New Zealand’s UFO Files: Flying Saucers, Helmeted Aliens
December 23, 2010
(ChattahBox World News)–The truth is indeed out there, at least as it exists in thousands of pages of eyewitness accounts of UFO sightings. The government of New Zealand has released its so-called X-files in response to a freedom of information request, and the documents are predictably amusing. But the “aliens among us” crowd will be honing in on the files covering the 1978 “flying saucer” sighting over the town of Kaikoura, a mystery, which to this day has never been solved.
The released UFO files maintained by military officials run over 2,000 pages and cover the years from 1954 to 2009. The eyewitness accounts come from the public, airline pilots and even, military personnel. But the government did not investigate the reports, they only collected and archived the information.
The BBC reports that the files contain “drawings of flying saucers and alleged samples of alien writing.”
The UFO files also provide all of the accounts of the famous Kaikoura sighting.
“The files include details of New Zealand’s most famous UFO sighting when strange lights were filmed off the South Island town of Kaikoura in 1978.”
“An official report from the time said natural phenomenon could explain it.”
The Telegraph provides additional color that includes a detailed description of the silvery uniform worn by an alien visitor.
“Many reports include sketches of flying saucers and aliens, one showing a human-like figure dressed in silvery material with a wide belt, helmet and visor.”
“One man wrote to a government department in November 1955 to say he had seen “many” flying saucers.”
“I and my nephew actually witnessed one taking off,” he declared.”
For those of you who are interested in digging through New Zealand’s X-files, the Dominion Post Newspaper is publishing scanned copies of the documents.
Photo Source: Wikimedia/W. Lee Wilder/”Killers From Space” (1954) Public Domain