Location: East Malvern and Carnegie , Australia
said they thought they had seen human figures in a flying
saucer. They saw the figures through portholes in the
saucer, they said. Six people reported having seen a pear-shaped,
Daily Telegraph, JUNE 1954/Australian UFO Research Network
Sun. - Witnesses said today they thought they had seen
human figures in a flying saucer. They saw the figures
through portholes in the saucer, they said. Six people
reported having seen a pear-shaped, green object over
East Malvern and Carnegie at 12.40 a.m. today.
David Reese, 18, clerk, said: "I was saying goodbye
to friends when I heard a noise like the dial tone in
a telephone. I saw an oval-shaped object about the size
of a railway carriage travelling in a curved arc from
north to south. It travelled at a fantastic speed, yet
appeared to be moving slowly, as if time and speed had
gave out a weird orange light. When the shape reached
the lowest point in the arc, I could definitely see in
the object vague shapes that looked like human busts.
The aircraft looked as if it were made of glass. You could
see into but no entirely through it. Yellow vapor or flame
came from it. The machine accelerated, and in another
second or so it disappeared."
was not frightening, just terrifically interesting."
Mr Christopher Muir, an Australian Broadcasting Commission
announcer, said: "I have always been skeptical
about flying saucers but now I think there might be something
in the theory."
was 50 yards away and within 50 or 60 feet from the ground.
One moment, it was there before me, and the next, it was
gone, shooting out yellow flames from the sides and underneath.
Through what looked like portholes or windows, there were
reflections of some sort which resembled people."
have seen our fastest fighter planes, but this thing moved
with indescribable speed. If it was a flying saucer from
another planet, we'll need faster planes if we ever have
to fight the Martians or whoever they are. It disappeared
with a tremendous, roaring sound." A clerk said:
"A yellow flame spurted from the back like a Buck
Rogers rocket ship. There seemed to be people vaguely
shadowed in the strange light the machine emitted."
Postal Department technician said: "Its shape
was a cross between an egg and a plate. It appeared about
40 or 50 feet above the ground. There were yellowish flames."
woman schoolteacher who would not give her name, said:
"The thing was pear-shaped, with a beam of light
extending from the blunt end. It was travelling low and
constable, on his way home form Police Headquarters, said:
"An oval-shaped machine sped from the sky and
hovered low, about 60 feet above the ground. Scarlet flames
were shooting from it. Shadows of some people, I think,
could be seen for several seconds."