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UFO smashes through roof of NZ home: Can you help identify what this object is?

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posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 01:36 AM
Hey metal. That's not so farfetched. The malcolm in the middlle episode came to mind for me to (catapult). Technically feasible.

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 05:50 AM
Hey everyone...

Thank you for posting your reply's and theory's regarding this "flying object". I have no doubt it is man made, but where it came from and how it fell is still quite baffling. I have made a comment on one of our national papers and directed them to this website for consideration... It will be interesting if they check it out and if I hear anything back....

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 06:20 AM
That's a crankshaft counterweight belonging to a John Deere 2350!

There might be a green tractor in the woods near the house!

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 07:18 AM
looks as if burned up on re-entry from maybe a broken part of a spaceship of NASA's?

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 07:27 AM
Crank counterbalance assembly, I think hes right. I'm envisioning more of a counterweight for a locomotive wheel, trying to account for the energy it would have taken to launch upon material failure.

This is close to the model, but perhaps another design, but definitely a counterbalance assembly part.

See how it even looks like a brake shoe...but is not. Its a driveshaft counterbalance. I imagine the bolt holes are available for adding adjustable 'shims' tot he assembly for different models or applications, so that one base cast design can be used throughout, then the shims added depending on need.

You can see the shim added in the OP original image as well.

[edit on 21-4-2008 by battlestargalactica]

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 07:29 AM
looking at the picture of the object, it looks like a brake caliper or a brake shoe, in my own humble opinion.

perhaps some vehicle has violently stopped and the sheer force caused the part to break off and become airborne.

some have speculated it came from space, perhaps, but i am not all that clear on high and low altitude orbits and what would burn up upon re-entry to earth.

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 09:00 AM
Brake caliper/shoe - I disagree due to the fact that I have never seen a peice without the mounting clips/pads or weartabs. our pictures show both sides with neither feature on them, it doesnt fit around a car brake disc.

Couterweight as in the picture in the post above? I disagree due to the fact the center of our object is not curved to fit agianst a shaft, as well as the mounting bolts beak/fracture show the stress of the mount is where this objects function shows to be in use. The driveshaft assembly doesnt have the mount/stress for the object in question to fulfil its purpose.

P.S. only one "bolt mount" on our object is broke, this indicates this is not a caliper with bolts thru the holes that has broke and skeered away... else the 2nd hole would be broken ( still not a brake caliper due to the fact there is no spring assemble notches as well as no brake pad, or damage where a pad used to be, plus no wear tabs).
Same as a counter weight, Either it was not installed properly and was missing a mounting bolt to begin with, or these holes are not for mounting.
IMHO not matter what peice this is, there had to be more damage from the entire structure for this peice to come off as it is. The mounting hole that is not broke indicated the bolt (most likely) came out when other major failure occurred. and the pin slipped out due to other reasons, then our side that is still mounted, took pressure and broke, explaining the broken mounting bracket.

and space station equipment? NO sign of reentry, paint is still on it..

[edit on 21-4-2008 by mindping]

I think our mysterious peice can be found on

I am looking now, they make mounting brakets and hardware for hanging heavy objects, and much other stuff..

[edit on 21-4-2008 by mindping]

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 10:54 AM
reply to post by battlestargalactica

good observation!!

i am not so mechanically inclined, so thanks for the image.

but i am still wondering where it came from and i can't even imagine the force it took to break that piece of metal.

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 11:00 AM

I think our mysterious peice can be found on

I am looking now, they make mounting brakets and hardware for hanging heavy objects, and much other stuff..

[edit on 21-4-2008 by mindping]

Nah. They deal in light hardware. Nothing that comes close to the object in question.

My guess is nautical. The town is only a few kilometers from the harbour. Sea salt could explain the rust on the object.

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 03:32 PM
Not sure if I am reading it right, but I thought it said SHURY. . . . maybe a part off a pressure pump? . . . . just a thought.

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 04:38 PM
Don't know if this helps, looks as if these guys make lifting equipement and cranes etc, it could be part of one of their machines used at the train track. When one of these things break under stress it isn't inconceivable that you would have parts flying about everywhere.

Looks like they sell their stuff worldwide.


Just a thought

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 08:21 PM
I think its a part off a Slasher, like a BIG lawn mowers for farms that you use with a tractor. The RPM on those things gets high and when you hit a rock or something hard with them, DUCK. I have had that experience before almost got a new breathing hole in my neck. When the Slasher connects with something it can goooo along way.

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 08:56 PM
It clearly hasn't broken off anything immediately prior to crashing through the roof - 1 mounting hole is broken, the other is intact, which suggests to me that it broke whilst in use & was taken off whatever it originally belonged to & scrapped.

One possibility is that it had been mounted with 1 hole only, & when put under stress that sheared & caused the object to catapult through the roof. It looks like it belongs to a meaty bit of kit, it probably experiences quite high stresses & forces, so maybe a likely solution.

Either that or its been fired deliberately by some means as a prank.

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 10:01 PM
To my eye, it resembles a ThermoCouple, like Tuebor said, in this post:
Tuebor suggested Asbury thermocouples (this looks to have been at one time marked ASBURY, I suppose I could be wrong on that though)

Here is an enhancement of the image, bringing out the letters. The image is also rotated 90 degrees:

Similarly Allred5923 found the pic of the part in action in this post:

Doing some independent research of my own, I think it’s an RC plane part from a plane that had some sort of catastrophe high enough for its parts to reach terminal velocity upon descent. The specs on this page list a functional range for the RCATS at 30,000ft.
Terminal Velocity can be achieved from this height easily.

And an object of this size without any sort of significant drag (think a parachute) would be traveling very fast by the time it hit the ground.

Does it have enough mass to cause that kind of damage at terminal velocity is the real question…

If it weighs as much as a penny, it won’t have the necessary power to punch through a roof:

A penny weighs about 3.10 grams:

But this looks like Iron which weighs more.
A bar 1 in. square, 1 foot long weighs 3.5 lbs

From the source (details of this object):
“The metal object had rust on it, was about 11cm long, 4.5cm wide and weighed about a kilogram, Mr Sommer said.”

Which makes it much larger than a penny, which is only 19.05mm at diameter, and heavier:

Here’s a pic of the part attached to the RC plane’s engine:

Here’s the page on this guy’s RC plane:

We should really keep the size of this object in perspective. I think we’re looking at an RC plane part, and that part was heavy because it had to be in order for the plane’s engine to function properly. I think this was a super fancy RC plane that had a terrible accident.


[edit on 21-4-2008 by WitnessFromAfar]

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 10:52 PM
reply to post by WitnessFromAfar

Heres something I have finaslly found that concures to the fact that Hawks Bay area are running tour flights on a Eurocopter 130 B4 type. There flights are regular and are usually on destination requests.
First of all, I was trying to find out if there had been any known reports of the tail rotor assembly having some sort of defect or operations problems. I ran across this article;

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The pilot's intentional low-level flight toward the lake and his failure to maintain clearance from the static wire on power transmission lines. Contributing factors were the separation of the Fenestron (tail rotor) assembly from the tail boom as a result of the collision with the static wire and the subsequent loss of control.


As for this to have taken place, with out injury or report remains a question I personally can not answer, but if there had been a faulty part, it would explain how the peice was hurled through a roof with enough force.
Here is the tourism website for your discretions:

Very possibly the smoking gun with earthly origins.IMHO

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 11:20 PM
reply to post by Allred5923

Here we go, manufacturing companies often sell their products overseas, and when I saw the embossed lettering I distinctly saw a U and the bottom part of the B. Here is what I found on Google.

Asbury Machine Corp.

Private Company, Headquarters Location
Tonkawa, OK 74653 United States
(580) 628-3416 , (580)628-2703 fax
Company Description: Manufacturing: Manufactures drills, bits and similar equipment; manufactures oil and gas drilling rigs and equipment; machine tools and accessories

Now this is quite plausible. Or maybe not because the website only shows bits. Hmm.

[edit on 21-4-2008 by GideonHM]

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 11:36 PM
reply to post by Allred5923

Hi there AllRed, while I don’t think it’s impossible that such a part could come from a tail rotor of a helicopter, I still think that the scale is too small for a life-sized human carrying type of engine.

Also, I don’t think that this specific helicopter crash is the cause of the object, because the object in question crashed on Thursday, 17 April 2008, whereas the accident report for the helicopter states the incident date as Friday, August 06, 2004.

I like your theory also, but I really think this was an RC Plane part, and being an RC Plane, an accident report might not have ever been filed.

My .02 Cents anyway


posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 12:32 AM
Further to my last post, I think the object is a piece of logging equipment (manufactured by Sleby and used in the logging industry in New Zealand)

I think that pieces of broken machinery were being transported out of the 'logging area' by underslung load from a helicopter.


A company in NZ that does this sort of transporting is called 'Skywork'

Helicopter Harvesting
Skywork Helicopters has the equipment and expertise in the following areas:

Heli-logging and Support
Slinging Haulage Cables
Long-line Choker Delivery
Timber Extraction
Transport of Logging Crew and Equipment
Log Jams and Potential Hazards

Now, I am not saying it was this company! (I don't want to get sued!)
but when carrying an underslung load as pictured above, very little control of how the load was stacked in the first place (ie nets, buckets etc) is done by the aircrew - they are 'airborne' at the time of pick up.

If during transportation a small (but heavy) piece should become dislodged and fall - there is an even chance that none of the aircrew may spot it - and even if they did, there is nothing they can do to stop it from continuing its rapid decent. It turns into an 'OOps!' situation.

The CAA comes down very hard on insecure loads IMO !!

Just continuing a theory!


posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 09:49 AM
i think its debre of a plane or somethink like that

posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 07:01 PM
reply to post by WitnessFromAfar

Also, I don’t think that this specific helicopter crash is the cause of the object, because the object in question crashed on Thursday, 17 April 2008, whereas the accident report for the helicopter states the incident date as Friday, August 06, 2004.

I was'nt saying that the particular incident at hand was the resource for the crash. I was trying to point out that there has been speculation of some of the roto blade parts being either defective or improperly installed causing acccident's that would be coinsiding with the possibility of where the UFO debris came from,.

Should've been more descriptive, but , it's par for the course when you are in a hurry and got to go now..LOL... Had to leave adbruptly while I was posting, "Sorry to all."

Whether it's a helicopter part or a piece of unknown origin concrete falling from the sky, it is quite freakish and does pose eventual pedestrian impact. Just trying to do my part with out seeming too ignorrant.

"Deny ignorance" thats our moto here and I am sticken to it!!

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