Perth, Western Australia
March 31st 1973
Perth, Western Australia Huge Object Changes Shape
Date: March 31, 1973
Time: Approx: 9:15 p.m.
Number of witnesses: 3
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Disc shape.
Full Description of event/sighting: UFO report from Perth, Western Australia 1973.
I think it was 1973 but not sure of the month. However later investigations revealed the night to be 31 March 1973. We didn't write anything down at the time unfortunately, but our memories of the experience are very strong.
We were in Perth, Western Australia, 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 my wife commented on the wonderful full moon just ahead of us over the ocean. Then we realized that the moon was actually behind us.
We turned right at West Coast Highway and parked on a piece of land 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 disc shape. 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, my wife and I observed the same object but we can't tally on sequence of events or timings. We got out of the car but I don't 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 enormous in length. Later estimations in my mind made it as big as an aircraft carrier.
The shape changed, as it came towards us, from being round to saucer shape. 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 split second it had disappeared over the horizon leaving a large red/orange glow over the horizon. The object then repeated the original maneuver back to our vantage point, hovering above us again.
The object appeared to have a clearly defined disc typed shape and a bright orange/red light source appeared to emanate from inside the object and shine through the skin of the object into the surrounding air. It also had a black panel in the centre at the front. I could see what I took to be the skin of the object and it entered my mind that I would like to fire a rifle to see if the bullets would bounce off what could have even have been a very thin metallic object. Although this was unlikely, due to the strange appearance of the 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 my wife was excited and said that she would like to go on it.
It was interesting that my wife was excited by the object, and yet my reaction was one of 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. I am unsure as to whether the object just disappeared instantly from our view or retreated gradually back towards the island and moved 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 has been in our memories ever since and we 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.
We did nothing about this sighting until July 2002 when I saw a photograph of an identical UFO on a website. Later investigation revealed that the photograph was taken by Mr. Carlos Diaz in 1982 in Mexico. Since July 2002 I have attempted to contact people connected with Mr. Diaz's sighting but to this date, despite sending many emails/letters to various people, I have had no replies.
Thank you to the witness for the very interesting report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
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