mark has two parallel lines of withered grass that meet in a
horseshoe shape, with lush grass untouched in the middle.
After thinking at
first that it might have resulted from hand spraying, he
reported his discovery to the Victorian UFO Research Society.
Mr Gleeson said
the shape might have been made by a UFO hovering over his
property, or possibly landing on it.
The shape was too
perfect to be man-made, he thought.
with boom spraying, the nettles would be withered to
non-existence," he said. "But when we found it the
grass had died and the nettles had not. It is usually the other
Society investigator Jason Groves told Mr Gleeson the shape was
like another recently found in Mildura.
The society will
send an investigator to Mr Gleeson's farm, near Warrnambool, to
examine the mark.
Mr Gleeson said
that while he believed it was possible there was
extraterrestrial life, he was a no-nonsense farmer.
"I found it
a few days before I reported it and I agonised over it," he
'this will cause publicity if I open my trap'.
like to think I have some ideas that these things do exist, and
there are a lot of sightings, which mean there may be some
Mr Gleeson's son,
Greg, is undecided.
don't know whether it is real or not real. It has happened. The
grass is dead as a maggot," he said.
something I have never seen before. My old man carries on a bit
about it. We thought it needed to be reported to the experts. I
won't make a big fuss of it."
Greg Gleeson, who
also lives on the property, said neighbours did not support the
and think it's a joke," he said. "I don't think it's
funny; not when it is your land. I don't know if anyone is
playing a joke."