Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Klaatu Comes Calling

A big jump in UFO sightings over the North Island, these past two months.
"Give me your drugs...
or the girl dies!"
And little green men may even have visited Northland in the past five weeks - one man reports seeing a UFO land! Suzanne Hansen, director of Ufocus NZ research network: "He's a very credible source. He saw an object that had landed, and said it was definitely not an aircraft or like anything else he'd seen. I've got 30 (UFO/UAP) reports at the moment from the upper North Island and Northland from the past couple of weeks that we're yet to process...it's unprecedented."
Charles Gillard reported seeing strange lights hovering above the Tangihua ranges just after 4am Sunday. He said the white and blueish lights were definitely not a helicopter or plane, and darted about at speed for several minutes before simply vanishing. Inquiries showed no helicopters or planes in the area at that time.
Ms Hansen said Gillard's sighting is similar to others recently in Northland, and Ufocus is looking into all such reports made to its website: "Researchers in Australia have reported the same things happening there, with what we call a "UFO Flap" (an outbreak of UFO sightings)."
However, the NZ Skeptics (NZ Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal) says UFO sightings can be easily explained, usually by natural phenomena. Spokesman Vicki Hyde says despite the "unprecedented" number of recent sightings, this is the first the public has heard of them: "The problem with UFO sightings is that there're so many possible explanations for them. Something like 80-90% are people mistaking things like Venus for UFOs." Awwwwwww, spoilsports!
In the case of Northland - legendary for its "green economy" - perhaps another 9% might be explained away by excessive smoking of certain substances. Does that leave a teensy-weensy liddle unexplained percentage? Or is it all just 'da weed' talkin'?

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