On February 11, 1988, thousands of people in the city of Beira witnessed an ALO [ie UFO] flight.
The object appeared in the sky at approximately three o’clock in the afternoon local time, hanging over the city. Workers at the local meteorological station said that the object, which looked like a parachute and had two powerful sources of light aboard, remained at a height of about three kilometres and could be very well observed through field-glasses. It continuously revolved around its axis. From a short distance the object was observed by the pilots of a passenger plane of the Mozambican LAM air company, which, having taken off from the city airport, was then gaining altitude. Only three hours later did this gleaming object fly away southwards. Incidentally, this unorthodox phenomenon was also watched by APN’s and Izvestia‘s own correspondents in Mozambique (see Izvestia, February 18, 1988).
This article was excerpted from the October, 1989 edition of Sputnik, the monthly digest of the Soviet press. It is published in the Soviet Union, and translated into several languages, with of course English being one of them. The article was “abridged” from the Soviet magazine, Priroda I Chelovek.