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Occurred : 11/4/1999 (Entered as : 11/04/99)
Reported: 11/14/1999 03:56
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Papua New Guinea,
Thousands report UFO in Papua New Guinea

Hi, I saw an article in the Honolulu Advertiser (one of the two mainstream dailies in Honolulu), which cited this website: Thousands saw a UFO in Papua New Guinea. Rob The article in the link is included here: ************************************ PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center Center for Pacific Islands Studies/University of Hawai‘i at Manoa THOUSANDS REPORT UFO OVER EAST NEW BRITAIN PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (November 11, 1999 – Post-Courier)---It was about 200 meters (660 feet) long, 50 meters (165 feet) wide and was lit up like a city in the sky. It moved very slowly across the sky, making a quiet puffing noise. This is the description of what thousands of people on the Gazelle Peninsula of East New Britain saw in the sky over the weekend. The people of the remote Bainingo ranges, cut off from television and anything else that is modern, possibly had the best description. They say a craft, which had huge lumps on the sides with light flickering around it. Some Bainingos said the object was lit up all around like a red-hot stone in an oven pit. But what they saw was exactly what others on the Gazelle Peninsula witnessed on the same night, Thursday, November 4. The people who saw the flying craft concluded that they were witnessing a spacecraft from another planet. On other parts of the province, similar sightings were made, although their descriptions were slightly different. Over on Duke of York Islands those living on the island closest to New Ireland Province reported seeing a huge craft hovering just meters above the seas off St George Channel, and traveling at a very slow speed. They claimed they saw other smaller crafts with bright lights circulating the bigger craft in a playful manner. They claimed they watched the craft until it disappeared over the high mountains in New Ireland. At Rangulit village, in the Baining area, on the same night, naturalized citizen John Berenti of Namatanai in New Ireland, and his family were sitting on the verandahs of their home when, all of a sudden, a huge craft appeared just above the top of the mango trees. "It was so big, about 200 meters (660 feet) to 300 meters (990 feet) long, and 50 meters (165 feet) wide. "It was moving very, very slowly across the sky and was lit up like a shooting star and it had two very bright lights at the tail. "We honestly did not know what it was, but it certainly wasn’t an aircraft," Mr. Berenti said. "It was traveling too slow, far too slow. "It did not make any loud sound, just a quite puffing sound as it glided gracefully over the tree tops," he said. Mr. Berenti said his entire family saw the craft. He said the people who lived there, who saw the craft, lit handheld fires and chased after the craft, wanting to see where it would go. Mr. Berenti said he had never seen anything like it and he was troubled by it. "It cannot be associated with anything on this planet." He considered that the bright glow around the craft was its magnetic field, keeping the force of gravity away." About 50 kilometers (30 miles) across the sea from Lassul Baining, Police Officer Raymond Theodore was sitting under his house along Vuvu Beach, North Coast of Rabaul, around 8:30 p.m. when he noticed what looked to be a huge craft traveling just meters above the seas. "First I thought it was a ship but then we saw it travel over Waton Island." "It had very bright lights at the back as it moved along, but it made no sound," he said. Others who saw the craft gave similar accounts. For additional reports from The Post-Courier, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Newspapers/The Post-Courier (Papua New Guinea). ****************************** The November 13 (1999) Honolulu Advertiser article (Page A2) is here: (I just typed it in): "Object flies over Papua New Guinea" PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea -- Residents in several parts of East New Britain province reported seeing an unidentified flying object this week that was "lit up like a city in the sky" and was "making a quiet puffing noise." People in the remote Bainingo Mountains, who do not have easy access to televesion and other electronic media, said the craft looked like a red-hot stone in an oven pit. In other parts of the province, similar sightings were made, the Post-Courier reported. "We honestly did not know what t was, but it certainly wasn't an aircraft," one resident said. [Compiled by Pacific Islands Development Program (East-West Center) & Center for Pacific Islands Studies (U. of Hawaii). E-mail Contact: More news at: ] ********** Text in brackets was at bottom of article. This URL is where I found the first citation.