SAW SAUCERS AT MENINDEE
Over a period of about two months, back in 1961, Mr. Harold “Mick” Coombes, a ganger on the NSW Railways, twice saw objects in the sky over Menindee Lake which he now firmly believes were flying saucers.
“It was coming from the direction of the weir1,” said Mr. Coombes, “and travelling in a straight line, it disappeared in a few seconds.”
“Looking through the trees that line the lake and with a bit of a swell up on the water, we couldn’t see the object, which must have been lying very low to the lake surface.”
And he has come up with an interesting explanation of the flying saucers.
Like a lot of other people, he now believes they come from another stellar system.
But he thinks that the beings in them come here for “weekend excursions,” travelling at incredible rates of speed until they reach the earth’s atmosphere.
“I think they look upon us like a ‘Disneyland’ because we are so backward in our development,” was how Mr. Pavlovich summed up his views. “They think we’re quaint.”
On the face of it, this seems as a sensible a theory as others put forward by the U.S. Air Force many years ago. [end of incomplete scanned article]
Reference for the above text is: News clip from the Barrier Truth, Broken Hill, N.S.W., Australia, dated June 23, 1966. From Ivan T. Sanderson’s collection of papers, forwarded to me (CF) by Jan Aldrich.
1. A fence or wattle placed in a stream to catch or retain fish.
2. A dam placed across a river or canal to raise or divert the water, as for a millrace, or to regulate or measure the flow.
UFOCAT PRN – 76809
UFOCAT URN – NONE News clip: Barrier Truth, Broken Hill, N.S.W., Australia, 23 June 1966
UFOCAT URN – 076809 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 228, © 1970
UFOCAT URN – 169891 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX, © 2002
North America – Australia, New South Wales
Menindee Latitude 32-23-34 S, Longitude 142-25-06 E (D-M-S) [populated place]
Menindee Lake Latitude 32-19-54 S, Longitude 142-20-05 E [lake – Lake Menindee]
Broken Hill Latitude 31-57-42 S, Longitude 141-27-36 E [populated place]
Ivanhoe Latitude 32-54-01 S, Longitude 144-18-05 E [populated place]
This appears to be the closest weir:
Darling River at Menindee Upstream
Weir 21 Latitude 32-26-07 S, Longitude 142-22-48 E (D-M-S) [dam]
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