- "The light was so bright, at first I thought it
was a police helicopter searching for criminals. But when I could not hear
the sound of the rotor blades, I decided to draw the curtains and check
what it was."
- Roshnie Naidu, of Phoenix, could not believe her eyes
when she saw a huge, pulsating, colourful light in the sky. "It looked
like a massive ball of light, much brighter than the sun, with blue and
purple colours filtering through. My eyes were glued to it for almost 10
minutes, it was unbelievable. I had never seen anything like it before,"
- Naidu told the Daily News she woke up just before 4am
- She was watching TV when she noticed a bright light flashing
through her curtains. She did not take any notice of it at first, but the
light continued to shine in her face.
- According to Naidu, when she drew the curtains she could
not believe what she was seeing. "I still cannot explain to people
who did not see the object what it was.
- "After a couple of seconds, the object would change
shape from being circular to oval."
- She rushed to her daughter's bedroom to wake her up,
but she refused to get up.
- "When I tried to wake up my husband he told me that
I was seeing things and sent me away.
- "But I persisted and pulled him out of bed and opened
our bedroom curtains."
- Naidu's husband, Shrirama, said he wiped his eyes a couple
of times because he could not believe what he was seeing. "I immediately
told my wife to call our neighbours and alert them to what was happening."
- Shrirama managed to capture video footage of the unidentified
object that was in the sky.
- According to the Naidus, the object was in the sky for
about three hours. It disappeared as the sun came up and it became lighter.
- The Naidus said they had no idea what the object was
and would like someone to explain it to them. "We are hoping that
someone will be able to view the footage that we have captured and explain
the fireball to us," they said.
- Weather forecaster Ntobeko Nkangana said no objects were
picked up in the sky on Sunday morning.
- Nkangana said weather balloons are released only at midnight
and midday. "The weather balloons remain in the sky for a maximum
of two hours."