|Occurred : 1/15/2010 04:05 (Entered as : 01/15/10 04:05)
Reported: 1/14/2010 7:49:14 AM 07:49
Location: Christchurch (New Zealand),
|Bright orange flashing light moving then staying still and then disappearing
Driving up my driveway, I noticed a bright orange light in the sky to the east, I bought my vehicle to a halt and got out of my car and noticed the light was moving, and flashing dimmer, brighter, dimmer (not on and off), it was not moving like a aircraft, it was changing paths slightly and too frequently, then it came to a stand still for about 10 seconds, then it faded out but not like a burn out fade, more a disappearing into distance fading but as if it was still standing still if that makes any sense.
I contacted Airways Corporation and they haven't had any aircraft in the vicinity for over 20 minutes and reported to me that the cloud cover was at 3000 metres, it was below the cloud cover or shone very brightly through the cloud cover. It wasn't a flare gun, too high for that. The time given is 04:05 NZ time and time Airways Corporation was contacted was 04:12. They also told there was no abnormalities on radar. I don't have a problem if someone wants to contact me over this matter.