9.THE SMOKING MAN IN WHITE
What is surely one of the most bizarre encounters in UFO history occurred in Roosboom early in the morning on August 21, 1972, when Doris Muthwa and her 12-year-old daughter made a report of a strange sighting.
As they were drawing water from the river, Doris noticed what looked like a “man in a white suit” who was smoking a cigarette. As she looked a little longer, she noticed a strange blue-pink light coming out of the man’s chest. Furthermore, the smoke grew and grew until it was “like a big fire.”
Both amazed by the scene unfolding before them, the mother and daughter watched as the figure then began to rise from the ground. Doris would later estimate the “man” to be around 335 centimeters (11′) tall, and after steadily hovering above the ground, he “shot into the sky,” vanishing in an instant. The pair reported feeling a sensation akin to receiving an electric shock run throughout their bodies during the encounter, leading investigators to suggest some kind of electronic wave technology.
Interestingly, less than a week previously on August 16 in the same area, Elias Khosa reported seeing “a monster” with “small flames burning around its feet.” It, too, would speed away in a flash of flames and smoke.