Go Back Report # 223
07-24-1960

07-24-1960

"A giant object, glowing like the sun and travelling at tremendous speed, exploded in the sea with a terrifying roar off Mt. Drummond on Lower Eyre Peninsula on July 24, 1960. About five minutes later, the previously quiet surf was heard twelve miles away roaring and pounding the shore. This was the story told by Mr. K. Ashman from his farm at Kapinnie. He said his house was shaken by the blast as percussion waves streaked inland. He said he saw the object, glowing like the sun and streaking across his property from NE and SW trailing a brilliant white light a minute or two after sundown.

"'It was difficult to estimate accurately the height at which the object passed because it was travelling at times through cloud,' he told reporters, 'It was also hard to estimate its size because of its bright light.'

"However, Mr. Ashman estimated that the object crashed into the sea fifty miles out to sea and about seventy miles from his farm. He said it was difficult to judge just how loud the explosion was because accompanying shock waves had affected his ears.

"'We can hear the sea when it is rough from the house, but it was a calm sea just before the explosion. However, after the explosion we could hear the sea roaring. It lasted for about thirty seconds...'"

This reference: UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere by Michael Hervey, p. 170-171, 1975

With many thanks to Australian researcher Bill Chalker for supplying the text:

http://theozfiles.blogspot.com and http://www.theozfiles.com

UFOCAT PRN 135168

UFOCAT URN 135168 UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere by Michael Hervey, p. 171, 1975

Australia South Australia. The body of water is the Great Australian Bight

Mt. Drummond Latitude 34-13-00 S, Longitude 135-25-00 E (D-M-S)

Kapinnie Latitude 34-08-60 S, Longitude 135-31-00 E

Reference: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/

Lower Eyre Peninsula Latitude 32-34 S, Longitude 131-136 E (D-M)

Reference: http://tcsh.inetd.com.au/~erdb/region.html also has a map of the area.

Note: Click on the map for an enlargement, and then go to the bottom and search the west coast, north, for Drummond Point. Kapinnie is directly to the east of it.-CF-


 



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