Time and date: 12H03 pm on 25 April 2014
Place: Queenswood, Pretoria
Submitted by: Neville
Just before getting into my car, I noticed a star-like object travelling towards me at an enormous speed from the North to the South. There were no clouds and the object could be seen clearly against the dark contrasting dark blue sky. The object had the same simple appearance similar to a satellite one can observe at night, the only differences were: It was slightly bigger than a satellite; it travelled at much much greater speed than a satellite and the most significant difference and observation was that the object spectacularly changed direction (almost 90 degrees) from its original straight path without any speed deviation before continuing on a straight path again.
It continued on that straight path in a Southern direction until I lost sight of it. I’m confident that the object was within our atmosphere but at a very high altitude (20 000 – 40 000 ft) and travelling at speeds well exceeding any supersonic fighter jet. As a pilot having experience in supersonic fighters, I would estimate the object’s speed (taking the high altitude into account) at Mach 5+ There was absolutely no sound omitted by the object.