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Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph - Harrison

From: Diane Harrison <auforn.nul>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 07:14:26 +1000
Fwd Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 07:41:54 -0500
Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph - Harrison

>From: Larry Hatch <larryhatch.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 01:39:30 -0800
>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph

>>From: Diane Harrison <auforn.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul,
>>Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 13:36:43 +1000
>>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph

>>>From: Larry Hatch <larryhatch.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 13:26:44 -0800
>>>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph

Hi Larry

>Please see inserted notes below .. -LH


>>Just talked to Peter Taylor the reporter

>>Roland was facing west when he took the picture so the object
>>was in the west. Sun rises in the east sets in the west
>>approximate time 2.00 pm . The train was running to the right in
>>the image it had just left Melbourne.

>Ah! Then the train was headed North. If that was from left to
>right from the vantage point of the photographer, then he had to
>be facing West.


>>He was facing west Larry.

>>The railway runs north to south Melbourne to New South Wales.

>OK! Then it can _not_ be the yellow line on this map (look North
>from the grey box for central Melbourne ..) but rather the _red_
>line going thru Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Beveridge .. Wandong
>etc. and beyond. Is this correct at least?



>>Due East of Beveridge township by 6lkm and 30 to 40klm direct
>>north of Melbourne.

>Sixty One kilometers east of Beveridge? Did you mean 6.1 km?
>Please refer to that same map (link above) again. 61 km East of
>Beveridge (as shown) would put you way east of Whittlsea.

The railway crossing is 6km due east of Beveridge and Beveridge
is 61km south of Melbourne CBD

>>West toward Beverage township - population of Beverage
>>approximately 200 to 300 hundred. It has 2 local pubs one of
>>which is the local shop for everything.

A hot day Larry ha!

>I'm sure they have Beverages too, but isn't the town named
>Beveridge? That's what shows on the map.

Correct - my mistake.

>In any case, I hope nobody minds if somebody goes out there
>independantly, confirms the location by comparing to the news
>photo, verifies the orientation of the camera, and tidies up the
>exact spot. News reporters are famous for screwing up things
>like this.

Yes I understand but Peter is from a small town print run his
reputation for correct reporting would be paramount. He has been
really good and helpful, I have been keeping him uptodate with
what has been going on world wide and I have asked if he would
like to answer some of lists questions.

He said he's fine with AUFORN answering most questions and Larry
I call Peter if there isn't  a question I have the answer for.

>This sounds like an ideal use for a GPS unit BTW. I wish I had
>one just to play with, rather expensive still.

Yes they're on our wish list to, our investigator in WA has one
but we have yet to get more for other states.

>I hope nobody relies on a magnetic compass of all things! Go to
>any large sporting goods store. Lay one of each type on the
>counter. No two will point in the same direction. A good local
>map will do, I mean a professionally produced one with an arrow
>indicating North etc., and not some rag showing directions to a
>night club or whatever.


>Is Beveridge township quite far from the station shown
>on the rail map above? Maybe that could explain the 61
>kilometres perhaps?

There are no rail stops at Beveridge only at Donny Brook which
is (south) of Beveridge or Wallan which is (North) of Beveridge.

V-Line Rail & Coach links:



>Sorry for all the questions, I hate geographical loose ends.

Its okay Larry  only to happy to help.

I have just received another photo of UFO taken on film not
digital. Will have it up on the web some time today. Redland Bay


Regards Diane Harrison

National Director of The Australian UFO Research Network
Australian Skywatch Director

(A Non-Profit Organization)

E-Mail: auforn.nul
E-mail: ufologist.nul


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Beaudessert 4285
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