MELBOURNE, Australia (UPI) - The father of a missing
pilot whose last radio message reported a strange space vehicle with blinking
lights hovering near his plane said Tuesday that creatures from another planet
may have captured his son.
The Australian government renewed its
search for the Cessna aircraft that disappeared Saturday night and news
accounts of the incident touched off a flurry of UFO sightings in the state of
"I have a very strong feeling that my
son is still alive and is being held by someone from another world," Guido
Valentich said at his Melbourne home.
"They may want to hold him for a week
or so before returning him. I would rather that than them finding wreckage of
Valentich's son, 20-year-old
Frederick, vanished over Bass Strait on a flight from Melbourne to King
Island, 130 miles south.
In his last conversation with air
traffic controllers in Melbourne, the younger Valentich said a large object
with blinking green lights was "hovering over his plane" and appeared to be
"playing games" with him.