What were the objects that appeared over Melbourne that day ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Gerhard Uhlhorn
A high-profile mass UFO sighting in Australia is still no closer to being solved after five decades.
The incident took place on April 6, 1966 when a significant number of people, including students and teachers from Westall High School and Westall State School, observed three metallic objects silently maneuvering through the skies over Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria.
According to witness accounts the objects, which bore no obvious markings, landed briefly in a paddock near the schools before taking off again and disappearing. An investigation of the field afterwards revealed the presence of several large circles of flattened grass.
"It was so unusual ... it occurred in broad daylight and had been seen by so many people landing on the ground, before taking off again," said researcher Shane Ryan.
"The event was obviously sizeable enough to muster a big response. Whatever it was that happened led to government agencies examining the site and taking soil samples."
Interest in the case would later skyrocket when several of the witnesses claimed to have been visited by dark-suited officials warning them not to speak out about what they had seen.
Joy Clarke, who was 12 at the time of the incident, vividly recalls what happened that day.
"I was in class when students rushed in and told us the story," she said. "We rushed down to the oval and I saw three flying saucers on that day. My personal belief is they weren’t of this world."
"They were definitely from somewhere else because I have never seen anything like it at all."
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