March 4, 1998
Location: Southgate, Australia
noticed a very bright white light just above the horizon,
and an estimated 2km away. During their close observation,
the light did some unusual maneuvers and some unexplainable
things were observed. There was a 'wedge shaped' beam
of light emanating from the object. All witnesses observed
an estimated 50 smaller objects entering the main object
from the left and right.
Barry Taylor, Network Update 06.02.98 (AUFORN, Robert
to original source]
Southgate, NSW 2230-0130hrs (CE-1)
(Source: Barry Taylor, Network Update 06.02.98)
Witnesses: Rick and Donna, and 12-year-old daughter. Of
Riverbank Road, Southgate, which is 20 km north of Grafton,
went outside between 10-10:30 p.m. to have a cigarette
on the front verandah of their home. They have a broad
open view towards the NW. Donna noticed a very bright
white light just above the horizon, and an estimated 2
km away. She called out to her husband to come and have
a look at it. They both watched it together for about
one hour, while Rick stayed to watch it until about 1:30
a.m. During their close observation, the light did some
unusual maneuvers and some unexplainable things were observed.
Donna called her 12-year-old daughter outside to verify
what they were watching. The unexplainable characteristics
observed with this object follow:
light was maneuvering above the ground at a height between
approximately 5 to 50 meters, eliminating a ground-based
human activity such as spotlight shooting or motor vehicle.
light maneuvered up and down, side to side and approached
and receded from the observer's position.
light was so bright in intensity that it reflected off
the verandah post, nearby trees and trees on a small hill
about half a kilometre from observers.
was a 'wedge-shaped' beam of light emanating from the
object that would sweep horizontally to the North and
South, sometimes quickly and sometimes slowly. Three motor
vehicles were travelling north along the main road ½
km from observers during the sighting time. The wedge-shaped
beam was seen to follow these vehicles as if watching
them. The beam was similar to a laser, because of its
sharply defined edges, not defused like a normal incandescent
light beam. The wedge shape of the beam would narrow to
a more parallel beam, as if a vertical shutter aperture
was closing down. The beam would sometimes dull in brightness
and appear to go out, then suddenly reappear to continue
scanning the north and south horizon. Once, while the
beam was pointed to the south, the bright object jumped
backwards quickly, stopped momentarily, then jumped backwards
again while the beam remained steady. The bright object
quickly approached the observers at one time, while scanning
the beam very close to them. The ground area in front
of them was brightly illuminated. At this moment, the
observers feared for their safety, but the light quickly
receded to its original position to continue its antics.
area was normally quiet at this time of the night, but
not this night. The cattle in surrounding farms were noticeably
agitated by incessant mooing, sometimes sounding if in
a state of distress. The vehicles could be clearly heard
as they passed on the main road. But another noise could
be heard from time to time, coming from the direction
of the object. It was described as a mechanical noise
similar to a harvester working. But the movements of the
light source, and observations, eliminated a working harvester.
The noise could be heard for a 15-second interval, then
would be off for 20 minutes. This sequence was repeated
several times. The witnesses had their dog with them during
the whole observation, but he did not react to the light
at any stage.
witnesses observed an estimated 50 smaller objects entering
the main object from the left and right. These smaller
objects were dimly illuminated, and described as 'shipping
containers' in shape. Sometimes, two would enter the light
from the left, than one from the right. There appeared
to be no regular pattern to this event, eliminating a
rotating light source attached to a larger than observed
object. The bright light source appeared to have extended
light shafts similar to what is seen extending from bright
stars in the night sky. The smaller lights would enter
these extended beams from either side.
the observation, both adult witnesses noted two circular
dimly illuminated lights high above the lower bright object.
These higher lights were barely visible but their position
in relation the lower light formed a triangle. The higher
lights would be about 500 metres above the main light.
while watching the UFO, stumped out two cigarette butts
beside the drain near the steps. She usually threw them
down the drain, which would than, be flushed away when
she did the washing. Next morning, she remembered the
two butts that were not thrown down the drain, and went
to clean them up. When she went there, the butts were
gone, and were not in the drain either. This she could
not explain. They had just disappeared.
Personally interviewed the witnesses the next morning,
and plotted the location of the object on a topographical
map. The object was positioned over a Tea Tree Farm. We
drove to the location but were unable to enter because
of a locked gate. The investigation will continue.
INFORMATION GAINED FROM THE INTERVIEW
and Rick have a history of seeing UFO's. In the early
1980's, Rick was living in Southern Sydney. One night,
he observed five red lights high in the sky moving independently
of one another. The lights were moving erratically while
approaching his location. The lights grouped above him
at a height of about 300 meters. They stopped and remained
stationery for about two minutes, when they suddenly shot
off at great speed and disappeared from view over the
horizon in seconds. He said the red lights had hovered
directly over Lucas Heights Atomic Reactor.
and Rick were visiting the Hawkesbury River area in about
1990 when they observed a bright white UFO slowly fly
over the area. Soon after the sighting, they noticed an
Army helicopter circling the area.
late 1996, Donna observed a triangle-shaped UFO fly overhead
when living at Brushgrove, N.S.W. Brushgrove is very close
to where they now live. Donna first observed a white triangular
form approaching her location, and as it flew overhead,
it remained triangular in shape. The object was almost
transparent but still visible. It was 8:30 a.m. and moving
from the west to east and out over the ocean. She described
it as 'Stealth' in nature and shape (a similar shape to
the US Stealth fighter). There was no noise.
out conversation on the UFO subject generally, I discovered
a "scoop" mark on Donnas left shin. She said
that she has had that mark for as long as she can remember,
and does not know how she got it. She has never had chicken
pox. Donna appears very physic from what she tells me,
and I have asked her to keep a diary for future reference.
She has dreams of flying, and speaks in foreign languages
while asleep. Study on this aspect will continue.
day while checking her vegetable seeds planted over the
back fence, she was hit on the buttock quite hard with
a tennis ball. She immediately spun around to see who
had thrown it, but there was nobody there. She quizzed
the children who were inside, but nobody had done it.
They could not have because they were nowhere near the
doorways and all windows were closed. The ball belonged
to the family, but had mysteriously been thrown at her
by someone unseen.