Thursday, 3 March 2016

UFO News Article:

17 March 1954
(Maryborough (Queensland) Chronicle, Australia)

Source: Trove, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia

The whole article:
“AN unidentified flying object yesterday afternoon (16 March 1954) appeared to ‘accompany’ a cane train part of the way from Baddow to Maryborough before abruptly changing direction and disappearing at a fantastic speed.

The incident was related afterwards by the driver of the train, Mr. A. Jesse, of 122 Woodstock-street, who said that his fireman, Mr. G. Jensen, noticed the object first as the train was leaving Baddow station, at 4.24.

Mr. Jesse said that the object appeared to be of a square-cut shape and was devoid of wings, tail, propellers and other conventional aviation aids. It was so brilliantly lit – apparently by the late afternoon sun – that it was difficult to look straight at it for long. No engine noise was heard.

Although he could not estimate the height or speed of the ‘thing’ Mr. Jesse felt that it was travelling higher and faster than the average plane.

He said that the object seemed to glide along, more or less parallel to the railway line, until it was roughly over Pallas-street. Then it veered away to the north and disappeared in a matter of seconds.”

Satellite photo of Maryborough, Australia (
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