September 13th 2002 : Olympic Park, New South Wales
September 13th 2002
OZ File Sighting Report
Report taken from the AUFORN Mailing List
The Australian UFO Research Network
1800 Hotline call in 2092 20th.9.02 NSW.
Time: 2.30 pm
Place: Olympic Park, NSW
Investigator: Attila UFOSWS
On 13th September 2002, P was working with six other colleagues at the Olympic park stadium when one of the workers alerted him and the others to something abnormal in the afternoon sky. What P and his colleagues saw was quite peculiar: a bright metallic disc-like anomaly slowly cruised from the northwest towards the southeast. It was situated at a high altitude yet P claimed to have identified its apparent form, having this disc-like character. Four of his colleagues dismissed the sighting and carried on with their duties, but P and the other co-worker who first sighted the unknown kept watching. He said that the anomaly occasionally gave a sudden ‘burst of light’. P also said that he saw a helicopter and an aeroplane fly past. Assessing the situation, he estimated that the unknown might have been at a higher altitude than any of the conventional aircrafts in the area at the time (commercial flights taking an approximate altitude of 500 metres above the Homebush region). They had visual for about two minutes. Within that time the unknown did not deviate from its original course, nor did it produce any noticeable sound effects. According to P the sky was clear.
It is ‘possible’ that what P and his fellow colleagues saw was an inflatable object of some kind, such as a balloon with an irregular sheen surface. I think we can discount the fact that it was a weather balloon as they are usually launched from Bankstown airport. However, it is not to say that this object was not something a little more extraordinary.
I will contact the Bureau of Meteorology to get wind directions for that day so that we can cut our assumptions down to a fine line. I will notify the list once I receive confirmation.
Information received from the NSW Climate and Consultancy section on Tuesday, 22 October 2002 4:26PM:
The wind direction at the Homebush station between 1pm & 3pm on 13/9/02 was from the N to NW becoming NE to NNE. Average wind speed ranged from 4 knots to 8 knots.
Assumption in the assessment may be accurate.
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