Reservoir, Melbourne, Victoria
May 18th 2001
OZ File Sighting Report
Report taken from the AUFORN Mailing List
The Australian UFO Research Network
Follow-up report posted by Astrotypejim@aol.com
I spoke to the witness about this sighting. He said it looked
'surreal' when he was watching it. His report, in his own words is attached
REPORT OF UFO SIGHTING ON 18 MAY 2001
On Friday 18 May 2001 I was driving to a client in Reservoir. At approximately 8:10am AEST I was reaching the client and was travelling west on Edwardes Road, Reservoir. I had just turned right from Gilbert Street (which cuts Bell Street).
As you turn from Gilberts street into Edwardes Road you will find Edwardes Lake. This is a fairly large lake. Whenever I drive past the lake I like to have a look. The exact location is Melway reference: ________________.
On this particular morning, as I was starring at the lake, I witnessed an unidentified object suspended about 15 degrees above the horizon approximately 3 to 5 kilometres north of me. There was not a cloud in the sky at the time.
The object could only be seen from the lake area on Edwardes Road because the rest of the road is surrounded by trees and tall industrial buildings. Unfortunately this meant that the UFO was in sight for only 20 to 30 seconds. I could not stop the car due to the heavy traffic on this single lane road.
I did have the opportunity to note the following about the UFO:
The object appeared to be motionless
From my position it appeared to be a perfect 'cigar' shape
It did not have any wings but the shape was symmetrical
The upper half of the UFO was silver or had a polished metallic finish
There was a white glow similar to a fluorescent light on the underside of the UFO
the features were sharp
The area of the sky that I saw the UFO is a common flight path
The UFO could not be confused for a plane, bird or balloon
I guesstimate that the diameter of the UFO was the length of at least a large bus
Below is a diagram of what I witnessed
(Diagram was not included with the published report)
Note that I made a detailed file note of the sighting within 1 hour of the experience. This is a typed transcript of the said file note.
Realising what I had seen begged further study I immediately retuned. Due to traffic congestion it wasn't until approximately 8:14am that I was in the same spot on the Edwardes Road. The object was no longer there. It was nowhere to be seen in the sky.
I have no doubt that what I saw was a UFO. The experience has made me question a few things about my life. It has caused me some stress in coming to terms with what I witnessed.
Silver or polished metallic finish
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