AUFORN NEWS NO.1

Compiled by Robert Frola

June 2005


DISCLOSURE AUSTRALIA PROJECT
AUFORN auspired Disclosure Australia Project has continued to uncover news breaking and at time contradictive information received by the Australian Government and military organisations. This has been due to the tireless work of Keith Basterfield and the Adelaide-based research group, AURA. Contrary to the Australian Defence Force ceasing the recording and investigation of UFO sightings with members of the community in 1993, we are still uncovering documents which verifies their continued involvement in UFOs and is very much active in the pursuit of both scientific and physical evidence.

In a previous issue of the Australasian Ufologist magazine, Keith Basterfield had announced that American 'black' aircraft have been unexpectedly discovered in government archives, and that indeed the USAF U2 program had extended itself to Australia during October 1960 to March 1963. These aircraft were based at Laverton, Victoria. During a recent visit to the United States, Diane and I were quietly eating our breakfast at a hotel in Roswell when a nearby couple asked where we originated from. As soon as he realised we were Australians he commented that he had served in all three armed forces (Army, Air Force and Navy - in that order) as an engineer. During his time with the USAF, he was based in Laverton for three years servicing U2s. He further stated that these aircraft were used over the Antarctic with the intended purpose of detecting Russian forces in that area. At no time did we mention that we were part of an Australian UFO Group or part of an FOI attempt in retrieving UFO reports. This might explain some UFO reports over southern Victoria and Tasmania. What a small world!

Below are reports that reflect only a small portion of what the Disclosure Australia Project has uncovered.

28 April 1952 Woomera West SA 0345hrs 15secs 3wits
Three men waiting for transport noticed at 45-degrees southeast, a light in the sky. This light was moving west-northwest parallel to the ground, lighting up clouds and the surrounding terrain. It was visible through breaks in the clouds. The bus driver remarked: "They are firing rockets early today." One witness replied: "It was not a rocket." The light had an estimated size of one third that of the full moon.

27 September 1952 Woomera SA c.2050hrs 5secs 5wits
Five witnesses were at the Woomera West Open Air Theatre. They sighted an object, variously described as a 'cigar', an 'airship' and 'cylindrical' with an 'exhaust' at the rear. It travelled horizontally from west to east, possibly northwest to southeast. One witness reported, "...two portholes with internal lighting". It was moving quickly, with no noise noted.

8 October 1952 Woomera SA 1345hrs 44 minutes 1wit 3
While tracking an aircraft, a target was acquired by radar. However, no visual object could be seen by the radar operator. "The signal to noise ratio was at least 5 to 1 which is similar to that obtained from a large aircraft." At one stage between 1345 and 1400hrs the target approached to within one mile. Between 1405 and 1429hrs the operator tracked the invisible target at heights between 1500 and 5600 feet. "At times during the movement of the target, smaller targets seemed to detach themselves from the main target and drift away." Weather was fine, 5/8 high cloud at 25000 feet-84 degrees F, north wind at 25-30 mph. Comments by the Security Officer included (note it snowed briefly at 0900hrs the next day): "...it was most probably that the snow cloud had some connection. However, the possibility of a neutron cloud is not ruled out..." (1) A ground plot of the radar target was located on the file.

14 November 1953 Woomera SA 0145hrs 1wit
Sighting of a 'glare' believed to be an aircraft.

5 May 1954 Woomera SA c.1630hrs 5 mins 3 wits
Three relevant documents were found, being statements by the two men involved and a covering letter forwarding the statements, from the Superintendent Long Range Weapons Establishment Range, Woomera, to the 'Chief Superintendent'. This letter included the statement: "The persons reporting were separated by a distance of approximately three hundred yards and give corroborative accounts of what each observed."

For more details and information refer to the Disclosure Australia website at http://disclosure.freewebpage.org. or http://www.auforn.com/Disclosure_Australia.html

1800 HOTLINE SIGHTING REPORTS
1800-772288 National Free Call Hotline Number: At no cost to you, ring the National Hotline number to report a UFO sighting from anywhere in Australia, and leave your contact details. We'll get the closest AUFORN representative in your area to contact you ASAP.

AUGUST 1969 ADELAIDE (ADELAIDE AIRPORT), SA (RADAR TRACE)
Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code 3792 27.12.04)
In August 1969, Alan was a final year trainee working a radar head dish at the Adelaide airport. He was tracking a Fokker Friendship en route to Kangaroo Island from the greater Adelaide area. An object appearing on the radar screen is called a paint and the nature of the paint gives a fair indication of the size, and the speed can be ascertained from each twelve second rotation.

When the Friendship reached the estimated area of Edithburgh, a paint more than twice the size of the plane and even bigger than that of a 727's paint, suddenly appeared. As the plane approached, a smaller paint emerged slowly into a direct collision path. The objects then seemingly passed over each other without incident. Thereafter the smaller craft turned about and moved back to the much larger object. In one rotation the large paint moved 70 nautical miles and in the next rotation another 70 miles but by the next rotation was out of range. There were no other observers and some modifications to the raw signal were automatically made in order to remove false reading before air traffic controllers receive the signal. There were no reports from the Friendship's crew or passengers of anything abnormal and the caller did not mention it at the time. Dominic McNamara AUFORN SA

20.01.05 CENTRAL COAST (AVOCA BEACH), NSW 0300hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code 3828 20.01.05)
On 20 January 2005, at 3.30 am, Jeff, an amateur astronomer, was unable to sleep so he went outside to view the sky. He noticed three small lights (similar to the size of a star) very high in the sky. He thought at first they were satellites but quickly realised that this was not possible as they were flying in a triangular formation and approx. 100 metres apart. He stated that the lights were travelling slightly slower than satellites, in a northwest to southwest direction. There was no noise and the sky was moonless and dark. Jeff watched the formation for 1 to 1102 minutes until it disappeared from sight. He had never seen anything like it before. Veronica, INFODIG

Bet. NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 1952 or 1953 STREAKY BAY, SA 2030hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code 3954(?) 05.04.05)
Between November and December 1952 or 1953, Noel and his brother-in-law were harvesting crops near Streaky Bay when a part broke on their harvester. They decided to fix the harvester that night so they could continue harvesting next day. They drove to a neighbour's place who was the local agent for the required part. It was about 8.30 pm.

As they approached the neighbour's place (about a mile away) they both noticed a large brilliant white light hovering a few hundred feet above his house. They were so rattled that they stopped the car and got out to take a better look. As soon as they were out of the car the light headed towards them. Noel admitted he was very frightened. The light then hovered above the two men for approx. 30-60 seconds before it moved away at great speed towards the sea and then disappeared.

When I asked Noel how the object disappeared, (did it blink out, sink into the sea or get smaller as it moved away from them) he said it went so fast it was out of sight in a matter of seconds. Deb Payne, AURA/AUFORN SA

1956 or 1957 Bet. SCALES BAY & STREAKY BAY, SA 0000hrs (NL)
(Source: This report is a result of 1800 Freecall National
Hotline Number - Callin Code 3954(?) 05.04.05)
In 1956 or 1957 at midnight one Saturday, Noel and his wife were driving home to Scales Bay from Streaky Bay after a night out at the movies. About twelve miles out of Streaky Bay, Noel noticed what appeared to be a red tail light of a car in front of him. He thought this was odd because the road was fairly straight, there wasn't a side entry road and the light appeared out of nowhere. He decided to speed up to get a better look but as soon as he did this the light sped up at the same rate, so Noel eased back on the accelerator. When he slowed down the light slowed down, when he sped up the light sped up. It was as if the light was mimicking his movements.

At the store in Calca, he turned on to a road leading to his homestead at Scales Bay. At this time no one else lived on this road except for Noel and Melva, but the light was still ahead of them, which he thought was very unusual at midnight in the middle of nowhere on a road where he was the only resident.

About half a mile along the Scales Bay road the red light took off at great speed out to sea. I asked Noel why he had waited so long to report this sighting and he explained that he had heard Dominic MacNamara (AUFORN, AURA Adelaide) on ABC radio and this prompted him to call. Deb Payne, AURA/AUFORN SA

APRIL 1998 BRISBANE (DECEPTION BAY), QLD c.MIDNIGHT (NL)
(Source: Personal Investigation by Robert Frola) In April 1998,
Allan had gone to the bathroom around midnight when he noticed moving stars from his window. The stars were yellow/red in the northwestern sky, positioned three above and two below, low on the horizon. He called his wife, who also saw them.

11.07.98 BRISBANE (DECEPTION BAY), QLD 2000hrs (NL)
(Source: Personal Investigation by Robert Frola)
On 11 July 1998, Allan's wife was outdoors around 8 pm when she saw four lights close together. They were moving across the northern sky towards the northwest. A fifth light joined them and together they shot upwards like a flare. They seemed to rotate positions ending with a total of about ten lights before they disappeared.

DECEMBER 2004 MELBOURNE (BROADMEADOWS), VIC (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code 4812(?) May 2005)
Ray read about the Fern Tree Gully sightings in the local weekend newspaper, and the reports reminded him of his sighting of the same thing, in that same direction, but about six months ago, but from his location. So he thought he better make a report. He also saw formations and patterns that resembled kites and similar shapes that changed as they moved. George Simpson AUFORN VIC

14.02.05 HOBART (OATLANDS), TAS 0010hrs (Identified as an Air Ambulance)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code 3872)
On 14 February 2005 at 12.10 am in Oatlands, the witness saw a UFO and reported it to TUFOIC. Investigation into the sighting found that the source of the UFO was an Air Ambulance flight from Hobart to Launceston. Keith Roberts, TUFOIC

27.03.05 SYDNEY (SILVERWATER), NSW 0050hrs (CE1) (Source: 1800
Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code 3936(?)) Posted 12.05.05)
Peter lives at Silverwater, on the Morriset East Peninsula, and was awoken at about 12.50 am on 27 March 2005 by what he thought were howling dogs. When he went outside he realised it was a party going on in a neighbouring backyard and noticed how full the moon was. After watching the sky for a couple of minutes, he noticed a bright object to the right of the moon, which at the time he thought was a star or planet. He then realised that the 'star' was more of a cylindrical shape and it moved across the path of a smaller star from right to left. He then got a pair of binoculars and focused on the object and could see a round object with what looked like pebbles inside it.

He decided to go inside and wake his wife to also witness the event and she viewed it through the binoculars, agreeing with Peter that this was no star! The object then went from the left to the right then to its original position when he first sighted it. Peter described that the object at arms distance would have been about the size of a twenty cent piece and in the 5 o'clock position with his index finger. When he and his wife went to bed at about 1.30 am, the object was still visible.

Peter served as a Merchant Seaman and had witnessed a couple of strange things at sea around 1982-1985 and feels that he confidently knows the difference between planes, stars, planets etc. He was very impressed that this call was followed up as he rang Telstra Assistance and told the girl he had just seen a UFO and what number did he need to call. She then connected him to the 1800 number and he left his message. When I phoned him, his first reply was, 'Oh, you people are real!' Kellie, UFOSWS

18.04.05 CANBERRA (FISHWICK), NSW 1250hrs (DO)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code 3741(?)= 12.05.05)
Brendan reports on behalf of his flatmate, who is not ready to come forward. On 18 April 2005, the flatmate's mother and sister were visiting him from Albury and they attended a kite festival where he filmed the kites with his digital handycam. When they got home he began to rewind the tape for viewing when the tape would not rewind all the way back to the beginning; something which had never happened before. He manually rewound the tape frame by frame and what appeared in three frames of the tape absolutely puzzled them. Brendan, who has seen the footage, states that as clear as a bell a silver disc-shaped object with a domed top is clearly visible. It was flying low and fast with the sun reflecting off it. They were unaware of any associated noise and did not see it with the naked eye.

This is obviously still under investigation and I will keep you posted with updates as they come in. Larraine Cilia, Vice President UFOSWS

13.05.05 MELBOURNE (FERNTREE GULLY), VIC 2225hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code Not Assigned)

On 13 May 2005, Tim was at a Pizza shop in Mountain Gate, when at about 10.25 pm, he and about 30 other people saw a group of lights travelling in formation. At first there were about 15 lights, then later on there were about seven or eight left. There was no sound associated with the lights. They were in a formation like the Southern Cross, and changed their formation as they moved. Then they formed symbol shapes below symbol shapes, reminding the witnesses of Chinese writing. The movements were very smooth, and seemed to involve tiny circular movements. They were orange or amber coloured, and about seven times brighter than the stars. Tim is now not as sceptical as he was. George Simpson AUFORN VIC

13.05.05 MELBOURNE (FERNTREE GULLY), VIC 2227hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code 4800(?))
On 13 May 2005, at 10.27 pm, Kathy saw eight or ten lights that looked like little balloons with lights on them, which then faded away. They were seen for about 10-15 minutes. They seemed to be in a line, and made no sound. George Simpson AUFORN VIC

13.05.05 MELBOURNE (BORONIA), VIC 2242hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code 4801(?))
On 13 May 2005, at 10.42 pm, Renee saw a kite formation which changed gradually into a rectangle as it went, and some of the lights making up the formation faded from view as they ascended. They were all red, and slowly ascending, and very bright. George Simpson AUFORN VIC

13.05.05 MELBOURNE (BORONIA), VIC 2345hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code 4803(?))
On 13 May 2005, at 11.45 pm, Colin reported seeing only one light, moving around, level with the bottom of the Southern Cross, around 5-10-degrees southeast at 40-degrees elevation. It lasted about 10 minutes. It was unusual, not a plane, it moved to the left and back to the right again, faded in and out in intensity, and was orange or red.

His parents saw it also in Montrose, a nearby suburb. George Simpson AUFORN VIC

14.05.05 SALE, VIC 2112hrs (NL) (Source: 1800 Freecall National
Hotline Number - Callin Code 4810(?)) On 14 May 2005, at 9.12 pm, the witness was outside having a smoke when he saw the object and called to some other people to come outside to see it. He described it as a large white light going from east to west, then it turned and went off to the north and disappeared. It was heading away from the RAAF base, but made no sound and travelled faster than any aircraft. It also turned very sharply off to the north. The air base had nothing going on at the time. Everyone who saw it agreed that it was very unusual, and resembled no known aircraft. George Simpson AUFORN VIC

16.05.05 MELBOURNE (BEECHWORTH), VIC 2045hrs (Identified as the star Canopus)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code 4820(?))
On 16 May 2005, at 8.45 pm, a friend called the witness to tell him to go outside and have a look at an unusual object in the sky. It was at about 20-degrees elevation and due southwest. It was the star, Canopus. George Simpson AUFORN VIC

19.05.05 GOLDEN GROVE STATE PARK, SA 2315hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code 4822(?))
On 19 May 2005 at 11.15 pm at the Golden Grove Skate Park, two men saw a flash of 'clear' sky in the dark which lasted for a few seconds, during which they noticed a large dish or round object in the sky. They were about two kilometres from home where the partner of one of the men also noticed the flash but did not notice any objects. According to the men, the object simply disappeared, but they did hear a beeping noise. The men freaked as to what happened and were quite shocked. Dominic McNamara AUFORN SA

AUSTRALASIAN UFOLOGIST MAGAZINE JULY-AUGUST 2005 ISSUE
Australasian Ufologist Vol.9 No.2 features the following articles -

Vasumazulu Credo Mutwa and the Alien Agenda
A report on Credo Mutwa, an African Medicine Man, and his thoughts on the extraterrestrial presence on Earth..

'Peculiar Phenomena', V-2 Rockets - and UFORB Retaliation. Part 3
Linda Moulton Howe looks at the animal mutilations phenomenon.

New Religious UFO Movements: Extraterrestrial Salvation in Contemporary America... Part 1

Explores the notion that the Raelian Religion, the Aetherius Society and the Unarius Academy of Science display elements found within other religious groups that have been labelled differently and that the term Flying Saucer Cults is an incorrect term.

A Tasmanian UFO Mystery
With the unwitting help of the media, the Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre, uncovers some remarkable sightings in the Melton Mowbray area.

Nibiru: The Solution
For years, Andy Lloyd has puzzled over the many anomalous and often intractable problems presented by Zecharia Sitchin's Nibiru. Andy explores, through beautifully designed diagrams, his highly unorthodox and alternative theory.

The Cynthia Appleton Contacts (1957-1959)....Part 2
The continuing story of Cynthia's amazing contact experiences.

Hair of the Alien - The DNA Paradigm
Bill Chalker is in the forefront of DNA profiling study of biological material in Australia, and perhaps the world. He uses the Khoury case as a potent touchstone, and examines evidence in cases from diverse locations around the world.

Plus all the regular contributions by Diane Harrison (AUFORN), Robert Frola (AUFORN), George Simpson (AUFORN VIC), Keith Basterfield (AURA), Rebekah Prole (Independent Investigator), Dominic McNamara (AURA/AUFORN) and Jo Kent (AUFORN QLD).

Australasian Ufologist Magazine welcomes research contributions and well-based creative speculation, news, reviews, experiments and indeed anything that can further progress our understanding of the UFO phenomenon. "Unpopular" contributions are welcome. Submissions and news items can be sent to hypermax.net.au

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