Spiritual Warfare & The Paranormal: Thinking Objectively - The Father Gill/ Paul Bennewitz UAP Cases
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02-15-22, Christian Lambright, UFO Belief Systems, Father Gill Case, and Paul Bennewitz Case
"Longtime UFO researcher, Chris Lambright gives his take on UFO beliefs, Longtime UFO researcher, Chris Lambright gives his take on UFO beliefs, The Father Gill Incident of 1959, and goes deeply into the Paul Bennewitz Case, Rick Doty and the government disinformation. Father Gill, UFO Incident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua8Mm... BIO: Christian Lambright is a former investigator for the Center for UFO Studies and a contributor to the Computer UFO Network. He holds a degree in Psychology from Baylor University, has worked extensively in Computer Technology and Internet services, and has a background in graphic arts and illustration. https://www.xdeskpublishing.com/ from video introduction.
I constantly look for people and discussions that are objective and realistic about our world and all of these things we are fascinated with and confused about. Christian Lambert provides excellent honest commentary for your consideration. - Andy
Father William Gill - UFO Encounter - Papua, New Guinea 1959
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THINK ABOUTIT UFO|ALIEN SIGHTINGS REPORT
Date: June 26 & 27, 1959
Sighting Time: 6pm
Location: Boiani Papua New Guinea BBU
Urban or Rural: -Rural
No. of Entity(‘s): four
Entity Type: Humanoid
Hynek Classification: CE3: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object.
Duration: 4+ each night
No. of Object(s): 1
Height & Speed: about 600 meters
Size of Object(s): large
Distance to Object(s):
Shape of Object(s): disc-shaped
Color of Object(s): It was apparently solid and circular with a wide base and narrower upper deck. The object appeared to have four ‘legs’ underneath it. There also appeared to be about four ‘panels’ or ‘portholes’ on the side of the object, which seemed to glow a little brighter than the rest. At a number of intervals, the object produced a shaft of blue light which shone upwards into the sky at an angle of about 45 degrees.
Number of Witnesses: Multiple 38+
Source: Bill Chalker, from ‘The Oz Files’ Source; Rev Norman E G Crutwell, FSR Special Issue # 4, Magonia 490
Summary: William B. Gill, an Anglican priest with a mission in Boiani, Papas New Guinea, observed craft-like UFOs — one with Humanoid figures on top — on two consecutive evenings, June 26-27, 1959. About twenty-five natives, including teachers and medical technicians, also observed the phenomena. They “signaled” the humanoids and received an apparent response. This was one of sixty UFO sightings within a few weeks in the New Guinea area.
The Boiani Visitants of 1959 by Bill Chalker
In 1959 Papua New Guinea was still a territory of Australia. June of that year saw the spectacular sightings by Father William Gill, an Australian Anglican missionary, and 37 members of his Boianai mission. Gill made notes about the experience, which the media obtained. Stories appeared in August, causing a sensation. I have had two extended interviews with Reverend Gill and was impressed with his quiet and certain manner in relating the events. What follows comes from his own account of the affair.
Only the day before the sighting, Gill had composed a letter to the Reverend David Durie, Acting Principal of Saint Aidan’s College at Dogura, to accompany a report regarding a UFO sighting made by Stephen Moi, an assistant teacher at Gill’s mission.
‘Dear David, Have a look at this extraordinary data. I am almost convinced about the “visitation” theory. There have been quite a number of reports over the months, from reliable witnesses. The peculiar thing about these most recent reports is that the UFOs seem to be stationary at Boiani or to travel from Boianai. The Mount Pudi vicinity seems to be the hovering area. I myself saw a stationary white light twice on the same night on 9 April but in a different place each time.
I believe your students have also sighted one over Boiani. The Assistant District Officer, Bob Smith, and Mr. Glover have all seen it, or similar ones on different occasions again, over Boiani, although I think the Baniara people said they watched it travel across the sky from our direction. I should think that this is the first time that the “saucer” has been identified as such.
‘I do not doubt the existence of these “things” (indeed I cannot, now that I have seen one for myself) but my simple mind still requires scientific evidence before I can accept the from outer space theory. I am inclined to believe that probably many UFOs are more likely some form of electric phenomena, or perhaps something brought about by the atom bomb explosions, etc.
That Stephen should actually make out a saucer could be the work of the unconscious mind as it is very likely that at some time he has seen illustrations of some kind in a magazine, or it is very possible that saucers do exist, but it is only a 50/50 chance that they are not earth made, still less that they should carry men (more likely radio-controlled), and it is still unproven that they are solids.
‘It is all too difficult to understand for me; I prefer to wait for some bright boy to catch one to be exhibited in Martin Square. ‘Please return this report as I have no copy and I want Nor, (Rev. Norman Crutwell) to have it. Yours, Doubting William Anglican Mission, Boianai. 27/6/59’
The events of the next day converted the Doubting William, as the next letter graphically indicates.
‘Dear David, Life is strange, isn’t it? Yesterday I wrote you a letter, (which I still intend to send you) expressing opinions re The UFOs. Now, less than twenty-four hours later I have changed my views somewhat. Last night we at Boianai experienced about four hours of UFO activity, and there is no doubt whatsoever that they are handled by beings of some kind. At times it was absolutely breathtaking. Here is the report. Please pass it around, but great care must be taken as I have no other, and this, like the one I made out re Stephen, will be sent to Nor. I would appreciate it if you could send the lot back as soon as poss.
Cheers, Convinced Bill’
As indicated by his notes, Gill saw a bright white light in the northwestern sky. It appeared to be approaching the mission and hovering about 100 meters up. Eventually, 38 people, including Gill, teachers Steven Gill Moi and Ananias Rarata, and Mrs. Nessle Moi, gathered to watch the main UFO, which looked like a large, disc-shaped object. It was apparently solid and circular with a wide base and narrower upper deck. The object appeared to have four ‘legs’ underneath it. There also appeared to be about four ‘panels’ or ‘portholes’ on the side of the object, which seemed to glow a little brighter than the rest. At a number of intervals, the object produced a shaft of blue light which shone upwards into the sky at an angle of about 45 degrees.
What looked like ‘men’ came out of the object, onto what seemed to be a deck on top of it. There were four men in all, occasionally two, then one, then three, then four. The shaft of blue light and the ‘men’ disappeared. The object then moved through some clouds. There were other UFO sightings during the night. Gill described the weather as variable sky scattered clouds to clear at first, becoming overcast after. He estimated the height of the clouds at about 600 meters. The first sighting over the sea, according to Rev. Gill, seemed to be about 150 meters above the water all times. The main UFO was clearly visible and seemed mostly stationary during the twenty-five minutes of observation.
Astonishingly, the aerial visitor put in a repeat performance the following night, 27 June. Gill prepared another statement.
‘Large UFO first sighted by Annie Laurie at 6 p.m. in the apparently same position as last night (26/6/59) only seemed a little smaller, when W.B.G. saw it at 6.02 p.m. I called Ananias and several others and we stood in the open to watch it. Although the sun had set it was still quite light for the following fifteen minutes. We watched figures appear on the top four of them, no doubt that they are human. Possibly the same object that I took to be the “Mother” ship last night. Two smaller UFOs were seen at the same time, stationary.
One above the hills west, another overhead. On the large one-two of the figures seemed to be doing something near the center of the deck, were occasionally bending over and raising their arms as though adjusting or “setting up” something (not visible). One figure seemed to be standing looking down at us (a group of about a dozen). I stretched my arm above my head and waved. To our surprise, the figure did the same. Ananias waved both arms over his head then the two outside figures did the same. Ananias and self began waving our arms and all four now seemed to wave back. There seemed to be no doubt that our movements were answered. All mission boys made audible gasps (of either joy or surprise, perhaps both).
‘As dark was beginning to close in, I sent Eric Kodawara for a torch and directed a series of long dashes towards the UFO. After a minute or two of this, the UFO apparently acknowledged by making several wavering motions back and forth. Waving by us was repeated and this followed by more flashes of a torch, then the UFO began slowly to become bigger, apparently coming in our direction. It ceased after perhaps half a minute and came no further. After a further two or three minutes, the figures apparently lost interest in us for they disappeared “below” deck. At 6.25 p.m. two figures re-appeared to carry on with whatever they were doing before the interruption. The blue spotlight came on for a few seconds twice in succession.’
Gill has described how he and the mission people called out to the men, even shouting at them, and beckoned them to descend, but there was no response beyond what has already been noted. Two smaller UFOs higher up remained stationary. By 6.30 p.m. the scene had remained largely unchanged, and Gill records that he went to dinner. Subsequently, critics were to question this, why would someone walk away from such an extraordinary sight? ‘I’m always asked this question,’ Gill has said, ‘either in puzzlement or with a sneer.
Having had about four hours of this sight on Friday night, we were not nearly so interested when it returned on Saturday night, especially after we were unable to persuade it to land. You must also keep in mind that there was nothing eerie or otherworldly about any of this. It was all so ordinary, as ordinary as a Ford car. It looked a perfectly normal sort of object, an earth made object. I realized, of course, that some people might think of this as a flying saucer but I took it to be some kind of hovercraft the Americans or even the Australians had built.
The figures inside looked perfectly human. In fact, I thought they were human, that if we got them to the land we would find the pilots to be ordinary earth-men in military uniforms and we would have dinner with them.
At 7.00 p.m. ‘No. 1 UFO’ was still present, although it appeared somewhat smaller. The group of observers went to church for evensong. After evensong, visibility was very limited with the sky covered in the cloud. Nothing else was seen that evening. At 10.40 p.m., a very penetrating, ‘ear-splitting’ explosion woke up people on the station. It sounded like it had come from just outside the window of the mission house. Gill felt it did not sound like a thunderclap. Nothing had been seen, but the whole sky was overcast. Other less compelling activity occurred the following night. Then it seemed the Boiani visitants had gone. But the controversy had just begun.
Reverend Gill was at the time of his sightings already scheduled to return to Australia. This presented civilian groups with an excellent opportunity to assess the credibility of the reports.
All investigators found Gill to be very impressive. This led to one of the leading civilian groups, the Victorian Flying Saucer Research Society, to view the Gill reports as constituting the most remarkable testimony of intensive UFO activity ever reported to civilian investigators. They were unique because for the first time credible witnesses had reported the presence of humanoid beings associated with UFOs. The major civilian groups of the day, in a spirit of newfound cooperation inspired by the significance of the Boianai observations, distributed copies of Gill’s sighting report to all members of the House of Representatives of Australia’s federal parliament.
A letter accompanied the report, signed by the presidents of the participating civilian UFO groups, urging members of parliament to press the Minister for Air for a statement about the attitude Air Force Intelligence had to the New Guinea reports.
On 24 November 1959 in federal parliament E.D. Cash, a Liberal member from Western Australia, asked the Minister for Air, F.M. Osborne, whether his department (specifically Air Force Intelligence) had investigated the reports. The minister’s reply did not address this question, but instead focused on the general situation, indicating that most sightings of UFOs were explained and ‘that only a very small percentage, something like 3 percent of reported sightings of flying objects cannot be explained’. A representative of one UFO group was advised by the Directorate of Air Force Intelligence that the Department was awaiting ‘depth of evidence’ on the New Guinea sightings.
However, the department had not even interviewed Gill. Finally, the Minister for Defense requested a report and the RAAF interviewed Gill on 29 December 1959, some six months after the sighting. Gill’s recollection of the visit is that the two officers from Canberra talked about stars and planets and then left. He heard no more from them.
As one might expect, Gill’s account was dismissed by the RAAF despite its extraordinary nature and the number of witnesses. The senior interviewing officer, Squadron Leader F.A. Lang, concluded:
‘Although the Reverend Gill could be regarded as a reliable observer, it is felt that the June/July incidents could have been nothing more than natural phenomena colored by past events and subconscious influences of UFO enthusiasts. During the period of the report, the weather was cloudy and unsettled with a light thun