3 July 2016 Workshop Hosted by Keith Basterfield
Sunday, 3 July 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club
117 Ryedale Road
West Ryde, New South Wales 2114 (map)
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This interactive workshop willÂ cover why UFO groups collect sightings; what they do with them and the use of instrumented detection systems.
Participants will be introduced to theÂ sighting investigation tools which Keith uses;Â the Webtrak secondary radar system; weather data available from the Bureau of Meteorology; sources of astronomical data andÂ local media.
Keith willÂ facilitate a discussion on investigatingÂ complex cases. Â He alsoÂ will provideÂ details on the 2014 Perth passenger aircraft near miss with an unknown object, and how he and Paul Dean carried out theÂ investigation
Details on his investigations of Australian abduction experiences, with a particular emphasis on eliminating potential psychological perspectives and searching deeper for answers to why these experiences are occurring.
Finally, Keith will discuss his current research programs and propose some directions for future Australian research.
The workshop will look to encourage participants to engage each other inÂ discussions in all the above areas.
About Keith Basterfield
Keith has been involved in UFO research since 1968 while living in the UK.Â He continuedÂ this interestÂ when he relocated to Australia.Â He was MUFON continental co-ordinator for Australia and New Zealand for a number of years until he stepped down in 1998.
He facilitated the national level Abduction Study Centre and is a member of the state level UFO Research South Australia.Â Over the years he has been an investigator for the US based APRO (Aerial Phenomena Research Organisation) and has worked on material for the J Allen Hynek Centre for UFO Studies inÂ the USA.
His research and findings have been widely published in prestigious journals and magazines.Â Keith is a featured speaker at UFO conferences and is sought after by the media for comment on Australian and Â international UFO events.
Trained in the Social Sciences, Keith has applied the rigours of the scientific methodsÂ to the UFOÂ phenomenon.Â Â He published reports in a book in 1981Â titled, Close Encounters of an Australian Kind, and a revised version appeared in 1997Â titled, UFOs: A report on Australian Encounters.
Keith initiated Project Newsprint, an Australia wide data base of UFO sighting and close encounter reports.Â He has a regular blog in which he reports his findings.
There is an introductory presentation by Keith on the 2 July 2016 at the same venue.
Meeting entry is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
There is free parking beneath the club.Â Â The West Ryde Railway Station is near the club.