In order to keep your brains in the “What If” state, Voices of the Past brings you a bizzare story of UFO and a pilot on a training flight.
Frederick Valentich, on Octoher 21, 1978, left Melbourne, Australia beginning a 125-mile training flight to King’s Island, in a single engine Cessna. It is reported that at 7:06 pm he made radio contact with air traffic controllers inquiring if there were any other aircraft known to be flying in the area.
The answer Melbourne received was “No”. This answer was confirmed again during odd communication that followed. Just seven minutes later all radio contact was lost and Melbourne was never heard from again.
Now during this puzzling exchange between Valentich and air traffic control, he claimed that he saw something flying near him. He was asked to cofirm that it was an aircraft, and Valenich said he could not do that. He made this statement several times.
Valentich described the object as having at least four lights and one green light; he described it as being cigar-shaped and was all shiny on the outside. What is strange about thiscase is that there were numerous UFO or strange light sightings in the King’s Island and Bass Strait areas on the night that Frederick Valentich disappeared.
The last transmission that air traffic control received from Valentich was, “It is not an aircraft”. Extensive searches had been conducted but Valentich nor the Cessna were ever found.
You may not believe in UFO’s or the idea of Extraterrestrials but what happened to Frederick Valentich?
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