On the clear night of Monday 16th May 2005, several people standing beside their
cars on the Narrow Neck Plateau roadside overlooking Megalong Valley about
10pm, saw a bright silvery-glowing object of about 20 metres width approaching from
As it rapidly approached them losing height, they all panicked, thinking it
was going to crash where they stood. As everyone scattered the object, a disc-shaped
craft, lit up that area of the ‘Neck’ as it zoomed over them at a height of about 6
metres emitting a hissing sound.
As the startled people looked on, the craft descended apidly over Ruined
Castle rock formation into the Burragorang Valley to crash, with a distant explosion,
into the north face of the long ridge extending out eastwards into the valley behind
which lies the underground Base entrances.
The following morning the people returned with binoculars. The time was
8am. They arrived just in time to see six helicopters appearing over the ridge to hover
above the crash site. Through their binoculars they barely made out that the
helicopters were green, obviously military, and as they watched what appeared to be
cables descended from them into the trees.
Obviously troops had already arrived at
the scene, ecause within half an hour large fragments of the crashed airship had been
attached to the cables and were being airlifted up and over the ridge and down into
the Base area on the south side.
Of course the people watching knew nothing about the underground
operations with which this book is largely oncerned. Before very long all the
helicopters were transporting fragments over the ridge to return soon after to
transport more wreckage, until by 10am their job appeared to have been completed
and they ceased operations.
Having learnt of the incident via a phone call, I reported it at our Blue
Mountains UFO Research Club May meeting but subsequent efforts to find out more
information drew a blank.
One June night in 2005 Narrow Neck Plateau itself was the scene of a ‘UFO
crash’, when a large blue-glowing object was seen at 1am by residents of Cliff Drive to
rapidly descend from the north-west and ‘crash’ in a silent explosion that momentarily
lit up the trees in the distance.
The area of the crash was in a difficult-to-reach scrubland area of the western
side of the ‘Neck’ to the north of the bushfire spotting tower. Remarkably there was
no investigation by the military, no police descended on the area and not one
helicopter, to the best of our knowledge, made an aerial observation or dropped in any
I attempted to make a search but soon gave up when I saw the density
of the scrub that I would have had to fight my way through, and the deep,
swampgrass and snake-infested gully that would have had to be negotiated even
before the inaccessible scrub!
This incident is similar to an earlier UFO crash that occurred out on Narrow
Neck Plateau in May 2000, when a large glowing craft was seen to crash far out on the
Plateau, by eyewitnesses on Katoomba’s scenic Cliff Drive.
The loud explosion
reported by people was ignored by RAAF personnel at Richmond Air Base, as well as
local police and fire fighters, the ‘official’ explanation for the incident being that it was
nothing more than a large meteorite flash!
Officialdom also remained silent on the several military helicopters which were
seen the following day, removing large fragments of metal on cables from the crash
site, which was a densely wooded area nearby a walking track. Debris was apparently
scattered over a wide area.
However, it was all meticulously removed, the helicopters
transporting the remains southward into the Burragorang underground ‘Base’ area.
However, the military personnel who carried out a ground search of the crash
site missed something.
About two days after the military had departed a group of hikers without any
knowledge of the incident, happened to walk along the above track, where they
noticed the outlines of three small ‘space alien-like’ bodies, apparently composed of a
whitish mud-like substance lying on the road in the vicinity of burnt scrub.
Unfortunately they thought at the time that the ‘bodies’ were the work of children
making ‘mud figures’ and failed to photograph or preserve samples of them. The
bodies subsequently disintegrated by the time the information reached
Blue Mountains UFO research Club.