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Occurred : 3/3/2010 21:45 (Entered as : 03-03-2010 21:45)
Reported: 8/5/2010 1:48:48 PM 13:48
Posted: 8/24/2010
Location: Cape Town (South Africa),
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 - 10 minutes
From a star to a huge bright orange light to dropping and landing in the sea.

I would like to report a UFO sighting from 03-03-2010 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Three friends and myself were at my flat, which over looks Cape Town city bowl. My sister went outside for a smoke and immediately shouted for us to come outside to see something. From my balcony over looking the whole of Cape Town city bowl, we saw a light. It started the size of a star and as it came closer it got bigger.

At first we thought it was a meteor because of its speed and the size it was becoming. It was soon as big as a full moon, but a burning orange. It seemed to hover for about 30 seconds then hovered to the right and it got smaller. It then did 3 big flashes, as though it was turning it's lights off, then all you could see was a black shadow with tiny orange lights. It was only my one friend and I who could see this, as the other two wear contacts and their vision isn't very good.

It started to descend relatively fast. Just as it reached the glow from the city lights it went completely black and dropped fast. It appeared to have landed in the ocean. The whole experience lasted between 5 and 10 minutes, and it was around 21:45.

Also on radio 5FM, a local radio station, two days after our experience, my 1one friend was listening in her car, and said a man phoned in from Pretoria and had the exact same story as ours except that his just disappeared.