Official site for Ross Coulthart's new book

Investigative journalist Ross Coulthart’s new book exploring the mystery of Unidentified Flying Objects.

UFOs – also known as UAPs – Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, aka flying saucers, orbs, black triangles, discs. Whatever you call them, they are a mystery that has intrigued humans for thousands of years.

And, despite decades of ridicule and stigma attached to the phenomenon, recent admissions by the US military, intelligence services, and US Government officials are now signalling a huge shift in attitude to whatever it is.

Where can I purchase a copy?

The Kindle and multiple audio book versions are already available via Amazon and other providers.


In Australia, the best and cheapest location to buy a copy is below.


In the UK/Europe is publishing on 19 August.


The USA is publishing on 12 October. 

In Plain Sight Documentary

Ross Coulthart's UFO documentary, THE UFO PHENOMENON, which first aired on Australian TV Channel Seven’s SPOTLIGHT program in late May, is now released for international viewing (ie: It is no longer geo-locked to Australia) from Monday 9 August 2021 at noon.

Anyone can watch the film for free here on YouTube:

About the Book

In unprecedented admissions, those same US Government, military and intelligence officials are now admitting that, whatever it is, it is real. That it deserves to be investigated.

Award-winning investigative journalist Ross Coulthart has been intrigued by UFOs since mysterious glowing lights were reported and filmed near New Zealand’s Kaikoura mountains when he was a teenager. The 1978 sighting is just one of thousands since the 1940s, and yet research into UFOs has generally been dismissed for decades as the realm of crackpots and conspiracy theorists. Like many people, Ross accepted the official explanations that offered prosaic and mundane explanations for the weird sightings. He worked for decades in a media industry that was generally dismissive of UFOs-UAPs, treating the subject with stigma and ridicule.
Mellon and Ross - Former Deputy Assistant US Secretary of Defence Christopher Mellon with Ross Coulthart at his home in Pennsylvannia. He says the strange craft filmed by the US Navy aren’t American, Russian or Chinese as far as he knows.Which leaves the central mystery, who are they and where are they from?
Dusk at Harold E. Holt - The still secretive Australian naval communications station Harold E. Holt at sunrise. This is as close as military police let our cameras get anywhere near the facility - site of numerous strange sighting of anomalous craft, including the glowing orb seen in October 1973.

In 2020, however, after decades of denial, the US Department of Defence made the astonishing admission that strange aerial and underwater objects frequently reported and videoed by pilots and tracked by sensors are real, unexplained, and pose a genuine national security concern.

Compelled to investigate, Coulthart has embarked on what’s become the most confronting and challenging story of his career, speaking to witnesses, researchers, scientists, spies and defence and intelligence officials and insiders. What he has found suggests that the world is on the cusp of extraordinary technological breakthroughs and cultural revelations.

Bizarre, sometimes mind blowing and utterly fascinating, In Plain Sight tells a story that’s largely escaped the radar of mainstream media coverage but has been there, in plain sight, all along. It’s time to observe what’s in front of our eyes.

Purchase a copy of IN PLAIN SIGHT today!

Recent Media

If you’d like to see or listen to any of Ross Coulthart’s recent interviews with TV, radio or multiple podcast shows, here’s a recent selection:

ABC Radio Perth Drive

28 July 2021

ABC Radio Sydney Focus

28 July 2021

Booktopia Australia

6 Aug 2021

Fade To Black, Jimmy Church USA Radio & Podcast

16 Jul 2021

Seven Network News (Westall Incident)

30 May 2021

Project Unity UK

30 June 2021

Martin Willis, Podcast UFO

4 Aug 2021

Hinksy, River 94.9 Qld Australia


Special Access Podcast

27 July 2021

Ryan Sprague, Somewhere in the Skies

27 July 2021

Jam Nation with Jonesy & Amanda

27 July 2021

The Unexplained with Howard Hughes (UK)

5 Aug 2021

How can I contact Ross?

If anyone wants to contact Ross they can visit his website, or email him him via encrypted Protonmail email.

If you’re nervous about electronic communications (which leave a metadata trail for interested leak investigators) you can post a letter to me at:

Ross Coulthart, PO Box 3094, Exeter, NSW Australia 2579.