A memory lapse of three to three-and-a-half hours is said to have been associated with the observation of two unusual lights. During this time a 30-year-old truck driver says he recalls “talking to somebody about inventing something… Also I remember speaking with two voices…” Investigators have been unable to learn more about this account.
(australiansightings.com – now defunct)
Australian ufologist Jeff Bell reportedly indicated that a 30-year-old male truck driver experienced the following events, while driving east of Balladonia, Western Australia, at about 4 am, on February 5, 1978:
“While driving west approximately twenty to 30 miles east from Balladonia, I observed a large spotlight coming towards me, coming from the west going east. I thought it was another vehicle, so I put my high beam on and off several times, but the other light did not change. Then I could see a large diamond-shaped light coming towards me. It had red, blue, green and yellow lights reflecting off the road directly below it. The white light momentarily blinded me, so I don’t know whether it went directly overhead or veered to one side of me. Then I stopped the truck and got out. But I couldn’t see anything. After a couple of minutes I started driving again. I started looking around when I noticed a round dull white light or object on my right hand side which was approximately two to three inches in diameter, also travelling the same speed as my truck. I then stopped and the object stopped. I started driving again, then the object moved again. Then it disappeared when I drove into Balladonia. About five minutes later, it reappeared on my left hand side. I stopped, then another truck stopped which was coming from the west to see if I was all right. I asked if he could see anything, but the object had disappeared.
“I started driving, then it reappeared left again. I switched my truck headlights off (while driving) then the object went from a round shape to an elongated shape which was approximately seventeen inches by eight inches high. It was a dull white colour with black segments (windows?). About one or two minutes later I switched my headlights on again, then the object disappeared. About a quarter to half an hour later, it reappeared on my right hand side as a round shape again. About 4.30 am, as the sky grew brighter, the object disappeared.”
It is said there are some gaps in the original report due to illegible parts, and that it said also:
“When I left Border Village I was fully clothed. When I drove past through Nidura, but I couldn’t remember anything between and miles east of Baladonia, except for I remember talking to somebody about inventing something (somebody wanted me to take credit for their invention, but I wouldn’t agree). Also I remember speaking with two voices. Next thing I remember was four miles east of Balladonia, where I stopped my truck to refuel it, when I noticed that I still had on my tee-shirt and Amco jacket and only my jockeys, but my shorts were elsewhere in the truck cab. I didn’t pick up any hitchhikers or have anybody else with me on the trip from east to west.”