A new Australian documentary being released this week has in it what can be termed the usual UFO information: interviews with those that have seen UFOs, often-shaky video of lights and odd, silvery, shimmering shapes in the skies.
However, there is one segment of the documentary that may stick out to many viewers.
The story of Liam Freaney is documented in Australien Skies.
Liam Freaney is a married construction worker with two kids living in Australia. In March 2013, he and a co-worker saw bright stars gathering around a ball of white light in the daytime hours. After watching them for a bit, the ball and stars disappeared and reappeared before being strafed by what he described as an F-18 Hornet fighter jet before they vanished for good.
Only a few months later, Liam Freaney started seeing objects – meaning UFOs – regularly, and bought a video camera to film them. However, after he started to capture several of these UFOs on video tape, helicopters started showing up and hovering low over his house.
“I would see and film an object then directly afterwards I would get home and a helicopter would show up and sit over the house. So I started filming the helicopters as well as the unidentified flying objects. It happened over and over again, 20 or 30 times at least. When they hover the height of a lamppost above your house and lean out the window it’s definitely not military training.”
In the documentary, Freaney expounded on the UFOs he was taking footage of.
“These things will go invisible in front of you then reappear then shoot across the sky into a pinprick and then come straight back in front of you at incredible speed. Maybe I have filmed something I shouldn’t have. That’s a possibility.”
Frealey contacted the locals UFO Research NSW and spoke with president Mariana Flynn, telling her what he’d seen and videotaped. Flynn didn’t think that Frealey was crazy in the least, and she also told him that Frealey wasn’t the only one videotaping the UFOs.
“There have been reports of people leaning out of the helicopter with a camera and filming.”
In the documentary, Freaney says that he was going to finally give a presentation on what he’d taped and seen to Flynn’s UFO group. There was much buzz about his speech, and the presentation was well advertised.
However, shortly before Freaney was supposed to give the talk, he noticed a black sedan following him home.
“It had flashing lights inside the front grill. It was a black car. I stopped. Two guys got out of the black Holden Statesman with a Canberra plate. One approached the window and he said: ‘Good day Liam, how are you?’ I said ‘This is really strange.’ He said: ‘Yep, but you know what it is about. We’d like it if you didn’t do your talk.’ They said it would be better off for me to keep my mouth shut and to have a good day and then left.”
Freaney was freaked out – or scared – enough to cancel his speech. Now, however, for the purposes of the Australien Skies documentary, Freaney has decided to tell his story.
“I am well aware of the situation I am putting myself in. The purpose of this whole two and a half years of contact that has happened to me I believe is for me to pass on the message that it is happening and that it is real. The only thing I have got out of it is to tell people what I am seeing.”
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