Date of sighting: May 2013
Location of sighting: Christchurch, New Zealand
Residents at Christchurch, New Zealand were surprised upon seeing mysterious lights in the night skies.
One witness said that she and her husband noticed mysterious lights in the night skies of Bryndwr at approximately 8’oclock. She detailed that they were leaving their property at around 8’oclock on Aorangi Road when her husband looked for traffic to south direction. He witnessed approximately 12 lights moving at the same speed. At first, her husband thought they were fireworks but changed his mind when they remained bright orange in colour and moving in formation.
The couple saw the lights moving north in two groups. The pair stopped their car engine and went outside to get a better look of the strange lights. They heard no sound coming from the lights as they moved steadily and slowly.
Moments later, they noticed one of the lights trailed behind from others and rapidly moved faster than the rest horizontally going east.
The pair managed to take a video of the lights using their mobile phone as the lights looked like they travelled just over the cloud.
As the lights passed overhead of the couple, the glow of the orange lights slowly dimmed and went to grey and apparently in circular shape.
Katie Ferguson from Bishopdale as well her flatmate also noticed the lights. Her flatmate saw 12 lights and called her attention. Katie went out to look for the lights and she saw six hovering lights in orange colour and in similar place. She said that the lights were in two groups, three lights in each group. Few seconds later, the two groups distanced themselves and moved at fast rate. They disappeared over the clouds. Katie and her flatmate were left standing in their position for two minutes wondering of what they had just witnessed.
Nathan Hanna also saw the lights moving in northern direction. He said that one light even seemed to move in an opposite direction at certain point. He cannot tell the real identity of the UFOs but he was certain that they were not lanterns.