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30 Years On - Is This Our Greatest UFO Mystery?

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 07:39:41 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 07:39:41 -0500
Subject: 30 Years On - Is This Our Greatest UFO Mystery? 

Source: 105.7 ABC _FM Darwin Australia


10 February  2004

More Than 30 Years On - Is This Our Greatest UFO Mystery?

Presenter: Cherie Beach

Researcher: Fiona Churchman

It was one of those ads you couldn't help noticing as you curled
up on the couch and read Darwin's Saturday paper.

It read - In 1972, I saw a UFO at 5am over Darwin airport with 3
other gentlemen. After 31 years I would like to make contact
again with the other witnesses. Two were security guards from
Darwin airport, the other was 'Fred' whose father was the
caretaker at the Darwin German Club. Please contact me...

What UFO? And was this a windup - or was the person who placed
the ad serious?

That person is Rodney Jarvis who is writing a book about his
strange experiences in Northern Australia and wants to include
the story of the night he saw a UFO.

He realises the chances of contacting the other witnesses are

"After more than 30 years, ever since I witnessed this UFO I
guess every single week I've thought about it and I just thought
well I'll give it a shot, perhaps out of the three other
witnesses, one of them or someone who knows one of them might
like to contact me just so we can compare our recollections of
what actually happened," he said.

Rodney says he was at Darwin airport on that fateful night,
sleeping in the car because he was waiting to catch an early
flight and at 4.45 in the morning he woke up and looked out the

"I saw a very large orange light moving very slowly just above
the tops of the houses that I could see in silhouette and as I
was watching it the first thing I thought of was a helicopter.

"As it moved across to the left it immediately stopped and
reversed back in the opposite direction and I thought well, a
helicopter can't manouvre that quickly," he says.

That's when Rodney decided to wake his mate Fred, to show him
what was happening.

"He was not sure what it was, we both got out of the car and he
was absolutely terrified of it right from the start and as we
watched it it continued to zigzag towards us," says Rodney.

"As it came over us it was climbing in altitude and as it passed
over the top of us I put my hand in through the open window and
flashed the car lights once, and it stopped, immediately above

Rodney says he felt then that this was a chance not in a
lifetime but in two or three hundred lifetimes to see something
like this and he wanted desperately whoever or whatever it was.

"Fred had the opposite reaction, when it stopped, he ran in
panic and hid underneath the eaves of a building and he was
screaming out get out of there you maniac, you don't know what
that is get away.

"And I was thinking I just want to contact this craft or UFO or
whatever it was".

AFter about 15 minutes, Rodney says two airport security guards
came over to find out why they were flashing car lights at five
in the morning, and he says they witnessed the UFO heading
straight into the air and over the horizon.

Rodney is sticking to his story and is determined to find those
who can back him up.

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