Going deeper into my investigation I got in touch with a man six months ago. I’m not going to disclose his identity as I respect every man’s right to take care of his reputation, preserve his job, feed his family etc. Anyway this is someone who spent a lot of time in SI and who offered valuable information. We discussed about giants, UFOs etc, but his explanation of UFO is the most interesting one which brought up some new questions. He had the opportunity to discuss the UFO sightings with the locals in a remote area. They offered a very detailed description from which he concluded (and he emphasized this without a doubt based on his knowledge of aircraft) that those are US manufactured attack helicopters. The villagers described them down to the navigation lights and cockpit glow. These are most likely, and I quote my contact, ”…Cobra, Apache, or still in development helicopters. No doubt. The mystery is not if they are seeing UFOs, but WHY are they seeing helicopters? So something strange is happening, but not what some people would want to assume.”
I assume that Australian army bought some of those attack helicopters from USA and probably employed them during the etnic tension and RAMSI intervention. But why do people continue to see these helicopters on a daily basis? And isn’t it interesting that Mairus Boirayon introduced himself as helicopter pilot/engineer? I quote the original: Some years ago, as I had once been working as a Helicopter pilot/engineer, I was asked by a boss helicopter pilot of an American fishing fleet that had helicopters, to look after their spare parts required, as Australia was closer that Guam. The job lasted six weeks and I was handsomely paid for my little effort. The office I took was just opposite the old Guadalcanal Provincial Headquarters
Here is an interesting post from Belden T., a SI islander. I found this post much earlier then getting in touch with my contact. I didn’t give it enough thought until hearing the helicopter explanation. This post makes a lot of sense when you observe the UFO story in the light of mysterious military helicopters: http://www.burlingtonnews.net/solomonislands.html.
I am a Solomon Islander. I happened to get your website from a friend thru the internet. I read about the articles of giants and UFOs and their sites in the Solomon Islands. I come from Makira Island, an island in the east part of the country and east of Guadalcanal Island. In my island we also had entcounters of UFOs. The western end of the island, closer to Guadalcanal is said to be the base of these UFOs. These UFOs have been on the island for a long time but it was during the height of the enthnic tension (2000) that these things really put on a good show. The people of west Makira are very familiar with these. During the year 2000 (and until 2003), these flying objects really showed themselves up. People see planes, warships, and even real people in army uniforms. The mysterious thing about these UFOs (at least for this part of the world) is that they do not make noises, even when they just fly above the coconut trees (approximate height – 30 to 100m) you cannot hear any sound. If you listen very carefully, you can only hear a sound similar to when you play a tape in your stereo recorder. These UFOs usually fly in the night, some times high and some times just above the trees. Very early in the morning (about 5:30 am) if you are lucky you could see one of them and reports from those who saw them, they said they can sometimes see the body of the UFO, like a real plane, some they say look like the sting-ray (diamond shape) only that they are smaller than actual planes. Sometimes during broad daylight, people actually see them, real planes and helicopters making a lot of noise. I personally did not belive such stories until one night, waiting patiently to see one, I had my chance. This was in Kirakira, the provincial capital, and about 50 kilometers from Arosi area, in year 2000. The time that they usually appear in this part of the island was a 12 o’clock midnight. It was 12:30 am after giving up hope and going back into my house that I decided to take a last look outside thru the window that I saw the red signal light of the flying object. Running into the bedroom to call my wife,we went outside to watch the flying object. If flew just above the trees but we could not hear any noises. After this incident, I believe the stories from the people sighting these flying objects. Another mysterious thing was that, as the ethnic tension cooled down, these things also slowed down their appearances and finally now, they can be only seen on rare occasions. This makes our people wonder as to what it all means. Is there any secret mission somewhere? Thanks. Belden T.
..well as the time goes by I kind of lost my thread of thought and not sure what to write in this post anymore. There is much more to tell so stay tuned. If you think this is bull, wait to see my next post.
Homework for the readers: In relation to bold parts of Belden’s post – it makes a lot of sense that during the war you have military vehicles and aircrafts showing up more frequently comparing to military activity in peace right? What I want to know, and this is the new homework, is the helicopter patrol routines of RAMSI forces stationed in SI? When and where do they take off and land?, Their fly routes, etc. I’m no expert in this so if you know some army people who might be able to draw some parallels here I would be glad if you can share. Or better yet does RAMSI currently have aerial patrols at all?? What daily business would attack helicopters have in SI NOW? As for the silent low-flying UFO, I think Apache could perform like this, but far from “any noises” or sounding like playing tape recorder. Usually when flying very low Apache tries to hide or sneak. Hide from what? From poor people with spears and arrows? One thing is for sure – the word “helicopter” appearing too many times in this story.