UFO sightings reported in South

A bright light was seen descending behind Treble Cone, shown in this file photo.
A bright light was seen descending behind Treble Cone, shown in this file photo.
Two reports have emerged this morning of an unidentified flying object over the west of the South Island yesterday afternoon.

A man crossing the Lindis Pass - between Omarama and Tarras - reported to the ODT this morning seeing an extremely bright, ''sparkly'' silver light north west of his position, dropping earthwards at about 2.45pm yesterday.

And Wanaka police say a group of people at West Wanaka saw a bright light descending behind Treble Cone at about 2.50pm yesterday.

The ODT would be interested in hearing of any other sightings. Email mark.price@odt.co.nz