This was a large event and the time of day seems to add some confusion to the mix. There is another case which seems like the same event, but is dated 12-31-1995 posted on this website. However, this article in the MUFON UFO Journal covered two separate days—Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st; therefore, there were two separate events.-CF-
CENTRAL COAST UFO FLAP
The Central Coast area of New South Wales was the focus of an intense outbreak of UFO activity in late 1995. The local Sun Weekly reported that on 28 December 1995, Gosford Police Station was inundated with calls from perturbed residents. Sergeant Bob Wenning was quoted as saying, “I took dozens of calls from people all describing the same thing. People said they had been woken up by an intense humming noise. When they looked out over the water, they saw a large cylindrical object with a polished metal ball-like bottom. The craft hovered above the waterline. The heat from its (five) lights was turning the water to steam. Because we had so many calls, we sent all available cars to the area to investigate. When our officers got within 50 metres, the craft appeared to shut down and disappear. The object didn't fly away in a straight line—it was as if you had a torch beam and whipped it around. Some of our radio controllers were convinced we were being raided. I've experienced nothing like it—people were genuinely frightened.”
I spoke with Sergeant Wenning to establish the accuracy of the newspaper account. He indicated that the reports had actually occurred on 30 December. He also pointed out that contrary tothe impression given by the newspaper report, police saw nothing. Reports started coming in from midnight and continued intermittently until 4.30 a.m. He personally took a dozen calls, and in total some three dozen calls were received. The most interesting report came from an obviously frightened resident on Adelaide Street, East Gosford. He and his family had been woken up by dogs howling, a huge humming noise, like a million buzzing bees, and glimpses of a white light. He went outside to investigate and went right down to the water's edge within 100 metres of a massive object, with five huge brilliant white lights. He observed this object very close to the water, and he said the water appeared to be boiling, frothing, or was being sucked up into the object.Sergeant Wenning spoke with this man and was certain his fear was genuine. Reports seem to come from around theBroadwater area and Brisbane Water. All seem to have involved objects on or above the water or near the water's edge. A general support officer, who works at the station, said she was with her family, on the expressway, slowing down for the Gosford interchange. She observed a brilliant light mass darting about theBroadwater area. She said there were lots of cars slowing down to see the light display.
Reference for the above text is: Book: The OZ Files by Bill Chalker, pp. 207-208, © 1996.
UFOCAT PRN – 151442
UFOCAT URN – 151442 Oz Files by Bill Chalker, pp. 207-208, © 1996
UFOCAT URN – 170320 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, #17544, © 2002
UFOCAT PRN – 216664
UFOCAT URN – 216644 Chronology by Francis L. Ridge, 1995-048, no © date
Australia - New South Wales
Gosford Latitude 33-25-28 S, Longitude 151-20-38 E (D-M-S) [populated place]
East Gosford Latitude 33-26-00 S, Longitude 151-21-00 E (D-M-S) [populated place]
Broadwater Latitude 33-29-00 S, Longitude 151-22-00 E (D-M-S) [bay]
Brisbane Water Latitude 33-28-00 S, Longitude 151-20-00 E (D-M-S) [bay]
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