Witnesses of Melbourne high school UFO sighting speak out (article and video)
HOVERING above a Melbourne high school, the sight of three spherical objects defied gravity and all belief.
For the first time in more than half a century, a panel of eye witnesses hope to shed light on the enduring Aussie mystery — and one of the world’s most baffling UFO cases.
Hundreds of people reported the bizarre scene as it played out above Westall High School, Clayton South on April 6, 1966. Authorities at the time warned locals not to discuss it and critics have since written it off.
But five decades on, those who saw the objects and a perfect circle of flattened grass left behind, remain convinced.
“We live in an odd society where there is interest in UFOs and the mysteries of life but when a person comes forward to talk about an experience often they find it hard to be listened to or believed,’’ Mr Ryan said.
“This was an important case on the world stage because it was a mass UFO sighting in broad daylight.’’
He said the objects were clearly identifiable and not what locals were used to seeing in the sky around Moorabin airport.
At least one landed and was on the ground for several minutes.
“Whatever it was — there was a very strong response from government to it,’’ Mr Ryan said.
He said police, ambulance and fire units all headed to the site. But civil defence and military units were also dispatched.
Air force personnel reportedly knocked on the door of the school science teacher days later, warning him that if he spoke about what he saw his “career in Victoria would be over’’.
Another student who was taken away from the scene in hysterics was never seen again.
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