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NZ Mystery UFO Sighting

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 12:31:48 -0400
Archived: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 12:31:48 -0400
Subject: NZ Mystery UFO Sighting




Source: Stuff - Wellington,New Zealand

http://www.stuff.co.nz/northland/4139098a22378.html

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

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Mystery UFO Sighting
By Richard Edmondson - Northern News

A mysterious object captured in photos taken near Kaitaia is the
subject of an investigation involving an international UFO
expert.

New Zealand UFO researchers - UFOCUS NZ - have asked United
States UFO specialist Dr Bruce Maccabee to study a series of
digital photos snapped at Ahipara on April 28.

UFOCUS NZ coordinator Suzy Hansen says a man noticed a bright
mark on photos he had taken of the sea and sky at sunset when he
viewed the photos on his computer.

"It does not look like a cloud. It does not fit in with any of
the cloud structures around it. It certainly looks like a
craft," says Ms Hansen.

Dr Maccabee believes the object is a jet aircraft's vapour trail
viewed end on, she says.

But air traffic control records show the nearest plane was 380km
away in a different direction when the photos were taken. While
the photographer was a person with some standing in the
community, UFOCUS couldn't be certain the photos hadn't been
manipulated.

"We are still looking with Dr Maccabee at the possibility that
it may be a Photoshop hoax. However, looking at the pixilation,
we certainly wouldn't think that, but he is the expert not us."

Deciding if the photos are authentic will be a fairly easy
matter for the UFO specialist who is an optical physicist in the
United States Navy, she says.

"The only problem is the person deleted the photos from the
memory card after they downloaded them to their computer. We
advise people not to do that, but this person didn't know."

If the photos are genuine, the object may be anything from a
piece of space junk to an insect on the camera lens, she says.

An 'amazing silver craft' seen in skies over Tauranga recently
turned out to be industrial, metallic paper.

Even if the researchers conclude the object is a craft of
unknown origin and technology, they cannot assume it is
extraterrestrial, she says.

"We don't claim it is a craft with little green men on board."

"There is a great deal of secret technology being developed by
various countries, especially the United States.

"We are interested to know what the object is, because as
responsible citizens we are entitled to know what is in our
skies, what it is doing there and where it has come from."

UFOCUS has designed a system for reporting UFO sightings.

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