New Zealand Sighting
Date: July 13, 1959
Location: Blenheim, New Zealand
Mrs. Frederick Moreland, a part time nurse's aide, was helping her husband tend their 9 acre farm. It was dark with low cloud cover when she went to the barn to do the morning milking. She noticed a green glow in the overcast and was halfway across the paddock when two large green lights emerged from the clouds and descended rapidly toward the ground in her direction.
I noticed that I was bathed in a green light, and that all the paddock was green too she later reported.
In a statement to local police, she said that the green glare was so bright that she could not see her own flashlight beam. It was a horrid sort of color.
My first thought was: I shouldn't be here, and I made a dive for the trees on the other side of the paddock.
From the protection of the trees, Mrs. Moreland saw a distinct saucer shaped object with two extremely bright sources of green light on its underside that illuminated an area of 150'. Two rows of what seemed to be jets around the center of the object were emitting orange colored flame. The rows appeared to revolve in opposite directions. The object, about 25' in diameter, hovered at rooftop level, about 15' above the ground. It was no more than 150' away from her.
The jets stopped, and a light was switched on in what appeared to be a plastic or glass roof or dome, which glowed. The underside was a gray, metallic color. She could hear a faint hum, and the air became very warm.
Inside the transparent dome were two men dressed in fairly close fitting suits of shiny material. She compared the color to aluminum foil. They wore opaque helmets that rose straight from their shoulders.
They seemed to be of normal size. One, she noticed, never moved.
I could not see their faces, she said. One of the men stood up and put two hands out in front of him, as if leaning over to look downward. He then sat down and, after a minute or two, the jets started off again and, tilting slightly at first, the thing shot up vertically at great speed and disappeared into the clouds.
When it did this, it made a soft but high pitched sound. A peculiar, peppery smell lingered in the air.