By: Matua | Location: Mt Maunganui New Zealand
Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Jason Rogers
We live in Papamoa and one night my son and I are driving to his high school basketball game at ASB stadium. It's one of the last games of the night, in the middle of winter and I am the passenger because my son has his learner's permit and wants to drive everywhere.
Anyway I am tired after my long day at work, I don't even want to go to basketball and we are almost at the stadium when this giant black triangle, with orange orbs in each corner comes right down in front of us, but hovering above us, just like in the movies. I can't believe what I am seeing, it is huge.
Then my son asks, can you see that dad? "I sure can". "What is it?" And of course I don't want to say UFO, I can't even believe what I am seeing, so something lame like "it's a plane". I am looking for other traffic in the hopes they see it too, but this 100km/hr, well-lit expressway is empty.
My son starts reaching for his phone in his pocket to take pictures, but he is a Learner driver and driving 100k an hour so I tell him to keep his hands on the wheel. I don't have my phone and refuse to believe what I am seeing.
Then the giant black triangle up and disappears, as quickly as it appeared. When we got home I googled pictures of a triangle UFO and found pictures of it. Now if you google this, they look like red lights in the corner, but this was close enough that I noticed the lights are orange, not red. And they have a glowing energy, they aren't lights. And it is huge and it moved so fast and silent.
I am forever changed. I obviously don't tell everyone what we saw cause that's just crazy talk. But we are not alone.