Sunday, August 20, 2017

Some UFOIC publications now digitised

Introduction

Following on from the digitisation of 90% of issues of the Newsletter of the Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre (TUFOIC), I have worked with Sydney researcher Bill Chalker, and the Swedish Archives for the Unexplained (AFU) to digitise 34 copies of the Newsletter of the UFO Investigation Centre (UFOIC) which was based in Sydney, New South Wales.



I uploaded these issue to a Drop Box account. If you click on, or copy and paste into a web browser, the following link, it will  take you to the Newsletters. If you click on any one and open it, then click on the ... symbol you will be able to download that issue. Feel free to download all issues. If you are unable to download, please contact me at the email provided below and I can arrange to WeTransfer the issue to you.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2qyoeaa2t0h30d7/AADeDvjj8PvJ9YpDgdD1G74Ua?dl=0




We are currently missing issues 1-14; 19; 20; and 51 on wards (if indeed there were any issues beyond number 50.) If any blog reader has copies of all or any of these missing issues, I would appreciate a scanned copy being sent to my email address provided below.

In addition, if anyone can tell me the number of the last issue ever published, that would be very useful.

Email me at keithbasterfield@yahoo.com.au


What delights await the reader amongst the issues? A quick dip into three issues found:

1. Issue 17, dated December 1967, page 3 reported on the Yerecoin, Western Australia, spectacular close encounter between a farmer and a very large object hovering just above the ground. This is a well known unexplained Australian sighting.

2. Issue 44, dated July-August 1975, has details on the bizarre sighting at Norah Head, New South Wales on 8 Jun 1975, where a  number of people reported seeing weird objects, in conjunction with some very unusual noises.

3. Issue 50, dated January-February 1977,page 1, has a book review of Australian author Michael Hervey's 'UFOs: The American scene.' Few Australian researchers, to my knowledge have ever read this book, and it is relatively unknown among overseas researchers.

I am continuing to see what other Australian UFO periodicals we might be able to make available in digital format; one of several, 'preservation of Australian UFO history projects,' which I am currently working on.

Thank you once again to the team at AFU.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Download digital copies of TUFOIC Newsletters

Introduction

Last year, former UK researcher Isaac Koi, worked with US researcher/historian Barry Greenwood, and Sweden's Archives for the Unexplained (AFU) to locate individuals who could give permission for AFU to digitise and make available, older UAP periodicals. This relationship resulted in a multitude of series of periodicals being digitised and available for anyone to download.

I worked with Isaac, and together we compiled a listing of known Australian UFO periodicals. We then set out determining which individuals could provide AFU with consent to digitise their specific periodicals. Harry Griesberg of New South Wales, who was formerly of the Australian Centre for UFO Studies consented to the digitisation of several ACUFOS periodicals. I provided consent for several other periodicals, eg UFORAN, which I had been associated with over the years.

With Isaac's unfortunate withdrawal from UAP research, this project came to a halt. However, I have recently made time to work with Keith Roberts of the former TUFOIC, which has resulted in around 100 digital issues of the TUFOIC Newsletters becoming available. We are currently missing only issues 1-6, 8, 10-13, 15 and 17; i.e. only 13 out of 109. If any blog readers have a copy of any of these missing issues, I would appreciate a scanned copy being forwarded to keithbasterfield@yahoo.com.au

I have uploaded all the scanned copies of the TUFOIC Newsletter to a Drop Box account on the Internet. If you would like to download any of the issues, click on the link below (or paste it into your web browser.)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/213xrzdftpp3i1p/AAAsa5rpsmUyxMOFI9C7yEOCa?dl=0

Click on the link, choose an issue of the Newsletter. It will open up. Click on the ... symbol, download will appear, click on this and you can download the issue.

If you have any difficulty downloading the files, simply email me and I will send your requirements to you by the WeTransfer website.