TIme and date: 8 February 2014
Place: Goodwood, Cape Town
Submitted by: Deon
On 08-02-14 we were driving to Grandwest in Goodwood. My daughter all of a sudden says “daddy I see sparkly things in the sky” I tried looking and at first couldn’t see anything. My wife also couldn’t see anything, then eventually I managed to see these things that looked like stars in the sky, only they were moving, disappearing, reappearing moving in different directions. I rushed to find a parking spot so I could get a better look. I looked up and there were so many of them I could not count. Some were close to one another, some looked like they were together and then moved apart from one another.
There were some in groups of 6 or more and it spanned across a large piece of the sky. I called over two people that just climbed out of their car to witness what we were seeing, just in case this was only my imagination! They both could see what were were seeing. I then asked more people walking by and they also could see what I saw. This confirmed that I had seen something I’ve never seen before.
I do not know what weather balloons look like when they are up in the air, could it have been weather balloons? Meteor shower perhaps? I doubt a meteor shower though. Also this was during the day at 4pm. I took 3 pictures with my phone, once I moved into the shade I realized that I had it only set to 3mp and not 20mp! The quality was not great but I could still kind of see the light “sparkly objects”.
The pictures are attached, I have used Light Room 5 to zoom in and then Photoshop to put the circles around the “sparkly objects”. I am not sure what the quality of the upload will be but if you look closely other than the ones I circled there are more of those “sparkly objects”.
Please excuse my use of the word “sparkly” It’s the way my daughter described it 🙂