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UFO Research Queensland Incorporated is a voluntary, non-profit association established in 1956 to receive, research and record sightings. We are situated in the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

UFO Research Queensland's official policy is that there now exists, and has for many years, a large body of well attested sightings which are so unambiguous that the only reasonable inference is that extraterrestrial vehicles are flying through our atmosphere, landing on the ground, and entering our oceans.

We also believe that some accounts of face to face meetings with the occupants of these vehicles are true and honest and provide an important body of further documented information.

As the number of witnesses coming forward who have had sightings and close encounters with UFOs increases across the world, governments can no longer keep UFOs an "X-File" from society. We welcome and invite all who are interested in the UFO phenomenon and desire to face the unknown by gaining further knowledge.

We also support a group for individuals whose UFO related experiences have left them distraught, confused, and searching for answers

Our organisation maintains records of our research and exchanges information with other such groups within Australia and overseas. We hold that the proper handling of the UFO phenomenon is vital to our future well-being, and we strive to help our society to achieve this.

Your support and involvement is vital.


Below is a list of Committee positions and the people that currently occupy them. Committee positions are open to all members of UFO Research Queensland Inc, you just have to let us know how you wish to contribute.

President: Sheryl Gottschall

Vice-President: Colin Philips

Secretary: Barry Taylor

Public Relations: Sheryl Gottschall, Dr Gemma Regan

Treasurer: John Conlon

Membership: Melinda Hilton

Sightings & Close Encounter Investigations: Sheryl Gottschall , Barry Taylor

Editor: Lee Paqui

Officers: Sarah Schedue, Jan Stone


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President Sheryl Gottschall

I've always had an interest in things out of the ordinary and from the mid 1970s I started exploring the field of near death experiences which deepened over the next decade. Then in 1988 I became a member of UFO Research Queensland and immediately joined the committee. I was introduced to the UFO subject in 1980 by my father-in-law who had seen contactee George Adamski speak at Brisbane City Hall in the 1960s. But I was already predisposed to the idea of other life in the universe as a child when I would watch the stars at night and wonder if life existed elsewhere in the universe. The first UFO book I read was Inside the Spaceships by George Adamski and I continued to devour as many books about the 1950s & 1960s contactees as I could. However, like many researchers in the 1990s, I couldn’t help but give attention to the abduction phenomenon and attended an event in 1992 where abduction researcher, Budd Hopkins, spoke for the first time in Brisbane. After his visit many people contacted UFORQ who were struggling with close encounters so my late husband and I established the first UFORQ close encounter support group and I've facilitated other groups since then. Many of the witnesses I spoke to during the 1990s sought hypnosis for their missing time experiences but I was dissatisfied with the hypnosis techniques used to recall their memories. I wanted to understand hypnosis more deeply so I enrolled in a one year course which I completed in 2000 and have worked as a professional clinical hypnotherapist since.

As one of our public relations officers, I've partaken in many media interviews, written for a wide range of UFO and new age magazines, and have given countless presentations to community groups such as Rotary, Lions, Probus, VIEW, Australian Seniors, Senior Citizens groups, library groups, schools and private groups. My passion continues to spill over into innumerable presentations on the UFO subject at public meetings, conferences and seminars.

Strange Experiences: I've had a near death experience, UFO sightings and a close encounter among many other paranormal experiences. In 2012 I established the Afterlife Discussions group which explores death, dying experiences and afterlife experiences, and I feel there is a strong link between these subjects and the UFO phenomenon. I also practice and teach shamanism and feel it's subjects like this that will give us more clues about the UFO phenomenon. I am also a Reiki teacher, colour therapist, and teach classes in mindfulness meditation, art therapy and shamanic journeying, bringing my eclectic background to the UFO subject. My website is www.bodylight.com.au


Barry Taylor

Barry Taylor - Photo and video analyst

Barry witnessed his first UFO at age 11 but it was not until a close encounter in 1970 that he became actively involved in UFO Research. From 1996 to 1999, while living in Grafton NSW, Barry witnessed numerous "waves" and "flaps" during both day and night observations, many of which he captured on film.

In 1997, during a period of high UFO activity, his interest developed into full research and video analysis. Over time, Barry observed many different types of UFOs and developed proven techniques to see them, resulting in some very close encounters.

Barry has been a guest speaker at several UFO conferences and seminars with UFOR NSW and presented his experiences to a wide audience there. A lifetime of UFO experiences has been published in his book, UFO DOWN-UNDER - How to see UFOs and photograph them.
UFO Blog Page

UFO Book

UFO Videos


Gemma Regan Public Relations

Dr Gemma Regan Public Relations

Dr Gemma Regan

Ph.D Biological Anthropology, B.Sc. Biological Sciences, Grad Dip. Edu: Science

I pride myself in having an open mind and use my scientific background and multiple personal experiences to investigate unusual phenomena. I am a regular contributor to international journals and magazines and was even named Australia's Most Haunted Woman in New Idea (10 Nov, 2014)

4ZZZ Radio Host as Nyx Fullmoon and program creator of the show "The Witching Hour" exploring the occult and supernatural
Listen on demand http://ondemand.4zzzfm.org.au/the-witching-hour/

EMAIL: info@uforq.asn.au