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Human Interest - Quirky
Written by Mike Barrington   
Thursday, 06 January 2011

Chinese lantern being launched

Mystery lights seen in the sky over Tutukaka could have been alien cosmic masters cruising by in their flying saucers. Or they may have been Chinese lanterns released by European backpackers partying on a nearby beach.

Mal Egginton at first thought he was seeing a plane when he watched two orange-red lights moving swiftly from north to south as he was closing doors on the deck of his Tutukaka Block Rd home at 9.35pm on Monday. But the lights seemed too bright for an aircraft and, although they appeared low, there was no sound.

The lights disappeared in the south, but two more appeared minutes later and he called his wife Alison out to watch as the "amazing" lights again passed overhead. Mr Egginton put the lights down to a meteorite shower. Alison found them so perturbing she phoned Civil Defence in Whangarei to let the authorities know.

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