Monday, August 7, 2017

WESTALL 1966… The Real UFOs or Just Synchronicity?


I stumbled upon this Westall (Clayton) UFO incident while trying to kill my insomnia, by binge watching the Sci-fi channel at 3.00am.

This story is another strange one, with the usual unexplained intrigues and sinister elements. There are links with secret experiments, government cover-ups, nuclear black projects, aviation secrets, and infamous ‘men-in-black’ (or this case blue).

Why don’t we know more about the Westall UFO sighting of 1966? This is the niggling question about one of Australia’s most vivid close encounters. With over two hundred witnesses, quite a few still living, media involvement, government and military involvement, we hear relatively nothing about it. Barely a word in the annuals of Ufology, for years, why?
Roswell eat your heart out!
Wikipedia gives a slightly inaccurate summary of the event: The Westall UFO encounter is an event that occurred on 6 April 1966 in Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Around 11:00 am, for about 20 minutes, more than 200 students and teachers at two Victorian state schools allegedly witnessed an unexplained flying object which descended into a nearby open wild grass field. The paddock was adjacent to a grove of pine trees in an area known as The Grange (now a nature reserve). According to reports, the object then ascended in a north-westerly direction over the suburb of Clayton South, Victoria, Australia

Below is a ‘must watch’ documentary, in four parts, giving a compelling account of what happened back in 1966. Naturally, answers to the mystery remain elusive.






Interestingly, there are some fascinating synchronistic elements to this.  For example, the Australian Synchrotron. It’s is a 3 GeV national synchrotron radiation facility located in the very same place, Clayton, in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, which opened in 2007
Synchrotron nears completion
The Australian Synchrotron is a light source facility (in contrast to a collider), which uses particle accelerators to produce a beam of high energy electrons that are boosted to nearly the speed of light and directed into a storage ring where they circulate for many hours. As the path of these electrons is deflected in the storage ring, by either bending magnets or insertion devices, they emit synchrotron light. The light is channelled to experimental endstations containing specialised equipment, enabling a range of research applications including high resolution imagery that is not possible under normal laboratory conditions. Wikipedia.

On April 5th 1966…The first Congressional hearing about unidentified flying objects (UFOs) was convened in Washington, before the House Armed Services Committee, chaired by U.S. Representative L. Mendel Rivers of South Carolina. The request for the Congressional investigation had been made by House Republican leader (and future U.S. President) Gerald R. Ford of Michigan.

On April 7th 1966… After an 80-day operation, the United States finally recovered the hydrogen bomb that had been lost off of the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. After being raised from the sea by a winch, the bomb was loaded onto the rescue ship USS Petrel and shipped back to the United States!

On April 8th 1966… NASA launched its first Orbiting Astronomical Observatory, OAO-1, with detection instruments that would measure stellar ultraviolet radiation without the interference that ground-based telescopes faced on Earth. Unfortunately, the spacecraft's batteries were depleted two days after the launch, after a high-voltage arc when powering up the trackers.
HIBAL program
Some people have come up with the usual suspects of weather balloons, and government nuclear secrets, or black projects. It could be, but then again who really knows?

Links below for Nuclear experiments and government cover-ups... go figure!
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/british-scientists-secretly-used-australian-population-to-test-for-radiation-contamination-after-nuclear-tests-at-maralinga/news-story/988651beb4e94e1a4fd1b4c4649b3f03

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/westall-ufo-incident-was-actually-government-radiation-testing-reports-reveal/news-story/b6c6056bf60f378809f19327eb1c23fc

Clayton Ravine!