URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog
OCTOBER 8, 1957, NABOUWALU, BUA, FIJI ISLANDS, TWO COUPLES:
BRIEF SUMMARY OF EVENT AND FOLLOW-UP:
The newspaper The New Zealand Herald for October 21, 1957 is said to have reported that two middle-aged couples of the Fiji Islands saw an object that came down from the sky near the island of Nawaca [sic-Nawaka], eight miles away from Nabouwalu, southwest of Viti Levu.
The witnesses were in a punt1 with an outboard motor, and when they saw the object, they first thought it was an airplane in trouble and decided to go near it.
As the Fijian[s] came closer, they found it hovering about 20 feet above the sea and it appeared to be revolving.
The witnesses said they picked out what looked like a figure of a man standing on the outside of the object. This figure shone a very bright light on their boat which was so powerful that they were dazzled and "felt weak."
When the boat was about five chains from the rotating object, the figure disappeared and the object then rose in a rapid vertical movement and was soon out of sight.
The newspaper is said to have emphasized that all four agreed on the details, that they lived in a fairly isolated area "without access to comic books or other literature on flying saucers."
According to a report by the secretary of the Buanhas province, the incident took place at 03:00 p.m.
The witnesses[’] statement was obtained by R. O. Aveling, an official of a local Adventist Church, who, in the night of the sighting by the four Fijians, had seen a light, apparently at an altitude of 5.000 feet, between the islands Beqa and Viti Levu. This light was at first stationary, then started sliding slowly through the sky for about five minutes, then vanished entirely, although there were no clouds.
Reference for the above text is: Website: UFOs at Close Sight:
UFOCAT PRN – 81747 [DOS: 10-08-1957]
UFOCAT URN – 065513 UFOs:The Whole Story by Coral Lorenzen, p. 081, © 1969
UFOCAT URN – 080345 Preliminary Catalog (N=500) by Jacques Vallee #061, © 1966
UFOCAT URN – 028710 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #1048 by L. Schoenherr, no © date.
UFOCAT URN – 028711 Data-Net Report, May 1970
UFOCAT URN – 028712 A Century of Landings (N=923) by J. Vallee #408, p. 259, © 1969
UFOCAT URN – 057407 Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Témoignages, Claude Poher, #2524, undated
UFOCAT URN – 057480 Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Témoignages, Claude Poher, #2687, undated
UFOCAT URN – 081747 Ted Bloecher investigation files, news clip November 05, 1957
UFOCAT URN – 115544 HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, A0431 by D. Webb, no © date
UFOCAT URN – 090494 Strange Effects from UFOs by Gordon I R Lore, p. 30, © 196
UFOCAT URN – 028709 The UFO Evidence 1, Richard Hall, p. 125 © 1964
UFOCAT PRN – 28713 [DOS: 10-08-1957]
UFOCAT URN – 80344 Preliminary Catalog (N=500) by Jacques Vallee #0619, © 1966
UFOCAT URN – 28713 Computerized Catalog (N=3076), #2420 by Jacques Vallee, no © date
UFOCAT PRN – 55234 [DOS: 10-08-1957]
UFOCAT URN – 55234 Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Témoignages, Claude Poher, #6044, undated
UFOCAT PRN – 57479 [DOS: 10-08-1957]
UFOCAT URN – 57479 Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Témoignages, Claude Poher, #2686, undated
UFOCAT PRN – 65513 [DOS: 10-08-1957]
UFOCAT URN – 65513 UFOs: The Whole Story by Coral Lorenzen, p. 81, © 1969
UFOCAT PRN – NONE [DOS: 10-08-1957]
UFOCAT URN – NONE Humanoid Reports 1957 by Albert Rosales, #96
UFOCAT URN – NONE Website: NICAP:
UFOCAT URN – NONE Website: : UFOs at Close Sight:
Fiji Islands - Bua Province
Viti Levu Latitude 18-00-00 S, Longitude 178-00-00 E (D-M-S) [island]
Nawaka Latitude 17-49-00 S, Longitude 177-26-00 E [populated place – on Fiji Island]
Nambouwalu Latitude 18-16-0.012 S, Longitude 177-54-00 E (D-M-S)
Beqa Latitude 18-24-00 S, Longitude 178-08-00 E (D-M-S) [island]