Unfortunately most of the exciting things said in the Westall 66 doco, and in the Channel 7 special on the Westall event , are not true.
What Greenwood said about James E. McDonald in the Channel 7 special is complete fiction . The US president did not send him to interview Greenwood, he interviewed Greenwood on his own dime and because of his interest in UFOs. McDonald was actually criticized and mocked by the US gov for his beliefs. One hearing in particular took it's toll on him and that combined with marital issues resulted in him taking his own life
I have followed the Westall case a fair bit as I grew up less than a mile from where it happened. I have chatted to a few witnesses. And unfortunately a lot of what is told in the story appears to be pure fiction. And a lot of the witnesses have commented of how the story keeps growing from what it was. For example, the stand out bits in the doco Westall 66 are questionable to say the least. Particularly the story of the boy who claimed to go right up to the saucer when two were on the ground. Most if not all students have no recollection of there being any mention of a boy going up to the craft along with numerous others. No other student witnesses can back up the story either by claiming they were there also. The only support according to the director, was someone he said he found that said they worked in a business down the street and remembered looking out the window and possibly seeing that. Witness unknown, and didn't come forward. I spoke to a confirmed witness that said he knew this boy who claimed to have seen the craft up close, and well, he said the guy was full of it .
Tanya was found and interviewed, but said she doesn't remember things being the way some witnesses in the Westall 66 doco told it.
Same sort of story for the teacher that had the camera taken.
All that could be corroborated was that something was seen in the sky above the oval. it flew over to the grange and seemed to come down. And possibly, Later some kids went over there and maybe saw flattened areas.
One female witness said she didn't see it on the ground but in the air some height in the Westall 66 doco. Then in this channel 7 interview she did see it on the ground with heat coming off it she could feel, and it had lights all round it. ie the story seems to have grown exponentially.
Possibly, but accounts differ here, there may have been a plane around the object and people that came to the grange/school. Some say yes, some don't remember this
It should be noted that there are confirmed student witnesses who say it was a balloon