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 Christchurch.
One eyewitness, Allan White watched one of the UFOs with his family.
“I just thought it was a bright orange light in the sky, and then it started moving towards us,” White said. “After it flew past, there were half a dozen adults there. We all considered it could have been a UFO. Nobody had seen anything like that before.”
The spectators described seeing flashing lights on the unknown object.
Shortly after that report, Fraser Duncan, a tutor at the Eastern Institute of Technology, saw four orange objects over the night sky of Napier. He said they were flying in formation and made no sound.
“I have never seen anything like this in my life. It was definitely not a plane, not a meteor and not stars.”
Another eyewitness to this weekend’s lights in the sky was Lloyd McFadden, a television cameraman who, coincidentally, filmed the Kiwi country’s most famous UFO sighting in 1978 near the town of Kaikoura, on New Zealand’s South Island.
On Sunday night, McFadden watched as 10 orange and red lights moved slowly and silently in the sky above his Christchurch home.
“There was absolutely no sound and they were flying too slow to be an aircraft. I would really like to know what they were.”
The Canterbury Astronomical Society on South Island thinks the UFOs have a pretty simple explanation.
“I am certainly saying they were satellites,” said observatory director Adrian Kelly.