A Springvale woman saw a big, unexplained orange light in the
sky on Christmas Day night.
It was 10pm when the woman arrived home.
"I had just got out of my car and looked down the driveway
when I saw the light."
She said there was no noise as it came toward her which she
gauged was travelling at the speed of a plane from the
Westmere direction and at a distance in the sky above. It
flew above her as it continued south west.
The woman said she expected it to go toward the Wanganui
airport, but the orange light turned east and disappeared
The lights were reported by others in Taranaki, Napier,
Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch.
A Kapiti Coast resident who saw three lights and filmed them
coming from behind the Paekakariki Hill has posted it to
Some have explained the lights as being lanterns, but the
Springvale woman said the orange light was not flickering.
"I don't believe in UFOs, but I would like to know what I
- The Wanganui Chronicle