Many researchers affiliated with PROJECT 1947 have interests in
contemporary UFO research and regularly produce articles and
reports of their recent investigative efforts. We hope to showcase
some of this material in the Forum area. Our first contributor
is Bill Chalker.
Australian researcher, Bill Chalker,
has provided us with articles demonstrating his wide-ranging
interests in all aspects of UFOlogy, especially his decades' long
analyses of ground trace cases.
Click here to read Bill's biography and
extensive listing of published articles about his ground trace research.
One of the best known ground trace cases is
the 1966 Tully "saucer nest" found in Queensland, Australia.
Bill examines the case in detail with the help of official documents,
news accounts and an interview with the primary witness in The 1966 Tully Saucer "Nest" - A Classic UFO Physical Trace Case
In Australian Aboriginal Culture and Possible UFO Connections, Bill explores possible parallels between aboriginal lore
and the modern-day UFO experience.
Bill Chalker has kindly provided PROJECT 1947 with a collection of Early Australian Historical Encounters.
Bill's interest in physical trace cases is highlighted in his personal
Account of 'Angel Hair' Observation.
Bill further extends his research into physical trace cases with a review of
Australian Trace Cases, and a selected catalogue of Australian Physical Trace Cases.
One view of the UFO phenomenon holds that the governments of the world
have accepted the reality of UFOs as vehicles from other planets.
Another perspective, based on once-classified official government
documents, is that while the subject of UFOs has been taken seriously, their origin and purpose remains a mystery.
In The Ultimate Secret - Fact or Fiction: The Australian Connection, Bill relates stories of Australian close encounters with "Men in Black" and alleged crashed saucer retrievals. The article illustrates some
of the vast reservoir of accounts and rumors that exist about
governments' involvement with the UFO phenomenon.
Material from government files appears quite tame when compared to the
more sensational tales recounted in the first article, but the
importance of official documents lies in the fact that they report how
responsible officials, military personnel, and otherwise solid citizens
have encountered these strange manifestations.
Having been allowed unprecedented access to previously restricted
Australian government UFO files, Bill is in a unique position to
extensively detail officialdom's approach to the "UFO problem" in
UFOs "Sub Rosa"
Down Under - The Australian Military & Government Role in the UFO
Bill welcomes feedback and comments on his articles.
Revised July 11, 2002