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LIGHTS IN THE AIR.
RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. CITY MINISTER'S STORY.
The Rev B Cozens, chaplain to the Port Melbourne Seamen's Mission, came last night into "the Argus' office, and made the following statement about beautiful lights floating on Saturday night over the Dandenong Ranges.
"I had been staying for the week end at Kangaroo Ground, near Eltham, on a farm in which I have an interest," he said. ' The house is situated on a ridge and commands a splendid view of Dandenong and, on the other side, of the Dividing Range. At 10 0 o'clock on Saturday night my wife and I saw two beautiful revolving lights high up in the air above the Dandenong Range.These lights whirled like the propellers of ships slowed down dipped, and rose again, as if they were beating up in a zig-zag course against the wind.They were about six. miles apart, and about half a mile in the air over the top of the range. They changed from white to red and then to blue, as if they were revolving beacons with three-coloured slides
So as to have some confirmation of what I thought even then might have been an optical illusion. I called out a neighbour, Mr J Swain and his two sons. Mr Swain is a monumental mason and carries on business at the corner of Latrobe and Exhibition streets.
We watched the lights from 10 till 12. One of them had almost moved out of sight over the back of the Divide by that time and the other was working towards the same place. I rose at 2 o'clock and saw the second nearly over the range and five more very dim in the distance driving up in the track of the ones we had seen.
They were very faint indeed and very far away. They seemed to be coming from the lakes along the coast. The second followed the track of the first. The whole impression of their movements was that of machinery. After 2 o'clock I saw no more of them. None of the neighbours except Mr. Swain and his sons seem to have seen them. Thev were probably indoors, as the night was cold'
I think this is one of those types of things that can change shape, give off light/colors and emit directional sound and mimic today's aircraft.
originally posted by: raymundoko
I'm having trouble finding info about M.S. Cross. He doesn't seem to be on the previous Dean's list for UofP...can you provide a link confirming he existed and his credentials?
a reply to: jeep3r
originally posted by: lindalinda
Maybe I missed it but what is the new twist and perspective? You linked to 120 year old newspaper articles. I'm not being snarky, I too like reading these old accounts, but I was expecting something new.
a reply to: jeep3r