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Pretoria Invaded?

Posted: August 4, 2010 in Uncategorized
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It’s been a year since the Prawns invaded cinemas in Neil Blomkamp’s hit film District 9, but it seems that a Pretoria resident has made a sighting of a different kind.

According to News24 Engela van der Spuy saw an unidentified flying object (UFO), which apparently consisted of three bright lights and astounded residents from Booysens in Pretoria for two consecutive nights for several hours.

Van der Spuy for the first time saw the UFO on Wednesday night shortly after sunset in the western sky.

Van der Spuy gives the following account of what she saw:

“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 her, the UFO hung in the air for two hours without moving and then, at about 20:30, slowly started moving down, diagonally to the left and still down, disappearing behind the horizon.

Henrico Swart, Van der Spuy’s neighbour, who looked at the UFO through binoculars said: “It has to have a very strange shape, because even through the binoculars I couldn’t make out the shape.”

The South African Police, the Johannesburg Planetarium and the South African Air Force were unable to explain the phenomenon.

Engela Van der Spuy said: “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.”

What do you think? Is there a simple explanation of what the lights over Pretoria were? Were they extraterrestrial? Or was it man-made? Could it have been a new type of craft?

Regardless of what the lights were, Pretoria residents will now be watching the sky…