Location: Hexam, Australia
witness "observed a large, cigar-shaped object with
a brilliant white light at the front it was coming towards
them... The cigar had windows along the side... three
small disc-shaped objects (3-4 metres across) flew into
view moving towards the object...They travelled very quickly,
zigzagging to join the larger cigar... Mrs. L said that
she saw what seemed to be a shadow or outline of a head
with a helmet on in one of the smaller discs..."
UFO Research (NSW), Australia - UFO Reporter, June 1992
to original source]
UFO and three small discs at Hexam, December 1984
December morning, between Christmas Day and New Year in
December 1984, Mr. and Mrs. L were camping in a tent at
the Ponderosa Caravan Park. This park is situated just
east of the Pacific Highway at Hexham NSW, near the Hexham
Bridge across the Hunter River (32° 49' 47" S,
l5l° 41' 39" E).
about 02:30 hours, Mr. L woke her up. He was standing
outside their tent and said to her 'put your head out
here and see what you think of this lot'.
going outside of the tent, she observed a large, cigar-shaped
object with a brilliant white light at the front; it was
coming towards them very slowly from the direction of
the caravan park entrance (travelling from the west-south-west
to east-north-east). The front light seemed larger than
the full moon and lit up all of the caravan park. Mrs.
L is uncertain of the objects actual size - 'bigger
than a bus' - probably 20-25 metres long.
cigar had windows along the side. These seemed to be 'closed'
and the same grey colour as the rest of the object.
five minutes later, three small disc-shaped objects (3-4
metres across) flew into view moving towards the object.
They travelled very quickly ('like lightning'),
zigzagging to join the larger cigar. Each disc was grey,
but showed an orange or rust-coloured area towards the
rear of the disk body, before a tail fin.
of the discs stationed itself at the rear of the cigar
and the other two stationed themselves either side of
the cigar. Shortly afterwards, the two discs either side
of the cigar swapped sides, reforming at the back of the
cigar, this time behind the third disc. The discs flew
in this formation behind the cigar, so that it looked
as if it had 'a tail'.
L said that she saw what seemed to be a shadow or outline
of a head with a helmet on in one of the smaller discs,
but is a little unsure of this.
first observed, the cigar was approximately at a 45 degree
angle from where she was standing. It moved to a position
almost overhead and was quite low - she estimated the
objects to be 60-90 metres high ('200-300 feet'). The
cigar was emitting a low, fluctuating humming noise, which
rose and fell in pitch. It seemed to be travelling towards
the Williamtown Air Force Base, some 13.5 km to the east.
L did not stay outside to see the objects move out of
sight. Her husband became concerned, so they went back
to bed inside the tent. Mrs. L said that she was still
wide awake and stated to her husband 'What's the use
of me lying down, I' m not tired'. However, she said
'the next thing, bang, I went straight to sleep'.
this sighting, Mrs. L has read as much UFO material as
she can find, and has been trying to find out more.