Residents of Sasolburg observed a craft arriving from the direction of Vereeniging. The craft departed in a flash in the direction of Parys, but returned some three minutes later. The craft, similar in appearance to a water droplet, was observed to change color and shape. With time individual lights were distinguished, and the body was determined to be cigar shaped.
While contained in a yellowish to orange glow, it emitted a downward blue light, before once again departing in a flash, upwards.
A nearby town resident claimed to have found imprints of a small craft's landing gear some two months later.