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Brain Scanner

Brain Scanner

This contraption produced some mixed results.

Galactic Trio

Galactic Trio

It doesn't matter what planet your from... all are welcome.

Just Chillin

Just Chillin

From beer or blow-up aliens... what ever floats your boat.

Make New Friends

Make New Friends

Lara the clown makes a Space Bee for a lucky young chap at the festival.

Face Painting Tent

Face Painting Tent

This is where aliens are made.

Kids Costumes

Kids Costumes

Dressing up is all part of the fun.

Around Town

Around Town

Plenty of alien and UFO action everywhere you look.

Lantern Parade

Lantern Parade

The inaugural Lantern Parade was a huge success with a great effort put in by all.

Information Boards

Information Boards

The Info Boards placed around the grounds became the basis of many discussions, bringing out the expert in everyone.

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

A classic costume proving bigger isn't necessarily better.

Kids Costume Winners

Kids Costume Winners

The winners from the Kids Costume Contest... what a great effort!

Rides Galore

Rides Galore

There was also a heap of rides to keep the kids amused.

Fun for the kids

Fun for the kids

Lots of entertaining activities for the kids courtesy of the crew from 'Circus with a purpose'.

Great play area

Great play area

There was plenty of activities for the kids and all under cover to protect them from the solar radiation.

Great play area

Great play area

Plenty of fun for everyone.

The Foreshore Amphitheater

The Foreshore Amphitheater

The Foreshore Amphitheater has plenty of room to dance and jump around, no matter what planet you're from.

Easy Beat

Easy Beat

When organising a UFO Festival, always remember to use the force.

The Foreshore Amphitheater

The Foreshore Amphitheater

The Foreshore Amphitheater is a great place to chill and check out the live music.

Crazy Costumes

Crazy Costumes

This year you were the odd one out if you didn't get dressed up.

Spock n Roll

Spock n Roll

These aliens look familiar.

Festival Heros

Festival Heros

The entire event would not have been possible without the input from our awesome volunteers.

All sorts

All sorts

The three... errh... Amigos!!

Scary Species

Scary Species

Not too sure which planet these guys are from.

Zacariah

Zacariah

These guys have played more UFO Festivals than Hip-Hip Hoorays at a birthday party and deliver the goods every time.

Sunday Sessions

Sunday Sessions

Headlining the Sunday Sessions this year was Cameron Cusak and band and joined by talented vocalist Ms V (Vivien Asis) for a monumental set.

Sunday Sessions

Sunday Sessions

Supporting Cameron Cusak was Tiahnni, who's angelic voice made for a very memorable performance.

Monster Markets

Monster Markets

With over 80 stalls there's plenty of intergalactic trinkets to choose from.

We love aliens

We love aliens

They're Baaaaack!

Costume Competition

Costume Competition

Not sure where these guys were from but it wasn't Earth

Costume Party

Costume Party

Winning best dressed comes with its advantages

Great Music

Great Music

Zacariah bought down the house and made sure everyone was dancing.

8 till late

8 till late

Heaps of fun from 8.00am to well into the night

Plenty of cold drinks

Plenty of cold drinks

These guys made sure everybody stayed hydrated

Face painting

Face painting

These girls are the best face painters in the universe

Tasty Treats

Tasty Treats

Not sure what this guy was serving but it was outa-this-world

Intergalactic Fun

Intergalactic Fun

Pretty sure these two came from the same planet

Men In Black

Men In Black

Maintaining order throughout the universe

Plenty of music to dance to

Plenty of music to dance to

Introducing The Alien Invasion Dancers

Great Family Fun

Great Family Fun

These ones glow

Take me to your leader

Take me to your leader

What initially appears to be an aggressive stance turns out to be a form of alien dance.

C-Files

C-Files

Great turnout for the C-Files UFO Forum with guest speaker Alec Brimacombie.

Kids costume finalists

Kids costume finalists

Pretty scary stuff

Best Girls Costume-2016

Best Girls Costume-2016

Great effort by this young lady. Amazing what you can do wit a box... and of course Tin Foil!

Best boys costume-2016

Best boys costume-2016

Dr Planet's galactic cape scored some big points with the judges.

Space Cadets

Space Cadets

Here's a couple of tuned in guys... well one of them is anyway!

Cosmic romance

Cosmic romance

We love aliens in Cardwell.

Beam me up Spock

Beam me up Spock

Some of the visitors made it a little difficult to tell if they were from earth or elsewhere.

Peaceful visitor

Peaceful visitor

This alien made his second appearance at the annual festival.

Getting into the spirit

Getting into the spirit

A fun time was had by all.

Family fun

Family fun

Plenty of things going on at the festival

Strange light

Strange light

Our cosmic friends made a surprise appearance.

Knight Rider

Knight Rider

KITT was popular with aliens and locals alike.

Best girls costume

Best girls costume

Great effort from this little Transformer.

Best boy's costume

Best boy's costume

The winner of the boy's best costume was under there...somewhere!

Stormtrooper

Stormtrooper

An intergalactic peace keeper controlling the crowd.

Costume Party

Costume Party

This young lady proved not all aliens are creepy.

Zacariah wows the crowd

Zacariah wows the crowd

We have to wonder where some of the members of the band really came from.

Zacariah

Zacariah

These guys were a real hit with the crowd.

Treats

Treats

I scream at the festival

Fantastic food

Fantastic food

Some of the best earth fare was on offer.

Fantastic Food

Fantastic Food

Keeping the crowd fed looked to be a fun job.

Cosmic Cuisine

Cosmic Cuisine

Service with a smile

Sweets

Sweets

The kids made sure these guys were busy all night.

The force

The force

The force is strong with these two.

Something for everyone

Something for everyone

Even the aliens wanted a t-shirt!

Looking the part

Looking the part

Even Earthlings look good in these shirts.

Family fun

Family fun

Lots of fun for the whole family

Creatures great and small

Creatures great and small

Aliens come in all shapes and sizes

Galactic Gals

Galactic Gals

Thea and Molly show aliens and humans can party together

Some strange faces

Some strange faces

Are these humans dressed as aliens... or the other way around.

Saturday morning markets

Saturday morning markets

Crowds were enthralled with more than 60 market stalls.

Fancy Faces

Fancy Faces

Free face painting kept the kids looking the part.

Saturday morning markets

Saturday morning markets

A perfect location for the UFO markets

Terestrial Treasures

Terestrial Treasures

You could pick up just about anything at some of the stalls.

Saturday morning markets

Saturday morning markets

A huge variety of stalls meant there was something for everyone.

Earthly offerings

Earthly offerings

Plenty of treats were on offer in the huge variety of stalls at the markets.

Saturday morning markets

Saturday morning markets

Perfect weather and a great location made for a great day.

Terrific Trinkets

Terrific Trinkets

One of the many UFO trinkets available at the markets.

Saturday morning markets

Saturday morning markets

The Saturday markets showcased the fantastic Cardwell foreshore.

Eerie shadows

Eerie shadows

Some great shadows cast by out alien friends marked the end of a great festival.

Cosmic quilt

Cosmic quilt

Molly Dunn, left, displays her crop-circle-inspired quilt at the C-Files forum.

Its all a bit of fun

Its all a bit of fun

The festival featured alien costume design workshops, interactive displays on the foreshore and a forum for people to share their experiences of unexplained phenomena. (supplied : Kelly Biles )

Cover up

Cover up

Daryl Fig says he saw a flying saucer once and claims the government saw it too. (ABC Local: Isaac Egan)

The real men in black

The real men in black

Archie Dunn says he was witness to disappearing "men in black" who were "too perfect to be real" (ABC Local: Isaac Egan)

The truth is out there

The truth is out there

"UFO fanatic" Brad Booth says the public has been fed lies, but says the truth is out there. (ABC Local: Isaac Egan)

The converted

The converted

Former UFO sceptic Molly Dunn says she was converted when she saw a hairy alien at the end of her bed. (ABC Local: Isaac Egan)

The unexplained

The unexplained

Valerie Keenan gets extra-terrestrial. When probed as to why Cardwell is known as a UFO hotspot, Ms Ormonde replied "Because we are the centre of the universe so everything comes to Cardwell - everything and everyone." (supplied : Kelly Biles )

Making contact

Making contact

All walks of life attend the festival (supplied: Kelly Biles )

Discussion forum

Discussion forum

The festival's discussion forum. "There is a phenomena out there people are seeing things, they are not crazy they are not making these things up, the interpretation of the phenomena as we have seen today is very varied," said Mr Brimacombe. (ABC: Nathalie Fernbach )

Seriously

Seriously

At the discussion forum UFO Research Queensland's Alec Brimacombe said it is great to share experiences at events such as the UFO Festival however serious scientific research is needed to answer to the 'what' or 'why' questions surrounding these sightings. (ABC : Isaac Egan )

Strange Skies

Strange Skies

A strange cloud formation appeared over Cardwell the second morning of the festival. (ABC : Isaac Egan )

Alien friendly

Alien friendly

Responsible alien ownership? He is wearing a seatbelt and the window was left down a crack. These inflatable green men popped up all over town during the two day festival. (ABC: Nathalie Fernbach )