UFO Case Directory: “Group/Category 4 – Animal Effect Cases – Rosedale, Victoria, Australia – September 30, 1980 – * Also listed as a Category 6, Trace case”

Quote from the case directory:
Animal Reaction Feature:
About 1 a.m. on a clear, calm, moon lit night, George Blackwell, 54, farm hand and caretaker, was awakened by a screeching whistle and the sounds of cattle bellowing and of a horse running about as if panicked.  Looking out, he saw the cattle up in one corner of a paddock and the horse was running in a circle in a small paddock.  He also saw an object with lights moving 8-10 feetabove the ground.  It was not illuminating the ground.  For about 2 minutes, still making a whistling sound, the object moved about, passing near a shed, a hedge estimated 500 feet away, and a silo, and it hovered for a minute over a water tank, before settling on the ground.

Dressing and going out on his motorbike, Blackwell rode toward the landed object, which was continuing to make a whistling sound.  Stopping to open a gate, a disturbed cow, frothing at the mouth, came through the gate and hid itself in an adjacent shed.  Blackwell rode his bike to 50 feet from the object and watched until it took off.

A week after this event, cattle were still having to be rounded up to the east (at the end of a large paddock), and the stock would not go near the area of landing, marked by a dark ring on the ground.”

Satellite photo of Rosedale, Victoria, Australia (tageo.com)
(tageo.com photo)

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