Go Back Report # 781




Space ship over Dutch cruiser. The following letter to the Australian Flying Saucer Research Society, Victorian branch, is reproduced here by permission: 

"Dear Sir,

       After listening to your programme on flying saucers on Wednesday evening, I thought I would write and tell you of an experience I had while in the Timor Sea on Thursday, February 26, 1942.

       This happened while on watch for enemy aircraft that afternoon.

       I was scanning the skies with binoculars when suddenly I saw a large, aluminium disc approaching at terrific speed at 4,000 or 5,000 ft. above us. This proceeded to circle high above our ship, the cruiser Tromp of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

       After reporting it to the officer on duty, he was unable to identify it as any known aircraft. After keeping track of this object for about three to four hours, still flying in big circles and at the same height, it suddenly veered off at a tremendous speed (about 3,000 to 3,500 M.P.H.) and disappeared from sight.

       I have an account of this in my notes made the same day in a diary which I still have in my possession.

  Hoping you will find this of aid to your investigations,

                                              I remain,

                                                       Yours sincerely,

                                                                 William Methorst."                                                  

This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 3, No. 6 (Nov. - Dec. 1957), p. 6     

UFOCAT PRN – 11199 [DOS 02-26-1942]

UFOCAT PRN – NONE    Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 3, #6, p. 8 (November/December 1957)

UFOCAT PRN – 011199 Anatomy of a Phenomenon by Jacques Vallee, p. 23, © 1965

UFOCAT PRN – 091806 Flying Saucers over Australia by James Holledge, p. 26, © 1965

UFOCAT PRN – NONE    The Flying Saucer Story by Brinsley LePoer Trench, p. 69, © 1966

UFOCAT PRN – 011197 Catalog Through 1950 by H. Edward Hill, #092, © date unknown

UFOCAT PRN – 011198 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #0055 by L. Schoenherr, no © date

UFOCAT PRN – 054876 Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Tιmoignages, Claude Poher, #0414


UFOCAT PRN – 136563 UFOs and the National Security State by Richard Dolan, 492-003, © 2000

UFOCAT PRN – 146153 From Airships To Arnold: (1900-1946) by Richard Hall, p. 7, © 2000

UFOCAT PRN – 181920 UFOs and the National Security State by Richard Dolan, 395-003, © 2002

UFOCAT PRN – NONE [DOS 02-25-1942]

UFOCAT PRN – NONE    UFO Roundup Volume 7, Number 9, © 2002  

Timor Sea

Lies between the Island of Timor and the north coast of western Australia. I could not find one specific coordinate for a central point on the sea but from a map, I would place it at roughly:

Timor Sea         Latitude 12-30 S, Longitude 126-0 E (D-M) –CF-        

Timor Island     Latitude 8-57 S, Longitude 125-58 E (D-M) [East Timor]

Reference: http://worldatlas.com/webimage/country/asia/etimor.htm           


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