Lights in sky spark calls

21:06, Jun 20 2013

A man who phoned the Taranaki Daily News concerned about low-flying lights seen in New Plymouth on Wednesday night can rest assured he is not crazy.

The newspaper took several calls yesterday morning from parents and teachers at St John Bosco School who had let off lanterns to celebrate its matariki evening.

The paper also received numerous calls from others who had spotted the lights.

The original caller said he had been "pretty freaked out" by the low-flying lights seen about 6.20pm and wondered whether anybody else had seen the same sight.

"If someone else saw them, then I know I'm not mad," he said.

One parent said yesterday morning it had been a lovely site and wanted to inform the man he was not going mad.

"I wanted to let this man know he certainly ain't daft," she said.

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