UFO Sighting Report - New Zealand
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With the increasing use of digital cameras we are seeing more photos showing alleged 'UFOs' - many of these could be insects, cloud shapes etc. As many readers have asked to see the photos I will be using some of them and leaving it up to the individual to make up their own mind - John @ UFOINFO.
August 1st 2006 : Maungaraki, Lower Hutt, North Island
Report taken from the AUFORN Mailing List
New Zealand UFO Sighting Report
Date: Tuesday 1st August 2006
Time: 8.50 pm
Place: Maungaraki, Lower Hutt, North Island, New Zealand
Description: A witness was standing on his back doorstep, when he noticed a beam of light extending over a hill approx. 1.2 kms from his house (looking in a northerly direction over bush-clad hills). Suddenly the beam disappeared and a large, bright yellowish light appeared and hovered soundlessly over the hill around 300-400ft above the summit. The witness watched it briefly and then called another witness from inside the house to video the light (captured on digital camera). After 30 seconds or so, the light began to move around above the hill, changing direction frequently. Two other lights began to flash forming a triangular shape in the sky, two bright yellowish/white and one orange. The lights flashed on and off randomly, although they all moved about in unison or formation, as the light/object moved about. The witnesses believed the lights were all on one object, rather than a group of three objects. They considered the initial sudden appearance and the 'behaviour' of the light/object very strange. The video footage shows a 'falling leaf' or 'swaying' type of movement, with sudden changes of direction, followed by a rotation of the three bright lights in triangular formation, executing a flat, angular turn on a plane (not banking like an aircraft), blunt-end-forward, as the light/object began to move off. The light configuration appeared to be on a large, flattish object, possibly triangular. The sighting lasted around 2 minutes and ceased when the lights "just flicked off like a light switching off". Air Traffic Control has established that it was not an aircraft. The possibility that it may have been a police helicopter was ruled out when ATC viewed the footage, as the light configuration did not resemble that of a helicopter. The entire sighting captured on video shows 9 out of the 15 main characteristics of 'black triangle' craft, sightings of which are increasing worldwide. At the time of this sighting, reports were made of unusual lights in the night sky all over the southern North Island. This case in still under investigation.
Source: Sue Hansen, UFOCUS NZ Network.
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