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.
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.'
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
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
URN – 135168 UFOs
over the Southern Hemisphere by Michael Hervey, p. 171, © 1975
South Australia. The body of water is the Great Australian Bight
Drummond Latitude 34-13-00 S, Longitude 135-25-00 E (D-M-S)
Kapinnie Latitude 34-08-60 S, Longitude
Lower Eyre Peninsula Latitude
32-34 S, Longitude 131-136 E (D-M)
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-