posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 08:37 PM
I still remember the 1978 sighting of a UFO which took formation on flights by night freighter aircraft near Kaikoura.
The unusual thing was that a friend of mine, then air traffic controller John Cordy also monitored the UFO on radar flying near the Argossy freighter.
As this persisted a TV news camera crew joined one of the late night flights to gather file footage of the crews in their cockpit, never expecting to
gain footage of a UFO outside the aircraft's cockpit windows.
Around the same time a cessna pilot flying fish in the Bass Strait region near tasmania radioed a mayday that he had a giant UFO over his aircraft and
that it was being pulled up into the other craft.
The Cessna and it's pilot simply vanished and were never seen again.
The New Zealand air force actually scrambled some fighters to intercept the Kaikoura UFO but never made contact. They were vectored on Radar by John
Cordy. John is an old family friend and he is the most sober person i know, not given to wild flights of fantasy and not as far as I am aware a UFO