The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Friday 17 March 1950, page 12

were

Mysterious "Thing," Court Told
"thing" mysterious which darted into the window of a suburban train and the broke a man's arm was the basis of a in claim Supreme Court yesterday.

the carriage. hissing a I heard "Suddenly noise," she said. "I had a momenthe near tary glimpse of a thing husband and saw my window
fall.

"I saw

window
It was

into, the nothing come nothing saw go out. and

something

white.
it

A

"I would
an

was not like to say apparition or ghostly form.

curate

ac"It is impossible to give an 1 of description what

'

»aw."
-Mr. Isaacs

G.
(by

Amsberg
C. Don

and

Mr.

S.

During

the

hearing,

it

Service

was

it might have been suggested that supernatural. something Nick The train passenger was cafe proDanilatos, a Greek said the "thing" prietor, who struck him a violent blow on the Year's Eve, right arm New on 1947, while he was travelling between Redern and Newtown.

for the plaintiff; and Mr. A. Morfitt Fuller, K.C. (by the Solicitor for Railways) for the Commissioner.

Co.)

and Mr. B.

Danilatos, of Balfour Road, claimed £2,000 Kensington, the Railway from damages negligence. for Commissioner The jury awarded him £819.
.

-

Danilatos said he was sitting in the carriage with his wife and noticed he when son young He sudBnother train pass by. white apsomething denly saw bewindow carriage the at pear the two trains. tween "I felt a smashing blow on my Justice right arm," he told Mr. Kinsella and the jury, "and reuntil little I more member seat the on lying myself found broken. with my arm "One of the passengers pressed and button the emergency stopped the train. I was in hosin was arm pital 19 days, and my plaster three months. what hit. me. know "I don't

something white, All I saw was like misty, and transparent Steam." "WHITE
Mr. Commissioner):
gest steam Fuller, hit

MISTY" AND K.C. (for the
You
don't misty.
see

sugIt
it

you?-No.
and
I could

It" was

something
was

white

gone before again properly.

"The window," he added, "was It was a few inches. open only no were There broken. not My marks inside the carriage. not outside the window. was arm two tears Afterwards, there were In the sleeve of my coat." Stanatoula Danilatos, his wife, seated quietly in said they were

National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18152497

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful