Maroubra, New South Wales
AUFORN Sighting Report
1800 UFO HOTLINE CALLIN CODE: 5632
DATE OF SIGHTING: 1978
DATE REPORTED: 14/07/ 2006
TIME OF SIGHTING: approx 4 am
NUMBER OF WITNESSES: 1
NUMBER OF OBJECTS: 2
This particular report had been passed on to another organisation many years ago but Ken could not remember as to whom. The incident happened some 28 years ago. Ken used to do a lot of fishing. Although Ken lived at St Peters, He managed to find a lift from a friend spending time fishing off the Maroubra coastline, in the CBD beach and cove districts of Sydney. After a couple of years of this, his neighbour moved, but our caller had been bitten by the fishing bug and carried on alone. 28 years ago, after fishing most of the night and at a time still a couple of hours before daylight, an event occurred that has stayed with him for life. Toward the Anzac rifle range end of Maroubra Beach, Ken noticed lights toward the Sydney Heads.
"One light was brighter and appeared to be coming towards me. I didn't initially take much notice. But at that time of night, I thought it a bit strange."
The lights ended up directly in front of me; less than a hundred yards out. Just a light, a fairly small object at best, a bright white light, not flashing, just fixed. I Sensed I was being watched by a controlled object." Ken had a fishing rod pointed toward it so he laid it down and crouched down himself. After what seemed like two or three minutes, the object rose straight up! Ken heard no sounds during the whole event. Ken described sea conditions as calm - no surf at all. The now singular object no more than a hundred yards away, rose up higher than the rifle range and moved over the Headland itself some 500 yards away until Ken lost sight of it down the other side. Ken estimated the speed of movement over the Headland as slow, about 20 - 40 k/hr.
"Then, a couple of minutes later, the light circled around, came back over the range and landed directly behind me! Dust seemed to rise up from underneath. It touched down and the light went out and complete darkness fell over me again". The area in question is a light grass, scrub and bush area, then the South Maroubra Lifesavers building grass area."
"It landed there, the light went out and I got pretty nervous. I picked up my fishing gear and started away toward the roadway. I kept looking behind." Amazingly, Ken waited in the bus shelter for cover of daylight and has wondered to this day if He should have taken a closer look, but He was alone.
Ken is now 78 years of age.
Dom AUFORN NSW