|Occurred : 12/24/2009 21:00 (Entered as : 24/12/2009 21:00)
Reported: 12/25/2009 7:33:29 PM 19:33
Location: Auckland (New Zealand),
|We were driving to view a house festooned with Christmas Lights in West Auckland on Christmas Eve around 9pm. As I proceeded from the traffic lights I noticed two red circles to the south-east. I pulled to the side of the road and signalled to other our family in the car ahead to pull over. We all witnessed two slow moving red lights about drawing pinhead size, one behind the other. At first we thought they were helicopters but no navigational lights were visible and there was no audible sound. They flew together for a short time then one changed course. We all joked that they were checking out the house of lights and my d-i-l suggested it was Santa arriving with Rudolph! As one faded into the western sky it no longer glowed but appeared as a pinprick constant red light. We continued to see them as we walked to view the house and as my husband and I returned to East Auckland we spotted the lights again - this time two side by side and one on top. We quickly searched for a safe spot to stop the car but they had disappeared.
The Auckland Herald also reported strange lights over Tauranga the same night but the Police had no reports of other sightings. I did not report our sighting other than to this site.