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The Australian Response to UFOS and the Aliens [Jan. 29th, 2008|11:40 pm]
Bob Bain
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Today in my lunch break from the NEIS program I wandered into the office of newly elected MP David Bradbury (just out of curiosity - as this was the office of outgoing MP Jackie Kelly). It seems the office is rented or owned by the Australian Government. I took a few leaflets from the shelf and was interested to note that a group calling itself "The Lewers Request" are holding an exhibition at the Penrith Regional Gallery

THE VISITORS - The Australian Response to UFOS and Aliens
8 December 2007 - 17 February 2008

The Penrith and Blue Mountains area is a hotspot of UFO activity. Featuring personal experiences, scientific inquiry, and artists with deep interest in UFOs, this multi-media exhibition will challenge both sceptic and believer.

The image above is "borrowed" from a Sydney Morning Herald Article

Erik Jensen
December 11, 2007

Artists are inspired by UFO sightings on Sydney's doorstep.

In 1868 a floating ark, filled with paper and piloted by a neutral-coloured spirit, abducted surveyor Frederick Birmingham and took him to the highest point of Parramatta Park, kindly returning him to awake in his own home. Birmingham had another UFO sighting in 1873 and became so obsessed with the phenomenon he set down his experiences in a book.

By 1950, Katoomba and the surrounding Blue Mountains had become a hotbed of extraterrestrial sightings - a flap, to use the ufological term. Fever was such that the happenings made the front page of the Herald and the RAAF was put on standby with a warning not to provoke the aliens. Since then, incidents have become frequent enough to inspire a new exhibition at the Penrith Regional Gallery


I pointed out the artistic aspect of this to NEIS painter and fellow student (works banned at Blackheath) and asked if he had ever seen a UFO in Blackheath or anywhere around the Blue Mountains. He answered that he hadn't. I haven't seen very many in Werrington either. There was an interesting program on alien abductions on SBS a few weeks ago that set my mind pondering on these things. It appears that aliens from outer space target their abductees.

Perhaps some of this explains some of the stranger aspects of Penrith that only those of us that live here seem to be aware about !