Friday, February 27, 2009

Are we being visited again?

There have been reports of unidentified flying objects being seen over South Africa again. Does this mean that Zimbabwe might also expect some visitors?

We seem to have been very much neglected recently with few if any sightings over the last couple of years.

What does the reemergence of objects over South Africa signify?

Perhaps now Zimbabwe is trying to settle down to normal life again we might be honoured by visitors.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Marondera Sighting

The areas around Marandellas - now Marondera - seem to have been the object of visitations throughout the 1970s.

One particular report occurred about 7pm on 20 November 1976.

John Butcher was driving to a neighbouring friends farm. he was accompanied by his wife and daughter.

They were approaching the drive of Makrara Farm where they were to have dinner. They noticed what appeared to be a car coming towards them from quite a distance. they turned into the drive and Mrs Butcher turned to see if the car was following them. However it appeared to carry on round the bend and then.....she caught sight of an orange object hovering over part of their land on Dindingwe Farm.

The object moved sharply to the left and they stopped the car so they could observe it. the object was now stationary and suddenly it disappeared behind a plantation of gum trees on their farm. they had observed the object for about one and a half minutes.

It was brighter than the moon and unlike a star. it appeared to be controlled in some way. There was no military activity in the area that night.

Their next door neighbour, Mr Burl, also noticed the strange orange light and when to see John Butcher the following day as he thought it might be an army flare.

John Butcher's farm workers also witnessed the sighting. they kept well away from it as they were convinced it was a spirit from the dead. They told Mr butcher that they had met up with this spirit before and that two years previously, the last time they had seen it, it had given off a strange smell like two stones being rubbed together - a smell of burnt cordite.

He searched the area taking with him a number of his workers armed with heavy sticks but they found nothing

Friday, February 20, 2009

This object was seen in the sky - during daylight - over the City of Bulawayo - i do not have a date but would estimate from the car in the lower left corner of the photograph that it must have been in the mid to late 1940s. This was around the time that the Taylors saw a mysterious object over their car when travelling home to their farm - I am trying to trace further records from the era.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Early sightings

I am afraid I have been silent for a time as my computer operating system was corrupted by a failure of both the power and the inverter at the same time and I have only been able to get it up and running now.

I am writing about a sighting in the Lowvelt area of Zimbabwe in 1948. A Mr and Mrs Taylor were driving home to their farm when they saw a large orange object following them. Similar to later sightings it stopped when they did and moved behind or slightly over their vehicle. As suddenly as it had appeared it disappeared flying off in an Easterly direction and disappearing from sight - almost dropping out of the sky some way from them.

It would be interesting to hear of any other sightings at this time in the same area or indeed, in Southern Africa