UFO sightings in Australia

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This is a list of sightings of alleged UFOs in Australia.

Pre 1900[edit]

  • In 1868, an alderman in Parramatta, New South Wales Frederick Birmingham spotted what he described as an ark, more appropriate for traversing the water, floating in the sky before landing in Parramatta Park.[1]



  • 19 January 1966, a farmer from Tully, Queensland reported seeing a large saucer shaped object, as well as a so-called "nest" of reeds in the swamp where the UFO was spotted.[3]


  • The Valentich Disappearance occurred on 21 October 1978, when 20-year-old Frederick Valentich disappeared while piloting a small Cessna 182 aircraft over Bass Strait to King Island (Tasmania). Described as a "flying saucer enthusiast", Valentich informed Melbourne air traffic control he was being accompanied by an unknown aircraft.


  • On 21 January 1988 a family reported seeing a UFO while traveling across the Nullarbor Plain in South Australia. The family described the object as a "big glowing ball".[4]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1868 Parramatta Park UFO landing remembered through walking tour". The Daily Telegraph.
  2. ^ "Curious Adelaide: The history of UFO sightings in Australia". ABC News. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2023.
  3. ^ B. J. Booth (19 January 1966). "The Tully Saucer Nest, UFO Casebook Files". Ufocasebook.com. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Close encounters: Shedding light on South Australia's X-Files". ABC News. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  5. ^ Chalker, Bill (2005). Hair of the Alien: DNA and Other Forensic Evidence of Alien Abductions. Simon and Schuster. pp. 49–67. ISBN 1416510249.
  6. ^ Miletic, Daniella (1 February 2016). "The Oz Files: Who is Victorian 'abductee' Kelly Cahill and what did she see in Narre Warren?". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  7. ^ Neal, Matt (26 September 2020). "'Holy grail' or epic hoax? Australian Kelly Cahill's UFO abduction story still stirs passions". ABC News. Archived from the original on 8 December 2020.

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