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Occurred : 12/27/1998 04:38 (Entered as : 12/27/98 04:38)
Reported: 1/20/1999 22:23
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Christchurch (New Zealand),
Shape: Unknown
Duration:12 seconds
Moving extreamely fast, no sound, changed direction. >From one end of the night sky to the other in 11 seconds.

---------------- my first U.F.O. sighting ----------------- 27th December, 1998. approx 4:38 am. Christchurch, New Zealand. I love astronomy and often have a good look at the Stars on a clear night. I'm not a fanatic about religion or UFO's and never thought I'd see anything like it. My girlfriend witnessed it briefly, after I woke her up quickly. There I was lying in bed at 4:30am awake, but feeling content. As usual spotting a satellite here and there in the sky. Sometimes looking out the window behind my pillow, sometimes not. -------------------------------------------------- Then I saw a flash of bright white light. as bright as one of the brightest stars. Although, it was more like a pulse. There was no sound. It seemed very high up. But it moved really fast ! 3 pulses, each 2 seconds apart, while moving fast in a straight direction. Then a pause of about 3-4 seconds and two more bright white pulses going in a slightly different direction. ====================================================== Not a satellite... Satellites move much slower, and reflect constant orange light. And move in a straight line. Not a plane... No sound at all, moving too fast, and no red or green tail lights, wing lights or head lights etc. It was traveling almost at the speed of a meteorite or object (like a falling star) entering the atmosphere. Traveling from one side of my large window view to the other, in the space of 10 - 11 seconds. But, it was a pulse like a spot light, quickly pulsing in different directions. Not a window reflection... There was nothing electrical plugged in or switched on in our bedroom. I could almost see it when it wasn't "pulsing". Black and much larger than any satelite I've ever seen. I yelled at ((Name deleted)) to wake up, not taking my eye off the sighting. she woke up in time to see the last pulse. She said "wow a bright flash ! " ==================================================== That's all. I felt like running outside, but I was stuck staring in the direction of the last visible pulse. Talked with ((Name deleted)) about it for 20 - 30 minutes. Then she fell asleep about 45 minutes before I did. I have no conclusions. Just, that it was the most unusual thing I've ever seen in 20 - 23 years of night sky watching. And happened exactly like I say here. Faithfully. ((Name deleted)). ( age 33 ) P.S. this is true. I would never ever make up a story like this. ( unless someone was going to give me a million dollars :) Sorry.... bad joke. ( the "million dollar" part )