BRISBANE, Wed - Many residents of Maryborough claimed tonight that they saw a flying saucer over the town soon after 8.00pm. The president of the local branch of the returned Serviceman's League (Mr S.Bryant-Smith) said he estimated the speed of the object at between 400 and 500 m.p.h. Mr Turner said that she and members of her family saw a bright blue object travelling north at great speed. UFO Sighting West Coast South Australia

Source: 1800 UFO Hotline Follow Up[ Callin Code 3954
Reports compiled April 5th 2005
Name: Noel aged 77
Other witness: Noel's brother in law
Suburb: Calca (27 miles from Streaky Bay)
West Coast of SA
Time: Between 8.30 9.00pm
Date: Nov-Dec 1952 or 1953
Sighting: Large bright, white light.

Noel and his brother in law were harvesting crops near Streaky Bay when a part broke on their harvester. So they could continue harvesting next day, they decided to fix the harvester that night. They drove to a neighbour's place who was the local agent for the required part. It was approx: 8.30 in the evening.

As they approached the neighbour's place (they were about a mile away) they both noticed a large brilliant white light hovering a few hundred feet above his house. They were so rattled they stopped the car and got out to take a better look. As soon as they were out of the car the light headed towards them. Noel admitted he was very frightened.

The light then hovered above the two men for approx 30-60secinds before it moved away at great speed towards the sea and then disappeared.

When I asked Noel how the object disappeared, (eg did it blink out, sink into the sea, or get smaller as it moved away from them), he said it went so fast it was out of sight in a matter of seconds.

Report Deb Payne AURA/AUFORN

Also see Scales Bay/Streaky Bay, South Australia sighting report from same witness.

Kind Regards
Diane Harrison National Director
The Australian UFO Research Network
Australian Skywatch Director