AOH :: APABL001.TXT|
Australian pilot disappears after reporting chase by UFO's
Article #: 1
From: UFO INFO SERVICE
Date Sent: 06-17-1986
Subject: 1978 AP PILOT DISAPPEARS
SOURCE: AP MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
DATE: 25 OCTOBER 1978
AUSTRALIAN PILOT DISAPPEARS AFTER REPORTING CHASE BY UFO'S
Boats and aircraft have found no trace of the 20-year old Australian pilot who
disappeared with his plane on Saturday night after radioing that he was being
chased by a UFO. Frederick Valentich was on a 125 mile training flight in his
single engine Cessna 182 along the coast of Bass Strait when he told air
traffic controllers in Melbourne that he was being buzzed by a UFO with 4
bright lights about 1000 feet above him.
Controllers said his last message was taped and was: "It's approaching from due
east towards me. It seems to be playing some sort of game... flying at a speed
I can't estimate. It's not an aircraft. It's...It is flying past. It is a
long shape. I cannot identify more than that. It's coming for me right now."
A minute later: "It seems to be stationary. I'm also orbiting and the thing is
orbiting on top of me also. It has a green light and a sort of metallic light
on the outside." Valentich then radioed that his engine was running roughly.
His last words were: "It is not an aircraft."
The Australian Air Force said it had received 11 reports from people along the
coast who said they saw UFOs on Saturday night, but the Transport Department
was skeptical. Ken Williams, a spokesman for the department, said, "It's funny
all these people ringing up with UFO reports well after Valentich's
disappearance. It seems people often decide after the event, they too had seen
strange lights. But although we can't take them too seriously, we can never
discourgae such reports when investigating a plane's disappearance."
Some Transport Dept officials have speculated that Valentich became disoriented
and saw his own lights reflected in the water, or lights from a nearby island,
while flying upside down.
Valentich's father, Guio, said his son used to study UFOs "as a hobby using
information he had received from the Air Force. He was not the kind of person
who would make up stories. Everything had to be very correct and positive for
him. The fact that they have found no trace of him really verifies the fact
that UFOs could have been there." Guio Valentich said he hoped his son hadn't
crashed but had been taken by a UFO.
Article #: 3
From: UFO INFO SERVICE
Date Sent: 06-17-1986
Subject: 1978 NEW ZEALAND ALERT
SOURCE: AP AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
DATE: 02 JANUARY 1979 - SIGHTING DATE 21 DECEMBER 1978
A television news team from Melbourne, Australia says it filmed a UFO on
Saturday night while flying over the Kaikoura region of New Zealand's South
Island. Aviation authorities reported that the UFO was apparently tracked by
radar as well, and the Royal New Zealand Air Force put a Skyhawk jet fighter on
special standby alert.
The pilot of the news team's plane said he first noticed a bright white light
about 20 miles ahead, and "It appeared to stay still until we got within 10
miles, then it turned with us as I changed course. It then went above us and
circled and came down beneath us. It was making definite movements in relation
PHOTOGRAPH: AP. UFO filmed by New Zealand news team.
Article #: 4
From: UFO INFO SERVICE
Date Sent: 06-17-1986
Subject: 1979 CIA UFO SURVEILLANCE
SOURCE: NYT (PHOENIX, AZ)
DATE: 01 JANUARY 1979
CIA PAPERS DETAIL UFO SURVEILLANCE
Ground Saucer Watch (GSW), an Arizona-based nation-wide UFO research
organization of about 500 scientists, engineers and others, said on Friday it
has obtained 1,000 pages of CIA documents under a freedom of information suit
which show that the agency has been secretly involved in UFO surveillance since
1949 - even though the CIA has repeatedly said its investigation ended in 1952.
William Spauldintg, an aerospace engineer with AiResearch and head of GSW, said
"the Government has been lying to us all these years. After reviewing the
docments, GSW believes that UFOs do exist, they are real, the U.S. Government
has been totally untruthful, and the cover-up is massive."
Mr. Spaulding said the documents show that U.S. embassies are used to gather
information on UFO sightings which "seems to be directed to the CIA, the White
House and the National Security Agency." A CIA memo dated August 1, 1952,
recommended continued agency surveillance of "flying saucers", saying, "It is
strongly urged, however, that no indication of CIA interest or concern reach
the press or public, in view of their probably alarmist tendencies to accept
such interest as confirmatory of the soundness of 'unpublished facts' in the
hands of the U.S. Government."
Among the documents are several detailed reports of USAF attempts to either
intercept or destroy UFOs. In a 1976 incident in Iran, two F-4 Phantom jet
fighter-bombers pursued a large UFO that was sending out smaller craft. One of
the smaller craft "headed straight for the F-4 at a very fast rate of speed.
The pilot attempted to fire an AIM-9 missile at the object but at that instant
his weapons control panel went off and he lost all communications." the pilot
eluded the craft, then watched as it "returned to the primary object for a
A CIA document dated October 2, 1952, shows that a major point of concern is
that UFO sightings could mask Russian air attacks or "psychological warfare".
This report to the CIA director from the assistant director for the Office of
Scientific Intelligence recommends that the National Security Council be
advised of the "implications of the flying saucer problem"; that the matter be
discussed with the Psychological Strategy Board; and that the CIA help
"develop...a policy of public information which will minimize concern and
possible panic resulting from the numerous sightings of unidentified objects."
A November, 1975 document directs against acknowledging any pattern in
sightings. "Unless there is evidence which links sightings, or unless media
queries link sightings, queries can best be handled individually at the source
and as questions arise. Response should be direct, forthright and emphasize
that the action taken was in response to an isolated or specific incident."
According to Mr. Spaulding, "We find a concentration of sightings around our
military installations, research & development areas. The UFO phenomenon is
following what our own astronauts are doing on other plants - we send a
scoutship, we take soil samples and then we land." Mr. Spaulding said he has
sworn statements from retired USAF colonels that at least 2 UFOs have crash-
landed and been recovered by USAF. One crash was in New Mexico in 1948, and
the other near Kingman, AZ in 1953. The retired officers claimed they got a
glimpse of dead aliens who were in both cases about 4 f3eet tall with silverish
complexions and silver outfits that "seemed fused to the body from the heat."
GSW is waiting for a Federal judge to rule on the last phase of its CIA suit,
which seeks access to 57 items that could provide "hard evidence" of UFOs with
"retreivals of the third kind" such as motion pictures, gun camera film and
residue from landings. Among the films they want is 40-48 frames taken in 1952
by Ralph Mayher, then a cameraman for KYW-TV, Cleveland, OH, and now a GSW
member. USAF borrowed the film in 1957 and has never returned it; officially
stating the filmed object was a meteor. Said Mr. Spaulding, "We're past the
story-telling stage. We have to have it in black and white to satisfy the
Another file downloaded from: NIRVANAnet(tm)
&TOTSE 510/935-5845 Walnut Creek, CA Taipan Enigma
Burn This Flag 408/363-9766 San Jose, CA Zardoz
realitycheck 415/666-0339 San Francisco, CA Poindexter Fortran
Governed Anarchy 510/226-6656 Fremont, CA Eightball
New Dork Sublime 805/823-1346 Tehachapi, CA Biffnix
Lies Unlimited 801/278-2699 Salt Lake City, UT Mick Freen
Atomic Books 410/669-4179 Baltimore, MD Baywolf
Sea of Noise 203/886-1441 Norwich, CT Mr. Noise
The Dojo 713/997-6351 Pearland, TX Yojimbo
Frayed Ends of Sanity 503/965-6747 Cloverdale, OR Flatline
The Ether Room 510/228-1146 Martinez, CA Tiny Little Super Guy
Hacker Heaven 860/456-9266 Lebanon, CT The Visionary
The Shaven Yak 510/672-6570 Clayton, CA Magic Man
El Observador 408/372-9054 Salinas, CA El Observador
Cool Beans! 415/648-7865 San Francisco, CA G.A. Ellsworth
DUSK Til Dawn 604/746-5383 Cowichan Bay, BC Cyber Trollis
The Great Abyss 510/482-5813 Oakland, CA Keymaster
"Raw Data for Raw Nerves"
The entire AOH site is optimized to look best in Firefox® 3 on a widescreen monitor (1440x900 or better).
Site design & layout copyright © 1986- AOH
We do not send spam. If you have received spam bearing an artofhacking.com email address, please forward it with full headers to firstname.lastname@example.org.