Category 1, Distant Encounters
Preliminary Rating: 5
Classification of Distant Encounter is usually
an incident involving an object more than 500
feet from the witness. At night it is
classified as a "nocturnal light" (NL) and
during the day as a "daylight disc" (DD). The
size of the object or the viewing conditions
may render the object in greater detail but
yet not qualify the sighting as a Close
Encounter which is an object within
Oct. 21, 1954; at the Woomera Test Range in South AustraliaKeith Basterfield:
An erratic dancing light was sighted adjacent to rocket Launcher Apron 1, Range B. The light alternated from a deep orange to yellow and was egg shaped, approximately 500 feet away. Its apparent size was three times the magnitude of Venus. Clouds at the time were at 15,000 feet altitude. (Source: Debbie Payne, Australasian Ufologist, October 2004, p. 33, citing documents released by the R.A.A.F.).
I read a recent NICAP post which mentions a "dancing light" seen at Woomera, South Australia, on 21 October 1954. I checked the National Archives of Australia file SA5281, titled "Unusual Occurrences Flying Saucer At Woomera." It has four pages on this report. I attach them for the records.