The UFO Phenomenon
1979 UFO was school balloon experiment
By T.K. Randall
January 3, 2011 · 2 comments
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A UFO detailed in government documents is believed to be the product of a school project.
Reports of an orange light travelling across the New Zealand sky in 1979 were at the time attributed to a radar balloon "in the hands of people outside the meteorological service." Now Malcolm McCrea who was 16 at the time has come forward to claim that the light was the result of a paper hot air balloon he made at school and released after it got dark.
A 31-year-old UFO mystery was nothing more than a schoolboy science experiment, according to a man who has claimed responsibility for lights seen hovering in the Manawatu sky in the 1970s. On a clear April evening in 1979 an orange light was spotted travelling in the night sky from Aokautere toward Hokowhitu.
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