Time and date: 11 April 2015 at 04:20
Place: Linden, Johannesburg
Submitted by: Luke
It was around 04:20 Saturday the 11th of April 2015. Linden, johannesburg. My friend and I were up late playing video games. At around 04:20 I went outside my cottage and stood at the end of the patio to relieve myself in the garden. About to do my business I gazed up almost directly overhead. And noticed a long greyish stripe above me. I immediatly thought it was a cloud. Apart from this stripe the sky was completely clear with a very bright half moon. The stripe was located a few degrees NW of the moon. As I was still looking up the stripe it started to give off its own light. For a few seconds it grew brighter and brighter, then speedily got so bright it out shone the moon which was already bright and very close in the sky.
At this point I screamed to my friend to come out and look. Once it had hit its peak brightness, I could see its shape clearly. It was literally a streak in the sky with perfectly straight lines and points on either end. Like I said it was clear skies so pretty sure it was higher than the cloud line. And for the degrees in the sky it took up must of been extremely massive. It then started to dimm at an even rate until it wasn’t giving off any light. I kept my eyes fixed and could actually see its outline. I looked away, then back and could still see its outline, although it was now almost clear.
At this point my friend had stepped out and i pointed and told him to keep his eyes fixed. Around 5 sec later, from complete quiet we hear a very weird, loud, tiny “wong”. I immediatly grabbed my friend’s arm and pulled him inside. From when I first saw the Streak to where I ran inside it remained fixed in its position. When it got brighter and dimmed, it did so evenly along its whole length. My friend and I haven’t slept yet. Really hoping someone else in jhb saw it.