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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.