Place: Faerie Glen, Pretoria
Time and date: 6 December 2012 at 21:28
Submitted by: Anon
On Thursday night, 6th December 2012 at 21:28, my mother went to lock the gate leading onto the patio. She called to me to quickly come look outside. When I got to were she was standing on the patio, she pointed at something in the sky.
It was a massive orange and red light that appeared to be hovering in the sky. I used to work in the aviation industry and therefore can say with certainty, that it was not a plane or helicopter or flare.
It appeared to be round in shape and very low in altitude. We ran upstairs to get a better look and to fetch my camera. At this point, the object appeared to be slowly moving in a southwards direction, as well as gaining altitude. By the time I managed to switch my phone’s camera on, it was a tiny orange dot in the sky. I took a photo, but the zooming capabilities are not the best. After taking the photo, I looked to see where it was and it had just vanished.
I do not know of any aircraft that makes zero sound, can move at such a slow rate, reduce altitude then increase altitude, emit such a bright light, and then just disappear.