This is a long post but it’s totally worth it. Plus there are tons of pics so even if you just browse through it, you’ll get the idea.
I have done a lot of research for this so if you think it’s worth it, please S&F ahead so it can get some input from other ATS members.
And just so you know, first part of the thread is about the sightings, which then led me to the investigation on the Bluff itself, where the sighting
took place. Read on…
I stumbled across this forum on Durban, South Africa, discussing weird lights over the city and in the direction of the Bluff. There were even news
reports regarding this However, this guy had a number of people confirm the sighting with even more weirdness to add. This then led me to investigate
the area and I found military bunkers at the still used Bluff Heartland Military Base.
The Bluff at Durban Harbour entrance
It all started off with a sighting made by the Naidu family over Durban that was reported by the local papers. There is video footage as well, but I
haven’t had the chance to look at it. This was in 2004 so the video has hard to find now.
Below, the initial news article. I dont know how to embed them all nice and box-like so I just copied and pasted
The News, Durban, South Africa - 7/1/2004
By Ayanda Mhlongo
"The light was so bright, at first I thought it was a police helicopter searching for criminals. But when I could not hear the sound of the rotor
blades, I decided to draw the curtains and check what it was"
Roshnie Naidu, of Phoenix, could not believe her eyes when she saw a huge, pulsating, colourful light in the sky. "It looked like a massive ball of
light, much brighter than the sun, with blue and purple colours filtering through. My eyes were glued to it for almost 10 minutes, it was
unbelievable. I had never seen anything like it before" she said.
Naidu told the Daily News she woke up just before 4am on Sunday.
According to Naidu, when she drew the curtains she could not believe what she was seeing. "I still cannot explain to people who did not see the object
what it was.
"After a couple of seconds, the object would change shape from being circular to oval"
She rushed to her daughter's bedroom to wake her up, but she refused to get up.
"When I tried to wake up my husband he told me that I was seeing things and sent me away. But I persisted and pulled him out of bed and opened our
Naidu's husband, Shrirama, said he wiped his eyes a couple of times because he could not believe what he was seeing. "I immediately told my wife to
call our neighbours and alert them to what was happening"
Shrirama managed to capture video footage of the unidentified object that was in the sky. According to the Naidus, the object was in the sky for about
three hours. It disappeared as the sun came up and it became lighter.
Weather forecaster Ntobeko Nkangana said no objects were picked up in the sky on Sunday morning. Nkangana said weather balloons are released only at
midnight and midday. "The weather balloons remain in the sky for a maximum of two hours"
Now this is the forum that picked up on the sightings and the discussion became very interesting indeed…
UFO's over the Bluff, Durban??
Ok guys here's a weird one. I've been down the coast in Amanzimtoti (+- 10 kilometers from Durban) the last few weeks, so haven't seen these "UFO's",
but my brother and sister in law saw a weird orange light near Ansteys beach 3 nights ago, flying north to south at about 2000 ft, no nav lights, no
engine sounds at all........
The following is a report from our local "COPS" (Community Safety Organization) but there's nothing in the newspapers or radio...... What do you make
"UFO’s and strange appearances.
There have been many more sightings of the UFO’s that were seen over the Bluff the other night and a lot of mysterious appearances.
I have had a flood of emails and calls about strange things going on.
One resident that lives near the army base watched as approx 20 of these “Lights” landed on the deserted stretch of beach near the whaling station
inside the army base area.
He said another ten of them just hovered and circled above the ones that had landed as if to be guarding them.
It was dark and his binoculars are not very powerful but he claims that he could see quite a few “shadow like figures” walk up into the sand
The craft then all took off again and headed for Umhlanga rocks.
He went down to the beach at first light and he could clearly see many foot steps on the dunes. He described them as long, thin foot steps.
The Union Whaling Station
The chilling email reply...
Now for the chilling part. I received this email last night.
I was driving up Marine Drive near the army base yesterday afternoon and 4 tall, strange looking people appeared out of the bush about 100m in front
I had to put on brakes as they just stood in the middle of the road.
I came to a stop about 50m from them and they just looked at me.
I couldn’t see their faces properly as they had long coats on with hoods.
At first I thought it was some kids dressed up as gangsters playing the fool but nowadays you can’t be too careful so I started reversing.
My car stalled and they started walking towards me. I got really scared thinking I was about to get mugged and started screaming
They stopped walking towards me as if they got a fright
Then one of them lifted up his hand as if to say stop screaming.
I tried to start my car again but it was dead so I picked up my cell phone to phone the police but my phone was dead as well.
They stared at me for a while longer and then walked slowly back into the bush.
Im not sure how much longer I sat there as I was terrified.
I then tried my car again and it started no problem.
Needless to say I sped away as fast I could.
Am I going mad or have other people seen these strange people?
Are they perhaps military personnel on some training thing?
(I don’t think you’re going mad as other people have claimed seeing strange people near Garvies beach as well. Read the fisherman’s story
Another freaky reply...
3 TALL FIGURES ON THE DUNES.
I was fishing late yesterday afternoon at Garvies beach towards the army base. I had just thrown my line into the water and was walking back up the
beach to my stuff and suddenly three; quite tall people appeared on top of a high sand dune in front of me.
They just stood as if looking out to sea.
I packed up my gear and left in a hurry.
All three had long trench coats on.
Can you get someone to check out the bush?
(Im not sure what to make of all this, but I will go speak to the military personnel today to see if they know anything about it)
This was incredibly interesting since I have heard that the Bluff actually has WW2 bunkers that are still maintained today. Apparently they got a
number of contractors for the build. A number because they did not want anybody to know what they were really building, or what the final product is.
“It is a little-known fact that Winston Churchill planned to use the Bluff as a last retreat to fight out the end of WW2,and there is a bunker that
is still equipped and set up as it was then for his use.” --- this comes from another corporate website which we will get too a bit later because
its just too good to reveal right now.
The Bluff Headland is situated at the entrance of Durban harbour, one of Africa’s busiest, and has served as a military vantage point during the
Anglo Boer War, WW2 and WW2. Much of the Headland area is cordoned off as an active military base including modern and sensitive military
technologies. The Headland is riddled with redundant military infrastructure including gun emplacements, bunkers and other artifacts of historic
So, keen to investigate, my girlfriend and I drove up there and this is what we found;
-The biggest cannon I have ever seen.
-Physical evidence of bunkers.
-Lots of electric fences.
-And shooting range, for some reason.
So here are the pictures…
Entrance security. It was actually pretty easy getting in. The gate guard held his hand up in protest but it was such a half hearted effort that I
mistakenly thought it for a wave. So I waved back and drove on. Needless to say, nobody followed us.
The concrete turret housing
Strangely, the place is almost deliberately delapatated.
Old bunkers with two feet tick cncrete walls
Fences, fences, fences
The biggest cannon I have ever seen
Now thats self defence
It rotates, the whole thing...
Inside the gun
At the entrance to the entrance of the bunkers
The bunker doors
I walked up to the electrified gate and a guy in civilian clothing came around and told us we were welcme to take a look inside. Then came running a
guy in army gear and simply said that we were not allowed in, the entire area is for military personal only. He said "There is nothing going on here.
We're just on Army guard duty." When asked if there was any bunkers he just shrugged his shoulders and said, "I dont know."
This one is the old lighthouse (the portion on the left). It was originally a steel structure, and was then ensconced in concrete to support it from
the vibrations of the big guns on the military base.
In WW2, it was chopped off at the level you see here, to give the guns line of site, as there were fears that a U-Boat would hide in the shadow cast
behind the structure. It is a little-known fact that Winston Churchill planned to use the Bluff as a last retreat to fight out the end of WW2,and
there is a bunker that is still equipped and set up as it was then for his use.
Some more anchoring points
Entrance to the Firing Range
Bunker from the inside. Obviously, these are official photos so its not even close to what they really have.
After a bit of research I found that there was a bit of news on the future of the military base. It was awarded to a very shadowy and little known
ACCORD- African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes. The have proposed to use the base as a piece and conflict resolution centre.
On their website they are making it blatantly obvious that they have been in talks with a major bank and Japan for the funding of the building.
From their web page below;
The Africa Peace Centre will operate at three levels:
Creating a knowledge base on conflict resolution in Africa through rigorous ongoing research;
Equipping Africa's leaders in the skills required to facilitate peace and resolve conflict through an extensive training programme;
Intervening in specific conflicts by facilitating and hosting mediation efforts in collaboration with other major players like the UN and AU.
The Centre is being designed to provide a secure facility for the intervention activity (based on learnings from the South African, Burundi, and Congo
Peace talks) however it will also be used to host the training programme and house the research facilities (including an extensive library). This
combination ensures the most effective use of the facility but also that all these aspects are accessable to the intervention process.
Proposed plan for the area
news article www.flyafrica.info...
Also found on the Bluff is Millenium Tower, which assissts in controlling the shiping lane...
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