An unidentified flying object, which apparently consisted of three bright lights, astounded residents from Booysens in Pretoria for two consecutive nights for several hours.
Engela van der Spuy, 67, who lived in Attie Street in Booysens, contacted authorities after she watched the strange set of lights for the second consecutive night. Angela noted:
I'm not saying it's green little space men, We just really want to know what it was. She saw the UFO on Wednesday night shortly after sunset in the western sky.
I couldn’t make out the shape of the object because the three lights were too bright, but it almost had a heart shape because there were two lights on top, a blue light on the left and an emerald green light directly next to it, on the right side, with a big bright white light underneath it which shone straight down.
According to Engela, the UFO hung in the air for two hours without moving and then, at about 8:30 p.m., slowly started moving down, diagonally to the left and still down, disappearing behind the horizon.
On Thursday night, the object again appeared shortly after sunset and at 8:30 p.m., and again started moving down before disappearing.
Engela called all the neighbors and we looked at it together, but no one could figure out what it could be. All we knew, was that it definitely was not a star or a normal plane.
One Neighbor, Henrico Swart, 19, who looked at the UFO through binoculars, was dumbfounded.
It has to have a very strange shape, because even through the binoculars I couldn't make out the shape, all you could see, were three bright lights.
On enquiry, spokes people from the Hercules police station, the Johannesburg Planetarium and the South African Air Force had no knowledge of the incident and were unable to explain the phenomenon.
I don't think it is a flying saucer, because we would've been able to see the saucer shape. This is something even stranger, said Van der Spuy.