- The tiny town of Beveridge, north of Melbourne, is fast
earning a reputation as Australia's UFO hot spot.
- Since Whittlesea Council released a photograph purportedly
showing a UFO, other locals have come forward claiming to have seen flying
- Kilmore resident Peter Christie said he was taking his
daughter, Elise, to a friend's house about 10pm on Saturday, January 10,
when he noticed something flying in the west.
- "I saw this round thing in the sky with lights coming
out of it," she said. "It was sort of moving. It wasn't going
very fast or anything.
- "It had big, round lights coming out of it, it was
too wide to be a plane ... and it was nothing like a helicopter."
- She said there were several lights beaming outwards from
the side of the object, parallel to the ground.
- "We both said, 'no, that's definitely not a plane',"
she said, adding that the object was in view for several minutes.
- "We were going over a hill and there was one stage
when we couldn't see anything. Then it appeared again. I wasn't scared.
I was a bit shocked."
- Mr Christie, who was driving, managed a few short glances
at the object but agreed it was definitely not a plane.
- "We didn't know what it was ... and then we heard
the news the other day," he said.
- Elise said several people had greeted her comments about
the sighting with scepticism. So she stopped talking of it until Whittlesea
Council's photograph, with a disc-shaped object in the sky, was widely
publicised late last month.
- The release of Whittlesea Council's UFO photo sparked
much interest and the council's website recorded more than 37,000 hits
over three days.
- Council traffic engineer Roland Rozario, who took the
photo, was interviewed reporters from across the globe and websites reprinted
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- See also: UFO Caught By Oz City Worker's Digital Camera