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Occurred : 5/6/2004 19:25 (Entered as : 19:25)
Reported: 5/7/2004 2:47:08 AM 02:47
Posted: 5/10/2004
Location: Goedehoop,Strand (South Africa),
Shape: Fireball
Duration: +- 1 min
Characteristics: The object changed color
Hi Myself and the kids spotted something which we can only describe as an UFO last night. What happened was this : We live in Goedehoop, Strand, RSA Last night at about 17h25 I quickly had to go to the local shop to get something for my girl which she needed for school the next day. My youngest daughter (11) also came along. While I was busy pulling my car out of the garage, they were waiting on the driveway. As I was pulling the car out they started yelling excitedly and I quickly stopped and got out to see what is the matter. My oldest daughter (12) pointed up to the heavens and said "Look, that star, it is moving." We stood watching it closely and yes it was moving. I off course then explained that it must be a radio/telecommunications satellite, but as we were watching it, it changed direction randomly ( something a satellite does not do - Below is a sketch of the path it followed ) . It then started to accelerate in speed and changed colour ( blue, red, green. I canít quite remember in which order - it all happened so fast ) and vanished into thin air. It originally came from Hangklip direction and vanished more or less above Helderberg. We must have been watching it for close on to a minute, maybe more ? Sketch of path it followed : Kind regards.

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