UFO Sighting Report - New Zealand
July 20th 1996 : Timaru, Canterbury
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Timaru New Zealand
Date: 7 20 1996
Time: 10.20 pm
Number of witnesses: 5
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Triangle shape with 3 lights
Weather Conditions: Fine
Description: Myself and a car load of friends were driving around out the back of Rosewell District on the outskirts of Timaru at 10.20 pm, when I notice some thing flying very low to the ground approx 5 meters in sheep paddocks, 25 meters approx to our left hand side. At first I thought it was a crop plane but being that time of night and being dark it seem highly unlikely. I lowered my window to here a sound and there was nothing. At that distance you would of heard a engine on a plane chopper or micro light. It had 3 lights flashing on and off to no particular rhythm. Even though it was dark I could just make out the shape triangular. At this stage we all new this was something strange.
The driver of the car speed up to 140km along a straight and the object stayed right beside at the same speed which really spooked us out. I wanted to stop and try and take a decent look but my driver was not stopping for nothing. It then slowed down and crossed over to the right hand side of us and hovered above a pine plantation for a minute or two. Then it made 3 sudden movements in to the sky and disappeared. I called the Timaru Airport the next day and ask air traffic control if they had seen any thing, which they hadn't. I never reported it to now not knowing that Timaru is a bloody hot spot. I will never forget that night in 96.