UFO sighting in Greerton

A Greerton resident's former disbelief in claims of UFO sightings has been changed forever by what he saw above Argyll Road last night.

He was awoken about 12.30am by a thud he imagined was made by a cat.

Jayson saw a greenish light hovering near the Kaimai Range. This photo of comet Lovejoy taken in November 2015, by Gerald Rhemann in Austria using a remotely operated 12-inch f/3.6 astrograph in Namibia, illustrates what colour the UFO may have been.

'I was looking out onto our lawn when I noticed a flickering greenish coloured light moving quickly across the horizon, before coming to a sudden stop in a south westerly direction, which appeared to be somewhere toward the Kaimai Range, hovering slightly,” says Jayson Hurley.

'Finding this unusual, I ran a grabbed my wife who also witnessed this object hovering.”

The couple observed the object for what seemed like about 15 minutes, says Jayson.

He says it remained hovering in one position moving from right to left, then left to right.

Finally it stopped, the light brightened, then extremely quickly it took off straight up out of sight with no noise.

'It went from the horizon, straight up out of sight within a quarter of a second,” says Jayson. 'I'm not quite sure what kind of man made object can go that fast vertically. None I guess."

He couldn't get a picture as his phone wouldn't pick it up on the camera being probably too dark for the camera to see it.

"It was nothing like I've ever seen before. The UFO itself made no sound whatsoever. I am sure other people awake at this hour may have seen it as it was quite distinct and unusual.

'I didn't believe in these things, but after seeing what I've just seen, I certainly have a different opinion now.”

An unidentified flying object, or UFO, in its most general definition, is any apparent anomaly in the sky that is not identifiable as a known object or phenomenon.



Posted on 07-04-2016 10:24 | By Kenworthlogger

You think you would have grabbed your camera instead of your wife if you watched it for 15 mins.


Posted on 07-04-2016 10:32 | By Tep

I believe in them more than the moon landing how crazy is that!


Posted on 07-04-2016 12:25 | By Kaimai

Wish my dogs had started barking and I might have got up to see what the fuss was about.


Posted on 07-04-2016 12:33 | By Kevin85

Most likely someone flying a drone.

I also saw it, closeby

Posted on 07-04-2016 13:32 | By SML

between Argyll and Maitland Streets. Jayson's description is dead accurate for what I saw. I kept quiet - I knew what I'd seen, but didn't want to be seen as being "weird".....

here we go again

Posted on 07-04-2016 15:21 | By The author of this comment has been removed.

Isaw SASQUASH a few yrs back when i was hunting in 60/8 Taupo 1958 it was huge,my gosh he was right beside me, and when i was looking at his belly button i realized it was my hunting partner,he he,Teddy Bear going to look after mumma bear now 10-4 and goodbye,NO1 Thankyou.

Same as Wellington

Posted on 07-04-2016 16:40 | By Crash test dummies

There the comment was that the "Martians are coming" - see the movie, obviously they are already in Wellington in that round building, so must just be visitation rights, nothing more ...

Well, there's just been another -

Posted on 07-04-2016 18:44 | By SML

a greenish comet-like structure, travelling roughly e-w, almost evenly between Argyll and Maitland streets, a few minutes ago (around 6:35 pm), fizzling out over the toll expressway, seen by my son and myself. Spectacular, but so quick....


Posted on 07-04-2016 19:08 | By dumbkof2

this is what happens when you drink too much moonshine


Posted on 08-04-2016 08:59 | By maildrop

Russian Oligarch searching for a ax haven.

Could have been something quite ordinary

Posted on 09-04-2016 14:35 | By Cydifor

ut you never know. Jayson saw something unusual and has commented on it, perhaps someone who lives up there also saw the same thing. Will await further reports as likely to be an earthbound object rather than a heavenly or space object.

Attack from mars

Posted on 10-04-2016 18:09 | By Kenworthlogger

Next we will have an artical about reported sightings of little green men...


Posted on 12-04-2016 12:45 | By GreertonBoy

That was me.... I was running late hehe... it was prolly govt drones checking up on us?

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