What to do if you see a UFO

The Defence Force and the Civil Aviation Authority say they don’t investigate UFO sightings. So what do you do with a close encounter?When we think of UFOs – unidentified flying objects – we think of the United States. A report from the Pentagon last month disclosed 144 UFO sightings between 2004 and 2021. Well, kind of; the report called them “UAPs” – unidentified aerial phenomena – to reduce stigma around seeing weird stuff in the sky. Either way, the report found no clear evidence of alien spacecraft touching down.Aliens likely aren’t here in New Zealand either, but you don’t have to probe too far into our aerial history to turn up a respectable amount of our own cigar-shaped “crafts”, strange lights in the sky, and distant objects performing acute turns. There are UFOs here. They’ve been recorded by the Adamski groups, by Civilian Saucer Investigations, by Xenolog – by clusters of enthusiasts who take it upon themselves to research and report on UFO activity.On one clear July day in 1909, 23 schoolchildren and one adult in the town of Kelso, Otago, swore they saw a German zeppelin swoop over them. The singular adult, a “Mrs Russel”, said a streak of…

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What to do if you see a UFO

Updated: July 13, 2021 — 10:26 pm