Place: Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Time and date: 16 June 2013 at 8:30 PM
Submitted by: Mike
On Sunday the 16th of this month at 8:30 in the evening I went outside for a cigarette. While standing outside I noticed quite a large red light in the Northern sky, moving in a Southerly direction. We are surrounded by trees, so my initial sighting as through the leaves etc.
As the light rose higher a second one appeared, lower and off to the right. It’s difficult to judge distance, but at least 500 meters from the first. I yelled for my wife and teenage children to come outside. When my wife saw what I was looking at she dashed off, grabbed her phone from inside and took the attached pictures. When I initially saw the lights, they were travelling at much the same speed as a light aircraft might, however there was no sound. As said, we are surrounded by trees and the suburb is very quiet, particularly on a cold Sunday evening.
The lights then stopped moving simultaneously, thye hung in the sky for a minute or so, then the lower right hand one moved off to the East and the light faded. The upper one remained motionless for about another minute and it too then faded.
I’ve waited few days to see if anything appeared in the local papers, or on the net, but there has been nothing. I can’t believe we are the only ones who witnessed it.