Multiple Orange Lights in Pretoria

orange lights in PTA

Time and date: 14th of November 2014 at around 10 PM
Place: Wonderboom South, 11th ave, in front of the mountain
Submitted by: Farhana


On the 14th of November 2014, from around 10pm, thereabouts, my husband and I were visiting his parents and sister in Wonderboom South, when my husband saw two strange orange lights in the sky while he was on the balcony. He then called me and as I went outside we saw another two lights rising up from behind the trees. We called the rest of the family and we saw many more lights thereafter. We all counted at least 20 and all the same rising up from the mountain behind the trees. At first thought we said that it could be fire lanterns (in one of the clips, when paused and zoomed, it almost looked like FL) however as they kept coming they kept their formation and direction without swaying and it was very windy that evening, as well it was raining with lightning, etc, so that thought of lanterns disappeared very quickly.

We immediately took video clips with our phones so obviously it isn’t very clear and not very stable, it seems like it’s all over the place but it’s just the filming, the lights were very stable and as there moved overhead they were very quiet and we saw them as they suddenly disappeared. There are photos which even shows how a few of them flew together in a triangle formation or side by side or one ahead of the other.

At one stage we even though that a pair of them were going to crash into each other. It was actually an amazing sight.

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  1. I have seen a similar sighting tonight at 7.35pm 14th May 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Dhanmondi 28 Area). It was moving slow and not too high. An orange light lit inside it as if it was a candle (No it wasnt a lantern i know how they look like).

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