Hill End, New South Wales
September 22nd/23rd 2001
Report taken from the AUFORN Mailing List
As some of you may already know, The UFO Society of Western Sydney organized a field trip to an apparent active region near Hill End. The first evening did not present anything paranormal, however we weren’t to be disappointed. The following cases are brief extracts from our reports:
22nd September, approximately 1.00pm Attila Kaldy sighted a bright streak of light shooting horizontally behind a hill towards east and returning back on its original path seconds later. There was also an unusual purple/grey haze line in the same direction that remained there until we lost sight of it after nightfall. We did experience wind during the day and evening still the haze line did not shift.
22nd September, between 8.00pm and 9.00pm, Attila Kaldy and Phillip Ainsworth spotted a series of lights illuminating the northern side of mountain. At times the lights seemed to react as the aurora borealis.
22nd September, approximately 9.00pm, Lloyd Wright noticed a bright star like object ascend and descend twice from behind a hill in the northwest region. This event lasted for about 5-10 seconds.
22nd September, between 9.30pm and 10.00pm an orange light moves horizontally from east to north. The light then stops and hovers. The object is seen rotating. Then, approximately 10 minutes later a second similar objects moves in from the east and stops in midair approximately 30 degrees from the first anomaly. Through the telescope (10 inch dobsonian), three witnesses noticed that the anomalies were now vertically positioned displaying a series of red/orange, white/yellow, blue and green lights. The rotation sequence was now clearly seen. The centre of these UFOs appeared to be hollow or at least featureless.
During the early stage of the sighting a ray of light appeared between the two objects, projecting from behind the mountain. The intensity of the light increased as if something much larger was approaching. Unfortunately that was as close as we came to the identity or origin of the light/ray as it then faded.
As the night grew on, the two objects took geostationary orbits in front of star Almach in Andromeda and star Hamal in Aries. There they remained.
22nd September, between 11.30pm and midnight Attila Kaldy and Lloyd Wright witnessed a large orange globular appear just above the western mountain range. The anomaly carried out a series of erratic manoeuvres or zigzags before descending behind the mountain. The event only lasted a few seconds.
23rd September, between 1.00am and 2.00am Phillip Ainsworth, Elizabeth? and Trevor Foster sighted a bright orange light shooting vertically up into the southeastern sky while return back within a few seconds. This event was then immediately repeated. The anomaly was quite a distance away however its intensity made it noticeable.
Needless to say that our stay in the middle of nowhere was quite an intriguing one.
There is a vital point to this whole scenario. Over the past 12 months I have experienced around a dozen sightings from Hill End to the north shore in Sydney. These sightings have led me to various clues and one definite confirmation. The majority of the north shore sightings began with a mysterious grey/purplish haze line in the lower atmosphere. I didn’t take much notice of it until our last north shore expedition on 4th September 2001:
Another Long Reef night survey party was organized. Attending the evening was myself, Lloyd Wright, Trevor Foster, Brenda and Kelly Maguire, Shane Wood and Laszlo Novak. The evening presented some lightening in the distant southeast and a rising full Moon.
Just before we decided to call it an evening around 11.15pm, a thin band of mist or fog appeared above the ocean towards the north. Somewhere around the Avalon region, we the noticed an ascending bright orange light. It seemed to take refuge in the band of mist (it is worth while mentioning that previous sightings occurred at, around or very near a similar band of mist or fog). We reassembled some of our equipment as much as we could. When I viewed the object through a pair of binoculars, I discovered an extraordinary phenomenon: an orange diamond like cone with a number of circle features at its top most end. It seemed to be at a 45-degree angle and hovering in the mist. The others were also witnesses. Some of the members of our party claimed that the object ‘jerked around’. Trevor believed that the object looked cylindrical while others saw unusual lights emitting from the body. Shortly after a plane appeared near the object thus loosing sight of it completely. The night officially ended at 11.45pm.
Now this mist-like phenomenon may well be known amongst the Ufologist community, I don’t know. On the other hand, if it isn’t known then we should take this discovery, if you like, seriously.
Regardless, I am still extremely pleased with the progress the UFOSWS has made over the past twelve month. This would not have been ccomplished without the regular field nights the rest of the society and I have conducted (and of course the assistance of the AUFORN call ins). Through rough weather and rough conditions we have persevered.
Through all this I have learned that with out practical experience you only have what other researchers and witnesses have already discovered or accounted. Other than that you have nothing!
I honestly hope that I have not offended anyone with this. I suppose what I’m trying to say is that more and more investigators should get their hands dirty and get with the action. We can learn so much from personal experiences. It may sound corny but the truth is definitely out there, so why not make the most of it!
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