By Peter Fowler
THE FOLLOWING IS a timeline of UFO reports in Hawke's Bay that's the air force Filed away Between 1952 & the late 1990s In The Recently Declassified UFO Files Defence Force. It contains only UFO reports mentioned in the files.
May 4, 1888, HAWKE'S BAY - Nature, Vol 42, Page 403 (August 21, 1890) - December 1953 CSI newsletter "Flying Saucer" carries extract from Nature article describing an "extraordinary Meteor" which crash landed in Hawke's Bay. May 4, 1888, HAWKE'S BAY - Nature, Vol 42, Page 403 (August 21, 1890) - December 1953 newsletter CSI "Flying Saucer" Carrie extract from Nature Article Describing an "extraordinary" Meteor "Which crash landed in Hawke's Bay. Mr Taylor White describes a multi coloured oval fireball with the "tail of a pheasant" which hit the land or sea with a "loud and lengthened noise, to me like the violent shaking of all the forest trees, and evidently above the ground, thereby differing from the sound accompanying an earthquake coming from the Westwards." Mr Taylor White Describes a multicolored oval fireball With The "tail of a pheasant" Which hit the land or sea With A "loud noise and lengthened, to me like the violent shaking of All the forest trees, and above-the-ground Evidently, thereby Differing Accompanying year from The Sound From The Westward earthquake coming. " According to the NZ Times the apparent size of the meteor was "quite half that of the moon". According To The NZ Times the apparent size of The Meteors WAS "quite That half of the moon".
January 5, 1952, HAWKE'S BAY - An unidentified but very well-researched 10-page report written in an official format discusses a flurry of sightings of two "blue discs" seen flying across New Zealand on December 6 and 7, 1952, from Auckland to Hawke's Bay to Wellington to Christchurch. January 5, 1952, HAWKE'S BAY - An unidentified object very well-Researched 10-page deferral Written in an official format discussion flurry of sightings of two "blue discs" seen flying across New Zealand on December 6 and 7, 1952, from Auckland to Hawke's Bay to Wellington to Christchurch. (See:The Flying Saucer Panic of 1952) (See: The Flying Saucer Panic of 1952)
October 30, 1952 SUGARLOAF HILL - Civil Aviation "Air Safety Incident Report form" from a Mr Sutherland at the Napier air traffic tower which details a sighting of an "extremely bright unknown object" as recorded by Sen Sgt Tanner of Napier Police. October 30, 1952 SUGARLOAF HILL - Civil Aviation "Air Safety Incident Report form" from a Mr Sutherland At The Napier air traffic tower Which details a sighting of An "extremely bright object unknown" as Recorded by Sen. Tanner of Napier Police Sgt.
A person had contacted Sen Sgt Tanner to report he was driving along the road from Napier towards Greenmeadows about 9.30pm when he and his companion saw a very bright light or object over the Sugarloaf Hill. A person contacted Sen Sgt Tanner HAD to carry He Was Driving Along the road from Napier Towards Greenmeadow about 9.30pm When He And His companion saw a very bright light or object over-the Sugarloaf Hill. "It remained motionless for a few minutes then moved to the left then returned to right before disappearing out of sight. The man was convinced that it was a "flying saucer" though the brightness prevented them from discerning its shape. Under the section "Action taken by senior officer at reporting station" it concluded, "Police advised that though the incident was unusual it would be dispatched to appropriate section of Air Department for actioning." "It Remained motionless for a few" minutes Then Moved To The Left Then Right Before Returned to disappearing out of sight. The man WAS convinced That It Was a "flying saucer" The brightness though prevented Them From Discerning its shape. Under the Action section taken by any senior officer reporting station "it Concluded," Font Advised That The Incident WAS unusual though it Would Be Dispatched to appropriate "section of Air Department for actioning."
April, 24, 1953 ONGAONGA - Newspaper report of a fine, thread-like substance found on telegraph wires, fences and lawns at Ongaonga, near Hastings, which the report said "resembled matter seen to have fallen from flights of 'flying saucers' over France". April 24, 1953 ONGAONGA - Newspaper Report of a fine, thread-like substance is found telegraph wires, fences and lawn at Ongaonga, near Hastings, Which The Report Said "resembled seen Matter To Have Fallen From flights of 'flying saucers' over France. Hastings reports said the substance, which is white, "is not unlike candy floss in that it disintegrates when handled". Hastings Said The reports essentially Which is white, "Is Not Unlike candy floss in That It Disintegrate When Handled."
June 3, 1954, HAVELOCK NORTH - Official publication of CSI, "Flying Saucers", mentions a Daily Telegraph report which poses the question "Is there an aircraft in New Zealand that can break the sound barrier?" June 3, 1954, HAVELOCK NORTH - Official publication of CSI, "Flying Saucers", Daily Telegraph mentions a postponement Which poses The question "Is there a year in New Zealand aircraft Canadian That Break the sound barrier?" At least five Havelock North residents reported hearing a sonic boom and claimed to have seen the plane that did it. At least five Havelock North residents Reported Hearing a sonic boom and Claimed To Have Seen the plane That did it.
January 15, 1955, NAPIER - Daily Telegraph: A report on Mr H Fulton, a sergeant in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the son of Mr and Mrs JL Fulton of Napier, who was president of the Auckland-based Civilian Saucer Investigation (CSI) group which had 110 members. January 15, 1955, NAPIER - Daily Telegraph: A Report on Mr H Fulton, a sergeant in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, The Son of Mr. and Mrs. JL Fulton of Napier, Who Was President Of The Auckland-based Civilian Saucer Investigation ( CSI) group Which HAD 110 members.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph Mr Fulton said UFOs from alien planets were real but governments were covering it up because of the fear of public panic. In An Interview With The Daily Telegraph Mr Fulton Said UFOs from alien planets Were real purpose governments Were wraps it up Because Of The fear of public panic.
"Our investigations over the past two years have convinced us ... they must be controlled vehicles from outer space." "Our investigations over the Past Two Years Have convinced us ... THEY Must Be Controlled vehicles from outer space." Newspaper articles around the same time in the mid-1950s also carried a picture of Lord Dowding, chief of the RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, who was quoted as saying he believed flying saucers came from planets hundreds of years ahead of the world in scientific knowledge. Newspaper articles around the Same Time In The Mid-1950s Aussie Carried a picture of Lord Dowding, chief Of The RAF Fighter Command "during the Battle of Britain, Who Was Quoted Saying he did Believed flying saucers from Planet cam Hundreds of Years Ahead of the World in Scientific Knowledge.
Another report said a French farmer was fined for firing three shots at a neighbour's car because he thought the head lamps belonged to a flying saucer. Another postponement Said WAS French farmer fined for firing shots at a neighbor Three's because Because He Thought The head lamps belonged to a flying saucer. The bullets hit two cows grazing nearby. The bullets hit Two Cows grazing nearby. Following all this coverage it was not long before reports of UFOs started appearing in Hawke's Bay. Followings all this coverage It Was not Long Before reports of UFOs Started Appearing in Hawke's Bay.
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