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UFO Sighting 1974 Mount Macedon hotel near Hanging Rock
Date Submitted: 05/12/2012
Message: I've always thought one day I should tell this story, as it is unlikely the
people who actually witnessed it ever did/will.
The year was 1974. I can't remember what month but I was at school and it
was a weeknight. I lived in the Mount Macedon hotel near Hanging Rock and
three of us (girlfriends) were all staying in the hotel this night. I went
to bed and very early the following morning I was told what I had missed:
A HUGEA saucer-shaped UFO was hovering over the back of a bald mountain
behind the hotel (I think it's called Mount Torong). It had enormouis
yellow and orange spot lights going all over the mountain and smaller craft
of the same colours flying in and around it. It hovered there for ages
apparently. My step father woke and came out on the street with a couple of
other neighbours watching the spectacle. He was an absolute cynic and very
rational ... in a million years he would never have thought this possible.
They called air traffic control at Melbourne airport and after telling the
guy on the other end of the phone, it went dead.
No more was ever said about this and the people who saw it never discussed
it again (I guess in those days one had to be careful you weren't ridiculed
for being a nutter). I have a photo of the mountain that my friend drew
onto years later to indicate the size of the UFO. From my estimation it
would have been about the size of a small village.
Hope this connects up one day with some other sightings of that incident.