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Occurred : 8/4/1958 21:00 (Entered as : 8/?/1958 21:00)
Reported: 9/27/2001 10:48:08 PM 22:48
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Karangaroa (New Zealand),
Shape: Cigar
Duration:5 minutes
aged 12 in 1958 saw dull silver stationary cigar tube shaped object in clear sky with no markings or sound for 5 minutes.

i am a 55 year old white male. when i was about 12 on holiday hunting in the west coast bush i stopped in a clearing, looked up on hearing a high flying piston engined plane and saw a stationary, cigar tube shaped object in the clear sky. the aircraft was much higher, moving from left - right. the dull silver tube with rounded ends was on the right hand side of my veiw. i remember wondering if it was connected with the aircraft somehow, like if this was how waste was dumped from planes, far out in the country(!). i stayed looking up at it for what seemed likes ages, but was probably only something like 5 minutes. during that time i saw no movement nor heard any sound. there were no markings on it. it was a dull silver colour. altho it was a strange sight, i didn't report my experience to anyone for several years afterwards. it was still there when i gave up waiting for it to do something and left the clearing.