204556 sightings reported...
and growing

Blenheim (New Zealand)

Sighted on Saturday 01. June 2002
Reported on
Shape: Egg | Duration: 3 minutes

Gleaming white smooth low flying egg over Woodbourne, Blenheim, New ZealandI was on a bus with many other members of the Takaka Citizens Band on the way to a competition in Blenheim. I noticed in the sky a fast moving aircraft flying fairly low maybe 700-1000 metres up in a NE direction about a couple of kilometres away. At first I thought it to be a Lear jet but whilst looking at it intently realised it had no wings and was the shape of an egg, gleaming white in colour and no protuberances, of any sort with it's pointed end facing the rearward direction to which it was travelling. I remarked on it to two girls who were behind me to verify what my eyes were seeing and asked 'does that thing have any wings?' they both couldn't see any wings and then I said 'what the hell is it then?' upon which one of them remarked 'it;s probably just a blimp' at which they continued with their teenage girly talk thinking nothing more of this odd craft travelling at what appeared to be a supersonic speed in the sky, there was no trail or exhaust emmisions. I lived for a long time near Wigram airport in Christchurch and had seen jet fighters on maneouvres travelling through the sky at supersonic velocities, domestic passenger jets, helicopters etc. It certainly to my mind was not a blimp for it contained no undercarriage and was travelling extremely fast, at a guess around Mach 1 or slightly more? I watched it for the next minute disappear into the distance travelling in a perfectly straight line towards and beyond Blenheim's Woodbourne airport, it did seem to accelerate a little. It was a perfectly clear day and I had good reference points of the hills south of the main road. It appeared to be about the size of a Cessna aeroplane in length or perhaps a little longer.((NUFORC Note: Date of sighting is approximate. PD))

comments powered by Disqus

Top 100 nearest sightings ordered by sighting date (100 miles radius):

Location Sighted on Shape Duration
Location Sighted on Shape Duration
Nelson, New Zealand 2023-03-01 v shaped 2 seconds
Motueka 2021-07-30 Bright , round? 5 minutes
Nelson, Nelson (New Zealand) 2019-11-17 Square, Rectangular 00:00:03
Nelson, Nelson (New Zealand) 2019-01-02 Sphere 00:00:07
Pukerua Bay 2018-11-13 Round 2 hours
pukerua bay 2018-10-25 round like my tummy 143 mins
pukerua bay 2018-10-25 round like my tummy 143 mins
Wellington, Wellington (New Zealand) 2018-10-17 Circle 00:10:00
Wellington, Wellington (New Zealand) 2018-07-27 Disc 00:15:00
Wellington, Wellington (New Zealand) 2017-07-23 Circle 00:05:00
Motueka, Tasman (New Zealand) 2017-02-05 Oval
Blenheim (New Zealand) 2016-06-15 eliptical? 15sec by photo only
Wellington (New Zealand), 2016-06-03 Flash 10-15 seconds
Seddon (New Zealand), 2016-05-26 Light ~5 minutes
Blenheim (New Zealand) 2016-02-12 Circular 10 minutes
Motueka (New Zealand) 2016-01-08 Circle 00:10:00
Nelson (New Zealand) 2015-10-13 Other 1 minute
Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt (New Zealand) 2015-08-17 Oblong 1 and a half mins
Seatoun, Wellington (New Zealand) 2014-09-21 Round 20 minutes
Porirua (Titahi Bay)(New Zealand) 2014-08-30 Formation 3-4 seconds
Porirua (Titahi Bay)(New Zealand) 2014-08-30 Formation 3-4 seconds
Wellington (New Zealand) 2014-03-11 Circular 1 minute
Blenheim, Marlborough (New Zealand) 2013-10-22 Flash, Sphere 02:00:00
Paremata, Porirua (New Zealand) 2013-09-14 Fireball 5 minutes
Porirua, Wellington (New Zealand) 2013-08-14 Cigar 1 minute
Lower Hutt, Wellington (New Zealand) 2013-08-11 Sphere 00:05:00
Lower Hutt, Wellington (New Zealand) 2013-08-09 Disc 00:10:00
Wellington (New Zealand) 2013-08-07 round seconds/minutes
Wellington, Wellington (New Zealand) 2013-08-07 Sphere 00:02:00
Blenheim (New Zealand) 2013-07-21 Can't tell 15 mins
Porirua, Wellington (New Zealand) 2012-12-07 Disc Undisclosed
Wellington (New Zealand) 2011-10-20 Other Ten Minutes
Wellington, Wellington (New Zealand) 2010-02-06 Cone, Circle, Disc Undisclosed
Wellington (New Zealand) 2009-03-04 Circle 15 seconds
Wellington 2009-02-22 Light 10 mins
Nelson (New Zealand) 2008-12-30 Circle seconds
Nelson, Nelson (New Zealand) 2008-12-29 Circle, Disc 00:00:10
Wellington, Wellington (New Zealand) 2008-08-20 Sphere, Other, Unknown Undisclosed
Lower Hutt (New Zealand) 2008-06-02 Chevron 60 sec
Wellington (New Zealand) 2008-04-06 Flash 3 minute
Lower Hutt (New Zealand) 2008-02-06 Chevron 60 seconds
Wellington (New Zealand) 2005-06-22 Cigar 5 minutes
Wellington (New Zealand) 2005-01-25 Light 20 minutes
Nelson/Ruby Bay (New Zealand) 2004-06-09 Teardrop until morning
Wellington (Pukerua Bay) (New Zealand) 2003-08-24 Circle 3 seconds
Wellington (New Zealand) 2002-12-28 Disk
Wellington (New Zealand) 2002-07-26 Fireball 15 seconds
Wellington (New Zealand) 2002-05-19 Formation 10 seconds
Wellington (New Zealand) 2002-04-13 Unknown <5 secs
Porirua, Wellington (New Zealand) 2001-06-30 Star-like Undisclosed
Wellington (New Zealand) 2000-08-28 Fireball 1.5 seconds
Wellington (New Zealand) 2000-07-19 Other 5mins+
Wellington (New Zealand) 2000-07-10 Changing round 4 hrs
Whitby (New Zealand) 1993-07-11 Light 10-20 minutes
Karangaroa (New Zealand) 1958-08-04 Cigar 5 minutes