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Australian Ufo Reports & Experiences -02-99, #10

From: Robert Frola <ufologist@powerup.com.au>
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 15:18:10 +1000
Fwd Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 14:56:29 -0500
Subject: Australian Ufo Reports & Experiences -02-99, #10

Hi all,

Attached here is the latest from Australia. One file in three different
formats, Word7 Doc, Txt and Rtf. There are ongoing investigations and
these will be reported in future issues.


Robert Frola
Australian UFO Research Network



Compiled by Robert Frola
Australian UFO Research Network
PO Box 805 Springwood QLD 4127



Original Report as posted on Skywatch International: Harry Mason
National UFO Hotline Australia


UFO Sighting Report # 18,971/5=3D10-12-98 NATIONAL UFO HOTLINE
AUSTRALIA Harry Mason Defense and Intel Liaison Officer Defense
Intelligence Department WA Section

HM =3D Interviewer (Perth WA: 08-9525-5999) - notes taken by phone
on 10-12-98 night - about 2 hours after incident (began at
10.55pm Qld time) at 12.30am Qld time, (10.30pm WA time) -
Observers rang Ross Dowe at National UFO Hotline on his mobile
phone to offer sighting report - Ross could not hear them due to
noise on mobile telephone line. Ross immediately informed HM who
rang them 15 minutes later from WA to get report. Their house
telephone Line free of noise at this time =3D 12.30am Queensland
time on 11-12-98 (=3D 10.30am WA time on 10-12-98) - see below for
details of telephone interference before, during, and after

(NB. HM Impressed by geniuses and apparent honesty of witnesses
- they were still somewhat "hyper-agitated" over sighting!)

Witness requested anonymity from public release of their names
and personal contact details but serious accredited researchers
can apply to HM for this info.

Observer Location =3D Jimboomba, Queensland, Eastern Australia
(some 40km. south of Brisbane at 153Deg 03Min East, 27Deg 50Min

[NB. The four observers promised to each draw object and fax to
interviewer this weekend.]

[NB. Ipswich RAAF base is located 38km Northwest of Jimboomba.]

Event Date/Time =3D 10-12-98 @ 10.55pm Queensland Time (8.55pm WA

Duration of Sighting =3D some 20 minutes.

Nature of Event: -

The three observers saw a big intense orange-red glowing upside
down soup bowl or hemispheric light in the east (towards sea) at
about an 65 Deg elevation which then moved towards them and rose
in fluid fashion vertically above them whilst hemisphere changed
colour to intense bright red (similar colour to setting sun).
They could look straight up at 90 Deg into the base of the
brightly glowing "bulb" of red light, which was so intense it
hurt their eyes.

Multi coloured lights (like clear house lights) then began to
flash from a flat structure now visible on top of the red
hemisphere (possibly the top structure rotated?). The red
hemisphere or "bulb" was seen to be attached underneath and in
centre of a huge sort of dark Boomerang cum Equilateral Triangle
shaped wing-form (one of observers familiar with F117A and B2
stated object was similar but much bigger and definitely not one
of those - more like a very big Jumbo Jet in size - but flew
totally unlike any aircraft he had ever seen).

Object hovered stopped dead in the sky, or moved slowly and then
at times rapidly, and all times fluidly, from location to
location. Craft was at times surrounded by a sort of green haze
and local air space near craft glowed with either intense green
or white light at various times. Flashing multicoloured lights
seen at times on the top large dark wing structure consisted of
orange-red-green-yellow-blue-silver etc. and appeared to
originate all over this top structure. Lower central orange-red
hemisphere or "bulb" glowed intense red at times and at other
moments was more orange in colour.

The three observers thought there were possibly small rotating
red lights on both sides at front of flat wing structure with
small white lights at triangle apexes. As object came down over
the observers from the east it moved towards their southwest and
flashed all over with multiple coloured lights and then began to
glow with a green haze.

The now four observers (one woken up to see the show) observed
the object lower with a bright green haze around it to about a
45 Deg elevation to their southwest. It then hovered dead in the
sky. A bright pure white light haze was then emitted from the
object and the space nearby and lit up the entire surrounding
area and the ground. There was no light coming from the ground -
it was all derived from the object and the air space near it.

Just after object passed overhead they heard a light dull
humming swishing noise - otherwise no noise in most of event.
One observer remarked it was unlike a normal plane where sound
preceded object. In this case sound followed it's movement and
there was NO sound as it moved towards them or whilst it
maneuvered - only when it stopped or went directly over and past
them could they hear the dull hum.

The object then moved from it's location to their southwest and
went around them to their south and thence back to the east
(i.e. it did not approach Ipswich RAAF base which lies some
38km. to their northwest and 35km wsw of Brisbane). As it moved
east it started flashing blue-red - possibly spinning? The base
"bulb" began to pulse and flash blood red and the top lights
flashed multicolours - all simultaneously. The object moved
slowly for some time then it picked up speed dramatically fast
and disappeared from sight in dark cloud to the east from whence
it had come.

There was no rain, no lightning or any storm of any kind before
during or after the event that night, but it was cloudy to the

Their mobile phone was useless from just before they first saw
the object for about one hour - well after object had left the
area. The mobile phone just emitted intense static with a highly
disturbed signal. The house phone was also useless for about 45
minutes during the incident and after, and emitted a very loud
crackling noise for the 45 minutes of down time. NB Ross Dowe
confirmed that whilst they rang him with their mobile it was
impossible to hear them clearly due to intense static - he could
just make out their phone number - this was about one hour after
their UFO-light event had finished. They claim not being able to
contact anyone by either mobile or house phone for nearly one
hour after the event. They finally were able to reach the RAAF
who gave them Ross Dowe's number.

They had their own electric lights off with no TV or radio or
electrical appliances on during the event. They were finishing
up their evening with candles on the verandah. Neighbours
electric lights appeared to be unaffected during the entire
event. They do not know what happened to TV and Radio
transmissions during the event.

Whilst the object was around the township of Jimboomba the
neighbourhood dogs were going berserk barking and howling and
their own dog was "very frisky". The event put the hairs up on
their own necks during the close overflight.

The interviewer detected no symptoms of alcohol or narcotics in
each of the observers - over the telephone interview.  Each
person independently interviewed and each verified general
aspects of entire event.

NB. Similar events involving huge "BFT's", or reports of very
large Manta-Ray/outfolded "Rose Petal" or "Daisy Petal" black
winged craft with many lights were reported beginning 4-Dec-98
City Beach Perth WA, 7-Dec-98 Melbourne Victoria. 10-Dec-98
Darwin NT, 10-Dec-98 North Queensland. These are currently being
investigated and will be reported as soon as all facts are in.
Some events are at night, others by day, some clear skies, some
in electrical storms, and some in cloudy conditions.

No military maneuver known to be in progress - but this is being
checked. NB somewhat similar electrical events in North
Queensland previously attributed to US Military Exercises and
use of EM blanketing device from Stealth aircraft?

Conclusion: Event represents Danger to Australian Airspace and

Recommendation: Inform Canberra Dept. Defense and Relevant Air
Traffic Authority officers re BLT event series and request

Best Regards,  Harry Mason    orbitx@iinet.net.au.

Our Conclusions - pending further investigation: Robert Frola

A UFO Investigator who lives on the outskirts of Jimboomba said
there was no jumbo size UFO over the town ship on the night of
the 10.12.98.  She stated that while driving home from dinner at
10.55pm she saw aircraft lights in the clouds, and may have
mistaken them as a UFO. But it was definitely a plane she saw.
It had big landing lights and was flying through the clouds.
Contacted RAAF Amberley, whose response was that if indeed an
object was observed on radar, that low over a town for a period
of 20 minutes, they would have investigated this anomaly. There
was no military maneuvers and only civilian activity that
evening. As with power blackouts/brownouts, they are quite
common around the area and happen often.


26.06.96  Milton, NSW  0530hrs (CE1) (Source: Diane Harrison,
e-mail: tkbnetw@fan.net.au. The Keith Basterfield Network
02.10.98) Her home at Milton NSW (Just north of Ulladulla) is
approx. 3km from and 150 metres higher than the ocean, and faces
east. At 5.30 AM She was woken by her cat and got  up to let him
out.  At eye level out over the ocean at approx. 3=BD km distance
she saw "many" (more than 5) bright amber lights playing around
a larger amber light.  The smaller lights were pea size and the
larger was tennis ball size.  Some small ones arrived and others
departed over a period of 30 minutes.   Finally a very large,
dark, hat shaped, dinner plate size object descended vertically
into view and the larger amber light started flashing signals at
it.  In response, a ring of multi coloured lights came on around
the rim of the large dark object.  The large amber object then
flew into it and disappeared. The large "mother ship" then
angled its right hand edge up to about 45 degrees. while
maintaining stationary position and soon after the smaller amber
lights also flew into it and disappeared and the large craft
ascended vertically until indistinguishable among the stars.
Mrs. Y says she experienced no lost time or had any period of
strangeness during the period of the sighting and does not
believe an abduction was involved. (Brad Mildern)

12.10.98  Nowra, NSW  2300hrs (NL) **UPDATE** (Source: Joseph
Trainor, UFO Roundup Vol.3, No.42 19.10.98. & Diane Harrison,
e-mail: tkbnetw@fan.net.au. The Keith Basterfield Network
31.12.98) On Monday, October 12, 1998, just before 11 p.m., a
31-year-old housewife went outdoors at her home about 6
kilometers (3 miles) from Nowra, New South Wales, Australia and
spotted a group of UFOs in tight formation flying low toward the
south. The house is in a rural area with only one dirt road from
Nowra to Sassafras and on to Braidwood. Nowra is on Australia's
eastcoast about 180 kilometers (108 miles) south of Sydney. The
UFOs appeared to be at 35 degrees elevation and hovered there
before moving south again. The witness said they only had a
visible shape when using the binoculars but appeared to be as
large as a 5-cent piece at arm's length when using them. They
were bell-shaped with a white or bluish-white light at the top,
quite steady. They appeared 'translucent, like a jellyfish' and
displayed multi-coloured flashing lights around the sides in no
recognizable pattern. Central underneath was a steady bluish
glow. When they came back toward the farm, they wove about in
the sky about 6 to 8 kilometers southwest of her property, where
they stayed for about twenty minutes and appeared to be flying
erratically, 'like a conductor's baton or a ballet dance.' Just
after 11:30 p.m., they flickered off to the west-northwest,
dipping behind some trees. Brad Mildern of Paradox UFO Group,
which covers Batemans Bay, investigated the case. Commenting on
the Nowra UFOs, Ufologist Diane Harrison said, "Description
reminds me of the photos from Gulf Breeze." (Brad Mildern)

01.12.98  Brisbane, QLD  (St Lucia) 2000hrs (NL) (Source: Robert
Frola, UFO Investigation Centre Queensland, 03.12.98) "Lisa & I
had just finished our touch football game at St Lucia University
(field No 7). As we walked back across the field towards our
car, we observed the object just above the tree line heading
west of the city in a slightly downward motion. It looked to me,
from the size and position in the sky, that its location would
have been between us and Brisbane City. Its speed was much, much
faster than any plane I have ever seen. I know what meteors look
like and this was no meteor...Its colour was almost flourescent
bright green, not just in places but the whole entire object.
(Personal Investigation)

14.12.98  Katherine, NT (NL) (Source: Northern Territory NEWS
"UFO Sighting's on the rise: expert Says" by Maria Billias
14.12.98 & Keith Douglass Credit: Diane Harrison, e-mail:
tkbnetw@fan.net.au. The Keith Basterfield Network 18.12.98) UFO
reports in the Territory have increased astronomically, with the
latest Sightings occurring in Katherine yesterday morning. UFO
Researcher Keith Douglass of Unidentified Flying Objects
Research, Alice Springs, yesterday said UFO sightings were
reported to him every two or three days. And he said reports had
soared, not just in the Territory, but all over the world. Mr
Douglass said: "It's bigger than anyone could imagine. "UFO
sighting is on the increase because it's becoming more
acceptable not to be called an idiot."

"A lot of people are seeing them in the Territory especially,
with strange lights being reported on average every tow or three
days". Mr. Douglass said the most recent sighting came from
Katherine early yesterday morning, with two tennis-sized red
ball illuminating the sky. He said: "I got the report from a
couple of different people saying they were about 2-3km up in
the sky and 2am". Mr. Douglass said, while he was unsure where
these lights came from he firmly believed that they were not a
hoax. He said: "I think there is something going on out there."
(Keith Douglass)

14.12.98  Alice Springs, NT  (Rapid Creek) 0210hrs (NL) (Source:
Diane Harrison, e-mail: tkbnetw@fan.net.au. The Keith
Basterfield Network 18.12.98) Warwick S said: "The time was
2.10am I had gone out side to have a smoke and enjoy the
beautiful night/ early morning. I said a prayer, looked up and
around the Milky Way that hung there in the sky. I saw a
shooting star and then to my right a flashing light approaching,
the lights caught my attention. At first I thought it was a
plane as the Airport isn't far away. It flew past me slowly
observing me and letting me observe them. It maintained the same
speed around (5 km/h) and then flew out to sea."

Height: Around 20meters up, or a 3-story block of units in
height. Objects lights: blue, red, yellow, and orange Duration:
10 min Shape: Oval with light through the middle of it How did
you feel: Scared, excited, overwhelmed, spun out, and
disappointed  sort of because they didn't stop to chat. (Keith

31.12.98/01.01.99  Brisbane, QLD  (Woodridge) bet 2230-0030hrs
(NL) (Source: 1800 Freecall Australian UFO Research Network
Hotline Number) Over a period of three to four hours, a husband
and wife, while relaxing on the back veranda of their home,
sighted a number of unknown objects. The first was around
10.30pm on New Year's Eve. 3 objects were seen over the top of
Mt Tamborine. Another lighted object was observed over Kingston.
The next group of objects, (8 in number), were seen shortly
after midnight. These objects were described as white balls of
light with a red outer glowing rim. Looking through binoculars,
the objects appeared to have flecks of light emanating from the
circumference of the objects.

NOTE: RAAF Amberley had received numerous reports of similar
objects. No military or civilian aircraft were flying in the
area at the time of the sighting. The witnesses had contacted
Ross Dowe after the RAAF Duty Officer of the day gave them his
telephone number. Ross Dowe's explanation to the sightings: a
meteor shower. Weather condition at the time: full cloud cover
(1000-1500 feet), rain moderate to heavy. The meteor shower
explanation seems ludicrous. Contacted authorities, which were
involved with fireworks display. Objects do not fit the
description of any fireworks they have in their inventory. Their
suggestion: UFOs or meteor shower. A gentleman living in Wynnum
contacted witness, being a CB/short wave enthusiast. He also
same the same objects but over the bay.

They also recounted a sighting, which occurred on Christmas Eve.
A red ball was seen over Middle Rd Greenbank area. This object
traveled across the sky in a straight line, before going
vertical, disappearing quickly through the clouds. (UFOICQ)

01.01.99  Brisbane, QLD  (Forest Lake) bet 0030-0100hrs (CE1)
(U/I) (Source: 1800 Freecall Australian UFO Research Network
Hotline Number) While sitting under the back pergola, Mr. W and
his wife sighted a triangular object, moving very slowly over
the western horizon in a north to northwesterly direction. The
object had a yellow orange glow about it. Through binoculars it
was yellow on top and orange on the bottom. 15 minutes later, an
identical object appeared and traveled along the same flight
path. The witness, an ex-Vietnam vet, estimated the speed of the
object to be around 80 to 90kph. No noise was heard. Both
witnesses wear glasses.  (UFOICQ)

Sources for this issue:

Keith Douglass,  PO Box 3205, Alice Springs, NT  0871
Brad Mildern, PO Box 255, Nowra, NSW  2541
UFOICQ, PO Box 805, Springwood, QLD  4127

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