Saturday, May 28, 2016

New book alert - Contact Down Under - McGhee

Hi all,

An excellent new Australian book has just been published, titled "Contact Down Under: A century of UFO sightings in Australasia and the Western Pacific." Its author is Moira McGhee, and it is published by Independent Network of UFO Researchers (INUFOR); ISBN is 978-0646-305-042.

Moira has been interested in the subject for many years, and is an extremely dedicated researcher. She founded INUFOR and still coordinates it today. In the past, Moira has been associated with  the British UFO Research Association  in the United Kingdom; UFO Research Australia; the Australian Centre for UFO Studies; and the Mutual UFO Network in the USA.

This book is aimed at members of the general public, and as such, gives a representative overview of sightings in Australasia and the Western Pacific, over the last hundred years, focusing on Australia.

It is packed full of both well-known (eg Mundrabilla, WA, 20 January 1988; pp 152-156) and little-known (eg Portland, NSW, 12 March 1997; pp 104-108) observations. The spectrum of sightings range from anecdotal (eg Queensland, June 1984 "UFO crash;" p127) to well documented (eg Llangothlin, NSW, 19 October 1975: pp 78-81.) Some are sketchy (eg Trunkey Creek, NSW, 1997; p 104); while others are described in detail (eg Roma, Qld, 1963; pp 231-235.) There are sightings where mundane stimuli are the likely cause ( eg Ivy Tank, SA, September 1973; p 150); while others remain a mystery after a competent investigation (eg Boianai, Papua New Guinea, June 1959 pp 206-208.)

There are cases which cry out for a much longer treatment, eg Mundrabilla, WA; pp 152-156; but in a general work of this nature, this is not possible. There are others which Moira outlines, especially from central Australia, which I would like to see further investigated, documented and published.

As with all works, there are errors; eg page 3 tells us that the American A-12 aircraft could "hover"; not so. There are two versions, dated 28 May 1963 and 1965, of the same case on page 209. However, these do not really detract from the main thrust of the book, namely, sighting reports.

A long term blog reader will be aware that I enjoy a book which has plenty of factual information, together with analysis. This book has all of this. It is a treasure trove of Australian material.

I found that the book provides a great introduction to the topic. I thoroughly recommend you obtain, and read, a copy of this book. Details of how you may purchase it can be found at

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

"Guru" - counselor, inspirational source, sharing knowledge

The mix of ideas which we have today in Ufology, is greater than it has ever been. Blog readers will be aware, that in recent times, I have covered the ideas of human/alien hybrids; and aliens mentoring humans. In the past, the blog has covered the field of exopolitics; spoken about individuals who pursue videography; and explored the idea of "scientific ufology."
I have looked at the evidence for human/alien hybrids, and aliens mentoring humans; and in general, find the evidence for it being true; far from convincing.
Besides, individuals making these claims; there are also, so called "researchers" pushing these individuals along. These "researchers" appear, in my opinion, to guide individuals into the researcher's existing belief system. I feel that some "researchers" are actually creating false belief systems in the minds of receptive individuals. I have seen "researchers" who charge money to exorcise "greys" from people; say they can  determine the origin of "aliens" in people's bedrooms; and others who tell you, you are a "star child" and someone special.
Some advocates of exopolitics, are convinced that the U.S. Navy has a secret fleet of spacecraft in Earth orbit; that Nazis from World War 2 are still with us and in league with aliens; together with a whole host of other bizarre ideas, based on no firm, credible evidence.
Many UAP videographers build up extreme views of what they film. Few take a critical approach to the images they generate and market. Rarely do they self-analyse their material. How do "scientific ufologists" react to these divergent views? In recent times I have discussed this question with a number of my Australian colleagues. Two opposing views have emerged.
Firstly, some say you should totally ignore these bizarre and extreme perspectives. Instead, you should focus solely on your own scientifically oriented work.
Secondly, others say that these views need to be challenged. That the claims should be examined; flaws pointed out; and individuals who put them forward should be brought to account for their faulty claims.
My thoughts
I have seen the "other than scientific ufology" approach gather momentum in recent years, and it shows no sign of abating. Social media and other ways of digital communication,  have aided its mass appeal, where material is uncritically passed from person to person.  Anyone, with any kind of idea can push it into the public realm, often without any form of critical review.
However, to critically review some of these approaches, involves tackling individuals who are out there; often with a following, who are oblivious to their "guru's" faults and failures. Followers who do not understand the term "peer review," and who would see an unbiased review of their "guru's" claims, as a personal attack on their "guru."
This makes it difficult, but not impossible, to call a "spade" a "spade." However, I feel that the time has come, to engage some of these "guru's," and examine their views to see if they make sense; have some sort of evidence base; or are unacceptable; unscientific; and potentially psychologically dangerous to those who follow them.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Australian government UFO files - the journey

Hi all,

With the recent Internet upload of 1.7 GB's worth of Australian government UAP files, by Queensland UFO Sightings and Research, I'd like to place this release into historical context, lest people think this is something newly available.

Bill Chalker studying files at the Department of Defence

In the 1980's, Sydney based researcher Bill Chalker visited the Department of Defence in Canberra, to view and record details of RAAF UAP files. Bill published his findings in a series of articles in UAP magazines/journals, both here in Australia and overseas. His excellent work allowed other researchers, their first detailed look at how the RAAF had tackled the subject in this country.

A Joint Intelligence Organisation UAP file.

Between 2003 and 2008, a group of Adelaide UAP researchers, (working under the name 'Disclosure Australia', in conjunction with AUFORN) including this author, spent their time and money, accessing Australian government UAP files held by the National Archives of Australia (NAA) . Their combined efforts resulted in the digitisation of several dozen of these files, which then allowed anyone to view them in detail via the NAA website. The group published its work in a series of 30 'Disclosure Australia' Newsletters (still available on the website of AUFORN) and in the Australian 'UFOlogist' magazine.

First page of Disclosure Australia list of Australian government files.

The final 'Disclosure Australia' report, of 120 pages, remains the most detailed document available concerning the Australian government and UAP. It is essential reading, and is available here.


Between 2008 and 2015, Melbourne based researcher Paul Dean and this author, spent time and their own money, in locating a number of previously unknown UAP files held by the NAA. Paul and I again, paid for a range of files to be digitised, making them available for anyone to read.  Some of these files related to the 1978 disappearance over Bass Strait of pilot Frederick Valentich.  If you haven't visited Paul's excellent blog, then you should do so.

A while ago, English researcher Isaac Koi, with the permission of the NAA, turned almost 100 of their Australian government UAP files into PDFs and made them widely available, via the Internet.

Queensland UFO Sightings and Research

Finally, yesterday a Facebook entity (they have chosen to stay anonymous) under the name of Queensland UFO Sightings and Research, have taken this distribution of Australian government UAP files to another level, by uploading 80 plus Australian government UAP files to the Internet, providing easier access to them.

Other files
There are still more files to be processed. Paul Dean and I have a series of part files, dated later than what the Archives Act allows one to obtain, gained via the Freedom of Information Act from the Department of Defence. Most of these have never been seen by other researchers, although this author has shared details of their contents in a series of posts on his blog.
What have we collectively learnt from these government files?
1. No Australian government agency admitted to seriously studying Australian UAP reports. The RAAF collected sightings, and did some work on them. They did conduct interviews, but often only when political or public pressure forced them to do so. Their analyses of these sightings were mainly lacking in depth.
2. A behind the scenes investigation by Bill Chalker and 'Disclosure Australia', did find written evidence that some individuals, who worked in such government organisations as the Joint Intelligence Bureau and the CSIRO, conducted private research with the knowledge of their employer. However, their efforts were never officially endorsed.
3. There is currently no evidence available to suggest that any Australian government agency is overtly, or indeed covertly, studying the topic of UAP.

Are there still more files to be found?
Undoubtedly. Only 10% of all files held by the NAA are listed on their electronic database, RecordSearch. For example, it is known that UAP files were held by the head office of the former Department of Supply (DOS). These files have not yet been located in the NAA.
Who will rise to the challenge to find such files?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

New book alert - "Selected by Extraterrestrials - Tompkins

Hi all,

Another recent book is "Selected by Extraterrestrials: My Life in the Top Secret World of UFOs; Think Tanks and Nordic Secretaries." The author is William Mills Tompkins, and the book was published last year by Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, North Charleston, SC. The ISBN is 978-1-51521 -7466.

This book is said to be the autobiography of an individual who worked for US Naval Intelligence, before he took up long term employment  with the Douglas Aircraft Company. It covers the time period from his childhood to the late 1960's, and further volumes are to follow.

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What is the core of the book about?

"After extensive studies in 1953, Advanced Design concluded that UFOs were actually interplanetary spacecraft, piloted by extremely advanced extraterrestrial beings." (p.19).

Concerning a female employee of the company, "Was she, in some way, related to aliens?" A number of the engineering section thought that was exactly what she was." (p.88).

Tompkins relating thoughts of his boss " Several of us feel that certain extraterrestrials for whatever reason were influencing these people telepathically to develop the capability to  move off this planet." (p.103).

"Back in 1953, some unbelievable space studies came out of the Douglas Think Tank, stating that not only were top government heads aware of the alien involvement in human affairs, but that the old Soviet union was aware of it too. With Alien help, the Soviets were bent on getting to the Moon first, in order to establish missile bases there and threaten and control the entire planet." (p.169).

"The real mission to the Moon is to build a 2,000 man Naval base on the Moon. People just don't seem to understand this. " (p.238).

"It took several years for us to accept that the star girls really were aliens...It was many years before I realized that my secretary was a Nordic alien." (p.247).

"From an aerospace concept engineer's perspective, I can say without reservation that you, reading this volume, will live much longer and happier than previous generations. Our Navy spacecraft carriers will first explore our Milky Way Galaxy, then the galaxies in our universe and on into parallel universes." (p.250).

"At that time, we in the Tank had a large number of alien species documented in out files." (p.271).

Where do the authors ideas arise from?

The author's beliefs about an extraterrestrial presence at the Douglas Aircraft Company and other locations, appears to derive from "vision" or "flashes" he experienced from time to time.

"I had flash images of the beach..." (p.1).

"In the back of my mind, I started to wonder if our government was having problems with some really bad aliens." (p.2).

"I didn't read it, it just popped into my head." (p.36).

"I just got a flash..." (p.63).

"Jim, it just comes as a picture in my head." (p.73).

"'s not really my concept; the aliens stuck it into my head. (p.102).

"He never got into remote viewing, like I did, however." (p274).

There are numerous other references in the book, all along the lines of the quotes above.

My comments

There is much to dislike about this book:

* Sentences are quite often missing words, so they do not make sense

* Sentences are sometimes so constructed, that it is not possible to understand what the author means by them

* Various parts of his account, are repeated over and over again on consecutive pages

* The author focuses much attention on the sexual attractiveness of women working in secretarial positions, in repetitive detail, which better belongs in a soft-porn novel

* The author fails to provide an effective timeline for his various accounts. So much so, that the reader often doesn't know which year is being referred to in a particular account.

As editor, Robert M Wood states in the Preface, there is little doubt that Tompkins did indeed work at the Douglas Aircraft Company. There are plenty of checkable facts about his employment given, which ring true. However, beyond that, it is simply a wild ride through the author's mind, which reads more like a b grade novel than an autobiography.

All in all, an unsatisfactory book. It is long on the author's opinions; short on actual facts when it comes to his central theme that aliens were manipulating their work; and ultimately short on believability.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"Starseeds" - DNA testing is not expensive

Hi all,

My recent blog post on "starseeds" drew a number of comments, via email, blog comment, and telephone. One of them was from an Australian neuroscientist, with expertise in DNA. This scientist wrote that he wondered if "starseeds" were aware that there are relatively inexpensive DNA tests available right now?

"The test is cheap and covers many aspects of human DNA including autosomal DNA, mitochondrial DNA, y-chromosomal DNA.

The autosomal DNA test looks at many SNPs possibly over a million. This should be enough to determine if the DNA has been mixed with ET DNA."

I turned to the Internet to explain the terms used. I found:

Autosomal DNA " a term used in genetic genealogy to describe DNA which is inherited from the autosomal chromosomes. An autosomal is any of the numbered chromosomes, as opposed to the sex chromosomes. Humans have 23 pairs of autosomal and one pair of sex chromosomes."

Mitochondrial DNA " the DNA located in mitochondria, cellular organelles with eukaryotic cells..."

y-chromosomal DNA  " used to explore a man's patrilineal or direct father's-line ancestry..."

SNP (single - nucleotide - polymorphism) SNP is a variation in a single nucleotide that occurs at specific positions in the genome.

Critics of the reality, or otherwise, of claims of "starseeds" to be part human and part extra-terrestrial, and to have alien DNA, ask that "starseeds" provide DNA evidence to back up their claims.

Critics point out that there are inexpensive DNA tests currently, readily available. For example, those offered by such companies as

The challenge then, to individuals who come forward with accounts of being part human and part alien,, is, will you take one of these DNA tests, and publish the results?

Friday, April 22, 2016

"New human" is not new

Hi all,

Earlier this month a young woman spoke at a meeting of UFO Research (NSW) Incorporated. She refers to herself as a "starseed"; "Homo Novis"; or a "new human." In her own words, a "hybrid" between a human and an extra-terrestrial.

Intrigued, I then read with great interest an article in the digitised edition of "The Sydney Morning Herald" dated 3 April 2016. The text of that article is as follows:
"Meet Lea, the 'new human' who says she's had close encounters since childhood.
by Tim Barlass

It takes a bit of courage to do what 22-year old Lea Kapiteli did on Saturday night. Far easier to stay at home.

She went public for the first time. The venue was the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club. The organisers: UFO Research NSW.

Ms Kapiteli told the group that it has been happening since she was five. She sees things.
She says she has interacted with extra-terrestrials on numerous occasions. She describes them, knows their names, culture and history. She creates captivating illustrations of what she has seen. There are even drawings of herself in what she describes as her astral body.

Then she goes further. She calls herself a starseed, Homo Novis or "new human", said to be highly intuitive and possessing multidimensional abilities beyond the five senses.

"A new human is a hybrid of extra-terrestrial and human, the type of person who has had a lot of ET or non-human experiences and who feels like they are not really of this place." She said.
"I have been having contact for about 15 years. It can range from physical encounters to psychic encounters and receiving information seemingly from nowhere."

The first evidence she says was at home in Melbourne. She woke up and said she knew it was time to leave. She saw a bright light through the window. "We tend to stop when there is a physical object in front of us, but I didn't have any of that instinct. I just kept walking through the window. I was in in a bright bluish place and saw a woman at the end of a path. She was short, bald and with golden skin. She had a red robe and she was beckoning me to come.

"We ended up in what seemed like a classroom with all sorts of people there. Human children, extra-terrestrial children of different races and with different skin colours, some had blue or green skin. There were human children just like me. Some of them were wearing pyjamas still. I wasn't afraid because this was like Sunday school."

She says she also regularly has experiences of astral travel, where the body is temporarily left behind, giving freedom to explore the solar system or different worlds. She said on one occasion she was grabbed around the leg and woke up to see a red imprint around her leg.

Of her decision to give her first public talk, she said: "I feel this is a very important topic to talk about.. Very few people are exploring it. I'm not the only one who is experiencing this. There are people all around the planet who are having these encounters and not enough people are saying what is really going on.

"There's every help group out there for every topic you could possibly imagine except this one."
Her mother Sanja Korlaet, said that in the beginning she was confused and worried there could be something wrong with her daughter.
"One day at the age of eight she came to me and said: Mum, I am not who you think I am. I am not just your daughter, which scared me. I believe what she is experiencing is a real thing. The drawings are of strange looking people she tells me: 'These are my friends, mum. You haven't met them yet.' She is still young and I am not sure she is ready to handle this situation, but she wants to help other star seeds.'
UFO Research NSW President Mariana Flynn said she became aware of Ms Kapiteli through Mary Rodwell , the Queensland-based head of the Australian Close Encounter Research Network, who she said works with a lot of starseeds and star children.
"I met Lea and asked her to talk to our group. I am always wanting to stretch minds and wake people up. I think the group will be fine when they see her energy, personality and [the] authenticity of her story. I had someone ask me if she's had medical tests to prove she has got extra-terrestrial DNA. No. The tests are very expensive."
"We have to take her on trust and if people can't handle her story that's fine. We are just giving them the experience of a unique young person telling her story and who believes she's telling the truth.""
Lea's blog
I did an Internet search for Lea and found she publishes a blog On the blog I found a section titled "What's this blog all about? Eager to learn more of Lea's views, and experiences I read the text there.
"Unlike other blogs that deal with food, film, reviews and various other online rants - this blog is open to all aspects of the New Age movement. The New Age movement could be considered a spiritual awakening for people breaking away from mainstream 'in the box" old way of looking at things to start looking at the many mysteries that's before us (and more to come) with a new pair of eyes. This blog will be talking about a whole range of things from metaphysics, philosophies, contacts with non-human entities, past lives, the works!
What is my story? How did I come to know all this?
My earliest experiences started when I was five and six years old having regular visits from extra-terrestrial entities; twice we physical and various astral visits, when I was with my contacts I was tought many things.

Over time I started remembering snippets of memory from my past lives; they added huge pieces to my knowledge about the world and beyond that I soon began accepting that as my truth. Other humans were not so open when I told them about my experiences and often tried to convince me they were nothing more than wishful thinking and vivid dreams - and a good part of me believed it growing up.

Until one night when I turned 13 I had an incredible encounter with a being calling himself Mezreth, even though I had never met him before there was a huge familiarity with him. After the introductions were over he asked me but one question 'Do you want to know?' this was my chance to know all the questions burdening my mind and soul for years to have an opportunity to have someone confirm my early childhood experiences were not dreams. I accepted his knowledge and from that moment on my life was totally changed.

I had ongoing contact from various ETs and EDs (extra-dimensionals) and even rekindled with contacts I broke off in my childhood, my life was answered.
I began learning everything my contacts were teaching me, nothing was spared. Downloads of information with excruciating details I was uncovering (it felt like a wrapped package for me to open and take out the contents) from any topic I could ask for, even when I wouldn't receive any downloads from my contacts then I could just ask in casual conversations. My past life memories came out tenfold. I remembered about histories that were now lost in researched time, people who have been with me in old times reborn into today's world - all of it.
But with all the wonderful stuff came that horrid poke in the ribs of wanting to tell someone here on earth. I knew no one readily to talk to about this and I desperately craved to talk about it - but people kept shutting my reality away. I was undeterred - disappointed and borderline desperate. I told my mother who did believe me, she found information online backing up what I was saying! That was a huge relief knowing I wasn't going to be thrown in the nut house. But as time went on, I kept coming out with more information and at times she couldn't take it in one swoop, the more I held off from the downloads and reduced discussing information - I would forget it after it would cause me bad headaches, this was happening frequently as a teenager.
I didn't 'come out of the spaceship' until I was in my late teens, I started meeting new people I could talk to about things through various researchers and word of mouth connections. It gave me great insight learning from their experiences and how they came to be the person they were today. But when I couldn't reach out to people, I had to write it down on paper and I can say I have a dozen notebooks and scrapbooks I added to over time.
I came to terms with all of this and realized that this is my reality, no one else can try to change or alter it anyway that bests suits their vision - reality doesn't work that way. To all my readers out there, people cannot tell you something is or isn't real when they do not stand in the same space as you did."

My initial thoughts
What do I think of Lea's account? Firstly, she must be congratulated for being willing to publicly talk about her experiences. From my own research, I know that there are certainly other individuals in the world, who have shared similar experiences. Quite a few have already shared these publicly, on television shows, in books, at UFO conferences, and more recently, via the internet.

As she says in part of her blog posts , who are others to judge you if they " not stand in the same space as you did."

My initial thoughts are that, yes, others can offer their own opinions on accounts of this nature, if an individual makes specific claims, based on what they say happened to them. So, what did Lea say about her status  as a "Homo Novis?"

In a post on her blog, dated June 10 she writes:

"Homo Novis

They are genetically modified humans whose purpose is to physically  and mentally enhance homo sapiens to the point where future offspring become homo novis...Homo novis are a genetic mixture of human and soul-selected E.T. DNA...They have extra abilities granted to them by their E.T. parts...Novis are designed to do specific tasks..Though I cannot speak for all novis, they have a small sense of arrogance and small hints of superiority...they are genetically planted within these already decently advanced women and men (families) that would produce healthy and able novis...
However, novis cannot produce more novis unfortunately...Novis are meant to "Awaken" humanity...Fun Facts: homo novis are all contacts and agreed to contract terms of their unique lives...they are able to sense each other world wide through an internal beacon...all homo novis are born from homo sapien parents..."

This isn't new at all!

From my reading, the concept of "star seeds", "new humans" and "homo novis" are not new. This idea stretches back to at least 1982. It involves the earlier concepts of "star children"; "Indigo children" and other such terms.

1982 - Indigo children

Let's go back to 1982 and the concept of "indigo children."  Nancy Ann Tappe had a book published titled “ Understanding your life through color.” (Starling Publishers, Carlsbad, California. ISBN 0-940399-00-8).

 “…first known publication where the behaviour patterns of these new children were identified.” Tappe classed human behaviour in terms of colors. “One of the color groups in her work …Indigo…” (Page 5 of Carroll, Lee & Tober, Jan. 1999. “The Indigo Children.”  Hay House. Carlsbud, California.)

1994 - Star children
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English UFOlogist, Jenny Randles wrote of her findings about what she called "star children" in 1994 in a book titled “Star Children.” (Robert Hale Ltd. London. ISBN 0 7090 53886).

1. “We can summarize what the Star Child theory actually is…
- an alien intelligence is on Earth and in contact with humanity
- two types of entity, tall, blonde ‘Nordics’ and small greys
- “They are calling people to act as messenger and also genetically engineering some part of humanity. Both result in what we call Star Children. According to some witnesses, aliens claim to have seeded Star Children on earth for many millennia…” (page 152).

2. Contactees and abductees are messengers (page 156). “These people are, in a sense, all Star Children.” (page 157).

3. “Yet the most direct form of Star Child…is the actual replacement of a human spirit by some form of alien consciousness.” (page 158).

4. “That people believe they may be Star Children seems undeniable.” (page 160).

5. “We are being gradually turned into Star Children-or, as Sprinkle calls them, Cosmic Citizens, or indeed, as Ring would have it, Omega People.” (page 205).

6. “Are you a Star Child?
- Unusual phobias
- Out driving or walking and avoid certain areas
- Seen a UFO
- Have vivid UFO dreams
- Have flying/floating/lucid dreams
- Sudden intense interest in psychic phenomena, space, the sea?
- Early vivid memories
- As a child experienced strange figures in the bedroom
- Age 3-10 believe wardrobe could move or talk
- Interested in poetry, creative writing, chess
- Have missing time episode(s) (page 207).

Randles concept of Star Children is  “People living amongst us whose origins are other than human.” Some believe they come from another planet-others feel used in a global plan to develop new humans.

1995- Dilys Gater

In 1995, Dilys Gater, in her first book titled “A Psychic’s Casebook” wrote that she received letters from people re the book’s chapter “Angels, Aliens and Star Children.” “…apparently intrigued readers…the descriptions I had given of encounters with individuals who felt they did not belong on the earth…” (page 1 of Gater, Dilys. 2005. “Understanding Star children.” Capall Bann Publishing. Somerset UK. ISBN 186163 254 1).

1999 - Back to Indigo children
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In 1999, Lee Carroll and Jan Tober, in their book titled “The Indigo Children.”  (Hay House. Carlsbud. California) wrote:

1. “What is an Indigo child?” “…an Indigo child is one who displays a new and unusual set of psychological attributes and shows a pattern of behaviour generally undocumented before.” (page 1).

2. “Here are ten of the most common traits of Indigo children:

1. They come into the world with a feeling of royalty (and often act like it)
2. They have a feeling of “deserving to be here,” and are surprised when others don’t share that.
3. Self-worth is not a big issue. They often tell the parents “who they are.”
4. They have difficulty with absolute authority (authority without explanation or choice.)
5. They simply will not do certain things; for example waiting line is difficult for them.
6. They get frustrated with systems that are ritual-oriented and don’t require creative thought.
7. They often see better ways of doing things, both at home and in school, which makes them seem like “system busters” (nonconforming to any system.)
8. They seem antisocial unless they are with their own kind If there are no others with like consciousness, they often turn inward, feeling like no other human understands them. School is often extremely difficult for them socially.
9. They will not respond to ‘guilt’ discipline (“Wait till your father gets home and finds out what you did.”)
10. They are not shy in letting you know what they need.”

3. “Why Indigo?”  - there have been various systems for grouping human behaviour. (page 2).

4. In 1982 Nancy Ann Tappe had a book published titled “ Understanding your life through color.” ISBN 0-940399-00-8. Starling Publishers, Carlsbad, California. “…first known publication where the behaviour patterns of these new children were identified.” Tappe classed human behaviour in terms of colors. “One of the color groups in her work …Indigo…” (Page 5).

5. According to Tappe there are four types of Indigo:
- Humanist
- Conceptual
- Artist
- Inter-dimensional (page 11).

6. Robert Gerard wrote “Indigos came to save the planet, their parents, and their friends as emissaries from Heaven…” (page 37)

7. Interview with Nancy Tappe. “Nancy are there any of these Indigos here for the first time?” “yes, some are. There are some who have already gone through the third dimension, and there are some, I think who came from another planet. That’s the inter-planets Indigo-why I call them interdimensional.” (page 126.)

8. Dr Laurie Joy Pinkham wrote “Both of my children have been unusual in the sense of their experiences. Scott used to wake me up at night to go outside and look at the spaceships he was seeing…His brother Mark would call me into his room at night and ask if I could see the spaceman standing there, or the flying saucers…” (page 143).

9. Not all Indigo children are ADD or ADHD! Not all ADD and ADHD children are Indigo! (page 153).

2001 - More on Indigo children 

In January 2001, Lee Caroll and Jan Tober, published “An Indigo celebration.” (Hay House. Carlsbad, California) and among their comments were:

1. “…we started hearing more and more about a new kind of child…an interchange between adult and child that was unexpected and seemingly atypical of what our generation…had experienced.”  “We think that humankind is evolving, and the kids are the proof?” (page x).

2. “…others actually concluded that we were promoting the fact that these new children on Earth were space aliens! We weren’t, but we were telling people that we felt that this was new kind of evolution of humanity.” (Page xii).

3. “Many who are in their 40’s and 50’s feel that they meet all the Indigo criteria! Could it be that they were forerunners of the Indigo?” (page 113).

2003 - Mary Rodwell 

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In 2003, Australian researcher Mary Rodwell brought her own perspective to the literature in her book “Awakening.” (Beyond Publications. ISBN 1-903782-03-1).

Chapter 9 discussed Star Children:

- “These new children are given many names, but the name most commonly used is “Star Children.’” (Page 130)

- Other terms are Indigo Children; Children of the blue ray; Smart Kids; Children of light. The Millenium Children. Golden Children. (page 130)

- Dr Roger Leir speaks of:
- Accelerated physical development
- Higher intelligence
- Improved psychic abilities (page 130)

- “Dr Leir says that he believes the answer to this involves the alien manipulation of human genetics.” (page 131)

- “…Richard Boylan…not only acknowledges the evidence for Homo Noeticus, but believes they exist in such large numbers that he is able to run workshops for them and their parents.” (page 131) They are like little adults in children’s bodies; have a gaze and knowingness that belies their years; believed to be brought about by a telepathic downloading of  information; children of both human and extraterrestrial origin; ET contribution coming from genetic engineering (page 131)

Rodwell’s research about these children included:

- Walks at 8 months
- Reads at 2 years
- Advanced psychic abilities (page 131)

- Ann Andrews who wrote “Abducted” believes her son Jason is a Star Child

- What are the indications for a Star Child?
- Children with memory gaps in childhood
- Contact – night time visitors or taken during the day
- Unusual stories from the child
- Will talk about their experiences with fluency and consistency (page 145)

- Pages 145-147 provides a very lengthy list of what signs to look out for in terms of feelings, physical, PSI ability and anomalous phenomena

- “A proportion of experiencers have had their children diagnosed as being ADD or ADH…” (page 149)

- US author Dana Redfields “ET-Human link, We are the messenger” she writes about Golden Children. Smart kids. Wonder children. (Page 155)

- Caryl Dennis & Parker Whitman – book – “The Millennium Children” – children who demonstrate psychic abilities. High intelligence. Awareness of other dimensions. (page 156)

- Paul Dong “Mysteries in Mainland China” – extraordinary human faculties found in Chinese children. (page 156)

- James Twyman “Emissary of Love, The psychic children speak to the world.” Bulgarian children psychic powers and wisdom. (page 156)

- Dr Berrenda Fox – amazing DNA cellular changes; some people developed new strands of DNA. (page 156).

2003 - Margaret Tracey
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Also in 2003, appeared a book about Australian Indigo children, written by Margaret Tracey titled  “Aussie Indigos.” (BSF Publications. Kialla West Vic. ISBN 0-9750694-0-3):

1. Margaret was a Primary school teacher, has two Indigo children, Matthew now 22 and Joel 17.

- Both boys were easily distracted
- Had night terrors
- Were bed wetters
- Often related better to adults
- Joel would ask complicated questions about God, death and the stars
- Both were very intelligent
- Between ages 5 and 15 the school system changed them and in adolescence they had low self-esteem, learning difficulties, were anxious and paranoid
- Reading and research led to a diagnosis of ADHD and the use of the medicine Ritalin (page 8).

2. In 2002 “…my Mora Therapist asked me if I was familiar with the term Indigo Children.” Margaret then read the books by Carroll and Tober. (page 9).

3. Margaret has a website at

2005 - Dilys Gater

Two years later, Dilys Gater  published “Understanding Star children.” (Capall Bann Publishing. Somerset UK. ISBN 186163 254 1).

1. In her first book in 1995 titled “A Psychic’s Casebook” she received letters from people re the book’s chapter “Angels, Aliens and Star Children.” “…apparently intrigued readers…the descriptions I had given of encounters with individuals who felt they did not belong on the earth…” (page 1).

2. Her pointers to Star Children are:
- Deep, disturbing sense of being “different”
- May have undergone meetings with fairies; elementals; communication with other worlds or dimensions, aliens or UFOs
- Almost invariably undergone some kind of near-death experience (page 19).

3. “…the most significant characteristic of a “Star Child” is an extreme over-reaction if asked whether they want  ‘to go home’…” (p20).

4. Younger Indigo children under age 7 are called “Crystal children.”

2007- Mary Rodwell

Mary Rodwell, in 2007,  set out further information in an article “The new humans: 5th root race, indigos, China’s super psychics & Star Children.” This article appeared in the  “UFOlogist”  Vol 10 No 5  pp 25-29 and Vol 10 no 6 pp 47-51.

The article mentions:

- Pravda Sep 2004 article about a 7 year old boy in Russia who spoke of his life on Mars
- Edgar Cayce speaking of a new humanity –the 5th root race –appearing 1998-2010
- The recent emergence of Indigo children
- UFOlogists researching ETs experienced by children
- Mentions Doreen Virtue; Lee Carroll & Jan Tober-
- Research by Dr Roger Leir “I have come to the conclusion that the rapid advancement of our human species is due to alien intervention in our bodies and minds.”
- Dr Richard Boylan is President of the Star Kids project in the USA
- Star Children have higher physical and psychological functioning; enhanced psychic and intuitive abilities; awareness of universal knowledge; and their true genetic origins
- Cites some Australian examples
- Proposes ufo researchers should have a broader approach to their subject
- Talks about her work at ACERN
- Symbols, images that experiencers reveal assists validate their experiences
- New Russian DNA research  documented by Grazyna Fosar and Franz Bludorf
- Chinese research.

2008 - Meg Blackburn Losey


In 2008, appeared the book  Blackburn Losey, Meg.  “Conversations with the children of now.” (New Page Books. Franklin Lakes, NJ. ISBN 13: 978-1-56414-978-7).

1. “They are very special children, for they represent what many are calling a new consciousness on Earth…an evolvement of humanity that you can see right in the minds of the youngest humans alive.” Lee Carroll in the foreword. (p11).

2. The theme is that the education system can’t cope with these new type of children. (page 11).

3. “There are thousands, if not millions of these amazing children in our world today, and they are part of a great revolution in the consciousness of humanity.” (Page 13).

4. “What is presently occurring is a startling phenomenon; we have begun to progress into a fast-forward evolution. The intricate inner workings of our DNA are changing, and their brain waves are beginning to function more fully than ever before. Brain-wave relationships are spontaneously moving with higher vibrational patterning as the electromagnetic fields within our DNA. (pages13-14).

5. “The Indigo were the first to appear.”
- “The crystalline children” are sensitive beings who are often telepathic; have natural healing abilities, are perceptive beyond our imaginings; and are here on Earth as representatives of who we once were.”
- “The Star Kids” are highly intelligent beings whose DNA segments from our root races and have become active.”
- Transitional children – neither Indigo nor crystalline. Believe they are different.
- The beautiful silent ones – generally with physical dysfunction (page 14).

6. Crystalline children, Star Children, Indigo children remember past lives-some choose their parents and remember being born. (page 55).

7. Asked what they remember “…the star children often spoke of memories of distant planets in faraway galaxies.” (page 56).

8. The book consists of lots of interviews with a number of children.

9. “…many of these children are being diagnosed errantly with attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), and autism.”  (Page 195).

Key concepts

A summary of all the above is difficult, but perhaps the key themes running through all the material includes: 

“We think that humankind is evolving, and the kids are the proof?” (2001 - Carroll, Lee and Tober, Jan. “An Indigo celebration.” Hay House. Carlsbad, California. px)

“…others actually concluded that we were promoting the fact that these new children on Earth were space aliens! We weren’t, but we were telling people that we felt that this was new kind of evolution of humanity.” (2001 - Carroll, Lee and Tober, Jan.  “An Indigo celebration.” Hay House. Carlsbad, California. P xii.)

“Dr Leir says that he believes the answer to this involves the alien manipulation of human genetics.” (2003 - Rodwell, Mary. “Awakening.” Beyond Publications. p131.)

“…an evolvement of humanity that you can see right in the minds of the youngest humans alive.” (Lee Carroll in 2008 - Blackburn Losey, Meg.  “Conversations with the children of now.” New Page Books. Franklin Lakes, NJ p11).

Further comments

As the reader will note, all these writers and all the different names they use, suggests but one theme. Lea Kapiteli's current thoughts have a lengthy pedigree.

I welcome comments from blog readers. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Unusual photographic case from New South Wales in the 1960's

Hi all,

I came across an intriguing story, in a recent post on  UAP group, Facebook page, about  the 2 April 1966 Balwyn, Melbourne photo, and contacted the lady, Kylie who had posted it.

Kylie wrote:

"My stepdad took a photo of  UFO too, at around the same time. Federal police and scientsts and UFO researchers came to investigate. They believed it was a genuine photograph. He then had to admit that he'd thrown the lid of a copper and taken a photo of it. But all the authorities believed it was a real photo of a real UFO."

I then got in touch with Kylie and asked her a series of questions:

1. Where was the photograph taken?

2. What was his name?

3. Any chance of getting hold of a copy of the photo?

Kylie replied:

"It was in western Sydney, in Lethbridge Park. It was taken by (name omitted - KB).

He was a late teenager living with his sister and the authorities took the picture off him, so he couldn't keep it (well before digital technology made it easy to have copies). It took him a while to admit to them that he had faked it."

She then told me:

"I'm with my mum at the moment and she's trying to remember everything he  said. She thinks he submitted it to a magazine or newspaper or something , and that's why all the scientists and police turned up at his door. freaked his poor sister out. And him. He had to keep going with the lie because he was scared. His sister convinced him to confess."

In a later message:

"The address was (address omitted - KB). My mum isn't certain of the exact year but it was late 60's"


1. I asked a number of researchers in New South Wales, if they had ever heard of this photograph. No one has.

2. I checked my own copies of a number of Australian UAP magazines for around the late 1960's but found no reference to the photograph.

3. I looked at my files of RAAF UAP sightings for that era, but again nothing was found.

If any readers of this blog can assist with further details, they may either post a comment on the blog; or email me at

Update: 21 April 2016.

I searched for references to the stepdad's name. location and date of birth, in both the National Archives of Australia and the National Library of Australia. I found no references to either him or the photograph.

I also did a cursory search of the New South Wales electoral roll for 1968 but did not find any mention of his name. I may of course have simply overlooked it. There are a couple of dozen electoral roll books, each with several electoral sub-divisions in them. So going through looking for one entry, it is easy to miss that one line you are looking for.