Friday, 16 October 2009
“ ‘UFOs’ Put New Zealand on Alert -
New Zealand Alerts Forces After Pilots Observe UFOs”
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (U.S.) (AP), 2 January 1979)
This is a newspaper article regarding the famous Quentin Fogarty UFO report (with UFO footage) that was recorded on board an Argosy freight airplane on 30/31 December 1978. The incident took place near Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Australian News Reporter
New Zealand’s Air Force put A-4 Skyhawk airplane pilots on standby alert as a result of Quentin Fogarty’s UFO report, according to Associated Press.
Quote from the newspaper article:
“We now have recorded sightings by six pilots on three aircraft over 10 days and a host of radar sightings,” said a Wellington air traffic controller, who identified himself as A. Causer. “There is obviously some strange phenomenon and it needs to be investigated.”
Many UFO sceptics/debunkers came forward with the theory that the self-luminous, unknown objects were fishing trawlers. But Wellington Air Traffic Control Centre controllers saw on the radar scope that the unknown objects flew at the same altitude as the airplane. And Fogarty said that the UFOs flew level with and above the airplane at times:
The article (“’UFOs’ Put New Zealand on Alert”) starts on page 1.
I posted a report about this UFO case on 31 July 2008 (includes two video links):
Freeze-frame from the UFO film