On the evening of Good Friday, March 31, two guards at
the Portage Mountain camp at the Bennett Dam were looking west towards the
mountains when they spotted three fast moving lights (white) travelling in
formation towards the north.
There were clouds in the sky so the
lights would disappear and appear, and they finally went out of sight behind
the clouds. This sighting would not have caused any excitement, except this is
the third such sighting, the previous ones being closer and much clearer.
The first sighting was last July during the day. The two men, and some workers
in the camp watched one UFO as it moved slowly into sight. “It appeared to be
the size of the full moon” said the guard, “and it rotated slowly since we
could see what appeared to be antennas sticking out the side and they appeared
and disappeared as the UFO rotated”.
Two more UFO’s came up to this one,
and arranged themselves into an inverted “V” formation then they took off at
great speed towards the north- west. This was not reported since the men
thought they would be considered insane or drunk.
The second sighting was right in the
Portage Mountain camp. The three UFO’s visited them at about 11 p.m. and the
light from them lit up the whole camp very clearly. On the second pass over
the camp the three again joined in formation and went straight up into the
clear sky until the lights could no longer be seen.
There was very little sound
accompanying them, except for a sort of penetrating hum.
The two men, and some friends in camp
who witnessed this sighting did not wish to have their names published, but
are quite willing to be contacted by interested parties and say they can
verify each sighting by many eye witness accounts.
The lights from these sightings
differ from that seen in Kilkerran district by being a white light, whereas
the Kilkerran light was a red or light red color.
It was a theory that the UFO’s are
attracted to the high powered electricity at the dam, which accounts for many
other sightings that could not be proven, or verified.