By Ron Murdock
UFO sightings are not usually cocktail party conversations. I was coming home one night after doing a late afternoon security patrol at a Nelson parkade. It was mid-February just after 6:30 p.m. and it had been dark for just under a hour. I was walking east keeping an eye on what I thought was Jupiter. I noticed a moving object flying near the planet and it was heading south east. As I watched it for a few seconds the aircraft gradually faded from view.
Another night I was out at 1 a.m. to see if anything was happening in the night sky over Nelson. Over a two hour period the only thing I noticed was a flashing light, high in the sky and north of where I was sitting. It would have been too far away to hear any sound coming from it. Was it just a high flying plane or an unidentified aerial object? Your guess is as good as mine. Where this aircraft was flying was just north of a mountain on the other side of the lake in Nelson. There is a rumor that there is a FEMA type camp underneath where the aerial craft was flying.
Twice a week I did a late evening security round at the parkade mentioned above. On a Saturday night I saw a very bright object behind some trees on a nearby mountain. I thought this was strange at the time as I hadn’t noticed it the previous evening. Nor have I seen it since and the time I observed it was around 10 p.m.
One night I was looking out my bedroom window and saw a large aircraft flying directly eastwards. Thing is that Nelson isn’t on a commercial flight route of any kind. Not long afterwards I was down at the lakeside. Within seconds of each other I saw two aircraft, neither had sound coming from it. The first was flying northwards, its rear lights were flashing in sequence from left to right and flew northwest. The second one was flying northeast. It probably was a drone as it was a single light flying not far overhead and quite near to where I was.