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Incloaecl is iof'Ue r.u:nber S 00: the o.Cficial lndoneaic Ai:::' .FI'll'oe :ot~rni.ne
tor ~he month of August 1953. ~aosletions or arti~les of poeeible

A~atASA

,ini;olJ..i(cmce interest sre i.nelosed.

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AREA CODE.:

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Air A.ttaGb.e

CONFIDENTIAL
5/6/.ur. (67... )

lie quv.rterc, 'rro.ir-1.~


"Ga Bloctt,
Albert ~k B&n"oct.l:l,

eo.3.

elbowoo ,

1.
1U8'Cbllild bel-ft!l.'Cb 1o
eer1a1 ob1N" .at:l1~1ied by

ornoeso,
2.

3.

1'8DO!"t of en unuoaol

Marw liCA..-eaa !ur!'on,


A1f'pcw:ta" Vl.c'tiOrio .

~clan

lnwa1iig&~1on

b'Qe ~ ~lll.and,
epproJ:.\I!IMC-17 'SM

D tt.'1(tbt1De

~1:bor

rewaled "bo10 a c1V1l eircrtltl, 1n-b:)und

woe llescend1t~Z ov~ -be ureo


:~me

of Gl.,Bbung.

010 073~,

Bnrtber in'fedlgoUon voa pt"Obtb1ced Guo "&0

~bo

tollow1ns:

(e) DO aructarol W.gbtinz woo ropo!'t>e4;


_,. bom'd fra:t tobe ob~t~
(o) 'lbM'e ~ co ot'bOl:." .repor,.n of an
lmUIQill ob3ee' malo :S:n 'be Btl:l9 ereo.
( ' ) DO eo~

"
Tile on.sle or ole'fct1on oos 'fN:!J' oliG'I'l'S (12' 1t0 l.:P) end
1'1 aithtocl 1.11
bdl'-up oroo, u 1na1co-see tbQ; 11' GUCb
o~ a14 e:ziat, ~ ~iltitulle uoula bo GXU'EC~~l; low, tbe
....._. . .ld 1le rmort nod 1C'ba.Nrol'o, ~be ~DtG o~ ~ wouUI
eppee to be ~SG).ve.

Dae 'SO Sbe beigt1'1 or tbo eon :lbove too txlr1sron, appro%.
1~ a'l 0733:! em 3 Oct . 55, e~ 'he 'lo slUtude of ttlo c1v1l

5.

aircrat'

Oeecend~

on f1nole

D$

0133Z,

UP levot1on,

~:&.

U :1s ccma10oH4 pr-ob:lble 1itln tbe UDuaft 1:%:DOeavred Usel.t


1111;0 a poaUioz: ~ t e r&.tl.eeunn cf' tbe &ll.tl on 'the a1rcrs1't
wa naible tor o br1at pal'1od .

6.

lt 1e canc.Lli('ll'cd 'tll:l'S tbe above t'oc";tll'D g1vo ell cbO


(l re:nect:z.oa CDB =beJ:'o.toro. rece:rcLd'! 'bot no
fWU.O 80
D be 'tflJ:et; .

eTS4eDoe of

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CONFIDENTIAt
REPORT ON

OBS~RVED

OBJ!CT

observer~ . . -:.-::~.~.

, arne of

l.

~ ~IaL

Observer . ~.~. ~ . . ~ .~

.Address oi'

3.

Occupation of Observer .

4.

Date and Time of Observation (Time given in

6.

Manner of Observation: (Give details of own position by map


reference if' uossible 9 or by known landmarks 9 and describe any
equipment use~ in tt1e observatio~} .
.
v ?/~ .~~

ty~~ . ~ .. . . .... ... . .. .


24 hour clock zonal

~/ (oJ\- r . : .1.7. ~- 7- ..f.: ..S::.T ..:... ......... .... ... .... .... ....... ::~e)
5.
Period of Observation( s} . . ~ . ~ . ~ .~ . .. . . ~ .

~-~- ~~~-~~ -- - ~
w~b: M . ... ... ~. <0: .. ..... .... ... ... . .

.~- ......-~-r.0. ~ ................. .... ...... .

7.

Where was ooject first ob::.erved , e.g. overhead, coming f'rom


behind a bill, over the aorizon 9 etc .

~. '-~: :..'~-.0..~ ~ .~!':'; . ~ . . . .

8.

attention ; e.g,

Waa~ ~irst attracte~ o~server ' s

'~'

.. '

'

'

'

. A OO

000

< o ( o o ..

OOO

or noise .

li~ht

,.'

'''

. . .

""

'

'

''''

'

9.
If tnere was more than one object , how many were

10.

and what

there~

was their formation.

~ -?0. . ~ ..{-:~..'f. .~~- ........


~ .~
~
oo.-1
i
.
~
o
..
~lflj:
1:;
-~~- . .. . . . ......... .

11 .

What VIas t he colour of the light or object .... ..... .. .

1~ .

What was

.
l.ts

a ppar ent s hape

~~ ~~:;ji ~. +. ~.... .
Was any detail of structure observable . ~ . . .. .

13 .

14. Was

any

..

..

..

. . . . ..

method of ~repulsion obvious , . ~. . . . . .. .

M . , ... ..... ,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

15. Vias there any sound ..


16 k.llRei,.ht
1
f' e 1eva t.1.on {.
L - /1 ,/ll."- a"~c.
, or eng e o
~~ . . . . . . . . .
17 .USpeed, or
1.8.

~m_,ular

veloci ty

~.. ~0."-:!<.f~t/. ~- -~~.

S t ate. any ex~erience w.n ich. enables obeerver to b.e reasonablY

certal.n about toe answers

~ iven

to 16 and 17.

I~ ~ . ~. . ~.!J .~. f..~ . ~..~.~ ~-~


A* Since it is normally impossible to e&timate the hei~ht and speed
of e str~nge ob1ect it will usually be better to endeavour to
determine the angle'of eleva tion of' ~he object, the angle
thnough wh1ch it moved~ and tee tirr.e ta\ el to do this .
- f"\" t
/2

'=' """r: NTJA

.....

- 2 Re e!;J._on Ae:L ~al 1..bject Cbserved

a$.

19.

Directi on o~
t he compass .

~light

{Contd .)

re~erence

with

COf\JFfDENTIAL

to landmarks or

point ~

or

~-~-~-~ ~-'-~~- ~ .E!:)'. .~!i.'!:.


20.

Did the object remain on e straight path , deviate or manoeuvre

Pvt( .

a t a ll. .

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

21.

22.

was any trail of exhaustt vapour or light seen . ~ ; . . . . . .

Where d i d obje ct disappear~ e. g. in


over the hor i zon.

behind a hill,

mid -air ~

~.~;+..A .-~ ~.-'!... ............. .... ....... ... .


23 .

Existence of any phYsical evidence such as f regmen t s 1 pho t o graphs , or other supporti ng evidence .
~
... .................
................... ... ......... ...... .......

.; IJ 2~ .

weatl:'.er cond i tiOI)S expe~ienc~i~~::R.~~rvat1.or:<e)

1~ o.J--..,..+ ~ 31~ ~
'I
s:-u. "'"'?-
U)~ . g 't).:) 'i.'-' '/:!:..:;):. .. ~~. ~~ ........ ..... ..

25 . Location of any air

tr af~ic

in the vicinity et the time of

s1 6 nting .

-C

..

.......... , ....... ..
..-

26.

Loca t ion o:f any me t eorolo6 ical stations in

th~

..

,Jer.er!:';l aree. .

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


...

27 .

A ny

add i t ional information . . . , ... .

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


e

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


Ques tions

25 ~

26 and 27 to be answered by interroga tor .

ONFIDEf' TJ/\ r

CONFIDENllA't

t.L'tY 130

5/6/AU. (66A)
Rosdqaorte~s,

Tre1n1ng Co!:lm:\Snd ,
"IJ'S Block
Albe~t Park BorreckS,
!!elbourne, SC3.

Dear suo ,
SionTING Q1P mrosUAL AERIAL OBJE~

Reterence yolll"
obJea~ on lst October,
1.

'~If.

repor~~1gbUne

of an serial

1955.

Attacbed bere~tb ~n du~l~co~G, 1e form Vbiob


de::~l.S wi~b ~hO a1gb~ng ot n.nususl oer1el objoct .

2,

3.

t .

It will be op11reciatod 1f you \7oal0 complete tbe

torma vnd return same to tbia Headquarters ~a early sa


.,oaoible.

(Je>hn

R.

l?rOUli)

?llot Officer
tor Slieff Oftioer Intelligence .
Encl.

pro- !'oma

s~smped-oddressed

envelope.

llr. Edwal:ds,
20, ~dt:ard Suroet,

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FROM H Q. 1.C.

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COMMONWUL.1 W Or" AUSTRAl..!.

DEPARTMENT
r,.J,r"~,.

OF

CIVIL

AVIATION

MD 033

VICTORIA.TASMANIA REGION,

T 40 ltpep6.'-; .{ .Utr..-t

vrCAvv.T, Ma.ouAf't._ ..

'ALiviORA HOUSE."

,. ,d .ft141 .
OOX' 4..570

:522 LITTLE COLLINS STRCET


0 P .O

IH WCJII'L 'f OUOY'L

MLI30URNE. C.l

136/2/11
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55

Air Ottieer CommendiDg,

Royal Australian Air For ce,


Heed~uarters Training Command,
Albert Perks Barracks,
Melbourne, s .o.:s.
Unusual Aerial Phenomenon,
At tached for your information is a copy of a report forwarded to
this office fro~ ~elbourne Airport .

~UJ! jJJ.f ~
;;.-~)

(En c.)

for Regional Director.

C.A. Form 225


Jury, '531

Re101ional Offi.::e No

rR~II>d

Melbourne Airport

St"tn :

No.

UL 449

Head Office No.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT

'

Place of Occurrence.
Aircraft -

llelbourne
Markong .

Type .

Type of Operaroon
Derails of lrn:odent:

1}15/z .

'.(r,

01/1345

Tome :

Date .
Ptlot

From.

.To :

SIGHTING OF TINKNOWN O:AJECT

Ed.vrards, 20 Edwa r d Street, K:~!1 . phoned t~.. r,e-go~t, _a sigbti.n~ ot

a ":Fl.ying .Sauq~r" ~ t a_pprox. 12~5/z .


Deaoription of object:-

CnoicAl gbject showing gr~~m:l:~h/wl'!J.j;~ :)j.ghJa ...i'!.i.~!:'

cl\bin on tpp and 4 lobes U~!'I'Del}th .

Ol?.J~t::t

was 1,'l;r.?.!)8 benea~h c~oud

(~,tpprox. 800Q .ft. ) fr.C1m ~a at ~o iVes.~ pa.ral.),e~ .. '!;i~~- g 9_tham .Road ao~l appeax:.~d... .
tc

~ip

sli2htly on apProach.

, 'l'h~re were no '1\oown R~ _A . A. F. or Civil m~veme_nts in tb~ ar~a a _


t t~is time -

To"er ipfo.neQ. of sigby?-ng 1 however Radar not al~~-~ dl,l~ to .~I!!J.~.y in


.. re{'O:rting

sighting.~

Signed

(F. R. SODEN_)

Designation :

00

00

M~

. .. . . OooOo

~/S . O . O .

OOOo..

000 "

0000"0" ... 0

000

..........

Date 1/10/55
IS"e o.er ~"--

L!XY 130

coNFlDENTIAL
5/6/Au. (64A)

.d

Iie~"ClUl'll' t ero , ~e1n1ng

f'G 11

Block,

Albert Pork

COmmon<J ,

~~rr acka,

Melbourne SC.3.

1 \ OCT 195S
Deer Sir,
SIGIITING OP ONUSID L .AE.iUAL OBJECT

1.
Reference 30ur repor~ed p1gb;1og of on
obJect on 3l'd o~ to'be.r, 1955 . ~ ~gil

ser~a l

2.
~~ccbed ber~~b in duplica~e, 1s form wb~cb
deal$ W1$h be aizb~1ng or unusual oer1al ObJec~ .

3.
It \11.11 be uppreciateu if ;you '1-~uld contpleoe 1ibe
torOB and return a~e ~o tb~ a Headquortera os e~ly os
possible .

Encl.

Ur .

for

A . ~. L. ~urfett ,

Weatbe.ro Office ,

Eeseudon Ai.rpor$,

V1c~or1e.

CONFIDENTlAL

I
I
COMMONW~I..TH OF .AV6TAAL.IA-

DEPARTMENT

CIVIL

OF

AVIATION
VICTORIA-TASMANIA REGION.

1"~/'f'A"'_. t.Ur~n

. .~~~JLJ.{/

..VfCA'VIAT, "'CitJ.DO\IftH&
'"'14'1 .f/Jtlt~UI

MELBOURNE, C.l

...,-Y ~~)("<e'
Jo ~~/) ~\
D ); oc,. v lf>.J
r.=_
~JY. /~ 7
\,.~~~
/J. 'Q _.('-'I

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..... ..._.,U"HC C...t

1 ~ ou;PLY ouon 1;36./.2/ll

Air O!tioer Commanding,


Royal Austr3l1an Air Force,
Headquarters T:raining Colll!l8nd,
Albert Perk Barracks,
~lbourns.

AI-MORA HOUSE.' '


!122 LITTLE COLLINS STREET

:7.0Cl1955

f"l \ ~

s.c.3.

Uuidenti~ied

Aerial

Pheno~euoA.

Attached for your information is a report concerning


"or-rdad
to this office fro~ Melbourne Airport,
the abOve ~ nu

(~

tor Regional Director.

--

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.:>v- ;,o sees . ) Very personal estil'llate based on aircraft


movement at that .cristan.ce and elev . - eo0/1.500 mph or greater
(may be computed).
Ul

Personal Tb.oup;b.t :- The undersigned has an open mind on socalled 11 Flying Saucers" and such alleged phenoll'l&na .
He is
reporting the optical facts of his observation.
He was
particularly careful that any relectional or re~ractional
effects due to his vehicle windscreen should not mar the obs .
He also made an "on the 8po-t 11 obs. of weather elements, and the
possible effects of reflection and refraction of solar radiation
(direct) is considered negligible .

3/10/55

Weather O!'fice
Eaoendon Airport .

Report to O. I.C:
On the above date, !'ollowing observation was
made by undersigoed: -

At locality 200 yards North o!' Vf1ndsor Rail


station, at 0737z , an object which resembled a cluster o!'
brilliant electric light globes was observed above the Eastern
horizon, travelling in an apparent Northerl.y direct~on .
The
object was !'irst seen at an approximate bearing 080 T (the
Eastern bearing of the Street) .
Observation or the (apparently)
~mi!'tly moving object was necessarily limited to a period of
(estimated) 20- 30 sees .
The brilliant object appeared to
describe a descending path !'rom 080T until it was lost behind
a roof top horizon at estimated 040T .
Estimated angle o!'
elevation start of observation about 15/20- End of obs . 10/15.
\'leather observation taken at time :OVercast cloud 3/4000 1
Very small cloud breaks
to blue sky to s . & E .
'!lind very light SW. Vis . excellent to
50 miles +
No observed virga or evidence of showers or electro
meteoric activity.
Rydrometeoric occurrence only stratiform.
Remarks :The observation was first made whilst driving a
motor vehicle in an eaterly direction .
It was continued (e.t
some personal risk) for period 20- 30 sees .
The vehicle was
rather abruptly brought to halt in an endeavour to continue obs .
Tne object had then disappeared below the surrounding rooftop
horizon .
During the observation , the observer thrust head
t!u'Ough side window oi' veh~cle .
The object was still observed
similarl y as it first appeared.
Form of Object:- An e lliptical cluster (brilliant) ~ith major
axis N- S (estimated N- S axis about 3 times that of minor) .
Distance of Ob ect from Observer: - Estimated 15- 20 miles (based
on angle of el6v . Possibly to 30 miles on personal est~at1on .
0

Speed of Object :Estimated very high (hovered 10 of azimuth


in 30- 30 sees .) Very personal estimate based on aircraft
movement at t hat distance and elev . - 800/1500 mph or greater
(may be computed).
Personal Thougnt:- The undersigned has an open mind on so cSlled 11 Flying Saucers" and such alleged phenomena .
He is
reporting the optical facts of his observation.
Ere was
part~cularly careful that any reflectional or refractional
effects due to his vehicle windscreen should not mar the obs .
He also made an 11on the s pot" obs . of weather elements 1 and the
possible effects of reflection and refraction of solar radiation
(direct} is considered neg11g1bl.e .

Conclusion: -

N~ ,

scientifically.

A reputable and reliable acquaintance of


undersigned, who is an Aircraft Pilot of ve ry long experience,
once reported a similar occurrence in approxmately the same
a rea .
His obse rvation was from ground , (after sunset) .
I con s ider that nonnal. a i rcraft movements 1n
the a rea could not explain the above observation.

(A.M. L . MURFETT)
We ather Offi cer.

2 MAR 1955

n 25 PZB. l95S. ~tte ~ortto~u~ or c~n

1.

no"C!on

r~;tl4 lih 11 fA w.cnto~.na ot &tl anuAut)l eortol obaect bDG


:bce+l n<:iCa t.:t
t. Tc: .,.tt~C, ~loyce of ~~ :n"17.lol! ~:;:: 1
~ B~"" .

noac

I'G 11cs oloo OdVl!Jed ~b 1i Civl.l

2.

v1oli1on r""c.ro 1"oeill,;-

1ea :tllil&a ~o De11i~:t nny ub~~c"C -n "b" ~ct:l sreo. ead

'Cbot t !E're Vlel'C no oirarG!'t or l:IO'CQOt'Olog:Lcal bollooo.a l.Jl


:;ho ncitli"CJ 01 the 1ilmco or 1118llUng.
3.
f' .
t!\f~Nn tO .i.l::!::lca1otioi.J con'l>ac~od 1bSt ttho O 't~
o:t'1cet la,ell1gi;'I1Cc eo; t;h;us JC'tld .tle!"t;Ct"D.
Ue~c~la given

WN;-

(e) cbo obJ cc isblied ::tpDeG.l"eCC oa a ~'~'ar J.n


eloae pro:d..'l'n.ti;:? o;o ~~ ounz

{b) tbe o1ljec1 SJ.gh~ hoO been ob

ra.:::ae

1ibree ~ i"olll' da,va -

l."TOd or

:trcc 0600 oour

anUl oppronroneJ..y 1500 bQurp;


(c) 'he ob3oat C:P.Pt=Cl"ea ~ move 1'1"om E:~~ to
ea';

(d) on oac oc.c~lllon 'l'l!lo ObJeCT; ::ppc:noea ~

Ye :t."ra:t ~e1i 'So -oa';


_ -- ~ "'f.>.'"CHEcr ,

~~,~~~~>.~~,~~o!J.~;e~5'":nv 1955~

tAAR 1955
(t) CJ. V11 Vl.::u:ioo o'licorolol;:l.cal W.'NJa Wli \ 1'1 a.T.Q..
... nrorDca.
~o nc ,~v.r
ali s.dneo<l tht\'.~':::"~':...;.&.o-----

(e)

'!lo Ob;JP-C'I 1100 pt'ObC'bJa ~ D'lillr;


(s) ~bo
rgu1!11u em;popc~ as :11l1"ormcd
adViSOIS 'Gtu:Jt iCbC O'bjoct WS
re&olt of ClOud ~~~Oc~1oa.

4.

'l'be

26

t. y

!'ObObl:f C

-Dtcl1. !II!'I;hc:O C'1)tl11 (:~00


Cmi::>O OD '1it1CI
!"r~ "Sbo 6eccrl.pt1on c;':l.: u ovl:ttone ti1 v::n, 1fi
thnt whe ObJ <n; Dlllb'li~,;d
o probDbJ.,y Verrus $Dl5
::'ll"Ctlt mo~ n'C WB b
'1.1 on :tbe poo! tioas of thfi

.1955 on

'b::>~t
'Uti ~,.
oba~c~ o~ ~1oos ~nt~lo reLO~lve co 'Gbo ouc ~ Cbe bo~1soo.
0

'Chml
5.

l.U::n:ra

Venus

o'Cot17 or 'tlle u- ll:wnoe ~ 1955 Obo~d


by
'l.'l'Ct>D reaomblOd cl!>l!lft!1' ~t<.~

sJ.~o

O't

'tbe '!,lerli1c1.1.J.or Utlee in qugsti~D .

G.

~o'G too

posof'

p:>o.L10!~os

'lbo S . O. I r.teU . noae!:cy ohec.bi,lt! 1iho ob,Jcoc ebB be


thc"G 'tbo.rt~ j_e rea~Y.~nab1o eonolao1ft Foo~ libut '!Obt>
ObJttn algb"God woo 1illo lanet Vuona

~DilUlera

/2 .

\...ONF\DENTIAL

7.

I~

coo be conclu4ed ttlE't-el'o.te, 'lihal; : -

(o)

~u~ o~poroot mov~ot


~oe o~oroe~~r1o~1c

~o b~ eer~b

ot

or

b~ o~J~ct

~ ~or r~1Gt1vo

ond ob~vcd r~lntivo


'$o ,;oo sun t'nd tllo bor1:aon;
{b) tbe po e1t~oo onO 1~0 of ~h~ obJecs
Qgt't"ed n'h 'UboSC or 11Vonun" DD

calculc.tcc!l 1'rO!l1 tbe l it l!.'1snno 1955;


(c) tt~ Oi)p~roQ1 l'eVOl'&ea d'trccflion ot
~TOUcn~

mo'f'entC'nt

h~ve

ooald

ot

boon

au

~o

;;he ot::-t>.r'lfor 'c1 beod or

ds1am polot on

~he

er

u~~j

{d) oltbougb Venae set ot spp~o~motol3


1700 boura on the 25 r 13. 1 .. 55, tibc

ob~oc't a1SD1ed ot l'130 oour couJ.d


po:Jts:lbl:/ hsvo bcr~n 'Ver.us lind :ln c;orro!'
~:tcde l.D ~be &st:unotl.on of ti!JEJ 1time,

or elterns~!~~ onotber plen~~.


(" . t;. S1rl.U&.. r~b:t.cb ,;puld ha'\"e boE:o
br:A.gllt eooug\\ ito b<? obuetrvt!'d e~ tbat
tll:.e

or ar13.

) tibe obJ~o\ ~1$ht~a .a~

furtber oc,ion ie

Venue &oa no
neceesart.

consid~red

'(C. \ ?EJ.RC3)
droup C8p11o1n
::mr;tOR ill u'l'.-iFP ~Ic:ffi .

CONFIDENTIAL

..
REPORT ON

A - ~IAL

OBJ.7CT OBSERVED

1~

Name of observer ..

2.

Addr ess

3.

Oc cupa tion ot: Observ er . . ~ ... . . . . .. . .. . . .

4.

Date and Time of Observation (Time given in

o~

fJ( W.-~ij=; . . .

Observer .

g; . . ........

<f.'
....... .... .. ! #~. .. "!~ .
td .

. .. .. ~ ~ $. ~- ~ / ...... . fl:.

1
.'

24

..

hour clock z onal

~~tf:...... . . . . . . . . . .......... ::~e)

3 J:~ . .. . ..... .. ..... ... ., .

Period of' Observation( s) ..

6.

Manner of Observation: (Give details of own position by map


reference if' possibles or by known landmarks, end d,escribe any
equipment u ed n t h e ~ serva t ion) .
t1

~ ... .. .

.. .. ~~- 1;~-t~ ..t;:k~Jr~


... C...9~J~: ... ..... .... ....... .

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


7.

~4

....... .

Where was object f' irst observed , e.6. overhead, coming fr om


b ehind a h ill , ove:r> the lOt~= etc.
.

-~- H4.~ .........4!. .t~.'14A .~~- ~-~

8.

l O.

11.
1.2.

lJ.

Waa t

~ rst

attracte-G. observer ' s sttention . e .;. lj _;-nt or noise .

......~J.:..... .. .... .... ~ ... .. ,........ ;..-' .. .........

~:~.~~~~~~~ ~~-.~:~~~.~~.~~.~-~~~~~~~-~~~~~~: . ...... . ~


I.f tnere was more then one object, how many were there, and what
was t heir f or mation.

What was t he colour of t he light or object . ~.. .... .... ....

/.

....... ~- JifJ...... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . . ;:J'.i.... .. ... .. .. .. ~

~~~-~~~.~~~.~~~~~~~~.~~~~-: r:::~t~:~f!:~~::: .: ::'


Was any d etail of structure observable

.!c... ............... -:
.:1

"' :

. ... .... ::::-L

la.

Was any method of pro pulsion obvious . If~.... . ... . .. . .

. . . ~ ..

~j
15. Was there any sound ... . ~ .,.,.,.
.4-J..:. .. .. .. .. . .. .. ~ j
16.,1UlSeignt, or angle of elevation ~P.~ .. . ~- Jwf. ~ . ~\
l1.AaSpeed, or ansular vel.ocity . bJ..~~ -~ . . .
:
14.

f:J.

S t a t e any experience which enables obeerver to oe reasonab lY


c-ertain ebout ) he answer& :; iven to 16 and 17 .

....... .. ... l!.i:!~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


at

] ~,!

1'

Since it is normally impossibl~ to estimate the hei~ht and spe ed ~


ot' a strange object , it will usue11y be better to ende&vour to
'-et.ermine the angle ot' elevation of' the object , th.e ans-le
ttuoougn wh.l.ch i t moved , and the time taken to do this

. . . . /2

- 2 -

~art on Aerdlal 1.lbject Observed (Conte.)


19.

21.
22 .

rererence to landmarks or points

o~

~:: ::~:~::~~; ::~::~:~ ::~::~ ~: ~:~~: ~:::: ~~ :~~


Where did object disappears e . g. i n mid -air, beh~~~~-hill,
over the horizon

.....k ..1~ -;.~.............. . . ... .. .. .

23.

Existence or any physical evidence such as fr agmentss photographs, or other supporting evi dence

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

24.

Weather conditions experienced at time(s) or observation(s)

25.

Location of' any a ir traflic 1n the vicinity a t the t i me of


runting .

......... .1-~.. : .W

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

tYwmk.'ly(~r-tJ..~rl.L~' 4t:w. ~
fiLt -~ (ft:ir .~.k. ~'-7".-r~.~......... ....
26.

Location of any me teor-olo6ical sta e(ons in the

~eneral

arcs .

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

27. Any additional information ~ l ~~

.w

..

.~ ~. ~;.~ .4..~. ~ ....


...... ... ., ...... ........ ........ ....... ........ ..... .. ...... ..
.................... ......... . ................ ................ .
Questions 25s 26 and 27 to be answered by interrogator.

..
REPORT ON A -3lhL OBJ:CT OBS~~VED

,.

l.~

Name 01' observer . .

a.

Address of Observer . . !f:l:{

3.

Occupation of Observe r . ~~ .... . .. . , . ... .

rl. vl.Os.B.oRI:J. ~)j. . ~J: ...

/~ ., . . . . ... . ..

4.

Date and Ti me of Observa tion (Time given in 24 hour clo~k ~ onal

Period of Observation( s) . .

6.

Manner of Observation: (Give detail s of own po siti on b y map


r e f erence if possible s or by known 'landmark ss and d eacribe any
equipment used i n the observation) .

.......~~ ~s .H ....... t~ . !( -~~1. ....r ........ .. ...... ... .. ~~~e)


~-( ... ..

.......... .. .,..).

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

\ll

' '\. - .. n ' :

- : ..

-;:4 ~ . . .

(i)...~~~..~ . ~J.~~!i-. . .

].

8.

~~~f.";;.'-!1.~~... . . .

Where was object first observed, 6 . 6 . o ve rhead , coming from


behind a hill , over t
nor izo n~ et~ .

~~.lr;,.

.: .... ~. JtMI.P.w~. ~- ~

1.Yllat first at' J f


ac/ J
eG. o:,eer ver ' s attenti on; e .;. 116 ht or noise .

~.

.... ..

l .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

as a libh t or as a definite ob ject.

9.

e e

10 .

. ...

fo

o e e

"

..

ther e~ and wha t

If tnere was more than one object, how many we r e


was their fotmatio n .

................O.w...................

11 .

lJ.

.~ . .. . . .
What was its a ppal'ent shape ~ .~.Cy!'J ~~
................. ...... ' ..... .. .. ... .. . . . . . .. . .. ........ . .. .... .

What was the colour of' the l i ght or object

deta~l

Was any

..

of struc ture observable .

..

. . . . .

obvi~us . ~0. . .. . . .... . ... . ...


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

14.

Was any method of pro pulsion

15.

Was ther e any s ound

elev~tion . J.Q ~... .. ...... ... ... . ..


an~ular velocity . H.~~ .. ... .. ... .. ..

l 6 .aARe 1ght, or angle of


17eUSpeed, or

1e.

S t ate any e x.;>erience wnich.

e n~.J le s

e I

obeerver t o be r eason&blY

~~:~~~~.~~~~~.~~~.~~-~~~~~. ~~.~~-~~:.~~: . ... .. ... .

at

Since it is normally i mpossibl e to estimate t he neiz ht and spPed


of C stt'ange Object , it wil l u suallY be b e tter to ende&vour to
ie~ermine the angle of elevation of' the object, the eng:e
tnrough whioh it moved and the time taken to do t h i s .

. . . / 2

- 2 -

B('?or-t on Aerdlal <.bject Observed


19.

(Contd . )
landmark~

Direction or flight with rererence to


the compass .

or po ints of

U.~4+~~E
.. ~. ~ 4-;_~-~.,. ~

~.. r:;:;,lJ~2_~~;
;;fJ4'~
20/ Did ~he object remain on a trsight path, deviate

or manoeuvre

at all.

21.

22 .

~:: :~ ~~:~~ . ~; . ~~~~~::: . ~:~:~ ~~ - ~:~~: :~::

- ~ ~ ~ ~

Where did object disappear ~ e . g . in mid- air 7 behind a hill,


over the hor izon.

n '

~-a.W
... ' ....... ...............................
.... .. .............. .
'j,W

23 .

fragments ~

Existence of anY physical evidence such as


gr aphs, or other supporting evidence .

photo-

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

24.

Weather conditions experienced at time(s) or observation(s)

25 .

':j~

CfuvJ~.

..

Locetion of any s ir traf.f i c in the vicinity Bt the time 0f


~lgnting .

4-r ~~.Mbf:!;~A!w.

/4j.-~ :1\.<:>. . ~. ~":"!'?


26 .

LOcation of any

me teorol o~ical

. .. .

....... ~. ~

~ .

stations in the 6enerel ares .

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


'

27 .

A~di tional

i nf'ormation . . . . .. .

'..... ...

...... ~ .~.~- ~..~. ~.~..: ~w ... ..

~ a,

. . ...... . . . .... .. . . . . . . . . ... ... .... ..... . .... . .. .. , # .. ,.

Questions 25s 26 and 27 to be answered by

i nterrogat~r.

, ~ t.,_lfl!:!d !!a,..,...,!. f;' ! n ~t~:tc!c ~~r.:.. 1G t, ~ . l"hit:i!


a.a1a rlt.b tllC dt~llt ~a o! t'll.! t!l o.~!. -:~t1l llh~Cl t~.

:;,

I t " ill bo app?Ocb<;tJ4 1!' yo'l

~oa:.~ eo~l 1~ct

t!l~ !'-11':'G18 aPtl :O~tn'!L On<'J ~0 t .l!!! :!~!llli}.U;;~~~-TI> 'IS C

JG-1 :li~ll.

lJ ac

;-_ 6 0f c1954

1.

eb~eet

2.

aeole

R&1'erer.ce ol.lt' l"Sported s1gbti!lg o~ en oe,-1al

oa tbe 16ttl ~.:;;r,b"'"'' i954.

~ith

Attf!etloa 1'\at';,W!th ' n c.'t 'Opl1ento,

t be PigntLne of

~uen~1 ae~ial

~a

r C-1-m

objects .

\~ hieh

I t will b5 ~pzoeo1atca i f fOil v:onlJ c cmple t~

3.

th~ !ol':''lB and retnrn ~l'rll& to tb~.c fieadqtls!"ters ac ~ ~:.:1 mJ

p06'1 1bl~.

_A_~'.V!3)
~~~kDi.1antenant

fo~ S~ Offieer

llr. I . WlT.I.l/.t.."S

.31

1llmd~era

Cealti~l1

Roa1!

Intel11genee

1fe.-:d1.U!U"tl!trs '.l"re1nin.g Ocr..ntmd


;f.,}.. l.2.
;I1.11~ t-~ 'P!Irll: i3orrac:ts
t:6l.bl'U..-n.8

391~

'-6

OE~ 1954

1.
ku.Zoul";;j.lo ... ., CJ\A' tS,)().).'i.ed s !{'hting of an es1.'1al
ob3eot Gil tbe 16th :r.r.v.:ll~be:.->. ~=3 '54.

2.
:\t.... a~lHt~ hu,..;r:t!th in liu:-,.U~nte 1 S.:l 1'ol"'!l 1thieh.
l'lllal:l u Lt'l tll~ &!:thf:inp: o~ Tmu&ual ~~i." 1 -:lr>jef)t~.

3.

t,~

1t .;ill b~ api>rc:o i auci if Y'>tt Wl)nl!i CI'Jll!'l)lete


:::>rms :;:nC. re ~t'l"1'1 3aru." to tni~ iie:J.i!~'l~...ters e~ ~'~"1:'11. es

p..>~$ibl!.

COMMONWEIU.TH OF ... USTRAl.JA

DEPARTMENT OF

.,..r.J)Ao.~

"'a

Tel.-qflO,:~c

Addf',.$1:

CIVIL

AVIATION

0 ,"

\I~CA.VIIoT

Do~

VICTORIA-TASMANIA REGION

~U-80UIII"'F

H)7 G,,.

AI-MORA HOUSE,
522536 LITTlE COlliNS STREET.

o~

U'ltiLi'OUMhl

1.;1~0

C f

MElBOURNE. C I

'"' .."'..' ouo~2- 11

.Ai:o Officer COIIIIDB oding,


R. ~ . A .F . Head-~uerters,

S Jutb.ern

CC~m~~~and ,

Hbert Park 'Bnrraoks.

UNUSUAL

AERIAL

Pf:IENOMENI'

~ copy of a re~ort received in this office is


attached for your information.

r
~caL~&
(L.P . :Bond)
for Regional Director

Enc .

C 1\ Form 225
lllavisod July, '53)

"'- .,_AI Office No


No. ML 57 9

llelbourne Ai.rport

Head Office No.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT

A ircraft -

1 6/ll/54

Date;

.Melbourne

Place of Occurrence

Pilot.

Marking

liype

To:

From ;

Type of Operati n
Details of Incident

Tome

UNIPENTIFIED OBJECT

At 2245E the

11

SUN11 off1.ce advi.s.e d t;hat ...repor:ts P.! an

...up1d,en~1!1ed objee<t had been re~etveq, d,etails... bew ~.s. f'~l,1qw; ~-~.P~~ted b-y' 1 . W. WILLIAMS, 3 1 B und.~e_:rs. Rd! , C_~l:]l.f~.e1d.
2 ~ . K.~ NJ;QF!;9L~9.~. 4,1 N.~..9A9~SOl} ~.P..:r.~.!'!.t, /3~n.tl~1gl,':l.~
~ ...

Descr.i.pt.1om

G . CLARKE ,

4~ ~ay

St., Br1ghton.. ... ... .. . ...

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

Oval. ob j.e.c t emi.tti.ng. blue. ye.llow .li.gb.t. sight.ad..

f irstl y by Mr. Wi lliams hov er~ directly ...<:r~erh~ad a~..~1~0-~~... th~


by Mr . Nicholson at 2142E al~o di.rectly ov ~~h.~~d bu1;; .w..ovi.ng and
.lastl y by .Mr. Clarke at 2147E ~PV:.ing rapi.Q.l.y t'~.Q.III, ...QU1.'h.E!.~9.. ..~9.w.8.t~.d
Q_'!?,j f;IC~ . r,epc;>!'~~4 .. a..s .v.fil.r.Y h.~sh..

....Willis.m5town.

ap;pr9~~t !" Qn;l.:Y:.t .....

... Met.. agv is~

n,o.

c~ ~c;l li.n

.. ... AU ....tJ.m M ...................


.. ~ - - ......

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

tl;i.e.

a.~~~ Q.qr~ ... t,l}.!.~...P.!).l;'_i _Q.P..

............._ .....- ............. .

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

~ "''--

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

"

'""-"'"

,.

( S . H. .B .

COOPER)

''"'

'''"'~"'""' """'" '"'" '

Signed;

0000-0'"'"

0 10

....

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_,.........

'""'

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Desig nation~ ....S . O. O . ..

000100"'"'''"

"

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Date :

, .. . . .,

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.........

lQ/l,J,/54

(See over

pag~.

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/

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re111 ct

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acri.r" c..bject
et'er , vi. ,T6 'fov ~4 .

enol.~~.:i...:;rr.unu.u1

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ur

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a o.- -t;h
'icel nd yselr
<1 obj ct
t: o\1 v~r ~he
coroerned mde n reporl. J"'" v e incide
n
' in yd ey to tht b t ~ oy kno le'~e .

e t

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to

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'llil ~t I

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t'e inci'ont \rC m"'c by .;y


s i ne ture to his repo1 ... .

culd lil(e

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ltl1 u h I .1ry

co-o.rc"" te by -r111 i

in the fona

' t "Ched to ~oul' J e~ tel' the vlhOle ir:t..:ident. is SO lor.OJ


- ne t' rt s- f::tCt'3 wouJ- 11E' t b st ost ir.<>ccu1r tE.

, " cy if ~ l1 v pu.t you t-o :_cy inco1 ve14ience but


:;. t is 1 e t'et ~ou lvil" un'e1s-::and tl.le situ,tion fro11 tl
""ote ,_,i _ . nm.tld l to o:r l'ln~.,r !'urther a. s tf!nce tv you ...
.,. i - ~ e o ly too ple ~e~ to obli~e .

1, it} "'ul Ty

'tt.r

\...

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,

co

KIY 1.30

?//)-AlB.. ( 55!)

2765

Headquarters,
Trv.in1nE Co~d,
.Ubort Park &rraoko,
t.IEL:OOIDmE t sc J.

Dear Sir,
SIGm'Il'lC OP Ul'fOSUAL A.3RIAL OBJECT

1.
Reference your reported sighting of an aerial
object on the 18th November, 1954.
2.
Attached herewith in duplicate, is form wh!ch
deals w1 th the si.ghting of unusual aerial objects .

3.
I t will be a:pprecia ted if you would complete
t he fo~s and return same to this HeaQ.quartera a:::
ear lf as pocsible .

~OSTER)

Squadron Leader
STJ'.FF OFFICER Im'ET~IGENCB

Encl.

DE:Sf!'A;.rCHED
1 9 NOV 1954
Kr. W.W. Oaborne,
44, Aberdeen st.,

2SS!:!IDON,

FROM H Q .... C.

V.

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

D EPARTMENT OF

C I V IL AV I ATIO N
VICTORIATASMA NIA REGION
" ALMORA HOUSE"
52253tii..ITTI..E COLqNS SlREEl
ME;LBOURNE. C I

1 3G3 8

17. t~0~. 1S5\

Intelligence Section,
Readqu.er~>ers Training Cor.~N.&.nd
R. ,\ ., .t '

Albert Pork Barracks,


J>.ELBOIJRHE .

}. oopy of

attached for your

t1

report received from JJr . L . B. We liter 1s

intor~tion.

{L . P . l3ond.)
for Regional Director .

CA

ReglOnal Office No

Form '2'25
July, '531

rR.,.,.,.~

No.

He:>d Office No.

ML 553

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


Place of Occurrence

Tme .

To:

From :

Type of Operation

0600/z .

Pilot

Marking

Aircraft -Type

Detads of ln:ident:

Date : 23/10/54

Melbourne

REPORT OF UNIDENTIF.l.ED.q OB.J:ECT

l.fr .L . B . Walker of Burwood te;lePb..9ne

Wf.a:~.57 . ti..~l.epl:loned

.. a disc lil,{e object sigh1;e.d oyer Burwo.od.

to

r~pp;r.t

Th1.s. re.por.t we.s made at

0600/z. and the object had 'be.an ..in v:1.ew .for ..some. ..30 minu.tea............ .
Mr . Walker reported that .he ns certain the obj e.ct was not an ....... ..
aircraft~

end v ery l.ittle c:QanSe o:( pQs.H .iqn

lJ..a.,4.

~lU(en

,.pJ,a,g.fJ. . . ...

On request, the A. VI . c. and ..Towe'f' Raqa.,z: ...:were; .. ~.~):c.~d to f!.!3ar~'J:l. ...~'!:1.~.. ,

. area, bqt no

~1de,n.,t1f1ed

e!:hO was report!').Q., ........

Mr. l'ls;J.ker was pQ~.~~ive. t}J.e .Qt:l j ~!:.:ti. V@~.J?resen~ . ..S.,s

visib le seen ~hrougl;l_ f'-e.l d ,gl.!!sse~, .!Ylc;t. cgW,d

H .. :.v~s c:j,ef!l;'J,y

P..!i! . 4..~pi c;:t.~.Q. .l?.Y . ~P,l?,

unaided eye.

Signed

ta..

ALEXANDER)

Designation:

S . O. 0 .

Date : 23/10/54 .
IS~ ave~

pgo.

MXY 130

CONFJDENT' A.'

5/6/AIR. ( 53A)

Headquarters,
Training Command,
t

:J J

Albert Park Barracks,


HEL:OOUBJI'E, SC 3

17
Dear

s~

Sir,
SIGB.'liNG OF UNUSUAL .AERIAL O'BJECTS

1.
Reference your reported sighting o:r an
aerial object on the 16th Nov~ber, 1954.

2.
Attached hererr.l. th in duplicate, ie a
:tor.a which deals w1. th the sighting of unusual
aerial objects.

3.
It will be appreciated if you would
compl ete the :form and return to this Headquarters
as ear~y as :possible.

,J

Encl.

.f\4-CJ, .

(X.!. POSTER)
I
Squadron Leader
f~ .lc ~AFF OFFICER INTELLI GENCE

---

k e ~(o,11
DESPAlCHED
Captain Norrie,
302, Biversdale Road,
CAJBERWELL, V.

18 NOV 1954
FROM H Q.T .C. j

LIXY 130

CONFIDENTIAL
5/6/AIR. (52A)
Headquarters ,
Training Command,

Albert Park :Barracks,

so J.

J4EL:BOtmif.E t

l 7 NOV 1954

Dear Sir,

SIGHTING OP' tnmSUAL AERIAL OBJEOT S

1.
Ref'erenoe your reported sighting of' an
aerial. object on the 16th November, 1954.

2.

Attached her ewith in duplicate, i s a

tom which deals 1'11th the sighting of' unusual


aerial objects.

3.
It vd.ll be appr eciated if' you would
complete t he form and return to this Headquarters
as earlY as possible .

/)

Encl .

l\..~.

(K.I.FOsTER)
Squadron Leader~
Sll!.AFP OFFICER l lffELLI GENCEl

.I

IM

/(:1IC

Major B.G. Walker,

5, Porlham Avenue.
CAMRER\YELL

V.

DES?A;fCf..-)4="0

I V 1G5
[ FkOr<"l H

T.C.

sr 4
~.

CONFIDENTIAL
Rea!S<l.U!lrt era,
1~a 1o1 ns c omm~a~ ,
nt A Pl1K
~CK.'l ,

r;s.

n'

,c 3 .

11 36
SeoretaJ.7,
Air Bo a r~, ( D F.l. )
Vtotol'is B~~a oka,
!@LBO}lbJ!!. SOl.

26 Oct ober , 1954


( Copz 'Dep rtlllCi nt Ohll

SIGJlXIllO OF
j,. J\ , C .

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5/6/~0582) ,

1.
Further to this Jleadqu!U't e re l etter
dated 18 October 1954, ttache~ her ewith i e a r eport 8Qbm1tte:S bz L. A. C. Calnrt, E . T. ot School. of tacUo, Ball arat.
2.
5.'h1e eigbUns wae I'Q&de at 0130 holll'a on the 4th
October, 1954 ana msy be relate!S t o the a1gbt1ng lll34e b7
Appreotloe Khan oo that date.

3
Altboagb a1gbte~ on the 4th October, the re~rt wa a
. .ae el"ball7 bT SQn.Ldr. Be1n I. ( s) o. by t elephone ooD:Ye riSatioa on 13th October, ana the attachea report di!S not
reaob th1a HeaOquertera until 20th October, 1954.

4.
It 1e tberetore considered that ao fur.,her nct1on
oao be taken at this junct11re, but -...a ll details h~ve been
ttled tor t'ut11re M:tereace.
'

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2 7 OCT 1954
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Ov
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r .mt. . c":! c t
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ij l> ~ sen
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j e t . ,.. . 'br :>o WUi1 l b rr r .
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f:C.t.IT.rru.~~ ZEJE a o

~~:..nee ~lli9..k..lt.. _!1.lln~SI!Q.:yr l:le


1

bc,tr t:~.~.!....E'.L..1.0
1' efav..1!!..912... .il1.J:.hL.i?.J~JU:.:- !D~:.. ~P.F}.!-1_21 t-!J!;.f.

. f;;ith~-- ~y~d ~.. ., o~ th>_.ti&~-UII:.2!1....!9..i!s-lll~

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2 b.

~ l OD 0 (' '1!'\.z r:ltltj60!'0 l0!1Ci!j

..t.!.&. e.ener~l

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".d und ~ o... - C -.v r t.


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I

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26
eontar-1,
/1 11' Board.

o cto~r,

1954

D 1.)

V1otor1a Darraota,
...

cow

J)U

t C1v1l &v1ot1on

1.
Attaehe4 bel"ftltll are eporte ot tbc e1z;ht1ns ~ n
QDQMaal aerial obJeot ao.batlttea by eot1on Ot't'lcer v Lcrw~
eDt Pllabt L1euteft9Dt 'E.V. 'l'.
lel~e. both ot ohool or
lUo,

BeUant.

2.
!lat. report sa t'lrat mft4e verb 111 by telepboDe oouftl"AUOB trlth Sqn.L~r. B in,t( )0. of School ot ;!lldio, Bt'llarat on t.be 13th tober, 1954.

).
eteoi'Olog1oa1 "'eotione nt Eesenl!on and LnYe:rton were
eont ete4 1sae31atelr b7 the t tr attic r (Int~ll.) t tble
Rndctautere.
It :tf'1ee4 th t th
tme ot aie.ht1n.s
(1707 boaH) 41d DOt eo-:tncide with tba Umea oi' re1e!&se or
.-teorolo&;1o~ b'3Uoona on tbe ~ te or a1Eht1na, nn!S beoaaae
tM exletlq w1.n4e were o1.1tb- eat, it ie improbable th."t the
ob;aeot algbte4 w11e a met. b Uoon.
16.
It a tur-tMr ~vise~ , bOwcve: th t ::1.tnol.lij,b 1mprol>ule, 1t 1a remotelS poslbl.e tn t tho obj ct vae a met.
ballOOD.

It 1e oon.a1dcre~ th.'1t all poaa1ble oct1on Me been


t~ ree~rlUng thie e1e,ht1ns antS the relev!Ult 1nfol"ml\t101l
baa been tile~ tor tuture rerercnue.

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t r otfteft!' Co:mp!QaJDS

8~A1'CHE"

2 7 OCT 1954
:_ u,.. H til r.e.

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t.ion
no
:.n ob .
~

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0 fl n i t

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0 t,_ ~

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;..yc jtlo1, 2r 'lll.t

IT'et~or_QlQ!

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v r t vo, .s ~ ..ton

(Tot 1 OVJ r )
s out h rn he; r _ :Jll c t t r c2 b r o . . .:u
- u.-ou
d ov r h "' .
s not. s_ -h t, d

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Oboe1 v r 1 3 l
r ~ ~n bl~ ~onl_d~ t
it
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ni t ' o c . b .ton

"" V.T . Shi c.:l - ~


B ll r t "" 0 ~ ... 4

: .......,..,

COPX

a.
9.
10.

answers 1ven to 16 ~ 17
3i years \lll, AF Serv1oe.
Baa aeen
Jete t'l,y1ng.
Sipge it it nol'!R'llll 1mooss1ble to gtim!lte the he1fiht and epee4
ot a atranse obJeot, it will Qauallg be better to egdesyour to
eii!!t~~~rt~tq0obf~U the ansle throuM

@tiJPU'mJU.a:fie tSe
19.

Nil.

26.

27.
9qeat1opt 25,26

~nd

27 to be ~nsere4 bz igterrog,tor.
(s1sned)

v.

LeV)',

seo. off.

COMMONWEALTH OF A USTRALI A .
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ROYAL AUSTRALIAN A IR FORCE.


OUOTW

5/:?/.dR(SA)

R. , ,\ . F. School of rtsdio
.Bollarot
Victoria
18th October , 1954

.. tte:1tion : Co~nd Intelligence Officer


;IeadCillarters Trsining Comnond
Albe~t Perk Earracka
I elbo'.llne ,
c. 3

Victoria

::u:PORTS

o. .r AZU;J.

OBJE".:.r.3 OBSERVED

Furthel' to discussions between Command Intellieer.ce


Cfficer (S'ln. Ldr. K. POSTE..~) and Unit Security Officer (Sqn.
Ldr. ;. BAn;) , forwarded hex'ewi th al.'e "pro :f'ormos" i n respect
of aerial object sightings by :LAC. C.i.LVE.'<T ,

E. T.

,o.

',"51526

SECT . OFF. V. V. LEVY.

No.

03291

FLT. LT. E. V. SHIELDS.

for further investigatio...

~lPose.

COl:PIDEliTIAL

voacrvarJeA.~41 .bR.t ..C.f1~V~~1. ~:T ..


Jd~reu. o::' Observel. .. ~J~ .RF\.f\.f .?'~kM\ .Qt.J{~~tO.,.BfiLlf1AAf.
o~ou,:~tion or Jbserv~r~ R5t~f ~ . ~~~\$) .S~.'(\f!t.~TN\'1::1.
.soc c.f

Dote mo Ti tnv o;: O'bse:-vat"lv:1 (T~ 11e u:i.v.-. 11 2l.J how. clock
~
P\ _
f'1
o , 1 u. o)
., 'I

0J

Pet'ioC::

rc

0 ,. \'),.~ 4
~
~ ;J. 4
n ~
CJ: Observ.,tio.l(s}.. . IJ~ .~ . ~~ S.\ t.tl h ,Qs. . ......

e "'

.-

.c;. _, \ , . . )

0..

t'

;)

'i/he...e ~~~s ob ject first oboerved, e .. e,.

!'?o

ho~i :.>o

b e hL:..d a h illr over' t he

C!l'.,)

U "' f.

I" 0

fJ

) Ve:L'.w:-ol? , cor.il.g

tc.,

t Q,\,~~~~1,-:~~ ~c.... x<,~hyJ"' .~ ~Y~l'.r ,on .t~ w '~JY.s.


:~tte

;lh:lt i.:'st ot tro cted obs.a1ver 'c

.1olee
I

~ ,...

-~J . .~ ... " "' fl

9.

Die objcc ::

<,)

. . . ..

~rp::>ear ~s

...

.. 0

~0

#.

.......

r';, o:t , e g., lieht or


~

;a

('I

~ . .. ~
'iii

..

-~

::: liJht o1 ss o Cicfi :i"te object

., ... A..Jc<s.'\ .. ~~.~.\.~~ . J,1.~ b\:.~ J. \l\,e. ,~ . ~~.~J.o ....

ft

1 o.

11o

fii ...

':Ir-s n ...

'O .. ... , o .. ~

mctho0 of

il:-s thcl.'o

~.

P~'Q':')lllsio:o:. obviouc,. . ~ No~

/1"

sound" <t':.:,

Vo~t;. ,~:>~

.... .,., ., .

"" ...

;6..

licig~t;

17

SJ:)eed, o;:- "l.guJ.o:' voloeity., .. ~ /~-.~

13.

J;ote ... ~,, e:::-pe:..ienc e .thich e:1:>ble.;


)1~ c c: t tJJ..:..'l s:lbout th.~ :L~BYt\..!i.:' a gi7e

or

='~~"~Cle

,. ...... f',..ft,").C. II V e G

of elev::t ion.- L~P:

f'OJ

...

"~ o.b

Q "

~ CI

J C

o~O

ooe~~""'t

_~lt~\.I;,Q~ .1x.o~ oPS~t" v'h'.


~- f'k. 0 7", t~"'l~r-

o'Lao ver
to

-s

to 'bo rcosD.tl-

.1ci ~~ ...

~Hl~t".'<'~'-.\; r.Rf,f?Y..~~hc.t . t\ t. S.korr ~~~~ f1,vt~~r.t .C~. ~ lfQ~


311~~ /f\13
t~b.r~ ~~,~o:)~)~,..lo(\~ 6 ~~-~rcat.~alln'-Y:t - ~
SlJecr
~ &t~~ ,gti o0ject 1t w'\11 1au ... 1 Oe i.>et!~.J,, to c OL

~~;v~ 1 ~' 'to ... dcrte:,.'~1i11e. the 'l.lgle o"" .J.ev H~ 1 o:.? the
t: ~ gle .hrough wn.ch ~t novetJ.- n1.d the ~alr.c t l~:e
1

I.., ~" ._,

cot ,
<:c ci o
I 2

- 2 -

11enort o~- "'eri nl Object Obsa1ved


1

(Contdo)

s..
Did t he object -e
oeuvre ot ell.
&

10i.l

0.:1 .

otr:-~ig~t

-pc.thp devbte or mo<'l.-

f'!. 9.. -~~ n t'-~-"~4 ..t.~ . J.t'Y.~J~':-.1:. f.~ t\'...... .

c:.

o~

tr nil

e;duiUat , v-rpour o-. light aee"l. 6.-~J~.pJ:-.ki~

21.

;,-, 5

22.

,,'he.L"e did object tiia"'P eo;.:o, e . (3.

ovel:'

t~e

hill,

..Jid- , .i.Z', behind

hori:;;o.~o

0.P.J.,tr. .4 JtA "'~r.t.q ..~~b, 1\d. ~~A ~._b., Ji J.l.~S. ~~ . .


23..

Zxi ate.:1ce of ... ~1;' -ph"sicnl evide"Joe suer os fr nne


photoco:l:':-p;l.S, Ol' othe:. aup orti>:w, evidelceo

r~s ,

, . J'fJ.~........ ... ...... ...... ............ , ......... ....... .


ieo t hc::. co .oitio,1s e:q>crie ,lced .,t t1me(s) O::' obse v~ti.o"1(s)

'1

<'.

25.,

~ ~ 1~i' . -~ J~.ttY'.. ~ l~'J~ lt $$ ~ l:t\ l":r.:'t .))J .~l-J: ...

.e~

loc;tJ.on o.1
sightine ..

...

Jtcl(lt
~oo.-.~
a fii trafi'1c E1

t:~1y

..

..

the vic1;ut; a t the t1.me of

., q . . .

.. .... .

~ ~ - ~

26.

Loca tion
a r eo

or

o;Jy me t eorologic~l stations il t'1e ge_1ei'al

....................................... ................ .
0. RJI.d: ~~t?P.fAY.~A .. . ...
.~.bA \>. r..$ Jbt .. ~.t. Jt Jt.,,..1J~~.t..: ._,At.{, .. It ~.,tY...
~~. 'fA 'f'~ CJ. Po$,.Y.'It:'. , "._$ ..f.Y.\'(t0)f.AJ.'1- .. . . .
. A.t.,.~n..~ ..\ ~$>Al:L.,., $.k-~~S. ~~ t\. 1.t7.t bAU,.... .. .
~

27.

' . additional i nfol'm8tio:J.

1Uestio:s 25 , 26 and 27 to be :Mawe1cd b, i ..1te1roa<~tor4

~,Ac._.,; ~/'"'~. ~ 7.
~~~-r

/~~

kAtO

J.n f-e .,q ~ w h, t t t ~ "" l-.,... ~


w 1t\ p 1 "'K t-, n ~ e ~ ~ ov ~(\
~c:\~ts

.5-

I '

:lhe~c ~:s ob j e c t
.i'ro"'~ ''e.ili.td o hi l

first obs0rvea, e .. G<- .>ve:.. le->C 1 comi1.g


l . ove: t~e ho:izo , , ~c.,

., . O.'J~~x.h~~~\ y~t.~~ ~"'~~ ~ ~ o.~J:." ... ., ..


8.

,-,h..,t ~irs" st t:- ~ ct ed observer' c. !'ltte 't


.1oise

0:1 ,

e~ g... li.:;ht or

. Jl \1 ~.~.~ l~h =. ~ r:~\.v.-<. h . .tQ.. \}:. _b>1~.l;\ oJ~~"" f~-:t' ' o""'
Die o't jee : Ppooar <15 ~ li;sht o;. ss o dci'i .i tc object.

~.

\'\

" o e

~ 4,/ ...~"'tl-- \. ~t

\\

~ h. \':t-J . "" ~ ~ ~ o"' ,

., 9 o., o. v o, o

~o o o

.., o tot .- ""

I f tl'>l'lre '"S lor e tho oue object, ho~7 .~ . ~' ;rc;.e t'-::'!re ,
anc uh.,t was their I'o..-mntio1v
< <

D ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
& \;:\,

"/hat \7aa

t~e

7lFls

colour of -:he

'lh::1t wnn its op:>o: e t


.. ..

.J "''"' <~~~o

< o o o .

li~kl~o.,

s11~p .....

Y ") a ,

!Jt'llll> <~ ~

o o

object

!> '

o o o o < <

0 "

s.,olvh~.J:o., . \,'h,

S.p. h.er:e ~. o =

'Jo<d ' o

Y'~~~"" ('Co"'

a y clet 1:1 il of structu:..e ob,;ervable.,

v r

,., . .. .

f:{ ~ . ~ ~,.. "... ~ o"

...

- 2 -

...nort

19 .

01

eri.ll t;b;;eot Obse..ved

(Contd~)

JJ1:.ectl01 o! flight 111t;1 ;,efere


of the co"Tpnsa

te<:l

to !.r- 1C'm~:.:-!co or poi~tts

..Aff.'-~'t ~~\ .. .t.,. JJ:Ai~.\.. 1h .,\ .CS. ~."n!~l'1. .9.tyteho

:!0.

Die: tho objec .. :::-c 10 "1.1 o :1 : otl'"'ight


oeuv::-e "''t <>1'...

vct:t,

uevintc o;.. mou-

. .. .1:\ ~...... ..... ......... .... ~ ........ . ~ .... ~ ........ .. .


21n

../r1s .

tr~il

o:::

e:u~ust,

V"'pour or li"'. t seen.. .

;;:.;.elo did object di...:.1p en~, e. a.. 1.


OVer

t:1.e

tf.~. ' .. .

.Jid -::~lr ballinCl

hill ,

ilOr'"iZ 0 1.

.... :~~~ )~-~- -~ .. ~ l~.'l ~\. -~~" \<. ... .". . ~ .. ... ... .

23.

:E:dste~1ce

of e:1., phsicr~l evide.'!ce oucn os fr c:ne :~s,

p~ -r:-p:1s 1

or oti'le:. sup orti 1:1 evioe !Ce.,

., O ., r

:::Lt.
25.

26.

27~

$.

:.:'

ndditio:.'!al it.l.f.or11nt1o:lo

.. " ' . 0

(.~(I'

..... .

a. 0 0

..

"' \1

.D. tt 't:rf...~ ..t.C) "s... c;lwJ... t .\:'.~ J.~.v.-~t ..lh ~:r.:

-~~ n~~.~- 0 .o..t .. :t.\.\. ~ h ~ ~ .\. r.~. r.~.<-l.t, . t.{A~tJJ,!',


, l ~.a .. ~ .o.\). :t .t.tt;Rl..~... J>.t R6. t..!tO!{. ,... ~ ..... , ..
-

--

}leati.o:ls 25, 26 and 27 to be snswei'ed 1:... i.lterrogntol'.

S:tl ~ '"'l>.S.: . 0:>.~9/


f<d,f; /: ,, .. ~ N':.'t..-.f!!? ~! .."oo ..'/t' ~- ..

.ano c.f ubsc;;.ver f..'..T; ..f.w'


of Obso-vvr ..

:l l'r:w

Occ\l'LJ:Jt ion

\o .. 1--~

ot Observero ~ . ,1\.ri'P!~o (;f(f.'!~-;:::: I', ".. ~H.~.


l

24

hOUl' eleele
1!. t i .a) "

;0

Ootoeon

5.

Period
. 3 qo1 o~ Oboel'V['t o:.l;

(Give dut: il; :>l' o.. positic: b


if ';)OSolble~ Ol' b~, l;:,o7.llotv.l<~r1':s, ,,lc doecri"oe ., ,. e uipme ~ aoo 1 the obsorv'ltio

,,'l :-ci'cre\ce

o~..y_,'{. /:~f' ;: . .~~.~~ ~ 7"~., .1'tl~,~~ ~ --~~~~tf'/l'f:~ o Y:~~, ~


.~f:..i! i';"J/.:,_~ I:....<-///~~ )~Y:. ~ ,q ~..-:'r'l(~ft~ ..J:Y. . '"
1

7,.

'itile.:-e .. "s object fi!'st observed , e.,r;,, :we:..~1e,u, co111LJ


f:.o"' 1,e'i1L.d ~ hil!; over the ho:..'i3o . , etc.,

"}('!, ..f.y{i,. o.ouoi..~f!J:~~/1_1-..., /ff{(l~~ Jl~,'{ ' :.~cO


.S.

.-,h~t first attl' "c ted obaelver't:. ntte t~o:i~ e.g. light

o:..

:1o1se

n~.S,!:. ~(t!~~'fAf.f: ff.q,_'.J:fi, . , sJ.q~,;(.q. ",:(t:"4~ . .~. re.. ~


0

-- . .
~ ~ ~ for:;.,,y~ m~ ~
t

00.

~ ,J:1/::.c;:

t, 0 :

'.I

"

;o

G ( ,.)

~ ~~
\

0 4

(1 o,)

8 .. 0

1 o.

If there ~s 1JOl' e th:-

-1o

.-nl.:lt '.'.'as

t~e colou::- o;:' the lU,'l\t:i:.~ oojcct ~ -~'ci.Jfi.T:f:r.<

12

:ih1t

ita ::n_:>"orc-..t .sh:,-pc .. ...

am'3

Wes. s

h,t

;i;"lS

-~

'f<:~s

O"le

objec'!:, ho.; 1~ 5' >.'e:..~,e t'1ere,

theiz' fovmntio 1.-

[Jet aU of structu;.::;

!/'!rfrf?.'c:::~~-<-;;-., .... ~Y n

obt~ervable... ,. ~"" .V.'::.; o....

':Ins n ., me tho' o~ pl'opnlsio::~ o')viouc .

- 2 -

!e..,ort o... erinl Gbject Observed


1 s.

Direction ot :light
Of the CO'"'p"'SB.

:w.

Die t:1c o"bjec ~ .o


oeuvte at all.,

111

to

(C;.J.ltd.)

~:efere.lCe

to 2..,

1r." n ..1cs O'-"

po .uta

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


L1

o.

otr.'1ig;l't pct!1, oevi3tc Ol' TOO>l-

frlflf:~)t.-r: .. t If J 1.1 ;t: ....1. r. ...r:"Ctt.f. 1.'1/!.V.{~t;t. .

0 ..

:, 6

21 .
22.

:.'11e~e

ti'nl l

o: e:~h...,uet,

v,pow. o:;:- lief'\t ce eno /(('.

dld object o1.c.1p en-, e.g. 1

.J~d - :'l.lz-

h ...ll;

7 behind r-

ove:::- t!le ho:i:::o '"


,.,.oo~ ,. n)\)

23.,

Exi ste.1ce of :::.w p;1"sic,1 evide-:1ce ouc l-t 03 fi':.liJ!Ie :<:s 1


photo11r:--p;1s, or othe:. sup orti. .1.'1 evitlc::ce ..

2l.J..

..

<: Q . . . ...

,.

~'v'l ,.4 ..

0 .. .

','Jeothe::.' co .Citio :a oxpe::.ie,;ceCi ':lt ti'ne(s) o: obse v-,t io~ .(e)

M~ .41ttf.~;, .,. f. 't!T.t!.l:-. ~ ~.'{.~ l . ll~~f~.'f! ~%. 1:/kn. .rc" rH/P/V

~~ 1/lt#Mf? .PC'~rTGRGb 1 41?Qri(G,. C!GI,.,.,Gik:)ciS


:::.occtio1 of e:.1y ;.1ir traffic 1:.1 the vici'lit '' ~t the time of
sight i lgv

Ht:ilf,~N -

25.

1'

:J.~r. ~ ~. h~~. t6 \)..$ .r.. r~ AA~~- $). ~'x .~tM... ... _..
~ P. ~. \ ..w~~. "~ l:. -~ J~ ~ h.~tt... .
0 .

26.

"0"

0 0'. 0 .

LocltiO"l of cny meteorologicfll stst io.:s i 'l t'1e general


o::.. eo.,

.~.f:\. ~-~~n.('{ 7. c; :S.} ~ l'(l)A~-; ~n-1 Te C"a. ()) iJ~~-. P..8.rR FJ=J.P

27.

~..:~ oddi t io:laJ. inf'ol'illl:l'tio::J. " ,

o , , .. "., o " . . . . . . . . .

.nR~.,Y.i'X. ~'' \$ ...t",'.'.tt.l)~ R.l~ ~ .~.-~.<l,r.


0

.\.\.,

W"!-\ ~o ~ ~.b.-.t\. o~.~h .J. RJ...l-tvt\ N.. o ~; o

~..> ~ " " o'- .,o"""u~

)leati.o 1s 25 , 26 and 27 to be IMswe~ed b

j>

i..JtePrognto.r.

He~ Jqu ~ rt e rs Tr~ining

5/6/UR

q.

'F.

' l bert P ~ rk
Melbourne

of Civil Av1 1t1on


522- 536 ~it t l e Col l i ns St reet
illel bourae c. l .

Dep , rtme n~

~ICtUTirW QP ~ AI

u.

Command

B A rr ~ oka

b. C. 3.

1 8 OCT 1954

.J

PH!!:..OLII.J.I >\

,.{.1.

L,.t:c:- tt"

.A t tsched herev.f u i s a report on the

sighting of an aerial ob j ect for' <trded for your


inform"ltio n.

(C. W. PEUCE)
Grou p

'tt.

For

Capta in
Of l eer

~ ir

Co nm~ na ing

CONFI DENTIAL

LfJA
lie'ldqu'lrtcra 'l.'r!lln1ng Comm'IM

5/6/' I t~

R. ' . F .

Albert P

05 3 ...
Seoret'l rJ
\1r Do r:l

V1otor1n

r~ D~rr~cks

fJelb urne

"' . , 3.

t8 OG11954

Bnrr~c~e

(D. 4. F. I.)

r~clbourne

SIGUTIUG OF
tt ncne~ here\ith ia o report of nn oeri nl obJec t
nt the School of ad1o, P. A J~llnrat at 0300 hours
on the 4th October, 1954
2.
Apprenttoe r.nM~T uu.m KH:tN (PA :HlTAP. 85178) who
sighted tbe object whilst on gu~r~ duty wne ioterrog'lted by
the St afi' Officer I otelligence.

1.

s1hte~

written report (att ~ch ed


'>ur1ng
the interrog"'tion efforts were m ,\e to force h1m to aev1'lt e
f rom some of hla eqrlier atotem~nta , bu~ throughout he w a
cons istent in every det"'il.
His r~pol't iG therefore ooneider~
~s being einoer~

3.

Apprentice KHAN submi tted

he red t.b) some five days prior to being intel'rogqt ell.

aowever , when oueetioned on the delgy from ~hen he


first sifhted the objeot (0300 hours) until he reporte~ the
sighting (0600 hours) 'pprentice Kh"n g ve the fo ll?~1ng
expl"ontio':ls: (a) Being sensitive to ri~icule be origin9ll$ d~d not int end
to report the s i ghting.

4.

(b) .hen he e1hted the ooject he w a so frightened he


retre ted to the eentr$ box n~ re~ ined e1t+1ne on the
floor uotl d1wu.
He did not oonsldtlr the si bntine of qer1:'ll pbenomen:l
o~m within the norm~l course of nla Outy.
It is :l~inst his religi~~a btliefa to recogni s e any
such phenomenn.

fter C9reful oonai~eraUon he disregar.:ied the t'orecotnc and


deci ded to report the s1htine to hie Co~~ ndia~ ~r: toer.

5.

The Officer in :::h9rge of Apprentices, F/u. HILL , wf\a


interview60, nnO h1.s oeaessmeot of r~IMf was "sincere ~nd
conscientious in h1a wont , but ha s ~tionol tendencies" .

6.

It te interesting to note pprent1oe KHhN , not hsvi D8


been ise1u:d with Rtnmunit1on. fired hie ri:Cl <t .. \'.'h~t. be anw.
':'hi s mgy ten:S to 1nd1o"tte some forro or pa.11o 1 "\Od 1f so m~y
render hie st9+ement no+ wholl1 reli nble ~nd therefore some
t ol erance of' error m'ly be expe;:ted.
Ue stnte.i th'3t the
dur'ltion or eien+ing ~ns 'lpproxim~tely eiebt to teo s~conds onlY
1.
i o:n elx miles to th" l'lort.h I eat {t 1e direction wllere
the object W'l B first sighted) or the ohool or Rsdio are hills
ov~r whloh ~~sa ro~da.
The clouJ b'B~ w s e1tht- e1snts nt
lOOQ-1 5~0 f~~t .
The poao1b111~y of ~ osr .Lth briht be~d l nmpt
P"B .. i ng O'le" un~ul ine eounti"'J, thc. l1.~;.bta being rerl.ected in
the al ouda , o~nnot be discounted.
CONFIDENTUL

CONF1D~I ~I.

- 2-

8.
as

' pprent i oe lW \1~ b'lS 88SB9Bed the speec:l Of the Object


1000 ~l l es pe r hour ( com~ariag 1 a speed with
th t o1 3tt1~Ker . iror ~rt which he h1s aeea i n tligbt at
:::nr1loh1). Al.tboueh travell i ng 'lt t h is epee~, no so una w'le
audible.
lp~roAimJtely

or on existing ' rite Ball' cannot be


Loewe o f the 10hool 01 ~c teorology , Uelbourne
universitY h s been approaohe~ on the subject of Fire Sal l s
~nd he huo given the following inf ormation : 9.

rhe probability

~lsoouoted.

~r.

"Fire Balls pertll1o t o ~ r a re e lectrical phenomenon


associated wi th cleotrical. storms or ~uot in the atmo spher e.
They normally occur in showery weather, usu~lly
<tt height or ne'lr the ground .
They are usu!1 lly
observed 'lS ~ bright r ed glow qod mny trnvel at terrific
spee~ e , hover, oh~nge dt ree t1on r pidl y ~nd m~y d lsqppeqr
tbrou&h cloud.
'1 though. this phenomenon is rare 11nd
li ttl e is known of them they h ve been e1ghte a ~nd do
e'ltist " .

nr.

10.

Loe\fe conaBera th1t 1rom t he description ~ nd


the time, loo tion 1nd o ltm ~ t ic
condit io ne the object s i (hteJ could hvve been n Fi re Bqll.

ciroumst ~noes con ~e ~ nin g

11.
of

ws

It is suggested th t the object sighted ~ t School


0300 hours on the 4th 'ugust , 1954
Fire B~ll.

R~d1o , B- 1l ~rnt , ~ t
~

v~~
~LJ
r ... n~)

_p (C . '
~X"'t.

oup Cn(;lt'11D

For A1r Off'l eer Co :n.'!llndi ng

f.EFOEJ'

BY

pAJ{/8517

AIAP . lWRtl\'i' y.

on tbe mornins
0.300 bours, while on

or

ona~

!rllrr:JOO ~rea

Ootober 4th. ot

gu.arO OUt;y I

tll"ll'f D

oppron~aDtely

brightl.:v

nna yello"' lit object opproacbtng at a very bieh oped


oloul5 levol, f'rom a northo.d:v d:l.roo'tion.

~uat

de~ondea

trightene~

ond

to o height of approximntsly 200 feet .


~

eyes cent

below

Tbe objeot QPproocboO

bortzontel) unt u 1 t vno clmo!'lt 61rootly obovo c;w boaa.

then

rea

1t
I

sot

b~red.

It travelleii boc!t acroo:J the hongaro ant'J CleocenOed


bnok eooo"<2!:lero near the :rwi\Voy ond almo:J t 1m

travelling on its

origi~

course asconatng

din tcl.y beetlll

ve~

rapidly ea

it procee(led, qu.icltlJr vantab1ng through the clouds.

I trould Clescribe tl1c object ns being round o1 th n

not bottom ond o cll1'U'ed top , brieJ:atly lit by roa end yellow

lights, ob1ch t1ben the object

Cfl!M

closo preventeCJ 1e 1'rotD

v1etring 1 t very clecrly.

i hml 1 got scored I J;l\llled

rw trigger

but b3~Ilf5 no

O!'l'mUl1 t1on, nothing happened.

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

REPORT ON

1.

N~me

2.

4ddress

Observer.

n~te

qnd Ti me

o~

ULL \H

KH~N

R~ dio , B~ll~rat .

P'lltistan Ur \pprent ice.


\ Time given in 24 hours olook
zonql time.

o~ Observ ~ tion

0300 hours.

4-10-54

Peri od

OBJECT OBSERVED

School of

Observer.

Oocup~tion o~

4.

R\HM ~T

of Observer:
o~

~'ERHL

Obaerv-tion:

8-10 seconds.

Mnnoer o~ Observ t 1on:


(Give det'lils of own posit ion by map
reference if possible, or by known l ~ ndm rks, 'lnd describe any
equipment used ia t he observqtion)

6.

V1Sild

7.

\,here w ~s object first observed ,


b~bind a bill, over th horizon ,
Ap~rox.

e. g. overhea d, coming from


etc.

5 elevation towa rds Observer from Cloud Base


10 00-1500 :ft.

8.

\lbat first attracted observer 's attention , e.g. light or noise.


Light i n Cloud Base.

9.

Di d object

~ppesr

as

l l ght or a s a definite object.

Bright Red Light.


10.

If there wqs ~ore than one object, how many were there, "lDd what
Wts their form~tion.

One

u.

Wb1t

w~s

12.

Wh~t

w-.s its "'PPqrent shctpe.


'lound "'t first sighting then
bumped OV'll "t lowest height ~ ngle 80 degrees.

13.

.1"8 .,ny

l.4.

-., 8 'lilY method of propul tion obvious:

1 5.

\,- s there

det<~il

16

~Hei ght ,

1.7

Speed , or

18.

Red when first

the colour of the light or object&


sighted then red with orqoge centre.

~QY

of structure

sound:

obee rv~ble:

No.
No

No

or sngle of e l ev t1oo
~ogul ~r v~loc1ty :

See sk:.e t ch attached.

t.:xt remely r ap id - 1000 mph approJt.

State any experience which enable observer to be reasonably


certa in about the 'lnswers given to 16 and 17.
T. c. n.epor
( 16) Cloud Base ( 17) Para. 8

H."

Since it is -normalLY impossible to e stimate t he height and


speed of a strange object , it will usually be better to
endeavour to detennine the angle of e levation of tbe object,
the angle through wh oh it moved , and the time taken to do this

////2

19.

Direction of ~l i gbt with reference to l nndm, rke or points


of the comp'las.
See

20.

m'lp.

n tt ~c h ed

Did the object rem"'i n on "' at .. '\i t t p<~th, devi"'te or

nll.

m~noenvre ~ t

Descended, hovered , devi ted , c ltmbed.

21.
22.

~fts "'"Y tr ~ il

of

exh ~ ust ,

v pour or l1 gbt seen:

No.

here did object dlS?-p pe r, e . g. in mi d-"'ir, bebin::l


over the horizon.
Tb~ugh

clouJ -

'i

hill,

cli~biog.

or

spy physical. evidence such "l a fr 'lgmeote , photoor otbe:r suppo1tlnL> ~v id ence.
.NIL.

23.

..;.xiste uc e

24.

\. eather ooad1t1ons e .~ pe ri t: nced at time(s) or obaerYnt1on.

e~rsph a,

~ ight- ~i&hts

cloud - Sli aht Precipitat io n st t l mea.

25.

Location of any airtraffic in the vicinity Rt the time of


sighti ng.
NIL

26.

aocation of' anJ meteorological atatiopa i n the general a r ea.

NIL.
\ny 'lddit1on'll

informat i on:

See

Repo~te

att,ched.

RE

, ,IIIII/~ ,ll~lt'f

'

n,..~<:.c,:-....

,t,"';~~rr,'

q,_,.,

;!

/<:!' .

IAII"'#t'
b'II<J. IT~~.I
lll~'l,..-(

:--~~~--~----~~-=~--c

NIIN/E~

A''"'"' H

,,.

N#JI>Ifl'-41

.J,"'' ,

#l'll/.1 ,,. ,.,.,_..111,.,,_

Nu4'"1ftt

,;ylf'A~.

l~ll'tn4 -r .a' ,. AH4~19.

COM MONW EALTH OF AUSTRALIA

D EPARTMENT

OF

CIVIL.

AVIATION
VICTORIATASMANIA Rt;;GION
ALMORA HOUSE ."'

52;2 536 LITTLE COLLINS S1REE1


MELBOURNE , C I

1 04-iO
Intel ligence Section,
Headqua r te s Training Collrl8nd ,
R. A .4 .!" .

Alber t Par k Barracks,


!.$:.00UR."m

UNUSUAL AERIAL

OBJ~CT

A copy of a report received in this Office


i s attached for your informatio~ .

~~
('fl.? . Boud)

for Regional Director

.(

. '
Regonal Office No.

225/626/358.

C.A.

Fo~m

No.

Station :

Head Office No.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


tTtt,... ubmll<<'<l rhrouoh tit<! R09ionol Oil: tor olrhe St>tP of occurtMc ol tl\" ln/:fdcntJ

Date.

Place of Occurrence

Marking

Airc;ratt- Type

8/8/54.

Time, 0715/z.

Pilot

From:

Type of 0pl!raton

To:

Detads of Incident

. .~<n Are;us t&porter

o4v~~~.~. ~.J:Ia~ a~.

Cf?..t.?. ..!!:

.~.~:raJ!.

Jones ::~ 19 1 ot ..65 Glyndon ~d . Cw,nbe:;w~.!J,.~l.!~.}li !;ho.~.L~olrl..nd ,

:4:50

aee 9 1
s.i&}:t~d

.~f G-lyndon Rd . h!l~ ..)?.~.e.n_.''!~~.~~~ tll~.. ~o.~~~ un~. ~ad

s 1ou.nd silv:~.!: .:>~J~.~~.~~~.~~. ~H!I.!~d 1.n the sun , in th~t..

direction.

Subsequently 6 other per~~ns ~?n.tirm.e~... ~~e... s~e;bting

on tei:J8 in.for~ed by Jones end rto:J~S~~


'I'~~;~ obje~t

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

was stctionery Yit.I:I ..X'I)i'~.r.eXlCe to 1;~ .

. moor:: .. r:.~ . th~ heigttt coP,~ .. ~ot b~ ?'f!.~.~~~...

It ':~s -s~~~~d ~h.at it

definitely was not an eir~raft e.ed wes ..definitely E~.un~Jn....s.!Jape ~


The moon w~s al.m.oot... !!;ll.'ocHy overhen.d.....ot th.::a.~................,.
tir.!e an1 t !;le 15!cy I'I~S. half cov~:r,~d, wt~h clO\l.g,. (9.{!.~.~.. S.PJ?.rO.~.

10..99

feet).

Signed

~- ~E.

Cooper

225
'S:t

IRtvJ~.,d July,

Deslg nation:

s .o.o.

Date

8/B/54.

(Sec ,.,,,

P"fltl.

:I

Re:r. -

Officer s

T~ining

School

R.A.A.F.
Ratbmi.Dea 2N
Nn South Wolee

BeadqtAarters Eo:ne Coala.Dd

R.A.A.r .

/
(COpy to Ra:l<lqn!U'ters Tr:tl:U~ COI!Irlnn4)

Pe.n.rlth
lfew ~wth

r:atea

1.

Attached please

~lnd

a report of a light seen 1n the

uy f rom

Jl... Lallbton (Uewct!Btle) o n the evenin~ oi' ~lld!J.31' 9th A't16U9t 1954.

2.

ua :r.

The request ]ller the radio ..,ao not he'lrd by .members ot tJlie unit
Bl'lliilwootl oleo ca-wt voeri!:f r.atloh station ,_roadoast 1'or reporta..

3.
re~ional

Hl'.me er. the repon 18 foronrdeil to Hom., Ceannana as the mat.ter 1a a


on&, also for any further action considered n~ceasar,y.

l (jJ

v:,.;~

(Y.A. TRUJa\N)

Squadron Leader
For CamDulDdaDt

Co:'Y

ONLY

74 Birdwooa St.,
New Lambton

11. 8.54

S<tuadron Leader "111

R,A.A. F. Stat1 n
&tbmines
Dear Sir,
st~e

Time.

Further to our phone

conve~aotion this

r~zarding
herAWi ~ h ~ive details:-

morning

lic;ht neen by !Ill' son on' ondf.lY evening, I

'ondaY ovenill,'; 9th inst. about dusk exact time not noted but
appro:::. S. 20pm/

Appea:raACe .

Br~ht

green object with short tail.

Pcsition. Bear~ 190 altitude 15 when sighted and disappeared bearing


180 altltude 5

Re told me that it looked like a very ~~i~t meteor and ~resumed


it conto.inec copper as it was burllia<J with a green light.
Sounds a bit rantastic but as t~e radio requested information

I thought it J:lie;ht be of some use,


Yours !aithrully
(Sgd) T . BRI\I11'100D

.:aster ariner

l.J-u
11, r plu

COMMONWEALTH
T~l~lttlnr

OF

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


VictotllT~s:man1:. ltt-liOft

Vicavlac, He.lbournt-

0851-t

P o#nl .d.<ldhJt.

H78

M P"1b o u rtt c:

AUST RALIA

M8 033

Trlr~Jraphic A ddfY41o :

Box

II

225/55 1 /51 7
f.lotvt .156/
2/ 11.

G P 0 ..

" Almora Hom!!,"


S22-S36 Little Colli ns Street,
Melbourn~.

C. I.

Headquaroters,
Trai ni ng Command,
Intelligence Secti on,
Albert Pa~k Bar racks ,
Melbourne.

C.l

22 JUL 1c;4

UNIDENTIFI ED AERI AL OBJECT

The attached copy of a r epo rt of an


unidentified aerial object, r e c eived in thi s
Office , is f orwarded f or your inform~ i o('

0PiJJ.{t~

-(w . E. Boud)
fo r Regional Direc t or

J':..
~gional Office No.
Station

C.A. Form 225


July, '531

225/551/3;1.7 .

.e 1 bou r ilP.

'

IR~ised

No 'o\ 317

1 r pn r t

Head Office No.

DEPARTME~T OF CIV IL AVIAT ION

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


ITo b., wbmltto>d th"""Jh rh.. RO!Ifonl Oucctor ol rho Srle ol occurrvtiC'o ol the Incident)

Marking :

Aircraft -Type

947

Type of Operation

Fl t 509

Details of Incident

From:.

lll7/l:j4

Date :

Place of Occurrence : Vicinity Lubeck

T .N

Time.""r.roY. . 1135/z .

Pilot: R~be1.'ts

1\ D

To . M:,

FNIDE.NTJPI::'J) OBJECT

.. _Sh<'>>'tly a'ft~l' .(las.~.ine; I.ubecl<: ...~t 1135 enroute t() l.JT,, Capt . Rnberte

...... fl.Yin!.l 'i:AN .aAyis~d ttwt " bi,c.ht ~~~ .U.ettt....l;t.@.Q.. l:!c:t.~n. sighte~....!lh~Jld

.. ~liehtl.Y to !loet , tle~gh_t

.lo, ooo...f~e~

ovo .~.l?.c:?.~.e, .. ~.na C::f.~~! h~..-~!}il his

?1cst O.ft'i.~.N l'llild i t .ir .. ~:l.el:lt t,Qr_..~J.l.P.I'0?.: ....P.mt mi n.utE;:, it

~1J:i!1-!l:'lea'red to Nqrth

or

~r fl.CJ(.~..... On.. c~e9.~j,ng .~.t~~ ~rea 9Q.l1.~''9.J ,

no tltller aircraft could hav~ been..-~!1:. this .Y ~c}..!l:!..~Y

1- 6

-)' - >7f ....

#,;:.

Signed

t . ~.~!e J:~.~e

fl..

~~- 7

(S .B: .R . COOPER )

Designation:

5 .o .0.

Date : 11/7/54.
ISef'f OVN P:tfli"

COMMONWE ... L.TH OF AUSTF<AL.IA

r.~.,.,1 . . "'"

DEPARTME NT

OF

CIVIL

T.t,qroQ/:I,e lfddr~:n

AVIATION
VICTORlATASMANIA REGION

'\it:AVIJIIT 'U..LOOUH>t.

' ALMORA HOUSE.

"'cufoJ ff..-ldru
so.- _..,,. c ....o.

S22!13c; LITTL.it C OLLINS STREET


MELBOURNE C I

,,.. 111ru o\u)'-. _

~P/8/ll.

07235
25.JUN.1954

S/1. Johnson ,
F.om.e Training Co!ll!ll8nd ,
Intelligence Section,
ALBERT PARK BARRACKS .

A aopy of a report received in this Office is attached


tor your information ,

~
(W. il: . Boud . )

for Regional Director .

c
0

p
y

~
12 Gladstone Street ,
El<Sl' COBURG

15 .rune 1954 .
?he Regional Director ,
CIVIL ..VIATION D];P.-.'ll"..:>:l.'T,
522 Little Collins Street,
ldELBOURNB
Dear Sir ,
In the interests of science I feel that I should
make the .t'olloing report .
I nei tber seek publ1 city or !!Ufi'er
from imagination .

On Monday evening .Tuns 14th 1954 I and nine other


an object ill. tile sky for appro.titnately ten minutes
~mtil it finally appeared to glide upwariis and disappear .
I will
give you the nal!\ee andaddresses of tbe people who saw this object
should you wish to contact them and verify the following description of what we saw:,;:eople

w::~tched

Drawing e line due west from 12 Gladstone Street ,


East Coburg, :for approximately ten miles; tb,en, North of that
Spot 5 degrees would fiz the appro~imate position or the object .
At first sight the object could be mistaken for a large brilliant
star .
It moved about the sky et sometimes e very fast speed : at
others it hovered motionless. It appeared to dim and leave a thin
com~-ete circle of light , the centre being dark with a slight
duskiness .
After rising and falling, hovering at different times ,
it finally formed this thin circle of light and rose u~vards end
disappeared
We people who observed this object are well used to
aeroplanes coming and goin& from Essendon : sometimes we see tham
use their headlights . I myself spent almost ~- years ill the
ldi.ddle East end have seen planes caught in searchlights . I also
occasionally have seen car headlights reflected on low cloud in
the hilly country around Ararat where I lived for nine years , but
I say here and now thet this obje-ct v1e people ssw had no relation
to any or those things .
The following are the names end addresses of the
people who sa\'1 this object;.Sell - Harold Lucas . Alma Lucas . George Lucas . Olive Lucas
and lvelyn Lucas - ell o~ 12 Gledstone St ., ~est Coburg.
Miss Pat-ricia Pam.an, 17 Malcolm St , East Cop~g .
Mr . and Mrs H . Riley 10 Gladstone St , East Coburg .
""" ...,.,). 'bl.re.

l" .

roo,

10 Gladstone st . , East Coburg .

Please treat this report as being solely in the interests of


Sc.ience.
I remain ,
Yours respectfully
(Sgd.) sarold I.ucas)
? . s . - I mysel.f saw this same object three weeks previously.

COMMONWEALTH OF AliSTR,t,L I A

DEPART M E NT OF
Telp.Ao

CIVIL AVIATION

"' 0131

Tele~f'Op.fijC: Acect,.eu 1
lf u:::~~ovt A t

9 '01C .&571:

VICTORIATASMAN IA REGION
"ALMORA HOUSE:
522.~36 UTTLE COLLINS STREET

~ . ,..o ,

MU.GO U1t"4 C.t

MELBOURNE, C I

06922

17.JUN.1954

S/L. Johnson,
Home Training Ool!llllSild,
Intelligence Section,
ALBERT PARK BARRACKS.

UNUSUAL AERIAL OBJECT:


Mr. John Wilson of 384 71attletree Road, East l.!:al"Vern, has
advised this Office that he sighted an unusual aerial object at 1.15 a.m.
on 10/6/54, ana the :following details are fonarded for your information:-

He stated that he was driving from Sale to Melbourne and was


about ten {10) miles from Sale when he was attracted by an oraDga glow in
the skY directly ahead which lit up the clouds. While he was watchiDg an
orBDge semi- circular shape (like a quarter moon) a ppeared, then seemed to
turn completely over end :finally ended up in tear-drop shape .
The object appeared directly ahead through the windscreen

ot his oar at an estimated distance of ro miles end at a height of 300' 400' above his immediate horizon.

The object was visible for two or three

minutes then disappeared in cloud.

(W E. Bou.d.)
tor Regional Dir~etor.

REPORT ON -" -~L.,L OBJ::CT OBSERVED

~~~~ . ~#.~ .. .. ~~~ . . .~ ~ . -~

1.

Name of' observer .. . . .

2.

.Address of' Observer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


.....,. r'h.....
1/"' ~ , .., w~ Y'- f
Occupa tion of Observer .. . " .. . . . . . .. .

~,,

It

e.e

Date and Time of Observa t ion (Time give n in 24 hour cloek zonal

.. ... ... ..... ?fn~~. f. .'.t?.~ .~. k . ~.


~/. .. ~..t ..'-!; .. :~~e)
. - :., ...../ . .;
( )
. . . . . . . ~. . . .. .... ,

Ooserva t 1 on s

Per-iod

6.

Manner l!!f Observat4on: (Give det,a 1ls or own posi tion by ru1p
reference i~ poss ible ~ or bY known l~ndmarke s e~ des crib e any
equipment used in -the observetion)

........-~: ..-~ ~... t?r......?;:....~~1"!~':::... .... .... ..

~. . .

. . . . . . .'' f.t f., .~ .. ".":/:< . . . . . . .


~

...

..

Where was object fi rs-t observed , e . b. overhead ,


'behind e bill. over the o1.0rizon , etc .

com~ng

from

.......~..~.~!. ....... .~~{!-:f.v.~...':?~....0'~ e- f.~.J-.~


8.

W~et

fir st attracted observer ' s &ttention ; e . i liiht or noise .

J of\..,
'1 J.'....:?t
4.... I"Mr
...... ........
1 v ~
Did object

ap~ear

..

as a libht or ss a definite obje9t

.. . .. . . .. . -r~!a . ~!~ f... ~- '!Y-~1-.... f'.l("~. . 'Pit/.~ ~ .

10 .

If t here was more than ofie obj ect, how many were there , and whet
was their f or mation.
11/y>_$

~ ~

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

11 .

What was t he co1our o~ the light or ob ject ,'{A/!

12.

Whet. Ties its a 9parent shape .... ......

1~.

Y/as any detail of structure observable ... {~ ~i . .......... .. .. ..

..

f..: ..... .. .... .

C. r.q.,( ,. . .........

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

... .. . .

. .. ' . .. .. ..

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

..

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

14.

Was any method of propulsion obvious . . .~.-{. ...

15 .

Was t her e any sound . ..

f /."d..{!!. ... ~ -~~ .:~: .c:'.. ,. f':f': .;. -~

o_,_,. ~1\..v>-v

,)..

r~- ~

e., ~ :; ~

{r,

IJ-~U~

16.URe ight~ or ang le of elevation ~ ... 10 ,., "J;t,v,..-, .t._YVyU:... '"'


17.-t.tSpeed , or
18.

an~ular velocity '??! f.". ~-: .cif.?M.-"~

...

State any ex perience which enable s oo~erver t o be reasonably


certain about t he answ er~ ~ ive n to 16 and 17 .

. ...... . . .. .... . . .f.J)


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

U Since it i s normally impossible t o estimate the hei6ht and speed


of ~ s.trange object , it will usually be better to endeavour to
4e termine the ~ngle of elevation o the object, the ang le
th~ough wh1eh ~t moved, and the time taken to do this

. . . . /2

2 -

Report on
19.

.A.er~al ~.-bject

Observed

(con t o . )

Direction of :flight with refer ence t0 l andmarks or poin t s of


the compass .

'
.
r ,. ... .......' -rv;.t.
...............
......... ......... . ..... .... ......
..(,.

20 .

r< ,l?'P-A
'1... ~ ,

Did the object remain on a


at all.

~;tr& i6ht

I--f'

'
J...t
1 1"1.

....,

~.

'1

pa t h, d evi a te or tn&noeuvre

.;I .. -a. .,.__ .............


.. ..................................... ... ..... ..
t

21.

....-1(i; ..... ,...,


(.,.ffl

was any trail Q:f exhaust, vapeur or 11g ht seen l -~.


...
~~
,/

22.

Where did object disappear s


over the horizon.

23 .

i'.

<..

,"'

e~ g.

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

in
... .

mi d -air ~

.... .

;;;;>.

""

behind a hi ll ,

...... .

.....

..

.. ... .

Existence of any physical evidence such as f r aement ss photographs, or otner supporting evidence

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


24.

weather conditions experienced at t i me ( s) or observatio n(s)


11

A.-ltVt

:; w

25 .

Locetion of any air traf l ic in the vic i n ity at the time of


s1,s.1ting .

~'?!.~~ ~At~ .

26.

~~.7. 1'{4f'1J?tt.P{rr~~!'.<fJ.~.. M'~l,'1.. &A~V... .&.f'!f/"-"'

Location o:f any meteorolo6i cal stations in t he ~ener e l aTe s .

~Uf. ff~:<..~ l.t1-;.4.rn"l( (tv.~ . . .JpJ !fq."!f!IJ, .


27. Any addi tio~in:form a ti0 n . .. . .

. . . . . . . . . . . ~ . .. s!J.J.J. }~ . . -~. !:-"!!: . .... ... . ... .. ...... ....

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


"

Q.ueetions 25 , 26 and 27 to be answered by inter r oga-tor .

REPORT ON

3IAL OBJ!CT

OBSE~VED

. .. .. . . . ~.) .:t1_. ~ . . . .~b~


.. . . . . .. . ..
u 1.
1-- a r
Observer . .. J: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

... . . .

1.

Name of observer

2.

Address of

}.

Oe cu pa t1on of o..,server . . . " " , .. .... . . . .. . .. .

4.

Da t e and Time of Observation ( Time given in 24 hour cloek zonal

'

._

-"' .;_,

? t- b..(

,4.,

f.

. .. ... ... ........ ;.~. ;...)... .... ..~;". "!.'/: { . ~. {..r.


\

Period of 01:1 se r ve tion{ e J

. ::~)

~,
I'l l- ,/D-"' .;
~ .~ ,

Manner of Observatt gn: (Give detail s o f own po si ~i on 'bY map


r ef er ence i f possi ble s or OY known l andmarks~ end descr ibe any
equipment used i n the observa t ion) .
iJ I~
. ..,1-- ,1 r
Jt 1 ,,_,{IV~..._

6.

"t

..

~~ .~

..

~. 1 . .. . {I ,f.
.. I
...~-. rJ
/,-; / . . . ....

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


7.

Where was object first observed, e .;;. overhead , coming frorr.


behind a hill , over the aorizoo 9 etc

. . ...~~.. ~ ....~.-r-!-. ...... !:'.~: !:~-.~ -;-.. . .~ .'.. !!1-:~.t.. .!.~ ~--

8.

Wast rirst
I
tl'"

.. .

attracte~

~/"1..1v, ,... ,.
. . . . . . .. . .

qbserver ' s sttentio n

f,111 -a.e

e . 6
.

li~ht

or noise .

~ '""~ ~ J

Di d objec t appear as n light or as a defi nite obj e ct

. . . . ~~.. ~~#. ..~."k~f...r:.~ .... .. .. .


If tnere was more than one object, how many were
was t h e ir f ormation .
,
.,..(}-.
. ( .'..,(_ .

10 .

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

there~

and what

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

.tiM% ..{~H"': . ':".~":".f:.'. ..J

11.

Wha t was the colour of' t he l i0 ht or object

1 2.

Whe t was its a ppare.nt shape . (;.'1.i.?.i: . .. .

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

.~/f:.'/ .. 1.".-t'!f.~.j. ~. 'f


.6./IP. 4-t. 1 ~tv. . .1;1)_.-.. '{~ . f\!'. ~ ?!#:-11-'.. ./(~ . -:#."'~

1.3 . Was

any

14. Was

any method of propulsion obvious

de t a il of structure observable

..._ :'.ht.,. r:.. .. ::~ ..

~~~~.. .. . . .

. ~ t-1 ~ ~r--~ . (L W-. ~1-. /.f,t'~~ ..~ . ~t/~./..t_.)


16 .~Re ight, or angle of elevation ; .~ . ' j.* {, .. .I.. ... <..V.., . ' .
17.AASpeed or an.~ular velocity ! .v: .(-Y;IJ.~ . 'fr. ...
~f.-H-.-.-1. .... .

15.

Was

ther e any sound

r.

S ta~e any experie nce which enab le s ooer ver to be reasonab ly


certain &bout t he answer& ~iven t o 16 &nd 17 .

18.

._

............ ;.~'
Since it is normally impossible to estimate the hei,5ht and spe ed
of~ strange object , it wil l usually be better to ende&vour to
'-e ~rmine the angle or elevation of the object, the engle
thJJQU;;th which i t moved, and the time teken to do thiG

. . /2

- 2 -

Report on Aer~al ~bject Observed


19.

Dire ction of flight with reference to l andmarks or !;>Oints of


th compass .
.

.... :s,~....':J. ~ ~ .

1.~... ~ .. ~":"- ~~.--: . ~ . ................... . ...... .

20 .

(ContG. )

Did the object remain


at alL

on

a t.traight path, deviate or

j,.Lr>Oe \l v r e

...... ~-~ '::. /:-: !. .... -rf: .~:r. . 1:"-. ~ ........ . .. . .. .. :-:-.. .... .

21 .

Was any trail of

22.

Where did object disappears e . g .


over the horizon.

exhaust~

vapour

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


'

23.

l '\.

J'l..,

~-

"'.A -t

Existence of any physical evidence such as fragmentss photo graphs, or other sup~orting evidence .

...............................................................
v 1.1\. I

24.

Wea ther conditions experienced at time(s) or observation(s)

~~ J-. f
25.

:'"! . .

Location of any a ir trafi ic in ihe vicinity at the time of


slgating

.: ..

.019.'11'1 P~.c;- , C ;-(11 ./.*'.~-;..&? . -<;'f{~~f'IPI'{ . f~~'":': . 0~~~\"Y. ... .

.'?r:~<<. - ~"r:-n~r!Yl r
26 .

.'Yf.-T."(-;-1.( .-;-;~~. ~~1": ..

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

Location of any meteol!!olo.;-i cal stations in t!'le .-;eneral ~!e[ .

(P.. /.1/Z.-<IJ. .MA-.t/1~~ &~ .. {f.-1. .1f.0q !tftl. . ' . .


27.

<

'

Any additional information . . . . . .. .

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


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

~uestions

25s 26 and 27 to be answered by interrogator.

--

- -- ---.

c-:_~'-dMtJ.

REPORT ON
l .

2.

~ - ~Ir.L

OBJ:CT

O&S~RVED

fJ~ ..H~ t.~~7


1 j.).1 ./ 5t_
6' Ha~~-.Addre ss of' Observer .
o c cupa tion o:f' Observe r . ~
. . .a
.....
. . . . ...
. ~~-~. . . . . . . .. . . . ..
Name of observer .. .

?
f7 ~ .

3.
4.

Da t e and Time o:f' Observa tion (Time g i ven in 24 hour clock z onal

Period ot: Obse r v ation(;5 . 6.#A"'(

6.

Manner of Obser vation: (Give d e tail s ot: own po si ~i on by ran


r efere nce if possi bles or by know n l andmarks ~ end descri
t r.y
equ i pment used in the observa t ion) .

. .. .. .4'K<-wr .. !~;!..-. .. .. . . l fl. . Y:~+.. . . . . . . . . . . . ....... .. ~~~e)

.~ -~ .o?.*!. /'ff('./~

}l:(y~A.~- ?-; ~.~. ;~~ - ~~. g., _ !~ .~~


F-f .!!!~ .s~ ~-. .. ... .... ~.~ -~.
... ... ... ...... " ............ ' . ..... ....... ............... .

7.

Where was object first observed, e.e:. overhead , coming from


'behi nd a hill , over the 11orizon , etc .

~ .':"Y.;1-:t-\ ~
8.

'?..

-~~!!~ -~ .~: ..... . .

Waatfirs.t attracted observer 's atte n tion ; e.e;. li6b t or noise

. ~- . e"M~ lj. ~~~.. -:7. ~ ~ . . .. . . . . .


9-

Di d object appear as a light or a s a de!'inite obj ect .

..... .

-~~~4. -~ -~ . ~( . -r~10 .

If t her e \Vas more than one object, how many were


was their f ormation .

there~

a nd what

....~..~ ..~~: ............. ....... ... ........... ..


th~

. ~!J.;. ttf~~

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

11.

What was the co1.ou r of

12.

Wha t was its a gpar ent sha pe ....~ ,..(.......... .. . . ...... ... . .. .

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


1,.

'

li6 ht or obje c t

. . . . .

..

Was any d etail of struc t ur e observab l e .f~

, i.t.uJJ.l ~J"

..oa .. , .-.....TO( . . . . . . . . . . .

. .

. . . .... . .

. ~~-'1

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

14.

Was any method of pr0pulsion obvious . - ~ . ...

15.

Was th ere any sound

-~~.. .Lt.!~ .CW.~:t;!:J

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

l6 .A:.tcSe1ght , or angle or elevation . ~~ . . . . . . .. . . .

l7.USpe ee, or

18.

an~ular

velocitY

$W..

~- ~~~ .Dj-..

S t a t e any e:x@erience which ena ::> le s ob f:e:rver to be reasonablY


certain about the answere :;;i ven to 16 and 17 .

#t: .~~ ...... .... ... .. .. .............. ......... .. ... ..


&a Si nce it is normally imposs i ble to estimat e the hei3ht and speed
Of 8 strange object , i t will u su1:1lly be better to endeavour to
&etermine the angle of elevation of the object. the angle
f.hrough which it moved. ~ and the time taken to do this.

.12

- 2 -

Report on Aercbal ..'bjeot Observed

19.

20 .

ref~rence

Direction of flight with


the compass .

..- ~ ~-d

(Conte . )

to landmarks or points of

'

..... .

Did the object remain on a str&ight path, deviate or manoeuvre


at alL

Jr. t~. l"!:r;.-.... .-n. F.- : r. . ~-::~.p-~. ~<Uf.~~f. ~an:-~


exnaust~

va pour or light seen ~~~: . . .. .

21 .

was any trail of

22 .

Where did object disappear, e . g . in mid-air , behind a hill,


ove~ the horizon.

...U...l
... ...!..-. ...... . . .. ...... ... .. . . ... . ... .. ......., .. ... ........... .

Ex i stence of anv physical evidence ~uch as


graphs, or other supporting eviden ce

fragments ~

pho t o-

. . Ntf .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ..
24 .

wee;her conditions experienced at t:ime( s) or observation( s)

... '/.~ ..)~ ...... ....... ,


25.

Location of' any s ir tr&fiic in the \' icinit.Y a t the time of


sl ~nting .

~HI{ 1.< . ~!-!'i. ~ 7 . /.4.1\f~;t?. .-fir1f.NJ'.~"( . ~cr-! . {j..t:'f'i;/. th . ~TP.~"/!

.;r.1.Jr.~i'te-.iYr[ . ~7..Q ~ty'. 7?J~ /('It!~ . . ..... ... ... .. . . . . ...... . ... .
26.

Location of any meteoroloAical stations in the

aree .

~eneral

(-6/JJ. d.~-<.~ .... _4-{i:trf'-f-! 61'/~-... lr-'1 ..J./.t/Q. t;'{'~ .. . .... .....
27 .

Any additional information . . . .. .. .

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


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

"

Questions 25 s 26 and 27 to be answered by interrogator.

(_

(/ {l f,y~1 ~ ( Mfh.. ~~~ ~L. -.Jr/.;// tf;.' )

AtdeJ ;~f

~ ~\~~ ~~.

5/6/ rR(36.A)

llaud~u

rters Tr sining Co mLnd

R. J. F .

Alb1rt p rk
L1lbourne

n~rr~c~s

F< . c . ~ .

Tl.a Secreta ry,


.~oir Joa rd.
Vlctori"' B rr clc s,
9l~ourne
s. (... 1. ,
Vict oria.
( . tt.mtion D. ! . F . I.)
SI GTUG OF U1WSU !..
1. .

OOj"'Ct
p~r son s .

Herei t h

t Eest

r~ports

.aJ.v ~rn,

Christopher
D vid
BrL..n

:':Rl ,_L O.d.J~CT

of sigh t Lnos of~ unusu~l ~rial


cl.st - y lB!:>4 by t ne undar. mtioa.etl
~UIR

R~~S2
~.ciN':!:RNEY

uir and Raese h 3Va b~an person~y ~nt arvi e~ed by


nd t he Int el. lig ~nce(Sacuri t y)
Ofl.ic~r , cJld b.ppec.r-3d to h ave .tbOV'9 a v 3rc.ge educ~ L on und
1nt alligen.ce.
2.

t ~ Co!:l:llmd Z:nt:Ulig:mce Offl cer

(t (J,HNSM)

:::nels.

Squ-dron La. der


For 'ir ufficer Co..wnanding

FROK :

S~uadron

Lead e r L. L. J OHNSTON,
D. S . 0 . 1 R .e . F.

H atJd(lu~rt e r s

5/6/ .IR(S5A)

R. A.

F .

J.l b'lrt Pa r k
W2l bourne

Tra i nin g Co;.rux....nd


B~r rr

cks

s. c.: .

11 Jli 954
Dea r
Her ewit h repo r t o f sighting o.f unus ucll a erL.l oo j act

by Massr s. Cht'ist opller ... UIR, Dav i d R~<'~"S, " nd Br hn Moi ; ~ ~RY
~ t :! st ,.tiv e r n, Z.lst .ay ~954 .

Yo urs

vr . ~ . Boud,
Vi ctorian T ~ s~l an R~g1on,
Dapt . of Civil Avia t ion ,
S91 Littl e Collins St r eet ,
:.i.elbourne

c.1.

Please mummy, let us shift: it may bomb us!

teiiiies two
s~hoo girls
A

TREMBLING, still-scored 16-yeor-old g irl sa id yester


day s he stood " fro:ten with fear" while o " flying saucer"
hovered 20 yards away from he r on Princes Highway, Dan
dcnong .
Shctec:n ..yco,-ofd
B-ro~n ,

of
.-lcetch<!t

Oondeno"g,
the
.,flying

s-o~tN,. wh,~h she


h ~vercd

from

Joneu o

Ea~o t'

cfom

onfy 20 yorch
her on Sotu,dar
nigh!

COM MONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

;.,,pl).l!. ..,. o~tt

DEPARTMENT OF

CIVIL

AVIATION

T ~ ~~qrtJplifc lfddreu r
VICAV A'r

VICTOR1f>'1 AS MANIA REGION

Me:t.eOVnHI'

" ALMORA HOUSE, "

PoJ!O'l lldrlr,.,,

Box ,.,__, o ...

O.

522536 LITTLE COLLINS STREET


MELBOURNE, C I

.............._ 136/..W~--

06389

S/L.

J'OlmsO'Jl
Hom8 TraiaiJI& COil!llllmd,
I~telltgenoe Seotio~.

Al-.ert Park Barracks,


K!LBOURNE
Dear Sir,
Attaohed please tad a report reoe1 ved in this Office
conoerni.Dg an unidentified ollject ollsenad trom 0811lllr1dge Airport on

31/5/M.

Yours ta1thtully,

(W. E. Boud.)

tor R!ional D1reltor.

S'l'ATEMEN'l' BY '11\. E. W&BB ATC GRl. - CAMBRIDGE AIRPORT .

wr. B. Bart, A.N . A. Engineer reported t.het he, ill company with
Messrs . M. Bl ackWell and T .Allen ot Vacuum Oil Oo . , si.gb.ted end followed
the tllght or an unidentified aircraft flying at high speed several miles
to the North of Ce!Ur1dge .
I t was assumed to ..o oonTentioll.al design 8Jld possi-_ly smaller
t h an a DC3.
The ei.rors.tt appeared tram 'llehind llt. I.ord tra~ell1Jl& at high
speed from West to East low on the horizon in straight and le~el flight
s l igb.tly allove tbe r auge ot bills to the North East or the field. The
a ircraft was in tull view tor approximately lt minutes and disppesred from
view tly~ in a North Easterly direction.
SUllaquent enquiries with Lauaosston Operations revealed thet the
onl.y oft- schedule 1110Vement was thet ot a R . A.A.F. Canllerra {li!OD) in t:ransi t
LAV/MCO/KEI.SO/BLA.
(li!B Kels~ 0238 25000 t't. ETA BLA 053> .
Launoeston Operations advised that no stage was this eirors.tt
South ot Kelso or ielow 25000 f't.

(Sgd. )

M. E. We....

51st May, 1954.

. -....

.)~.

ST.A'l'EI4ENT BY WILLI. ClAUDE BARr - ENGINE:ER, AUSXRALIAN


NATIONAL AIRJJAYS - C.AY:BRIDGE AIRPORl' .

At eu>proximately 1315 br.s . whilst in COlllPWlY with Thomas Allen and


wuwell BlacJcwall (employees of Vaouwn Oil Coy) I o'llsarved whet appeared to
'lie an e1rcre!t ot an unspecified type ~t.ut of apparently convens1onel fuselage
style rly1ng to the N/E or Camlt.ridge Jdrport .
2.
The o'llject appeared to 'lie flying at approxtmately 3500 tt. and at
very b.igh spead 1n a South Easterly direction. The o'll jeot was in sight tor
at least 90 seconds and wee clearly T1s1'11le lt.ut at a distance of approx~ately
10/15 miles which precluded a clear view of detailed structure other than
ge.nersl tuaslege shepe .

(Sgd . )

w. c.

Hart.

~R_EEN ball as big as a motor car, and with a


yellow tail, flash ed over Drouin, Frankston,
S~. Kilda, the city, Burwood, and Heidelberg. last
mght, according to Sun readers.

v1v1d

The "s.,uc:er11 was repo~cd hom Drouin,


60 miles from Melbourne! at 8.24 p.m. and
from Heidelberg only,;,. minutes l~ter.
EStlJ:!lnU:s of he 1 g h l rl!i 1 !fl.h~ j~ b~....~~r~
ranged frotn 50 lo t.hou-' PI>..S right oero:SS l.he
\ ra FORCE officers sa:ods or teet lierr l$Hh~tre g1'0und and dioar>
think ll wUI take lbe ''plol" or 11s course ~r.''
ll.t leMt two yeo.rs to
8.U, Drouin, - l\ilr J' 8.30, Surrey Hills.- M.ls$

TWO YEARS
TO TELL

118

build up n tull and Etarper, ot Lolli!" urr)'-rd . v S<?urroh of Surtey lWls


-te "t~ or llyln~ !'l!w thbe thobJe'i..~ "ltarll_l~t"'''" with ion ounl In her
accu ~
u <
,..,
wJ:'OUI:
C $,..' IOW!Lf- bOCieyJlrd wbl!n SbC 81\W 0
saucers reportS !or MelbOurne. It w~~a i"tn.J grc~n blue-~ II!>Jeat pAss
annlysl$.
ooppuy to!Qr, sbo!H!CI like low over A neighbor'$ house
&luoero
hod
Ire toolll&U.' he !1\\ld.
"It "Il oppeortd to be like ~

queatl l><M dll;en end d'esca~ded vt.ry Ca>l. Ilion pointed bolloon wltb l.he
lO beY nl;crall o~Ucd JppelU'ed to Pill Into two I POinted rnd toward$ U1
tnustons. follmg sl.<lrs. &eotlons .before It dL~np. ground"
or bAfloons. one .said ~~~ f'raniCSton. - M.r 'h~ ~~~:cl~ht;~
M~t
yeo~:~ In the 'QniUd R<1n Ould. or CAmp~ll-st...I Kevl,n Mllfden,__pt RedSf.Aieo> round thtll only Frankston, w n s drhJng \\<lO<!St, descrl.,.,., th~ ob
4 ol n:porl.ocould not home blollll' Nepeg,n lllghi Jcct 3$ ooi~IH!d wlt.b o
1>t> explllmed'
w~f when he "'"' a green vivid ~;rce11 light and trn.H
1

f:::i{t

'--=========:}!~: g:ua t":i>='1:JI 'n~ln ~~~~~ J~~zel,


IKi

t!,tlDS lOwal'ds the clt} ol Thomas-s t. sow nn ob


and w~ out art )ect Oy over llt "uemen
rew oeconlls."
dQus speed," at 8.30. "It
8.29, S t. .Klld~ JuncUon.-' wps cl.tculnr In .shape, nnd
Mr. J ohn 'Ibompoon or emtt.ted showers or SJ)tl,l'ks
SJ)rlng-t~t.., Preston, saw the! !rom Its exhaust." he snld.
~ey blgll
~!glit II) a

"saucer" descending r.ron


soooct. "A grec~;~ obion~;

ID~pe with

...,

-A.aD TONIGHT.

lnll sl)o!H!d j
SEE TBES"i''

like an olrpart ~1<. lt op..,.


oearrd to descel'ld almost
TO THE EDITOR
to roof-lOP height. then
Tonight, the new
blacked out."
moon. In conjunction
f 8.29, Cfl.)'. _ w Burnie with th~ phmet venus
j, Lloyd or Law-;t.. South <=d the planets Jup)ter
1 Melbourne. "'as 'lith a and Mercury adjacen~)
t'l:lend nt ;Prtn= Brrdgcfshould tnn.ke another beau
wheo b.e saw lbe obfect Ulul s l#ht i.II. the heavc.ns
l t,ravelllng high and tll.'ll[- J. Vlekers::WUII <Brll:hMd. descending. "II belched ton 1
ou~ a lO.llR wl)fte nme "".d
'll.nl.sl:ied In a rew toeeonclS " ;
8.30, Burwood. - Mr. 1. r,
Rlseborougb, of GIU3rdst..1
was on duty as an ottend- 1A
anl with o trfen~d at the s~
Sl<yllne 'Ibeatre. Burww<F n\
11

sm. -

----=--

~OPLE IN THIS

"SAUCER", SAYS
DAVID
AT
ro.n~llc

a tiring

SPC<l<l.

~So'\ucer

dlvt>d ove.r E<.st Malvern earl.) y('S!.<>rd.iy


and, aeeordlog to
18 -year - old Otwld
Reese. It se<!med to

have people In It
~ ~nd ftvc Crttnds
.,..., th obJect - oval.
$1>npcd and a> big as a
ru11w~ c:arrla~c us

l~~~~::-""f.~r~~"vu~
mot-~t..

Malvern.

"l M<lld dL'ilJtltLIY -

dark WI"'' Ut the ob


Ject" he ael<t. U r hod

..,.,n U1c .same napes In

on

~p~ne

htlve SlUd
people."

r wowd
were

thC')'

Reports agreed
~se

or St

K~da-st..

Elwood. said that de-

,;crtjlllons wbloh

h~

Ills liii!lt.S. lllter

11nd

wro~

tn ollie<>. I ognctd
t\lb\O:St l!X.J.CL }'
we ~w Ute oi>Jt><:t

,tboUI

for about live u:>.11&.

he Jild one tb.ln& 1

cann.ot "xplaln u that.


while It .e~rnl tO

move at o ran~tlc
R al...., had a

. peed

"~~~"M1~~~"'

or IJ.s
dit<. 10 l<el u p a n d GO
yor<ls "'""" 11 b<lcbed
out ~ 'Vtllo w. pSeoUS"
m,\Ut::r from h:, s,tcrn .
1t Old DOl fl\de awa).
but d1sapp6U't'd quite
sudden!;- as ot 'IO(llce>ne
hd 5Witl:hNI (rut
11,jht," h thded

Saucer No. 2

THIS

IS HOW

.. flying

~oau cc,

tho

looke d

;ccordi"g to o do.-c,i ption g fve n to Sun


~rtt.st , Jiick Bowie, by
18-yellr-o1d Oavid Reese.
and thd;. DAVIO t
RillE.

COMMON WEALTH OF AUSTR ..LI"

DE PARTMENT
"r.. l.p~a.;,. ..

OF

CIVIL

A V I A TIO N

.. ,.o:n

T ..r.qrool\~e Ad.dftot
VI ._.,,-.

ALMORA HOUSE
PQ

_.

hi

c-

'-lt'L-.OU"'f

lot "''-"

..sue

52:!3:'16 l.ITTI..E COLLINS ,;,TFIEET

MEl-BOURN!: C.1

136/2/ll.

- e r~A.Y 135 ,,
0516~

S/L JDb.n&on 1

Homee Traininc. Coi!L'1.!!lld,


Intell1g~wcl! Sect ioa 1
.Rt. :s;.."l.R...CKS .

:.LSERT ::

Dea.r Sir,
.ljttsched rlee;;;e find co:>ies of two reports reel;lived
in t, is 0 !ice concerning unidentified objects at Perth, Tasmenie, on 1?/4/54
end ~obart , Tesmenie , on 26/4/54.
Yours feithfully,

( I . E. Boud.. )

for Regional Director.

~~..Fa"..:l.:l:T

CF CIVil. .nVI..T!OH,

Government

~'rod>ome ,

Jox 416 F . 0 . ,
606

J...nUNC4STOl< ,

T~s .

125/-1/l.

~egionel

Director,

Victor1e-T~smania ~egion .

:?ollo\"ing t~ appearance of a news i tam in the


"Bxwntner" concerning the sighting of an unidenti.ied &iroraft (Object)
in the vicinitv of Perth, Tasmania on the 17th .. pril , 1954, the origiDLtor
of t he report .!i. 'Sean, Carpenter , employed by ~pertro.ent of Civil ...viation
lilt Lsunceston Airport, ":as interviewed , and requested to aubmi t a statement
and z ketches for suboli ssioll to Regional Office ,
This statement is e:tteched
hereto .
~~~easton

F:nowr- traffic in U;.e vicinity of Perth, at the time in


"Canberra" at an altitude of 35,000 feet , attd a DC . 4
VB- .Al'G Fl.t . 154 proceeding Robert to L&unceeton .
In the case of tbe 00. 4
t his airc raft was effecting e V.F.R. descent to Leunceston from en altitude
of 7 , 000 foot over Roes , and presumably vo\U.d not bo at greater 8ltitude
than 2 ,0CO feet when appro3ehing abeam of Perth.
2,

question

I'

as

a .... .-. F.

3.
Since tbe matter was reported it. the "!!:xaminer"
telephol!e calls re,;orting the bearing of an aircraft at high altitude on
several occasions have been received .
However, in each of the cases
r eport;eQ/it has !:leen evide!lt tbat the aircraft hee,rd were "Canberras '' on
cr oss count ry exercises from Laverton at altitudes betseer 15 ,000 teet and
42 ,<;c.... feet .
4

4
Subseque!lt conversations with H. Been and a telephone
discuss i on with e Mr . Littlejohn, also of Perth , suggested that possibly two
or t hree ada1tionel confirmatory statements 'ould be made O'~l)ilablo regarding
the incident , ncmever, es :,rt these statements have not been received .
Should
the reports be sublnitted to t is Office ap .ropriate rorward.ine action will be
t alen .

(Sgd .J

(C {. Strickland . )
~(Airi:ort t!anSer .

COPY

l'erth ,
~es111en1a .

23/4/1954 .

!!I'. C . S'trickland ,

ctiDg .. lrl'Ort l.anegcr ,


De :;crtment of Civil ,, v 1et1on,
~ S'!'Eit~

JUNCTION.

Sir,

For the information or 70ur Department , I wish to make a


re"o':"t ~n :! mysterious object which I obse!'Ved at Porth, Tusinani& , :~nd wbich was
streakiug across t!:s .sl<j at about ll.l!() a . m. on Sr.turlsy , 17th k-TU 1954 .

I was ste!ldine 1n my back sarden wit h s ~r . P. Gutteridge


ox..."l9 '!1ber of the H ." F . and employed in the same C'-!lucit>y es myself , as
De:JertllleJit of Givil .,viet ion earpentar at .I estern JunctioD when our attr!lct ion
wa~ era~ to the sky by what appeared to be the sound of t1 jet plane flying high
overh'.!ad , a:1d ~<h!ch. ap;-eered to be headins Sout}l.
00

ple:~e,

on scan.n1ns the sky for a few mo:nehts , 1!r . Gutteridge, sighted


:!.oh he estimated we::: flying et an cltitude of over 1200 feet

l!l.titude he

11as

~ the plano appear d to look very small to him at sucn an


not. able to identify it; but belie.,.ed it to be a miHte.I'Y type of

pl.Bn~ .

.lhilst endeavouri,::~g to pick o11t the plene myself , I observed


a r..ysterioua object 1n the sky Sl>!'I'OSching .from the South.

J!: .1r.st iopression I had o it as it appeared , 1.es in t he


form ~f a br ~ht lone silv~rJ object slightly oval, and appearing to heve a small
dolll6 like or raised portion. on top
1

esterly direction .

.s it approached closer, its c urse altP.red to a north-

...s it altered i ts cot..:'..s , Ell:i came closer in to vi::~w, i t


n;;>peereo to me, as a solle ob jec+. , l.;rge and round e.-,;ca -t. for the u .-ern~ost pert ,
7-hich sppeCU"ed to have e .!.'tl:i..sed portion extending half- ay across its di eneter .
e~cert

~ resembled

for the top portion of it. .

a full moon as it would a~~ar iu the daytime

!levine been er .>loyed v.i th the R.k .A. F. for nearly tour years
dt.rine the letter stages or the l.l.st war, at. , estern Jun.ction ...i r.>ort , and aioce then
b:; the ::.e~artl'lent of Civil .,vi::st1on, I heve become tanulinr i'tll various "types o:r
planes , end to a certb!r degr~e have been able to d i stineuish he var!ous types of
planes in fli~ht ~~ toe certain degr~e the altitude and speed wt w icL they have
been trevelline .
Hov ev'!lr , as the object wllch I observed in the sey ~;as 9nt1rely
d ifferent to an~,.hi t::; I had yet seen , my ~culations as to its be1ght at 'llhich it
We3 flyine , ita diameter , a~d th~ speed at w ich it wes travelling may not be very

accurate .

From 1JY O\Tn obsel'vetion.s it BPI'eered to be at least 100 feet 1n


diameter i ts speed could easily have been 2 ,000 mile~ an hour or more, and i'te elt1t 'lde may have bean 1 '\ ,coo feet more or less
..U though these are only rough ee.Lculations and ;:ould not be
considered in Elll:'f way accurate , one thi.ng I Wll certain ot that no jet. or other plene
wb.ich I b.er.e !ret observed flying , could e:;>proach the speed , at which the myst9rious
ol>.'ect ~es stret.>kin,, thro.JCh 1:he sky .

Lt:. conclusion, I would 11ke to say that I was able to observ"


the object tor about 25 seconds Defore trees hid 1 t t"ro:n ~ view .
Since the 'ir11 t
report ln the "E:lteminer" other resinents {..t l'ertb. :!lava t'eported see~ Hw ""J <>Ct I

- 2 -

correspond with these I hevc given.

3icned .

(il.

o.

Been . )

Mysteriou:J object. wMich apr-oared to


on S~o.turday , pril l 7th, 1~54 .

Ill)'

vision over ""erth , Tasman1a

Signed .

B. C. Bean ,
Part h .

First impression BI'Proachil18 from South to


~'orth a~peer-:d in this shape for about
5 or 6 seconds

...s it

ap~ared

e:tter changine its course to a

north westrly direction.

Resumed this shape for about 20 seconds until hid


from view.

SubJ~ct :

SIGHTD~

C!:-' UGHT D SKY B".!

Description:

BRUHBY

9. 05 to 9.13 P.M.

Time:

Place:

D.~L !

FRO!. F~Z:JOY Cit. SC.;I!l'': SC'Imi HUB~.RT , l H "' .::0~


_,,\S'".:..U.Y l.:I.iEC'!'Im: c:~R RIV'... t DBR...:!'T TO TUE
U:FT o:- LR . !~.1 .
,; O.Ll.:i.. ':i'~ ~ Lli}ffi' V.nR'tlllC nr I: TEHSITY,
TO 01:-'E ST.,G- ~!!l:..U:; ..s .. SUGG.:Z'!.'IOr. 0? " GRl:.'EN
LimE TO 'I'm: U:Fl' OF T:.'E ''.-.llT lliJ.Rr ""'!olE

om..?!

o~f"'....ffi~;T v.:.- .&D TO BZ ,.. .:I Ol.c. OIJ,l.u c; :Pl:JCT


FRO!:! .:;,.rorrv.., Bi.I.OON O.t KI:.; .
..o~T . 9 .13 P .L .
';'BE U'JHT F,lDJD C: J1' Q.tllT: q, riDLY IIID Dl3 .rt~A'O..ED .

~Tl:-~~ EZI~

: 3 ,000 feet eaove sea level

.lLSTlll...TI:.:J DIST..NGZ : 10 miles (!..in.)

Jof\0~>! :

Squ~aron L~aclP.r

L.

r.. .

J O.oNSTuN,

D. S . O. , R. ,..F.
5/ 6/ AI R(23 ~)

H~adqu

Tr n~n_n,.

r!:Jrs

R. i ,, . f .

AlbJrt ? rK

M~lbuurn~

Th-.k ;.Ju l'or you:: lctt>~r lt-8/ /: ..


?Dclos!.:lg r . ud~ct,_r.g ' ::; the5ls .
~

',"; hav a :tu1.1luJ

co. mand

B~r c~s

or

~ . C. 3 .

Z.Oth 1 rch h..!:ll

t a.t ti'us HJoJI_L. rt~rs

nd

re for-

,. rdiug l.t to D~p .. rt;n.:.n t of Air for t h.oir ptlrus'\.1 .


Tte
.:~.t t ~ch>j cop:r of t) ~ ccV~ri.:tg l.:ott~r sho.1ld glv e you Svi:lP.
id~

of our vi :::~s .

-.s .1. stoall b~ leaving this beadqu rters cHld tl,'!l R. \ F .


in Juna, I th.i11.6 .1. t ad> ... s~t.J.e tL.. t yo!.! ;;hould hi:'V;: a r~rord of
t .n e pr s:mt loc.:tt.ion of the tr.asis !.r, cc.sc: ''l' . B-99ch_ng c..l.ls
for _ t .

I hopa t o sae you

b~for9

Yours

~r . "'. Boud ,
Vict cr1Gn T as~anian

D~pt .

R~g1on 1

0f Civil .:.v.~."' tion,


391 Lt. Collins Str-:1 -=t,
nlbo.m'!l .

I go.

(;t.:<(,.c-JA!-- ~-.J, tA>-f?. :f"tHtN~At)

ae~dquart ~rs Tr~ining Cow~wnd

5/6/ AIR( n8li)

R. A.A. F.

J~ber t

Psrk

Barr~cks

~elbourne

'l'L9 ::;ec ret al'Y,


~'

r Board.

V1ctori 2 Barr&cks,
Melbourne ~ . c . l .,
Vic t o r ia .

(o . ~ . F . I .

;:.

s. c.a.

-; ;,

II

1.

~t en t!on

Squ drun Le ed e~

BIRCH)

1.
under . r eci~~oc~ a~~=m~nt for the exchange of
infor .:J.t;!.o)n on t he abov ~ subj9ct , the attached .>apar ,
pur _;> orti n& to ~xpldn 1nt ~r alia Biblic 1 mi r cles, 1'1ying
s ~ucer s ~d rhy am en ' e !<Wl~.Lies
r-e
in y d ugl t rs, t s
been fo!"W" rded to t his ofli ce by tln RegLm:l. OixActor,
Vict orian T sm ~nian Re:.i.u1 D"'P r t.n~n t of c. . vi.l ..v .i.. tion .
The ~uthor of this t hesis is ... r . c. . ~ ~...,hiNG, 2v6 J.ma Rd .,

st.

K1ldf...

2.
The p~par was c~nsi d~red by th9 Alr Stbff of this
H'3adquc.rt.::!rS bu t i t was ;m.mJ.mously -n~Jd t hat t he t h-3.,1S
went bepnd t he c.:llllpr~h~lun of t h.,; norm.<1l G. D. offic~r .
Z.
The Colll.!Ii.QD.d ";;duc~t.ion Oft'icer who lS wel.l qU.'\lified
as e. phy . .:.~ist , but whose lfOOY/ledge of the l t est development s
in t he P"?ul r s ci'mce Lc t ion field is limit'i1d 1 cons.i.der'3d
tie thect ;, nov al .nd u~~,U."',::>o rt ad by any evid~nce of pur~ or
:;..ppl.ied ~c 1ence ICtlown t !. -~..Lm .
He consldArs that the wr i t ~r
has a cer t-ain :..~UI"l t of sclent!.fic lmowladge and ppec.t's to
n~v ~ rertd ~xt~s ~v sly of t hose sci~ntific public ~ion s
v ~ilabl e
to the g~a ral public .
Th9 nt il~o -sc lert t tfi c" n~< tur':! of the ~iJ9 r hs be 'n
but no ....ppro ch ha~ bg-m mc>de t o t 1le Ch<>Pl"'in ' s Brclllch
of this H~r.d u :1rt 9rs fo r their C'~mments.

4.

not ~d

5.
Unless proper considerat ion c<.n i;,n giv en t o such
p a p t!rs, tu~ R. A . J F. is l ying itself op.m -co ch t'g es o f
c av::;li~r tr e:otmant of P'"!'~()'lS who gennn~ly believe ttJ.11 t
their cont-riout ions will "lt';lteri~lly co ssist in the ~dv nce11~>nt
of av i .. tion scien~s .
The extre.11e v~e" co\1ld be t.Jr\:n th~t this
Head~u rt=rs i:J ;:~S
U""llli ed to co:lsl:le the v ,lidi t.r of t his
t heory as ~~re the 16th centur3 ~oDAs in :ha c a s~ of G.lileo .

e.

Th.::retore, .i.n vl. ~w of the l~ml.t~d resourc~s of this


l;ieadqu 'lrte-:s, th~ tt ,..!'> i 'D ?<::r is ..l'.:Jr 't'd'\!.1 for your
infor-:naLon :.nd ct~on.
It ls ma.~,~>tood froe. Deo -r- t!ll~n t of
Civ ~l foViation th~t thi~ 1s tn~ ~nly copy tn o::xis t~nce a~J
t hat :Ar. s~eching would ,_!!!a .Lt r~turn~d ~v~ntoa!.ly .

(!./Jfta~~

S ,u.dr on L-aader
For ,ur Officer

Co~anding

7
COMMONVI(EALTH OF AUSTRALIA
T" 1 p/l 1~

DEPAR TMENT
_..

OF

CIVIL

AVIATION

o.u

T .. r.. qrop-..e .,dd r-.r1

ALMORA HOUSE '

03G54

&2:;q;3e LITTLE COLLINS STREET


M ELBOURNE. C I

136/2/ll .

Air Qf't'icer Commanding,


Training Command,
R.A.A.F.,
ALBERT PARK .

Attention - S/L. Johnson.


Intelligence Section.
Further to discussions concerning unusual aerial
obJects, I now forwar d at the request of the author - Mr . c. w.
Beeching, 206 Alma Road , St. Ki lda, a thesis on the theory on
flying saucers.
23A~
This Office has perused this thesis but does not
intend any further action.
For your information the references to Adamski
refers to an article published 1n the "Austral~:~sian Post" some
months ago.

(w. E. Boud.)
for Regional Director.

SIGHTINGS OF UNUSUAL AERI AL OBJECTS


----------------------~---

Time of
Sighting
3-1-54 1555K

Observer

;.~r . J .11.

cowden

(Bburn)

3-1-54 1520K

--------

--~ ----------------------

Di r ecti on of
Posi t i on ot'
Observa t ion
Observati on
- - - --- --+- - - - - - 14508'E 3745 1 5 Elevation 42
Bearing 272 'T
sun. ( SlfO to SE
horizon!

Remark s

Assuming these
three observers
to be at West
Heidelberg.

.Jr . John
Dalton
Margaret
Lord
Margaret

FUry
3-1-54 2045K

Miss Wilkins
(Belgrave
to Mel b .)

I
I

3-1-54 21il45K

Mr. Pinnie
Ascot Vale

3-1-54 204:;K

rd.rs. w.
acKay (Phi lip Island
to ..telp . )

H456 ' E 37

Column 11. Assuming observer to


be in vicinity of
Ferntree GullY
As sumin g obs erv er

47 1 8

14530 ' E 38
1.5 ' 8

W (In direction Assuming observer


of Tooradin)
in v i cinity of
Nyora

at home

C!rs HomphNE
l rey ~Ver----------~m
~o~n~t~J__________________~----------+----------~ 1-54

2045K

3-1-54 2050t

..tiss

lJ.{ .

___

SW to NW

Assuming observer

SW to NW

Assuming observ~r
to be bome

"'!enville
tivanhoe.)
3-1-54 B030K

to be near home

w. Scott ,
Cbiet Test Pilot,
~
D.N.rE OF SIGHriNG - AUG'lBl' l4Tfi, 1952.
TILlE

1000 APPROX.

P'lisht Townsville - Amberly at height or 35000 - 36000


teet, in Vampire , near Roelchampton when looldng east toward coast saw
lar~e circular light at a lower height which could not be est~ated
due to bad ground haze, colour or ord1nart incandescent light globe.
Atter observing for approximately 1 minute a number or
8JIIall lights ( 6- 10) appear to coma from main light . The smaller lights
appear to surround big light for about 2 mLn. theo dise"Pp&a:red. .A:tter
a further 2 min. the M.g light also disappeared .

REPORT OF F.LY!NG OBJECT.

The tolloHing report was t'!ll&phonod to the ~gional Office at


approximately 7 pdn. on Tuesday, 5th January, 1954 by Mr . Ohivell ,
32 Grey Street , Bast RiJJgWood Tel . HU?074.
He t~tates -

wAt approximately 8.30 to 8 . 45 p.m. on Sunday Evening, 3rd


January, 1954 I observed "bat appeared to be a spherienl
object with bright tail and looked like a meteor on a
larger scale but much br~ter and lower in the sky .
It appeared to be in the \'larrandyte eree and its height
was uncel"tain."

t.tr . Chivell stated he did not think it was a talli:ag star .


Be heard
the announcement on the wireless lov1~1ne repor~ and eo telephoned
the Regional Office .
'P. W.B.

Supt . of Personnel & Estabs .

7/l/54.

REPORT OF FLY.mC OBJEOI'

The unde~ontloned report was telephoned to the Regional Office


at approximately 8 p . m. on Tuesday, 5th January , 1954, by Mr . J . l.!. Tayl.or,
129 Durham Roed, Sunshine , 't'd . li\!1646 .
Kr. Taylor ra port3 -

was travelling in my oar rro111 Tottonham to Sun.sh1no


about 722 p.m. this evening end crossing tbe loopline
tbet runs between Brooklyn end Newport I notica d a
light like a star in e position slightly West of North
end soma distance away , and in an approximate position
tor eircratt on the Essendon- Adelaide run . The object

"1

traYsllad a considerable distance whilst my car travelled


200 yards and it travelled too tsst ror an aircraft . I
obserTed tbe object for approximately 200 yards distance
in my oar and attar 100 yards it moved some oo!lBidereble
distance across tne sky and then completely d1ssppeared.
Yy description ot the object is s bright light with no
shape a little larger than a evening star ."

r .w.H.
Supt. ot Personnel &Estaba,
7/1/54.

REPORI' OF FLYING OBJJ::CT

Tho following report was telephoned to Regional orr1ce ~t approxlm.etely a . 30 p. m. on Tuesday , 5th January, 1954, by Ure. Barnard, 24 Perth
Street, llul'l'UIIIbeena , Tel . al4?03 . lira . Bernard reports " At 8 . 15 p.m. I went out into the garden and observed en
oval shaped object with a lUlllinous sheen travelling
very test and 1 thin..'< taster then en aircra:tt in the
West .
Aft er 8 tew seconds it van1al\ed behind a 'bank
of cloud.
At the time the sky was clear e:nd 88 there
were no stars it 1~as not a ralling star , and there wert~
no aircraft 1:n the area at the t1m.e".

P.w .H.
Supt . of Personnel & Estsbs .
7/1/54.

UAP 10
C.A. FORM 225
(R.~viad Aua. , 19S2)

Head Office No.


Regional Office No.
Out-Station No.

DEPARTi\1ENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


STATION
DATE

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


(To be submitted through the Regional. Director o the state or occurrence '"ith:in 48 hours of the incident)
TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF ClVIL AVIATION,
499 UTTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, C.l.
The following incident in relation to the snfety of nir na\igalion is reported:-

Time

Date

Plt~ce

. Pilot ..

Marking

Aircraft: Type

To .....

Flight: From
Details of Incident
KeJ~h

ID,ll , ag_Eld 13 ye{l.rs , o!.. SM,Moll.Il.t.~.Alex~nder Rc.ell, .Moonll.ll_E.onds~ . _.......

At J.i~boro~_on. 3/'b/~ ~.i ~45 .. hQ.J:;.rs -- p~p!e._esg sh~P'3..~ objeci_';I~~!L~L~gry !l!g

1 mlle ]:ong

Sjl!)esred

ro:;:.

al?Jll:C!~ ~ JQ .~~<l~ ~~~ wb,!~~ t-!J.ne it !1~ . U,P th.~ w!!9le_

are~ ~ The obj_!!~~ed fef!,~~.. lli~B.!L91rcr e.f..LP.!Ira !,~ to .~!!~ e,E.~)llld , ..ru:~ct1oo
Wlkno~ ,

_!It

a hl!,1~h.t. ap~rg.!_~J,~JI ..~1;at ....2! ~~e lli~ch,?s~e::_..~_!ty ..~?.J._l~~ - ...-..... - ...

Object_!I~ al~.JL .s~!!_~ bt @!!}e ... ~. Ja.~~ - g~etile , ...~J.sl! ..~~~~.h 14~!..1~~!'.9..\!&!!.~ ..----

_,,.,, ..__,

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Attachments

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SIGNED ... ......_ .....'!! ~.~-~~ud


DESIGNATION
REGIONAL OFFICE ACTION
NO ACTION

- - --..----..---- ...- - --..---------- ---- -"


-.-..

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

COMMENTS...

ACTION IN HAND REGION


ACTION 1N HAND COMPANY

---- __

.....

----~-

,.,_

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ACTION REQUffiED BY
REGION
DESIGNATION

SIGNED

FOR HEAD OFFICE USE

'EJo.cn J".. ,- C.l&tO

Action Complete

Signed

..

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UAP 9 .

C.A. FORM 225


(Reviled Au,.. 19S2)

No.

Head Office

Regional Office No.


Out-Station No.

DEPARTi\1ENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


STATION
DJ\TE

AIR S AFETY INCIDENT REPORT


(To be submitted through the Regional Director or the state of occurrence within 48 hours of the incident)
TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CML AVIATION,
499 LITTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, C.l.
The following inc1dent in r elation to the safety of air navigat1on is report.ed:-

Time

Date

Place

Pilot

Marking

Aircraft: Type

To

Flight: From

...

Details of Incident

_ J he fog_avr1ng_rap_ort. -~- ;:~g.~t~~d by P~9J.l~ at l6J~Lho..~!L.Q.ll... 5}J,/5.4 .f..!O.J)l ...- -...


!4r~ Q_.

Ro!DJ'! {B&l

7~

y_e aJ.:Sl 0 66..l!ea.o.tL,.aoaQ., aatlll1.'lO,ll.; ...

Between 2140 ~ ~,15 ho_\!r~L,Q!.l...~L.~L~... a._~ B.!?. ..'l!'!P.!'Y: .Q.'!?.~-~1! wj,~~UL~Ol!!.l! ._O~ i l l _
B!!~r.ed from di.r~tiq_n Jl...t.A!.o;!;lli..ogtP~

t .ra.v.!i!.lling

!;oWI'tl:.l\~ .. ~.i_ty...

lt ..Aa~_tha._ _

apP_!aranc_e _of c~..a~r ~lass s~ :t'J':Q~....!l.. 1!.s!.~'?..~-.2L .~/.QQ.._.y_~QJ! _8P.Qe!J.r6fl_.!L'i.f~et

in d~ameter with a t ail 9/.19 ...t.~~ .J.I?-qg ,, 't~...Q"~l~~;'!!..2!-~~ _'Qr..W.!.!P..\~.lJ_.l,_l1;_ ~9.d.iaa ppearoe.d.. 1tacy... tast ~ a.lmost ap.pear.ing. ..tD .go o.ut . .... l.t was _a.eQ~llmU&d.. bY...a loud
~ilhing

noise not .u.nUktL.a.je.t aire:r.at:t... _~_ _..._........___..___... - .....--------

Attachments

--~-...-------..-- - -..---" .........--- --..--.. _,,_....__,- - _...


.... - -- ___..,..________,,. .._,.

___

SIGNED

._..

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..... E.......B.o.ud.... _.._,_ _.._______ _

'.~

REGIONAL OFFICE ACTION


NO ACTION

ACTION IN EAND REGION


ACTION IN HAND COMPANY
ACTION REQUIRED BY

COMMENTS

~---------

----------- ---------...- ------- --- -- ____.......


------- -..-----..
-----~~---

_ _ _ _ REGION
-

SIGNED
FOR HEAD OFFICE USE

DESIGNATION

____________

......

Action Complete

Signed

--

C.A. FORM 22.S


(Reviled AuQ . 1~)2)

Head Offirf! Nn.

Regional Office No.


Out-Station No.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


STATION
DATE

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


(To be rubmilled through the Regional Director of the state of occurrence within 48 hours o the incidenl)
TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION,
499 LITTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, C.l.
The following .incident in tcl3lion to the safety of air navigation is reported:Time

Date

Place

To

Flight: From
Details of Incident _

Pilot

Marki,ng

Aircraft: Type

Report ~caived fr~:m

_ C..!.rne,g1.!., J'_el .

:r:r.

qo~~ ..1.2

fim!

g_ov~ ~

tJJ45~.-

At 11. 30 pn on Sunday lOtll.. Jan.H!!.IT. 1 -~~ ~ ()}l ject _si.!!!1J.:~r .~o ~~


~~togrs_pb or Flyi~_Obj!!_ct.E~ a.J?M.ari~~L!!! ta~ !!.~!!!.1.9:.. Q.P., 3.!1'1!~~e~.

_
9t1L.. ___ -

J~~~X.. ~jeot a_gpear.~~ 1_!! _!.~ ~1r.~~1on o_! rvanhoe, h~igh~-~.P,,l?!~! ~ .......---

tho s:un._! ~~~ 11?!:!4 , J;.9! ~.-JI!.i.n~t..<'.!j_, -~~-~~

~-

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DESIGNATION

,_.,

REGIONAL OFFICE ACTION


NO ACTION

COMMENTS ----~---.. - - - - -.. - - ....

ACTION IN HAND REGION

~----

ACTION IN HAND COMPANY

------

- ----

------ --

ACTION REQUIRED BY
- - - - - - REGION

DESIGNATION

SIGNED

FOR HEAD OFFICE USE

_____

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Action Complete

Stgned

Regional Office No.

~ta~on

~:,1:,1-

C.A. Fotn1 l25


IRovsed July, SJJ

He.ad Office No.

No. EA 19

:Mel bourne Airport

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

AIR SAFET Y INCIDENT REPORT


I To f,., 1ubmtred t/11ou9h tho Re<;~k>nl 0 /rectot olcl>e St~co of occu rronce

T ime

Date :

Place of Occurrence :

Pilot

Marking

Aircraft- Type

To.

From .

Type of Opsration :

ol the tn<;ldo"rt

Details of lnc,dent

1.

:Ml:'!il . ~ .S . .:rerre~nS 22l Ctllllberwoll l!oad Q.A'I!ll'IJ:I.R!!fln.X., .


;report~ d

sightillg ~ roi.IIlli s,U.ver !!.biny disc wbUs~ ett e~d i:l)& tll,o

r a ce meeting a,~ Ranging fiock on ;r.a.~uary +.~t, be~ae!l 04~ and

oooojz.

The object re,meYt~~. s.tet1.o~.~Y ft?,r .some .se~on4s neer

s ome t r ees, then turned o~. 1.t.s s~d,~...JlP.d 1'rav~l,l~4 B'!'f&Y at


t errifi c speed .
2.

llr GUI:ert ' 1 FaU.on St,rt?et , BR'qNSWlCK, J~P.? ..5 o'!;:h,e.! . , ...s..1gl),t~d .!:1

small shining object rrom NoTt~. Melb~u~ne. Re1l!~Y works~o~


between 0400 and

0490/~.

on

Jeng~y ~~h.

The object was s i ghted for 10

min9-t~s

a travelled slowly frQm .

low i n the Easte.J,'n sky to almost .. d1r~ctl.y ov.e.r.head, tbo.u. .. r.~piiUY. ...
went out of 1J.1ght U,PW'ards ve.rtically !

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

'

Signed .

(J'. :& SANSCI4)

l'!'ff

Designation: SS/ATC

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

to

-.

.........._

......

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

Date:

6/l/'S4.

!See"""'

f"'9D.

7
C.A. Form 22S
IR..,;ed July, ' 531

R!!gonal Office No
No. ~.. l,.!'l

elbourne Airport

Head Offico: No.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


Place of Occurrence
Aircraft -

Date .

Essendon
Marking

Type

o/1/54
Pilot

To:

From :

Type of Operation :

T ime

Deta1ls of Incident

!h- . Renldn, 2&~. YJ.Uon Road ~AI.WlN

Place or ,s1g.ht1Ilg - travelUng W.~st a,:).ong... !f~P.iP8J.'e. ?,t.t:~e.t,

1!9X.JIIU., ......,...........

Time 8 .45 p.m. Sunday 3/1/54 .


Descrtption.

Roi.ID.f\ bap,_gf .1:?!1l~ient 11sh~. w1~h :taU passed frolll

South ~ North - almost borizol,ltal tL~g~t ..- s:Ue;~t doWil'l'lard

tendency end visual tor allllost 10 sees .


~.

lair. Bannett 1 1~ Barwi.n ~treet,, Bo; HILL ~~ 1337)

Sigbtill_8. - tra'V'elling West alo~ . .Cent~.rb~ Road at corner of


Elgar Road .
Time 8.45 p.~ . Sunday 3/l/54.
Very bright Ugh~ed ob je.ct w1, ~ t,!li~ trf!V.~l.l~ ..~g,r.o.ss
in N .'ll . direction .

Downward angle of 11ppro:x. 30 - llis guess

somewhere over Foots,gray.


3.

.lliS. .. J?,~t.l;l....

lp sie}l.t appro.!. 5 ~e~s...~ .............................. .

J.!r . Richardson (FX9464)

Time 9.15 p.m. Sungay 3/l/54.


Sight~Dg-

& miles

S .E.~

of Ecbuca .

Round shaped ball of fire .~very bright) with tail positioned to


SSE of
Signed:

.Ech~~

- Visual for 5-10 se_c.s.

lR . ALEXAM>ER)

Designation:

, s .o . o .

Date:. &/1/54.
IS<>o

<>"'"

pgc.

AIR SAFiTY INCIDENT R!PORT

Cont1nu.ed
- 2 ~.

llr . Gr11't1th 1 23 Chalmers Street , McKINNON.

Place or sighting - t.!aroondah Highway Narbethong.


Time 8 . 4!5 p.m. SUDday, 3/1/54.
Description -Green ei.;ar s'tape<
l ob je at with rocket like
tail travelling rast trom West to East - appe are:l close to

neighbouring mountains .
5.

llrs Co U1ns, 25 Byron Street, l!OONEE PONDS

(Name not tor publication)


Sighting - Church Street, West Parkville ,
Time 9 .15 to 9 . 30 Sunday 3/l/54 .
Saw t o tbs N .N . whet appeared 1111 an exce ptionally large

etar- bu.rst.

(R. ALEXANDER)

s .o .o.

6/1/54.

I ,
C.A. FORM I 225
(RcYikd Auw 19S2)

Hend Office No.

..

Regional Office No.


Oul-S~tion

No.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


STATION

DATE

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


(To be submitted through the Regional Director of the state o occurrence within 48 hours of the inCident)
TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVlL AVIATION,
-199 LITTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, C.l

The iollowing incident in relaliop to the safety oi nir n:l'VigaLion is reported:Dale

Place

Time

_ Marking

AiNraft: Type

Pilot
To

Flight: From

9 !enzie

~~ove , ]_~nhoe ._

(See atts~nt!)

_...._.,.

- --- . --- -
...

'

-..----

_....____ __
.. ,

__

--~- ~-- ..- -. ......f .... , . , _ , . ,..-~. . . ......-~-----.._ , . . . . . _ . . . ....-~- ----

-~---

Attachments __

----...............- ..-..-------......_......

..-----.....-.--------..

_____ _

.........

-----------------------~----_,

SIGNED -

----------~------ ------ -~---

DESIGNATION

REGIONAL OFFICE ACTION


NO ACTION

------ __
-------..----- -- - ..----------COMMENTS

ACTION TN HAND REGION

_,

---------~-~~

...

ACTION IN HAND COMPANY

ACTION REQUIRED BY

__ ________ _____
,

,._,,.

REGION
DESIGNATION

SIGNED

FOR HEAD OFFICE USE

----------.....

Actioo Complete

Signed

9 lJenv.io Grove,
I'VIlnhoe

To the Meteorol ogical Department .

De!\r Sir 1
As few seems to hRVe nnticed the object in the
sky on .ranuary .)rd. I thou,eht; I had better let you know what I
observed ~bout 8 . 40 p . rn. of that date .
I "~VaS returninv from posting a letter ~hen
something dropped swii'tly fran the aouth- -restern sky. I took it to
be a meteor 1 it dropped very low and tls ttened OtJt and travelled

N.w

I t looked to me like a yellow ball the size


of a grApe-fruit with a very fiery tale when it suddetlly gave off a
bright greenish lipht and then expl oded and there appeared to be
piecee f el1.ing to earth.
The greenish blazoe started at the marked
spot 1 I never saw one so large or so low before,

Yours sincerely,

J.fisa M. Venville .

C.A. FORM 225


(Rcvl110d

J\u~~o.

1952)

Head Office No. _


Regional Office No.
Out-Stalion No.

DEPAR'.fl\IENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


STATION
DATE

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


(To be submieed through the Regional P.~rector of the :>tate of occurrence within 48 hours of the incident)
TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATJON,
499 LITTLE COLLINS STREET. J\.1.ELBOURNE, C.l.

The following incident in relation to the saety of air naviga tion is reported:. Date

Place
-

Aircraft: Type

Time
Pilot

Marking

, To

Flight: From

Repor_!. of Flti:~.....~'bj_e..<!~ ...f:t:.~~~.s~-~~-~.~ !:ut.ze 1

Details of Incident _

19_~s south-we_~t ... C.~l:l&

- -

<!.<?wn slowlr. and .e.li~~~~ t~~n ;::i,.~~---

__

rapidly; this observation t ook place in the Avenue of Honour


- -
.....
..... - ----..
....._.,.
-
................. '_,,., ,_,,,_,,
at Ballarat , west of the Memorial Arch.
--~

--

'
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---- ..........,_........... ___ .................~-' ............!._._.._,..,_.. ... - - -... - - - .. - -

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.,,.._,__

---- ~---

___

SIGNED ..
DESIGNATION -

REGIONAL OFF1CE ACTION


NO ACTION

CO~TS. - - ---~---------

ACTION IN HAND REGION

---------- ---..-----___ ..

ACTION IN HAND CO:MPANY


ACTION REQUIRED BY

____....___
,

------.- _,_,..,

__
_
-. ---- ------.. ....--~

.....

..---

-...---~--

- - - - - REGION
DESIGNATION

SIGNED

FOR HEAD OFFICE USE

--------

Action Complete

Signed

C.A. FORM 225


(R~vued

Auw., 1972)

Head Office No.


Regional Office No.
Out-Stntion No.

DEPARTMENT OF CrviL AVIATION


STATION
DATE

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


(To be submitted through the Regional Director of the state of occurrence within 48 hours of the incident)
TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION,
'199 tJTTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, C.l
The following incident Ill relation to the safety o! air navigation is rep01tr:d:-

Time

Date

Place

Pilot ..

Marking

Aircraft: Type

To

Flight: li'rom
Details of Incident

.19-.!!ach

~port_gf
S~~eet,

... __ ....

Flying obj~ct fr_g:m "4;- .~ttwe~.t

NorJ_h

~n,g_hton .....

'i'il!!_e 1lt.05Z . Jth Septembe~ 1 ,. 1_~,?3 .

Object dented .tra:vel~...nor.t.b...to. ao.l,ltA.-......~5 ele:v:ation~r_og ...-. __


_ .!....1_1!&~ .Q.i:!>9b~. ml'.Q .!i!lf~_ct..

...~~ .!!J.?.Et'P.E'!!.~.t~;!,Y..

!!:.. ~i:!.P.~s__si~!L.c?.L._

i:lC3..!... Obs~rved__!! 1 --~~~e ..

Simil.e.r o.b.ject observe.d t.ravellins...O:-.om .l'IE t.o. SiiLf.or... 2~LS~Q.P~....___

P-

~--

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- ---

Attachments

---~--

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,. ___,..,

---- ____,.__________
..-----

-~-----

----..-..----------....---..-- --...-- ..
SIGNED
... ---------------DESIGNATION

REGIONAL OFFICE ACTION


NO ACTION

'-------- -. ......--.-..- ..-

COli!IMENTS

ACTION IN HAND 'REGION


ACTION IN HAND COMPANY

._

----------- -

ACTION REQUIRED BY
REGION

DESIGNATION

SIGNED
FOR HEAD OFFICE USE

----~-~----

_..._t_ -

En~h:n

PtGW.-C.\840

Action Complete

- - -... - - - -

Signed

~
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C.A. Fortn 225


tRWlsf><i July, '531

Reglnnal Office No

.~tahon
t :....

Head Off1c:e No.

No. :U. 29

Melbourne Airport

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT

Arc ra ft -

Date

Melbourne

Place of Oc:currence

B/l/54
Pilot

Marking

Type:

To

From

Type of Operation:

0$20/z.

T1me

FLYING SAUCI:.11..

Details of Incident

At 0320 I r ece1ved a ring t:I:'O.IIl the Herald to 1.nform. me they had


r e ceived a report from ~ . A~~an. C/ - ~~ywalkin fty. Ltd. 14~
Gl~erie R.d Malv-ern. that. at . OSOO/z. he saw ~am his ba.ak .Jard

a ..sbinl.ng...c.1r.cul.ar:_.obJect. _vorJ....fas.t and. tre.:i.llng .a red ,vapour


behind. heading to-.rds the. \l~J

Be .:ns uncert.a1n .. Pt. the he1&bt

but estimated the diameter to be 2Q~O teet.

I had the Radar

aearch but t))e only ol:l ject tl;l.ey could. p1ek up was the DC3 , that
bad departed ancl. was . OJl the S9uthern d1-v~. s1on
....,

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.......

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Signed .

Designation:

S0 0

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

Date :
(See

/l./5.

p.tge.

<NCt

Reg ional Office No

,$tation :

C.A. Form 22~


IRI!V,,...J July, SlJ

No. EA ~

l elb Ol,U"ll.Et A1.r.POrt

Head Office No.

DEPARTM ENT OF C IVI L AVIATION

A IR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


Place of Occurrence .
Aircraft -

Jlelboume

Details of Incident

To:

From.

Type of Opera tion

1~00/z .

Pilot

Markong

Type ;

Time.

1.2 / l/54

Date

UlfiDE2iTIFIED OB JECT

. A.t .1<100/z. :t ;rec e1ved. a It~.one e~l. ~rom ~:t" . Dub~. '13 Pa.ok:S.ngton

st.

ST. XILDA LU645SJ to s&J' that wb1le dr1'17~ng down feel stree t , ~SOR
0

toward ST. J:ILDA RQAP .h e .. ~~- .at an a,ngl e o~ 45 ....~ red glow ~ the

.q-

1n the $&P!.. o.~ ...a. ~!...~~~-~ --

.tunct.1on .but .h1a ..v1ew wae

....~.~ - ~~~~~.f.t~. ()U t .o the

.Q.b a.~~

~~... IW.da

bJ trees ae ..~e Pr.Oceeded . towarda

st .nl.da .Station .he .coulc\ . at:~fi.' .t h o.. objec; through the trees but

aoon atter

,_t

dipp~ed ,

-......--

Signe.d:

....... .

......................u ... ' ..

( .T. P.. J!cClJHB IB )

Designation

S. O. O,

Date

12/l/64

IS<>~ O'Jor P"'JC

Regional Office No

C.A Form '225


IR.,w:ed July. 5JJ

.Station: .. JlelQ O~

U 26

No

1.1 rpoJ't

Head Office No.

DEPART M ENT OF CIV IL AV IATION

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


Place of Occurrence

Aircraft -

Tome ;

To

From

Type of Operation:

1030/~ .

Pilot

Marking

Type

Details of Incident

2/l/54

D;~te

CAMBERWiLL

tmiDEETIFIED OB JECT

lofr. Broadben~ ~ 1.79 tU.veradal.o Road Camberwel.l.,. T elephOne Bo .

Wl 264~ pe.u ed. the fo).lo~ lntcr.:omation by. ~on~ on 8 /J./~.


At dusk I..PPl"~ S . ~Q p,.m. l~~t S~QaT

'f!t'l

wite en.<l t ... si&bt~

. 'What ,.p,pee,re~ ..to b~ ~ . mo~.~.Q~....Q.~ 9l 9.$!" .. ~.ange...

.I~ appearoci . o~t ot

noJihere end D~.CWed very fas.t .. tro.m...sllgb.Uy S.outb.. of West tP .t;h e


It e.pp OA:"e<l to be as l~gge as the $~ at

Borth Wast 1n an a rc.

.S.dda7 and the .llaht .e lllitt ed . equal. to a .f lash ....of 11gbt;n1ng .a,e
. ob served during dl.l..y..Ught . ..

.I t appeared to have .. a tail. altb.Pugh

thi.a .IIIIL'f halre been .a.. b l urr ed ..e.ti'f:lct....ca.J.loS.ed Py...the speQ~

app~.eci.tt

:rt d1.eappeared....1n the same...lllfmD..er.."a.s U

--.. ...........................
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_,,.....

~. .

_ _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - -

ot ~ravel.

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Sogned:

(S. H. B . COOPER)

Designation:

S . O..O.

II'

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Date
(Soe

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8/l/5,;
ovt!t p~

Regional Office No

C.A Form 22S


July, '53!

V1o,.fl'as

(R~V..ed

Head Office No

No

Staln:

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


ITo M subnuiiNI thrOUf!h the RogiOn~ o.,e<:fOf ol tho Srt.. ol CXCUrte"C<> ol th<> ln<:lcHntl

Date: 30th or 3l.at

Tome 1830 local


August , 1953.

Pl ace of Occ&..rrence

Aorcraft -

Marking.

Type

To

From

Type of Operatoon
Details of lnctdent

Pilot

lk. 1. A. Myers, Richel'IU ATanue , Jlc.Leod. oalle<l at tlUa

Otnoe 8Jl4 reported observing an object

li~

front a'Dd with an 1Ddlst1not cloudy taU.,.


0

. 1n tlle !forth-West, about. ~

o oqaet, but .larger,

c.l~billg

slowly

Derlaleas was falliJig and

na quite

~_phat~.o ~t ~e

SCillA

2t . .

~appeer~d.

st-ars had ep~~d.

ob et;. '!~~ not a

1n

vert1oe.Ur

trom the horizo~.~... ~t was 'fi~[~1b~ for .~ .. ~

111Dut then aoYed horizontally toward the Borth 8Jid

bRRT~

!1n4

b~

~.

Xlt+'l

at~.~.

Wrote to tbe ~ newspaper et th~... t~ but reeeind ~


reply.

Signed .

Ls

..
Designation ~..IL
' I rr

Date:
ISN>

:S - ; .....- S'?t
aver-
I

,.
I~

"'5/3/A1r(2B)

Royal Aus trali a n Air Force.


lleadquo.rters ,
"' ' . A. F . !.ie.llala.
13th January, 1954.

A:rea I nt e lligen ce O.ffi cer ,


Headg,ua.rters Home CotmJa nd,
Penr:th 1\T
Ne\V South '//ales .

UrlUSUAL SIGHTINGS .
VIDE YOUR 5/3}8/Air(2A) .

Attached herewith report of' unusual Sighting b~r


of 588 s e sviev Road., Eirk11.ld.,y. s ..\lls .

!l . JJ . sc~'EK

~JLJ

(R. D .MILLER)

Flight Lieutenant 1
f'or Off'i c er Co:Thila.Oding.

~.

.RKPORT OlJ ru::IAL OBJECT OBSERVED.

lame
2.

Observer:

SC.::ERElt

Dnvid Ilea

Address of Observer: 588 Seaview Rood. , lURKALDY

,;.

Occupation ot Observer: Businessman

4-

Date and Time

or

Observntian(Ti~

S .AOS.

t o be g i ven in 24 h our clock

Zonal time:

0230 to 0315 on 9th Januar . 1954.

5.

quarters

~ee

Period ot Observation:

or

an honr.

6.

7.

&nl

Where was object first observed , e . g. overhead , coming from

'beii'IilCBhTn. over the horizon, e t c. ,:


Stationary over horiz on.

8.

What first attracted observer' s attention , e . g ., lleht or noise :


Br.!..gbt light 1n the sky &nd its movement

9.

Did object a "Pear as a light or as a del lui t;e ob.tec t ,


Light similar to a planet,

10 .

I t there was mre than one obJe ct, how many were there , 1!lli!-_
wb.at .88-iiicir-f",;r.matTon-:
One

only .
the colour of the light or ob j ect :

11 ,

~twas

12.

What was its

13.

Was

14.

Was any method ot propalsion obvious:

15.

Was the re any Sl)und:

SOl,

a~arent

shape:

detai..!. of structure

irnite/yellow.

uncerto.in.
obs~~e:

llo
l'lo.

No.

16.X Height, or angle of elevation: 010above horizon to

17.~ Sueed , or angular velocitJ:


16.

310T moved t o 303~.

State any ex"Perience wh ich enables observe r to be reas onabll


certain nbout the answers to 16 and 17.:
llember to R.A .. . 1939 to 1945
flying on ~ir Evacua tion.

I%Ji ooro.

inel ~di ng

ap. rox. 400 hours

Si nce it is n ormal ly i mpos sible to e ettmate tho he ight and


speed of a st::-nnge ob 1ee t 1 t will. tlflliRl.ly hfl b e+.ter t.o endeava ur
to dete:ru.ine the c.ngl c of e l eva t ion ot t he obJect , th ... tmsle
through wnicb it moved, and the t i me taken to do hie .

- 2-

Pi
~

Direction or r},1Hht "1th


~ the coopass;

r~erence

to lun!lnfJ.rks or voints

Downward ..nd o. general movement towo.rds South.


20

Did thP. ob1oct rnnain on n strntsht vath,


at an:
Ob~cct

21.

dev~ate

or

manour~e

moved up o.nd dorm, sideways and 1m slight ares.

WAR &\v

+~a~l

of

eXhaua~.

vanour or light stena

flo.
e.

22.

23/

in mid- air

behind a hil

Ex1etence of any physical evidence such ae rragments , photographs


or o~h~~ su~vort ng evidence :

nn.
~.

\'fcn~cr

Clear
25.

condi tiona e.:wer1an4ed at the

t i. ~

of observation:

al~y .

Location of
the ti'l!,e :

:m::

n1r trnffi~ 1n the "1ic!n1

t:z

of the sighting at

o\delaide Area Co."ltrol reported no aircraft activity.

Adelaide Uetheorolog1cal Bureau, West Terrace, Adelaide.

S. Ans.

Br~l liance
~oint o~

aD object variod.
Observer also noticed a pin
li&ht circle object three or four times.

The :'lc.net Zt:.p!.tE:r iG c.t ,vlt:~::.eLt.i. visible 4nd would have been
approximately in the position observed.
Coi'Hs to:

Lea
Intelli&encc
Ilo[llt: CpriiLland .
Force
Director
Intelligence Branch,
Orficet ,

of

~ 1r

Read~uarters.

, ,~

FROY.:

ifrt16/

Squ adron Le.,d e r L . L . JO


Headqu

..I R ( ~3A)

NST u~ ,

n.s.o. ,

R.. A. r

r ~3 r S T r~1 ning Comm ~d

R. A. A. l
lb~ rt p~~k n~rr

cks

s.c. a.

'4el bour.. 3

19 J fl1954
P.~r~with r ~po r t

~1

ob j ac t

~t t on r ~ r ~por t ~
~ t .;r e t

Too.Ja,

of s_ght i n g of

unusu~l

-9r 1

by ~r . J . :.!. . Cowd'3ll Srd J a.nuu r y 1..:~54 .


If you c.m t flink ol'
anyt h...ng t o e.dd I would o~ g ra t ~ful _l ,.ou wuuld 1 ~ t llll:l know.

Also

sig. t l
N.

s . :v.

~~cloS~d

f or your infor

s -,y .. r . R.
Gr .a.cm .,.nd
su. J anu r y 1~.:> 4
I

..tr . w. Boud,
Vi c t ori a T asmdOi ~ Rdgion,
Dep t . of c_vil AVi a tion,
39 1 Lt . Collins Stra3t ,
r.l~l 'Journe
C. l .

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ry ,

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Vidor.:.

utt-on

0 . / . F . !. . )

rr : .
li~!''3Y 1
~.nt!.o!l::C pe:'s_,n

l<.-

-Y t 1 ~ t~o bOV9._hj .cts no : Too . , 1 s.

Si 0 ~ting

t!l r ~ .. o .. t .._;.:

of unus

51

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1 00 t.oms 5tl. ~'Tam;. 7:"/ J.:l54.

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Tt.es~ ~actle.:n~ !.n co21;> tljT _ th w th ... ret .r~re on ""'
:!'l.sh!.nt; lol_dc y 'tt th e tiw~ of sigh tin., -'-'d clr.itt to t.av~ uad
no p er s or r~dio n"' s Jf pr'lvh1us sigi Lngs.
~.

Th~

in t:O~ cnse of
rter$ ln on tnt~rvla
i n th'3 trs" -.f !' .;.rr1 t~r .
:::n no c s~ h~s tt:~ wr1tr:lr th<>
oengf.!.t of
persor.llll nt.n>v:!. """ i'l~th 9itl ~r r:;mtl ...,. n, but Mr.
Green w s cuit= :_or :..!:i\~ ov-?r the t s.ephone.
..u-. Gre':!n
ll!r . G:rero,

sp~ci::i'

1d

!:.

r!!!r,orts .era oot ln~::J oy


b., Y/0 Gun OJ." tr!!.:; h~::d

re~uest ed. tt...et rU. s

t~.~.~pt.on;l

\l

r~port 3hou d no t l:le pus:nd on

t o the i"l'ess .
-.'3 t ..ird
t . e ::>bj ;cts b ... t t '
h;.on C!S yut .
.;; .

4.

To tr

w~r':! r~pcrt

fo:ncls .

~~:J.::r

ol'

til;

hS

t':!-'1

nc

p ,rty

i~ all~g'='d

p)Jotti.Ul~

cf

to t

.v ~

.:.ut.~rvie

S').m

1ng

!Jest of t
e \~ rit "lr 1 s lmo ledgP. no siglltings
Viet r1an ar ..... on chis r.!lte.

d 11 tt.

19 ~N 1954
FROM H ""

.c.

!Ill
He .cl l.l 1ters rx-a ... xu.1g
rt. r .

5/6/. :R(l!/1)

w1u

c..~w

:\lbci't P t:k B""rr .cks


... lbourne
s. c. ::;,

15l
T "' S"C<F?t ry,
1r :Jo :oa.

v~ct ~1

')l'..'!J:.Ir!l9
Vlctorie.

~r

c63 1

c.-.

( tt r.tion D r.:: . )

!.
HJre _th r~.... :t of
Bl ccb rn of an u:1~.<su
:or.~.
1954.

Four ot~.:r o s"r'l !'s

.. .
~vil

.L

v_ t!)n

~~

U ry 1Jo4 &JU t i t
t.~s~ s!gh~!ncs
s yat .

3.
Roo

r-.

v~s~ t ~

obt ...n~

o.< y

.:.Jil

r"P~l't d

r. .n

ghting sini ... r obj3cts

'or. :3rd J

r 1 t

~.:.g. L .e, "'Y


r. Cowd:m of
>Jbj "let ~;)"~ hours ~ l'd J'-r::.u ry

has not ue.m

~d.i

to

1);3pa!.'t.u~t:.

bout

~t

th~

po~sible

tc~

ir

o.~r

or

to co-

t ions

t-".l.Y

fter th'l si nc!n


The r1t r
r . Col'ld~n n .. r wor.ii' m 5th J ....n.:. ey 1954 .a:~d
th~ utt cb31 r'!port .
r-s . co. d_n, ,no s b~s!d~

t th. ti -3 o1 s_g~.t1ng, s ,, noth..... g.


l'.
Co d-en ap =-:ed u!.t~ g""nu..nc nd n d no prJVi.:>u~ int.~r~>s~ ... n
" !'ly:ug saucex~" or otor ~ri:U p . ano::tana .
In 1 .ct he
obj 3Ct d tot~~ t ~ ~f~yin_ SuUc~-n s Prli3d to hi~
sit;;i: ~ng .nd ro!:-.r~t - h .v_ng Cc'ILon;.~d !r:..s s ... ght.!.ng btlcaus'~ o.L
subse U"'Cit ri 1cu1~ 1!'0- his n'lighboJ!lrs.

he!' ti:.o:.b .d

-.nc.o. .

1S54

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...... .:~ 0

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S u dr .n ..., " dar


For h.ir Offi-cer ..:; :n:.:. .:11d.

~g

REPORT ON

- -U~L OB.P-CT OBSS!WED

Name of ob s erve r

;.

Occu pe tion or Observ er :;,:_..y .s. .: bu

4.

Date and Time of Observa t ion (Time g iven in 24 hour clock z onal
time)

Period of' Ob s e r vation(s) . l tl.i ..\tSt. ~

6.

Manner of Observ a tion : (Give d eta il s Qf own po sition by map


r eferen ce it' po ssib les or b.y known 'landmarks~ and desc r ibe any
equipment u s e d i n t he observation )

. . ~ \1.!.~

~ i, . , ~~ ..

. . . ,

.. . . . . . . .

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


..

7.

Where was ob j e<:t first obser ved .. e .;. ove rhead , comir..~ f!'or.:
b e hind s llill .. over th.e 'l.Or izon" etc

. . . . :n. t1.-.-. v.. c1u... t.,. . o., . ~ o.. .,~~.o ............. ... ... . .... ... . . . . . . .
8.

Waa t fir st attracted o~server ' s at t ention

e . k . li6h t or noise

.. o.....,:.;. C..U..,,.:~ ... :>.....:.v e .t1 .. ooli. r~ r ~~ ;.. rcr; . ~ ... . . .


9.

Did object a ppear as a lish t or as a definite object

. . . . ,.~J. n..~ :JD~ ."'r-t. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . .. ...

10.

If t here was more than one 0b j ec t , how many were there, a nd what
was their f or mation .

.. . . . . . ~ .. , ... ............ , ............. ... .......... .... .... ... . .


11 .

What was t he c olour of the light or object J... ;-i . ;, L~!' .t~Y?. !~... ;.v

12.

Whet was 1 ts &!?Pare nt s hape P:r.. . J., . ~pJ3;.. . ~Y. t-

13 .

Was any detail o1' structu r e observable .-;t'. Sl. -:.J t ;) .};

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

..

.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-

~4.

Was any me t h0d o f pr opuls ion obviou s .

15.

Was there

a n v
~

sound

-, ,

~ , ., "

r1

.. ,....., ..... . .........\4 ,...,.Y, .. --. .......

..

..

..

..

..

.. .

..

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

'"
""" " ' "'
:
,..,#'
...~ _,.......,,~
' ., .,.._. _.r.

16 .JUtlleight , or a ng le oi' elevation ..4,.,....:... .t ,

. . -'' .

17 .~Speed, or an~lllar velocity t... ..... ~~c.r..., .......-

-'

~<.-. , - . ;!.
..l

..J.. , _)... r .
(

18.

~t.
ct;id
~t .,t"' :)]1

.-

~,-., v -

-. ~_ ......-,.

...

.l.

r.J

S t 1i t e any e>..;>er i e nce which enables observer to be reasonably


certai n &bout the answer~ ~ iven to 16 and 17 .

. . ~q . ~I. '1Q ~ ...-- -~ :q ~ . ..... . . . . .

a. of
Since it is norma lly
8 s t r ange -ob ject,

impos sible to estimate the hei~ht and speed

it Will usually be better to ende avour t0

i etermine t he ~ngle o~ elevation of the objeet, the angle


thN>u gh which ~t mo ved , and the t i me taken to do t his

. . . /2

r.

- 2 -

. Re~rt on Aerlhel '-'bject Observed (ContCl . )


19.

Di rection of' :flight with te:ference to l andmar ks or pain ts of'


the compass

. . . . . ~ ,.. ~ . .... tt . ~ "' . . ~: ..: .r-\ ,~.Q . . . . .. . .. .


1

Did the object remain on a &trsi6ht path, deviate or manoeuvre


at alL

20 .

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


21.

Was any trail of

22 .

Where did object disappear 9 e . g . in mid- a ir ; behind a hill,


over the horizon

exhaust~

. . . . ... .;~ ......4 . "'t' .J ..:;,. . ...... ~~ .

23 .

va po~

or Light seen .. .Q

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

Existence of any physical evidence s~ch as fra gments s , ho c gr aphs, or other supporting evi dence
. ,4-l, .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ......... .. . . . . . . .. . . . . ... . .

24. Weather conditions exper ienced at time(s) or observation(s)


25 .

Location o:f any e ir trafli ic il'l the vicinity at the time of

s l 6 nting

... .. ~~ -- ~ - ~: ~c: . . t . ~ . v . c
-. .;U ~ . , ...JI ~ .. . . . . .

26.

Location of any meteorolo~ ical stations in t he ~e nera l ares


...

.,. ..J . \ii .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

27 .

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


'

'

Any additional information . . . . . . . . .

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


"'

.. .

.. .

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

....... .

...

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


Questions 25s 26 and 27 to be answered by interrogator

REPORT ON

A 3IbL

OBJ:CT OBSSRVED

1.

Name of observer .. ~ . A .... .t

2.

.Ad dress of Obs erver . ..... .. -.lY , .

. . . . . .... , . ~

3.

Oc cupa tion of Ob s er ve r . .C S. t .

4.

Da t e and Time of Ob serva t ion (Time gi ve n i n 24 hour clock zonal


time)
... r l...- ...,.... ~ . ......;r . to. J.. .. A .........--' ..:.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... . .. , .

Period of Obse rva t ion( s) .. ., . J>- <1 l; ~o~$, . ,

6.

Manner of Obser vation: (Gi ve de~a 1l s Of own POsiti on b y map


r efer ence if u ossibles or b y known l sndmarks ~ a nd d e s c ribe any
equipme n t u sed i n the observ 8t1on) .
, ,.

. Vf>.., l 0
. 0
.1 t
r.r-ut) ..,
J.t'
...:. \'.8 ~\ ; , . , l . t . r ~ ,....-. . .... ~- ~~ - r r r;,..., . 1"' , 1\ ""
)).. .

,.. .. ~ . ... . t ..

_,..

~t. ...

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

~ !p t. ..... ... ..

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

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

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

Where was object f irst observed :. e . e:. overhead , colni ng from


b ehi nd 8 hil l, ov e r the <lorizon~ e t c

. : .t . .--: . !" f. :*'. ?. ;i;.... .v t.--9 . .-P.".1:3. :. ~r~

.. P. J:, . . .... .. . . . ..... . . . ..

Waat first at tracteti obser-ve r ' s a ttention ; e . e;. licibt or noi se

8.

... :J,t, ..., l .._ ;:, ... ~.-.c.~. .rJ..Y. . . l

. . . . . . , ; , " . . .

9.

Did ob ject a ppear as a light o r as a defi ni t e obj ect.

10 .

If' t here was more t han one ob ject~ h ow many we r e there~ and what
was their formation .

,bt c;. . ..............


b.J.t , .. . ...... ..
t .... .11... ......
'" 1 .. ... . ..... . .
.. . .......
!

V .O.

;h.C

tL3'

V ...

What was t he c olour of t he light or objec t ;.t.~.. . .. . .. .. . . . . . .

11 .

v ~
rc c
!'
What was its a ppar en t shape ..
. ... . ... . . . . ..
'i'.,. .v 1 J 1 t ,.
..
..
.. .

12 .

ts

vr . .

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

13.

Was any detail of' stru c ture observabl e : 1.J.

14.

Was any me thod of' propulsion obv ious

15.

Was there any sound

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

: r

"t

.-.-! .. .... .. . ... . . .

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


'

r_"''

1 6 ....u 1 " 9
.
1.-c r.s .'1 t. ... rP
-.~. ...... ..
-e gut or angle oi' e leve.tl.c:>n ' "t' ".i" V'' '(' 'l.J: 'w' "r' ' ... ' ' 't j
l? .i:RSpeed , o r an..) u 1 ar ve 1 oc ity Su..,
3 :..c

. . , .

18.

S ta t e any e.xJ?erience whlch ens:>lee obs erve r to be reasonably


c er t a i n &bout tne ansYiers .;iven to 16 s.nd 17.
i
.. r .t :: .., t ..- :
: ":t .:..,a
-.--, ;-.z\!;: ~:~-~g \.l- ~i' Jt:- -- --::=J v ......,..,: . . . trvrr_wn
s ~ nee i t l. S norma lly i mpos s i bl e to e s t imate the hel.sl:' :::..: G~'"
....v~.,.. . . abl.
u
of ~ strange ob ject, i t will u su a l l y be better t o end~rvour ~o
J ._._

....

3 ..

<J. ~--

~ ~ t1..:1..: -r..: -w

~.::- ~ -.~

de termine the engle of elevation o t he obj ec t , the angle


thPouah ~hich it moved , and ~ne ~ 1me t aken t o do this

. . . . . /2

- 2 -

Renol"t on Aerdla l <.bjec t Ob served

19.

( c on td . )

Direction of' :fli ght with r efere nce to landmarks o r


t he compass .

po in t ~

or

.... . . . ..' . ..,.... r,. . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .J.... ... . . ..r..


.. . ..... ..t .. . r ..' . .' .
o ~, v

11113

1...

devi~> te olilzJte.'~1iullr e

20 .

Did the object r emain on a &treight path ,


at al l.

21 .

was any trail of' exhaust , vapour or "itiht seen . . . .. . .

22 .

Where did object di-sappear, e . g . ..s.n mi d -a ir , b e h i nd a hill ,


over the horizon.

2} .

Existence of any ph,ys1cal evidence sue#. a~ 1liG:Igme.h~s -~to graphs , or other supporting evidence .

. ~ "l.i - -. ... t; . .. ~. :: . ~-~~- 0~e. ~.>J-~t:, ~?r\

. . \C
; ~~:,

r .; .C.. t . .tj ~ 1

:~: ::.. ._ ...._. '). ~... ,_: .). ,.J. :..:: .: ;); "'. - r;, ... :.. ":

er

.: .!:;st.::_

24.

.;v_~~~ c.,:. T ~;o "l t


;Jb- :M r:s.
Weather conditions experienced a t t i me( s) or observation( s )

c . _,;~ ~

25 .

lit n.....r;y t t h

:;l rr ~e -t '-i,..~oJt.J~ : -~df ;_ .t u~"? 't' l 't 1: ~::j - oc1 tJ'

Loclnibn bf'
sl_s:1ting.

'6,._ -S.l~ tt'a-I'lllo- -iliJthelvic

i-M. ~ s;t, '-the

t-l1l:fe of

-~~~ :.~v .. -~~ s ~ r ~ 'cL ' .~-:.: ; ; ..: r .


26.

Location of any mete oro l o 6 ical stations in t h e zen~r &l are~ .



C :.U!
.;;> ' :..t \.' '~"' oJ _... _ ,..:0 : i ' ' t' -r

27 .

Any additional

,;. !. . .
... ~

' e e

-~'-'V
rwo
,

int'ormatio n . .,. . , . . . ~ . .
~~ L t...,_4 f!
S .,} S
)' ~
.lCt.
0 ~

'! L~

'

e e

... t

' t'

'

''1

~ II

v, "!Cl'

''

e ' .. t

tv

'J e

, ,

r-

e ' ' ,( J!.l: ' ,. ,

Questions 25s 26 and 27 to be ans wered b y i nterr ogator.

(.; L-

"

f( I{ .
A ~Ih L

REPORT ON

r.

OBJ3CT OBSERVED

. i' r v . ;

. Tr .. ..

l.

Name of observer

2.

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


. ;. c~
J
... '
t ., v a
Occupa t ion of Observer . . .. . . . . . . . . .

3.
4.

Date and Time of Observa tion ( Time g iven in 24 hour cloek z onal
j- ~ -~1
~
.
t i me)

Period of Observation( s ) . . . , . . . . . . ... , .

6.

Manner of Observ ation: (Give details of own posi ti on bY map


reference i f possibl e 9 or by known lsndmarke ~ end descri be any
equinment used in t he observf.ltion) .
. '!'Ul "' f' ro '!Jc . 1. :: - ...,...... J..' '!~0
"' ,_,.,r l.
... -, (,.

,J._~ "t" l~ Jl rlu"t.; s ''

.. . .. . . .... . .J.. .... ............. .... .. . .......... ....


. . . . .. . . . .. . .. . . .. . .- . ... .... ..................... .... ....... .
. .. ... ... ........ - .. . . . . . .. . ..................... - ..... .
~l

~ .>

~ '

...

7.
............. . .... .

B.

. .

w~at f ir st ~t tre c ted

. . 41

observer ' s attention

o t!" J r ous ~ rv ar

li~n t

e.; .

or noise .

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


~

9.

D~.oP.te.ct ::WP~,.!ir
...~

10.

... mte o .....


..

v ...

R.s E\iJdE}f'i nit.e ob jec t .


t . ass _,a
_ _11i[1t
J,.,,. ~0o r._._
- ... !' enus

"

'

'> .

..

I.f t here was more thac one obj e ct , h ow many were there, a nd wh at
was
forma.;tiop .f r t~c...n, ~rb t.ug -...d Cl
.;, ~thai;:
~J "~!...:> v cJ-!. 'l>
.n;: v.iti ;J .:;;

- ~ m. ..:.1 l ~o .:5,~ ~ ~ :;tt.


11 .
12.

Wha t was its a pparent shape . . . .


........................ ' ... .. . ..d . . . .

1 ~.

Was any detail of structure observable .. .


e

14.

e e e

e e

-wd

"'

Was any method of propulsion obvious . . ,0 . . . . .


Was t here any sound
' .. ' '. '' ' C~ .j M ~ ' t!d ~ ; 'J' ' t hi .

15.

l6.RII;Re 1~ht, c:>r ahgle of ele va t ion .t....


~~~ ~ . . _. ..... . . " '
_s ... _ \.u, v 1 ""'
17 .liSpeed, or a n.oular ve l oc1 ty . .... . . . .. . .

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


U

Since it is normally i mpos sible to est imate the- hei.;sht and s pE'ed
of a strange ob ject , it will usua l l y be bet ter to end eavour t o
d etermine t h e angl e of el evat ion or t he ob ject, the angle
through which it moved , and t he time taken t o d o this

. ..../2

- 2 -

~ep"'t on Aer ~el <.ibject Observed

(Conte.)

19.

Direction of flight with rererenee to landmarks or


the compass.

20 .

Did the object remain on a


a t all

~ t; cun~ : .:T

of

.nc ,ri U'th. l::r d~, ~i~il .

. Pl. r.. j-r. ,-.~ ;. ~

str s i~ht

s. ...) J.t~.' ~~r ~

path, deviate or manoeuvre

::.J.1

cii). S?~.r.: .J:J>i


nt~I'V - t ... 1 ~h
.t A
was any trail of exhaust, vapour or light seen . ,. ;>l'. . ~ - . ~-.
_ ;!'! ._ ~~

21 .

~ o i nt e

":,, til

fOJ.

J)

3d

.~;,

.!t"'r

;;..
I

t.>

22 .

Where did object disappear, e . g . in mid- air , behind a hill,


over the horizon
t._

23.

_~, t :>; 1n ~ uaul v t f .:~ !. , t 111 ~ d !.r


Existence of any physical evidence such as f ragmentss photographs, or other supporting evidence .
I

e e

e e e

e e

T o cth <>r obs -v ~rs

24.

Weather conditions experienced at time( s) or observatio n( s)

25.

t8ee\i~~fl.lif1y ~>'i-PdtrMLfe' frl

c! ~, ~7f( c: :t: r~ e ~ 11~: :,:,. Vl s. .-.::~1 t :-a: ~ 7v ~1 .i t ~d

s l 6 ~ting

-Gne

V. ile'ini~t.e t t he time of

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

26.

Location or any

27 .

Any addi tional

'\,~ ti~._~ -,:.

4ft

Questions 25s

meteorol0~ ical

stations in t he

~eneral

ares .

i nformat~on

,~. ":~

~6

_ ..,..

t~J.-.

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

and 27 to be answered by interrogator .

.-

/{4
225/4/ COMMONWEALTH
MB

on

OF

J1

AUSTRALIA
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

Ttlcf]'TupAie J (!tl .
"Vtavlot, Metbovro "

Vlc;:t.ori;a"Tnm.-na Rec1on

"Almora House:
522-536 Little Colllt'!< Streec.
Melbourne, C I

P~t,r

Add,...,
Box 1578, G P 0.
Me lbou oc
C I

0030~
S/L Job.J1Bon,
Home Train1ag Comm.e.nd,
Iatell1genoe Seotion,
AI.B&RT PARK BARRACKS .

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DeeJ" Sir,
Attached ere cop ies of "flYins saucer" r eports , forwarded es

requested.
Yours fsithtully,

(1.~

for Regional Director.

U.t.P 1 .
C.A. FORM 225
(R<Msecl Auv. . 19.>2)

Head Office No.

Regional Office No. 2~5/_VC - Out-Station No.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


STATION
DATE

AIR SAFE T Y INCIDENT REPORT


(To be submitted through the R egional Director o( the state o occurrence within 48 hours of the incident)
TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVlL AV1ATION,
499 LITTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, C.l.

The following incident in relation

to the safety of ai r navigation is reported:.._ .... Date

Place

Time

Marking .

Aircraft: Type

Pilot
To

Flight: From

Miss WUt.:tn~ . _T.eJ.,_fil6.~1~..1:.fi.J!.OJ::~~A.-~.ha!-_ C)n. S@.?,.~.Y ,

Details of Incident

__ 5r d lanuary , wl!Jl,_e on tb.e '?UIY.. llQ!Tif.l. .t.r.Pl!'! ll_elsr!ilv.e_ ~Jle .~ .~. gyin.g
~ject ~ the dir&ct_!~

9!

'!;lu;:ws_gj_,_ . Q.~~l d~c~!,i>tE~ !!.!!~..J.h.!'l~ it_

wes ve cy la rge and hcd a .lo~. t_a_i~.... e:P._P,I'O~. 30 fe~-~ loll.~ . I'Jhich "'a.!..- ................- -..

---------

----------...... -......,..-- ........_,...- .....

....--..

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--

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--------

______..___

,,,,,_,.

.......,.... -- .

_.,....,_

- ----------------..............,_......-. - --'---.......--..... -...

Attachments

SIGNED "' ......- ..............- ...........- _ DESIGNATION ....

REGIONAL OFFICE ACTION


NO ACTION

COMMENTS- - - - - - - - - - - - - -

------------

ACTION IN HAND REGION


A-CTION IN HAND COMPANY
ACTION REQUIRED BY
- - - - - REGION

SIGNED _

..

DESIGNATION

FOR HEAD OFFICE USE

--------

-~-------

- ----- ------.__..-

---------------....---

------

Action Complete

Signed

..--- .....

~-

UAP 2 .

C.A FORlVl 225


(.Reviocd A"' , I?Sl)

Head Office No.


Regional Office No.
Out-Station No.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVlATION


srATION
DATE

AIR SAFETY INCIDEN T REP O R T


(To be submitted through U1e Regional Director of the state or occurrence within 48 hours of the incident)
TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION,
499 LITTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, C.l.
The following ineident in r elation to the AA(ety of air navigation is reported:Time

Date

Place

Marking

Aircraft: Type

Pilot
To

F light: From

Details of Inciden t _ lJr Pj..nnil'. of ,1\s.eot_Vale .r~por..te1. ~- tlying .. object. _


approx~ate:.J.y

_ _ _ ove r Ascot. V.a le at

..8...45...pm. on.. S.undey , .3rd J.e.nua:ey .

_..Q.)?Je<:t travell.iPe;. 7/e:::t ...No det.Bils. , .n ,igb.t . et.c...&iY.e.n.....-...- ---

___________.._,__

__ _._,__ ..

_____

,._,__,,.,,,.

- ___

___ ___..

,.,,

Altachlnents _

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

, ,

_-

_..........

...........---

...-..

--~----

....._,,_,__,._______._

--......---..--

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--... ....,_

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--~o..

---------------- --------"""'"""___

-.....

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

--~~

SIGNED
DESIGNATION

REGIONAL OFFICE ACTION


N O ACTION

COMMENTS. ___.........-----~---..- - - -

ACTION IN HAND REGION


ACTION IN HAND COMPANY
ACTION

REQUIR~

_ _ _. . . , . ,

- -

- - - -

BY

- - - -..- REGION
DESIGNATION

SIGNED
FOR HEAD OFFICE USE
~--------

---- ..-----..------------- ____

----

___________

--- _,_ ..___

----------

Action Complete

Signe;l

--------~

~------~-

UA?. 3 .
C.A. FORM 225
(Re;via.O Aug., 19$1)

Head Office No.


Regional Office No.
Out-Station No.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


STATION _
DATE

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


(To be submitted through the Regional Director or the state of occurrence within 48 hours of the inciden\)
TO Dm',ECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION,
499 LITTLE COLLrNS STREET.l\tELBOURNE, C.!.
The following incident in relat100 to the safely of air navigatioo is reported:Time .

Date

Place

Pilot

Marking

Aircraft: Type

To

Flight: From
Details of Incident

J.lrs . .~ t!oKay ' Tel. ~~502 -- ~~~-ort~d th a~ ...o~. S~day1 3_rd

__ _!_anuary at _aPPl'.Q.Xi~t_~Jy 6 ,4:!)_Pill . l'llli).e .10.It t

__
IslruP__.. .Jle saw an

I>Q.J~ct

_9 fl)y_..llo~.J'rofi1

.like.. a ..::ie.on ...tu:b.e. about....a. t~.e.t. l.on& in.. the

__!!..rec~o!l_ of ':'oo_r~din . ...Loo~Qd

li!re ..f~re'~.H?.!:~ ......flU.QoJ31\. th.~r~-


...

__E.OI:.e in tJ!e v1.c1n1~y-'---~- _ -------..------

-- ........ -----..........---

!'h1lllp . ~

V@.fil __ - - _

__..,.___ -

---- --

................,..-

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~..

......;,;,, .. _.,_....

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_____

- .........---..
... .......----.. - .....
..
...
..... _.
..-..-------------..-------....... ----- - ..

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

---~

-,_,

'

...

-----~-------

Attachments - - - - - - _

- -..-------- ..-- ------------....------ - ......-~---- SIGNED


DESIGNATION

REGIONAL OFFICE ACTION


NO ACTION

COMMENTS

ACTION IN HAND REGION

---

--~~---

ACTION IN HAND COMPANY

_ - --

---

..... .....

____ __
.......

ACTION REQUlRED BY
- - - --

--- - - -- - - - - -

REGION
DESIGNA'l"'ON

SIGNED
FOR HEAD OFFICE USE

______ _____
,

------ ------------- ------

________ _ _,_
.. ....

--------Action Complete

Signed

--~-

----

--

UAP. 4.
C.A, FORM 225
( R.,.ioed Au,.., l'ISl\

Head Office No.


Regional Office No.
Out-Station No.

DEP ARTI\1ENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


STATION

DATE

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


(To be submitted through the Regional Director of the state of occurrence within 48 hours o! the incident)
TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION,
499 LITTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, C.l.

The following incident in relation to the sa!ety of air navigation is reported:Date

Place

--...... Time
Pilot

Aircraft: Type

Flight: From

To

DetailS of Incident _

~Irs . <lab_stex:~

.22. ~tki.ruL.St.re.et , _~w -..ll.aYI. a tnU$llroolll. ilhaped

_ _ Q!>_.leet At; l . l!L.m on ~~~-rl.n~sqaY, , G,!;ll., .;ran1J.aY ,__s.+Y!:Ps ..in ~ .a.~~t~J~:l.Y

___ A.ire~t1-on to?le.r.d ltelbA:n:ne. .Mot. .bird.s . llad


her

J:ie~tl-glas..se.s .

sa:en...D:v.e.r _

~~.u~~
- - - -

~---- . .

_ _ _ 4 ....

....,.

-~ ~-

40. . . .40 . . . . . . . ._

. . . . .- . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . ._ , . . .. . . . . . . . .. .

... - - - - -

- - . . - - - -

. . . . . .. . - . -. ._ . . . .. . . ._

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

. ._ , _ , ..., _

.. - -..- ..............._, __,,_.,....---......---1..1.....

..... -

. . . . . ..

-----.. --

-----..-- ....... -...._........,.,,___


. --..-.......... ---... --
...... _....... - ..... - --......
..------ -- .. __ ....... -.-~~-

--~

__,,,

_______ _

- - - -- -- ------ ..... ..- ..-------...........--....~

Altachments ~ __

_..

- - -- ----......_,__........
SIGNED -- ........ -...--

_, .......

--~

---- ..

.....

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

-...- ...--..-

DESIGNATION
REGIONAL OFFICE ACTION
'NO ACTION

COMMENTS

ACTION IN HAND REGION


ACTION IN HAND COMPANY
ACTION REQUIRED BY

___

----- .. __.,

_.

.., ..

- - - - - REGION
DESIGNATION

SIGNED
FOR HEAD OFFICE USE

---- ----------- -------- -..----~----

--------

---~--

Ac:ti,on Complete

------ ----Signed

UAP . 5 .

C.A. 'FORM 225


(Revlocd Au11-, 1951)

Hend Offiee No.


Rcgionol Office No.
Out-Station No.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


STATION
DATE

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


(To be submitted through the Regional Djrector of the state of occurrence within 48 hours

or the incident)

TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION,


499 LITTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, C.l
The following incident in relation to the safety of air navigation is reported:Time

Date

Place

Pilot

Marking

Aircraft: Type

To

Flight: From

Details of Incident _ _)!rs . Homfrar of Penllyne .:'~ve~e 1 Ve.!]!O!);.\:. .:~'2:-'i... nea_: a


~i.ndo"' a.t.13 . 45pao.n_Bu.rulay_ 3/l/54._aD/l sa.v s l16ht .fla~l'\ ttl;rr.u..:.lJ. ~ll~

s0' i_!l._s _!;9rth ~a,~~.~~l,.Y !lJ...r~~:t1.9l!, gr.e~Jy _ f..~q!!!e !!!flY. b~l;_i~ tr~!..
_____,__

-.. _._

....

___ ... ------ - ......

_.,... .....

- - -- .,..."'"'''''"""----...... -----"'"-

...

-- ---------..___ ..____..__

___

,_

...,,......

...

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

- - .....---------..- .,. - - --- .....---- -.. ______ .. _____


.._.,..,_.. ___ __ ..,_ .... _____ .. ---.. .........
----..---,_,.. _____....-............
........... ...
..._....- ' -,

Attachments

----..-- ... -.,......._.....


.......... . . ... .------"- -- -- _.. - . ---

,., .

__

, ,,.

....

.,,

,_ ,__,

___ _

, _._,

SIGNED
DESIGNATION
REGIONAL OFFICE ACTION
NO ACTION

COMMENTS ...~-----

ACTION IN HAND REGION

------------

- _ .......-- .. _
-~----

ACTION IN HAND CQI\'IP ANY


ACTION REQUIRED BY
_ _ _ _ REGION
DESIGNATION

SIGNED
FOR HEAD OFFICE USE

---------- -------------....----

- - ------------- - - - .-- --Action Complete

Signed

----

---

u;.p . G.

/C.

C.A. FORM 2.2s


(Reviood Au1,, t%2)

Head Office No.

Regional Office No.


Out-Station No.

DEPARTMENT OF CfVIL AVIATION


STATION
DATE

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


(To be submitted through the Regional Director of the stnte of occurrence wilhin 48 hours of the incident)
TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CTVlL AVIATION,
499 LITTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOWNE, C.J.
The following incident in relation to the safety of ai.r navigation is reported:T ime

_ Date

:?lace _

Pilot

Marking .

Aircraft: Type

To

Flight: From -

Details o! lncident _

r~. ~L~!!.e , 25 ID ll~.r. ,Street , tge_!!:h~~tlf

A ..~onth. e~o-

on...$at,u::.iay. .night at 7. 50 pm. ...saw an . ooj~c~ li k~u~ J:elHI.!. ..~t..e.:t:... l,ll..lW


A

1n c.P.l Q_IUJ

- - ----- .-....

,.

- - - -- .....

_____ _._._

_.. _......--------..--...--... .

.........~-'- -

..__

>

------

...... ....

..

..._

,_ ..

---- - ..-..

_ _..__ ...-- -....

____..._...... ---- ... ---------- --- _.., _ -... ....~

......-

..._,_.., _ _ _ .., _ _.. , _ ,_ _ _o ..o a o - - - -

-- -

---~"---------

- .......________

___

................~..----- ---

---------..-...--..-......-..

Attachments

' ' ' " ' ' - ' " ' '" -

'-

~--~--

SIGNED
DESIGNATION .....
REGIONAL OFFICE ACTION
NO ACTION

COMMENTS

----..--

___ ---

_.._.._,_,,

..

AC'XION IN HAND REGION


ACTION IN HAND COMPANY
ACTION REQUIRED BY
REGION
DESIGNATION

SIGNED
FOR HEAD OFFICE USE

__ -

.... ....---

--

- - - - -----

.. --..---

~----

--

.. --

-..

Action Complete

- -

- - _...,... __ --

_____ ___
..

----- ----Signed

I cf-

Jv

UAP . 7

C.A. FORM 225


(Revi~d

Au a. , I').U)

Read Office No.


Regional Office No.
Out-Station No . ..

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


STATION
DATE

AIR SAFET Y INCIDENT REPORT


(To be submitted through the Regional Director of the state of occurrence within 48 hour~ of the incident)
TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION,
499 LITTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, C.l.
The following incident in relation t.a the saiety o! air navigation is reported:_

Place

Date

Time
Pilot

Maddng .

Aircraft: Type

To

Flight: From

}.!~ . ~y.l.a , .Lends J>.e.per.tment , Qn SiUWi.I.IY. JliOt nJ..ns sew an-

oH~Ilt ..J.ilttl. .~ sU~e.r

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

...-

..,_,.,

.. I

..- ---.r, ....,,__ , _ _

--- --- ~- --

__ ______________ ____
-

--.. - - _ ..................._ __,.....

_._. ..._

Attachments

_,....

DirectMn. 09Qo.r .. .!!lU.t.!.W:~. 60~...._}le i_glrt, ..!.- .ialOl'l'l1,..- nllzle ...2.~'. _ -- ...
~

Street.

b.ut.t..e.rlly nt...ll .am~ frcm...S.t. Kild.a.,....C.a:.t"liQle. ---

Details of Incident

-----~~--

......._,_ _.__._..._

......._

......... -

:1""''_......... -

-.. -- ---..---

__..__ ...._.._______ --.. -

..--- ___..

~--

,_

-.....-

SIGNED - - - ___,_._
DESIGNATION ...
R EGIONAL OFFICE ACT ION
NO ACTION

COMMENTS

ACTIOl-1' IN 1iAND REGION

--------~------

ACTION IN HAND COMPANY

---- ..

----~-~

ACTION REQUIRED BY

- - - - - REGION
DESIGNATION

SIGNED

FOR HEAD OFFICE USE

____ ___

__.

....

--- ----- - - ,..._.._.........-- -------....----- -- ---- _ ...........-.,r-Action Complete

Signed -

u;,p . s .

/L- :r

C.A. FORM: 225


(Reviled Aue I'IS2)

HeD.d Office No.


Regional Office No.
Out-Station No.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


STATJON
DATE

AIR SAFETY INCIDEN T R EPORT


(To be submitted through the Regional Director of the state of occurrence within 48 hours of the incident)
TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION,
499 LITI'LE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE. C.l.

The following incident in relation to the safety of air navigation is reported:Place

Time

Date - --..--- .....


Marking

Aircraft: Type

Pilot
To

Flight: From
Details of Incident

Repotl .J:..co.m .JJr . J _

DaltOll.- ~

_
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..------ ----~- . . . . . . . .. . ,.

---

Attachments - - - - - -

.See..att.a.ch.m.ent ~ ... ~

. . . . . . . . . . . . ., , _ , , _ . _ . , . . -

. . - -

...

'-

_ _ _ _ _ _. _ , _ , _ . -

.....

~-

--.--~

....~---..- - - -..- - - -

DESIGNATION ...
REGIONAL OFFICE ACTION
COMMENTS

_____. _.... _____,_

ACTION IN HAND REGION


ACTION IN RAND COMPANY
ACTION REQUffiED BY
~----

. ..

--....------..--- - - .....----.-----..-----....-------------........._.._____ __
..- ...- .... ..-------....
..--- ............. _.
....... -..-..

SIGNED ...-

NO ACTION

''

REGION
DESIGNATION

SIGNED
FOR HEAD OFFICE USE

-- - ----_______ _______ _-- ---------...

..

... ...

--------------------- ------ - " - - --- -----Action Complete

Signed

..

..

.IIRIAL Pllll!'~
SlJI\'DAY, JAIIUA.qy 3RD , 1954 : Al'Pi!OX. 3 . 3> P o): .

Cbsrsoterlstie
Number
Shape

Job.n Dalton (!laked Ey&)

Flight

2 MD!S.

ldert,srot Lord (Neked Eye) .

r_

--- ------ ------

")
: 3: 1.

Overall light brown (wrappine IJs psr) : No


shedO'IIs visible; soft reflected sunlight
elvln3 an overall dull sheen.

Greyish-white.

Object osc111ated slowly and over end vthilst


travelling fairly rapidly in H.-E . direction.

Obj&cts movi~ in level flight , one


behind the othel', in N .-E .
direction.

"Possibl& horizontal
oscillution. Fonnetion arrowheed as above, presenting
tbes shapes . The two r~er
objects closed up on either
side of the larger leader ,
appeerin,; to attach themselves
with consequent size increase
of the loader. _-, very thick
clou<l of crey "smoke" issued
from the roor of the leader
whlc), thon appeared to turn en
ita Jide unci drive re{illy at
an 81J<:le of a pprox. 30. The
ob jeot then disappeared .

Very high .

The huc;h size and the very


lll~h altitudo are to be
emphasised. The object
app&ared to stop in flitrht
ee i f conductine a survey.

Inithl sighttne ploce<i object at altitude


of opprox. a:> ,ooo feet in ficinity of
Templestowe . Object pursued level flight
to estimated local1t7 of &ltham where it
disappeared to be replaced by t~ro hard 17hi te
lights climbing at epprox. angle of 450 until
lost to ei!!ht .

.ibite ; no shadows vial bl<1.

Incidnoe of Sunlieht gave


added definition to th~
object.

N.E .

l!eic;ht.

.:.oour

!.lsrgaret ?u.ry (Sun-Glasses)


--------~------- -------------- - -----------~ - ------Definitely l; possibly 2.
Fil'at si~hting 2; secon1 s i &ht1ng
Definitely 3.
Overell cylindrical; central region
l.
conot~loted, irregular not eosil7 definable.
ao~hly circular.
Length : Thicf;ness

Colour.

OV!RJIJ._L DTJRIII'ION OF SIGHl'ING :

fl

-r-----? ~; t-_vf~.jvl
J:: ~-" 'i ,.(. _ -y.;~u..vv.~
~~N' >..: ,_ :~- : ( 3
);'

'"'.So?

:
4

~ v:-])..
.:2

..).

(9j- l...fl ,

~ ff

.4Q

J/.........J~-0
~7<'/

~No-.~~~

s :..

1/

N,

3-

~- ~~
-"

1$'5':"-c j-<-c 1/

~0 f--v'~./17 ~A.-_y ~~I

OBSlRVXRS:

1.

John Dalton,

10 To ora Street ,
IVRffiOE .

2.

~largarat

Lord ,
25 Uplands Road ,
STRATWORE.

FJC. l066

JX.~l9l

Employes_
Sargood Gardiner Ltd .,
Control 8?74
Extension 19 .

Employer:
Lords ~uorl'iss , Brooklyn.
tt.\ . 52:39.

3.

J,!argaret Fur y 1
Cnr. Oriel Rd . & Tobruk Ave .,
RUDELBE:RG i'IRI:Il'

JL. 3121 .

UAP.ll
C.A. Fonn 225
' 531

-f..eg<ohal O.tfice No.

~~~n

IR<!Vi><KI July,

Me~bourna

No. BA 7

Atrport

Head Office No.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


Ease.ndon

Place of Occurrence.
Aircraft Type

l/1/51.

Date .

Pilot

Marking ;

Type

From :

of Operation:

Details of Inc deot

T<me : OJ-00

To:

UNOSUAL 0.6 ~CT

!It appro~te1y 010~ I recei v~d a call fro~ Mr: E. Barker


..{Phone Wl.2755) that he had s een a saucer

s~aJ>ed

the Yarra Vslley from Templestowe below a cloud


..Be said that he saw it sbout .. g,ol~
as a DC4:.

A.t the t

iJI!e

~d

this ob je_c t

obJect ..flying up
~ase

of

t~~s

it was about 8

w~s

l~O- aJOO' .

ellee;ed .. to. be seen

as

......

..

~-

bi~ ..

.~

ConYair as in the vicinity.


Nothing unusual was seen on the radar ~.oreen, b~: ...t.~~...!.~.~t is
not surprisi ng,

cons~<!e;ri~

the

1;a1.~.J?~~n,ed

repo rt. was

~ri~.~neted

45 minutes after the object had bean a .i ghted .

1\L

OBS ,

2355

Vis. 25

........

Fine

1........

... ...................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......_

........

Fine

6/8 2000

Signed :

OQg? ......

...l'J0/7

Vis . 25

1010

O~.S!

M;L

200/12

2/8 3000

.6/8 ~0

Qlm

QNB

Designation:

.?.!~ ~00

l<?.l.:~.

.. S .o.o

. Date : l/1/54,.
(Sft? over PDQe.

UA'P. :L2.

C.A. FORM 225


{Revied Aug. , 195Zl

Head Office No.

Regional Office No.


Out-Station No.

DEPARTl\lENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


STATION
DATE

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


(To be submitted through the Regional Dir ector o! the state oi occurrence within 48 hours of the incident)
TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION,
49~ LITTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, C.l.

The following incident in relation to the safety of air na\'igation is l'eported:Time

Date

Place

Marking

Aircraft: Type

Pilot

Flight: From

. To .......

Details oi Incident

!.!r

~~oc~t

.!YPL

___

Rob~rtic!O~, _ f?Alre ..llaJJ... Se.~Q~ ___Sulld&.y, 8~5pm.


{!y~ hot:1~n1;.~

_ _ 'lfesterly slg, g~1ng_!;O~.P.-~

'J:!,.ev~_l!Pg_ f~st_1n

.bluish taq.

3C!J!~. ]lJ!f,!~" .~l.l!e J,1.&Q~.c!....! !!ll.!.-

----..- ........ -

-- --- _

......_........ -.......

" - - _ , ................. - - - - - - . ...... , _ _........-

--~--~

---~---~----

_ ,_.....__ ____ ...............- - ' ! ' " '... - -

. _..----..-..-.-.--- ... ............ -

..----'-"---

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.., _ ,_ _,........- - - - - - - ...r -

_ ..... .

...... -..--

----~--.

-- ..._,_ - ......____ ______ ..............-------- ---. --...... -

Attachments

...

SIGNED ..
DESI GNATION
REGIONAL OFFICID ACTION
NO ACTION

COMMENTS .. - - - - - - -

ACTION IN HAND REGION


ACTION IN HAND COMPANY
ACTlON REQUIRED BY

-------

---~-

REGION
DESJGNATION

SIGNED
FOR HEAD OFFICE USE

-~-------

~-----

------------

Action Complete

Signed

UAP.l3
C.A. FORM 225
(Revied Au a., 11)52)
Head Office

~o.

Regional Office No.


Out-Station No.

,DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


STATtON
DATE

AIR SAFETY INCIDENT REPORT


(To be submitted through the Regional Director of the state of occurrence within 48 hours of the incident)
TO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION,
~99 LITTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, C.l.
The (ollowingincident in relallon to the safety of air navigation is reported:-

Marking

Aircraft: Type

Flight: From

~unde,y

Pilot
To

Details of Incident _

Time

Date

Place

~s_. M_l.l8her., M.lt!tQJal~:~rSl Sj;!"eet4 C.~i.~J,g.

arternoo.o. 3l1J]l.

--

..

iV.a.tchillg a plane.. !.r..oJil .South...to...No:rth..saw. ...

----- _..... ...---......____ --


..-

- -

,.......... __...____

-......-..........._____
Attachments
SIGNED - - - -"~---~. ~
DESIGNATION ........ REGIONAL OFFICE ACTION
NO ACTION

COMMENTS

ACTION IN RAND REGION


ACTION IN HAND COl\IIPANY
ACTION REQUIR,ED BY
- - - - REGION

DESIGNATION

SIGNED

_ ______
..

FOR

OFFICE USE

--..-- . _ _ _

---..

--

..

-------~------------

..-------.....

--

__

.... _._,__

.-~ ------

Action Complete

Signed . - - - - - -

--

5/6/ 'IR
DEPARTMENT OF AIR

MINUTE

PAPER

(Thb atdo only co be WTiuan on)

SUBJECT :

lJNUSUAL A1\IAL OBJECTS

c.A.c.o.,

TraL1.:.ug C;.> ..mand.

Wl.th the r'3cMt publ1city g!.v~n to sight ings of


"Fl y ~l Saucers " and other unusu"' .. c:aer .. ul pb'!!tO.J~< .~. t lS 1 k ~ly
that t . du t y Oprat!.ons Offlcer 1nll be getLug c ll:s from
per sans c l c.i J.D 1 to h~:~V 'il s1ght9d such obj tSCt~ .
J. .

~-

I t wou ...d

(\r

e"""

'ist nr" i~ th<:!

a.rl um amount

t: infor.-::~.. t.lvn -r ~g<~. rd.~ong the signting could b'il obt a_n d ou first
0
cot.t..ct be1ore tr e caLle ;.- m1s h<~d c. chan e to ._ol,fuse his
i c.pr essi'l 1s 1.n dl. scussl.ons

r1.i.. th

neighbours,

r~ss 1 e tc

.;.
copi~s ,,f a proforma " ~~port on .tg r;.&l Ob jec. t Obsev~d "
n<:.s en3ref~re besn pl~ced in th~ Oper::t.ons Room.
The ,. rotor ..
should prov~ o &.ss1stance to t ha Dut:r Ops. 01f c3r 1:1 qu~s t1 on1n g
t e call~r .
4.
It t1... s oe~ found th .t bsoarv ers s~ldo h sitatl'l t :~
g;. v a an 3S tL.. t:O r' e.:.gLt .ud s:,H! '!ll J ~ t11 ' ' oj ~-~t obs~rv ~d ..1 tho gh

..;.t .l.S a'-'l!ost i u.l-'oss_ o


o;:>j~ct in th-a

ir .

t.o judge t:.h~ r ng~ 01.

s" 3C~ a lly ~:>tG.t'2ci v.~.th a view to ove c


5.
and

!.1 ..d .. -ost ev~ry


::ov~... ~t th.:.t

n u n rt'-"li.L ... r

It<e~os 16 and 17 of tn-e tlrororca ar~

..ll

b':3

lng t h-'?SC we kn~ss~s.

c s~ tl e on...y ~t tri out3s


-::asur~d

ul posit_un

..r:::-

Bea.r.Lng
~ngl ~ of tal ev at1on
.ngJ. ~ thro1 glL 1...cr. obj e !t ...:oves
ngl: batwem :> th o- mov~.nent a.1d .torlzon
T~ .~ taKan for ~ov~wen t .n (c)

:n s ....!!.~ c::..s':!s tn.;: .-bs n.ver


y 400 the s .:..n l
tn3tu d
~ n ~s .L . e . 1 ~t ~r s l~lgth ~n loch subtend~ 2
and it ,,.:>uld o::t h~, ful _f it coUJ..d b? b ou.,L.t ou t ,.het .l~ t1e ,.;:.s
aw r.::t of ..nd u.::.eJ. t hls ~thod .

G.
ol

~lSlr

7.
11 t:ae r':!p o .. t 15 ..,_de in ~lor.-.Lng howrs ... t . .JUl.d
e
.. dvis~ble to transf er t1 > ceLe to th~ Co .,.nd Intell.~.ggnc~
Officer .
Otherwise r:po:-ts sho..J.d b~ ass~d to Co..ml nd
Int d.lgeu e Olficer .s soort ciS pos.ible.
(l
/

,J/

/..,r~t~/w

1"3 JAN ' 54

CO-

(L . 1 JO llc:!'T'IJN) 1
Su dron Lead~ ,
i.JIT:;;.., _G?.l~CE O.tFIC'5?.

FROl :

Squ..dron Leadal;' :. . L . JOHNSTON, D. s . o.,


R. A. F .

re dqu rters Trainin._ co ..u~.:~.nd

'5/6/ fJ R(8A)

R. . II .
Albe rt " rk D- r ra e 6 s
~~l~oJ

s.c.a.

ne

Dear
r.er9w1th r e. ort ~>1 s_g;nt.l.Ol! of unu , u aer - al obJ'3ct
by capt . Barker 1 .rmu~> r J 1.::154.
If you CCIJ'l t hink of
a 11ytt' ng to add I would be grn.t 3ful if you would .L'lt e .mow .

r have ;.Ulotr.er repo1 t of a s lgh t.~,ng on 3rd J anu ry


1a54 wt.::.ch I shall l at you hav 2 w11en it ls cJu1 l'?t-:d .
Yours

r . w. 3oud ,
Victori a T4srua.ian ~~bfon
Dept. of c_v.l ;.v_ ... tion ,
391 Lt . Colli as Stree t,
..teluoume.

1 2 JA 4 1954
F ROM

rt ...

I.C.

lie dauBrt .. rs T:- _b_ng C..>

5/ G/ J : !!.(7 ..)

a. . . .

Jilt.. :t P r~
o- , .1~

rr ctts

s.c.:-.

:;ecr ;,:,t ~, ,
.1r Bo. rd .
V_,..:;orioll l:l rr Ci!S 1

T hi!

,l... o~rn<J
V!.ctoria

. c . ~.

( tte.!l.t-0: D F. - )

~.

~: .... _ob j

!".nclo:;ed b;o-r3w.tn .J.!:i t.


r~,'lvl"t ol lJl
nusu
ect d si t ~ by Cc1 t. D. :3Aft('R 1\.Il . A. n

1.

54 .

1 J

"'

.,t.

B~ k r wss _,lt~ vl o~JJd


y t
:>sist:.ant
tor, Vlctv r-~ ~d T san! 1 ~-i~n D. C. A.
cv... 1d : 1t~ _gwc~ 01fic~., Tr<l-nin cc.... .:md
at t:t.<! D p rt"'ant f C vil Av~c. 1~.1 .

Capt. B tA~r ic.pr~ss~d tnd wr~ t !r iS b Jing


e r co 1sci 2 tio l~ typ '.! o.
1, an .. .::l. tboJ. h r t..~r
poloe~tic for t "' fuss _t .,_s <'.o~.us_n ,
as quite dk!fiti tr.>
t
t he h d s~en t.. obj ect d ~ s~.;..:-l b~d !..& t h a tt ~ch d r"po _t .

~.

;;;>

4.

r ct
t;

li!.s .::st- a t~ or r
,e and siz e w s o S'd o, t e
h d 0..'1 a.ccu:o t i.u.~-"' 01 th c.o.td base.

C"' t . " r ..cr h s 10 ~h:;Jo.~es or <!X:>l~n L n s ol


c use->- .. i~ s_ ght!.. g.
.~o t .rag ln tU:.:o v_ ln1.ty w s

s 1n on
tr.

th~

d~r

coov .:. r ;_{.._

sco e wt th ! t.

n to

n the

't

s~ ht-~ ,

not

~vau

~G. .

:t.~ .JOH!loTON)

S~u

dron L=-ad~r
Fo ;Ur Orfice!" CoOL'll' Hiing

')lc

1 2 ,J "~ 1954

REPORT ON

1.

.'1

31AL OB ~CT OBSJ:;R.VED

Capt. Douglas E. ARKBR


Name of observer ..472
'iAii ''ciW ' (:37'o4a,'s i4s'CTo'4 ,'i )

Uunro 'sireet:

3.

Addr ess of Observer . . . . , . . . . . . . . .


Airline Captain (A.n.A.)
Occupation of Observer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ... .

4.

Date and

2.

Ti~e

of Observation (Time given in 24 hour clock z onal


1 Jan. '54
time )

101!) "X hove

... ... ...... .......... ........i i .

-~~~

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

Period of Observation( s) . . . . . . . .. .. . .

6.

Manner of Observation: (Give details of own position by map


reference if possibles or by known l andmarks, and describe any
equipment used in the observation) .
.tt bOJU addi"eaa. pound to air, no equip~~ent aTa1lable,
.. .
.

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

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


... .. ... .. . .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . . .. . ........................... .
Where was object first observed, ee overhead, coming from
behind a bill, over the norizon 9 etc .

cloud base in E. ~ . E . direction, (range 2! - 3 miles)


.....ObaerYed
........at.......
.. ...... ......................... .. ... .. , ..

8,

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


Detiaite object (eee Bketcb)

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

10.

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

ou

oaly.
~ Ve'f."'Y' -1'1Wi't' -~ , ~g1ng
to n sh~erin~ blue.

11.

What was the colour of the light or object . . . ...

l.2.

See eketch.
What was its a pparent shape .....
. ..... .. ... . .. . . .......... .

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


..

13 .

See eketeb.
Was any detail of structure observable

......

14.
15.

~ ~~

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

.
Bo.
Was any method of propu 1S i on o bv1sus
. ... . ..... ...... .. . . . . ... .
Bo - obeerver behind window.

Was there any sound .. .......... . .. . .


Height 1,800 - 2,000 (at cloud base).
16.UR-eight, Oi' angle of elevation .... . . . .
least tha ~ o~ jet airCl"at't
17 b Speed, or anoular velocity At
. . .... . .. . .. .. . . .. ,
18.

State any ex~erience whic~ enables ob ~ erver to be reason&bly


certain about t he answers 'i ven to 16 and 17 ,
.UrU.ne Captain - 21 7ear~ ~'lyillg

,..

;-JI

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

..

** Since

i t is normally impossible to e s~imate the hei,.sht and speed


of a strange object , it will u s ualJ '!' be better t o ende&vour to
determine the ang~e of eleva~ion of the object, the angle
through which i t moved, and th~ ti1r.e taken to do t.his ,

... . . / 2

''

- 2 -

Repo)t on Aer~a l ~bject Cbserved


19.

( Contd .)

Direction oi' f'light with reference to landmarks or poin tE' of


the compass .
s.l. cbaDging to N. B.
ObJect appeared to be on an orbit.

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

20 .

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


8

he8ll~.

Jiipped 1n aDd out o~ cloud baee and through lower


... . . . ..

.P~~~~.~~~PP~.~~p~~~~P~.Pt.~.ot.a1~ .

21 .
22 .

was any trail of exhaust P vapour ox< li6ht seen . fJ!J!JB!t~;t.O!l, ...
Where did object disappear, e . g . in mid- air ; behind a hill,
over the horizon.
Into cloud . goiDI
R.~
.
. . .. . '

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


fragments ~

Ex istence of any physical evidence such as


graphs , or other sup~orting evidence.

photo -

.B11
... . . ............. .. ... ..... . . . . ..... .. . . . . .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . ....

24.

weather conditions experienced at time(s) or observat ion(s)


878 at 1,800' - 2,000 ', lower patcbee. Haze beneath cloud base
.~~,r.rJJ~

25.

. . t/V. . S. E . . lO . kt&.wis . 7.miles QIB l010


traf~ i c

Location of any &ir

in the vicinity at the time of

s l ~::ting .

Convair et Templeetowe about 1015 within 1 mile of obseryed


. riot eeeo.'b)'.obeervep ...... ..... .

.9'bjfQ~

26 .

..

"

..

3r~s .

Location ot: any me teoroloe;ical stations in t he . _,e nerr-1


KaeeD4ou 10 miles approx

27 .

Any additional information ~~~.~~~~~~~ . ..~e~rox eise: .. ~~ .~l!~~C?~

.~~~ .~~~~~~ .~~. ~~~~~~ .~~~~.~~.~P.~~~~~.~~~''~~.~~.~~t


that or a DC4 fuselage.
This . .. ...... .......
1& based
on the
tact...
................................
.....
. .....
.that
.....DC4
... ..........tb1a
.....area
.....when
. ... .ualng
......loca11eer
.. . ... ........ . ....... .
est~ate

'

~J'equent

Questions 25s 26 and 27 to be answered by interrogator .

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COMMONWEALTH

OF

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To/4~
M.

550

AIR

Tfer~oll1c A.f!Jrtt~o.~

BOARD,
At "

AIR BOARD, .,.-ELBOU~N(

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HL\O.QUAJIITII"NJ

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MELBOURNE. s.c.t

A'DOII"C8& AL t.. COMNUHtCATtO.H T'O

"IH -$E.CAE.TARY ""


IN REPLY PLEASE. QUOTE.
No..

16 nov \953

SEC .~Dg/2 ( S.U)

Readquartera,
t---ileadqu8.1"tera,
Headquarter,
Headquarters,
Headqu8.1"tere

Hom.e camnand, R.A.A.P. , PEBP.ITR, 11.S .w.


'rraining COIID&Dd, R,A. A. F ., .ALBERT PARK, VIC'roRIA.
Nortb-Ea.atern Area, R.A . A.F., TOWNSVILLE, Q.'L.AND.
Western Area, R.A.A .F ., PEA.RCB, W. A.
Nortb- tres tern Area, R. A .A. F ., DARWI B, lf . T.

(Attention STAFF Oi'FlCERS I!M.'ELLIGE!, CE)

UNUSUAL SIC HTiliOS

A pro- tol'l!la to be used for the purpose o~ standardising


reports of unusual si ght~s was fortrarded under cover of rq

SEO.CD2/2 (~A) of 17th January, 1951.

2.
~ pro- forma bas now been revised with a view to
obtaining addi tlonal information. Future reporting should
be 1n accordance with this new pr()-forma a con o 11h1.ch 1Jt
attached.
:5.
!lhou~ 1 t is a fact that en observer cannot judge the
dlata.nce trcm b.1m. ot an unfsm.111a:r object 1n the air, observers
1n general. seldom hesitate to give an estimated height and
speed when reporting unusual s1gbt1.nga. Items
and VI on
the pro-torma have been specially annotated with a view to
overcoming tneae bro weaknesses.

1'

In almost eYery ease the on~ attributes of position


and movement that can be measured are :-

..

{a)

Bearing~

(b)

Angle of elevation.

(e)

Angle through which object moves.

{d)

Angle between path ot movement and honzon.

( )

~ takan for movem.en t

in {o).

and though. o~se.rvers wi.ll sel.dom think or actually- meaiJUrlng


these at the t>ime o sighting an object, 1'a.1rl.J' accurate
estimates can often be deduced by- sldlli'ul. questioning and a
~eeonstruc t1on or the incident.

6.
'!he bearing or the ob jeet can be eheclmd by reference
to a good m.e.p, to prominent local features , or to celestial
bod1.ea.

. /2.

0 r~ ~--= lf::l E li\rr zA L


2 -

~6.obaerverAngle
at elevation oan often be checked
asking t he
to point out a olou.d or other reference a t t he same
by

tiae eo~t1.maliing the el:evat1.on of the o!lject under 1nveetigat1.on.

~ 1nveat1gat~ ahould then measure the elevation ot thte.


It
1a unl.ikel7 that an aoourate means of meaauring anglea will be
&Tailable but it should be remembered t hat if a foot rule be
held loo. .17 at arms length and at l'1&ht anglea to t he l1ne ot
v1a1on each inch will subtend an anS).e of &bout two degrees at
the eye. Further s111lple means ot measuring angles should also
be liiOl01"18 eel.

7.

Angu.lar mover.1ent 03ll be discussed and deduced 1n a

taahion a1111lar to that used to determ1ne el:evat1on.

a.

Direct1an of movam.ont can alao be translat ed t o angles to


the horison or SOlD& other datum.

e.
Time taken for an event to happen is very hard to estimate
but it ia important, and every ettort should oe !!Ulde to eat1mate
lapaed tillle as accurately" as poaalble. In doing this it 11187 be
ot help to time tbe observer whil e he re- enacts what he did and
aa1cl during some aspect ot the incident.
10.
~ese new inetruotione do not emanate trom any renewed
1ntereat 1n "Plying Saucers" or an7 new intelligence on the
subject, but are merely intended to improve the standard ot
reporting.

If.(} ~
~,. t:t,..

f for
(J. ALBXANDER)
Group Captain,
CHIEF OF 'l'BE A!R STAFF.
Encl.

/
1o

..

REPORT ON ARR lA!, OBJECT OBS;:fl'/E:Q


1le.m~

of Qbsarve. ~ ,

ft

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

i\dd.res s of Obser 'Ver .. ................................... ~ ............ o

OCCUJ!S tion

4,

Dste and Time of observation (Time glven in 24 hour

of Observer- . ........... " r

t ., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

c~ock

zonal time)

............ ,. ..... "' ....................................................... .

f'e:rioo of observa tio.n

..... e

I .. 9

Ill e e e e e .. ., e

Manner of obse:r\atlon. (Give d~:~t3ils of own pc31t1on by map


reference if pos..:>ible, or h~r ltnoYm .laudm&I'ks, llnd desc:rib"l any
equipme.nt used .1 n the obselv&tion'

6.

-t o"' " ... o .. lt ", ..

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

~.

"'

.... , ...

--~~

~~p~-

...

..

?,

Where was obje<'t first observed, e.g. overh.end


a hill over tbe hor1zon etc.

corning from behind

8c

'NtiE<l ~:.!.l"l:.t 0\ttr&cted observer's att<Jition, e g

.light -:>r noise.

-t.,ow .. ,

Did object appea

as a lJ.ght or as a def"lnlte object,

r vv- .. .....

If there '1Tas more than one object, ho~> m:;m:r were there. and ..,hat was
their format1on.

O,

0' "''"

=- .. nt:.c-

\'H1at ~as the colom of the light or object...... . ...

What v-as 1 ts apparent shape".~ ~

..

#_;,.

13

d Es
~.

~~,.,..c

2: ,

,.

J~..t

, .
01.

.......... .

oo&~.s~ '

any detail of structu~e observable

"' . . . . . . . . 4

It 4'

:)

"" ., . . . . . t) t . . . . . . .

r-

o}o

fl ) Q . . . ,

. . . . ..,

.-

4Q

Was any method of propulsion obvious ~

Was c,he,.,e

'6,.
7--.

8~

&n)'"

sound .o ..... ..... :. .. :.) ,, . . . . . . . . . . . . . "

. "'., . . . . . .

* ,

leX

F.:eigt,t l or angJ e of elevationo , , ~

~!leed

o.r angu.1er velocl ty . o

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

~~ .........

- ........

State any exper1e'1ce ,,bie:h enables otserva"' to be reasonably c~rta1n


about the answer~ giv~n to 6 and 7.
Pa~~~~

~~

S1nce it is normally imposs._";)le to e~tim3te the height and speed of


a st~snse object it will usually be better to e~deevour to determine
the eng::.e of elevation of' the object, the angle through which i t
moved, snd the t1me taken to do this.

_,_

-2-

~epo;t ~n erial object observea 'contd~.

19.

Direction of flight with reference to la.cdmai'ks or points of the


compass.

~ o - '

20.

Did the object r~ain on a straight path, deviate or ~noeuvre at


all.

21

Was any trail of exhaust, vapour or light seen ~~

~- '-

22.

Where did object disappear , e.g~ in m:tc.'l-air, be.h:!.11d a hill, over

the horizon.
0~ 6 ~a e

23~

Existence of any physical evidence such as fragments, photographs,


or other supporting eVidence.
o e t ' O f t t o o e e o e e t t f e o o t t o t e e e o e 4 0 o o o t o f e t t o e &oeoeeo

24o

Yleather condicions experi enced at time(s) or observation's)

25.

Locat ion of any air traffi c in the vicintty at the ~ime of si ghting
o.,
& o t ~~ ~

26.,

Loc~ 'cion

of any meteorological. stations in the

g~neral area.,..~

Any additional information b.

'

oooo o ooooo tOo \t O oooo ooowoo~ootootO


o to o o o o t " o c o

0 0 t

A 0

o .-

0 0

0 0 ,

o o t. o o o o o e o o o o

Quest ions 25, a6 and 27 to be answereo by interrogat or.

..

6/S/~ve

.. . 1 .

( ')

lo rt; ?

!'.

c..rs

..~ . ,.. . ,. ..
L't'

., 6 B f
... O"T 1953

The s~cra~ f"/ ,


lr !l:l rd .

Victor!

ll'o, r ..

Vi

t.;..ot'-

ri' c:- .>~~

" \I ... . ,

( tt..e . ti
. :?.; !'

A.c r

tiL

':..~.

6 r"" _t .. r<3port on t

1.

n.

) 1\

Ln

n ur..L.. u

.L

1.:. nt

!4 JCT ' ;)3.

~u

( ,\\
1

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of

F'-

ls .

.d . >.~n

:r

~ -~o]
'
~

2 7 OCT
F '""

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1"5~

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"-"*"

ST H )
.:., ... der

~r.r.c~t" C~

d.:.n.

REPORT O.ft' J< ERIAL OBJEC'Jt OBS3BV'ID

". . .

Name of observ er p ap t,. ?'f I-. T~ y.lor


J'.ddress vf observer . c(o. A: N: A:
..

3.

Occupat~on of o bse rvo r

4.

Date and Ti.ne o f obs.3rva t 1 o n . 1 ~

5.
6.

.E~s. en~o~
. . ... .. . ..... ..
. . ..
. P~l?t( ~e~u~,i v e. / .. N.. /1... . . . . . . .

P~riod of observ l tion }-

?C: ~9~3. 1?1?Z. h:s: .(l:>0;44,?.TK


: )~-:e:~~ .<2. mins
. . . . app
. .r ox. . .) . . . .

Yanner of Sighting . V~ S~J~ ~ 1 ; ~ o . A~r . Po s i tion 33.40 S


135. 40.:::. A/Sp e~d ..~.er kts . True ( G/S 1.'10 '

kts:) . . .

e.

. L~v~l: ~0?0 .'


Light or movin g obJ ~ct Moving. l~ght

9.

Colour

.Wllite
. . .. . .

10.

Shape and/ or size . .

N{ A. . . .

11.

AnY details of

12.

ltethoci .;,f propulsio!l ~.i fh: ~"-~ not jet eflux

1.3 .

Sound .

14.

Heigh t

1S .

Sstimation of

7.

. , .

. . . .. . . . . . .

Where ob j ect ob serv ed

stru.cturre N{A.

....

...

N/t-

80 00 '
sp ~ed

. . . .mov
. .ed. from
. . c1ad
. . . ahea
. . d . t o.

_~. Light

to port and wa s l c ; t Vlhen

'!'

. baa
. . r in;
. . a.pprox.
. . . 90
. . .t o .port
..
16.

Expe,.t.mc ~ o f cl l:-<.:erv e r 23
y e e.rs
flyi
1g experience

17 .

Diredlon of fli gh t o r o b J ec t

18.

Flight path: stra i ght o r devia ting

19.

g;y..ha'J st , vapour o r light

20 .

Where di d 1t

21.

Othe1

di s<p~ ar

st::;rport ~"lg

..

Hrs)

9 1

P.v.:denc:

Abaft

~n~e~t~:>- ~s~e . l?' .

..

. s~ r~~h~

. ....
Not exhaus t fl~me

~o: t . J?~

. . . . . ....

. O~h;r . e: l:ez:c: ma y be

. . . .. . .

obtain~d

from

~<> . a:t~or: ~JC~~~ t. t~

c a l.l

Yir st Officer W~lson, A. N. A. , Ad ela i~ e

. ..

22.

..

. .

Interc<dptioa o'" id<:::Jroiiicc.t.io:J .. cr._on

~e:a~i~ ~n~ : e~u es t det a.L_ s of o t L-er tr:til'_('! in a rea


.
.. .. ..
'

23 .

24.

Wea ther condi tioa~ ~oud t op s 7 , 500

.. .. . . . .. .

Cle~r a bove . Visi bi l i ty

~~OO:t:d: \yv. zosiz;;~


kt s: (v:iv. d~nbtrt.ti
. .. ... . . . .. ..
. . . . .T .. A ... s..~ei
. G.s.17o)
. . . .
Locati..;r.; :.f ~.ir t raffic in vicin it y
vicinity a t e , OOO t .

. ..

25 .

. ..

..

~o~s~b~y . T: A: A: a r c r a ft in

Locat.l.on of .et . :..:: ti-ns _ n

r ea . Ji/.A .

. . 2/
26 .

. ..

Add1 t iona l .:t.nrorma tion ~ght was obsQrved


..
. . .to-. pass
. . bat weQD.

obsetw&r and .a .cloud .wl1.lcll

,W~ a.QOV.-3

7., 500.'.. .r..N.A p ra.cU.c.e .wi.tn

,tqe

n.aug..~t;.i~n

_gP.p.~r a,l .tO,PS, ~t

.li.gh.ts. 1.s .to. qse

them ,pn f.la.sl'\il'\8 .Ol'\ ~lip!b, Zlnq 4es.cept,~ .d~d .on. s;tE!a~y _on. the
e>rui se -

27 .

L A. A .fQ..l.lo'' t):lc. !1-,aqe .Pr...c.ti.Cflt . . . . . .

. . OJ.r.ec_to.r .or. AJ.r.cx:o.t:t .s-:r: t~ ,

.o..c..A.., .held
..

o.f ! .IL.t< qa ~t a..in_ (T~y3;oz:) .~d .T.1

conference

c.aP.t ~.i~ ~d. it I'1<1S


e::.t abllshed to satisf .. ct..on of ....1 1 concerned tn t c. . ptain
. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .

. ..

!a~lc;>r. h!d . s!g~t;d .tl.l-3 . t~.L~ . l~g~t . of t he T . ll . curer ft

~rQs~e~ ~n. t~e .v;c~n~t ?f . P9Sf t~o~ ~3~4Q ' $ ~z~0 ~u ! E .

.... ..

..

. . . . ..

a t approx!Jm .t ely 1910Zhrs


. 14 OCT. 1953
.
. .

. . . . . . .. . .

Haadquortere ~~o uthern AC'ea,


":l. :. ' F '
Albert Pet'k BarrackS ,
J.J I>:LBOIJ

CONFJCEN-r.
9

!:!3
J

L~ .._
J

JFIDlUf!'IALl

ABNORMAL

AF.R!~L PHENQM~A .

Sabmt tt&d nerow1th Are deto i le ot aerial


by 3outbern

pbe~ena pboned to Headquarters Southern A~eo,

Cocnar1 Intelligence Offi ce r.

S ighted : -

2.

" At 0545 3rd

(>.,

r/11 U.t<rlc- ~.

uar

1952, in Kim North BelWJtl

a bullet nosed ob3ect troYelling at bigb


epeed and l eaving Yapour tra il.
l-

Like a wb1te bot metal.

t-

Fester tben anything aeen before.

Height

,_

Ap Jl'OX1mately 5,000 teet.

Size

'pJr oxt mately aeme length of


"Plying Fortreso" but mucb wider.

_ Colour

Speed

Direction: - i'rom JJelbourne to Kew .


Via1b111ty: - About bolf U gllt and cloud;v
w1 tll a alight break of about
five miles of clear akv

.,

..

i{/-f
"cJ~. uoo~)'

I -

Squodron Le Eder,

f or, AIR OFJ.IC&R COtO.slNDINil,

From: - R., .. . , .F. Station Bast Sale


To ::~lfd.qua rter$ Southern 1\r&a
Date: <~tte.ation . .rea
Rei': 5/1/ .lR {83..:\.)

R:.:!:l '(!RT

~.
Q_

IJ1,'U~U.~

Seouri~y

Officer)

LIGdT

1.
rhe captain of Dakota aircraft. ...o5-95 report.ed
that whilst returning frorr. u nig.nt flying exercise on the
night of 7th February l95l~bserved at ~33~ nours an
uhusually brilliant li~lt estimatea to be on a be~rins of
050(T) f r om :asc Sale airfield ana on tne coast line ,
2.
roe pilot, FliStlt Lieutenant ,. . :;:: . ~ c;..:enzie , is
of the opinion that the light was ~ flare on the ground,
or at e~ very low altitude . It burued for approxioately
2 ~ minut es an~ after the actual li;ht had disappeared from
viev:, a str ong slo\o; persisted for SOILe time .
3.
A reliaole r.~ . O . on tarruc auty on the night in
question also reported an unusual glow in the St:o.!l;e arett .
This matter is referred to hrca Security Officer
4.
for an)' action he considers necessttry .

'

~~onu:ander
Temp/Co~nding

R . .-.. -~ . F . Station East St:o.le

COlWON\'l/IL'I'H OF AUSTRALIA.

9.!FJQEN TIAL.
AIR BOARD

Air Force

Head- ~uarters ,

Victoria Barracks ,

In rep1y please quote:

MELBOURNE

SEC. C'.)2/2 {:sA)

16

'Hosdquarter!l,
Headquarters,
Baaclqusrt;ers,
Headquarters,
Headquar~ers,

(Att~nt~on

Jan~ary,

S C. 1 .

l9ol

Scuthern Ar~a~ R.A.A.F. ALBERT PARK BARRACKS. vrr; ./


Eastern Area, R.A.A.F. PENRITli l'i.S.lY.
N :t'tb. Eastarn Area, R.A.A.F., TO\VNSVILLE Q'J,D.
North Wdstern area, R.A.A.F., DARWIN N.T.
Western fo~ea 1 R.A.A.F. P~\RCE
W.A.

STAPF OFFlCERS INTELLIGENCE.)


UNUSUAL SIG11!!!!2.

A numb~r or reports have been made by


regarding unusual sighting~which have been
brought to the notice of various au~hor1t1es.
Area~

2.
In ord-er to standardise the reports made
about these oc~;urrences, the attached pro-t"orma hatJ
been drafted.
3.
While it is not believed that any easy
explanatico can be given for these unusual sightings,
the s~stematic colle~tion of standard reports may
produce a pettern o.f information l'lb.ich will lead to
tairly accurate con~lusions.

4.
It would be appreciated theref'ore, 11'
all reports of unusual sightings made in yom Area could
be followed up 1 with a view tC' having the attached proforma . completed and returned to this Head-Quarters.
5.
It would obviously be unwise to draYT any
publirity toward Service 1ntere;:~t in these reports, and
persons making the reports should be asked to treat
S&r71~e int ereat as Confidential.

~'-'JCL.

{ J. ALEXANDER) Gp.Capt., D. A.F .I.~

ror Air C<:mm.odore, Ops.,.


1'or CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF.

REPORT 0 :' AER IAL OBJECT OBSERVED

1.

Nmme o obser ver

2.

Addres s

3.

Date and Time ot ob s e rvat i on


Whor e was object r1rst observ ed e . 6 overhe ad, coming f rom


behind a hill , over tbe horizo n, e t c

or

observ er

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

s.

Di d the obj ect appear as a light or as a moving object

s.

What wa s the colour or the light or objeet

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

7.

a.

What was its appare nt shape


Was any de tail or struct ure observ able

9.

Estima ti on or height above the ground

10.

Estima tion

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

or

speed - Maximum :
Minimum :

u.

RaTe you any experi ence which enable s you t o be reason ably
certa in about the answer s g i ven to 9 . and 10
.

12.

Di recti on

or

....

1'light with refere nce to l andmar ks or points ot the

compas s . o

13.

Did object remain on a straig ht path or deviat e at all

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


14.

Was any trail

15 .

~ere

or

vapour or light seen

did object disappear , e . g., in mid- air, behind a hil l, over

t he horizon .. . .

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

16 .

Anr

other remark s:





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

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

R.A.A.F form Al49 I M~rc:h, 19~ IJ,..

ROYAL

AUSTRALIAN

AIR

FORCE

P,OSTAGRAM

P .G. No.
File No.
Dr.te :

IObS' t ,

HEADQUAR'rERS SOUTKEEN AREA.


RAAF. HEAD-QUARTERS

~reronoe

Uncla.ss1fied.
August

2.

1950~

te1etalk

s .A.s .o.

D. oPS .

16th

re reported flares and H .ghts PORT ALI:ERT Area .

N1sllt 7th Aue,-ust 3 Ansons on na.v1 a t1 on exercise EAST SALE

POrT J.LBER'l' l.liRDOO HORTH EAST SALE

sonrcjled PORT ALBERT .Area .

from l739K to 19:50K hours

Fire sighted burning on larg e i.sland

off LtAJH ' S EEACH 5 miles East of PORT ALBERT .

f ront on north 3hore of Island .


~

s.

and

scr ub fire .

Fire on 1 0 0 yard

Reddish colour.

Delieved to be

D- 24 inormed at time.

Ifight 8th August .Anson on navigation ex81'cise EAST SALE

\f.!LSOilS Pf\Or.IOliTORY CAPE SCHANK EAS T SALE fl'om 1 750K to 200BK

hours searched area.

Nil sightings .

Iandln.g light turned on

vicinity POJ1T AlBERT but du.e to faulty switch could not be switched
off and remained an throughout &Kercise .

4.

lfi~t

9th A'U(;u.st Anson on navigation exercise EAS"' SAIB

PORT ALBERT .m:RBOO NORTH EAST SALE tram l745K to l915K hours

B1.l s1ghtings .

Uo pyrotechnics released from EAST SALE aircr aft

tois nonth.

R. B.

~~~:2

r/la_/ 7:

c;.~A ..

::::_ .
Thi me!ISOQO
SlCRIT

)W C<h> . S. A. S . 0 70P

Slgnotura of Originator, Ronk a nd Appointment

SCRT

CONFIDENTI41.
RESTR IGTID
Stril<e out lho"" clonll!.:atil""'
not appliooblo.

Dote, Tlmo,

G rou~

rtcO! ved :f'rc:m

U::;htJ

nutte~

.A F. Stnt1on. EAST SALE, 't'()l{tli'ClUlg ~1

obeezovetl. m URB \'IEIL! DTOlTe

CONFIDENTIAL

'

FROM

R. A. A. F. Stat.ion, EAST SALE.

TO

Headquart~rs,

DAXE

15'th. August, 1950.

Southern Area, Albert Park Barracks.

REF.
REPORT ON UNUSUAL ACTIVITY
1.
During his tour of duty en 14th. August 1950 the
Orderly Officer received a telephone call from Mr. Jeffrey HAHN,
of PERRY BRIDGE, regarding some light flashes he and his son
sighted and which were allegedly flashing from PERRY BRIDGE,
which is on L!KE WELLINGTON.
Mr . HAHN states that he timed the flashes and is
2.
adamant in stating that.~
4 flashes were given at 18-second intervals
4

II

II

II

II

28-second

II

II

II

II

II

36-second

II

3.
He further states that the flashes commenced at
about 1945 hours.
4,
One hour later it is alleged that the flashes
were at 136- seccnd intervals .
Mr. HAHN finally states that
during the intervening hour he was inside his home and could
not say whether or not th~ flashes continued.

!' , ~
/