In the late 1940s, from the cities to the outback, people began seeing ‘flying saucers’ in the skies. Debate raged over their nature and origin. Were they illusions, hoaxes, natural phenomena or really extraterrestrial spacecraft?
As journalists, advertisers and even fashion designers capitalised on the public’s growing fascination with flying saucers, the government seconded the Royal Australian Air Force to investigate these ‘Unidentified Flying Objects’.
UFO Over Australia is a treasure trove of newspaper reports, eyewitness accounts and declassified investigation files, which reveal how the intriguing and controversial UFO story gripped the nation.