Place: Gansbaai Western Cape
Time and Date: April 14, 2013 at 2AM
Submitted by: Lilah
Hi, I am a fireman and what I saw wasn’t fire or a meteor. Driving home my partner and I saw what appeared to be something large that was burning. It wasn’t fire, because it was so close by that we could see there was no movement in the extra bright rectangular orange light as there is in fire and there isn’t any thing that massive to burn in that bushed shore area. Also, the whole image seemed to be one shade of unnaturally bright orange and standing still on the ground or just above it and as we drove towards it, it vanished in front of our eyes after about 40 seconds (At about 90m away). It might have been the most close by sighting reported. And I think it was landed. My eyes was searching the environment for the scene until we were far past it, but there was no trace of any orange light or glow at anywhere!