Go Back Report # 1242




      This Society and the subject of Flying Saucers have enjoyed much favourable publicity since the Ballarat U.F.O. Convention, and we are indebted to the Australasian Post1 for this.    

      As a result of the latest article, we received a large number of letters and most of these described sightings, some of which were of quite a dramatic nature.         

      One correspondent wrote that whilst holidaying in Sydney in a cliffside house, she had been watching a beautiful pink cloud. It remained in the same position from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. When she again looked at 7 p.m., she was amazed to see it moving slowly towards the rocks at the base of the cliff. As the “cloud” came nearer, the observer was able to look down into the cloud and was astounded to see “a magnificent snow-white flying saucer”. The cloud was formed by a grey-colored steam which soon turned a pink after issuing from vents around the outer edge of the saucer. The witness appears to have had a very clear view of the object and describes the bottom of the “saucer” as coming to a point about 3 feet wide. A noise like that of “a high-powered well cared for engine” was heard, and as she watched, a shining ladder was lowered from the hatchway beneath the saucer and a man came down and sat on a rung of the ladder. From this position he shone a strong beam of light into the sea, as if looking for something. Shortly after this a “brilliant pink flare went up further out to sea”, and almost immediately the ladder with the man aboard was retracted and the machine sped off in the direction of the flare. In the moonlight the woman could make out a long shape in the water and when the “saucer” had reached this, they both disappeared “in a vivid pink flash, beneath the sea”.         

      Unfortunately there is no corroborative evidence of this most amazing sighting as the witness, like many others, was loath to report her experience for fear of ridicule.           

      However, the time is fast approaching when perhaps even a landing will be treated with respect.        

Note 1: Australasian Post, or "Aussie Post," was Australia's longest-running weekly picture magazine … 1864 until 2002:  

Reference for the above text is: Australian Flying Saucer Review, No. 3, May 1965. 


Location: Near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   
Date: 1965      
Time: 1900     

     A woman, visiting near Sydney, watched a strange cloud come toward the base of a cliff in the house where she was staying. The “cloud” was transformed into a snow-white saucer, from whose edges emerge[d] steam-like vapor. The UFO emitted a hum-like sound as it hovered near the cliff and from it emerged a shining ladder, lowered from a hatchway. A man descended the ladder and shone a strange beam of light into the sea below; shortly after, the object emitted a brilliant pink flare, which ascended out to sea, and the ladder, with the man still on a rung, was retracted into the UFO. The object sped off in the direction of the flare; in the moonlight, the woman could see a long shape farther out in the water toward which the UFO moved; when it reached this floating object, both disappeared in a vivid pink flash.       

Humcat 1965-1           
Source: Keith Basterfield        
Type: B           

Reference for the above text is: 1965 Humanoid Sighting Reports, compiled by Albert Rosales: http://www.ufoinfo.com/humanoid/humanoid1965.shtml      

UFOCAT PRN – 91628 [DOS: ??-??-1965]    
UFOCAT URN – NONE    Newspaper clip, Australasian Post, 1965, case date “circa 1965”       
UFOCAT URN – 091628 Australian Catalogue of Close Encounter Type Three Reports by
Keith Basterfield and Bill Chalker, # 0016, ©1976        
UFOCAT URN – 115723
HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, A0611 by D. Webb, no © date     
UFOCAT URN – NONE   Keith Basterfield investigation files      

UFOCAT PRN – 149765 [DOS: 05-??-1965]  
UFOCAT URN – 074959 UFO Nachtrichten, September 1966   
UFOCAT URN – 149765 Awareness, October 1977, p. 9; from Australian Flying Saucer Review, May 1965, p. 17        
     UFOCAT note: Woman watched pink cloud from cliff. Cloud came nearer and descended below eye level; she saw a round white object having a base tapering to a point, 3' wide. Object emitted steam from vents on edges.

Australia – New South Wales. Body of water is the Tasman Sea.        
Sydney   Latitude 33-51-41 S, Longitude 151-12-20 E (D-M-S) [seat of a first-order admin. div.]
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/     


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