ca AUGUST 2000 EDGEWATER, WA (CE1)
(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
01.08.00 ADELAIDE (TOLLEY ROAD, ST AGNES), SA 1234hrs (DO)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0827)
Shape: Elongated ball shape [possible cigar shape]
Colour: Grey/silver metallic
Duration: approx 12 mins
Direction: travelling SSW - East, then South to North
Conditions: Clear blue sky, no planes/birds or clouds observed
Witnesses: Jim and Andy
Jim and Andy are both Pest/Weed controllers and they were out on a job. Jim was gauging the wind to see if it was blowing too strong [due to the fact that spraying cannot be done in strong wind]. He did so by glancing at a tall tree nearby, whilst doing this something caught his eye at a 45 degree angle approx 3- 5 km away from their location, in the sky.
Jim [who had sunglasses on]thought that he was seeing 2 balloons just floating in sky but as he continued to look at the objects realised that they were not balloons but something else/different. He turned around to his friend/co-worker Andy and said ‘Hey have a look at that’. Andy [who didnt have sunglasses on] said ‘Yes they look like 2 metal elongated balls’.
They both continued to watch the objects for a few more seconds, when they saw one of the objects start to do circular movements around the other, ie: circling quickly around the other about 4 times. Then the other object moved horizontally - front to back, around the other for 5 or 6 times then stopped. Approx 30 secs after they had stopped, Jim took his glasses off and noticed that both objects had a ‘grey aura or dark cloud defined shape, like bees were encompassing them. This cloud/aura seemed to pulsate strongly and then the objects disappeared. Jim’s friend Andy confirmed that.
Jim then glanced back at Andy to see if he had seen all that, which he had. Then within 2 secs he glanced back at the sky and the objects had moved from their 45 degree angle to be directly 500 metres above them. Andy said to Jim ‘ Here they are here!’ Andy at the time was on the other side of their truck. The objects then looked as if they were on top of each other. They also appeared to be 4 times bigger and clearly metal and oval shaped body. Jim and Andy agree that the objects must have travelled against wind at least 5 - 6 km to be directly above them.
By the time Jim looked back after again checking with Andy that he was seeing all of this, the objects had gone. Andy who had a clearer view said they just where there one minute the next gone...just disappeared.
After discussing this sighting with Jim, I asked if he would be happy to fill in an AUFORN UFO report form, which he agreed to, stating that he would be able to draw what he saw etc. Jim has also asked for AUFORN website address, which I have supplied. Charmaine Ballam AUFORN SA
02.08.00 BRISBANE (WEST LAKE) QLD 0110hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0833)
Size: 10 cents
Objects: Five White lights
Duration: 15 mins
Direction: from West lake looking towards Kenmore Hills
Witnesses: Tracy and her Husband
Tracy and her husband live at West Lake in Queensland. At 1.10am this morning Tracy said her husband called her to look outside at the sky towards Kenmore Hills,( this area is very dark with no city lights). They saw four oval white lights and one oval white light in the middle of them, the lights did not move, and they made no sound, they watched them through binoculars for about 15 minutes and then they all just vanished, like someone had turned the light out says Tracy. Jan Stone AUFORN QLD
04.08.00 SYDNEY (BONDI), NSW 1810hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0836)
Reportee saw two nights in a row 2 or 3 brighter than brightest star like objects travelling the first night west to east and the second night south to nor nor east. They glowed white and suddenly went to half brightness before disappearing. These sound like satellites catching the rays of the sun. yrs earlier he and two others saw a big blue pulsating light on the ground on a cow paddock in the Dorrigo area. They had pulled over to have a sleep, they watched for approx 20 mins. It was car size and about 300 mtrs away. It was about 3am in the morning, he was very vague about why he didn’t investigate and if they were scared why did they hang around for 20 mins. Two weeks later whilst travelling as a pillion on a motor bike he noticed the same light at the same place at about 12.30am. There was no sound on both occasions. Doug Moffett AUFORN NSW
05.08.00 ADELAIDE (OLD NOARLUNGA), SA 1330hrs (DO & ANGEL HAIR)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0838)
1 - silver disc - approx. size of a 10c. 3 - whitish balls, 3 - ? helicopter in shape with 3 pointed pieces coming up from ship
Objects : between 6 - 9 approx
Direction: Travelling West to East
Conditions: Blue sky no cloud, [mild unseasonably warm day for August]
Shelia’s husband was outside doing some gardening approx. 11.40am on Saturday. He happened to glance up at the sky, as it being such a beautiful warm day. That is when he spotted a silver disc in the sky, from where he was standing and the height of the disc it appeared to be about the size of a 10c piece. Shelia’s husband then called out for her to come outside and have a look. They both then continued to watch the ‘display’ that was happening.
During observation, Shelia stated that they saw various and numerous craft, differing in size/shape/colour.
They were travelling steadily from West to East. Where Shelia lives is a beach side suburb, so the craft was coming from St. Vincents Gulf [west] moving steadily eastward, until reaching the line of the top of Adelaide Hills [east], where upon reaching the hilltop line they just seem to vanish. This sighting took approx. 90mins for the craft to travel from the beach to the hills.
One thing of particular importance and note, is that from the very first time both of the witnesses started to see the various craft(s), Angel Hair had started to fall. It continued to fall whilst the objects/craft went across their house and continued on their travel to the Adelaide Hills. Shelia stated that she felt that the Angel Hair had been falling as the craft/objects approached her house. Even after the craft/objects etc had finished passing over Shelia and her husband, the Angel Hair continued to fall.
Shelia states it fell in great big wads/strands. Some actually fell on top of her house/chimney and her TV antennae, some even luckily fell close by to her onto her gate post. Shelia knew that to try and touch or grab Angel Hair was difficult if not impossible. So, she grabbed a branch that just had been pruned off a tree by her husband to gather it up. She said the strand that she was trying to get was Long silver cobweb like in colour and texture. Sadly, once Shelia had touched the Angel Hair with the branch, it shrivelled up and evaporated.
I asked Shelia if I could send her out a AUFORN UFO Report form for her and her husband to fill in. She agreed, and also stated that they had been in touch with Colin Norris, who has also sent a report form to fill in.
Points of interest: CB
1. There have been other reports of Angel Hair falling on the beach at Aldinga, a suburb approx. 15 mins [by car] further down the coast from Old Noarlunga at the same time that Shelia and her husband had their sighting(s) - Saturday 5/8/2000. I have been informed that a person who works at the hospital I work at, was at Aldinga beach walking his dog at the time, that he saw, touched and tried to grab some of the Angel Hair as it fell. He has stated that the Angel Hair was falling in large amounts all along the beach front, but when it touched the sand or water, it just evaporated, he also has stated that he saw a ‘bright light’ at the time of the Angel Hair falling. I am in the process of arranging a meeting time that is suitable for both of us, to discuss/investigate this further.
2. I asked Shelia how she knew so much about Angel Hair, i.e.: not to touch by hand and to try and obtain some for testing. She told me that she not only was a clairvoyant, but had had an intense interest in the ufo phenomenon since 1967 when whilst driving back from Wallaroo thru Kadina [SA Country], the car she was in, just stopped for no reason. Her husband at the time, was angry as the vehicle had had no trouble/problems before, but now it seemed all the electrical systems and engine had died on them. They had no lights and there were no lights anywhere on the road. Her husband got out of the car to see what the trouble was, as Shelia looked out of her window to see what he was doing, she saw approx. 6 - 8 feet above her a perfect circle of red/green lights. She told me that there was NO Sound, to them, they just floated/sat there. They blinked on and off 3 times, before just disappearing. Ever since then she has been very much interested in the ufo phenomenon. Charmaine Ballam AUFORN SA
11.08.00 ADELAIDE (HAMPSTEAD GARDENS), SA 2140hrs (CE1)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0849)
Colour: Pale Amber
Size: Size of Thumb at arms length
Direction first seen: East
Direction last seen: West
Michelle was at Hampstead Gardens when she noticed a pale orange light in the sky in the east & watched it for a total of 40 minutes, at first she thought it to be a Helicopter but dismissed this as it got closer, she could only say that the object was a pale round orange light about the size of her thumb at arms length, she asked a passer by but did not get there details, she watched it until it was out of sight. Laurie Pearce PRISM
13.08.00 SYDNEY (MILLER), NSW 1855hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0851)
John walked outside to have a smoke when he saw a round yellow/orange glow high up with no tail travelling about the speed of a plane. It was an overcast night with no stars and the object appeared about 20 times the size of a plane and was heading south. They obtained approx 60 seconds of video footage before the object disappeared. There was a white ring inside the outer glow and the duration of the sighting was approx 2 minutes. They rang Mascot, the federal police and Channel 9 who told them it was Mir space lab. There was a black shadow trailing as it headed sou west with no flashing lights, there was also a black shadow trailing. Doug Moffett AUFORN NSW
15.08.00 BRISBANE (BROWNS PLAINS), QLD 0915hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0852)
Duration: couple of seconds?
Paula said she was driving up the Mt Lindsay HWY. towards Browns Plains when she spotted a strange looking object in the sky. Paula said the object appeared to be quite still..it didn’t move. Its was very bright but when the brightness disappeared there was a silver doom left in the sky. Then the doom looked like it was sucked backwards and disappeared.
Paula said she was sure it wasn’t a plane.?
Being a local resident of this area for over 3 years it was quite common to mis-identify planes that leave Brisbane airport... MT Lindsay Hwy is right on the fight path south to Sydney. I’m just being the devils advocate here.
A plane with the landing lights on heading towards you could appear to be getting bigger in size. With the additional glare of the morning sun the object could also appear to be a different shape. This object was said to go backwards and disappear.
This effect could be attributed to a number of factors.
1. The plain banked away from the light source making it appear to disappear backwards.
2. The plains turn of their landing light after a certain distance from the airport making it look like it disappeared.
Still under investigation. Diane Harrison AUFORN
15.08.00 SYDNEY (HUNTERS HILL), NSW (Possible Identified as a Meteor)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0858)
Tried to contact witness 18th, 19th and 20th ..mobile switched off. Witness is friend of Report Number 00857 and saw object at the same time. Again appears to be meteor. Doug Moffett AUFORN NSW
15.08.00 SYDNEY (HUNTERS HILL), NSW 2357hrs (Possible Identified as a Meteor)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0857)
Witness saw greeny blue glow 20 degrees off perpendicular to horizon heading south at approx 11.30pm. Appeared to crash over Hunters Hill area. Seems again to be optical illusion caused by large meteor disappearing at vast speed over the horizon. Doug Moffett AUFORN NSW
15.08.00 SYDNEY (KURNELL), NSW 2348hrs (Possible Identified as a Meteor)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0855 & 0856)
Leah and her boyfriend saw a large blue flaming object that illuminated the horizon. The object had a yellow glow after it ans was travelling sou/east as they viewed the object travelling from Kurnell to Cronulla. Duration approx 2 seconds. Seems to be large meteor with optical illusion of near crashing in relation to speed over horizon. Doug Moffett AUFORN NSW
15.08.00 SYDNEY (CAMPSIE), NSW 2338hrs (Possible Identified as a Meteor)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0854)
Evelyn saw an electric blue ball with a green tinge and tail travelling South over Earlwood and Brighten. Duration was within 5 seconds. Seemed to crash in the above mentioned area. Would appear to be a meteor with the optical illusion of an object disappearing over the horizon at vast speed. Doug Moffett AUFORN NSW
15.08.00 SYDNEY (WAHROONGA), NSW pm (TRACE)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0839)
Whilst in his local park, Ted noticed a circle of dead grass. He asked some locals who fly model aircraft about the circle and they said it had been there some time. They also mentioned with a laugh that a UFO had landed there. Ted ran his compass over the area and at first noticed some unusual readings but on a further investigation noticed no such irregularity. This has been passed onto Brian Dickenson for further investigation. Doug Moffett AUFORN NSW & Brian Dickenson UFOR(NSW)
16.08.00 BRISBANE (ACACIA RIDGE), QLD 2026 & 2049hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0859 & 0860)
Shape: Star like
Size: Size Venus or plane landing lights
Colour: orange to red
Duration: 2 minutes
Direction: Acacia Ridge, Brisbane
Witnesses: 2...mother and son
Elle said she live near the Archiefield Airport and she quite familiar with planes. This is her report of what happened... "I saw the first one at 8.20pm. It had a tail then it split into two and then both traveled together in a straight line but very slowly so it couldn’t be a meteorite but there was what looked like a sparkle in the sky some what like tinsel.
Then I was amazed when out of nowhere there were 6 more objects. These objects just didn’t act like planes at all. They changed formation from a straight line horizontally to what appeared to be like stacking above each other.. some what like a truning pirouette in slow motion. I watched these things and I have never seen anything like it before. I want you to know this Diane I don’t believe in UFOs but for the life of me I didn’t know what I was looking at or what it was."
(Q) Do you think it could have been anything from the Brisbane Expo?
(A) No because last year the only thing I saw was the F111 doing a dump and burn.. and this was nothing like that. Then an unusual thing happened they all went star like and just got swallowed up and disappeared. Diane Harrison AUFORN
17.08.00 BRISBANE (PETRIE), QLD 1900hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0864)
Shape: Star like
Size: Half a one cent peice
Colour: Red Blue Green Blue
Speed: slow then fast
Duration: 2 minutes
Direction: Petrie. Looking North. French Rd, Brisbane.
Witnesses: 2...Wife & Husband
Leann said: "I looked outside just for a moment when I noticed this object in the sky I called my husband to have a look and he thought it could have been a sattelite. The lights were flashing some what like a plane... but I see planes all the time so I sure it wasn’t one. I know this because it disappeared for a moment then it reappeared in the west. This thing must have moved so fast to get to the West side of Brisbane. My husband and I have never seen anything like this before wow! maybe its a UFO." (She laughed) Diane Harrison AUFORN
19.08.00 ADELAIDE (FLINDERS PARK), SA 2145hrs (CE1)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0870)
Bob was at his home in Flinders Park when he noticed a intense bright orange/red light in the N/East, about the size of his Thumbnail at arms length, at first he thought it might be a Helicopter but commented that this looked like Jet afterburners without the noise, he said it was seen for 20 seconds with Binoculars and 4 minutes and 40 seconds aprox. without for a total of 5 minutes, he has never seen a UFO before and is a total sceptic on the subject, he would be interested if anyone saw anything besides himself, he thinks this was near the RAAF Base at Salisbury.
Investigation still in progress. Laurie Pearce PRISM
23.08.00 MelBOURNE (RICHMOND), VIC 2220hrs (CE1)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 00877)
Shape: Cigar’ shape
Size: Like a pencil
Sound: No noise
Speed: Strange...very rapid initially
Direction: Richmond...inner City area of Melbourne
Tom and Naomi, described a ‘lozenge’ shaped object, or another a ‘cigar’ shape, take your pick...very large,no noise..over Richmond...inner City area of Melbourne...approx only two kilometres away... ‘far too fast moving to be the blimp...like a pencil held at arms length...phosphorescent appearance...motions were strange...very rapid initially, then rapid deceleration....then very slow movement....just suspended, then wentout of sight...not sure if went out of view or just disappeared’...was very low in height off the ground. Observer tried to figure out if it could be something ‘man-made’ but decided if it was then it behaved differently to anything he has seen before. George Simpson AUFORN VIC
26.08.00 MELTON (SONYA), VIC 0005hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0785)
Time: 12:05 am
Size: Tennis Balls
Sound: No noise
Speed: hovering behaviour
Direction: Sunshine to Melton Vic
Witness now reports new encounter, Happened 12:05AM Saturday Aug 26 2000. While driving along Western hwy from Sunshine to Melton ...before Rockbank...saw 3 orange lights, similar to the southern cross ‘pointers, only 3 and only orange colour...lower than planes... higher than treeline...no noise... no movement but getting closer as car was approaching in the direction of these lights. Car passed UNDER these 3 lights. Other motorists had stopped and got out of their cars and were watching these lights...observer said that when close to these things that they were about the size of TENNIS BALLS only....they had a hovering behaviour ....had reflective look about them..... witness drove home and returned approx - 10 mins later....with camera in hand.....lights had moved on. George Simpson AUFORN VIC
29.08.20 BRISBANE (NORMAN PARK), QLD 2105hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0823)
At 8.45pm Saturday 29th August, Delia was on the phone to her friend. Delia lives at Norman Park, Brisbane. As she was talking on the phone she looked out of the window and saw a red fire ball traveling across the sky in a north/west direction. It was very low in the sky she said, about the height of a aircraft, but traveling at a slower speed than a aircraft. It flew over the next door neighbors house. She told her friend who was on the other end of the phone line and lives in Cannon Hill. Brisbane, her friend went outside and could see it also, but at a distance. Delia said she watched it for about 5 minutes until it slowly become out of sight. It made no sound. Jan Stone AUFORN QLD
31.08.00 BRISBANE (JINDALEE), QLD 1935hrs (NL)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0881)
Size: 50 cent
Colour: Bright yellow
Speed: Steady like a plane
Duration: 3 minutes
Andrew said he went out side to check on his neighbour’s house at around 7.35pm. When he noticed a bright yellow glowing abject in the Westerly sky from his house located at Jindalee. He called his wife out to have a look at the object asking her to bring his binoculars. He said they watched the object for around 3 minutes. The Object moved away in an easterly direction, the speed was something what like a jet.
Andrew said he thought it may have been an F111 doing a dump and burn. So he rang Amberley Air Force Base. They informed him they had no planes in the area at that time. He said he got a feeling he was being fogged off by the lady on the other end of the line. So he insisted they check their radar. He said: if it wasn’t one of theirs, "then they should be made aware of it".
He said: As I was looking at it through my binoculars I could see flames coming from it. He said: If it was a prank then this was a good one and if kids are behind this and are able to make an object travel as fast as a jet "with flames coming out of it horizontally" then their clever kids. So No I don’t think it was the garbage and a fire lighter trick, "that’s for sure". He said: "I rang the Brisbane Astronomical Society and they said the object was travelling too slow for a meteorite." Robert Frola AUFORN
31.08.00 BRISBANE (WOOLOOWIN), QLD 2200hrs (IDENTIFIED AS JUPITER)
(Source: 1800 Freecall National Hotline Number - Callin Code: 0880)
Caller reported seeing a bright star light object in the eastern sky at 10:00 high. Movement was erratic, hovered and moved across and around the sky. Colours varied from bright white to green, sometimes appearing lighter and darker. Duration was several minutes.
Jupiter would have been at about 30 deg elevation in the north east. Rita Robb AUFORN QLD
Just some Callin stats per state. Interestingly Callins for NSW in September are projecting to half of NSW August Callins....the Olympic factor? Everyone inside watching TV? And no Callins so far this month from either WA or VIC whilst the other states are projecting to around August levels with the exception of QLD with projected Callins almost double that of August. Hoaxes up threefold would certainly be due to school holidays. Any thoughts people?