Rob Clarke claims he had drunk nothing stronger than a cup of tea but could not explain the pair of lights he saw moving across the sky last Sunday night.

After stepping outside of his Paihia home in the evening, he spotted a pair of lights moving across the sky and was so perplexed by them he called his wife outside too and they watched them move across the sky before disappearing behind the horizon.

“I don’t believe in little green men, and the strongest thing I’d had was a cup of tea,” Mr Clarke told the New Zealand Herald. “I’m just interested to know what they were.”

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