UFO Sighting Report - New Zealand
December 1974 : Whitford, Manakau City
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Whitford, Manakau City, New Zealand
Date: Dec ? 00? 1974
Time: 8:00 AM approx
Number of witnesses: 5
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Torpedo shaped
Weather Conditions: Clear and fine and windless
Description: On a photographic expedition on estuary beach; heard a whooshing sound from behind us to seaward, turned to see a gray object hurtling towards us without sound except for friction of air, about two hundred feet off surface of sea in a dead straight line. It came so fast my first thought was that it was an artillery shell fired by mistake from a Navy ship out in the Hauraki Gulf. But as it passed over our heads and disappeared over the Pohutakawa trees growing on the cliff side, it seemed more like an unmanned drone of some sort we had never seen nor heard of....or a U.F.O.!
TV/Radio: We did not report incident, but my in-laws said they had seen the same thing in the same place a year earlier! Also a couple of UFO incidents in Whitford and nearby Brookby had been reported in the month previous.
1) A couple in a car returning home late had seen a UFO hover over them and the car engine died.
2) A farmer found a scorched ring of grass in his paddock.