Perth, Western Australia
Report taken from the AUFORN Mailing List
UFO Report Perth 1973
Identifying names have been removed for privacy reasons:
Report: Via Diane Harrison AUFORN
I think it was 1973 but not sure of the month. We didn¹t write anything down at the time unfortunately but our memories of the experience are very strong.
We were in Perth, driving home to our unit on West Coast Highway. We had just left my parents place after dinner at night and I was driving down a hill towards the beach, when D (my wife) commented on the wonderful full moon just ahead of us over the ocean. Then we realised that the moon was actually behind us.
We turned right at West Coast Highway and parked on a headland overlooking the beach and observed a huge round orange/red ball bigger than the moon, ahead of us over the ocean. We observed the object for quite a while and it appeared to be changing shape from round to oblong. The shape appeared to be near Rottnest Island, about 12 miles off the coast, so it was huge. It then, in a matter of seconds, came straight at us.
I am not exactly sure of the sequence of events as it became quite complicated. In fact, D and I observed the same object but we can¹t tally on sequence of events or timings. We got out of the car but I don¹t remember consciously getting out of the car yet I found myself at the front of the car. There was no sound as the object moved rapidly towards us and stopped directly over us. It appeared to be hundreds of feet in length. Later estimations in my mind made it bigger than an aircraft carrier.
The shape changed as it came towards us from being round to the shape of a smartie type sweet. At this stage I was unsure whether the object was tilting up or down as viewed from the front from my viewpoint. Around this time a white car pulled up behind us on the highway. I believe that this car was a Jaguar. The driver wound down his window, rubbed his eyes or face, and then accelerated rapidly south down the highway. We continued to observe the object for an undetermined amount of time. The object rapidly moved backwards towards the island again. In a matter of seconds it had disappeared over the horizon leaving a large red/orange glow over the horizon. The object then repeated the original manoeuvre back to our vantage point hovering above us again.
The second time I got a clearer view of the object which appeared to be translucent metallic finish with orange colourings from the edges changing to red towards the centre with a darkish panelling in the centre. I could clearly observe the skin of the object and it entered my mind that I would like to fire a rifle to hear the bullets bounce off what I took to be a metallic object. At the same time as this was going through my head I felt as though I was in communication with something. At about the same time D was excited and said that she would like to go on it.
It was interesting that D was excited by the object and yet my reaction was one of extreme fear. Strange,when we were both experiencing the same event. In the presence of the object I felt I was being scanned or observed by something. Towards the end of the experience I felt that I had been rejected. Time seemed distorted somehow for me and I have great difficulty even today working out the timings of this event. Eventually the object retreated gradually back towards the island, shot upwards at a high rate of speed and disappeared. We were considerably shocked and excited by the event, went home, drew sketches and discussed whether to report it. We decided not to, owing to public ridicule etc.
It was been in our memories ever since and still cannot make sense of it. Yet we know that it is real and did happen. It has intrigued me so much that I have recently had hypnotic regression with a professional psychologist who recorded and witnessed the regression.
At this stage I do not want to fully go into what was apparently revealed at these sessions as I am not sure of the accuracy of hypnotic regression. It seems to me that since our experience I have been more psychically aware which has resulted in some strange experiences. END
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