UFO spotted above Alex

A mysterious flashing green light was spotted in the night sky above Alex on Friday 31 August.

Strange flashing green lights spotted in the sky above Alex on Friday 31 August turned out to be an elaborate marketing campaign. Picture: Simba Kekane/iWitness

A mysterious flashing green light was spotted in the night sky above Alexandra township in Johannesburg on Friday 31 August.

This resulted in various excited calls to the radio stations claiming a UFO sighting.

iWitness Simba Kekane sent us this photo.

It was later revealed that it was part of an elaborate marketing campaign.

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