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UFO Sighting Report


May, 1955


Caversham, Australia


Appeared as a bright flying-shield comiing down from a great height in a swooping motion.

Date Reported:

4/18/2004 7:30:45 PM



No. of Witnesses: 



5 minutes

No. of Object(s): 


Full Description & Details

On the date aforementioned 12 of us saw an intensely bright shield-like object swoop down from the heavens against a brilliant blue sky. It then seemed to slow significantly and seemed to hover at the far end of Caversham airfield whilst we were looking at three gliders.....actuallly sailplanes which were thermalling in rather weak thermals and slowly gaining height. All of us, bar one person were astounded by what we saw. I had never heard of flying saucers at 16 years of age. One of the viewers was a very experienced Second World War Spitfire-pilot and a top glider pilot as well. He seemed to take it quite calmly and later explained that when he became a bomber pilot and did sorties over Germany they occasionally saw "Foo-fighters " which flew around their bombers {Lancasters} and many of these "Foo-fighteres" were shield-like and ranged in apparent size from some 2 feet in diameter up to approximately 12 to 14 feet.

This discoid or shield-like object then slowly flew over us and to the far end of the airfield quite slowly and made a slow-speed skipping motion much like a stone skipping on water. The most amazing thing then happened. The discoid craft seemed to grow even brighter than before. Now with hind-sight it was as if it was drawing on even more power and seemed to be surrounded by a huge corona of electrical plasma or force-field. Then it shot heaven-wards at a terrific speed in several seconds and disappeared. I was visibly shocked and several of the crowd said upon looking at me "You've gone quite pale Rich!" That's the most amazing sight I have ever seen and that sighting will live with me always.

Witness Background

I was 16 year old school-boy at the time and had been and still am very interested in Science in General and flying as well.

Other Comments

I believe that countless worlds could be occupied by Sentinent creatures some of which could easily be far advenced in Science and able to travel great distances and at speeds far greater than the speed of light. Remember those old addages........One should not wash more than once a week or your bones will go soft.....Man can not travel faster than a galloping horse or the man will die......Man cannot travel faster than the speed of sound or he will die. All these beliefs have proven to be wrong. Man will be able to travel far faster than light when he learns how to use the vast electromagnetic currents that permeate so much of space. It is these currents that the Flying-saucers and gigantic Mother-Craft use, and have been using for Eons of time.

Reported Sighting? 


Reported To: 

To the Australian Air-force


Richard Neville Leschen

Your Location: 

42 Hucker Street, Victoria, Australia



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