New Zealand’s X-Files
New Zealand’s military has released hundreds of files, dating from 1954 to 29, detailing claims of sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), including New Zealand’s most famous UFO sighting over Kaikoura in 1978. The files include drawings of flying saucers and alleged samples of alien writing. Following the release of the files, New Zealand Air Force spokesman Kavae Tamariki said: “We have just been a collection point for the information. We don’t investigate or make reports; we haven’t substantiated anything in them.” The files — which run to about 2 pages — include accounts by members of the public, military personnel and commercial airline pilots describing close encounters, mostly involving moving lights in the sky. All the original documents on which the reports were based are to remain sealed in the national archive.