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AUSTNATIAT
FTYINGSAUCERREUIEW

VOL .1, No. 2 APRIT t960

E } I I O RIA],

T he attitu d.e o f wor ld gov er nm ent s to the flying saucer nystery is one
of the mo st p uzzli-n g f eat ur es of U. f ' . 0. research.

W este rn g overn m ent s ar e k nown t o s pend n i l - l i o n s of doffars each year


endeavourin g to solv e t he r iddle of t he U . I '. 0 . s ; they stead-fastly refuse,
however, to thro w open t heir f il- es f or p u b l i c exam.ination. Generafly they
decline to revea l t heir ev aluat ions of s p e c i f i c sightings.

It is qu ite tru e t hat gov er nm ent s ar e u n a c c u s t o m e d to reveal the con-


t ent s of d ep artme ntal f iles , of t en deem e d . c o n f i d e n t i a l - for justlfiable
reasons, whe the r t he s ubjec t - m at t er r ef at e s to flying saucers or to more
prosaic na tters o f public adninis t r at ion. However, it must be remembered
that A me rica n Air For c e aut hor it ies in t h e v e r y e a r l y d.ays of the sauce.rs'
appearan ce , we re g1ad. t o c o- oper at e to a marked ciegree with civilian re-
searclrers; official r epor t s , of t en c onpile d by experienceo pilots and
highly tra ine d te c hnj- c ians , \ iqer e f r eely made avaj-labl-e to public and- press,
c onplete with Air For c e ev al- uat ions . In one case out of every four the
evaluation was ilUnk nown".

T 1.e n, al-mo st o v er night , t he pr iv at e in v e s t i g a t o r became no longer wel-


c ome. Th e a uth oritie s c los ed t heir f iles . Nevertheless. official investi-
gat ions h ave co ntin ued t o t his day .

On tr'chnrrarv 2Rth
Lvvr r t - s
e sn n ke sm e n
syvrlv f 93 th e U .S . Air Force ccnfirmed that
th e Ai r F or c e I ns p e c to r-G e n e ra l - h a d s e n t al l command-s a new warning to
tre a t unident if ied fl y i n g o b j e c ts a s " s e ri ous b u , s i n e s s . . . . d i r e c t l y rela-
te d to t he A ir F or c e ' s re s p o n s i b i l i ty fo r the d e f e n c e o f t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s l

T he a rticl-e o n Page 1 s t r ongly s ugges ts that the Australian Govern-


ment is g uilty o f at l- eas t a v er y s er ious prevaricalion cor.cerning UFO|s.
T he pur po rted " evafuat ion of bhe r ec ent New Guinea sightings by AF fntel-
ligence is sO un -real as t o jus t if y a c ha r g e o f e i t h e r inconpetence or
deliberate d ecep tion.

T he evide nce is equi- v oc a1, but t wel- v e y e a r s of intenslve,co-opelrative


invest ig a tion b y wes t er n gov er nm ent s m ay a l r e a d y have solved. the UFO
cniom: H e rre e :" th r r nver nm ents confifm ed the g;4i gfannn a' cU Yr9o-
UV
a fr qy gl -
l-ers f r o m oth er p lanet s ? Ar e our leader s preparing a world-shattering
r evelat ion ?

T hi c vcar n pv tell. . .

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FEDERAL P ROBES
' V \.P.
N E W G U INEA SIGHTINGS

New evidenc e of
Air Fo rc e c ov er - up FATUDR GILL
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The Jan ua ry 1960 is s ue of t lr e Aus t r a r i a n Flying Saucer Review
uescrib ed sig htin 6s of UFO ' s r eior t eo over New Guinea irr July 1919, ty
tr.e Re ve ren d WiI I ian B. G ir I , a y oun, A n g - i c a r - c L e r g y r r a n w h o h a d s p e n t
rnor e tha n e igh t y eals in t he Ter r ' it or y on nission worK.

Th e New Gu inea r epor t s wer e unique i,r that a larp,e number' of credible
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r i f n e ssa
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Yvr vv 4r r vYu aS " unc onv enti Onaf

Au stra l-ian UFO r es ear c her s had long b e e n a w a i t i r r g an opportunity to


t est the attitu de of t he f oc al aut hor it l e s to the UFO pr:oblen. At last
<rrnh qn nnnnrJ-trrriv qJ J-rr l qd arni rrod
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A sh ort rcvie w of pr ev ious s t at em ent s o n U F O 's m a d e b y t h e A u s t r a l l a n


aut ho rities in di- c at es t nat a c lar if ic at ion of the situation was l-ong
overd ue .

In Ma y1 19 52 M r . R. M . Sey m our , Super inte n d e n t of the Federal Civil. nvia-


t ion Dep ar'tme ntr s Air Tr af f lc Cont r of Branch, reported that Australian
T nte l l ipe nce o f f iCer S had. r ef USed f ho T ) o r r r r t r n a n t - o r m i S S i O n t O i n V e S t i -
gate flTing sau c er r epor t s on' t he gr ' o u n d t n a t U F O 's w e r e " s e c u l i t y mat-

In Novemte r', "19) j a ques t ion was a s k e d i n t h e Hourse cf Representatives


about n ume rou s s ight ings of UFO ' s ov el A u s t r a l i a . Tire then Minister for
A ir, It/lr.McMa ho n, r eplieo t nat t h. e "s au ( e r . s 'r w e r e a p r o b l e m m o r e t 'u r t h e
psyc ho l-oe ,ist th an t he def enc e aut hor lt ie s .

Six mo nth s l- at er , t he l[ inis t er ' f or A i r i n v i t e d l '{r . E d g a r . J a r l : o 1 d ,


pj-on ee r Au stra lian "s auc er " inv es t igat or , to an Air Force Conference on
UF O's , he ld in M ef bour ne on J uI y ' 19 , 19 1 4 . I \ , [ r .J a r r o l d reporteo t na c dis-
cussio n at th e Conf er enc e c ent er ed ar o u n d t h c q u e s t i o n of orig,in of the
UF Ots, rath er than ar our d s ; ec ulat ion as to their mere existenae.

,T n n rra -v - 1Ct 4 nr Ai r tr ' or r .c sr nlza enon i T tfa l hn r nno f rc-V t.' ..1 bIed
-r' q I trrr
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t o p ressme n th at Lhe s auc er ' s c ou* o be i n t e r p l a n e t a r y machj-rres. Then, for
reas on s u nkno wn, t he Air For c e adopt ed a p o l i c y of silence o n t h e U F O 's .

Co nseq ue 'ntly, as s oon as ev al- uat ion of the remarkable New Guinea sig,ht-
ings ha d b ee n conc iude. r , Aus t r ' alian UFO 6roups l-ost no tine in distr,ibu-
*ir nr .ioc nf Eoflpr Gi l l 's i c nnthr r l-n o't m e,4te.l r s
- onn- J -
of t he Feder af lI ous e of Representatjves. A circular fetter
ancnm nanied Lha r ^^' t t"
sLwuur lu f, s!u_ - +^
un , uJ thC ]}l 'es i der tS CJ the
par t ic i pa r ing gr oups , u r g i n- !6l
g lsu
i \ {e m b e r '. . o i t }r e H o u s e t o p r e s s
t he l, { inis t er ' f or Air f o r a s t a t e m e n t concer:nirrg the atti-
t ude of Air For c e I nt ell - i e e n c e to the New Guine.a incicients
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th e pr ojec t br o u g h t i mms d i a te re s u fts . 0n N ovember 24 l ast, [b. E .D .


C a sh ( lib. W . A . ) a s k e d th e N l i n i s te r fo r A i r, Mr.Osborne, w hether hi s
D e p a rt m ent had in v e s ti g a te d F a th e r G i fl - rs cl al ns. The tr,ti -ni ster' s repl y
w a s a r anbling d.i s c o u rs e o f g e n e ra l i ti e s w hi ch conpfetel y (and carefufl y)
o mn i tt ed ar \ y r ef ere n c e to tl ' re N e w Gu i n e a U FO' s.
Srrh
uu ce
vu v Yqv r r vo r r c n t tn th p ll/lin istcr r q n r c\r p - ' n a ti n rs. l he rtri ter sui :ml tted a
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an'iac n
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tAPeL
nt
Uuv[u vor f nA
rt i r deei
sv.JtL ^ ..rneci to cbtei rr the i nfOr-
mat j-on th at illr. Os bor ne was s o pat ent f y rel-uctant to disclose.

In rep ly th e Dir ec t or at e of . Air For c e I n t e l l i g e n c e intimated that the


Depart ne nt was a wait j- ng' t dept h of ev iden c e r t o n the New Guinea sightings,
whtev er tha t may be m eant t o i- nf er .

A t l-a st. in nid - Dec em ler , jus t s ix m o n t h s a f t e r Father Giff and his
companion s sigh ted t heir UFO r s , t he Air Force finally got around to visi-
t ing hin at his r es idenc e in M elbour ne' s nearby Dandenong Mountains.
It j-s pro ba bly fut j- le t o s pec ulat e whet h e r the reports would have been
investiga ted a t all had it not been f or the sustained pressure applied
upon the Air De pa r t m ent by Aus t r alian UFO groups.

T he attitu de o f wor ld gov er nm ent s to the UFO is an enlgma within an


enigma, an d th e seem ingly indif f er ent demeanour of the Australian govern-
ment towards the New Guj-nea UFO's is parti-cularly puzzl-ing.

F urthe r, th e r eluc t anc e of Air For c e I n t e l l i g e n c e to investigate


st range craft sigh t ed ov er Aus t r al- ian temitory has alarnring con-notations
in t he field o f n at ional d. ef enc e. Appar e n t l y , an unfriendly natj-on wish-
ing t o re co nn oitre t he s ec r et s of W oom e r a h a s o n l y t o d i s g u i s e its air-
craf t as 'rsau ce rs" t o es c ape det ec t ion. T h e A i r F o r c e w o u l d 1 'l : o b a b l y d . o
na * hin n 4+ ol' l on]- i t u i +-r 'L " a^ra q n n i cl - w
llvUlfrll< Ol dLL 'Ullu
r - l- i f rI n rr vn ud ue u \ r
p an i n! tunv
1 duurvIUJ uuY 6 Tj r r qIvd
Pf
ia uE D U U r q u J.
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H owever, it is s ubuit t ed t hat t he k ey t o t h e m y s t e r y lies i n N I r . O s b o r n e 's


recent a dn ission t hat t he Aus t r alian aut h o r i t i e s hav been exchanging
infornatio n o n UF O t s r v lt h t he Br it is h anil American governments on all
reports. Th e Air Depar t m ent r s appar ent prevarication therefore fall-s into
l-iae with th e wel l- jus t if ied. s us pi- c j- ons o f U . S . i - n v e s t i g a t o r s that their
authorities kno w m or e about UFO r s t han t h e y a r e a t p r e s e n t prepared to
ad. mit. Th e Au stra li- an gov er nm ent m ay w c l - I h a v e a t i t s disposal informa-
tion which l-ea ds i- t t o bef i ev e t hat f u- r th e r invcstigation of "sa.1cer"
sighting s is u nn ec es s ar y , ex c ept as a " c o v e r up" when their seemlng lack
of d. : i-lig en ce migh t well ar ous e s us pic ion. Thus thrown into relief , Air
F orce In telJ-ige ncer s at t it ude t o t he Ne w G u i n e a U F O 's i s a t l e a s t compre-
h. ensib le, e ve n though of f ic ial ev es iv enes s and d.uplication concerni-ng the
U F O pr ob lem ge ne rally , nev er t hel- es s c on t i n u e to be both undesirabfe and
rrn irr cf -i f i qlrl o

POSISCRIPT
Su s pic ions of l { r.Pe te r N < .,rri s re g a rd i ng tne A i r Force cover up are
co n fi -r m ed- by a le tte r to h i m fro m th e D l rectorate of A j -r Force Intel l i -
g e n ce d. at ed F ebr u a ry 2 2 1 1 9 6 0 .
"Hor eev er , af t h o u g h i t i s n o t p o s s i -b l -e to reacn any posi ti ve concl -usi ons,
we d.o not believe that the phenonena observed. by the Reverend Gil1 and his
p a rty wer e m am ed s p a c e v e h i c l -e s . An a nal ysi s of beari ngs and angl es above
th e h o r iz on d. oes s u g g e s t th a t a t l e a s t three of the l i ghts w ere pl anets,
e .g . J upit er , S atu rn a n d M a rs . . .tr

Needles s t o s a y , n o i -n te fl i g e n t U F O i nvesti gator w j -11 accept thi s offi -


ci -a l ex planat ion a fte r re a d i n g F a th e r Gi Il rs report or studyi ng hi s sketch
o f th e unk nown c r a ft.
STDN.F,YEDIIOR
+-
Rev . r , 4/ . 8. G i11 ' s s k et c h
of an unk aown c r af t
ov er New G uinea.
He does not knolv what
it was .
Itti"*-:*'"
A IR M AR SH AI' S SIGHTING

For m er R. A . A .F . C h i e f - A i r Ma rs h a l S i r George Jones (pi ctured.bel ow


i n war t ine unif o rrn ) h a s a d .m i tte d s e e i n g an uni denti fi ed fl yi ng obj ect
o ,. O " ioUu" 16J 95 7 ' . In a s ta te rn e n t n ade at W arburton,V i ctori a on January
1 rd ,r 195y ir e s iia- h e s a * a ' rb ri l l ra n t whi te l i ght at the bottorn of a
-sfrudo*y s hape lik e a l ra n s p a re n t b a l l o o n" w hi ch travel l ed absol utel y
i i r-e n t iy n1- s f ou t 4 o O mi l e i a n h o u r a t a hel ght of about 11540 feet.
in what I
"Not hi- ng c ould s h a k e m e f r o m m y b e l i e f
s aw, r ' s aiA Sir G e o r g e J o n e s w h o w a s C h i e f of Air
St af f d. ur inE t he w a r y e a r s .

witnesses. f have
' r But I wis hed I h a d f o u r o r f i v e
r epor t ed it , but h a v e b e e n l o a t h to talk of it pub-
t - ic ly les t people should- think I was eithe:: arr- i-ncon-
pet ent wit nes s or g e t t i n 6 a littl-e screwy in the
head. . "

Sir G eor ge J ones s a i d h e h a d s e e n a n e t e o r deslnteg-


r at e, and it was n 't tlke that. He would swear,too,
it was n' t r ef lec t ed light.

Sir G eor ge s t r es s e d . t h e f a c t that the object was


ir av ellins v er v f a s t ancl in "a purposeful way".

Robe rt We ath erh ead. ,


a t raine e e eria l Pho-
togra ph errrL an din g bY
hi s o le.n e a nd h olding
a sketch o f a s t r ange
rocket h e wa iich ed- f or
abo' ,rt two min ute s in
1914. Two Can be r r a
coun cill-o rs- Bur net t
q-d Ke rr rcnn rted 3
simifa r cra ft o v er
Canb erra ab ou t t he
same time.
Thel' saiC it c arne
wit hin 5 OO fee t of
t he g rou nd ..
V ENUS
Old theories ond new dis c ov er ies
Ver r us has been ca l l - e d t h e t w i n sister of Earth
bec aus e it j- s on1; sli-ghtly srnaller than the Earth
r o t 'n , , c n h o n a Fn r r a l nnod q
d- -L, ]l u rld- orl ouuu-.ultgtg. l ffv9 r vPYu ri l i n o fu fff![
hi nlz n !vu
u l u nr )r r d r r

at m os pher e, Venus is a r i L d l e . No hunan eye has ever


^^ ^- +U I'L-C ^ b^U I A d-U'g' ^^ ^ of t h e o l a n e t .
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The s ncctr .r scnna r o1/ea l e f ne a1' C SenC e Of c afbO r ,-
\TENUS i^ h ^ ^ r '- '
pOl- tiO D ^ ^ - "- ^ +L i
OaOXIOer
^-.i a
- neavy -^i ^ ^ -tl oLS
^' B- J s . beuaus e O
^f r U J ]- Ls
^ ^ ..
8:tS
tr'asci-nating and ^l
m os t as iir onom er s r ' eje c t the p o s s 'i b i J - i t y of l-ife
intrisrrino in fl ro
on
Venus .
eye s of as t r onom ers
Venus is about 2 5 m l l l i o n mi.les closer to the sul
than th e Ea rth. Th is is v r hy Venus is t hou . h t to be a much hotter planet
than th e Ea rth, p ar t ic Lr J ar J - y bec aus e of t . b . e p r e s e n c e of carbon dioxide
rnhi nh hac r u ro a n -fu qgge eff eCt. Tho l- am :r ar ql - r r r o i ;he SU nl i t Si de Of
^{
V enus h as lee n fou nd t o be about ) 0" t o 5 0 - C . , a n d t h a t of the dark side
about - 20 " C. Howev er , t his is t he t em p e r 'a t u r e c.f air above the surface
of t he n l:ne t r"ath er t han of t be s ur f ac e itseff.

America n scie ntist Ur ey t hj- n< s


Venus is a <1 ry wo r ld- . M enz el
and trflh ipp le,fo remo s t as t r ono-
m ers in U.S., take a dif f er ent
view - the ;: fe li"ve Venus 1s
entirel-y co ve red w it h oc eans .

lhe dis co ve ry o f w at er v apour 1n Snantra v4 9


nf iho Sun & Venus showing
atmo sp he re by t he t eant
va

V enusian ^ ,yvv

nf T\n.Tnhn Rtrnno nrnfoqqnn nf


c ar bon- d i o x i d e Iines
uvrvrlFrr!/!vrwruvr vr
John Hopki,ns Unj-versi-ty, und-ermines oId. theorie;: about Venus"

U .S . Nav y balloo n i -s t C o m m a n d -e M r a l c o l m R oss and- D r.C harl es L4oore, a


me te reologis t of C a n b ri d g e ,M a s s ., a s c c n d ed. 1l ni l es i nto the stratosphere
on N o vem ber 2) , 1) J). Ph o to g ra p h s o f V e n us w ere taken through a 16-i nch
te l e scoi- r e f r on t he b a l l o o n fo r o n e h o u r. A s there w as no i nter' ference from
th e Ea r t h' s at m os p h e re a t s u c h a l ti tu d e , spectroscopi c resul ts show ed the
pre se nc e of wat er v a p o u r o n V e n u s . Pro fe ssor S trong has admi tbed ttat thi s
d .i -scov er y opens s p e c u l a tl o n o n th e p c s s i bi l i ty of l i f e on V c.nus.

I nc ident ally , Dr . M oor e is known to have tracked a f1yin6


sa uc er t hr ougl a t heod. olit e j-n New Mexlco on April 1 +1 1 9 4 9 .
IIe is t he m an who has pr o p o s e d . t o t h e U , S . G o v e r n n e n t to
se t up a 24. - hour s k y wat c h to s rlve ti.e f l.riny- saucer mystery.
Itnl I nmi ho rrn tho di qan \rar\r ni ,nriar r/en^rrn nn ,
Ifo
-, --r -.. -nus,
U.S . s c ient is t s plan t o p r o b e t h e p l a n e t with radar, a c c o r '-
d .ing t o Pr of es s or T. G ol- d o f C o r n e l - l U n i v e r s i t y , who came
to Aus t r alia t o lec t ur e at Sydney University in January.

"Rad. ar wil- f t ell- us wh a t V e n u s ' r e a l surrface j-s like.


From t he way t he ec hoes a r e s c a t t e r e c t , the men watching the
rad ar s c r eens will- k now w h e t h e r they are looking at land or
wat er . Thus we wif l k now i f Venus, which is roughly rhe same
size as t hc ear t h, c ont ain s oceans and continents, as the
ea r t h does - or whet her it is entirefy covered by one or
the ot her , land ol' oc ean. If they are lookir:g at an ocean,
th e w wi l"1 he gl^lp +a 1- a1 l fr aa r h.e fur ther s c attel
u i u vr r - r bnE of
Jr

tne s ignal ec hoes , whet her it has a calm surface, or whether


it has wav es , pelh?ps agit a t e d by storns , "conc l_uded. pro_f essor
PRO3.T. GOI,D vufu.
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Vj-ews of astronomers about Venus are very contra-


d i cto ry . S ir Har o l d Sp e n c e r J o n e s , fo rmer A stronomer
-Roya1-, writes this about Venus in his "life in Other
Wo rl d .s r r:
ttT he whole pla n e t i s a d e s e rt. l n te n se gal es bl ow
p e rp e tually ov er h e r s u rfa c e a n d . th e y e l l ow dust i s
.".ri a d hioh int o h e r a tm o s p h e re . fh e surface i s con-
se q u e nt ly i n a Sty g i a n g 1 o o m. The heat i s
i n C e n s e. T her e is n o v e g e ta ti o n o f a n y sort. V enust
th e n . is a - twor
eeped ld- w h e re l i fe i s e n ti re l y out of the
q u e sti on. . . . t l
On t he ot her h a n d -, th e o u tl o o k o n V e nus of a R us-
si -a n as t r onom er se e ms l e s s p e s s j -ro i s ti c .

Ac ad e m i c j - a n N . P . B a r a b a s h o v r the ctrair-
m an o f t h e C o m m i s s l o n f o r t h e S t u d - y
of t h e M o o n a n d t h e P l a n e t s , wrote in
an a r t i c l e 't f r i f e i n t b e U n i - v e r s e "
ov er f i v e years ago:
ttOrq/gen and water vapoLlr, and. conse-
que n t l y water basinst can exist und-er
t he d e n s e c l o u d y envelope of the pla-
net i n v i s i b l e to our eyes. The great
qua n t i t i e s of carbon dj-oxide in the
at m o s p h e r e of Venus, which some authors
c on s i d e r to be evidence that there is
no o r g a n i c life on i-ts surface -
d. oe s n o t p r o v e a n y t h i n g . "

I nf r a - r e d - photographs of the surface


of V e n u s f r o m a u t o m a t i c space rockets
ur . il l n n n r r i d a u l t i - m a t e
Fr
answers tO the
'v r fr

enie m a o f V e n u s .

It is hoped. t h a t th e d i s c o v e ry o f w a ter vapour there w i l l d.i vert the


a tte n tion oi s pa c e e x p e rts fro m M a rs to V enus. Il hen favourabl y pl acedrthe
p l a n et is aboul te n m i fl i o n m i -l -e s c l o s e r to the E arth than Mars. A space
i t"ti o n of t he lu n i k Il I ty p e c a n re a c h V enus and return i n l ess than ten
mo n th s .
R adar and c a m e ra s o n s p a c e ro c k e ts w i l l conpel V enus to reveal her
se cret s t o t he in q u i s i ti v e e a rth m a n i n the very near. future.

T ele vised fifms of Venus naY


show d eserts a nd . m ount ains t s eas
and lakes. Fr:o m t hes e Pic t ur es
concl-usion s will be m ade if t he
planet is a1 ive .

lowe ll Observat or y phot ogr aph


(ro
\
vv th e lisht) shows t he r ef lec -
+sA
uvs liohJ-
+ro!+v nf
v4 fha sun appearfng
----
in the p lan et's at "r os pher e bey on. l VENUS HAS A HEAVY ATMOSPHERE
t he i,ro rns of th e c r es c ent .
-6 -

PROJECT O ZMA
SEARCHFOR INTEILIGENT SIGNA]"S FROMSPACE
BY U.S. zuDIO ASTRONOI\MS

In the Irand of 0z ruled by Queen Ozma whom some remember


fro rn th eir c hif dhoo d , n o th i n g i s i mp o s s i b l e. It i s i n her
h o n o u r t hat a y oun g Ame ri c a n a s tro n o ro e r D r.Frank D rake has
named. his u ne arth ly pr ojec t to c om m unic ate with inte]ligent
beings in ou ter sp ac e.

U nder PROJECT O ZM A a s pec ial nagnif y ing device is being in-


s t alled on an 85 -foot r adio t eJ - es c ope in I l l e s t V i r g i n i a . Wh e n
the equipu ren t is c om plet ed in lat e M ar c h, D r . D r a k e wi-Ll tune in
for rad io $ ign als f r om d"is t ant s t ar s .

T wo so .l-ar system s hav e been s ef ec t ed to begin the search


E psilon Erid"ian i and. Tau Cet i. Ac c or ding to the new theory nLi
of - - ^^^
- A merican p hysici-st Dr . Su- Shu Huang, c ool e r , smaller and slowly r ntqti ns
suns are more likely t o hav e planet s . Epsilon Eridiani and. fau C eti are
nf l-hic J-rrno

D r. F.Dra ke sa y s : r r lf we ex am ine a lar g e number of life-bearing


planets, we mi-g ht f ind eit her c onpJ - et e ig n o r a n c e or complete mastery
of radio techn iqu es. f lhe t r ans m is s j- ons we seek could. be very powerful
ones and co ufd - b e c onf ined. t o a nam ow ba n d . w i d t h . This will help us to
d " istinguish th e si gnaf s f r om nat ur al c os n i - c n o i s e , whi-ch is spread- over
an extreme ly bro ad . band. t t

"W e a im to e sta blis h t he ex j- s t enc e of b e i n g s on other planets. And


that can be d .on e m er ely by pi- c k ing up t he i r signals. We w o u l d n o t k n o w
their cod .e if th ey us ed. one. But t he d. ay w i l l come when communlcatlon
wif I be po ssible .'r

' rT here are ma ny s t ar s older t han t he s u n , a n d b i o l o g i c a l evofutj-on has


proceed.ed - at th e sam e r at e as on ear t h. Many planets, at suitabl-e distan-
ces from th eir star s , and wit h appr opr iat e temperatures, could easily
crrnnnrf "l i f a Dtl t.
t ss-
$ rine-
v o the nl enetS haV e Vafi ed Aoc
u 6eu s :nd
q rrs h:r z c c r r nl _y gd
at u n e qual- r at es , it is fe a s i b l e th a t th e bei ngs on them w i fl - be of
va ri e d . int elligenc e. I'
rrl f w e can make contact and exchange
n e w s w i th our frj -ends, i t w i l l be sci ence' s
onaqf act i
bruqvvpu ao un rhfr 9 vsu
i su
a rur o m a n f
t
nnmnl
u u u l ,!su sr J
a#al rr r .{q '^ n f
u w o r a I4 6 ^d
t he at om i - c b r e a k t h r o u e h . 't

"The L a n d - o f O z i - s a s t o r y for someone


in t heir chil-dhood.. If we can make con-
t ac t wit h people on distant planetary
s y s t em s i t w i l - l - p r o v e t h a t our earth is
in it s childhood."

W hat wo u l d Dr.Drake ask the cosmic beings?


"I t d. as k h o w t o d e v e l o p mants creative
pot ent ial and, whether - and how - the
planet ar y society had. nanaged. to buil-d.
a c uf t ur e at peace, in which each indi-
v idual- l i v e d a fufl physical and spiritual
-7-

S PACE M E N
H AV E T AN D E D
A F A NTA S Tf C NEW TH E OR Y

Th e IITERARY G AZETTE ( M os c ow) of Feb r u a r y 9,1960 contains a highly pro-


voking a rticfe of Ric h and Cher nenk o w h i c h i n d l c a t e s ttrat some Soviet scien-
t ists be lieve in v is it at ion of Ear t h by b e i n g s fron distant solar systems.

T h e fan ts nre s s lf s d. her e ar e bas ed- o n t h e LITIIRARY GAZETTE artj-cfe


t ransfa ted . fro m Rus s ian.
trAs th e e arth inhabit ed by m an c an n o t b e e x c l u s i v e in the infinite and
et ernal Universe, t her e is no d. oubt t ha t dwell-ers of distant world-s are
also a bl-e to rea c h t he height s of s c ien c e a n d m a k e s p a c e f l i g h t s . 'l
t tBa sin g on thes e t r ut hs obv ious to the mod-ern man, a Soviet scj-entist
- Ca nd ida te o f P t r y s ic o- M at hem at ic al- Sc i e n c e s M.M.AGRESI has advanced a
hypothe sis of po s s ible v is lt at j- on of e a r t h by cosmonauts in the distant
past.tl
"Tr ac es of s uppos ed, c os n o n a u t s can be sought among objects
__z_ kno wn on ear t h,
cure ,
t he or igin of which has until
as weI - L as on t he v er y a n c i e n t fol-klore
now remained
of various
obs-
p e o p l e s 'J

IETIITI{IE glass-like formations found in


@ M . Agr es t r ef er s t o t ek ti t e s ,
trilffi th e ly bian
1 um and ber y lliun.
Des er t whic h c o n t a i n
I he is ot o p e s
rad.ioactive
prove that
isotopes
the tektites
of alumin-
did not
.- t han a nillion years ago. In other words, these
a pp ear ear l- ier
' te kti t es appear ed on an alr e a d y formed planet. fhey have no
Daalbek
con :r ec t ion wit h m et eor it es . Tektites we::e born i-n cond-itions
of nuclea r h ea t. I f ihat was t he c aus e of t h i s hi-gh temperature and atomic
radiatj-on ? Ag r es t t hink s t hat a s pac e s h i p a p p r o a c h e d our planet and drop-
ped a nu mbe r o f nis s iles or bom bs t o so u n d t h e s u r f a c e of earth. Tektites
could be marks o f t hes e ex plos lons .

Baa lbe k Ve ran dah in t he Ant i- Lebanon Mountains i-s constructed- of mono-
f ithic ston e p lat es . Ev en now t his structure would present a pr,rblem to the
buif oer eq uip pe d" wit h lar 6e- s iz e c r anes .

"Is no t Baa lbe k Ver andah t he


remalns o f on e o f t he launc h-
'ino nlaffnrmq oronl-od l-v hhc
rL!6 Pfe
spaceme n, o r a st r uc t ur e
built by the n to c onm er nor at e
t heir stay o n e ar t h? I nc i-
i^-+ ^r r-,
u vlu dffJ
i+ r;D ^ r- it uat ed
fu c om _
t
n o r o r - i rra l rz a l n ca lg the Lib-
yan Desert...t'
A grest a llud es to t he Bible
and th e De ad Sea Sc r olf s and
says th at sto ries of beings
comln g d own from heav en or
taken to he aven ar e ac c ount s
- - ons r or -
nf cnqna rr-icifaii

like in th e in sta nc e of
E noc h, tra ve l-s in s pac e of
t he "so ns o f ea r t h".

Drsrnucrrox or Sonou
-.i-

Acc or ding t o t h i s n e w th e o ry th e d e s t ructi on of


S o d o n and G c m om a h w a s c a u s e d b y th e e x p l osi on of
su rp l u s nuc lear f u e l fro m a s p a c e s h i p '

Th e r es ident s o f th e s e c i ti e s \i l e re w a rned not to


t her e, not to w a tc h th e e x p l o s j -o n and to save
i L e inrrse fv es under gr o u n d , s a y s A g re s t' I,o trs w i fe cl i s-
""ti
- "a t he adv ic e a n d w a b tu rn e d ' ' ri n to a pi l l ar
"o"if ""a
sa lt t t , or at or n i s e d ..

As t hj- s hy pot he s i s w a s re c e i v i n g w o rl d' -w i de pub-


fi ci i y, a t elh of d i v e rs fro n th e C h ri s ti an A pproach
So ci e ty began an u n d e rw a te r s e a rc h i n th e D ead- S ea
' 1900 B .C .
i o r th - e r oJ t c it i- e s o f S o d -o ma n d G o mo mah destroyed about
Th e i r f lndings c a n c o u o b o ra te th e th e o r y of A grest'

[h e s c ient is t i s c o n v i n c e d th a t th e m any references to superl or bei ngs


i n a n c ient wr it ings l u g u td .s a re re c ord-s of vi si ts of hi ghl y evol ved
p o w e rf ul beings f ro m " 1s1Paa c e .
g e o } o g i s ts , p h y s i c i s ts and nucl ear physi cl sts ate i n a
Arc heologis t s ,
p o si i i or r t o" s ubs t a i ti a te his th e o ry ' s a ys A grest'
ttPer haps t hey w i l l s u c c e e d i n d i -s c o ' reri ng a new meani ng of al ci -ent
ma n u s c r ipt s . per n a i i -t[e y -" i i f-d j -s " o v e " radl oacti ve i sotopes w hi ch w ouf' l
i l Ai ;;i ;' pr ec ls ely ' whe th -e r a n a to mi c e x pl osi o! !." ok-91?!-?^:: * " ov vears
a g o r o r nir c lear r -e a c to rs w o rk e d o n th e si te of the di 5covery' "
possl bl e vi si tati on of our pl anet
"It is wor t hwh i -l e to s e e k tra c e s o f
b y me s s enger s of o th e r w o rl d s ,tt- i s th e opi ni on of M.M.A grest.

ASTROBIOIOGICAI,
AND
THER.MOMETER
BARO]UETER

As nn aitl to sDeculation@ncerning life on other planets the scale of lemperatures\aho.r'c,


t"1't7ur,1 lr"ories (rightl at rhich lile is possible, are given' Representativeforms ol lilc
in euch range ue snown.
Tempera;'ures: (l) Bacteria spores. (2) Rolatoria. (3) Higher plont.seeds. (4.\-Bluish-gr.ec.n
uitar'plants. (5) Flowering piants. (6) lnsects. (7) Ground animals. (8) Fislt' (9) Birds'
tlot MoJses and lichens. llll Todigradq.
' () bacrcria spor", oni mould lunBi. 12)'kttects. t3l f-irds.14) Flowerinx plunr:'
Trri*i"t, (hepared by S ovi et
t5t Ground mimmols. (61 lyater pl@ts- l'7) Muine mammuls. (8) Fisft. (9) Deep-sca fish'
itOt tron bocteria. (ll)Crustaceo.'\12; Celaphopoda llS) Mould lungi. ll4l Round worm:' sci enti sts )
ll5) Lchinodermato- (16) Bacteria spqes. ll1\ Ye$t funqi
-9-

T W O C AME R A S
F lt M u. F . O .
A n u n i d e n ti fi e d fl yi ng obj ect w as. fi l ned
i o n " ti t" " w l th a l et over Oorpus C hri sti -'
--
on Jurv ?8'19'9'
i"?""^^u-"ti;;; t.lo ana2.2o i'm' used
;''i6-nn ila an 8 mm cameras werewhire
e y e w i tn e s s e s l l atched the obj ect'
fi l ms
U .S. N a v y a n d A i r Force i nvesti gated' the
tlll'"J-i6t-i.J"" founcl no conventj-onal expla-
FRff,fE ENLAROEUENT fron 8nn flln re- nation.

ff:t3!l{.io:flfr"tfioi":*tt'"t"" there were four cylind.rical craft ia the sky.


i t-w i tfri n a few hundred. feet.
a j e t plane aov e at o n e o f tn e n a n d .-p r" " " a tbis incident. x'rom the
sinulta]1"oo-t!, recoriLeil
The cameras, operating and l ts si ze, the ual qrow n
ma n e o u v r es or t ne- i! r' " i t" " .rt u.f.o.
" " o o ]l b .' th e i n te.gtl r. The al ti tude w as above
o b j e ct was es t im at S a to b e u p to _ + o o -te e t bel ow that hei ght.
fe a v e c o ntrai l s
, o ,o o o f eet bec au" !-;" i " -a o -i o t
The filns were taken by Ray Stanford and are featured'
in th e fi n a l j -s s u e o f " Saucers" t
tio" American publication edited
"
by lfiax B. Mif1er.

llax ![it]er is a veteran of UtrlO probe


- l'tying Saucers International was'
founded bY hirn in 1952.,

lh .l [i -l l e rrs o b j e c ti v e a ppsoach to the


Uf'O enignoa has gained hiro the esteem
o f a l l s e ri o u s .i n v e s ti g a tors'

IIi s n a g a z i n e t n o w te rm i natei l r- w i l l be
n:-ssed-Uy naqy read.ers throughout the
w o rl d .
llax trtiller is the author of a book
on f'fvirrg Saucers published' by Trend'
B o o k s -. Io s An g e l e s ' C a 1i f .

Mr.Max 3.lf,lller
16 nn Koclacbrome
movie ftame of Utr'O

I IIAROID
TO S Y DNE Y
I ' U LTO NTS VIS IT

S aucer Investi -
I l {r.E ar old t r ' ult o n rD i re c to r of Civilian
g a ti o n of New Z ea 1 a n d , a n d o n e o f w o rfd ' ts pl oneers i n
UFO res ear c h, c an e i o ' Sy a tt" y -fo T g tw o -d ay stay i T l ate
x;b "u ;"t . E e' is no w s ta i i o n i ;d a t R ' A' x " base i n S i nga -
p o re .
UFO Investigation Centre of Syd'ney was please'L to-enter-
tain ldr.tr\r'ton at lfte-Uiflionl Clirb on Thursdayr tr'eb.2l.
hin
UFOIC members hope that enother R'Atr'pIane brings
to SydneY again in tbe near future '
Mr. ETold E. Frltou
-1 0 -

MIAMI PHOTO
A U.S. NA\TTTECHNTCIANflAMS
A COIOUR IRANSIPARENCYOF FIVE
UNIDENTIFIED FIYING OBJ]1)CTS

The Australian FLYING SAUCIR Review has


re c e i v e d - an i nteresti ng photograph fron
N o rb e rt Gari ety, E di tor of S .P .A .C .E .,
Mi-ami, tr'fori-da.

l h e o ri g i n al col -our transparency w as taken


b y J o s e p h R ehi l l , a U .S . N avy pharmaceu-
ti c a f a v i a ti on techni ci an, at 8.10 a.m,
o n S u n d a y , N ovember 29,1959.

0 n a b l u e cl oud.l ess sl cy the sl i de show s


fi v e w h i te spots - one of them d.i sc-
s h a p e d - fo l l ow ei l by a fai nt streak.

R e h i fl - d o e s not bel i eve i -n saucers.


t' l fi h o m e ? Itn no bug. D ontt cafl me nuts.tl
T h e U .S . A i r Force, the U .S .W eather B ureau,
and- the International Airport Air fraffj-c
C o n tro l - o f fi ces coul d- not i denti fy the
o b j e c ts .

A c u ri o u s fact has attrac-


te d . th e a t tenti -on of the
Editors of this REVIEW.

T h i s p h o tograph w as made
on the very d.ay that Con-
ma n d e r R o s s and D r.Moore
were stuclying Venus from
a b a l -l -o o n over K ansas at
an : I ti tr r de of 1 5 ni l es .

lhis nay or may not be a


p u re c o i n cedence i f w e
re c a l l - th e numerous cases
o f UFO si ght ings dur in g ro c k e t Ia u n c h i n g s o r A -bomb tests.
I
U. F. O . f NV E S T I GA T IO N C E N TR E (N w .)
Meets on FIRST TUESDAYin the month l ectures are adverti sed-
at 7 .rO p. m . i n cl assi fi ed. secti on of
at ADYA RHA LL) 19 B li g h Stre e t,S y d n e y Syd.ney Morning Herald-
on Saturd.ays preced.ing
the .l-ectures
A l l , EN Q UI RI E S : llr . M .D u g g a n , Se c re ta ry , G.P .O. B ox 11201 S ydney
P r es i d .e n t: D r. M .l i n d tn e r Ingl eburn JI1 or Jr 1178
Vic e-fuesident
( F r b l i c R e l a ti o n s ) : l fr.F .Phi l l i ps MA 6161
Vice-President
(h og r am m es ) : M r.T .W.D utton xr, 2020

DARWIN T ' LY T N G S AU C E R RESEARCH S OC IE IY


I \ [ is s J . Sw a n , H o n . S e c re ta ry
6 B l a k e S tre e t, D A R W IN , N .T.
_ 1 1_

ASTRONOMER S EE S U.F.Os.
by FRANK HAISTEAD @

IMy wife Ann a nd . I wer e t r av elling by t r a i n to Cal-


if ornia wh en An n, s it t ing near t he window o f o u r c o m -
part men t, calle d m y at t ent ion t o an objec t noving
above a fow mou nta in r ange.

r+ +Lia tuhc fr so ilr


r f ! nad ner : fq f ef S the mOUntain
ff u ulf lD -ai-#
lr v r ll u rrg vqs }/ q r

r ange a t a d "istan ce of about a m if e and a h a l f and-


the range i-s approximately fifteen hund.red. feet in
height. lfu fJ-rst thought was t hat a blim p u s e d - a s a n
an ocean pa trol, c hec k ing s ubm ar ines , had m o v e d . i n l a n d , but having watched.
the b' limp pa trol m any t im es ov er t he oc ea n , f r e a l i s e d that this torpedo-
shapeo o bje ct wa s m uc h lar ger t han a t wo- h u n d r e d foot blimp. It was huge
and I co nclud .ed it was at leas t eight hun d . r e d f e e t long and f thought at
t imes I co u.ld , se e s ev er af r ows of windows .

fts n otio n wa s par al- lef to t he r ailr oad, , as it paced. the train which was
QO m lnttT- . '^
^l l V * ^j - + i+ sutnnnc
u vl ,su d for , n s hOft
trrrrcl lino n b o rrt /e l J LiL v ' lAs An 6^+
U U PVIIIU aU p IvI o tu
*i ". n hUUU
rr* naan m^ '.^^ aa" Lr -w-IU
j fL '.^ d^-
rt d nai ntai ned i ts for m er
lr-LlUg t iiU( J ll U. UVU U ^-I t
U d^^-
b d f l;-
lt lduEjlaL uP ff ur
AL^r 1+ tr, ininod
^pu Elufu ll.
^ ai+ia- Auv uu, umr ii n
f ur u
r rso-e sr fl tvoera fi u
l -.c ffri rFpqu+ a
sln/Pvo
n a a rr a n n c a n n th o r n b i cct v d vr u vu

the f arg e to rpe d.o -s haped s pac e s hip; alt h o u g h I was watching constantlyt
I did n ot see it com e in. I his objec t was disc-shaped and if my estimate
o f elgh t hu nd red feet on t he f ir s t one is c o r r e c t , the second olject was
a bout on e h un dre d, f eet in diam et er . It l-eft no trail- in coming in but
suddenly j-t wa s ther e, s light ly below an d b e h i n d ' t h e l a r g e object; they
m aint ained th ese pos it ions f or s ev er al ninutes, still pacing the train'
a t this p oin t, th en s uddenly , bot h s hot u p w a r c l a t a t e r r i f i c speed and- dis-
appeared in a ma tt er of s ec onds .

T here is n o d .oubt in ny nind but what t h e o b j e c t s qrere sofid and netallj-c


and very brig ht, alt hough t he objec t s we r e b e t w e e n u s a n d t h e s u n , a n d - t h e y
surefy were co ntro f led by an int elligenc e.

(E d. : Tn is inte resting s ight ing by f or m er curator of the University of


Minnesota Observator y t ook plac e ov er a C a l i f o r n i a desert at 4 p.m. on
Novembe r t,1 95 r. The AUSTz uI I AN FI YI NG S A U C f f i R E V I E W t h a n k s M r . F . H a l s t e a d .
for pe rmission to publis h t his s t or y ) .

THE I' IR ST }./IA }T I N SPACl]


T O B E AN A M MIC A N .. . . . . .SAYS A RUSSIAN
Yr r r i Se r p 6cicvin hv I U I I K hluehtscrr-i
M IsU Fs vr u i l ch. -'^"*- I ^^r'i --- ^^ndi oate
U O.
vlv t JU u l l 6 - "f^ I1 r 6
of t he Sov iet Ac adem y o f O e c h n l c a l Sciences, believes
t hat t he f ir s t m an in s p a c e i s l i k e l y to be an American.

Tho Rr r sci:ns. r f! t
he
rrv s ev s
seJ \ - er ,c i n no httr - v tn nut 2 m an
in a s pac e s hip. Any t h i n g a nan can do in opening the
way t o s pac e t r av ef a machine can do better, more cheaply
mVn rI E
a qnd imnar*nn# nnra
U ae ar fllgorlLr ry oIIu - U
- aVa-*U IU !U r U OIU - u u ts ^ r 'i JL
VU n l zl .'
AIJ.

Mgn. :s a th in kin g hci ns and as a creator and- i nrLOva-


to r, s ta n d s fa r a b o v e everythi ng el se i n nature. B ut as
q tonhni nq l nonfnrmar nf <tr-i +vatlr;
v+J nofi nod nncrqfi nn
-r--.s,
he long ago y ieloed first place to roachine. Therefore,
t o s end m en on t he f ir s t j-nter-planetaly reconnaissance
fl.iohtq
atfb!ur -iq
fr nnmnl 6]-a1r, i-rn+iarol
IIIoUIvllql.
vv!!rvUgf,J

(P IX n a g a z i n e rsydney - tr' ebruary 1711960)


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T H E S PA C E SHIP
T H A T C R ,A5HED
The bold theorY of hofessors
A.Kazantsev and B.IePunov that
a space shiP crashed in Siberia
in a9O8 continues to j-nterest
scientists all over the wor-Ld'

hof .B.T,aPunovrauthor of scen-


ario of "Blazing a [rail to the
Stars", has suPPlied roateriaf
to this REVIEW regarding this
nystery.

Meteorites leave craters and


splinters. The Sj-berian Meteor
ol lgog,ilnown as the Tunguska
Meteor, left no crater or
oarticies. But it left radlo-
ictivity which sltes of other
fall-en neteorites do not mani-
,ir;t;:l$:::ii
riir:$ir**pfr:"t
Aerial- PhotograPh at toP 9f-
the page gives a vi-ew of trfil-
son Meteorite Crater in Ari-
zona which is one nile in dia-
meter. Numerous Particfes of
the rneteor are scattered all
around.

The plcture in the middl-e is


o f t h e Wo l f M e t e o r i t e Crater
in the KinberleY Mountains in
north-western Australia dis-
covered- in an aerial surveY.

The photograPh below shows the


7u-ton HOBA nickel-iron rneteo-
iti:!:::1li:::.; rite for-rnd in South Africa in
;::;iii!:j;!li!!'
1920.
fhe ]-ast known fall of a huge
meteorite occumed- in the
Sikhote-Al-in Mountains in Far
East Siberia in 1947. Its
weight is estinated at 1 tOOO
tons and its diameter at 10 ft,
Fall was accomPanied- bY a rain
of iron. Over one hundred- cra-
terlets were mad-e bY the larger
portlons of the broken meteor-
ite. Tne Meteor of 19OB had
none of the earmarks of a
large meteorite - large crater
and nicke.L-iron sPlinters.

January rlg6o SOVIET UNION mag-


azLne has this to saY about the
"Tunguska lVonder":
4Z

Early in ,the morning of June 30, 1908, the inhabitantsof Cenhal Siberia
witnessoda strangs sight. A blazing mass streaked across the sky, leaving a
misty trail behind. Thero was an sarth-shattering explosion in the region ol the
Podkamennaya Tunguska River which wrought havoc wer a vast area of taiga.
Leonid Kulik, a Soviet scienist, was the lirst to study the siie of the
meteorite's la,ll. This was back in 1927. He saw hundreds upon hun-
dreds of lallen trees in an area where ihe "visitor" frorn outer space was
supposed to have fallen. Kulik kept coming back to the region, yet he was
u n a b l to mmp l e te h i s study,' for he was killed dur ing the Second W or l d
War.
Scientistsworking on the "biography" ol this heavenlybody have evolved
dozens of hypothesesconcerningit. Som say the Erth collided with a small
comet,others contend this was an attemptby boings from othr planetsto bom_
bard the Earth with atomic shells. Alexander Kazantsev,a popular Soviet sci-
encefiction writer, has proposed a bold theory. He says the catasrropnewas
causd by the explosion of a space ship during an attempt to land on the
Ea r t h.
In th past lew years,a vast region surroundingthe site has been explored.
Though the expeditionswere not able to lmte the crater of the exprosron,
they tound that the soil and the trs trunks in the entire area were radioactive.
This gave grounds lor concluding that an atomic oxplosionoccurred in lhe air
when lhe heavenlybody approachedthe Earth's surlace,
We hope lhat the further eflorts of scientistswill bring about a tinal
solution to th mysteryof the visitor trom outer space. The site of
a vn l nqi nn

Rad"io activity has been f ound. on t he s i t e of expfosion for about six


mj-les from its cen t r e ex t ending in all directions. Several expeditions
sponsore d b y th e U . S. S. R. Ac adem y of Sc ie n c e s have thoroughly examined the
a rea but fou nd no c r at er s . I n analy s ing specimens of soil from the site
a scientist fou nd . a f ew t iny s pec k s of ni c k e l - i r o n . However, the Acadeny
did. not thin k th e f ind wa6 c onc lus iv e. If the meteor was a nil-fi-on or more
tons in we igh t a s s om e s c ient is t s s ay , it should have bonbarded the Earth
wit h iro n. A sto ny m et eor it e is out of t h e q u e s t i o n as they are never too
1 arge.

T he fan tastic hy pot hes is of Pr of . A. Kaz a n t s e v and- Prof.B.Iapunov is,


in t he op inio n o f m any m em ber s of U. S. S. R . Acaoemy, the only one capable
of explain ing a ll t he phenom ena c on- nec t ed w i t h the Tunguska Meteor. ||he
forest was level-le d in' r is f ands ". A nus hr o o m - s h a p e d . c l o u d a p p e a r e d i n t h e
f i nel ewn l nsi on - Pc nnl c di ed of r r nk : r own i l f n e s s
4 vvy;v Simil-ar tO atomiC radj_a-
tion p oison ing . If l an at onic af - Ly - pr opel- l- ed space ship did indeed explode
in S ibe ria, a fl th is is s elf - ex planat or y .
A eeord ins tn Pr O f . A. Kaz at t s ev t ^e s nec c shin th:f, crashed- came from
Venus o r Mars. kof . B. Lapunov is inc l- ined to think th:i : i ts nr i o- i n iq
a not her sola r system .
Strenpest nf sll Wa s t h e
cylindrical shape of the
fallino lrndrr dacanihod lrr

eyewj-tnesses a s a 'r t u b e 'l


naffowing at one end.
Thc olowinp nhiect had an
exhaust. Ib left blue streaks
and cl-oud-s of black dust or
smoke.

(hof . Lapunov' s arti cl es


are avai -fabIe i n bookl -et
form for 2/6 post pai d.
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Vlorldgrsm
FLYING SAUCERSBACK IN NEW GUINEA
Follo, r i- ng t he s p e c ta c u l a r v i s i ta tj -o n of an unknow n craft on the north
-e a st c oas t of N e w G u i n e a i n J u n e ,1 9 1 9 reported by the R everend. W .B .Gi fft
mo re f ly ing s auce rs w e re s i g h te d i n th e same area by a l arge number of
wi tn es s bs in A ug u s t a n c l N o v e m b e rrl i J ). The ob j ects w ere d.escri bed- as
"twi n k ling dis c s o r g l o b e s " c h a n g i n g c ol our every J ml nubes from green
to red and y ellow r o r o n e b a th e d ' i n b l ue ti ght.

ONE UFO AND TINEE BLASIS


Two S y dney m e n - Ke n Arms tro n g a n d George Montgomery saw .a ci gar-
qh: nc d i""t r t sl i e tcn i ng i n th e su itr r f rom C entennj -a1 P arkrS yd.ney on
srrq Peq v v dv v
^i, had netaflic
S unhay, Jinu ary-Z+11960 about 11. jO a. m . It was solid,
appea ian ce a 4d . was s t at ionar y in t he a i r for about I ninutes. Then it
t irined a nd . 'rfl-as hed- away at t em if ic speed.rr This magazine has contac-
ted. th e witn esse s and. t hey des c r i- bed the object as "bigger than a penny
held at a r'm's le ngt h", t hat it was c om p l e t e l y noiseless and. made a "sharp
right a ng le tu rn" dis appear ing in t he s o u t h . The wingless craft was tla-
vellin g iro m e as t t o wes t in t he beginn i n g . The sky was cloudless.
lryEte ry expl os ions t ook plac e about 1 0 a . m . o n t h e s a n e d a y . f h r e e
bl_as ti sh ob k h ou s es but t he ar ny of f ic er s could not explain them.

IIFE MOI,ECUIES IN SPACE


Dr.Melvin Ca f v in. a s c ient is t of Un i v e r s i t y of Cafifornj-a, has d.isco-
vered tha t ne w st udies of net eor it es reveal- the existence of prinitive
molecule s b efie ve d t o be t he f ir s t s t ep t o w a r d l - i f e itself. A two-pound
meteorite fo un d in M ur r ay- of Count y , Kent uc ky i was c.red.ited with providing
t he first re af ev idenc e t he ex is t enc e of so-cafled "fossil chemicals".
rlrhosc simn'l e - n r i, m it iv e m olec ules no l o n 6 e r exist on Earth, except in the
net eorite i, Dr-.Calv in s ay s . I n t he c ou r s e of millions and" millions of
years o f the d .ev elopm ent of lif e t he p r i m i t i v e molecufes were used up in
ihe fo rna tion of r noie c om pt ex m of ec ules. (AP, Nov.1t,1919)

A GIANT SPACE SHTP?


Th e Can ad ian Nat ional Res ear c h Coun c i l - i s s t l l l puzzLing over a rad.ar
sighting rep orte d by a pat r olling B- 29 b o m b e r p i I o t . Interpreted,
object iou fh be s or o- e s o- "t of s pac e s hi- p 1 0 n i l - e s l o n g . ( D e c e m b e r r l -9t5h9e)

SPACE SEIPS STARTED LIFE ON EARTH, SAYS IROF.T.GOLD


k of.T.Gofd rProfe s s or of As t r onony at Cornell University' visiting
A ust r alia ea rly t n 1960 s aid t hat "if life is found on other planets bear-
ing sin i-laritie s t o. lif e on ear t h, t hen i t can be assumed there is a
comm on sou rce . t'
Prof.Go l-d b efiev es t hat our s pac e tr a v e f l e r s wiff leave some microbes
behind wh ich would bec om e t he f oundat ion of life on the planet they visit.
' tH ow ca n we sa y t hat t he s am e t hing ha s n o t h a p p e n e d o n E a r t h in the
same wa y ?tt

FI,YING SAUCER PHOTO C],AIM


Accord ing to UPf , "W iener M ont ag", a Vienna newspaperrpublished a fu1I-
page ph oto gia ph of a s auc er . f he objec t was travelling at a height ot 45
leet.-[h e ph oio gr apher is Edgar Sc hede l b a u e r (16) of Styria who took this
ninirr rp e f 1 -4O a. m . on M ar c h 2.
-1r-
QAMAS CHTTRMAN BELIEYES IN INTELLfGEM LIFE ON OTIMR PIANSIS
, sir_Hu dson trYs hl c hair m an of Q ant as , the largest aj-r11ne company in
A ustrali-a, wrltes in t he Q ant as News in D e c e m b e r , 1 9 1 9 : " We l _ i v e i n a
st range un ive rse about whi- c h we k now v er y l i t t l e , but knowJ-ed.ge is growing
at a fa nta stic rate and I would- not be a t a l f surprised if our grandchil--
dren visited Mars . The Rus s ians hav e s e n t a n i s s i f e round. the moon and
t ransm itte d. b ack t o ear t h phot ogr aphs of i t s hitherto unknown sid"e.
soo n the sp ace m en will be up, and wh o c a n i n a g i n e that this planet
eart h is th e o nl-y one of per haps m j- ll- ion s o f s i m i - l - a r b o d i e s w h i c E h a s
forms o f in tefL ige nt lif e on it . ' l

SOVTET IROBE OF MARS AND YENUS


hof.Blag on ravovr t he Sov iet oelegat e to the International Space Con-
^
ference a t Nice ( J anuar y , 1960) , annoinc ed . R u s s i a n p l a n s to aim iockets
at Mars a nd ' Ve nu s t o s ee whet her t her e w a s l i f e t h - e r e 'r i n the near-iuture"

ITIS THE CONSTELLATION BOOTES THEY COI\iIEFRCM


f nd.on esian lrieu t . CoI . J . Salat un hc l i c r r c q f t w i n o
that thereis life onvenus ivr"l"?t:";:: ii{rfu:?3:::: 3:.:;1fr:":13,"
",'ac a me fro m the constel l -ati on B ootes, ano
sp a g e ex per t , t hat th e s a u c e rs
vi si te d t he E ar t h fo r_ p e a c e fu l , p u re l y sci enti fi c purposes.
co s nic r oc k et s w o u fd e n c o u n te r th e s a ucers i n oi r.ter space and the
sa u ce rs c oul- d. be e x p e c te d to l a n d o n e a rth arouno. 1goa. (l A prFeb.12,1960)

PIJANETSBY THE MILLION


Am er ic an as t r op h y s i c i s t o tto s tru v e cl ai ns that sun rotati ng sl ow 1y
a re u s ually ac c om p a n l e 9 b y p l a n e ts a s th ese sl -ow dow n the spi n of the star.
Ame ri can- Chines e p y s i c i s t D r.S u -Sh u H u a n g says i t i s the ]oi er temperature
su n s th at pr oduc e l i fe -b e a ri n g p l a n e ts . ttre tl g hot stars burn out before
pl a n e tar y lif e has a c h a n c e to i l e v e l o p . B ecause of th-e vast number of suns
o f th i s t y pe, t her e c o u l d b e n i l -l i o n s o f l i fe-beari ng pl anets.
U.S. I'PI,ANETII[O BY-PASS TENUS
A 9 0 lb. " plane t" ,2 6 " i n d .i a me te r, i l as successful l T l aunched by U .S .
Ia u n ched by U. S , o n l fa rc h f i . T t v i i l l b yepass V en.us on j .ts
o rb i t ar ound t he s u n . R e g u l a r s i g n a l s from the i nterpl ane-
ta ry st at ion' s 15 0 -w a tt tra n s m j -tte r h a v e been recei ved.
fro m a r ec or d" d, is ta n c e o f 4 1 2 ,0 0 0 m j -l e s .
rrYil6
Si gnals f r on Bri b a i n rc g i a n t ra d i o te l escope at Jod.rel l
Ba n k sv r it c h on t he tra n s rn i tte r at will .
()BJTITS
HUGE IIGUTED OBJECT OVER MIIINESOTA
A huge UFO hovered. fcr eight hours over Lake IVLLl1Lacs
RTP(IRITD
People in Foroter,
n e a r C r os by , M innes o ta o n J a n u a ry ' 1 6 ,1 9 6 0 . 200 miles north of
Fi v e S t at e High w a y p a tro l s q u a d s , s h e :ri ffrs deputj -es S ydney, ond i n
fro m thr ee c ount ie s a n d a b c L rt 2 0 0 s p e c ta tors w l tnessed. the severol S ydney
fl yi n g obgec t whic h h a d n i n e fl a s h i n g l i ghts of amber, suburbs l ost ni ght
reported myste:y ob-
g re e n and r ed. .
i ects i n the sky.
Tn e s iz e of t he o b j e c t w a s e s ti m a te d . at a tw o-story Witnesses d e s-
h o u se . T he UF O nov e d - u p a n d - d -o w n s l o w l y betw een al -ti tudes cribed their sight-
o f )OO and 1, O O O fe e t. i ngs as "a penci l -
shaped satellite"
UPI ques t ioned Pa tro fma n J o h n H o g a n w ho gave a detai l ed and "a huge candle-
ecenrrnf nr tlufr^c
v o
vy..i SOd- e. stick."
Mr. A. Meilleir. oi
IT WIII NEYER BE POSSIBI,E TO SAY WITH CERTAINTY TzuT ANY Cross Sireet. Forsier,
INDIVIDUAI DID NOT SEE A SPACE SHIP, AN ENEMYMISSIIE, OR said that he saw s red
and gold pencil-shaped
SOl \mOT HE RO B J E C T----
llQrrr^o?ll
Qu o te fro n U .S . Ai r Force hoj ect "satellite" in the west-
ern 6ky at' 6.15p,m.
nonnrl- T)anamhar 7O aQ/LQ
L
/v,
,
/
,
,. "The oblect, travelling
south, had a tail about
300 yards long and a
bright llght at the
frcnt," he said.
Daily Telep.raoh_ _+ Miss Judith Storey, ol
Waltare. srid: "I sav I
MAtClt te l9(;0 bright light like r buge
candlestlck m ovlng
slowly aaross tb west-
em sly."
_16_

VICTbRIAN FIYING SAUCIR RESEARCHSOCIETY 1{ E W S


INTERPLANETARY TRA\IEI _ ONLY A DREAM ?
Gues t s peak er a t th e G e n e ra l Me e ti n g hel d,on February 26th w as
Dr. D.R. W ar - r enr B . sc . ,P h .D . o f th e A e ro n a uti cal R esearch Laboratori es,
Fi sh e r m an' s B end ..
A n
! Utn
l n r rV]
i I I U1116
nni np pn d
dflu o n te r t:i
sllucI ni ns
uqrarrrrb I e n tttn er. D n - Wtrren poi nted- out that
fl

t here was co nsl<1 er able c onf lic t of opinio n among responsible authorities
cnncer.n.in s th e ou es t j- on whet her int er plan e t a r y travel was a nearly accom-
plished fict or o nly a c lr eam of t he dis ta n t future. He himself believed
t nat tn e difflculti"es r equj- r ing s olut ion w e r 'e s o n u m e r o u s t h a t a safe
voyage thro ug h sp ac e t o t he m oon anc l ba c k t o e a l t h could- not be predicted
bef ore the tu rn o f t he c ent ur Y.

Dr.Vla rren e xp r es s ly ex c luded f r om his d e f i n i t i o n o f I 'i n t e r p l a n e t a r y


travel" tfLe p os-s ibilit y of m anned "s ui- c i o e " voyages rhr,ough space.

REIT,REND N. CRUTWEII VISITS MELBOURNE


G ue st spe aker at t he s pec ial- gener al meeting hefd on March 1st was
t he Re ve ren d Norn an Cr ut wel- l of New G ui n e a .

llf ith th e a id of an epi- dias c ope, l/ I r . C r u t w e r l d.escribed his investiga-


t ions into th e re m ar k able s er ies of s igh t i n g s in New Guinea which culnin-
at ed in th e no w f am ous r epor t s of t he R e v e r e n d F a t h e r Wi l l i a n B.Gill and
hi c 4R cnn rotro rative
!L ! t rv
wit nes s es .

Revere nd Crutw ell, who i- s en r out e to G r e a t B r i t a i n on leave from


misslon d .utie s, t old- m em ber s t hat he ho p e d t o p r e p a r e a fulf eval-uation
of the score s of s ight ir r gs he had inv es t i g a t e d in New Guinea.
well pr ov id- e a v i t a l cl-ue to the solution of
' rS uch an evafu atio n- night
the UFO nyste ry", he s aid.

V. F. S.M EM BERSHTP
R. S.
lJlry . R. S. c os t s 9 1 . 1 . 0 p e r a r u l u m ( h u s b a n d - w i f e
vv

membe rsh ip Sil.lO.O per . annun) . M em ber s r 'e c e i v e nembership cardsr flee
copies o f AUSTRALI AN FlYlt if c SAUCI R REV I E W a n d f u 1 ] library facifities.
T h-e libra ry con tains a c om pr ehens iv e sefection of UFO works, which are
nailed- o n loa n to any par t - of Vic t or j- a. Further details of membership may
be obta ine d by m ak ing ipplic at ion ro the Secretary, Miss Dorotny.GiIInant
at p.O. Bo x 12 , , I oor aVr - Vic t or ia. Ac t i- v e p a r t i c i p a t i o n in Society affairs
j-s invited " by the Com m it t ee.

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& Treasurer: B en S P encer
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l a nr n th - ' v g
u EU r C uorJ . vu urrJ ^ if Il l ldll

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