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Ariel School Aliens
An artist's depiction
Type Alien Sighting
Continent Africa
Country Zimbabwe
One-Time? Yes
Theories  · Extraterrestrial

The Ariel School Aliens sighting was an extraterrestrial sighting that took place on September 16, 1994, at the Republic of Zimbabwe’s Ariel School, a private elementary school about 20 miles outside the capitol city of Harare.

The event began at approximately 10:15 AM while the children (who ranged in age from 5 to 12 years old and were of African, Asiatic and European descent) were playing in the field adjacent to the school during their mid-morning break.


The children claimed that while they were playing they noticed three “silver balls” soaring in the sky above the school. These orbs, which quickly caught the attention of the whole group, intermittently flashed red and would disappear in a burst of light and then reappeared in another section of the sky.

According to the eyewitnesses, these mysterious metallic objects vanished and re-materialize three more times before slowly descending toward the school following a line of transmission towers. The anxious kids then claimed that one of the silver UFOs dropped lower than the others and landed in a cluster of gum trees about 300-feet from where they were playing.

It was at that moment that this already strange scene took a turn of the bizarre, when a small, black clad, humanoid figure, approximately 3-feet in height, emerged from the top of the object. The witnesses claimed that the being’s suit was shiny and tight fitting. They also stated that it had a “scrawny” neck, a narrow face, thin arms and legs, long black hair and “huge eyes like rugby balls.”

The entity, apparently unaware of the growing crowd of spectators, scrambled down to the rough patch of earth presumably to explore the terrain. The creature apparently moved back and forth in the scrub brush, like it was “bouncing as if he were on the moon, but not quite so much.”


  • Some of the older students claimed that the aliens communicated telepathically to them that humanity was killing the planet Earth, a common occurrence in extraterrestrial cases.
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