It’s funny sometimes how things fall into your lap and suddenly you've got a new hobby. All it takes is an open mind and noticing the unusual.
It started, as far as I can tell, by playing the “Millionaire Money Game” (millionairemoneygame.com) in which you are given larger and larger sums of virtual money to spend every few days. The purpose is to research what you would like to spend it on and then feel the joy of spending which is supposed to help attract abundance into your life. At one stage during the game I researched buying a new digital camera. I came across a great compact little camera, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100. I actually decided to buy the camera for real as it was not very expensive and I needed a decent compact camera for our trip to Bali that was coming up. What’s important is that this camera has a very high 20 megapixel/1 inch CMOS sensor, which means you can take very high resolution images. The camera arrived and I spent a lot of time getting used to the camera.
For some time,
especially during the latter part of 2012, my
partner and I had been noticing spectacular skies with wispy clouds
On one of those days in November 2012 I noticed these wispy clouds with
a spiral formation and I
decided to photograph them with my new camera. Later that evening we
looking at these cloud images on the computer screen and my partner
noticed a thin smudge in the centre of one of the images. When I
enlarged and enhanced the ‘smudge’ it had
some structure to it, suggesting it could be some sort of craft in the
Of course I then went
through all of the cloud images (not many) that I had taken
that day and there were signs of other possible craft present among the
especially at the ends of the wispy clouds. However, many were not
their oval shape was discernable. In hindsight we now realise that this
was quite an unusual event with many craft present. I have never
captured so many craft in so few images since.
Here is a collage of different craft and the beautiful wispy cloud formation above the Perth hills that day:
As you can imagine, I
started taking photos whenever these high altitude wispy clouds
appeared in the sky.
I also started taking photos of birds and aircraft in the sky, as well
as the moon and on cloudless days to see if I could photograph craft this
way. The short answer is yes.
Even though I never saw any craft with the naked eye, over the next few
months I photographed an amazing selection of different types of UFOs.
I felt strongly that I needed to share these UFO images with the people of Perth, Australia and beyond, so I decided to create this website. I then approached the Sunday Times newspaper in Perth who interviewed me and published my story with photos. See here: Sunday Times article 28th April 2013. Online versions of the article appeared in many different countries around the world and in different languages (see a smaller article online here). Suddenly the number of hits on my website sky-rocketed and emails started pouring in from all over the world. The response was amazingly positive and encouraging.
On 6th May 2013 the Channel 7 Sunrise TV program in Australia covered my story with a brief interview: here.
In late May 2013
I purchased a new camera, the Nikon D600 with a Nikon 28-300 mm lens.
I had been looking forward to seeing how it would improve
the resolution of these craft (UFOs) when captured on images as it has
a 24 megapixel/full-frame sensor. Unfortunately, something is
preventing me getting quality images of these craft with this camera.
Perhaps it is the Nikon sensor or the anti-aliasing
filter or something else. Until I can
sort out the problem, the Sony camera appears to be a far better
performer for this purpose.
In August 2013 my 4-page article was published in a Special Issue of New Dawn Magazine (Vol. 7 No. 4), entitled: "UFOs Over the Perth hills of Western Australia - A Special Report".
huge email response from people around the globe has been extremely
positive. Some people have
sent me their personal stories of UFO sightings. I continue to receive
emails from people in Australia and elsewhere, who have photographed
UFOs and send me images to share. It is clear that these fast-moving
craft are not just flying over the Perth hills but that they are also
photographed over the eastern states of Australia. In fact, I suspect
that they are flying at high speed all over the planet.
I encourage everyone to have a go and see what you
can capture in your own photos and let me know if you photograph any
really good ones.