Lower Hutt, Wellington
January 13th 2014
UFOINFO Online Sighting Report
Location: Lower Hutt
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Flat triangle shaped but head on, like a stealth fighter from the front
Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No
Weather Conditions: Clear sky, light cloud. Stars clearly visible.
Still conditions and no unusual atmospherics, no light distortion from ground sources e.g. street lights.
Very quiet save for some distant traffic
Description: Standing at the back door of my house having smoke, as usual looking up as great place to see stars and other terrestrial objects due to lack of surrounding light interference.
I noticed a very bright orange shape stationary in the sky to my right and at my eye line level. It appeared to be above and behind neighbors house, I estimate perhaps a few hundred feet above Wainui Hill.
I regularly see planes flying north from Wellington airport but this object was not on any flight path and was far to low, close and large to be a commercial aircraft.
It appeared to be drifting up and down slightly but staying in a near stationary position. The colour was so intense and had a gentle pulse with a sharp distortion. There was no evidence of any flashing lights normally visible on planes, helicopters etc.
I observed the object for about 45 seconds before I decided to run into the house and grab a camera. Of course by the time I got back 15- 20 seconds later it was gone. I scanned the sky's for a while but could not see anything else save for the usual stars.
There is a vague chance this was a helicopter scanning across Wanui Hill as there has been recent cases of arson in this area but it did not look like a helicopter and there was no sound present which at this time of night you can normally hear.