AUFORN Reports

Compiled Sighting Reports

Issue 23
August 2001

Compiled by Robert Frola
Australian UFO Research Network
PO Box 738 Beaudesert QLD 4285


(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01494c)
This elderly lady also wanted to mention a story her Father told her when he was alive. He was a Bushman, his name was Jack. He worked in the North-Western part Australia and used to use a Dray (bigger than a Cart) and four horses to cart things around. One day he was plodding along when he saw this light coming straight towards him, just before it reached him it separated into two lights which flew separately either side of his horses. The horses were scared and started going out of control. He did not see what happened to the lights after that as he was trying to calm down his horses. This took place during the daytime in the 1890's. Can't blame human techology at least for this event. Beryl said he always wondered what it was and said it seemed similar to the stories he'd heard about Min Min Lights. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01494a)
Beryl wanted us to know of an incident which took place in 1963 at Springfield, Gosford. Her husband left for work on foot at 4:30 am and headed for the Gosford Train Station. She usually saw him off by watching him walk up the Road until he was out of sight. Beryl noticed an object hovering above her husband as he was walking, it was cigar shaped and seemed to illuminate a green colour which she says is difficult to discribe. She also noted the ship had square windows, but can't remember exactly how many. The ship seemed to be moving along with him as if following him up the Road. He was heading down Headland Pde and turning on to Wells Street when the object seemed to just disappear. She said it was as big as a bus in length, but not the same height as a bus, more slender. Beryl said it followed her husband for a few minutes. When her husband arrived home from work he said he saw the object as well and said its engines sounded like a generator; a sort of humming. Apparently this particular UFO was noted in the paper by a Fisherman's Wife who was asking witnesses to come forward. Beryl and her husband did'nt come forward, but they are now. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

1963 GOSFORD (MT ELLIOT), NSW 0430hrs (CE1)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01494b)
Beryl also wanted to mentioned an incident that took place during 1970. They were living in another part of Gosford at that stage. She heard a noise in her backyard and went outside to take a look. She lived at the bottom of Mt Elliot on Clyde Road, Erina. When she went outside she noted that the top of the Mountain was all lit up, like a fire, but not a fire. There were other witnesses to this event, she stated it was mentioned on Radio, but was soon forgotten - too quickly in her opinion. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

(Source: Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre)
Although an old report the case is of some interest due to its similarity to other reports over the years. About 11pm the two witnesses were returning home along the road to Seven Mile Beach. Just short of the town a bright silver/white soccer sized ball of light appeared alongside the passenger's side of the car. As the driver slowed down or sped up the light which was only meters away maintained its position. The ball stayed with the car for about two minutes before it ascended up at angle into the sky and disappeared, it did not fade out but just was out of sight in a second. Paul Jackson TUFOIC

(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01018)
John rang in regard to an incident that happened around 12 years ago. He was gardening in his backyard at Blacktown during the day. It was either during Autumn or Spring, he cannot recall the time line. John was leaning on a rake when he noticed a ball of light in the western sky, he stated it looked like a star and was electric blue. It commenced moving to the East for a few seconds then gradually turned to go North. He then went inside to get his wife. When they came back out it was back near the position where he first saw it. But he said it was bouncing up and down and moving like a 'song ball guide' for about a minute. He said it looked very strange indeed doing that, it even looked bigger. It then proceeded to go North-East and slowly ascended then all of a sudden took of like a bullet.

He always thought what he saw was strange, but was not sure whether to report it or not and if so, who too! Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01513)
Laura stated that one night around 2 to 2.5 years ago, she woke up during the night and attempted to look out of her bedroom window. She could usually notice lights on the stairwell of the block of flats across the road, but this night the lights were not visible. There was mist everywhere. Laura wiped a section of the window as there was condensation on it. She noticed a figure was blocking the stairwell lights; a round black ball shape with a vertical band around the centre which protruded out, just hovering there. It was level with her window view, as she looked at it, it moved off to the right. She ran out of her room to the balcony door to open it and get a better look. Laura doesn't know if she opened the door, apparently she found herself standing in the lounge-room away from the door and wondered what had happened. She immediately went in and checked on her son. She noticed dawn was breaking and wondered where the time had gone; it was pitch black one minute and dawn the next.

The next day someone mentioned to her that she had five small evenly spaces holes between her eyes, it took three days for them to go away. After they went away she woke up one day with four evenly spaced holes between her eyes in a square formation. Since this event took place she is having instances of possibly getting out of bed, getting dressed and going places during the night, but doesn't know for sure. Laura stated she has the preoccupation of thinking about alien life forms, space etc and occasionally is having what I would call flashes i.e of being in other places etc.

This reportee is a bit worried so I have given her my number if she needs to talk or wants to gain some assistance. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 00496)
Shape: Triangular shaped object
Size: Large
Objects: 1
Colour: Red arrow head shape on triangular object
Witnesses: 1

Jill was Sitting in lounge after ironing for 3 hours, decided to watch TV (had fan on - very hot). Baby was asleep behind me. All of a sudden a Thick White Cloud walked 'THROUGH' the fly screen door, across the kitchen, into the living room, was in front of the TV (couldn't see TV - Cloud was very thick) then went to the wall near the TV and faded. Noticed out in back yard looking through the screen door and some shade cloth on the deck that there was a large triangular shaped object with a red arrow head looking thing on it. The Cloud/Mist had no shape to it other than it was approximately 4 feet square in total size.

Since the incident, approx 2 nights later someone/thing taped Jill on the ankle (this has happened before in a previous residence). Jill woke up startled and saw a VISION of her mother having a heart attack and was quite disturbed because she had a feeling that she might be passing away soon. Jill has just come back from spending 2 weeks with her mum and she is actually ok.

However, 4 years ago her Brother died of cancer, they spoke of the afterlife and Jill mentioned after he passes away he might like to and visit!

Since her brother has passed away there has been pedestal fans hovering in mid air and falling over, photos flying off walls and shelves (mainly of mother - brother didn't get on with his mother), baby bottles doing somersaults in mid air. Her other young daughter has also had the tapping on an ankle and blankets moving strangely around on top of her.

This report will be followed up further within the few days. We'll keep you posted! Kay McCullock AUFORN QLD

15.01.00 REDCLIFFE, QLD 2030hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 00498)
Jim reports sighting an orange light in the sky over Redcliffe two Saturday nights ago (15 January) at 8.30pm. Working in the aviation industry, Jim is familiar with aircrafts and the usual characteristics of landing and taking off and the lights used etc. When a plane is coming into land they will turn on their landing lights, this was not the case.

Not having seen anything like this before, Jim was curious if anyone else had seen it and telephoned the radio stations, local papers and airport - nothing had been reported at that time.

Description as follows:
Orange ball of light the size of your small finger nail was moving inbound (i.e. north from Brisbane). First thinking it was an airplane coming into Redcliffe aerodrome, he watched it but was curious of the orange colour. The orange ball of light was moving slowly when it stopped and another orange ball (identical in colour) shot down from the first, this was repeated twice more. The light/s were not "flares" or "pyrotechnics" falling downward.

Jim estimated it travelled 1km in 8 secs before stopping. Last thought was it might be a balloon, until it shoot off in a westward direction moving quickly where it disappeared from view. Rita Robb AUFORN QLD

15.01.00 SYDNEY (GORDON), NSW ca2115hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 00483)
Mrs Bowe , husband and 6 friends were sitting outside when they witnessed a star like object that came from the North and heading South . The object came toward them before possibly zig zagging and heading straight up into space before being lost to the sight of the witnesses. A second object came 5 to 10 minutes later and followed the same pattern. The 2nd object followed a path parallel but not exact to the first. The object did appear to get a little brighter as it approached but the witnesses claimed it was very high and very bright and got smaller as it went away. The object was like a flame and displayed a definite change of direction. Doug Moffett AUFORN NSW

17.01.00 ARMIDALE, NSW 2030hrs (CE1)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 00488)
Shape: Bright shining light, square frame on top and bottom.
Size: 12 metres in diameter
Objects: One
Colour: Bright lights around edge
Sound: Low Humming
Speed: Outside of Witness home
Duration: approx 10 minutes
Other: UFO faded away
Witnesses: One

The same witness as in report number 00487 14.12.99 Armidale, NSW saw the same object again. When sighted it was fading out. Sighting lasted for 2 to 3 minutes. Witness surveyed the scene but found nothing unusual, such as marks, burns etc. Vivian Jensen AUFORN QLD

21.01.00 BRISBANE (SOUTH BRISBANE), QLD 2225hrs (Identified as Jupiter)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 00489)
Shape: Like a star
Size: large star
Colour: flashing red, blue and green
Sound: none
Duration: watched for 1 hour and gave up
Direction: They think it was north west
Witnesses: Chris and four friends

Saw a light over Brisbane tonight, like a Star low in the sky and flashing, red, blue and green. It moved a little as we watched if for about a hour and gave up. Jan Stone AUFORN QLD

24.01.00 REDCLIFFE, QLD 2200hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 00499)
Shape: Like a Star
Size: Like a big Star
Colour: Orange/yellow
Sound: None
Duration 10 minutes:
Direction: From West to East (Redcliffe)
Witnesses: Trish

"It was about 10pm on Saturday night, 22nd January 2000 and my husband and I saw a light in the sky that was orange/yellow, it made not sound and was about the size of a Star, travelling the speed of a airplane. We live in Redcliffe/Brisbane and this light was high in the sky travelling from west to east, going towards the sea, it seemed to stop for a while over Moreton Island, and we watched until it went out of site, aprox 10 minutes. Has any one else seen this, as we are sure it was not a airplane." Jan Stone AUFORN QLD

(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 00510)
Shape: Rectangle
Size: 16 centimetres
Objects: 1
Colour: Bright white light, with reddish cone tail
Sound: None
Duration: 3.45am to 5.10am
Direction: East Hovering over Mudjimba Island (slightly to the North)
Witnesses: Pat asked around but no one else has come forward yet, she may ask the local paper to publish her story in the hope that someone else saw it.

Pat, a very well spoken, educated, older lady was staying at the Discovery Beach Resort on the Sunshine Coast (used to be the old Surf Air) on Friday night, 28th January 2000. Her room overlooked the ocean and the hotel was right on the beach.

At about 3.45am on Saturday Morning (29th) Pat woke up from a restless night, (Pat does have trouble sleeping) and saw a very bright light shining through the window of her room, Pat got out of bed and looked out the window and saw this light which Pat describes as 500 times that of a fluorescent light. She was looking out to the East over the ocean, Pat says there is a very small uninhabited island about half a mile out to sea from the resort called MUDJIMBA ISLAND, and the light was just above this Island about 2,000-3,000 feet up and slightly to the North of the Island. The light stayed in the same position and after about a hour. Pat noticed a shape, rectangle, with a reddish cone tail end. Then some little flashes of light came out the cone looking tail. Pat sat at the window watching this light until 5.10am when it started to move upwards and disappeared.

Pat says she has never seen anything like it before, and would like to know what it was? She has never thought about UFO's before but it has now made her think about it and want to know more. She is familiar with the stars and says it was not a star. Jan Stone AUFORN QLD

29.01.00 SYDNEY (ORCHARD HILLS), NSW 2030hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 00549)
Shape: Roundish (4 bright light)
Size: Half the size of a 5 cent piece
Objects: 4
Colour: Bright orange
Sound: Nil
Speed: Slow
Duration: 5 - 10 minutes
Direction: Heading West
Witnesses: Wife and Father

David stated he was walking home and noticed 4 bright orange lights moving towards the West about 45 degrees above the horizon. He stated they were very slow and altered their formation by moving closer to each other. The configuration was that of a square prior to them moving closer together. After around 10 minutes the objects faded from view due to cloud cover. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

29.01.00 SYDNEY (SOUTH PENRITH), NSW 2130hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 00541)
Shape: Roundish (5 bright light)
Size: A little smaller than a 5 cent piece
Objects: 5
Colour: Bright yellow/orange
Sound: Nil
Speed: Slow (at times appeared to be stationary)
Duration: 15 minutes
Direction: Heading West
Witnesses: Wife and two children

Dennis stated he and his family were about to drive to the shop. He looked up and noticed 5 bright yellowish/orange objects slowly moving towards the West, 45 degrees above the horizon. He stated they were in a diamond configuration, which could to some look like a square configuration. The fifth object was to the left of the configuration, but twice the distance from the others. He stated the lights stayed in a stationary position over Glenbrook for some time then went out of view via cloud cover. He'd said people had told him they could have been baloons, but he said in his opinion definitely not. A video of the objects were taken. Further investigation pending. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

29.01.00 SYDNEY (EMU PLAINS), NSW ca2130hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 00544)
Shape: Roundish (5 bright light)
Size: Quarter the size of a 5 cent piece
Objects: 5
Colour: Bright yellowish/gold
Sound: Nil
Speed: Slow
Duration: 10-15 minutes
Direction: South to North
Witnesses: Girl friend

Andrew stated that he saw five lights as described moving slowly across the sky in a triangular configuration 45 degrees above the horizon, after a few minutes they formed a straight line then disappeared. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

23.03.00 CANNINGTON, WA 1955hrs (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
The witness, Brian, was in Jubilee Street when he saw a huge, orange sphere to the north-east. He was initially attracted to a pulsating glow lighting up the area. The slowly moving sphere, larger than four full-moons, was the colour of burning coal and looked on fire. After a minute, the glow went out. Brian could see the dark outline of an object which zig-zagged down towards the ground leaving a smoke trail two hundred metres long. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

12.04.00 OSBORNE PARK, WA 8.55hrs (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
Grant watched three white lights, very high up, travelling west to east. They seemed to merge into one, veered east and then north, before being lost to view. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

21.04.00 bet. SECRET HARBOUR TO ROCKINGHAM, WA 1940hrs (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
Ferris S. was travelling north from Secret Harbour to Rockingham, WA. Two orange lights appeared travelling south-north, one above the other. Over Perth the lights slowed almost to a stop and changed course, heading north-west. The witness watched through binoculars and with the naked eye for twenty minutes. The lights looked like incandescent, orange vapour lights. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

21.04.00 PERTH (NORTH FREMANTLE), WA 2230hrs (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
Keith was fishing near the old grain silos (now demolished) in North Fremantle. He noticed two very bright, light-orange lights hovering over what he estimated to be the Causeway in Perth. After thirty seconds the lights just vanished or turned off. The witness insists these were not aircraft lights. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

27.04.00 nr The Vines Resort, WA 2210hrs. (NL)
Karen reported an iridescent, blue light come out of the clouds and streak south towards Perth at great speed. It was silent with no tail. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

06.05.00 SAFETY BAY, nr ROCKINGHAM, WA 2000hrs (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
Colin S. was looking north when a bright, coal-red object came into view and hovered in one spot, pulsating bright and dim. At one stage a piece of burning substance fell towards the ground from the object which then seemed to move towards the witness before fading out. Colin had seen a daylight UFO in 1960 over Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

20.05.00 WARWICK, WA 0100hrs. (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
Daniel, the witness, watched two lights to the south, one red, one blue. Both were pulsating and moving up and down at forty-five degrees. He watched this display for twenty minutes until the lights faded out. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

21.05.00 BALCATTA, WA 1930-2000hrs (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
A man watched five small star-like lights move from the south-east. One light seemed to triple in size, break away from the main group, and move towards the witness. It stopped, grew small again, and returned to the main group. All the lights then faded out. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

25.05.00 PERTH, WA 2030hrs (CE1)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
The witness was heading south on the Kwinana Freeway. Near the Charles Street exit, looking east through the passenger window he noticed a dull white, oval object flying low and close to some high-rise office blocks. It appeared to be about one metre long, twenty-five metres off the ground, and two hundred metres from the witness. The oval object was travelling very fast, heading south, when it simply vanished. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

02.06.00 TWO ROCKS, WA 1815hrs (CE1)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
A bright, orange ball with a V-shaped tail dropped down towards the ocean. A flash was seen as the object disappeared and a bright orange column of smoke remained for some time afterwards. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

04.06.00 MORLEY, WA 2015hrs (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
A man, Rob, reported two orange balls of light (OBOLs) going east-west, ten minutes apart. They were a burning coal colour. No sound was heard. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

19.06.00 BEECHBORO, WA 1745hrs. (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
What appeared to be a brilliant, white fireball was reported by a witness in Beechboro, WA, as he headed south. The object was travelling in a north-north-west direction. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
Three separate reports came in from Balga, Morley and Cunderdin, WA, describing anything from twelve to eighty meteor-like objects with tails travelling south to north, some viewed through broken cloud. One witness described a dozen or so lights followed by another group three or four minutes later, followed by a third group. There were reports of a Russian satellite or rocket breaking up at that time, but this has not been verified due to time discrepancies. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

30.07.00 KALAMUNDA, WA 0415-0430hrs (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
The witness, Lorrissa, was looking north-east when a light, flashing many different colours, approached from the north-north-east at tree-top height. A second object, very much darker, approached the first light and dropped towards the ground. A third light approached the first and looped-the-loop before disappearing from view. The aerobatic display lasted about fifteen minutes before the lights faded out. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
The following case has lost much of its importance as the dates of the event/s cannot be pinpointed. It occurred six months ago and there are no other witnesses. Aaron was looking north-west when he noticed a bright light approaching that stopped and hovered as if watching him. Two helicopters and a light plane appeared and chased the light which headed west, rose rapidly and faded out or disappeared. It was surrounded by a blue aura. The following night Aaron woke up at 1am for a drink. Through the kitchen window he saw what appeared to be a black 'man' standing in the garden. No clothes were seen. Aaron felt a ringing sensation in his head and was overcome with fear. He fled to his mother's room for sanctuary. Following this experience, he compulsively draws elaborate geometric patterns; talks in a strange tongue; has flying dreams and sleep paralysis; and has a raised psychic awareness. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

04.09.00 BEECHBORO, WA 1930hrs (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
A man looking north reported a pulsating red and green light which alternately grew bright and dim at thirty degrees. It eventually dimmed out. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

12.09.00 INNALOO, WA 2155hrs (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
Annette D. watched two silent, orange lights move from west to east and fly out of sight. They were unlike aircraft lights and made no sound. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

03.10.00 BATEMAN, WA. 2055hrs (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
The witness, Eddy, was in Bateman driving west-north-west when he noticed five very bright red spheres in a V-formation vertically aligned with the apex pointing to the ground. The top light of the right-hand side of the V crossed over to the left, and the whole formation dropped towards the ground and simply disappeared. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

03.10.00 SPEARWOOD, WA 2220hrs (CE1)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
For twenty minutes Dave noticed small streaks or flashes of light going east-west. He was looking south. Ten minutes after the last flash, an oval object appeared from the east, lit up by two very bright lights at each end. It appeared for about two seconds before flying off at great speed to the west. No sound was heard. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

23.10.00 PEMBERTON, WA. 1950hrs (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
Monique watched a bright, orange/red fireball with a tail move quickly from the south-west to north-east. A whooshing sound was heard. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

25.11.00 SOUTH LAKES, WA 2320hrs (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
Sam reported an orange light travelling south to north. It suddenly deviated from the horizontal, climbing higher to remain stationary for ten minutes before fading out. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

24.12.00 MIDLANDS, WA 2330hrs (Possible Identified as Capella)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
John reported a star-like object to the east, dropping down in three stages before jumping back to its original position. He watched it over a two hour period and said it moved from side to side as well as flashing various colours. (This could have been the bright star Capella. Stars often appear to jump around if stared at long enough against a black background with no definite reference point: BR) Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

15.01.01 SCARBOROUGH, WA 2135hrs (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
Lee watched a star-like object travel south to north. Two similar objects appeared and caught up with the first, forming a perfect triangle. Ten minutes passed and a fourth light appeared, flashing on and off before disappearing to the north. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

19.01.01 SYDNEY (PENRITH), NSW 2330hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01143)
She was on the balcony of her unit at around 11.30 pm on the 20th January with her daughter and niece. It was a clear night when they saw one bright orange light which appeared to be hovering for a few minutes, then another came into view, this one overtook the other and headed in a North-West direction. She stated they looked like they were on fire and were glowing. No sound could be heard. She was uncertain as to their height. She did not see where they came from.

I noted however that they were not far from the industrial area where the Penrith hoax incidents took place early 2000. This incident seemed very similar to those of last year. I have asked her to call me on my mobile if she sees the same incident again. I am only fifteen minutes away. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

31.01.01 KELMSCOTT, WA 2115hrs. (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
Steve reported four bright green flashes, two minutes apart, just above the horizon to the north-east of his position in the Belmont/Midland area. I spoke to the Midland police who had not received any other reports of these lights. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

Late January 2001 SYDNEY (FAIRLIGHT), NSW 1340hrs (CE2)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01491)
After reading the Manly Daily Gwen thought she would phone to tell of her experience which took place in late January 2001. She was resting on her bed for 10 minutes before visitors were due to arrive, it was 1.40 pm in the afternoon and her son was watching sports on TV in the lounge room. All of a sudden she said the floor started shaking and she could hear a noise which sounded like the sound barrier was being broken. She tried to get out of bed but couldn't, she noticed a bright light outside of her window. Gwen lives on the second floor of a block of units and her bedroom window faces the side of the building, where a driveway is situated. A garage is under her unit. She stated the orb which appeared as a bright yellow light was actually a grey metalic lace looking ball underneath the light which had sharp points or spikes on it. The object she said was only about a foot in diameter, was hovering about 12 feet from the ground and around 8 feet from her window. She said it seemed to make an electrical sound whilst hovering and stayed there for a number of minutes. Her son at this stage was still in the lounge room and could not move either, he heard the noises etc but could not get up to see to his mother. Gwen mentioned that there was a red light illuminating from the top of the orb and a green type trail coming from bottom of the object. After the event both of them felt very week as if they had no energy left. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

04.02.01 DOUBLEVIEW, WA 1400hrs. (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
Gary and Camille watched amazed as six bright, star-like objects at forty-five degrees moved in and out of formation travelling south to north. The witnesses were looking eastwards as the objects moved slowly at first, but often moved rapidly when changing formation. They formed a circle, semi-circle and triangle moving up and down and from side to side. Gary phoned RAAF Pearce who claimed no planes were flying in the area at that time. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

24.02.01 nr ALBANY, WA. (NL)
(Source: JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, The Australasian Society for Psychical Research Inc, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2001)
Stuart reported a red glow in the western sky which moved about and changed from dim to bright and dim again. He claims to have seen this effect over several days, but his description did little to clarify the phenomenon. Brian Richards ASPR/UFORUM

05.04.01 BEACONSFIELD, TAS 0515hrs (NL)
(Source: Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre)
The witness left home early to drive to Pipers River for work. A large bright light was noticed in the eastern sky. the witness did not take much notice until he saw that it was moving north. As he headed towards the Batman Bridge the light looked to be a mere 300/400m off to his left and 50m above the ground. It seemed to accelerate and gain elevation going ahead of his car over the next hill. From the Batman Bridge he observed a light over Hillwood which travelled northwards as he took the road to Pipers River when he lost sight of the light due to the trees. The light was seen again from the Old George Town Road (6.10am) but at an higher elevation and disappearing in the early morning light. Venus on the 5th rose at 5.55am so that the light seen from Beaconsfield must have been something else. However, the elevated light fading in the morning light from the Old George Town Road may well have been the planet. Paul Jackson TUFOIC

(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01352a)
Chris & a friend were outside and observed 2 lights in the sky, north-east of Eight Mile Plains, coming towards them. Looked like 2 aircraft with landing lights - then started to go due west, coming a couple of kms apart, then went north-west. Appeared to have quite bright lights which would occasionally blink out.

Chris phone dthe local control tower at 10.43 p.m. and asked thm if any aircraft were registered, and was told no, that ATC have to be notified of all movements. Emma Derdak AUFORN QLD

16.04.01 BRISBANE (EIGHT MILE PLAINS), QLD 2215hrs (NL) (Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01352b) Chris went outside at 10.15 p.m. and saw 2 lights - east-north-east, 30o. Lights came closer together, moving up & down, swapping over. Chris watched this for 10 minutes, and observed one light to drop 'like a rock' 5-7degrees in sky & appeared to move away at a 90 degree angle away & up. The other light stayed there till 10.55 p.m. gradually moving away after seven minutes. Emma Derdak AUFORN QLD

02.05.01 SYDNEY (NORTHERN BEACHES), NSW 2007hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01378)
Bianca was outside her house when she saw a bright orange/yellow light in the sky about 45 degrees above the horizon and around the size of a five cent piece at arm's length. She stated it was moving very slowly, almost appearing stationary at times. Some flickering of the light was apparent. She called out to her boyfriend, Mum and Dad to come out and see it. The other people came out and saw it, then Bianca went inside to grab her binoculars. Just before she went inside she noticed a plane traveling east, she then ran inside and by the time she came back out the light had disappeared. Her mother stated it just wasn't there anymore. Her mother thought it initially appeared to be over the suburb of Frenches Forest. No one else in the family thought it was worth phoning up about, but Bianca thought it was important enought to be reported. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

04.05.01 SYDNEY (CASTLE HILL), NSW 2205hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01459)
Chris was driving along Showground Road, Castle Hill on Monday evening around 10.05 pm. He noticed in the South-Western Sky a bright purple light. He stated the light was not twinkling, was stationary and was around four times larger than one of our closest stars. He stated from the time he noticed it, the light hovered for around 20 seconds and then it took off like a bullet further away to the South-West, accending as it accelerated. He stated it was definitely bright purple in colour and that the middle of the car window he was looking did not have any window tint that could have given a false impression. He stated there would have to be other witnesses as there were so many cars on the road at the time. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

18.05.01 NEWSTEAD, TAS 0722hrs (DO)
(Source: Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre)
A number of people were having a smoke outside their flat in the Launceston suburb of Newstead. They all noticed a bright shiny metallic something in the north-east sky. One of the witness was able to view the object with binoculars. It seemed to be losing elevation in the northern sky during the 5 or so minutes it was observed. It looked a bit like a teardrop on its side with some shading below. The strangest thing were two orange balls that were rotating around the perimeter of the object. The two balls were always on opposite sides of the object. Its method of disappearance was also a bit of a puzzle, it seemingly just disappeared in mid air. One second it was there, the next it was gone. Enquiries with Police, media, airports all failed to turn up an explanation or any other witnesses. Paul Jackson TUFOIC

19.05.01 BRISBANE (CRESTMEAD), QLD 0500hrs (CE1)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01352a)
Shape: round discs
Size: 10 cent
Objects: 12
Colour: orange
Sound: None
Speed: still
Duration: 10 minutes
Direction: North westerly
Weather: No clouds very clear
Witnesses: 2
Formation: Straight Line at least 30 cm apart

Greta said: "I got up to let my little dog out to do a pee at 5.00am. When I stepped outside I looked up at the sky to see what kind of day it was going to be. That's when I saw these shaped disc objects".

"Well I raced in and got my husband to have a look and he saw them also."

John said: "I don't know what these things were but they sure an't anything we have. They just sat there shinning and doing nothing, they were very still and soundless."

Greta said: "I could see a helicopter moving towards the objects it was as these objects became aware of the helicopter because they just disappeared like someone had turned of a light switch. Wow what a sight we rang 4BH to see if any one else had seen them but they told us no one had called in, but I guess not to many people get up at that time."

This is still under investigation. Diane Harrison AUFORN

25.05.01 SYDNEY (ST CLAIRE), NSW 2030hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01435a)
On the 25th May at around 8:30 pm at St Clair, Denis noticed two bright orange objects in the sky heading North to North-West. He thought these objects may have been weather balloons, but dismissed the concept soon after and left a message with our hotline. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

31.05.01 EAST DEVONPORT, TAS 1830hrs (NL)
(Source: Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre)
Motorist stops car after spotting two white lights crossing the sky ahead (east). They are about 2 moon widths apart and moving from south to north. The strangest aspect is their manner of movement. The lights are zig-zagging in unison s they speed northwards. They are in view for a minute or more before disappearing at a lower elevation towards Bass Strait (Under investigation). Paul Jackson TUFOIC

01.06.01 SYDNEY (ST CLAIRE), NSW 2030hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01435b)
On the 1st of June which was also a Friday he noticed again that there were bright orange lights in the sky, however this time there were four. He stated that they were moving across the sky together slowly, about the same altitude and direction heading as the ones he'd seen the week prior. He watched them for about 15 minutes when one took of traveling faster than a plane continuing to head North. He then said another took off to the North-West at a less accelerated speed. The two remaining kept traveling at the same speed and in the same direction. I have asked him to contact me if he sees these objects again. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01504)
Traveling on a bus from the City to Dee Why, Margaret noticed a bright orange light behind some trees at the Balgowlah Golf Course. At first she thought it was the moon, only it looked too big and too low down in the sky. It was around midnight. She then looked back around to see it again but it was gone. This apparently happened last Thursday evening. She was looking through a window of the bus when she saw this light. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

08.06.01 SYDNEY (SYDNEY HEADS), NSW 2315hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01488 & 01493)
On the 8th of June at around 11:15 pm Tony, his wife and daughter were driving along Sydney heads and noticed 3 orange lights in the Eastern sky over the ocean in what he called a perfect triangular shape, they merged together and formed one large orange light and headed South West at what he states was a tremendous spead; like a bullet. They lost sight of them in an instant. The observation only lasted a matter of seconds. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

09.06.01 SYDNEY (KILCARE BEACH), NSW 0430hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01468)
Casandra was staying at a friends house at Kilcare Beach on the Queens' Birthday long weekend. The house overlooks the ocean and is positioned on a cliff face. Early Saturday morning around 4:30 pm she noticed a bright light about 40-50 degrees above the horizon (N.E) which seemed to be changing colours and shapes. Casandra and a friend of hers grabbed two telescopes and set them up to get a closer look. She knew the unidentified light was not Venus as she had studied Astronomy herself for three years and could see Venus to the right of the light which was changing shapes.

Casandra noted that periodic clouds were not affecting the view as they were behind the light, so the light object appeared to be within Earth's atmosphere. She then went to wake up the house owner's son, Terry and alert other house guests, there were now four witnesses in all. They were all surprised by the sight of the light and what it was doing, they kept taking turns looking at it through the telescopes.

The witnesses stated it appeared to flip inside and out, each time changing shapes from a circle with checker board shapes on it, to a distorted figure eight, to a square. The light continually changing into an array of colour groups; green, red, purple, blue etc. Casandra stated at times it looked like a strobe light and was as large as a 5 cent piece when looking through the telescrope.

What is interesting is that Casandra and her friend set up the telescopes and did not need to adjust there position for the duration of the sighting i.e 1.25 hours. When the light changed it's shape continually though, Casandra stated it gave you the impression it was moving or bobbing up and down, but of course it wasn't.

Casandra also stated that when dawn was breaking, the stars were diminishing from view, but that the unidentified light just stayed there, becoming more faded as the sun came up. Apparently even after dawn the unidentified light could still be seen for 15 minutes. Another interesting point is that the next day the locals in the area were talking about all the groups of Whales that had been sighted that night and that they were not suppose to be migrating down the coast yet.

Casandra also stated she is sure the unidentified light was there again on Sunday night, but further away in the distance. Casandra is sending some photos of the light, if the pictures turned out. She did fortunately have a zoom lense attached to her Camera at the time. So with a bit of luck.....

I will be investigating this event further. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

11.06.01 SYDNEY (DEE WHY), NSW 1500hrs (DO)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01509)
This reportee is a courier. On Monday at around 3 pm he was driving in Dee Why along Oaks Avenue just past the round about when his engine seized, nothing would work. He got out of the vehicle after putting the van in neutral, took the break off and tried to push the van off the Road, it wouldn't budge He then went accross the Road and rang his Boss to get someone else to do his pickup and also rang the NRMA. When he went back to his van he tried again by putting the gear into reverse to clutch start it. He then tried to start it once again the usual way and guess what it worked. He has been driving the van since Monday and it hasn't played up so far. The strange thing is a colleague has just experienced exactly the same thing. He will be talking with him tomorrow. I asked him to find out exactly where this driver was at the time of his incident. Apparently it also happened on the Monday, but later on in the afternoon.

In regard to the UFO's he states they are definitely saucer shaped the larger ones illuminate a yellow light and the smaller ones illuminate a blue light. He stated today that at least one large ship and over 30 smaller ones were hovering over Artarmon. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01501)
Driving along Pitt Water Road, Collaroy Greg noticed two bright orange lights which he decribes as looking like Lanterns. He stated they headed over the Collaroy Plateau and then separated from each, one going east and the other south. He said they moved slowly and looked as if they were manouvering and zig zaging as they were flying. No noise at all was apparent. He stopped in to an old girlfriend's mothers house to get her to have a look, she saw them just before they went their separtate ways. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

16.06.01 ADELAIDE (ELIZABETH PARK), SA 2250hrs (ce1)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01507)
Shape: Disc shape [saucer shape] Objects: 2 Colour: Dull Yellown Sound: NIL Duration: 10 mins Witnesses: 1

On Saturday 16.6.01 night at around 10.50pm, Paul was outside with his dog. He looked up at the night sky and noticed 2 dull yellow lights. Originally Paul thought that they were just 2 stars, but then he noticed that the lights were moving and as they drew closer to his position, took on the look of discs. Paul also noticed that his dog started to act funny as the lights came closer.

Paul watched the 2 objects for approx 10 mins, he stated that they had come into his line of sight from a 45-50 degree angle from the horizon, and as he watched, the top one came down towards the other, so it looked like the top one was covering the bottom one.

Then after 10 mins, the top one, took off straight up, while the other one stayed. He continued to watch it for a minute or two more, but by then the cloud cover had moved in properly, so he didnt know what happened to the 2nd object, whether it was still there or had also departed. He said, that there had been a large gap in the cloud cover and that is where he was looking/watching the 2 objects.

There was no noise, and Paul being a photographer said that he has a good idea of how light can play tricks etc. So, he went through a process of elimination, by himself.

He phoned the local Parafield Airport and asked if there was any traffic for that time of night, they answered "No". He then phoned the Edinburgh RAF, and Adelaide Airport and got the same answer of "No".
He also then went through the thoughts of 'helicopter' so he phoned the local police to ask if they may have had their helicopter out doing a search to which again the police replied "No". He also ruled out satellites, as they dont tend to move down to come on top of one another, then one move straight off upwards, etc.

Paul also asked me if other people had phoned in to say they had seen something that night.
I explained to Paul that funnily enough for the last 3 weeks, we had been receiving calls to the UFO Hotline from around that area ie: Munno Para/Craigmore.
Paul said, yes that Munno Para/Craigmore where near where he was - Elizabeth Park.
I also told him, that those people had witnessed 3 orangey/reddish lights in a rough triangle formation.
But! that they had also been travelling in the same direction at about the same height above the horizon.

I am keeping a record of these sightings in this area. As for calls to be coming in 3 weeks running and everytime it has been on a SATURDAY night at 10.30-11.00pm that people have witnessed these lights/objects. I know that the Edinburgh RAAF is close by, but, apart from the Global Hawk which has now a few weeks back, Edinburgh is not known to house any 'unusual aircraft. Charmaine Ballam AUFORN SA

17.06.01 SYDNEY (PENNANT HILLS), NSW MORNING (DO) (Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01511) This person is a Qantas Pilot, apparently he has never seen anything he couldn't identify until now. He was driving around in the Pennant Hills area when he noticed an orange light in the sky at around 30 degrees vertical. He was driving from South to North when he saw the light on his right side.

He stated it was going in a straight direction, but appeared to be wobling or moving randomly. He watched this object for around 15 minutes, it was moving slowly and seemed to vary in its intensity. He lost sight of it when it reached around 50 degrees above the horizon. He stated it was about half the size of a 5 cent piece and he could not judge the height from the ground as he had no form of reference. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

18.06.01 SYDNEY (DEE WHY), NSW 1850hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 01514)
The reportee was driving home Monday evening around 6:50 pm after picking up her son. She noticed two bright orange lights tale gating each other of and on for some time as she was driving down Victor Rd and onto Oceana.

The first light would wait for the other to catch up then take off again. The lights apparently were visable in the South-East at first and then headed West. When the reportee arrived home she went and got her husband to have a look as well. The event from start to finish took around 10 minutes. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

23.06.01 SYDNEY (ROOTY HILL), NSW 2247hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number Callin Code: 01531)
David was on his Balcony Unit having a barbeque with friends and relatives celebrating his Birthday. His wife noticed three bright orange lights in the Eastern sky at about 90 degrees from the horizon. The lights were pulsating simultaneously and were positioned in a triangular formation. After 15 minutes the lights were no longer present.

The reportee stated he did not see them leave. He just looked up again and they were gone. All those present at the celebration saw the three lights in question. They could not judge the height at which the lights were hovering. Considering the information given I am of the opinion the lights pulsating simultaneously could be in fact one object possibly in the shape of an isosceles triangle. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

30.06.01 SYDNEY (MT DRUITT), NSW 1444hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number Callin Code: 01554)
Reportee: Dominique was with a friend on his Balcony on the 23/6/01 at about 2.30 am when they saw an orange/red light in the sky. The reportee stated it looked as if it was flying above Erskin Park Road, St Clair. He states it was the size of a 10 cent piece at arms length and was heading West.

He stated it was very slow but appeared to be rotating like the fire crackers you can buy that spin around on the ground when you light them and the sparks or flame push out from the ball of light (rotating Clockwise). It did not flicker or pulsate at all. They watched it for around 15 minutes or so.

They noted that it turned slowly and seemed to be flying parallel to the Great Western Highway for a few minutes as far as Woodville Road. He then noted it did an abrupt turn and headed South-East at a tremendous speed and accended 45 to 50 degrees as it did. He lost sight of the object within seconds.

The reportee at first glance thought it may have be a helicopter considering the height at which it was flying, but at closer inspection he thought otherwise, it looked nothing like a helicopter and also there was no apparent noise. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

30.06.01 SYDNEY (CAMPBELLTOWN), NSW 1801hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number Callin Code: 01568)
Reportee: Richard: On Tuesday evening at around 6:15 pm Richard and his son were driving along Narellan Road travelling towards Campbelltown when they noticed an orange light in the sky. It appeared in the South-Eastern sky at about 15 degrees above the horizon. Richard stated they were at the highest point on the Road way when they first noticed it.

The reportee stated that the orange light was lightly pulsating and that it couldn't be attributed to cloud cover as it was a clear night. It seemed to be travelling at a similar height to that of the planes that pass over the Campbelltown area, but not on the same flight path.

The orange light seemed to be heading toward Liverpool. No other lights were apparent and the light was not similar to that of a plane. When Richard pulled up at the stop lights at the intersection of Narellan, Blaxland and Gilcrest Avenue, which is a major intersection, the light could still be clearly seen, even in this lit up area.

The reportees said the object looked at least three times bigger than Mars is at the present time. When Richard and his son drove off from the main intersecton they pulled off to the side of the Road and got out to have a better look. The orange light projected the same intensity the whole time they were observing it until it faded from view due to distance. Richard thought this light first appeared over the area of Wollongong. Karen Burden AUFORN NSW

Sources for this Issue:

AUFORN, PO Box 738, Beaudesert, QLD 4285
Charmaine Bellan AUFORN SA, e-mail:
George Simpson AUFORN VIC, e-mail:
Karen Burden AUFORN NSW
TUFOIC, PO Box 174, South Hobart, TAS 7004
UFOR(NSW), PO Box Q95, Queen Vic Bldg, Sydney, NSW 1230
ASPR/UFORUM, PO Box 2001, Kandinya, WA 6163

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