I have been looking for this series on google for several tries, each time with zero results.

All I have is that the series had a female protagonist. She lives in a small town, and a comet comes by and hangs in the sky for a while. She discovers the town has a strange cult/aliens that are using hexatonal gold pieces to power a machine. I can vaguely recall an early episode being about a different girl being into archeology, and the protagonist is a dick and steals a bracelet from her?

The stupid thing is that this used to show on KinderNet which is a absolved dutch channel, which had a knack for finding extremely obscure television shows(the secret of treasure island and Argaï: the profecy amonst them)


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Night of the Red Hunter

You're right, it is an obscure show. But there have been others looking for it in the past :-) Anyway, here's a synopsis:

Night of the Red Hunter is a 1989 mystery series aired on Television New Zealand about two runaway children named Peter and Maggie. The two bump into each other in Piper Valley, a small countryside town. A crazy man chases them into a graveyard where they choose to hide.

They stumble upon the "treasure":

The kids accidentally trigger a secret opening in the graveyard and fall. They find themselves in a room filled with intense light. Looking around, they discover strange equipment and millions of dollars in gold artifacts. But before they can explore further, they faint.

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How these kids meet the aliens:

The children wake up the next day with no memory of the previous night in the farmhouse of the Pipers, a seemingly friendly yet somehow sinister family. They turn out to be a race of benevolent aliens, stranded on Earth until they get their ship repaired.

More about the mysterious cache of gold:

The aliens are allergic to the gold which they require to power their ship, mentioning in passing how the Earth is poisoned by the toxic effects of our own fuels.

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A brief mention of the comet you brought up in your post:

Meantime, the comet Nimrod is about to pass close to Earth, but Nimrod is really a planet-killing weapon with the power of a thousand nuclear weapons, and the Earth is doomed unless the scrappy runaways cooperate with each other and a slightly older alien child.

~ Edited from tv.com and Time Capsule (by J. P. Harris)

Find out more about the show and watch a few clips here.

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