The Moreland UFO Sighting

By Lon Strickler

On July 13, 1959 in Blenheim, New Zealand, Mrs. Moreland saw a sharply- outlined saucer-shaped object with two extremely bright sources of green light on the underside. The object was approximately 20 to 30 feet wide and hovered at roof-top level, about 15 feet above the ground. Inside a transparent dome, she said, there were two men, “dressed in fairly close-fitting suits of shiny material.”

Mrs. Frederick Moreland, of Blenheim, New Zealand, a busy housewife with five children, was helping her husband tend their small nine-acre farm as well as working part-time as a nurse’s aid at Lister Hospital, in Blenheim, at the time her sighting occurred.

On July 13, 1959, at 5:50 a.m., it was dark with a low cloud cover when Mrs. Moreland went to the barn to do the morning milking. She noticed a green glow in the overcast and was half-way across the paddock when she saw two large green lights emerge from the clouds and descend rapidly toward the ground, in her direction.

“I noticed that I was bathed in a green light and that all the paddock was green, too,” she later reported. In her written statement to the local police, she said that it was so bright she could not see her own “torchlight” in the green glare.

“It was a horrid sort of color. My first thought was, `I shouldn’t be here, ‘and I made a dive for the trees on the other side of the paddock.”…..

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