AMAZING PHOTO OF A FLYING SAUCER OVER SOUTH AFRICA
7-17-1956 ROSETTA SOUTH AFRICA
This photograph of a UFO was taken on July 17, 1956, above Rosetta in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa by the wife of an Air force officer. It has never been explained. Twenty three lights moved steadily in the night-sky of Witbank, South Africa on Friday March 6 2009 — and scores of residents in nearby Middelburg also saw them. They called in the police, who filmed the odd formation of lights on their cellphones.Mrs Hetta Malan of Middelburg was one of the many Middelburg, South Africa, residents who spotted the formation that Friday-night. It was moving steadily towards the nearby mining town of Witbank, she told the Afrikaans-language newspaper Beeld. And police inspectors Chris Gatzonis and Awie Labuschagne of the Middelburg police station even filmed the lights, alas the images on their cellphones were poor. The footage, shown on the Beeld newspaper website, can be seen here. “We were on active duty and driving across the bridge at Aerorand in Middelburg. First we saw five orange lights, moving in formation going in the direction towards Witbank. Later only two were left. Then the clouds moved in front of them and we lost sight of them,’ said Chris Gatzonis. This was the first time the lights were spotted. And last weekend, the two police officers saw similar lights again — this time they counted a pattern in formation of 23 lights, coming back from Witbank.
Many UFOs in South Africa
South Africa has had numerous UFO sightings over the years. – and many were seen by skilled observers. One of the most famous incidents occurred on September 17, 1965 by police constables John Locken and Koos de Klerk, who were were patrolling on the Pretoria-Bronkhorstspruit road, shortly after midnight – not very far away from the latest sighting in Middelburg last weekend. On September 17, 1965, these two patrolmen were shocked when their van’s headlights illuminated an unusual object on the road ahead of them. Right in the middle of the highway sat a disc-shaped UFO.
Copper Colored Disc:
The patrolmen estimated the diameter of the object at about 30 feet, and it was of a copper color. Within a moment, the disc-shaped object began to rise up from the road, shooting flames from below through double tubes of what the patrolmen thought were engines.
Flames on the Asphalt:
The two men reported their sighting, and in part of the report, Constable Locken said: ‘Its lift-off was quicker than anything I have ever seen.” The men also reported that the flames were three feet tall above the road, and the great heat from the exhaust kept the asphalt afire for a time after the object had flown away.
Road Caved In:
After the asphalt had cooled, the road was blocked off and the area of the sighting more closely examined by a large group of policemen. It was found that part of the road had actually caved in under the heavy weight of the UFO. There was a burned area of about 6 feet in diameter, which would indicate the approximate size of the engine ports. The official governmental investigation was done by Lt. Col. J.B. Brits, District Commandant of Pretoria North police station at the time.
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