20 October 1988
(The Canberra Times, ACT, Australia)
Source: Trove, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia
The whole article:
“An upset bus driver has told police of being ‘buzzed’ by a UFO in outback Western Australia.
Pioneer Express driver Mr. Peter Chapman said he and seven passengers saw a bright light flying alongside their bus on the Eyre Highway near Mundrabilla, about 100km from the South Australian border.
The sighting was close to where a Perth family claimed their car was picked up by a spaceship, carried down the road and dumped earlier this year.
Sergeant George Johansen, of Eucla police, said his friend Mr. Chapman was at first reluctant to report the sighting, early on Monday morning (17 October 1988).
‘He was a bit upset about it — it was pretty hair-raising for him,’ Sergeant Johansen said. ‘He also thought people would say he was a bit of a nut.’
But Sergeant Johansen said he took seriously Mr. Chapman’s report of a bright light, with another one revolving around it, which he had said appeared over an escarpment.
‘If he reported it, it would not be a hoax. He is not one of those people who makes things up.
‘Seven other people saw it.’
Mr. Chapman, of Ceduna, said the light had come up behind the bus, then flown beside it about 50 metres away and about 100m off the ground.
‘He said a couple of beams of light came out and lit the side of the bus before it disappeared,’ Sergeant Johansen said. ‘It made the hair on the back of his neck stand on end.’ ”
Satellite photo of Mundrabilla, Australia (tageo.com)