11:00 am on Wednesday, 6 April 1966, a class of students
and a teacher from Westall High School were just completing
sports on the main oval when an object, described as being
a grey saucer-shaped craft with a slight purple hue and
being about twice the size of a family car was spotted.
According to the witnesses, the object descended and then
crossed and flew over the high schools south-west
corner, travelling in a south-easterly direction before
disappearing from sight. It descended behind a group of
trees and into a paddock at The Grange which was in front
of the Westall State School.
the incident, a young student, Victor Zakruzny, stood to
the left close to the object; three other students stood
around in close proximity to the second object. A teacher
and at least a dozen other students crowded along the high
fence to get a view. The two objects rose up from the grass
and took off, one to the west and the other flew up and
orbited a small plane before flying off to the south west,
with students in pursuit. The UFOs were described as about
1.5 metres in height and approximately 5.4 metres in width.
Also described as being a grey saucer-shaped craft
with a slight purple hue. It was twice the size of
a family car, very round and large at the base but thinner
at the top. Like an upside down saucer from a tea cup.
was also reported that there were two other smaller craft
of similar design that hovered over the dirt roadway at
the front of the school; they did not land but just hovered
above. Additional reports suggest that the larger main craft
which had landed in the paddock may have had some sort of
problem and that the two smaller craft were there to assist
it. One of the students, a girl, ran towards the craft that
had landed and reached it before the other students had
arrived. She was found in a collapsed and dazed state. An
ambulance was called and she was taken to hospital. This
student that was taken to hospital never returned to Westall
High school. Her family moved out of the family home that
night, never to return.
Zakruznys sketch of the UFO: