Sunday, December 27, 2009

NZ UFO - Christmas morning December 25th 2009 Satellite? Space Junk? UFO? Video
At approx. 21:07p.m. UTC+13 (DST) on December 9th, 2009 the following bright light was visible above Pukekohe, New Zealand for a short period of time.

This film captures 03:25:40 of the time it was visible and was shot on a Canon Powershot S3 IS 6.0 Mega Pixel Camera at 30 frames per second, shown here at 25.
I'm open to the fact that in this huge universe there must be life of some kind somewhere other than here, but I highly doubt this is a UFO. In my opinion it is probably a Satellite or Space Junk. Still it's pretty amazing as there's no sound coming from it. What do you think?

Friday, December 25, 2009

High country trap for mystery black panther

By LOIS CAIRNS - Sunday Star Times / Photo: Michael O'Neill

HIGH COUNTRY farmer David Wightman is on a mission to prove the mysterious black panther that reportedly roams the hills of Mid-Canterbury is not a figment of people's overactive imaginations – he's built a trap to catch the elusive creature.

Mystery has surrounded the animal for nearly 10 years. Wightman has never seen the panther, but others say they have spotted it on his 9500ha runholding, Winterslow Station, on at least four occasions, leaving him convinced it exists.
"Too many people have seen it to doubt what it is – without actually capturing it and doing a DNA test on it, one can only assume it is a black leopard or black panther," Wightman said.
Asked where he believed the panther had come from, Wightman said: "That's the $64,000 question. Possibly off a boat or... it may have escaped from a game park. Or whether someone managed to have it smuggled in to have as a pet and let it go, I don't know."
The area where the panther had been spotted was typical rugged high country with tussock faces, scrubby gullies and large streams. There was no evidence it was attacking stock, but there were plenty of small animals around for the panther to feast on.
Wightman said he planned to use a live goat to lure the panther into the trap. The panther would be unable to harm the goat because it would be in a separate enclosure, but its bleating should be enough to attract the cat, he said.
"I guess the chances of catching it are fairly slim but you never know. We'll just set the trap and hope for the best.
"For people to see it with their own eyes would satisfy a lot of doubts that have been floating around because, at the moment, some folk say it's just a big domestic cat, but it's a lot bigger than a domestic cat." Wightman said if he succeeded in capturing the panther, he would give it to a wildlife park.
"One of the wildlife parks would be only too happy to look after it and give it a better life. It's probably quite lonely out there if it's the only one. Of course, we've got no proof of that."
The panther was first spotted near Alford Forest in 2001. Recurring sights of the animal, which is often seen slinking along on its belly, prompted Biosecurity New Zealand officials and experts from Christchurch's Orana Wildlife Park to look for the cat in 2006.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

'Kiwi' found in outer space

An astrophotographer has discovered a Kiwi in outer space from New Zealand's internationally renowned Mt John Observatory.

It may be 26,000 light years away, but a high powered astro-photograph has picked up the distinct image of New Zealand's national icon in the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy.
The image of the flightless bird was captured by experienced photographer Fraser Gunn.
Gunn, who has recently begun astrophotography with Earth and Sky Stargazing Tours at Lake Tekapo's Mt John Observatory, is delighted with the discovery.
"When looking at the area with the naked eye it's difficult to locate the Kiwi but my camera allows greater light and colour into the image giving it more definition.
Graeme Murray, director of Earth and Sky Tours, says Fraser has become a leader in New Zealand astrophotography and is fast gaining international acclaim.
"His animation scenes of the night sky are quite remarkable. On a series of clear nights Fraser has taken a sequence of more than 1,000 photos between sunset and sunrise and then condenses the shots into about two minutes. It captures the full picture of what's happening in space."
Run by the University of Canterbury, Mt John Observatory is the centre of New Zealand's space research programme and is regarded by astronomers as possibly the best site in the world to view the Milky Way and the centre of our universe.
Its uniquely dark skies, devoid of city light pollution, and high number of clear nights and atmospheric stability and transparency make it perfect for stargazing.
The Mackenzie region, where Mt John Observatory is based, is considered New Zealand's best stargazing spot and has been named the fourth best place in the world to go stargazing by United States travel website
In fact, the quality of stargazing is so good that the Mackenzie region has a bid underway to establish its night skies as a UNESCO World Heritage Starlight Reserve

NZ sightings of spiral 'UFO'? []

By KATARINA FILIPE - The Timaru Herald

The strange spiral that appeared over Norway.
Timaruvians may soon get a chance to see the large, star-like object in the sky that has excited believers and astronomical experts around the world.
The enormous spiral light with its glowing centre was seen over Norway on December 9.
The Share International Foundation said the sighting was a sign that Maitreya, the World Teacher, would soon appear in his first television interview, which will take place in the United States.
However, Defence Ministry officials in Moscow admitted it was the exploding trail of Russia's latest intercontinental ballistic missile, which had gone up in smoke.
The foundation's South Island spokeswoman, Val Parker, a former Timaruvian, said "there are two versions – believe what you like".
The foundation says the "star" is one of four enormous spacecraft placed around the Earth. Since last December many sightings have been reported on YouTube and television news.
In New Zealand, there have been three sightings, with photographs to document them. The first was in the upper North Island on February 17, which was followed by sightings in Cambridge and Auckland in April.
South Canterbury's Transmission Meditation said the best way to see the star was by facing the west at sunset, taking a photo and studying it closely.
A spokesperson said "there's going to be a World Teacher come forward and he's going to suggest how we might do things better".

Thursday, December 17, 2009

HUGE pyramid-shaped UFO hovers over Moscow's Kremlin for hours!


A HUGE pyramid-shaped UFO hovers over Moscow's Kremlin - in a film that has rocked Russia.
Witnesses said the object, similar to Darth Vader's Imperial Cruiser in the Star Wars films, could be a MILE wide.
A clip of the triangle - said to have hovered above Red Square for hours - is also the top video on the country's YouTube.

Nick Pope, who worked on the MoD's UFO desk for three years, called it "one of the most extraordinary UFO clips I've ever seen".
He added: "At first I thought this was a reflection, but it appears to move behind a power line, ruling out this theory."
Russian reports ruled out UFO speculation, claiming police would have received reports. Yet cops REFUSED to comment.
Web theorists suggested an air balloon or stunt, but a spokesman for aerospace experts Jane's News said: "We have no idea what it is."

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