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Occurred : 11/7/1976 22:00 (Entered as : 11/07/1976 22:00)
Reported: 12/5/2004 1:45:13 PM 13:45
Posted: 12/14/2004
Location: Auckland (New Zealand),
Shape: Disk
Duration:10-15 minutes
Large flying circular craft over Auckland

In the 1970's I was an Engineer Officer with Cunard Cargo Shipping. At approximately 22:00hrs whilst leaving Auckland New Zealand by ship, I witnessed a very bright light rising from just above the sea up into the clouds. As the object rose up the light became brighter and very large. The ship was about fourteen miles off shore and the light about ten miles from the ship between the ship and the land. The light became so bright that no man made object at that time could have been powered by batteries that would have given off that amount of light. As I watched the light became smaller and I was aware that an object was moving towards the ship. The object was circular and looked like the classic type of flying saucer depicted in magazines and was about eighty feet in diameter. It flew up and along the port side the ship at a height of around one hundred feet. It was grey in colour, I could see red, green and a yellow lights flashing in sequence anti-clockwise around the circumference of the disc. The sea was calm there was no wind and no sound from the disc what so ever. It flew at the same pace as the ship for around two minutes then turned to port (towards the north) and moved away slowly at first then sped off at great speed. I have never ever seen anything remotely like it again.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))