UFO playground – Clayton South

I was talking to my friend Andrew about this, and realised I never posted photos.

In Clayton South (The Grange, Osborne Avenue) there’s a playground with a UFO theme, to mark the day in 1966 where a large group of students at nearby schools spotted an unidentified flying object in the sky, seen landing and then taking off close to the park.

A recent Herald Sun article notes the view that the object was actually a secret military balloon designed to measure radiation, launched at Mildura but blown off course, part of nuclear testing at Maralinga.

In any case, for those with kids, the playground is recommended!

The Grange (UFO-themed playground), Clayton South

The Grange (UFO-themed playground), Clayton South

The Grange (UFO-themed playground), Clayton South

The Grange (UFO-themed playground), Clayton South

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3 Replies to “UFO playground – Clayton South”

  1. “Secret government balloon” sounds very convenient. Don’t believe it man. This is just a cover up for the real secret, aliens clearly took over the Government in ’66 man.

  2. So true – the dates fit. Harold wasn’t off to a Chinese submarine. He was either recalled by an underwater UFO, or was captured by the MIB. So was Jolly John also an alien?

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