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Dec 6, 2011

New Zealand UFO: One-third Of Kiwis Believe In Alien Visits

A third of New Zealanders believe aliens have visited Earth and a majority think psychic powers exist, a study has found.

One thousand respondents were asked by UMR Research if they believed "that Earth has been visited by UFOs from other planets".

About 33 per cent said they did, and Maori (42 per cent) and Pasifika (40 per cent) were more likely to believe.

The number of believers is greatest among the 30 to 44 year olds at 36 per cent, and drops to 26 per cent among those aged 60 and over.

Graeme Opie, a sighting investigator and researcher for the Ufocus New Zealand Research Network, said: "According to reports, the number of Americans that believe in extra-terrestrials and life on other planets is quite high too, so it isn't too surprising that many of us here believe in UFOs."

The veteran Hamilton traffic controller and pilot adds, "I can say with near certainty that UFOs have been to Earth ... and there's plenty of literature to back this belief."

Sightings in New Zealand include events such as the Kaikoura lights, the Ngatea landing-site mystery and the Gisborne UFO event of the late 70s that included sightings of silver-suited humanoids in the Waimata Valley.

The UMR survey also found 55 per cent believed that at least some people have psychic powers such as ESP.

Women (67 per cent), over-60s (63 per cent) and Maori (60 per cent) more likely than others to be believers.

Six in 10 - 72 per cent of women and 52 per cent of men - believe in the existence of God or a universal spirit.

Nearly 8 in 10 believe that Jesus was a real person who lived 2000 years ago, and 57 per cent believe in life after death. That belief declined with age, falling from 65 per cent among under-30s to 49 per cent among over-60s.

A quarter believed astrology can predict people's futures.


  1. Being Kiwi myself I honestly believe in UFO's and life on other planets.
    To think that we are the only intelligent beings in the vast space that is our universe is naive.
    I'm half Maori aswell and alot of people seem to see Maori as very spiritual people , which is true. ( well in the people I know atleast)
    I think we have being visited for years but dodgy governments hide the truth from us. Which is a shame realy.
    Imagine where the human race would be if we could have the technology that the shady governments have access to and are not sharing. ( Tesla springs to mind on that subject too )
    Anyway UFOB always love reading the articles on your site , I hardly watch main stream media now as most of it is fabricated bullsh@t that certain people want us to believe.
    Keep up the good work and Kia Kaha! ( be strong ), Much love from little old New Zealand!!!!

  2. I too am Kiwi, and have positively sighted an iconic Saucer shaped UFO, flying slowly over the street sof Christchurch. So I *Know* these to be true. The sighting was totally identifiable as a saucer. There was no way it was anything else. I have sighted two other 'Orb' sightings as well.

  3. I'm a Kiwi, and I grow on the interstellar tree... of some sort...

  4. @Anonymousthis is great i have heard that they need atleast 51percent of the human population on earth to want alien intervention in order for them to actually land and make themselves known publicly to the human race. we just need to spread the word.

    they are trying to help us because humanity is in a very precarious situation.

    i hope things happen where they can actually land and disclose there presence and usher in a new era for humans on earth. new technologies philosophies ways of life and unlock interstellar space travel to other star systems.

  5. @Anonymousi have been wanting to see u ufo for years abd i have never seen one in realife yet i still believe, i know they are real because i have done soo much research on them. there is soo much evidence that they are alien space craft.

    the governments have brainwashed the people to only see a small portion of true reality. some day there will be no governments on earth only the people and the divine law and ways of life. nobody rules over anybody else.