We had the opportunity to travel to a small community known
as Goughs Bay near Lake Eildon and only a short drive from Mansfield.
The report was of a daylight sighting and the description was
of a classic saucer shaped object. The witness is an elderly
farmer. It was quite obvious when discussing the subject that
prior to the sighting he was very skeptical on the subject of
UFO's. We made the appointment and arrived at his farm at 11am
on 5th of September, 1998.
We will call this gentleman A.B. His report goes as follows;
It was around midday on Sunday the 9th of August, 1998
and I was outside working on my truck. The day was fine with
only light cloud. It was warm and dry and there was no wind.
My attention was drawn to a whooshing sound, like the displacement
of air and I looked in the direction of this sound which was
in the east at about 30 degrees. When I first heard this sound
it was not overly loud but enough to draw my attention.
What I saw was this object about the size of a tennis ball
and was some distance away from my position. It was not the
shape of a tennis ball. It was like two dinner plates with a
dome on the top. The dome was like half a ball. The colour
of the dome was a silvery white. The object was a lightish colour
on the top and the bottom section was a charcoal. It was of
This object was travelling directly towards me and was
going fast. It was still some distance away and it was zig zagging.
When it was doing this, it seemed very controlled and the distance
of each movement seemed to be measured. As it changed direction
the edge of the object would dip and that's the direction it
would travel. It did this at least six times.
Throughout the sighting, I never took my eyes off it at all.
I continually watched it. The object continued to travel in
my direction and was going to pass directly overhead. When I
last saw it, I would say that it was only about half a kilometre
away and travelling at about 200 to 300 kph. It was going very
fast. As it approached me the whooshing sound grew louder.
It looked like it was over the pole in the yard and at this
time it would have been about 6 feet in width. It was large.
The object then passed over me but I was unable to turn my
head fast enough to see it go over so I never got a good view
of the underside of the object. It was travelling in a westerly
I did notice, as it passed over me that the tops of the
trees directly behind me were shimmering like water, similar
to a helicopter that is hovering over the tops of the trees.
I would hazard a guess that this object would have been no more
than 200 feet above me.
I was amazed that I could not hear any engine noises nor
see any means of propulsion. The object never changed shape
or colour. I thought that it seemed to be loosing height but
that may have been because it was travelling towards me.
As a result of the report, I have contacted authorities around
the area who have no knowledge of any sightings. The Mansfield
Newspaper ran a story about the sighting and to date no other
witnesses to this sighting have come forward.
The inquiry is still continuing and at this stage is incomplete.
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