- Thousands in the New Britain region, the Gazelle Peninsula,
the remote Bainingo ranges,, the Duke of York Islands, the Baining area,
Vavu Beach, North coast of Rabual, and Pilapila community have apparently
witnessed a large slow moving object described variously as a craft "which
had huge lumps on the sides with light flickering around it.", apparently
about 200 metres long, 50 metres wide and "lit up like a city in the
sky", moving slowly across the sky "making a quite puffing noise"
- an airship perhaps?
- But other descriptions challenge that possibility. People
living on the Island in the Duke of York group closest to New Ireland province
reported seeing a huge craft hovering just meters above the sea off St.
Georges Channel, and travelling very slowly. They also reported other
smaller craft with bright lights circling the larger one "in a playful
manner." John Berenti, and family of Namatanai, New Ireland, saw "a
huge craft appear just above the top of the mango trees." He estimated
it to be 200 meters to 300 meters long & 50 meters wide. Others tried
to chase the object. Raymond Theodore a Police officer at about 8.30 pm,
on Vuvu Beach, North Rabaul coast, saw "a huge craft travelling just
meters above the seas... we saw it travel over Waton Island. It had very
bright lights at the back as it moved along."
- Alex Jame and 4 other boys returning from Pilapila Community
School about 7 pm and others saw bright lights approaching. As the UFO
approached, Alex claimed "the street lights dimmed like when the batteries
in a torch are flat." He thought it was noiseless, oblong in shape,
bright lights around the edges, with a top like a pyramid with some lights
around it. All white lights. The boys said it took 30 minutes to pass
them. Alex said when the object hovered over them the place around them
light up and they could see people near them as if it was daylight. It
eventually disappeared over the mountains near Vuvu. Another local, John
Mcleod, manager of the Malangan Beach resort, New Ireland province, said
he watched it and thought it was a satellite re-entry. He seems to be
describing something else entirely. If it was an airship or blimp it was
a spectacular one??
- Regards Diane Harrison Co Director of The Australian
UFO Research Network