Drakensberg Photographs

Drakensberg Photographs

Date: July 17, 1956

Location: Rosetta/Natal, South Africa

Diplomat/meteorologist Elizabeth Klarer caused an international controversy with her claim of a contact with Extraterrestrials.

Her book, written more in the style of a romantic novel, caused a rather skeptical response, since Klarer claimed she became pregnant after her encounter with a tall, white haired spaceship pilot.

Only in the 1990's, when cases of pregnancies after UFO abductions were given attention by serious researchers, the Klarer case received a more serious attention.

Cynthia Hind, Africaīs most respected UFO researcher and MUFON representative, managed to locate and interview several eyewitnesses of Klarerīs contacts. Klarer was a well respected member of the South African society. Her husband was a major of the South African Air Force, Elizabeth herself worked for the Air Force Intelligence.

Her photo series of an extraterrestrial spaceship, as she called it, was taken in the presence of two witnesses whom she wanted to show the site of her first contact.

With them she drove through the Zulu Land, the foothills of the mighty Drakens Mountains, when she noticed a flash of light between the mighty thunderstorm clouds.

Immediately she stopped, left the car together with her companions, in her hand the Brownie Box Camera she had brought with her. A moment later she recognized the metallic disk in the dark clouded sky, obviously slowly approaching.

Immediately, like in a reflex action, Elizabeth shot 7 photos before the disk suddenly shot away. In the same moment a thunderstorm started, a shower of hail went over the field.

Elizabeth Klarer confirmed the authenticity of her photos in an notarized affidavit. She stood behind her story until she died in February 1994, at the age of 83 years.

4 of the 7 UFO photos taken by Elizabeth Klarer on July 17, 1956, enlargements.

Note that the cloud formations did not change remarkably on the last 2 photos, indicating that they were shot within seconds. The disk seems to follow a clean curve, ruling out the possibility of a Frisbee or a hub cap thrown into the air.

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