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05-16-2005, 09:01 AM
WHAT are orange, hover high in the sky over the eastern suburbs and form strange, intricate patterns?
If witnesses to the strange phenomenon seen on Friday night are to be believed, the answer could be alien spaceships.
The mystery developed at 10.30pm when about a dozen of the orange lights were seen hovering over Ferntree Gully.
Tim Webster, 23, of Upwey, admits he was looking forward to an alien abduction as he photographed the lights on his phone-camera.
"I was really hoping they were going to land. I was like, 'Take me! Take me!' Seriously, the galaxy is too big for us to be alone.
"They were too high for fireworks, higher than a jet and creating patterns that no aircraft could ever do."
Mr Webster called his friend Aaron Singe, 22, who was at Mountain Gate shopping centre.
"Tim just said, 'look outside, you're not going to believe it'," Mr Singe said. "I'm pretty hard to convince about this sort of thing, but this is too weird."
Another friend, Stuart Wilson, 24, managed to take video footage of the lights.
The shaky video shows a dozen pricks of light forming shapes such as diamonds, lines, characters and what looks like the Southern Cross.
The lights were visible for 10 minutes before flying in different directions and vanishing, Mr Wilson said.
"It's possible aliens are driving them, but until I see one I'm not going to be convinced," he said. "This is pretty close, but I didn't see any little green men."
But Mr Webster didn't need convincing.
"I was never into sci-fi but now I'm going to do my homework on UFOs," he said.
Local pizza shop manager Ned Bulic also took phone pictures and said: "They were definitely alien UFOs. Nothing else could have moved like that."
Police contacted Melbourne Airport after reports came in from Hallam to Boronia but there were no anomalies on the radar.
05-16-2005, 11:24 AM
The descriptions sound nearly identical to the descriptions of "GOLDIE" from Anza, California in 1988.
Anza is Native American tribal "Holy Land" that became a national forrest under Teddy Roosevelt.
It is just a stone's throw from El Cajon, California ... famous for it's ET / UFO religious "cults".
The disinformation coming out of the new age alien religion groups is obvious B.S..
But the movie footage, video tapes, and eye witness descriptions of the sightings .... that's something else again.
There are legends of an ancient underground crystal mine (not made by humans)... and an underground city beneath Anza.
Someone on one of Henry Winkler's TV programs (SIGHTINGS, perhaps) once theorized that "GOLDIE" at Anza, .. and the Marfa Lights might be caused by some kind of geological / magnetic natural effect.
Then again, .. that doesn't account for the disappearances of people who were camping in the Anza National Forrest ... vanishing leaving EVERYTHING behind (including the clothes they were wearing, credit cards, etc.).
Nor does it account for those occasions when "GOLDIE" was videotaped over the water near the navy base near San Diego, .. a few miles away.
Sometimes "GOLDIE" is just a pulsating globe of golden light, .. changing color and shape.
At other times, she becomes a "string of pearls" ... forming into geometric shapes while dancing and glowing above the hills.
I wonder if the "thing" being seen in New Zealand and Australia is a similar device?
I wonder if there are legends of underground crystal mines out there too?
Maybe there's a connection?
05-16-2005, 11:39 AM
UFO New Zealand
... who was reporting the UFO "flap" in the Sydney suburb of Ryde in that year.
... this photograph over Epson in the South Island of New Zealand in 1965. ...
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05-16-2005, 11:44 AM
Thereís, apparently, a long history of sightings in Melbourne .. going back for several decades.
Jupiter Triggers UFO Scare in Melbourne
The planet Jupiter set off a mild UFO scare in Melbourne, capital of Australia's Victoria state, on Sunday, October 4, 1998, at about 6:30 p.m.
At that hour, Jupiter, which resembled a bright yellowish-white star, "was within one lunar diameter of the full moon."
Phone calls flooded the newsroom of the Melbourne Herald-Sun from anxious residents who reported seeing "a yellow UFO orbiting the moon."
"James Cowland of the Australian UFO Reporting Centre said that because of the proximity of the planet to the moon, it could quite easily be taken for a UFO instead of a planet." (Many thanks to Alex McMurray of Encounters and Melbourne Community Radio for this report.)
If itís been debunked in this manner, ... I suspect thereís something more to it. :D
05-16-2005, 11:48 AM
New Zealand 1965
I have had this photograph in my files since 1971. The photo was given to me by a journalist who was reporting the UFO "flap" in the Sydney suburb of Ryde in that year. He wrote an interesting article in a Parramatta local newspaper.
A now unknown person took this photograph over Epson in the South Island of New Zealand in 1965. It is only now, while testing computer-enhancing software that I have been able to do something with the photo. (1996)
I am not sure if the photo was taken from an aircraft or at ground level. But the image shows a disc shape object with an interesting profile. The photograph is not in good condition. It is covered in surface cracks due to the aging of the surface of the photographic paper, and has a few wrinkles from ' wear and tear '.
Despite this, it is still a good photograph of a UFO.
05-16-2005, 12:55 PM
UFO FLAP BREAKS OUT IN NEW ZEALAND
"UFO fever is threatening to break out after a rash of calls to police about fast-moving, coloured lights in the sky north of the city," i.e. Auckland, located on the North Island. "Police received six calls over two hours from several different areas north of Auckland on Saturday night (December 25, 1999) but have been unable to explain the lights." "One caller said the lights moved 400 metres (1,320 feet) in less than two seconds whilst two others said they moved up and down in the sky very fast." "Inspector Barry Smalley of the Police North Communications Centre said there was something in the sky, but no one knows quite what." "'There's something there. Because of the path it was travelling, it may have been something coming through the atmosphere.'" "'It's another mystery. We'll have to get Mulder and Scully (fictional heroes of the TV show X-Files) on it.'" "The first call to police was at 9:30 p.m., twenty minutes after the first sighting from Raglan of what appeared to be a green flare when looking in the direction of Auckland. The flare died before it hit the sea." "Further reports had the lights moving north." "The last sighting was about 11:36 p.m. from Tinopai, in Northland, where a resident reported 'huge lights' over the hills due north. The lights were reported to have moved about 400 metres in two seconds." "Two more strange lights were reported 'going straight up and down sky, intensely bright and intensely red,' looking across Kaipara Harbour. The lights were reported to be darting about in the sky." (See The Press of Auckland, N.Z. for December 29, 1999, "Night Lights Mystery," page 2. Many thanks to Steve Wilson Sr. for forwarding this newspaper article.)
Australian ufologist Bill Chalker, author of The Oz files--The Australian UFO Story, had some corrections for last week's article, "A Century of UFOs" in UFO Roundup, volume 4, number 36. "1900 - Hanging Rock! Let's keep this affair where it belongs--an enduring and haunting piece of fiction. Unlcess there's information I don't know about, this story never happened. It is fiction, exquisite fiction penned by Joan Lindsay in her wonderful novel Picnic at Hanging Rock (Penguin Books, 1967) and then it was a great film (1980) directed by Peter Weir."
(Editor's Comment: Janet Bord mentions the Miranda McKay/Irma Leopold/Hanging Rock case in one of her recent UFO books. But I think Bill Chalker is right on this one. There is no mention of any "missing girls" case in the Melbourne Argus for February 1900.)
"The only cross-shaped mystery I recollect Lismore (N.S.W.) being associated with was of a glowing "cross" that titillated locals around 1978." (Editor's Comment: Again Bill is right. The date 1918 is Unsolved Mysteries of the Twentieth Century is probably a typo.) Also, Frederick Valentich's middle name is Paul, not Michael. And the Knowles family had their harrowing UFO experience of January 1988 in the state of Western Australia, not South Australia.
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