I was in the State Library of South Australia the other day looking at old newspapers. In the "West Australian" of 22 January 1988, page 11, I came across a piece titled "The objects of encounter" written by Brendon Nicholson. It discusses UAP cases of the day.
One section read:
"A rash of UFO sightings over the WA wheatbelt in October 1980 were finally atriibuted to the activities of US Air Force troop carrier dropping high altitude parachuting specialists from six kilometres up. The mixed group of special forces personnel from Australia, the US, New Zealand and Britain were using a disused WW2 aerodrome near Donerin."
Have any blog readers come across the "rash" of sightings which are alluded to in this article, or indeed heard of this particular explanation before?
I'd appreciate hearing from anyone having additional information.