Name: Damian Horsfall
Date of Sighting: 20 December 2007
Location of Sighting: Gisborne, New Zealand
Number of UFO(s), including the Color(s), Size(s) and Shape(s): One UFO, colour was Black, no lights, unknown size, if I was to guess, maybe bus size and was, for lack of a better shape description, Miss shaped Triangle.
Distance of UFO(s) in sky: Unsure exact distance, however to guess would say about 800 – 1000 metres from me and maybe 600 – 700 metres from the ground.
Direction of Travel for UFO(s): Stationery in front of me, off to the right.
I was facing north and it travelled west, the same direction as the earthquake traveled.
Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): Unknown. Size of a bus, maybe, with a unequal triangular shape.
Further Description of Sighting: It was the 20th of December 2007, around 9pm in a very small just barely called a city on the East Coast of the North Island New Zealand called Gisborne. We had just had the biggest and longest earthquake I had ever experienced from the 50+ earthquakes I had personally experienced in the past. It’s started how they all start, very subtle swaying, as it intensified my dog leaped up and started to, “freak out”. As I said the words, “ it’s all good girl, just another earthquake…”, suddenly everything just started to flex and shake from a small ripple feel to huge swells rolling through, instantly; shaking the entire house, the noise was frightening and this went on for about 15 – 20 seconds, so violently even I started to, “freak out!”.
All the house furniture tipped over and bounced to the middle of all the rooms, my car had bounced from the centre of the carport to rest it’s back end against the pillar of the carport. My dog had run off to my bedroom and I stood starfish style in the door frame of the dining/kitchen doorframe starting to contemplate my demise, the vicious rolling shake started to slow, I knew it was over. As I walked to the open back door, it felt like was drunk, staggering from the swaying across the open plan dining/lounge room, to the deck outside.
I could actually hear the earthquake moving away, I’ll never forget it because as the noise of the earth moving stopped there was dead silence; no dogs barking, no people yelling, no car noises or car alarms, nothing. The whole East Coast had lost power and the only light I could see was the millions of stars in the sky. I was in awe of how bright the stars were. I stood there Silently just looking around the brightest starry sky I had ever seen when my eyes were pulled to an area of the sky just off to my right.
I believe my eyes were drawn there because there was a small area, (about the size of a bus), that had no stars, as I looked at this area more intensely I could see a black area in the shape of a triangle, (sort of), where there were absolutely no stars, not one star in this area with the back drop of millions of so brightly lit stars around it.
As I focused in even more the shape was confirmed to me because the object started to move to my left, very slowly and as it did, stars were disappearing behind it for about 1 or 2 seconds, then it just shot off so quickly and silently to my left, I couldn’t follow it with my eyes, it’s weird because it was as if it had noticed me lean forward a bit and stare directly at it. Before I could think, “ What the F did I just see”, the next door neighbours baby started to cry, the dog over the back fence and a few more from around the neighbourhood started to bark.
I told my partner at the time about it but after her reaction I never spoke of it again, until now. Other things have happened since then and I have done a heap of research on the subject now, It was definitely something Physical I’m convinced of that, but what exactly, I’m unsure.