National UFO Reporting Center
Occurred: 6/9/2004 18:00 (Entered as: 06/09/2004 18:00)
Reported: 6/9/2004 3:36:37 PM 15:36
Location: Nelson/Ruby Bay (New Zealand)
Duration: until morning
Teardrop shaped UFO and other UFOs seen in Ruby Bay, Nelson, NEW ZEALAND
I was down on the beach having a smoke, looking out across the bay towards the Nelson Harbour. I saw a tear drop shaped craft with spinning red lights beaming light into the water. I sprinted to my friends’ caravan and got him to see. Other residents of the camping ground also had seen it. It moved closer towards the beach sending beams of light across the bay. It made an electrical humming noise and a thundering sound that could easily be heard by myself and the residents of McKees Domain, Ruby Bay. The craft moved at a phenomenal speed and disappeared and reappeared in different places, it moved up into the sky. The objects seemed to be interested in the aircraft departing and landing at the nelson airport. It was about 20:00 and over the next hour another 6 craft appeared in the sky. The objects in the sky looked like giant orbs of amber light and over the rest of the night the objects moved around the Nelson Harbour and the hills around Ruby Bay. The objects came in close and shot off randomly over the rest of the night until morning. Flat batteries in cars have occurred everywhere at the McKees Domain, and dead fish are being washed up on the beach in Ruby Bay.
((NUFORC Note: If, in fact, the object moved as described by the witness, it could not have been a "twinkling" star. We do not know what he saw. PD))
Reference for the above text is: Website: National UFO Reporting Center: http://www.nuforc.org/
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
New Zealand – South Island
McKees Domain Unable to locate coordinates.
Nelson Harbour Unable to locate coordinates.
Nelson Latitude 41-16-60 S, Longitude 173-16-60 E (D-M-S)
Ruby Bay Latitude 41-13-60 S, Longitude 173-04-60 E (D-M-S)
Nelson Airport Latitude 41-12 S, Longitude 173-16 E (D-M) Approximation from an aerial map
Note: As the text indicates the witness was in the vicinity of Ruby Bay looking towards Nelson (Airport). From an aerial map his view would have crossed the major body of water called the Tasman Bay.