Go Back Report # 309
06-06-1965

06-06-1965  

The Fraser Island (Australia) incident

       On June 6, 1965, private aircraft pilot, Mr. C. Adams, and a television cameraman, Mr. Les Hendy, reported seeing four or five “mysterious objects” floating in the sea 3 miles east of Fraser Island, 150 miles north of Brisbane, at about 11:30 a.m. Mr. Adams first noticed two of the objects from a distance of about 8 miles while flying over Fraser Island. The weather was clear and the objects appeared to resemble two big, dark-coloured logs. They were narrow and up to 100 feet long. As he steered toward them, two or three similar but smaller objects appeared near the other two. They did not appear to move but seemed to “sort of submerge" when the plane was about one mile away from them. From the air they appeared to be lying just below the surface and, when “submerging” from sight, seemed to do so without disturbing the surface. Mr. Adams was certain that the objects were too big to be fish or sharks and the wrong shape to be whales. Mr. Hendy regretted that they were too far away from him to film them. Several experts got their heads together and decided that the objects sighted were migrating whales. However, their explanation was soon squashed when part-owner of the Seabrae Hotel, Mr. G. Sampson, and Mrs. V. Grady reported that they had sighted a similar object on the very same day, half a mile out between Redcliffe Pier and Redcliffe Point. They watched it for 10 minutes. It was long and black and there appeared to be a black balloon suspended over it. A Fisheries Dept. spokesman commented that it was unlikely to be a whale because they very seldom come into Morton Bay (sic – Moreton Bay).                                                                                               

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

Original reference: Spaceview, No. 47 of February/March, 1965, New Zealand.

UFOCAT PRN – 76761 [DOS: 06-06-1965]

UFOCAT URN – NONE  Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 12, No. 4, p. 29, July/August 1966,

                                        “Submarine Craft in Australasian Waters” by H. J. Hinfelaar

UFOCAT URN – 81379 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 55, © 1970        
UFOCAT URN – 81380 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 56, © 1970        

UFOCAT PRN – 87238 [DOS: 06-06-1965]

UFOCAT URN – NONE  Original reference: Spaceview, No. 47 of February/March, 1965,

                                        New Zealand          
UFOCAT URN – 87238 Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 12, No. 4, p. 29, July/August 1966,

                                        “Submarine Craft in Australasian Waters” by H. J. Hinfelaar

UFOCAT URN – 76760 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 55, © 1970        

UFOCAT PRN – 87239 [DOS: 06-06-1965]

UFOCAT URN – 87239 Flying Saucer Review Vol. 12, No. 4, p. 29, July/August 1966,

                                        “Submarine Craft in Australasian Waters” by H. J. Hinfelaar

UFOCAT URN – 76761 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 56, © 1970

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

                                        p. 168, ©1989        

Australia – Queensland

Fraser Island   3 listings, closest to the other points mentioned being:

                        Latitude 25-15 S, Longitude 153-10 E (D-M)

Redcliffe Point  Latitude 27-14 S, Longitude 153-07 E

Morton Bay      I believe that this is a spelling error. There is a Morton, but it is a city, not a bay.

                        However, there is a Moreton Bay:

Moreton Bay    Latitude 27-15 S, Longitude 153-15 E

Brisbane          Latitude 27-30 S, Longitude 153-01 E

Redcliffe Pier    No listing in the gazetteer.

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

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 34.37 S, Longitude 142.22 E (D.%) 



 



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