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Australian May Reports Listing

From: Robert Frola <ufoicq@powerup.com.au> 
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 1998 11:19:20 +1000
Fwd Date: Wed, 03 Jun 1998 17:32:30 -0400
Subject: Australian May Reports Listing


Attached is the latest Reports Listing from Aussie land.


Robert Frola
UFO Investigation Centre Queensland

Compiled by Robert Frola
UFO Investigation Centre Queensland
PO Box 805 Springwood QLD 4127


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: bradm@shoal.net.au. 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 at

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

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: bradm@shoal.net.au. 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

19.04.98  near Grafton, NSW  1900hrs (NL) (Source: Barry Taylor,
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,
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 station.

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 similar.

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

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: bradm@shoal.net.au. 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.


Name: Aurora
Country of Origin: Romania
Age: 45
Investigators: Robert Frola, Andrea Sison (Counselor) UFO Group:
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 normal.

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 "great

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

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

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, NSW 2541

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