A treasure trove of classified documents has been released to the public by the Australian government chronicling investigative efforts running down UFO sightings from the late 1970s through the early '80s. What did they find out?
First of all, it's an interesting fact that Australia has a law declassifying documents automatically after 30 years. The US has no automatic law and only downgrades sensitive information upon request through the Freedom of Information Act.
So the papers released to the public are actually somewhat fresh. Australia is a hotspot for unidentified flying object sightings today, and it seems that tradition goes back for decades.
In the most intriguing UFO sighting report on file, it looks as though the Australian Air Force was chasing its own tail and running after ghostly radar images caused by some badly calibrated equipment.
The best incident, however, has to be the investigation into the photograph taken above. It turns out it was probably the result of a rock band testing out some new laser light show equipment.
It's comforting to know that if ultimate disclosure does happen soon, the world will only have to wait 30 years to see the evidence, thanks to some more trusting allies Down Under.
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