New Zealand UFO/UAP Sightings 2020

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Date:  Saturday 11 July 2020

Time:  approx. 5.50 – 6.30 pm

Location:  Lake Ellesmere, Canterbury, South Island

Features/characteristics:  bright green light


The witness stated: “We were driving back from Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, heading northwest, when a sharp, bright green light propelled straight down towards the lake’s surface in a direct movement.  It was moving super-fast, then slowed and disappeared.  It left no tail.”  Estimated distance from the observer approximately 1 km.

Date:  March 2020

Time:  9 pm

Location:  Helensville, Northland, North Island

Features/characteristics:  intense white light


Calm clear night; duration of sighting several seconds.

The two witnesses, a Police File Manager, and a former police officer/Airfield Officer, observed a “brilliant, extremely intense round white light flash, with a rough outline as it flashed.”

The witnesses are familiar with the landing lights of aircraft passing over en route to Auckland International Airport, but they described this light as “a lot bigger than an aircraft coming in; it was approximately at 500 m altitude.”  The light headed west to east at high speed, leaving a long tail; there was no sound.