UFO reports from before the era of flying saucers: Celestial apparitions & phenomenal lights

While Australia’s first UFO flap may have occurred in the winter of 1909, the skies above Australia have long been filled with unknown aerial objects that have left witnesses scratching their heads and clambering to adequately describe what they had seen. Way back in 1868, Parramatta surveyor, Fred Birmingham, had an apparent encounter with “a…

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Australia’s most intriguing UFO cases

From the mid-19th century through to recent times, Australia has had its share of compelling UFO reports. This week, weirdaustralia takes a look at some of the most intriguing Australian UFO encounters. Airships of 1909 During the winter of 1909, much of southeast Australia was abuzz with reports of mysterious lights flying through the skies,…

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Kaikoura Lights: Most compelling of all UFO cases?

In December 1978, several months after Frederick Valentich disappeared over Bass Strait after reporting a UFO, unidentified lights were reported in the skies above Kaikoura, New Zealand, by the flight crew of a cargo plane. The unknown lights tracked the aircraft for several minutes before briefly disappearing and then reappearing elsewhere in the night sky.…

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Humanoid visitors from beyond our time and space

On the outer edges of all that is mysterious and unexplained are the strange, often incomprehensible, encounters with human-like beings experienced by people the world over. These highly strange encounters are often personal experiences and are therefore difficult to verify, unlike for example, some poltergeist activity, such as in the cases of Guyra, Tarcutta and…

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Those mysterious lights: Australia’s first UFO flap in 1909?

During the winter of 1909, much of south east Australia was abuzz with reports of mysterious lights flying through the skies leaving witnesses baffled as to what they were and from where they had come. Some thought them planets, others thought them lanterns attached to kites, while one witness thought they might be “Japanese airships”.…

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