Africa is being called the Dark Continent for ages. It is not because of the home of the majority of black people. But it is full of secrets and unrevealed mysteries.
No matter what subjects you pull out, Africa is still a mystery. Beyond Africa’s famous mysteries such as nature or historical facts, today I am about to discuss Africa’s UFO sightings. UFOs or Unidentified Flying Objects are often linked to aliens and outer space theories. So, UFO sightings are not very uncommon across the Globe. Africa is no exception.
I found 7 countries in Africa content with recorded UFO incidents. There are 54 or 55 countries in Africa. And 7 out of 54 means 13%. It’s comparable to other places, much less against the land area. But the biggest portion of African land area is home to wilderness due to deserts, forest cover and more. So it is doubtful.
Even harder to gather records or have reports about any suspect scenes due to a lack of awareness. Tribal people may describe these kinds of appearances according to their own spiritual beliefs. So, it is highly unlike to consider UFO appearance under a scientific context.
Let’s dig into deep of each country’s profile and incidents.
During the early stage of Algeria’s war between 1954-1955, many UFO sightings happened. As this happened in a conflict zone and cross-references are highly unlike. So we cannot be sure about the credibility of the incident to be considered a UFO sighting. However, these incidents are officially UFO sightings.
Similar incidents were reported in Morocco a few years back from Algeria’s incidents as well as wartime. Two elongated flying saucers were observed by cops above Had Kourt at night on July 12, 1952. The next day, around 11:45 p.m., residents of Fedala witnessed a blue-green, ball-shaped object travelling at great speed and leaving a trail of light. The next day, at 9:00 a.m., a couple saw another flying saucer for about 30 seconds. Algeria and Morocco are sharing borders with each other.
The same month that the Morocco incidents happened, Senegal report similar spottings. Senegal and Morocco aren’t sharing borders with each other. But both countries are Western African countries that face the Atlantic Ocean parallelly.
At 6:08 a.m. on July 3, 1952, a flying saucer was observed above Dakar. The saucer was described as flat and tapered, fast, and surrounded by flames. Eyewitnesses reported that stars were no longer visible as the saucer headed southward.
The next country is Sudan which reported incidents in very recent history. Incidents reported even after this website launched on the Internet which is in 2018. In January 2018, a UFO was sighted in the sky over Khartoum, which the military recognised as a possible satellite (perhaps the failed US satellite Zuma, according to one scientist), despite the fact that the military stated it was unable to accurately identify the flying object.
It is rare to hear some official reports that United States Government Officials report about UFO sightings as they are extremely dependent on some kind of scientific explanation other than giving the benefit of the doubt. Many onlookers, including US embassy personnel, observed a full-moon sized, two-part green-blue flying object in Tunis’s sky in July 1969. It is said to have detonated, creating a greenish circular cloud.
On September 14, 1994, 62 students from a Ruwa school observed the landing of a huge spacecraft and many smaller ones near their school. Ruwa is an East Zimbabwe City. The aliens that came out of the spacecraft were described by the youngsters as having “huge heads, two holes for noses, a slit for a mouth or no mouth at all, and long black hair, and were clad in dark, single-piece costumes.” American psychiatrist John E. Mack questioned many of the youngsters engaged in the incident and found that it was most likely not a case of mass hysteria because 12 of the children gave consistent stories of what happened.
The interviews, according to Mack, also indicated a constant “impression [from the youngsters] that some type of sentient life cared about the Earth, cared about the environment, and even cared about the children.”
As one of the most western-influenced and civilized nations in the African continent, South Africa is one of the most UFO-reporting nations in the region. Since 1914, they are reporting incidents and the most recent incident was in 2016. The captain and co-pilot of a Boeing 737 cargo plane witnessed an unexplained luminous green object soar past their cockpit at 21:30 on December 12, 2016, while on an eastward trajectory around 10 nautical miles offshore from Jeffreys Bay. It flew 1,000 feet (300 metres) above their jet before returning to earth, this time racing down through their cockpit. Because of the height achieved, a green parachute flare was suspected but ruled out. Port Elizabeth Airport officials thought that a stricken vessel or aircraft was involved, but the NSRI discovered that none were late or missing.
Beyond these incidents, I have listed down two other incidents that seem so interesting to my readers.
1989 Kalahari crash
The first incident is related to the Kalahari desert. Kalahari desert is in South Africa and around the northern border of South Africa. According to rumoured stolen documents, an extraterrestrial ship was shot down by South African aircraft on May 7, 1989, about 80 miles (130 kilometres) into Botswana. Two aliens were said to have been caught at the location. To yet, no key witnesses have been identified, and all supporting papers, some of which are clearly forgeries, were received through James van Greunen. In Quest magazine, researcher Tony Dodd gave Van Greunen considerable credence, but other scholars remained doubtful.
1995 Lesotho crash
Lesotho is also a nearby nation to the Kalahari Desert and the Southeastern side of the African Continent. According to supposed leaked documents an alien craft crashed in Lesotho on 15 September. It was claimed that South African forces retrieved the craft and took three alien beings captive. The source of these documents is unknown but is once again suspected to be James van Greunen. Failing to trace any key individuals or witnesses, researcher Michael Hesemann denounced it as “a complete hoax’. Other researchers, though sceptical, held out hope to trace witnesses.
This article includes UFO sighting incidents in Africa sourced from various sources in the Internet.