A strange coincidence or a return visit from Akon?

The sister of Pietermaritzburg ufologist Kitty Smith, a good friend of Elizabeth Klarer, has described seeing a UFO which buzzed over the skies at Swartberg last week.

Doris Scott of Franklin, eastern KwaZulu-Natal, yesterday described how six friends saw the object at around 7.30 pm on April 7 in the clear night sky.

Coincidentally, Klarer met her extraterrestrial, Akon, every year between 1954 and 1963 on or around April 7.

“The sky was very black, with the stars standing out brightly. My brother, Tom Read, saw the light first. When I looked up, I saw the light moving very fast.”

Scott said she had seen many satellites and jets in the night sky while lying on their lawn at home in Franklin, and did not believe that what they saw last Saturday was a satellite or jet. “I have never seen a UFO before. It would slow down tremendously then zoot off again in a straight line …

“As soon as I saw it I wished Kitty was here. When I told her, she reminded me that our sighting was on the same date Akon had visited Elizabeth. I would so love Kitty to be proven right. She has done so many years of research.”

But Read was more circumspect in his description of the sighting, saying that in retrospect it could all be a storm in a teacup, and they may have seen an aeroplane after all.

“It certainly looked strange … But the bright light could have been the landing gear light.”

Speaking to The Witness about her sister’s sighting yesterday, Kitty Smith recalled the fly-by in January 1984 that she believes Akon did for her benefit at Champagne Castle.

Smith, who until then had never seen a UFO despite her fascination with them, said Klarer had told her to go to Champagne Castle where she had previously met Akon. Smith said she had seen a silent, blue silvery pulsating light which at first appeared behind a lit-up cloud. It then moved into view and “just came across the sky hardly moving”. It stopped over swimming pool.

Klarer told Smith she had spoken to Akon about doing a fly-past. “She told me that I had done research all my life, but had never had a personal sighting. She said Akon said I deserved one and they had arranged it. I asked her why, and said I was not important enough for him to travel 4,2 light years to do this for me. I like to think they are together now.”

• newsed@witness.co.za

Return of the friendly alien?

ACCORDING to Wikipedia, Elizabeth Klarer claimed she had received occasional telepathic messages from Akon, described as a friendly space alien, since childhood. Klarer was able to take photos of the ship from the Drakensberg on July 17, 1955.

Klarer called Akon down and his scout ship landed on April 7, 1956. She claimed she was carried up to the mother ship in Earth orbit, and was taken in 1957 to Akon’s home planet, Meton, orbiting in the nearby star system Alpha Centauri, where she became pregnant with Akon’s child and gave birth to a son, Ayling.

He stayed behind on Meton, while Klarer came home. Klarer published Beyond the Light Barrier in 1980, about her extraterrestrial adventures. She died in 1994 in South Africa.

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