|Occurred : 2/12/2005 22:00 (Entered as : 02/12/2005 22:00)
Reported: 2/12/2005 1:51:08 AM 01:51
Location: Matauri Bay (New Zealand),
|Bright Orange lights seen over Matauri Bay, New Zealand. Multiple witnesses, Police and Marine radio both discussing.
Lights seen over Matauri Bay, New Zealand. Multiple reports to Police from land and marine radio from gameboats in the area. Initial reports stated bright orange lights travelling fast between Matauri Bay and Whangaroa. One land observer stated to Police that "can see a boat light on the water with a flare above it. The boat light is getting brighter". Range from observer unknown.
Boats with visuals stated that lights did not perform like flares, and seemed to be inland from their vantage point.
No distress calls received by coastguard.
ALSO REFER:similar report on this site from this location almost exactly a year ago http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/035/S35306.html