Is this white light over Auckland a UFO?

05:31, May 18 2014
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The white light over Auckland city last night stopped some residents in their tracks.
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Lea Worth says her husband snapped this looking over the city from Remuera to Glen Innes.

An unusual white light in Auckland's sky last night has some wondering if they saw a UFO.

Auckland man Andrew Russell said he saw the light in the sky while waiting in Pt Chevalier for a bus.

"I noticed people stopping their cars by the Z petrol station. Then a girl ran across the road saying 'oh my gosh, did you see that?' I thought she was a drunk actually."

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BRIGHT SIGHT: A white light over Auckland city last night stopped some residents in their tracks.

Russell said he saw a "stunning brightly lit white shield shaped light in the sky".

It appeared to be gliding over the NorthWest motorway and was not making a sound.

He thought about 30 people had stopped what they were doing to watch the light.

Others posted about the light on the UFOs over Auckland Facebook page. 

A Stardome Observatory spokesman said it appeared the object was likely a multi-prop drone.

The remote controlled rotor device could be capable of the movement in the patterns recorded and could change colour based on its gear, he said. 

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