UFO Article (Blog): “Police report on the Boyup Brook encounter, uncovered”

By Keith Basterfield, 29 August 2017
(UFOs – scientific research, Campbelltown,
New South Wales, Australia)
Quote from the article:
On 30 October 1967, an intriguing encounter happened near Boyup Brook, Western Australia.
The story broke in the Wednesday 1 November 1967 edition of ‘The West Australian’ newspaper. According to the newspaper, the sole witness reported the incident to a constable L Johnson of the Boyup Brook police station.
I had always wondered what happened to the police report of the event? No one I knew of, had ever seen it, or had a copy of it.  A couple of years ago, I thought that I might have located the report, when a Western Australian Police Department file, number 64/2885 was found, titled ‘Unidentified Flying Objects.’ However, the file contained only 56 pages, despite the file’s folio numbering system indicating that there had been 148 pages on the file. It turned out that there seemed to be missing folios, numbered 32-122, covering the years 1955-1969. So, no luck in locating papers dealing with a 1967 incident.
Fast forward to mid-August this year, when US researcher and historian Barry Greenwood of Boston, visited the archives of the J Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, in Chicago. One of his aims was to search for Australian material, which had not been seen for years, if ever, by most Australian researchers. Barry located the long missing Western Australian Police Department report on the Boyup Brook incident. Many thanks to Barry for sharing this find with me.”


Kojonup in relation to the capital city of Perth. Image courtesy of Google maps. (text by Keith Basterfield) (4.bp.blogspot.com/ ufos-scientificresearch.blogspot.com image)

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