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1990s UFO Sightings



18 FEBRUARY 1990 – CADOXTON, BARRY


8 PM. Clear and dry. The witness was at home in Cadoxton, and observed through the window of a top floor flat, a circular object with red and white lights over a church next to a hotel. It disappeared when lights went out. Duration of sighting: 2 minutes. The witness reported it to RAF St. Athan.
Source: MOD Files. 

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8 AUGUST 1990 – NEATH


2.20 AM. The witness and mother saw a house-sized spherical red object which gave off a yellow glow at a position over the Cimla area of Neath, from their location in Longford, so was about three or four miles away from the observers. When viewed through a still camera, it was invisible.
Source: MOD Files.

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12 OCTOBER 1990 – AMMANFORD

9.15 PM. A cigar-shaped object with 8 lights was seen over Ammanford, moving at very high speed towards Llandeilo (north), then disappearing instantly. It was reported to Ammanford police.

Source: MOD Files.

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3 NOVEMBER 1990 – BRIDGEND


10.15 PM. Clear night – good visibility. A steady bright red/green light was seen to the south east of Bridgend. There was an occasional booming noise. The sighting lasted 30 minutes.
Source: MOD Files.

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8 NOVEMBER 1990 – COOMBE MARTIN, DEVON – BRISTOL CHANNEL – WALES


5.50 PM.
Cloudy sky. A husband and wife with two friends were outside their house at Combe Martin, north Devon, when they saw two triangular shaped objects with lots of white lights around them and red lights on ‘cockpit’ and tail, in the sky above Combe Martin.
They were slow moving and headed towards Chivenor and then out over the Bristol Channel towards Wales. They were viewed through binoculars. The wife reported it to RAF Chivenor the following morning. Chivenor had a helicopter up at the time of the sighting, but the pilot did not see anything.
Source: MOD Files.

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3 MAY 1991 – MAERDY


6.30 PM.
Weather: fine with clear skies.
A woman, her niece and two neighbours were standing outside in Maerdy and saw a round, bright orange ball, low in the sky, which came from the south, heading up the valley.
It made changing movements and shot vertically above a plane. There was no sound or smell and the sighting lasted for two minutes. The woman reported it to police.
Source: MOD Files.

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AUGUST 1991 – CRAY RESERVOIR, BRECON BEACONS


After what had been a scorching summer’s day, Brian Harry was driving a truck from Brecon to Swansea with a friend, Robert Griffiths, a primary school teacher, who had come for the trip. At 11.50 PM they were driving south along the A4067, passing a farm at Cnewr, known as Dirk’s Farm.
Without warning, they saw a massive orb of light over the Cray Reservoir on the right, which lay in the valley on the other side of the farm. It gave off an eerie yellow light which illuminated the whole area like day.
Sheep and cattle were visible in the fields around, and did not seem affected by the phenomenon. The orb was several hundred feet in diameter, and had a circumference of bright orange, like a ring, the centre was a deep orange-purple colour.
Brian drove on about half a mile while looking for a safe place to stop. Parking in a lay-by, both men got out of the truck to have a better look. By this time, five smaller orbs had emerged from the large one and spread to hang over the whole reservoir, each one still joined to the large one by a filament of ‘energy’.
Brian had a feeling that they were drawing some sort of energy from the reservoir, and could feel a mild warmth from them.
There was no sound from the static objects. The witnesses did not see the smaller orbs emerging, as their view was partly obscured by pine trees while looking for a parking place.
Brian said he had a definite feeling that there was an intelligence controlling the object/s and that the entire event was ‘orchestrated’. Furthemore, he had a feeling that it had been cautious and was ‘sussing things out’ before projecting the smaller orbs. The whole area for miles around was illuminated.
No cars passed them for the whole 8 minutes, which was timed from when they first spotted the light.
Without warning, all six objects blinked out as if someone had simply switched them off, and as they disappeared a flash of light spread across the ground for miles, starting at the central point, the location of the objects, the same colour as lightning, a silvery white.
There had been no effect on the truck’s engine for the duration of the sighting.
Shortly after the event, a car appeared on the road from the Swansea direction. Both men were ‘gob-smacked’ and could not explain the encounter in rational terms. Brian drew a sketch of the UFOs.
Source: SUFON Files: Brian Harry interviewed by Emlyn Williams 31 July 2015.


  

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LATE SEPTEMBER 1991 - WHITCHURCH, CARDIFF

Keith Robbins (15) was with two friends, Christopher French and Sylvan Salway. Late one night, in the early hours, in late September 1991 they parked the Datsun Cherry (owned by Christopher) in a street above Llandaff North railway station, and were around the corner, out of sight of the car for a few minutes. It had literally been just a few minutes when they returned to find the car had disappeared, along with the young Staffordshire bull terrier inside it.

While they were looking up and down the road for any sign of the vehicle, they saw through the trees that grew in gardens of the houses, pink lights a way off. The first impression that Keith had, was of flamingos and looked for the flapping of their wings.

Keith: "It all happened so fast in about three to five minutes. I walked back to the car and it had just vanished off the face of the earth. These lights came from behind these massive trees. About 12 to 15 of them. I thought they were pink flamingos. My other mates thought they were fire flies. They then just speeded up and were gone in 30 seconds. I was baffled - so confused."

The fleet of UFOs were travelling over Whitchurch, west to east (the witness's left to right), on a level course, and in a triangular formation, 'like snooker balls before the break', with the point towards the front. Each object was disc-shaped and bright pink in colour.

Keith still stands by the story to this day, despite having his leg pulled, but is convinced that whoever were responsible for the flying objects, were also responsible for taking the car and dog. He said the car had been locked. They would have heard it drive away if it had been, the dog inside would have put off any car thieves anyway and it just happened too quickly.

The next day Keith and his friends reported the missing car and dog to the police, leaving out the mysterious flying objects, but a search for the car and dog proved futile.

A year later, in October 1992, the experience still on his mind, Keith wrote a letter to the MOD reporting the incident and enclosing a drawing which he made.

Source: www.walesonline.co.uk/news/alien-spaceships-abducted-pet-dog-4925460 posted 10 July 2013; SUFON video interview February 2017.



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1 OCTOBER 1991 - PENPARCAU, ABERYSTWYTH

9.20 PM. Clear sky, slight cloud. 

A woman was hanging washing out in her garden in Penparcau to the south of Aberystwyth and looked up vertically while facing north to see an object stationary high in the night sky. She described it as a triangle of green lights which switched on and off independently when green lights off a large white flash of light appeared in the same position at ten second intervals.

There was no movement except the flashing lights. It was also seen by her husband. It was reported to RAF Brawdy. The CRO there put it down to green navigation lights and a high intensity strobe light of an aircraft or helicopter. But there was no red navigation light, and what about the triangular formation of the green lights?

Source: MOD Files.

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16 OCTOBER 1991 – SWANSEA VALLEY


Evening.
Weather was windy and cloudy.
The witness, who, lived in Lower Cwmtwrch was in a car in the Swansea Valley and sighted an object above a hill, less than a quarter of a mile away.
It was described as a main blaze of lights with two either side and a fluorescent banana-shaped arrangement of lights underneath the main section of lights.
It remained motionless for about two minutes then shot straight upwards into clouds.
The witness rang the police the following morning.
Source: MOD Files.

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 9-10 JANUARY 1992 – SWANSEA


11.59 PM on the 9th January and 12.04 PM on the 10th January,
a red, blue and yellow object was seen flying round in circles. The witness was indoors and saw the object with the naked eye and took a photograph.
Source: MOD Files.

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9 FEBRUARY 1992 - LLANGURIG / LLANIDLOES

5 AM. Cloudy.

The witness located at Llangurig and Llanidloes watched a round blue object which was very bright about a quarter of a mile away. It was moving on a steady course at first, but changed to an erratic course. There was no sound or smell. The witness did not name the other witnesses present. It was viewed on-stop until 10.34 PM [?].

Source: MOD Files.

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JUNE 1992 - MYNYDD CARNLLECHART, PONTARDAWE

Evening.

Ambrielle Jones was staying with Tim, a colleague while they attended a business course together. One evening he suggested a walk on the Gower Peninsula as it was a lovely summer night and they had been indoors on the course all day. Ambrielle agreed, but when they got into the car which she was driving, she suddenly felt impelled to go to the burial mound on Mynydd Carnllechart north west of Pontardawe instead. Tim was unhappy with the change of plan and tried to persuade her to go to the beach as arranged, but she would not be swayed and was insistent that it was important that they go, but she did not know why.

She drove the car as far as they could up the mountain and then walked the rest of the way to the top. After a few minutes a light suddenly appeared in the distance on the mountain opposite them. It looked like a motorcycle headlight, but as it travelled towards them in a straight line she realised it must be flying as it came straight across the valley between the two hills.

Tim stood behind her on the grounds that it was her invitation, not his. The light stopped about two feet in front of Ambrielle and just hovered without moving. It was more of a glow and not dazzling and she described it as about 6 inches in diameter and of a golden colour (see Ambrielle's previous sighting February 1978). She felt as though it was scanning her. She thought, am I about to be abducted? Then it just flew off darting suddenly to her left and disappearing into the night.

They ran back to the car in case it should re-appear. It was getting dusk by this time and they did not want to be there in the dark. The car was completely dead, no lights or engine power. After some argument and discussion, they decided to walk back down the road and find a phone box to cal a taxi.

It had taken them some time trying to get the car started before they had abandoned it and then they had to make their way cautiously down the mountain in the semi dark and had to walk about two miles to the phone box. They waited around half an hour for the taxi. They did not think about the time as they were too frightened by their experience, but Ambrielle thinks that there could have been missing time.

In the morning they returned with a mechanic but he could find nothing wrong and the car started first time. Ambrielle has always been puzzled why she had been impelled to go there when it cost her quite a bit of money in taxi fare and mechanic's fees. She has never considered the possibility of missing time until recently. The whole incident had seemed to have gone out of her mind.

Source: SUFON Files: Ambrielle Jones interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 21 March 2017.

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AUGUST 1992 - WALES

Approximately 11 PM one Sunday.

A strange blue light sped across the whole of Wales. There were sightings from South Wales to Anglesey.

One person who was night-fishing, said a brilliant blue light came shooting out of a cloud and then slowly headed north.

John Povah, from Rhos Point saw it passing over Colwyn Bay and Llandudno around 11 pm.

"It really lit up the whole sky as it streaked past and lasted for quite a few seconds."

Source: www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/ufo-sightings-north-wales-over-10876952 - Daniel Bissett 12 February 2016.

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8 SEPTEMBER 1992 – TIRYDAIL, LLANDEILO


10.30 AM.
A reddish coloured object with a white and pink tail was seen moving erratically at a great speed in a clear sky.
The two witnesses were located at Tirydail railway station and watched the object above mountain tops at a distance of 5-6 miles, in the north east, travelling from Llandeilo.
No sound was heard.
Source: MOD Files.

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3 OCTOBER 1992 – NEATH


5 AM.
Three very bright large round red lights were seen above the witness’ house in Heol Brynna, Cimla, Neath. Moving steadily, then moved off at high speed.
The witness rang Swansea Airport.
Source: MOD Files.

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7 DECEMBER 1992 - NEWPORT, GWENT


4.30 PM. Broken cloud.

A husband and wife, their neighbour and a paperboy saw a single brilliant light, saucer shaped with a slightly orange glow, and which appeared to be in 'orange-like segments'. It was located above the mountains, but does not specify in which direction, but probably to the north-west or north, as Newport is bounded by the sea to the south, low hills to the east and west. The object, which was moving very slowly in one direction, was also viewed through binoculars and a photograph was taken.

Source: MOD Files.

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13 JANUARY 1993 – LLANEDI


1.40 AM.
Very windy.
Two witnesses, a husband and wife, were in bed at home in Llanedi, near Pontarddulais, when they were woken up by a blue light which flashed when airborne and became very bright when landed about 200 yards away.
It also hovered, creating a floodlight, which they watched from the bedroom window. It is unclear from the report if they saw it before it landed, or afterwards, or both.
There was no sound or smell.
Duration of sighting: 5 minutes.
Source: MOD Files.

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19 JANUARY 1993 - YNYSDDU, GWENT

Around 10 PM.

Mike Parsons of Glenview, Ynysddu was taking his dog for a walk when he spotted a large orange and red light hovering in the sky. He stated that the large object was "perfectly round and about 15 feet in diameter. It couldn't have been a plane's lights because it was too big. It moved across the sky one way and went out of sight behind some trees before coming back. There was a big red glow and then it went black". Blackwood police confirmed that they had received reports of a strange light in the area.

Source: UFO Wales David L. Richards 2012 pages 82-83 citing South Wales Argus.

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1993 - LLANGOLLEN

[Presumably spring-summer]

Karen W. from Colwyn Bay was camping with her boyfriend at a camp site in Llangollen.

"I am really into camping and often stay at the site at Llangollen's Valle Crucis Abbey. Back in 1993 I was dared to go into the abbey at midnight having been told stories of headless monks. My boyfriend at the time and I took on the challenge. I was scared, we cuddled up into a sleeping bag, got up to no good forgetting about ghosts - and the unexpected happened.

The whole abbey lit up suddenly like a football arena! All I could see about 60 ft above my head were four huge spotlights and red lights in the middle shaped like a cross.The object hovering over my head was of a diamond shape, the size of a jumbo jet.

We were absolutely terrified. I had visions of a door opening and an alien approaching us or even worse, being abducted. They were watching us for approximately 5 minutes which felt like an eternity.

Luckily, the craft slowly began to move away heading off towards the mountain. Then it sped up to a speed beyond imagination. This craft did not make a sound, it had literally appeared above us out of nowhere.

I used to be an air cadet and was taught to spot military aircraft in daylight and at night. I did not recognise this craft at all. We were not the only witnesses. A group of people were collecting fire wood for their BBQ. We all know what we saw but nobody could say a word, we were all too scared. it was so obvious by their faces they had seen it too and vice versa."

Source: https://www.ufocasebook.com/campersrude.html

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31 MARCH 1993 – TREHARRIS


During a spate of sightings reported over Ireland, Wales and the West Country, which had been attributed to the re-entry of a Russian Cosmos satellite, a sighting was reported from Treharris which does not fit the description o the others in that it was moving in a different direction and was low in the sky.
1.10 AM. Clear. Two very bright, white circular objects with tails were seen by the lone witness at Gelligaer Common, Treharris.
They moved approximately 200-300 metres overhead very slowly from south to north over a period of 2-3 minutes.
The witness reported it to police in Methyr Tydfil central police station.
Source: MOD Files.

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15 JUNE 1993 - NEYLAND


Date if sighting is approximate.

An orange light passed directly over the witness's house, low humming and causing the window frames of the house to vibrate. The object travelled slowly (about 20 mph) south to north and the witness was unable to get out of bed. The witness only remembered it years later before posting the account, following hearing about another sighting. The witness feels that the memory has been partly erased.

Duration of sighting: a few minutes.

Source: http://www.ufo-hunters.com/sightings/search/51439a470ad2e1e9be44e3ce/UFO%20Sighting%20in%20Neyland%20(UK-Wales)%20on%20Tuesday%2015%20June%201993 citing NUFORC. Uploaded by witness: 4 February 2002.

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AUGUST 1993 – FFORESTFACH, SWANSEA – LLANDDAROG


Lorraine Fox, her children Neville and Sarah, and Diane Jones and her son Nicholas were travelling in Lorrain’s car, a C reg. Rover.
They had spent an evening in Mumbles and were returning home to Carmarthen. Just after leaving Swansea, travelling down Carmarthen Road, Lorraine was the first to spot an object in the sky.
“I noticed it round about the Smiths factory although there was a lot of street lighting. At first I thought it was car lights. It was a circle of light on the right of the car. It didn’t seem to be moving around, but as the car moved it seemed to move with us.
When we got to the motorway it was still there so I said to Diane: ‘Can you see what I can see?’ It came into the car, lighting up the inside so i thought somebody had turned the light in the car on and I went to turn it off. It was very bright and yet we were not straining our eyes,” she said.
It finally left them at Llanddarog.
“It shone on to the children, they said it seemed to come down on to them,” said Lorraine. When they arrived home, they discovered that they had made the journey in just 26 minutes. This, they say, is impossible, particularly as they had taken a detour through Swansea.” Lorraine said she had not been speeding.
Despite a badly-fitting car door, the car seemed to travel along without any sound. After the journey there was a strange smell around the car.
The following day they found they had unusual symptoms. Both women had earache, Diane had swollen eyes, 15-year-old Neville had burn marks under his watch strap and 10-year-old Sarah had a rash on her chest.
Since their experience, the children have been too frightened to go to bed and the women say they feel they have been suffering from shock.
They would all like to believe that what they saw was part of a laser light show taking place that night in Crosshands, but, when they reached the area, the lightshow and the light that followed them from Swansea were different.
Source: Wales On Sunday 22 August 1993 – report by Caroline Evans.

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 5 AUGUST 1993 – LLANELLI


About 9 PM.
Clear evening.
The witness was outside and saw a flashing green light which rotated then stopped and flashed green and red.
The witness viewed the object with binoculars and thought the lights were on a structured craft. It darted around the sky in a random manner.
Source: MOD Files.

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8 AUGUST 1993 - NEWPORT, GWENT


Between 4.00 AM and 4.30 AM. Cold clear night with few clouds.

Two friends saw three glowing objects [ball-like in shape i.e: 'a tiny luminous moon'] soft green in colour, moving at a steady course, on an east-west bearing, at a 70 degree elevation, about half mile plus away. Duration of sighting: 8-10 minutes.

They thought at first the object[s] may be satellite[s]. What they thought was interesting was that this event preceded by 10 minutes, approximately, 3 'jet' aircraft displaying blue and red flashing lights flew past. Two of them flew quite low, the other a little higher.

[Miltary jets on exercise over populated area, flying low, at 4 o'clock in the morning! - EW]

Source: MOD Files.

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21 AUGUST 1993 - COYCHURCH


10.10 PM.  Clear sky with sparse cloud. A witness near the church in the village of Coychurch, near Bridgend saw a bright orange object, shaped like a ‘U’ or ‘V’, first seen almost directly overhead to the east, moving from NNW to SSE. There was no sound or smell. The witness reported it to Cardiff Airport.

Source: MOD Files.

[It is perhaps of note to compare this with the sighting over Clydach in October 2015.]

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31 AUGUST 1993 - CWMDU, CRICKHOWELL


6.40 PM. Clear conditions.

The witness was outdoors and saw a large black object moving steadily overhead and making a high pitched sound.

Source: MOD Files.

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2 SEPTEMBER 1993 - PENARTH


8.30 PM.
Weather: moving clouds.
A witness located indoors on Penarth Head, saw a large and long, bright gold coloured object for 5 seconds, moving steadily over the Bristol Channel.
Source: MOD Files.

                                                                           

 

NOVEMBER 1993 – SWANSEA


7 PM
one evening, conditions dark with street lighting on, weather, dry and partly cloudy. Mark Rayworth, aged 18, was standing in Powys Avenue, Townhill, and looking in the direction of Swansea city centre (south-east), when he saw a black triangular shaped object at a height of about 300 feet.
It was travelling at a very fast speed, maybe 100 to 200 miles per hour, from over the city centre towards his location. It then veered sharply to its left towards the direction of Mumbles, disappearing into clouds. He stated there was no sound, and no trail left behind.
The triangle had a white light on each corner of its underside. He could not estimate its size. He saw it for only a brief few seconds. He stated that he did not believe the object was of this planet.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson 17 March 2016.

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MID-DECEMBER 1993 - BODFARI, DENBIGHSHIRE

Evening.

Two cyclists were riding along the B5429 near Bodfari just before Christmas when they spotted what they described as being "a blue triangle" come out of the sky and hover about 100 feet above the ground. They said they saw a vary bright flash in the sky that gradually descended and assumed the form of a blue triangle. Large in size, about the size of three houses in length, the object had white sparks coming out of either side. They saw the object again later the same evening, and again the following night but that on this occasion the object was flashing blue and red and that something appeared to emerge from the object before retreating back inside it.

Source: UFO Wales David L. Richards 2012 page 81 citing Denbighshire Free Press.

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21 DECEMBER 1993 - MAINDEE, NEWPORT, GWENT


12.45 AM. Clear night sky.

Two witnesses, girlfriend and boyfriend were in bedroom in Maindee, Newport. Looking out of window, overhead at 90 degree angle, they saw an object which consisted of large circles of light - 4-5 rings, two spinning in one direction, the others in the opposite direction. The outer rings were dimmer than others. It was described as being huge - 100 ft across. There was no sound or smell. The lights were steady. The object was surrounded by mist and moved slowly across the sky then as the object became more distant the lights turned into lines then disappeared. Duration of sighting: 15 minutes.

Source: MOD Files.

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6 JULY 1994 – LLANELLI


11.40 PM.
A disc-shaped object changed shape and colour to a cigar and to a delta over a 20-minute period. It had lights on its edge.
Source: MOD Files.

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SUMMER 1994 – SWANSEA


6.45 AM.
Mark Rayworth, aged 19, was driving his car to work, along Townhill Road, from Graiglwydd Square, towards the roundabout at the junction of Penygraig Road.
It was already light with good sunshine. He witnessed a large shiny metallic ball, high in the sky, above and just to the right of Kilvey Hill in the east.
The sun was reflecting on this object, and it remained stationary until he lost view of it. He heard from a person he met later that day that a similarly described object had been sighted just after he had seen it, hovering over the BP Oil refinery at Llandarcy.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Steve Drewson 17 March 2016.

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WEEKEND OF 13/14 AUGUST 1994 - LLANELLI


David Dunlevy was camping with two of his children, 6-year-old Jonathan and Jamie, aged 8.
They were in a field near Furnace and had seen some shooting stars.
'Then we saw it. Jamie pointed it out to me. We had seen satellites, which move in a regular way, but this thing was zig-zagging backwards and forwards, in all kinds of patterns,'
Source: South Wales Evening Post 16 August 1994.

                                                                   

26 AUGUST 1995 – NEATH TO SWANSEA VALLEY


Clive Topper, a Neath taxi driver, was dropping off customers at 2.30 AM, when he saw a big green luminous ball with a vapour trail. He expected it to burst into bright light like a flare, but the vapour trail disappeared and the object sped away fast in the direction of the Swansea Valley to the north-west.
Clive’s sighting was corroborated by another driver, Ken Jarrett, who had also seen the object.
Source: South Wales Evening Post 31 August 1995; www.nicap.org citing UFO Newsclipping Service, Jan. 1996 but mistakenly refers to it as occurring on 31 August 1995.

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13 SEPTEMBER 1995 – WAUNARLWYDD


10 PM. Ruth Petherbridge of Swansea Road, Waunarlwydd, and her neighbours, Jonathan and Tracy Shepherd were walking their dogs when they saw white lights over Waunarlwydd Rugby Club field.
Ruth described it as a huge black object as big as the rugby pitch, with flashing lights around it and a circle of light in the middle. The dogs, Prince and Fudge, got excited about the lights and had to be put on their leads.
They went to get a neighbour, Julie Wagstaff to show her. Julie described the object as like a giant transparent jellyfish pulsating in the air.
It was suggested that what they saw was a laser light show that was taking place in Crosshands, but this was about ten miles away.
Source: South Wales Evening Post 15 September 1995.

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19 OCTOBER 1995 – BRIDGEND


An ‘unexplained aerial sighting’ over Bridgend was reported to RAF St. Athan and subsequently passed on to the MOD. No other details are given.
Source: MOD Files.

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19 NOVEMBER 1995 – SULLY


11.25 PM. An off-duty police officer saw a small, very bright, circular object, displaying the colours, red, blue and yellow, circling south of Sully, around 1 to 1 ½ miles distant, in a clear sky with good visibility. There was no sound or smell associated with the object. He watched the object for 20 minutes.

When he reported it to local police at 11.50 PM, he refused to leave his name and address.

Source: MOD Files.

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5 DECEMBER 1995 - CONWY MOUNTAIN

8 AM. 

The witness was near Llandudno Junction and saw a bright light approximately half a mile away over Conwy Mountain. No sound was heard. It moved 4 miles in 5 seconds in a west to east direction. It flashed on and off and then dimmed as it moved. Duration of sighting: 5-10 seconds.

Source: MOD Files.

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1996 - ABERGAVENNY


Approximately 11 PM.

Lisa Dando (aged 14) saw a light over the Sugar Loaf Mountain:

"Started out as a large bright star above the sugar loaf mountain. It was stationary for a long while until the star started to move across the sky. The light went out, but as I searched the sky and then my eyes got used to the dark, I saw a triangle shape with a dark circle shape inside. When directly above us, in relation to size, it prob would have been as big as a folded A4 sheet if you held it at arms length above your head. When the ufo was in light form it moved as quick as you would expect an aroplane to travel. As it changed to the dark triangle it sort of moved really slowly, hovered for about 5 minutes directly above us, then continued to move slowly over the Blorenge Mountain.

Duration of sighting: 10 minutes.

Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=2638

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12 FEBRUARY 1996 – PORTHCAWL


7 PM. A white pulsating light, moving steadily, low in the sky was seen over Porthcawl. A second witness reported it at 7.20 PM.

Source: MOD Files.

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25 FEBRUARY 1996 - LLANRHYSTUD, DYFED


10.00 PM to 10.15 PM. Cloudy.

A woman from Llanrhystud was driving, accompanied by her daughter, on the A487 road, heading south from Aberystwyth. About half way between Blaenplwyf and Llanrhystud they saw a large pale (whitish) light in the 11 o'clock position at an angle of 30 - 45 degrees from the horizontal. The light was diffused or 'watered down' and most unusual. It moved from left to right across their path.

Shortly afterwards several white lights appeared from the area of the first sighting and proceeded to approach the car, passing over it very, very low ('skimmed the car') from right to left. These appeared to 'become' an elliptical white light behind hills to the left of them which eventually went out. As the lights crossed the car the observers were looking up at, perhaps, an angle of 80 degrees

The RAF CRO in Welshpool who wrote this report to be forwarded to the MOD said:

'....seemed a very sensible and responsible person who does not believe in UFOs. However, neither she nor her daughter have ever seen anything like this before and, if we have an explanation, they would be interested to know.'

The RAF had received no other reports of such sightings to date and the officer said, 'I find it difficult to imagine the cause of this.'

Source: MOD Files: letter from RAF Community Relations Officer (Wales), Welshpool, 27 February 1996.

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7 MARCH 1996 – BRECON


9.20 PM.

Dark and clear. Sarah Barnard was with her 10 year-old son, Luke and 12 year-old daughter, Bianca, in a car travelling towards their home in St. Jon’s, Brecon from the north-east, and were about a mile from the town centre. They were travelling along Hay Road and had just rounded the left turn at the junction near Bishop’s Meadow, when Luke said, “What are those lights Mum?” Sarah replied, “I don’t know.” Bianca said, “What is it?” and Sarah said again that she didn’t know. They were mesmerised for a few seconds. They were looking at an object on their right.

Sarah explained, “There was this circle of red lights across the field. I stopped the car and wound down the window. There wasn’t a sound. It was dead quiet and these lights were slowly coming towards us. My heart was pounding. It was practically over the car. It took ages to get to us – I must have been there for five minutes waiting for it to come. You could sense it was solid because everything was going dark over us as if a big cloud had come over.”

She was unable to give the diameter of the ring, but the MOD file states that it was the size of a tennis court or bigger. There were 10 – 20 steady red lights, which appeared to stand vertically in the sky like a big clock face. She thought the silent object was only as far away when she first saw it as the end of her street from her home – not more than 200 or 300 metres.

“I was frightened. I honestly thought if it came over us we would be ‘zapped up’ – I know it sounds silly. I was trying to look to see what it was, wondering was it an aeroplane?”

Luke said to a reporter of the Brecon & Radnor Express & Powys County Times, “If my mum had been stood on the roof she would have been able to touch it.”

Sarah said, “As I drove off I looked up and I could see this big thing over me and I thought ‘Oh my god I’ve got to go.’ My heart was pounding, I was sweating and awful thoughts were going through my mind.”

If the object had continued on its course, she guessed it would have passed north of Brecon Leisure Centre and travelled over the empty road towards Groesffordd.

Source: MOD Files and Brecon & Radnor Express & Powys County Times 21 March 1996.

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27 MARCH 1996 – PORTHCAWL


8.05 PM. Clear sky. The witness and mother saw a “figure of eight” shaped object which was very bright and had two lights moving fast over Porthcawl to the south-west. There was no sound or smell. Duration of the sighting was a few seconds. The witness phoned Cardiff Airport.

Source: MOD Files.

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8 APRIL 1996 – HAFOD, SWANSEA


8.30 / 9 PM.

Easter Monday. Mandy Crocker and her partner, Paul McMurray were in a car with 3 children, driving down Neath Road, having just gone through Dyfatty lights and approaching Hafod, heading north-east. They saw a huge round red light, possibly spherical, stationary in the sky ahead of them, in line with the road and about 100 feet up. After travelling a couple of hundred yards, near the Smiths Arms pub, they could no longer see it as it was obscured by houses. They had never seen anything like it before.

Source: SUFON Files: Mandy Crocker interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 26 October 2015.

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14 APRIL 1996 – PENTRECHWYTH, SWANSEA


A Swansea woman claims she experienced a frightening and unnatural phenomenon at the weekend.

Cath Hayne says she was in bed at her home in Brokesby Road, Pentrechwyth, at 1 am on Sunday when her bedroom became filled with a bright light.

“People may laugh but it was frightening. I got up and looked out of the window and saw a funny figure on the roof of the three-storey block of flats opposite. It was like a huge silver balloon person and seemed to float down to the street and I got a bit frightened.”

Source: South Wales Evening Post 16 April 1996.

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SPRING 1996 – SWANSEA


One clear night in the spring of 1996 (or 1997), Kyle Chalmers, 26, was walking up Gors Avenue at about 11.30 PM. He was returning home in Townhill after attending an engagement party in Landore. He had just passed the garage at the bottom of Gors Avenue (eastern end) when he spotted an object overhead and slightly to his right. It was rectangular in shape, completely red with two circles in slightly darker red in its centre.

It was moving without making a sound from east to west, then it suddenly changed course downwards at a right angle, then changed back onto its original course, again making a right angle turn. It then disappeared from sight instantly, as if being switched off.

The duration of the sighting was about 10 seconds.

Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 30 June 2015.

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10 - 11 MAY 1996 – MERTHYR TYDFIL


9 /9.30 PM until 1 AM. Clear sky, but no stars visible. The witness watched an object described as being bigger than a star, white and very bright at an elevation of 25 degrees. There was no sound or smell. The object moved “up and down slowly and gracefully”.  The witness, who saw the object with the naked eye and through binoculars, reported the sighting to Cardiff Airport. Two other people witnessed the object also.

Source: MOD Files.

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SUMMER 1996 - BANGOR

Mid-day.

Witness, Steve Jordan: "I was on my way to a gig in town and was being driven by a friend when I looked up into the sky which was clear and blue (it was a beautiful summer's day), when I saw a silver triangle hovering at very high altitude, motionless. We passed under the railway bridge and looked again and it was gone."

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk - reported by witness: 16 February 2012.

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7 JULY 1996 – PORTHCAWL?


12.30 AM. The witness was driving a car in a residential area, possibly in Porthcawl because that is where the witness’s address was, and saw an amber coloured half moon shaped object dropping out of the sky in the north a quarter of a mile away.

Source: MOD Files.

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8 AUGUST 1996 - MOLD

Just after 2 AM.

A 36-year-old man was on his way home from work and saw what he described as a flaming ball in the sky, shooting over Mold Industrial Estate. He was too afraid to call the police but his wife reported it after the man arrived home. She described her husband as "extremely distressed at what he had seen....The object was very large and bright. It had flames coming from the rear and there was no noise coming from it at all. It was also very low in the sky." She added that it was 200 feet from the ground travelling in a straight line at a 45 degree angle towards Loggerheads an Moel Famau which are to the west of Mold.

Source: www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/2012/07/16/gallery/files-reveal-ufo-sightings-in-wrexham-and-flintshire-22122/ citing MOD Files

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21 AUGUST 1996 – COYCHURCH, BRIDGEND


10.10 PM. Clear sky with sparse cloud. The single witness was outdoors, in Coychurch, and saw in the NNW going SSE, and passing almost directly overhead and slightly to the east, a bright orange ‘U’ or ‘V’-shaped object. It passed over the road from the church in the village. The witness reported it to Cardiff Airport.

Source: MOD Files.

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24 AUGUST 1996 - SOUTH WALES

2 AM

Tom Bridges (16) saw what he described as a perfectly white triangular shaped object with a black stripe across its middle. It was totally silent, appearing out of thin air and travelling across approximately 60 % of the visible sky, then disappearing. This repeated twice more in different directions. It was approximately the size of a full moon.

Duration of sighting: 1 and a half minutes.

Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=1816

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13 OCTOBER 1996 – SWANSEA


PENSIONER IN UFO CLAIM

A Swansea pensioner claims to have seen a UFO hovering over a city church. Anthony White, aged 72, of Dyfatty, claims he saw blue flashes come out of the sky above St. Thomas Church.

After seeing the strange light, Mr White went to bed but woke up at 1.30 am to see the flashes again. He said: “It was on October 13 and the sky  was blue and there was a white puff of cloud two or three times and then the cloud gradually receded and faded away. There was no sound. It must have been an energy source hidden in the condensation to create that kind of phenomenon.

Source: South Wales Evening Post 25 October 1996.

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17 NOVEMBER 1986 - CAERNARFON

6.10 PM. Damp, finished raining. Quite clear sky with high clouds.

The witness was in a car driving at 20 mph, entering village (assuming home village of Penisarwaun), from Caernarfon side, and saw a single, spherical bluish-white object, with no sound moving from south-east to north-west, heading towards Caernarfon. It was approximately twice the height as a nearby pylon appeared about three miles away. It moved lower in altitude, towards the ground. The object flashed three or four times, then shot straight up into the sky. Duration of sighting: 15 seconds.

Source: MOD Files.

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26 NOVEMBER 1996 – PENDERYN, BRECON BEACONS


5.50 PM. Slight haze. A UFO investigator and writer from Ton-Pentre, was driving his car near Penderyn, in the company of two others, when he saw an object hovering over a hillside between the mountains to the south-south west, near a quarry. He described the object as having red strobing lights, oblong lights and two central lights. Lights strobing 7 – 10 hta. He reported the sighting to RAF St. Athan and local police.

Source: MOD Files.

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5 – 6 DECEMBER 1996 – WHITLAND


11.30 PM. Clear frosty night. A husband and wife were at home and saw through a window a very bright, pulsating, ‘rocket-shaped’ object with pink-red, white, blue and green lights. They observed the object with the naked eye and through binoculars. It was motionless in the sky close to the Plough for over an hour. There was no sound or smell associated with the object. The woman phoned local police and was advised b y them for her to call Wiltshire Police, which covered the Warminster area!

Source: MOD Files.

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13 DECEMBER 1996 – SWANSEA


7.30 PM. Clear sky. The witness, of Swansea, was in a car at Morriston Hospital and saw an orange light about a third the size of the moon, and brighter than the moon, about 6 miles to the south at an elevation of 20 degrees.

Source: MOD Files.

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23 DECEMBER 1996 – CILFREW, NEATH


Approximately 8.00 AM. A ‘ball of flame’ was seen moving towards the south. The coastguard said they had received no reports of sightings.

Source: MOD Files.

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13 JANUARY 1997 – SWANSEA


Monday. The witness, a woman, was at home, and went into her kitchen to wash the dishes. Looked out the window and saw in the clear sky an amber rectangle, described as being like a door on its side. No haze, a solid structure, no windows. There was no trail, and was hovering at treetop level up to 100 feet away. She turned her head, then looked again and it was still there. Then it started moving slowly. She went into the other room to tell her husband, but didn’t want to scare her children. In the time it took to get him, about 15 seconds, the object had disappeared.

Source: beta.ufostalker.com/event/64642

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19 JANUARY 1997 – SWANSEA


6.50 AM. 57-year-old bricklayer, Terry Thomas, of Maes-Y-Deri, Winchwen, Swansea, looked out of the window of his house and saw two bright lights moving slowly but steadily over Penlan and heading towards Port Talbot.

Source: South Wales Evening Post 21 January 1997.

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27 JANUARY 1997 – LLANGYNIDR


10.40 PM. Clear and still.  A man (who was employed in the funeral business), from Newport, was driving over Mynydd Llangynidr, and was heading north-east when he saw what at first looked like “a massive star”, moving towards the car from ahead, from the north-east. He stopped the car at grid ref: OS SO 01501.73, on a bend on the mountain road and turned the lights off. The car radio and the man’s mobile phone failed during the incident. The light encircled the car, a ‘tube of light’ coming down from the sky, perhaps 25 degrees off the vertical. 

He got out of the car and was able to walk through the light, which was very bright. There was no sound, no aircraft or helicopter noise. The witness felt ill and very frightened. The light remained for perhaps 5 minutes. After the incident the man was sick and found that his car was covered with dirt and dust. The following morning he was still feeling ill and had developed a skin condition. He telephoned Ebbw Vale Police on 28 January 1997 to report the incident, who passed it on to the MOD.

Source: MOD Files.

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28 JANUARY 1997 – SWANSEA


8 PM. Three white lights accompanied by a red light were seen. They seemed to be many miles away.

Source: MOD Files.

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2 FEBRUARY 1997 – CAERPHILLY


7.30 AM. Dark with a clear sky. The witness, of Caerphilly, was on Pontygwindy Road, Caerphilly in a stationary car. A silver-coloured, cigar-shaped object was seen, and later from directly underneath. It had wings but no tail and was of a jade green colour [?]. Initially displaying no lights, a light appeared on the base, and then white lights were seen possibly visible through windows. There was no noise. It moved in a straight line. Duration of sighting: 15 minutes. The witness reported it to Cardiff Airport.

Source: MOD Files.

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4 FEBRUARY 1997 - GLYN CEIRIOG

Evening - dark.

The witness Sacha Christie, her partner Steve and son Louis, were staying in a holiday cottage (thinks its name is Cairn Fern) in Glyn Ceiriog and had invited Steve''s sister, Danya, her son, 'J' and their uncle, John along too.

She was upstairs in a bedroom, unpacking her bag when her partner, Steve started shouting for her. It sounded urgent and the children were screaming. She ran downstairs to find 'J' and Louis just playing, so she asked Steve what was wrong.

Her partner ushered her outside to a wall on the right and pointed up at the sky, saying, "Look at that". All she could see for miles was thick dark cloud, and after his insistence saw a tiny flicker of light, which she said was just lightning. Then he said, "No it's not, keep watching. As she watched she saw the flickering repeat continuously. By now it was apparent that the flickering light had a pattern. They called the others out and they all stood watching it for a while.

After a while the light started getting bigger and the witnesses realised it was coming their way, on a zig-zag course, as if following the contours of a valley, and constantly getting nearer. Everyone started getting excited, and it eventually got a position above the field directly in front of the house, and the witnesses had by now moved up the garden.

"It was a spectacular sight. We couldn't see the actual craft because it was in the clouds but I remember thinking how low they were. This object was only a couple of hundred feet at most above us. It had a large round central light which was blueish white and had lines of light that were rotating coming from the middle to the outer edge which was also lit, but they were rotating in opposite directions. It looked like the underneath of a mushroom but through the clouds the lights were rippling and gave it the effect of being almost like a jellyfish. The lights in the cloud made them look like mashed potato, highlighting the different densities of the clouds. I seem to remember noticing a red light above the white lights but I'm not 100% sure on that point now."

The witnesses all stood in a small group in front of a small hedge that bordered the field in front of the house. To their left was a small wall and behind the witnesses was a patch of ground with a chain link fence that went around the property. Behind the fence was a small copse of trees. The craft moved directly above the group of witneses and hovered. 

Steve had gone into the house to telephone their housemates, Mark and John but there was no answer so had left a message on their answer phone. All the sheep in the field were lying down and were quiet. There was no sound coming from the craft. Steve came back out from the house.

Sacha then noticed another object was then seen, behind the group, and beyond the chain link fence. It was a sphere, 25 feet above the ground, surrounded in a swirling mist and pulsed a grey/white light every other second. She drew the others' attention to it, saying, "Ooh look there's another one" and they all turned to see it, saying, "Oh yeah" with mild interest and then they turned back their attention to the craft above them.

"I can remember standing with the hedge in front of me and my son to my right, we'd tried to tell the kids that there was nothing to worry about, the lights were from a tractor and were reflecting off the bottom of the clouds. This might have worked for a while...but not for long. My son suddenly started tugging on my clothes and I looked at him. He was terrified. He said with his little ashen face and really wide eyes, 'mummy, mummy a hand came through the hedge and touched my foot, it was not my imagination....I saw it with my eyes!' Still nothing registered. I turned to Steve and said, 'Come on, let's get them in, they're getting scared', so off we trotted back to the house to get them inside."

As soon as everyone got back into the house, they all started acting like normal. Danya and John went into the living room to watch TV and Steve started washing dishes, the kids started playing.

"I was stood there agog! You'd think we'd just been watching fireworks and the display was over! I said to Steve, 'I'm going back out' and off I marched right to the bottom of the garden and stood right underneath it. Now you would think that the fact that there was a craft on the ground and hand coming through the hedge would have registered in my head....but it did not. I still can't get my head around that. So there I am on my own a good hundred yards from the house standing by myself underneath a craft that must have been 60 feet across completely oblivious to the one on the ground behind me, stood in front of the same hedge that a hand had poked through to touch my son's foot. I can remember thinking, 'Ok... what now?' I was awestruck and was full of wonder and amazement. Suddenly I heard something running towards me from my right, the sound was of two feet running quickly....it sounded like when a child runs across their bedroom quickly to grab something after bedtime. Whatever it was bumped into me, brushed across my back as it went dragging my jumper with it. I didn't look, I didn't think, I just ran for my life in absolute terror. I can only remember taking three steps and leaping from the raised bit of the garden onto the patio in front of the kitchen door but realistically that would not be possible as it was so far away. I think it's quite safe to say that was blind panic. I shot into the kitchen shivering and shaking and trying to tell Steve without letting the kids hear. He just turned to look at the clock on the cooker and said, 'Well you haven't been out there long so you haven't had any missing time', like it was the most normal thing in the world. I was a mess. I made him shut the doors and lock them, close the curtains....all that last defence stuff, even though I knew that didn't make any difference! I can remember sitting in the middle of the bed shaking, not daring even to put my foot on the floor in case something was under the bed, I wouldn't even go to the toilet on my own. I can remember putting the kids to bed and hiding out in the bedroom. I left the door open so I could see the hallway and my son's bedroom door. Steve looked out of the bedroom window once and he didn't say it had gone which he would have if it had. He didn't say anything, he just closed the curtain again, then we went to bed and went to sleep."

"The next day was dreadful. Everyone was arguing, Danya was screaming at me in the kitchen while I was making some sandwiches. I turned to tell her to shut her mouth or else...so she went outside and continued to carry on hysterically at me through the window. John was being foul too. We were all in a state. John and Danya went out in the car with the two boys and me and Steve went for a walk."

"We walked into the village and saw someone stood outside a pub so we tentatively asked if anyone had ever seen lights in the sky in the area. He just laughed and said 'If you want magic mushrooms they grow in that field over there.' We didn't bother asking anyone else. We walked towards a hill we could see in the distance with a solitary gnarly looking tree on it. When we got to the top and looked around there was nothing to see for miles. We were hoping to see a town or anything at all because we thought maybe it was lasers from the roof of a nightclub or something."

When they got back they got maps out and realised that the nearest town was Wrexham, 16 miles away. When the othesr came back the arguments began again, so Sacha, Steve and son booked coach tickets and returned home early rather than sharing a car.

After the event, Sacha had difficulty sleeping with lights off. She and Steve split up. She got a house with her son, but lived life as a nervous wreck and came close to suicide. Her son, too suffered psychologically from the experience. She didn't talk about it until 2005. She later became a UFO researcher and was encouraged by two MUFON members to report it.

Source: www.ufostalker.com/event/18124 - citing MUFON (mistakenly records date as 4 October 1996); sacha-christie-infomaniachousewife.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/a-group-close-encounter-ufo-landing-in.html

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10 FEBRUARY 1997 – BARRY


7.35 PM. Clear night, windy. A man and his girlfriend were in a rear garden in Barry. They observed in the south, an ‘oblong object’ which displayed lots of lights. There was a red light in the centre with up to 15 other lights. It was at an elevation of 45 – 60 degrees, moving silently on a straight and level course. The sighting was reported to Cardiff Airport.

Source: MOD Files.

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14 FEBRUARY 1997 – CARDIFF


Approximately 8.15 – 8.20 AM. Overcast with no rain, poor visibility. A witness at the bottom of Connaught Road, Cardiff, saw a triangular-shaped of a shiny golden colour moving roughly east to west over Cardiff at an elevation of 40 degrees, and at an altitude of 1500 – 2000 ft. It was moving in a straight line, fast with no vapour trail. 

Source: MOD Files.

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18 FEBRUARY 1997 - A449/LLANWERN/NEWPORT

10.06 PM.

A cream coloured light was seen.

Source: MOD Files.

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10 MARCH 1997 - LLANFAIR CAEREINION

3.45 AM.

A round ball with a tail was seen. Was compared to a torch with a flare. There was no movement.

Source: MOD Files.

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11 MARCH 1997 - LLANEILIAN, ANGLESEY

8.26 PM.

An object with white and red lights was seen.

Source: MOD Files.

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15 MARCH 1997 - WREXHAM to NEWTOWN

8.30 PM.

A large oval white and very bright object was seen moving on a straight and level course, parallel to car travelling on the A483.

Source: MOD Files.

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30 MARCH 1997 – KILVEY HILL, SWANSEA


Noon, Easter Sunday. Sunny clear day. Mandy Crocker was at home with her partner, Paul McMurray in Colbourne Terrace, Waun Wen, Swansea. Mandy was looking through her front window and saw three white lights like pearl balls ‘blink in’ separately into a triangular arrangement over Bonymaen on the north side of Kilvey Hill to the north east of her position.

She went to fetch Paul to see, and when she returned with him, they watched as the triangular space between the three orbs filled with about thirty smaller and dimmer orbs. Then they randomly spread within a couple of seconds and the three main orbs blinked out, but blinked back in and out again randomly and in a different position a few times.

A jet airliner passed nearby high in the sky and the small lights disappeared. After the plane had passed they all reappeared from out of a nearby cloud. There was no sign of the three larger ones. Neighbours in the house behind them could also see them because Mandy and Paul could hear them talking.

Source: SUFON Files: Mandy Crocker interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 26 October 2015.

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8 APRIL 1997 - PENYCAE, DENBIGHSHIRE

9.01 AM.

An object was seen moving in 90-degree angles. It sped up and slowed down.

Source: MOD Files.

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13 APRIL 1997 - PENARTH

8 PM.

Two objects were seen over Penarth Marina. They were described as being identical in size, extremely bright and both had an obscure shape. They oscillated in an elliptical pattern.

Source: MOD Files.

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MAY 1997 – BAGLAN


Between 2.30 and 4 AM, a man was at home situated high on the hill above Baglan. He was at his desk and looked out of the window which overlooks Swansea Bay to the west. He saw a huge black triangle moving from west to east, directly in line with his house. It passed over the house and he was convinced that it would hit the top of the mountain behind his house, but it passed without incidence.

The witness is known to us and full details will be published by the witness himself in due course.

Source: SUFON Files. Witness correspondence with Emlyn Williams 2015.

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1 MAY 1997 - CATHAYS, CARDIFF

3.56 AM.

A round object with lights was reported. One light was medium and constant. There was an unusual noise and it made erratic, jerky movements.

Source: MOD Files.

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22 MAY 1997 - ABERGAVENNY

11.10 PM. Cloud at 2000 ft, slightly overcast. 

Two friends were outdoors in Abergavenny and saw a large black triangular object at an elevation of 45 degrees travelling west to east. Duration of sighting: 20 seconds.

Source: MOD Files.

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27 MAY 1997 – GORSEINON

4.20 AM. One round object, yellow in colour, bright and shimmering. Moved from left to right from witness’s perspective.

Source: MOD Files.

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27 MAY 1997 - BLACKWOOD

A man and his girlfriend were in a stationary car on Manmoel Mountain enjoying the clear evening, watching the stars. After they'd been there for approximately two hours, they saw three bright lights in a triangular formation, 'appeared from no where', up to 500 feet away at an altitude of  no more than 500 feet. They could see a solid shape to it but not clearly as the lights were so bright. At first they thought it was a police helicopter before realising that there was no sound coming from the craft as it hovered in one position. It made no minor abrupt movements, as if it was keeping itself stable by moving ever so slightly. After observing it for a few minutes the man had a cold sensation come over him and he said to his girlfriend that he didn't feel safe all of a sudden and suggested that they go. She turned the car around and headed down the mountain road in the opposite direction with the lights behind. Suddenly the lights vanished from behind and appeared directly in front of them. This time they seemed lower as it lit the road ahead slightly. As the car continued and changed direction as the lane twisted, the lights stayed exactly in front of them, 'as if they were watching us through the front windscreen.' Then half way down the mountain the lights shot off towards the sky with incredible speed and vanished out of sight within a few seconds. Moments later, two police cars arrived, driving up the lane at high speed. The police drove straight past us and up the mountain.

Source: www.beta.ufostalker.com/event/54482 citing MUFON. Reported by witness: 6 March 2014.

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30 MAY 1997 - WREXHAM

10.57 AM.

An object with a light at the front was seen. It was about 450 ft in altitude, moving west and picking up speed.

Source: MOD Files.

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6 JUNE 1997 - GWERNAFFIELD, MOLD

4.18 PM.

A round, black object was seen travelling across the sky with something hanging from underneath.

Source: MOD Files.

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9 JUNE 1997 – NEATH

9.10 PM. Clear conditions. One large, house-sized, rugby-ball shaped object was seen over the Drumau Mountain. The witness described it as grey and black in colour. Three lights were visible on the object, in a triangular arrangement. The object, which was about a mile from the witness, who was located in a garden in Neath, was moving in a southerly direction.

Source: MOD Files.

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5 JULY 1997 - WREXHAM

1 AM.

A large, round object as big as a house was seen. It had a cluster of lights within it and the object was pulsing left an right as if on a pivot.

Source: MOD Files.

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5 - 6 JULY 1997 – LLANWONNO FOREST

10.15 PM. Clear sky. A large triangular object ‘larger than a B747?’ was seen hovering over Llanwonno Forest. The witness, a man, at home in Pontypridd watched it for about an hour, also with binoculars, stating that it had multi-coloured flashing lights. There was no sound or smell. It was at an elevation of between 30 and 40 degrees at a distance of two miles from the observer.

It hovered and moved slowly east then west then east again at high speed. He contacted the police and they radioed UKP32 helicopter which was returning to the heliport (police helicopter). The helicopter investigated but only observed a ‘party’ with lights at a caravan park. The witness telephoned again at 12.05 AM an was  informed of this. The witness phoned again later, and said he had climbed a hill with his wife and had seen the object move. He also saw the helicopter, with the object apparently avoiding it.

At 12.50 AM he phoned again. The object had returned. This time he had managed to take some video. Police operations at Cardiff were informed.

Source: MOD Files.

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AUGUST 1997 – OXWICH, GOWER

One night in mid-summer holidays, at about 11.30 PM, Peter Carey was driving alone down to Oxwich, returning to the place where he was staying with his wife. After getting to the bottom of the hill after leaving the main south Gower road, and levelling out to cross the marsh, heading south, he noticed some white lights over Oxwich Bay to his left. He recognised these as being flares, which descended as they burned.

Just then he saw a red light at 30 degrees elevation at 2 o’clock on his right, approaching on a parallel course, but in the opposite direction to himself (i.e. it was heading north). It was comparable to a car’s red tail light in colour. It suddenly stopped, then moved on again in a straight and level course as it passed him to his right a few hundred metres away, which would have placed it over Penrice. Then it stopped again. Meanwhile Peter had stopped the car and lowered the window to find out if it made any noise. It did not. Then it moved upwards suddenly and again stopped. Finally it shot off at an angle upwards to the north.

Peter phoned Swansea Coastguard and said he had seen some lights. The person asked him what colour? Peter replied that he had first seen some white flares over the sea, and they confirmed that a rescue exercise had been in operation. Peter then reported that he had also seen a red light over the landward side, and was told they weren’t interested!

Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 17 January 2016.

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8 AUGUST 1997 - ABERGAVENNY

11.30 PM - 11.45 PM. 

A witness outdoors on St. Davids Road, Abergavenny saw a very bright white object, bigger than a car, 200 metres away. There was no sound. The witness said it came down the road. It was reported to Cardiff Wales Airport.

Source: MOD Files.

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END OF AUGUST 1997 – GORSEINON

Daytime, about 6.30 PM. Tom James was making cards for friends playing golf at Gowerton Golf Course. It was a beautifully clear summer evening, with no clouds or wind. Looking to the north towards Gorseinon, he observed a white/metallic, cylindrical or cigar-shaped object in the sky, about 20 or 30 degrees above the horizon, moving from the direction of Loughor, over Gorseinon and continuing on towards Penllergaer, (west to east). At first he thought it was a plane, but then noticed there was no tail or wings visible, and it was moving too slowly. It took about 4 or 5 minutes to pass along its visible course, with the sun reflecting off its fuselage, there was no sound and Tom said it was apparently a cigar-shape, with angled ends to a rounded point at each end. He continued watching it until it disappeared in the east. He did not call his golfing friends’ attention to the object as he thought it might upset their game.

Source: SUFON Files: Tom James interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 15 September 2015.

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SEPTEMBER 1997 - CLYDACH, SWANSEA

One evening during rush hour traffic, Ambrielle Jones was driving home along the Clydach by-pass (A4067) heading towards Pontardawe (north-east). It was raining and there was low cloud. She remembers seeing rays of white light streaming down from a cloud up ahead of her and thinking it very strange. The cloud formation looked unnatural. She described it as huge and oval in shape. It was quite high up and yet it spanned the road. She estimated that it must have been half a mile in length at least.

She was trying to observe it but the driving conditions were not good and she had to keep her eyes on the car in front. She wondered if she hoot her horn, but thought she might cause an accident. She hasd no way of knowing if other drivers had seen it. She had to drive under it and was fully convinced that it might 'suck her up'. She remembers swearing in terror and ducking down in her car as she drove under it. She kept repeating to herself that she must phone her son as soon as she gets home.

The inexplicably the whole thing just drifted out of her mind and she completely forgot about it and carried on with her journey.

The next thing she remembers is leaving the traffic behind and driving over the mountain road from Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen to Llangadog in the mist. As she ascended the mist grew thicker and turned into fog which swirled around her. She started to feel apprehensive as she was enveloped in the white fog. She followed the cat's eyes in the road carefully, as there was a sheer drop on one side straight down the mountain. She slowed to a crawl and just watched the cats eyes appearing one by one out of the fog. They seemed hypnotic, appearing one by one and she was puzzled as she watched them, they reminded her of something - but what?

Then suddenly with a flash her memory came back - the strange cloud with rays of light over the road earlier. She had forgotten about it until now. She labelled it the 'mother ship'.

She was totally shocked that she had forgotten all about such an amazing sight and was worried that she would forget again. I determined to remember until she reached home. She kept repeating 'the mother ship, the mother ship' to herself with every cat's eye that she passed and as soon as she reached the house, she phoned her son to tell him in case she should forget again. Then she phoned his father (her ex-husband) who was interested in UFO phenomena. She told him she was thinking about phoning the papers but he advised her against it and said she should wait and see it anyone else reported anything.

No one did, and she began to doubt herself until she realised that if she hadn't driven over the mountain in the fog with the cat's eyes coming towards her to jog her memory, she would have forgotten all about it. As it was she didn't mention the phenomena to anyone else and the whole incident went out of her mind.

Source: SUFON Files: Ambrielle Jones interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 21 March 2017.

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7 SEPTEMBER 1997 – MYNYDD CAERAU

10.20 PM. A man and his girlfriend about a mile from Maesteg, saw a round object approximately out 2 ½ miles from them. It was white with flashing blue and red lights. There was no sound. The height was above 1900 feet (the height of the mountain). It moved up and down, with no lateral movement.

Source: MOD Files.

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OCT / NOV 1997 – KILVEY HILL, SWANSEA

10.30 PM. Dark. Mandy Crocker and her partner, Paul McMurray were at home in Colbourne Terrace, Waun Wen, Swansea, putting a telescope together, a Christmas present for her son, in their bedroom. They saw through the window, what she described as a ‘doughnut’ or ring – grey/white in colour, the shade of a rain cloud, high in the eastern sky, the other side of Kilvey Hill. It was tumbling over and over, and moving right to left (south to north). They could hear no sound as it was quite far away.

Source: SUFON Files: Mandy Crocker interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 26 October 2015.

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1 OCTOBER 1997 – BRONGEST

4.45 AM. A witness and son at Brongest saw three white star-like objects in a clear sky at an elevation of approximately 30 degrees to the south. The objects were first seen in a triangular formation. They then rushed at each other, circled around and then flew back into original formation. This was repeated four times. The total duration of the sighting was 10 minutes.

Source: MOD Files.

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2 OCTOBER 1997 – TOWNHILL, SWANSEA

10.19 PM. Clear sky. Three people saw a bright round object which was red, orange and green in colour in the west at a 70-degree elevation from Townhill. The object was stationary.

Source: MOD Files.

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10 NOVEMBER 1997 - BETWEEN BODFARI & LLANDYRNOG, DENBIGHSHIRE

A family were driving along the Bodfari to Llandyrnog road (B5429) when all of a sudden their car was engulfed by purple.....a purple craft seemed to join itself to their car. The next clear memory any of the family had was that the craft was suddenly gone....like it just disappeared into thin air. They resumed their journey and could not account for considerable hours loss of time that they experienced.

Margaret Fry: "The male was having trouble afterwards with a top molar tooth and he had to go to the dentist's... and a black unknown object fell out while he was at the dentist's -but he had no fillings."

Shortly afterwards, the male driver of the car reported strange happenings to local authorities. Soon he was visited on too different occasions by Air Force personnel. They warned the man to never speak of the events of 10 November 1997, publicly. The strange purple craft and missing time experienced and missing time experienced by the family was told only to a friend, who in turn related it to Fry. The names of the individuals concerned remain anonymous.

Their account was corroborated by a witness report of a large object seen over the same road as the one on which the family were travelling, on the same night. See below.

Source: www.thinkaboutitdocs.com/abduction-in-wales/ citing Margaret Fry.

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10 NOVEMBER 1997 - LLANDYRNOG, DENBIGHSHIRE

A local businessman reported seeing a large craft over Llandyrnog on the same night that a family were abducted nearby (see above). He described the craft as enormous, the size of a football field, and shaped like a "child's spinning top". He was able to draw a sketch of what he saw, while stopping to look at the craft. The object was hovering over buildings in the village. It had, "a myriad of lit windows".

Source: www.thinkaboutitdocs.com/abduction-in-wales/ citing B J Booth.

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30 NOVEMBER 1997 – BRIDGEND

5.27 PM. Clear sky. One large, circular very bright white object was seen southwest of the observer. The object was mostly stationary and also moved backwards and forwards, and in circles. It was stated that it was ‘not that high’. It was still visible at 6.16 PM. The witness reported it to South Wales Police.

Source: MOD Files.

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1998 – SWANSEA

“When I was a teenager, I was walking my girlfriend home. There was light cloud cover, very few cars on the road, and good weather. Half way up the hill where my then girlfriend lives, I could hear a low pitched humming sound coming from over my head. When I looked up, I saw through the light cloud cover, a rugby ball-shaped yellowish light, with a lot of dim white round lights circling around it at speed. It was moving very slowly overhead. I can remember feeling tingles all over my body and so did my girlfriend. It kept moving slowly until the lights going round it went out and all was left was the rugby ball shape in the middle. The humming sound stopped and it just disappeared. I can’t really say how high it was, but my observations at the time then, and looking back at it now, I would estimate this thing was at least 3 football pitches in size.

The next day there were people saying that all the electrics and computers went down at the same time in a few local factories, and I remember correctly it was also on the local news the next day, and the explanation that was given is that, on the night in question there was a fun fair about 20 or so miles away, and the lights that were seen in the sky was the lights from that fair. I live in a valley, and between where I was and where the fun fair was, I’d say it was impossible for the lights to reflect off the clouds like they said. The dates I have given [10 October] is not accurate as it was quite some time ago, the only thing I am certain of is the year and the time, this is because my girlfriend at the time had to be in at 22:30.”

Source: beta.ufostalker.com/event/19038 uploaded by witness 2 September 2009.

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24 JANUARY 1998 – SWANSEA

3 PM. A black triangular-shaped object with two fins was seen.

Source: MOD Files.

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31 MARCH 1998 - CLWYDIAN MOUNTAINS

4.20 AM.

An object which had blue lights on the top and white lights on the bottom, and 40 feet in length was seen at an altitude of about 600 ft.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/16861/UFOReport1998.pdf

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MAY 1998 - LLANGADOG

Ambrielle Jones and her partner David had just returned home from shopping to find her daughter and her friend sitting in the back garden. Ambrielle went into the house to fetch some drinks and they sat around chatting in the sunshine.

Suddenly a helicopter appeared to rise up above the trees. It was bright yellow - a Sea King Rescue helicopter - David told her later. His memory is slightly different to hers. She remembers it coming towards them and she could see the pilot and co-pilot quite clearly, as they passed overhead. She remembers it being only about two feet [!] above her head, but there was no wind or noise [!!]. It was completley silent.

It was only later after her daughter and her friend had gone that Ambrielle and David commented on the 'helicopter' and realised that what they had witnessed was completely impossible. They also differed in their memory of it. David thinking that it was going away from them and she saw it coming towards them. When she mentioned it to her daughter later she had no memory of it at all, which Ambrielle found to be very strange.

Some years later David decided to regress Ambrielle. During the session, Ambrielle said there were Americans in the kitchen. David asked her to describe them and she could see their dark brown uniforms with a crest which they subsequently identified as special forces. She could then see them in a field looking at sheep. She did not know at the time that the Americans were in Wales in conection with UFOs or that there were cattle mutilations in this area.

Source: SUFON Files: Ambrielle Jones intervied by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 21 March 2017.

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9 MAY 1998 - NEWTOWN

2.30 - 4.30 AM

The witnesses were driving home from Bangor, and when approximately 30 miles from destination saw an object in the sky. At first they thought it was a helicopter. The object followed the car and when on a long straight section of road, about 15 miles from destination, it shot from the right hand-side to the witness' left, then ahead and hovered over the middle of the road. It was described as cigar-shaped, and now at tree-top height.

The next thing the witness remembers is being 6 miles from home and the UFO was ahead and stayed with them until they got home. They looked at it through binoculars and noticed a, "jellyfish type entity floating up into the sky".

There is missing time reported.

Source: http://www.ufostalker.com/event/69828 citing MUFON. Uploaded by witness 27 August 2015.

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9 MAY 1998 - CRUMLIN


9.40 PM.
Clear night with moonlight..
A husband and wife watched from indoors, and their daughter watched from outside for about one minute, a huge 'meccano' structure shaped like a disc, with pulsating red, green and white lights, in the south west, about 5-6 miles distant.
It was moving very slowly. The daughter was frightened by the experience. It was reported to the RAF.
Source: MOD Files.

                                                                    

 

18 MAY 1998 - LLANFAIR P.G.

3.15 AM.

One long shaped object, with six flashing lights was seen. They were flashing from faded to very bright. The object was moving over Llanfair P.G. from north to south.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/16861/UFOReport1998.pdf

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18 MAY 1998 – COCKETT, SWANSEA


A retired Swansea manager is looking for a logical explanation after experiencing a close encounter.
Jeffrey Parsons, aged 68, is baffled after spotting a silent, silvery object with bright flashing lights fly over his home at around 4.30 pm on Monday. At first he thought it must be a helicopter but the flying object was silent and surrounded by bright, glaring white flashing lights.
A call to Cockett police station later revealed it was not a police helicopter. Mr. Parsons, of Aiden Drive, Cockett, said: “I was entertaining business guests when I spotted the object flying from the Fforestfach area towards the north of Kilvey Hill. I am a logical person by nature, but I have never seen anything quite like this.
Retired Mr. Parsons said he did not tell his guests of the strange experience in case they thought he was mad. “I am sure there must be an explanation for this,” he said.
“I would like to know if somebody else saw this strange object” asked Mr. Parsons today.
Source: South Wales Evening Post 20 May 1998.

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28 MAY 1998 - BANGOR

12.32 AM.

One light, golden in appearance, described as appearing larger and brighter than a planet, was seen travelling south west to east.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/16861/UFOReport1998.pdf

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29 MAY 1998 – OGMORE VALE

2.15 AM. Clear sky. An object was seen which had no distinctive shape, but had extremely bright red, white and blue flashing lights. The object was extremely noisy and sounded like thunder. It seemed to stop in mid air before shooting off at great speed. The witness initially heard the noise from indoors, as it flew almost overhead, she then ran outside to investigate but the object had disappeared into the distance, approximately two miles down the valley (south). Duration: 5 – 8 minutes. The witness reported it to RAF St. Athan.

Source: MOD Files.

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JUNE OR JULY 1998 - TREHARRIS

Night time.

Gari Jones (aged 15) had just finished school in June, and this has helped him to remember the date. He was in Treharris and saw an egg-shaped object flying overhead.

'I had just recently moved with my parents into their new house.

We were outside the garden and then we looked into the distance as a bright object came into view. It was a very bright white light, but it moved amazingly fast. The neighbour suggested it was a satellite and we all had no reason at the time to disagree.

However; having seen many more satellites passing over the skies of my house, they are noticeable for extended periods of time, move slowly across the sky and don't give off much light albedo. This object was far brighter than the actual ISS space station when it can be viewed in full view of the human eye.

This was gone in a matter of seconds by moving at tremendous speed. And it never made a sound as it passed over, which is something I find common with UFO type craft.'

Speed: 1500-2000mph. There was no noise from object.

Source: Gari Jones's report sent to SUFON 21 September 2016.

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JUNE 1998 - CWMBRAN


About 3 PM.

Jonathan O'Shea (10) was with his father in Coed Eva, Cwmbran, and saw a silver/grey, disc-shaped object: 

"Moving left, right, forward, backward - but more like disappearing and reappearing from one position to the next. I am not sure of the exact date, my exact age, or the precise duration of sighting. I am however sure of the location: Me and my father had just come out of a shop across the road from a park in Coed Eva, Cwmbran. The UFO was in the sky and looked to be the at the same distance as you would expect to see a plane.  I/we never reported it.  At the time and just after the sighting I was under the impression that my father had witnessed it too but, upon recent querying, it seems he has no recollection of it. 

Before the sighting, just after we walked out of the shop, my father said 'look at that hang glider'. I looked in the direction my dad was facing and at first couldn't see anything. I then scanned right and up a bit and that's when I saw it. At the time of the sighting we didn't say anything until at one point my father said, 'come on lets go'. I have no memory of the journey home. 

I do remember being back at the house and suddenly realising what I/we had seen. Upon querying my dad about it he seemed to realise it too. However, as I mentioned above, he has no recollection of this. I am no longer as confident about what I saw as it was some years ago because the only other witness, my father, does not remember it and I was quite young. I am sure, however, that it was not a dream! We did go to the shop, I did see something, we did go home and I did mention to my dad what I thought I saw and he did agree. The most amazing part for me was the 'movement' of the craft as I described above".

Duration of sighting: 10 seconds.

Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=3122

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12 JUNE 1998 - BENLLECH, ANGLESEY

9 PM.

One white ball of light, the size of a 5 pence piece at arms length was seen, with two smaller, faint lights in trail.

Source: MOD Files.

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EARLY JULY 1998 - CWMAFAN


On a Thursday night in early July 1998, at about 10.30 PM, in clear, dark conditions, 12-year-old friends, Lin Thomas and Kirsty Harris were walking in Cwmafan, from Heol-Y-Glas Avenue up a path through the 'shrubbery' as it is locally known, before the S bend on Cefn Coed Road.
The girls were walking to Kirsty's house in Cefn Coed Road, the intention being that Lin was having a sleep-over there.
Whilst walking through the 'shrubbery' they looked back to see a big bright white light in the sky over Cwmafan, to the north-east of them. They thought at first that it was a star, but it grew larger to become a large sphere about one quarter the size of a full moon, round and bright. It hovered, making no noise.
The object then extended its shape on both sides to become a white cylinder-shaped object, lying horizontally, the same thickness as the sphere it had been.
Then from the left hand side of the object it became shorter to once more become a sphere.
Once it had returned to being a sphere, the witnesses noticed randomly flickering, pastel-blue pulses or flashes of light around the outside edge of the object, appearing in no apparent pattern or order. The girls then noticed that the object had started moving towards them on the hillside where they stood in growing fear,.
They ran to Kirsty's house in Cefn Coed Road, but there was no one at home, so they ran on to Pine Valley to Lin's house, where they excitedly told Lin's mother and step-father what they had seen. Her mother dismissed it as a police helicopter.
Lin angrily responded by rejecting that theory, but the adults refused to believe the girls. Not surprisingly due to their fear of going back out, Kirsty then had a sleep over at Lin's house.
Source: SUFON Files: Emlyn Williams interviewed  Lin Cullen (nee Thomas) 20 August 2016.


Source: MOD Files

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SUMMER 1998 - LLANDUDNO

A couple with their young son were at Llandudno during an air display by aircraft from RAF Valley and took some photos. They forgot about the film in the camera, however and it was two years until March 2000 before they finished the film while taking some photos of UFOs in the shape of white arrows that they were regularly seeing over West Shore, Llandudno. The 1998 photo shows a round craft near a helicopter. They sent the photo to North Wales - based UFO investigator, Margaret Fry, who then sent it for analysis with a UFO magazine. The examination confirmed that the object was not a balloon, bird or parachutist.


Source: www.psychicinvestigations.net/html/ufos.html citing http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/northeast/guides/weird/ufos/pages/pic.1.shtml?comment=response#thanks

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AUGUST 1998 - ABERGELE

One Friday night.

A retired policeman was baffled by white lights he spotted in the sky over Abergele. He saw fragmented lights drifting over the town.

Source: www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/ufo-sightings-north-wales-over-10876952 - Daniel Bissett 12 February 2016.

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AUGUST 1998 - ABERGELE

The next night - Saturday (see previous).

A retired policeman was again baffled by fragmented white lights he spotted drifting over Abergele,which he said was a repeat performance of the previous night.

Source: www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/ufo-sightings-north-wales-over-10876952 - Daniel Bissett 12 February 2016.

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AUGUST 1998 - ABERGELE

The following Monday night (see previous).

A retired policeman, for the third time in four days. He said the sky was lit up for about 10 minutes. 

"I thought it was an alien ship coming down" he said. "It was a most peculiar phenomenon which did not seem to be coming from the ground."

Source: www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/ufo-sightings-north-wales-over-10876952.

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2 AUGUST 1998 - WREXHAM

1.40 AM.

An object was seen, described as one glowing outer ring, surrounding an oval structure with pulsating lights.

Source: MOD Files.

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13 AUGUST 1998 - LLANRHAEADR, CLWYD

4.45 AM.

A huge, silver, star-shaped object was seen.

Source: MOD Files.

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14 AUGUST 1998 - TOWYN

Four women saw about 12 opaque circles rotating and sweeping across the sky.

Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2010/11/close-encounters-alien-abductions-great.html citing Margaret Fry.

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21 AUGUST 1998 – PORTHCAWL


9.50 AM. A star-sized, bright object was seen. It was blue/white in colour.
Source: MOD Files.

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24 AUGUST 1998 – GOWERTON


A witness telephoned police from Gowerton at 12.30 AM, reporting a very bright white light in the eastern sky, which had been observed for the previous 10 minutes. It was described as moving around in an ‘irregular orbit’, and had other lights on it. The police checked with the coastguard, who had had no other reports.
Source: MOD Files.
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AUTUMN 1998 - COWBRIDGE


5.30 / 6PM

Allyson O'Connell (44) was driving home from work at a near-by riding stables, with her 14 year-old- daughter. She was driving on the Cowbridge by-pass towards Bridgend (west). They spotted an object in the sky a short distance away and were both baffled as to what it could have been. She slowed the car to get a better look. It was on the left of the car (to the south) over what she thought was a school (the only place on the south side of the bypass which resembles a school is Cowbridge Leisure Centre and athletic club).

It was described as an object like a large balloon or amoeba shape, about the size of two planes. It was "sort of moving wobbly". It had lights around the edge. It was hovering, but constantly changing shape slowly, "like a jellyfish".

"We were both fascinated but scared. I just knew I had to drive fast and get the hell out of there. I could still see it in the rear view mirror and my daughter was turned around watching it. It was still in the same place when we last saw it. Nobody believed us and I didn't think to report it to any official. We still talk to each other about what we saw and we are both convinced it was a UFO. By the way we checked to see if there had been anything happening in Cowbridge that evening like a laser show or something . There was nothing going on. I can't be more specific about the month etc but guess it was autumn as it was twilight".

Duration of sighting: 4 minutes.

Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=3454

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21 SEPTEMBER 1998 - WAUNFAWR

9.30 PM.

Spheres were seen - colours going on and off in sequence.

Source: MOD Files.

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5 OCTOBER 1998 – KILVEY HILL, SWANSEA


Mr. Lewis of Morriston watched from his car as a small, white, spherical-shaped object drifted near to the transmitter on the summit of Kilvey Hill. The object remained clearly in view before vanishing in mid-flight.
Source: Neil Spring UFO Magazine July 2001.
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5 OCTOBER 1998 – FFORESTFACH, SWANSEA


Later in the day to the previous sighting, a witness from Swansea said he saw an object over Fforestfach. It was described as small, making no noise and was spherical in shape, “gliding gently along at a fairly low altitude before suddenly disappearing in mid-flight, as if being switched off.”
Source: Neil Spring UFO Magazine July 2001
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7 OCTOBER 1998 – SWANSEA


9 PM. Mrs. C. Williams of Penlan, observed a silent, “fiery-red banana-shaped” object, hovering a few miles away above the horizon. It was approximately two inches across at arm’s length and hung in the sky, as if from wires. Excited by this strange sight, she called her neighbour outside to share the spectacle. The two of them continued to watch the object for a further fifteen minutes before the object vanished from sight.
Source: Neil Spring UFO Magazine  July 2001.
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7 OCTOBER 1998 – LOUGHOR


Approximately 10.15 PM. A witness in Gorseinon saw a long object resembling “the nib of a pencil” hovering over Loughor, before it “simply vanished”.
Source: Neil Spring UFO Magazine July 2001.
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8 OCTOBER 1998 – SWANSEA


9:45 AM. Justin Fifield of Swansea was driving on the outskirts of Swansea when he saw a strange object. He stopped the car and got out for a better look. Hovering high above the clouds he could see an elongated shining yellow object ‘like a matchstick’ and completely silent. He was certain that it was not a plane nor a balloon, but a solid, structured flying machine under intelligent control. He watched it for a few minutes more before it disappeared behind a cloud. He then got back in his car and continued his journey.
Source: Neil Spring UFO Magazine  June 2001. 
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8 OCTOBER 1998 – TYCOCH, SWANSEA


6 PM. Gary Myatt, a plasterer from Tycoch, was sitting in his car outside his house when suddenly, and much to his surprise, he saw two solid, cigar-shaped objects cruising through the early evening sky. Weather conditions were fine and unobstructed, affording the witness a clear impression of the crafts’ smooth, dark grey, “metallic” surfaces. He watched as they flew south, silently and slowly on a parallel course.
Source: Neil Spring UFO Magazine  June 2001
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8 OCTOBER 1998 – SWANSEA


7.40 PM. Brian J. Wall, a civil servant residing in the Swansea area, saw a self-luminous spherical shaped object ‘flying towards the moon’. The object was approximately the same size as a pea when held at arm’s length, and Mr. Wall felt certain it was neither a satellite nor a conventional aircraft.
Source: Neil Spring UFO Magazine June 2001.
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8 OCTOBER 1998 – SWANSEA BAY


7:45 PM. Mr. M. J. Smedley, saw an object which at first was described as two orange lights near Swansea Docks, and transformed into a pencil-shaped object by Knab Rock, Mumbles, with what looked like single windows. The object then sped off towards Mumbles Head.
Source: Neil Spring UFO Magazine June 2001.
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8 OCTOBER 1998 – THREE CROSSES


7.48 PM. An anonymous witness, a man, was driving through Three Crosses, when he noticed an object in the sky that resembled an airship, although he is certain it was not. He had the impression that the craft was constructed from a silvery-grey material. He watched as it flew in perfect silence at an altitude of approximately 4000 feet, on a bearing of 280 degrees.
Source: Neil Spring UFO Magazine June 2001.
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8 OCTOBER 1998 – SWANSEA BAY TO SOUTH GOWER


7.55 PM. A strange light configuration was witnessed by Mr. M. Williams, who observed the phenomena from the opposite side of Swansea Bay: ‘I was travelling as a front seat passenger in a company vehicle driven by my work colleague Mr. P. Passmore,’ he recalled. ‘It was dark but the sky was clear and it was dry. There were stars out and visibility was excellent. The time was approximately 7.55 PM and we were driving from Swansea to Briton Ferry along the Jersey Marine dual carriageway. As we drove I said to my colleague, “there’s a strange sight, the top one’s a star but the other two (underneath) aren’t.” Although driving, my colleague agreed with me, as the lights were almost straight ahead, just to our right. The lights were formed in a triangle, with the star at the top and the two lights at the bottom. As we continued to observe them, the light on the bottom right moved toward the other light below. Then both, slightly apart, moved quickly off toward the sea. By now our vehicle was level with them and when I looked back they had gone, but the star was still there.’
As the anomalous objects traversed the Mumbles headland, travelling parallel to each other in a south-westerly direction, they became visible to most of the south coast of Gower. Shortly before 8 PM, the object was seen by a coastguard officer: ‘a star in the sky with two lights under it, white and orange over Bracelet Bay, half a mile off the shore. I put it down as some form of aircraft, but they were not flashing like an aircraft. It was silent. It did appear strange.’ [Swansea Coastguard nearly admitting to seeing a UFO! – E.W. - SUFON]
Philip Chatfield, a practising sculptor and former Royal Marine was out walking on the cliff at that moment. At approximately 8 PM, he noticed two parallel lights in the sky. Upon further inspection, he realised that these were attached to two, independent, slim-lined craft that were horizontal in shape. Both appeared to be constructed from dark grey metal, and were approximately eight miles distant from the shore. As there was hardly any wind, Mr. Chatfield was adamant that had these ‘extremely agile’ objects emitted any sound, he would most certainly have heard it. But he heard nothing.
Source: Neil Spring UFO Magazine June 2001.
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8 OCTOBER 1998 – BISHOPSTON


Neil Spring with friend and amateur astronomer, Heidi Cook had gone outside in Bishopston to observe a predicted meteor shower. They chose to observe the display from Bishopston Comprehensive School playing fields, away from the glare of street lights. They heard the distant sound of a helicopter in the area. At approximately 7.55 PM, something in the sky caught their attention. An object was heading their way, and Neil ruled out a meteor or bright star. In the eastern hemisphere they saw a gleaming red light. At a higher angle to this was another similarly coloured light. They watched both lights with interest, and given they were too large and the wrong colour to be stars, they wondered what they could be. They then realised that they were in fact attached to two fast moving elongated objects, flying at the same approximate altitude as light aircraft. Also fast approaching, though not yet within visual range, were what they took to be helicopters, whose sound from their rotor blades had grown noticeably louder. The two unknown objects skimmed smoothly through the sky, maintaining a steady course and short distance from one another.
Their lights were steady and undulating, distinctively different from those of conventional aircraft. And behind these, they discerned the clear, dark outlines of solid objects. Neil explained that interestingly, for a moment, the craft came so close that they appeared to merge into a single, pencil-shaped entity, much like that described by Mr. M. J. Smedly.
They had already determined that there were in fact two objects: thus they concluded that the impression that there might be one was an illusion, caused by the changing angle of observation.
Suddenly, the sound of whirling rotor blades, filled the night air as three low-flying helicopters loomed into view. As they approached the field, two of them began to circle the area, while the third took off after the objects. The UFOs responded with an exponential increase in speed, and, as the chasing helicopter drew nearer, they climbed together into the sky. The lone chopper seemed undeterred and maintained its heading for the craft.
Glancing behind, Neil noticed that the two remaining helicopters had changed course in the direction of Swansea Airport, some two miles away.
Meanwhile, the UFOs were definable now only as small, diminishing points of light at great altitude. The distance they had covered from the time they first saw them was considerable. As if recognising the pointlessness of pursuing these objects, the lone helicopter disengaged and followed the others in the direction of the airport. Momentarily obscured by a tree, the points of light re-emerged into view and then, within an instant, vanished from view.
Source: Neil Spring UFO Magazine  June 2001.
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10 OCTOBER 1998 – PENLLERGAER


12:30 AM. Sarah Llewellyn of Penllergaer said: “My parents arrived back after a night out and I had stepped outside to greet them. Up in the sky we saw a round object with a green middle and a green light going round and round. It was huge, still, and made no noise. I watched for about 10 minutes before going indoors.”
Source: Neil Spring UFO Magazine July 2001.
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16 NOVEMBER 1998 – ST. ATHAN


6:40 AM – 6:45 AM. Clear sky. The witness, a radar engineer at RAF St. Athan, was driving his car, one mile from the RAF base and saw a very bright circular white light with a vapour trail, moving north to south, at 80 degree elevation, at high altitude.
Source: MOD Files.
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29 NOVEMBER 1998 - ABERGAVENNY


5.45 PM.

One large, dark hexagonal-shaped object with two white lights was humming as it flew over the witnesses' house.

Source: MOD Files.

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1999 – WAUNARLWYDD


One night, not long after they were married, about 1 or 2 AM, Darren (see the Crofty sighting in 1988), 26-years-old, was in bed with his wife at home in Waunarlwydd and was awoken by a bright light which lit up their front bedroom window, accompanied by a humming sound.
His wife couldn’t move, but was awake. Both then went back to sleep. In the morning, she asked, “What happened last night?” and they talked about seeing the light, but could not remember seeing anything else. Darren’s tattoo on the top of his left arm, felt raised up and sore for good part of the day, it felt inflamed as if it had only just been done.
This case displays classic elements of an abduction scenario, light seen in room, immobility, lost time and amnesia, and physical effects. It deserves further investigation especially as Darren has stated that his sighting in 1988 also suggests a missing time episode. At present however, Darren is unwilling to undergo hypnotic regression
Source: SUFON Files – Darren interviewed by Emlyn Williams 26 October 2015.
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9 – 10 JANUARY 1999 – MAERDY


8:35 PM. Very clear. A married couple watched from their home, 48 Oxford Street, Maerdy – first indoors then outdoors, an oval object with a sphere in the middle. It was blue/green with a bright white light on top. Described as being very bright and made a humming noise. The object was viewed through binoculars.
The object was south of the house at an elevation of 45 degrees. It was juddering and rotating. The man videoed the object for 15 minutes. The sighting lasted until 2 AM.
Source: MOD Files.
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10  JANUARY 1999 – LLANELLI


1.30 AM. One object, a pinprick of light changing colour between red, green and orange.
Source: MOD Files.
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2 FEBRUARY 1999 – CLASE, SWANSEA


5:25 PM. Clear, frosty evening. The witness was outdoors, in Clase, Swansea, and observed a stationary object to the northwest. It was described as being a gold-coloured collection of 5 star-like lights arranged in the shape of a cross. It then started moving slowly towards the southeast, passing overhead. The witness informed the police who then passed it on to the MOD.
Source: MOD Files.
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4 FEBRUARY 1999 – SWANSEA


A triangular shaped UFO was seen over Swansea, said to be a “triangle shape, like an inverted ice cream cone.”
Source:  Referred to in South Wales Evening Post 1 August 2007 citing MOD Files.
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10 FEBRUARY 1999 – SWANSEA


2:45 AM. A retired air-traffic controller saw a single blue and red object, which was very bright. It made an “S” pattern in the sky, and when finished, moved north-east.
Source: MOD Files.
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6 JUNE 1999 - CARDIFF


10.26 AM. Blue sky.

Ken Howard (53) saw a silver/white disc with no discernible wings, lights or markings. He could not judge the size, but slightly later his observation of airliners in the same part of the sky indicated that it was much smaller (or very much higher).

It was almost directly overhead and appeared to be travelling at very high speed, on a slightly erratic course, from north west to south east. There was no sound or vapour trail. It disappeared in an instant.

Duration of sighting: 20 seconds.

Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=196

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10 JULY 1999 – PORTHCAWL


8.55 PM. Clear evening. A husband and wife saw a cylindrical object, which was white and very bright, moving from left to right from the witness’s perspective in the south, at about 30-35,000 feet and above the witnesses. There was no sound or smell associated with the object. The man was ex-RAF and said that Concorde had just passed before the sighting occurred. Duration of the sighting was 25-30 seconds.
Source: MOD Files.
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25 JULY 1999 – PORTHCAWL


10.25 PM. Clear sky, but cloudy on the eastern horizon. The witness, a man who was an amateur astronomer, was with his wife in their back garden which faces east in Porthcawl, when he looked straight up and saw something moving. He saw a disc-shaped object, bluey silver in colour, moving in a straight line. Witness said it was definitely not a star or planet, displayed no lights and was too high to have made an audible sound. It moved to the east and disappeared, moving too fast to be a plane. Duration of sighting was 1 ½ minutes.
Source: MOD Files.
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18 NOVEMBER 1999 – BLACK MOUNTAINS


4 PM.  Clear sky. The observer, located in Crickhowell, saw an object in the sky in the NNE over the Black Mountains area . It was described as a vertical orange line near the horizon, which then moved into a horizontal position. It’s size was compared to an inch at arm’s length. Duration of sighting: 5 minutes.
Source: MOD Files.

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CHRISTMAS 1999 - MORRISTON


Evening.

Ms C. L. Omara (18) was with her boyfriend and saw a disc-shaped object which looked silver with red, pink and yellowish lights. It moved quickly through the sky. She said the sky was red/orange afterwards and the whole street were watching it.

Duration of sighting: 30 minutes.

Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=522