A catalogue of the more interesting Australian UFO reports.

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posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 07:14 PM
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Bill Chalker discusses Australian government UFO documents and describes a classified report compiled by scientist O.H. Turner.



What a find it turned out to be. Folios 8A, 8B and 8C of the intelligence file were related to a classified report compiled by a scientist, O.H. Turner, which studied all the DAFI UFO cases from 1950 to 1954! As a scientist I was fascinated. Here was the first evidence of a substantial review of Australian military UFO data. In my search through their military UFO files I had come across many fascinating reports - military UFO encounters, close encounter cases and other provocative data, but here was a significant scientific study of cases whose files were now mostly missing. One of Turner's conclusions was especially provocative:


"The evidence presented by the reports held by the R.A.A.F. tend to support the ... conclusion - namely, that certain strange aircraft have been observed to behave in a manner suggestive of an extra-terrestrial origin."


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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 12:45 AM
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Some great reading for a rainy day - Keith Basterfield links NSW’s huge collection of newspaper and magazine UFO clippings.



Vast Australian UAP newspaper clipping collection unveiled


Newspaper collection:

UFO Research (NSW) have scanned and uploaded a vast collection of newspaper clippings to their website ( click here to see them).) They are to be congratulated for making this resource available to us. I realise that newspaper clippings may not always be regarded as a 100% accurate sources of data, but they do add to our knowledge of cases, particularly when they carry a photograph of a trace case, or indeed a photograph of something unusual in the skies.

In this collection, which will take you days of reading to fully digest, you will find items including:


* Much information about the New South Wales civilian research organisation UFOIC (Unidentified Flying Object Investigation Centre). These clippings will add to the information on UFOIC contained at Bill Chalker's UFOIC blog (click here).

* Numerous photographs including:
- Pennsylvania, USA 1966 (clip 4/8/66)
- Warminster, UK 1965 (clip 16/4/65)
- Michigan, USA 1966 (clip 26/3/66)
- Madrid, Spain 1968 (clip8/10/68)

* Physical trace cases including:
- Bungawalbya, NSW 1969 (clip 24/4/69)
- Tully, Qld 1966 (clip25/1/66)
- Mallee, Vic 1992 (clip 8/2/92)

* Several clippings on the 1965 Canberra, ACT object sighted by air traffic controllers

* Regional cases from NSW, Vic, Tas, SA, and WA. Some of which I have never heard of before e.g. Orbost, Vic (clip 25/8/65) and Near Coolangatta, NSW (clip 29/8/85)

* The 1999 Guyra, NSW "impact" (clip 11/12/99) (click here for more information on the event)

* The 1985 claim that a UAP disabled a train (clip18/1/85)

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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 04:06 AM
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I don't know about a rainy day Karl, how about a typical stinking hot Aussie day where its too hot to go outside like today???

Great quote from O.H. Turner there Karl, I haven't seen that one before.

It reminds me of the last time I was perusing some RAAF documents and an official explanation to a sighting of an orb over the Woomera missile range in the 1950's was officially explained as an airborne spider web!!


For non-Aussies out there the reason this is amusing is that this missile testing range is in the middle of a large sandy desert in the outback devoid of most forms of wildlife.
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posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 12:33 AM
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Originally posted by Krusty the Klown

I don't know about a rainy day Karl, how about a typical stinking hot Aussie day where its too hot to go outside like today???


Hey bud, hear you're having a bit of a scorcher down there at the mo.




Originally posted by Krusty the Klown

It reminds me of the last time I was perusing some RAAF documents and an official explanation to a sighting of an orb over the Woomera missile range in the 1950's was officially explained as an airborne spider web!!


Don't know that case but you've got to love some of the government UFO explanations over the years - I can think of a few cases where you'd have to be a complete and utter nincompoop to accept the official version of events.

Below is another interesting UFO case taken from official RAAF Department of Defence documents which describe a UFO hovering over US Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt on the west coast of Oz in October, 1973 - it was witnessed at two separate locations around the base and was described as a large, black with a revolving halo around the middle, it's also stated the UFO accelerated at 'unbelievable' speed.



Object Sketch






According to official reports, at 7.30 p.m. Lieutenant Commander M, of the US Navy, observed 'a large black, airborne object' in the airspace over the important US intelligence base at North-West Cape. US Navy Fire Captain L had also seen the object. The object was about 10 metres in diameter and was about 300 metres above the ground. It was completely stationary except for a halo around its centre, which appeared to be either revolving or pulsating.


UFO Hovers Over NSA Base - Australia, October, 1973


Cheers.



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 01:18 AM
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I really do love reading reports of ETV sightings based in Australia. I love them even more when they're based in and around Melbourne or Victoria


Very, very interesting! There have been many sightings by people I know, people I've read about, news reports of objects in the past that I vaguely remember and even a sighting of my own nearly a year ago that I can still remember like it happened 11 seconds ago.

I wish I could S&F but I don't know how...



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 07:42 PM
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Originally posted by cocotutch

I really do love reading reports of ETV sightings based in Australia. I love them even more when they're based in and around Melbourne or Victoria



Cocotutch, thanks for the reply mate and I don't know if you've seen this doco but it does a good job of covering the Gosford incident from 1994.






Free Documentaries


Cheers.
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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 11:47 PM
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Hi all

Keith's work is certainly very interesting. He is currently posting his research findings on the blog at

ufos-scientificresearch.blogspot.com...

There are recent posts with further information on the 1954 Goulburn Navy pilot encounter; details on further file findings in the National Archives of Australia, and lots more.



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by scullydana49

ufos-scientificresearch.blogspot.com...

There are recent posts with further information on the 1954 Goulburn Navy pilot encounter; details on further file findings in the National Archives of Australia, and lots more.


Scullydana49, appreciate the post and Keith makes some interesting points there about Peter Norris campaigning to set up an Australian version of the Colorado Project back in the sixties -Bill Chalker also makes some mighty fine points in the linked article.


There's also an interesting newspaper article below which describes Australian government UFO research protocol and advice taken from various specialist agencies...but I'd take the American claims about actual unknown UFO report percentages with a huge pinch of salt (link).



Close check on new UFO sightings - 21 April 1974.


“A spokesman for the Department of Defence said yesterday that investigation of UFOs was vested in the department’s Air Office, where a set of procedure had been developed for the investigation of each sighting.
He said the procedure involved a considerable effort, including a preliminary investigation by the nearest RAAF base.This was followed up by an investigating team from the Air Office.Where necessary the investigating team sought the advice of specialist agencies such as universities, CSIRO, the Defence Standards Laboratories and the Weapons Research Establishment.”


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Cheers.



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 06:41 AM
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Just been re-reading this thread, and was interested in the Australian cases James E. McDonald thought to be some of the best. A couple of the photographed cases I had not yet heard of - namely the John Coyle photographs and the James J. Kibel photograph.

I've managed to find a link to the Coyle photographs thanks to Google, but have been unable to find the James E. Kibel photograph anywhere online - is anyone aware of any location it can be viewed online?



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 02:09 PM
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Thanks for another info packed thread Karl. I am not well versed on cases down under so I'm lookng forward to spending time going through them.

Might even throw on a bit of Icehouse music, tuck into a Vegemite sandwich and wash it down with plenty of XXXX whilst doing so.



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 10:47 PM
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Hi Sublimis,

The James Kibel photograph is known to us "down under" as the "Balwyn" photograph. Google "Balwyn UFO" and you will find lots of links to both the photo and the account.

Pauline.



posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by mirageman

Might even throw on a bit of Icehouse music, tuck into a Vegemite sandwich and wash it down with plenty of XXXX whilst doing so.


Don't forget the Les Hiddins hat mate.





If you've not been through this site, it is unofficial (like its British counterpart PRUFOS) but Richard Jones has also done some great work collating Australian Police Officer UFO incidents and quite a few of the accounts involve very strange object descriptions (not to mention E.M. effects, multiple officer sightings and separately located witnesses).



Australian Police UFO Witnesses

1950-1969
1970-1989
1990-2009
2010-Present


Cheers.



posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 07:26 PM
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I remember when the Knowles family incident occurred as a kid quite well, we had it all over the news and in magazines for quite a while here in NZ. For me it was especially memorable since it was the first incident id ever heard of where the witnesses had been roughed up by the encounter... i know id have crapped my pants if it was me in that car.

As far as I remember it wasn't ever debunked to any degree of satisfaction, apart from some really silly and off hand 'oh it had to be this!' type explanations by fairly disinterested skeptics and investigators.

I think ive got the odd magazine article clipping about it in one of my books on UFO's from the time. If I can find it ill scan it and post it here.

Edit:- Bugger had a good look but couldnt find the damn magazine article I was thinking about, I can picture it in my head, and I think it was from the Aus Womans Weekly (although it might have been out of the Listener) but guess its hiding not where I thought it was.

Heh looking at the news vids for that encounter it was the second one of the first vid (the one with the lady reporter) that we got aired here in NZ on the news, I remember the idiot and his meteor explanation (yeah so where was the meteor impact crater in the area of the encounter if it was as close as they made out to do that sort of damage to their car? and meteors dont come back to look for you either
) even as a kid of around 10 years of age I had to face palm that guy while watching it.
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posted on Feb, 2 2013 @ 07:59 AM
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Originally posted by karl 12

Originally posted by cocotutch

I really do love reading reports of ETV sightings based in Australia. I love them even more when they're based in and around Melbourne or Victoria



Cocotutch, thanks for the reply mate and I don't know if you've seen this doco but it does a good job of covering the Gosford incident from 1994.






Free Documentaries


Cheers.


Hi! Thanks for the video link. I hadn't checked back here till now. I recently got my hands on the official Kelly Cahill book 'ENCOUNTER' which I will be reading as soon as I find the time. I can't remember what got me right into this field, but I'm glad I started watching/researching. It's fun. Scary, at times even terrifying, but still fun.

Thanks again!!

Regards,

cocotutch



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by BigfootNZ

I remember the idiot and his meteor explanation (yeah so where was the meteor impact crater in the area of the encounter if it was as close as they made out to do that sort of damage to their car? and meteors dont come back to look for you either
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Thanks for looking for the article mate and I certainly agree about the meteor explanation (it definitely deserved a face palm from a 10 year old
) -according to this article other debunks included 'the sun distorted by atmospheric conditions', temperature inversions, St. Elmo's fire, electrical storms and dust devils -there's also an unsubstantiated claim about an anonymous truck driver who buzzed cars with model aircraft.

As it mentions below I guess all we can do is speculate but the sheer number of vehicle interference UFO reports from Australia is pretty shocking.




Despite all the research, scientific analysis and hypotheses, only a small number of facts can definitely be established about the Nullarbor incident. The Knowles family's car blew a tyre, and the road surface at the scene bore skidmarks indicative of heavy braking. The family and their dogs were left in a state of high distress by some kind of incident. Graham Henley, the truck driver, spotted the same anomalous object as the Knowles' did. Two more truckers saw the Knowles' and their car at the roadside, on two separate occasions around the time of the incident. Apart from these established facts, the rest is unprovable conjecture.


Cheers.



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Thanks for the reply Cocotutch and good luck with the UFO research
-it seems Australian town of St. George is also a bit of a hotspot and has registered more unexplained airborne sightings than all the rest of the country -the full article at the link goes into more detail and there are several freaky reports involving UFOs interfering with cars.



WORLD’S MOST PERSISTENT Australian Town Has Its Own UFO



BRISBANE, Australia – What appears to be the world’s most persistent unidentified flying object has been terrorizing a small town in Australia for 10 years – and no one in authority will take any notice of it.

The residents of St. George, Queensland in Australia’s arid outback have complained to the Queensland Parliament, the police, the air force, civil defense authorities and even the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, but still the unexplained sightings occur almost as regularly as clockwork.

Over the years, the people of St George have shot at their UFO, thrown stones at it, cursed it and hidden from it, but nothing, it seems, will make it go away. Some of than finally have become used to it.

The sightings in St. George – a farming town of about 1,000 people, 350 miles west of Brisbane – were first reported 10 years ago when strange glowing objects began appearing in the sky, chasing people and affecting the electrical systems of cars.

Since then, the local newspaper editor and many of the town’s leading citizens claim to have seen the UFO and St. George has registered more unexplained airborne sightings than all the rest of Australia.

Source: Australian Illustrated Features


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Cheers.



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 03:30 AM
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More reports from Keith concerning a digitised file from the Northern Territory District Office.



Paul Dean, the Melbourne researcher who is mining the National Archives of Australia (NAA), has recently had the NAA digitise a Northern Territory UAP file from the 1970's.

For some unknown reason, the Northern Territory District Office at Alice Springs started collecting newspaper clippings about UAP in 1972 and kept doing so until 1980. I have summarised the file, file series F706, control symbol 1973/159 barcode 1843991, from the Darwin office of the NAA, below..

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posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 03:39 AM
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Hiya Karl, I've just downloaded an interview with Ken Burle on the Kate Valentine Show (mp3).

I haven't listened yet.



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 03:52 AM
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Originally posted by Kandinsky
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Hiya Karl, I've just downloaded an interview with Ken Burle on the Kate Valentine Show (mp3).

I haven't listened yet.


A ha many thanks for that Senor Kandinsky, have just started listening and it's got to have one of the best intro songs to a UFO show ever.



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 12:03 PM
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Ha ha- that really is quite a tune..........



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 06:00 AM
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Hi

Australian researcher Keith Basterfield has recently published some original material on a very odd and very interesting entity case from 1973 in Australia.

In short, a number of people in three individual cars, all reported to local police that they had seen an "entity" inside a rectangular orange object, on the side of an isolated road. I don't think this material has appeared in such detail before and is well worth a look. The RAAF wrote it of as possible ignius fatuus - swamp gas.

You can find it at

ufos-scientificresearch.blogspot.com.au...




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