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    Odd things seen at night while in the hills.

    About 2 weeks ago I was camped around 800m in the southern Alps with an Australian on a hunt.
    The first night after a feed we decided to sit out under the stars and have a drink. Was pretty mild for this time of year.
    I was setting up my chair when I looked across the valley we were in and noticed a rather bright light tracking above the range in a South easterly direction.
    It appeared to me to have a larger body with a smaller part on top. It was tracking about as fast as you would expect a satalitte would be and I thought it was a large one at first.

    I sat in my seat and as I did so this thing turned sharply North. It appeared to be stuttering slightly on its track as well.
    I yelled out to old mate to get out and have a look. He picked it up straight away. He then said it has another fainter light tracking behind it.
    I didn't see it at first but when not looking directly at the main light I could see it and it appeared to be tracking 200m behind the main light like it was attached.
    He estimated 100m behind.
    Anyway we lost it behind an immediate ridge near our camp and never seen it again.

    It made no sound. Didn't flash or strobe and seemed to stutter even tho appearing to maintain a constant speed. The light trailing and how far it appeared behind it had me confused and thinking I seen something unusual. We both were agreed we had never seen anything like it. I was also pissed I didn't film it as I had my phone in my pocket.

    The rest of the trip was torrential rain so we never got to sit outside at nite again.
    And no. No fucker with a glowing finger tip saying OOUUUCH come in the tent afterwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    About 2 weeks ago I was camped around 800m in the southern Alps with an Australian on a hunt.
    The first night after a feed we decided to sit out under the stars and have a drink. Was pretty mild for this time of year.
    I was setting up my chair when I looked across the valley we were in and noticed a rather bright light tracking above the range in a South easterly direction.
    It appeared to me to have a larger body with a smaller part on top. It was tracking about as fast as you would expect a satalitte would be and I thought it was a large one at first.

    I sat in my seat and as I did so this thing turned sharply North. It appeared to be stuttering slightly on its track as well.
    I yelled out to old mate to get out and have a look. He picked it up straight away. He then said it has another fainter light tracking behind it.
    I didn't see it at first but when not looking directly at the main light I could see it and it appeared to be tracking 200m behind the main light like it was attached.
    He estimated 100m behind.
    Anyway we lost it behind an immediate ridge near our camp and never seen it again.

    It made no sound. Didn't flash or strobe and seemed to stutter even tho appearing to maintain a constant speed. The light trailing and how far it appeared behind it had me confused and thinking I seen something unusual. We both were agreed we had never seen anything like it. I was also pissed I didn't film it as I had my phone in my pocket.

    The rest of the trip was torrential rain so we never got to sit outside at nite again.
    And no. No fucker with a glowing finger tip saying OOUUUCH come in the tent afterwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
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    Was it E.T. on the way home from the pub, and Yoda following him to make sure he got home safe?
    Ha Ha. Not saying it was anything but unusual. Never seen anything like it before.
    Wasn't going to post about it but maybe someone else in the ballot blocks seen it.

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    Sound like Waikato talking?
    I was sitting having a cuppa when that russian satellite came in. Now that was impressive!
    Standing in the pitch black, fly fishing on Lake Taupo, looking up it is amazing the shit that zaps across our sky at night, pick up the Space Station now and then, that motors
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    a drink.
    Fuck mate what was in that
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    Quote Originally Posted by nzfubz View Post
    Fuck mate what was in that
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    Ive seen something similar with a truck load of others witnessing also while we were up a Valley in Molesworth.
    Zipped around a bit before vanishing. No chance of it being a chopper it plane


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    Quote Originally Posted by nzfubz View Post
    Fuck mate what was in that
    Definitely not waikato..... Or was it

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    Seen similar about 3yrs ago. Mate and I were doing a overnight trek as part of GODZone training. We were going up & over Big Hill range aiming to reach Potts Hut at first light. At about 1800m while taking a break we first thought we saw a helicopter towards Clent Hills & back of Mt Somers. Thought chopper spot lighting or maybe a rescue in progress but it sure wasn't. Was about 11pm so posisble. Semi regular flight pattern but at times way too fast and too quickly changing direction. Watched it for 15mins or so with a lot of chat about that it could be. Wondered if 4wd with mega powerful spotlight to acheive the speed of movement of the light but as we watched it was above hill at times so impossible. Got to say I was pleased is was 15km in distance and not closer!
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    Around 1977 a mate and I were shooting ducks at last light flighting into our pond and was by now dark.

    We both became aware of a very strange light crossing over us, no idea of its size or distance.

    It was a purple / red intense ball with no real distinct shape just an intense light with shards like a cartoon light with no noise.

    As it crossed over we both new this was new and different but that was it.

    Next day on the news and newspapers a UFO had been tracked and jet fighters from the RAF had attempted to intercept the object unsuccessfully.

    Apparently it had been witnessed across central Scotland by thousands of people.

    I have still no idea what we witnessed that evening but you would think if it was from an other world they would have the ability to turn off their lights or were they probing our defenses saw humans hiding in ditches with shotguns all over the place and decided against invasion?

    Jumped back in the car a 1966 Morris 1800 heading home turned on the Motorola car radio with the one speaker Donna Summer Love to Love You Baby was playing all was well.

    They seemed to be happier simpler times then with rose tinted hindsight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Sound like Waikato talking?
    I was sitting having a cuppa when that russian satellite came in. Now that was impressive!
    Standing in the pitch black, fly fishing on Lake Taupo, looking up it is amazing the shit that zaps across our sky at night, pick up the Space Station now and then, that motors
    Was night fishing at Hatepe, the action was pretty slow....suddenly theres a heap of splashing then cursing from a guy a few meters away....
    I inquired....Fish?
    He replied.....Na, i fecken nodded off

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    Seen heaps of crazy lights and stuff zooming around all over the place while hunting at lake Sumner RHA, took mrs up there one night and we slept on the edge of the lake at Loch Katrine and saw the same lights I had seen a couple of times before so now I had a witness and knew I wasn't just going mad, 6 lights that would chase each other from one side of the sky to the other and rapidly change direction up and down. Probably something other worldly or some government playing with a new toy but definitely strange.
    Also on a night flight from Montevideo to Santiago whilst over the Andes just south of Mendoza in Argentina I watched this strange glowing light that seemed to be "vibrating" in the sky off in the distance, I watched it for a while then mentioned it to one of the Air Hostesses and she said it was a Google Balloon probably way off over Brazil somewhere as they park them up over sparsely inhabited areas at 60,000-80,000ft to provide an internet network for remote communities, pretty neat
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    I have seen a couple of strange things in the sky.

    Once back in the 90s a School mate and I were sitting in the Car having a break from Spotlighting Rabbits,he noticed a light that seemed to be moving.Then it appeared at another point on the windscreen.He put his finger over it and it doubled,then it moved to another point almost instantly.Kept on like this for a while.

    Another time years later,I was sitting up on the Hunter Hills looking at towards the coast on Dusk,when I could see a refection from an aircraft in the distance out over the Ocean.I looked at it through my binocs and it looked like a Ball,Shiney metalic object.It moved slowly South and then disappeared.

    Other people saw it too,at various places along the coast.It was in the paper the next day.
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    Many years ago when my son was about 8 we were hunting and sleeping under the stars for a couple of nights. Tucked up in his sleeping bag he couldn't get to sleep while my mates and I had a couple of cold ones round the fire. I pointed out a satellite passing over and told him to count them. A couple of hours later when we were turning in this little voice says "Dad, I've seen 14 so far!"
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    I was up late one night watching satellites and my cousin and i both watched one go from west to east in a straight line for half the sky and then start zig zagging and curve in a big arc and started heading north. No idea what it was but its the craziest thing ive seen in the sky so far
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