Compiled by Keith Basterfield
PO Box 1894 Adelaide SA 5001

One Saturday, a witness saw a 400m long, cigar shaped object circle the facility, then move to the East, out to sea. At its closest it was 300m away and traveling at 150Km/hr. As the object passed by the witness, equipment malfunctioned.

A "bubble -like protrusion" was noted, "with lights outlining rectangular observation windows." Shadows were reported at these windows. It was also reported that a "cobweb-like substance fell from the object, settling on windows and external surfaces. When touched, it became a watery liquid." UFORQLD "UFO Encounter" Newsletter no 174

November/December 1996 HOBART TAS CE4?
Two almost identical reports uncovered late in 1996. In both cases 4 to 5 year old children called for their parents in the early hours of the morning. One says a white figure tried to take him up through the roof. The second child tells that a small, thin figure with large eyes, had wanted to take him up a light through the roof. In the second incident the mother said she saw a flash of light in an interior corridor of the house. No associated UFO activity was reported. TUFOIC

Dec 16th 1996 STAFFORD QLD 1930hrs 20mins NL
A large, bright light was reported to be near the SW horizon, West of Mount Cootha. Initially seen to move up and down; for the last 5 minutes of the observation it was a "dull circle shrinking to a star size." Streaks of light seemed to be coming off it, when it was at its brightest. UFORQLD "UFO Encounter" Newsletter no 174

Dec 21st 1996 TOWNSVILLE QLD 1 hour CE1
The local police and radio station received reports of lights in the sky. One witness, a psychologist, saw 1-2 dozen white lights at 100-200m away. UFORQLD "UFO Encounter" Newsletter no 174

Dec 28th 1996 ROCKHAMPTON QLD 2110hrs NL
While in a vehicle travelling North, between Calliope and Ambrose, a woman and her young daughter watched "rainbow" coloured lights in the sky. It seemed that the Moon was being followed by two lights. UFORQLD "UFO Encounter" Newsletter no 174

Jan 15th 1997 SHAILER PARK QLD 2000hrs 15 mins NL
30 degrees north was the location of a flashing light, changing colour red/green/white/yellow. Seen by a man using binoculars, he viewed it for 15 mins. It appeared as a number of lights in a vertical line. UFORQLD "UFO Encounter" Newsletter no 174

Jan 15th 1997 IPSWICH QLD 2008hrs 10mins NL
A stationary, flashing, red/white/green light was seen at 40 degrees elevation, to the east of North. UFORQLD "UFO Encounter" Newsletter no 174

Jan 18th 1997 BROWNS PLAINS QLD 0100hrs 15 mins NL
Looking East at 60 degrees elevation, a couple watched an orange light in the sky. It had little red lights around it, and a red and blue light on top. It moved to the South, then quickly back to its starting point. Air Traffic Control had no traffic at the time. Still there when they retired to bed. UFORQLD "UFO Encounter" Newsletter no 174

Jan 23rd 1997 GOODNA QLD 2200hrs NL
Two women noted a triangular shaped object low down in the SW sky. It appeared to have lights on it. There was a large, red flashing one and smaller orange and white lights. It traveled to the NE and at closest approach they heard a "swishing" sound. UFORQLD "UFO Encounter" Newsletter no 174

Jan 23rd 1997 GREENBANK QLD 2245hrs NL
A stationary, bright, multicoloured light was seen by four people. They watched the light change colours, green/red/white/yellow. It moved up and down slightly, at 35 degrees NW. Lining it up with trees indicated it had a silent, westerly track. Still there at 2330hrs. UFORQLD "UFO Encounter" Newsletter no 174

Feb 5th 1997 CLEVELAND TAS 2100hrs NL
Motorist travelling north sees a red light to his NW. The light moves up at a 45 degree angle then changes to a bright, white light. Then, after some 3 seconds, it changes to red and returns downward at same angle. Repeats climb upward again and goes away to the north. RAAF have had exercises in the area but witness says movements do not appear to be those of aircraft. TUFOIC

Feb 7th 1997 WESTBURY TAS 0900hrs DD
Two children (aged 8 and 14) notice white cigar shape in southerly sky. Clearly visible against blue sky. Moving slowly West before changing to a vertical position and dropping rapidly down and out of sight. Similar to reports from northern Tasmania during May/June 1996. TUFOIC

Feb 25th 1997 LAUNCESTON TAS 0345hrs Noise
Witness is awoken by a constant, loud, droning sound. Does not seem to vary in pitch. Too frightened to look outside. Seems to recede into distance, may be away to the East. Second hand story from relative of sighting about that time of lights at Westbury. TUFOIC

Feb 27th 1997 BURNIE TAS 2245hrs UFO "slime"
Witness says that a deposit appeared on their front lawn between 6pm and 1045 pm. Seeing off friends when noticed clear, jelly-like substance on lawn, with yellow flecks through it. It was about a metre across and half to one cm thick. No obvious source of deposit. Called local Council Health inspector. They had a look but did nothing. Unable to burn it. It seemed to gradually deteriorate into thin plastic type cover on lawn.

Another UFO slime report was lodged with the UFO hotline on Feb 1st from Glengarry on the West Tamar. It was said to be a yellow type jelly. TUFOIC

Numerous reports of a green beam or lights, seen in the area. Reported in UFO World Round UP. Reports due to use of laser beams by Australian Antarctic Division. He laser is being tested for use in Antarctica later in 1997. TUFOIC

Feb 27th 1997 PERTH WA 2157hrs NL
Lots of reports of a large, shimmering, aqua-green coloured fireball with a short conical red tail. Travelled from SE to NW. No sound noted. Brian Richards-UFORUM

Feb 27th 1997 PERTH WA
Reports of a crescent shaped UFO were heard on radio station 6PR. Brian Richards-UFORUM

The following case study is courtesy of Bob Marx and Matthew Favaloro. I welcome such case studies for inclusion in future listings.

CARLA is a bright cheerful business woman and housewife from Sydney's northwest. She is in her thirties and has one child, a son in his mid teens.

She came to us via friend who recommended us. Carla phoned and explained she had seen a UFO many years ago with her brother when she was in her early teens. The experience she said still haunted her and she felt there was much more to it and she needed to explore it. She remembered she had seen a bright red car-sized UFO whirling and kicking up dust as she and her brother walked home. Panicking she grabbed his hand and fled. But when she had arrived home, another much larger UFO descended into the backyard. After that she remembered nothing.

She also described other odd events which had peppered her life. She wanted to understand she said and she thought hypnosis might help.

Through hypnotic regression it was discovered that her abductions began at the earliest age. A female being would come to her and tell her she had been chosen and take her aboard a waiting ship. On one occasion the female took her on a tour of the ship, including a room full of screens, and then gave her an amazing flight back to her old beach community.

The alien female became her closest confidante. Carla trusted her completely. Always kind and loving she was with her during each childhood abduction, that it, until her fellow beings began a physical examination in her early adolescence. Then the female would afterwards explain to Carla that there was a good reason this was being done and that she was helping save the Earth.

Despite a feeling of great betrayal-the gynecological procedures that she suffered hurt-she felt that they were doing the best for her and the human race. Once it was so bad she had bled vaginally for hours and her mother had accused her of "doing bad things" with the boys and had yelled at her. This only added hurt to her terror as she could not consciously remember how the bleeding had started and she knew she had not been with any boys, whatsoever.

At 18 years old her body had suddenly felt different. She only realised during the hypnotic session as reflected backwards exactly in what way had it been different. She realised she must have been pregnant. She could compare the feeling to the later pregnancy of her son, Bill. The realisation of missing memory and pieces clicking back into place became very apparent. A sense of relief yet astonishment came over her which helped her come to terms and integrate the experience.

She recalled that during this abduction, instead of the usual removal of her reproductive eggs, they removed the foetus they had implanted two months earlier. Racked with anger and longing she could see the foetus being taken from her body ("they were taking MY baby") and kept it from her.

As she remembered it all, she cried in betrayal and despair. Her pain felt particularly cruel as she had had to have a hysterectomy at 22 years of age. The doctors had said to her that it was due to all the abortions she must have had. The abortions had ripped and scarred her womb. (She has the medical records.) Her complete chock and angry denials that she'd ever had an abortion fell on deaf ears. Now as she relived her experiences under hypnosis, she understood what had caused the scars. She had wanted many children, and now only had two, and one of these was cut off from her forever.

Nevertheless, she believes she was treated more with the cool indifference of a lab animal than with malice. She is positive the beings are here to help and heal us. The planet is in great danger from its misues and she has been told she must warn us. We must change our ways. The mixed children (hybrids) may be our salvation if we fail. Her complex feelings of betrayal, love and wanting to help the human race tear at her emotional core. Throughout all this, she still has total allegiance to the aliens. Under hypnosis it was revealed that once in a rare while they let her see her hybrid child from a distance. She longs to hold him, but is forbidden. Each time she is abducted she lives in hope that she will see him again, and perhaps this time, even talk with him and hold him. Each abduction is a bond and a grief.

Her coming to us was part of the plan she says. Just four months before our meeting they had taken her again and, instead of the usual examinations, had told her she must speak to her friend to get help in exploring her history. She must take a public stance to help convince people. And that was how she had come to us.

The case is still being investigated, but many other features such as bad nosebleeds, unknown nasal surgical scars, missing time and the effects on her family who also show signs of abduction are just now coming to light. (Copyright: Australian UFO Encounters. My thanks to Bob Marx and Matthew Favaloro for permission to reproduce this case study. The group has a new web site at

Sources for this issue:

Australian UFO Encounters. Telephone 02 9799 6843.
TUFOIC. Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre PO Box 174, South Hobart, Tas 7004.
UFORQLD. UFO Research Queensland. PO Box 222, 50 Albert Street, Brisbane 4002.
UFORUM. 23 Hickory Road, Quinns Rocks, WA 6030.

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