Posted: December 29, 2007
HBCC UFO Research Note: I have been talking by way of email to the then sergeant of the South African Police. The witness has agreed to be interviewed by way of telephone and Brian Vike, Director of HBCC UFO Research will be interviewing the gentleman for an upcoming show on the Vike Report UFO Eyewitness Radio Show. Stayed tuned for details as this will certainly be one amazing story to be related. Also please note that permission has been granted to leave the report as is, with name intact.
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. (HBCC UFO Research will be requesting more information if possible).
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 were slowly moving in the direction of the hill, which separates the farm from the Fort Fordyce bush.
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 were 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 were oval shaped and it was difficult to estimate the size of 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 10am 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 disappeared and Mr. Smit enquiring if we could see it. 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 of 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 & 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.
Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research. email: firstname.lastname@example.org HBCC UFO Research Website
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