Shooting star – or something else??????

Date: 21/08/2018
Time: 05:50 pm
Place: Mabalingwe – Northern Province
Submitted by: Christo Heuer


Saw this strange object – what was really strange is the fact that it was moving horizontal with the earth. And the speed was quite slow – seemed to be moving at a few 100kms per hour.

We were on a game drive when my daughter saw this and took some pics with her Nikon – has anyone else seen this in the same area.

It appeared in a North West direction.

Big bright white ball of light

Date: 02/08/2018
Time: 10:30 am
Place: Kuils River, Cape Town
Submitted by: Michael


I was in my home and I was looking out of the window and I saw a big bright white ball of light in the night sky. It had no line behind it and it was bigger than a meteor or comet. I would really want to know what it is.

Moving Stars over Port Elizabeth

Date: 21/07/2018
Time: 09:00 pm
Place: Port Elizabeth; Pine Lodge
Submitted by: Shawn


Saturday evening we noticed some movement amongst the stars; the objects looked like stars; as it was same brightness as stars around it; also it was a clear sky with no aeroplanes in sight or could be heard. We witnessed 3 of these stars moving across the skies in the same direction.

Did anyone else witness this?

light moving through clouds

Date: 17/07/2018
Time: 07:50 am
Place: Northern Suburb, western Cape
Submitted by: Charlie Mohammed


I was standing outside looking at the clouds and the sunbeams. I notice a round light coming from the moving towards the clouds as it when into the clouds it disappeared. Thought it was plane going through the clouds ,but nothing came out on the other side. it was too late to make a vid or a pic.

Strange star looking thing from my Alberton garden

Date: 11/07/2018
Time: 04:45 am
Place: Alberton
Submitted by: Ryan Seale


Was having a smoke when I woke up. Looked up and saw something that looked like a star. It started getting bigger. It was omitting light and it looked very strange it moved around slowly. I called my wife to have a look. She went back inside and it looked like it was flying away. I came out again and it was back. My photo you need to zoom in to see a shape

Meteor-like fall, now wisping small cloud effect?

Date: 04/07/2018
Time: 07:00 am
Place: Driving close to CPT airport looking towards Hottentots Holland Mountains
Submitted by:


First observed a few weeks ago what looked like a `meteor’ at around 7am. Clear, cold morning-sky, zero cloud cover. It looked like a orange-yellow light streaming across the sky towards the Paarl area. Movement was quite slow and controlled not what you would expect since it looked more like a `low atmosphere’ comet travelling and substantially faster than anything in aviation. It disappeared before reaching the horizon and after it did, there appeared two what looked like semi-circular columns standing stationary in the air over the mountains in that region, adjacent to the trajectory just described above. Both these also seemed quite a distance apart would guess 10-15 km, just poised above the horizon. These look like a waxing orb being illuminated by the rising sun over those mountains – hence a semi-circular appearance as if someone just took a paintbrush and created 2 wisping small clouds in the middle of nowhere being illuminated by the rising sun. It disappeared as I was headed towards the Bellville region. Since then at sunrise on a clear-cold-crisp morning have seen just these waxing orbs (now three), as last seen this morning. By about 7.30am from Bellville region looking again in that direction, and with the sun now more risen, it can’t be seen anymore perhaps since its reflection (of the sun) can only be seen closer to the airport i.e it is more striking (the reflection of light) from that airport/N2 area. Is this perhaps some weather observing machinery, thermals in that area creating a small cloud (very small) that causes condensation that the rising sun illuminates? Why can I only see it when driving that way in the morning and on extremely cold mornings with almost zero cloud cover in that region. It is so obvious I want to stop my vehicle and get others to see it too. It looks unimpressive at the moment although quite bizzare in itself, but coupled with the comet-like object that was seen with it a few weeks ago – very strange.

Falling light that disappeared

Date: 12/06/2018
Time: 08:20 pm
Place: Rustenburg
Submitted by: KayAss


My friends I saw an orange beam or ball of light falling from the sky. It wasn’t falling at the speed you’d expect it to if it was a falling rock or rocket. It was falling at a controlled pace. It showed signs of intelligence behind its mobility. It was slow and precise in it’s direction.. and before I could take the video of the falling light, it suddenly disappeared, leaving a sky full of emptiness. There were no sounds,m and no smells. It never even hit the surface of the earth. It disappeared as soon as it got close to the mountain top, before it even got close enough to land on it.

Strange wobbling light hovering due west – regular sighting

Date: 12/06/2018
Time: 08:10 pm
Place: Scarborough Cape Town
Submitted by: Anon


White light pulsing different colours, moving erratically. Seems to have a vertical piece above it. A thin white line above its core. The whole piece drifts up and down. Wiggling, the motionless then moving again. Can drift quite a distance then comes back. Always seen due West over the ocean. It is always visible for about an hour or two almost every third or fourth night. Have seen this strange occurrence six times now. Our neighbours have seen it as well.