New Zealand UFO / UAP Sighting Reports
All sighting reports, photographs, diagrams and drawings are copyright to UFOCUS NZ.
UFO = unidentified flying object (term the public is most familiar with, but carries certain connotations)
UAP = unusual aerial phenomenon (a more comprehensive and objective term)
UAS = unusual aerial sighting (term used by UK, Australian, and New Zealand Defence Forces)
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UFOCUS NZ has member contributors throughout New Zealand. Member contributors provide us with UFO related newspaper clippings from their local area, and contact us if they hear of any UFO sightings for us to follow up on.
Contact UFOCUS NZ if you are interested in becoming a UFOCUS NZ member contributor.
Senior Air Traffic Controller Graeme Opie's painting of a silver orb-like object with a flaming trail, that he sighted from the Hamilton International Airport control tower, 9 March 1995.
Request for information: The Gisborne UFO Flap
Suzanne Hansen of UFOCUS NZ was living in the Gisborne area at the time of the Gisborne UFO flap and witnessed a number of strange anomalous lights and objects in the sky.
Were you also living in the Gisborne/East Coast area during the late 70's and early 80's, and did you experience:
UFO sightings? Sightings of metallic craft? Sightings of unusual anomalous lights?
UFO occupants? Did you experience a close encounter or missing time?
We would like to hear from you to document your sightings or experiences. Confidentiality assured.
UFOCUS NZ has a considerable archive of information on the Gisborne UFO flap and we are keen to add to it. If you had personal experiences or if you have newspaper clippings etc., please contact us.
Please fill out our Report Form or contact Sue directly by email, post or phone.