posted on Oct, 27 2010 @ 08:35 AM
Here's an interesting UFO sighting from the 50's.
It has been investigated by both Dr Hynek and Bill Chalker and has yet been given a reasonable explanation as to what was seen.
Lieutenant J.A. O'Farrell was returning to Royal Australian Navy Air Station Nowra after a night cross country in a Sea Fury aircraft. After
contacting Nowra at about 1910 hours, O'Farrell saw a very bright light closing fast at one o'clock. It crossed in front of his aircraft taking up
position on his port beam, where it appeared to orbit. A second and similar light was observed at nine o'clock. It passed about a mile in from of the
Sea Fury and then turned in the position where the first light was observed.
According to O'Farrell, the apparent crossing speeds of the lights were the fastest he had ever encountered. He had been flying at 220 knots.
O'Farrell contacted Nowra who in turn confirmed that they had two radar "paints" in company with him. The radar operator, Petty Officer Keith Jessop,
confirmed the presence of 2 objects near the Sea Fury on the G.C.I. remote display. The two lights reformed at nine o'clock and then disappeared on a
north easterly heading.
O'Farrell was said to be visibly shaken by the incident and was instructed to have a medical examination after he landed, also, without his knowledge,
steps were taken to see if he had been drinking before he took flight.
Here's O'Farrell's account of the radio transmission between himself and the radar operator, Keith Jessop:
"I said, "Nowra, this is 921. Do you have me on radar?" "And a few seconds later they came back and said, "Affirmative 921. We have you coming in from
the west. We have another two contacts as well. Which one are you." "I said, "I think I'm the central one." And so they said, "Do a 180...for
identification." So I did a quick 180 and then continued on around and made it a 360 back to where I was going.
"They said, "Yes, we've got you. You're the centre aircraft." I said that's correct. They then said to me, "Who are the other two aircraft," and I
said, "I don't know. I was hoping you would tell me, because I didn't think there was anyone up here. "They said, "Well there shouldn't be, and they
certainly shouldn't be that close to you."
"So the conversation went on like this and I was very pleased to be talking to somebody because it gave me a lot of reassurance. With that these two
aircraft came in quite close to me and I could really see the dark mass and that they were quite big, but I couldn't make out any other lights or any
other form of an aircraft. With that they took off and headed off to the north east at great speed.
"I was about to press the button and tell them at Nowra that the two aircraft were departing when Nowra called me up and said, "The other two aircraft
appear to be departing at high speed to the north east. Is that correct?" and I said, "Yes!". And they said, "Roger, we'll see if we can track
They tracked them for a while and then lost them. "I came in and landed at 7.30 (1930) and when I got there there were quite a few people waiting for
me. I thought it was a bit strange and so they came over, and they said, "You sure you had aircraft out there!" and I said yes.
I've tried to find any sort of testimony from Keith Jessop but have had no luck, nor have I had any luck finding more on the NDB operator's sighting
of the objects or what the air traffice control officer in Mascot saw.
These older cases, to me, have a lot more going for them than anything in recent times, despite being light on information such as this one they just
seem to carry more validity.
edit on 27/10/10 by Chadwickus because: (no reason given)