NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/31/2008 06:00 (Entered as : 03/31/2008 06:00)
Reported: 3/30/2008 10:02:08 PM 22:02
Posted: 3/31/2008
Location: Cape Town (South Africa),
Shape: Light
Duration:20 secs
2 Lights Pass Moon

I start work at around 6am to avoid the traffic as I commute 35 kms to work. . . this morning as I was walking the approximately half a kilometre from my parking space to the Waterfront buildings where my office is housed, I happened to look up to admire the crescent moon & nearby star, & noticed a fast-moving light passing in a generally west-easterly direction, just below the moon. There were no coloured flashing lights (as on a plane) & it seemed to be moving too fast for either a satellite or a plane; it was nowhere near the normal flight path to the airport. As far as I can judge, it was very high in the sky. I glanced back to the moon, & was surprised to see another, slightly smaller & fainter light, following the first one at about an arms-length behind. I watched for about 30 seconds until the first one was too faint to be seen clearly & continued on my way. I feel there here was something strange about these lights; no noise, no coloured lights, and oddly fast. My location is Cape Town, South Africa & the sun rises at about 7am so it was still pitch dark; the lights were headed to right of the faint glow of the rising sun--it is obscured by mountains until much later. Unfortunately, I do not have sufficient knowledge to give more exact directions.