Source: Sunday Sun © Januray 8th
John Dux (left) listening to "Albert Smith" tell his amazing story.

(right) an artist impression of what Albert described as the landing of three craft for "Begua" last June

Artist by BULNER impression of the cigar-shaped space craft "Albert Smith" saw in 1974
At about on June 22 nd last year, gold prospector Albert Smith noticed three lights in the sky. Silently and slowly they moved down towards him and then nestled in a clump to trees near his camp. He saw figures emerge amid dazzling lights. Thus began the most incredible two days in the life of 47 years old Albert, The two days in which he claims he was visited by people from another world at his lonely camp on the bullo Rover in far Southwest Queensland. Smith is not Albert's real name. But that's what we said we would call him when he agreed reluctantly to an interview last week.

He claims he spoke to the visitors, watched them play games with what appeared to be lighting balls, saw them disappear and stood spellbound a the intergalactic travellers created instantaneous rain. Last week Albert recalled his meeting with the 35 men and women from a place they called Begua. He said: "It was in near freezing weather yet the women were wearing summer-type clothing.


"The men were dressed in what looked like grey businessmen's suits. "They all appeared very human but their skin was a blue-grey colour. "Their craft were about 50 meters high, each with five supporting legs. "The leader said his name was behnar. When I touched him it felt like I was touching very soft rubber. "when I asked them question they seemed to know what I was going to say before I said it. "And I think they only permitted me to ask what they wanted me to. "I'm sure they had control of my mind for those two days. "I think their powers were almost limitless." Albert said the aliens could speak English but only in whispered tones. "They appeared to be able to communicate with their hands as well. "Only a few of them stayed near the camp. The rest went down to the river. "One women told me she was 490 yeas old. She looked it too; like a mummy from some sort of Egyptian tomb.

"At one stage they all started to play a with hundreds of these balls which seemed to throw out lightning. "These people could leap 60 meters in one jump. "When they left the only thing that remained was a very heavy smell of kerosene. There were no marks or objects left to prove their existence.


"Just before they finally disappeared the leader told me he was going to make it rain. A short time later it suddenly started to pour. "It was eight day before the rain stopped. "I wanted to see their craft taking off but again I think they controlled me. "I was lying in bed and i could not get up. It seemed like I had 200 kilograms of lead in my legs." The June visit was the fourth experience Albert has had with visitors from outer space since he began prospecting in the area five years ago.

In winter of 1973 he saw a fleet of 16 spacecraft hover over the area and then move away. I May the following year he approached a cigar-shaped craft hovering above the ground. He saw man in the cockpit and a woman at one of the windows. It sped away in what appeared to be a flash of light.


And in June 1976 another brilliantly illuminated craft Albert sad: "I have not yet approached the authorities about this. "A lot of other things happened which I don't want to talk about at this stage. "No one will believe me until I get proof and that's what I intend to get as soon as I possibly can. "I will be going back to the area in late February but this time I will have a camera. I have begun to document all these experiences. "I am very scared and frightened about going back but they did not harm me the first time. I hope They won't if they visit me again."