Cape Town is abuzz with news of UFO sightings last night. Now, usually, what I would do at this point is ignore the crazies and get on with my life, but today I find myself in a rather awkward situation.
Cos last night, I saw it too.
Just after footy down at Hellenic in Green Point, so probably just before 8:30, we were having a post game chat when I spotted the thing in the sky, probably over Sea Point kind of area and moving slowly from left to right – notably across the gusty SouthEaster. It was a bit “odd”, and I pointed it out to a few on my mates, and we watched it for probably about 45 seconds.
At first I thought that it was a helicopter in the cloud. We could occasionally see one or two lights, but the majority of the light was a cone shape, like an aircraft light shining into low cloud.
Which is what we thought it was, but there was no cloud. It was a completely clear evening.
And then, after about a minute, it just faded away. The lights we saw simply weren’t there any more. There was still no cloud – you could clearly see the stars, despite the light pollution from the city.
Here is a perfect example of that “cone” light effect from the Life is Savage blog. That’s what I saw. Right there.
And here is a video: check about 12 seconds in for a very clear light and – again – that cone shape.
You know me, Ted. I’m very sceptical.
And I’m in no way suggesting that we’re about to be invaded, kidnapped or probed by aliens.
But I simply can’t explain what I saw last night.
UPDATE: We are not alone! No, I don’t mean that I believe in aliens, I just mean that lots of people saw the UFO last night.
UPDATE 2: And here’s the answer. All man made. Nothing to see here.