12/29/2005 6:34:17 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
A silver shimmering circular object with a raised central dome about not less than 15 meters across.
Size of Object(s)
At least 15 meters across
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
300 meters away and at least 80 meters below me ie looking down.
Description of Area / Surroundings
A desolute mountain pass with no buidings dams etc anywhere around.
Full Description & Details
This was the year before i went to boarding school in Grahamstown South Africa. My mother was driving through Hells Poort in the morning and i was in the back seat. Looking down into valley i saw a circular silver shimmering object with a raised dome hovering above the ground. I can still identify the exact place so know the distance to be approx 300 meters from the road. The diameter of object was about 15 meters across. I tried to draw attention to it but in an instant it shot up the valley at great speed and disappeared out of line of sight. I had no idea what it was but certainly knew it was not a plane. It was only some 3 years later that i saw some pictures in a library book and suddenly realised what i had seen. Up to that point i had no idea of UFO's.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
Brought up on a farm. Had a very good education and today am a bank manager.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
At age 8 i knew nothing about UFO's. Only in later years have i been interested.
I know what i saw was real.
Your Location:Grahamstown S Africa