During the evenings of late May 1983 many people estimated to be in the hundreds witnessed unusual UFO lights and unconventional UFO Sightings in the skies over Bendigo and the surrounding regions. According to meteorology reports the weather during these evenings were considered still, cool and clear. Initial reports, direct to the RAAF, and to other agencies such as radio stations and newspapers, were admitted to be highly consistent. The RAAF also stated that air traffic activity in Bendigo during the time of the UFO sightings was limited. The little traffic that was in the area moved conventionally whereas the mysterious UFO lights appeared to remain stationary usually for extended periods. It was officially announced that no spurious or unaccounted for radar 'paints' from the Bendigo area were recorded during the Bendigo UFO Sightings wave.