- 8th of June, 1996
On the evening of Saturday 8th of June a four wheel drive
club of fifty adults and twenty to thirty children made an overnight
stop at the valley known as the Wonnangatta station, which is
now national park and is an extremely remote place surrounded
by mountains. It lies halfway between Licola North of Heyfield,
and Dargo forty miles or more north west of Bairnsdale. Nobody
lives in that area permanently.
At 6.05 pm it was dark and the Marquee was up and barbecues were
cooking the evening meal.
Suddenly all conversation stopped as an orange light appeared
over the Western mountain rim It moved on an Easterly course
and after arriving at an elevation of sixty degrees, it stopped.
Shortly after, two more lights appeared on the Western rim, where
they paused. Then the group moved on a straight course , stopping
now and then. There was no synchronicity between the two lights
and the leading light. but altogether six stops would have been
made. The lights were steady and unvarying in intensity, and
three times as bright as any star visible in the background.
When the leading light arrived near the Eastern rim, it paused
and one of the two trailing lights, which had been side by side
all the way across, moved forward to take up a position alongside
the leading light. When this was done the three moved to the
East and were soon out of sight.
Mr R was adamant that these werent balloons, They were
steady and made straight but slow progress across the sky. Because
of the mountains all around visibility was restricted to about
120 degrees. If these were balloons released somewhere else ,
they would have to be released many miles away in daylight. To
be released locally, they would have to be taken in by four wheel
drive and without any guarantee of an audience to see them.
The duration of the sighting was about fifteen minutes.
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