Three lights seen North of Roodekrans, Roodepoort

Date: 17/05/2017
Time: 10:00 pm
Place: Roodekrans, Roodepoort
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At around 22h00 my wife and I were sitting on our balcony for a last cigarette before turning in, when she noticed a slowly-pulsating light to the North of us, above the ridge-line of a hill-line that we stay near. When I finally managed to pick it out, I noted that it was clearly above the ridge-line of the hill.

After a minute or so, I fired up my phone’s camera to film this light. I braced on the handrail of the balcony so that there wouldn’t be any video shaking as is too often in videos of such things.

while filming, I could make out a second object to the left of the first, but only on the phone screen and not visually. there also seemed to be a third, above the second light, also only visible on the phone’s screen.

The objects seemed to be moving in a vertical fashion at first (they moved slowly upwards at about the same rate as a star would), but then stopped, and moved down again (counter to the movement of stars) until they stopped just above the ridge line. it was at this point that I started filming, hoping for some more motion from them. Unfortunately they hung motionless in the air for the next 15 minutes before disappearing.

I managed to film approximately 8-9 minutes of it, but my phone unfortunately ran out of storage space before the end of the sighting. Also, the footage doesn’t show much beyond street lights and the lights/objects above.

Tonight (the following evening, I observed the same location to confirm that it wasn’t a normal light that we haven’t noticed before; there are no lights that could account for what was observed.

I can supply further info if requested, but do not want to upload the video unless requested due to size and time constraints (1.2gb file size).

Something falling seen over Fourways

Date: 17/05/2017
Time: 05:09 pm
Place: Fourways South Africa
Submitted by: Chere

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Not sure what this was. I seemed to be the only one looking at it. I was in the traffic on William Nicol and to my right I saw something that looked like it was falling out of the sky. Maybe its space junk? It had a trail behind it like planes sometimes leave. It slowly fell as I lost it behind a billboard and I managed to get pics and a video once I passed the billboard. Its the tiny white spec on the left of the tree.

Boomerang shaped glider

Date: 16/05/2017
Time: 08:12 pm
Place: Potchefstroom
Submitted by: Chaven Yenketswamy

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I was out star gazing with my Nikon 10×42 when I saw this similar looking plane travelling North East. It was much higher than the previous sighting but had that characteristic upside down ‘V’ signature of lights.

Boomerang shaped glider

Date: 16/05/2017
Time: 08:12 pm
Place: Potchefstroom
Submitted by: Chaven Yenketswamy

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I was out star gazing with my Nikon 10×42 when I saw this similar looking plane travelling North East. It was much higher than the previous sighting but had that characteristic upside down ‘V’ signature of lights.

Boomerang shaped glider

Date: 16/05/2017
Time: 08:12 pm
Place: Potchefstroom
Submitted by: Chaven Yenketswamy

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I was out star gazing with my Nikon 10×42 when I saw this similar looking plane travelling North East. It was much higher than the previous sighting but had that characteristic upside down ‘V’ signature of lights.

Boomerang shaped glider

Date: 16/05/2017
Time: 08:12 pm
Place: Potchefstroom
Submitted by: Chaven Yenketswamy

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I was out star gazing with my Nikon 10×42 when I saw this similar looking plane travelling North East. It was much higher than the previous sighting but had that characteristic upside down ‘V’ signature of lights.

Boomerang shaped glider

Date: 16/05/2017
Time: 08:12 pm
Place: Potchefstroom
Submitted by: Chaven Yenketswamy

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I was out star gazing with my Nikon 10×42 when I saw this similar looking plane travelling North East. It was much higher than the previous sighting but had that characteristic upside down ‘V’ signature of lights.

Circular object appeared to be hovering / bright light did not move like a plane

Date: 15/05/2017
Time: 11:00 pm
Place: Just south of transnet building in johannesburg
Submitted by: Resident in Bez valley

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My husband and I were watching TV, when I noticed a circle pulsating g with bright green, blue, red and orange lights. At first I thought it was a sattelite however it was hovering in one place definitely not an aeroplane. When I looked thru my binoculars it clearly hovered and the lights on the object pulsated it moved haphazardly up and down and rapidly not at all like an aeroplane eventually it flew into the distance. My husband was stunned. We have never seen anything like this . Exceptionally bright and pulsating light

Brown/Orange light observed moving rapidly

Date: 28/04/2017
Time: 09:20 pm
Place: Robertson
Submitted by: Wayne Bayman

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My friend and I were doing deep sky astrophotography from his backyard when we both noticed and brown/orange light from underneath Jupiter (roughly between +20 and +30 degrees high and 50 degrees east) it took about 3 seconds to travel in a straight line in a westerly direction towards Procyon before we lost sight of it due to obstructions. There was no tail like in a meteorite and no flashing lights like a plane. In fact we observed about a dozen of airplanes traveling from the east towards Cape Town. It moved much slower than a meteorite and much much faster than any airplane or satellite we have ever observed.
We are both amateur astronomers of intermediate experience. Neither of us have an explanation for this. The best we have is that it might have been an asteroid in deep space that didn’t enter our atmosphere, however both of us think that the object was emitting its own light. No sound was heard and no trailing was seen. The viewing conditions were clear and dark.
Sadly we didn’t have our binoculars with us nor could we slew our telescopes to it.
We saw a number of meteors coming from the nearby Scorpiids shower over 27, 28 and 29 April and this was not one of those.

Boomerang shaped glider

Date: 03/05/2017
Time: 06:27 pm
Place: Potchefstroom
Submitted by: Chaven Yenketswamy

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I was outdoors looking at Jupiter through my telescope facing east. I took a break from my eyepiece and cast a glance left and immediately saw a strange boomerang shaped gliding plane travelling North. It had strange glowing insignia under its wings.