In 1978, a young pilot named Frederick Valentich takes off from Melbourne, Australia for a routine pleasure flight. Half an hour later he reports a mysterious set of lights around his aircraft, then he disappears. No trace of the plane was ever found. At the same time, a tourist on the Melbourne coast captures a strange object while photographing the sunset. Are the two incidents linked?
I wrote and directed this story on location in Melbourne for the National Geographic series "Invasion Earth" (broadcast as "UFO Conspiracies" in the USA, on the Science Channel). The Cameraman was Miklos Janek, the Editor was Antonio Morra and the Assistant Producer was Macalister Bexon.