Westall School UFO in Melbourne, Australia

On April 6, 1966 from one to three UFOs landed near Westall School in the city of Melbourne, Victoria, AU. Many children and some teachers saw the UFO for around 20 minutes. Photos were taken and then confiscated by someone claiming to have authority to do so.

One girl reported a fellow classmate got close to one of the saucers and fainted. That girl was taken in an ambulance and was never seen again. There wasn’t any corroboration about that part in the following video.

Shane Ryan, a journalist, has written a book about the incident. Here’s a brief description of what he says happened.

It was a low-flying, silver/grey shining object, either of classical flying saucer shape or close to it, “a cup turned upside down on a saucer”. The students were familiar with light aircraft because the schools were close to Moorabbin Airport. Although the UFO was of similar size, “everyone said straight away that they knew it was not a plane”, Mr Ryan said, nor a weather balloon.

Shane Ryan, English Lecturer at University of Canberra in The Age article

UFO Bends Light?

Has anyone else heard of a case where a UFO has actually BENT light? Illustration from video, no copyright info – would like to credit the artist.

In the video below at the 31:48 mark, Ron Sullivan, a construction contractor while describing his experience with a UFO near Westall a couple of nights before the school incident said that the “headlights of [his] car pulled to the right as if they were magnetized.” The lights bent toward the UFO.

Other UFO reports were seen around this same time. Two photos of a UFO seen four days before the Westall School incident shown below, match the description of some of the children of the Westall UFO.

Taken in Balwyn, Melbourne, this UFO appeared above a man’s garden on Saturday 2, April 1966 at 2:21 pm. Taken on color instant Polaroid film.
The UFO rotated slowly as it hovered above his garden. Photographer did not want credit given and wanted to remain anonymous.

Westall UFO Incident Video

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