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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/30/1975 22:00 (Entered as : 1970's)
Reported: 5/9/2011 3:06:24 PM 15:06
Posted: 5/12/2011
Location: Taupo (New Zealand),
Shape: Egg
Duration:90 seconds
It was a clear sky, no moon, I was 20 kms from this huge electric green light bulb that appeared in the nothern sky - from where I was standing on the shores of Lake Taupo, NZ, fishing for trout.

This light was very wide; I held up my hand and at full arms length; the light was as wide as my flat palm - 100 mms.

It floated down with very small red sparks being ocassionally emitted from the 'socket' end of this bulb shaped apperition. It was described as 'space debris re-entering the earths atomosphere. This is hard to believe because the light had a sizzor cut edge, not fuzzy or ill defined, like facing a torch light would appear.

I am a writer now and if you have any theories I would appreciate the possible relevance of your info. This all happened above a large geothermal power source near Taupo

Thanking you in anticpation.

((name deleted))

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))


Peter I had to photograph using a flash and to get the effect I had to slant the camera so as to get the illumination that is inevitable over or about the green orb. The moon was not there as it was a moonless night. which made the appearance of this phenominal occasion astounding.
I will try the Taupo paper again and will forward whatever I find out.
I would only be able to imagine as to their response at that time being non-alarmist to some degree.


Definately I will send you what I can or cannot find - the moon is in the picture it is up in the right hand corner - it is so small in relation to this light you have perhaps dismissed it.