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Occurred : 4/15/1996 21:30 (Entered as : 04/15/96 21:30)
Reported: 4/22/2006 1:06:02 AM 01:06
Posted: 5/15/2006
Location: Perth (Australia),
Shape: Triangle
Duration:10 minutes
Triangular object with smaller objects joining with it. 3 witnesses.

In April 1996 my 12 year old son, his friend and I were were returning from a fishing trip south of Fremantle near Perth, Western Australia. Driving North at approx 21:30 at night along the coast road we saw a bright orange light in the distance that resolved into 2 orange lights side by side. Passing under the lights I looked out the car window to see a triangle shaped object hovering approx 100 metres above us and approx 20 degrees to one side of our vehicle.

The orange lights that we could see from a distance were no longer visible.

We pulled over and crossed the road where we were close to being underneath an object that had several large red and green lights underneath, with a large central white light. There were small winking lights on the 2 outside (wings) of the delta shape. We could clearly see the outline of the craft and that it was silent and hovering in place. The craft was an isosceles triangle that appeared to be the size of a small civilian aircraft in width. Only one other vehicle passed us during this time and the passengers ignored our efforts to point out the object.

After approx 2 mins hovering the craft rotated on its axis and slowly moved East away from our position. It stayed the same altitude and we watched until the craft had moved off into the distance and out of sight.

Since the craft had moved off in the direction of our home suburb I told the boys to keep a lookout. We encountered the craft crossing the main highway approx 8 kilometres from where we first saw it. We turned down the nearest street to pace the craft that was slowly following large power lines behind suburban housing. At this point we noticed 3 smaller winking lights come in at speed from the surrounding night sky and join with the object. The boys kept the craft under observation while I drove parallel to its course. Approx 30 seconds after the smaller objects joined with the craft the boys said that it had suddenly gone straight up into the sky at great speed.

As I was driving I did not see the craft leave though when I did look to the side a second later the craft was gone.

We made a report to a local UFO investigator who (with our permission) passed the sighting onto a local newspaper. Wishing to remain anonymous we did not give any personal details except to confirm what the investigator had told them. I have not referred this sighting to any other person since that time.

I understand that this is an old sighting, tho I hope it may add to your knowledge of these events. I have drawings made the same night by the boys and myself if you should be interested.