24th November, 2017 Meeting: The Inside Story of the Disappearance of Frederick Valentich
The Inside Story of the Disappearance of Frederick Valentich – with special guest speaker Rhonda Rushton
The disappearance of the small plane pilot, Frederick Valentich, over Bass Strait in 1978 has been Australia’s most enduring UFO mystery. While flying out of Moorabbin to King Island in Bass Strait, Fred reported seeing an unidentified aircraft following him then approaching to orbit above. He described the UFO as having a shiny metal surface and a green light on it. Then Valentich reported he was experiencing engine problems. Asked to identify the aircraft he radioed, “It isn’t an aircraft” when his transmission was interrupted by unidentified noise described as being “metallic scraping sounds”, before all contact was lost.
After Fredericks disappearance, his fiancé Rhonda was left in a wake of claims that Fred had disappeared under a cloud of suspicion, with Rhonda being “grilled” by investigators herself. In a rare public appearance Rhonda will share the inside story about her experience of these investigations and her personal search for the truth about what actually happened on that fateful day.
Entry: UFORQ Members $15. Non-members: $20. Eftpos available. Tickets at the door. Includes supper.
Venue: Kenmore Library, Kenmore Village Shopping Centre, 9 Brookfield Road, Kenmore, Brisbane. Access to the library is via the lift from the undercover carpark directly below the library.
Enquiries: 07 3376 1780 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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