Monday, July 25, 2005
Australia: UFO Files Opened
He spent several years unlocking hundreds of restricted files from the government's top secret national archives, detailing UFO sightings from outback drunks to military personnel.
According to the unlocked files, Woomera, in outback South Australia, had the highest rate of UFO sightings of anywhere in the world.
There were even some people who said they had been beamed up and taken aboard friendly flying saucers.
Woomera is an isolated, restricted government-owned military region where the Australian Department of Defence had tested its aircraft, weaponry and rockets for decades.
As the military watched the skies they saw a lot more than their own planes. Now found and declassified, secrets are revealed, like the night the air force tested a plane called the Canberra.
"Both people gave their reports. This object descended, came across the flight path of the Canberra, matched its speed, tracked with it, and departed at a speed over 3600 miles an hour," Mr McNamara said.
"In the early 1950s that just wasn't possible," he added.
Mr McNamara said there was little doubt many of the 1800 files were deliberately hidden or made difficult to find.
The Australian UFO Research Network: www.hypermax.net.au/~auforn
Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre: www.geocities.com/tufoic
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