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UFO sightings at weapons testing site

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Title: UFO sightings at weapons testing site
Date: 24 July 1960
Content creator: Weapons Research Establishment (WRE), Salisbury – Department of Supply
Notes: The file of which this document is a part was transferred to the Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia in 1984–85.
Keywords: UFOs, unidentified flying objects, confidential documents, Woomera Prohibited Area, investigations
Record creator: Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia During the 1950s and 1960s
Reference: A6456, R029/284

Blinded by the light

Blinded by the light


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This confidential two-page report details sightings on 15 July 1960 of an unidentified flying object (UFO) near Wewak, a nuclear weapons testing range some 24 kilometres from Maralinga Village, South Australia. The report was written on 24 July 1960 by security officer JJA Hanlon, and originally formed part of a Department of Supply file on the Weapons Research Establishment (WRE) in South Australia.

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