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UFO Sighting Report


December, 1958


Hells Poort, South Africa


Large circular silver object with raised central dome seen in valley below road. Appeared to hover above ground and then shot off up valley in an instant.

Date Reported:

12/29/2005 6:34:17 AM

Sighting Time: 

10 am



No. of Witnesses: 



10 seconds

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?

Definately not

Witness Background

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.

Other Comments

I know what i saw was real.

Reported Sighting? 



Andrew Bowker

Your Location: 

Grahamstown S Africa



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