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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/12/1999 00:00 (Entered as : 08/12/99 24.00)
Reported: 8/17/1999 04:43
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Natal Province (S. Africa, east coast),
Shape: Disk
Duration:20 mins
saw bright disc in sky which performed manouvers

2 people witnessed event after midnight on 12 August. We were on the beach looking at the stars in a rustic camp 45 kms from nearest tar road. Lighthouse about half km away were the only other lights. We saw what appeared to be a bright star which got brighter than anything else in the sky. It appeared to move at a rapid speed towards us and a halo of light appeared around it. It moved rapidly to the right, back to centre, then left, then up and down then moved away and disappeared. After about 15 seconds it appeared again and moved rapidly to the right, then appeared to flip onto its side and became cigar shaped. I saw it glow red but the guy with me didn't see that. It disappeared again at great speed, seemingly away from us and then appeared again. Finally it moved away.