Posted Aug 30, 2018
Due to popular demand, and much-better viewing opportunities to see any alien visitors, the fifth annual Cardwell UFO Festival will once again be held at the popular Cardwell foreshore overlooking the town’s stunning beach and the islands off Cardwell.
The only UFO festival in Australia, which has drawn national and international interest, will be held over two days, Saturday and Sunday October 13-14, 2018.
The free festival includes two family-fun days of lively entertainment, heaps of activities for children, entertainment for all ages, markets and the Alien Invasion party Saturday from 7pm featuring the highly popular band Zacariah, which will keep the crowd rocking until midnight to the popular rock classics from the 1970s onward.
The highlight of the event is the C-Files, where people from all walks of life come together to talk about their UFO encounters.
“We’ve been amazed at the number of people in Far North Queensland who have unexplained UFO experiences to share,” said organiser Thea Ormonde. “We keep hearing different and fascinating stories from people of all ages and with the recent spate of UFO activity in the region there should be plenty to talk about.”
Ms Ormonde said the C-Files at the inaugural UFO festival attracted about 20 people, while last year more than 100 people attended.
“We were amazed that so many people came from all over the region to talk about their encounters and to hear about other people’s experiences,” she said. “Funnily enough, some people discovered they shared the same unexplained sightings and experiences.”
While the C-Files, which will be held from 1-5pm, is a forum to discuss and share unexplained happenings, Ms Ormonde said it’s also a way for people to find out how to report any unusual sightings they have seen.
“While many people are shy to tell others their UFO stories, we have learned that most people want to know what they can do if they see something, so the C-Files is also going to include advice on how to report these types of encounters.”
Cardwell and the region, including Tully which is known for its ‘saucer nest’, is known as a
hot spot for unusual activity, including countless reports of mystery lights, “hairy men”, large
black cats and rainforest pygmies.
“We hear about these unusual sightings as well as others from the region and throughout Australia at the C-Files,” Ms Ormonde added.
Among the family-fun activities during the two-day festival are an observation car rally, Milky Way lantern parade, scavenger hunt and an Invasion Dollars auction, to name a few of the events in store.
Worlds Collide at the Cardwell UFO Festival