Location of Sighting: Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Date of Sighting: May 9, 2018
Time of Sighting: 7:40 PM Local Time
Description: I was outside in our garden. We live on the outskirts of the city and night sky visibility is very good. I saw a silent lowish flying object with an orange flame-like base heading from Opoho towards the Dunedin harbour. I called my husband to come look and we both watched it for about 30 seconds. We are boring, middle aged skeptics. But I can’t explain this. It was fast moving, glowing orange, changed trajectory slightly a couple of times while we watched. It did not look or sound like an aircraft, and was moving too fast to be a lantern or other object moving in the wind. I did not have time to take photos or a video, but when I went to search for this phenomenon online, I found multiple other accounts of orange orb sightings. It wasn’t something I had ever heard of before. Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.