UFO sightings on the rise in South Africa

[dropcap]Sightings[/dropcap] of unidentified flying objects off the coast of Cape Town have increased dramatically and may indicate that the inhabitants of the Mother City are under surveillance by life from another planet, according to the founder of a website set up to log such incidents.

Gert Jordaan, founder of UFO Research of SA, said that between February 21 and February 27 many people reported seeing bright orange lights and flames in the sky.

He said that while some sightings could be attributed to meteor showers, others could have a more interesting explanation.

“Though meteors do glow orange, some of the sightings reported radical change in direction and speed. Some objects even remained stationary for five minutes or so. There might be some UFO phenomena occurring in areas around Cape Town,” he told the Times newspaper.

Mr Jordaan said one other explanation was that there could be “some top-secret aircraft” being tested in the Western Cape.

“The second possibility is that life from another planet is surveying ours for making contact and offering knowledge.”

Nicola Loaring, outreach astronomer for the South African Astronomical Observatory, told the newspaper that the most likely explanation for all the sightings were meteor showers, which are made up of small rocks that burn up as they enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

“They are very common. They glow orange, sometimes green,