The entire region enclosed within the “Blue Mountains Triangle” has a long history
of disappearances of people and aircraft involving UFOs.
There have also been a
number of ‘close encounters’ with UFOs. ‘Time Window’ experiences could
almost be called commonplace. These “mountains of mystery” have been the scene of
countless eerie events for generations. The Mudgee-Gulgong region, lying at the north-west tip of the “Blue
Mountains Triangle” has a long history of UFO sightings and close encounters.
the latter have mostly been claimed to have occurred late at night on lonely country
roads, one report stands out.
In November 1973, Mrs Janice Warren and her daughter Paula, while
holidaying with friends on a farm located about half way between Gulgong and
Mudgee, were out walking in the hills one afternoon, when they saw through trees, a
large silvery egg-shaped object resting on the ground in an open area.
The two women approached the strange object wondering what it really was. “We stood within 12 feet of the ‘big egg’ discussing it for barely a couple of minutes before it
began emitting a throb, throb, throbbing noise which, beginning at a low volume, rose in intensity”,
said Paula in an interview with the late Don Boyd a few years later.
“The throbbing sound seemed to effect our whole bodies and I suddenly had the urge to
approach the ‘egg’ but mum pulled me back. ‘I don’t like this at all’, she said to me, ‘I think its some kind of UFO’.
So we hurried back across the hills and paddocks to the farmhouse and told the family there
what we had just found up there in the hills.
As it was late afternoon our friends said they would
return with us at first light in the Land Rover.
However, when we returned around 6am the mystery object was gone” said Paula.
There was, however, the impression of a heavy object in the ground where the
shining ‘egg’ had rested the afternoon before. “The ‘big egg’ was, Paula and I reckoned at the time of our encounter a good 15 feet in
length by 8ft tall. This is as close as we ever want to get to a UFO” Mrs Warren told Don!
During 1955 UFO sightings were reported over a wide area of the Blue
Mountains. In April that year a light aircraft flying from outside Cowra, was observed
by people about 11am in the Oberon area, and by about 11.30am as it flew over
Blackheath towards the Grose Valley.
Here it was seen by people to enter a large
cloud, whereupon it did not reappear. Instead a large grey-coloured ‘saucer-type’ UFO
emerged from the cloud and zoomed off northwards. RAAF officials at Richmond
Airbase offered no explanation when approached by phone callers.