As detailed in her in 1996 book Encounter, Ms Cahill’s case had all the hallmarks of the classic alien abduction story of the era: lost time, strange spaceships, bright lights, inhuman creatures and inexplicable marks on her body. But her story had something other alien visitations didn’t. Independent witnesses who could back up her story. Along with her then-husband Andrew, who was in the car with her on that fateful night on Melbourne’s south-eastern fringes, there were reportedly four other people in two separate cars who would be able to verify her otherworldly claims. Because of its multiple witnesses, the incident was hailed as the “holy grail” of alien abduction stories by UFO researchers and enthusiasts. We’re talking five different stories told by at least seven individuals interweaving and overlapping. Join us as we explore one of Australia’s most lauded ufological mysteries. 


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