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UFO Sighting Report


June, 4, 2013


Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


Peripheral movement was 3 bright white lights orbiting common centre, approx 200ft across about 300ft off ground. Under 15 seconds, 2 lights went out in sequence, third faded by 25 seconds.

Date Reported:

6/7/2013 1:57:21 PM

Sighting Time: 




No. of Witnesses: 



20-25 sec

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

3 very bright white/blue lights orbiting common centre, plane of orbit same as ground, about 200ft apart, 6 seconds per full rotation, about 300-400 ft elevation from street level (60ft above sea level)

Size of Object(s)

relative size: 1.5 inches, estimated size: objects roughly 200ft apart

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

distance: 5-6 miles - altitude: 300-400ft

Description of Area / Surroundings

Semi-urban - low density - low light. Military base in close proximity - Ysterplaat Air Force Base.

Full Description & Details

With wide view over Indian Ocean and Cape Town city, I was outside having a cigarette; about 9pm 4-6-2013, at the crest of the beach; lit only by the city lights and sparse low level lighting 60 feet behind me.

My gaze was fixed on a Lion's Head beacon, about 15 miles away - soon some movement in my peripheral vision yielded 3 very bright white (bluish) lights orbiting slowly, approx. 200ft apart, about 300-400 ft above the southern edge of the city. I immediately moved to record the sight, but my phone was not with me. About 8 seconds later one light extinguished, the second extinguished in the same place as they rotated, the third faded quickly, rising over Table Mountain as it did so. A bank of light fog near the mountain may account for the dimming.

Object was about 7 miles from my location, with no discernible noise. Lights rotated for 8-10 secs, all gone within 25 secs. While I am unconvinced of the existence of UFOs, my first sighting ever is striking in that I realised it was only my initial gaze, some 100 degrees to the north, that made me aware of the movement - the direct view had the appearance of nothing special.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

temperature inversions in air streams - probable, most likely drones / lanterns - possible, unlikely unknown military craft - possible, highly unlikely

Witness Background

graphic designer, photographer

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I am (and remain) a skeptic, with essentially no exposure to UFO related material, besides Roger the alien from 'American Dad'

Reported Sighting? 



Glenn Campbell

Your Location: 

Cape Town, South Africa