A mass UFO sighting. A fourty-four year conspiracy. A man seeking the truth. In 1966, in the Australian suburb of Westall, hundreds of students, teachers and local residents witnessed a UFO mystery, hover overhead for several minutes, land and take off again at incredible speed.
Silenced by authorities at the time, and still angry about not being believed, they revisit the extraordinary experience as tenacious sleuth Shane Ryan goes back to find an answer to the mystery.
According to witnesses the object was descending and then crossed and overflew the high school’s south-west corner, going in a south-easterly direction, before disappearing from sight as it descended behind a stand of trees and into a paddock at The Grange in front of the Westall State School.
After a short period, the object – with witnesses now numbering over 200 – then climbed at speed and departed towards the north-west. As the object gained altitude some accounts describe it as having been pursued from the scene by five unidentified aircraft which circled the object.