- ca.1978 Bayugall area, NSW (NL) (Source:
Barry Taylor, 28.05.98) From Mr. C. About 20 years ago when working on
a large property in the Bayugall area South of Grafton, he saw a large
bright white low in the air and lighting the ground up. When speaking about
the sighting to work mates, they too said that they had seen similar lights
over the years when droving cattle during the night and early mornings.
- More recently, he has seen a bright white
light on a regular basis. One night he flashed a torch at it in the Morse
code Acknowledge and Reply code about a dozen times continually. Suddenly
the object flew off at rapid speed.
- Ca18.02.83 bet. Bookham & Goulburn,
NSW 0300-0500hrs (CE-1) (Source: Brad Mildem, E-mail: email@example.com.
Paradox, 01.05.98) The witness was driving her husband, who finished work
at midnight, and her baby daughter from their home in Wagga Wagga to her
parent's home at Jamberoo, near Kiama, for the weekend. Shortly after leaving
Wagga on the Hume Hwy with her husband and baby asleep, a large brightly
luminous disc shape UFO appeared in the sky ahead of her at an estimated
300-400 metres distance. The object stayed in this position while she drove
approx. 120 km., disappearing as she went through towns, and appearing
again on the other side of the town. It mostly stayed relatively still
but occasionally shot off at great speed to the left or right only to return
seconds later to the same position. The object disappeared just north of
Goulburn as the dawn was lightening the sky. It rapidly gained altitude
until out of sight in seconds. There was no interference with the normal
operation of the car , according to the witness and the amount of traffic
she remembers was normal for that time of morning. Supposedly after having
great difficulty waking her husband at one point, he glanced at the object
, mumbled "yeah yeah" and was immediately asleep again.
- Normally on this trip she would stop
at Yass for an hour's break for coffee and arrive at Jamberoo at about
7- 7.30am. This time, on arrival she was genuinely surprised to find the
trip had taken 1.5 to 2 hours longer than normal, even without the break
- No subsequent sickness or body markings
were noticed and as the witness suspected no abduction at that time no
further investigation was undertaken until reported to Paradox in 1997.
- REPORT STATUS. Celestial records show
no planet, star or even the moon, which could have explained the sighting.
The lack of reaction from other traffic could indicate the phenomenon was
a purely subjective one, however, until further evidence is forthcoming
the case will remain as UNEXPLAINED.
- 1993 Grafton, NSW (Shark Creek, Mini
Waters) 2030hrs (NL) (Source: Barry Taylor, 28.05.98) Mr. G reported a
UFO sighting 5 years ago (1993). At Shark Creek, Mini Waters on the coast
East of Grafton, 8.30pm on evening saw a row of white blinking lights over
the Woodford Island Hill. The lights were rotating as if on the perimeter
of a circular object.
- 31.06.97 Brisbane, QLD (Birkdale) ca.1345hrs
(DO) (Source: Robert Frola, UFO Investigation Centre Queensland) While
travelling through Birkdale towards the Birkdale Fair Shopping Centre,
a married couple witnessed two large white lights in the sky. Clouds around
the objects appeared to be unusually dark. The UFOs were described as 'long
silver bodies with a light at each end'. The two UFOs disappeared into
the dark clouds. (Ufologist Magazine - Vol.1 #4 Oct/Dec 1997)
- 01.07.97 Brisbane, QLD (Alexander Hills)
(NL) (Source: Robert Frola, UFO Investigation Centre Queensland) A very
bright object was seen in the northwest sky over Brisbane Northern suburbs.
(Ufologist Magazine - Vol.1 #4 Oct/Dec 1997)
- 15.07.97 Brisbane, QLD (Alexander Hills)
(NL) (Source: Robert Frola, UFO Investigation Centre Queensland) A yellow
light was seen in the sky. It moved from the northeast to the southwest.
(Ufologist Magazine - Vol.1 #4 Oct/Dec 1997)
- 30.07.97 Brisbane, QLD (Kenmore) ca.2110hrs
(NL) (Source: Robert Frola, UFO Investigation Centre Queensland) Four
orange lights were observed over Archerfield. They were moving in a line
abreast fashion (very low to the ground) from the direction of Ipswich
towards the Samford Valley. One object fell to the horizon, two disappeared
over Mt Coot-tha, and the last object was seen disappearing behind trees.
No sound was heard. (Ufologist Magazine - Vol.1 #4 Oct/Dec 1997)
- 13.10.97 nr Nowra, NSW (Kangaroo Valley)
2310hrs (NL) (Source: Brad Mildem, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Paradox,
01.05.98) A report from Kangaroo Valley (Just west of Nowra N.S.W.) Received
the following night and publicized in the local paper next week failed
to receive substantiation from other witnesses and so cannot be verified
as genuine. The sighting apparently occurred on the 13th Oct 97. The
object was apparently seen at approx. 11.10pm and appeared in the west,
over Barrengarry Mountain, descending towards the power station and Tallowa
dam. The witness describes it as being "A dark mass against the sky,
larger than the Hercules we often get flying over here. It seemed to be
triangular. At first it had a bright white light at each rear corner shining
straight down and a blue light at the centre or front." As it went
beneath the horizon the lights went out and it was lost to sight after
another minute against the mountain background. "It was flying very
low and very slow with no sound to be heard."
- 22.09.97 Brisbane, QLD (Carina) (NL)
(Source: Robert Frola, UFO Investigation Centre Queensland) An orange light
was observed travelling in a semi circle fashion towards the north-northwest
over Belmont. The UFO didn't appear to be travelling very fast. It was
described as looking like a bright streetlight, which pulsated slowly throughout
its travels. (Ufologist Magazine - Vol.1 #4 Oct/Dec 1997)
- 21.10.97 Brisbane, QLD (Trinder Park
& Springwood) 2115-2127hrs (NL) (Source: Robert Frola, UFO Investigation
Centre Queensland) At 9.15pm, while leaving Rob and Jan Niessen's place,
Robert Frola and Rob Niessen saw an orange-red object moving towards them
from the direction of Loganlea. Jan, at this moment was called outside.
The object traveled steadily and quickly across the sky, disappearing from
view towards Archerfield. Two outbound commercial flights intersected the
object's flight path, indicating that the object was fairly low (about
1000-1500ft). Duration: 10 minutes.
- At 9.23pm, a second object was located
by Jan, travelling on the same flight path as the first. The second object
appeared at first to flicker, then remained constant throughout the sighting.
It too disappeared towards Archerfield. Robert Frola called Mace Robertson
to see if he can confirm seeing the same object from Springwood. Mace located
the object with his naked eyes, and trained his telescope onto it shortly
before it disappeared. Henry Lacina, also viewed the object, just moments
before it disappeared. Two outbound aircraft, one commercial, the other
private, intersected the object's path. Duration: 8 minutes.
- Both objects were videotaped. (Ufologist
Magazine - Vol.1 #4 Oct/Dec 1997)
- 22-28.12.97 Brisbane, QLD (Logan City)
1300-1400hrs (Identified) (Source: Robert Frola, UFO Investigation Centre
Queensland ) A silvery-white object was visible for an hour, every day
for a week until cloudy weather prevented it to be seen. The object was
seen directly above the witness, visible through the corona of the sun.
During the hour, the object would only move a couple of degrees. Object
was identified as Venus/Mars planetary conjunction. (Telephone Interview)
- 29.12.97 Stradbroke Island, QLD (Dunwich)
1945hrs (NL) (Source: Robert Frola, UFO Investigation Centre Queensland
) At 7.45pm, Brett was looking out of the window of his house to the southeast
when he saw a very bright white light spiraling down from the sky. By the
time Brett got outside the object had disappeared. No sound was heard.
(Ufologist Magazine - Vol.2 #1 Jan/Mar 1998)
- April 1998 Grafton, NSW (NL) (Source:
Barry Taylor, 28.05.98) Mr. M reported a white light and small single objects
at high altitude travelling at very fast speed going form the South to
the North, and sometimes North to South at various times during April 1998.
- April 1998 Grafton, NSW 0445hrs (NL)
(Source: Barry Taylor, 28.05.98. Response from Flap Newspaper article.
Saturday 09.04.98) Mr. Frank B of Grafton rang about a strange sighting
that he had witnessed one morning (4.45am) early in April. He was casually
observing the clear starry early morning sky, when he noticed a very bright
white stationery light, at low altitude over the top of his house. He was
amazed to see it suddenly shoot off at great speed, leaving a faint orange
trail. This trail "dissipated as if erased with a rubber"
- 10.04.98 Coutts Crossing, NSW 0400hrs
(NL) (Source: Barry Taylor, 28.05.98) Mr. M of Coutts Crossing noticed
a large bright yellowish/orange light to the East towards the coast. He
sighted to light against a verandah post and said it appeared to move very
slowly. It went down 50mm (2in) compared to a point on the post, went back
up than returned to its original position. Observation time 10 minutes.
- 19.04.98 near Grafton, NSW 1900hrs
(NL) (Source: Barry Taylor, 28.05.98) Mrs. W, her daughter and a neighbour
watched as 2 or 3 unusual illuminated white objects were quickly maneuvering
at low altitude in the western sky towards the Grafton area at 7.00pm on
Sunday 19th April. The objects appeared to be heading in one direction,
than suddenly appear to be going in the opposite direction as if they were
circling. The three witnesses watched the objects for about 15 minutes.
- 29.04.98 Central Coast, NSW 1830hrs
(NL) (Source: Mike Farrell, 11.05.98) On Wednesday 29 April 1998, at approximately
1830 hrs a NSW Central Coast family reported seeing a unusual object moving
quickly across the sky from South to North. It was large, spherical and
orange-coloured. When viewed through binoculars they could not make out
any other shapes or surface features. After passing directly overhead it
slowed down to hover motionless, then moved off towards the West.
- At that point the family noticed two
military-type planes (jets), in the northern sky, probably from Williamtown
AFB, quickly travelling southwards, towards the object. The UFO shot off
southwards and disappeared over the southern horizon.
- Soon afterwards, at least two helicopters,
probably from Singleton AFB, were seen heading from the North in the same
southerly direction. Later that same evening, family members noticed a
bluish-white light in the western sky, zigzagging North to South.
- The same night, a Terrigal (Central Coast)
resident reported seeing the same large orange object to a local radio
- Family members contacted Williamtown
AFB who referred them to UFOR(NSW)'s Central Coast representative, Peter
Turner. Peter is now asking Williamtown AFB if they can confirm any of
these details, and reports that around 2300 hrs the Central Coast family
also heard an unusual rumbling noise pass overhead, without an apparent
source. Friends from Tumbi Umbi (Central Coast) who later visited the witnesses,
had heard something similar in their area about the same time.
- Peter telephoned Moira McGhee of INUFOR
in Sydney on Friday 1st May to see if her networks had reported anything
- Moira reports that around 1930 hrs that
same evening, two families in the Singleton area reported seeing a strange
orange-yellow light object travelling quickly across the sky in a southeasterly
direction. The light was quite large, made no noise and was travelling
at quite a low altitude. One of the Singleton witnesses is an amateur astronomer,
so space junk and pranks seem unlikely.
- 20.05.98 Brunswick Heads & Urbanville,
NSW 0720hrs (DO) (Source: Barry Taylor, 28.05.98) Reports of a magnesium
bright white light seen in the eastern sky from Brunswick Heads and Urbanville
north of Lismore. Witnesses rang local Radio stations about the sighting.
It was concluded that the object was either a large Meteor or small Asteroid.
- 22.05.98 Grafton, NSW 1910hrs (NL) (Source:
Barry Taylor, 28.05.98) "On Friday night, about 4 km West of Grafton,
I videoed an pale orange light low in the sky and very slowly moving to
the SW. The object took 3min. 25secs. to move a short distance out of sight.
It was moving faster than the stars set, and in the wrong direction to
be a star setting. It was not a plane because it was not flashing navigation
lights. There was no sound. And in the time observed a plane would have
traveled much further. I consider if Unidentified."
- NOTE: This sounds like the same type
of object reported from Coutts Crossing on the 10th April. Barry Taylor.
- 23.05.98 Tyndale, NSW 1930hrs (NL) (Source:
Barry Taylor, 28.05.98) Mr. L and his wife watched a strange green/red
and white object slowly moving to the south at Tyndale, north of Grafton.
During the 10-minute observation, their TV volume suddenly became very
loud, and static interference occurred on the picture.
- 30.05.98 nr Nowra, NSW (Meroo Meadow)
1915hrs (NL) (Source: Brad Mildem, E-mail: email@example.com. Paradox,
01.05.98) A ball of orange light was sighted over Meroo Meadow 6km NE of
Nowra Friday 30 May 7.15pm. Witness was looking N.E. from Worrigee when
the orange ball appeared in the sky apparently nearby to the Meroo Meadow
private airstrip (approx. 6km distant from witness). OBOL did not rise
from the ground but switched on at an estimated altitude of 200-300m. The
object was large enough to discern a visible circle of light, (match head
size at arm's length) and moved slowly westward, against the wind for about
15 seconds then blinked off. No sound was heard.
- ABDUCTION CASES:
- Name: Aurora Country of Origin: Romania
Age: 45 Investigators: Robert Frola, Andrea Sison (Counselor) UFO Group:
UFOICQ Date of Investigation: 18.02.98
- On 11.02.98 Aurora contacted UFOICQ,
and asked if she could relate some of her paranormal experiences to us.
She said she was a qualified counselor, and was not in need of counseling,
but she just wanted to tell her story to people who would not judge her
negatively in the light of her experiences.
- First paranormal experience: Occurred
when Aurora was 6 y.o., while she was living in Romania. One day, she felt
like she was suddenly pushed to the floor, and she felt her whole body
was "paralyzed" except for her tongue. Then she heard a loud
noise "like a train or engine" coming towards her or a "wind
blowing through a pipe". She said she was very scared while this was
- Straight after this experience, Aurora
told her mother about it. Her mother told her to "make the sign of
the cross with her tongue" if it happened again. Aurora also informed
us that there were many sightings in Romania at this time, but people were
"not allowed to talk about it", because many people were very
skeptical and individuals "did not feel safe" talking about
sightings for fear that others "would judge them". Apparently
it was said to be "bad luck to look at falling stars", and this
referred to UFO's.
- Second experience: Aurora was still living
in Romania and was in year 5 at school. One day she remembers that time
and/or movement "stopped for a few seconds". The sky and air
looked red "like there was red dust everywhere". At the time,
she said she was amazed and she felt it was a "pleasant experience".
- After this experience, Aurora again informed
her mother, who thought there might be "something wrong with her blood".
Her mother took her to the doctor for blood tests, and all results were
- Third experience: Occurred in August
1987 in Sydney. Aurora was in bed when she saw a "shadow in the window"
then a "caped figure" appeared at the end of her bed. There were
security bars on her bedroom window, so the figure could not have climbed
through the window. She felt that her body was paralyzed except for her
tongue, so she made the sign of the cross with her tongue, and the figure
was "sucked out through the window". When she woke up in the
morning, she was naked. She told her husband, and he said it might be the
devil and to go and see a priest, which she did.
- Before this incident, Aurora had been
participating in an IVF program for a long time and was told she would
probably never fall pregnant. However, three months after this incident
occurred, she fell pregnant. Aurora said she feels this pregnancy was associated
with the caped figure. Also before this incident, she had experienced painful
periods, but after the visitation she never experienced period pain again.
- Fourth experience: In Brisbane 1995,
Aurora was lying in bed when she saw "a flame on the door". At
the time there was no fire in the house and nothing present that would
cast a reflection. She was not paralyzed, so she made the sign of the cross
with her hands. The flame then went "through the wall" into the
next room (where her son was in bed), and immediately her son started screaming.
Aurora then ran into son's room where he was screaming " take these
things away" while wiping his forearms. She couldn't see anything
on her son's arms, but she said "let's pray" then they both knelt
on the floor and she said "please god, help us". Next she heard
"footsteps running down the stairs", and when she ran to look
there was "nothing there".
- When he was 3 y.o, her son said he "chose"
Aurora to be his mother because she "looked lonely". When she
questioned her son about this some years later, he said he couldn't remember
saying that. He hasn't had nightmares, but he sees "red lights in
the house, like red eyes following him". These lights have never harmed
him, but he is frightened of them.
- Fifth experience: In Springwood, Brisbane
1995 Aurora saw "orange lights in the sky" - ("maybe four,
not less than four"). At first she thought they were stars but then
they "went straight down very fast" possibly around Eight Mile
Plains. She wanted to drive to the place, but didn't. She felt it was a
- The next day she saw the incident reported
in the newspaper.
- Sixth experience: In Brisbane 1995 Aurora
suddenly found herself in "a place with a lot of empty rooms".
Her impression was that she was in a room, "like a doctor's waiting
room", and she felt "peaceful" with "no emotions, only
thoughts" - some people (maybe female) came to get her, they had no
breasts or genitals, they were hairless and their skin was "spongy
looking", and of a "creamy colour". Aurora felt they had
"beautiful bodies", that's why she thought they might be female.
These beings walked her "through the wall" into a room where
there were two more beings. She lay on a table and felt paralyzed and heard
a loud noise (like her first experience), then she saw "lights",
and felt pressure on her abdomen. She became frightened and "fought
back" - she made the sign of the cross with her tongue and "came
- Straight after this experience, Aurora
found a "spot /burn" on her abdomen 4 mm long. She went and told
her priest and he joked about it.
- Seventh experience: In Brisbane 1995,
Aurora felt an arm/hand on her in her sleep. She woke up but did not turn
around to look - she had a "reassuring comfortable feeling" and
went back to sleep.
- Since Aurora's son was 5 months old,
she has felt a "rocking" of her bed about once a week. She said
this is a good experience, and it makes her "feel protected".
Aurora claims she is "not religious" but believes in a "greater
power". In all of her experiences, she has never noticed if she "lost"
any time, because she never thought to check for discrepancies. Now when
people visit her house, they often report seeing "people walking
up the stairs" and then vanishing, as well as "shadows walking
up the stairs". They also comment that they "feel like sleeping"
because it is "so relaxing" in the house. Aurora is no longer
frightened by these experiences, and claims she has "got used to them".
- Aurora has also speculated on the causes
of her experiences and what they might mean. She feels her experiences
are for a "good cause", and if they are aliens trying to study
humans then "why not me". She also said it might be that god
is trying to "show me a way", then she feels comfortable with
that too. Similarly, if these experiences are due to her subconscious mind,
she is "thankful that it is showing me possible dangers".
- My impressions of Aurora are that she
appeared to be a very credible source. To me, she seemed like an intelligent,
warm and trustworthy person. She related her experiences with clarity
and calmness, without sensational embellishment. Her motivations in contacting
UFOICQ seem to be simply that, as she indicated, she wished to tell her
story to people who knew something about the paranormal, would not judge
her negatively in the light of her disclosures, and would also be willing
to share some of their own personal experiences. At the conclusion of the
interview, Aurora said we would be welcome to investigate the incidents
that were still occurring at her house if we wished. We indicated that
we would happy for the opportunity to do so.
- Sources for this issue:
- Barry Taylor, PO Box 1157, Grafton, NSW
2460 UFOICQ, PO Box 805, Springwood, QLD 4127 Paradox, PO Box 255, Nowra,