Originally posted by heelstone
Could you go into more detail about your sighting? If you aren't under any oaths of national
security to keep your mouth shut, please fill us in on the some of the details.
Originally posted by ROGUE
Couple of years back during some military exercises in the mountains me and another couple of grunts saw some pretty strange stuff......
Enough to make me and them all believers....
I will give you 2 of the best.
We were in the Southern Alps of NZ in the mountains there was a group of 4 of us.
The exercise was basically a "YOMP" to the top of one of the higher peaks to sign a piece of paper (which was supposedly to be checked at some later
) The paper was buried in a biscuit tin under a pile of rocks close to the summit,which took us a while to locate.......
grunts... ha ha)
We neared the peak and and signed the knackered book and decided to roll on back down (non-tactical..
too buggered..for any "SNEAKY BEAKY STUFF"
We decided to wait on one of the many ridges on the way down,and take a break.
We all sat in the darkness and saw the lights in the distance and basically sat there stunned at their erratic movements,sure it could have been a
I and the others tried to convince ourselves of that at later dates.
In the mountains of NZ and its environs I have seen some other weird stuff like lightning striking the ground at vey low levels.
And some of the storms we get are unreal.
But during a civilian exercise.... ha ha ha "FISHING" off the coast of Wellington me and a friend snuck onto one of the "FISHING PROHIBITED"
wharves at night to fish for BARRACOUTA (great fighting fish and night scavenger/predator).
We were very familiar with the tides and regularly checked the papers for high\low tide and always fished during the high tide.
The night in question was just a perfect night vey still and high tide was at about midnight and we arrived at the wharf just a few mins
before,climbed the fence..... blah blah.....
We started to attach the wire traces to the mono and then leaned over to look at the water and the tide was out.................waaaaay out there were
parts of the piles of the wharf that I had never seen before showing.
(I knew this area very well having grown up there).
That alone was weird,then came the usual arguments "ahhh you got the times wrong".... "no you did...." etc.
Next thing we knew was the tide started to come in....and I kid you not the water was rushing in like a slow current and bringing in a hell of a lot
of driftwood and similar debris.
Next thing I know is I am looking at my mates face which is green with a very weird glow in the almost pitch conditions.
He had this aghast look on his face as he looked high above me.
I didnt have to look far to see what he was looking at it was a huge firey ball many times the size of the sun decsending toward the southern
I tell you I was stunned and it dissapeared down below the horizon and the sky flashed from north to south in two intermittent flashes....just like a
camera as the flash primes....
There was no sound and the pair of us stood there for about 5mins in total silence.....
The flash was seen from the Kaikouras to the Kapiti coast by numerous people up the coast of the eastern side of NZ.
I found that out because I actually called the POLICE!!!
They took my name and details,my mate was sure there were going to be guys with straight jackets and white van arrive.
But to my surprise instead I had a visit from 1 National news (NZ TV) and they interviewed me and a few others from dIfferent parts of NZ... (my 1min
I later tried to find out what the US Science team that came had found and was told that it was a ball of dust the size of my fist that had fallen to
Earth between the South pole and NZ.....And I tell you what my fist aint that big!!!
If I hadnt seen it I wouldnt believe it.....
[Edited on 17-10-2003 by ROGUE]