Mount Ruapehu eruption June 1995
Major Volcanic Alert
What was happening In New Zealand at this time in 1995 in terms of volcanic/seismic activity?
- January: UFO sighting reports begin from across central North Island
- Feb: major earthquake swarms occur off East Cape, North Island
- 25 Feb to 9 March: significant cluster of UFO sightings across central North Island
- March to early June: seismic activity under Mount Ruapehu, Central North Island
- June: Mount Ruapehu erupts in spectacular fashion
- August/September: further minor eruptions through into 1996
- Mount Ruapehu eruption June 1995
Case 2: Sighting of Trapezium-shaped UFO 2007
On Thursday 8 March 2007, at around 10.30 pm, a hunter and a local policeman were travelling over rough terrain on the central North Island volcanic plateau, just south of National Park Village. The village is located some 26 kms east and near the wide base of active volcano Mount Ruapehu, which forms the “volcanic triangle” along with Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Tongariro. The hunter described what they came across in this unhospitable environment:
“A friend, who is a local policeman, and I were out looking for feral deer with a spotlight. We decided to travel north up the railway line on the way home to National Park Village. We drove past an area where about eighty hectares of scrub was burnt in a fire in May 2006. The scrub was burnt down to the dirt and swampy waterways pass through the area, although at this time it was quite dry.
As we crossed the railway line, my friend commented casually, “We have company.”
Looking back down the burnt area around what I guessed to be eighty metres, on or near the ground was a strange display of lights: four very bright red/orange lights (like embers) evenly spaced in a line, and a larger elongated single yellowish light above. My friend said it must be a large vehicle. I know this rugged area well, and I maintained nobody in a large vehicle would even consider entering the area, unless it was suitably equipped for the terrain, or an army vehicle. He then said it must be a fire, because the lights were glowing like embers. I said it wasn’t a fire, and thought maybe it was a tent with mesh windows and with lights inside it. To end this debate, I jumped out of our vehicle (Toyota Hilux) to shine the spotlight on this unknown object, but the spotlight unplugged as I exited the Hilux.
To our surprise the object then just lifted a little further above the ground and took off, making an extremely swift exit in a southerly direction at very low altitude, with no noise, and then the lights just vanished!
The next day we went back to the location and did a search for any ground markings or anything that might indicate what the object could have been, but we couldn’t find anything out of the ordinary in the area where this object was stationary. It was landed or hovering in a little dip obscured from view from nearby National Park Village homes. One hundred metres south-west of where the object had been is a railway power substation, and National Park Village is about five hundred metres north of the area, so it was pretty close to the township.
I keep going over and over in my mind what we saw, but can’t make any sense of it. My friend thought people would think we were mad if we reported it! I don’t know if it is connected, but I have had a dry throat since. This is the second time in my life I have seen something unexplainable.”
Further corroborative sightings?
Eight days later on Friday 16 March, 2007, at around 11.30 pm, two women travelling home from a meeting observed a bright orange trapezium-shaped object moving slowly over the outer suburbs of the city of Tauranga, north east of the Central Plateau, on the coastline. They were astonished by the clearly discernable and unusual shape, and its slow silent movement.
Three days later on Monday 19 March at 10.15 pm, just north of Tauranga city, a witness observed an unusual dark object silently moving across the sky beyond the city boundary. He described it as “a triangular prism”, with orange lights at one end, and a large orange light underneath, revealing the object’s unusual shape. Although this object’s description varies from the two previous sightings, and therefore must be regarded as a separate object/sighting, the possibility remains that it was the same object but was described inaccurately by the witness; the outward sloping sides of all three objects seems a key factor.
Multiple Volcanoes become active, 2007
Mt. Ruapehu eruption and lahar 2007
What was happening at this time in 2007 in terms of volcanic/seismic activity?
- February: swarms of earthquakes in central North Island
- Feb/March: White Island crater lake temperature rapidly rises
- February 22: multiple earthquakes in Hauraki Gulf, Auckland
- March 8: landed UFO seen near Mt. Ruapehu
- March 16: UFO sighted near Tauranga
- March 17: lahar warning issued for Mt. Ruapehu, central North Island
- March 18: eruption; lahar flows over Mt. Ruapehu’s crater edge
- March 19: 2nd UFO sighted near Tauranga
- March 20: swarm of over 100 earthquakes under Mt. Ruapehu
- March 21: seismic activity under Mt. Ngauruhoe after 30 years inactivity
UFOCUS NZ’s research indicates a correlation between some reported UFO sighting activity and periods of increased seismic/volcanic activity in New Zealand. Clusters of sighting reports have been received around 2-3 weeks prior to significant s/v activity and tectonic plate movement, and continue throughout the active period, and for up to 2 weeks afterwards, tapering off. Our documentation includes reports of natural “earthquake lights”, distinct configurations of lights, large single lights that move silently across the sky, and reports of sightings of actual landed, hovering and moving UFOs / non-conventional airborne objects. This research, along with similar research in Chile and other countries with s/v activity, suggests/theorizes that the tectonic plate activity of Earth is being monitored or observed by off-planet civilizations.
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Aug/Sept – further eruptions through into 1996