Abduction On The Moorooduc Highway – The Maureen Puddy Case

First Published: September 14, 2018 Last updated: February 9th, 2019 Written by: Marcus Lowth Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes Posted in: Aliens
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The sightings of Maureen Puddy would ultimately lead to one of the strangest cases of alleged abduction on record. The events began on a lonely Australian road as she drove home from visiting her son in a Melbourne hospital in July of 1972. Following two strange sightings, she began to receive telepathic messages and would ultimately be called back to the “meeting place” by the apparent entity behind them, where two UFO researchers witnessed a most bizarre contact experience.

Puddy UFO Sighting

It is a case that most certainly belongs in the UFO files due to the initial sightings of a typical disc-shaped object. But it is also a case that raises intriguing questions about what the intelligence behind these crafts might be. And what methods they might use to interact and communicate with us, as well as bridging the gap between their realm and ours.

A Sudden Blue Glow

After leaving the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, on the evening of 5th July 1972 where she was visiting her son following an accident when a cupboard fell on him at school, Maureen Puddy would drive to her mother’s home in Frankston to update her on his condition. And to have a much-needed cup of tea before making the final drive home. At around 9:15 pm, Maureen bid her mother farewell and set off back on her journey.

Shortly after, she noticed a sudden glow of blue seemingly coming from above her. Thinking it was likely a police helicopter she would pull the car over to the side of the road. As she stepped from the vehicle expecting to see an officer with a loudspeaker issuing instructions to her, she instead saw a huge, blue, round object, like “two saucers placed together”. She would estimate it to be around “two telephone poles” from the ground. Later investigations would estimate the size of the object to be around one-hundred feet wide.

As she pressed herself against the exterior of her car, now questioning her decision to exit the vehicle but remaining where she was nonetheless, she took in as much detail as she could. The entire blue-metallic surface had no joins or seams that she could see and was entirely smooth. Similarly, she noticed no doors or windows of any kind. An “intense blue glow” enveloped the entire craft and cast its brilliant wash all around the immediate area. As she continued to watch the hovering, though motionless object, she noticed a humming noise permeate the air.

Three Weeks Later, Same Time, Same Place

After several moments she suddenly snapped back to her senses and quickly positioned herself back in the driver’s seat, starting the engine in one fluid motion. She sped away from the scene but much to her horror when she glanced back she noticed the object was following her. No matter how much she increased her speed, the strange blue craft would maintain the exact same distance. This continued for several miles before the object suddenly disappeared leaving Puddy to see a “very bright light streaking” across the sky away from her.

She returned home, confused about what she had seen, but certain it wasn’t a dream or an illusion of some kind. She made a report to the police although they certainly didn’t take it very seriously. Nor did the several friends and members of her family who she told of the incident. So much so, she decided to keep the encounter to herself from then on.

However, following a similar hospital visit on the evening of the 25th July, at almost the same time of 9:15 pm, at roughly the same spot, the large, blue disc appeared again. This time, though, she decided against stopping the car. In fact, she gripped the wheel and pressed her foot down harder on the accelerator. However, instead of speeding into the distance, the car came to a calm stop at the roadside. As she looked out of her windscreen, the object was hovering above and in front of her.

Then, a voice entered her head.

Maureen Puddy

Maureen Puddy at the spot of the incident

“Tell The Media…You Are Now In Control!”

“Don’t be afraid, we mean you no harm” were the first words that went through her mind. This was followed by the rather bizarre “your tests will be negative. Tell the media…you are now in control”. What was meant by this is not sure.

Then, the car engine started of its own accord. She remained still for a moment before speeding away from the scene. She would make a report of the sighting to the police once more, if only to get it put on record.

Several months passed before UFO researchers, Paul Norman and Judith Magee would take an interest in the case. She would speak directly to the researchers as well as giving a public talk at their urging. Puddy would attempt to contact the wider media (as per the apparent instructions to do so) but decided against pursuing the action further due to the usual ridicule she was met with.

She claimed to still receive messages, however. And one evening, after claiming to have received a message to “return to the meeting place” she would contact Magee and Norman and arranged to meet them. It would be an evening that would prove to be one of the most bizarre of any of their lives.

At a predetermined meeting place near an electricity sub-station off the highway, they arranged to meet at 9 pm. Magee and Norman arrived slightly earlier and could see Puddy approach in her car. As she parked up she immediately ran from the car to the researchers and informed them she nearly “went off the road back there”. Magee and Norman left their car, locked it and walked over to Puddy’s station wagon, asking her to tell them of the encounter on the way to the “meeting place”.

Invisible Entities

As soon as Magee stepped into Puddy’s car she would notice a strange “electric” feeling. As if something simply wasn’t right, although she didn’t know what. They drove on and Puddy informed them that as she was driving to meet them a strange figure in a gold-foil suit appeared out of nowhere in the car. The shock of the sudden appearance almost caused her to lose control of the car. Both researchers would note how genuinely shook up she seemed to be.

They arrived at the meeting place, a quiet spot off the main road, and stopped the car. As they sat speaking, Puddy suddenly reached out and grabbed Magee’s arm. “There he is! Can’t you see him?” she exclaimed to the two researchers. As they both looked to where Puddy was looking all they could see was empty road ahead of them. Instead, Puddy appeared to be in some kind of strange trance stating that it was getting closer. So close that if they reached out they would be able to touch it. It was telling her to follow it, she claimed, but she didn’t want to go.

All the while, Puddy remained in her seat at the front of the car, apparently seeing something the researchers could not. At this point, Megee would offer to “go with her” and would attempt to coerce her out of the vehicle. However, instead of leaving, Puddy simply gripped the wheel as tightly as she could, refusing to move.

Then, while remaining in her seat and still very much in some kind of trance, she began describing the inside of the entity’s space-craft.

Moorooduc Highway UFO

An Out-Of-Body Experience?

According to Puddy, she was standing in a large circular room. The entity was in front of her, pointing to a “mushroom-like object” in the middle of the room. This object was around ten feet tall and continually moved “like a jelly”. At the base of this mushroom-shape were symbols or “lines like Roman numerals”.

She suddenly became extremely agitated blurting out, “I can’t get out. There are no doors or windows. I can’t get out”. Magee would later state that all the while, Puddy was crying very real tears. If this was some kind of bizarre hallucination, it was very real, if only in her mind.

“He wants me to close my eyes” Puddy would offer out of the blue. She did so and appeared to instantly relax. All the while, the two UFO researchers looked on, both amazed and slightly spooked at what was happening. She would continue describing what she could see “inside” the craft, eventually becoming extremely animated once again.

Then, just like that, she was “back” inside the car with them. However, before each of them could take a breath, she went back into the trance stating, “I’m back in there again”. She went quiet, but remained calm, before stating to the researchers that the entity was no longer in the craft. She then “returned to the car”, the incident apparently over.

Spiritual Esoteric Abductions?

What happened to Maureen Puddy that evening in the car with the two UFO researchers is open to debate. And whether a similar incident occurred when she was alone on the previous incidents is also something to examine. Both of the researchers would recall how Puddy’s car had an “electrifying” presence about it when they stepped inside. And both recalled the very real and genuine fright displayed by the witness. Furthermore, both would claim Puddy appeared to be in a strange trance throughout her “abduction” – an abduction that occurred while she, or at least her physical self, remained right next to them in the vehicle.

We have written before of similar cases of out-of-body experiences occurring during an alien abduction. Is this, though, more prevalent than we suspect? Might most abduction be real but actually be a purposely-caused out-of-body experience by whatever entity is behind them? Or might this be a specific method of a particular species of extraterrestrial? Or further still, if we take out the alien presence for a moment, might such technology and encounters be the result of secret military experiments? All speculative theories, no doubt, but all worth following up.

Check out the video below. It looks at apparent connections between alien abductions and spirituality.



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About Marcus Lowth

Marcus Lowth is a writer with a love for UFOs, aliens, and the Ancient Astronaut Theory, to the paranormal, general conspiracies and unsolved mysteries. He has been writing and researching with over 20 years experience. Marcus has been Editor-in-Chief for several years due to his excellent knowledge in these fields. Marcus also regularly appears as an expert on radio talk shows including Troubled Minds and Unexplained Radio discussing these topics.

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  • Rock Hunter says:

    Thanks for info on Mooraduc Hwy

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