL.

Lieutenant, R.A.N,
'lhe Captain,
R.~B.

Air station, towra 6c., N.B.W.


Inclosure: Statement by Petty Officer (R.P.I} JESSOP.

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At 1907, aircraft 921 called up and asked if we bad him on radar. After checking G.C.I. remote display, we found tbat two paints appeared on tbe display approximately 280 degrees 32 miles. After about 15 seconds, another paint appeared in tbe same vicinity. one appeared to be tracking towards base, tbe others in a North Easterly direction. About two minutes later, we told 921 to fly bim. His reply was "Negative" so we did not track tbe paints any further.
( S gd. )

180 degrees if he wanted a bearing, so we could identity

K. E. JESSEOP,

Petty Officer R. P.I.

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.\.tJdal<le: Mr. PRED STONE (PI"esldenl.. SouUl AU$Uu!Jan Bnwd1 of \be A.P.S.BJ. 22 Nort.lttolo ~ 1CllNnl, S.A,

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in t"le;v irne'i. Tl-Je five printe frr>m Jhio~ Ol'lpieB ~n be mad.e frllth4~ r e081pt rf l'r. Dru.r;v s penni~ ir>n ~ve been enolreefi se~ate~v os i'\.lg~t e4!!t 8i a.n'i ~ve ft.lt1o -ceen mar.l!e1. tr 'iiBtirguislt t~em f rrm t~e reii'Jlin -ler. l muat. Ot>nv~ ~ r <:Jat ~ppreo i a ti,.n f,.r t~e p rivel~ e . ~ nell ~ t "le VQ.l.ue:.ble on t'Jle.re:.til"n revebl.e1. \:rf ~"ur De.PQrtme'Jlt cr-noernil""g tl-)e li'Atter. T".e o""t Clf t Ita prints t~f ,;"li e "1 ~te eO,ul1. li.iee permanent reon.r~ .vill ce frr ..ar'ie'i aepu-utel:.v t.r t.lte Receiver flf Public Vrnie in ~ ,.ur Department a.e nuUinei,ret'erit-; tr ?f'Ur mi"&Jive ,.f ~ept. ~ .
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w./1/1.97 (82A)
Heaclquartens,
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1\, A. A.P . , Penr:l.th, Hew South t"eles.


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(7A), }let ~t, 19.54.

1.

It 1a h.U'd to apprcoiAte Yr. Proaeck' attitude in ref'u.eing to give o:ey in:f'CIIt"'IIC>tian he has to the R, A, .A, F ., particul.D.rl,y l'lhcn he ia wi.l.l.ing to give the same inf'Qill;latiOO to A. V. Rowe (Canada) 3.lld the Govezmeut or the tblited States or Americo..
2. The mnttcr 1D bcillg investigated by this Boo~cra, and no fUrther action an :rour part 1D :equi:rod at present.

sell on lnt rv.i

... of l.,.'f/Jl,, 1 1 /,4, l/7/51t,

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T~e :

turd~, unc 5tj , 1'1~ 1 1820 hour~ . Place : rust rona> onr, rln~'e ' s 1 . w~:. vi,..in:!t: ?l il itnesscs : JGnctte hrown (16) , Je~netle Johrscn (13).

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escription b. Hiss rown :hilst iiai ting for <> t us int o Londcnom;, 1--U~::JiJlf' noi:;e ~s heard , but the s ource of t1is noise could not te loc ted . ~he n:::>ise: then c " .&Eel to one l'' iniscer.t of L motor - bil c ~1 hough the !"~-d 'Ill's c., ..pl.,tel <ie~ertcc - (thE rond is v:! ~iblc for nor thrm .. J le in either direction) . s.:.lhou.ett<. -:. s then obscrvE:d to the south over tlle r rtl: - built itein !':::ctory (t t ut 20 yds . f.!'O!Il ro!ld) . Frc.m Le !'ront of the otject a vhite 1i ~ht was sHnin s tte object ,ave' forw: rd directly towo ds the observer , i t e:-pellred to be r trting , snd the light bccsme more yellov . ~en ovPr tbc careta~er ' r cottuPe , (&Lout 15C yds, from ro&d) the object bee~ e a lu-inescent sJlvEr - ~re. , i~ilst t~o ooru .ello lights appEc..red und the totor-bi:e noi~e ceased, c.ut a soft ro:csonant "langing noise :!"e ::.lneu . 'I:1"" <irlt of t!'"' ol:.jcct ~.tas r;r ater than ti~e riot of th cottage but less th~n 1~ times the cotta ce (i . e . <;bout 35-1~0 fert). The cbject .;as above the roof of thr cott:r;e b: about of thr:: height of the cottage (i.e. about 25-~o ft . above th~ eround). The three lichts yere not sy!ll:'.etricall: pos1t1ore~ , ;,S there "C.S a lone c~r bet.1 en t.w of the lirhts - almost cs t c1c;h o fourt lir;ht was not gloring. .he period of rotetion c.s .:::bout 3-4 seconrs . hen bout lG yerrs from th~ boundury fo ~c , which is ~bout 25 :ards fro:;J the sic~ of tllf. roud snd the: t:osition of the observe:- , the object stO"';'ed its for1.1arcl overnent but th rotstior.al period of revolution wc.s .ecluct:d to -.bout r. second . ~h .. nr- i <'ht be~~ th~ ground was about t~lce the hejght o f the f ence (i . e . about 15 ft) . The clanein,;; nc.isE> inc1ec:sed in frcquenc:, secolncl: in corr s onderce .r.ith tf',;:; :rot~t!OriBl r.e1jcd . 'Ihe l i ghts ".r . . r,.d tCJ glow fron :1 thin; the; IJbd in.;e.r!ni te: t:.ogo~ und exte dccl into the ir for bout a foct, but djo not illuminEte the c.rt"a . Tl-ey re yello.-or&ng~ in colour . In ~na. c;, h . object .... p red to have ~ circul r or "'lli tic;:-"~ '!) sc witt. a dcmed c r:op;t on top , i n "hich ';lero sq\Uire w.indo"" s.lltl rt:-icc.lJ: ~rrant~ed . iJn:lernce.th the base were thr c 11 soi 1 'wh: ls" \,hich a fC'Bleo to D~" riiher s:ingint; or rE;:v lv1np . Aft:er a l.ile the object rtre<JtE>-.i tow:..rds thn f ctor~ n i ~~p bel ind ll cott:; c . 1 t t:his stu o , - 1 tness \ros oinr b 1 s., Jol'lnson o i ru ""PI""'"nt.1 y con:rir s thl" follol.fing :Tie obj ct , :;t-, it, J-so I'Io IJehin the cottor:c nd ith -:Jing noise , moved c~est.tards to the International Harvester
factor;, .

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obJ ct e tore c~t 1 r . t-h


th

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rcncn, j t :n:r; ol sorv:l n her closol) . r torch ap cre1 t tcco~ ch reed . h d c "g cstl. fcclinr," f nd '.las ofraid. Sb
r;r ound .

the ustralv~ir:n ost r cop: of a nllotog1 opl t<:;l e b: da :;11 . S !!1 1 s to h.o11c not be n unduly 1 prcsePd , ~, those ~lgl.U!'lgs, d d ~r lt:t.cl: f'orgo1 .-::n tt;r: fassi~l: relevant phe ocna : l . John 1-rcvn (brother of ebove witness) cl< :hr.erl t hst nejgh urs co pl ined of s<=>nre radio interrerence at time or above s 1gbt111 . 2 . Jcnet+E' r r c'lll'l coos;-lainE'd tl11:1t her 'J(l'Jstll1t 'ol&tch h::d cton:d t 1823 hours . 1 ext day 1 t wes s t arted ~pa1n , but l ost ab<>ut

1tness h s serr'l " <.r of the

orlcls" and hod seen ln

lOth Jur,E- , John _ro~n tock tl.e .oc.tci. into h i s pl:=ce of e-plo~ent at t e !laza 'Ihec;tre , Collins Str f'et. Us1nr; c. 1~,.

five

~inutcs ~er

hour .

On

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t~ ~ prcJ~ctl"'Di~t
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-r e voribc , ~nw &n ette~pt mn~e t~ der&p etise t e ~ate. . ~h1s wrs conrr eel lz u lntrv1c. jt t: c :-rojectJonjst . l t : s ls tboug:t t Qt t c ~orch t~tt~~ies ha tee dr 1ncd uf o ~r . l, . Gn the 12th J11r.e, Job!' Frov clr::flf'ed to C.etcct a c: .e"'o:tic
rpuls1on
err~ct

repeJl1ng tn

.e watc:.

!"cund l' al tht. Jeter. WCS Cllp:.blc Of '.>'SS then put into the 1 . ; , . fi(;,ld

frca the c:asp cr.

han~t.

carriea t: his

sls e.r on 1. e ;'th June, tc etrcr idtl! :. uelL - b1 clle r.. so e c r-rint:s . z si... i lor c ffect 1::as found YHh the Hire fnn"e c r

Cm tnc l;tr J.llle, t<cter l e:nl~: , rello 1st. in t. e Victol'i&n , ir.e3 D~pc:rtt~ t i nspected thf> ""'l"F' 1th 1J c;<>no;Hivc "o :?oss.
subsequent inte.rvie".. reveale:u th;

5.

E>1m s f"1te .

to

en t1sed .
~ohrit

(a )

be iron

oles zu rcrtinr the ~r

follo .int; :

~e c~

were found

(b) "'he to

gnetic

, tcrruJte
"0:;1t1on .ind cat .

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rc m

(c' I thr h vin tcn


t~d

ohn

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flyin- o~jcet , three consecutiv ~crt~ nler t tle t .., F- Js. si~ilar fe ce 3cmc 1Jss ~w&~ w&~ found to be

gnetb d.

cutJ 'l
cti

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(n) r . } ct ley rcnsidcred th re vc!' 1nsuffieicnt vidence lfv thf! t.t:lj e.f thea t on i ntcnse mac netic source empor r 11: existed 1~ the aroR . C ntrarj to a newspaper r ort , he had en open
tu

d:1tticulty .
f

(g) TJ cbs of t~- 1&n b<Jg .;,s c finYd <> bein , nd the nortJ and south oles ~.:ere loca~"C>d , but w1tl

One sect~on of tr1e fence as founa io h ve t rce ort. 1 ~. (f, Jt v s noi possitlc to co~par~ r(l llvc intensities.

mind on the matter .

I- to: 1uezdo: June


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Uc cription ( J nett Trown . Fro eo~partm nt of t~t1 tlrcc ) llo licltt ol served :1 n sl 'i hey t1 Otl r vitn sscn in co p rt en~ c n ot now bo (b) r. Erovn . Tire yellow 11eht , ~pole 11 rot~tin , Wr appro ch from the south, quicll: r.ovc throu h (0 l t on c rrox1 c le~t1on of JC 0 , end then r~tnod nt tion~r~ for sever to tl c st c:f t he house . n.e lhree lichts foi cd rou 1
the s i r.e of tJ f'ull cr..n . 2320 nd 231,5 hours .
'f

lichts disa peareu sooct1

E:

bet

( c) rs . Hillis. (Livee about 20 . .: .., st of r..rovn . ) St&ti on= r y t right light to th~ e1st - m~s rl: ~:~ b ig C;.nd b right ss th ~~1 moen .

Date: W~ednesdr.: June 16th, 195'-~. ~ imc: f.r rl: even in . ~st ~:~denon : (z~~~ 2 - 30 l~ce: ''ct.,.nno'l Gt r ~ _l,

yds . I .u. of 21 s ile po!Ct . )


or

Witnesses ~ 'c; . I''J1m 1 J., .!t r-=o:r.t . tcscri -ption by n; . o"!":Lr j ght j~- _o ljbht, l arcer thDn Venus , o served licut lllil!' ;;. hour .

T:i

L~tc:

st r ndnonc, vjclntt 21 ilc poet . :itnos~os: Jcnotte 'Pro n, Jolm trovn . Des rjption b. Jolrn lrown: uno red_ of wM tc 11cl ts fell frorr. tht si) ove. an er of scnll ~ddocJ for c. erjocJ of m nj minuteo - r os!"i ly, : elf- hour . ~c lichts cp onrcd to tc fe~ inches :1n l~rt' , terr- shpc , fror;1 about the h<"lclit of thE. trees i n o s'-"Jft gl :1 dG to t rcun \-!hen ti:cs "tld i:ounce vr;nish . Thr clurct1on cr esch light Vl::!s cbcut ne src"nd . faint small 11r;ht wes !:lGtOn to l.t. caving overht:od 1n an ern tic l'llfonner . t '1 tness Yes conce:ntrDting ost dcrk of tlle t~:ne on t.l; rrssi vcr; &rd cloud; night . blE. source.- of these l1r.l,ts. It ~s (j Oescri p tion b., Jon. tte fro1o1n:-

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y Junt 2lnt, ll"lr:Jt.

t~utne

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h l~r6c number of cream -coloured , tear- sh. ped, li rhts :!'t!l:! i n ...-icinjtj or itness <lh11st standing on !-r1nce ' s B1rrl .ith John -rmm. 'i'he l i chts fell fi' om a hein-' t of 100 feet or r:ore,

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doLT to t.c ground 111l1ere t: ey

!';Jr suverl..J sec n 's . Cn onG occsslon one ljght Jcveled & si1'1ouettc r tt~c~~;:d tc: : second llcr.t that fell cetJeen tho first l1cht anc the oLserver . I t <:.ppearea ~o the u-ltr.o~s t.n:.t the light uhich WES a.:;ver~ 1 ii.ci:Jes in e.xtent was at tile hc&d of a d;;.rk body -bout one or t1o1o f ec t long . t thE: ree: r end of thP- borly tbcre ,., peer t~ be tttc cr sshoiJJEr- likc l.;.gs . itness w-as mainly concerned With the te::cviour or t:l.e lights on tlte ground . 'l'lie nC'~rest uas believed to he scor 20- Ju yds. a\lay . A subsequent se:.:lreh of the c::-r.o .. :1 tL torc:.c3 rev::ale'-' nothing unusuel .

o-e r.;de t'.Jo or tllrcc- jumps bat'orr ven:lshine .

hesitat~::d

'ach 1:1 ht exJstcd

before jlll:'lp1ng.

5.

Dctc: ~~ urdE. J~~e 26tr , 1n544

Est of 21 ::-11c pvst. . (t) Tl<:it1z 1 s f<lctory . (a) 1s . i:illi:; ~nd son . (~) rs . Johnsen, Jo<:n ( Johnson (9 or 10) . r.escripticr. b: rs . illis : r1gl.t .lil;l:t tc. th~ "lrlest <:..ver Gmltn'., i ort~ oblon u~n ci:rcul~r, but bn.t Lr.e -p t:r' t ~idtl. oi: oon . c'~ nt lr.do r3 . Gn returninr 10 minute~ lter, r:on lie t had {b) cr~ tlon bj r . Johns' :ro t~ w stcrr- e&te.,c: to c1 z ' s ~ ctor , Ung ov s cb~rv a to bt 11cht1nr. u~ th~ f clor. !'!c. s too col to v r:r nt furt er j czt:ir:;&t 'on .

f1~ce: ("') :ftnessr.s~

T1 : ( ) 19GC..- 19J 0 hl s . (I,) 23:0 l.ours .

6.
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Date :

l tJ"If'sses : ! rs . ro'Wll, I:obl c .. cri'pt :Ion by r s . 1 r ovn : -

P~ace:

J,

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1750 hours .

ednesday J uly ?th

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19 ~ .

:cLennon : t r cct , E::.st Lendenong . ~~ 1 ro.-n .

To the 1 of the hous ... ut o!Jout En el ovc t1 on of '+5'0 ras observed a l i ght yellow br ip-Lt st;:;.r lv l'r.er t h Ve nus or liars Vhi ch tuo were ~ inutes botr. se nft er . fl r atr l y i dElnt1 f1ea . The 11~ht tli sa pear ed

1 etc: ~'hursda~ July 8t h , 1054. Ti ne : 184 0 hours . F-l sce : : cLenno::t Stre et, East t~ndenong . h'1tnessrs: ll:r . fro:~!"! , J-net e r ron . Description b y :.r . Lrown : Deeo ye l1o. sta tic .ar: bri eht light v1 t h a halo, c1reul a r , s ize c " :-. i'ull moon. ( Moon this ni ght slightl~- more than f'irst ,,, rt- " -r . ) 'itnl'!sses went 1ns :1 r1e r<>ther t ha n watch i t .

7.

-------------------------':'he - r own fll.nil~- i s :! pr ession~, 1ncl1ned t o d.ra:nati se end to C;. ssocht~ t ese eve,..ts with - ys t '-;ous strar.~ers see: i n t he vici. i t l . . o ;;e-.. e.r , th<l. !!ppear t () ue ccmpletel. genui r.e . " r s . ill 1 3 :. "c'l ''rs . .Jchnsop ~.re ver ,- r et ic e nt -cont t h"'i r obe..wov. +11 t;ld ,c -., e r:arti cula:-1 ;nx iou:; to ~ vviu !Jllb11ci t . _.b..e; nlay ed cown t b :.tl c SErvatic ts . A : r . !lcCaoe g<. ve an i ndef1 nite a ccount c f' .:. y el ow light rnov1Dg r ep1dly t '1rc ugh o:r just above t he t rees t o t he eEst of' Heinz fact or y , one n 1&iJ t i n a bout tile t h ir.;, week of .June . T!:e cr re t<~l ~r :>f llei '! Z ' s f <Jct<>r ; , GPor,...., r os t , 1-:- s "ll~~er I ~tnessea to ca t e . s ome of tb~se rh~nr,mona , out he h&s noi been interviewed
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Head quartE t a Le v erton lOth


Se~ tember

1954

St' cret ary Air Bo~;~ rd Vict oria Ba r racks J.:ZLBOURUE.

F or.varded he rewith :for information is a further letter rece ived f'rom l!r . R .c . Cairsn of' Bro ..n Street , Li smore , Victoria, concerning his observation of an unusual aer ial object on 4th ~e~teffiber , 1954.
1.

2. Once agai n [rs . C & irn ~ ho3 b oen th ~ nked by this He adg uarte r3 for his action in re~orting Lhe oc currence .

(J . R. FLr.L1lNG)

(Enc . ) /

Group Capts in Officer Commanding R . A . ~ . F . LAVbRTON.

JlD(/Int / SD

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AUSTRA LIAN MIUT ARY FORCES


~OTI 'TIIERK ('0:.\rillX~ D

Phone:

F}} Ext

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Headquarter s aintenance Command M Albert Park Barracks


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REPORT OF UNUSUAL PHENOMENON - TOOWOOKBA QLD . Forwarded herewith , ror considerati on i n conj unction

w1 th a ny other "fl ying saucer " r eports which may bave been

received, are copies or two report s received from Wo . 7 St oree Depot.

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N o . 7 St ore s Depot TOOWOO!!BA OLD.


1 0 August 1954 .

Deputy Director Dept . of Civil Aviation BRISBANE .

COPY TO :

Headquarters Maintenance Command.

REPORT OF UNUSUA L LIGHT SI GHTED BY MR . HAY

OF NO. 1 NEW STREET ToowoollBA.

1. At 0945 hours, 9 th August 1954, Mr . Hay of No . 1 New Street, Toowoomba rang to report having seen an unexplained phenomenon on the evening of Sunday 8th August. 2. Mr. Bay lives near M ount Kynock and at 2040 boura be observed a strange light which appeared to be hovering at a height of 2000 to 3000 feet in a direction s outh or west of his point of observation. As far as be could judge the light woul d be in tbe vicinity of O akey. 3. He ~irst observed tbe light when looking from a window and went outside to observe it. His wife also saw the ligbt. Be examined the phenomenon through binoculars but apart fr om intensifying the l ight no further detail was revealed by such examinations. 4. The light appeared to be hovering and tilting to reveal an upper surface and a lower surface . 'l'be upper surface appeared to be a bright ~lowing red whilst the lower surface was a bright yellowish-white. Mr. Hays would venture no opinion on tbe shape of tbe object. 5. At 2045 bours the light receded in a direction aouth of west until it di sappeared.

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Mr. Ray is prepared to give any further information

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Bo. 7 Storae Depot TO O W OOIIBA QLD.


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Deputy 8lrector Dept. ot Civil Aviation BRISBAJE.


REPORT ON UNUSUAL

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Re a~quartare

Maintenance Command LIGBT

Purtber to oQr letter 3295 (6/ Air) dated lOth Auguat 1954. a .t'ur.tber report bas been received t'r0111 lfr . Hay. 2. Tbe phenomenon was again seen at 2045 boars on llon~ay 16th August. On tbia occasion. when sean it was receding in a direction s.w . by w . until 1t disappeared over the horizon. Tbe ~escription ot' tbe object tallies w1 tb that ot tbe previous sighting except tbat it was possibly lower and tbe line ot aigbt was slightly more to the south. 3. The object waa seen by lfrs. Bay and by a next ~oor neighbour. Mr. Sturgess.

(Sgd.) M .L. MACINNIS W ing Co111111ander Commanding Oft1cer.

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/ Your l etter of 16th A~ ~ddressed to the Minister ror Air r equesting r et ention of tiv~{or' the ninety-four prints previouslY f orwarded to you for perusal, bas been received in this Department. However, although you mention r eturning eightl'nin.8 prints with your letter, these have not been r eceived.
all n1nety-f'our prints addressed to the s ecretar.v, Department ot Air, rererrinS to this letter and suitably marking those prints

It wou1d be appreciated, therefore, i f you woul.d return

which you 'tf01Ud like copied. As you bave been previouslY 1n:f'omed, it w1ll be necessary t o obtain the consent or JJr. DrllrL the owner or the copyright, to the printing of' those prints before we can forward you copies tor your retention. The cost or printing five prints is 1.3.9 and ir you rorward this sum t o the Receiver of' Public Jlonies, in this Department, again reterr iJlS to this lett er, action will be taken to have the necessary copies r orward.ed to you a s soon as possible, ~ject, of' course, to JCr. ~ a approval. Yours faitht'\ll.lY,

Jlr. E. R. Jarrold,

The Austral ian Fly1Ilg Saucer Bureau,

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I rder t o your l etter ot tpe 16th Aueu,at, 1954, roqu.esti.ne retenti.cm at five at the 94. prlnta aent to 7o.J CD the 6th ..Ju4, 1954..
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The is regretted . delay in replying to your 114/l/197 (blA) ;{/
2. A letter was written to wr . Prosek requesting an appointment for an interview with a Technical Officer. In reply, t:r . Prosek e>:pre ssed surprise that his letter to J.Ur . Frost shoUld have beco~e available to the R. n. A. F. and stated tha~ he would refuse ~o give information to any government ..mless he is provided \lith ce!'tain written guarantees related to the safety of his relations still livi ngin satellite cou."ltries.

3. It is cons i dered that no good purpose can be served by further attempts to arrange en interview witp a Technical Officer , particularly in viev1 of the fact tha~ i.ir . Prosek was aged no mo~e than 15 years at the time of the reported incident and retained no documents . I
4. rtr . Prosek ~Jill be intervie~Jed by an Intelligence Officer not later than 15th August 1954 .

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Dear ladam,
Thank you

tar

your letter af the

8th August, 19.54..


Yew: repart will b e f'il.ed and used in the analysis af l.IDL1St.Ul1 flying phenomena.

Yours f ai.thfully,

A,, ~~~
(E.W . Hicks)

Secretary ~

Mrs. L.H. Bal.J.,

Pheasant Creek, via iV bittlesea.

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Report ot "Fl ying Saucer" o'baervation, 28th J uly, 19..5'4 (by telephone) from Ni ae Roger s , 12 Kyarra Street , ~pt on, bueineee t elephon e YB1668 . 8.30 p.m. 27th July 1954. "A r ed light, much too big to As eeen f rom Search light

be a star - very red and v ery gli ttering . Hampton t he obj ect was poised over t he Bay.

appeared to play on it for a time ani! the obj ect then eank out of sight".

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OF AUSTRALIA.
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN A I R FORCE

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R . ,, . J . F . Pearce , 1/ .n .

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'7nclos ,.d h"'rP.'Id th i s a r"'port on an unusual si :ht ing from D ~>nma rk i n th"' P.Xtr~me South ;Pst of :.,st..-.rn ''"us l ralia .
a~rial

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2. This sighting was also : .itn.,ssed by th~ Loca l Po s tmast"'r , but , t h~ c ~ nstable did not obtain a rapor t f rom h i m "h"n ro gUPStad to do SO by the 3tar:r O:f:fi c.,r Int.?ll' "' c e , '..' est""r~ \ r"'a .

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TEL~HONE;

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
IN REPI.Y PLEASE QUOTE
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCI:

No 12 2Z/~t2JA )

He adqua r t ers Leverton 22nd JlllJ, 1954.

Secretary, Air Board


JmiBOURNE ,

Victoria Bar ra cks


REPORTS OF UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECTS

1. Forwarded here with for information 1a a letter reoeiYed from Mr. R. C , Cairns or Brow n Stree t, Lismore, Victoria, conce rni ng his obserya t i on or en an11aual aerial object on 12th J11l1, 1954
2. Mr. Cairns bas been thanked by this Headquarte r s for his acti on in re porting the occurrence.

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I li.R. F LEMI.NG ) Group Captain

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I n l to 'OJ%' letter aatea .30U1 .?ial,y, 1,.,, 1D. which YOil otter to UDdariake a atatiatical am.qda ot un1dtlntttied 1'~ ab~te, aDd to eatMbU ab a ltl w1 th th1a Deprtllle,nt.
It 1a OODddered that a liaiaCID al.q tbe 11Des llelltionecl 1n '3QUr lett waql4 'be ot D l adftntage, Uld it 1a dedrecl to ett'eat tbl.a . . . . . . . poaa1ltle. Die an11eble repGrta 1II.U be ~ te ya11 for tw\Y and evmtual retum to tlda ~

It 1a zeqpeatecl tbat 1lhm

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1G'l and the ~.

tbe Departaeut or Air., 1mleea t.t 1.a a.h a cliaolaeure CGU1d poeaibq prove ~ to

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There b ecae alight ocaaem aJMan tile aeour:Lty upect 11b1ch could., I th1nk1 be -w.tlllllt ee.aiq by a ocmezoeaticm between you 81111 u Gt't'1Gir ot Air Faroe ~. 'fhe af't'S.olao OCDMalllll111ll teleplase JW llbalrt13' to ~ ~ta 111 tbla

In ~ to YfMr letter, it i.e a.drel to tbult 1G'l tor yorr help, and yru: n.,u,.. wUl 1te noelve4 111.th interest.

:r. O.H. Turner,


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It 1a OODddered that a liaiaCID al.q tbe 11Des llelltionecl 1n '3QUr lett waql4 'be ot D l adftntage, Uld it 1a dedrecl to ett'eat tbl.a . . . . . . . poaa1ltle. Die an11eble repGrta 1II.U be ~ te ya11 for tw\Y and evmtual retum to tlda ~

It 1a zeqpeatecl tbat 1lhm

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tbe Departaeut or Air., 1mleea t.t 1.a a.h a cliaolaeure CGU1d poeaibq prove ~ to

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There b ecae alight ocaaem aJMan tile aeour:Lty upect 11b1ch could., I th1nk1 be -w.tlllllt ee.aiq by a ocmezoeaticm between you 81111 u Gt't'1Gir ot Air Faroe ~. 'fhe af't'S.olao OCDMalllll111ll teleplase JW llbalrt13' to ~ ~ta 111 tbla

In ~ to YfMr letter, it i.e a.drel to tbult 1G'l tor yorr help, and yru: n.,u,.. wUl 1te noelve4 111.th interest.

:r. O.H. Turner,


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R.A. A . P. ,
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New Sau.th Walea.

1. -Attached is a oqpy ot a -111\~_t Jlzo. O. J. PR<EE!t ot S'l'AliKillE, Sydne,y, to a Ill'. T. O.K. FBOSr ot A. V Boe, Omada, I4m1tea.
2. I t ia requested that Wr. ProaeJc be in~ and a report .ubld.ttecl en this IPI1tter.

SAFE H AND AIR BAG 22 June,

CONFIDENTIAl
Secretary Air Board Victoria Bar r a ck s St. Kilda Rd . Mel bourne S.C . l AUSTRALIA

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FLYING

SAUCE~

Atta ched 1.s a co~ a letter frol!! ~~r.O.J . Prosek of Stanmore, Sydney, to a Mr . J . C. M . Frost of A.V. Roe
C:.m.C.a L imiteo .

2. R. C. A. F . Hea~q ua rte r s f orwar ded the above-mentioned lette r to this office, sta ting that A.V. aoe are interested from a technical standnoint and that Director of Air In telligence , R CAF is interested f l'Om the point of view of intelligence. 3. R. C. A.F. Headq ua rters would appr eciate it if Kr . Prosek could be interroga t ed in this ma tter

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Jo dan) Leader for .A.ir Attn,che ' Royal Australian Air Force

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I&:Jy 1954 Merton St .Stanmore Sydney

ar Mr Frost

~ecently I have read in the daily paper that you are the most advanced designer of Flying Saucers .
At the end of the comment there was ~~ltten that you and the ahed of you in this field .

O.S. ir Force have the strong beHeve that the Soviet is

Unfortunately I know that your believe is true, as I myself have seen plans or a mashine which toaay callea the Flying S ucer . Right aft.::;r the War when I t-ried to remove some parts of an abandoned Luftwaffe car I came across an l~rge size envelope which contained several plans of- aircrart . ;~ong them there ere three plans describing the aircr~ft itself which was shaped circul3r and one plan described a launching pl~tform . Furthermore there ~as a written report which I ~ent through with interest . It described the material and the a dvantaJes (This word could be "disadvantages'1 but wt'i ting illegible) of the aircraft aod i t included an recommendation to some offic~ in Berlin.
I sat there in that ca r studying those plans for about an hour . As I was and still am interested in a ircraft, I was trying to figure ou~ how an aircraft l i ke that could be made airborne. fhen I was about ready to go and deliver the papers to the police, t~o Russian officers have seen me and took the plans and myself to their C. O. After a lot of questioning they r~lee sed me to go home .

~ information but I v a s afraid that I might be ridiculed so


I kept the secret to myself .

After I hav~ escaped from Czechoslovakia I have tried to give

As I reaa the r~port on your research, I though t that you could use some of the d t~ ~nd det~ils w hi ch I have seen and still remembe r Cl f.a rly today .

1 I ill be nai~ing for an ans~er from you and if needed I shall do l!lY b s t to roel:p 70u ou t .

Your s faithful ly,


(si gned) O. J . Pr osek

{Origin 1 l e t tPr

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(1.1F. Bl.olla)

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~ to trtY latter r t.ho 17th June, l!>Sit. l he.vo l~uro 1n molo: 1n. . th 94 print::~ 't4):(.n rrc:. tl f"Uo the \.ttll.dentJ,.ti.ed f 1,/ing object t;i):stlS'V'ed ~
~'ed?;r ~ ~t. 1~53 .

AD TJC J.J:Jromed. .YOU at an oar~-r date, the prJ.n1:l nra t TeE7 little w.1ue in c:Jt-bJSnMne ~ aetaU& c1' the cb,1ect and oo too tct per' pi'IJ$ l.o ~' I tb1nk tint JIOI.l ~ 1.ik.c ~ return tho lcl.nte ~ uo ct"'er 1a1 AYC otuaied thai. ~ ~ \'1111 be C)llte Ma1J U 3CU deo16e to aooept tbU 81'1 ::!lCOWite ""'aM ~ 1llab to

rotllin tbc }rintJ, 1t. f4ll be De8eUU'7 tar a: to IMa1a the c~t of l!r. !Sur', , tbo omer ttl 1.b:t ~t, aal I 1ld.ll aoa~te \h hill upoD hcarSaG f'llrtbclr f'l-.,....

~ the aggeat1on 5 f6 ;your lotto- ~ 12th Jtma 81111111 a U oSacm; el~ lla - . decir.lhle 1a ~~ to ld.4 to a.c ElllbUnetll.a8 wi!h1ch, aaoe the ~t had bJCD ceteblt ebed, ll wau1d 1Ht

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auticult to ref\Jae. 1 r9"'t tberdan 'ht sw ._..,.....,.. is umblc to eot.abJ1eh al'fic1al. 1:1e1.eclll111lth,....
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I ttWilc Juaouez i t cl,ght wll be fiE ....S. Uetnno could bO esteJili.,.. ..t 1 CSI..lJPt tmt pcrl'lrlpe 11Mb ne:n in . . 1IIDilld :u.Jre to ooll at 3ir oroe Den~ to dl8CIU88 the cubjoct 1:11 h the m.r:x:~te ce ar ~ ~
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Dear ... Jarrolcl,

Ia tile abaeaae or tbe 1111llat. . I nell 'o aokllmrlectp NoelP' or ,..,.. tanbe lett.. or 12tb .nme 1954.
I w111 ~las J'OUP letter to tbe 1B1ater' a attatt aa eooa aa be retena to S7dJI. an4 be nu., lout, Wl'lte to J'CMl b111Hl:t oa tbla ma'ter ill tbe Deal' tatue.

You.n

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For pr eparat i on of r eply p lease.

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(Pt1BLISHE:R.S

OP ' 'THE AUSTRALIAN PLYINO SAUCER !41\0AZINE"l

Dinelor: DOAR R . JAR.ROLD

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f'aolu.lon Avenac,

N&tlonal U.Q.: ~Odd N.S.w ., Audnllla

I nleniAtioDal ObiUun: Mr. GORDON DELLER 8 / L. Hl'JCTOR B06S (B.JU',J

IC'. ANDREW P . 'l'OVAS.. 21'7 BaT.st.. Dr! ton le Sancls.

s,dDey, NAW.
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MX:. JOHN ll. ANDBRSON (Address .Sthhdd on requettl

lolr. YVBS D'O'PONT, 4t5 M:acqwuie St.. Hobart. Tlamnfa

~f'u? pel"t~JI!Il.

It._ been uggete1. 'belhJUe prom.-e Gf printe beiJ'I


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'1eoi81Gn .._. been ma'ie ~ :rcur nept. li'O'l' to 1\U:tUl. that pr.Ue after tU.l, point t~n llhion hf'Uld appreoi&te 1brtner reP~

Dade ailable to me

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::aeoaue t~f oertain . . peo~ of .,peoi uo l1 JO ., - "ltiJI in t~me lOOII.l.itU.a r ..-ue to &'ivi8e t~t orupuJ.ou o.ra 1 maintAined W t!Kt A. Jl.li.:B. to &Toil it' il'lretJgatio~ sten'ii~ intitl "1\V r-.l.m lfbiol\ Ooul'l pzejuUoe Autalian eeuri\V we de&l. Ol!ILY w itlt u:ro reevoh.;and ~ mt eek to - r . - ~ GOT' t ])ept.1 ather ita hope t 'tat eur 1noere inv.-tjg au~ p.ntve toe be benefi.OW b"th tG the- Australian Gov' t ani PQblio.
I nt:im tlee Pttinte 1r3e reoent :ieTelo188ntB ,_ve loewn tt Jtini ot otriOial. or UMttiOiAl lWon between our nqc~&tif'n a.n'1 uer GOT' t lJB})P ppeare em:l.nen~v deeirable_, at le . . t in inetano.- whim on' t projeote beoarm inadverten~v im"olved,- wit't\ ~oh a lUI en etao' -etl, we o~RU"1 t~en uontiJaJ.e invetjg a tione. ocaplete~v rel.ieTe!l ot tU\Y' mutual ood:'e.m that oontl.'ientia.l uatte~ rel&ti~ to eav t Dept. RIUli ererlap inte our pl-Jere nt reeearoh b.V mil' taJCe. I en.,ui.re wtwt.._,r - o,.nn.ttentiAl ~ouinn rr'UJ'I tM paui~Ui 0~~1. be etteotei .,i th 8f'meonB nf .uthad in ~Cllr Dept?

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We

have em oft'1o1Al. re pt~rt t'rt'G!lllelb~U.rna o! J'une :l, OonYftil'l tt tlte RU"' re..uil"- a tu rthsr t yea~ tf\ OC'ImpU$ a oomp.re~i nl.e on wlU.O'I\ 4 t'uu~ h ona.l.~ MJ of t ~ enUre ubJeo t ot UJ'O'
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Quite rMI'onable to 1nt8r tbAt tloull oone1<1eable runt Dt uta l-aTe oompUed Ol\ul i be nt g reat ue:a.tanoe to MA-. .........,"" -at~. tU'l'i d. t'll sirPere t:leire to help Auetral.ian reeearoh are laPJllr te a'iT~e th4t our tile ani. aoctumulated 1n1bn:at1on are treel~ a....Uable to tU\V Gcrv' t 1nvet.ig&to.l1J who oa.re to avail themee.l.w ot tt\e o~er. It :P telt th~t ftee so~e f't a.l.l relevant triaL 1DI\V be ,.t u~tantiAl fa.8e1tanoe to ALL inveetjgator ot tlw plwncaen -a~ hanOe our iesire to bC'I th g 1 ve and reoei n -;!mum oo - ope rattan.

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tnr pa.tJt euon oo - operation >and leoJ1:11'1 terar'l to t'rom vf'u re eutstanUJI tte.- an<:l.-peote,liUI_. -

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Dear .fir. W igglna

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-The "flying

saucer f ila taken by

!. herewith.

T.c. Ilrury at Part ll:oreaby in .'i ugust , 19.5J . aua. t'Ol'lErded by you an t .he 22nd September. 1a ret:umea

lfe have subj ected tbc t'.Um. to deta:Ued atud;y am processing. but have been unabl e to estabU.h 8l'l3"thing lliQl"e than the fact tlla t c. blur ot ligbt appears to move acroas the f'ilm. In spite at th1a disappointment, we would like to t hank ;you t or your co-operation in this matter.
Mr. E. B. J arrold. the Pres i dent ot the Fl,ying Saucer Bureau has requested copies ot the black and white enlargements which we have been abl e to make 1'l'an the f i la, and 'wt: propose t o f'CXM!ard to him a mmi>er c:4 copi es t or return after atud;y. We have ~lained to him that shQ!l d he desire to copy these enlargements i t will b e neces.~ t'or ua to obt.in permissiCil 1'rtn .YOU or 1'rcm Wr. D.rur;y. In view at the cos t a the enlargeoenta Slid t he absEIDOe ot use:tul. 1nf'armatian on them, 11e m:pect that he will be happ;y to return them to us.

CO 'VOll ', -.AL Tii OF AUSTRALU

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S"IA.
Ub.
Autt .

R. A. A. f . field ~ecurity , A. R. D. U, Trials Vl1ght ,


W oome ra .

04979 Fl B. Qff. K. J . Dutty,

Royal Australian Air Yoroe ,

23rd . June I954.

Air Vorce Read~uarte rs , Vict oria Bar~cks , M elbourne . s . c .1.


~usuar SlGRTlNGS

~qd , Ldr . R . R . Birch ,

(Your II4/ 197

33&) dated lat. June 19 54)

I. Enclos ed herewith completed Pro Fo~a from Kr. S.J. Baker and Staf f Sergeant Trotter G. A. 2. The delay in forwarding these fo:naa is fegretted. One ot the persona concerned was unavailable tor inteniew. and i t was nece s sary t o await hie return . 3. '!'here has been another reported aight!ne 1n tbia area on the 25th . ~ . 1954. Copies of' the Pro Fo~ haTe been corupleted by this unit and will be forwa rded, aa eoon aa all the pe rsona concerned have been intervi ewed.

114/ 1/ 197

Vict oria Barraoka,


.tal.IbOID-liE

Dear ur. Dawes 1

I ~eter to your letter dated 6t h JUly 195,, 1n w hioh you made represent ations to my predeoeaaor on behalt of t he Ed1 t or ot t he AllBtralae ian Poet oonoern !~ a film of an un1dent1t1e d aerial ob jeat taken b y a Mr. D~ur7, an otf1o1al ot t he Department ot C1Y11 A Ylation , at Port M oresby laet year.
rt 1a t rue t ha t ~. Drur7 toOk a m otion plot ure tllm of an unidentif ied moY1ng ob j eot ove~ POr t Mor esby in 1953.

The ~11m was only l oaned t o my t'epart.ent toL..a _p e~tod &nd has now been ret urned to tbe - putJtent; -~ d 1Y1l Avia~. H owever, T tee l that aD7 epeo1t1o repUu to the qu.eattona r a ised by the F'd lto~ of t he Auatralae1an Post oo uld possibl y i nfr i nge on r:r . Drur;ra righte ot ownershi p ot t he f ilm.

In view of the f oregoi ng , you will appre a i ate t hat 1t woul d be moat <1ee1l'sbl e f or Yr. nrury h1lllael1' to anawe~ an7 queat i ona concerning hie film.

Yours a i noerel7,
ATHOL TOWi.~U.~

(A tho l Townley )

! an A. Dawes Eaq., Argo. nopre ae ntat1ve ,


Box 244B, MEibOURl'l'E .

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AND

AUSTRALA S I AN

L I M I TED

Re aiSicred O ffice: 365 Elizabeth S tre et, Melbourne , C. I P ostal Addre ss : B ox 244 B. P.O. , M elbourne, C. I
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I ref"er to your l etter datefl 7th July. 1954.. in mach you report an tml..tS1..I8.l s i ghtfilg. --In thanking you ~or your lepOrt you are in:!'ormed that this report will b e f iled and used in the analysi s of unidentified flying objects. Yours
~D.i thfully

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(E. W . Hicks)

Se c r e t a r

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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
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G..P.O. PERTH

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Subject:

UNUSUAL PHE!70MEliJ\ - IN"IESTIGATION OF REPORTS .

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Herewitn is a copy of e report of unusual pneno~ene observed by r . E. Cooper of 'Verd 2 , Repatria tion Genera l . Hosp ital, Ho l lywood , ''fM .A. Reerred for necessary action.

.Attacn.

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Headquarters
R.A.A. F.

for Regiona l Dlrect or

Victoria Barracks M elbourne


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for Publ i c Relatione O fficer

B.B. (D . A. F. I . ) 7 JUH ~

lO JUJJ 195'

I refer to your let~~ the 31st May-, 19.54, of'fering a report or an t np!s, a J sighting on 1s t ;JAy, 1954.
Reports receivod by this Department concern:hlg uui.dentiiied objects are investigated 1n an endeav~ to match rcparta a~ainat sc:ae nornel flying activity or meteorological p henmena. No p l.anned r esearch bas been undertaken in this field.

In view or the f oregoing, i t is :not desired to tDlce a dvantage ai your offer which .is, nc:vcrthel.ess , most appreciated.

thia nature, it is suggested that you 'llJB3' wiah to contact the Australi.an Flying Saucer &rean, 3 li'fJrguaaD
Avew.e, Fairfield, New South W ale s .

or

As yw are int erested in research

lx. G. IT. liocking,

114 Wil.aan Street, 13al1Arat East, Vic.

I rd'er t o yoor rec ent l ett er address ed to t he :Departmelit of: Ci vil Aviation afi'ering a theory and the apla.nation thereof.
Under a rec iprocal a grec.:ment far the exchange
of: inf'o:ona.t ion an Ulli.1SUal. e.er1Al phenanena., your thea1a was :f'OI"'''8rded to this Depart:ncnt.

In r e turning yoor paper, it is desi.red to thank you :f'ar y QJr suggestions which may assist in t e analysis o:f' such phenauena.

Yours :f'a i t.b1"ull.y,

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(E. W . Hicks) Sec r e t n. r ;y

rlJir. c.w . Beeching.,


206 Alma. Road., St. Kilda.,

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Beg1aaal Director, Deprtment or Civil. AviAtion, Victoria-Taslania Beg1on, 522 Little Collins street, Kelboun:le, Victoria.

le A thesis 111"itten by Mr. C.W . BeecM ng , mrl aubad.tted to your Department baa b een f'~ to Air Faroe
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2.

The paper baa b een ~ aDd retuz:uecl

to Jfr. Beecbing.

(E. W . 81Ck8)

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le ,_th rof'c.rer.co GO thJ l'I.."'4't Qll ".FJ.\>1D6 ~" c.mtd. nd 1n :f(U:' nbO"KnUOtcd letter. it c:uld be a.pp2'CC!; tocl if'~ ccul: intu:vioo !!r. ~ :a~ nn1 Stnf't' Sclt:o ~t T, m'l'D< l7
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Albert Park Barr acks M elbourne s.c.z.

The Secretary, 1 Air Board. Victoria Barracks, Melbourne s.c.1., Victoria . (D . A. F.~Attention Squad:on Leader BIRCH) ~ UNUSUAL AERIAL PHENOllEltA' 1. Under a reciprocal agreement for the exchange of information on the above subject , the attached paper, purporting to explain inter alia Biblical mir acles, f lying saucers and why airmen's famil ies are mainly daughters, has been forwar ded to this office by the Regional Director, Victorian Tasmanian Region(Depa r t ment of Civil AViation. Th e author of this thesis ~s Mr . c.w . B&ECHING, 206 Alma Rd. , St . Kil da.
2. The paper was considered by the Air St aff of this Headquarters but it was unanimously agreed that the t hesis went beyond t he comprehension of the normal G. D. of fi cer .

3. The command Education Officer who is well. qualified as a physicist, but whose knowledge of the latest developments in the popul.ar science fiction field is limited, considered the theory novel and unsupported by any evidence of pure or applied science known to him. He considers that the writer has a certain amount of scientific knowledge and appears to have read extensively of those scientific publications avai labl e to the general public . 4. The "theo- scientific" nature of t he paper has been noted but no approach has been made to t h e Chaplain ' s Branch of tb1s Headquarters for t heir comments. 5. unless proper consideration can be given to such papers , the R. A. A. F. is laying it self open to charg es of cavalier trea tment of persons who genuinely believe that their contributions will mat er ially assist in the advancement of aviation scienc e. The extreme view co~d be taken that this Headquarters is as qualifi ed to consider the validity of this theory as were the 16th century monks in the case of Galileo. Therefore, in view of the limited resources of this 6. Headquarters, the attached paper is forwarded for your information and action. It is understood from Depart ment of Civil A viation that t his is the only copy in existence and t hat M r . Beech1ng would like it r eturned eventually.

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Souadron Leader For Air Of.ficer

(L . L. JOHNSTON)

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Dear Sir, I r efer t o your recent l et ter addressed to the liniat er f or Air offering a posoible explallation of reports ot unidentif ied aer i al ob jec t s in the Adel a i de area.. SUc h r eports which come to bend are e~e d b:y thie Department in conjunct ion With other Departments which may be concerned , such a s the Department of Civil A via tion, the :lleteorol ogical Service s or the Commonwealt h O bserva t ory, in an endeavour t o match the occurrence with some normal flying a ctivity or m e t eor ological or astronomical phenomena. It i s desi red to thank you for t he a cc ount of your observa tions and to state tha t the i nformation which you have provided has been f i led as evi dence which may a s s i st analysi s of any reports received in the future . Yours fai thtully,

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( E. w. Hicks ) J Sec r e t a r r
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Deal' Sir,

Yov l etter dated 16th February , 1954, o.rtering 7our sel"Yices f or FlTing saucer r esearch has b e en rei"erred to 'this Dep&l"tment for repl y .
Nei the.r this Department nor other Coumonweal th Departments conce rned have a ny know ledge of the f ormation ot an ottic1al Comn1 ttee or Panel ot F.xperts t o stu dy f l ying s aucers . Furthe rmore, t he same Department s have not undertaken aey pl anned research 1n this 1'i el d .

An7 r epor t s r eceived by t hi s Department concer.ntQg UD1dent1t'1ed objects a re invest igated 1Dd1v1duall7, at t imes tn conjunction with other Government author ities , e , g , M e t eorologi cal Services and Civil AVia tion, in an endeavour to mat ch the repor t agains t some normal f l y ing actiVity or meteorological phenomena.
In View of' the for egoing , 1 t i s not desired to take advantage of: your offer, which i s neverthel ess most appreciated.

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fa ithf:ul~ y,

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Mr. J , I . Stein Jr,


109 So San .!. arine Avenue, PASA.DFJiA 10, CALI~v1 l ilA ,

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I Tef er to 70ur letters of the 27th -.roh an4 the 6th April oonoerning UD.irlentifie4 aerial ob3eota in lin Sottll W ales.
J. check of the iD:tomati.on :pronaea b7 7ft ap18t B.J..A.7 . fl.ight recorda reveals that em beth the 21th JlareJa aa4 the 6th Apri.l., CaDlMrra 3et ballber aircraft nre enpp4 a eperatioDal croas-ecnmtr,r and m.eteorolog:l.oal ea:rei reapeet1veJ.7, at high alti't114es OTBr routea w!doh wn14 Jaaw ~ thea onr or in cloae pron..i t7 te the areu whieh ;roa -tioa, at the timas stated.

:ll.ight are also oonsiatent with those produoe4 b7 Jat at1"0Z"a:H tzoanlHag at Ms;h apee4 8D4 at high a1. t1 tuae. Bowanr, it ia TB1"J' cliffieu.l t to estillate both apeecl ana al titucle of a.ira'a:rt ill flight , parti.cularl7 ~et aircratt.

Your description of the n.pour trail.e aa4 aoi ef

In new of the 1'oree;o1Dg, it weulcl appear that tile ob,1eota sighted b7 you were Canberra Jet atrora:tt 1n :tlipt.
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Dlar llr. Jarrol4, I ref'er to 701U" letter elated 29th Jlareh oonoel"D1Dc ld.pUq of' a 1Ulidentif'ie4 aerial o'b~eot 'betwen ..atlleote aiUl 1rater.f'all, B. s. w . at approx1Jiatel,- J PL a Qe 24th llareh, 1954.

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!lle iDf'olW&ticm reported 'b7 J'DU" o'brftr woall appear to oe1ao1u w1 til a f'Upt of' a Canberra 3et ---.r dren:tt Whioh engaaea on a oreae ocnmtr7 operaU-..1. owr that pal"al area at apprez:laateq the U..
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Dear Stan,
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literate.

The enclosed letter is self-expl~~tory The chap doesn' t even seem Nevertheless, it ' s in your court ! Personal
reg~s .

Yours sincerely,

(Douglas i~ . (;illison)

Public Relations Officer

Mr.

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Directo~

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Director-General Department of Civil Aviation 499 Little Collins St., MELBOURNE , Victoria.

Dear Sir:
" FLYING SAUCERS :.'
l'l e are e nclosing a lette r dated 16th. Feb ruary, 1954 r r-c e i ved :from J . N.Ste1n,109 So San Marino AVePasadena 10 Calif. s i x e we f'eel that the informa 1;ion r equir ed I'IOuld be more :lp-propriately supplie d by yo u than by this Organization. It would be appre ciate d i:f you muld reply ~ the enquirer direct . The l e tter has been ackno w l edged

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Gr :ford, Secretary, (Industrial &: Physical Scienc es .)

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Air Att::lcbo, (K'.N.cc of tho Air .\ttnchc, ~can Rnb.1 OD:f1 .L,l4 CQUi.-u street,

Ile.l.boornc,
Victoria.

1. E:r.tell:Jivc e:n1Uiries 1n llcl.bCII..II"'O nrrea1 that poe:db]3 the ouly country in t ho ':':'Orld l111i ch ia Ol.lp:ll)l c 0 J:lC:!.ldJ\e a CO!"J or this f ilm ia the 1lnited i" ~'"daa, and therefore sene dift'iculcy would be e:zpericnced in get~ a co~ mlde far your ~. 1'h1s l'1tW.d u;pJ..n..in the ~cnt cnrcrni~t by yQJr oom people in not ~ a cow trhcn they h.ld the ... 11m avuilable.

2. It in potJoiblo to nrikc a.zv D.a!!lbcr of ntille that ia deairod tU1d this Dircctaro.te hopc3 to hove DCDC l:'llld.e for the !Te:!idant of the Aws~"l ~ S:mcer J.llreau. If~ ll~e:rs \TOUld lil:e saz &tills, Flea.ne l!.C1vi.N th1o Jllrcctarntc iUld f'Nt:::t:;J eff ort Tri ll bo nndo to procure ~ atilla.

( it .) r:roup Captain, 'for Chief of' t ~

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THE FOREIGN SERVIC E


OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


OFFICE OF T!1E AIR ATTACHE AlJER rem ID.ffiASs y

AA- 70- 54

414 Collins St . Melbourne , At.tstre.l ia 5 l.!a.r 54

Victor ia Barr~cks Jlel bour ne


Dear Sir:

Director of Intelligence RAAF Headquarter s

Returned herewith is the 8 TIDll film belonging to 1.4-. Drury which you were so kind to lend this office .
It ~uld be very much appr eciated by my Head~uarters if you could o1taL~ or this ofice a copy of this film for permanen t retention in ITashington . This office will be ha ppy to r eimburse you for e.ny expense in connection with obtaining a. copy.

Sincerely,

Chcm Col onel , -USAF


Air Attache
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ENCLOSURE 14A ll4/l./ 197

5-th Jlaroh 1954


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Jfr. Ball,

I refer to J'OTXr le-tter of the 18th Pe'bru&rJ', 1954, 1a which J'OU aak if i t ia intended to allow Kewareel ~di tors 'h the narrowgaqe fila of the al.leged :tl.J'iDg saucer w1 th a Tiew to publication.
~ film, b;r the wa7, was exposed OYer Pon I ores'by, .lew Gu:i.Jlea, end not 1n the vicini t7 of Darwin.

!Ids fi.l.a baa DOW 'beea returaed W tM R. A. A. :r., aDAl &flier a cop7 haa lleen taken 'for ncord p11rp0aea, 1-t w1l.l be paased to llr. c. s. tigsi.Ds o'f the Depar1illent of Cirtl. A:ri.ati.on llelbourne ill the near ta:ture, to return to tla8 01111er, :.r. ~.a. DrarT, who i.e a -ber ef tlta ~ent of Ciril. Artati.OD. at Pori I oresby , Iew Gainea.

to the public releaae of this

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As the f'1l.m was made aYaUable 'to . , Depar1ae11'. OD17 on l.oan, I regret that 1 t is not within ay province 'to aake 1 t aYail.able direct to 7ou; it would therefore be naceaaar;r 'to obtain 8lJ7 such loan :troa the Dltpa.rtaent of C1Til. A rtation or llr. llrarT

Yours silleerel7,

( W:Ul1a.a JrcJla.hon )
~ Editor,

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541 Dar.ling Street,


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February l B, 1954. The Eon. W illiam M cUahon, Minister of State for Air, Parliament House , Canberra, A. C.T .

Dear Mr . !Ji nister:


Press reports that a narrow guage film , covering an alleged flying saucer in the vicinity of ~ffin, has been sent to .America for special treatment and returned to Australia , h ave attr a cted the keen interest of American Newsreels and Television stations .

W e have heard that t he film is in the han ds of R.A.A. F . ty and I would b e glad to know i f it i s intended to alewsreel Ed i tors to see this material with a view to pubon i f it is suitable .

Thanking you .

Cor-1Mo~v EA.L TH

OF

A usTRALIA
DEPARTMENT OF DEFEN CE.

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Dear

In connection ;'fith records and reports you may already have on the subject I am forwarding direct the attached letter 492/1/411 of 13th January, 1954, from Department of Civil Aviation and with it a report ot t!r .a..s. Prout regarding an "unidentified object" . Yours sincerely ,

Controller, Joint Service Organisations .

Group Captain A.D. Charlton, O.B. E., Director ot Air Force Intelligence .


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DEPAR'l'lo1DT OF CIVIL A VIATI O N

IIB.enty Rouse", 499 Little CollinS Street, KELBOURNE. C.1. 13th January, 1954.

The Secretary, Department ot Defence, Victoria BarrackS, St . Kilda Road , lo!ELBO URNE.

The attached copy or a letter !rCIIlllro A.S. Prout, 18 Louisville Avenue , Pascoe Vale South, concerning an unident:11'1ed obje ct over. Sorrento is reterred tor your attention.

{ Sgd ) W.1.. I3tJRI1JS for Director-Gener al of Civil Aviation

, 1954

0"fice o!' Public RoYal Australian :~ibourne , Australi Sirs :

We would
with any in!'ormat identifi~d Hy1nr: Saucers . \'Te ansHer the foll in t he American (1) Does the believe in the pos Saucers"?
(2) Does the any indication, evidence of the e
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if you coul d supply us investigation of ~ called the Flv i n~ ela te 1t if you will , as v;e may ouote you Australian Governm~nt t he exi stence of Flying

government agenci es have ical or conclu~ive Flyin'!c Saucers ? bflitv of t he existence RAAF'have any indi~ation ~in of these oraft? DRes t he " inter- planetary

of Flving Saucers of the-soUrce or the RAAF place a ny theory o~ their or


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reoelved , that the objects source . Peonle on earth outer soace withi~ about 40 on other planets have a lread;.

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and ay 11:1:press1ons at t4is stage, a:re that shortly at'ter that we shall be bandiBg the ti~ back to l!r. DTury, I anticipate that there Will be no securi~y rest rictions placed on the use he makes _ _ ~ ot it . 3qu.e.lly, it sets unlikely that the news service will be 11r ~ ~ int-erested in publishilJS aey of t)!e prints once they have seen ""~

4 . lat"t ,;,Mrl'-~ tho u.s . Air Attoeho indiooto that ~ the film 111ll be back a,Mr Force Read~uarters on l?th :February, c,.u.

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Dear Sir,

I reZer to your l etter dated 14 Nov. 53 concerning the supply of contact pri nt s ~eproduoed .trom a moti on picture film, purporting to ahow aa optical phenomena 1n the Sky over Port Korea~, taken by Mr. T. o. Drury, Department of Cirtl Aviation.
technical proceasing, and 1 t is therefore not poss ible to accede to your reqUest until. ita retum, """', which, .L t is anticipated will be early 1n t he Bn Year. ,..
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The f~ baa been aent to the United atatea

,.- ~fl In the meantime I am ~ onarding he.rewith an extract of the report or the ai gbting sUbmit ted b7 Mr Dl"Ul'1'
The coat ot the pr1nt a will. depend on the number of frames reproduced. You rill. be advi sed 1A this regard upon further r e-examination of the fila when returned from the United States.

Yours t ait htUll.y ,

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0 (E. W e HICD } se g r etarr a 1 Mr. E. :a. J-.rrold! . The Austral.ian J'J.yJ.ng saucer Bureau, 3 Perguson Avenue,

J'AIRFIELp

N . S. W .

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" Ac l _, 0 h urs on unno. , 23 Au '.U t , ... :;~;,) , I l'.ns !n tho victr iLy of the .'or in P~se or :ho sl Port .:c-r.::sh: , when r noticed a clauo bul ir._ up as tht u 11 bein~; forrned by vo"ou.r trz;;tl:; , in rou~;hly a South- l':esterlv dil'e~tion from Port J:oresb:, at a very great hei nt .
I watched this cloud , which PTe\'; in intH,s-ty .far several ritutes , w'len suddenly an object aopcared from on.:: side of 1 t and climbed '/f::r~ .fast in r oughl: a Ilorth- i/esterl;, direction. I could give no accurate ir~ormation as to the shape or possible size of this object, as it appeared sli gh tly bigger than a pin head , but 77.ha tever it was , it left a very clearly defined vapour ~ail behind it until it finally disappeared with a rapid gain of altitude .

ha d my movie camera with me and photographed the whole thing on the telephoto lens . I am waiting the result of th photograph in an endeavour to ascertain what the object might have been. It appeared to me to be so~e tj~e of very high speed aircra ft .
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As f ar as I know, iir Traffic Control knew of no aircraft movements in that area , and in any case , from the extreme altitude of the object , :!. t cer-cair>.ly could not have been a civil aircraft .
;tea ther conditions at the time were cloudless" .

Extract from renor t from c.s. 1/ig!;ins , Depart~ent o~ Civil Av1ation 4 99 Little 1 Collins Street , l~elbaurne - ~2nd Septenber , 1953 . File ::o . 99/J/4.78 S. 5}4 .

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