From: Geoff Blackmore <geoff_184.nul> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 01:53:30 +1200 Archived: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:38:14 -0400 Subject: UFO Sightings In Waikato Skies Source: Waikato Times - NZ http://tinyurl.com/3wbd85a 14/04/2011 UFO Sightings In Waikato Skies By Ben Stanley Strange lights have been illuminating Waikato skies and some residents are pinning it on UFO activity. But astronomers say more mundane meteors or man-made objects are to blame. North Hamilton man Adrian Kilpatrick is convinced he and his wife Kathryn saw a unidentified flying object above his Woodridge home last Saturday night. When he first saw it, at around 6.30pm, Mr Kilpatrick, a long- time believer in UFOs, thought it was a light plane coming into land. "But then it looked like the plane was on fire, like the engines were glowing orange," he said, adding that the object's absolute silence had made him wonder further of its origins. He estimated the object was flying around the height a small aircraft might fly and appeared less than two kilometres north of their house. It moved towards Hamilton from Ngaruawahia, before changing direction and zipping towards Morrinsville. Mr Kilpatrick estimated it was visible for about three minutes. "The people who are skeptical about UFOs haven't seen one yet. They are real," the Hamilton businessman said. Suli Laomakei and Kelly Dixon have seen something too. The pair, employees at Te Rapa's Prolife Foods, were outside taking a cigarette break at around 11pm when they saw a "light the size of the moon" moving quickly across the night sky on March 29. "It was very bright when it moved. Everything below it lit up," Ms Laomakei said. "It was huge, and looked like it had flames coming out of it." Ms Laomakei, who estimated the object was only around 100m off the ground, said she was not a believer in UFOs before the sighting, but the strange light had her scratching her head. "Something was travelling through the sky that night," she said. Hawera residents have also reported a flaming ball zig-zagging through the sky on Tuesday night. through the night sky. Auckland Stardome Observatory astronomer Dr Grant Christie said a meteor entered the atmosphere over New Zealand around 11pm on the night of March 29, lighting up the night sky. Dr Christie estimated the fireball to be travelling around 30 and 80km above the earth, describing as one of the brightest observed fireballs above New Zealand since 1999. As for Mr Kilpatrick's travelling light? Observatory spokesperson Gina Dellabarca said it was likely caused by the International Space Station (ISS), which is currently manned by six people and orbiting around 350 km above Earth.with the last pass at around 6pm yesterday. It is expected over New Zealand again this Saturday at about 6.30pm. Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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