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#191266 29-Jan-2016 23:06
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There's currently a massive beam of light shooting up into the night sky somewhere. It's quite spectacular! When looking from Browns Bay, it looks like it's somewhere behind Rangitoto, how far, I can't tell.

Any ideas what it could be?

 

Will post a photo, but my phone struggled to pick it up.


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  #1481564 29-Jan-2016 23:12
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Haven't seen it but it was there last night as well... explanation  is here-

 

 

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11581818

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1481566 29-Jan-2016 23:14
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I want to believe



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  #1481569 29-Jan-2016 23:19
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My mistake, I only checked stuff before posting. Didn't realise it was on last night as well.

 

You can lock/delete the thread if you wish.

 

Here's my terrible attempt at capturing it. Used one of the HDR settings to try get it to stand out more.

 


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  #1481572 29-Jan-2016 23:22
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Was it switched off when you took that - or was it blacklight from JohnR's black helicopter?






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  #1481576 29-Jan-2016 23:37
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Fourteen paragraphs on that NZ Herald story, with people giving the most absurd theories, followed by only two paragraphs with the explanation. Drivel.

 

 





 

 

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  #1481582 30-Jan-2016 00:43
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Found this photo of it on Facebook

 

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  #1481588 30-Jan-2016 01:59
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Hah, obvious government cover-up sheeple. "That's just a light to mark the Tamaki Herenga Waka Festival" yeah right.

 

 

 





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  #1481591 30-Jan-2016 04:29
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Bat-signal?


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  #1481646 30-Jan-2016 10:25
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riahon:

 

Bat-signal?

 

 

 

 

how about Bat S**t signal?

 

Also wondering why DOC didn't tell everyone about their searchlight plan in advance after Mr Ellis' Rangitoto smoke signal shenanigans... and even though people had been speculating about the arrival of aliens all day.


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  #1481647 30-Jan-2016 10:28
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sidefx:

 

Hah, obvious government cover-up sheeple. "That's just a light to mark the Tamaki Herenga Waka Festival" yeah right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worst. Excuse. Ever. (in Comic Book Guy voice)






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  #1481694 30-Jan-2016 11:50
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Sam91:

 

There's currently a massive beam of light shooting up into the night sky somewhere. It's quite spectacular! When looking from Browns Bay, it looks like it's somewhere behind Rangitoto, how far, I can't tell.

Any ideas what it could be?

 

Will post a photo, but my phone struggled to pick it up.

 

 

 

 

The new Avatar has returned to save us from the fire nation and restore balance to the world.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYZUS47NXH8 


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  #1482081 31-Jan-2016 07:49
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Its Theo and Rachael battling the Wilberforces

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