Close Encounters

New Zealand Releases UFO Files

Attention Mulder and Scully: Apparently a Freedom of Information Act request is enough to get the New Zealand government to give up its information on extraterrestrials. The New Zealand military has released about 2,000 pages detailing close encounters with unidentified flying objects. The reports date from the 1950s to 2009 and were made by members of the public, military, and government—even a New Zealand prime minister took an interest in a 1978 sighting of mysterious lights above the South Island. Some reports were less conventional things than floating lights, like an alien with size 440 shoes.