On this day, April 6, 2023, we commemorate the 57th anniversary of one of Australia’s most puzzling and intriguing UFO encounters. The Westall UFO incident, which transpired on April 6, 1966, remains an enigma that has captivated enthusiasts and researchers for decades.
The Westall UFO encounter took place in the suburban area of Clayton South in Melbourne. What sets this event apart from other UFO sightings is the number of witnesses who claim to have seen the object. Over 200 students and teachers from Westall High School and Westall State School, along with other bystanders, reported observing an unusual, silvery object in the sky that morning.
According to witness accounts, the mysterious object appeared to descend into a nearby open paddock before taking off again. Some witnesses also reported seeing smaller objects in the vicinity, as well as the presence of unmarked aircraft that arrived shortly after the event. The object remained in sight for approximately 20 minutes, leaving everyone present bewildered and curious.
In the aftermath of the encounter, there were attempts to dismiss the sighting as a weather balloon or an experimental military aircraft. However, the sheer number of witnesses, the peculiar flight patterns of the object, and the lack of any concrete explanations continue to fuel speculation about the true nature of the incident.
Over the years, the Westall UFO encounter has been the subject of numerous investigations, documentaries, and media coverage. Yet, despite these efforts, the event remains shrouded in mystery, with no definitive answers to satisfy the curiosity of those who have followed the case.
As we mark the 57th anniversary of this enigmatic event, the Westall UFO encounter serves as a reminder of the enduring allure of unexplained phenomena. The incident continues to pique the interest of UFO enthusiasts, researchers, and the general public, sparking debates and discussions about the possibility of extraterrestrial life and the secrets that may still be waiting to be uncovered.
In a world where scientific discoveries and technological advancements are made daily, the Westall UFO encounter invites us to ponder the mysteries that persist beyond our current understanding. This 57th anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the enduring fascination with the unknown and to appreciate the sense of wonder it evokes in us all.
I remember reading about the Westfall incident a few years back. I wonder if anyone has done a study on those children to see how this event affected them? I was a skeptic, until my experience. One morning I had been out walking before dawn in Kona, Hawaii. It was so dark I couldn’t see my hands in front of my face–had to turn my flashlight on every few seconds so I wouldn’t trip over the curb. Looking down from an elevation of approx. 400′ I saw a yellow ball leaving the roof line of a hotel on the coast, and when I shined my flashlight at it in the strobe mode, I almost had a heart attack! It flashed at me, jumped up and down, then came to the coast, and then right up to me, and stopped lower than the height of a telephone pole right above me. I was “in shock!” and shaking! All of the muscles in my body were rock hard, painful. It must have sensed my emotion for it too shook, then took off like a string up pearls and up into the atmosphere before disappearing. Total estimated time for my encounter, 20-30 seconds. My first words were “thank you God. I always wanted to know if that were true or not!” Much more to tell, but my point is, it definitely had an effect on my life! I think we need to start learning how to process such new experiences and emotions, especially for children. My only regret; that if I hadn’t been so frightened possibly a more meaningful contact could have transpired. Now retired, my profession is private investigator and expert witness. I still think about it every day, and I know we need to educate ourselves. Good graces to all!