Situated in Western Australia, Perth is one of the most isolated cities on the planet, with vast, largely desolate land stretching out from it for thousands of miles. For anyone who has regularly traversed truly remote areas alone at night, it’s a given that you probably won’t meet a soul from point A to point B. It’s best to turn up some music to drown out fears of breaking down without a cell phone signal.

In the early morning of January 20, 1988, Faye Knowles and her three adult sons, Sean, Patrick, and Wayne, along with their dogs, were driving from their home in Perth through what might be some of the most desolate landscape en route to Melbourne. Along the Eyre Highway on the Nullarbor Plain—nullarbor meaning “no trees” in Latin—they saw a bright light in the sky. Sean, who was driving, sped up to see an illuminated egg-shaped object hovering above. Realizing the mystery object had begun following them, the terrified family sped away in an attempt to outrun it. So far pretty typical for a UFO encounter. Whatever emotions are beyond sheer terror, that’s what soon riddled the family as the UFO set down on the roof of their moving car, picked up the vehicle, and began to shake it.

Patrick reported at this point that he felt his brain was being sucked out, and family members described how their voices became distorted as if they were talking in slow motion. Fearing death, Faye Knowles gathered up the wherewithal to roll down the window and reached up to feel something warm and spongy. In opening the window, the car filled with a putrid dust and dark mist. A high-pitched sound sent their dogs into a frenzy. After an indeterminate amount of time, the car was suddenly released back onto the road, bursting the rear right tire.

A truck driver and some motorists reported seeing a UFO in the area, but what gave even more credibility to the family’s experience was a report by the crew of a tuna fishing boat. Within half an hour of the family’s encounter, about 50 miles away, the crew claimed a UFO buzzed their boat and, notably, they too suffered strange voice distortions. Authorities were certain it was impossible for the fishing crew to know what the Knowles family experienced.

The fishing crew’s report should in itself be enough to cinch the Knowles’ encounter as genuine. However, investigators somehow determined the four indentations on the roof of the Knowles’ car, believed to be imprinted when the UFO picked up the vehicle, were not recent. Dust samples proved to be particles from the blown out tire and worn brake linings.

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Did exhaustion from the long drive convolute a less fantastical experience, or was the Knowles family harassed by a UFO? Why aren’t there more detailed reports of the fishing crew’s experience? And concerning the most curious common denominator, what accounts for the strange voice distortions both the family and the fishing crew experienced? Voice distortions aren’t something you hear with most other UFO encounters.

Answers to these questions are hard to come by. Sensationalized media attention hampered attempts to seriously investigate the Knowles’ encounter. Yet because of this media frenzy, the news made it even to my middle-of-nowhere home in rural America. I remember listening with rapt attention as my older sister read the story aloud from our local newspaper one dark winter night. One of the more frightening aspects of rural life for me is that if something goes wrong, no one is around to hear you scream. Needless to say, the Knowles’ encounter resonated with me.

I should add that my nearest neighbor growing up was several miles away, and my childhood home is eerily similar to the house in the movie Signs—prime UFO abducting conditions for sure. Late one night I was driving home and saw something metallic and shiny flutter down to earth in my rear view mirror—no idea what it was—but icy butterflies fluttered like hell in my stomach. There was nothing I could do but keep driving and keep an eye on the dashboard clock to make sure I wasn’t experiencing missing time.

More than half the world’s population lives in urban areas now. Certainly many still live in rural hinterlands, but driving across remote landscapes like the Nullarbor Plain is becoming a rarer occurrence for most people. I can’t decide which is more unsettling, UFO encounters in the middle of nowhere, or alien abductions in a major city with multiple witnesses. At least in a city people can hear you scream—that is if you get a chance before the aliens paralyze you.

Sources/more reading:
The Knowles Family
UFOs on the Nullarbor Plain (Part 1)
UFOs on the Nullarbor Plain (Part 2)
UFOs on the Nullarbor Plain (Part 3)

  • Mark Colit

    Typical “alien”  abduction case by the sounds of it from 19 80s and 90s. Sanctioned by human authorities as part of tau 9 treaty, the preservation of humanity/project preserve destiny. Typical hallmarks of Missing time, medical examination, genetic material taken from bodies for paraprotein problem that afflicts the JRods, as well as genetic material taken for hybridization purposes.

  • Mark Colit

    The ones responsible for this case and thousands of others are time travellers of a kind. It is just that they don’t look like us — they are the classic Grays

  • The Oshmar

    He’s a question, if they are government sanctioned, wouldn’t the government just be able to have some of it’s agents which happen to be just as human as these “abductees” tested on?

  • John Galt

    Mr. Wall, are you quite serious?  Please explain to me how time travel is possible, for starters. 

  • John Galt

    “Missing Time”.  “Tau 9 Treaty”.  “Paraprotein”  Sanctioned by human authorities…Mr. Wall, Extraordinary Claims require Extrordinary Evidence.  I am reasonable man.  Where is your evidence?

  • John Galt

    An outstanding and well thought response.  Well Done.  In our capitalist democracy based economy, that would of course make sense.  But try this perspective:
    Type 0 Civilizations have not harnessed the power of thier home start, still have separate government systems, and are at the point of self-destruction because of WMD.  That’s us.
    Type 1 Civilizations have harnessed the energy of thier home star (in our case it would be Sol).  They have politically moved into one world goverment; and have survived self-destruction (this is our test, eh?)
    Type 2 Civilizations have harnessed the power of the Galactic Core, and have the ability to settle the Solar System.
    Type 3 Civilizations have achieved in breaking the light barrier; super luminal travel is possible, and perhaps time travel.
    (for a more precise definition of Civilization Types, please see Dr. Michio Kaku’s “Hyperspace”, published by Anchor Books, Doubleday, 1994, pg 277; and the idea originally came from the former Soviet Union Astronomer named Nikolai Kardashev).
    My whole point is that, an advanced  civilization that can harness the energy of thier Sun, Galactic Center, or Zero Point Energy, would not need to conserve resources as much as we we would need to, in our missions.
    In addition, Anthony, no matter what mass you have when you start, the closer you get to luminal or supraluminal speed, you approach a point of infinite density (Einstein’s Classic Theories of General and Special Relativity).
    Worm holes, though – you got something there.  If a civilization can harness the power of the galactic core – that should be enough to hold open a wormhole for a ship to go through; hell, it would even be a comfortable ride.

    Well done Anthony.  Good Conversation.


    John Galt

  • Mark Colit

    I never said that abductions were government sanctioned. Elected Governments don’t know anything about it. Abductions on a massive scale were first sanctioned by the US-dominated Majestic 12, then the CoTM (Committe of the Majority, the more internationalized version of Majestic 12). The sanctioning of abductions was part of the various treaties that were made between the present-day human elites and the time travelling JRods (Grays) and timetravelling Nordics (Orion Talls), both descended from present day humans. The Grays have a polyneuropathy problem that is threatening their existence in their timeline, and the abductions were sanctioned so that they could do a longitudinal study and extraction of dna from certain genotypes in the human population in the hope that they correct their genetic problem. From my understanding, the treaty system takes place every 9 years. The next one is in 2012. The first one took place in the 1950s.

  • Mark Colit

    I could give you a office block full of details, but in our consensus reality, it would be written off as a hoax, a conspiracy theory, or whatever terms they use these days to stifle facts. Ultimately, it’s up to the individual to make up his or her mind. The information is out there, all you have to do is look. BTW, there has been a metered release of good information, mixed with large dollops of disinfo, for the last 6 decades. If the individual wants to laugh and snort with derision at the information, then that is his or her right. I’m not going to argue with anybody about it. 

  • Mark Colit

    Lol. I can tell you a little of what I’ve been told over the years. I’m no physicist. First thing first: you have to think of time as distance travelled.  Essentially, it’s the proverbial einstein rosen- bridge wormhole connecting two places on two different timelines, and it requires an enormous amount of energy to successfully make a connection. Unfortunately, you can only seem to travel backwards in time. As for the technical side, Bohm’s theory seems to hold a lot of water — you know, the implicate and the explicate and all that.

  • We got some real armchair physicists up in this beotch…

  • John Galt

    Hello, Gonzo…hmmmm…I was reading your post…having trouble with “beotch”(sp?); but the sheet of paper on my wall says “M.S. -Physics”….WAIT!!!…”B#*£H”…ok, now I got it…

  • The Oshmar

    So basically, what I said was still valid, just swap government for elites and still realize that many “genotypes” of people can still be recruited rather then “abducted” 

    Still no sale. By the way, nice tip off on the 2012 date that we all know means nothing.

  • M.Knowles

    Yeah.. Gotta love being a Knowles 😐

  • Cass Stretchy Knowles

    I’m Sean’s daughter 🙂