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Australian UFO files - Large Pdf Archive

From: Isaac Koi <isaackoi.nul>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:54:28 +0100
Archived: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 05:50:40 -0400
Subject: Australian UFO files - Large Pdf Archive


With the permission of the National Archives of Australia (on
behalf of the Commonwealth Government of Australia), I've
uploaded searchable PDF files containing over 10,000 pages of
Australian UFO documents to a free file storage website
("WeTransfer") at the link below:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/cmn8gxu

I’ve also uploaded the same material to the link below (which,
unlike the above link, it will remain active after 6 May 2013).
The link below also allows you to download single files (in case
you only want to view a sample file or download a specific
reference). By going to "Folder actions" on the top left of the
screen and selecting "download folder", you can download all of
these Australian UFO files with a single click from the
“Skydrive” website. Due to Microsoft’s rules in relation to
large downloads, those using the link below to download the
entire collection need to enter (or create) details of a free
Microsoft account.

http://sdrv.ms/11oocLy

In short, use the Wetransfer link (i.e. the first link) above if
you want the entire collection and it is before 6 May 2013. Use
the Skydrive link (i.e. second link) above if you only want a
single file or it is after 6 May 2013.

All the files are sourced from the website of the National
Archives of Australia. The website of the National Archives of
Australia has images of many documents relating to UFOs.
However, that website can be a bit slow and doesn’t allow the
content of the UFO files to be browsed rapidly or searched. The
PDF archive that I’ve uploaded should, therefore, make it easier
and quicker to browse material as well as enabling the documents
to be searched. Several members of the AboveTopSecret.com
discussion forum kindly assisted me in this project during the
last couple of months (particularly ArMap, Keith Basterfield,
Giuliano Marinkovic and Kronz),

Some highlights from that collection are given in my lengthy post
at the link below.

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread942661/pg1

That lengthy post is split into the following sections:

SECTION A : THIS BRIEF INTRODUCTION

SECTION B : BACKGROUND - UFOS OVER OZ

SECTION C : USA “VERY INTERESTED” (1953)

SECTION D : SIGHTINGS BY “OUR HIGHLY TRAINED SELVES”
SECTION D1 : THE MEN FROM THE MINISTRY
SECTION D2 : THE SEA FURY / NOWRA INCIDENT (1954)
SECTION D3 : FLIGHT LIEUTENANT SCOTT’S SIGHTING (1952)

SECTION E : THE TURNER REPORT (1954)

SECTION F : MINISTER’S “PERSONAL” INVESTIGATION (1954)

SECTION G : SOME REPORTS “APPEAR TO BE INEXPLICABLE” (1957)

SECTION H : IT WASN’T VENUS (1971)

SECTION I : REVEREND GILL SIGHTINGS (1959)

SECTION J : THE VALENTICH DISAPPEARANCE (1978)

SECTION K : MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS

SECTION L : SCRIPT FOR DOWNLOADING

SECTION M : CONCLUSION

SECTION N : REFERENCES

SECTION O : POSTSCRIPT

The material (some which will be familiar to some of you,
particularly from the work of Bill Chalker and Keith
Basterfield) highlighted in that post include the following:

(1) A report produced for the Australian government by the same
Professor in Melbourne University’s Physics Department in 1954,
which concluded that (if the intelligence reports in a book by
Donald Keyhoe were authentic) “then the evidence presented is
such that it is difficult to assume any interpretation other
than that unidentified flying objects are being observed ... it
is highly improbable that such objects have a terrestrial
origin”.

(2) Criticisms of the Australian government statements on UFOs
by a scientist that worked for the government (the same one that
had earlier been the in Melbourne University’s Physics
Department in 1954), which included noting that an
identification list of all sightings made between 1960 and 1965
contained “15 identifications of Venus, not one of which is
valid. In every case Venus was in a totally different part of
the sky or not even above the horizon”. That scientist commented
that “this off-hand unscientific attitude to identification did
not escape the notice of the press or various scientists”.

(3) One government Minister (R G Casey) at one point considered
some UFO reports “unexplained on any rational hypothesis”.

(4) A letter dated 1st April 1957 from the Director of Air Force
Intelligence to the Director of the Joint Intelligence Bureau
which states that many UFO reports “cover such mundane things as
meteorological and astronomical phenomena” but went on to say
“others appear to be inexplicable”.

(5) A letter from the US Embassy in Australia to the Australian
Directorate of Air Force Intelligence stating “my headquarters
is very interested in receiving reports of all unusual sightings
not only in this area but all over the world”.

(6) The file devoted to one incident includes a document written
by Captain Adams (the Director of Naval Intelligence) referring
to the case as “a well authenticated sighting”.

I've said it before (please forgive my repeating myself...): I
think that ufology could benefit considerably from making more
underlying documentation easily available in a searchable format.


All the best,

Isaac




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