Ilam, Christchurch, Canterbury
October 1st 1999
UFOINFO Online Sighting Report
Location: Ilam, Christchurch, New Zealand
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Disc like
Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No
Weather Conditions: Clear an sunny
Description: Driving along Clyde Road in Christchurch I saw a large shiney and metalic object. It was a clear sunny day, and whatever it was appeared to be I'd guess a couple of kms away, and maybe just as high in the sky. How far away/high and big it was is hard to estimate as it was a shiny metalic and regular shape. Judging by some atmospheric haze, and the way the sun reflected from the object, I can only estimate altitude, distance, etc. Other than that, it's shape would be best described as a flattened sphere, round and disc-like.
I was driving, so between checking the road and the thing, I saw it in open and clear blue sky for maybe 15 seconds. The last time I looked back to where it was, it was gone. It simply hovered in mid air. It wasn't a regular aircraft. It wasn't a balloon because it left a large and clear area of open sky in a split second.