Friday, September 24, 2004


I will be a little slow next week (like this week), due to other task - Uni Strikes and now School Holidays etc etc! Sorry.

Aaron Sakulich YOUR A DICK HEAD

This must be 'Dick Head' of the week. I had a read and just could not work out what Mr Aaron Sakulich a senior majoring in materials science and engineering at Drexel University, was on about. Was he for the subject or agaist it? The text was full of rubbish, and anyone with half a brain in ufology would see that Mr Aaron Sakulich does not know the subject that well.

Take this:

"If you're anything like I am, you would probably be overwhelmed with disgust and outrage at seeing an article about UFOs in the science and technology section of a newspaper."

Why? You see the "disgust" is more to do with your limits Mr Aaron Sakulich, and your bias, nothing to do with the rest of the world old son. However, the final paragraph had me rolling over in laughter.

"No one is better suited to investigating UFOs than scientists, and, as a whole, no group has ever neglected the duty of their chosen livelihoods more than scientists have in refusing to treat such matters with an impartial investigation."


UFO 'science' investigations debunked
The Iron Skeptic
By Aaron SakulichPublished: Thursday, September 23, 2004

Science, Forteans and Skeptics
by Stephen Dewey

What Simmons and Coward appear to be saying is that Fort accepted the scientific method. It is only scientific dogma that Fort rails against – the dogma that asserts that the damned data has no place within current scientific theories. Therefore, the scientific method is at the heart of Forteanism. It is, however, difficult to believe that Fort accepted the scientific method when he states:

But that all scientific attempts really to find out something, whereas really there is nothing to find out, are attempts, themselves, really to be something. ...

Or that science is more than an inquiry: That it is a pseudo-construction, or a quasi-organization: that it is an attempt to break away and locally establish harmony, stability, equilibrium, consistency, entity --

Dimmest of possibilities -- that it may succeed.

Indeed, such statements seem to imply that all of science is little more than a social construction. Science can only model the real world by a reductionism that excludes particular data, and in so reducing the world, excludes the real world. Again, Fort asserts:

Science relates to real knowledge no more than does the growth of a plant, or the organization of a department store, or the development of a nation: that all are assimilative, or organizing, or systematizing processes that represent different attempts to attain the positive state...


Authenticity Meters Added To MJ-12 Documents

"Many of the most sensational and intriguing Majestic documentsare not from official sources, such as the Freedom ofInformation Act (FOIA) or government document libraries.

Because of this fact, the issue of authenticity becomesparamount if one is to believe the content of the documents.

Authenticity is a manifold function; it is not as simple as"true or false" or "hoaxed or real"."


Ryan S. Wood
Document Researcher
http://www.majesticdocuemnts.com/ Phone: 720-887-8239 E-mail: rswood.nul
Or mail to: 14004 Quail Ridge Drive, Broomfield, CO 80020


Thursday, September 23, 2004

PART 2 - Reflections on Gravity

"Dr Martin Gottschall will explore the nature of gravity and its possible applications in the field of UFOlogy."



Wednesday, September 22, 2004


Remarks: Addis has ties to the following geographical areas: California; Florida; Arizona; Washington; Alaska; Las Vegas, Nevada; Michigan; Canada; and Mexico. Addis is extremely health conscious, physically fit, and an avid body-builder who has established himself in health clubs as a member or personal trainer. Once certified as an instructor in crime scene and death investigations, Addis is also a skilled marksman, survivalist, and small plane pilot. Addis
claims to write science fiction novels and screen plays on UFOs. Addis reportedly believes in UFOs and Ra, the sun god in Egyptian mythology.


Monday, September 20, 2004



Sunday, September 19, 2004

"Intruder Signal" on 40 Meters Remains a Mystery for Now

NEWINGTON, CT, Sep 9, 2004--An unidentified signal that's been showing up on the 40-meter phone band on or about 7238 kHz has mystified amateurs in the western US and Canada, where it's been heard frequently for the past few weeks. Although it resembles a steady carrier, a closer inspection suggests that the intruding signal actually is a series of closely space signals. Don Moman, VE6JY, in Edmonton, Alberta, says he's been hearing the signal quite loud at his QTH.

"This signal looks a lot more interesting than it would sound--just a broad tone/hum/buzz, depending on where you tune," he said. One spectrogram from VE6JY showed perhaps a half-dozen or more discrete signals. "It's certainly loud enough out here, peaking broadly south-southwest from Edmonton," he said. Moman was using a 5-element Yagi and was hearing the signal at 10 dB over S9. READ STORY



Saturday, September 18, 2004

Who are the UFO Abductees and Ritual Abuse Survivors?
Christopher D. Bader
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
P.O. Box 97326Baylor UniversityWaco, TX 76798-7326
Email: Christopher_Bader@Baylor.edu



Unsigned Circles
9:30pm Wednesday, 22 September

"The fascinating phenomenon of crop circles has mystified people around the world for decades. Intricate, geometric patterns of lines and curves that flatten crops of sorghum, wheat, oats, barley, sugar cane, beets, potatoes and even wet rice paddies have perplexed scientists who all have a theory on their source and meaning."

Production Details
Produced and directed by Poppy Paulos. Co-producer: Richard Trevor

Unsolved Mysteries: UFOs
(4-Disc Set) First Look Pictures $49.98 Out September 7 2004

The Collection

Disc 1: Bentwaters UFO, Allagash Abductions, Crop Circles, Phoenix UFO, Nazca Lines, Mexico UFO, and Vancouver Lights.

Disc 2: Roswell, Roswell / Area 51 Connection, Hudson Valley UFO, Belgian UFO, Falcon Lake UFO and UFO Healing.

Disc 3: Australian UFO, Missing Time, Socorro Close Encounter, Kecksburg UFO, Texas UFO, and Face on Mars.

Disc 4: Men In Black, Canadian UFO, Wheatfields Visitations, Life on Mars, Interceptors, The Blob, and UFO Odyssey.

Review by Randy Miller III



Thursday, September 16, 2004


Oh dear, Kodak Australia ultimately give in to the digital age. It was on the cards as the old hard way died, so I wonder what our Box Camera expert Mr George Simpson of AUFORN has to say now. Why not pop over to Kodak tomorrow and tell them all about digital cameras and how they don’t work… bla bla, take your hard hat George, the one with the old company logo on “Emulsion, Chemical & Touch Powder Works - Father Son PTY LTD”.


Kodak axes 600 manufacturing jobs
September 16, 2004

"AT least 600 Kodak workers today became victims of the digital age when the company announced it would close its only Australian manufacturing plant because of the decline of film-based photography.

After 40 years, production of paper, film and processing chemicals will cease at the Melbourne factory, in suburban Coburg, by November 26.

The wholesale photo processing lab at the site will also close on October 22.

The company said 600 jobs would be lost, with about 400 people left at the plant to service the local market and customers.

However, unions believe the final number of job losses could be closer to 650, with some administrative and distribution staff likely to be sacked. READ

Why? Well at work....

"Staff have formed picket lines at Monash University's Clayton campus in Melbourne after a decision to stop work for 24 hours over a pay dispute involving its six Victorian campuses.
The action has caused traffic delays in the area and will result in some classes being cancelled.

The action stems from a failure by staff and management to resolve an ongoing enterprise bargaining dispute.

Staff have been negotiating university management for the past 12 months with no resolution.
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), which represents more than 1,700 staff at Monash University, said staff were asking for an 18 per cent pay rise over three years and a flat rate payment of $1,000 while the university had offered 15.5 per cent and a payment of $500"

The Age
Monash staff strike over pay
September 15, 2004

Well someone has to do it!


"56-6718, Art. #385 - Jim Campbell was kind enough to send along these photos that
he took while he was deployed with the U-2 in the town of East Sale,
Australia in 1961. The "nose art" says "City of Sale" Also notice that the
U-2 is sitting on a it's cart and not on its landing gear."

To add to my other post (below) I received these two press cut bits of information from Dr Ron Barnett at Phenomena Research Australia, for your reference and
information. Thanks for the data.


"U2 pilot Lieutenant Colonel Hayden C. Curry, of the US Air Force, yesterday took colour shots of high altitude dust layers on a 2000 mile flight from East Sale over Antarctic pack ice.

He later reported his eight hour 15 minute survey mission as "uneventful".

The Lt Colonel Curry is commander of the operation ‘Crow Flight’ group at East Sale RAAF base.

His flight yesterday was the first in a month long series by U2s to collect upper air radioactivity samples over southern Australia waters and the mainland itself.

The colour shots will be used by the CSIRO in development of a theory on the effects of meteoritic dust on rain fall." The Age - 3rd of May 1961 - p7

And this:


"A group of six United States Air Force planes which took part in this month’s upper air survey tests from east sale RAAF base left yesterday for Amberley Queensland.

They will wait there until tomorrow when three U2 high altitude jets still at East Sale will leave to return home to there base in the Untied States. The Age - 30th of May 1961 - p1


Tuesday, September 14, 2004

U2 Spyplane in Tasmania!
DISCLOSURE AUSTRALIA - The journey so far
Based on a presentation by Debbie Payne at the Australian National UFO Conference June 2004.

Thats right Debbie, and everyone knew! So how does this help ufology?

"Over the years there have been a number of occasions when UFO researchers have run into UFO sightings generated by observations of "secret" aircraft. Triangles being a perfect example, are they, or aren't they ours?

To the best of our knowledge, no Australian researcher or group has suggested that "secret aircraft" have been the cause of any Australian UFO reports."

Well... No.

Although I'm sure they must account for some. It was therefore with surprise that we came across the following report when reviewing an RAAF UFO file."

No. They tell you they saw a U2 . Remember the U2, and we had 3 of them in Victoria, they are very hard to see, and move around at very high altitude. Also to make it harder for us all they made them BLACK.

"A Department of Agriculture inspector reported a UFO sighting to the RAAF in May 1961. Based on the information located in a digital copy of file series A703, a reconstruction of the incident is given below.

At 8.35 am on 25 May 1961 children were playing in the backyard of a house in Devonport, Tasmania. The children saw something in the sky which caused them to get a Mr Y. out of the house. This male witness reported seeing one definite object in the sky. In colour, it was "silvery but not reflective" and in shape "shaped like a thermometer or a pencil without a point."No detailed structure was noted, and there was no sound associated with the sighting. The object's speed was stated as slow. It was seen to the NNW of Devonport travelling in a straight line.

Question 26 on the RAAF Report Form, which was filled in by the RAAF interviewer, asks for the "Location of any air traffic in the vicinity at the time of sighting. U2 aircraft over Great Lake at approximately 8.15 am travelling in a northerly direction, leaving a distinct vapour trail."

So what were we doing with a U2 Spyplane flying over Tasmania in 1961."

Easy question they were here for two reasons to do upper atmospheric sample research and to help the American Space Flights.

Did we know they were here, well yes. And did people get them mixed up with UFO well no!

Everyone knew they were there. So nothing new down that way Deb.


Work is progressing on the Ascender, our high altitude platform. Once a future project for us, a subcontract from the Air Force for a proof-of-concept flight has accelerated our efforts in advancing our platform and airship technology.

Pictured here is a small version of the ship, named the Ascender, which we flew in last year. It is under remote control and flying untethered.


Monday, September 13, 2004

The 'Australian National UFO Conference
Held in Campbelltown (NSW) on the 5/6 June 2004

VIEW - CLICK - 7 page 66 KB Word Doc

And a Gloomy Editor?. At that Conference IMAGE (c) UFOR(NSW)

Science at work.
It could only happen in Queensland!


Friday, September 10, 2004

About our Live Votes and surveys
How 1,000 people can be more representative than 200,000

"One week in the middle of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, more than 200,000 people took part in an MSNBC Live Vote that asked whether President Clinton should leave office. Seventy-three percent said yes. That same week, an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll found that only 34 percent of about 2,000 people who were surveyed thought so.

To explain the vast gap in the numbers in this and other similar cases, it is necessary to look at the difference in the two kinds of surveys."


Live Vote
What is the likeliest explanation for 'Flying Triangles'?

SAMPLE = 31066 responses as of 11.45pm 9th Sept 2004 EAT

15% - Alien spacecraft.
56% - Part of a secret government aerospace project.
14% - Misinterpretation of an everyday phenomenon.
10% - Mental delusion.
06% - None of the above.

Have a vote. See Right Hand Side of this NBC Web Page - CLICK

ABC TV At 8:30pm This Sunday, 12 September

At the end of January 1963, 21-year-old Stephen Hawking, renowned author of the international best seller A Brief History of Time, stood in a consulting room on the third floor of St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. He looked out on the snow-covered street below, listening in silence to the carefully chosen words of the hospital's senior neurologist. In two years, the doctor slowly explained, Stephen would be dead...

He had been diagnosed with ALS - amyotrophic latereral sclerosis, or motor neurone disease.


Production Details
Executive Producers Laura Hackie and John Lynch.
A BBC production.

Giant catfish blamed for dog's disappearance

Berlin - A giant catfish is suspected of having eaten a dog in a German lake near the Polish border, a media report said on Friday.

The estimated 1.5m catfish has been making waves in the small lake near Gueldendorf for several years, the Berliner Kurier newspaper reported.

Catfish are generally scavengers that feed on plants and animals on the beds of lakes and rivers. They can on rare occasions grow up to 4.5m and weigh up to 300kg.

But the giant fish has developed other tastes and is emptying the lake of all the other fish. Now a small dachshund dog is believed to have been pulled under and eaten, said the report.

Lutz Affedlt, head of the Gueldendorfer Fisherman's Club, says the fish was probably planted in the lake by someone.

Several club members say they have had the phantom fish on their lines but that it has always broken off.

Attempts to net the giant catfish and to use electroshocks to stun it have so far failed.


Wednesday, September 08, 2004

An Interview With Andy Roberts
An English Nut

Stuart Miller does a wonderful interview, when he tackles one of the UKs big mysteries a nutter called Andy Roberts. The interview is a long ride over strange mental ground. A long ride of 23 pages, p52-75, but a telling ride one should take.

Roberts is a sad angry man anti ufology, who is anti American, anti beliefs who seems hell bent on being a spoiler, pain in the arse or pest. What makes this all very interesting is the constant and fake Vail like image of Roberts who thinks or wants us all to believe he is a righteous common good type of guy, out to get or destroy anything that does not fit the real world according to his belief system.

"... that many people would be happy if they never heard from me again. Then they would be stupid with no one to take them to task about it and the lunatics would have taken over the asylum" (para 6 p63)

In reality this deranged fool is a hoaxer and a convicted drug trafficker who from what I can read, spent a bit of time under or on the drug train so much so that he thinks he can actually define belief via a drug habit? "Psychedelics taught me about the nature of belief and how easy it is to get snared by any one belief". (para 9 p60)

Where he gets his information from one can only guess, take this very wrong statement "Believe it or not you have to try very hard to get addicted to heroin" (para 6 62p) what a load of simplistic rubbish. You see a guilty mind at work here as Roberts weaves a web to lighten his past activities.

Then another reason why people believe: "People, by and large, seem easily satisfied by superficial trappings. I blame the decline of the Grammar School system..." para 5 p59 I wish life was that easy to understand.

And this interesting spin, when asked if he was religious: "Religious? - nah, kill 'em all..." (p60) then when talking about his new wife "I thank the Lord I've found a good Christian woman at last". (para 2 p63) Even when he writes about his boy friend Prof David Clarke you see the mixed up mind cross over, take this line "He [Clarke] will go to heaven, although I doubt if I'll see him there" (para 2 p58) but I thought he had no beliefs?

And the ego... in regards to his research work on UFOs well this "has illuminated UK ufology more than any others in the history of the subject" (p65) Then we have this statement about some booklet his produced called "CATFLAPS!" "... it sold extremely well and became a classic" (para 1 p55) A classic what, never seen it or heard about it after my 30 years or so.

The astonishing swings between belief system and anti belief system littered the interview, constantly you see contradictions.

For someone who doesn’t believe we see this little gem, when it comes to Roberts new wife Gaynor Wootten (para 9 p57 nee Sunderland), Gaynor was the subject of Jenny Randles book "Alien Contact" and is the founder of the Psychic Questing Movement, who by an odd twist to Roberts odd world is a believer (para 2 p63).

And what next well a list of projects but this one takes the cake "Writing an article about the hippie subculture and UFOs in the UK", I see another list of excuses on how LSD=UFOs.

You get an idea that the gears up stairs are in need of a good oil when Roberts talks about a summer water accident where he nearly drowns and how did he react well: "I was rescued and emerged from the water laughing my head off in a combination of shock and joy at being alive" (para 5 p60) Right... laughing?

This man is a mixed selection of nuts and not very nice nuts, that runs a Hostel with 15 staff and 40 beds, now that’s interesting.

Go have a read all very revealing.

Well done Stuart. READ


Tuesday, September 07, 2004


Well new data to hand about Bill Chalkers new book. Bill publishers Simon & Schuster Australia have decided not to give it a full Australian release. So as I reported out it goes to the "Deathlist" market as a POCKET BOOK and how do you sell a stinker, just send it straight to good old Amazon under: Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > New Age > General.
That's right no Simon & Schuster Australia - why not well from what I have been told, its not that good - Oh dear!

Hair of the Alien : DNA and Other Forensic Evidence for Alien Abductions
by Bill Chalker
List Price: $13.00
Price: $10.40 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. See details. You Save: $2.60 (20%)

Product Details:Paperback:

192 pages
Publisher: Paraview Pocket Books; (July 1, 2005)
ISBN: 0743492862
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 2,486,863

Simon & Schuster, the publishing operation of Viacom Inc., is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and non-fiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed and multimedia formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Trade Publishing, Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster Children`s Publishing, Simon & Schuster New Media, Simon & Schuster Online, Simon & Schuster U.K., and Simon & Schuster Australia. For more information about Simon & Schuster, visit our website at http://www.simonsays.com/.


Did the First Americans Come From, Er, Australia?
© Reuters 2004. All Rights Reserved.
Mon Sep 6, 2004 09:24 AM ET

EXETER, England (Reuters) - Anthropologists stepped into a hornets' nest on Monday, revealing research that suggests the original inhabitants of America may
in fact have come from what is now known as Australia. READ


Monday, September 06, 2004

UFOs better cash cow than farming
In the Melbourne AGE
By Charles Laurence - Colorado - September 6, 2004

"Judy Messoline was a cattle farmer staring into the abyss of bankruptcy when the sky above her suggested a way to financial salvation.

Aware that the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado, where she farmed, was believed by many to be the favourite landing strip for aliens, Mrs Messoline converted her barn into a UFO watchtower." READ


"Re my new book, patience will be needed. Latest advice from Paraview PocketBooks, a division of Simon & Schuster, is that my book will emerge in April 2005! By then I will have probably forgotten what it is about, but while it floats in the memory cells, it is something like CSI meets the X-Files, with analien abduction focus, advocating forensic and scientific focusing on abduction experiences, covering investigations in Australia, UK, Europe, Africa, Asia, andthe US. Hope you find it of interest." Bill Chalker- AUFORN Message 6711

I wonder why Simon & Schuster have the book on such a long holding list? Word around the Sydney publishers traps, has the book on a death list. Well lets see? When it comes out is still months away. Something must be wrong for such a late start.

If we have a look at Bill Chalker last print run then we may find or see the reasons for the delay.

The last book the OzFiles was a poor show when it comes to UFO books. So I see no reason to expect anything new or better with the new book. Don't take my word for it have a read, this is from the UFORQLD files.
"While the book is extremely well researched and the anecdotal evidence provided vacillates between entertaining and astounding, due to the nature and size of the book we only seem to catch short and tantalizing glimpses into the accounts presented, and seem to be forever left with a feeling of not really getting anywhere."The Oz FilesAuthor: Bill ChalkerReview: Lee
I agree, it looks as if this new book is "not really getting anywhere".

Child abuse and UFOs cast shadow over film fest
04 September 2004 - NZ

VENICE: Moviegoers expecting another feel-good Hollywood comedy at the Venice Film Festival have instead been thrown into a dark tale about paedophilia and UFO abductions in Mysterious Skin by US director Gregg Araki.

Scenes of a Little League coach seducing an eight-year-old boy and of a male teenage prostitute hustling clients are sure to shock, but the movie was applauded by critics at its world premiere on the Lido beach in Venice.

Based on the novel of the same name, Mysterious Skin traces the lives of two boys growing up in small-town America with a dark humour and irreverence that also elicited nervous laughs from the audience.

"My hope is that it will be a movie that sears itself into the audience's consciousness, that people will talk about, get emotional over and never, ever forget," Araki said yesterday.

He compared Mysterious Skin t
o Larry Clark's Kids, condemned by some for its explicit scenes of adolescent sex.
In Araki's new film starring virtually unknown young actors, one teenager turns to prostitution as he longs for the lost love he had with his Little League baseball coach as a boy.

The other tries to overcome the traumatic experience of being abducted by a UFO when he was eight. READ


Friday, September 03, 2004

Australian UFO Research Association

Is is me or has AURAs home page gone to God?

Give it a try - CLICK


"In his earlier research, Bill Chalker interviewed a former Government worker, by the name of Harry Turner, who had a serious interest in the topic. Turner’s name crops up from time to time in documents on Government files in the Archives. Inquiries revealed that Turner was still alive and willing to be interviewed by the Disclosure Project. Therefore, in June of this year, Dominic McNamara and Bill Chalker spoke to Turner about his involvement."

Go have a read. CLICK

Now my question to Bill and Dominic is this, what did you learn from all this talk? Nothing as I see it, well nothing new.

And this gem.

Q. Did you see any serious level of interest inside the Australian Government about UFOs?

"No. When Prof Allen Hynek came out from the USA, Harry and Hynek went to interview O’Farrell, in 1973. (12) All this was done via the back door. People didn’t want to be involved due to potential risk to their careers. Harry said that it was the first time that O’Farrell had openly talked about his personal sighting in 1954."

What a load of rubbish. How do you think Hynek found out about O’Farrell? I have a 1955 transcript of a long interview with O’Farrell. And that was not the only time he told his story. O’Farrell story was investigated by a number of Victorians ufologists and through that contact Hynek requested a meeting be set up.

Oh Dear... I could go on forever on this case.

All in all, this project interview has little to nothing of great importance, as or like Turners memory.

Like I said go have a read, you decide.

UFO Review Issue 4
Stuart Miller

"In our most schizophrenic edition yet, we have two majorinterviews. The first is with Will Hart, alternative historianand author of "The Genesis Race" who discusses his latest ideasabout Man's origins and his dismantling of Darwin's Theory ofEvolution, as well as his next book. The other interview is withThe Devil."

"Not the actual Devil you understand but his representative onEarth, Andy Roberts, well known sceptic and message board & Listcombatant. This is an extremely rare and very open and honestinterview with Andy who not only discusses his professional butalso his private life as well. As to be expected, this is a hardhitting and rather direct dialogue and will offend many. Not forthe faint hearted. Bit of a scoop this, I say modestly. Get toknow and understand the man you want to strangle!"

"Also, we look at the Jason Leigh Cleburn case again, Noah's Arkand pyschosis within abductions, plus cartoons, book reviews,and general irreverent satire. Amazing value for the incredibleprice of... errr... nothing!"

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