AUSTRALIAN FILE RELEASE
Victoria, Australia: During the evenings of late May 1983 many people, estimated to be in the hundreds, witnessed unusual lights and unconventional craft in the skies over Bendigo and the surrounding regions. According to meteorology ‘The weather during these evenings was ‘still, cool and clear’.
Initial reports, direct to the RAAF, and to other agencies, such as radio stations and newspapers, were admitted to be highly consistent. The RAAF was also briefed that air activity in Bendigo during time of the sightings was limited and the little traffic moved convetionally, whereas the mysterious lights appeared to remain stationary, not unusually for extended periods. It was officially announced that no spurious or unaccounted for radar ‘paints’ from the Bendigo area were recorded during the times of interest.