Location: Gore, New Zealand
Date: July 30, 1909. Time: 0500a.m.
An airship came down near a dredge working on a river some miles north of Gore. About 0500a.m. two lights broke through the mist and then the forms of two figures sitting in the air machine could be seen. The dredge winch operator, Mr. F. Green, said the ship was narrow and boat shaped. The object came quite close to the dredge, circling round for several minutes. At times it moved very fast, at other times it would poise itself and dip like a bird, then rise again. The object shot up into the mist, leaving a yellow glare on the haze; it reappeared in the direction of Otakarama and then disappeared. Two of the dredge operators saw the object.
This reference: HUMCAT 1909-4. Source: Tony Brunt, Xenolog # 100/101
With thanks to Chris Aubeck for bringing it to my attention.
UFOCAT PRN – 10841 [DOS: ??-??-1909]
UFOCAT URN – 010841 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #0008 by L. Schoenherr, no © date.
UFOCAT PRN – 87645 [DOS: 07-30-1909]
UFOCAT URN – NONE The Dominion dated July 31, 1909. Reference from:
UFOCAT URN – NONE Auckland WkNw (Weekly News?) dated August 5, 1909.
UFOCAT URN – 087645 Xenolog by SATCU of New Zealand, #100/101, December 1975, p. 12
UFOCAT URN – 093615 Australian CUFOS Bulletin, March 1977, p. 11
UFOCAT URN – 093830 Flying Saucer Review, April 1977, p. 15
UFOCAT URN – 119585 In-depth Review of Australian UFO Related Entity Reports by Keith
Basterfield, #009-04, © 1980
UFOCAT URN – 146090 From Airships To Arnold: (1900-1946) by Richard Hall, p. 7, © 2000
UFOCAT URN – 104823 Keith Basterfield investigation files, #009H5
UFOCAT URN – 115189 HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, A0075 by D. Webb, no
UFOCAT URN – 180173 Lumières dans la Nuit, #181
UFOCAT URN – 169615 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 00285, © 2002
Southwest Pacific Ocean – New Zealand, South Island
Waikaka Latitude 45-55-00 S, Longitude 169-01-00 E (D-M-S)
Latitude 46.02 S, Longitude 169.04 E (D.%). Thanks to Peter Hassall (NZ)
Note: This was referenced in Bill Chalker’s entry on:
http://www.project1947.com/bcausenc.htm as “in the Waikaka Valley”
Gore Latitude 46-02 S, Longitude 168-44 E (D-M)
Latitude 46.06 S, Longitude 168.56 E (D.%). Thanks to Peter Hassall (NZ)
Otakarama Not found, however, there is a river/stream named Otakaramu
Otakaramu Latitude 46-09 S, Longitude 168-56 E
Reference: New Zealand Gazetteer. With thanks to the University of Toronto for their assistance in getting these coordinates for me.
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 46.10 S, Longitude 168.97 E (D.%) [Gore]
Latitude 45.93 S, Longitude 169.05 E (D.%) [Waikaia (sic –Waikaka)]