July 19, 1965
Location: Vaucluse Beach, Australia
object glowed as it sat on a beach. As witness approached
the object, the object lifted off from the ground, quickly
climbed in the air, and disappeared. Investigation revealed
landing traces and effects on the nearby plant life.
Witness' sketch of UFO at Vaucluse, Australia, July 19,
on Australian Beach
Beach, a suburb of Sydney, would be the location of a
close encounter of the eerie kind. On July 19, 1965, Dennis
Crowe, a one-time technical artist for English aircraft
companies, would have the most unusual event of his life
occur. A little after 5:00 p.m., Crowe was strolling along
the beach, located not far from his home. The sea had
been rough that day, with high winds and frequent rain
showers, and Crowe was enjoying a calm between the storms.
In the distance, he began to see a glow, and as he moved
closer, he could make out the shape of a disc-shaped object,
sitting on legs on the sandy beach.
guessed the object's diameter at 20 feet, and he could
now see a glowing blue-green hue rim around it, with the
craft's two parts a dullish gray. The top appeared to
be a transparent dome. The disc-shaped craft was sitting
silently. The only sound he heard at the time was barking
from some dogs. They were barking directly at the object.
Crowe had made his first observations at several hundred
feet, and as he came to within about 60 feet, the object
lifted itself from the ground. Crowe could now hear a
sound...a sound like air being forced out of a balloon.
disc-shaped UFO quickly climbed into the air, and within
about 10 seconds, it had disappeared. The dogs were now
silent. Crowe had been the only human to see the strange
craft. Crowe made a report of what he saw, and a geologist
came to make an inspection of the landing site. He stated
that some type of object had definitely rested where Crowe
had seen the UFO. The plant life in the area of the landing
was all dying.
sighting gained enough publicity to bring in The Royal
Australian Air Force. They offered a possible explanation
for the event. They said that it could have been a "tornado."
Crowe categorically rejected this theory. For lack of
more information, no other research was forthcoming on
this strange sighting. Crowe stood by his account of what
he saw that day, and no other evidence is available to
deny his claims. The UFO that landed on Vaucluse Beach
that day remains an "unknown."