UFO flap deja vu
I talk with Mike Williams on his Sydney 2UE radio programme on a semi regular basis. He has an open mind on the subject and supports the approach I have in examining the UFO subject from an objective scientific point of view. Tonight (Sunday 28 January 2007) we talked about a subject close to my heart, namely the phenomenon of intense localised UFO flaps.
It is the sense of the classic mainstay of the scientific method, namely the repeatable experiment, that attracted me to try to confront the reality behind UFO flaps. Here was the opportunity for researchers to witness UFO phenomena directly rather than just replying on UFO witness testimony.
For me the opportunity to interact with the UFO phenomenon in the form of an unfolding intense localised UFO flap came in 1973 while I was attending the University of New England at Armidale New South Wales (NSW) doing a science degree majoring in chemistry and mathematics. I developed an informal network and we soon started getting reports passed through to us. I was by then "UFO central" on the university campus for UFO reports. Reports came in from the north coast and New England regions of NSW.
A local area electronics technician who lived near the small village of Tyringham contacted me about strange lights seen over the local area by local people. Some had been photographed and they were sometimes seen to be landing nearby. I began a detailed investigation and discovered than an intense localised UFO flap was unfolding, which ultimately would have me witnessing a broad spectrum of some of strange phenomena involved (including strange agile lights in the night sky, aerial objects, auditory phenomena, and seemingly paranormal phenomena) The investigation and my own experiences convinced me that something quite extraordinary was going on, but it also seemed bizarrely elusive. See www.theozfiles.com/editorial_comments.html
So when I learnt of the "Skinwalker" ranch saga being played out in Utah and the elusive but confronting phenomena being encountered there, I certainly experienced a strong sense of deja vu. The key scientist involved in the attempt to scientifically examined the Utah ranch events Dr. Colm Kelleher teamed up with Las Vegas journalist George Knapp to write the book "Hunt for the Skinwalker". Even though I would have preferred to read more of the science involved the book provides a provocative insight into intense UFO flap activity.
George Knapp will be lecturing in Sydney at the 2nd International Scientific & Metaphysical Symposium on June 2-3 2007 at the Lidcombe Workmens Catholic Club.
Tyringham UFO photo taken by Marwin Copland (courtesy of M. Copland) and the drawings by myself are from my Tyringham investigation file - copyright B. Chalker