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Australia releases UFO files

Posted on Sunday, 5 August, 2012 | Comment icon 19 comments

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Details of UFO reports and investigations in Australia have been made available at the National Archives.

Of particular interest in the documents were details of operation 'Close Encounter' which was launched by the RAAF in 1983 following sightings of unidentified flying objects near Sydney. The objects were said to have been traveling at speeds of up to 6500 km/h at high altitude, with servicemen being ordered not to scramble in pursuit unless confirmation could be made via radar at another location.

Also in the documents was a report by a policeman in Queensland who saw "a large white light with several flashing lights around it." The sighting was also confirmed by another policeman who reported the same thing from a different location.

"Documents that have just become available under the 30-year rule at the National Archives of Australia reveal how two RAAF Mirage jets were placed on the second highest level of alert to determine the cause of unidentified radar contacts seen on screens at Mascot."

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Comment icon #10 Posted by TheJoker on 7 August, 2012, 3:51
If UFOs do not exist then what happend to the UFO in Roswell that crashed? Why did they hide it? Was it made by the government? Why are they keeping AREA 51 Closed??
Comment icon #11 Posted by psyche101 on 7 August, 2012, 4:47
Just What???
Comment icon #12 Posted by csspwns on 9 August, 2012, 2:11
sounds fishy. 2 policemen saw it. it could be set up cuz they both are police and might be working with each other
Comment icon #13 Posted by Shush_rules on 10 August, 2012, 16:22
To what end? I live in Australia, and I've never heard anything about it. Unless they were "working with each other" to remain in complete obscurity I don't see how this would benefit them.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Shush_rules on 10 August, 2012, 16:24
I'd say they're keeping area 51 closed because it's a government facility...... Dammit. I feel stupider after answering your question.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Babe Ruth on 11 August, 2012, 12:57
Good article from Down Under, thanks very much! Regarding the photo offered, it is amazing how consistent photos from around the world can be, showing a disc with some sort of opening.
Comment icon #16 Posted by lliqerty on 14 August, 2012, 4:17
Because it is government it must be secret? I thought the government belongs to the people - but maybe in Australia people cannot be trusted with knowledge.
Comment icon #17 Posted by psyche101 on 14 August, 2012, 4:58
Yes, do you not understand defence? The point is to not let others know what you have up your sleeve. And the people vote in those that male these decisions. Do you think that every military advancement should be in the local papers? I bet Americas enemies would just love that. It is the same everywhere, not just Australia.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Babe Ruth on 14 August, 2012, 12:16
"Transparency in government" is simply a campaign slogan. Everybody knows that they don't really MEAN it, they just like to SAY it. And of course, WE like to HEAR it.

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