Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bright Red/Orange Lights Spotted Over Camps Bay Cape Town South Africa

Date: December 31, 2011 and January 1, 2012 (Various other dates and times for sightings as well in report)
The Vike Factor Note: The witness provided other sightings he and his family have been witness to, which are in the below report.
Hello, I just read the December 31, 2011 and January 1, 2012 posts from Australia, the UK, and Fourways Johannesburg. What a pleasure to have confirmation from others of the sightings of multiple bright orange lights that my wife and I saw last night between 8:40 p.m. December 31, 2011 and 12:45 am January 1, 2012 in Camps Bay, a suburb of Cape Town where we live. 
We have seen these bright orange lights several times before over the past few years, but this is the first time I've visited your site to seek confirmation that we are not alone in seeing these UFOs. We were at a restaurant last night, December 31, 2011 located near the Camps Bay beach when at 8:45 p.m. my wife and I saw a  bright orange light slowly passing above the beach at maybe 1,000 feet.
Then it quickly moved in a northerly direction up the coast and disappeared. It wasn't a flare, and fireworks hadn't yet started. No one else in the restaurant seemed interested. When my wife and I returned home, our house is located high up the hill in Camps Bay with sweeping views of the sea north and south, we sat on our veranda to watch the fireworks, and hopefully see the orange lights again appear.
We weren't disappointed. At 12:01, January 1, 2012 we saw another bright orange object to the north of us, just to the left of the top of Signal Hill in the direction of Cape Town's northern suburbs, which are probably 20 miles up the coast from Camps Bay. 
The bright orange reddish object appeared out of nowhere and then became very bright and headed south towards Camps Bay. It was at an altitude of 3,000 to 5,000 feet. The sky was clear and filled with stars and there was perfect viewing.
I had my binoculars with me and got a clear view of this object high in the sky, and  it was emitting bright orange reddish flames (similar to the flames you would see from the tail of a rocket blasting off from Cape Canaveral in Florida) and seemed to have a jelly fish halo like glow around it.
It soon turned and quickly headed north again at great speed until we could not see it anymore. Then about 45 minutes later, at 12:45 am on January 1, 2012, three more of these bright orange lights appeared in the sky just to the south of Camps Bay, and maybe two miles from the coast over the sea (there were ships passing way out on the horizon with their lights on which gave us perspective as to how close the orange object were to the coast)  each one stacked above the other, with considerable distance in between them.
With my binoculars, I looked at each of these objects and all three had the same signature of the one I described earlier, bright orange reddish flames with a jelly fish (man of war) halo like glow around them. They hovered in the sky for about a minute and then quickly headed south east towards the horizon, and soon looked liked tiny far away stars until they disappeared. What a beautiful experience, and a great way to start the New Year.
On April 9th 2011 about 9:20 pm my wife, my mother- in - law and I were driving north from Camps Bay on High Level Road towards Fresnaye, and just as we rounded the corner by Ellerman House, above us to our right, and just to the left of Signal Hill, at about 700 feet altitude, my wife, who was next to me in the front seat, and I saw a very big bright orange object that was shaped like a giant coke can  maybe 70 yards long, moving slowly in the sky above us. It was incredible.
We stopped the car and opened the  back car door for my mother-in-law to get out and all three of us watched this bright orange object pick up pace and then at super quick speed race off into the sky above us, where it soon became a tiny dot in the sky and disappeared. Several cars passed us headed in the opposite direction towards Camps Bay and we pointed towards this incredible sight in the sky but no one bothered to stop. 
Also, about three years ago in February, 2009, my wife and I were sitting on our veranda in Camps Bay and about sunset (7:00 p.m.), when the first stars show up in the sky, we saw the same bright orange light described in our sightings of December 31, 2011 and January 1, 2012, moving at fast speed from the distant horizon on the sea directly towards Camps Bay at less than 2,000 feet altitude. 
As it approached Camps Bay beach, maybe a mile away, it then started to gain altitude and quickly darted north at fast speed, and remained very bright and visible, and then a second bright orange object appeared on the horizon and it followed the same path as the first towards Camps Bay beach and also a mile out darted off north to follow the first bright orange object, and then incredibly a third bright orange object followed in the same direction towards Camps Bay beach and then darted north in the same flight path as the first two.
All three of the bright orange objects could be seen heading north, one behind the other, until they disappeared. Wow!
If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: sighting@telus.net with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.

The Vike Factor (Brian Vike) http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/

Sightings.com website: http://www.sightings.com/


  1. Hi. We saw the same object about 9pm on the 1st day of 2012 over the south of Johannesburg, SA.
    It seemed low and moved fast. It had a yellow-ish glow...strange indeed.

  2. At about 22:10 pm on 7 January 2012 a friend and I were driving in Somerset West Cape Town, when we saw 5 orange lights moving in the sky in a funny manner. We were astounded, and saw other people also noticing these objects. What a hair raising experience.

  3. Hi, I've just sent an email to Vike Factor regarding these sightings. I live in Kraaifontein Cape town in the northern suburbs. In April last year myself, my husband and my parents were standing outside our house viewing these objects. There were three of them. One were hovering and the other two united with the one in a diamond shape and then all of a sudden shot away in somerset direction. The next day when I phoned it in to our local radio station they put me on air and asked me if we had a party the previous night and if we had special cookies (dagga cookies I suppose).

    Then again on new years eve at 12o'clock that evening my husband shot two flares into the sky and as we watched we saw these same bright orange obsticles coming our way, but all of a sudden just disappeared - this time there were 5 of them.

    This morning (25/01/2012) a friend of mine has put it on his facebook status that he saw 5 bright orange lights above the brackenfell area.


  4. A resident of Kraaifontein has seen them twice on different occasions , can not remember the exact dates , but also came from the north , 3 of them , looked like microlight planes (but very silent), the one was slight in front of others , as they reached almost over our house the 2 back ones hovered for a while and the front one made a left turn and disappeared into thin air and the others followed just as fast.That was at about between 21h00 and 22h00 in December 2011.

  5. 22 October 2012 - My husband and I were walking to take our bin out to the front of the complex this evening when we both spotted what looked like a string of amber glowing swans flying toward us in an S shape movement. There was no sign of anything pulling the string and it flew across in absolute silence. Can anyone who has seen this in the Protea Heights / Brackenfell area share any explanations of what this could be.

  6. It could be lanterns from the Chinese New Year. Or something else. We have seen this twice in Roodepoort Johannesburg. Strangely enough, travelling from the North to West and disappearing. And two days later, tonight 04 Jan 2013, about 10 min ago, coming from that exact direction in which it disappeared, moving about 1000 feet, very quickly towards the Fourways area. On 01 July 2012 - I know the date because we were moving house; we thought it was a star at 2 in the morning, but then it started moving in a pattern, down and up and am not so sure that it was a very, bright and glowing, brilliant yellow bright star

  7. I live on Ocean view drive, myself and two other friends watched the orange light moving erratically over the camps bay area, we were a bit freaked out

  8. 2013 sighting, Camps Bay. At first we thought it was a helicopter and then Chinese lanterns but then it started to move at high speed in a controlled manner that would be impossible for an aircraft to do. To fast, impossible angles. I checked the aviation weather at 3 - 7000ft feet the next morning and the wind was normal, temperature normal and no turbulence at this flight level. I have no idea what it was but it was not a lantern, not a man made aircraft and not laser lights. It was an object that was illuminated