It was about 1830hrs, i was indoors listening to some music. my wife was outside but soon came in the house to ask me to come out and see something happening in the sky. at first when i stepped out i didn’t notice anything right away, but when my wife pointed north, i was immediately able to make out 3 flashing, alternating beams of light. i initially thought it was an aeroplane slowly disappearing into the distance, obscured by the clouds. i soon noticed that the the lights were emanating from a hovering source or object whose shape i could not see as the object was obscured by the clouds. by that time i was not the only one observing the object. after about 7 minutes, the object moved upwards in a leftward direction, lights still flashing and hovered again for about 3 minutes before moving slowly in a straight, northwards direction before the lights faded and disappeared. after noticing the abrupt upwards and leftward movement in a straight line, as well as the sudden hovering action after that, i can say that was the point i was convinced that what we were observing was a ufo. none of the witnesses was able to take pictures or videos. it was already dark and the flashing beams of light were in a lateral and upwards direction and not directed downwards so those who tried to capture videos got nothing but the dark.