Some of that was your research?
Lol.....yeah..there you are in the references
10] Lindell, Jeff A. 'The Foo Fighter Mystery Revised' I.U. Folklore Institute
Fancy that...giving you a link to your own work
Are you familiar with the Kaikoura, New Zealand UFO flap of December 1978?
Similar sort of occurance, balls of light following, almost toying it would seem with a lone Argosy plane on a mail run. Although rather than being
apparitions of tired pilots, these things were tracked by ground radar and the planes onboard radar, plus visually confirmed by witnesses on the
ground, and most famously of all... caught on film, by a film crew onboard the argosy.
I would give better links, but oddly for one of the best sightings ever, not alot of information exits on it.
I was a kid at the time but still remember the flap vividly, as reports of strange sightings occured for several weeks.
HASSALL BLOWS THE LID OFF THE 1979 KAIKOURA CASE
UFO author/researcher Peter Hassall convinced the New Zealand Ministry of Defence to lift the Top Secret rating on documents dealing with the 1979
Kaikoura UFO case. NZMoD had originally sealed all of the documents until the year 2004.
The ministry also gave Hassall permission to reprint the original reports in their entirety in his new book, THE NZ FILES.
THE NZ FILES contains a comprehensive review of all the UFO cases in New Zealand dating back to the 1880s. Hassall, who lives in Upper Hutt on North
Island about 75 kilometers (45 miles) northeast of Wellington, contacted the ministry and asked to review the Kaikoura file. The ministry gave him
permission to "reprint it in its entirety in the book."
In late December 1978, air freight pilots reported seeing unusual bright lights hovering over Kaikoura, N.Z. Two weeks later, in January 1979, the
mysterious lights returned and were videotaped by Australian and New Zealand TV news agencies.
Following the sightings, the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RZNAF), the police and the Centre Observatory in Wellington cooperated in an investigation,
the results of which were stamped Top Secret and lodged in the National Archives in Wellington.
Calling the report "a whitewash," Hassall was quoted by the New Zealand Press as saying, "They discussed how to deal with the problem of (UFO)
reports and they all agreed to cooperate and investigate... but not tell the public they were exchanging information. Secretly they were trying to
figure it out. No one wanted to deal with the problem of UFO reporting. They didn't know what to do about them, partly through a lack of resources to
adequately investigate them."
The NZMoD report concluded that the Kaikoura UFOs were caused by Venus or reflections of light from a squid boat offshore or a train or a passing
"Venus had not risen over the horizon when most of the sightings were made," Hassall said "No one knows for sure what the Kaikoura sightings were.
It could have been a natural phenomenon. They just made a complete shambles of the whole affair." (Many thanks to Errol Bruce-Knapp for forwarding
the original news story.)
[edit on 12-10-2004 by Zero Point]