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A Blenheim teenager has captured a mysterious glowing object in the night sky on camera – and thinks he may have spotted a UFO.
Josh Marshall, 16, took a video on his phone of the spinning, disc-like object on Wednesday night.
It “sort of just appeared” in the sky when Josh was at his friend’s house about 9.20pm.
“I’m not sure what it is but it’s not a plane, it’s not a star, and not a satellite,” Josh said.
“I’ve got no idea what else it could be,” the Marlborough Boys’ College student said.
Josh watched it along with his friend’s family until about 10pm, when clouds came over and covered it.
“It was quite cool to watch.”
The object did not really move, but the stars seemed to move around it, Josh said.
The object appears to get smaller and brighter before the video ends.
It was interesting there was a lightning storm the same night, after he spotted the UFO, and he wondered if the two were connected.
Marshall said he spotted the UFO northwest of his friend’s house in Blenheim, and thought it was out over the Springlands suburb.
RNZAF Base Woodbourne and the Marlborough Airport are about 5km from Springlands.
He was going to watch the sky for the next few nights and see if it appeared again, he said.
Wellington Astrological Society member John Homes said he did not know what the object was.
If it were not for the dark hole in the middle it could be Venus, Homes said.
The video was sent to Airways Corporation, which controls air movements across New Zealand airspace.
A spokeswoman said the area was on flight routes and the object could “very well” have been an aircraft.
However the corporation was unable to positively say what it was.
Josh thought the object looked similar to the famous Kaikoura UFOs in 1978.
More recent suspected UFOs spotted in Kaikoura in 2015 were analysed closely by a local man and were believed to be bees, flying in the wind.
– The Marlborough Express