Details of UFO reports and investigations in Australia have been made available at the National Archives.
Of particular interest in the documents were details of operation 'Close Encounter' which was launched by the RAAF in 1983 following sightings of unidentified flying objects near Sydney. The objects were said to have been traveling at speeds of up to 6500 km/h at high altitude, with servicemen being ordered not to scramble in pursuit unless confirmation could be made via radar at another location.
Also in the documents was a report by a policeman in Queensland who saw "a large white light with several flashing lights around it." The sighting was also confirmed by another policeman who reported the same thing from a different location.
"Documents that have just become available under the 30-year rule at the National Archives of Australia reveal how two RAAF Mirage jets were placed on the second highest level of alert to determine the cause of unidentified radar contacts seen on screens at Mascot."
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