Palmerston North, North Island
September 6th 2013
UFOINFO Online Sighting Report
Location: Palmerston North
Number of witnesses: Me
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Round light
Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: Not Applicable
Weather Conditions: Clear
Description: Just after 11pm driving, I approached the roundabout (Corner of Cuba and Lyndhurst in Takaro, Palmerston North. I noticed above/in front of me a bright orange light approx. 50M up, positioned over the street running parallel to where I was. The name of this street is called Shamrock. I live in this street. However where the light was positioned it was on the far east side, my house is on the west side of Shamrock. As I have witnessed/encountered UFOs before (from 2nd March 1992 to present), I noted I was neither alarmed nor surprised. Immediately I stopped the car to make a further observation.
Colour: Burnt amber orange
Shape and form: Was a bright light with no defining solid shape or mechanical features.
Size: Medium size, very bright round burnt orange light.
Movement: It was motionless when I first saw it as I was driving. After I stepped out of the car it moved slowly, sideways to the left towards Church Street.
I jumped in the car and decided "I will follow the light". I dialled a number to the USA (2316 hrs) and informed them what was unfolding and proceeded to drive towards Church Street. The light was gliding slowly in the cold spring night sky and as I was approaching Church Street the light travelled towards the Manawatu River and disappeared before my eyes. I drove up to Summer Hill and observed the night sky. I stayed there for about 10 minutes checking the skies. It was cold, I was now becoming tired after a day of deadlines, therefore I decided to head home. The next morning I checked the papers to see if anyone had reported the sighting. There was nothing. This is the first time I have decided to officially report a sighting. I have film footage of past encounters (2011/12), if anyone is interested. Thank you.
[Report forwarded to UFOCUS New Zealand].