Go Back Report # 676



       Ross Dowe, director of Australia's National UFO Hotline, forwarded to CNI News a recent report from two businessmen in the Solomon Islands who claim that UFOs are being sighted in that region on a regular basis.

       The Solomon Island chain is located approximately 1,000 miles northeast of the coast of Queensland, Australia, and some 500 miles due east of Papua New Guinea.

       According to Dowe, the two men -- one of whom claims to be a doctor -- wrote "that they had been watching a classic UFO over Iron Bottom Sound and in Visale area" of the islands. The UFO had appeared "every 2-3 nights, over the past two weeks.

       "Local islanders have gone missing and a number of them have received 3rd degree burns after shining a light at an object passing overhead," the men told Dowe.

       They described the object as about 4 meters across. Sometimes it moves very fast. It has also been seen to enter a waterfall and disappear, and to travel under water.

As of August 16, no further details had become available on these sightings.

Ross Dowe can be reached by email at rossdowe@hotmail.com.                                           

This reference: Kindly forwarded by CNI News from their Vol. 3 No. 12 Part 3 Aug. 16, 1997

With thanks also to Larry Hatch’s *U* UFO Database, see http://www.larryhatch.net

UFOCAT PRN 128278 [DOS: 08-10-1997]

UFOCAT URN – 128278 UFO Roundup Vol. 2, # 34     

Pacific Ocean – Solomon Islands

Iron Bottom Sound      Latitude 9-15 S, Longitude 160-00 E (D-M)

Visale                           Latitude 8-36 S, Longitude 157-20 E

Reference: British Solomon Islands Protectorate Gazetteer, Prepared by the Defense Mapping Agency Topographic Center, Washington, D.C., May 1974     

UFO Location (UFOCAT) – Latitude 9.25 S, Longitude 160.0 E (D.%)  


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