In August 1969, Alan Potter an apprentice radio technician, was servicing a radar at Adelaide Airport when he spotted something peculiar on the radar head.
Potter was tracking a Fokker Friendship flying from Adelaide to Kingscote on Kangaroo Island, but as the radar turned slowly, it pinged a large object approaching from Port Lincoln, it was like nothing he’d seen in the area before.
The Fokker flight was flying towards Kangaroo Island, when a small object, looked to leave the large object and fly in a line towards the Fokker plane.
The two signals met over Rapid Bay before the smaller signal returned to the larger one. Potter laughed at the idea the two signals could have been a UFO checking out the Fokker, but after further thought, there was nothing else it could be.
During the 1960s, Adelaide became a hotspot for “spotting” UFOs. The Bunyip Newspaper publication published several articles of unexpected and unexplained sighting and experiences.
Though Potter’s sighting was logged by the Australian UFO Research Network in 2004, no passengers or pilots on the Fokker reported anything out of the order.
Lead Image: Rocks on Kangaroo Island, South Australia.