Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


7831 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 782

Subscriber

Topic # 146880 1-Jun-2014 12:16
Send private message

We got home about 9.10PM last nite and wife says "Come and look at this"    Saw coming  from the Rotorua direction over Pyes Pa  a  bright orange  light traveling  toward the kaimis.  Just as it was   about to vanish there was another and then a third from the same direction.   Each one stayed visible for about 3 minutes.  Thought  that they may have been Chines lanterns but as these were traveling at aircraft speed and there was no wind I ruled them out.   There  was no noise from these items.

The wife did a Google search and found a similar incidence at the end of 2012 in the same area.

Anyone else see this??

Local area 51??




Regards,

Old3eyes


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
2453 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 289

Trusted

  Reply # 1057481 1-Jun-2014 12:29
Send private message

It actually could be lanterns because of Blessie's Walk last night.

Edit: But even that was quite far away from Tauranga... maybe some people close by wanted to release lanterns as well?




4409 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 826

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1057511 1-Jun-2014 13:29
3 people support this post
Send private message

Someone had their a**l probe installed.





2999 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1445


  Reply # 1057551 1-Jun-2014 14:12
Send private message

That would be John Keys drones doing test runs looking for Winston.




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



11514 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3694

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1057750 1-Jun-2014 23:21
Send private message

Black Helicopters





2647 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 691

Subscriber

  Reply # 1057760 2-Jun-2014 00:57
Send private message

Geektastic: Black Helicopters


... because orange is the new black?

Meow
7534 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3644

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1057761 2-Jun-2014 01:56
Send private message

eracode:
Geektastic: Black Helicopters


... because orange is the new black?


John Reader had his helicopter painted bright fluro orange, more badass that way.




1869 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1019


  Reply # 1057777 2-Jun-2014 08:46
Send private message

Could have been lanterns.

You believe they were moving at aircraft speed, but that's only true if they were as far away as you believe. They may have been much closer, and therefore traveling much slower.

The simplest answer is usually correct.




Location: Dunedin

12607 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5917

Trusted

  Reply # 1057807 2-Jun-2014 09:48
One person supports this post
Send private message





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...

 

Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!

 

 


787 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 176


  Reply # 1057979 2-Jun-2014 14:26
2 people support this post
Send private message

andrewNZ: The simplest answer is usually correct.


Aliens then.

1869 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1019


  Reply # 1058022 2-Jun-2014 15:08
Send private message

sdav:
andrewNZ: The simplest answer is usually correct.


Aliens then.

No, Aliens are complicated... I've never understood them.




Location: Dunedin

2647 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 691

Subscriber

  Reply # 1058027 2-Jun-2014 15:20
Send private message

sdav:
andrewNZ: The simplest answer is usually correct.


Aliens then.


Literal LOL - love it.

2647 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 691

Subscriber

  Reply # 1058042 2-Jun-2014 15:29
Send private message

andrewNZ:
sdav:
andrewNZ: The simplest answer is usually correct.


Aliens then.

No, Aliens are complicated... I've never understood them.


Maybe this is why?

http://www.cnet.com/au/news/cosmos-presenter-i-worry-aliens-have-already-decided-were-stupid/

11514 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3694

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1058095 2-Jun-2014 16:48
Send private message

eracode:
Geektastic: Black Helicopters


... because orange is the new black?


Because helicopters have lights.





11514 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3694

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1058096 2-Jun-2014 16:49
Send private message

KiwiNZ:


Hey! Big shout out to Tsookalicious! Or 'Bouffy The Alien Slayer' as he is known in our house.





2774 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 449


  Reply # 1058100 2-Jun-2014 16:58
Send private message

This might explain something we saw just on dark last night about 4 nm north of Hamilton airport. Something with a red glow wizzed past our left wingtip at about 1000 ft AGL. ATC weren't aware of anything at that location and we came to the conclusion it was a balloon of some sort with a light inside.

It certainly got our attention.




Sony Xperia X running Sailfish
Jolla C
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


 1 | 2
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.