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Occurred : 11/1/1975 06:00 (Entered as : 11/01/1975 6:00)
Reported: 8/19/2004 6:07:29 AM 06:07
Posted: 8/24/2004
Location: Australian outback,
Shape: Unknown
Duration:Six minutes
Outback UFO appeared to be observing us, while we observed it.

In 1975 I was returning to my home town of Albany Western Australia with three friends. About ten months earlier we had headed off in a car on a working holiday around the country. Most of our time away had been spent in the city of Brisbane, Queensland. Brisbane is on the other side of the country from out starting point. We had stopped for the night on the Western Australian side of the Nullabor Plain. This is a large dessert area that separates Western Australia from the Eastern States, and at the time the almost straight road was mostly unsealed. We were really in the middle of nowhere.

It was early morning. It was partly light, but the sun was not fully up. As we were packing up sleeping bags etc, (two of us had slept outside the car) one of the group said "If thats not a flying saucer, then what is it?" We looked up and there was an object moving slowly across the sky. It would have been below low cloud hight and had a bright look, as if it was reflecting the early morning sun, which we could not yet see. If it had kept moving across the sky I may have explained it away, but it didn't.

Shortly after first seeing the object, it stopped. Not directly overhead of us, but at a slight angle. It sat there without moving for about two minutes. We heard no sound whatsoever. After about two minutes it moved back in what appeared to be exactly the same direction it had been coming from.

I assume we must have watched it till it had moved out of sight, but for some reason I can't remember that. I remember clearly one of the group saying "lets get out of here" and we got in the car and left. In my presence, we never spoke about what we had seen again. And I've long since lost contact with those friends.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))