Kaikoura UFO sightings

Report in Stuff.co.nz – 22 January 2013 Among the hundreds of UFO sightings in New Zealand, only one was ever fully investigated. Public and media interest in the Kaikoura UFO sightings in 1978, coupled with strong personal interest from prime minister Robert Muldoon, led to the air force preparing a detailed report. This is the… Continue reading Kaikoura UFO sightings

Paddy Freaney, Moa Man, is dead

Paddy Freaney, who claimed to have spotted the massive, but long-extinct, Moa in the Craigieburn Range, has died. A publican in the high country he loved and climbed, Freaney’s claim that he and two hiking buddies spotted a 6-foot Moa – evidence he tried to support with a photograph – sparked a cryptozoological mystery that… Continue reading Paddy Freaney, Moa Man, is dead

UFOs Buzz New Zealand After X-Files Release [AOL NEWS.COM]

Could New Zealand become a new hot spot for close encounters? Just days after New Zealand authorities released 2,000 pages of previously classified UFO X-Files, mysterious lights were spotted over three locations.New Zealand’s stuff.co.nz news service reports that on Sunday, Boxing Day in that country, unexplained orange and red lights appeared above Napier, Taranaki and… Continue reading UFOs Buzz New Zealand After X-Files Release [AOL NEWS.COM]

Files shine light on UFO sightings

By Derek Cheng New Zealand’s most famous UFO sighting was a moving cluster of bright lights five times the size of a large fishing vessel that dazzled and spooked the occupants of a small plane during a routine newspaper drop. The lights seemed to move with the plane as it flew off the coast of… Continue reading Files shine light on UFO sightings

Only one NZ UFO sighting investigated [The Press]

Among the hundreds of UFO sightings in New Zealand, only one was fully investigated. Public and media interest in the infamous Kaikoura UFO sightings in 1978, coupled with strong personal interest from Prime Minister Robert Muldoon, led to a detailed report being prepared by the air force. This is the first time it has been… Continue reading Only one NZ UFO sighting investigated [The Press]

NZ sightings of spiral ‘UFO’? [stuff.co.nz]

By KATARINA FILIPE – The Timaru Herald The strange spiral that appeared over Norway. Timaruvians may soon get a chance to see the large, star-like object in the sky that has excited believers and astronomical experts around the world. The enormous spiral light with its glowing centre was seen over Norway on December 9. The… Continue reading NZ sightings of spiral ‘UFO’? [stuff.co.nz]

Dinosaur footprints in South Island revealed

Greg Browne has studied the marks for years. Dinosaur footprints found in northwest Nelson have given scientists their first proof the beasts roamed the South Island more than 70 million years ago. The prints are in soft sandstone on private and Department of Conservation land over an area of about 10km and up to 20… Continue reading Dinosaur footprints in South Island revealed

Maori legend of man-eating bird is true

Creature that features in New Zealand folklore really existed, scientists say By Paul Rodgers A Maori legend about a giant, man-eating bird has been confirmed by scientists. Te Hokioi was a huge black-and-white predator with a red crest and yellow-green tinged wingtips, in an account given to Sir George Gray, an early governor of New… Continue reading Maori legend of man-eating bird is true

Where have all the cryptids gone?

If we look back on the history of Cryptid sightings, the further back we go the more frequent the sightings seem to be. It seems once an area is colonised sightings appear, instead of as one would expect to increase, to decline sharply. Is it because these creatures seek retreats further apart from the colonised… Continue reading Where have all the cryptids gone?

Hunting mythical creatures

Big cats, `extinct’ songbirds, moa, native otters there’s a zoo-ful of shy and mysterious creatures roaming the countryside if New Zealand’s cryptozoologists are to be believed. Are they just chasing dreams or is the truth out there? Kim Knight reports.   It was a dark and stormy night. OK, says Vicki Hyde, president of the New… Continue reading Hunting mythical creatures