Cardwell UFO Festival
Cardwell UFO Festival, an annual event in Cardwell, Queensland, is the only UFO festival in Australia. The event started in 2014 to discuss the unusual sightings and activities in the area, including the Tully Saucer Nests and the Cardwell Lights. The festival also includes entertainment, family fun, markets, food and an alien-themed costume party.
The festival includes the C-Files, a forum for people to discuss their UFO experiences as well as other mysterious sightings including the Min Min lights, rainforest pygmies, hairy men and large black cats. Guest speaker at the 2016 forum was Alec Birmacombe from Queensland UFO Research.
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