Sunday, October 27, 2013

South African Police Fire At UFO And Find Imprints From Landing Gear In The Soil At Breaside Fort Beaufort South Africa

(From Brian Vike’s Paranormal Files)

The report I received from the South African Police is nothing short of amazing, and to be honest, pretty darn freaky, but what a case this is. It has been really difficult to find others who may have witnessed this, or might have information they heard from a loved one, or heard the story from friends.

But there is more detail I am sure that can be found from folks who reside in the area this happened at. Gosh even folks wrote to me recently who are trying to find information on this case as they are putting together a TV documentary I believe for the National Geographic Channel out of the UK. (I think) ?

I would ask/request if other people who have any information about this major UFO incident, would you please be so kind as to write to me, Brian Vike at No matter if you think you don’t have a lot to say about it, your information may lead to a break in the case to take it further.

Thank you, Brian Vike.

Please note that permission has been granted to leave the report as is, with name intact.

Below is an area picture of Fort Beaufort South Africa.

Date: June 26, 1972
Time: 10:00 (?)

Location of Sighting: Breaside Fort Beaufort.
Number of witnesses: 12
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Oval.

Full Description of event/sighting: Incident were reported by others previously. I was then a sergeant in the South African Police and witnessed the sighting. I was the policeman who fired shots at the object with a .303 rifle and hitting it together with (name removed), who was the owner of the farm.

What I still cannot understand is that how could be possible that the object have vanished into thin air without we who were watching the spot not being able to see it taking off.

Thank you to the witness for the report. (Brian Vike's, The Vike Factor will be requesting more information if possible).

Additional Information:

Hi Brian

In 1972, I was a sergeant in the South African Police, with eight years of service, in the small South African town, Fort Beaufort. The morning of June 26, I received a report of an object which appeared on the farm Breaside, which belonged to a Mr. Bennie Smit. At that stage I did not know Mr. Smit well. I persuaded the Station Commander, Warrant Officer Philip Van Rensburg to accompany me to the scene.

On the farm we met Mr. Smit and some of his workers including a worker by the name of Boer de Klerk. Boer told us that during the morning when he was in the veld at the reservoir when he witnessed a round "ball of fire", which changed in colours, hovering about 20 meters above the ground and which was slowly moving in the direction of the hill, which separates the farm from the Fort Fordyce bush.

Above Image: This is an area map of Fort Beaufort, South Africa.

On our arrival we did not witness any suspicious objects. We did the initial investigation and were skeptical. At that stage we were seven people. Four laborers, 2 policemen and Mr. Smit.

Whilst we were standing looking at the hill, which was 150 meters from us, I saw an object which emerged from the thick bush and vegetation at the foot of the hill and hovered just above the vegetation. It moved slowly to our right and again disappeared behind the thick bush. It did this movement a couple of times and I had the feeling that we were being watched.

Mr. Smit had a .303 rifle with him and I decided to take a shot at it. The object was oval shaped and it was difficult to estimate the size of it. It might have been just over a meter in diameter.

It had a shiny dark metal grey colour. I fired three shots at it, hitting with each shot. Mr. Smit also fired at the object. During firing at it, I saw a sharp bright light, flickering on the right of the craft, just above it. During the shots, it also disappeared and emerged again from behind the trees.

It was in broad daylight, after 10:00 a.m. in the morning and the weather was clear. Mr. Smit and some of the workers went into the bush with a handkerchief tied to a stick enabling us to direct him.

We noticed that the object moved away as if it were reacting to our voices, giving direction to the searchers. I heard further shots coming from close to where we last seen the object disappear, and Mr. Smit enquiring if we could see it.

Image Right: The Martello Tower at Fort Beaufort. One of many great sights to see when visiting the area.

We kept observation, but did not see its departure. According to Smit, who claimed that they came close to it.

The object turned upright and became a greyish white in colour before it veered off making a whirring sound. It just disappeared.

The following day we combed the area with other police officers and found nine evenly spread circular imprints about 10cm in diameter in the soil directly from where we saw it disappearing behind the bushes.

The imprints were in hard clay soil easily 25 - 30 mm deep, as if the legs were spiraled in the ground. Samples were taken and send to the Council for Scientific and Industrial research Laboratories. Apparently it never reached them.

Also of interest is that a couple of days later in the evening the town engineer Dr. D. Verschoor, interrupted a Council meeting to show the councilors a UFO flashing in colours as it moved in the direction of the Fort Fordyce bush and Breaside

On Saturday 8 July during the night, Mr. Smit heard a loud explosion on his farm. On investigation the next morning he discovered that his reservoir, which were constructed of brick and cement were shattered and large concrete blocks were lying up to 20 meters away from the actual site. Another mysterious incident, never solved.

Thank you again to the witness for this amazing report.

If anyone has witnessed the UFO, please send me an email with details of what you saw. Please remember to include the date and time and location. (Town/City – State or Province) and as much detail as possible.

Vike Factor Note: I do receive sighting reports from everywhere in the world, and I post all of the reports I receive here:

Brian Vike.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.

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