Frederick Valentich UFO Mystery
Date: October 21, 1978
Location: Bass Strait, Australia
The story of Frederick Valentich, a 20 year-old Australian pilot, is one of the most chilling in all the annals of Ufology. On the evening of October 21, 1978, Valentich was flying his Cessna aircraft from Melbourne to Kings Island. Valentich had been flying for two years and logged over 150 hours of solo time. It was a routine flight, made just as darkness was setting in, which was expected to take just over an hour.
Ken Llewelyn of the Royal Australian Air Force had this to say about Fred's flight:
It was a fairly normal exercise. He had an appropriate instrument rating for the trip. It was a very straightforward flight, and I could see no reason why it shouldn't have concluded successfully.
Just 47 minutes after he took off, Valentich got in touch with Melbourne air traffic control to say that he could see a large aircraft above him. When it passed over him at extraordinary speed, he asked if there were any military aircraft in the vicinity. He was told there were not.
Stephen Robey was the ground controller communicating with Fred:
He wasn't to the point where he was panicking, but he was genuinely concerned by what he saw, with what he saw. He was worried. He sounded confused. Then, as he described what the aircraft was doing, I became a little bit concerned, too.
What Fred reported was that the craft was stationery, hovering in midair as he flew around it.
The following is a transcript of the radio communication:
Fred: It's got a green light that's sort of metallic, like it's shiny all over. It's just disappeared. Is this some sort of military aircraft or what?
Tower: Delta, Sierra, Juliet, is the aircraft still with you?
Fred: Delta, Sierra, Juliet. Now approaching from southwest. Delta, Sierra, Juliet, the engine's gone into half idle. I've got it set on 23, 24. This thing's just coughing. This strange aircraft's just hovering on top of me again. It's hovering, and it's...it's not an aircraft.
Suddenly, an unidentifiable clicking noise came over the radio. The sound lasted 17 seconds. Then silence.
The Cessna never arrived at Kings Island. A full scale search & rescue operation was launched but not a trace of Valentich was ever found.
People could only speculate as to what really happened, until a witness came forward with a firsthand account. Around the time of Valentich's disappearance, an eyewitness and his family were returning from an afternoon outing when they noticed unusual activity in the sky. The witness has asked that we do not reveal his identity:
I looked up and saw this long green light about 1,000' or 2,000' above the aircraft. So we sat there and watched it for a few seconds. And the green light crept closer to the plane. I said, 'That plane is coming down pretty steep. It's on a 45° angle.' I said, 'I think it's going to crash.
The eyewitness account suggested that perhaps Valentich had an encounter with a UFO. He never saw whether the plane crashed. The only certainty was that Valentich had vanished. Six weeks later, an amateur photographer came forward with even more startling evidence.
On the evening of the flight, Roy Manifold had been setting up to photograph a sunset at Cape Otway, which was almost directly under Valentich's flight path:
I'd done the normal thing, had the camera on automatic exposure, and I took six photographs of the sun disappearing into the sea. When developed, Manifold said one of the photographs displayed a peculiar blemish:
I observed this mark on the print that looked like a developing error or something. They mussed it up. I said, 'Just a minute, that night I took that is exactly the night that this guy disappeared.
A leading Australian photo lab found neither dirt nor damage on the negative, determining that the strange mark was actually in the picture. The negative was later sent to the United States for computer analysis by a team of UFO researchers. They claimed that the blot was actually a solid, metallic object. To them, it appeared to be enveloped in a cloud of exhaust situated about a mile from the camera. A second, analysis, however, stated that the mark could be a developing error. Either way, Roy Manifold believes the photograph does show something of consequence:
Unfortunately, I didn't see it, and I didn't hear anything that night, either. First time I've had something on my printings, and I've done thousands of photographs, and without any incidence of anything like that on them.
*** UPDATE ***
The Frederick Valentich UFO Mystery
Five years after, a real bizarre development:
One evening in August 1982 near the village of Iman, Primorsky Krai, Russia. Lieutenant Colonel Igor Valerianovich Kazantsev, Commander of a frontier guard detachment near the hamlet of Iman, received a report of a suspicious man arrested by soldiers from his unit near the Soviet Chinese border. One of the soldiers, Nikolay D (later to become a resident of Sevastopol, Crimea) in 2003 wrote to the Simferopol based Secret Doctrine Newspaper, confirming that he took over the watch on that date to watch over the Russian Chinese border.
Approaching evening near the foot of one of the hills they saw smoke from a fire and soon detained a man about 40 years of age, dressed in a cowboy shirt, thick wide trousers, outfitted with complete tourist gear. The man assured the KGB sergeant that he had the necessary permission from local authorities of Primorskiy kray to do some prospecting in the area. Orders were given to detain the mysterious geologist. He was taken to the unit duty officer. During a search the soldiers found a very powerful searchlight and a strange dark elongated object, like a small flask with two dozen dots printed on its upper section without any visible pattern. The dots formed a strange image. Nikolay D paid special attention to the strange dot like markings on the object.
The stranger showed a document indicating that his name was Sarychev (pseudonumon, real name being possibly V. Sosnin). He also showed a letter from Academician Vsevolod S Troitskiy, correspondent-member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Chairman of the Commission for Study of Anomalous Phenomena. The man stated that he was engaged in prospecting in the area, but soon admitted under the pressure of interrogation the he was indeed involved in UFO research.
I am Frederick Valentich Jr., pilot. I was captured together with my plane Cessna-182 by a UFO on October 21 1978, 145 miles south of Melbourne. Because of very limited time and of extreme danger to my state, here is what is most important. What was proposed to me was beyond my imagination. Later I came to the conclusion that several factors influenced my psyche, at first, the reality of the UFOs and their pilots, and secondly, their proposal for me to become the pilot of one of their aircraft!.
Here is proof of contact with another civilization and the man who achieved this is I, Frederick Valentich Jr. That was what I thought. But the most tempting was their fantastic proposal for me to stay in my same physical body, so I have not aged over my current 25 years of age, my age when I signed such a contract with the aliens. This proposal eclipsed everything, even those few purely human affections I’ve had. At the moment of the deal I remembered only that my mother had died, I am single with no children. I didn’t even remember my aunt and two of my ex girlfriends I have been close with, this is additional evidence of a strong psychological influence put upon me.
The Frederick Valentich UFO Mystery
The giant UFO I have to work in is a cargo ship. The crew, except those humans which were captured just like me, are 2-3 aliens. All belong to a civilization located in the Pleiades constellation and represent an interplanetary organization with 6 civilizations from Orion, Swan and the Big Dog constellation; our Solar system is also part of it. Like us they’re also albumen organic entities, breathing oxygen and of similar body build.
Answering such questions like, what are they doing here, they stated on numerous occasions that they were engaged in research work. But according to my own observations that is only a mere screen covering their real activities and to calm the conscience of other earthlings who signed such compelling contacts like mine.
Our basic load from Earth---is liquid oxygen obtained from plants installed onboard the ship. These researchers impudently steal the most valuable part of Earthly atmosphere. And idiots like me are actively helping them in this. The main route of our craft Earth and Jupiter’s satellite Callisto where a huge constantly operating base is located.
Oxygen is loaded into balloons made of plastic metal. Volume can be estimated in weight, the large balloon weighs no less than 110#, the smaller ones, 2 times less than that. The maximum quantity of balloons that our ship has taken for one flight to Callisto is more than 12,000 large and 5,000 small balloons. Imagine how much oxygen they take from Earth. We make 2 flights per week sometimes. God help me and those who find this letter. Russian or Chinese, I ask to give this capsule to the Australian embassy and to the representatives of our embassy, give it to scientists for further study.
To establish the authenticity of this material evidence, it was sent to several scientific research laboratories of the USSR for secret analyses. Results of the research exceeded all expectations. Documents with the results of the study were compiled, stamped and signed by the expert laboratory of KGB USSR, document dated September 29 1982. Institute of Astronomy of USSR dated October 10 1982. Institute of the Technical Physics USSR, Chelyabinsk-40 (nuclear military industrial center), and dated November 12 1982, all the documents were classified TOP SECRET.
Here is the opinion of a member correspondent of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR Dr. Nechai PhD, addressed to the special expert commission in the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. The amazing physical and mechanical characteristics of the materials, their uncommon chemical compound and structure allow to make the following conclusions:
Materials obtained by the technologies, unknown yet to humankind and apparently outside the Earth. The plate is the source of unknown radioactive emanation of colossal penetrating ability and spoils all other types of cinema and photo films…
Many other facts, described by Valentich were summoned to the systematic analyses according to modernized authorship detection program created in our institute. The result, the author, Frederick Valentich couldn’t invent all of that alone and even to extract that from known science fiction literature, actually being taken onboard a UFO in 1978.
What happened to the material evidence next is the following. The mysterious plate was transferred to the Australian embassy. A special commission was created there; a graphic, logical study was made. Style and grammar of the letter was compared with other material written by Valentich, obtained from the Melbourne Air Club, like flight records written by Valentich. The Australian commission came to the conclusion that the text on the plate and the records in the flight journal from the Melbourne aviation club belonged to one and the same person, none other than Frederick Valentich. The evidence was so strong that it was ready to go to court.
Unfortunately for humanity the cover up was effective and everything was classified TOP SECRET, possibly with the participation of the American CIA. Where the alien capsule with the letter is now, is not known, possibly in the USA, in a deep basement under the Pentagon.
Perhaps even more alarming is a case investigated by Spanish researcher Manuel Carballal. According to the testimony of a number of witnesses, a young man who identified himself as Frederick Valentich, the Australian pilot who mysteriously disappeared in 1978 was alive and well in 1990 at Plaza del Charco, a seaport square on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Displaying an Australian passport to prove his claim, Valentich told those with whom he spoke on several occasions that he now belonged to a group of humans who had been recruited by extraterrestrials. It is also worth noting that the supposed Valentich showed no signs of aging, and resembled the photos circulated around the time of his disappearance at the age of 20.
Comments: Perhaps the most famous of the permanent abduction”. The latter part of the story is indeed complicated and hard to swallow but who knows where many of those who disappear go. What if anything are visiting aliens taking from Earth.