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Occurred : 1/1/2007 04:33 (Entered as : 01012007 04:33)
Reported: 1/11/2007 1:10:33 AM 01:10
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Ellisras (South Africa),
Shape: Unknown
Duration:1 min
Alleged UFO crash in Ellisras South Africa

I did not witness the object but I am submitting this report as is from our local news24 site for statistic information. This incident recieved zero coverage on our television service, However this article was printed in a local paper. It is now 10 days and no follow ups have been reported anywhere in the media.

UFO crash still a mystery 03/01/2007 21:58 - (SA) Lephalale - Mystery still surrounds the UFO that reportedly crashed somewhere in the Lephalale (Ellisras) region on Monday.

On Tuesday, it was reported that Leonie Ras, the administrative manager of Lephalale saw a strange object fall to the ground at about 04:33 on her daughter's farm east of the town.

She was lying in bed checking her SMS messages when she heard a noise "like an Airbus aircraft firing up its motors".

There was no thunder or lightning and the noise grew louder, eventually sounding like a million turbines screaming in unison, said Ras.

She walked to the bedroom window and saw the clouds taking on a bright orange-red colour.

She described the object as a bright object that "plunged from the clouds to the earth, at a terrible speed, and hit the ground with an almighty bang." It looked like Haley's comet, "round in the front and with an orange-red tail following behind".

On Wednesday, the Lephalale police station reportedly received numerous enquiries following the incident.

But the area was vast and there was no way of knowing where to start looking, said Superintendent Wessel Geldenhuys.

He added that the object could have fallen in Botswana, which is situated about 45km away.

Geldenhuys said that Ras's neighbour had also seen the UFO, but that so far, no one else had seen the object or had any idea where it was.

"We have had many queries, but no answers," he said.