Search for mysterious Patensie 'meteorite' expected to continue

NOVEMBER 11, 2015

Disaster management teams are again expected to visit the Baviaanskloof area of Patensie and Cambria on Wednesday in search of possible evidence of a mysterious object, believed to be a meteorite, that fell from the sky in the area on Sunday night, the Kouga Local Municipality told RNews.

Social media was abuzz on Monday, as local residents from as far away as Cradock and Port Elizabeth claimed to have seen a unsual momentary bright light in the sky. 

For residents of the Baviaanskloof, however, the experience could have been more harrowing. 

They reported seeing an "amazing bright light coming at an enormous speed across the sky" before it exploded in "an enormous flame" and as it disintegrated "you could see the sparks fly off and actually hear the sound". Afterwards they heard "this big bang" which "sounded like a big thunder bash."

Kouga Local Municipality spokesperson on Monday, Mfundo Sobele, told the SABC that some residents had described how they homes rattled and shook from the shockwaves generated by the explosion.

However, locating a possible site of the impact has proved difficult as the area is mostly inaccessible - making the search difficult. A search had to be called off on Monday afternoon after it did not yield results.

An expert on Tuesday also said that the mysterious meteorite may have disintegrated when it entered the atmosphere.

The absense of photogarphic or video evidence of the event has also made determining exactly what the object was as well as a possible location difficult.

Meanwhile, a video capturing another possible meteorite exploding over Eastern Cape skies emerged on Monday.

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