Australian UFO Researcher
Keith Basterfield


Compiled by Keith Basterfield

P.O. Box 786
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006

Updated 22 July 2005

This document integrates several previous works, and has been updated with cases reported as at 1st November 2002. The previous works are, firstly, "An Australian Catalogue of Close Encounter Type Three Reports" compiled by myself and Bill Chalker, and published by UFO Research Inc. in September 1976. Secondly, a series of 11 supplements to this 1976 catalogue, prepared by myself. Thirdly, a June 1980 document tilted: "An Indepth Review of Australasian UFO Related Entity Reports" prepared by myself. Fourthly, events reported in my monthly Australian UFO Reports and Experiences listings, circulated to all Australian UFO groups.

It utilises the classification system outlined in 1976 by US researcher, David Webb, in "1973-Year of the Humanoids." Webb currently maintains a computer listing of humanoid cases called HUMCAT.

Webb classified entity/humanoid sightings as follows:-

Type A-Humanoid is observed only inside the UFO (the true "occupant" report.)

Type B-Humanoid is observed entering or leaving the UFO.

Type C-Humanoid is observed in the immediate area of a UFO.

Type D-Humanoid is observed during a period of general UFO activity.

Type E-No association can be established between entity and UFOs.

Type F-No humanoid/UFO physically involved-but information transferred by telepathy or a psychic experience.

Type G-Abduction. (A separate catalogue of Australian abduction cases has been prepared and so these are not listed here.)

I would like to acknowledge the work of the large number of Australian UFO researchers, who over the years, have investigated and published details on the reports which are summarised in this catalogue. One or more sources are cited for each report.




Ca. 1954 Bankstown NSW Early eve
Two people were working late at the airport, just after dark, when they observed what appeared to be a flying saucer hovering over the control tower. There were "portholes" around it and shapes inside that seemed to be moving around. There was a humming sound. It appeared to change colours then shot up into the air at great speed. (UFO Research New South Wales via Mark Moravec who received written correspondence giving fourth hand information.)

30 May 1954 East Malvern Vic 0024hrs 5secs Reese, Muir + 4
A group of five men, and a woman were on the doorstep of a house when an oval shaped object appeared in the sky at what seemed to be close range. It travelled in a downward curve initially, then pulled out of the curve going upwards. Finally it disappeared like a light being switched off. A cloud of yellow smoke was noted from its rear. Five of the people said they thought they had seen shadows inside the object, through "portholes." (1. Melbourne "Argus" May 31 1954. 2. Melbourne "Sun." May 31 1954.)

28 Oct 1962 Salisbury SA 1930hrs Sylvester
A school teacher and her children reported an orange glow on the ground at an estimated distance of three to four kilometres away from them. Despite this distance her son insisted he could see an oval shape with windows, legs and two "men". The teacher could not see only a glow. (1. Australian Flying Saucer Research Society. (AFSRS). 2. Australian Saucer Record. (ASR).) 6/1/13-14.)

19 Feb 1964 Gum Creek SA Player
A farmer's wife observed an unusual object approaching the house and hovering close by it. She saw a "man" standing at a "wooden railing" inside the object. It eventually departed into the sky. (Keith Basterfield, John Burford, Peter Horne, Garry Little, Paul Johnson and Tony Rundle.)

1966 Willagee WA Dusk
Mrs Audrey W's children, aged 5 and 7, were playing on the front verge with their neighbour's children, more or less the same age. It was dusk but not dark. Suddenly their chickens created a great commotion, and their dog flew into a frenzy, its hair on end. The children came running in very excited and declared they had seen "priests" looking out of portholes at them, from a funny round thing, with a round thing on top. The children went on to describe the occupants of the craft wearing dark "shirts" with round, white collars. Apparently this saucer shaped object dipped downwards towards the children before speeding off north towards Perth. (Brian Richards/UFORUM. UFORA93029.)

May 1967(?) Alberton SA Eve Mathews
A movie film was shot of a light in the sky. Upon developing and playing it some frames were sent to the US for enlargement. These enlargements were said to show an object with an illuminated window. In this window a shape moved across. (1. Keith Basterfield. 2. Reneke, D. (1981). UFO Research Australia Newsletter (UFORAN) 2(4):10-15.)

1968 Wynyard Tas Early morn Campbell
Early one morning a man arose and upon going outside observed what appeared to be a Zeppelin hovering over Table Cape. Through windows he saw people moving about. He went back inside. (Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre (TUFOIC) TA79109.)

1968 Smithfield NSW
A twenty one year old woman walking home across a small park saw an object about 100 metres away. It was moving at low speed. Arriving home she got out a telescope and saw it as a disc with a square window on the top portion. In this window she watched a black figure with arms outstretched, silhouetted by yellow light. (UFORNSW NA72036.)

Ca 1969 Near Penrith NSW Squire
John Squire, said he and some friends noticed a huge ball of fire, appear in a paddock, about 100 metres away. Suddenly the fire went out and a row of lights flickered on-and they saw a huge disc. Windows were evident and through them human shaped beings could be seen moving about. After five minutes the object rose and left. (Psychic Australian Sep 1976.)

25 Apr 1969 Greenacre NSW 1930hrs
A woman, and her young daughter in a taxi, reported seeing three tall humanoids in a football shaped object which hovered over a floodlit field. The taxi driver then drove the vehicle away. (David Reneke. UFORNSW Newsletter No 31. Jun/Jul 1971.)

1970 Wortham Park Station Qld 0300hrs
Two men were out camping at three in the morning and watched a light moving around. They flashed a spotlight on it, and it moved and came to rest 200 metres away only thirteen or so metres above the ground. One man approached it to within thirty metres. It was described as twenty metres wide by eight metres deep, with windows. Through the windows he said he could see a silhouette of a human form looking out. The man then retreated to his companion. (UFO Research Far North Qld. (UFORFNQ.) QB8701.)

Ca Nov 1972 Campania Tas 2200hrs 5mins
Two people sitting in a car noticed what they described as a brightly lit railway carriage. They could see six or more separate lights in which shapes, or figures were visible, giving the impression of passengers, facing the front, motionless. The lights were moving silently northward. After five minutes the object was lost in the distance. (TUFOIC. TA77014.)

4 Feb 1973 Kimba SA 2150hrs Secs Hunt/Finkler/Degnor/Inglis
(1) Four people, in three separate vehicles, reported seeing an orange object in a clearing on a deserted stretch of country road. A man, driving alone reported seeing an orange, rectangular shape on the side of the road. A young couple said they saw a three metre high by two metre wide rectangular shape. One of them said they saw a two metre tall "man" in a white space-suit floating in the middle of the rectangular shape. The other saw an orange rectangle with a white blob on top of it. Later, a semi-trailer driver reported to police that as he passed a clearing he noted what looked like an open doorway and a figure. The police checked the clearing by going there within an hour, but found nothing to account for the observations. (1. Keith Basterfield, Peter Horne, Dean Piovesan, Ray Brooke. 2. "Whyalla News" Feb 16 1972.)

(2) Hunt was driving a car 34 miles out of Kimba with passenger Finkler. He noted a strange light on the western side of the highway just off the road. The red and orange rectangle of light appeared 10 feet high by 5 feet wide and 2-3 foot off the ground. Inside this light was the figure of a person some 6 foot tall in a white space suit with a mask over the head and face. Passenger Finkler who was dozing at the time woke to see the light but not the figure of the person. Hunt reported the incident to Kimba police who returned to the site with him. Police regarded Hunt as reliable and could not explain the event. Later, the Police advised the RAAF that two other independent witnesses had reported seeing the orange light in the same location within a 15 period. The RAAF advised the Kimba police that “A possible theoretical cause is a sighting of a phenomenon known as IGNIS FATUUS-methane gas….”(pp 166-175 of RAAF file 580/1/1 part 21)

Feb 1974 Grass Tree Hill Tas 2100hrs Richardson
Mr A. Richardson and his two children were travelling in a vehicle when the two children said they saw a large object "wobbling" over a house. It was complete with windows and a dark shape inside. Their father saw only a small light moving soundlessly away by the time he pulled the car up. (TUFOIC TA77041.)

19 Oct 1975 Llangothlin NSW 1800hrs
Travelling home a man and his wife saw an approaching light. It became a large silver cigar with short stubby wings and a cabin. Inside this cabin were five entities in silver coloured suits. Green, red and blue instrument panels were seen. The witness reportedly filmed the object on movie film. However when the film came back from processing this piece was missing. (Bryan Dickeson & Moira McGhee.)

Late Feb 1976 Kettering Tas
A man got up to attend a young child and saw what he took to be an aircraft coming down. Going to a nearby oval he found an object close to the ground. Through "windows" he saw motionless "shapes" inside. There was a humming sound. The object then took off. (TUFOIC.)

3 Feb 1977 Seven Mile Beach Tas 2130hrs
Some school aged children at a youth camp heard a noise and saw a spinning dome, with flashing lights, and windows. In the centre window a figure was seen. It was thin, had a large collar, an arm to the right and moved its head. The object then moved away. (1. TUFOIC TA77036. 2. Australian Co-Ordination Section for the Center for UFO Studies (ACOS) Bulletin. No 11.)

May 1982 Carlton Tas 2100hrs
A misty egg shaped object was only one metre above the ground some fifteen metres away from a man. Described as two and a half metres tall by one and a half metres wide the object revealed a figure inside it. The figure seemed 175 centimetres tall, normally proportioned. The witness ran home. Looking backwards he saw the object had left. (TUFOIC TA84022.)

1983 Forcett Tas 1700hrs
The witness reports that when about 15 years old she was staying at a friend's farm, when she felt an urge to look outside and saw a bright light to the north. She and her friend went outside, and the light resolved itself into a grey squarish shape with windows and flashing lights. Visible through the window at the front were black human-like figures. The object lost height and was obscured from view. (TUFOIC TA93006.)

1987 Between Lancefield & Romsey Vic
Brenda and daughter were driving when they saw a large boomerang shape. The car’s engine stopped as the object hovered above them. The daughter saw humanoids inside the object. The object then shot off at speed. (Australasian UFOlogist Vol 7 No 1 p6.)

9 Feb 2003 Sydney NSW 1630hrs
An artist looked up to see a “helmet” shaped object hovering over him. Although there were no windows in the object the witness some how “saw” a “cloaked” figure visible. The object vanished after 1-2 seconds. (Australasian UFOlogist Vol 7 No 2 p51.)

1893 Central NSW
A farmer claimed that a saucer shaped object landed in one of his paddocks. As the farmer approached the object, a man in strange clothing emerged from it. The farmer walked towards the man, who shone some kind of 'torch' at him, throwing him to the ground and stunning him. When he came to, the man and the object had gone. The hand where the "torch beam" had hit him was paralysed for life. (1. UFO Investigation Centre-Sydney (UFOIC). 2. "Australian" 14-16 May 1969.)

1951 Halidon SA Morning
Mrs A was out with the dog rounding up cattle on a property. She saw an unusual object resting on 4 legs. Three figures floated down from underneath the object. They were described as normal adult height. Normal human facial features, with very clear, blue eyes. Their skin seemed smooth. Clothing was a tight fitting, silver coloured suit with silver boots and a hood over their heads. She went willingly inside the object. Telepathic conversation ensued. She was then floated back out of the object, which left marks on the ground. (Keith Basterfield-interview with Mrs A Jan 95.)

Feb 1951 Central Australia
Members of the Unmatjera tribe of Aborigines reported seeing two shiny circular objects on the ground, some nine to fifteen metres across. A very small man-like creature wearing a shiny suit with bulbous head is said to have transferred from one object to the other. Both objects then took off making a buzzing sound. (Edwards, F. (1966). "Flying Saucers Serious Business." London. Mayflower. p169.)

Oct(?) 1954(?) North Qld Hall
A Mr Hall was inspecting sheep when he heard a whirring noise. He then saw six tiny white dots in the sky which landed. Close up they were ten metre tall cylinders with a rim or ramp around their bottom. About a dozen "men" got out and formed a group. They then re-entered the objects and took off. Mr Hall reportedly blacked out and had a vision of his property as a "fertile paradise." He says within two months this had occurred. ("Sunday Telegraph" Undated quoting "Sir" magazine of Jan 23 1955.)

1963/64 Hobart Tas
A schoolboy reported seeing a UFO land on a beach and being approached by two occupants. They apparently spoke to the lad, who subsequently developed a high IQ but was difficult to control. (TUFOIC.)

29 Feb 1964 Plympton SA 1400hrs Mathlin/Jensen
A young boy reportedly saw a large oval saucer descending into a paddock, in a busy suburb in broad daylight. A tall figure emerged from it and walked around for a while before re-entering the object. The object took off, observed by the initial witness and another boy. (1. AFSRS. 2. Flying Saucer Reviwe (UK) (FSR) 16/4/32. 3. Personal investigation Keith Basterfield.)

Ca 1965 Sydney NSW 1900hrs
A strange pink cloud was reported. She then saw a snow white flying saucer. A shiny ladder was lowered from a hatchway and a man came down and sat on a rung of the ladder. He shone a beam of light into the sea.. The ladder and man were retracted and the object sped off. ("Australasian Post." 1965.)

1967/68 Clare SA
A story circulated about a disc landing and a hairy dwarf being seen to jump out and disappear into the ground. (Keith Basterfield.)

28 Dec 1968 Goulburn NSW
A craft, twelve metres in diameter and three metres high was seen by a man. He approached the craft and saw a being about one point six seven metres tall, with long hair and youngish features, wearing silver coloured clothes. The man spoke to the being for three minutes, and the being responded in English. The being indicated he came from Saturn. After a while the object left. ("Sun Herald" Jan 26 1969.)

14 Jan 1969 Childers Qld 0430hrs Vas
Awoken by the frenzied barking of their dog, a migrant family heard a noise like a big swarm of wasps. Going outside their caravan they saw a twenty five to thirty metre "sombrero hat" shape giving off a violent glow. Three "men" descended in a tiny craft similar in shape to the large one. These men seemed to be three times the size of a normal human being. They gave off a violet-yellowish glow, as they collected plants and sugar cane which were sucked up into the large craft via transparent tube. After ten minutes the men re-entered their ship which took off. As it did so the hair on the family's heads and arms stood up. (1. "North Qld Register" Jan 18 1969. 2. Adelaide "News" Jan 17 1969. 3. FSR 18/1/26.)

30 Sep 1973 Ivy Tanks SA 0300hrs Ringer
A thirty two year old woman was a passenger in a semi-trailer travelling across to Perth. She had been asleep for about an hour when a "voice" called her name and told her to look out the window. She did so and saw an egg shaped surrounded by a "force field" on the ground. The figure of a man was walking towards the egg, while another man was sitting inside the object. The first man entered the egg, the glow died down, leaving only one white light on. The driver pulled up the truck but when asked, said he had seen nothing. They did not go back to check the spot. (Keith Basterfield & Vladimir Godic.)

7 Jun 1974 Lake George area AREA NSW 0300hrs
An elderly farmer presented with an extremely complex and lengthy story of an encounter. During which he had seen a spherical object on the ground together with three or four men. The men were about three metres tall and had floated to the ground. They wore glowing silver suits which covered their whole bodies up to the neck. There were no apparent facial features, and they had small heads. A "chute" came down from the side of the object and metal cases came down it. Cattle were then unloaded and taken away by normal looking men. Doctors diagnosed mild paranoia and schizophrenia. (UFOIC.)

5 Mar 1975 Deception Bay Qld
Two men were out fishing when a UFO reportedly appeared. One of the men said the same thing had happened to him some weeks previously and that a figure had been seen on that occasion. (UFORQLD.)

31 May 1976 Daw Park Adelaide SA 0200hrs White
A silver suited being, 165-175cm tall, with a black visor, white boots and a box with a figure eight on its chest, was reportedly seen in a back yard. When the single reporter approached the entity it flew off and entered a cigar shaped object which had been sitting in the sky. Some traces were said to have been found. However, when investigators arrived there were no traces visible. (UFORSA.)

Aug 1976 Heathcote Road NSW 0340hrs
Claims were made by a motorist that they had seen a UFO land and disgorge a figure down a ramp. The figure then re-entered the object which took off vertically. (Bill Chalker on open line radio Dec 1977.)

22 Jun 1977 Bulloo River Qld 2300hrs
Several beings were said to have descended from the sky in three slim cylinders, being seen by a prospector. The figures, both male and female, played games with lightning balls, dematerialised and materialised and told him they came from Begua. Both sexes appeared human though their skin was of a bluish colour. They stopped with him for two days before leaving in their vehicles. ("Psychic Australian" 3/2/4.)

1919 Central NSW
Whilst travelling down a country road, a man came across an artefact resting near the roadside. He saw that a "man" was apparently working on it, and went over to offer assistance. The stranger turned as if surprised and pointed something at the witness, who was knocked senseless. When he came to, the object and the man had gone. Subsequently, he found that his memory was never the same again. (ACOSB. No 9. p11.)

1948 Berriedale Tas
A lady and her sister were putting out the dog when they became aware of a very bright light. As it moved away they could see "little green men: sitting on a ledge on the side. The men were singing in what appeared to be unintelligible words to the tune of "Three blind mice." The disc shaped object was visible for a few moments, then moved off to the west. (TUFOIC).

1955 Near Eucla WA/SA border
Three young men returned to Melbourne with what they said was the picture of an entity. They said they saw a shiny object fall to the ground. After searching they found jagged pieces of shining metal and saw a moving figure fifty metres away. It was said to resemble a frog from the back and semi-human from the front. It had a green cloak hanging to just below the knees. Its feet and hands were armour plated. After photos were taken the thing just disintegrated before their eyes. ("Daily Telegraph" Aug 2 1955.)

26 Jun 1959 Boianai Papua 1845hrs Gill et al
(1) This well documented sighting had thirty eight witnesses. A brilliant light was seen to approach a mission station. It appeared to be hovering some 100m up and was solid and circular, with a wide base and a narrower upper deck. At a number of intervals a shaft of light came from the object and shone into the sky on a forty five degree angle. As the group watched, "men" came out onto the deck. There were four "men" in all. Eventually the spotlight and the men disappeared, the object moved through cloud and was lost to view. (FSR Special issue no 4. Aug 71. )

(2) A brilliant light was seen to approach the Mission station. It appeared to be hovering some one hundred metres up and was solid and circular, with a wide base and a narrower upper deck. At a number of intervals a shaft of light came form the object and shone o\into the sky on a 45 degree angle. As the group watched, “men” came out onto the deck. There were four “men” in all. Eventually, the spotlight and the men disappeared and the object moved through clouds and was lost to view. (Pages 112-127on digital copy of RAAF file 580/1/1 part 2 from VFSRS documentation.)

Another disk was seen with two smaller objects also present. Four figures appeared on top as on the previous night, although this time they were observed to respond to waves form the priest and natives. The disk also seemed to waver like a pendulum in response to torch signals. (Pages 112-127 on digital copy of RAAF file 580/1/1 part 2 from VFSRS documentation.)

27 Jun 1959 Boianai Papua 1800hrs Gill et al
Another disc was seen with two smaller objects also present. Four figures appeared on top as per the previous night, although this time they were observed to respond to waves from the priest and natives. The disc also seemed to respond to torch signals by wavering like a pendulum. (FSR Special issue no 4. Aug 71. RAAF files sourced above.)

Summer 1960 Sydney NSW
A milkman was walking along a beach south of Sydney when he came upon a strange metal disk surrounded by a violet light and making a whining sound. Two men suddenly appeared, both dressed in space suits complete with transparent helmets. Their eyes were blue and they had an Oriental slant. They allegedly addressed the milkman in perfect English, although their lips did not move. He said their voices seemed to come from square boxes on their belts. After warning the milkman that entities from Orion were preparing to take over the Earth, they said they had been able to contact him because of his aura. They promised to return and contact him again at some time in the future, stating that he “was going to be used for a certain job.” The witness told no-one about his alleged encounter for two years, but finally his story leaked out and was investigated by Colin McCarthy and other Australian ufologists. (A more detailed description of this case can be found in “The Scoriton Mystery” by Eileen Buckle. ) (Keel, J A “UFOs:Operation Trojan Horse” Sphere Books, London, Abacus ed 1973 pp59-60.Summary by Steve Walters 2004)

Aug 1960 Belmont NSW 0130hrs Aldridge
Awoken by a buzzing noise, a woman looked outside her house and saw a bright light coming from a round object. She then noted an entity, one to one point two metres tall, of average build, of normal humanoid appearance, wearing a dull olive-green skin tight suit with a helmet and white/grey footwear, approaching the house, looking at the ground. When he was some three metres away from her, she went off to get her son. However, when they both returned nothing unusual was to be found. ("Australian UFO Review"(NSW) (AUFOR). No 10. Dec 69. p31.)

15 Mar 1961 Bowna NSW 2045hrs Reynolds
Mr. F. Reynolds and his son were camping and saw an unusual sight by a river. It appeared to be a large "caravan" with four windows and a red light nearby. About four "persons" were moving between a "fire" and "van." Looking through binoculars they noted the whole van and fire seemed to move sideways in a jerking manner. He looked out again later but there was nothing visible. An inspection of the area revealed a mud flat without any traces. (1. Peter Thomas. 2. AFSR. No 5. Jul 1961.)

Oct-Nov 1964 Villawood NSW 2200hrs
An 11 year old female reported a “deep humming” sound coming from the back yard of her house. She reported sighting a disc like object some 6-8 m above the ground, which then landed on the ground. It was 4-6m across and silver in colour. Next morning her father complained about the burnt garden. The neighbour’s son, aged about 8-10 years, said that at the same time he had seen a 1-1.3m tall entity in his bedroom. Described as having a large head, and thin body it stayed for a while in the room. The boy fell asleep. (Phillip Ainsworth , Australian UFOlogist Vol 6 No 6 p4.)

1966 Forster NSW 2130hrs Bishenden
A Mr Bishenden reported that he and a friend went for a drive on a hot night. At one stage they saw a circular shaped object in a clearing in a paddock. A red, pulsing light came from rectangular windows. A 240 centimetre tall luminous entity was seen. This had a conical head and had its right hand on its hip. When this entity approached the witnesses then left. (Perth UFO Research Group Newsletter. Dec 1982)

24 Aug 1967 Wodonga Vic 1700hrs Hyde
Ron Hyde was motorcycling between Melbourne and Sydney when he was suddenly engulfed in a blue/white flash. He stopped his bike, and when his eyes cleared he saw about thirty metres away in a clearing, a metallic object hovering a metre off the ground. It resembled two saucers, one inverted on top of the other, separated by a three metre band of metal. On top of the object was a small dome two metres tall. Yet again on top of this was a flat topped ball, about twenty five centimetres deep. Mr Hyde turned away for a second and upon looking back two silver clad figures, 152 centimetres tall, were present. Helmets resembling opaque fish-balls hid their faces. The witness took a step in their direction and the figures did the same. Then one figure beckoned him. He panicked, jumped on his bike and raced off, only to be followed by the object, before it finally shot off into the air. (1. Victorian UFO Research Society. (VUFORS.) 2. AFSR(Vic), No 8. pp44-45.

1968 or 1969 Walcha NSW
Two girls went out to see why the family dog was barking. They rushed into the house in a frightened state saying they had seen a small man walking out the side gate. The whole family went outside and then saw a large red circular object hovering over the front gate. After five minutes it moved away. (Bill Chalker.)

17 Feb 1969 Flinders Park Adelaide SA 0250hrs Ballestrina
(1) A noise which sounded like a "whirr" woke up a woman, who then looked out of a window to see an unusual object in an adjacent area. It appeared about 100 metres away, and was some ten metres across. A "man" emerged from the shadows and walked around the object. This figure was about one point eight metres tall, lean, had light coloured hair and wore white overalls. He walked around the object several times before the woman ran to get neighbours. When they all returned the object had gone. (1. AFSRS. 2. UFORSA.)

(2) Noise attracted witness. Silver grey inverted saucer on ground. Surrounded by pure white light. Saw humanoid figure walking around object. Heard beeps similar to Morse code for about 10mins. (pp67-71 of RAAF file 580/1/1 part 11.)

Ca 1970 Midlands Tas
A group of people in a car were returning home after a late party. They were reportedly followed by a disc shaped object, which extended a ladder below it. A man like figure was seen. (TUFOIC.)

1971 Near Warragamba Dam NSW
A hiker was woken from sleep by a loud humming. In a clearing he saw an egg shaped structure, glowing with white light. Dark, man-like figures were moving about the object. The figures disappeared into the object, the glow died down and the object left. (Rex Gilroy.)

14 Dec 1971 Waikerie SA 2300hrs Yates/Schiller
Two young men saw an animate object of humanoid appearance floating through trees in a sort of mist, only some twenty metres away. It had a dog-like head, pointed ears and a long nose. It was some two meters tall with a lumpy body. The men moved to another point where they saw a large object, the size of a truck, resting on the ground. It was shaped like a half sphere and had windows. The object just dissolved away. (John Burford.)

4 Jun 1972 Bent’s Basin NSW 1800hrs
Six young people encountered an object on a hill near their vehicle, and after driving along a while they heard thumping noises on the roof. Following this the car's engine caught fire. Later a huge "shadow" of a human like form approached them. It appeared to be a three metre tall "robot", which then vanished. Walking back past the hill where the object had been, they noted nothing unusual this time. (1. Bill Chalker. 2. UFORNSW Newsletter 45. Sep-Oct 1975.)

19 Jul 1972 Kuraby Qld 0200hrs
A man out driving became aware of six objects on the side of the road, ahead of the car, which turned out to be six figures. They were a soft grey colour. One held up a hand, and its face was seen to be obscured by a sort of "affected" covering. After seeing the figure, and a large silvery object on the opposite side of the road, the man accelerated away. During the encounter he said he heard a noise like "p-doing, p-doing". (1.UFORQLD. 2. "Australian" Jul 22 1972. 3. Aerial Phenomenon Research Organisation. (APRO.) Bulletin Jul/Aug 1972.)

1974 Canberra ACT
Two young women felt compelled to drive to a certain location, escorted by a bright light source. Vague human forms were seen during the event.
(Bill Chalker.)

25 Feb 1974 York Plains Tas 0000hrs
A builder was amazed to see three figures standing on the rim of an approaching dome shaped object. The figures were one and a half metres in height, of normal human proportion and covered in a one piece garment. He said they remained motionless as the object travelled past him some thirty metres distance, at a speed of fifty km/h. Two to three minutes later it was lost to view over hills. (TUFOIC TA84048.)

June 1975 Tailem Bend SA Night
A group of people were camping. During the night, one family who were sleeping as a group in a station wagon noted an unusual light in the sky. The next morning one girl mentioned she had seen a "face" at the window during the night. (Told to Keith Basterfield during a lecture mid 75.)

1975 Near Coffs Harbour NSW
A woman, her daughter and a child in a car came across a lighted object on the road ahead. They slowed down and a group of some four to six entities with pointed heads and no discernible facial features, surrounded the car. A beam of light shone on the car. They drove away at speed. It is said that the woman received permanent damage to one of her eyes. (Bill Chalker.)

10 Oct 1976 Bateau Bay NSW 2015hrs
Two young couples were parked in a car. Unusual noises were heard and a "thing" seen. The figure, appearing to be that of a man approached. Seeming to be about 240-170cm tall, with no hair, and "fly's eyes' it also had a round mouth, and huge legs. The group left the area. A rectangular burnt orange coloured light had been seen out to sea just before the figure approached. (UFOIC.)

17 Oct 1977 Mt Magnet WA 2100hrs
A group of eight people went out to look for some lights which had reportedly landed near the town's rubbish dump. Upon arrival they saw round, pulsating, green and red lights. Around them appeared to be misty and something which appeared to be of human size was observed. ("Daily News" Perth Oct 17-20 1977.)

1980 Centennial Park Sydney NSW 0100hrs
Mrs M was watching television about midnight when a voice in her head told her to go to the Park, where she would see a UFO. At the Park she waited an hour then saw five lights in the sky. One of the lights came closer and appeared to be some sort of craft which hovered 6m above the ground. A woman’s voice came from the craft and told her to sit under a nearby tree, which she did. She then saw a human male figure, dressed in a white T shirt and shorts, standing looking at her. She was holding a flower, and the woman’s voice told her to give the flower to the stranger. At this point she blanked out and does not remember anything else. Several days later she went back to the Park and saw a circle burnt into the grass, which was visible for about three years. (UFORNSW NA920039.)

15 Mar 1985 Cherrybrook NSW 2330hrs
Two teenagers stated that a large object rose over trees, then descended. Their car was illuminated by torch beams. Beings with long arms started to walk towards them. The teenagers left at speed. (1. UFORNSW NA85002. 2. "Daily Telegraph" Mar 20 1985.)

1988 Perth WA
Two children reported hearing a knocking on the French windows of their house, one morning. They told their parents they saw 2-3 little people, about 3 inches tall, tapping on the window. On the brick paved courtyard were 2 black, triangular craft, also very diminutive. The parents went to investigate but found nothing. Both children independently drew what they had seen and their drawings matched. (1. UFORUM Summary of reports Jan-May 1994.)

1994 NW Qld 0445hrs
Andy, who works on the drag line of an open cut mine, felt someone was watching him. He noted two, average sized people dressed in silver body suits. They turned away, and about 5 minutes later, a UFO took off at great speed and disappeared. (Queensland UFO Network.)

10 Feb 1996 Huon Valley Tas
Witness woke in early hours to find room lit up by light. They had a feeling they must go outside. From there she saw that the source of light was a brilliant, long, elliptical shape 50m away in a paddock. Standing in the garden was a tall, thin figure estimated over 2m tall. The figure beckoned the witness with its left hand. The witness approached and then, becoming afraid retreated. She threw some furniture from the verandah, at which point everything went dark as her companion came out to see what was going on.

About a week later, she awoke again and felt compelled to go outside. There was the figure, but no object. The same metallic smell was present. The 2m tall, thin figure seemed surrounded by a bright mist. It looked to be wearing a one piece, silver suit with a band around the waist. It had long, wrap around eyes that sloped at the outside, and flat, pointed ears. Also present were two smaller rounded figures to either side. They were less than a metre tall, fat in the body with small arms and legs. They moved in a jerky fashion. The witness retreated into the house, despite a feeling she should follow the figure. (TUFOIC.)

12 Mar 1959 Purnong Landing SA Night
Kim Marks (6) was preparing for bed when he claimed he saw a "man" in a red jacket and trousers, with white trimmings inside his bedroom. About 150cm tall, the man was crimson faced. The boy said he watched for a minute and a half while the dog present did not react. (Keith Basterfield.)

Oct/Nov 1964 Sydney NSW 2200hrs
Girl 11 reported hearing a deep humming noise and saw a disk shape descending near the ground. It landed in the back yard. It was a round saucer shape. She then went to sleep. The son of a neighbour reported seeing “green men” in his room. (Australasian UFOlogist Vol 6 No 6 2003 p4)

2 Apr 1971 Greenhill, NSW 2200hrs
Whilst getting a drink a man saw a small face pressed against the window. It had no hair and was the shape of a small saucer. The man was drawn towards the face. His wife ran in to see her husband disappearing horizontally through the now broken window. He landed outside. (FSR Vol 17 no 4.)

15 Sep 1972 Mount Butler NSW 0300hrs
One of three university students living on a farm saw a "monk in a shroud with a void for a face" some 5m from the house. All three men then saw the monk disappear in to a "flash" which then entered one of them causing them to become ill. Later the flash re-emerged from the man. (Bill Chalker.)

3 Oct 1973 North Melbourne Vic Early morn Shaw
Waking up, with his brother still asleep in the same room, a man saw two figures in the room with him. The two "men", suspended off the floor were swaying from side to side. They had large, bald heads, slit-like eyes, lipless mouths and small flat noses. Finally, one let out a high pitched whine and both faded to nothingness. (FSR 1979. 25(1):4-5.)

1975/76 Sandringham Station Qld
Two men were driving when they saw a "min min" light. Later that night their camp was buzzed by lights and they went after them. In a wooded area they came across red glowing eyes, with no form at a height of 6m. They left the area after being besieged by strange sounds and footsteps.
(Second hand anecdote via Ralph Molnar.)

22 Apr 1975 Lake Sorell Tas
Referenced by HUMCAT. No further details known.

Jan 1982 Kangaroo Valley NSW
Referenced by HUMCAT. No further details known.

Sep 1992 Yorkey’s Knob Qld
A retired woman, not certain whether she was dreaming or not, saw a creature on the balcony of her apartment. She described it as the size of a man but looking like a giant bee. In the background was a little white bubble shaped object. Telepathic communication occurred over quite a lengthy period. This all finished; she then felt as if she awoke up, got out of bed and went to the window where she was a she saw an object present for a few seconds. (Vlad Godic. UFORA 92200.)

22 May 1996 Ipswich Qld
A woman was out with the dog when she noticed two, short, glowing beings with no apparent clothes, and dark eyes. During the vent the beings “seemed to reassure her mentally.” The entities then faded and were no longer present. The event seemed to occupy one and a quarter hours, but to her lasted only 5 minutes. The next day, the same woman saw three similar beings, in bush land. (UFORQLD.)

1930 Mandurah WA
A sixty seven year old woman recounted how at age fifteen she had seen a sixty centimetre tall , pink creature. It had large ears, a slit mouth, big bulbous eyes and small hands. It was bald and shiny. She said her father wrapped the creature in a net and put it outside. (PUFORG)

Feb 1941 Wearyan River NT
A nurse attended an injured man in a remote area. "Two men appeared" and performed an operation on the man. (ASR 1(2):3.)

Late 50's Warrandyte Vic
A section of road sports a tradition of unusual activity including a "white, glowing man-like creature, so tall, its head snapped off branches." Other accounts include ghosts and spheres of light. (The Independent, Perth 23 Oct 1977)

Early Spring 1951 East Port Macquarie NSW 2200hrs
Three teenagers riding bikes when a figure was seen 20m away. It had the outline of a hazy human shape, 180 cm tall, dressed in a robe and floating above the ground. One boy felt a vague sense of communication, but all three fled the area. (UFOIC.)

1953 Warragamba Dam NSW
Following several UFO sightings a hiker came across several man sized figures in "space-suits." They appeared to be searching the ground with strange metal devices. Later three soldiers were reported to have disappeared in the area. (Rex Gilroy.)

23 Oct 1954 Berri SA
(Date could be 2 Jan 1953). A ghastly animal, 2m in length with a peculiar head and eyes, and a long scaly body was reportedly seen. It hissed at residents from the top of a tree, leapt and disappeared. (Hervey, M. UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere p 126. Searches in newspapers have failed to reveal any data.)

1956 Alice Springs NT
Referenced in HUMCAT. No further details known.

Pre 1958 Central AUSTRALIA
A second hand story about two school boys who told their parents they had seen two little men. These men were wearing very unusual clothes, and had something dangling from their belts on both sides that were not revolvers. (Light magazine Vol 3 No 2 Dec 1958.)

1962 Brisbane Qld
A sixty five year old barmaid recounted an event. On a hot night a man walked in wearing a raincoat and scarf. Once in the bar he asked for a rum. Later he seemed drunk and he was being shown to the door by a male attendant when he disappeared. The man was of average size, had a smooth face and smooth grey hands. (UFORQLD.)

3 Feb 1964 Gum Creek SA Player 0200hrs
A woman in a rural setting awoke to notice her bedroom illuminated. Suddenly appeared a 160cm tall being, wearing blue green overalls , a brown balaclava, and an open brown jacket. He wore elbow length, black gloves, with a cord from his helmet to left shoulder. He had a red face and a big nose. A black box he held , buzzed and clicked as he pointed it. She sank back into bed and fell asleep. (Keith Basterfield, John Burford, Peter Horne, Garry Little, Paul Johnson and Tony Rundle.)

1967 WA
The night of seeing an unusual object, Mr Campbell felt an invisible presence with him. Eventually he spoke to it and it became visible. Blue and yellow shimming striations began to take on a humanoid form and then reverted into nothing. (ABC radio "Investigations" 24/3/75.)

Late Dec 1967 Biloela Qld 2000hrs Milno
A number of reported sightings of three "men" in silver uniforms were made. (Gladstone UFO group.)

25 Aug 1968 Nr Townsville Qld 0200hrs
Mr. and Mrs Hector Davis were asleep in their camper when Mr. Davis awoke with a “suspicious feeling.” Looking toward a tree about 12 ft away he saw a small man 4.5 ft tall, in the tree approximately 6 ft off the ground. The being had long blond hair and bright blue eyes and was dressed in a one-piece suit of gray color, including gloves and shoes, and corrugated all over. He wore a kind of cap with an antenna, from which came a faint glow. Mr. Davis jumped up and the figure, who had been watching the sleeping couple, stared guiltily and floated from the tree, moving across the road 40 ft away, and about 2 ft off the ground, moving with a slight undulation, legs swinging, like walking away, only not touching the ground. He was lost to view in the distance. The encounter lasted approximately a minute. Mrs Davis was asleep throughout. (Dr. D Herbison-Evans for UFOIC)

1968/69 Lowanna NSW
Between 1974 and 1972 a dozen observations of a brilliant white light were made near an abandoned railway crossing. About the same time a couple saw a ghost-a transparent man. The man had suddenly appeared, wearing a flannel shirt and dungarees, with a broad hat. (Bill Chalker.)

3 Apr 1968 Narrabeen Lakes NSW 1315hrs Walsh
Two people in a car saw a strange creature standing in shallows. 120cm tall, with dark grey, tough leathery skin. It had small front legs and walked on its hind legs. It went into scrub. (UFOIC. The Sun newspaper 5 Apr 1968)

25 Aug 1968 Townsville Qld
Referenced in HUMCAT. No further details known. (Source given as Herbison-Evans, D. Special Report for CUFOS July 1969.)

12 Jul 71 Sydney NSW 1530hrs (secs) 2F Adams & Howarth
Driving, when ahead of them appearing to move between two houses they saw figure like a large man. It was on the ground and covered an area of approximately 10-15 feet in two strides. No actual face nor hands. (Pages 72-76 RAAF file 580/1/1 part 15. )

1971 Broome WA Night
Three people in a car saw a "man" bathed in a luminous glow. One hand was outstretched and from it a ball of light bounced up and down. Then the three were surrounded by thousands of small lights arranged in rows. They three left the area. (Bill Chalker.)

May 1972 Grafton NSW Morning Ferret
Three "dwarfs", 105cm tall, in very baggy clothes, were seen at close range walking along looking in shop windows. They were very thin, their skin was deep brown and wrinkled. Pointed ears and short hair completed the description. (QUFORB.)

Easter 1973 Highland arm Tas Early hours
A woman lying in a caravan bed saw the figure of a woman enter the caravan head first through the roof hatch. After 3 minutes of floating around the figure floated slowly upward and out of the hatch. (TUFOIC.)

4 Aug 1973 Tallebudeera Creek Road Qld
Three youths claimed they were attacked by a 2m furry creature after seeing two shining eyes in bush. They left the area. (Adelaide "News" 7 Aug 1973)

1974 Launceston Tas
It was claimed that a school teacher had met the occupants of a UFO and that afterwards he had gained ESP powers. (TUFOIC.)

1974 Northern Qld
Stories circulated about a crashed object and a female entity. Upon personal investigation it is believed the story was a hoax. (Keith Basterfield.)

Between 1975-1977 Wiseman’s Ferry NSW 0300hrs 6M
A car with six men stopped by the roadside. They reported seeing a humanoid figure emerge from the bush. Described as having white/grey skin, skinny figure, no hair and movements like an insect. Large red eyes. The body appeared to glow. It came running at the six men, who got in the car and left at speed. (Australasian UFOlogist Vol 9 No 1 2005 p4.)

Mar 1975 Highland Farm Tas Night
An outline of a woman in dress from the last century was seen. It went away as he called others to see it. One other man said he saw only an oval area of light. This pulsed until fading to nothing. (TUFOIC.)

May/June 1975 Goolma NSW
Reports of a hairy gorilla shaped animal were made by several people, together with mutilated animals and UFOs. (Letter by T Bishop to Canadian UFO Report 3(7):22. 1976.)

Nov 1975 Poatina Hills Tas 1900hrs
Two shooters heard something in the bush. They then saw a black figure, like a human being, running. It looked 220cm tall, at a distance of 50m, running faster than human. (TUFOIC. Is date April 1975?))

1976 Collinsvale Tas 2030hrs
A milkman saw a figure 150cm tall by 75cm wide at the back of his ute. The white shape floated away from him. The milkman left the area. (TUFOIC.)

1976 Bridgewater Tas (2200-2230)hrs
Just after going to bed a woman saw a figure in the house. She called out the name of her young son thinking it might be him but it wasn't. The figure transformed into an intense white light which streaked out through the window of their daughter's room. (TUFOIC TA84001.)

2 Aug 1976 Ten Mile Hill Tas 0400hrs Wood
A Mr Wood on returning from a party heard a sound like electronic music. A second later his field of vision was lit up and he saw a large figure in profile, as if on a movie screen. The figure was facing to the right and slowly turned towards Mr Wood. It appeared to be male, with fairly closely cropped hair. A tight fitting jacket and light coloured trousers were also visible. It seemed three metres tall and perhaps as wide as three people. Mr Wood braked the vehicle and seemed to go through the screen.

7 Apr 1978 Dayborough Qld 1730hrs
After bogging his car, a hunter saw two figures walking 100m away from him. Wearing white jumpsuits, they were 120cm tall, and human in appearance. After the figures stared at him, the hunter left the area. (UFORQLD Newsletter Apr/May 78.)

25 Jun 1978 Fairview Park SA 2240hrs
Driving around a round about a man swerved to avoid a collision with a 135-150cm tall figure of a dark complexion. Upon looking back there was no one there. (UFORSA.)

9 Nov 1978 Risdon Vale Tas 0315hrs Wright
A taxi driver travelling along at 30-40Km/hr saw a green shape stop in the centre of the road. There was a high pitched squeal, static on the two way radio and then the shape disappeared. The incident was reported to police but upon inspecting the spot nothing unusual was found. (TUFOIC.)

28 Nov 1978 Hobart Tas 0200hrs
A woman resident, outside, saw two figures 15m away. Human shaped, 75cm tall. The front figure had on its upper half, a light coloured T shirt effect. No hands nor feet were visible. She left the figures there and went to bed. (TUFOIC.)

1982 Paddington NSW
During the night a woman saw 5 'men in black' outside her unit, after dogs woke her up. She heard a high pitched chattering apparently coming from the men. They were wearing what she described as all over wet suits, like divers, and they were of normal human height. One of them turned round and she received a telepathic message to go back to sleep which she did.
(UFORA hotline. UFORA 92205.)

Jan 1982 Kangaroo Valley NSW
In a remote area three hunters returning from an expedition were suddenly confronted by a huge human-like figure about 2 meters tall. One of the men shot at the being but it vanished, leaving behind a powerful, horrible smell. One of the hunters was sick for several hours afterwards. (Bob Gribble, Mufon UFO Journal # 285)

1984 Lake Gwelup WA Evening
A woman was walking her dog, when she saw 3-4 humanoid figures approaching her. Their arms, legs and head were out of proportion to their bodies. Behind them near ground level rolled a ball of white light. The figures were alerted to her presence somehow, and one let out a loud sound which terrified her dog which bolted. The figures also then fled the scene. (UFO Research NSW web site sightings area July 2005.)

12 Apr 1989 Perth WA 0025hrs
Whilst awake in bed, a German woman became aware of a high pitched sound. An entity was suddenly seen-estimated as 60-70cm tall. It was semi-transparent and wore a bright green neon belt and a green ring. The woman moved, the entity touched its belt and simply vanished. (UFORAN 7(1):22)

Jan 1992 Grampians area Vic
A radio news item told how a 16 year old girl had seen and photographed an "alien." Later, another news item reported that the photographs were of a plastic mannequin. (Peter Jones and Ray Brook.)

19 Sep 1992 Jarradale WA 1200hrs
A man and his son out hunting firewood, saw a jet black object close by. The "thing" had no arms and on either side of the head were two white patches where eyes might have been. It was estimated to be some 3 1/2m tall. (UFORUM.)

1997 North Western district of QLD 2045hrs
Four people travelling in a vehicle reported they saw a very tall person in a silver suit who stepped out at the side of the road. (Glennys Mackay.)

Oct/Nov 2000 Jimboomba Qld 0230hrs
A man reported having an encounter with an alien. Two days later he found an elliptical ring of burnt grass on his property. Two days prior to this his son had heard someone walking on the gravel outside the house. The burn mark had a major axis of 3m and a minor axis of 2.1m and was about 15cm wide. (UFORQ website

21 Jan 2003 Darwin NT
A four year old girl told her mother that “frogmen” came and visited her. Three figures came through window in a mist. They had big eyes, frog skin. Poked the girl. Scorch mark reported on lawn and tree foliage reported burnt. (Australasian UFOlogist Vol 7 No 4 p5.)

2004 Burrum Heads Qld
An eleven year old walking a dog on a beach reported seeing an extremely tall strange being some 50m away. It was glowing red, and had two long legs and very, very short shoulders. Its feet were pitch black hooves. (UFOR Qld web site July 2005)

27 January 2004 Salisbury East, SA
The witness had gone into his bedroom to get ready for bed and had the immediate feeling that he was not alone in his bedroom. It was a warm night so he slept on top of the bedding. At 0230A he woke up for no apparent reason and all of the sudden a strange feeling overcame him as if time had stopped. (He had felt the same in the previous encounters). There was no sound anywhere and not a bit of movement in the room. As he laid on his bed feeling very relaxed he was grabbed by the left and right arms between the elbows and shoulders and pulled down into his bed. It was as if something was under his bed and its arms were coming through the bed. At this stage he was not worried but his legs started to rise together and he could not stop them. He attempted to break the grip but was grasped even tighter. He began to struggle and to yell obscenities. The witness then yelled “go to the light” “go beneath the earth” until he was set free. He now felt calm. Then all of the sudden he was grabbed in the same way and he felt an electric current travel through his body, his legs began to rise up again. He then saw lots of movement in his room and saw a hand similar to a “frog’s foot” or a gecko lizard foot, apparently reptilian in nature. His legs went right over and he seemed to have passed out. He woke up at 0700A feeling ill and with terrible back pain. He felt drained and could not eat breakfast. His eyes were red and later he found bruises on his stomach and chest. On all the encounters the witness feels like his bedroom has somehow been “detached” from the house and taken somewhere else. (Source: Paranormal Australia, investigations)

10 June 2005 Bundaberg Qld
Catherine R was driving on as country road when she saw a strange figure on the side of the road. It was large, dark and 2.1-2.4m tall. Appearing like a man it waa far more muscular, wide shouldered. Its head was insect-like. (E-mail report from to UFO Roundup Vol 10 No 26 29 June 2005.)

Undated Kalgoorlie WA
A 32 year old man rang to talk about a series of experiences. Between ages 8-15 he slept in an old bus on his parents' property. At night on several occasions he found entities sitting on the end of his bed. They were greyish blue in skin colour. (UFORA hotline. UFORA92202.)

25 July 1972 Frankston Vic 2115hrs Puddy
Driving home alone a large blue disc was seen near a woman's car. The car's engine switched off, and she found she had no control over the car's movements as it stopped itself by the side of the road. All sound drained out of the air and she heard a voice in "perfect English" say: "All your tests will be negative," "Tell the media, do not panic, we mean no harm, " then "You now have control." At this point the engine started itself and the UFO left. (Garry Little and Bill Stapleton.)

1980 Sydney NSW 0000hrs
Ms M was watching television when a voice in her head told her to go to Centennial Park where she would see a UFO. A craft approached her to within 6m. A woman’s voice from the craft told her to sit under a tree. She then saw a human male figure, dressed in T shirt and shorts looking at her. She then blacked out. Several days later, she saw a circle burnt into the grass in the park. (UFORNSW NA920039.)

27 Aug 1997 North Adelaide SA
On two occasions a man awoke to recall “voices” had been talking to him during the night. (K Basterfield.)


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