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The schoolkids who said they saw 'aliens'

In 1994, 60 children at Ariel school in Ruwa, Zimbabwe said they'd seen a spaceship and 'aliens with big eyes' in bush land near their school playground. The story was reported across 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'.

Photo: Children's illustration of a UFO, Zimbabwe 1994 (BBC News)

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