An image which could debunk claims of UFO activity over
Queenstown. The globalparanormal.com account describes a
white orb, which could be the drogue pictured at top. Photo
While on a tour boat cruise earlier this month, a tourist
reported photographing two UFOs above Queenstown, but
investigations by the Queenstown Times have revealed a possible
Under news and articles on globalparanormal.com and headlined
''Two UFOs caught above Queenstown, New Zealand'', the
witness posted a story detailing the sighting.
The witness first noted a plane circling.
''I focused my camera on to the plane, then noticed that it
had ejected what appeared to be a shining round object.''
The witness reported being the only one from the tour group
of around 25 watching the sky, as the others were focused on
the lake tour.
''The objects took their time, initially forming a triangular
shape, then occasionally mingling together, but always with
the white glowing orb in the top position.''
The witness took photos and the site boasts a slide show of
the photos in sequence, with one shot appearing with the
caption ''no matter how much I changed the focus, these
objects remained `blurry' ... as if of not solid mass''.
Nzone Skydive marketing co-ordinator Ann-Louise Riddell
confirmed the plane in the photos looked like one belonging
to the company and the deposited objects looked to be a
tandem skydiving pair freefalling at over 200kmh with a
drogue attached, which is the white mass seen at the top of
The drogue slows the skydivers down to the camera flyer's
speed and controls their freefall.
Ms Riddell said the triangular shape would be formed by the
cameraman at one side, without a drogue chute, and the tandem
couple at the other side, with the tandem drogue chute at the