Friday, January 12, 2007

UFOIC 1969 Classic - the north coast NSW UFO "nest" saga

1969 - the north coast of New South Wales (NSW) was the scene of widespread UFO reports and physical trace finds - "UFO nests". One of them was my primary entry point into the physical dimensions of the UFO phenomenon. I joined the curious throng that descended upon the strange crop damage site at Bungawalban, on the property of local parliamentarian Ian Robinson. The story became a nationwide media sensation. I would later learn of striking UFO encounters in the region such as at Harwood Island that seemed to involve levitation of the witness caught in the beam of light from a disc shaped craft. UFOIC actively investigated some of these reports.
Drawing copyright Bill Chalker UFOIC Photo: Sydney Sun newspaper 24 April 1969


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting! 1969 was the year I had the bedroom visitation while visiting my Nanny & Poppy on Paling Street in Thornleigh, NSW Australia. I was only 2 years old at the time but remember it clear as day.

9:54 pm  
Blogger Bill Chalker said...

Hi "barbc",
Thanks for this. Perhaps you could elaborate on your experience at Thornleigh in 1969.

11:30 pm  
Blogger Bill Chalker said...

I should note that Thornleigh is a northern suburb of Sydney. During April 1969 the Sydney suburb of Greenacre was the site of a UFO sighting where entities were seen inside the hovering craft. It was investigated by UFOIC during 1971 and reported in the UFOIC Newsletter No. 31, June/July 1971. My friend David Reneke (current the news editor of the excellent Australian astronomy magazine "Sky & Space") undertook a detailed retrospective investigation of the case during 1979 for UFOIC (aka the original UFOR(NSW)). This event particularly impressed David and we have discussed it a number of times over the years since then. It was featured in Roger Climpson's TV Channel 7 UFO documentary that appeared in the early 1970s.
Regards, Bill

12:53 am  
Blogger Rosie said...

I remember seeing 3 ships flying very low over my house in Seven Hills NSW when I was a child. It would have to have been between 1969 and 1973. I remember watching them fly over the house and the football oval accross the road. They were not round like flying saucers. I could see the underneath very clearly and still can hear the sound in my head, like a humming I guess is the easiest way to describe it. I was wondering if there were any sightings in my area around that time reported by anyone?

11:13 pm  
Blogger Jack said...

Around 1969 or 70 there were crop circles found on a farm near Pakenham Victoria

6:21 pm  

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