Go Back Report # 305
04-11-1965

04-11-1965  

The Wonthaggi (Australia) USOs

       On April 11, 1965, two men had gone to the beach at Wonthaggi, 82 miles from Melbourne, to inspect a wrecked fishing boat. While on the cliffs, they saw two objects about half a mile offshore and watched them for 15 minutes. One of the men, Mr. R. Banks, said, "We saw two strange craft, half a mile offshore and about 100 yards apart. Their strange appearance had us baffled, so we sat down and watched them. They turned away from one another and headed out to sea. While they were going away, they disappeared, and then we realized they were submarines and only their conning-towers had been showing." The sighting was reported to the Navy and a naval spokesman commented as follows: “A preliminary investigation of the report suggests, in view of the locality and configuration of the coastline, that the objects are unlikely to have been submarines.” It was also stated that the objects could not have been either British or American submarines as the Royal Navy submarines operating in Australia were in Sydney, and that any movements of American craft in or near Australian waters were generally reported to the Royal Australian Navy.                                                                                                                   

This reference: Flying Saucer Review, July/August 1966, vol. 12, no. 4, p. 29, “Submarine Craft in Australasian Waters” by H. J. Hinfelaar.

Original reference: Spaceview, No. 43, date unknown, New Zealand       

UFOCAT PRN – 87234

UFOCAT URN – NONE  Spaceview, No. 43, date unknown, New Zealand

UFOCAT URN – 87234 Flying Saucer Review, July/August 1966 vol. 12, no. 4, p. 29, “Submarine

                                        Craft in Australasian Waters” by H. J. Hinfelaar

UFOCAT URN – 76757 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 55, © 1970

UFOCAT URN – 81375 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 55, © 1970

UFOCAT URN – NONE  Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century by Janet & Colin Bord,

                                        p. 167-168, © 1989

UFOCAT URN – 38614 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #1700 by L. Schoenherr, no © date

Australia – Victoria, Wonthaggi

Wonthaggi       Latitude 38-37 S, Longitude 145-32 E (D-M)

Melbourne        Latitude 37-50 S, Longitude 145-00 E

Reference: Australia Gazetteer, prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., June 1957

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 38.63 S, Longitude 145.62 E (D.%) 

 



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