Tuesday, August 22, 2017

It's a digital world - Australian periodicals


I have written a few posts in recent times, about the need to digitise old Australian UAP periodicals; and the ability of blog readers to upload digital copies of old TUFOIC and UFOIC Newsletters. I am currently working on on making more Australian UAP periodicals available, stay tuned to this blog.

Long term blog readers, will also recall that I am a great believer in going back to original source material when reviewing cases. Old periodicals are an excellent source of such original material.

I have received a number of requests from both Australian and overseas researchers, to provide a list of the available digital Australian periodicals. Here it is.

If any blog readers have digital issues which are not listed, I would appreciate a scanned PDF copy being sent to me at keithbasterfield@yahoo.com.au. If you have hard copies of non listed issues, then please consider spending a little of your time digitising them, for the benefit of all of us.

Listing of available digital Australian UAP periodicals

Digital issues held
ACOS Bulletin (Replaced by ACUFOS Bulletin)
Nos 1 (Mar 1975) to 22 (Dec 1979)
ACUFOS Bulletin (formerly ACOS Bulletin)
ACUFOS Journal
V1 No 1 (Feb 1980) to V 6 no 6 (Nov/Dec 1985.)
ACUFOS Reports Digest
ACUFOS Research Digest
28 to 31; 33 to 38; 40 to 43
Australasian UFOlogist (one of the names of UFOlogist Magazine)
Australian Abduction Study Centre Newsletter (Renamed ‘Recollections.’)
V 2 nos 2,3.

Australian Annual Flying Saucer Review (Victoria)
Australian Flying Saucer Digest
Australian Flying Saucer Magazine (AFSB)
1953-May; 1953-Aug; 1953-Nov; 1954-Mar; 1954-Aug; 1955-Feb. (That’s all there was.)
Australian Flying Saucer Research Society Saucer News Letter (Became AIUFOFSR)
Australian Flying Saucer Review
V1 no 1 (Jan 1960) to V3 no 5 (Dec 1972)
Australian IUFOFSR
No 50 (Feb 1991)
Australian Saucer Record (AFSRS)
V 2 no 1 1956; V 2 no 2 1956; V 2 no3 1956; V 2 no 4 1956; V3 no 1 1957; V 3 no 2 1957; V 6 no 2 1960; V 7 no 1 1961
Australian UFO Bulletin (Earlier issues called VFSRS Newsletter) (VFSRS/VUFORS)
1990-12; 1991-03; 1991-06; 1991-09; 1991-12; 1992-03; 1992-06; 1992-09; 1992-12; 1993-03; 1993-06; 1993-09; 1993-12; 1994-06; 1994-09; 1994-12; 1995-06; 1995-09; 1995-12; 1996-06; 1996-09; 1997-03; 1997-06; 1997-09
Australian UFO Report (Name change from Bimonthly UFO Report) (UFORI)
Australian UFO Researcher (continuation of UFO Newsletter by UFORNSW)
Australian UFO Review (UFOIC)
Australian UFO Reports and Experiences
Issues 1 Apr 1998 to no 42 May 2004
Bimonthly UFO Report (Name change to Australian UFO Report)
Blue Mountains UFO Research Club Newsletter
See entry for The Blue Mountains UFO Research Club Newsletter)
Central Coast UFO Research Bureau Newsletter
Contact (Name later changed to UFO Encounter in 1977) (QFSRB)
Contact UFO (Contact International)
Crop Circle Bulletin (CPR Australia)
Disc (Student UFO Society, Sydney)
Flying Saucer Digest (The) QFSRB
Interplanetary Research Review
Interstate UFO Monthly
Light (QFSRB)
Newsletter of the QFSRB (Title changed to ‘Contact.”)
Newsletter (Phenomena Research/UFO Research WA)
Newsletter (UFO Research Inc) same as UFO Research SA Newsletter
See below
Panorama (UFOPIA)
Perth UFO Research Group Newsletter
Phenomena Times (UFOPRSA)
Sep 2009; Nov 2009; Feb 2010; Apr 2010; Jun 2010; Aug 2010; Oct 2010; Dec 2010; Apr 2012; Dec 2014; Apr 2015; Jun 2015; Feb 2017; Jun 2017
Project OVNI Update (Mark Moravec)
PSI Magazine/J of Alternative Realities
Jul 1993; Vol 1 1995; 2 1996; 3 1996; 5 1997; 6 1998; 7 1999; 8 2000; 9 2001; 10 2002; 11 2004
QFSRB/UFOR(Qld)  Newsletter
Newsletter Nos 7,9,10,12,13,14,45.

Queensland UFO (QFSRB)
Recollections (Originally Newsletter of the Australian UFO Abduction Study Centre)
V 3, nos 1,2,3,4
The Blue Mountains UFO Research Club Newsletter
V1 no 1 to V 3 no 10
Saucer Newsletter (AFSRS)
TUFOIC Newsletter
Nos 7,9,14,16,18,19,20-53,55-82, 89-108
UFO Bulletin (UFOIC)
Nos 8, 9
UFO Connection (UFO Investigation Network, Loganlea)
UFO Encounter (name change from Contact in 1977) (UFORQ)
206, 2002; 216 2004; 233 2007; 237 2007; 240 2008; 249-270; 275; 278; 279

UFOIC Newsletter
15-18; 21-50
UFO News (Tasmanian Flying Saucer Observers Association)
UFO Newsletter (Continuation of UFOIC NL by UFORNSW)
UFO Observer (Tasmanian UFO Bureau)
14, 18, Sep/Oct 1970
UFO Research Australia Newsletter
V1 No 1 to V 8 No 1
UFO Research NSW Newsletter
All issues 2008 and 2009. May 2010 to Sep 2011. Nos 52,53
UFO Reporter - UFORNSW
V 1 nos 1-4; V 2 no 1 and 2; V 4 nos1-4; V 5 nos 1-4; V 7 no 1
UFO Research SA Newsletter
No 21 Sep 1976; no 33 Sep 1978
UFOIC Bulletin
No 8 Apr 1959
V 8 no 1 2004; V 11 no 2 2007
UFORA Research Digest
Nos 1; 3-37
UFORFNQ Newsletter
No 5 1979
UFORPA Bulletin
UFO and other mysteries
VFSRS Special Bulletin
VFSRS NL (Continued as Australian UFO Bulletin)
West Australian UFO Investigation Centre Bulletin

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Some UFOIC publications now digitised


Following on from the digitisation of 90% of issues of the Newsletter of the Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre (TUFOIC), I have worked with Sydney researcher Bill Chalker, and the Swedish Archives for the Unexplained (AFU) to digitise 34 copies of the Newsletter of the UFO Investigation Centre (UFOIC) which was based in Sydney, New South Wales.

I uploaded these issue to a Drop Box account. If you click on, or copy and paste into a web browser, the following link, it will  take you to the Newsletters. If you click on any one and open it, then click on the ... symbol you will be able to download that issue. Feel free to download all issues. If you are unable to download, please contact me at the email provided below and I can arrange to WeTransfer the issue to you.


We are currently missing issues 1-14; 19; and 20. If any blog reader has copies of all or any of these missing issues, I would appreciate a scanned copy being sent to my email address provided below.

Email me at keithbasterfield@yahoo.com.au

What delights await the reader amongst the issues? A quick dip into three issues found:

1. Issue 17, dated December 1967, page 3 reported on the Yerecoin, Western Australia, spectacular close encounter between a farmer and a very large object hovering just above the ground. This is a well known unexplained Australian sighting.

2. Issue 44, dated July-August 1975, has details on the bizarre sighting at Norah Head, New South Wales on 8 Jun 1975, where a  number of people reported seeing weird objects, in conjunction with some very unusual noises.

3. Issue 50, dated January-February 1977,page 1, has a book review of Australian author Michael Hervey's 'UFOs: The American scene.' Few Australian researchers, to my knowledge have ever read this book, and it is relatively unknown among overseas researchers.

I am continuing to see what other Australian UFO periodicals we might be able to make available in digital format; one of several, 'preservation of Australian UFO history projects,' which I am currently working on.

Thank you once again to the team at AFU.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Download digital copies of TUFOIC Newsletters


Last year, former UK researcher Isaac Koi, worked with US researcher/historian Barry Greenwood, and Sweden's Archives for the Unexplained (AFU) to locate individuals who could give permission for AFU to digitise and make available, older UAP periodicals. This relationship resulted in a multitude of series of periodicals being digitised and available for anyone to download.

I worked with Isaac, and together we compiled a listing of known Australian UFO periodicals. We then set out determining which individuals could provide AFU with consent to digitise their specific periodicals. Harry Griesberg of New South Wales, who was formerly of the Australian Centre for UFO Studies consented to the digitisation of several ACUFOS periodicals. I provided consent for several other periodicals, eg UFORAN, which I had been associated with over the years.

With Isaac's unfortunate withdrawal from UAP research, this project came to a halt. However, I have recently made time to work with Keith Roberts of the former TUFOIC, which has resulted in around 100 digital issues of the TUFOIC Newsletters becoming available. We are currently missing only issues 1-6, 8, 10-13, 15 and 17; i.e. only 13 out of 109. If any blog readers have a copy of any of these missing issues, I would appreciate a scanned copy being forwarded to keithbasterfield@yahoo.com.au

I have uploaded all the scanned copies of the TUFOIC Newsletter to a Drop Box account on the Internet. If you would like to download any of the issues, click on the link below (or paste it into your web browser.)


Click on the link, choose an issue of the Newsletter. It will open up. Click on the ... symbol, download will appear, click on this and you can download the issue.

If you have any difficulty downloading the files, simply email me and I will send your requirements to you by the WeTransfer website.