So, it wasn't aliens after all

2012-09-04 17:18
Johannesburg – So, it wasn’t aliens hovering over Johannesburg, ET landing again or District 9 wannabes.

Social media buzzed with reports and pictures of these "sightings" in Johannesburg suburbs on Tuesday. Interviews with a specialised 'UFOlogist' called Cristo Louw were also aired on 5FM and 702's Jenny Crwys-Williams show.  

The website of the South African Coalition of Omnipresent Extra-Terrestrial Life also got its' fair share of eyeballs.

But Cartoon Network put a dampener on all the excitement.

It was merely a stunt for the launch of their brand new series Ben 10 Omniverse.

The 'UFOs' will continue to be seen in and around Johannesburg until the 15 September, according to Cartoon Network.


  • briantw1 - 2012-09-04 17:27

    *its (not its') *johannesburg (not johannesbrg)

      DJPotifar - 2012-09-04 17:31

      Every time you make a typo, the errorists win.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-04 22:19

      * it's or it is and Johannesburg is with a capital...

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-09-05 15:57

      They must of stole the spaceship and sold it for parts

  • RRRainium - 2012-09-04 18:09

    Yes let the visitors come. May be they will give us a substitute for this expensive Petrol

      ron.rielander - 2012-09-04 19:12

      Let them come, Maybe their diet consists of meatballs made from savage.

  • jlushaba - 2012-09-04 18:16

    I feel theres a cover up on this story

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-04 22:17

      Of course it is...

      joe.soapie.73 - 2012-09-05 10:04

      Aliens come to America, America covers it up as a weather balloon. Aliens come to South Africa, South Africa covers it up as a publicity stunt by Cartoon Network. :cries himself to sleep:

  • Steynje - 2012-09-04 20:29

    Is it a UFO? NOOOOOOO. It's a Boeing Supersonic prototype o_O

  • sisie.indola - 2012-09-05 07:32

    Why burst my bubble.

  • kevin.brown.96387189 - 2012-09-05 07:55

    I am so confused , Every fiber in my being says that aliens exist and every fiber in my being says that if they where discovered the government would cover it up..... So did i or did i not see a UFO (Trust nobody)

  • Tawizee - 2012-09-05 08:44

    So the cartoons are flying saucers?

      joe.soapie.73 - 2012-09-05 10:05

      No, the flying saucers are cartoons.

  • ryan.byrne.522 - 2012-09-05 09:01

    So cartoon network deciced to stop making cartoons and start building flying saucer imitations to fly around as a stunt without letting the public or anyone know about it until after it hit the news? totally plausible, why didnt I stop to think that might be the case! Silly us hey guys.

  • doug.evans.56863 - 2012-09-05 11:24

    I heard it was for another show ..anyway ... good job marketing / Pr Peeps

  • bradly.howland - 2012-09-05 11:46

    Very clever marketing campaign :)

  • samantha.5243 - 2012-09-05 13:45

    please can you fly over my house?- my kids will be so thrilled :)- Stargate in reality :)

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