Date: Spring or summer 1958
Location: Stawell, Victoria, Australia.
A small town on the Adelaide highway 150 miles from Melbourne
Time: 11.30 Am until around 2.00 pm
Event Description : A bright silver "Adamski" type flyingsaucer hovering for two hours
My first sighting took place in Stawell, Victoria Australia,in about 1958. (Boy, how does anyone remember back that far.) I was around eleven years of age and it was probably spring or summer of that year as it was a fine cloudless day. Not usual at all, in the other months of the year. I remember the occurrence vividly. It was 11:30 AM and I was about to leave the house by the front door. This door faces due west and if not for the house across the street it would have been possible to see the Grampians Mountains around 20 Km away.
As I left the house, I noticed a gleaming silver object the sizeof a dot at an elevation of 15 to 20 degrees dead ahead of me. It was later estimated by all witnesses to be around 10 Km distant which would mean its height would have been around1,500 to 2,000 feet. It was giving off a series of repeated bright lights from underneath, Blue, Red, Green, White, in that order. I couldn't see what the "dot" was, but it was hovering in the one spot without moving. I watched it for a few minutes and then called my parents who came and saw the same thing as I did. After a while we called the neighbors from across the street,who brought over their tripod mounted telescope. It was onlya 4 inch scope but it brought the object into clear and undisputed view. It was a classic early 1950s flying saucer. A flat bottomed disc with a turret type dome on top with windows and the old 3 ball type undercarriage protrusions beneath it.
The flashing lights were coming from a point directly under the middle of the disc. I had seen pictures of the original flying saucers, which by that time, had been resoundingly debunked by officialdom and ridiculed by the press so I was not a stranger to what it was. Nor were my parents and my neighbors. There was one difference I noted from the pictures though.Where the old pictures showed round porthole type windows, this craft had vertically elongated rectangular windows with rounded tops. Just like the narrow church windows you sometimes see.
All of us watched that disc hovering there without movement or change until after 1 PM, almost 2 hours. Having other things to do, we gradually broke up and went away and the next time I looked for it, it was gone.
Stawell was 150 miles from Melbourne and we saw military aircraft once a year, at the Remembrance Day Flypast. (A Canberra Bomber usually, the only one with the range to fly past all the towns in western Victoria.) There was a light plane airstrip nearby but only had a Cessna 172 and 2 cropdusters. No one in the town to my knowledge had seen a helicopter outside of the Sydney area, a thousand miles away. Aircraft in the area were rare but recognizable and there were none capable of hovering at all. This was obviously a constructed aerial machine, way outside the type of aircraft that existed anywhere in the world, let alone in this isolated spot in country Victoria.
I was later to receive a report (from 1977) of another "flyingSaucer" hovering over Lake Fyans which would have been almost directly under the UFO I and my family saw. With multiple witnesses watching this UFO in daylight for such a long period through a telescope, I conclude that there is no doubt it was an alien constructed flying machine. What its reasons for being there and all the other question as to where it came from, etc., remain unknown, but one thing is for sure. It shaped my belief in the phenomenon for the rest of my life
Always IrreverentNever IrrelevantBrad MildernJanuary 5,2004http://www.mysticaluniverse.com/auzconn/auzsighting/auzsighting.html