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DSJ Melbourne, this is Delta Sierra Juliet. Is there any known traffic below five thousand?
FS Delta Sierra Juliet, no known traffic.
DSJ Delta Sierra Juliet, I am, seems to be a large aircraft below five thousand.
FS Delta Sierra Juliet, What type of aircraft is it?
DSJ Delta Sierra Juliet, I cannot affirm, it is four bright, and it seems to me like landing lights. ....
DSJ Delta Sierra Juliet, Melbourne, it seems like it's stationary. What I'm doing right now is orbiting and the thing is just orbiting on top of me also. It's got a green light and sort of metallic like, it's all shiny on the outside. ...
FS Delta Sierra Juliet, is the aircraft still with you?
DSJ Delta Sierra Juliet; it's...now approaching from the south-west.
DSJ Delta Sierra Juliet, the engine is rough-idling. I've got it set at twenty three twenty-four and the thing is coughing.
FS Delta Sierra Juliet, roger, what are your intentions?
DSJ My intentions are - ah - to go to King Island - ah - Melbourne. That strange aircraft is hovering on top of me again)..pause... It is hovering and it's not an aircraft.
FS Delta Sierra Juliet.
DSJ Delta Sierra Juliet. Melbourne .
(An unexplained metallic sound could then be heard for around 17 seconds.)
~The available evidence indicates that the pilot, Frederick Valentich was rapidly running out of time. He had told his family, girlfriend and that he only had one subject left to pass to gain his Commercial Pilot licence and he was currently going to instructional classes twice a week to study that subject. His father was assisting him financially to obtain his commercial licence.”
“...Valentich had long legs and that after a period of time it was his habit to release the seat and to push it rearward... She was of the opinion that the ‘metallic noise’ mentioned in the newspaper could have been the seat sliding rearward, with the microphone transmitting.”
“If a UFO landed in front of me now, I would go in it, but never without you”
I am Frederick Valentich, Junior, pilot. I was captured together with my plane Cessna-182 by a UFO on October 21 1978 145 miles south of Melbourne. Because of very limited time and of extreme danger to my state, here is what is most important.
Here is proof of contact with another civilization and the man who achieved this is I, Frederick Valentich. That was what I thought. But the most tempting was their fantastic proposal for me to stay in my same physical body, so I have not aged over my current 25 years of age (my age when I signed such a “contract” with the aliens.....
A computer search of the sky for the day, time, and place of Valentich’s flight reveals that the four points of bright light he would almost certainly have seen were the following: Venus (which was at its very brightest), Mars, Mercury, and the bright star Antares. These four lights would have represented a diamond shape, given the well-known tendency of viewers to “connect the dots,” and so could well have been perceived as an aircraft or UFO.
Fred Valentich’s UFO has now been identified. That is, we can show that a group of four bright lights, consistent with his description, was within his sight at the time he was reporting his UFO. This is the long missing piece of the puzzle that awaited solving because the case required expertise from astronomy as well as aeronautics.
The identification underscores the inescapable fact that the disappearance was simply a fatal crash. Ironically, it might never have occurred but for the young pilot’s fascination with UFOs.
Source : www.csicop.org...
originally posted by: mirageman
The time has flown by. The Fred Valentich story is of course a ‘classic’ Australian UFO case from the 1970s and this October marks the 40th anniversary. What makes it different from most UFO accounts is that the witness, after reporting seeing a UFO whilst piloting a light aircraft, was never seen again. A missing persons mystery wrapped up within a UFO case.
originally posted by: mirageman
Fredrich Valentich was a 20 year old relatively inexperienced Australian pilot.
originally posted by: AthlonSavage
a reply to: mirageman
Farmer may hold UFO clue to 36-year Valentich plane mystery
This is why people should be skeptical of UFO story sources. I'm going to go with mirageman on this saying he was a relatively inexperienced pilot. The description "experienced pilot" is very questionable with only 150 hours. Also if the farmer's own friends don't believe him, why would I as a complete stranger do that?
“This was an experienced pilot who should have been able to identify another aircraft but was clearly unable to,” Mr Simpson said.