|Personal Contact Experiences||
Abduction claim gives UFOlogists food for thought
Source: ABC News / Australia
Source: Diane Harrison Director AUFORN(email@example.com)
Keith Rylance told us that he had gone to sleep in
the caravan bedroom at about 9.30 pm. Petra retired to her bedroom
in the caravan annex. Amy stayed on a couch watching TV in the
caravan annex "lounge room" Each of these locations
were in close proximity, separated by a window and wall respectively
from the lounge room. Petraąs room had a door leading to the lounge
room, which was left ajar. The door to the bedroom, where Keith
was, apparently was open to the lounge room. Amy apparently fell asleep
on the couch. A storm was in the area.
Around 11.15 pm, Petra was reportedly woke up and when
she entered the adjacent lounge was confronted by an extraordinary sight,
that allegedly quickly overwhelmed her. A rectangular beam of light
was being projected through the open window of the caravan lounge room.
This light beam appeared to be truncated at the end. Inside the
beam Petra claims to have seen Amy in asleep prone position, being carried
out head first through the window. Underneath her, also within the beam
were the items that had been on the coffee table adjacent to the couch
Amy had been on. Before apparently fainting in shock Petra saw that
the beam was coming from a disc shaped UFO hovering just above the ground
a short distance away, near a tree at the rear of the clear section,
immediately behind the annex caravan house.
While the police were at the property, a phone call
came through, which was taken by Keith Rylance. A woman was calling
from Mackay indicating that she had taken a somewhat distressed and
apparently dehydrated young woman from a BPpetrol service station on
the northern outskirts of central Queensland city of Mackay, some 790
kilometres to the north of the Gundiah Tiaro area. The young
woman turned out to be Amy Rylance, and the female caller was ringing
to advise that Amy was apparently all right and was at the Mackay hospital,
where she had been examined by a doctor. Keith handed the phone
to Snr. Constable Marangna.
A statement was notarised by the Mackay police with
a Justice Act acknowledgement, that required Amy to acknowledge that
she had stated was true to the best of her knowledge and belief, and
that if it is admitted as evidence, that she may be liable to prosecution
if she had indicated anything in it that she knew was false.
This statement indicated that she last only recollected
lying on the couch at the Gundiah property. She had no recollection
of the events that Petra described, but claimed she then next remembered
waking up lying on a bench in a strange rectangular room. llumination
came from the walls and the ceiling. She was alone. She indicated
she called out and heard what seemed to be a male voice, asking her
to be calm and that everything would be alright and that she would not
be harmed .Soon an opening appeared in the wall and "a guy"
about 6 feet tall walked into the room. The man appeared to be
slender in build but imperfect proportion, covered head to foot in a
full body suit.
He and Petra arrived during the day and indicated they
spent considerable time with Amy discussing what happen Extensive
notes were apparently made and photographs were taken of a triangular
arrangement of marks on her inner right thigh, marks on each heel and
the growing out of her hair which she had dyed earlier in the week.
Her hair had apparently started to show her former colour, suggestive
that some considerable time had passed for her, apparently indicative
of rather more than a few hours. Body hair had allegedly also become
somewhat more pronounced that would otherwise would be apparent for
the short time involved.
Via an Newsagentąs a copy of the Australian Ufologist
magazine was purchased, Keith, Petra and Amy started to learn more about
UFOs. Keith Rylance contacted the Australian UFO Research Network office
number mentioned in the magazine. Diane Harrison took the call Date:
Fri, 5 Oct 2001 15:20pm and for the next hour or so listened to the
story that Keith and Amy told. Petra was apparently sleeping at
Given the nature of the story, its complexity and the
fact it apparently featured the alleged use of "solid light",
Diane decide to bring Bill Chalkerin to the investigation, making contact
with him during the evening of Friday, October 5th. Paradoxically
Bill was scheduled to talk at a Brisbane UFO conference on October 13th,
and his topics included" solid light" cases and the application
of science to alien abduction cases. Bill put a call through to
them at the motel, securing permission to record the conversation. Once
again Petra was not available to talk about her part in the alleged
events. Keith Rylance went into considerable detail about the
events, referring often to the notes they had apparently been compiling
during the day. The details described covered the events Petra
had witnessed, what Keith had experienced, and what Amy told them had
happened to her during her experience. Finally Bill spoke with Amy,
focusing mainly on the events before and after the claimed onboard experiences,
because Keith had already gone into considerable detail about the latter.
Bill discussed with Amy her general responses and her physical state
and her current state of thought on her experiences. Keith Rylance
seemed to want to control how both media and investigators would get
involved. His desire to contact the media promptly drew from both
Diane and Bill the suggestion that he should think very carefully about
the possible ramifications of doing so. Keith seemed to feel that it
was important to get the story out, as it would come out anyway and
this way he could control the way it did. He was also trying to
restrict the way the investigators could or should look into their experience.
He claimed they didnąt need to proof the experience. While he didnąt
directly witness the experiences he believed both Amy and Petra.
Given the possible nature of the event, and that irrespective
of the ultimate resolution of the affair, it seemed destined to be a
big story, Diane and Bill decided to undertake an investigation.
They had bee ngiven an indication from Keith Rylance that the three
would wait for the investigators to come to Mackay. The claimants
were in no apparent hurry to return to Gundiah. They gave permission
for Bill and Diane to visit the property on the way. Bill arrived
in the Brisbane area on Tuesday afternoon, October 9th.
Diane and Bill then travelled to Gundiah, arriving
at the Whispering Winds winery property, just after 10pm. Because
of the lateness of the hour, we got the witnesses permission to stay
there overnight and to conduct whatever investigation we needed to do.
Keith had arranged for a neighbour to regularly check on the two pets
left behind, namely a parrot and a kelpie dog. He indicated to
us that it would be okay to let the dog off for a run, but warned us
it was very friendly but inclined to jump all over people.
We let the dog off at some point and observed its behaviour.
At one point it did jump up on the window where the damaged screen was
located. This gave some support to the possibility that at least some,
if not all of the damage, could have been caused by the dog. Some
of the damage on closer inspection seemed suggestive of possible dog
damage. Our inspection of the plant damage also suggested possible prosaic
causes, such as heat stress. A plant at the front of the house
had similar damage and a healthy flowering bush of the same species
that was at the window, was examined by us at Mount Basset lawn cemetery
has similar damage. A gardener there we spoke to indicated that
the species often had random or more extensive damage of a heat stress
nature from hot sunlight. The prosaic possibilities for both the
screen and the plant damage are only suggestive at this point and further
investigation is required.
We undertook extensive investigations at the property
and the area. Police were very helpful. Our investigation generated
many issues and questions, which we feel need resolution, in order to
assist interpretations of these events. Further extensive investigations
were undertaken in Mackay, focusing in particular at the area where
Amy Rylance returned. These included attempts to reconstruct the circumstances
of Amyąs return, through onsite research The BPpetrol service
station staff were spoken with and a surveillance video tape that may
contain Amyąs visit there was provided to us by the station owner. This
part of our investigation also generated many issues and questions that
need resolution if we are to approach any measure of certainty about
the real nature of the events alleged.Keith Rylance indicated to us
he would be available to us when we got to Mackay, but it was made clear
to us early on the first day of our investigations there that this wasnąt
probably going to be the case. When we contacted the motel where they
had been the night before, their third motel in Mackay, we learned they
had apparently already checked out that morning. We left messages
on their phone but didnąt hear from Keith until early on the afternoon
of our second day, as we were leaving Mackay In his mobile call, Keith
apologised for not being available, but was indicating they had relocated
to an unspecified location after having fled the area. The primary
reason for this Keith indicated was that they claimed they had a kind
of "men-in-black" experience. In this case Keith was
reporting a pursuit of their vehicle by a high powered dark brown 4
wheel truck. The nature of this event apparently frightened Keith,
Amyand Petra, prompting Keith to attempt to loose the vehicle and eventually
leave the area.
Before the completion of this preliminary report (14th
October) we have heard from Keith again. We remain hopeful that
they will get into more direct contact with us.
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