For centuries it appears Australia has been a UFO hot spot. Aboriginal tribes along the Murray River often spoke of ‘Chic-Ah-Bunnah’. The ‘Chic-Ah-Bunnah’ is the name given to a huge, bright light that descends from the stars.
In 2002 highly respected Indigenous Australian elder, Jack Muriata, stated that whilst playing on Tully River over 70 years previously he had witnessed ‘Chic-Ah-Bunnah’. His estimate dates the sighting between the 1920’s-30’s, although no specific year was ever given.
Although sincere, Mr. Muriatas story holds little merit in persuading skeptics. The location of Jacks encounter however, Tully, Australia, was later home to one of the most bizarre Australian UFO incidents ever documented.
The 1966 Tully Saucer Nest Incident
Jan 19, 1966: Farmer George Pedley witnessed a saucer-shaped craft ascend over Horseshoe Lagoon near the town of Tully, Australia. Investigating the area from where he estimated the object rose Mr. Pedley discovered a circular clearing in the lagoon. Revisiting the site for a second time before lunch, Mr. Pedley now noticed a mass of reeds floating on the surface of Horseshoe Lagoon. The reeds were in a flattened, clockwise, radial formation.
Pedley returned once more with the owner of the land where the sighting had occurred. When arriving the men discovered they could swim underneath the ‘nest’ without obstruction. They also noted that the water around them was clear and the lagoon floor was free of roots and residue.
There was no doubt in Pedleys mind that he saw a disc shape craft rise and travel at a great speed. The Royal Australian Air Force never could conclusively decide what was witness. They did state this:
“…there is no explanation for the visible phenomena reported but it could have been associated with or the result of ‘down draughts’, ‘willy willies’ or ‘water spouts’ that are known to occur in the north Queensland area.”
Mr Pedley was never satisfied with this answer and his story never changed.