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Is the truth out there?

Flying saucers, UFOs, extra-terrestrial life - most people think it is all fiction. But for some it is all too real and an international conference was held in Perth in Western Australia to discuss the "hidden truths", information that a so-called secret government is withholding from the public.

Adapted from a report from ABC Radio's 'AM' program

Conference organiser Mary Rodwell has counselled 800 people in Perth who say they have been contacted by non-humans. Ms Rodwell says most of these experiences seem to have occurred when the individual is relaxed, like when they are about to go to sleep.


Are we alone?

"I mean beings from other planets, but I also say that we think some of the beings may be what's known as inter-dimensional as well," Ms Rodwell said.

"So I mean it's a very hard one to explain but it's like not all of them come from this dimension."

So what kinds of experiences do people have with these beings?

"The classic X-Files is the bright lights in the room, not being able to move, feeling a presence or presences around you, obviously feeling frightened and frozen in their beds, they feel like they're paralysed, often there's a sense of a buzzing sound around them, and sometimes they have a feeling of going through walls or, and having certain procedures done on them on the craft," Ms Rodwell said.

But given that a lot of these experiences have happened in relaxed states, could it be possible these are manifestations of the mind?

"One could say that if they weren't left with marks on their body that they can't explain, including a shaved area on one gentlemen's leg, for example," Ms Rodwell said.

"These marks actually fluoresce in black ultraviolet light, and they're scoop marks, they're rashes, they are like little dots that are very painful, and these always happen after these experiences."

So does Ms Rodwell believe all of the people that she has counselled have been contacted by non-humans?

"I would believe 99 per cent, certainly," Ms Rodwell said.

"[But] there is the odd view that I think actually need medical help."

Ms Rodwell says people generally go to the doctor first but they usually believe the person has bumped into a piece of furniture or run into something.

The conference focussed on claims that non-humans have put objects inside people, such as metallic things that affects their own nerve system. However, none of this material will be on show for physical examination because it is apparently in laboratories in the US.

UFO protesters

Protesters in the US march to raise awareness about a weather balloon crash at Roswell in 1947, which they claim was a crashed UFO.

Ms Rodwell says people should be aware that a secret government is trying to keep certain information from getting into the public arena.

"The whole idea of this conference is to make this information available to the public," Ms Rodwell said.

Does she think the media part of this conspiracy?

"I don’t think the media per se is, I think some of the corporations that run the media have obviously got maybe a different agenda, and if they want something squashed, believe me, they'll squash it," she said.

Black and white still from video of UFO

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