C-Files UFO Forum
The response to the Cardwell UFO Festival’s C-Files, a forum for people to discuss their UFO experiences, has been even more successful than organisers originally hoped!
Twenty people attended the C-Files at the inaugural event in 2014, and next year’s attendance exploded to over 80 people who joined in the forum. C-Files then received well over 100 people attending the event in 2017 to share their unusual stories and experiences.
Cardwell is well known in UFO circles for the mysterious Cardwell Lights along with numerous UFO sightings. The region, including Tully which is known for its ”saucer nest”, are also renowned as being hot spots for unusual activity, including countless reports of mystery lights, UFOs, “hairy men”, large black cats and rainforest pygmies.
All these unusual activities and experiences are discussed at the forum, where people come together to share and compare their unusual encounters. The C-Files forum is a confidential gathering. No photos or recordings are allowed, so everyone feels safe and comfortable talking openly about their unusual experiences. A big thank you to all those that attended the 2018 event.
GUEST SPEAKERS - 2019
Ben Hurle is Director of Victorian UFO Action (VUFOA) and has been investigating UFO reports in Victoria since 2010. He is passionate about the UFO phenomenon and VUFOA is a Not-for-Profit group who provides support for Victorian's who have had strange UFO encounters and what to explore it with open minded, local, investigators. Ben has appeared in the National Geographic Channel's UFO series, "Invasion Earth", where he details the VUFOA investigation into the Burkes Flat UFO Incident. Ben has liaised with the media, including the Herald Sun, The Age, Channel 9 Today show and written numerous essays on the UFO phenomenon in Victoria. Ben has also had his own UFO radio show on America's premium UFO radio station KGRA. Ben will be speaking from 11.30am to 12.45 with 15mins question time.
Australia's original "Yowie man", Rex Gilroy will be the a speaker at this years C-Files.
Rex's work focuses on yowie reports, UFOs and the lost Australian civilization of Uru. He is an author and publisher of a number of books.
Rex will present his research into the unexplained along with his collection of plaster casts of footprints and other exhibits. He will also have available his books to purchase.
Rex will be speaking on Saturday 10th from 10am to 11.15am with 15min question time.
10.00am to 11.00am - Rex Gilroy, Yowie and lost civilizations presentation
11.00am to 11.15pm - Rex, Q&A
11.30am to 12.30pm - Ben Hurle, How UFO reports are investigated
12.30pm to 12.45pm - Ben, Q&A
Break for lunch - 12.45pm to 1.30pm
1.30pm to 2.30pm - Third Speaker TBA
2.30pm to 2.45pm - Third Speaker Q&A
2.45pm to 4.00pm - Open Mic