|Occurred : 2/1/2000 23:00 (Entered as : 2-1-2000 2300)
Reported: 11/29/2000 01:04
|A steady white light approaches from the north, dances erratically overhead then fades and disappears
A small bright object similar to a passing satellite appeared in the distance, approximately half way between the horizon and ourselves,the direction of the object was travelling to the south.It was a steady white light that moved towards us and finally directly above us where it appeared to stop and move very erratically from side to side within a small diameter. The object was easily seen through the naked eye on approach and was very high in the sky. As the light stopped directly overhead and danced for around3-4 minutes, it then began to fade as it appeared to gain altitude until it finally disappeared.The object did not make any sound or if it did, it was too high in the sky to hear anything and the night was silent! The event occured above the Paraparaumu small domestic airport. You can find that easily on a map of NewZealand. Other eye witnesses, include my sister and her husband who live in Tauranga and my brother Michael who works for yhe NZ fire service. I spent nearly 4 years in the Royal NZ Navy and I am quite capable of determining the difference between an aircraft, a satellite and an unusual sighting.