National Geographic: A UFO sighting near Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island UFO

Photo Credit: Nieves Casais (Kangaroo Island)

The well-respected National Geographic website has published an article about an unusual sighting on radar over Kangaroo Island back in 1969.

The article is about an apprentice radio technician named Alan Potter, who in August 1969 was servicing a radar at Adelaide Airport when he spotted something peculiar on the radar head.

The article reads: “Potter was tracking a Fokker Friendship flying from Adelaide to Kingscote on Kangaroo Island, but as the radar turned slowly, it pinged a large object approaching from Port Lincoln, it was like nothing he’d seen in the area before.

“The Fokker flight was flying towards Kangaroo Island, when a small object, looked to leave the large object and fly in a line towards the Fokker plane.

“The two signals met over Rapid Bay before the smaller signal returned to the larger one.  Potter laughed at the idea the two signals could have been a UFO checking out the Fokker, but after further thought, there was nothing else it could be.

“Though Potter’s sighting was logged by the Australian UFO Research Network in 2004, no passengers or pilots on the Fokker reported anything out of the order.”

Year 74 B.C. – Otryae, Phrygia Phenomenon

The Greek biographer and historian Plutarch (46-120 AD) provides us with a historical testimony of a strange sighting at a battlefield during the third Mithidratic war (75-63 BC). The testimony can be found in Plutarch’s book “Lucullus” (in Greek ΛΕΥΚΟΛΛΟΣ). “With no apparent change of weather, but all on a sudden, the sky burst asunder, and a huge, flame-like body was seen to fall between the two armies. In shape, it was most like a wine-jar, and in color, like molten silver. Both sides were astonished at the sight, and separated. This marvel, as they say, occurred in Phrygia (Turkey), at a place called Otryae.”

Otryae, Phrygia, 74 B.C.