STAR, 14 July 1954, page
object seen over Dargaville
Wednesday (O.C.). - "Weird and frightening" was
the description given by a party of six Dargaville women
who saw a huge rocket-like object glide slowly over Dargaville
at about 9.50 o'clock last night. It travelled from the
direction of Whangarel and disappeared in the direction
of the west coast.
amazed the women, who were returning from singing practice,
was the slowness of the object's flight and its relatively
low altitude. Rocket-shaped, it was yellow in front, followed
by bright emerald green. What appeared to be flames were
seen leaping from the end of the object, which illuminated
the countryside over which it travelled.
was definitely frightening," commented one of the women
resident in Hoklanga Road also saw it. He was asleep at
the time but the bright light created by the object woke
him up and caused him to rush outside to see what had caused
the illumination. The object disappeared over the hillside
in such a manner that he thought it had dived into the ground.
immediate search of the locality
failed to reveal any sign of the object.