The following database contains reports of unidentified aerial phenomena submitted to UFO-PRSA via RACE (direct) or from AUFORN. Some accounts were written by the witnesses themselves or by the reporting agent. The NSW based reports are in chronological order but exclude Sydney's northern beaches and Central Coast encounters. Because Project Blue Water was specifically initiated to study coastal phenomena and their behaviour, a separate page has been dedicated to cover this information. Click here to go to Project Bluewater. Please note that the database is subject to updating.

HARTLEY, NSW - 1983

I was on a friend’s farm hunting with two other people. We woke around 4.30am and as I went outside, I looked to my right and saw this weird smoke going upwards, but round like a car spring shape. Then we saw the UFO;  it came over towards us & stopped right above us, hovering. It was the size of a football oval, round-oval in shape and a grey/black colour. As we all looked up at it, Bill said to me, “I should put one into it,” referring to his high powered 30-06 rifle. I looked at him and said, “I don’t think that’s a good idea!” It slowly headed east after a few minutes & I will never forget the Turbine like noise it made. Silent, but very powerful. I’m now 45 years old but will never forget it.

1990

Batemans Bay - ‘C’ is a 33 year old lady living in Parramatta. She was compelled to look me up after having a revelation a few weeks earlier whist driving to work in her car. ‘C’ had stopped at a set of traffic lights, sitting in her Honda, when she became aware of the humming of the motor. She suddenly experienced a flash back and remembered something that had happened when she was 14 years old whilst living in Batemans Bay.

‘C’ and her 12 year old girlfriend were horse riding along a track in a wooded area when they suddenly heard a humming noise. Something rose up from behind the trees in front of them. ‘C’ described it as big as a house with lights going around it. Her usual quiet horse started rearing up and whinnying. She recalls this happening around 11 am. The next thing that the 2 girls remembered is being much further back on the track and facing in the wrong direction. They could hear ‘C’s mum calling for them. She had come looking for the girls because they were due home at 11.30am. It was now 1.30pm. ‘C’ remembered that her horse freaked out for about 2 weeks after the incident. She still sees her girlfriend who was riding with her that day, but she refuses to talk about it.

Barker's Lodge Road

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2000

Report submitted by witness:

Rossmore - I have read the story recently about sightings of UFO’s in the area and like to record a sighting around nine years ago that three people witnessed.

At the time we dismissed it as maybe it was connected with the army. But after reading your story, I feel it should be recorded.

We live at Rossmore with a great view west to the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

Around 9.00pm (date unknown) I looked west and noticed an orange circle of light around eye level. It was not glowing bright and was stationary. I watched for two-minutes thinking it was a helicopter or an army flare but with no movement. I called my wife and a friend outside to witness it with me. We all watched this object for three-minutes, then it sped off in a level flight and at great speed westwards where it stopped (around Warragamba catchment). Then it 'ziigged' downwards where it disappeared.

Larnook, NSW – 2001 In 2001 I was living in a rural area called Larnook. Being a mainly farming area, it wasn't highly populated and did not have any regular flight paths over it, or none that were noticeable. One night around 11pm, a friend and I were sitting up late talking, looking out our window, which was the full size of the wall and watching the sky - there was nothing else to do because we were on solar power. We watched a white light come slowly pulsating across the sky (west to east). We only assumed it was a plane and only watched it out of boredom as it made its way across the night sky. When it reached the approximate vicinity of Mt Warning, it stopped, before exploding into a giant ball of white light. This white light then shrunk to the size of a pin prick. After it shrunk, a column of light appeared from the light and down to the ground; the column then disappeared vertically into the ground. There was no noise and it happened very quickly. My friend and I stared at each other in amazement, when about a minute later, another light came pulsating across the sky following the same path. There was then exactly the same explosion, pin prick, column of light...then nothing - re-enacting the exact same scenario as the other one. I encountered a few odd things living in that region, but one thing no one has ever been able to explain to me is a frequency myself and others in the area could hear at dawn. We referred to it as “the frequency”; it was a big, loud cracking sound that travelled across the sky every morning. Nothing could be seen, but it was so loud and repetitive, cracking once every few seconds, that you could literally see and hear its trajectory which was roughly about 60 degrees into the morning sky. It was unusual due to the rural nature of the area, and the lack of facilities to produce such a sound. It literally sounded like electricity cracking across the sky.

2001

A lives on a property in a remote area in Picton. On 30th October 2001 A took her dogs outside before retiring around 10.30pm. A light shining through the trees caught her eye, moving slowly into a clearer view. She was amazed to see a huge 'boomerang shaped' object hovering above the neighbour's house. A described the object as being a dull light glow, no flashing lights, moving at low altitude - no more than a 30 or 40 storey high-rise building. The moon was on A's left side and she claimed that the craft was much larger. She also said that the object had over sized triangular wings, attached to a small body. Furthermore the craft produced no sound.

It then moved away from her, heading south until she could hardly see it. The object then came back to its original position. It did this countless times within a minute, circling in an anti clockwise direction. The object always seemed to come back to the same position and hovered in a strange 'grill like' cloud. A recalled that as it went into this cloud it became very faint. Then it reappeared, circled and moved back into the cloud, as if it was using it for cover. She estimated that the craft was no more than 100 metres away from her.

A then alerted a friend who joined her at the property. They watched it for approximately 40-minutes and eventually retired for the night, not remembering how the craft departed.

Hinchinbrook

Spring of 2001 at approximately 5:50pm Witness Describes the encounter:

While living in the relatively new and heavily residential area of Hinchinbrook (Western Sydney) myself and a friend were walking toward the house from the driveway when we both saw what we agree as a UFO. It moved into view over the roof of the house at an astonishingly slow speed, approximately half the speed (or less) of the local aircraft. I immediately recognised the shape and light configuration of the craft as the well documented (internet) triangle UFO seen at the US base in the UK and subsequently seen in Belgium. We stopped for several seconds to watch the craft slowly cross overhead and though still in the early evening light, was unable to discern any markings other than the black triangle shape with 3 non-flashing white lights in each corner and 1 large white pulsating light (at 1.5-2 second intervals) in the middle of the craft. At this realization I ran inside to inform another relative to witness the craft. We watched the craft slowly travel out of sight for approximately 5 minutes till it was only discernable by the pulsating light before fading

away entirely into the horizon (notably toward the old Hoxton Park airfield). This is an accurate account of what my friend

and I experienced, however my relative is very closed minded and struggles to believe what he  has seen with his own eyes.

Larnook, NSW – 2001

In 2001 I was living in a rural area called Larnook. Being a mainly farming area, it wasn't highly populated and did not have any regular flight paths over it, or none that were noticeable. One night around 11pm, a friend and I were sitting up late talking, looking out our window, which was the full size of the wall and watching the sky - there was nothing else to do because we were on solar power. We watched a white light come slowly pulsating across the sky (west to east). We only assumed it was a plane and only watched it out of boredom as it made its way across the night sky. When it reached the approximate vicinity of Mt Warning, it stopped, before exploding into a giant ball of white light. This white light then shrunk to the size of a pin prick. After it shrunk, a column of light appeared from the light and down to the ground; the column then disappeared vertically into the ground. There was no noise and it happened very quickly. My friend and I stared at each other in amazement, when about a minute later, another light came pulsating across the sky following the same path. There was then exactly the same explosion, pin prick, column of light...then nothing - re-enacting the exact same scenario as the other one. I encountered a few odd things living in that region, but one thing no one has ever been able to explain to me is a  frequency myself and others in the area could hear at dawn. We referred to it as “the frequency”; it was a  big, loud cracking sound that travelled across the sky every morning. Nothing could be seen, but it was so loud and repetitive, cracking once every few seconds, that you could literally see and hear its trajectory which was roughly about 60 degrees into the morning sky. It was unusual due to the rural nature of the area, and the lack of facilities to produce such a sound. It literally sounded like electricity cracking across the sky.

The Tahmoor encounter

2002

The witnesses: B (thirteen at the time), her sister M (twelve at the time) and their friend J (twelve at the time) began to describe their account.

The three girls, equipped with Binoculars and Walkie-Talkies, climbed to the roof top using a ladder. The house was a single story weatherboard cottage surrounded by acreages. It was just after sunset and the girls were spotting satellites as they did the evening before.

From the ridge the views were spectacular - the lights of Wilton and surrounding villages could be clearly seen. At 5.30pm on Sunday 28th July the girls noticed a large orange light 15-20 degrees (approximate values) above the eastern horizon. The light anomaly apparently fluctuated in colours of orange, yellow, white and pale blue.

At first they thought it was an arriving commercial flight, but then a second smaller light appeared 45 degrees south (approximate value) from the first object and approximately 10 degrees above the horizon. The smaller light began darting about in a triangular path while the other larger light slowly moved northwest until partially obscured by trees.

Then a third object appeared near the same area where the larger light had disappeared. It seemed to be landing or hovering close to the ground in a valley slightly west of Wilton. J peered through the binoculars and saw the object in great detail - a grey saucer shape craft of some kind with interchanging colours of green, red, blue and white rotating around the rim. J also took note that the trees were slightly illuminated by this unusual craft. In addition she saw window-like artefacts, which were rectangular in shape. The girls took turns observing the hovering craft through the binoculars for the next 20-30 minutes.

An interesting point that during this time the three were distracted by someone on their Walkie-Talkie saying, "Identify yourself!" This was followed by some unusual voices communicating in a foreign language.

Around 6.30pm the girls were called down to have dinner.

When we spoke to the parents, they said, "The girls were full of commotion, and used words they don't usually use". Despite this the parents did not take the situation seriously.

At around 7.30 - 8.00pm the girls went back to their vantage point. There was no sight of any of the lights. 10 minutes later the object nearest to the ground reappeared. Then, a yellow light beam shone up from the alleged craft and seemed to bend at right angles towards the girls, much like a low powered torch or spotlight. They stated that the light shone on their faces for about a minute. Suddenly and unexpectedly J ended up on the ground … unscathed. She then began weeping. None of the witnesses were clear how this happened. Had J fallen from that height, she would have sustained serious injuries.

By this time J became extremely hysterical and ran inside. B and M quickly followed. The father said that he went onto the rooftop to assess the situation for himself.

"I honestly thought that the girls had seen a helicopter", he said. Unfortunately, by the time he made it to the roof, the object was no longer there.

The encounter was met with certain after effects. During the night J was suffering from nose-bleeding and a bad stomach ache that continued into the next day. M and B also complained of stomach pains. In fact M's condition was so bad that she did not go to school the following day.

Other symptoms such as stitch type pain, dizziness and blackout continued that day (food poisoning may have been a contributor but it seems unlikely as nose-bleeding is not a symptom of food poisoning).

Since their encounter J and B said that they were experiencing heavier than normal sleep patterns. J had been experiencing nightmares that seemed very real. She recalled seeing people in her bedroom, approximately 5-feet tall with wavy arms.

"The elbows", she said, "were in different positions".

Sketch by witness ‘J’

Artist recreation

2003

Penrith South - Friday night on 1st August at 9.24pm

P and his wife noticed a bright object coming from the southwest slowly cruising towards their residence in Jamison Town. They became concerned as the object appeared to be engulfed in flames. Their initial though was a possible commercial airliner on fire. Alarmed P ran inside and alerted his neighbour who in turn called 000 and spoke to the local police. An officer did visit the residence about an hour after the event.

It was soon confirmed that the fireball was no conventional aircraft as it was slowing down. P immediately ran inside and grabbed his video camera. Taking precautions to ensure that what they were seeing would be documented, P checked to see if the camera was ready to function - blank tape inserted, battery pack ¾ charged. He then stormed outside only to discover that the brilliant object was now hovering silently above them.

Years ago P worked for the air force and is quite familiar about 'things in the sky' - in a conventional sense.

Outside P tried to activate his camera, but his efforts were in vain. The camera was malfunctioning and P could not figure out why. In the meantime the object remained stationary in silence.

P said, "I just knew that they came to watch us (P, his wife and neighbour) and no one else. I don't think anyone else saw it for that reason".

He described the object as if it was on fire: bright orange, circular and the size of a 'rock-melon' at arms length.

The spectacle lasted for around 2 minutes after which the object began its way east towards the freeway while gaining altitude. It then stopped some distance away and began to 'circle' twice in midair. This rapid change in the object's behaviour was totally unexpected. The manoeuvring ended as it took a stationary position once again. It vanished towards the north at incredible speed. According to witness testimony, the observers then saw a flare in a completely different section of the sky - from south to north.

P said, "It was like when you turn the lights on and then off". Whatever it was, it now appeared hovering in the northern section of the sky, approximately 60 degrees above the horizon. If it was the same object, it had become relatively smaller (less than a quarter of its original size) due to the distance. It remained there for another 2 minutes (an estimation) before slowly ascending towards southeast where the witnesses lost line of sight due to an obstructing tree line.

A second report from the same witness came on 22nd August at 9.04pm. P believes that it may have been the same object, but this time it was much further away. It appeared from the lower mountains (southwest). At first P thought it was a helicopter. But it stopped and hovered the same way it did 3 weeks earlier. It was bright orange and this time only hovered for a few seconds. The unknown then moved towards the Leagues Club (Northwest) and disappeared out of line of sight.

2006

Rosemeadow 2006

R was working as a security guard at Rosemeadow Shopping Centre during 2006. He reported to me that sometime in maybe July (didn’t remember the exact date) he was sitting in his car in the Shopping Centre Car Park. R said that it would have been around 7.00pm when two orange coloured lights flying towards him caught his eye. He stated that they were flying as fast as jets, he put his head out of his side window to get a good look at them and was amazed that there was no sound. R didn’t see any structure against the bright orange glow of the lights. He watched them travel from Ambarvale way over Rosemeadow towards Appin for a matter of minutes before they disappeared from view. Coincidentally, D reported to me a sighting that she and her son had, and this was reported to me on the day of their sighting. On the 1st August 2006 between 6.33pm and 6.43pm D and her son were travelling back home to Ambarvale along Copperfield Drive after shopping at Rosemeadow Shopping Centre. Suddenly two orange glowing lights came, flying towards them, startling them both. D pulled over and tried to take a photo of them on her mobile phone. She told me that they were completely silent, travelled fast over Rosemeadow Shopping Centre, circled around and came back towards Ambarvale before disappearing out of view heading towards the mountains. The whole sighting lasted for approximately 10 minutes. D looked at the time on her mobile phone while taking the photos. When D tried to look at the photos she had taken, she found that her camera had mysteriously been corrupted.

2007

Campbelltown sighting - June 2007 I dropped a friend off at his home after work at around 8pm. When I came back outside to my car, I noticed a group of yellow glowing lights in the sky above and in front of me I watched them for a minute, as they seemed to be moving, and they didn't look like stars. They seemed to be at the altitude that small aircraft fly at. I was surprised when they started to move in circular/ovoid patterns. I went back to the house, and told my friend and his wife to come and take a look, as I knew no-one would believe me. When they saw the objects, my friend ran back in the house and grabbed his camcorder. He came back out and started filming, and said they were probably helicopters. I replied, "Five of them? And there's no sound?” Judging by the size of them, you could see they were close enough for us to hear them if they were helicopters. Then they moved around in no particular pattern, and came close together again, and then they started to move up and down, as if they were bobbing up and down. They were obviously not planes or helicopters. I remember them moving in a circular weaving pattern, like they were interacting with each other. They moved slowly away, towards the East, then came back again, before moving away very quickly and out of sight.

Mittagong 24th Sept. 2007

Sometime after 9pm, Cs walked out to her backyard. Although she is most interested in the stars, this time she saw a light going along parallel to the house fence line. “There was no flashing like you would see on a plane” she said. C described this object to be the apparent size of a tennis ball. “There was no sound, only the distant sound of dogs barking in other people’s yards. I moved to a better place to see this thing as it moved from my left to right, low along the horizon. As I did, I tapped on the window next to me, as I knew my husband was in that room, reading. By the time he had come out, this thing was turning right and straight to our house, until it was the size of the moon, but not round anymore, more like a star; it had many points sticking out of it and was a bright orangey colour – more so than just yellow”. C said it then seemed to get no closer or further away as if it was hovering in the sky. Although her husband got bored with a seemingly less than animated light show and he went inside whilst this object slowly started to back up directly away from the observer and got smaller and smaller until C lost sight of it through distance itself. The whole sighting lasted a number of minutes. The night was Cloudy and C never lost sight of it above the clouds as it departed, so seems likely that it was not too distant from her at any time.

The next day, C read in the Southern Highlands papers that others had seen strange glowing orange objects in the sky and she rang them

2008

On the 1st of January, 2008 at 10.20pm, Telopea

Mr. W. and his wife saw something very strange from the suburb of Telopea. Mr. W. told me that he is an avid star gazer and had seen plenty of satellites before, but never multi satellites travelling together. On this particular night he and his wife witnessed 3 satellite-like objects travelling from south to north in perfect harmony. Mr. W. stated that they looked close together, one in front of the other and the third one a little over to the left, as they silently crossed the sky. He estimated that it took them about 30 seconds to cross the sky and that they were at a very high altitude. Mr. W. told me that he was baffled by what he had seen, that he and his wife were sensible people and they know what they saw!

Mr. W. was so rattled by this strange sighting that he rang the Williamstown Air Base, hoping to get some information, unfortunately, none was forthcoming! Not giving up, Mr. W. then rang 2GB radio station and reported his sighting to Prue McSween live on air, apparently this prompted lots of call-ins from people wanting to tell of their own sightings of strange aerial phenomena.

Sketch by witness ‘B’

Sketch by witness ‘M’

Mail: ufoprsa@optusnet.com.au?subject=Broken Link

1992

A pilot reported a sighting when flying to Bangkok one evening in 1992. As the plane left Sydney, another flight near Brisbane reported an unusual aircraft heading towards them. The pilot said that his radio was transmitting the conversation between the other flight and Brisbane air traffic control. The pilots were feeling threatened as the object was on a direct collision course. Words such as "what the hell is this? Is the military conducting some kind of exercise?" were aired by the frightened pilots. The unknown, a bright object of some kind, was traveling at high speed and abruptly shifted direction nearly colliding with the other flight. Shortly after, the pilot received a call from a Compass flight over central NSW. The distressed Compass pilots reported an unidentified aircraft heading towards them. The transmission turned into panic as a highly luminous object appeared before them. Just as a collision was about to occur, the UFO positioned itself under the wing of the passenger carrier and followed it for a short time before disappearing at high speed. The pilot said that it wasn't long before unknown object was in front of them. Both he and the copilot became alarmed as the object was heading on a collision course. The UFO made a sudden change in direction and accelerated past them. As it ascended, it split into three. The pilots lost visual contact after the unidentified objects apparently took a geostationary orbit.

Richmond (near RAAF base) 1995 - 1.30 - 2.00am.

Witness Describes the encounter: After a night out at the pub with a friend who suffered from epilepsy who could not drink and I was also sober returned home in Agnes Banks. We were both talking and I was facing looking towards the mountains, I noticed 5 bright lights moving slowly over the mountain, at first I thought it was a plane in the distance. The lights were in a row, making me think the lights were a plane before I knew it. The lights dropped between us and the mountain which is no more than 1.5kms away. (we could hear nothing no motor, no flashing lights) The lights then changed formation from a straight line to diagonally from top left to bottom right. Continuing to slowly descend down. The object then changed formation for the last time to 3 lights in a row at the bottom with 2 on top, making a perfect formation. Then the object dipped below the tree line. We did try and locate the object but due to the nature of the area we were unable to gain access to the area to get a closer look.

2000

The witnesses involved in this case were a mother and son. They were in the family car on Boxing Day 2000 when the pair of them caught sight of a strange, large grey object in the distance. Because they were driving in fringe suburbs, they experienced both clear and interrupted views of the low horizon. After the car slowed to a stop, the boy reached for his new Christmas present - a 5-mega-pixel camera. The boy took two shots of the object through the front windscreen of the car. Looking at the data size and low clarity of the images, it seems clear that the camera was digitally zoomed.

Having present knowledge of the reference points in the image and a familiarity with the streets, we were able to reproduce the angles shown by the images in order to get a better 'feel' for the surrounding area and to help rule out down to earth, prosaic explanations.

The area of the sky they were looking at is overlooking the Hoxton Park airfield and although the image does not appear to match anything conventional, on the day I surveyed the area, no less than 4 helicopters rose from beyond the tree line and circled the area. The image seemed inexplicable, especially when the witness testimony was taken into account. According to both, the object appeared to hover 'up and down rapidly'. Although the pair lost sight momentarily when they had to turn the car at a 'T' junction, when they regained sight of it, the sighting did not last long before the object just simply did not reappear the next time the same part of the sky was in view.

According to the description, the object was metallic and appeared to be a great distance from them - as far a 1km away and therefore must have, in their opinion, been 'huge'.

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