Orange lights in the distance – Laaiplek

Date: 10/12/2017
Time: 10:00 pm
Place: Laaiplek
Submitted by: macky


My fiance and I were having our weekly pic nic outside and as it was very hot that day we had decided on rather having it at night, as we live on a farm it was very quiet and you could see stars everywhere, there was a very chily wind blowing so we were getting ready to pack up and head inside when i looked out on to the farm land i noticed a very slow moving orange light appear and disappear and then all of a sudden speed off into the distance, I told my fiance what i saw and so we both continued to watch in case it came back again, sure enough it did come back and started moving very fast to where we were sitting. I didn’t wait around until it got there and we both went inside. still sketched out about it. definitely wasn’t a plane or a car and was moving way to fast to be anything else.

Bright orange and red trail in sky over Table Mountain

Date: 03/12/2017
Time: 10:15 pm
Place: Cape Town
Submitted by: Jakes


Firstly, I don’t do drugs. lol

My apartment faces tabel mountain with the Harbour behind me. When I lay on my couch I can see table mountain to my right.

I was busy watching golf when I noticed the sky brighten up in an orange/green tinge. I immediately thought it was a firecracker going off. As I shot up to look the light grew very bright orange in two trails. At this time I was expecting a loud firecracker bang as the trail moved quite slowly.

I moved to the window and out of nowhere the light went super bright orange in a double trail blaze and shot off behind table mountain. It looked like a blue light was emitted as it went behind the mountain.

I don’t get freaked by things. I’m a pretty logical engineer. That was no plane. I was so freaked out I was shouting. My fiancĂ© came running to be told the story. She automatically said it was probably an asteroid. Which it could very well be….
But, the trail wasn’t long enough. The speed wasn’t consistent. It was moving slowly then sped up.

Anyway, fantastic experience. I felt this warmth to it all. Pretty freaked out.


Unidentifiable, rotating object in the air – Randburg

Date: 17/04/2017
Time: 09:00 pm
Place: Greenside/randburg
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Around 9pm I was with a friend and I noticed something in the air. From a distance it looked a light in the sky. It could easily have been a helicopter, plane or drone. I can say that it was neither of them because it remained at the same height for a couple of minutes. Thereafter it started moving away from us, until it was a small ‘dot’ of light in the sky.

The description:
It was a couple of brightness tungsten lights around the circumference of the object. The object was both ‘flat’ and circular in shape

I note that the object in the air seemed to be rotating because I saw the lights ‘spinning’

One single light flash and fade

Date: 19/01/2017
Time: 11:50 pm
Place: East
Submitted by: Lights


While hanging up washing at night I noticed a slow flash. I thought it was meteor and shrugged it off as one. The flash reapeaeded slowly again same spot. This repeated 5 times. The flash was slow and lasted about 3 seconds at a time and appeared 4 times brighter than the stars in the sky.

bright blinking light in night sky

Date: 18/01/2017
Time: 11:00 pm
Place: Welkom, Free State
Submitted by: steve


Observed a light just east of the Southern Cross constellation. Light was seen over a built up suburban area over Welkom. Light was pure white and would ‘flash’ for about 1 to 2 seconds at a time, then disappear completely for up to 10 – 15 seconds again (time was not consistent in between flashes). Was not a strobe light from any aircraft. No noise & mostly reappeared in the same place, except for the last few ‘flashes’ where it moved in a back & forth motion (later each flash would appear closer to my position at the time!) I cannot estimate distance or speeds. No other colour light seen & the intensity of the light itself would vary. Was also not a helicopter with “night light”, as it did not behave in the typical manner. I have no idea what it may be & unfortunately I have no other witnesses or photographic evidence. I left immediately when the light seemed to be reacting to my movements & appeared to be coming closer to where I was at the time.

Bright flashing star

Date: 17/01/2017
Time: 08:30 pm
Place: Pretoria East
Submitted by: Anonymous


Saw the bright start flashing every 10 seconds or so for about 5 minutes traveling South to South East. Very similar in brightness and in the same direction as seen on the 1st of Jan at 12:15. Star could not be seen between flashes. At one time, a nearby star flashed equally bright and at the same time. The star remained but did not continue to flash. Could it be a rotating falling Iranium satélite? The strange thing is to see two in the same area on two different occasions.

Reapearing star over Pta

Date: 16/01/2017
Time: 08:15 am
Place: Im North of Pta and saw it WSW
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I steped out side to cool down as it was hot and humed and looked west /southly and noticed a moving reapearing star, I noticed it was to high for a plane , out of atmosphere , apearing and disapearing for about 10 min and then it vanished.

Orange ball over Durban

Date: 15/01/2017
Time: 09:00 pm
Place: Durban
Submitted by: Norman Otto


Around 21:00 on Sunday the 15th of Jan 2017 I became aware of a fairly large orange light moving from North to South across the sea over Durban city.
There were no blinking lights as typical of a plane or other aircraft.
There was no sound such as jet or propeller noise.
I tried to record the event with my cellphone – not very good quality though..and does not want to upload
The entire episode took 2 minutes where after the light was blocked by trees in my yard.

Skye flashed green

Date: 11/01/2017
Time: 10:40 pm
Place: Johannesburg, Linden
Submitted by:


I was sitting on my balcony, and the clouds just illuminated green all of a sudden, like there was a green light behind them. Couldnt have been fireworks , it really illuminated a big area of clouds and I wouldve heard that. There was no sound. I cant think of anything that could’ve illuminated the clouds that bright green. It was really just a flash , didnt last long, nearly a second long.

3 shapes over Cape Town On New Year

Date: 01/01/2017
Time: 12:12 am
Place: Higgovale, Cape Town
Submitted by: Simon Tatt


It was just after the fireworks in Cape Town Harbour had died down. I was sitting on the steps in the garden out the back of the house, when I noticed a circular shape, kind of like a doughnut shape, changing colours between orange and pinkish and moving fairly quickly from south west to north east (estimated direction). Immediately following the circular shape was a triangle, also pinky orange in colour. Right behind that was a long oblong shape, same colours. All of the shapes were rotating slowly or wobbling slightly on a common axis. They all appeared to be hollow, no solid shape to them, just outlines. They appeared to be all in a straight line and all undulating or wobbling slightly. The last sight I had was of the long oblong object disappearing from view behind some trees. The oblong shape moved in a similar way to one of those long oblong shipboard radars that slowly revolve. There was no sound at all from any of the objects.. I could not identify them as either drones, helicopters or aeroplanes, (at least not any I could identify and I am an aviation enthusiast.) It was difficult estimating altitude as I am not sure what size they were but I guessed at between 700ft to 1000ft above where I was sitting. I guess then that each object was probably not more than 15ft across.
I have never seen anything like this before.