Two sightings of UFO stun Pretoria residents

2010-07-27 00:00

PRETORIA — An unidentified flying object, which apparently consisted of three bright lights, astounded residents of Booysens in Pretoria for two consecutive nights.

Engela van der Spuy (67), who lives in Attie Street in Booysens, contacted Beeld after she watched the strange set of lights on Thursday night for the second consecutive night.

“I’m not saying it’s green little spacemen,” said Van der Spuy. “We just really want to know what it is.”

Van der Spuy saw the UFO for the first time on Wednesday night, shortly after sunset in the western sky.

“I couldn’t make out the shape of the object because the three lights were too bright, but it almost had a heart shape because there were two lights on top, a blue light on the left and an emerald-green light directly next to it, on the right side, with a big bright white light underneath it, which shone straight down.”

She said the UFO hung in the air for two hours without moving and then, at about 8.30 pm, slowly started moving down diagonally to the left, disappearing over the horizon.

On Thursday night, the UFO again appeared shortly after sunset and at 8.30 pm again started moving down before disappearing.

“I called all the neighbours and we looked at it together, but no one could figure out what it could be. All we know is that it was definitely was not a star or a normal plane.”

Henrico Swart (19), Van der Spuy’s neighbour, who looked at the UFO through binoculars, was dumbfounded. “Even through the binoculars I couldn’t make out the shape. All you could see were three bright lights.”

The Johannesburg Planetarium and the South African Air Force said they have no knowledge of the incident and are unable to explain the phenomenon.

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