In 1994, 60 children at Ariel school in Ruwa, Zimbabwe said they’d seen a ‘UFO’ and ‘aliens with big eyes’ in bush land near their school playground. The story was reported around the world.
A BBC crew were among the first on the scene and spoke to pupils and teachers. There were also reports of strange lights and a ‘craft’ in the sky in other parts of Zimbabwe, as well as in Zambia and South Africa.
Witness History looks back through archive eyewitness accounts of ‘the Ruwa School incident’.
Witness History: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.