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Cigar-shaped UFO or misinterpretation in South Africa, May 2003:

This article was published in the daily newspaper Die Burger, South Africa, on May 28, 2003.

Cape Town residents spot cigar-shaped UFO

Is it a star or is it an unidentified flying object?

People living in the Boland area, were asking this queston on Tuesday after observing an unusual light phenomenon in the Worcester area. Many people phoned regional radio stations with the news that they had seen a UFO.

Nic Marais, breakfast show DJ on KFM 94.5, told Die Burger that a Cape Town salesman phoned him at about 6:45 a.m. to report the incident, followed by similar calls confirming the sighting.

A man named Deon was travelling on the N1 towards Worcester and phoned to say he saw a cigar-shaped UFO right below the moon.

It was apparently gliding above the clouds with a smaller but very bright light alongside. He said he had been looking at the lights for quite a while and said it was definitely not an aircraft.

According to Marais, other listeners had also seen the unusual light but thought it was a star. One said the huge light was the morning star and the other light what remained of the previous evening's stars.

Cris Louw, 28, founder of the UFO aid organisation SAUFOR, says no one had informed them of the unusual light above Worcester.

Officials of Cape Town's air and navigational services say nothing unusual was reported on Tuesday morning. Spokesperson for the Worcester police, Susan Beneke, says they hadn't been informed of the incident, either.

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