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|Date written:||May 20, 2006|
|Date received:||May 20, 2006|
|Date published:||June 14, 2006|
|Date of sighting:||1996|
|Place of sighting:||Africa, Swaziland, Bulembu, Havelock|
|Original language of report:||English|
|Unreleased information:||Firstname, email address|
|Investigation, additional information:||None|
|Explanation:||Not looked for|
Subject: sighting report ...
My name is [Female firstname]. I am a 50 year old banking officer with a responsible job as a mortgage underwriter and who does not suffer fools gladly. I never did believe in UFO's until one night in 1996
I was living in Swaziland - Africa in a remote area up in the north west of the country on a mine - a place called Havelock in Bulembu. At the time I owned several businesses and was returning home after a business trip to Mbanane - the country capital.
It was a June night - cold and crisp when I noticed what I initially thought was an orange light reflected from my dashboard onto the right window. (We drive on the left hand side of the road )This light kept up with me on the side of the road through the bushes and brush.
I passed thru a little village and the odd thing was - all the street lights went off in front of me... one by one and then came back on when I was passed ! It was truly weird !
I turned out of the village of Piggs Peak onto the Bulembu mine road and that was when the bush dropped away and I was on the side of a sheer drop - the road being cut into the face of the mountain.
There it was.
I thought it was a hot air balloon at first. Recall how stupid I thought the passengers were as the area had many leopards and it is close to the Kruger national park and all the lions there too.
This elliptical object hung in the sky about 200m from me - It was the size of a double decker bus and grey with a pulsing orange light behind metal strap looking things.
It sat there in a swirl of greyish fumes.
I looked at it and it just sat there. I got out the vehicle to have a better look and to try to figure out just what it was .... and immediately noticed the smell of hot metal - like when someone is welding or soldering. Sharp hot metal. I was fascinated and then after about 5 minutes of staring it just shot up at an angle and was gone in a flash ! That is when I knew it was not a balloon - it moved way too fast for that. I was gob smacked!
Could not believe that this thing had stalked me for about an hour and then just sped away like that !
I rushed home and drew what I had seen.
It truly did and I have no explanation of it !
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