I remember it as if it was yesterday!!!
To this day, I still don’t know what we saw all those years ago. I am absolutely positive it was neither man-made or a natural phenomena. Maybe you can tell me what eight normal rational human beings saw that night.
It was around the end of summer 1978 here in New Zealand. Together with a group of friends, I spent an extremely pleasant evening observing the heavens using the eight-inch telescope I had at the time. After about four hours observation we decided to spend some time laying back and seeing how many shooting stars and satellites we could spot for an hour or so.
The night was one out of the box. As anyone who is interested in astronomy will tell you, there are only a finite number of nights (approximately twenty-five) during the year that reach anywhere near optimum in ‘seeing conditions’. In…
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