WESTALL UFO INCIDENT

 

The Westall UFO incident is an event that occurred on 6 April 1966 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Around 11.00 am, for about 20 minutes, more than 200 students and teachers at two Victorian state schools allegedly witnessed an unexplained flying object which descended into a nearby open wild grass field. The paddock was adjacent to a grove of pine trees in an area known as The Grange (now a nature reserve). According to reports, the object then ascended in a north-westerly direction over the suburb of Clayton South, Victoria, Australia.

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At approximately 11.00 am on Wednesday, 6 April 1966, a class of students and a teacher from Westall High School (now Westall Secondary College) were just completing a sport activity 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 alleged to have been seen. Witness descriptions were mixed: Andrew Greenwood, a science teacher, told The Dandenong Journal at the time that he saw a silvery-green disc. According to witnesses the object was descending and then crossed and overflew the high school’s south-west corner, going in a south-easterly direction, before disappearing from sight as it descended behind a stand of trees and into a paddock at The Grange in front of the Westall State School (primary students). After a short period (approximately 20 minutes) the object – with witnesses now numbering over 200 – then climbed at speed and departed towards the north-west. As the object gained altitude some accounts describe it as having been pursued from the scene by five unidentified aircraft which circled the object.

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John is joined by guest host, 14 year old Charlotte-Lilly Andersen from Brisbane Australia.  Charlotte discusses her interest in the mysterious topics genre as well as her analysis of the Westall UFO incident which could be described as the Australian “Roswell”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ih31ehCarM  /  Westall UFO, A Suburban Mystery Documentary

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/space/the-westall-ufo-incident-still-remains-a-mystery-50-years-after-it-occurred/news-story/f002a9da51358af2e9aca4b3d5cd81de

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPHVvg-dXOs /  Witnesses 50 years later

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2005/10/01/1127804696941.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aedS1Wpzips

 

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