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Motorists see flying car UFO in New Zealand

A mechanic from Rutherglen, New Zealand claims he saw a “car-shaped” object ascend from the street and shoot into the night sky.

On Tuesday, August 6 at approximately 8:45 p.m., Matthew Robert reports that he was driving on Rutherglen Road, south of Greymouth, when he encountered the UFO. He explains,

I was changing a CD as I was driving and when I looked up I saw what looked like a car without its lights on, stopped in the middle of the road outside Shantytown. I slammed on my brakes and my eyes were still trying to focus, when suddenly the thing just lit up and shot into the sky.

Greymouth, NZ, approximately 6 miles north of where the flying car was seen. (Credit: Kelisi/Wikimedia Commons)
Greymouth, NZ, approximately 6 miles north of where the flying car was seen. (Credit: Kelisi/Wikimedia Commons)

Robert claims that at least three other drivers stopped because of the UFO, but all witnesses were so startled by the event that they “left in such a hurry they left skid marks on the road.” According to the New Zealand Herald, Robert asserts that, immediately after seeing the flying car UFO, he lost cellphone reception and experienced blurred vision and watery eyes for an hour. Following the incident, Robert picked up his partner, Charlotte Rose, from work in Greymouth. The New Zealand Herald reports that Rose knew something had happened to Robert when she saw him that night. She describes, “I just looked at him and I could tell something bad had happened, he was freaked out and his eyes were watery.”

Robert knows other motorists witnessed the flying car UFO, and hopes they come forward to confirm his claims. Robert told the New Zealand Herald, “I know people are going to think that it’s crazy, but I know what I saw.”

Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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  1. I wouldn’t be surprised if this’s a window onto a parallel reality thing.

    I’ve caught glimpses of an impossibly expensive very hitech parallel Earth running alongside this one which if the data accompanying it’s to be believed bases part of its existence on leeching off developmental energies belonging to this realm.

    There’s always the possibility whatever I see’s a kind of parable of what’s actually going on on this Earth right now right across the world but if Mathew’d caught a glimpse of the driver’s eyes I’d’ve been intrigued to learn whether instead of having round irises the driver had bars across the eyes with six inch long shadowy rays projecting out from behind the eyeballs.

  2. I live in hokitika but work in greymouth and around six that night while driving home I beleive I saw a UFO. it was a big bright light going along the hills heading towards greymouth. And I know it was not a plane or a baloon as I live right next to an airport and know better. I had doubted myself when I told people and they were telling me it was a plane. But after reading that in the paper im pritty sure that what I saw was connected to what happened to robert.

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