xt/javascript" src="static/js/analytics.js"> UFO filmed over Melbourne...Peter McKenzie

On June 21, 2001, at about 10.00pm, a triangular UFO was seen and filmed over Melbourne, in the state of Victoria, Australia.

Peter McKenzie of Ferntree Gully, in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs, and his wife watched the object for over five minutes and filmed it's strange flight patterns. The video, shown on The Seven Network News, portrayed three or four bright orange fireballs which merge and form a triangle. One of the lights then shoots away. McKenzie said that one light had been flying in front of the rest of the group until it paused and waited for up to 2 minutes until the others caught up.

  • Another object was filmed the following month in nearby Pakenham. On December 4, 2001, a news report said that this film was to be sent to the US for analysis. Click for full story.

  • On June 26 2001, a fireball type object was seen by the crew of an Ambulance traveling South along Burwood highway. They thought it was a meteor in flight except for the fact that it continued to fly horizontally to the ground. It appeared to be heading towards Upper Ferntree Gully. It was seen to travel from Montrose towards Belgrave...but then it reversed...slowed down..and then went up..until it was out of sight. The witness described that it lost the burning appearance...and resembled a streetlight when it went up.
    This same object was seen by two staff of the nursing home where the ambulance was visiting.
  • On June 16, 2001, Melbourne's Herald-Sun newspaper had reported that a dark gray disk was reported in the skies over Wantirna, Lilydale and Knox in Melbourne's east between 9.30 and 9.50pm. The National Space Centre recorded 24 calls reporting the objects presence. Ross Dowe from the Centre for UFO Research, said reports stated that the disk had a dome on its underside. There were also several flashing lights around the circumference.

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