June 6, 1954
Location: Dandenong, Melbourne outer suburb, Australia
claim a 'flying saucer' hovered less than 20 yards above
their heads. A cylindrical shape, about 30 ft. Long and
15 ft. High, with a canopy and window on top and a window
on each end.
Sunday Telegraph, June 13th, 1954/Australian UFO Research
GIRLS SEE SAUCER
They're Sleepless Now
Sat. - Two teenage girls, usually gay and happy, are spending
sleepless and restless nights after what they claim was
a "horrible experience. The girls are Janette Brown,
16, and Jeanette Johnston, 13, both of Dandenong, a Melbourne
girls are a bundle of nerves and refuse to leave their
homes at night alone. Their reason for barring themselves
behind closed doors is a fear they will be attacked from
people from another world. Last Saturday night, the girls
claim, a 'flying saucer' hovered less than 20 yards above
their heads. The girls were by themselves on a lonely
road in Dandenong where they saw the object. The girls'
mothers said this week, the experience had seriously affected
believe her story"
Johnston said : "My girl has been nervy and restless.
She wouldn't tell me a lie. I believe her story."
Mrs. Johnston said her daughter hoped the story would
not be published in case the object attacked them. Her
daughter had asked her to move to another suburb because
she feared the saucer might try to destroy her home and
Brown saw the saucer first. This is what she said: "Shortly
after 6p.m. I left my home to meet Jeanette Johnston.
I was standing outside the main gate of a partly built
factory on Prince's Highway, waiting for Jeanette. I heard
a loud drumming noise, something like a motor cycle. I
looked toward the factory, and hovering over the top of
the end dome of the building I saw a large dark shape."
flashed my torch in its direction, and it came towards
me, and three lights, one on top and two on the ends,
lit up. I thought they were rays and fell to the ground."
Janette said: "I was terrified. It was terribly
weird and fascinating. I just couldn't move or even run
away, I was so scared."
it came towards me and stopped, hovering about 20 yards
away on the top of the factory gate, as if it deliberately
wanted me to look at it - or it wanted to look at me.
It was a cylindrical shape, about 30 ft. Long and 15 ft.
High, with a canopy and window on top and a window on
was so close, I could even see how it worked. The under-carriage
consisted of three wheels which were half turning and
making a low clicking sound. Just then, a car came along
the road. The saucer must have heard it or seen the approaching
lights, because it swung around and settled behind the
this stage, Jeanette arrived to meet Janette, who told
her to watch the house. Jeanette said: "As I watched
the house, a silvery coloured cylinder rose into the air.
It stayed there hovering for about two minutes and then
swept away in a wide circle to another factory a few hundred
stayed on top of the factory for about one minute where
the bright lights flashed out and only the top and left
lights kept shining. Suddenly, the left light spun around
to the right-hand side of the saucer and it crossed the
road and disappeared behind the tree."