Valentich Disappearance – 1978

On October 21st, 1978 Frederick Valentich was piloting his Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait in Australia when he contacted air traffic control stating that he was being harassed by an aircraft 1,000 feet above him.  He stated the craft looked unusual and that it was able to make abrupt changes in direction as well as hover with ease.  At 7:12 pm, after several minutes of this harassment, all contact was lost with Valentich.

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