The National Archives holds many records relating to unidentified flying objects (UFOs), flying saucers and other mysterious aerial sightings. Most are from the 1950s to the 1970s, when public interest in UFOs was high and many sightings were reported to Commonwealth authorities.
This talk by Nick Gleghorn from the National Archives’ Adelaide office will explore Commonwealth government policy towards UFOs over the decades, sightings reported by the public and subsequent investigations with specific examples from South Australia. It will also cover the relationship between different government agencies charged with reporting on sightings and the emergence of a subculture (such as UFO societies) interested in these phenomena throughout Australia and globally.
Bookings are essential for the free talk at the Adelaide City Library, Rundle Mall, on Wednesday 5 March, from 12 noon to 1pm.