Strange Effects from UFOs
Editors, Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe, USMC (Ret.) and Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr.,
1969, NICAP, Washington, D.C., page 44.
At 7:10 a.m., February 15, 1963, Charles Brew
was milking his cows on his farm in Willow Grove, Australia, about 80 miles
southeast of Melbourne, when he saw a UFO descend fast out of the east at
about a 45-degree angle. As the object got to within 75 feet—and about
the same altitude—of this witness, it stopped and hovered.
The UFO had a dome that appeared to be made of some kind
of “glass material.” At the top of the dome was a metallic-looking protrusion
five or six feet long. The gray middle section appeared metallic and
the bottom was rotating in a counter-clockwise direction. There were
also “scoop-like protrusions around the side” which seemed to be making a
“swishing noise.” The object itself was “about 25 feet across” and nine
The cattle in the area reacted.
“They done everything bar turn somersaults…,” Brew
said in a tape-recorded interview with Peter Norris, President of the Victorian
Flying Saucer Research Society. “They certainly played up.”
The UFO then “took off instantly … with a bang.”
Brew reported that, as he was observing the dome, he got
“an awful headache just behind the eyes.” Medication had no effect,
but the ailment wore off that night.
Both the Australian Air Force and F. A. Berson, of the
Division of Meteorological Physics of the official Commonweath Scientific
and Industrial Research Organization investigated the report. Rock samples
were taken for analysis.
“We are unable to come to any firm conclusion as to the
nature of the object or manifestation reported,” Benson wrote the Australian