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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/12/1998 19:00 (Entered as : 07/12/98 1900)
Reported: 6/17/2000 01:23
Posted: 1/26/2003
Location: Albert Falls Dam/Reserve Ntl (South Africa), .
Shape: Light
mimicry of torchlight flashes by light in sky

While camping at Albert Falls Nature Reserve Dam, we were tracking the sattelite movements in the area when I noticed a very bright star winking in the sky and flashed my torch at it. When it flashed back I nearly fell on my back. My family all watched and witnessed the mimicry of my flashes by this bright light. This continued for about six mins and then suddenly the light moved direction as follows: Up/down/up/down then stopped. The movement was over a relatively short distance. This continued for about another 10 mins and suddenly the light grew bigger and brighter and then smaller and switched off completely. There were no clouds that night and the other normal sky lights(stars etc) did not dissapear. To this day I ask myself why I had that urge to flash my torch at the sky and why at that particular light in the sky when the african sky (in July) is absolutely filled with millions of stars. Once again, there is nowhere in S.A to contact re UFO sightings.