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UFO sighting New Zealand 2/4/9

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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:20 PM
As I have no proof I do not expect this thread to go far. This is merely for a record purpose in case other reports are submitted today.

For the record I had my cellphone in my hand as I'd just turned it on. It has a 1mp camera. I had no chance to record it, too fast and simply too mind blowing, astonishing, amazing to see/react to! I now understand so many people who do not record these events.. it's very easy to watch and not take your eyes off it.

Location: Saint Kentigern College, Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand.

Whilst at work, walking to the toilet about 10 minutes ago I saw a streak of light, a white/silver colour approximately a hand span at arms length, possibly 0.3-0.4radians in length, from left to right across the sky. Angle was about 20 to 30 degrees above the horizon. The streak then ended (clear air) and about 0.1-0.05 radians (approx 2 fingers at arms length) from the end of the streak, a grey/silver circular object appeared and did a U shaped turn (pretty much drew a U in midair) with dimensions of approx a finger width (0.05 rad or a little less). At the top right of the U it disappeared with a flash/puff as such.
This streak and U maneuver took place in less than a second!

Sky conditions are perfectly clear with a tiny puff of cloud.

Here is the current aviation weather report for anyone who can read it.


METAR NZAA 012300Z 16004KT 120V200 CAVOK 17/06 Q1033 NOSIG=

TAF NZAA 012259Z 0200/0224
16008KT 9999 FEW040
2000FT WIND 12010KT =

A small amount of cloud reported at 4000ft - I'd estimate the patchy cloud to be a little less than that currently.

here is the ARFOR report.


1000 11010
3000 11010
5000 12010 PS05
7000 14010 PS04
10000 16015 ZERO
FZL 10000FT

30KM visibility indicates pretty good viewing conditions.

I am training to be a commerical pilot and have around 70 hours of flying experience. I can identify planes and other objects from far away and are always looking for them as I am trained to do so. It keeps me alive
I have never seen a conventional aircraft capable of this maneuver (s47 berkut/f22/etc with thrust vectoring has no chance to possibly do it), neither does any known aerobatic plane. The speeds and G forces involved with the U maneuver are simply impossible for a human to sustain.

So another unexplainable sighting to chalk up on my board... hehe.

I have my high definition handycam with a telephoto lense strapped on plus a mini tripod and ready to go in case there is any other shenanigans in the sky today.

posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 06:25 PM
Sounds like an amazing and very credible sighting. S & F. Thanks for sharing

posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 10:54 PM
Nice, thanks for posting this. I live in Christchurch and we don't get that many UFO sightings in NZ so nice job.

posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 10:57 PM
nice one, i posted a sighting of mine in christchurch a few weeks ago.
it was quite differerent from your one though.

good stuff!

[edit on 1-4-2009 by grantbeed]

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