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Details of Sighting

Date 16th October 1954 Time 2:30PM Place Napier

Date 16th October 1954 Time 2:30PM Place Napier

Date 16th October 1954 Time 2:30PM Place Napier

It made no sound whatsoever, was of negligible weight, and when thrown overboard floated very lightly

Enclosed Letter

SML 3566 (A)
To G.P.O
Auckland

Napier 6th Dec

Dear Cheyne,

Thank you for your letter 18th November which I have now sorted out.

To keep the record straight, this all happened on the 16th October at 1430 when

‘Lachlon’ Commander Ritchie Napier – Auckland having sailed at 1300.

3556 (A) Lieutenant Commander Hammick Manukau – Auckland.

3556 (B) Lieutenant Monro – Napier see enclosed letter.

I was still in lachlon then, hope this is what you want, it makes me wonder about some of the other Flying Saucer reports one hears about.

Enclosed letter from Lieut. Monro with details.

Yours faithfully,
LN Price.

Report

S.M.L 3556 (B)
At Napier
31254

Dear Price,

The following is an account of the actual events referred to in NZNBS N10/14 dated 18th November.

On Saturday 16th Oct. the crew and I were standing on the bridge of the Mt. at that time forked alongside N03 jetty at Napier. An object dropped onto the bridge and on [INDISCERNIBLE] it was found to be very light and seemingly made of a skin like material and blown up hard. Shape as [INDISCERNIBLE], & circular if viewed from above.

It was concluded to be [THE] heart of a gutted fish that had swollen in the [INDISCERNIBLE] sea and had been picked up by a seagull and then dropped. It made no sound whatsoever, was of negligible weight, and when thrown overboard floated very lightly. Colour was white with faint traces of blood veins in it, and was blown up so hard so to be [INDISCERNIBLE].

The ‘Flying Saucer Investigator (Napier)’ later approached us stating he had witnessed the event, and felt sure the object ‘was not from our ionisphere [SIC]’. He was humoured and given the above information.

Yours faithfully,
J.S. Monro
LT.

Drawing of the object by Lt. Monro

Report taken from file number
AIR 39/3/3 Volume 1Parts 1 and 2

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