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2000s UFO Sightings


            

11 JANUARY 2000 - SWANSEA BAY
 
Sion Thomas, a law student in his thirties, was returning home from work. Sion noticed a large, silent, cherry-red light above the sea. It appeared reasonably close to the shore and in the general direction of Swansea County Hall.
“I stood for a few moments trying to ascertain what it was. You can imagine my surprise when the large light separated into two distinct objects, which flew off in different directions without a sound.
Intrigued, I rushed home and ran up to the lounge window of my flat [top of Mount Pleasant], in time to see one cherry red light heading towards Mumbles and the other heading for Port Talbot. I considered many possibilities, including a midair refuelling exercise, but cannot fathom the absence of sound.”
Source: Neil Spring UFO Magazine July 2001

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21 JULY 2000 - NEATH
 
12.10 AM.
 
One object, ‘like a malteser held at arm’s length’, spherical and very bright. Orange, red, green and white colours on it. Pulsating.
Source: MOD Files.

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1 DECEMBER 2000 - SWANSEA

6.57 PM.
Jillian Morris (51), with her daughter saw a round white object, twice the size of Venus moving across the sky without stopping, and flickering.  It was observed over the coast. It then changed colour to a dark orange and shot off vertically. No navigation lights were visible, and she was sure it was not a satellite as it moved erratically. Duration of sighting: 9 seconds.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=3190
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6 JANUARY 2001 - SOUTH WALES

6 PM
Jonathan Jones (15) saw a star like object far away moving very slowly in an irregular fashion. Then it stopped and quickly disappeared.
Duration of sighting: 30 seconds.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=563
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27 JANUARY 2001 – COCKETT, SWANSEA
 
A 36-year-old supervisor, working the night shift at a local government-run home in Swansea, reported seeing something strange in the sky.
‘The residents were settled and I was watching television in the lounge,’ he said. ‘The curtains were ajar when my attention was brought to this object by the intensity of its light.
I saw a bright emerald green globe with a pale green haze around it. When it reached the summit of the hill it looked approximately half the size of a house. There was no sound to it whatsoever and later in the night we could hear planes flying overhead.
 
The sky was perfectly clear as it was a very frosty evening. I called to my colleagues just as the object moved extremely quickly over my location before gaining altitude and dropped out of sight over the hill at Cefn Coed.
It was too late for my colleagues to catch even a glimpse of it. I felt foolish. I am a sceptic, but have never seen anything like this before. Although I wanted to tell, I was worried people might make a big joke about it, but couldn’t help keep one eye out of the window for the remainder of my shift.’
Source: Neil Spring UFO Magazine July 2001
                                                        
 
12 FEBRUARY 2001 - TREHAFOD

7.30 PM.
Witness described seeing one bright object which looked like a star, rising fast in the sky then disappearing.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                              
 
12 – 13 MAY 2001 – SWANSEA BAY
 
10 PM.
Clear sky.
The observer, who was an amateur astronomer was in the rear garden of a house in Townhill, Swansea, observed a bright white light resembling a satellite approach from the south over the Bristol Channel, heading north, when it stopped.
It was then approached by another which travelled around the first and then went away at 20 degrees west of north.
There was no sound. The first one remained in the sky until 1 AM. There were no other witnesses that are known.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                         

14 MAY 2001 – PORTH
 
6.50 AM.
 Clear sky.
 
A husband and wife, at their home in Porth, Rhondda, together with their milkman, saw a ‘tennis ball’ sized object, described as being round at the front, with a triangular back, rainbow-coloured and very bright.
It was higher than a plane and was moving in a northerly direction at an elevation of about 45 degrees.
They saw it for about 5 seconds, as it crossed approximately three roof-top lengths in their field of view. There was no sound or smell associated with it.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                         

25 JUNE 2001 – WEST SWANSEA


9 PM.
The witness, of Llanon, Llanelli, was in the Tycoch area of Swansea and spotted a large, disc-shaped object about three miles away in the west.
Black in colour. It then changed to an oval shape. The object was seen moving fast to the west.
Duration of sighting: 3 minutes.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                        
                                                 
18 JULY 2001 - MILFORD HAVEN

9.15 PM. 
Members of a family outdoors in Hakin, Milford Haven watched 8 star-like objects moving at an elevation of 45 degrees in the west. They were displaying red, white, blue and yellow lights, and their movement was described as 6 following 2. There was no sound or smell. Duration of sighting: 30 minutes.
Source: MOD Files.
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4 AUGUST 2001 – PORT TALBOT

12:40 AM.

Two large shining white golf ball-like objects were seen moving in and out of the clouds.
 
Source: www.nicap.org citing MOD Files.
                                                        
 
11 SEPTEMBER 2001 - WEST WALES

Ben Evans (25) saw a triangular-shaped object. It hovered for a bit then started moving slowly away - no other information.
Duration of sighting: 2.5 minutes.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=781
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AUTUMN 2001 - PENLAN, SWANSEA

Approximately 7.30-8 PM.
Clear sky.

One evening Mark Judd was walking along Heol Hermas in Penlan. He had just turned into Cryws Terrace, facing north, with a full moon on his right, in the east.
He suddenly saw a silver/dull grey sphere moving fast left to right (north-south) just below the moon.
Duration of sighting was very transient, only about a second. There was no sound and no trail. He had the impression that it was close.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams August 2016.
                                                        

OCTOBER 2001 – COCKETT, SWANSEA
1 AM.

One night in October 2001, weather dry and clear. Mark Rayworth, aged 26, was driving his car up Heol-Y-Gors, towards Cockett.
He saw what he described as a large orange ball, similar to the sun, high up, in the direction of Cefn Coed Hospital. He continued his journey up to Townhill, and towards Cockett, where he had a good view of the object.
He stated the object was almost as big as the height of the Cefn Coed tower building which was below it. As he watched, the object shot up vertically, turning colour to white as it did so, leaving a swirling, quickly evaporating white vortex in its wake.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson 17 March 2016.
                                                        

26 NOVEMBER 2001 – BRITON FERRY
 
11:20 AM.
 
One silver object, long cylinder, hanging from a parachute or balloon, drifting SE. It was very big and very high.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                        
 
9 JANUARY 2002 – SKEWEN
 
11.30 PM.

A green, circular object was seen hovering in one position. The witness, located in Skewen, viewed the object through a telescope.
Swansea police were informed.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                        
 
27 JANUARY 2002 - PORTHCAWL
The witness was walking home on a cloudy day when, looking up to the sky, saw a low flying bright shining object. No shape could be made out, but it was a solid object. It disappeared and reappeared three times quickly, and then disappeared completely.
Duration of sighting: 5 seconds.
Source: www.ufo-hunters.com citing NUFORC. Uploaded by witness 31 January 2002
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15 MARCH 2002 - ABERDARE

Daylight - few broken clouds.
A man was driving home from a shopping trip in Aberdare, with his wife and 2-year-old son. They saw what he described as a very shiny silver object in the sky. It was spherical in shape and moved slowly across the sky. It didn't leave a trail behind it and they watched it while they were in traffic on a slip road. The object went behind a cloud. They waited for and watched for ten minutes for it emerge from the other side. They could not understand why it didn't emerge as the cloud was not moving much and: 'a plane would have continued on a path and emerge from the other side of the cloud.'
Source: www.ufo-hunters.com citing NUFORC - reported by witness 24 March 2002.
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8 APRIL 2002 – AFAN VALLEY

8:35 AM.
Very clear sky.
 
The witness, of Port Talbot, was with three others in a car. A large, round, very bright green object was seen going very fast in an easterly direction between Cymmer and Abergwynfi. One other person in the street saw it also.
 Duration of the sighting was 2 to 3 seconds, no sound or smell. The witness rang Cardiff Airport.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                        

JUNE 2002 – WINCHWEN, SWANSEA

Late afternoon on a week day in June 2002. Weather hot.

Rob Gaynor (26) and a friend, Jason Osbourne (28) were standing near the Halfway Inn in Winchwen, having stopped at a lay by to make a phone call. A huge thunderstorm came over from the south-east, and they looked up to watch it.
There was a lot of thunder, and floating underneath the storm clouds and moving along with it towards the north west was a very strange object. It was at an altitude of about 2000 feet but low enough to see clearly.
Rob said the only way to describe it was a mass of aerials and scaffolding connected by ladders – a bit like the International Space Station, but much more intricate and more slender, and without any solid mass of a body or fuselage. His first thought was ‘how in the hell can a shape like that be able to float?’
It seemed to have more aerial shapes on one side than the other, some protruding out further than others, but on the whole it was cubic in shape, with longest bits on top and bottom, although these were fewer than those around the sides. They could see through it as it slowly tumbled gently on its way.
Rob explained: “It tumbled ever so slowly, which made me think at first it must have been some kind of inflatable sucked up into the air with the storm....but as it was overhead we could see it was definitely metallic due to the light reflecting off it. It was larger than a house....and didn’t change direction. It travelled the same speed as the storm.”
It passed by quite slowly without any sound and emitted no light that they could see, and the two friends watched it in bafflement. It headed towards the Black Mountain in the northwest and they watched it for about 5 minutes until it became too small to observe.
UK’s weather in June 2002 was indeed hot and interspersed with summer thunder storms, so Rob’s memory is correct in this respect.
Source: SUFON Files: Rob Gaynor correspondence with Emlyn Williams March 2016.
                                                       
 
4 JUNE 2002 – LLANSAMLET

3:20 AM.

The witness, a man, together with his colleague, saw six rectangular objects emitting a bright, white light, travelling over the Travel Inn, in the general direction of Pontardawe (NNE). Each appeared to be flying in formation, and there was a definite gap between them. They travelled at a slow, steady speed, maintaining the same altitude, and no noise was heard.
The objects would sometimes form an arc, or the top and bottom objects would move forward to be joined by the other four in the formation, which was just off 90 degrees with the top object being in front.
The objects were in view in the witnesses’ field of vision for about 6 minutes. The witness who reported the sighting to the police, stated that judging by the height at which the objects were travelling, they were approximately 15-20 feet in length.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                        

11 JUNE 2002 - JOHNSTON, PEMBROKESHIRE
 
Not known if day or night. Sky was grey/blue with a few clouds, good visibility.
The witness was a passenger in a van driving through Johnston, south of Haverfordwest. The witness spotted an object in the sky which at first thought was something on the window of the van, or part of the moon.
 It was described as rectangular in shape and seemed to be stationary.
"The object never moved in the sky as we turned a corner and I watched it out the open window of the van. It was there for 5 minutes, then it vanished and I spent another 5 minutes looking for it but it was gone. It looked like one of them home made movies of someone filming a UFO, and you go yeah right that`s a fake, well that was what it was like.
There were no flashing lights, just one continuous lightness through the whole object. there were other people in the van with me but I felt stupid suggesting it was a UFO.
Source: www.ufo-hunters.com citing NUFORC. Reported by witness: 9 November 2002.
                                                                                  

AUTUMN 2002 – LLANDARCY, NEATH

Could be 2003 as witness not sure.
7:30 PM.
Clear sky.
Jonathan Austin, 39, was going for an evening walk to Skewen from his home in Trallwn, and was proceeding along Crymlyn Road. He was near the bridge over the Swansea District railway line when he saw two very bright white lights hovering over the BP Llandarcy oil refinery on his right hand side, at an elevation of about 45 degrees.
The lights were side by side and moving very slowly up and down in a floating motion whilst moving slowly away to the south towards Swansea Bay. He watched them for a few minutes as he walked along, until he was no longer in sight of them. There was no sound or flashing navigation lights apparent.
A few days later he said there was a report in the South Wales Evening Post relating how others had seen it but it had been explained away as a helicopter. This explanation does not fit what he saw, in his view, due to the fact that there was no sound or flashing navigation lights.
We can establish the correct dating of this sighting once the referred-to newspaper article is found.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 4 March 2016.
                                                        

4 JANUARY 2003 – ST. CLEARS

9:15 PM.

The witness and neighbours saw a white object displaying vivid flashing green, blue and red lights in the south. They watched through binoculars as the object moved south-west. They telephoned the RAF and police immediately.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                        

15 JANUARY 2003 – PENLLYN, VALE OF GLAMORGAN
10.10 PM.
Clear sky.

A large round disc, slightly smaller than the moon. Creamy white then changed to green. Seen in the south by south east. It moved towards the moon and made a whizzing noise. The witness reported it to RAF Police, St. Athan.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                       
 
2 MARCH 2003 - YNYSYBWL
3.54 PM. Sunday afternoon.
The witness saw a silver object shaped like a dart poitioned 2 miles from the witness's home in Ynysybwl. No other information.
Source: MOD Files.
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28 APRIL 2003 - PONTYPOOL
While driving home from work at 8.00 PM Mr Marcus Warner saw a blue flashing light in his rearview mirror. He pulled to the side of the road in Pontypool, and stopped his car's engine.  He was then approached by some men in black suits resembling businessmen or government agents. At this point his memory began to fail, but he recalls one of the men leading him to an open area near the local 'Burtons Biscuit Factory'. He then had a feeling of weightlessness and an intense feeling of calm. He remembered seeing a formation of figures, arranged into a ten pin bowling formation. He has a recurring image of a needle piercing his left eye. He has no recollection of driving the rest of the way home, but arrived there somehow. He has not, to date, undergone hypnosis in an attempt to recover the events that occurred during his amnesia.
Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2003, citing I was abducted.com www.nicap.org
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5 MAY 2003 - MILFORD HAVEN

Night. Clear sky with few clouds. No wind.
The witness went outside for a cigarette and looked up at the stars. Attention was drawn to a single cloud and the witness then noticed an acorn-shaped object which seemed to be darting in and out of the cloud, as if "playing hide and seek".
The witness went back indoors to bring others out to see it. At first they thought it was a joke but changed their minds when they too could see the object.
Duration of sighting: 20 minutes.
NUFORC Note: Witness does not specify location of sighting. We have imputed a location, based on his residence, and based on his comments above. PD
Source: www.ufo-hunters.com citing NUFORC. Reported by witness 5 May 2003.
                                              
                                                       

12 JULY 2003 – LLANTRISANT
 
10.05 PM.
Few clouds at 30,000 feet approximately, excellent visibility.
The two witnesses, located three miles north of Llantrisant, was at home, outside when two objects were observed with naked eye and binoculars.
The stationary objects were in the west at approximately 60 degrees elevation, and were described as being round with legs, black and spinning. The sighting was reported to RAF St. Athan.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                        
 
13 AUGUST 2003 – MAESTEG
 
10:55 PM.

The witness viewed an object from the front bedroom window, with naked eye, then binoculars and took 30 minutes of video.

It was described as being a roundish, football shaped object, with flashing multi-coloured lights. The lights were on top, and then moved around the object.
It was slow in the sky in the far distance and was making random movements but continued to remain in the same area.
Source: MOD Files.
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21 OCTOBER 2003 - MAENCLOCHOG


10.44 PM.

Lucy (25) was woken by a bright light outside her house, which lit the fields behind the house as if it were daytime. This soon disappeared and then she saw white lights flickering on the furniture in her bedroom. She looked out of the window and saw three oblong shaped lights in the sky, similar to stars but arranged above each other "in a tower". Possibly there was another light to the right, but none were visible for very long.

Duration of sighting: 20 seconds.

Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=1098

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NOVEMBER 2003 - PORT TALBOT


5.15 AM.
Witness: Carl.


"While walking from Hafod St, across Dan y Bryn Rd, towards Hill View Terr, (a walk I took every morning at the same time) I had a fearfull sense. I looked over my left shoulder and saw two lights just above the gardens of 1 & 2 Hafod St.
These lights although very bright to look at didn’t shine on any surroundings like it should have with a light that bright all I could see was a couple of bright lights which seemed to obscure a object that surrounded it, these lights were round circular approx 10ft apart extremely bright.
As I sensed this fear I didn’t hang around this object was to close to me, about 30ft.
Just before I moved onwards I saw a cyclist coming along Dan y Bryn Rd towards Tan y Groes St and he saw what I saw above the gardens and he fell from his bike.
I didn’t hang about I didn’t feel safe and the cyclist made a quick exit as well, wish we’d known each other as we seen this strange thing at the same time."
Source: www.ukufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 23 August 2011.

                                                        

JANUARY 2004 - MERTHYR TYDFIL
The witness thinks it could have been 2005.
6.30 - 6.45 PM. Dark. Low cloud and had been raining.
'Zack' was on his way home from work, having got off a bus and was walking down a hill, with a girl a short distance behind him on the path. Looking up due to his attention being attracted by something, he saw five huge round glowing lights in a V-shape. Between the lights he could just make out a dark V-shaped object against the sky. 'Zack' estimated that the object was at least 400 feet wide and 5-600 feet in length. The front of the object was the point of the 'V' and five  at circular lights were arrange at equal points along its body.
At first it was about a mile away, and he watched it get nearer and then fly directly overhead, then continue on into the distance before it was lost in cloud. It was moving quite fast, about 300-400 mph. Duration of sighting: about 12 seconds. There was no sound. After the object had disappeared he turned to the girl behind him and asked her "What on earth was that?" They then discussed what they had just seen.
Source: BUFOG Files: Dave Hodrien; witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 2015.
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1 JUNE 2004 - WEST CARMARTHENSHIRE

11 PM
Holly Kenyon (23) saw an orange coloured light which resembled a star, moving fairly quickly and silently. It increased in size as it approached and suddenly stopped for approximately 4 minutes while a beam of white light came out from it, shining behind it in the direction from which the object had come. The object then appeared to tip so the beam went up into the sky. It began to move again very slowly in its original direction in this position until it went behind trees and out of sight.
Duration of sighting: 15 minutes.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=1153
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14 JUNE 2004 – BRIDGEND
 
11:15 PM.

Clear sky, no haze. Sky had a slight green hue to it.
The lone witness, located on the old Brackla MOD / Local Authority bunker, Bridgend, saw an object at 45 degrees elevation to the north, looking towards the M4 and Brackla Radio Mast, approximately 1 – 2 miles away.
The object was described as being about 70 ft long. Seen in silhouette with very brilliant white lights. No sound at all. The object changed shape between being initially sighted to when sight was lost when it disappeared at high speed to the south.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                        

5 SEPTEMBER 2004 – BARRY
 
3.20 PM.
 
Clear sunny day.
The witnesses were sitting in their garden in Barry saw an object described as a bright light at first and then looked like a box kite.
There was no sound, wings or fuselage apparent.
It was at an altitude of 2 to 3,000 ft as it flew towards them, over their garden and then due west over Cardiff Airport.
Visibility was excellent and they could not mistake it for a plane. ‘Was definitely something you could not explain.’
Source: MOD Files
                                                        
 
6 SEPTEMBER 2004 - SEVEN SISTERS

7.46 AM
Lee Antell (25) was driving in Seven Sisters and saw two metallic silver objects, about 30-35000 ft in altitude at an elevation of 40-50 degrees. Both objects were disc-shaped but too distant to see any markings. They were roughly fifty feet in diameter. The two objects were travelling north from a southerly direction. They were zig-zagging on an east-west plane in formation whilst travelling north. At no time did they seem to get near to the jet, or the jet take evasive action. Lee watched this for roughly 2.5 minutes before they disappeared from view.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=1209
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24 SEPTEMBER 2004 - NEWBRIDGE, GWENT
6.30 AM. Clear in local area.
The witness, from Newport, was outdoors in Newbridge and saw a shiny disc-shaped object with a tail heading west to east for a few minutes. It was first seen over the Newbridge area.
Source: MOD Files.
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14 OCTOBER 2004 - CARDIFF
10 PM. 
Mark A. was driving about four miles west of Cardiff.
"I was driving along a fairly busy road heading west just outside of Cardiff city. Something caught my eye, so I pulled over. I also noticed that other people, about 15 other drivers, had done the same and were now outside their vehicles looking up at what I just couldn't believe. At about 3,000 feet was the largest flying object that I have ever seen. Something like, say, the new Airbus A380, not yet in service, or a Boeing 747, that would have been dwarfed by it. The crazy thing was absolute silence! We stood dumbstruck as this (UFO) thing moved slowly through the air almost directly above us. There was also complete silence from everyone observing this amazing event from the roadside. Other drivers were now stopping, and people were getting out of their cars to take a look. I am a pilot and have a fairly good idea of how motions of normal aircraft can 'trick' people into seeing a UFO. This was in no way normal. There is an international airport located about four miles west of the sighting site. My next move was to telephone the Control tower at the airport and ask if anything unusual had just taken off. Air traffic control said that a (Boeing) 737 had just departed a few minutes ago. This object was too big and too silent to be a 737. I then asked if they had anything on radar. 'Nothing,' they said. This thing was about the size of a very large container ship. It didn't have any visible wings or any other way of showing how it could stay in the air. If I saw it on the ground, I would bet money that it would not be able to fly."
Mark then called RAF St. Athan. 
"Again, 'nothing.' This thing was almost the size of a very large container ship. It didn't have any visible wings or any other way of showing how it could stay in the air. If I saw it on the ground, I would bet money that it was not able to fly.
The weather was good with ten miles' (16 kilometers') visibility. There were light clouds at 500 feet (150 meters) and very light winds. I watched this object keep the same speed and height (altitude) and then it passed behind some mountains to the northeast of Cardiff."
Two days later, on Saturday, October 16, 2004, Mark added:
"I saw a friend and told him about the sighting. He was almost speechless when I started to describe the same thing that he had seen moments after me. He had been out with a girl friend and was driving home when she spotted the object from her passenger seat. They both got out of the car, along with the other road users who had stopped their cars. Almost a reconstruction of what had happened five minutes ago (earlier, with Mark--J.T.), only it was happening now to the northeast of Cardiff city. His account is identical to mine in the size and height of the object, speed (about 50 knots--M.A.). I would love to know what I and everyone else that night had seen. Colour/Shape: The colour is hard to describe. Imagine seeing a car with dark paint, dark green or navy blue. Then imagine it at night in a dimly lit parking lot. That’s about as close as I can get. It didn’t have any lights but somehow it really stood out against the night sky. It was strange. The size was close to a large freight ship or oil tanker. This is the hard bit, the shape. I can only describe it as being like the bottom of a boat. Sloping out from the centre and sloping out towards the rear end in a sort of V shape. It had very rough edges with different sized parts of tubing sticking out from the sides. "
Mark saw the object approach from the west and saw it depart to the north-east, disappearing over the mountains to the north of Cardiff.
Source: http://www.ufoinfo.com/sightings/uk/041014.shtml
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2004 - BAGLAN

Approximately 11 PM,
 
One night late in the month (witness can't remember which one). Lin Thomas (aged 18) of King Street in Port Talbot was with her husband, and were leaving the Apollo Cinema in Aberavon and saw a big orange orb over the mountain above Baglan to the north.
 It was a perfect circle, bright orange, about 1/6 the size of a full moon.
They could see it was lighting up the top of the trees on the the top pf the mountain.
The object was motionless at first, then moved up slightly and then made fast erratic movements in different angles, 'skittishly' - then it dropped fast into the trees, lighting the forest up. The light then went out. The witnesses were 'freaked out'.
Source: SUFON Files:  Lin Cullen (nee Thomas) interviewed by Emlyn Wiliams 20 August 2016.
                                                       

2005 – CLYNE COMMON, GOWER
 
Date is approximate – could be 2005 – 2008.

Around midnight to 1 AM on a Saturday night, off-duty police officer, ‘D’ was with his mother on Dan-Y-Graig Road, Port Tennant, Swansea, when they saw a bright white light descending vertically in the south-west in the direction of south Gower / Mumbles area. It was in the evening and conditions were dark.
They drove around Swansea Bay in the direction of the area that the light came down to see if they could see it. They drove to Mumbles, returned and turned left at Blackpill along the B4436. Whilst crossing Clyne Common, as they approached Murton, they observed a huge white orb on the ground on the right hand side, about 1/3 mile distant in the middle of the common, which they watched for a time, before they left the area. The object was still there when they left.
We hope to glean some more details about this case in due course.
It is interesting to note, that the site where the object was seen on the ground, is very near to the site where two boys saw a UFO taking off from the ground on 31 August 1977.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 2 August 2015.
                                                        
 
31 JANUARY 2005 – PORT TALBOT
 
5 AM. An object that looked like an orange ball of light “Like a big star in the sky with spiderish legs” was seen.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                        

BETWEEN SPRING AND AUTUMN 2005 – PENNARD
 
Date is unknown but was not winter. About 2 AM on a clear cloudless night, a woman aged 72, of Cardiff, was going to bed whilst visiting her mother in Beaufort Gardens, Kittle. Looking out of her bedroom window, which faces west across fields towards Pennard, she saw a cigar-shaped object, hovering horizontally, above trees on the horizon, about a mile away.
It was motionless at an elevation of about 45 degrees over the Pennard area, possibly in the vicinity of the castle and golf course.
It was metallic grey in colour and had a sheene to it like dull stainless steel, and reflected the light of the moon, which was positioned to the right of the object. There were no lights showing from the object. Its size she compared to 1/3rd the length of a thumb at arm’s length, and it had curved ends.
She thought, “Am I seeing things?” and stood at the window in her nightie watching it for 20 minutes. There was no sound apparent, but she had been aware of a flock of sheep bleating during the night, which was unusual, and she felt that this was somehow connected.
Suddenly and  without warning the object shot up vertically, staying at a horizontal attitude, very quickly, as if ‘sucked up into the sky’, again with no noise. She said she watched it get smaller and smaller as it went up.
The witness now lives at the house, her mother having passed away some years ago.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 4 May 2015.


                                                        
 
2 AUGUST 2005 - AMMANFORD
Midnight. Clear sky.
Shaun Williams (25) was with his girlfirend on a mountain near Ammanford and saw what looked like a star, but moving quickly high in the sky, at a variable rate of speed, and 'twitching' from side to side. It then stopped still then moved again. It was joined by another one and they both moved around in the sky. His girlfriend got scared so they went home. On arrival ten minutes later he told his mother, father and brother what they had seen. They accompanied him back to the site, above the haze, and did manage to see 'stars' moving weirdly across the sky and disappearing out of sight.
Duration of sighting: 2 hours.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=1322
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SUMMER 2005 – SWANSEA

Approximate date.

The sighting occurred at about 3 PM on a lovely summer day, in a blue cloudless sky. Richard John was in his front garden in Brynamlwg Road, Gorseinon, watching three light aircraft flying around. He noticed a black ‘mark’ in the sky, comparing it to a pencil line on paper, high up in the sky towards the south-east, so would have been roughly over Swansea Bay.
He went into the house to get his binoculars, and when he came back out he zoomed right in on the object with these. He couldn’t believe what he was seeing. The object was cylindrical or cigar-shaped, with rounded ends lying horizontally. There were no light or protuberances visible, and no sound was heard. It looked like it was wet – “a funny brown colour like something covered in oil. It moved slowly to the left, stopped, then moved to the right and stopped again.”
It then turned slightly in an anti-clockwise direction if viewed from directly beneath, approximately 45 degrees, and as it did so, sunlight reflected off it briefly, giving it a golden appearance. It then stayed stationary. Richard then went to find his video camera, but when he came back out, the object had disappeared. He searched for it with his video camera’s zoom lens but without success. He wondered how it had gone so quickly.
While it had been in view, he had told his wife and also his next-door neighbour, but the two women could not see it, with or without binoculars.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 29 September 2015.
                                                        

27 AUGUST 2005 - PONTYPOOL


10.45 PM
Sam Godfray (14) and his brother saw about seven white star-like lights very high up, moving erratically: "...at one stage they almost crashed into each other. They were too high up to be aeroplanes and they moved too fast and turned and swerved. They would appear and disappear."
Duration of sighting: 10 minutes.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=1336
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SEPTEMBER 2005 – SCURLAGE, GOWER

Two women returning home from work reported seeing triangular shapes flying low over Scurlage.
Police later explained this sighting as RAF planes refuelling.
[But ‘low’ over a village?]
Source: Referred to in South Wales Evening Post 3 December 2005.
                                                        
 
2 SEPTEMBER 2005 – RHOSSILI BAY, GOWER
 
9:30 PM. A bright object was seen travelling at high speed horizontally, west to east. The object was a matt white, which looked like marble.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                                              
Two cousins were near Rhossili Bay on the Gower peninsula and saw a UFO which was described as appearing like a WWII Luftwaffe prototype jet.
"Suddenly we became aware of a bright object, travelling at very high speed, moving horizontally from west to east almost directly above our heads," recorded the un-named observer, in an explanation to the Ministry of Defence.
"The object was shaped like a pair of stubby swept-back wings, meeting at around 90 degrees. The wingtips were round, as was the forward joint of port and starboard wings.
"My cousin turned to me in surprise, and I exclaimed: 'What on earth was that thing we just saw?'.
In response, the MoD said it only investigated threats to UK airspace, and had no remit to examine 'aerial phenomena'.
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18798862 citing MOD Files.
                                                        

31 OCTOBER 2005 - CARDIFF


11 oc'clock [not clear if day or night - probably night]
Keinin Laganj (23) saw an object over Bute Park, Cardiff. It approached at speed, seemed to stop and then 'zoomed off'. It was described as a dim light in the sky and was impossible to judge its size or distance away.
Duration of sighting: 5 seconds.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=1870
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30 NOVEMBER 2005 – SWANSEA BAY
 
They’re back – strange lights have been seen in the sky over Swansea again. Three triangular-shaped orange lights have been spotted zooming across Swansea Bay. The eye-witness, a retired 3 M worker, said the lights were baffling and he is appealing to anyone who can help solve the mystery.
The sighting is similar to reports of strange triangular flying objects seen over Gower last September. The latest incident happened just after 7 PM on Wednesday. Sixty-two year-old Tudor Williams, from Loughor, said he and a friend were walking along the seafront near Blackpill when they spotted the unidentified objects.
“It was a cloudy night but just after 7 pm the clouds began to break up,” he said. “Then we saw it – this triangular object came speeding towards Mumbles from the Kilvey Hill area. It was travelling at an incredible speed. Then a second one came from the Mumbles direction. They flew towards each other and stopped dead still. They were joined by a third object, then, in a pyramid shape, the three of them flew off inland across Gower. It all happened so quickly, it was all over in 20 seconds. We couldn’t believe what we had seen. I don’t believe in flying saucers and all that but now I have seen something I just can’t explain. It was like nothing I have ever seen before.”
A spokesman for the police said today that they had received no reports of flying lights in the sky over Swansea on Wednesday.
Source: South Wales Evening Post 3 December 2005.
                                                        

DECEMBER 2005 – HEATH, CARDIFF

The witness in question has experienced things before and after this event, and is dealt with here on its own so as to fit into our chronology.
This takes place in the early part of December 2005. 9 AM. Cardiff High School, Heath, Cardiff. David was in the school library, repairing a computer. A group of twelve-year-old children were in the room. He was sitting at the computer he was working on, and for a moment while waiting for the computer to load etc, glanced out of the window. As he did so, and right in his line of sight he saw a dark shape to his left, moving through the clouds about a mile away at a 15 degree elevation.
It had rained the night before, and a heavy layer of fog and low cloud was slowly lifting, with the sun breaking through in places. As it appeared through the low cloud layer, the edge of the clouds made a ragged edge, like with a mountain top poking through the cloud tops, but inverted, as this was coming down out of the clouds. The window was open, he could hear nearby traffic, but there was no sound coming down from the object such as that associated with a helicopter or plane. The object was shaped like a tube, with flat ends – a cylinder of a gun-metal grey colour, and panelled. At its ends it had a lip like that at the ends of an oil drum. It was angled bottom to top, leaning to the left by 30 degrees, and as it descended it rotated left to right (clockwise if viewed from bottom). As it rotated on its axis, the sun reflected off its surface and David could tell that it was made of a metallic material. Total duration of the sighting being about 10 seconds.
It then leaned over to the right and disappeared back up into the clouds and faded out of sight. David said nothing to the children present, but was severely unnerved for some reason.
He went outside and rang his mother in Maesteg on his mobile. He told her what he had seen and she told him afterwards that she was surprised, not that he had seen a UFO, but because of his reaction – he was not excited by seeing it, but sounded scared, he was shaking while talking to her, and she could hear it in his voice. He kept it descriptive and she was blown away by his description and did not disbelieve him. He then rang his wife, who was amazed by his sighting.
David finished his work at the school early and drove home to Pontarddulais as soon as he could, feeling a need to be with his family. He could not sleep for four or five days. He went to a doctor and was treated for insomnia, losing in all, six days work. He has suffered from insomnia many times since, the condition coming in waves.
He saw a counsellor and told her of the UFO sighting, and she asked an interesting thing – ‘had the sighting been engineered for him to see it at that moment?’ because he only happened to look out of the window as it appeared, with him looking at the exact part of the sky.
After this sighting, David started thinking about UFOs more, has watched the sky more and takes photographs and videos of the sky. He is convinced that what happened to him that day has awakened latent memories of previous experiences throughout his life, and continues to do so to the present.
                                                        

2006 - MUMBLES

One evening in 2006 Mark Rayworth had cycled to Mumbles and was stationary, looking out to see over the Mumbles sea wall. He saw what he described as a large circular white object emerging from the sea on the horizon, and travel upwards, where it resembled the moon. He apparently filmed the incident and will be making it available to SUFON.
Source: SUFON Files: Mark Rayworth interviewed by Steve Drewson 17 March 2016.
                                                        

22 MARCH 2006 - GARTH MOUNTAIN, PENTYRCH

9 PM
Rod Graves (72) was called by his partner and friend to get a camera because they had seen 40 or more lights moving down Garth Mountain. By the time he got to the front door, the lights had disappeared. However they reappeared and he described a cigar-shaped object with lights on. Photos were taken.
Duration of sighting: 30 minutes.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=1449
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2 JUNE 2006 - GOWERTON

About 2 AM?
Peter Lane (48) was at home in Gowerton and spotted a light moving at a steady pace roughly south to north. At first he thought that it was a satellite. Within 30 seconds of spotting it he saw, "...what looked like an explosion at first. Then a beam of light erupted from it (white light)". The beam touched the ground or water on the Loughor Estuary [west of Gowerton]. 
At the same time the beam swept in a stright line across and directly at him. He stood in his porch and, "held me there for about 2 seconds". It then blinked off.
The main light then began to slowly bend its course towards the moon. Once the turn was made it instantly increased speed and "was gone in a blink". [The moon on this date was in its first quarter and sets at 01.44, so presumably was westward of his position and close to setting - in which case the time he says is mistaken by at least 15 minutes].
Duration of sighting: 2 minutes.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=1519
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3 NOVEMBER 2006 - SWANSEA BAY

2.28 PM
Alvin Morris (38) saw two spherical balls about half the size of a light aircraft flying north over Swansea Bay at an altitude of about 100 feet. They were a metallic grey in colour and moving faster than a conventional aircraft. There was no sound heard. They disappeared behind a cloud.
Duration of sighting: 15 seconds.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=1936
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WINTER 2006 – TREBOETH, SWANSEA

On a Thursday night in the winter of 2006, at 11.30 PM. Clear sky.
Mark Rayworth, aged 31, was standing in Heol Fach, Treboeth, Swansea, when he saw what he described as an elongated triangular-shaped object, heading northwards, in the direction of the Llangyfelach, at a height of about 200 feet.
Whilst the object appeared to be of a white colour, what made it unusual was the fact that it seemed to be materialising and dematerialising as it moved. The object, which was moving fairly quickly, eventually disappeared from view. No lights or sound was observed.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson 17 March 2016.
                                                        

2007 - NEWPORT, GWENT
9.05 PM
Charlotte Phelps (21), was with friend Harry Mitchell saw an object with lights. She described it as being a big round circle with red, green and blue flashng lights. The main body of the object was grey. It was moving slowly then stopped before moving closer to the witnesses. The two started running. Charlotte got her phone out but as she did so the object "zoomed off".
Duration of sighting: 3-4 minutes.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=2088
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16 JANUARY 2007 – LLANPUMPSAINT
 
The witness, a lorry driver from Carmarthen, was driving alone in his lorry near Llanpumpsaint at 8:45 PM. Dark but not many clouds around.
He spotted a ball of light overhead which faded away, then came back again. Then there was an orange ball on the right hand side of his vehicle which seemed stationary, visible for quite a while, then three red lights were seen afterwards, in the distance, moving very fast from left to right.
There was erratic movement and they were then moving in a circular clockwise motion.
After the red lights, he couldn’t be sure, but there may have been a series of other lights in the distance, that were erratic too.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                        
 
17 JUNE 2007 – PORTHCAWL

Evening.

“Me and my friend were sitting on a stair railing at the beach in Porthcawl (South Wales), watching the waves out at sea while it started to get dark.
I looked up and I could see a bright light coming over from the far distance, heading towards the sea remaining at similar height, (was flying about helicopter height). At first I thought it was a helicopter but as it came nearer the light got really, really bright and the shape became bigger.
My friend was seeing exactly the same as me, it was travelling really slow and something was like travelling just behind it then all of a sudden it zoomed really high in a diagonal direction and just stayed in the sky like a star.
We just couldn’t believe what we had seen, it made no noise and we tried taking pictures of it but it was so small in the sky it just looked like a star. We hung around a bit and we were both shaken up.
We rang family and friends etc, some made a joke about it and some believed us but you just had to be there to witness it. It just stayed there almost all night until we went home.”
It was too bright to see the shape of the object.
Source: beta.ufostalker.com/event/7251 citing MUFON uploaded by witness 17 June 2007.
                                                         

15 SEPTEMBER 2007 - GROSMONT

3.20 AM. Clear sky.
Pete Broberg (48) was looking south and saw in the south east, travelling north at an elevation of 45 degrees, three white star-like lights in the formation of an isosceles  triangle. There were no flashing lights visible. 
"Sky was perfectly clear no light polution and still at arms length 2 lights were 1 finger width apart and the trailing light was at 2 finger widths. Shooting stars were visible and had been seen from various directions on this and previous nights".
They eventually faded out.
Duration:  20 seconds.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=2265
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AUTUMN 2007 – CAERAU, LLYNFI VALLEY
 
One day in the early autumn of 2007, brothers, David and Andrew were walking around the hills to the east of Caerau and Croeserw in the Llynfi Valley, taking random photographs.
One photo showed a large, dark disc over the Afan Valley in the north west, in the same area as the sighting that David had witnessed with around 20 of his school friends in 1983.
David and Andrew did not notice anything when taking the photo, but there it was on the image. They sent the image to Alien Disclosure Group UK who analysed and enhanced it, to reveal the dark disc in greater clarity.
  
Source: SUFON Files: witnesses interviewed by Emlyn Williams 24 October 2015

  
                                                                   
 
NOVEMBER 2007 – PONTYPRIDD
 
11 PM.

An object, which had lots of different lights was seen over Pontypridd. When the lights flashed they looked like they were different shapes.
Then both ends of the object started to flash. The object was in view for a few minutes.
Source: MOD Files. 
                                                        
 
8 DECEMBER 2007 – BRYN, PORT TALBOT

9.30 / 10 PM.
 
David was with his wife and were driving from Maesteg with their 4 year-old daughter after having picked up David’s mother, brother Andrew and sister to stay with them in Pontarddulais. They had just passed the village of Bryn on the B4282, heading west and his passengers in the car suddenly said, “Look at the lights!”
David couldn’t see anything at first, so pulled the car in near a side farm track. All got out of the car and looked up. They saw two very large, low-flying, triangular formations of lights. Each triangle was formed of three amber lights, one at each corner, with a cluster of red and white lights in the centre of each triangle. There was one flashing light in each of the two triangles, but more noticeable in the front one, which was ahead of the other, and staggered in formation. The amber lights weren’t bright and there were no beams coming out, more like a glow.
As they flew over, the front one ‘dipped its wings’ like a plane would, and as it did so, one light went out view. The two objects had come over the mountain from the south on their left, moving slowly in a straight, level profile. They headed north over the Afan Valley towards Neath, taking about five minutes to go out of sight. There was no sound at all coming from the objects. A car went past them while they were viewing the objects. Everyone was staggered and talked about it for the rest of the evening.
David reported it to the MOD.
Source: SUFON Files: witnesses interviewed by Emlyn Williams 24 October 2015; MOD Files.
                                                         

19 DECEMBER 2007 - LLANISHEN, CARDIFF

Witness: 'My friend and I were sitting at our desks in the office in Cardiff. The office looks over the Cardiff suburb of Llanishen and we have a great view of huge sky above and around us from the 2nd (3rd if you count the underground carpark) floor. My friend exclaimed that there were something in the sky - asking what it was - and I looked up. What we saw, in the cloudless sky, was a fat ball of white smoke/cloud, seemingly quite wispy, if I recall, moving across the sky. We wouldn't have been surprised at seeing a cloud (which it first looked like), if it hadn't been moving at considerable speed. Not helicopter speed, but certainly the sort of speed you would associate with a really windy day. And it wasn't windy. It also appeared to have a triangular 'tail' coming out of it - on the right as you looked at it. Afterwards, when I drew it, someone commented that it looked like an ice cream in a cone that was on its side. When we saw it, it seemed like a cloud doing an impression of a fat meteor! Another thing we should say is that it was fairly big in the sky, so it seemed to be fairly close. Not like a, say, airplane would look like from the window.We were really excited and baffled by it! We ran to the window on the adjacent side of the building as the object appeared to be moving that way. It looked fairly underwhelming from the new angle (how disappointed were we not to stay viewing it from our original vantage point!) and appeared to be disintegrating. I ran back to the original angle and could no longer see it. I then went back to the other window and it had totally disappeared. Scrambling, I took the photo on my phone but should have taken a video clip to show the movement.

Duration of sighting: 1 minute.

Source: http://www.ufo-hunters.com citing MUFON

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LATE DECEMBER 2007 – LLANISHEN, CARDIFF
Early one evening after Christmas, low - broken cloud. The witness, living in Llanishen, Cardiff, went for a smoke out the back garden. Looking up in a northerly direction, the witness saw what was at first thought, a meteor, but was flying low and of an odd shape – which the witness compared to two boater hats glued together, but the rim was not as large. It was an opaque white but the contours were a very bright white. It was heading ‘hell for leather’ in an east-west direction, and due to the low clouds that evening must have been low to have been seen.
The witness said it was huge, and left some sort of vapour trail behind it (short and white) which disappeared as soon as the object went into cloud.
Source: MOD Files – Low Flying Complaints!
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EARLY MARCH 2008 - PONTARDDULAIS

About 3 AM,

Bolgoed Road, Pontardulais. The house where this incident happened is located in a terrace with a very small garden to the front, and a rear garden which opens onto a back lane. Husband and wife, David and Nicola were in bed.
David was unable to sleep and heard a noise outside, and the sound of someone trying the back door. He woke his wife and she too heard the noise of the door handle. Then she heard footsteps on the gravel in the back garden.
She got up and looked out of the en-suite bathroom window and again heard the footsteps, but could see no one.
David ran out into the back garden to find the intruder, and went to the entrance onto the lane at the rear but could see nobody in either direction. He explained later that he noticed that the sky was brighter than it should have been at that time of the night, being a bluey colour like it gets as dawn approaches, which was further unusual as there was cloud cover.
David went back into the house, and as he came through the back door, he saw Nicola standing in the hall and looking upstairs.
She called him over so he went to see what she was looking at. He saw that the light on the landing ceiling, which had an energy-efficient bulb fitted, was switched off, but the tip of the bulb was flickering.
But the strangest and most unnerving thing was that while the light was flickering with no current feeding it, they could hear footsteps in the attic - like that of children running back and fore, repeatedly crossing the ceiling, two or three pairs of feet judging by the sound they were making.
The couple were up all night that night. This resulted in David keeping a martial arts weapon by the side of his bed, (which he still does as at 2015) and put a video camera outside in the garden a few nights later, balancing it on the edge of their trampoline facing the back gate, and leaving it running all night.
When he went out the following morning he found the camera had been turned around to face the house, and had been turned off. There was still tape unused and there was still power in the battery. The last thing it had recorded of the image going bright which David thinks could be an arm close up.
He tried it another night but nothing happened.
Although of significant interest regarding possible paranormal activity, this report is included in this chronology as it is relevant when considering David and Nicola's previous and subsequent UFO and entity encounters
Source: SUFON Files - witnesses interviewed by Emlyn Williams 24 October 2015.
                                                       
 
16 APRIL 2008 - EBBW VALE
8.47 AM.
Nathan Jennings (18) saw a grey disc-shaped object with bright red, white and blue pulsating lights along the edges hovering over Ebbw Vale steelworks site for 10-15 minutes before it zoomed straight up and out of sight.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=2496
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7 JUNE 2008 – LLANELLI
 
Schoolboy Shaun Williams, 12, went out to photograph a light aircraft performing stunts above his home in Llanelli at around 3 PM.
Later he looked at the pictures on his digital camera – and realised he had also captured a saucer shape against a clear blue sky. Shaun said, “I couldn’t believe it when I looked back at my pictures and this strange object was there.”
Source: The Sun 21 June 2008
                                                                   

8 JUNE 2008 – ABERDARE

Dawn Williams, 45, spotted an object in the sky above Aberdare Country Park, hours before the police helicopter/UFO incident at St. Athan.
She said: “It came over the horizon and was travelling for about a minute and a half before it disappeared.
It was circular and had a dome on top – it looked like a planet with rings. I didn’t say anything at the time because I didn’t think anyone would believe me.”
Source: The Sun 21 June 2008.
                                                        

8 JUNE 2008 – ST. ATHAN

A police helicopter was coming in to land at its base at RAF St. Athan, near Cardiff at 12.40 am. When at 500 ft and waiting to land the crew saw a UFO speeding towards them from below.
A source said: “It closed in at great speed aiming straight at the helicopter. The chopper had to swerve sharply to avoid being hit. The guys said if they’d stayed where they were, they’d be dead – it would’ve been a direct hit.
They are convinced it was a UFO. It sounds far-fetched, but they know what they saw. These guys are hardened professionals and know people will take the mickey, but they are certain they saw a UFO. After the near-collision they decided to follow it to find out what the hell it was. They belted across the Bristol Channel in pursuit, but it was too quick.
They got to the North Devon coast and had to turn back because they were running low on fuel.”
All three crew described the object as “flying saucer shaped” and circled by flashing lights. They reported it to senior officers, who passed on the report to Britain’s UFO investigators.
The chopper is crammed with hi-tech cameras and surveillance gear, but the UFO somehow avoided being caught on film. Strangely, the crew could not see the craft with night-vision goggles – but all said it was “clearly visible” to the naked eye.
South Wales Police said “We can confirm the Air Support Unit sighted an unusual aircraft. This was reported to the relevant authorities for their investigation.”
The MOD, which usually investigates UFO sightings said: “We’ve heard nothing about this. But it is certainly not advisable for police helicopters to go chasing what they think are UFOs.”
Source: The Sun 20 June 2008. Reporter: John Coles.
                                                        

12 JUNE 2008 – TALYBONT-ON-USK

A doctor of psychology of Cardiff University, Dr. Simon Griffey, 50 and his son Jack, 23, were driving near Llangynidr Mountain in the Brecon Beacons at 11.40 pm, when they spotted lights over Talybont-on-Usk.
He said: “There was no noise whatsoever, it was a bit eerie. I’ve driven over this mountain for 17 years and have never seen anything like it. There were seven lights and having read the description from the soldiers in Shropshire, there are some similarities.
 They were the same sort of colour and the same spherical shape that they reported. I know I wasn’t seeing things because Jack saw exactly the same thing as I did – and two other cars pulled over to look.”
Sceptics have suggested the sightings could be huge man-made lanterns floating into the sky. But the boffin, of Llangynidr, said: “It was too big. It was way above the horizon and stayed there for 15 minutes. It was a bit smaller than a full moon – quite big and high up.”
Jack recorded the phenomenon on his mobile phone – but when they examined the pictures later, they found only three of the seven lights showed up.
Dr Griffey said: “The police helicopter crew (8 June) said they failed to record the sighting on their equipment. If it had been a natural phenomenon you surely would have been able to photograph all of it. I’d like someone to explain – because I have no idea what to make of it. I think it’s plausible that there could be life on other planets.”
Source: The Sun 27 June 2008. Reporter: John Coles.
                                                        

AUGUST 2008 - ARGOED, GWENT
A motorcyclist at Argoed saw an unidentified object. In an email to the MOD he said he:
 "spotted three bright orange lights in the sky about a mile away, (I) pulled over to look and noticed that the lights were heading towards me. The lights switched off one by one but (I) could still see one of the objects, (I) lost sight of the other two, this object was black and disc shaped, it also moved quick and was silent."
Source: http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/10506494.Released_documents_tell_of_Gwent_UFO_sightings/?ref=rss citing MOD Files.
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13 AUGUST 2008 - ABERAVON BEACH

8.30 PM
An anonamous witness aged 29:
"My girlfriend and I were just taking our dog for a walk, admiring the last bit of the sunset. The clouds were low and it wasn’t a particularly nice night as the weather had been dismal all day. We were both just walking, when we both saw the huge ball shoot past and out to sea...it was all in a blink of an eye, bright bright white light. it was like something from a film!...we both saw it, and were both saying 'did you just see that?'...it was so weird. The 3 fishermen on the beach about 300 yards away did not see it, which freaked us out even more. I guess, it was so fast you could blink and miss it....we then just stopped and looked for anything else in the sky, but nothing. We then walked back up the beach opposite direction towards the houses, when the dog started growling at nothing, and then again in a split second we saw another smaller round bright white ball appear and mega mega quickly move sideways in the sky and then just vanish. My girlfriend screamed, and we were both really shaken up! What we saw was too fast both times to be a plane or jet, and both think the whole thing is just unexplainable. We are glad we both saw the lights as it sounds so unbelievable, but its what we both saw...."
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=2803
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LATE SUMMER 2008 – TOWNHILL, SWANSEA

Witness – Nigel Morgan says he thinks it was late summer because the children next door were collecting for the harvest festival and he gave them some tins of soup and that helped him to remember the time of year.
One night about 2 AM, he awoke from a night paralysis episode, and experiencing a feeling of being watched, in bed at home at Gomer Gardens, Townhill, Swansea.
He was usually a light sleeper due to suffering with arthritis in his spine, and he suddenly got up and went to the window and shouted out: “No stop it! You can’t take her!”
In the street he said he saw a blonde woman standing on the pavement his side of the road, and a beam of light shone down onto her from above. She was lifting off the ground and suddenly all was gone in an instant. He did not recognise the woman.
He dressed and went outside, after which he has no recollection until waking up again in his bed, but fully clothed, with shoes on.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 24 October 2015.
                                                        
 
26 SEPTEMBER 2008 - MONMOUTH
About 10 PM.
Finian Handley was driving his taxi, alone, through Monmouth, south-west along the A40, and saw two "orbs", one above the other, hovering just above the trees in Chippenham Park, next to the A40 dual carriageway ahead of him.
"I continued through the traffic lights and directly past the orbs, which were only four lanes away from me and a few metres above the trees at most. I was so close to them as I passed them - less than fifteen metres.
 I noticed that the bottom orb had what I can only describe as a chink or splinter of light coming out of the bottom right side, as if the orb was beginning to change shape.
 
 I pulled over (on the slip road over the River Wye that leads to Beech Road) as quickly as possible. In this short period - ten seconds at most - they must have completely changed into black triangles, because by the time I'd got out of the car and turned to look at the orbs, they were triangles in the same spot, one beside the other. They were low enough to hit with a stone, about the height of two and a half lamp posts stacked on top of each other.
 
 There were several lights on them, arranged symmetrically on the underside and there were white lights on the three points of each triangle. I can't remember the exact layout of the lights on the underside except that there were at least three different colours, including white and red, and definitely a row of four blue lights along the back end. Each triangle was a bit larger than a small passenger jet.
 
They hovered for a second over Chippenham Park, then started to slowly move toward me but slightly to my right. Both objects were clearly identical in every way and were moving slower than five miles an hour, taking at least fifteen seconds just to pass over the dual carriageway. They were absolutely silent and there were no other cars on the road at the time. As they slowly and silently crossed the dual carriageway, they elongated slightly.
 
 They momentarily also shimmered, as if becoming partially transparent, but literally for only a second. They they made a decisive turn away from me - about ninety degrees - and as they departed, all of the different coloured lights on the underside, including the flat oval blue lights, faded to white. After passing over the dual carriageway, they both turned slightly left. keeping perfect formation, now travelling toward the Kymin; then a few seconds later they split up, onre continuing toward the Kymin and the other departing straight up the dual carriageway, maintaining the same speed and height."
(Earlier in the evening, at about 9.30 PM he, together with a passenger in his taxi, saw two triangular craft over Whitchurch, a few miles to the north-east, across the border in England. The two craft had appeared "almost directly over the car, going slowly in the opposite direction". Four blue lights could be seen along the back of each object.
 
The two triangles were only a metre or two apart. His passenger also witnessed this sighting, before they disappeared from view.)
An anoymous witness  came forward with information supporting Finian's later sighting:
"I saw exactly the same thing over Wyesham (above Monmouth) on the the same evening.
 
The only difference being that what I saw, I believe, was earlier in the evening and the direction was slightly different. But his description of the two 'craft', the lights, etc., everything was eerily the same....these two objects came from a northerly direction, just below the Kymin.
 
But the really bizarre thing that occurred to me as they drew closer and eventually passed over my house was that they were hardly moving - travelling really slowly."
Source: Timothy Good Earth-An Alien Enterprise Timothy Good 2013 citing personal communication with witness and "The Truth is Out There: Ghostly UFOs Haunting Ross-Monmouth road," Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Review, October 10, 2008.



                                                       
 
10 OCTOBER 2008 - LLANDOW, VALE OF GLAMORGAN?
6 PM.
Chris Mutch (37) owns land at the base of a tip. He was locking things up at the end of the day and  saw lights which seemed to be on an object over the tip:
"Four lights at corners of a square, approx 5 metres across judging from initial platform, which I am very familiar with. The odd thing? As it went over me, the moonlit sky revealed that there was nothing in between the lights. Lifted from the top of the tip and moved across the sky, behaved like a helicopter, which I assumed it was at first, carrying some kind if lighting rig. It was also silent, very weird".
Duration of sighting: 5 minutes.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=3168
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2 NOVEMBER 2008 - SOUTHERNDOWN

7.30 PM.
Joanne Payne (33),  was with two other people on Southerndown beach and saw an object fly past at speed.
"It was an oval round shape with twin lights surrounding the circumference, lights were orange in colour, moved so fast that it was literally a blink of an eye, two others also saw the sighting..."
The object hovered and zoomed off.
The witnesses were in shock and disbelief at what they had seen.
Duration of sighting: 4 seconds.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=3054
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FEBRUARY 2009 – SWANSEA

On a Friday night in February (but could be March) between 7 and 9.30 PM. On duty uniformed police officer ‘D’ was on foot patrol near Swansea Museum, at the end of York Street, on the central reservation of Victoria Road. Looking north-east, he observed a lot of Chinese lanterns drifting in a south-westerly direction, and one object, a red ball, slightly above them, moving in the opposite direction, at a gently pace.
Just then on his radio, he heard another police officer, an acting sergeant, who was on front patrol on North Hill, to the north of the city centre, asking him if he could see “a red ball.”
There was no sound heard. The object continued in a north-easterly direction in a straight line, faster than walking pace until it was out of sight.
Source: SUFON Files. ‘D’ interviewed b y Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 12 May 2015.
                                                        

7 FEBRUARY 2009 – GORSEINON
 
Mid-morning. Overcast.

A disc was photographed over Gorseinon. The photographer didn’t notice anything at the time, but only saw it when uploading the image onto a computer. The photo was emailed to the MOD.
The photographer, Luke Dakin, got in touch with SUFON with further information:
“It’s facing south-east from the upper Kingsbridge area, looking towards Highfields/Kingsbridge. I took it with my new camera in early 2009 from my parents’ back garden after a dusting of snow.
 It was in the middle of a panoramic stitch (before the days of automatic stitching with camera/phones) so have a before and after shot too. Sounds like a cliché but I only noticed on the computer screen after I uploaded it.
 I checked the original file on the LCD screen on the back of the camera to make sure it wasn’t a software glitch on the computer and it was the same. I sent it in to one of the newspapers and they said it looked like a bird! MOD couldn’t explain it (the object has a red underbelly) and didn’t hear anything until a few years later after the files were de-classified.”
The photo here has been altered from the original and is in black and white. Luke will be providing SUFON with a copy of the original soon.


 

                                                        

10 FEBRUARY 2009 – SWANSEA BAY
 
9 PM. Mark Rayworth, age 34, was travelling by car along Llangyfelach Road, Swansea, near Brynmelyn Flats, when he saw what he described as a burning black blob some 80 feet in height, travelling over Swansea Bay from Mumbles towards Port Talbot, at a speed of about 70 mph. As he watched another burning blob seemed to drop off the main one and down towards the sea. No further details available.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson 17 March 2016.
                                                        

22 FEBRUARY 2009 - CHEPSTOW

1.10 AM.

A single object the size of a large car was seen. It was silver and had 'flames' flickering from the underside. It moved up and away.
Source: MOD Files
                                                                               

24 MARCH 2009 - BRIDGEND

5.17 AM

Four UFOs were seen flying beneath two aircraft. They moved much faster than the aircraft. The objects were described as being grey in colour with a dome on top and bottom.
They flew over the Waterton Industrial Estate.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                                                              

15 APRIL 2009 – PORT TALBOT

“I had just got out of my car at the petrol station in my local town (Port Talbot), when I noticed an orange light in the sky.
At first I thought it was a helicopter (we get quite a few over the town with strong spotlights looking for who knows what) as it was moving slowly and that maybe the orange light was blocking my view of the helicopter.
I had to fill up the car with petrol which I remember being annoyed at as I really wanted to see what the light was.
After filling up with petrol I tried to make visual contact again whilst driving (not recommended). I was getting occasional views of the light but I couldn’t stop as I was on a busy road with nowhere to pull over.
As I was making my way to another garage to inflate my tyres the light was above and in front of me. I was still driving and trying to keep eye contact with the light. It went directly overhead and I managed to slow down and get a better view.
The light was almost the same intensity and colour of a street light but just above the orange light I could make out a strange dark disk shape that I can only describe as appearing to vibrate. It was blurred like an out of focus object. It was this that really made me realise this object was unusual. There was no sound and I would say it was no more than 150 to 200 feet above me.
I lost sight as it went overhead and I remember cursing that I couldn’t pull over to get a better view, I was only a few minutes from home (with a camcorder waiting to be utilised) but by the time I got home I couldn’t see the light at all.
I should add that our local paper had a small write up on the incident confirming my sighting as being unusual and independently witnessed.
Source: beta.ufostalker.com/event/16524 uploaded by witness 15 April 2009.
                                                        
  
16 APRIL 2009 - MORRISTON, SWANSEA
12.20 AM.
Witness: Craig Morris (17):
"I did not actually see a UFO, what happened was: I settled down for bed at approx midnight. It was a warm night in bed so I opened both my bedroom windows fully which are directly above my bed. Then approximately twenty minutes later I was awoken from a half a sleep state to what sounded like a high pitched young child screaming, i then got up and immediately looked out of my window, the screaming continued until it then got more clear and suddenly sounded like two "things" rather than one. The noise was like nothing i have ever heard before and I find it hard to describe to you but all I can really think of is relating it to a child. The screaming continued then and then it become slightly more clear as if they were trying to say look up, repeatedly. At this point I was absolutely petrified looking around the street from my window for any sign of anyone. I then looked up into the sky and saw a light that couldn't have been more than 1 foot in diameter, faint and blue. The screaming then stopped and i heard a loud sort of overhead night plane going across. The road then fell to silence and a strong wind picked up resulting in me closing my windows."
Duration of sighting: 1 minute.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=3672
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20 APRIL 2009 - LLANDYBIE

5.15 AM
Karin Adams (41), saw a light in the sky like a star, but coloured. It was shining very brightly, then dimmed and moved across the sky about a hundred feet, then shone very brightly again, dimmed and moved back to its original position, then disappeared.
"I am quite sure this was a UFO, however have not had any sightings previously. The birds were chirping but everything else was very quiet no engine noises etc. so could not have been a plane. Also  the way it was moving was erratic, very quickly then slower."
Duration of sighting: 1 minute.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=3683
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14 JUNE 2009 – LLANGENNITH

10:45 PM. Weather conditions: Calm, slightly cloudy, cool night.

“My partner and I were fishing on the coast of Llangennith when I took a breather and sat down. I saw something in the corner of my eye glowing quite brightly.
 I called out to my partner who was just as amazed as I was to see a bright orange glowing square, quite large, over our heads. Three fishermen alongside us and a lady, sitting just behind, also witnessed the same thing. It moved slowly then stopped and juddered back and forth before vanishing.
 I looked at the UFO Balloons and I don’t think it was one of them as it didn’t rise at all and only moved side to side slightly. Also all around us was pitch black and quiet to suggest no dune parties in place.”
Source: www.ufoinfo.com/sightings/uk/090614.shtml
[2009 is full of reports of UFO sightings which are obviously Chinese lanterns – which at the time, weren’t well known, and many people unfamiliar with them were amazed.
Witness descriptions of what these look like and the tell-tale behaviour usually gives these away and the reports can be disregarded, however, this  sighting is a good one as the witness has considered this possibility and has decided that what was seen was not a lantern – and its behaviour does seem to match this hypothesis – so what was it?. – E.W.]

                                                        

24 JUNE 2009 - PORT TALBOT
Between 10.00 PM - 10.10 PM. Warm.
Lone witness:
'I live directly in front of several mountains which are around 2-3 miles away. At around 22.00-22.10 on Wednesday 24th I noticed a light in bright white/orange colour moving towards the top of the mountain which I thought could have been a car or tractor of some kind but then it took to the air above the mountain top, moved left then right then back down to the same path it came from then veered left and became a bright red in colour and going under the M4 flyover motorway before disappearing. This couldn't have been a helicopter because there are electric pylons on either side of the mountains and if it were a helicopter it would have certainly crashed into the M4. I would like to know if anyone else have reported similar.'
Source: www.ufoinfo.com/sightings/uk/090624.shtml
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25 JUNE 2009 – PORT TALBOT

21:45 – 21.55. Witness: D.

“....I saw a bright white light which I thought to be a police/search helicopter on a nearby mountain in Port Talbot.
It was moving directly upwards then stopped in a hovering position just a little higher than the mountain top for 10-20 seconds, then started moving left in a straight line then stopped in hovering position 10-20 seconds the doubled back on itself, stopped and hovered again for 10-20 seconds before moving right in a straight line then stopped and hovered again for 10-20 seconds. It then doubled back on itself again then stopped and remained totally motionless for around 30 seconds then started to move downwards.
Up to this point I still thought it was a police/search helicopter of some kind but then the bright white light changed into a bright pulsating red ball which moved in a very fast and erratic manner before disappearing into the woodland.”
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 5 February 2011.
                                                       
 
1 JULY 2009 – PONTARDDULAIS

6:45  PM approx
.
Hot clear day.
 
A large round object, possibly a disc was seen over Pontarddulais. It was described as being dark in colour but sunlight reflected off its surface.
 
It made no sound, but other aircraft could be seen and heard at the same altitude. It moved like it was floating or bobbing up and down very slowly and took around 10 minutes t fade from view.
Source: MOD Files.
[This report was one of the last before the MOD closed its UFO desk]
                                                        

15 JULY 2009 - CYNCOED, CARDIFF
11.15 PM. Clear sky.
Two brothers, Chris (23) and Mike (24) were in a back garden in Cyncoed and saw a strange, flat rectangular object, with one short side at the bottom. One side had a bulge towards the top. It was described as being two or three times the size of a house away from them at an altitude of what a helicopter would normally fly at. There were coloured lights at the top of the object which were swirling. Below the object an orange haze led down to another object, a bright orange horizontal ring, approximately 50 or 60 feet below.
The rectangular object was metallic in colour and the two objects were moving to their left without a sound. The rectangular object then departed in seconds [in which way isn't clear], followed  by the ring, which went straight upwards and disappearing.
The two witnesses told researcher Jane McCarthy that they had been watching the two objects for a few minutes and mentioned they thought that there was 'jump motion' where the air is dispelled [?].
Jane spoke to the mother of the two men, who told her they were genuine.
Source: http://www.psychicinvestigators.net/html/ufos.html
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SUMMER 2009 – MANSELTON, SWANSEA

8 PM one evening.

Mark Rayworth, age 34, was standing in a lane at the rear of Kildare Street, Manselton, Swansea. He saw what he described as a boomerang or triangular ‘wing’ shaped object, at a height of 300 to 400 feet. It was a large brown colour and made no sound.
He was unable to estimate its exact direction or speed. It appeared flying straight ahead, but suddenly swooped sharply upwards, and as it did so it emanated sparks from behind it. It disappeared out of sight vertically.
He observed it for about 2 seconds. He believed that the object was not of this planet.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson 17 March 2016.
                                                        

SUMMER 2009 - SWANSEA

Witness is unsure of the date - could be 2010.
About 8 PM. Dusk.

Laurence Lowe was walking along a path in parkland which surrounds Fendrod Lake, in Llansamlet. The lake was on his right and he was walking towards the south-west, facing towards Swansea.
The Ramada Jarvis hotel was on his left behind trees. He spotted a cigar-shaped object in the sky moving very slowly at a 45 degree elevation, and quite far away, possibly over the city centre (three miles distant).
It was heading from west to east, heading towards the docks area on the other side of Kilvey Hill from his position.
 He couldn't understand why it was so white - "it looked like a kitchen light" - i.e. a fluorescent tube. He thought it was too good to be true and couldn't explain why it was so bright.
Source: SUFON Files.
                                                        
 
12 AUGUST 2009 – BRECON              
                                                                                                  
“I went outside at about 10.38 pm because apparently there were going to be shooting stars that night. After a minute or two I noticed a bright blue light above the opposite hill. I assumed it was a light in a house.
After a while I realised it couldn’t be on a house, it was too high and it just didn’t look right. It started to move in a straight line in my direction and as it came closer I noticed two things – what I could see was a bright blue light, sphere shaped.
Also the noise this thing was emitting, it was like heavy machinery, a drill perhaps. This was all very strange so I ran inside to get a torch, to have a better look. I couldn’t find one so I went back out, but by this time the UFO was almost gone. I could still see and hear it though. After about 15 seconds, it was gone.
I was eager to find out what it could be, the glowing blue light (which didn’t blink by the way) and strange, grinding sound had got me thinking this wasn’t normal aircraft.”
Duration of sighting: 1 minute 20 seconds.
Source: beta.ufostalker.com/event/18602 uploaded by witness 12 August 2009.
                                                        

12 SEPTEMBER 2009 - COSMESTON LAKES, PENARTH

9.30 PM
Georgie Currie (15) saw a light like a star, but larger moving at speed, and up and down, "like 'dodging' things in the sky. It randomly shone amazingly bright for about 15 seconds then went to its normal light balance, like a star." Duration of sighting: 5 minutes.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=4198
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15 SEPTEMBER 2009 - TREHERBERT

Around 10 PM. 
"From my flat in Treherbert, I can see the North Star and on this particular night could also see the space telescope (in the direction of Treherbert railway station).
 From the same point at the North Star, a bright object was moving in the sky up the valley (as if you were looking down Bute Street).
It was moving steadily and very smoothly. I am 100% sure it was not a helicopter or plane as it dipped in the sky (quite slowly) several times, still very smooth. I rushed to get my phone to video it, by this time the object moved quite quickly towards ‘the basin’ on the other side of the railway, hovered over the mountain, flashed brightly and then disappeared.
I am convinced it was a UFO. At the time, it was common knowledge that a space telescope was visible to the human eye and if I recall correctly, this was my reason for having a 'glance' out of the window at the time. This object caught my eye because it was brighter than anything else in the sky at the time.
Again, I'm still to this day convinced it was a UFO as it moved in different directions. There were no flashing lights on the object like you would see on a plane or helicopter. Not sure whether this is coincidence, but the moment I found my phone and went to film the object, it vanished (faded)."
Source: www.mufoncms.com
 
                                                          

19 SEPTEMBER 2009 – BETWS, AMMANFORD

8:15 PM.

A journalist, together with about 24 other people saw three objects, like bright orange tennis balls stuck together flying across the sky over Betws.
Source: MOD Files.
 
                                                        

24 SEPTEMBER 2009 - GARTH MOUNTAIN, PENTYRCH


2 AM.
Ffion Morgan-Williams (15), saw an object which she said looked like a saucer, with fast-flashing lights, descending and seeming to land onto Garth Mountain. She said she heard three loud noises like gunfire or a car backfiring, followed by an extremely loud humming noise for about fifteen minutes. Duration of sighting: 20 minutes.
Source: http://www.ufowatch.com/display.asp?id=4236

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5 OCTOBER 2009 – ABERPORTH

A UFO was seen over Aberporth. No details were recorded. The witness called the MOD UFO Hotline, but the call was cut off after 30 seconds.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                        
 
                                                              
31 OCTOBER 2009 – MAESTEG
 
Evening.
 
Orange/red sphere seen just under cloud cover over Maesteg by a father and son. Object moved north-east then up into the clouds, without making a noise.
Did not have standard aircraft lights and it appeared that the entire object was giving off light as opposed to having spotlights.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                        
 
5 NOVEMBER 2009 – PONTARDDULAIS
 
7:34 PM. A family of four people (informant, partner, daughter and stepson) saw an orange sphere moving from west to east over Pontarddulais.
The object made no noise, was large in the sky compared to the level of cloud cover, was an off red blood orange colour and the entire sphere emitted light. There were no ‘spotlights’ and the light remained constant and did not flicker.
It moved at an apparent straight heading and took approximately 4 minutes to travel from one horizon to the other. Other aircraft were seen in the sky at the same time.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                        
 
8 NOVEMBER 2009 – PORTHCAWL

6.10 PM. A UFO was seen. N o details were reported.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                       

9 NOVEMBER 2009 – PORT TALBOT

3.55 PM. Clear sky. An orange/yellow object displaying no contrails or flashing lights was seen at an altitude of 1500 – 2000 feet over Port Talbot, moving west.
Source: MOD Files.
                                                        

12 DECEMBER 2009 – MURTON

21:26. Helen and David Carter:
“Looking at the night sky northwest low in sky saw what looked like three stars in a row with clusters of smaller stars. Husband said that looks unfamiliar and as we were looking they all disappeared.”
21:50. Helen Carter:
“Refer to previous sighting earlier this evening, went outside again and the three bright stars had returned and were in same position in the sky. On closer inspection the cluster of smaller stars were all to the right of the three larger stars. I called my husband to tell him they had returned but as soon as he came out they all disappeared.”
Source:www.uk-ufo.com
                                                        

26 DECEMBER 2009 – BRYN, PORT TALBOT

4 PM. David was driving from visiting his mother and sister in Maesteg, to his home in Pontarddulais, with his wife, and their 5 year-old daughter.
They were heading west and had just passed through Bryn on the B4282 as it was starting to go dark, and it was snowing.
He then saw a bright, blood red orb flying south to north through the falling snow. He pulled over by a farm road (the same place where he stopped to see the two triangular objects in autumn 2008) and got out of the car for a better look.
He immediately rang his mother at his sister’s house in Maesteg, about 4 miles away over the hills, to tell her what he as looking at. His mother thought he was talking about the red orb that she was looking at, at that very moment in the sky near her!
The object that David was looking at went up into the clouds and disappeared.
Source: SUFON Files: David interviewed by Emlyn Williams 24 October 2015.