It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
It was even caught on camera by an Australian film crew who was in the area trying to capture footage of them. Journalist Quentin Fogarty said they were transfixed by the mysterious lights, some of which were the size of a house.
Journalist Quentin Fogarty said they were transfixed by the mysterious lights, some of which were the size of a house. "We saw this string of lights, it started as a small pinpoint of light then grew into this large pulsating globe with tinges of orange and red," he said. "I'm sitting there transfixed - we were told after it was about the size of a house."
Come on, radar returns from a field of cabbages? Squid boats doing 180 knots at 14,000 feet?" said Mr Cordy. Even Mr Herd, a sceptic according to his son, believed the flashing lights were not normal. "My father was a very sensible man," Daniel Herd said. "It would have taken a lot for him to believe that this was something as unusual as he did believe that it was."
I was born in '78.
originally posted by: data5091
a reply to: swanne
I am trying to think of some historical things from that time frame, but not having much luck. I do recall in '77 and '78 were when Star Wars and Close Encounters came out though movie wise.
But declassified New Zealand Defence Force files released yesterday showed the RNZAF attributed the sightings to "freak propagation" of radio and light waves, an unusually-bright Venus, "anomalous returns" on Wellington radar, and the lights of a squid fishing fleet, cars and trains.
Then there were radar "returns" from behind the aircraft, and a radar "target" where the crew saw a white light off their starboard side.
n the 2cm-thick file on the Kaikoura sightings, a report by Dr Bruce Maccabee for the NZ UFO Studies Centre, said the incidents were hard to explain through "conventional phenomenon".