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Farmer may hold UFO clue to 36-year Valentich plane mystery
INVESTIGATORS have shed new light on one of Australia’s greatest aviation mysteries.
Almost 36 years to the month that Victorian pilot Fred Valentich vanished without a trace, an independent researcher says there is evidence suggesting the 20-year-old’s Cessna was spotted in the sky over South Australia — attached to a UFO.
originally posted by: Psynic
After 36 years the "evidence" is the witness scratched the A/C registration # into the paint of his tractor.
You can't call such claims "shedding new light".
the evidence was an additional eye witness, which is known because he had scratched the registration number of the plane on his tractor.
He was given access to the tape of the incident and undertook studies of it. He was not able to definitively identify the unusual sounds that appeared in the final 17 seconds of open microphone communications with Valentich. A metallic-like sound is noticeable. Dr. Haines found they were similar to the sound produced by the rapid keying of the microphone, but control testing did not confirm this absolutely.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: cuckooold
I always found this case to be quite interesting considering the photographic evidence and the pilot's radio transmission that what he was seeing was not an aircraft. Digital photography wasn't developed back then, and manipulating a film negative would be difficult. Nice development in the case, but there will always be skeptics and naysayers that will attack eyewitnesses and develop reasons for related evidence.