Leighton Mark Poar was with two friends driving along the A470 from Pontypridd to Aberdare. He looked to the right and above the mountains to the east saw a cylinder-shaped object hovering. One of his friends said it might be a helicopter, but there were no rotor blades visible.
1 MARCH 2010- TREGARTH, GWYNEDD
Three friends, Kevin Pople, Sion Hughes and Sion Jones were in Tregarth. Kevin Pople: "A large black triangular-shaped craft appeared out of nowhere heading in the direction of Mynydd Llandygai. The craft had numerous glowing (not flashing) bright lights on either side (white, blue and red) and was hovering slowly at a very low altitude (a few feet above the height of the telephone pole). It made a noise similar to that of a lawnmower, and made no attempt to evade detection. The sight of the craft left us in a daze, my friend Sion Hughes was on the mobile speaking to Dwayne Roberts at the time. In all fairness neither one of us reacted quick enough with the camera as we were numb with shock."
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk/tregarth-gwynedd-1st-march-2010/ reported by witness: 2 March 2010.
2 AUGUST 2010 – PYLE
6 SEPTEMBER 2010 – SWANSEA VALLEY
Carl Knight saw:
“A large round white light moving west over the Swansea Valley. There were two police choppers in the sky at the time they seem to be following it.
The light then went up into the sky and it was gone. All this lasted around 15 minutes.”
12 SEPTEMBER 2010 - PENMON, ANGLESEY
An Australian couple, Em and Cheryl Jones, on holiday in North Wales were in a rented cottage in Penmon.
They were looking through the upstairs bedroom window towards the Menai Strait (south), and spotted at least twelve small flickering white lights travelling in formation from west to east, from Bangor towards Llandudno. Following the formation of white lights was a larger white diamond-shaped object with brighter white lights in each apex. This object was rotating slowly in an anti-clockwise direction.
Cheryl did not see this object but saw the formation, the last of which disappeared instantly "into a pin-point", but Em didn't see that.
Duration of sighting: about 50 seconds.
20 SEPTEMBER 2010 - BRACKLA, BRIDGEND
Clear sky. The sun had set at 7.16 PM so would have been dusk.
Mark was ouside the front of his house in Brackla, locking his car. He happened to look up and noticed a black object, which seemed to be bell shaped with a flashing orange/white light, travelling east to west.
He watched it until it went out of sight. It moved faster than a plane, making no sound that he could hear.
Location of Sighting: Brackla, Bridgend
26 SEPTEMBER 2010 – DUNVANT, SWANSEA
At around 8 pm,
The witnesses, Alexandra Hole, her boyfriend Jonathan Coombs, and five others saw an object over Dunvant, Swansea:
“My boyfriend was outside having a cigarette and called me out to look at something in the sky. At first, it appeared to be a plane on fire falling out of the sky, but then it got closer and right over the houses.
It wasn’t up high but it was down low in the sky and was the size of around 5 jumbo jets put together. It didn’t make noise but was right over the house and the light was so bright it was like the sun. This made it impossible to photograph it because it flooded the camera with light.
There were lights all around the edge of it shooting off colours. It went over and then a second one appeared further up and hovered for a bit. There were planes all around it and one appeared to go up close and then either disappeared or went into it.
There were several of us there to see it (three adults and four boys from the street). The boys said they had seen it the night before as well but no one had believed them.
Everyone was stone cold sober and we are not the type of people to ever have thought that UFOs existed. One of us had to go to work and once there she could see bright lights in the sky in a group. She was with two other adults and they all looked at the lights through strong binoculars.
She said it was the same ships as we had seen close up and the underbelly of them looked like lit up jellyfish.
The activity went on for around a half hour and the crafts moved off towards Gower and out of sight. This was a very frightening experience for everyone. Please if anyone else saw this can you get in touch?”
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk posted by witness 13 October 2010.
Williams contacted Alexandra on 5 August 2015. She said:
“I live on Dunvant Road and my ex partner called me to look out the back which faces Derlwyn because he first thought there was a plane on fire but then it got right up close to my house and was very low and just stayed there for a while.
I tried taking a photo but it didn’t come out. I called some random teenagers walking past to see, look at it and then it moved on towards the Gower the other direction of my house. I haven’t told anyone because people look at me as if I have two heads.”
7 OCTOBER 2010 – LOUGHOR ESTUARY, NORTH GOWER
Between 8 PM and 9 PM.
Witness: Jonathan Davies.
“I and my wife were witnesses to a very strange incident off the coast of Llandimore, Gower, Swansea, last Thursday 7th October 2010, 8 pm till 9 pm. My daughter who is 2 years old was standing pointing out the window saying ‘bright’. Took a look and a very strange large egg shape orange object was in the sky not too far off the coast over the sea (tide was in over the salt marsh) the object then came down just above the sea, the colours were as bright as the sun, the colours kept changing.
This happened for over an hour. I took close up pictures with a hi def camera and the pictures are very unusual to say the least. About 15 minutes after it arrived another similar but much larger object appeared opposite Llanelli (took lots more pics) the sky was overcast so not stars and not Chinese lanterns as objects were very large and stayed in same position for long periods.
Whilst the object was over the sea, a large helicopter came up to the object with a spot light on it, but as soon as the light hit the object it went out and the helicopter sped off in opposite direction very fast, this happened 5 times, strange!
I have been in touch with the police (not their helicopter and no reports), the coast guard same response as the police and the two local air bases at Pembrey and St. Athan both bases close at 5.30 and said nothing to do with them.
I have sent the picture to Nick Pope who headed up the investigation into UFOs at the Ministry of Defence. He has replied and said the pictures are baffling and intriguing and asked me to get them analysed with the BUFORA which I have done (sent pics, awaiting response).”
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk – report uploaded by witness 21 October 2010.
Steven Griffiths, SUFON, went to interview him and Jonathan told him that after the sighting, two black vans were seen driving along a causeway across the marsh to the approximate location where the object which had been over the marsh had been.
Jonathan had asked the landowner who holds the key to the gate over the track to the causeway, who told him that he had opened it for nobody.
View looking north over the estuary
One of the photos that Jonathan Davies took.
19 OCTOBER 2010 - BRIDGEND
6 PM. Clear and sunny with excellent visibility.
The witness, J. Malvern was driving in the Bridgend area and saw two commercial jet liners travelling west. A silver object which 'buzzed' them was then seen at roughly the same altitude.
It seemed to be conscious of the aircraft. It made no vapour trail and moved faster than the planes. It was too far away to notice any details, and just appeared as a spherical or slightly elongated spherical object.
It changed direction several times quite slowly, but "not in a winged aircraft manner". The witness discounted the possibility that it could have been a helicopter, plane or satellite.
5 NOVEMBER 2010 - MERTHYR TYDFIL
The witness, Jenny, was with her partner in their local park in Merthyr Tydfil to watch a firework display.
Half way through, an orange light appeared, which circled the park as the fireworks were going off. It carried on doing this for about 10 minutes until it stopped still. Its orange glow turned a deeper orange, nearly red.
It stayed like this for about a minute before turniong back to it's orange glow and then it started moving again. It remained visible until the firework display finished, then it shot across the sky and out of sight.
Jenny said that there was not a Chinese lantern "as they can't stop dead and shoot off into the opposite direction with such speed."
5 NOVEMBER 2010 – CARMARTHEN
“I am reporting this incident for the witness who wishes to remain anonymous at this time. I received several photos taken in rural Carmarthenshire, Wales, near Carmarthen on November 5, 2010 around 7 pm local time.
The witness noticed the object rise from behind a hill at a distance of approx. ½ mile. The UFO hovered for about a minute then continued to rise until it was out of sight. It was described as disc-shaped with red lights. The photo was taken with a cell phone. After talking to witness, I estimate this object was at least 150 feet across....possibly up to 200 feet. As you can see in the photo, the object seems to have structures on it.
There have been a few unusual sightings in this specific area recently. The witness has asked me not to disclose further location information. I realise that this was Guy Fawkes night in the UK and that there are traditionally fireworks and bonfires....but the witness is very reliable.”
The object was described as a large disc shaped object with red and white lights and structure. At this time, the images will be posted as *(link moved to additional evidence section-cms/sg). Under copyright.
Source: beta.ufostalker.com/event/26407 citing MUFON report uploaded 7 September 2010.
30 NOVEMBER 2010 - CARDIFF
9 PM. Witness: R. Watkins.
"Looking north-ish, I saw a very bright orange/white light falling from sky followed by a vapour trail, then it reached a certain altitude and stopped, the light intensity reduced and moved at incredibly high velocity in the direction of approx North-West on the same altitude until it was lost from sight."
www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 1 December 2010.
7 DECEMBER 2010 - CYNWYL ELFED
Approx. 10.30 PM. Witness: Chris O'Neill
"Just letting the dogs out the back field, north westerly direction towards Aberporth. One star like light,flickering and different colours. It started moving around in circles, then more random movements. It also went up and down then stopped. A few mins later started moving around a lot, then just stopped again. it’s not an aircraft as there are no red/green navigation lights or strobe to be seen .I’ve flown in quite a few aircraft including helicopters and they don’t move like that. It was some distance away, so it must have moved a fair distance for us to notice it from where we were standing."
www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded 8 December 2010.
7 DECEMBER 2010 - ABERTILLERY
Barbara Jones was with a colleague in a parked car in a side street while working a night shift in Abertillery, when they noticed what at first they thought was a plane coming in low from the direction of the forestry on the mountain which runs along side of the street. The object was moving fast and the witnesses noticed that it did not have wings,was big and there was no sound coming from it.
"...it had a rocket shape end to it which was glowing an orangey red colour." Barbara said it had three windows at the front end, and light was visible coming through them, which was changing colour from a golden light to bright white to a blue tint. The body of the object was a dark colour. As it flew horizontally across the rooftops of Abertillery, the street lights reflected off it and the witnesses could see that it was greyish.
It tilted upwards and then it disappeared in front of them, "into thin air" before their eyes.
Duration of sighting: around 20 seconds.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 20 December 2010.
2011 – LLANYBYDDER
A farmer in Carmarthenshire told police a spaceship abducted one of his sheep. The spaceship apparently beamed up a sheep from a field near Llanybydder.
Source: southwaleseveningpost-evening post.co.uk
Newly released data shows that a caller to Dyfed-Powys Police claimed they had seen sheep being taken on board an unidentified flying object from a field in Llanybydder near Lampeter.
27 JANUARY 2011 - NEWPORT, GWENT
On the outskirts of Newport, Craig Abdie (34) was with a work colleague, and they both saw a light in the daylight sky:
"It was a static light in the sky which was pretty insignificant when I first saw it until another light appeared just above it. A few seconds after the second light appeared the first light went out. Then shortly after the first light went out a third light appeared above the second light. The two lights remained on for around 10 seconds until they both went out at the same time. Shortly after the lights went out a low flying aircraft flew past. The aircraft didn't look like a civilian aircraft and was flying very low."
Duration of sighting: 2-3 minutes.
28 JANUARY 2011 – SWANSEA
6.20 AM. Witness: Steve.
“Driving to work, I noticed an object in the sky with a green/yellow unnatural light. I couldn’t gauge how far away it was or what speed, but it was very fast.
I looked at it for 2-3 seconds then it very rapidly accelerated and disappeared going westerly. I’m well used to seeing ‘normal’ aircraft as I’m ex-RAF, this was unlike anything I have seen before.”
7 FEBRUARY 2011 – LLANSAMLET, SWANSEA
About 6 PM.
The witness, Kristian Davies, with his family was driving between Llansamlet and Birchgrove.
They saw three lights moving slowly in a circular motion, but the witness said they moved pretty quickly from one side of the road to the other. Then they disappeared one by one as if they turned their lights off.
25 FEBRUARY 2011 – SWANSEA BAY
Witness, Ashleigh was out with a friend on the beach near Blackpill taking long-exposure night photographs of the locality. Looking north-east towards the city centre.
“I was out photographing with a friend and although I didn’t actually see anything at the tie an odd light appeared in one of the photos I was taking. The camera was on a tripod, the exposure time would have been about 4 minutes, long enough to see the movement of the stars.
In the top right corner there is a very bright, apparently static light. I don’t think I was facing in this direction for much of the shoot, I was talking to my friend and making sure I didn’t walk into the camera in the dark which might explain why neither of us noticed it.
I just wondered if anyone would have any ideas of what it was. For any of you who know cameras, mine was set at F10 with the ISO set to 100 so for any flash of light to record it would have had to be very bright.
25 FEBRUARY 2011 – LLANGYNNOR TO NANTYCAWS, CARMARTHEN
“I was driving home from work past Llangynnor towards Cross Hands on the old A48 and had the impression I was about to be overtaken as the right side of the car and road became bright.
I looked to my right and saw a large green light in the sky travelling in the opposite direction back towards Carmarthen. It looked like a ball in the sky and the same colour as the Sony Ericsson logo.
A few minutes later when on the by-pass I again felt something was overtaking and saw the same light parallel to my car. I slowed down to have a closer look, and could see it was not attached to anything and more or less hovering.
As I was watching it, it just disappeared, but I felt it was looking back at me! I have not seen it since and travel that road twice a day.”
3 MARCH 2011 - CWMBRAN
Sunday afternoon. Clear blue sky.
Jon and his wife were in Cwmbran and saw a silver disc with a bright white underbelly quite low in the sky. They had a clear sight of it as it was stationary.
7 MARCH 2011 - BETTWS, NEWPORT
Friends Dave and Mike were walking through a wood behind their homes. They suddenly saw a bright white light moving across the sky about 150 feet above them, behind the trees. The white light went off, allowing them to see the shape of the object, which was, "oblong and a huge blue flame shot out the back of it, not making any sound." One of the witnesses ducked when a blue spot light shone on the two of them. He then turned around and looked up to see the object accelerate away at a fast speed.
They ran out of the woods and back into the street, in a state of fear.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 6 April 2011.
21 MARCH 2011 - PRESTATYN
8.47 PM. Wind SW 9 mph.
Mike watched what he described as a big black triangle displaying a white light at each corner to the NE, heading east at 43 degrees, fading in and out of clouds. There was no sound.
9 APRIL 2011 - SOLVA, PEMBROKESHIRE
Christopher McKeown was out walking his dog whilst visiting grandparents and noticed what he at first thought was a satellite.
"Direction of travel became highly erratic, whilst at some points almost stopping. Light doubled back on itself, sill erratic travel, and came back to approximately its starting point, becoming significantly brighter, before fading away rapidly.
Seen later that evening again about half an hour later by another member of the family, similar erratic pattern of travel, sharp double back in direction seen again.
Object on both occasions had the appearance of a satellite, but for extreme erratic travel path, and increase in luminosity."
1 MAY 2011 - PONTYPRIDD
Approximately 4 AM.
The witness was in bed and woke up in the early hours feeling distressed.
"...my room was filled with red, white and blue lights and I could hear a whirring noise out of my window.
I could not move. The lights stopped, the whirring noise moved away quickly and I had a vivid memory of something coming out of my index finger."
3 JUNE 2011 - CARDIFF
11.40 PM. Witness: Martin Lamb.
"...my wife and myself were having a cigarette out the back garden. As I looked up in the direction of Cardiff I could see a bright light coming our way from the southeast. Within a few seconds I could make out a flat triangular shape which had four dim orange lights per side and three on the back .
As it flew over head the underside had one dim white light in the centre the rest was black with no solid outline. It carried on travelling in a north west direction. It’s speed was faster than an any jet I’ve seen. The strange thing was, there was no sound.
It might be worth checking out this. At the same time I seen a jet fliying at about 30000 feet east to west their paths crossed. If this UFO was in the atmosphere then it was massive. I know my millitary jets and have an open mind to all things but this time I just know it was not of this world.
The facts: it was flat, big, fast and made no noise at all plus for a change I had someone with me."
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 4 June 2011.
10 JUNE 2011 - BONCATH
Between 1.40 AM and 1.55 AM.
Clear sky, high pressure.
Paul Wynter, a private pilot with past experience developing tracking equipment for the Royal Navy was at home south of Boncath.
He had gone outside at about 1.40 AM to switch some external equipment off (he does radio research work here in external buildings). He noticed a bright white light like an aircraft landinglight at about an angle of 40 degrees relative to his position.
He said it was brighter than any star field object and watched it for about 5 minutes as it stayed in the same area, moving only in an arc of about 10 degrees.
The light went off and on a couple of times and moved slightly in position. He was unable to guess how far away the light was but it did look high up. He said it was south of the normal air corridor overhead.
His immediate reaction was, 'what's an aircraft doing there
at that time. He could see it did not display the standard red/green nav lights
and it was not an aircraft strobe as it was steady on during the time he saw
He then watched the ISS go over and he went indoors to check the internet that this was the ISS as it went directly overhead.
This gave him a time reference. He eliminated satellites and stars as possible explanations for the white light and was left with the possibility of military aircraft, but this he discounted as there was no noise and the time of night too made this explanation unlikely.
He said: " ...when I moved here about 15 years back I saw above my house the same type of mystery object but much brighter or perhaps nearer, again no red/green nav lights or tail strobe. It too did a few manouvres then increased speed and disappeared vertically. Very memorable )."
He then asked his wife about this and she too stated that she had recently seen the same sort of object/behaviour and in the same southerly direction.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness: 10 June 2011.
30 JUNE 2011 - MONMOUTH
Baronne saw a bright silver orb moving slowly across the sky which at first he thought might be a satellite lit up by the setting sun. His view of it was briefly obscured by a house, before it changed direction and continued moving across the sky. He then obtained a better view of it and noticed that it appeared to be two spheres joined together. There was no trail. It then vanished and he ran to the front of his house but it had gone.
A short time later just after he had told a neighbour about it and was about to go back indoors it reappeared, but this time moving in the opposite direction, back towards the sun. It changed direction once again and finally disappeared into the distance.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk - reported 1 July 2011.
1 JULY 2011 - BETWEEN KINMEL BAY & BODELWYDDAN
Approximately 11.45 PM.
Terry Jeffries and his wife observed what at first they thought was a helicopter hovering at high altitude (estimated 5000 ft). It was stationary and made no sound. It was described as a red/orange light. He watched it through binoculars until it ascended vertically at high speed, becoming just a tiny speck before disappearing completely.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk - reported 7 July 2011.
2 JULY 2011 - USK RESERVOIR, TRECASTLE
Approximately 2.45 AM.
Clear sky no clouds.
Paul Rogers and Jade Mayor were on a camping and fishing trip to the Usk Reservoir near Trecastle, at the western end of the Brecon Beacons National Park. At around 2.45 AM on 2 July 2011, they were sitting next to a campfire chatting and watching their rods when a reflection in the water attracted Paul's attention.
He looked up to his left and he saw an outline of a "saucer with several bright individual lights in a lateral line."
The disc-shaped object was hovering and moving left to right, and it was ascending and descending randomly quite high above the dam of the reservoir. It stopped and two "stems" of yellow light protruded from the top of the object and at the same time different parts of the valley around it were being lit up by a white strobe effect.
The craft then faded away and reappeared much closer, around the centre of the reservoir within a few seconds and continued to move about silently.
Paul said: "The movements were very sudden and almost too fast for my eyes to follow - it would then stop instantly. The whole time I was asking for reassurance off my partner and asked her to commentate each direction it was moving. This continued for what seemed a very 15-20 mins before it faded away for good."
Source: http://www.uk-ufo.co.uk/?s=brecon uploaded by witness 4 July 2011.
7 JULY 2011 - ST. ATHAN
About 1 AM.
The witness was driving a car with friends, on a country road parallel with the RAF base at St. Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan, heading north-west, away from the village.
The road was edged by hedgerows. An object was seen hovering low, (about 5-10 metres) over a field about 100 metres square on the left of the witnesses. The object was described as being a gigantic diamond jewel-shaped object with " upturned with the point cut off flat edge down".
It was matt white in colour and stationary. It measured about the width of the field and about 5 metres in height. There were very bright spotlights coming out at various angles.
The witness said, "...during this sighting I was driving the car, I was so fascinated at the time that I was staring at the object not concentrating on the road, I slowed right down but did not stop to get out and look closer, something just kept me driving.
I also managed to cross my lane onto the other
side of incoming traffic, but at this time of around 1am there was no other
Duration of sighting: 30 seconds.
www.ufo-hunters.com citing MUFON. Reported by witness 8 July 2015.
31 JULY 2011 - FLINTSHIRE
Andrew Williams was outside his house, smoking a cigarette and looking at the sky. He saw an object which he described as being like a 'T-square' turned 90 degrees with five blue/white lights, similar to LED lights on each 'leg'.
He had no reference by which to estimate its size of speed but he said it appeared to be huge, and moving very slowly. He watched it for four minutes, and had to walk away from his house to follow its path. It finally went behind cloud, and back-lit the cloud briefly before finally disappearing.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness: 1 August 2011.
6 AUGUST 2011 – PORT TALBOT
Steven Griffiths was travelling west on the M4 at dusk, heading west on the way to Llanelli. He noticed a light just ahead of him at quite a low height.
While passing Port Talbot, he said it went over his car and then saw it through the side window just before it disappeared over a mountain on his right.
He described it as being triangular in shape with about 5 large circular yellowish lights along the leading edge and one further back on what might be a tail. He added that the lights were “very bright and very large, nothing at all like navigation lights.
It was lit in a way that seemed to want to
He said that he was certain that it was not a helicopter or commercial aeroplane.
Source: SUFON Files: Steve Griffiths; www.uk-ufo.co.uk
20 AUGUST 2011 - BROAD HAVEN SOUTH
"Strange lights observed whilst fishing by myself and 2 others for approx 2 minutes i can only describe as being similar to the northern lights but white in colour, the weather was cloudy and these lights appeared as they where shining through the clouds from above them, the lights stayed in one position for a few seconds then appearing in a completly different part of sky."
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness: 22 August 2011.
21 AUGUST 2011 - ABERBARGOED
"I went outside to get some plants in and had that feeling to look up at the sky. As I did I saw a huge ball of the brightest light I’ve ever seen. I watched it aproach me, then when it was directly above me (at a slightly higher level of when planes come in to land) I could see it had points, it was possibly triangular or star shaped , very, very bright with a round bright glow around it.
It moved slowly at first with direction. It went over my kitchen roof out of my sight so I moved down the garden to carry on watching. I called my patner and he witnessed it too.
There was no sound at all coming from it, as it got further away I saw another one, it was smaller and less bright (possibly as it was further away).
The smaller one crossed diagonally infront of the larger one, the larger one sped up and then they both disappeared."
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 23 August 2011.
23 AUGUST 2011 – SWANSEA
Swansea East – 22.55 approx.
John James: “My wife and myself were in the garden having a cigarette tonight as we often do. We agreed it was quite cloudy but thought the clouds seemed very bright and assumed the moon was shining through them, having said that, it looked a very strange colour.
We were looking in a south westerly direction. Within 5 minutes of looking towards the sky, we both saw what looked like a very bright star.
It flashed, and then it moved from the west towards the huge bright patch in the south west area of the sky, before disappearing out of sight!
At this point we waited for the clouds to have a gap and reveal the moon, as the brightness of the patch in the sky seemed too unusual to ignore.
We both still can’t believe what we saw with our own eyes, but it was as if someone had switched a light off! The large bright patch in the sky went out! As if someone had flicked a switch! We had watched this for 15 minutes approx.
The clouds broke....and the scary part was that there was no moon. We have witnessed other sightings before but never reported them. This one tonight really was something we thought should be told.”
25 AUGUST 2011 - HAWARDEN
Between 10.45 PM and 11.30 PM. Clear sky with few clouds.
Liam Doran was standing on his friend's roof, smoking and looking at the sky. Suddenly he saw three dull orange lights coming from the direction of Wrexham in the south, moving extremely fast. Liam suggested they were going about 200 mph.
"They were all travelling together but were definitely separate objects. As they flew past they were revolving around each other....imagine three flying light bulbs - that's what I saw."
They headed to the north-west towards Ewloe. Liam watched them until they were out of sight.
Duration of sighting: 20 seconds.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness: 26 August 2011.
AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER 2011 – BRYN, PORT TALBOT
David had been to Maesteg to visit his mother and was returning home to Pontarddulais. He was approaching Bryn on the B4282 and was passing Maesteg Golf Club when he saw on the left hand side of the road, hovering in the sky towards the south, three lights arranged in a triangular pattern, a large off-white light at the top, and orange/red light next to it and a turquoise light.
He stopped the car by the Royal Oak pub to watch it. It then disappeared. He then drove off, and whilst driving through Bryn he noticed the time was now 10.15 PM. He had left Maesteg at 9:30 PM. He got home at about 11 PM.
The journey had taken 90 minutes when it normally takes only 40. So there was 35 minutes unaccounted for. Also he didn’t feel right. His wife looked him over and found that his chest and neck were red and blotchy.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 30 October 2015.
SEPTEMBER 2011 - LLANGURIG
Object seen on Google street view above A44 Llangurig to Aberysthwyth road, roughly between Pant Mawr and Eisteddfa Gurig. Dark round object with projection at bottom. Photograph is facing west.
Source: Google Maps.
29 SEPTEMBER 2011 - GARNDIFFAITH
Stuart Verren and Janine Waite were watching the sky from a dark location on the British Mountain near Garndiffaith. They noticed four lights in the sky which they thought were satellites moving quite fast. There were no flashing lights visible. The four lights then aligned into an arc shape and stopped. Within seconds there was a flash and a ball of light (orange-red on the outside and white in the middle) fell towards the ground at a 45 degree angle. This lasted approximately two seconds and then it disappeared. The arc of four lights remained stationary. The witnesses left the location at 9 PM, the four lights were still in position.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk - reported by witnesses 29 September 2011.
NOVEMBER 2011 - LLANGOLLEN
Boyfriend and girlfriend, Nicky and Becky were driving through the mountains to the north of Llangollen and parked up at Panorama, a local beauty spot overlooking the Dee Valley. They saw a white light coming towards them, growing larger with a red light around it. Within seconds, however, it changed into what Becky described as a 'pod', larger than the original light, and had red and green lights, with two wings on its sides. Then it changed again into a blue and red triangle.
It hovered over the car for about ten seconds. Becky opened her door and noticed that there was no sound and no wind caused by the object [so could not have been a helicopter].
The two witnesses were in shock and Nicky was holding his phone to video it but had not pressed record.
It is not reported what happened at the end of the sighting.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk - witness reported it 22 November 2011.
JANUARY 2012 – CASWELL BAY
Daytime sighting. The witness, Maria was visiting the Gower Peninsula and took part in a guided walk along the coast.
After a long walk, they stopped at Caswell Bay for half an hour. Maria went for a short walk on the beach, and took some photos.
When she got home and showed the photos to her family they found a strange ochre ball or balloon in the sky on one of the photos though she definitely remembers that there wasn’t anything visible at any time when she took the pictures.
3 JANUARY 2012 - DENBIGH
Nathan Thomas (14) and his younger brother, Alex live in Bryn Garth on the western edge of Denbigh. They heard a loud bang and looked out of their rear bedroom window, which faces north, and saw a group of white lights flashing and pulsing in the sky and seemingly on a hillside which lies about a mile to the north, near a quarry.
Nathan said: "When I saw the lights I looked back into my room in case it was something reflecting on to the glass, but I opened the window and they were definitely in the sky."
His mother, Linda Pritchard who also saw the lights described them as amazing and said they were circulating over two houses in Bryn Garth which backs onto Cae Howell playing field, Denbigh.
"He woke me up, and his brother Alex and my grand-daughter Kiera. We all witnessed it, we were shaking and the dog kept barking. Nathan's first thought was this a space-ship, the police just said it was lampers, but how can it be lampers at 3 am and it's definitely in the sky," said Mrs Pritchard.
Alex managed to film the lights on his new video camera. The video shows a definite disc-shaped object, as the lights along its sides flash on and off, sometimes in sequence, and at others seemingly in a random pattern.
Alex said, "It was a disc shape and I could see mini explosions in the light but it definitely wasn't fire works because we had the window open and there was no sound. After we stopped filming we watched it for about half an hour and then next minute it was on an angle and was spinning and then it just stopped, the lights went out and it was gone."
The family contacted the police the morning after the sighting and they confirmed there were no helicopters out on January 3.
Source: www.countytimes.co.uk/news/2012/02/22/gallery/ufos-filmed-over-denbigh-19551/ - Kirstie Dolphin 22 February 2012.
See the video taken by Alex Thomas here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=348&v=NjK9gTVUtA
3 JANUARY 2012 - BEULAH, NEWCASTLE EMLYN
About 8 PM.
Alun James was at home in Beulah and was: "Just about to close curtains for the evening and suddenly saw light coming over the house. The whole field was lit up by a bright white light like nothing seen before. Light continued towards Blaenporth and Aberporth. Roundly shaped with long windows or lights all around."
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 6 January 2012.
FEBRUARY 2012 – SWANSEA BAY
Sunday morning, clear, no wind.
Jason Torlop, of Gorseinon, was fishing at Knab Rock, Mumbles on the west of Verdi’s restaurant on the slip at the far end of the car park, a location which faces north east towards Swansea across the 5-mile wide curved bay.
He was watching his rods when a bright moving object caught his eye, low in the sky roughly over Upper Killay, heading east towards Swansea. It seemed to be round, like an orb, and after about 5 minutes had moved slowly over the beach near Singleton, and had changed shape to that of a cone or funnel, with the thin end pointing downwards and had doubled in size, continuing towards Swansea city centre.
When it had reached a point in line with the docks it stopped and changed direction to the south west, towards the witness standing on the seafront at Mumbles.
As it got closer, crossing the bay he could see that it was of a shiny metallic colour, reflecting the sunlight, but was fuzzy with no defined edges and he was unable to focus on it.
It changed shape back to an orb a couple of times, which could be due to it turning. The object continued in a straight line and at the same height of a couple of hundred feet, moving at a slow rate, did not speed up or slow down and passed right over Jason and behind him, over Mumbles Head, making no sound at all.
Jason said its size was comparable to that of a car. There was a jet skier nearby busy putting his jet ski into the water and Jason said to him, “Look at that satellite.” The lad replied, “Oh my god, I’ve never seen one like that before!”
The object continued out of sight behind Mumbles Head, and presumably, if it did not change course again, would have continued south west over the Bristol Channel.
Total duration of sighting was about 25 minutes.
source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 26 October 2015
1 FEBRUARY 2012 - DENBIGH
Graham Evans took a photo of a disc-shaped object. He was standing in Bull Lane, just north of Denbigh Castle and took the shot of the craft which was to the south-east, beyond the ruins of Leicester's Castle. See the photograph presented here on his video presentation.
4 FEBRUARY 2012 - OFF BURRY HOLMS, GOWER
Approximately 11 pm. Calm, moonlit night.
Mr H and his partner were having a night time walk at Rhossili, Gower. Visibility was good as they could see right across Rhossili Bay towards Pembrey. The couple had walked down the path which leads from Rhossili village onto the beach at the south end of the bay.
'We had just sat down on the steps looking north-northwest when we saw something flying quite slow & low across the bay in a west to east direction. It was a bright light approx 100ft above the water. There was no sound which I thought strange. At first I thought it must have been car headlights on the far shore but when I looked at Google Maps I realised it couldn't have been because we were looking in the direction of Pembrey Sands. It wasn't a boat mast light either because we could see the water, there were no boats around at the time. It was just a white light...no leading / tail lights...and no discernable shape to it. We watched it for less than a minute before losing sight of it as it went around the headland moving up the estuary at the north end of the bay. Having looked at the moon phases on Google back to Feb 2012 it must have been Sat 4th Feb when we had the sighting.'
Source: SUFON Files: witness email 29 April 2017.
5 FEBRUARY 2012 - GWYDDELWERN, CORWEN
The witness lives in Maes-Yr-Efail in the village of Gwyddelwern, which lies a couple of miles north of Corwen. On the night of the sighting:
"I was standing at my back door smoking. I glanced over to my right and in the field at the back of my house saw two lights blink on. I first thought they were sheep's eyes but there was no light source to cause that. Plus, they looked rather like an old-fashioned torch that had flat batteries. The 'eyes' were on for perhaps three seconds then they went out/off. Approximately 30 seconds later the lights came back on but much, much brighter. They started to rotate quickly and rise up. They rose to about 50 feet then briefly followed the fence line. When they got close to a tall tree, the craft rose up above the tree, hovered there for perhaps 10 seconds then shot up and accelerated at an incredible speed due east and I lost sight of the object."
8 FEBRUARY 2012 - PORTHCAWL
Kath Anthony (54) - saw a fast moving light over the sea:
"It came over the water, I thought it was strange because it was too fasr for a boat and too low for an aircraft. Then it hovered over the common land. I saw a bright red glowing directional light and a smaller green light. I jumped in my car and drove there expecting to hear a helicopter. There was nothing there and no sound."
Duration of sighting: 1 minute.
24 FEBRUARY 2012 – PORTHCAWL
11:23 PM approx.
“At first glance I thought this was a plane both me and my husband looked up at it. It started with a pulsating light which was very high up in the air on a very clear night.
It appeared to be moving much faster than a plane towards us, it was totally silent and I could not see any trail behind it. It then slowed down dramatically and came down at an angle which was quite sharp. Out there is an island what looks to be on the horizon.
I have no idea what it is called but as this thing came in at the left hand side of it....it got down to just above the water; it looked disk shape with like a wide bell on the top.
The angle again changed and then it hit the
water and disappeared.”
SUFON note: the only island off Porthcawl is Tusker Rock, visible at low tide. Low water was at 0158 on the 25th February 2012, 2 ½ hours after the sighting, so the rocks would have been visible. We need to trace the witness as this case looks to be very significant as it is one of the few cases in British waters involving UFO/USO activity – E.W.
11 MARCH 2012 - RHYL
Gaz was on his xbox live chatting to his friends,one of whom, living nearby, said he and his 'missus' looked out of their window and saw two bright red lights hovering in the sky. Gaz suggested that they were lanterns but his friend said they definitely weren't. Gaz then looked out of his window, looked towards his friend's house and saw one object for about 6 seconds. He described it as a bright oval-shaped light which dimmed and disappeared.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk - reported by witness 12 March 2012.
27 MARCH 2012 - EWENNY
An anonymous witness was driving a tractor along Wick Road towards Ewenny and Corntown (heading north-west), to deliver a bale of hay. Looking towards Ewenny Quarry on the left (so would have been near Beech Court Farm), the witness saw what at first appeared to be a large silver HGV trailer, about 40 feet long, reflecting the morning sun, about a quarter of a mile away to the west.
The witness discounted this possibility as there was no
suitable road positioned above Kingswood and the quarry.
The elongated silver object then seemed to be floating a few feet off the ground. It then disappeared at speed behind an old stone barn and reservoir, travelling about ten feet in altitude, then suddenly shot straight up "faster than anything I've ever seen in a blink."
Duration of sighting: a few seconds.
Later, after work at 7 PM, the witness went to the site - the disused Hobbs quarry and entered an underground reservoir, to find a rational explanation, but was unable to find any trace. A few dates later he went back with sceptical workmates, and entered the underground empty reservoir. Apart from letting their imaginations get the better of them in the dark cavernous void, they found nothing.
13 APRIL 2012 - ROSSETT, WREXHAM
Approximately 10 PM.
Lewis Arnold and a friend were driving around the country lanes of Rossett and stopped on a hill to admire the view of Wrexham which lay about 5 miles to the south-west, and saw an object over the town.
"We saw what looked like a helicopter moving a square movement with sharp turns, but looking closer it was incredibly thin in shape and made no noise, so we realized this could not be a helicopter. We sat there for a couple minutes longer and we noticed this object was moving quickly towards us; cautiously we decided to start driving away as we did not know what it was, but as we did so, the object (which was now very clearly a black triangle), was getting closer to us as though it was going to cross paths. As we got further down the lanes we crossed pahs with the black triangle UFO and we both stopped suddenly. We looked upwards and this huge black object was no more than a height of 30 ft above our car, just hovering there as it it was watching us; you could have easily thrown a stone at the craft! We couldn't hear any noise so we turned the car engine off and all you could hear from this black triangle was a gently hum; it was incredibly silent for the size of the object!"
Lewis noticed that underneath the craft there were thick white lines going from each corner through the middle of the triangle. There was a light at each corner, which were connected by the white lines. He described the craft as being thin when viewed edge on. The two friends got out of the car and looked up in awe at the spectacle above them for about two minutes, not believing what was happening. They then got nervous, returned to the vehicle and drove away in panic.
Source: www.beamsinvestigations.org/StructTriUFOWrexWales130412.html - reported by witness 24 August 2016.
MAY 2012 - LLANGYFELACH, SWANSEA
Google streetview camera captured a white object which varies in shape at different locations. Viewed from outside the Welcome Inn in Llangyfelach, it seems to be a disc. Viewed from Llangyfelach Road it takes on the appearance of a cylinder with an appendage at one end. The object appears to the north, and is roughly over Llangyfelach area.
Judging by the shadows on the ground the sun is getting low in the west so likely to be late afternoon.
23 MAY 2012 - TREHARRIS
A photograph was taken using a Sydney Orange N295 during daylight. The photographer didn't spot anything at the time it was taken, but noticed it when the photo was examined afterwards. It shows a small black object in the sky, which, when enlarged reveals a black triangular UFO. It appeared to have a square bump on the back.
10 JUNE 2012 - CARMARTHEN
Paul Price (36), saw an object lit by many lights. "Thanks to the different pulsating lights I could make the shape out to be cigar yet slightly curved like a boomerang. Two types of light, one type was flashing the other was more like a torch beam moving from left to right."
However clouds soon covered his view of the object.
When the first cloud began to impair my view of the object the lights seemed to light up the edge of the cloud in a green colour.....after the first small cloud had moved on it was still there and stationary in the same spot. Another small cloud then covered it for maybe 20 seconds and once it had moved on the object had gone."
Duration of sighting: 5 minutes.
30 JUNE 2012 - MATHERN, CHEPSTOW
Rob had some friends visiting and they went out into his back garden for a smoke. They were sitting in chairs and one of his friends said, "Look at that" and they looked up to see a bright white star-like light moving quite fast through the sky.
It zig-zagged and would "jolt about the sky". Rob said it flew in front of a star and "seemed to knock the star flying!"
After 15 minutes the light produced a large white flash as it vanished.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 31 July 2012.
30 JUNE 2012 - WREXHAM
Witnesses: Gem and Kate:
"Looking at the sky from my back garden we noticed a red/orange star like object which seemed to be spinning around as it went over my house. It was followed by two black smaller objects which seemed to moving close together. It travelled fast as we would not have had a chance to grab camera/phone from inside. Never seen anything like it before. Definitely was not a star/plane as the sky was still light and the object was bright red/orange."
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness: 1 July 2012.
JULY 2012 – SWANSEA BAY
Identity of witness unknown. Tells it in own words:
“12 PM. Approx.
I’ve put an approximate time and date for this event as I don’t recall exactly when it happened, it happened a fee years ago, that’s all the information I can give honestly without lying.
I live in Swansea....my house is on a hill. I remember for no particular reason just moving my desk chair to my window (south-facing) just to admire the view of Swansea Bay. As I’m looking at the water, I notice what looks to be a green firework over the Mumbles.
These objects, about 6 or 7 from what I can remember were falling in formation, in a manner of which a firework would, going upwards and outwards from a central point until gently falling downwards, until they all stopped dead midair.
At this point, one turned red, and moved up and to the right from where it was, and then the other objects formed up in a perfect line behind it, they were perfectly spaced between themselves. Once they were all lined up they all moved slowly as one in the same plane.
At this point I was fairly freaked out by the situation and moved away from the window, so unfortunately I can’t shed any light on what they did next.
Upon consideration I can only imagine that these objects were in fact over the Bristol Channel. As I said, my first thought was a distant firework, so their size from where I was sort of between the star and aspirin option on this page [see original website].
They left no trail, and the obvious direction changes, hovering and formation flying, plus the fact that one of the objects changed colour makes it apparent this was not in fact a firework.
For the sake of helping you visualize what I saw, I went in to Google maps street view and screen-shotted Swansea Bay from a similar angle from where I was witnessing this and roughly added the flight paths of these objects. Don’t take this as their exact flight path, I’m only illustrating the main changes in their movement and shape.
Picture 1: Showing the firework type formation and their apparent motion.
They’re not moving very quickly.
Picture 2: They stop in midair; one turns red.
Picture 3: I’ve shown where the red object finished off, but they were all moving simultaneously.
Picture 4: They sat in this formation for a few seconds, and then started moving upwards in the direction indicated. Again, not very quickly, contrary to many other UFO accounts.
Duration: 2.5 minutes.
Source: www.ufostalker.com citing MUFON
23 JULY 2012 – BRIDGEND
“Sat out the garden having a cig, stargazing and an orange blurred triangle shaped object flew over at speed. This was no further up than a helicopter would fly, no flashing lights just an orange/amber colour as though it was reflecting our street lights colour.
This moved so fast, faster than a helicopter and absolute silence. So shocked I rang my brother at this hour to tell something. I’ve seen many shooting stars and this as not one, I can not explain what I just seen.”
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 26 July 2012.
29 JULY 2012 - BLACKWOOD
Approximately 12 PM - 3 PM.
Sunny clear day.
Mr Jones was sitting in his living room looking up at the sky through the window. He noticed what he thought was a plane moving.
It was at high altitude and he noticed that it did not have any wings. A moment later he saw a plane heading from another direction which passed in front of it, and he could see that there was a definite difference in the altitude of the plane and the object.
Then the object suddenly stopped, moved back and fore for about 90 seconds. It looked like it was getting smaller in size and seemed to be ascending in altitude, then just disappeared.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 31 July 2012.
27 AUGUST 2012 – KILLAY, SWANSEA
Witness: Jon Davies:
“I was out for an evening walk when I became aware of a bright creamy white light traversing the sky at great speed.
This light was flying across the sky from a west to east direction when whilst observing this light a second light of an extreme bright green came out of the white light and flew down towards earth direction at a tremendous speed and disappeared behind the woods, no crash, no noise, no smoke.
The white light was still visible on the same course but after approximately 30 seconds disappeared behind the clouds. This green object appeared to be approximately two feet long as it disappeared behind the woods and was about 200 yards from where I was standing.
I have seen comets, shooting stars but never have had an experience such as this. The light was so bright I could hardly bare to look at it.”
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk - reported by witness 4 September 2012.
30 AUGUST 2012 – CWMANN, LAMPETER
Witness: John Davies.
“I had just returned from work and I was walking down the street from my car which had just parked and I turned to look up at the moon and off to the right slightly I could see an orange ball of light.
At first I thought it was one of those Chinese lanterns, however it was moving in an anti-clockwise circular motion, round and round quite fast for about 10 seconds, then stopped still, then shot straight up into the air and was gone.”
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 3 September 2012.
SEPTEMBER 2012 - CARDIFF
7.55 PM. Steven:
Witness Statement:I have waited a long time to share my experience as i didn’t know who to tell.
I was waiting at a bus stop for my regular bus on the outskirts of Cardiff. As I looked up the lane for my bus I noticed two orange balls approx 30 feet off the ground.
They were no doubt intelligently controlled as they were bobbing and weaving between obstacles trees etc.One ball was ahead of the other and the second one caught it up ..as if they were playing a game with each other.
They were approx 10 feet in diameter. My bus arrived as i was still watching the objects .I told the driver of the bus to hold on a minute but unfortunately he wasn’t interested and so i had to go about my journey.
5 SEPTEMBER 2012 – PEMBREY
3.20 PM. Witness: Steven Griffiths.
“I was on Pembrey beach in West Wales. Exact location 51 deg 40’16.0 N and 4 deg 18’09.90 W.
It was a clear sunny virtually cloudless day. Several hours previously two or more military jets had been flying in circles out over the bay then inland then back out.
They did this probably ten times while I was there. This isn’t unusual there are nearby air bases and they seem to train quite frequently. They fly fairly low and make quite a noise. I’d walked for quite a distance and was just getting back to the car parking area so I sat down, had a drink and a cigarette and lay back on the sand and shut my eyes.
A couple of minutes later I opened my eyes and saw what I at first thought was a white aeroplane but the shape seemed wrong and it appeared to be stationary. I then thought maybe it’s a seagull just riding the currents but I dismissed that because it was angular, white diamond shaped and almost translucent. All this happened really quickly about 2-3 seconds.
Then as I watched it became smaller and smaller and in 1-2 seconds it was gone. Straight up I imagine as the reduction in size strongly suggested a rapid increase in distance. I was totally stunned, couldn’t believe what I had seen. High above what I assume was a commercial aircraft lazily crossed the sky leaving a contrail as if to highlight the strangeness of the earlier craft.
There were few people in the vicinity and nobody else appeared to have seen anything.”
Source: beta.ufostalker.com/event/42317 citing MUFON uploaded by witness 6 September 2012.
10 SEPTEMBER 2012 - HAVERFORDWEST
Rob was woken up by a fairly quiet rumbling noise outside. He looked through the bedroom window and saw a bright light. He thought it sounded like a quiet tractor with its headlights on, but then he thought why would a tractor be driving down the road at 2.30 am?
He lived in a lane which was very quiet for car traffic during the early hours.
The light was large and white and moved over the houses opposite, appearing to be only about 20 metres above the roof tops, travelling at the quivalent of a fast walking pace.
Rob could not see any shape or outline, but just a dull white light.
He watched as it moved slowly down the road in the direction of Haverfordwest town centre.
He had never seen anything like it before. He wondered if it was just coincidence, but that night he had problems with his internet signal, which did not usually happen.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 10 September 2012.
17 OCTOBER 2012 – LLANGYNWYD
“I had seen the object a few times before in the same general area, along with two of my friends that has seen and heard it before in a different place.
We were sitting in a car, at the top of Llangynwyd, when we noticed the light, flashing as it usually does. Then it began to gain speed and was almost directly above us flying lower as it flew across the sky.
It was making a low pitched humming/whirring noise like a helicopter but a lot lower in pitch. It looked disc-shaped as we watched it get closer and then it gained speed, quickly, and flew off in a direction of Pencoed [south’east].”
The object was at tree top height. It displayed a bright green/blue/red/white light, flashing and changing direction.
Source: beta.ufostalker.com/event/43323 uploaded by witness 17 October 2012
5 DECEMBER 2012 – BRIDGEND
Mr. H. was in his conservatory surfing the internet on his computer and lost internet connection. Whilst trying to resolve this, he became aware of a very intense “humming/rumbling/vibration” type sensation which he compared to a lorry standing outside his house. As he lives next to a main road he continued to attempt to reconnect to the internet, unsuccessfully.
He then started to feel pressure in his ears and went outside to investigate. On doing so he was amazed to see in the sky what he assumed were three very large objects, travelling slowly and low in altitude.
He said they were too slow and low down and too close to each other to be planes, and much too large to be helicopters.
The pressure in his head and ears became more intense and the sound or vibration he heard/felt as they passed overhead was unlike any engine that he was aware of. Being an ex-HGV fitter, he knew his engines.
He tried to distinguish the shapes of the objects but noticed that they were very large and slow-moving with revolving multi-coloured lights, mainly red and they were emitting a form of pressure as opposed to any sound.
They travelled in a straight line procession, one behind the other and in very close formation. He did not know from which direction they had come from, but they continued on their way over Sarn/Tondu, over Park Slip (an old opencast mine), down the valley towards Port Talbot/Neath, travelling at the same slow speed.
He ran back into the house to get his Blackberry phone to film or photograph them but his phone had not only lost connection to his works server enabling him to use/access it but it had also stopped working/crashed.
The whole experience had lasted approximately 5-10 minutes.
On returning to his computer he found that his internet access was restored and was also able to use his phone.
20 DECEMBER 2012 – BRECON
Witness: Frances Chaffey.
“I was standing on my drive seeing my son and grandson off in their car when I heard a noise, looked up and saw 3 lights in the sky travelling from the direction of the Brecon Beacons.
The front light was I think red and the other 2 white, all looked as though they faced downwards and had a halo around them. Afterwards I conferred with my son as it happened so quickly we both weren’t sure if the first light was red or green but we agreed red.
As I looked I realised my eyes could see a triangle. The points appeared rounded. It was dark. No trail or anything else. Lights weren’t flashing.
The craft was quite large and was travelling at a fair speed i.e. not slow, not fats and making a droning noise. My son and grandson saw it as well, but he was too late to get his camera phone.”
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 2 January 2013.
2013 – HAFOD, SWANSEA
11 AM sometime in 2013.
Mark Rayworth was in a car, stationary, at the traffic lights at Dyfatty, Swansea, waiting to proceed ahead into Neath Road, Hafod.
The weather was wet, and it was partly cloudy. In the sky ahead of him at a height of about 200 feet, he saw a white ball come out of the clouds, perform a ‘U’ turn and disappear back into them. No further details given.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson 17 March 2016.
16 JANUARY 2013 - NEWPORT, GWENT
Stephen Lewis arrived home from work and saw two "large round balls of light" in the sky near his house. They had an orange outer edge with an inner white light. Stephen knocked on his front door and his father answered. He came out and with Stephen they saw that the balls were directly over the house. They went into the house to get a camera. By the time they came back out the objects had gone over the house. The witnesses then went to the back of the house to see one ball of light moving at speed. He managed to get one photo but it had travelled some distance away. They did not see where the other ball of light had gone.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by Stephen Lewis 17 January 2013.
17 JANUARY 2013 – GOWER
D. Collins was driving home across Fairwood Common and saw a small flashing white light moving to the NW and assumed it was a helicopter.
Five seconds later it lit up the clouds above it very brightly before a lot of orange ‘bits’ came off it, exploding like a firework.
It then continued travelling NW before instantly changing direction and going SW. Every 15-25 seconds it kept happening, in all the witness, who was not alone, saw this happen approximately ten times, before they lost sight of it.
23 JANUARY 2013 – SWANSEA
Lee Cutforth saw an orange/red bright object about the size of a plane but triangular moving across the sky slightly faster than a plane and maintaining its speed and direction until out of sight.
28 JANUARY 2013 - QUAKER'S YARD
'Zack' was in his back garden, looking into the sky when he suddenly became aware of some flashes of light between the clouds. He grabbed his a mobile camera phone and took a few pictures to see if he could capture anything. He managed to take a photo of two glowing white/lights - one orb and one disc-shaped. He feels certain that what is on the picture is what he was seeing with his eyes and not down to reflections or a camera anomaly.
Source: SUFON Files.
17 MARCH 2013 - LLANHARAN
Clive was watching TV at home when his dog started growling and then barking. Clive went outside to see if anyone was there but found no one.
He saw a "dark red fuzzy ball" in the sky travelling from south to north. He called his wife to see it and they both watched it for a minute or so when it suddenly made a 90 degree turn to the east and "went out"
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 20 March 2013.
MARCH 2013 - MORRISTON
Alia Davies was in bed with her partner, and her baby was asleep in a cot by the side of the bed. They lived with Alia's mother in the old station master's house on Sway Road in Morriston.
Alia awoke in the middle of the night sometime in March 2013. She suddenly saw a figure standing next to the baby's cot.
It was silver, big and the joints in its arms went different ways. It wore a helmet which came down the sides and back, with bits coming round towards the chin and over the nose, but where its face would be was just blackness.
The figure was looking into the cot, while she looked at it. She gripped her partner, waking him, but he could not see the figure.
Alia continued to look at it for over an hour. She eventually fell back asleep and, strangely, had the best night's sleep she'd had for ages.
Source: SUFON Files: Alia Davies interviewed by Emlyn Williams August 2016.
1 APRIL 2013 - PENCADER
'I saw a bright orange light in the sky which I thought was a star burning up or some kind of aircraft on fire, but then it turned to a blue then green light then just disappeared. Surreal really.'
Source: www.ufo-sightings.co.uk - report uploaded 2 April 2013.
19 APRIL 2013 - SWANSEA
Based on a witness statement:
'I saw a light in the sky just hovering then it came down low, (to about 20 feet away), and I could see this object was actually a silver disc with windows.
Next thing I knew is that I was abducted: I can't remember much, but I know the object took me away and some tests were performed on me.
I was so scared that I cannot tell you; eventually the UFO landed and left me stranded somewhere, (witheld location for reasons of privacy); then I saw a car coming, the driver kindly stopped, gave me a lift and drove me home.
This is all
I can recall.'
The whole experience is estimated to have lasted about 40 minutes.
5 MAY 2013- ABERSYCHAN
Photograph taken over Abersychan by Dennis. No details known. It seems to be a dark - coloured disc or oval-shaped object (enlarged inset).
24 MAY 2013 - STOREY ARMS, BRECON BEACONS
12.56 PM. Windy, small amount of low cloud, visibility good.
The witness had walked up a stepp incline past a forest and then through scrub-land and took a sequence of photographs of the surrounding countryside. At the time nothing was seen. Later, when viewing the pictures, a mark in the top of one image was noticed. On closer inspection two wings shaped like a boomerang. There were no objects or marks visible in the other photos, and no other marks were apparent in over 10,000 other pictures taken with the camera and lens.
Source: www.ufo-hunters.com citing NUFORC. Reported by witness: 5 December 2014.
5 JUNE 2013 – SWANSEA
Russell Rowe was sitting out in his back garden. He noticed a very bright white single light about 30 degrees above the horizon, travelling at a speed which he described as being slower than a satellite, but faster than a plane.
He said it
appeared to be in low orbit or within the atmosphere, moving NW to SE.
He said that he also saw another object which he thought could be a plane following it.
This second object had flashing lights hence his assumption that it was a plane.
6 JUNE 2013 – BLACK MOUNTAIN, LLANDEILO
Witness: Geoff. Location: just outside Llandeilo.
“On top of the mountain opposite our house.
We had flashing white light disappeared and then changed into a very bright red circular light then changed to an oval hovering for about 2 minutes over the top and halfway up the mountain that then shot off towards Ammanford over the Black Mountains pulsing red and white disappearing in the distance after about a minute.
There was no noise from this large bright red light, the valley was silent.”
17 JUNE 2013 – SWANSEA
John Thornton saw a silver ball travelling at very high speed above Swansea University campus. There was no sound or vapour trail.
Weather conditions were bright and clear.
14 JULY 2013 - RHYMNEY
2.45 AM. Witness: A.J.
"I was standing on my front door having a cigarette before bed. While looking at the stars I saw an unusually bright star.
After viewing it for a second or two it proceeded to move very fast through the sky. Darting forward becoming stationary then darting forward again, I watched this for around 1 minute before the object went out of view.
(This was neither a satellite as one passed over during this sighting so a good comparison could be made plus it was far too large, bright and fast for a satellite and it stopped for a few seconds at a time which satellites don’t do."
26 JULY 2013 - BRIDGEND
A witness was in work and through the office window spotted a strange object moving in a slow steady motion. Three photos were taken of the object before it took off at high speed.
In close-up the object is a vertical cylinder shape, with a flat bottom and pointed top, and of a reddish colour.
5 AUGUST 2013 - MOUNTAIN ASH
Witness: Eddie Swales.
"I was sat watching T.V. in my living room when my wife seen something through the window, I looked and could see an aeroplane and behind it looked like a bright star, it was circular in shape and appeared to be following the plane.
The plane changed direction and the object following it changed direction opposite the plane and carried on travelling over the mountain until it disappeared out of view. The object made no noise and was travelling at the same speed as a plane would."
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 8 August 2013.
6 AUGUST 2013 - ANGLESEY
"I went outside for a cigarette and noticed a shooting star so I observed it for a few seconds. I thought it looked strange as it had no tail and was moving rather slow and it fizzled out towards the end so I thought it must have been a small meteor. I continued with my cigarette and turned around slightly and I noticed an extremely bright light in the corner of my eye where I spotted the 'meteor'. I turned to see the bright light in a static position and then start to move. As soon as it started to move another two extremely bright dots appeared and again at first they were static but then began moving roughly in the same direction. I observed these for around 20 seconds as they continued moving slowly and their brightness pulsed. I then noticed two more very bright dots on the other side of the sky and they began to move in the opposite direction to the others and then the final one appeared in the middle of these and was static throughout. After a further 20 seconds they all eventually dimmed out."
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk/anglesey-wales-6th-august-2013/ reported by witness 10 August 2013.
AUTUMN 2013 – MORRISTON
One afternoon in the autumn of 2013, Mark Rayworth, age 38, was standing in Clasemont Road, Morriston, somewhere near to some shops, when he witnessed a saucer-shaped object high up in the sky over the area of the DVLA building.
He watched for a short time, then left the scene before the object did. No further details given.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson 17 March 2016.
14 SEPTEMBER 2013 - GOLD CLIFF, NEWPORT, GWENT
Witness: Paul John Gregory.
"I was walking home on my own I remember that it was a full moon that night the sky was clear, I just happen to look up and above me was a craft with a dull light the shape was like a boomerang but more of a curvature to it, it flew quite fast above me then it came to a sudden stop, all of a sudden it just disappeared in front of me."
29 SEPTEMBER 2013 - CARDIGAN
About 11 PM.
Witnesses saw three lights in the sky moving at speed and erratically. They moved into a triangular formation and one more light appeared, moving in like a shooting star which then stopped dead in front of the others.
Duration of sighting: 1 hour.
Source: www.ufo-hunters.com - uploaded by witness 1 October 2013.
21 OCTOBER 2013 - WREXHAM
Witness said: "Strange sighting....strange lights what is this? Planet? The Moon? Saw at Wrexham Wales UK 21/10/2013"
No other details are known.
Source: https://www.latest-ufos.com/2013/10/strange-ufo-sighting-over-wrexham-wales-uk-on-21st-october-2013/ citing: UFO News & Articles
30 OCTOBER 2013 - BLACKWOOD
4.20 AM. Witness: Nathan.
"Around 4.20am this morning I went outside the back of my house to have a cigarette and I saw a light in the sky moving from west to east.
At first I just thought nothing of it, just thought it was a plane with its lights on. Then the light stopped dead in the sky for a few seconds and started to move in my direction. At this point i thought right its got to be a helicopter? but then the light started bouncing around really fast in a way like nothing I have seen before. It was moving really fast in all directions and flashing a white to amber colour.
There was no sound of any sort such as what a plane or helicopter would make! What I saw kind of freaked me out and I sort of froze because I knew this was not normal.
I ran upstairs to get my phone to try and capture it on video, I came back to the rear bedroom of the house and looked through the window and it was there for a second and just vanished? Very strange indeed and I have never seen anything like this before."
NOVEMBER 2013 – MORRISTON
7.30 / 8 PM.
Nigel and Susan Morgan were travelling by car heading east on the M4 heading towards her Susan’s sister’s pub in Briton Ferry.They think it was about November. Conditions, dark. They were passing Junction 46, the Llangyfelach turn-off when Susan said, “What’s that over there?”
Between the motorway and the DVLA office building on their right, and at about 30 degrees elevation, was a triangular black object displaying three white lights. They could not tell if it was moving as they were in a moving car.
The object was lying horizontally, and they were viewing it’s underside from their perspective. There were no flashing lights.
Source: SUFON Files: Witnesses interviewed by Emlyn Williams 24 October 2015.
NOVEMBER 2013 - MORRISTON
Either 1 or 4 November 2013.
Karen Dunster and Linda Thomas were walking along Sway Road in Morriston and had just passed the Lidl store.
As they were approaching the firestation, outside which was
a group of firemen forming a picket as they were on strike. The men had a bin
with a fire burning in it, and they were standing near it to keep warm.
Karen saw something in the sky on her left (east) and said to her friend to have a look.
They could see an orange ball of light in the distance, moving erratically, and heading in their direction at speed. It shot towards them and dipped down above them, coming so low that it made the women and the group of firemen duck down to avoid the object.
It then shot off across Sway Road, heading west over flats and Pentregraig Primary School.
Karen could hear the firemen talking about it. She described it as being about the size of a tennis ball, no sound and no wind was felt as it went past them.
Source: SUFON Files. Karen Dunster interviewed by telephone by Emlyn Williams 30 August 2016.
16 NOVEMBER 2013 - COLWYN BAY
10.35 PM. Calm with slight breeze.
Scott was walking his dog along the edge of the beach just outside town and saw a green light under the water, about 50 metres off shore, moving quickly. The tide was in and sea was calm. He thought at first it must have been a reflection, so he scanned the sky for aircraft but he could see none. The light then reappeared, but static. Scott tried to take a video with his phone but without success. Another dog walker then came past and he too saw it. After about two minutes the light started to move again, parallel to the coast, slowly, then it grew in size and brightness. Scott said it then seemed to spin and blinked out. No aircraft or boats were anywhere near at the time, and there was no light from nearby buildings etc.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk/colwyn-bay-north-wales-16th-november-2013/ reported by witness: 17 November 2013.
23 NOVEMBER 2013 - PONTYPRIDD
6 - 7 PM. Witness: Sarah.
"I was in my back garden having a cigarette when I began looking at the black sky. I glanced to the left and instantly a ball of light came into view, slowly ascending. At first I thought it was a plane but something about it wasn’t right. Planes normally flash red and white and you can see this clearly at night. But this was just a white ball of light gliding effortlessly in the air. As it came to the middle of the sky, I realised how high it actually was, and I thought to myself do planes fly that high? then all of a sudden it went directly straight upwards for a few seconds then disappeared. I was out there for another five minute but it never came back. Just as it disappeared, a plane appeared from the same direction. This plane was much lower about half as low, and you could clearly see the red and white flashing lights. I don’t know what it was for sure but am almost certain it wasn’t a plane."
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk - uploaded by witness 25 November 2013.
DECEMBER 2013 - ABERGAVENNY
Peter Booth, (69) of Llanfairpwll on Anglesey spotted a disc-shaped object on a live webcam in Abergavenny and sent it in to the website of the British Earth & Aerial Mysteries Society on 23 December 2013.
The picture is looking towards the south-west, with the Blorenge Mountain in the distance.
13 DECEMBER 2013 - BRIDGEND TO LLANGENNECH
Damian and his partner were driving back home from Cardiff to Llanelli along the M4. Just before Bridgend, along side them on the opposite side of the motorway, just above the tree line, they noticed a large emerald-green ball of light flying slowly on a parallel course to them.
They slowed down to look at the object. It, too slowed, "as if it had
noticed us looking at it". Immediately, it turned away at high speed and
shot across the sky, disappearing in less than a second.
When leaving the M4 at Hendy they immediately saw the green light again, shooting through the sky and disappearing. They pulled over into a layby just before Llangennech, to see if they could get anything on camera or see it again, and within a few minutes it shot across the sky once more, leaving a trail of green light behind it, but too fast to get the camera ready.
20 JANUARY 2014 - NEWQUAY, CEREDIGION
Around 5 PM.
Witness called Wynn.
'Walking down towards the quay Monday night about 5-ish saw a weird orange globe over the sea close to the horizon.
Thought it was a boat or maybe a star or something but it then moved north towards Aber [Aberystwyth] so I think it could have been a UFO.'
Source: www.ufo-sightings.co.uk uploaded 22 January 2014
20 JANUARY 2014 - CHURCH VILLAGE
7 PM. Clear night.
A witness saw an object which was boomerang or V shaped. It had a constant orange or yellow uniform glow along length of shape. The witness thought it was a Chinese lantern at first but was moving too quickly and flying back and forth over woodland area before descending down at approximately 60 degrees angle. The witness said it was definitely not a bird as the shape was rigid and luminous.
The witness discounted the possibility it could have been a remote controlled aircraft or drone, as it had a continuous glow, and went to area in daylight, and found that it is all woodland.
'It rose toward the trees and I thought it was a lantern but speed was too quick. Then travelled a few hundred metres, turned back and forth like a bird over a hundred metres several times but the shape was rigid. It had a continuous glow along its length. Called two mature adults to look at it. Where the area was you would have to walk a fair distance in the dark to area to fly a model plane, which you would risk damaging.'
A detailed investigative report by Dave Hodrien is available on the BUFOG website.
3 MARCH 2014 – TREBOETH, SWANSEA
Tom James, aged 68, was at home in Heol Cnap, Treboeth, and was putting the rubbish out just after 7 PM.
He looked up at the stars and was drawn to a patch of sky towards the north-east. He saw a white light, like a satellite, shooting across the sky towards the north-west, but much faster than a satellite.
He said it was not a meteorite because it left no trail. He stood there wondering if his eyes were playing tricks, when about a minute later he saw another.
This came from the same direction and then suddenly stopping, and shooting shot back at an acute angle of about 20 degrees, making a ‘V’ turn without stopping, and shooting back out of sight.
He said it was fast, and moved at the same speed forwards and backwards.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 15 September 2015.
15 MARCH 2014 - BRITISH MOUNTAIN, TALYWAIN
Gareth and a friend were taking a drive over British Mountain from Talywain and noticed how strange the sky was as there was yellow lightning in the distance towards Blackwood, and what seemed to be clouds moving like waves over the Mountain. Gareth stopped the car and they watched for a while. Within a few minutes the car was enveloped in a thick fog and they noticed a constant blue flashing light within the fog, which lit up the car. Gareth put his window down and looked out. He noticed that the area above them was clear of the fog. As the fog began to clear, he noticed out of the corner of his eye, a turquoise blue ball in the sky over Talywain and Pentwyn area. The two witnesses watched in amazement as the ball rose up in the air, stopped and then grow brighter. It then looked like it 'dispersed' in every direction, without a sound.
The next day they met up with friends who said that they too had seen the strange blue ball but they explained that it was hovering low over Talywain for a while, moving back and forth.
Source: www.ufo-sightings.co.uk - reported 21 April 2014.
15 APRIL 2014 - WALLIS, NORTH PEMBROKESHIRE
Elyse O'Neil, 26, was standing outside her house in Wallis, near Woodstock when she saw an unidentified flying object hovering over a large tree near the bottom her garden.
She said: 'I was standing in the garden at 6.45am smoking a cigarette when this thing shot across from the moor over on the right, and stopped right in front of me. I ran inside the house to get my phone, but there wasn’t enough battery left to film it, but there was enough to take pictures, so I started snapping away,” she said.
Elyse described the UFO as being the size of a car and was 'spinning around like a topper.'
She said, "As I watched it, it split up into two pieces and then it went back into one. It then shot off into the sky in the blink of an eye. It just went up and up until I couldn’t see it anymore.
I’ve never seen anything like this before, it was a bright morning with clear blue skies. I’m sounding as if I’m crazy, but I’m just a normal girl living in the country.
My heart is still in my mouth.”
Elyse shared her photos of the UFO on Facebook, tagging various friends and family, and they were soon picked up by the national tabloids.
“I just want people to see what I saw,” she said, “and let them make their own minds up about what they think it was.”
24 APRIL - 26 MAY 2014 - PONTYPOOL
Over five nights between 24 April and 26 May, around 3 AM, Richard Salon Davies went to a hill near Pontypool with the intention of photographing the sunrise
"I went up there around 3 am on my own with the intention of catching a nice early sunrise. Upon my arrival I noticed really strange activity in the sky.
They were what appeared to be stars however way way lower, almost at horizon view point level of the human eye if that makes sense. Upon attempting to take photos of what I was seeing, I instantly felt very very uneasy almost as if I was not meant to be taking these photos.
Now I found this just to be myself making it up in my mind as I would not go as far as saying I was a skeptic up to this point, but definitely struggled to believe in this area of life (aliens).
....I felt a strong presence around me as I took the photos, now as a result I got into my car for safety. Once in the car it felt like I was being watched, I looked into my wing mirror of my car and I could clear as day see something stood in near by bushes watching me, as I took continued footage of the UFO activity.
Now what happens next is hard to believe and just to show the level of almost my own disbelief. I had to take many photos. "
Richard asserts that he has not done anything to the photos. Since that first night he returned to the same location on eight different nights and he said has always seen UFO activity and has taken over 100 photos.
Source: Ken Pfeifer: www.worldufophotosandnews.org
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EARLY SUMMER 2014 - SWANSEA
Clear evening. Sleician Cullen who lives in the Port Tennant area of Swansea, east of the city centre, thinks he had this sighting in the early part of summer 2014, due to the fact that it was getting dark at about 8 pm, the approximate time of the sighting and was warm and fine. He had taken his dog to Maesteg Park in Port Tennant and it was running around in the rugby field at the top of the park when Sleician saw an object in the sky heading over Kilvey Hill and over the city centre heading west.
Sleician described it as a large cube-shaped object, about the size of a house. It moved very slowly over the city heading towards Gower. It was dark brown in colour and had lighter shades on different faces. He could make out markings like squiggles and lines on its sides. There was no sound and it did not spin or turn, but stayed on an even keel.
It travelled on a level path, about 1-2,000 feet in altitude. Sleician said that what struck him was that as it moved away from him towards he west, it didn't diminish in size, and was just as large over Brynmill (to the west of the city centre) as it had been over Kilvey Hil. However, once past Brynmill it rapidly got smaller until he could see it no more over the Gower Peninsula. In all it had taken 20 minutes to move from Kilvey Hill until it disappeared from sight in the distance.
Source: SUFON Files: Sleician Cullen interviewed by Emlyn Williams 4 August 2016.
4- 5 JUNE 2014 – HAVERFORDWEST TO SWANSEA
Gavin Davies was in bed and saw a light through the window.
A bright, star-lie object was seen making sudden course changes. It made no sound and was estimated to be about 800 ft in altitude. Two smaller objects were seen ‘tracking’ the larger one and displaying some amazing agility.
Gavin: “My immediate suspicion was that it was the International Space Station
but I checked and it had already passed. It is literally a UFO. I’m not saying
it’s aliens but at this time we don’t know what it is.”
It was too bright to be a Chinese lantern and the ‘drastic course changes’ seems to rule out that possibility.
Gavin runs a website: www.theparanormalchronicles.com and investigates paranormal phenomena, including UFOs. He publicised his sighting in the Carmarthen Journal and got an article in the Mirror online.
Witness accounts have also made it apparent that the object was also seen travelling of Narberth, Whitland and Swansea after midnight.
Source: www.theparanormalchronicles.com ; http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/ufo-sighting-over-wales-leads-3657506
21 JULY 2014 – MAYHILL, SWANSEA
This is the early morning image of the skies over Swansea which left an ex-soldier staring in amazement. The photograph, which was taken in the early hours of Monday, shows a shadowy object hovering several hundred feet in the air, over Llansamlet.
The witness said the object made no noise and soon disappeared. The photograph was taken by quick-thinking Paul Lewis, who snapped the object from the bedroom window of his home in Mayhill. Mr. Lewis, who was formerly with the Royal Armoured Corps, immediately ruled out the possibility the object was a helicopter or any kind of aircraft as there was no noise.
“It was very hot in my bedroom so I opened the window and noticed a strange, stationary object hovering above Swansea” he said.
“The object made no noise and my first notion was perhaps it was an exceptionally large bird of prey however the object remained stationary for at least five minutes. I thought that it was strange and it seemed to have something hanging below it so I grabbed my phone and I took several pictures of it. The whole time the object made no movement and no sound. I must have watched it for seven or eight minutes in total.”
After attending to his young son Caesen for a moment, Paul, aged 24, says the
“When you look at the picture it would be easy to suggest it might be a bird or kite, but then this would have to be a very large object and to remain stationary for so long was unusual,” he said.
“I doubt a bird of that size could hover for that long.
We would be talking about a huge bird. There is also something hanging beneath it also. I would like to know if perhaps anyone else who was up at that time and saw the object as I would like to know what it is.
I certainly will be keeping an eye out in future to see if the object returns.”
The strange episode has been highlighted by UFO enthusiast Gavin Davies, who runs the Paranormal Chronicles website. He said: “Some will see an alien spaceship and some will see a bird or a plane. It will be interesting to see if anyone else witnessed the object or has clear evidence, not speculation, on what it is.”
Source: www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk posted 23 July 2014.
END JULY 2014 – PENCLAWDD
Date is approximate. Afternoon.
Heather Davies was visiting her parents who live in a terraced house, one of three, overlooking the road called Greenacres in Penclawdd.
Heather had just gone out to the front garden which overlooks the estuary to the north. The house is situated on the northern slope of a hill. There was a clear blue sky and no wind. She saw two perfectly round greyish spheres, reflecting sunlight, pass over her head from behind her, heading northwards towards Trostre on the other side of the Loughor Estuary.
There was no sound or flashing lights, and the spheres just continued on a straight path, not fast, out over the estuary, a couple of hundred feet in altitude.
She said she had a feeling that they were intelligently controlled, and they were travelling very close to one another, like the way the Red Arrows fly in formation, with wings almost touching. The sphere on the left fell slightly behind and below the other one.
like solid objects with well-defined edges, no jaggedness or protrusions.
Heather watched them for about two minutes and didn’t take her eyes off them. Suddenly, about mid-way over the estuary, they just simply disappeared in an instant like a light being switched off.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 29 September 2015.
SUMMER 2014 - TRALLWN, SWANSEA
About 6 PM or 7 PM. Still light.
Ian Brown was walking to the post office/shop in Trallwn Road, Trallwn, along a lane between Tyn-Y-Waun Road and Trallwn Road, facing east. He spotted an object in the sky ahead of him over the hill (Talycoppa), but could have been further away, possibly over towards Skewen.
It was quite high up and he thought it was completely stationary but as he looked more closely he found that it was moving very slowly sideways and then it stopped again.
He tried to take a picture of it but its colour was a very light grey with a posible sheen and it didn't stand out very well against the colour of the sky. He went to the shop and after he came back out looked again but couldn't see it.
The distance that it had moved made him believe that it wasn't a balloon, especially because of the manner of its movement. He also discounuted the possibility that it was a plane or helicopter due to its shape.
He drew SUFON a sketch of the object which seems to be trapezoidal in shape, with the bottom wider than the top.
Ian Brown's sketch of the object he saw.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed via Facebook by Emlyn Williams, 20 October 2016.
15 AUGUST 2014 - COLWYN BAY
Approximately 7 AM.
The witness was walking along the beach at Llanddulas and had stopped to watch some sea birds diving into the water about 30 metres offshore.
"As I watched, a weird, solid structure appeared in the sky appeared above them to the north and moved slowly towards the beach. I thought at first it was a balloon, but it was very solid and metal looking. I quickly grabbed my mobile phone and took a picture of it as it turned left and moved in an easterly direction. it looked like it had a pair of dipped wings or something hanging down from it on each side, but it was was also a bit pointed at the front. It made a slight humming sound, and it had white and blue lights that seemed to glow or pulsate. As it turned to the east they changed to a yellow colour. I would say that I saw it for approximately 90 seconds and as it moved down the coastline. It did seem to change shape slightly. It then just disappeared about a mile away from my position on the beach. There were a couple on the beach who may have seen this too because they walked behind me as I was watching it. I think they were foreign though, because they were quite tanned and spoke to each other with an accent so I didn't say anything to them. I am familiar with aircraft and this was 100% no helicopter or fixed wing craft and certainly no weather balloon because this was moving in a controlled manner."
SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER 2014 – KENFIG
Bright evening. Off-duty Police officer, ‘D’ was travelling by car along the M4 heading for Cardiff. He was passing Margam with the reservoir for the steelworks on his right when he saw an object ahead, to the right of the motorway, in the distance, over Kenfig, moving horizontally west to east (his right to left), 40 degrees above the horizon.
The object was a golden ball of light, which seemed to ‘explode’ but continued on its path, and cascading down golden particles like welding sparks, then it ‘exploded’ a second time, continuing on its path, still raining sparks, and ‘exploded’ a third time, after which it became a small white light, flashing on and off, which then drifted towards Porthcawl.
He had never seen anything like it before.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 12 May 2015.
25 SEPTEMBER 2014 – FFORESTFACH, SWANSEA
Nigel and Susan Morgan were driving up Carmarthen Road in Fforestfach at dusk on his 50th birthday, having been shopping in a nearby shopping centre and were returning home to Gendros.
They were just passing the war memorial in slow traffic, facing east heading towards Swansea when Nigel, who was in the passenger seat had a feeling that he should look up, so wound the window down and put his head out.
Looking up, he saw a huge matt black triangle hovering about 70 feet up. It had rounded corners and had four off-white round lights, one in each corner and one in the centre, the lights weren’t bright, but just had a dim glow.
It was large enough to cover the two lanes on their side of the dual carriageway. The black body of the craft was dull, not reflecting any light. It followed them up the road for a little way, and near Fforestfach Cross, it “disappeared in a split second” as if someone had switched it off”, said Nigel, “I was still trying to comprehend what was going on, then, ‘click’ – it was gone.”
There was no sound coming from the object during the sighting. Susan did not see the object because she was concentrating on driving.
Source: SUFON Files: Witnesses interviewed by Emlyn Williams 8 August and 24 October 2015.
END OF SEPTEMBER 2014 – GORSEINON
Late evening. Off-duty Police officer, ‘D’ was driving in Gowerton, north along Victoria Road when he saw straight ahead and in the sky a bright white light, which he at first thought was a helicopter or plane. Noticing that it was stationary, he crossed the roundabout between Gowerton and Gorseinon and pulled into park at the entrance to Swansea Sound radio station to get a better view. It then started to move towards him.
He could now see another light next to it, presumably part of the same object, and he thought the lights could be at the ends of wings on an aeroplane, but there were no flashing navigation lights showing. It then turned and headed north east towards Garden Village. Now that it had turned, he could see another white light at the rear of the object.
He pulled out and followed it, turning right at the next roundabout and parking again at the cemetery. He got out of the car and it flew over is head, and it was now that he could get a better idea of what he was seeing.
He could now see that it was not a plane or a helicopter. He could not see the object itself, but only four white lights moving together, as if on the same object, and there was no sound, which ruled out plane or helicopter.
Three in a row and one at the rear and above the first three, like a triangle moving with one side first and one corner above and behind, as if it was leaning over.
He lost sight of it as it moved eastwards over the cemetery. He got back in his car and followed, stopping again at the Days car rental, but there was now no sign of it.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 12 May 2015.
OCTOBER 2014 – CWMBWRLA, SWANSEA
Jason Williams was in the car park of Cwmfelin Social Club when he saw three lights in the daytime overcast sky to the east of his location, towards the Landore area.
From his viewpoint, looking over the roof of the club, he took a video of the objects. One appears to be tinged red, the other two, blue or white.
“I was in the car park of the Cwmfelin Club when I noticed them,” Jason said. “There was no reflection off my car or anything from me.
They were hovering around in the clouds, and eventually two disappeared but one remained in sight then it eventually went behind the clouds.
They didn’t seem to be those Chinese lanterns as they looked very high and a lot brighter than the lanterns usually are. They didn’t move like lanterns either.”
Source: www.southwaleseveningpost.co.uk 13 October 2014.
20 OCTOBER 2014 - MYNYDD ISLWYN, BLACKWOOD
'Sat with colleague in works van at Mynydd Islwyn covered reservoir having a coffee before starting work and I noticed what I thought was one of those small executive jets flying very low coming from our front left. I jokingly said to my workmate “Look out, UFO”, just to get his attention and to break the silence, so we were both watching it flying VERY slowly across our front for a few seconds, then I remarked that I couldn’t see any wings or tail on the object which my colleague also agreed with.
By now it had our full attention and I turned the radio in the van off to see if we could hear sound of any engines, but there was complete silence. It made it’s way past us then turned North West? towards Tredegar still travelling very slowly until it faded into the distance after about 5 minutes.
The object was reminiscent of a Toothpaste box (!) with a slope at the front end, it looked like one of the Space Shuttles, about the size of a large van/single decker bus and was all white apart from 3 or 4 black circles along the length of the side facing us….didn’t look aerodynamic at all really.
No lights, no sound, no visible wings or tail and I estimate it to have been no more than 1000 feet up in the sky.
Asked my colleague to draw what he saw a couple of days later and it was practically identical to mine. Gutted we didn’t take any photos on our phones but we were too busy watching this object, and surprised I haven’t seen any mention of it considering it was rush hour on a Monday morning over a busy town.
OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER 2014 – GARNGOCH, SWANSEA
8.15/8.30 PM. Dry evening – dark. Jason Torlop was driving his wife, Karen, to her work at Cefn Coed Hospital from their home in Gorseinon. They were going east along the Gorseinon by-pass and had just gone under the bridge at Garngoch when they saw three large, round, dazzling, off-white lights, 100 yards away on the left hand side. They were about 10-20 feet above the trees and were aligned horizontally in a row.
Karen said, “Oh my god, what the hell is it?” and she put her head out of the window for a better look. She thought at first it was a jumbo jet as it was so large – about 100 feet across. They could not see anything between the lights but had a feeling they were all connected.
Each light was about 4 – 6 ft in diameter. There were no flashing lights and no noise. There was other traffic on the road so others must have seen the lights. They could not tell if it was moving as they were in a moving car. It was moving it must have been slowly.
Jason returned the same way about 15 minutes later after dropping Karen in work and it had gone. They had never seen it before and passed that way regularly.
Source: SUFON Files: Witnesses interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 26 October 2015.
23 NOVEMBER 2014 - CAERAU, CARDIFF
The witness was waiting for a bus at a bus shelter in Heol Pennar, Caerau, along with a young couple and their 5/6-year-old child. The couple were talking to each other. The witness noticed the child staring at the sky and so looked up too. Looking to the left they saw two, "shimmering orb like balls maybe a few hundred feet apart from each other".
The witness first thought it was a late firework going off but then noticed how they seemed to dart around the black sky together. By this time the young couple had noticed them after seeing their daughter point to the sky.
The witness estimated that the objects were at least a mile away either above the local woods or over the motorway behind it. The witness is used to seeing planes going to and from Cardiff Airport and is also used to seeing police helicopters flying over.
The witnesses could not observe any more as the bus arrived.
Source: http://www.ufoworldnews.com/ufo-sighting-in-cardiff-wales-on-november-22nd-2014-2-orbs-observed-dancing-in-sky/ dates sighting as 22 November, citing UFO Stalker which has original date of 23 November, citing MUFON. Posted by witness: 24 November 2014.
18 JANUARY 2015 - BARGOED
8.10 PM. Recent snow, clear sky.
The witness had just picked up a takeaway and decided to drive through the street where he lives en route to his girlfriend's house.
he noticed that the sky appeared a little lighter than usual. As he approached his street he noticed a large orangeish ball of light in the distance moving left to right (NW to NE). Before he got to his house, the object had changed course to the south at a sharp angle, "..too sharp a turn for a standard helicopter".
He was amazed at this and quickly stoped at his house to get his mother out. She was annoyed at first, thinking he was exaggerating but changed her tune when she got outside. The sphere-like object was not only now travelling in a straight line at a constant speed approximately 20-30 degrees above the horizon but it also was spinning and changing colour to blue and white. There was no sound.
"This was at least 3 x bigger than a helicopter could be and too close to be a plane".
He took out his iPhone and attempted to film it but without much success. The result was shaky due to his excitement. He posted it up on Facebook and someone commented that they had seen it on its flightpath south of Bargoed.
Source: http://www.ufoworldnews.com/ufo-sighting-in-bargoed-wales-on-january-18th-2015-oversized-orb-flies-past-my-house-in-rhymney-valley-south-wales-uk/ Posted by witness: 19 January 2015.
20 JANUARY 2015 - CARDIFF
Cold morning, clear sky with stars.
Husband and wife were in bed, looking up through the skylight when a bright white flew over head at speed. It so bright it hurt their eyes as it went over. It was described as a clear narrow triangle shaped object. There was no sound, just a very bright white light. By the time the man stood up and looked out of the window the light had gone. In his posting, the witness said it lasted "1 - 2 mins MAX" - but this is probably a mistake as it would have been seconds judging by his description. He added that it flew in a straight line over the houses, height and distance could not be judged.
Source: http://www.ufoworldnews.com/black-triangle-sighting-in-cardiff-wales-on-january-20th-2015-bright-white-light-moving-very-fast/ Posted by witness 20 January 2015.
FIRST WEEK OF APRIL 2015 – DUNVANT, SWANSEA
Kris & Phil Prevel, in their front garden in Meadow View, Dunvant, watched a bright orange light travelling from the north east, it seemed to slow then travel west.
It was one light, travelling about the same speed as the ISS.
“Would be about a bit higher than the Hercules planes which come over my garden to do mock landings at Fairwood,” Kris explained. “They are massive and low enough to almost wave at the pilot. This was a bit higher. I live on a hill and it was dark, couldn’t judge the distance.”
It was the same colour as a Chinese lantern, but it slowed and veered off towards Gower in the west.
“It was at a 40 degree elevation on the southern horizon and travelling east then west, slowed, then travelled towards a row of fir trees in the distance. It was orange, flying at a steady pace.”
Source: SUFON Files.
6 APRIL 2015 – TREBOETH, SWANSEA
Tom James was at home in Heol Cnap, Treboeth at 2.20 pm.
He was just coming out of his garage when he looked up into the sky, which was of broken cloud, and saw a big white orb, definitely round, appearing solid and not flickering.
It was moving fairly fast in a north-easterly direction, and was viewed almost overhead between the clouds.
He watched it for a minute or so, and he said it was so fast there should have been a sonic boom, but there was no sound.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 15 September 2015.
9 APRIL 2015 - FOUR CROSSES, MONTGOMERYSHIRE
Jamie Keeling, 28, was collecting items from his car near his home in Four Crosses, when he heard a low, deep rumbling noise from above. He looked up to see a large black triangular craft flying overhead with a bright, pulsating red light at each corner.
"It was travelling at a constant speed and height. It was hard to tell what altitude it was flying at, but it looked very high and very large in size and was travelling due east. My father is a pilot, and I am a keen amateur astronomer so I knew what I am and am not looking at when it comes to things in the night sky. I wondered whether it could have been three military aircraft flying in formation, but all aircraft flying anywhere in the world are obligated to, and are not allowed to fly in any airspace, unless they have a very specific formation of lights displayed; that being a red light on the one wing tip and a green light on the other."
Light pollution hampered visibility and he said it was impossible to distinguish whether the lights came from one large triangular aircraft or three military aircraft flying in formation.
He said there were no stars visible between the three red lights as the craft moved along it's flight path, which led him to believe it was one solid craft, but because so few stars were visible on the night he could not be certain.
"...I was standing out in the open in the middle of the road so none of the craft was obstructed and I was able to watch it until it disappeared into the distance. I don't know what it was I saw, but I do know it was a craft with lights that do not conform to the legal obligations set out by the FAA. It's speed was hard to judge as I couldn't ascertain it's distance from my position, but this was not a normal aircraft and I have no idea what it was."
Source: www.beamsinvestigations.org citing Ben Goddard, News North Wales 30 April 2015.
14 APRIL 2015 - WREXHAM
Around 10 PM.
Glen saw an light overhead:
"My cam is not the greatest but it managed to capture whatever the object was.I watched it pulse, easily the brightest thing in the sky. Also seen a number of helicopters in the sky they must of been able to see the same thing. I went out to Box Lane to get a better look."
Glan was watching the light for over an hour and shot a video of it. It shows a bright white pulsing light hovering over the Acton Park area of the town.
To see the video click the link below.
Source: http://www.wrexham.com/news/video-ufo-spotted-over-acton-park-92951.html - posted 17 April 2015.
23 MAY 2015 - BARRY
Barry resident Jeanie Rebane had an unusual UFO experience while driving her car. She noticed two craft when she was driving down Salisbury Road.
'I was about halfway down when suddenly this plane/craft/UFO with a wings span/s of nearly the width of the street, and so low it was just above the rooftops, was coming towards me. Then I saw there was another one just behind it that appeared to be following it. There was barely any noise and both were moving very slow. I was transfixed as they were so big, then they both glided off to the left [their left, her right], over the houses at the top of Porthkerry Park. I couldn't see any cabin or even the shape or body of plane just the huge big white lights, also it has smaller red lights underneath. It was awesome but freaky!'
She posted her sighting on Facebook.
On 25 May 2016 SUFON's Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams interviewed the witness on site on Salisbury Road, Barry. She said she had been driving west down Salisbury Road, where she lived. It was dark and clear, with no wind. She had got as far as the junction with Lewis Street when she stopped the car in the middle of the road (she checked her rear view mirror but there was no other traffic on the road). She had stopped because she thought at first that a plane was up the road towards her. She then realised that it was too low for a plane. It was coming up the road towards her, covering the full width of the road just above house height, with four big bright white lights shining ahead. They were "like lorry tyres" in size, the outer two larger than the inner two. There was also two red flashing lights on the underside of the object. It took 2-3 seconds to cover the length of the road, and now stopped and hovered about 50 or so metres in front of her car. She tried to see the body of the thing but the white lights were too dazzling.
Within seconds, another identical craft came up behind it and stopped just behind and a little above the first one. She assumed that the front one could not have been a very long object, because the rear one was really close to it. After 10-15 seconds of the two objects hovering together, Jeanie started to get her phone out to take a photo, and is if on cue, the two objects moved as one, in a sweeping motion to their left, over the houses and towards Porthkerry park, which lay to the north of Salisbury Road, just clearing the roofs of the houses.
Jeanie then drove down the road, to her house on the right. She went straight in and into the back garden, which looks towards the park, then back out to look down the road to the park, but they'd disappeared. Two nights later she put a post up on facebook, with her drawing of the objects.
Jeanie Rebane explains to Steve Drewson what she saw.
Salisbury Road, Barry
The objects hovered about where the tree is in this photograph. They then went over the houses on the right, towards Porthkerry Park.
Source: SUFON Files.
11 JUNE 2015 – TRALLWN, SWANSEA
Stephen Gray (50) was at home in Lon Enfys, Trallwn, Swansea, outside his backdoor when he saw an object come into view in the south west at 80 degrees elevation.
It was a whitish colour which he first took to be a star, but moving in a southerly direction and circling in a clockwise route into view. It then stopped and held its position.
About 5 – 10 minutes later, while still watching the object, Stephen saw a blue/turquoise light move into view from the right to left (north to south), passing below the first object. This second object then became stationary roughly over Swansea Bay in the south.
Now monitoring the two objects, Stephen then saw a third object come into view moving from left to right (south to north), this time of a green hue. This object passed over the first object, which was still in position, was as silent as the first two, and passed away out of sight.
Stephen continued to watch the first and second objects for over half an hour. There was no more movement. He then got a crick in his neck and was cold so went indoors at 1.01 AM.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 19 July 2015.
JULY 2015 – LLANSAMLET
At 1 PM on a Friday in July 2015, Mark Rayworth (40), was in Llansamlet, near the Lake and the Mercure Hotel, when he saw a brown coloured ball in the sky at a height of about 1000 feet.
He could not estimate its size due to the extreme height but advised it was travelling from his right to left, that is, from Swansea towards Pontardawe (south-west to north-east). No further details given.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Steve Drewson 17 March 2016.
20 JULY 2015 - DUNVANT - GOWERTON, SWANSEA
On this Monday night, Chris Jones, a mechanic from West Cross, Swansea had just put fuel in his car at the filling station on Goetre Fawr Road in Dunvant, and turned left, towards Gowerton (west). Just as he had left the station, he noticed some lights in the sky ahead of him, which would have been over Dunvant square, about 1/4 of a mile away, moving from his left to right (northwards). This was timed at 22.48 as he still has the receipt for his fuel, the time recorded as 22.47. At first he thought it was a police helicopter.
The three lights were blue in colour and were moving in a straight horizontal line, together as one, so were on the same object. They were in line, travelling one behind the other. He then lost sight of the object as it had moved to the right and was obscured from vision by houses.
A few minutes later, as he was driving into Gowerton northwards along Cecil Road, he saw it again as he passed the horse riding centre and Gowerton Secondary School, which were on his left. The object was on his right above houses, and was moving back and fore. The centre light of the three was shining a beam downwards. It did not make a sound, and there were no flashing lights. Chris said each light was a constant blue colour, "a fair size", and about as bright as a street light. They were arranged horizontally it moved back and fore, lengthwise, one behind the other. It then crossed the road, moving over him right to left, towards the west.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 28 November 2017.
AUGUST 2015 – PONTARDDULAIS
9 PM. Dusk
David was at home in Bolgoed Road, Pontarddulais in his back garden, which faces south. He was talking to his brother on his mobile, looking up at the sky when he saw a white light just off south, low on the horizon in the direction of Gorseinoon – it flashed once, then disappeared.
As David then looked straight up, and as he did so, saw a circular light right above him, which he described as a perfect circle the size of a 5 pence piece held at arm’s length.
It then blinked out.
Then as he dropped his gaze he saw a cloud above the church light up from the inside and a light shone like a spot light onto the cloud next to it, the spot moving up and down, then it too blinked off.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 30 October 2015.
AUGUST 2015 - CRAY - SENNYBRIDGE, BRECON BEACONS
3.30 - 4 AM.
Elliott (not real name), who lives in the Vale of Neath, works as a carpenter for a water company, and does most of his work at the various reservoirs in Mid Wales. He is unsure of the date of this event, but thinks it was probably in August or September of 2015. He was driving his van to work, heading towards the Aberystwyth area, with his co-worker, A.
They were travelling north on the A4067, passing the Cray Reservoir on their left. It was now light on this early morning when they saw three large lights, each the size of a transit van. They were circular, bright white, and arranged in a horizontal line, approaching from left to right, and about to fly over the witness's van as they drove along on an intercept course. However the lights went out of view due to being obscured by trees as they passed one of the few houses on this section of road.
Instantly they reappeared about a mile to his right, and higher in altitude. As the van passed the lay by with the concrete bridge which once formed part of the old road, the lights were near the horizon and moving erratically, but synchronised together as if fixed on one object. They were swooping and looping around, and came down below the level of the mountain's horizon, their speed varying as they manoevred around. Suddenly they all disappeared at the same instant.
The next thing they all reappeared on the van's left at 11 o'clock, appearing over the far horizon in the direction of Mynydd Eppynt and Sennybridge area. Both men were now very excited and started videoing the lights with their phones, and they can be heard on the video, blaring out a range of expletives! After a little while, they had a clear view as the road straightened up before descending down to Cray village. Elliott stopped the van and continued filming. The lights seemed to be disappearing and reappearing individually - but now there were more than three. Elliott thinks there were now up to six lights, morphing and moving in slow movements individually. They filmed them from 30 seconds to a minute.
Elliott decided to get nearer, started the van again and sped down the hill towards Cray. As they got to the Cray village sign and a bus stop, they saw a white light, possibly with a trail, come from the left to right in a sweeping movement at speed, passing in front of the witnesses.
The van got to Defynnog, passing the left turn-off to the cattle market and saw a white glow at 2 o'clock on the other side of the timber yard. They were about to start filming again when suddenly three lights shot off at incredible speed towards Brecon, one after the other, from where the glow had been. Elliott thinks that these three lights might vary in size.
There was no sound heard at all during all the sightings.
Source: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 12 September 2017.
11 AUGUST 2015 – CRAY RESERVOIR, BRECON BEACONS
Kris and Phil Prevel, and friend, Gill Wood, were driving along the A4067, passing the Cray Reservoir at 10.45 PM, on their way to the Brecon Mountain Centre to view the Perseid meteors. They had just passed the reservoir when:
Kris explains: “We saw a brilliant orange orb ahead of us, almost the colour of orange fire and a quarter the size of a full moon. We lost sight of it as we travelled through trees, saw it again for a second, before we dipped down in the road and lost sight of it altogether.
There were cars behind us and no safe place to stop. It was an amazing sight, wish we could have stopped. The three of us saw it, I definitely think it was in the air, my husband tried to reason it as being a beacon flaming on a hill and Gill wasn’t sure what it was. It was strangely beautiful to me. The orb was far bigger and brighter than the one I saw over my house a few months ago [April 2015].
I was thrilled to have seen it. It seemed to have a round centre with a brighter edge around the circumference like a corona....like looking through a pinhole at the sun and seeing around the edges so to speak....but bright orange. We saw quite a lot of people camped out on chairs at the top of Crai, they must have seen it.”
She added in notes supplied to SUFON that the centre of the object was like looking into the heart of a well lit fire, surrounded by a white/yellow circumference or corona. The outer edge was a bright orange diffused light – not flame.
On the night of 5-6 September 2015, SUFON held a sky watch at Cray Reservoir
and several military flares were seen over Sennybridge. Kris was present and
saw the flares. She is of the opinion that what they saw that night in August
was not a flare.
To make sure, she emailed the MOD on 11 September to enquire if there had been any manoeuvres in the area on 11 August. She received a reply from the DIO (Defence Infrastructure Organisation) Secretariat, stating that there were no units training in this area on that date and time in question.
They also volunteered the information that the Mountain Rescue also had no call that day, so it could not have been a distress flare.
It is interesting to note that this sighting was in the exact same place as that experienced by Brian Harry and Robert Griffiths in August 1991 (again in August), w
Then a huge
orb was seen, accompanied by five smaller orbs over the reservoir. Could there
be a link?
Source: SUFON Files: Kris Prevel.
14 AUGUST 2015 – ST. THOMAS, SWANSEA
8:15 PM. Daylight.
Sloane Harrison saw from her back garden in North Hill, Swansea, three black orbs which dropped down a couple of hundred feet in the sky above St. Thomas in the east.
They then moved silently and slowly in formation towards Port Talbot, further to the east. One of the orbs turned a bright white, which the witness thinks might be attributable to reflecting the sun light, which was setting in the west behind her.
They then disappeared from view.
Shortly afterwards, a cloud in the distance over Port Talbot, towards which the orbs had been heading changed shape, creating a flat bottom and sort of mushroom-cloud top, and becoming a bright orange/red colour.
But this last observation by the witness could just be caused by reflecting the light from the setting sun behind the observer.
She took some photographs shortly after the sighting, showing the change in the clouds.
Source: SUFON Files: witness correspondence.
27 AUGUST 2015 – ST. THOMAS, SWANSEA
Nigel and Susan Morgan left their home in Gendros by car, Sue taking Nigel to work in Swansea. Driving down Gendros Avenue East, Sue said, “Look at that white light,” which she spotted hovering in the south-east over St. Thomas, in a static position higher than Kilvey Hill, which is 600 ft high.
Nigel looked and replied, “No it’s red” – it had changed to red. They watched it throughout their journey towards the city centre, and during this time, the colour changed again to blue and then green. As the colour changed, it did so merging or morphing to the next.
When they got to Dyfatty traffic lights at the bottom end of Carmarthen Road, they stopped at the red light, and a young man on a motorbike pulled up alongside with a girl riding pinion. Sue put her window down and asked him if he could see the light in the sky, he just grinned back.
Then the light just ‘switched off’.
Source: SUFON Files – witnesses interviewed by Emlyn Williams 24 October 2015.
AUTUMN 2015 - CRAY RESERVOIR, BRECON BEACONS
About 3 AM. Weather fine.
Elliott (not real name) who lived in the Vale of Neath worked as a carpenter for a water company and was driving alone to work at a reservoir in the Aberystwyth area. He often left early for work due to the long distance to get there. He was driving his van along the A4067 and was passing Cray Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons.
As he came round a bend by the last house before leaving the reservoir he saw a glow above the trees on the left. He described a bright white object with a curved top - 20-30 feet across. The lower part was hidden by the trees so it was impossible to say if it continued around like a sphere, or if it had a flat bottom,like a disc. It was stationary and visible for 10-15 seconds as he passed in his van, which he had slowed to get a better look at the object.
The object suddenly shot upwards in one second, and seemed to get smaller as it shot up. He said it moved like it was 'sucked up'. Then all went black as the illumination provided by the object ended. There was no sound.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williamsd 12 September 2017.
OCTOBER 2015 – CLYDACH
One evening in October 2015, Karen took a photo with her mobile phone of an object in the night sky, above her house in Clydach. It seemed to be a couple of hundred feet up and of a bright orange colour, and shaped like a ‘U’ or ‘V’.
An examination of the photo reveals that the shape of the object in the photo is not created by camera shake of a light source being distorted but is indeed shaped like a ‘V’. This is apparent due to the fact that there are telephone lines in the foreground crossing the field of view which are well defined.
it is interesting to compare this sighting with that of what was seen on 21
August 1993 over Coychurch.
Source: SUFON Files.
12 OCTOBER 2015 – GOWERTON
Brian Harry was in his car at the traffic lights next to the Commercial Inn in Gowerton, facing east towards Waunarlwydd and saw a huge blood red diamond shape in the sky ahead, the top of which was blue.
At first he thought it was a Chinese lantern, but then realised it was far too big. It was ascending slowly into the sky.
Brian drew a picture to illustrate what he saw.
Source: SUFON Files: Brian Harry.
24 OCTOBER 2015 – CROESERW
9 or 10 PM.
Andrew was outside his house in Croeserw with his 7-year-old son, when they saw an elongated bright orange cigar-shaped object coming from the north-east. At first the boy said he thought it was a plane about to crash. Andrew sent his son in to get Andrew’s partner, who came out and they all watched as it continued on a level course at a slow speed towards the south and then east, finally passing behind Mynydd Caerau.
Source: SUFON Files: Andrew interviewed by Emlyn Williams 30 October 2015.
LATE OCTOBER 2015 – CLYDACH, SWANSEA
About 7 PM.
Clear, dark sky
.A couple in their 70s, Byron and Karen Harris were outside the front of the house in Capel Road, Clydach and spotted an orange light in the sky, quite high, heading north to south. It suddenly stopped near their location at an elevation of about 85 degrees and hovered in the same place for about 3 or 4 minutes.
The witnesses were quite shocked at first, and it took a few seconds for the two of them to register what they were looking at. They then managed to take a photo of it. Shortly afterwards, it ‘disappeared in a whisper’ towards the east. Karen said that she did not notice any noise from the object, but this could be due to traffic on the main road blocking it out.
Looking at the photo later, and enlarging the image they could see that the object was ‘U’ or ‘V’ shaped, and was of a bright orange colour. Telephone cables in the foreground above them were clear due to reflecting the flash when the photo was taken, and show no distortion due to camera shake, so rules out the shape of the object in the image being due to this.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness correspondence with Emlyn Williams 2015/16
7 NOVEMBER 2015 – LANDORE, SWANSEA
Dry, broken cloud, wind from the west.
Beth was in the rear garden of her house in Waunwen Road, Mayhill, Swansea and saw an object in the north east at about 30 degree elevation. She described it as a red disc with a dome on the top.
Her partner, Zackeray David came out to see and they watched it hover motionless over the Landore area, about a mile away, and in particular the Liberty Stadium, where an Ospreys rugby game was in progress.
Also at the same time many fireworks were going off in the area. After a short while, it moved away from them in a straight line towards the north-east.
source: SUFON Files. Witnesses interviewed by Emlyn Williams 7 November 2015.
LATE 2015 - BRECON BEACONS
3.30 AM Dark.
Elliott (not real name) lived in the Vale of Neath and was driving to work early one morning on the way to one of the reservoirs in Mid-Wales where he worked as a carpenter. He was alone in his van and was driving along the A4067 at the top of the Swansea Valley. He had just passed the Travellers Rest pub where the road climbs towards the Bwlch and Cray Reservoir beyond.
As he approached a bend to the left he saw a huge rectangular or rhomboid-shaped object at 11 o'clock position ahead of him at an elavation of 45 degrees, directly over the road. He described it as a large fluorescent object of a beautiful 'electric' colour. It was lit purple with two red lights on opposite corners, with a white light in between, on what he assumed for some reason, was its front. The object was dark so he couldn't see its body. It was hovering with no sound.
He thought, 'oh no I'm going to go under it', but it then shot to the left in the contrary direction to what he thought was its front. It shot off when Elliott was about 50-100 yards from being underneath it.
There was no other traffic on the road at the time.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 12 September 2017.
8 DECEMBER 2015 – LANGLAND BAY
Dry with clear sky, just getting light.
Chris was walking her dog along the cliff path which runs north-west to south-east at this point, from Rotherslade towards Limeslade, along the eastern side of Langland Bay.
near Beaufort Avenue (above the fields inland of the cliff path) when she met a
woman approaching from the opposite direction, who was also walking her dog,
and looking out to sea, and looking ‘scared’.
Chris asked her what was up, and the woman explained that she had walked around from Limeslade with this thing following her.
She then pointed out an object out over the sea which was hovering and spinning like an old-fashioned spinning top (thin at top, wide in middle and thin at the bottom), very big and making no sound. It was large and silver coloured and it was difficult to judge how far away it was but seemed close.
As it moved it was filled with light from top to bottom. It moved out to sea a little but stayed in full view.
The other woman was very shaken and said she had been intending walking back to Limeslade the way she had come but then decided to cut up through Beaufort Avenue and walk back along the road.
Chris continued to walk along the path, heading for a field off the path where she usually let her dog off the lead. On the way she kept an eye on the object. At some point it seemed to have gone away. Her dog played in the field as usual for ten minutes. When Chris decided it was time to go, she turned to walk back to the cliff path and as she did so, she saw that the object had returned and was above and in front of her hovering high above the cliff path.
This really startled her and when she carried on walking it didn’t move, and she had to walk right under it. When it was it its closest she described it as being filled with light from top to bottom and no details were visible.
She just thought, ‘Oh my god, I hope this will be on the news. Someone else must have seen it. I haven’t got time to be beamed up, got sandwiches to make!’ So she kept her head down and walked swiftly back to the cliff path, turning right to return the way she had come.
Her dog seemed interested in the object now and was looking up at it. Chris said to her dog, ‘Don’t look up let’s go!’ and she explained that for once, he did as he was told. As Chris looked back from the cliff path, it was still there behind her, then it suddenly shot off really fast in the direction of Mumbles Cricket Club in the east.
Afterwards she thought of what it could be, ruled out a balloon or Chinese lantern because these just move with the wind. She also ruled out a drone as there was no sound and was far too big.
She estimated its size as being about two or three times the size of a hot air balloon.
Source: SUFON Files: witness testimony to Emlyn Williams 10 December 2015.
23 DECEMBER 2015 - PORT TENNANT, SWANSEA
Between 6 and 6.30 AM. Clear sky.
Michael Hughes (wishes to remain anonymous) was at home where he lived with his parents in Grafog Street, Port Tennant. He was having a restless night's sleep and for some reason had a strong thought about his 6 month-old Jack Russell, Bob and so decided to get up and go downstairs to check on him. Michael has a strong bond with the dog and believes he has a way of letting him know when strange things occur, such as the time when Bob was 6 months old he started barking at a corner of the kitchen.
When he'd got downstairs Michael saw that his other dogs were asleep but Bob was sitting on the mat by the back door with his head down and licking his lips, as if about to vomit. One of his other dogs, Max, who sleeps in a dog cage, couldn't wait to be let out, so Michael opened the back door and let max out. The dog shot out like a bullet. Bob, still licking his lips, went to his bed and didn't venture outside the door.
Michael went outside to see if anything was wrong. Something caught his eye and looked up into the sky to the north-west. He noticed a light high up in the sky. It looked just like a bright start at first, but he had never seen it before so kept looking at it. Max was sniffing about as if there was a rabbit around. Suddenly the bright light got bigger, as if coming closer. Michael now thought that it might be a plane or helicopter, but then discounted this as it was moving too fast and was silent. Michael watched as it came shooting in towards him, 'this thing could shift', passing over Port Tento the south. He was amazed by the fact it was silent and wondered how it was that it was staying in the sky. He noticed now that it was a round disc-shaped object which had three white lights in what he assumed was the front, with two white lights at the rear, with red and green lights on the sides. The lights were going insequence around the craft.
Michael said, 'It wasn't huge I couldn't really estimate how big but I'd say it wasn't far off the length of my parents garden or a little bit smaller. It wasn't high at all probably could have hit it with a good throw of a stone.' It travelled towards the east at a slow speed.
'It was really low, silent and had no vapour trail, moving really slow.'
He ran into the house to get his iphone. He tried to turn on the camera application but it was frozen and wouldn't work. Michael then ran to the top of his garden as by now the object had passed his house. It was still low and moving away slowly until he lost sight of the object as the roof of the house obscured his view of it. He went through the house to the front door and saw that it was a little higher, and was gradually ascending. He is unsure if it finally disappeared in a blink or if it moved off too fast for the eyes, but it had gone.
Source: SUFON Files: witness emails June 2017.
5 JANUARY 2016 – WAUNARLWYDD
Brian Harry was at home in Bevan Close, Waunarlwydd and had just let his dog out the back garden, which faces south-west. He was standing on the step of his conservatory, looking east in the direction of Cockett, and the morning sun.
At an elevation of about 80 degrees (11 o’clock high as he described it), high in the sky, he saw a solid-looking, round, silver object, quite large in his estimation, emerging from behind a high wispy cloud formation, moving slowly and gliding into an area of blue sky towards a thicker cloud formation to the right.
There was no vapour trail apparent. The sun was behind and to the left of the object. He said it was definitely a solid object. He watched it for about 30 – 40 seconds when suddenly there was a bright flash, like an electrical discharge and the object disappeared instantly.
Source: SUFON Files: Brian Harry
16 JANUARY 2016 – FFORESTFACH, SWANSEA
Weather dry, overcast, no wind.
Emlyn Williams (51) was driving with his partner, Christina Reynolds (44) along Cwmbach Road, heading east towards Swansea city centre. As they approached the junction with Station Road, Cockett, they saw ahead, over houses towards Cwmdu direction, two dark objects which they at first thought were birds.
Turning to the left and heading north up Station Road, they kept an eye on the objects as best they could through spaces between houses on the right, and noted that they were too large to be birds, and seemed to be revolving around a common centre, at a steady rate, not slow, one object much larger than the other, and both black in colour.
They were moving slowly but steadily to the north-east.
Emlyn and Chris then turned right at the junction at Fforestfach, onto Carmarthen Road, and again heading east. They could see that the objects were still moving north-east and had just crossed Carmarthen Road ahead of them and were now on the left and getting higher from their initial altitude of about a hundred feet.
Emlyn pulled the car over opposite Cwmdu Industrial Estate to get a better look and Chris took some photos and a short video on her mobile phone.
The objects were shapeless ‘blobs’ and were still revolving around a common centre, one big, one small. The large one was about 10-20 feet across, the smaller being about a third of this.
There was no sound and no lights were visible coming from the objects, generated or reflected. They got higher and higher as they passed over Gendros until just visible as a tiny dark dot in the sky in the north-east.
Source: SUFON Files: Emlyn Williams.
3 FEBRUARY 2016 - LLANSANTFFRAID-YM-MECHAIN, POWYS
The witness, living in Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, a small village in Powys, went outside for a cigarette andnoticed something in the distance, just above the skyline. At first thought, the witness took it to be a helicopter or plane, not an unusual occurence at this location. However that notion was discarded as the object seemed to be stationary and appeared to be hovering. It had three red lights in a triangular formation, with a blue-white blinking light in the centre.
Some bangs were heard in the distance that sounded like something impacting rather than a gunshot or firework, and then the object disappeared. Around 30 seconds later it reappeared and began rapidle gaining altitude. As it ascended the red lights disappeared. Within about 45 seconds it was ell above the witness's head and moving to the east towards Four Crosses (south-east), about a mile away.
The witness watched it as it travelled at speed, noticing a smaller orange steady light behind the bluw-white one. It was observed for roughly a minute until it had flown out of sight.
"I attempted to get a photo or video of the object but unfortunately I only had my mobile phone to hand and the camera couldn't pick up the lights, presumably due to its distance. My only thought is that this could've been a remote controlled camera drone, but it appeared to be very large and moved large distances in a short time, making me think that it would've traveled out of the range of a remote control, and as to why anyone would fly a camera drone in a countryside town, in the dark, is beyond me. "
19 FEBRUARY 2016 – MERTHYR MAWR
Three friends went for a walk in the dark in the nature reserve of Merthyr Mawr on the coast west of the mouth of the river Ogmore, near Bridgend. They were intending to practice using their night-vision cameras.
When in the forest near the sand dunes, they heard a sound in the forest like clicking. One of them decided to get a torch out and shone it through the forest and saw a large pair of ‘eyes’ reflecting back. Calling to the others, the eyes disappeared. Two seconds later they came back, and the three friends saw them for about five seconds.
They were about 200 yards away, and if they were on a person, the person would be tall, and the eyes were pretty big. One of the friends decided to get a camera out while the other two kept a watch.
Just then an object appeared from out of the clouds, described as a spinning object flashing bright yellow, orange and blue on the outside, descending slowly and landing in a field not far away behind some trees. They knew it could not be a helicopter as there was no noise. They were all shocked and decided to leave the area. While walking back, lights were seen like car headlights shining onto them, but there were no cars.
Source: beta.ufostalker.com – uploaded by witness 23 February 2016.
26 FEBRUARY 2016 - PENTYRCH - LLANTRISANT
Multiple witnesses of a huge UFO and other lights. Military planes and helicopters, a chase, explosions, physical effects such as shaken buildings, damaged trees and wreckage on the ground. An apache helicopter landing with its cockpit on fire. Weird snow and mystery men in white coveralls. Could be a scenario worthy of an episode of the X-Files? Certainly, but this really happened on a cold winter night in South Wales in 2016.
A lot of miltary aircraft activity in the area around Llantrisant woke people up, and some claim to have seen unidentified lights which don't seem to conform to the normal idea of military aircraft. It has been reported that these lights were chased and fired at by the military aircraft. Explosions were heard, and buildings shaken. The official line is that it was part of an Armed Forces exercise - but why would they perform a military exercise in a populated area at that time of the morning - using live ammunition? The military helicopter that reportedly had to make an emergency landing due to a fire in the cockpit, landed at Cardiff Airport - a civilian airport.
The activity, which continued through the morning, has been officially explained to have been a bi-annual training package known as exercise Chameleon.
Just after midnight, Mike Henbury was taking his dog for a walk along Tyn-y-Coed Road, and watched a plane circling in the sky. There had been a lot of military activity in the air for much of the day and night before. Suddenly another plane appeared and joined the circling of the first plane. Others joined to make 5 large planes flying a circular search pattern. He watched as he thought this very strange.
A red pulsing light appeared, followed by two more to form a triangle descending from the clouds. Mike: "It looked very large indeed. I don't think it touched down totally but about 10 to 12 feet from the ground it lit up fully, showing the full outline of it, then it dimmed down ."
Black, red and green orbs emerged from it, "as if they were dancing and moulding into one pulsing from red to green slowly". A green orb then shot up in the centre of the aircraft. It started pulsing very fast and bright, then it slowly headed towards the north west, with a bobbing motion and glowing. Two of the aircraft came out from the circling formation and followed it. The other orbs remained, glowing red and dimming in the area where the large craft had come down.
Mike had seen enough by this time, and wondered who was more scared, him or his dog. They hurried on home and Mike thought he had seen something he shouldn't have. He couldn't sleep for hours. At about 4 a.m. he heard a huge explosion in the distance, followed by a second explosion about 3 or 4 seconds afterwards.
Another witness, Peter Piper: "I tried to identify the helicopters around 3.30 to 4.10 am but due to their altitude and cloud base this proved difficult. I didn't hear any Chinooks, (very distinctive low frequency twin rotor sound). What I did see sounded and looked approximately the size of US Sikorsky Black Hawk Helos.
Caz Clarke, who also witnessed the events said: "I can categorically state that this was NO EXCERCISE! Last night I saw absolutely everything and what they were chasing were not planes! I will take a lie detector anywhere for anyone but what I witnessed last night will stay with me for the rest of my life. What is more, the military knew they were coming and had a spotter plane in the air for two days waiting for "the event". When it came four planes chased the "green" object whilst the spotter plane circled approx' "six "red oval objects" which formed a pyramid shape. Several red spheres hovered silently above the fields until the helicopters came..."
Michael Hopkins commented on the online thread: "Just heard from two people from Pentyrch who also saw 6 red and 1 green light in pyramid formation over Talbot Green area. Apparently they saw the green light being chased and shot down by an aircraft. There were 6 chinooks and a few smaller helicopters, 3 apache helicopters and RAF jets. I also heard from someone who works in the Royal Glam hospital who said that the explosion shook the hospital to the foundations and the windows rattled. There was a second smaller explosion just after the large one. When he went outside to see what was going on there was smoke everywhere"
Diane Blackmore, of Pontyclun, said: "There were three helicopters flying very low for hours. I phoned 101 and they confirmed it was a military exercise. I was worried that something horrible had happened."
Christopher Buckley of Llantristant, said he was awoken by an explosion in the middle of the night. "There were helicopters and planes everywhere and then something hit and made an explosion."
Representatives of South Wales Awakenings! attended a talk by Richard D Hall in Merthyr on Sunday 28th February 2016. They reported that a number of people in the audience reported and discussed some strange sightings on the night of 26th February in the Llantrisant and Pontyclun area:
"One lady recalled a number of red and green lights appearing to be chased by apache-type helicopters, followed by an explosion causing her to believe that the ‘UFO/s’ with green and red lights was shot down. Several audience members reported multiple explosions, one particularly loud one. And many reported seeing strange lights, apache-type helicopters, chinooks and other military aircraft."
A contributor to the online chat below the Wales On-line article, identified as 'alfisti', referring to the landing at Cardiff Airport, said: "Google South Wales Aviation Group, go three quarters of the way down the page to 'Aircraft Logs Archive'. Then look at the Cardiff airport logs for friday 26.02.16 Second main photo down reports an Emergency landing @ 04.34 by an aircraft that does not usually hang out at a commercial airport in the early hours of the morning !!" The photograph does indeed show an Apache helicopter on the tarmac of the airport.
On 6 October 2017 SUFON's Emlyn Williams took a trip to Pentyrch to meet Caz Clarke (not real name), together with other witnesses Dave, Steve and Donna (not real names). Michael Hopkins and his son, Adam were also there. After meeting at the village's only phone box, the group walked a short distance to a field on the western edge of the village, near Caz's home. Caz said that planes had been seen circling the area for two days before the night's event, and she is adamant, and it certainly seems the case, that the military authorities knew that something was going to occur. They knew where but they didn't know exactly when, hence why they were waiting. When one plane departed another would arrive to continue the surveillance. At about 2.40 a.m. on the night in question she and Dave were in her house and heard a lot of aerial activity so decided to go outside to see what was happening. They walked to the gate at the eastern corner of a field at the end of a lane off Heol Penllwyn, on the western edge of the village. A lot of planes were in the area, including an E3 sentry plane which circled the area approximately seven times, taking about 5 mins to do one circuit. It was about this time that the smaller spotter planes left the area.
The two witnesses spotted a red light to the west above, and beyond the line of trees that mark the field's western extremity. This was followed by other red lights, that formed the outer edges of a huge triangle standing upright, tilted to the right, with a convex, rather than straight lower edge. They did not see it 'arrive' but rather just appeared in front of them, and Caz suggests that it travelled inter-dimensionally. A small green-lighted object, emerged from the top of the large object. The lights were so bright it was difficult to see their individual shape.
Caz explained that as the green object emerged from the top of the large one, four military planes arrived, two from the direction of RAF St Athan and two from the direction of Cardiff. The green object flashed or strobed three times and headed off to the north-west towards Llantrisant and the aircraft chased it. Three apache helicopters approached low across the fields from the south, in a pyramid formation. They were so low that the witnesses could see the grass moving.
The large object then dipped to the right, turning on its axis. It descended below the tree line, but due to the trees having no leaves, the witnesses could see through them, showing that as the object was turning on its axis, it was descending into the field to the north of where it had initailly appeared. As the object neared the gound, the bright red lights towards the bottom of the craft became brighter and changed to street-light orange. They gave off so much light that the sides of the craft were illuminated, showing a pyramid shape to it. The lowest lights now became really bright, almost white/orange and releasing several fingers of light arcing down to the ground, like coloured lightning. The red lights then went out and the large object was no longer visible.
All this time Caz and Dave were standing at the gate to the field, watching it all going on. After the large object had disappeared they decided to enter the field and walked towards the site, reaching the gate at the opposite side of the first field, leading into the second (above which the large object had appeared. However they lost their nerve when they again became aware of the E3 sentry plane, and so they decided to turn around and head back to the gate.
Caz and Dave's description seems to corroborate that given by Mike Henbury who was on on Tyn-y-coed Road with his dog. The road is a narrow lane which lies to the north of the 'landing' field, and runs along its northern boundary. So we have two witness locations describing the same event, one from the east and one from the north.
Caz and Dave now saw two upright barrel-shaped red lights about 30 feet above them at the gate. One came across the top of the oak tree next to the witnesses, and the other over the hedge. The one over the tree suddenly changed from red to green 'like someone had flicked a switch'.
Caz explained later, "This was the size of a small car and looked like it was covered with lots of tiny light bulbs not as small as leds more like the bulbs you would find on a fair ground ride! It was tail light red and turned traffic light green.... I was close enough to see the individual bulbs it was practically above my head."
The other one stayed red and went off to towards the south-west. There was no sound. The green one went towards the north-east in the direction of Garth Mountain. The two witnesses went home as the E3 plane came back. One interesting fact was that the witness's mobile phones each lost their charge during the event.
Emlyn Williams walked with the group through the field, turning north and across into the adjacent field where the large craft had descended. This field was marshy and filled with scrub, rising to the north.
The group investigated in the days that followed the event and had discovered that the green object had headed over Llantrisant Common and a missile or missiles had been fired in the area of Smilog Wood (Forestry Commission conifers), which lies near the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant. Caz and Steve went to Llantrisant Common and found that areas of the common had been cordoned off with yellow tape, and piles of metal (probably parts of the missile/s) were arranged in neat piles ready to be picked up. So a meticulous search had apparently been made of the common and every piece of metal had been picked up. A dog-walker had told them that there had been an explosion in Smilog Wood behind the hospital. In Smilog Wood itself, Steve and Donna explained, the top half of trees had been snapped off, showing that something had flown very low and had come into contact with the trees. They had also found out that a section of the M4 motorway between Port Talbot and Swansea had been closed to traffic at the time. A line drawn from Pentyrch-Smilog Wood, if continued to the north-west, in the direction of travel made by the green object and military aircraft, heads straight to that section of motorway.
That wasn't the end to the mystery, however. For two days after the event it snowed in the field over which the large object had descended and nowhere else and the snow was very strange. Donna compared it to the little foam balls you get in a beanbag, it was squashy like marshmallow and round and didn't melt in your hand. It rolled off your clothes as it fell. They had never seen snow like that before or since.
A day or two after that, tents appeared in the field to the south of the gate. Caz showed a photo which she had taken at the time to Emlyn Williams. It showed two white gazebos with sides and several green one or two-man tents in two neat rows along one edge of the field. Figures in white paper overalls were seen walking around. Caz's neighbour had told her that she had been told, on enquiring the reasons for the camp that they were a fracking survey team. Another explanation to someone else was that they were a team working for Vodaphone (but as Caz pointed out - "Vodaphone don't wear digital cammos and carry guns!"). The Pentyrch group had approached the tents and were challenged by a young man who tried to move the group on and acting very "twitchy". Caz asked the man what they were doing there and he said he'd have to check with his "commanding officer". The 'officer' then appeared and explained that they were on a mlitary exercise in case of emergency looking for mock land mines! The mystery team had a vehicle parked nearby, a rental van with 'Enterprise' written on it. The reason for the camp, so soon after the night's events of the 26th could not be anything but connected. Donna kept an eye on the strange activity and saw that they were doing a finger-tip search of the area to the east of the quarry which lies on the far west of the site. Caz explained that one of the figures in white coveralls was standing in the first field (the one that the gate leads into) with a laptop opened and the words, 'We must find it..' were distinctly heard, emphasising the fact that they were looking for something.
The Pentyrch group continued to research the event and discovered that there were no commercial flights over Wales at all on the night of the 26th February. Implying that they had been re-routed. Radar records show a circular pattern of flights by the military aircraft around the Llantrisant area and Caz managed to obtain a photograph of the apache helicopter that had been forced to land at Cardiff Airport, despite RAF St. Athan being just a few miles to the west, showing that it had indeed run into difficulties.
Michael Hopkins, of Pontypridd, although, like Steve and Donna, not a witness to the main event, had made contact with the Pentyrch group and offered help in researching the incident. He produced a CGI of the large object from the description given by Caz and Dave. However Caz says that it is not fully accurate and has made some drawings by hand.
On 19 October 2017 Emlyn Williams returned to Pentyrch, this time accompanied by Mike Maunder. They met Caz Clarke, Donna and Dave. Caz took Emlyn and Mike around the fields in question, and an EMF meter was used. There were definite spikes in the south-east corner of the field where Caz said they saw the large object come near to the ground and where lightning was seen arcing down to the ground. Mike took 24 photos during the survey, but when he got back to Swansea he found that not one photo had been recorded. He checked his phone, taking some photos and it was working fine.
Subsequently we have received more information from members of the public:
Matthew Cousins who works at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital explained that he was working the night shift that night. He can't remember the exact time but a loud bang shook the whole hospital. He ran to the window for he thought something like a lorry had crashed into the side of the ward. Shortly after that, there was a smell like sulphur coming through the vents, which lingered all night through the corridors of the hospital. He said he went outside to try to work out what had happened because he was puzzled, and noticed smoke coming like mist through the air. He said it seemed to be coming from the direction of Llantrisant Common. He thought a nearby factory might have had an explosion. He added, "There were helicopters circling right throughout the night from the early hours right up to 6ish maybe in the morning."
Pentyrch lies on the southern slope of Garth Mountain, known locally as 'The Garth'. The summit is just above the village to the north and is surmounted by a bronze age burial mound, on top of which is a trig-point at 1,007 feet (307m). The mountain is easily recognisable for miles around, due to the 'pimple' on the top. Caz explained that several ley lines intersect near the village, and they have had many UFO sightings here over the years. Garth Mountain figures strongly in local folklore, and the events of 26 February 2016 seems to be continuing this tradition.
Sources: Walesonline How military training planes and helicopters kept parts of South Wales awake
Sources South Wales Awakening Strange explosions/ ufo over Llantrisant
SUFON meeting with witnesses 6 October 2017 / Michael Hopkins image. / subsequent correspondence with Caz Clarke.
Pencil drawings courtesy of Caz Clarke.
CGI images courtesy of Michael Hopkins.
17 MARCH 2016 - LLANFAIR CAEREINION
Mike was driving through the countryside near Llanfair Caereinion and saw a huge white cylinder-like object in the sky. His passenger in the car also saw the object.
"This thing was rounded with flat ends. I would say its dimensions were 30ft in length and 10ft in diameter. It was glowing, fluorescent and stood out well against the light blue sky. I watched the object move along slowly for about 4 seconds before it turned about 45 degrees, at which point it increased in speed. After it had turned I saw what looked like black squares, (possibly windows) running down its side. The object picked up speed and flew away towards the Berwyn Mountains region. I have seen other UFOs before in my time, but this has been the most exciting for me by far."
17 MARCH 2016 - CHEPSTOW
"I was taking photos on top of the toll booths at the 1st Severn Bridge between England and Wales. I was taking some long exposure photos of the car trails and the bridge in the distance.
After coming home and looking through the pics, I have noticed some lights in the sky.The photo attached is a 10 second exposure taken on my Pentax K5-II digital camera, which was on a tripod. It seems the object stayed stationary for a point then a "shadow" shows from where it moved.
I was taking a HDR shot, of which I have 5 separate exposure and it shows on all. Photos taken after, do not have these lights on."
Source: www.ufo-hunters.com citing MUFON. Reported by witness to MUFON 19 March 2016.
31 MARCH 2016 – BANWEN
An object was seen passing over Banwen from the Neath direction heading towards the Brecon Beacons (south to north). It was low in altitude and made no noise.
It was described as being like a massive
articulated lorry in the sky with lights down each side, very slow moving.
More details to follow.
Source: SUFON Files: Ian Johnson.
4 APRIL 2016 – BAGLAN TO LLANDARCY
Light and clear.
Mark Rayworth and his wife were having a meal in the high-rise Grape & Olive restaurant on the 29th floor of the Meridian Tower in Swansea Marina. Being at the top of the building they had fantastic views of the surrounding area.
Looking to the east, white flashing lights caught Mark’s eye. They saw an object travelling from the Port Talbot direction over Baglan (their right to left), so heading south to north. It was in a position higher than the hills behind Baglan and was a long, dark, cylinder-shaped object with a white flashing light at each end. These lights were bright as they could be seen even though it was still daylight. Mark repeated that it was long and so was not a conventional aircraft.
He said it seemed to stop at times but continued on its way towards Llandarcy and so out of sight behind Kilvey Hill. Mark said it looked like it was coming down, and so was descending.
Source: SUFON Files: Mark Rayworth correspondence 10 April 2016.
13 APRIL 2016 - CARDIFF
'I saw a small, very bright white circular object that passed from a high declination to a lower declination, almost vertically relative to my position.
It was very close to, and to the right of the moon, moving slowly in a straight line in strong sunlight with clear skies. It was visible for about 2 minutes, then it quickly faded away at a point below the moon.
Over those 2 minutes, it covered roughly 5 degrees of the sky.'
Source: www.beamsinvestigations.org uploaded 13 April 2016.
20 APRIL 2016 - DOWLAIS
The witness was lying awake in bed at Glanmor Gardens in Dowlais looking at the sky through the window. A fast-moving object caught the eye and the witness got out of bed for a better look before it went out of view. It moved fast on a straight trajectory before making a U-turn and disappearing.
The witness realised it was not a plane as it was moving too fast. The U-turn confirmed this. It all happened very quickly but the witness was able to describe the object as being boomerang-shaped and made him/her think of a glider. It displayed no lights.
Source: http://www.ufostalker.com/event/75953 citing MUFON: witness reported 20 April 2016 - 22 minutes after sighting.
20 APRIL 2016 – MORRISTON
Freddie and Mary Hollamby were walking their dog in Long View Road, Clase, Morriston and were taking photos of vapour trails from high-level planes in the sky. They were standing on the corner with Third Avenue, facing north.
They noticed an object hovering in the north-west at an altitude of about 4-500 ft. It was wobbling slightly ‘like a jelly’ and remained in position for about two minutes before shooting off at speed to the WSW, taking about two seconds to disappear.
They emailed the photo to Swansea UFO Network who enhanced the image.
source SUFON Files. Witness correspondence April 2016 and interview with Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 3 May 2016.
23 APRIL 2016 - ABERAERON
Gary Jones of Brecon was walking along the coastpath from Aberaeron towards Newport with his wife and two friends, taking photos. He took one shot looking back towards Aberaeron. He did not see anything at the time but on examining the photo a few weeks later, spotted what seems to be a dark disc-shaped object with a light shining beneath. The object is over the sea, roughly off Aberaeron, at a high altitude, possibly 2000 ft. The photo was timed at 09.38.
Source: SUFON files: Witness email August 2017.
1 MAY 2016 - PORTHCAWL
'Looking up at the stars I noticed one star (as I thought) was moving slightly, then disappeared. Then a light shot across the sky making an S shape, very quickly and disappeared.'
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 4 May 2016
5 MAY 2016 - LLANSAMLET, SWANSEA
Dry and fine, blue sky with wispy clouds.
Brian Harry was driving his van east along the M4 with work colleague, Martin. Just as they were approaching Junction 45, Brian noticed a pale bronze green solid saucer-shaped object in the sky, high up, which was clearly visible for a short while.
It was at an 11 o'clock position an lower than what a jet liner would be. There was no vapour trail. There were several jet liners visible at the time, all of which were leaving vapour trails.
It was moving from left to right - in a south-westerly direction on a level path. He watched it as long as he could until he vanished behind clouds. Martin did not see it as he was on his mobile phone.
Source: SUFON Files. Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 28 June 2016.
16 MAY 2016 - CARMARTHEN
The witness was driving a van from Tenby to Carmarthen along the A477 and saw an object descibed as being like a pure white cigar which seemed to appear out of nowhere in the sky ahead, at cloud level. It was as large as a plane. It had no markings visible.
The witness watched, expecting to see wings as it turned but then several more identical objects appeared out of nowhere behind it in a line following each other. The witness was startled now as more and more appeared from nowhere. 17 were counted until the witness lost track as several more appeared and flew at the side of the line of the craft, but these rocked side to side as if swinging on a piece of string.
Before the witness could get a phone out to take a photo, they turned in the direction the witness was travelling and vanished one by one, disappearing in thin air. They made no sound at all. The van's window was open and only the sound of other traffic was heard.
The witness arrived in Carmarthen feeling a bit scared, checked the news and radio to find out if anyone else had seen the objects, but there was nothing:
"...haven't told anyone as I'm scared of being laughed at but I've seen these craft and can't believe nobody else has reported it. Hope I'm not going nuts? I've been expecting reports on the news but nothing at all! Now I find myself watching the sky...have done all day. I don't know if anybody in the cars in front of me saw them so I don't have any witness to back me up nor any pics...I'm gutted I didn't get any pics or film of them".
Source: www.ufohunters.com citing MUFON. Uploaded by witness 16 May 2016.
24 MAY 2016 - WINCH WEN, SWANSEA
Clear sky, no clouds.
Partners John Thorne and Pam Ahearne were sitting in their living room at home on Jersey Road, Winchwen, watching television.
The house is situated on the east side of Jersey Road a little to the north of the junction with Carmel Road, and their back garden looks onto open land to the north of Carmel Road, facing up-hill.
Their sitting room has front and back windows, and is aligned west-east. Pam suddenly noticed lights in the sky through the rear window to the east, and exclaimed - 'What's that?' They rushed out into the back garden for a better view and saw, heading away from them (which had already passed over the area of their house), and heading east, an aerial craft of some sort which displayed many bright round white lights 'like diamonds' strung in a long line.
Their view was only of the rear of the object, the shape of which was a long thin rectangle, and was wide but thin in height, its width compared with the wingspan of jumbo jet.
They could not say what shape in plan the object was as it was only viewed from the rear. They could not tell what colour the body of the object was as it was night and the lights were bright.
There was no noise and the lights were in a single row, covering the entire width of the object. It was at an elevation of about 30 degrees, was about 200 metres away when they first view have displayeded it when entering their garden, and was about 200 - 300 feet in altitude, as it headed over Carmel Road, which runs west-east so the object's course was approximately that of the road.
There were no flashing lights, Pam said it 'crept along' at a slow speed on a
straight and level course, and the couple watched for about two minutes before
it moved out of sight over the horizon in the east.
One strange thing noted was the fact that their two dogs, who normally follow them into the garden, barking madly at anything, stayed quietly indoors for the entire time the object was in view.
The dogs were back to normal a short time later and, and have displayed no other uncharacteristic behaviour.
Although John has maintained an interest in UFOs over many years, and has had many previous sightings, Pam admitted that she was not interested at all until this sighting.
Source: SUFON Files: witnesses interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 26 May 2016.
23 JUNE 2016 - PONTLLIW - GOWERTON, SWANSEA
About 12.30 AM.
A man had finished his shift working in a pub in Killay and was driving alone northwards along Ceri Road, towards Gowerton when he saw an object in the sky on his left over Gowerton School, heading south.
It was described as a long shape displaying 8 bright lights. He slowed down for a better view, as did a car coming from the opposite direction. It was high one minute, then suddenly had descended to hover just above the trees near a riding school.
He pulled in to take a photograph of the object, but by that time it had disappeared. He is used to seeing helicopters and aircraft in the area, but what he saw shook him, despite him being of large stature.
Another witness, on her way home to Pontlliw from working at a pub in Penllergaer, had seen the object over Pontlliw, which lies to the north-east of Gowerton.
Source: SUFON Files - reported by mother of witness 23 June 2016 - further details awaited.
18 JULY 2016 - MAYHILL, SWANSEA
Blue sky, hot.
Mark Rayworth was with his 3-year-old daughter, driving down Townhill Road, heading for Gors Avenue so was travelling north-east.
He noticed an all-over white cylinder-shaped object in a horizontal attitude off to his right, not far from Mayhill Post Office. It seemed to be in a stationary position, and was about the length of two helicopters. It was at low altitude, in a position between the post office and Mayhill School.
He turned right into Granogwen Road and headed towards Mayhill School to get a better view and take some video with his phone, but the object had disappeared.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams via Facebook 19 July 2016.
19 JULY 2016 - FISHGUARD
Sharon Evans is a Medium (and an accurate one from my experience). She often awakens during the night. When she does she usually sits in the quiet of the back garden with a cuppa. She has reported several sightings to me but this one was quite something.
It was around 5.30 am on 19 July 2016 - so the sighting was fresh in her mind
when she told me about it.
Before going outside she was aware of a loud boom-boom-boom noise - which had the rhythm, and reminded her of, a heart monitor (but extremely loud she said).
Although she'd never heard this sound where she lives before she wondered if it might be a milking machine somewhere, the noise carried on the wind. It wasn't windy.
Anyway she went outside and the noise was much louder. She sat down and looked at the stars and soon became aware of a string of 6 very bright white identical shapes moving towards her direction from the west - which means that they had come from the sea (Bantry Bay [think he means Cardigan Bay] would be on the straight alignment). She continued to watch them. They were in a perfect line and the same distance apart. She reckons they were the height of the transatlantic flights that go over here (very high but I don't know what that would be) - but they were at least 5 times the size.
They were (as drawn) square-shaped but with slightly concave sides. She watched them for several minutes as they passed overhead and towards the east, the Preseli Mountains - this is towards where the Bluestones from Stonehenge originated. When they got to around that distance each in turn and immediately after each other then exploded in a very bright flash - 'sparkling like the brightest diamonds', is how Sharon described it. (It reminded me of Startrek warp drive - at least I think that's what they did to show it, haven't seen it since I was a kid). After each had disappearedone after the other in bright flashes the noise stopped.
When Sharon has seen strange craft in the sky before she has always retreated inside quickly because although courageous when it comes to dealing with spirits she is not confident that she could deal with 'aliens'.
She is a very honest and reliable witness who I have known for quite a while now - almost since I moved here.
Source: Ellis Taylor report sent to Contact International, Oxford - copied to SUFON 28 July 2016.
19 JULY 2016 - MORRISTON, SWANSEA
Blue sky, hot.
Mark Rayworth was outside his business unit at Oxwich Court, Swansea Enterprise Park, when he saw three silver orbs in a triangular formation travelling about the speed of an aircraft at high altitude coming from the city centre towards Morriston (south-west to north-east).
They were at high altitude and the 'triangle' was moving in a horizontal manner with one of the three points towards the front.
There was no sound. Mark watched them for about 5 minutes and they disappeared right before his eyes, in a position roughly over Morriston Cross (the centre of Morriston), which would be to the north west of his location.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams via Facebook 19 July 2016.
20 JULY 2016 - PONTHENRI, CARMARTHENSHIRE
Time: 3.15 AM.
Three teenagers, Liam Williams (17), George (17) and another aged 16 who doesn't want to be identified, we shall call 'H', were standing on a balcony at the rear of a house on Myrtle Hill, Ponthenri. The balcony faced north-west, across the Gwendraeth Valley.
'H' suddenly said, 'What's the heck is that?' and they saw 5 objects moving around randomly. They were at a 30 degree elevation at their highest point above the north-west horizon, being the hills on the other side of the valley, about a mile away. They were moving slowly and independently, stopping before changing direction in random movements.
Each object was shaped like a teardrop lying on its side, and were displaying bright colours which constantly flashed, changing from white/orange/red and blue. Three of them were arranged in a triangle shape and one more below the bottom of the triangle. The one at the bottom, nearest the horizon dropped down below the hill a few times.
This went on for about an hour, and George got a bit paranoid and went indoors.
The boys were sure the objects were not drones or helicopters.
Liam's drawing of the shape of the object
Source: SUFON Files: witnesses interviewed on site by Emlyn Williams 27 July 2016.
22 JULY 2016 - PONTYATES, CARMARTHENSHIRE
2.15 AM. Clear night.
Liam Williams (17) was standing outside the front of his house in Maes Gwyn, Pontyates, which faces north, for a cigarette. Looking up at the sky, facing his house (south), he saw what he thought at first was a satellite heading north-east, over the Gwendraeth Valley. It got to a position above him and then suddenly changed course sharply to the right, then sharp left to continue its original course. It then slowed down, stopped and reversed direction to go back from where it had come from, but faster and then shot off at an angle upwards "into space". Duration of sighting: about 10 seconds. Shortly afterwards Liam said his TV had interference for about 20 seconds.
The view above Liam's house where he saw the light.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed on site by Emlyn Williams 27 July 2016.
22 JULY 2016 - TRALLWN, SWANSEA
Broken cloud, blue sky.
Stephen Gray was at home in Lon Enfys, Trallwn. He hadn't been able to sleep and was up early. At 5.50 AM, he was outside his front door having a cigarette. He heard the sound of a high - level airliner overhead and looked up, facing west, with his front door directly behind him.
He saw the vapour trail and looked at the jet as it passed directly overhead, heading east (from Stephen's front to back). Subsequent research has established that the aircraft was a Delta Airlines Boeing 767 Flight DL22 Minneapolis-Detroit-Munich, aircraft registration no: N835MH, flying at 35,975 ft at 489 knts. Just as it was passing overhead, he noticed an object pacing the plane to its rear right. He described it as dark grey, cigar-shaped, about half the length and width of the fuselage of the plane. Even though it was dark grey, Stephen said he could see sun light reflecting off it.
The object then moved across the vapour trail of the plane to the plane's left, and passing below the vapour trail, so was at a slightly lower altitude. It then speeded up, shooting ahead on the plane's left side.
The plane and object were then obscured by the roof of Stephen's house behind him so was unable to see what happened next.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 27 July 2016.
23 JULY 2016 - SWANSEA MARINA
9.30 PM. Fine evening, no wind.
Violeta Mananes was walking on the north side of Swansea Marina (the old South Dock Basin portion), east of the Pump House pub, heading east. She saw an object moving north ahead of her (her right to left), just above a block of flats near the lock gates. It was of a metallic grey colour, of varying shades which seemed to be fluctuating, like light on water. It was moving very slowly and was roundish in shape, the upper part a lighter shade of grey. Violeta felt that she couldn't focus on it very well.
It was descending slightly on its course, which was obscured by a tree after it had passed over the building. She ran ahead to see where it had gone but it had disappeared somewhere in the area of Swansea Yacht Club. There were two couples walking together nearby who laughed at her, but they did say that they had wondered what it was, joking about a UFO, but had just dismissed it as a plastic bag. One of the women, though said that they had seen a cigar-shaped object near Swansea Airport that afternoon, but they were not interested in making anything of it!
After meeting Violeta on site on 29 July 2016, Emlyn Williams wonders if this was too simple and explanation. For a bag to get enough lift to make it go over a 10-storey building, a strong wind would be needed. And even if it had been caught in a local gust, it would not be moving slowly, as Violeta had reported.
The size of the object was then looked at, and a comparison was made with the size of the windows on the building over which the object had flown. It appeared that it would have been about 4 feet in diameter.
The wind direction that day was from the south-west, and varied between 7.6 - 12.2 mph (Mumbles weather station data), so was not very windy.
Another possibility is that it was a balloon, but that big, metallic grey and moving downwards?
Source: SUFON Files: Violeta Mananes.
23 JULY 2016 - KENFIG HILL
Gavin David was driving his van up the main street, Kenfig Hill, returning home from surfing at Sker near Porthcawl. When driving along that part of the road called Pisgah Street, his wife saw an object in the sky above them in the dusk. He stopped the van as it drifted straight over them from left to right. He jumped out and took a video on his phone. The house across the road from where they stopped is no.39. There was no sound as it continued moving the other side of the houses, and perhaps at an altitude of about 50 feet towards Bridgend in the east.
His first impression was that it was like a flying humanoid. He also thought it might have been an inflatable but it made a definite change in direction, and there was no wind.
The short video he took seems to show a cylinder-shaped object, vertically oriented, with some sort of protuberance at the top left. Dark in colour, it has a highlight on its right edge, possibly caused by dim reflected light.
Gavin said: 'I know it looks like a cylinder but when it went over my head it looked like a cape flying was well strange. Definitely looks tubular in that shot but was more like a wavy sheet, black in color at least 15 to 20 ft in size.'
Source: SUFON Files: witness interview on facebook July 2017.
27 JULY 2016 - CWMAFAN
Lin Cullen was in Curnad Road, Cwmafan with a young teenage girl she was looking after.
The girl pointed out a light high above them in the clear night sky. It was like a bright star but was making quick, erratic movements in all directions and angles.
Lin, intending not to frighten the girl by saying it was a UFO, told her it was a satellite. The girl asked why it was doing what it was doing and Lin said, 'It's trying to work out which way to go so it wouldn't crash into any others.'
The object then went straight up slowly and disappeared from sight. There was no noise at any time, and no flashing lights.
Source: SUFON Files: Lin Cullen interviewed by Emlyn Williams 20 August 2016.
29 JULY 2016 - LLANDOVERY
12.10 AM. Warm and clear.
The witness said that due to a power cut which started at 6 pm on the evening of 28th July, it was decided to do some star gazing in the garden with the young son, aged 11. Four lights appeared just after midnight, moving erratically, and the witness could not explain what they were to the boy. They would zig-zag and then stop dead for a short while before shooting off, then reappearing and start 'dancing' again. At one point three of the lights appeared to be synchronised then again would stop for a short while before shooting off in different directions. After 30 minutes the boy got scared so was taken indoors to bed. The witness then returned to the garden to continue watching the display before clouds came in to obscure the view. Total duration of sighting - one hour.
Source: - http://www.beamsinvestigations.orh/LITS290716LlandoWales.html - reported by witness 1August 2016.
10 AUGUST 2016 - LOUGHOR
Oliver was driving down Highfield, Loughor, heading south / south-east. He had a friend with him in the car. The friend spotted a round object in the sky on the right between the houses, and shouted, "what the hell is that!?".
Oliver looked, but could only see it for a split second each time as they drove past the houses. He couldn't figure out what what it was as he only saw it briefly. He wasn't sure if it was something large far away or something small close up. He had to look over his shoulder and upwards to see it, and concentrate on driving.
He said it was dark grey or black in colour, and did not recall seeing any lights on the object. He said, "It was definitely close enough for us to clearly confirm that it did not have any kind of wings or blades. If I had to guess, I'd say it was around the same size as a small helicopter, maybe slightly smaller. To me it was like seeing a regular low-flying helicopter, only it definitely wasn't a helicopter. "
There was no sound coming from the object, however they did not get out of the car and doesn't remember if they had music playing in the car. He believes it was too large and fast to be a drone. It was in line or running parallel with them when it was first seen, travelling in the same direction. Oliver was driving around 30-35 mph and by the time he stopped the car at the end of the road (which is a no-through road), it was moving away from the them.
Oliver quickly took out his phone and started to take video of it. He said it seemed higher than when he had first seen it, although this was difficult to guess at as they had been higher up when they first saw it, as the road runs downhill.
He managed to take 27 seconds of video, and the duration of the whole sighting was at least 2 to 3 minutes. The video shows a roundish irregular-shaped dark object.
"But it's just odd because we know it wasn't a plane, helicopter, chinese lantern and 99% sure it wasn't a drone. As I said it had flown further away by the time I got filming it, and on the video it also looked further away than it did to the naked eye".
Further investigation has established that the wind speed and direction that afternoon was from the south-south west at 12 mph, and so the object was travelling against the wind, which rules out the possibility of it being a balloon or other object carried by the wind.
Source: SUFON Files: witness emails Feb-Mar 2017.
18 AUGUST 2016 - PEMBROKE
The witness was walking to sister's house with a friend and could see a view of the town of Pembroke. A bright light was seen about 5 miles away. At first the witness thought it was the sun, but then realised that the sun was about 5 miles to the east of the light. It was pointed out to the friend, and as the witness looked back at the light it was gone with no trail or any clouds in the sky".
Source: http://www.ufoworldnews.com/ufo-sighting-in-pembroke-wales-on-2016-08-18-161200-brightlight-that-suddenly-vanished/ Posted by witness: 10 February 2017.
29 AUGUST 2016 - CRAY RESERVOIR
9.10 PM. Fine dry clear night. Slight wind.
Husband & wife, Phil and Kris Prevel, and a friend, Gill Wood were in a layby on the A4067 overlooking Cray Reservoir. The planets and stars were becoming visible as it got dark.
They saw a bright object to the west 30 degrees above the horizon. It was like a small bright white light the size of planet moving erratically before winking out. It reappeared and winked out repeatedly, to left, right, above, below and diagonally in an erratic fashion. The only consistent thing was the winking on and off and appearance in a new position.
The witnesses also looked at the object through binoculars and all agreed that it was not a plane.
It did not travel across the sky at all, it was contained within a specific area (as if it were contained within a box or circle and couldn't move outside of it). It just disappeared.
The witnesses also saw three satellites, planets, one helicopter, one shooting star. The Milky Way was also visible.
Duration of sighting was 2 or 3 minutes.
Source: SUFON Files.
1 SEPTEMBER 2016 - SOUTH OF BLACK MOUNTAINS/HEREFORD
A witness saw a bright light like a plane. It stayed in the same place for a bit then "bounced about in the sky", flashed then seemed to disappear.
The witness checked flights on a phone app and found that there were no planes near that position.
BETWEEN 5 - 10 SEPTEMBER 2016 - GOWER
Evening - dusk
Two friends, Ben and Jack were parked up in Jack's car on land owned by a farmer they knew, looking at the view, having a smoke and chatting. Ben was home from university and the two were catching upon gossip. They were near Malthouse Farm, which is in an area known as Cilonen, west of Three Crosses. They were in an elevated position looking south west towards the middle part of the Gower Peninsula.
Directly ahead they noticed dark clouds slowly forming about five fields away. They seemed to gently twist like the eye of a storm, but on a much smaller scale and slowly. After the clouds had formed, a lightning bolt flashed. Stunned and excited they looked at each other with glee,mutually happy to have witnessed it. Then, retained within the cloud's circumference, another lightning bolt shot to the ground, and then another and another. It continued like this at steady pace of about one or two bolts a second.
The two witnesses wondered whether it was possible for lightning to strike in the same place twice, and why?
"Still enclosed within the circumference of the newly formed cloud formation, the lightning accelerated in consistency and frequency. The longer it lasted, the more aggressive the lightning became. It developed momentum and after about seven minutes, multiple bolts were striking once at an estimate of about four bolts per second."
It was like nothing the boys had ever seen before. The 'lightning' repeated in the same place, straight down from top to bottom.
"I could have drawn a thin column from the top of the windscreen to the bottom of the dashboard and the lightning would not have left that column....It appeared to be calculated and controlled."
Then Ben asked Jack where the thunder was? There was total silence. It had been silent for the full total of ten to fifteen minutes, with no sound of thunder, or anything. It was no further than 5 miles away at the most, well within the normal range of thunder.
"At some point towards the end of the storm, the lightning apparently became fully charged. At the point of climax, surging at an estimate of around five or even six bolts a second, it was as if someone had flicked a switch and it instantly stopped. I have never seen extreme weather completely stop like that. Then, at the exact same moment the lightning stopped, a silver, hovering disk appeared in its place. Right where the lightning had struck hovered a flying disk. It appeared quite small in the distance. The dialogue between Jack and I fell completely silent. The details of the craft were limited and vague because of the visual distraction it was emitting into the sky."
The craft was oval in shape, metallic in appearance, reflective, though slightly dull and hovering motionlessly and silently in mid air, a little closer to the ground than the clouds.
Out of the top of the object, a display of different coloured light shone upwards, like a 'V' which illuminated the horizon from end to end. Ben recalls what looked like light refraction on top of the disc from where the colours were emanating. The two boys were in awe of the spectacle. The colours switched constantly - beautiful perfect shades of pink, orange, blue, red, green. It had a profound effect on Ben, who said he had a feeling of stillness and calmness.
The craft descended from mid air and appeared to land on the ground. Ben said he was so mesmerised by the light display that he didn't consciously notice the descent of the craft. He became aware that it had descended and had been on the ground for some time, but he didn't know how long that was.
In its final moments, the last colour it shone was red. It prolonged the colour longer than the previous "chords" of colours. As instantly as the lightning had stopped, and as quickly as the disc had appeared, it vanished, "without any apparent trajectory systems, it disappeared. It didn't accelerate into the distance, it didn't ascend upwards into space....poof, just gone."
The boys stared frozen for a moment, then Jack started the car and drove away at speed.
Source: SUFON Files: witness emails December 2017.
14 SEPTEMBER 2016 - LLANWYNNO, YNYSYBWL
Afternoon, sunny. A couple were having a picnic near a lake at Daerwynno, Llanwynno. They spotted two white orbs dancing around in the sky, which they watched for thirty minutes. The woman said they were:
'...going at crazy speed and random jerky movements, we knew they couldn't be planes or helicopters, they were too fast, and too high up to be a drone. They were completely silent. We were transfixed watching them in awe, they seemed to be disappearing then reappearing in other places? Anyway they finally disappeared completely then we heard a really loud sound, my boyfriend shouted oh my god turn around, I looked up and there were two extremely low flying military type planes, they were small and dark green in colour and were whizzing around the area we saw the orbs.'
She added that during the whole week the pensioners in her street had been complaining about so many low flying aircraft flying around, from police helicopters to military aircraft, which was not normal. This was happening at night also, keeping people awake.
17 SEPTEMBER 2016 - BRISTOL CHANNEL OFF ST. ATHAN
A police helicopter crew filmed an object over the Bristol Channel as they were coming into land at St. Athan. It was giving off heat and could only be seen by infrared camera.
A dark, circular shape is seen hovering in the sky as police monitors can be heard observing what they are seeing - although they have admitted they have no idea what it was.
The National Police Air Service St Athan in South Wales tweeted footage of the UFO explaining it was not spotted by local air traffic control.
It was filmed over Bristol on Saturday, September 17, and shared online by NPAS St Athan, the National Police Air Service which is based in South Wales.
The clip, which they have revealed is part of a much longer video, was filmed
"over the Bristol channel at approx 1,000ft", they explained.
The filming was set to 'black hot', which means there is heat coming off the craft.
"Really difficult to judge the size but we filmed it for just over seven minutes as we were coming back into land," they add.
Although some have stated it's obviously a balloon or lantern, they say that
it's not so easily explained.
"We really don't know but doubt it was a lantern as it was going into the wind," they said on Twitter.
@NPAS_StAthan added the object was very hot and moving against the wind,
tweeting: “Any suggestion [sic]?? Nothing seen by local ATC... 👽??”
They said it was unlikely to be a lantern, adding: “We really don't know [what it is] but doubt it was a lantern as it was going into the wind.”
Replying to another user they posted: “Only slight problem is the amount of
heat and it was travelling into wind?”
They also explained: “It was on Saturday night (September 24) about 21:30 and was spotted over the Bristol Channel at approx 1000ft. [This date is wrong - E.W.].
“Our clock is out by one hour so it was pitch black. Tried on day camera, nothing seen. this clip is just a small part of the vid.
“Really difficult to judge the size but we filmed it for just over 7 minutes as we were coming back into land.”
20 SEPTEMBER 2016 - TRALLWN, SWANSEA
About 8.40 PM.
Simon Gray, of Trallwn Road, Trallwn, Swansea was at home and saw an orange glow in the sky, high up, moving faster than a satellite, "like a scalded cat" moving south to north. From his point of view he said it passed just below the first two stars in the constellation of Cassiopeia, moving fast.
It was shaped like an oblong, "but standing up".
Simon said there was no noise and it was glowing, but there were no flames or trail.
Source: SUFON Files - witness report.
25 SEPTEMBER 2016 - CILAN, ABERSOCH
A person from Stourbridge was in Cilan, Abersoch and took some photographs in the daylight. On looking at the photos on a laptop later spotted what at first were thought to be a flock of gulls, but then that notion was dismissed. The photograph was then enlarged and four disc-shaped luminous objects were apparent. They are remarkably similar to the object taken a month later on 21 October 2016 by Ray Putterill in Fishguard.
The photographer of the Abersoch photo states that there were no rain drops or other marks on the camera screen, as the rest of the photos taken show nothing like the four discs.
BEAMS comment: "We have analyzed this photograph using a detailed JPEG image decoder and analysis tool. It reports all metadata and can even help identify if an image has been edited; and it would appear that this photo has not been tampered with. These puzzling forms do not look like birds, planes, lanterns or reflections to us - so what on earth are they?"
25 SEPTEMBER 2016 - CWMAFAN
10.15 PM. Patchy cloud, showers.
Lin Cullen was having a cigarette break from her workplace in Curnad Road, Cwmafan, and was standing at the rear of the premises on Heol Jiwbili, talking to her husband on her mobile phone. She saw what she thought at first was a "bright star" in a clear patch of sky, looking up the valley (north-east), altitude but then noticed that it was moving up and down, at an elevation of 50 degrees and at high altitude. It was making random movements in different directions, and periodically stopping and standing still. There was no sound from the object, and no flashing lights. She gave her husband a running comentary on what she was seeing.
This went on for a couple of minutes, then another light appeared to the right of it, a pinpoint at first, but then growing bigger, becoming the same size as the first one. It then too started making the same movements as the first one, the two lights moving around together randomly. The first light then moved upwards and disappeared.
She went into her workplace to get a camera, but when she came back out the sky where the lights were had clouded over.
This sighting occured in the same place as her previous sighting of a similar object on 27 July 2016.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 8 October 2016.
OCTOBER 2016 - SWANSEA
About 11 PM.
Sleician Thomas and 12 year-old-son Jack were walking with their dogs in the SA1 area, next to Prince of Wales Dock, heading home to St. Thomas. They were facing north with Kilvey Hill ahead of them.
Jack saw a white light in the sky ahead of them and shouted out to his dad to get his camera out, which he did. Sleician managed to film about 2 seconds before the light was obscured by a building in front of them.
The light was moving quite fast, and appeared to slow down a little when it was being videoed. It was travelling on a level east-west course, not much higher than the top of Kilvey Hill, which it flew over and was pulsing brighter at regular intervals.
The height of Kilvey Hill is 600 ft. There was no sound or flashing lights, which makes Sleician sure that it was not an aircraft or helicopter.
Source: SUFON Files. Witnesses interviewed by Emlyn Williams 29 October 2016.
1 OCTOBER 2016 - WELSH MOOR, GOWER
9.17 PM. Overcast, with patchy clear sky.
Swansea UFO Network members, Laurence Lowe, Mike Maunder, Gaynor Vine and Emlyn Williams were conducting a skywatch, standing next to a field gateway adjacent to the ruined Mount Hermon Chapel on the hill above Crofty, Gower.
They spotted a large orange orb hovering to the south about a mile away, roughly over the hills of Welsh Moor, about two hundred feet above the hills.
It was moving slightly back and fore. Emlyn looked at it through binoculars before it faded out. They came to the conclusion that it was not a drone or a Chinese lantern due to the way it moved.
Duration of sighting: about 20 seconds.
Source: SUFON Files
4 OCTOBER 2016 - THREE CROSSES, GOWER
11 AM. Clear sky.
Steve Drewson was at home and saw an object in the sky at the same time that an airliner was passing over.
Here's his report:
At approximately 11am on Tuesday 4th October I was looking out of my upstairs rear bedroom window at Gowerton Road, Three Crosses, Swansea. The weather was fine and dry with blue sky. I observed a large passenger airliner flying from an East to West direction at a height of approximately 39,000 feet and a speed of about 500 mph. It was leaving a white vapour trail behind it. This is a regular occurrence, with transatlantic flights passing overhead in both directions every couple of minutes.
On this occasion however, positioned some considerable distance below it, was a black or dark coloured object moving in exactly the same direction. Now whilst this object appeared to be travelling at exactly the same speed and direction as the airliner, it was obvious that it was travelling much slower, as it was at a much lower altitude. I would estimate its speed to be about 100mph, but cannot accurately estimate its height, but if pushed would say about 10,000 feet, and its size maybe a third of that of an airliner.
There are light aircraft and microlights flying overhead coming to and from Fairwood Airport on a regular basis, but this object was flying at a much greater height than any light aircraft. I could clearly see that there were no wings or visible lights on the object, and it was far too high an altitude to be a helicopter. I was unable to determine its exact shape but it was clearly under intelligent control. Whilst it was moving in the same direction as the wind, which was blowing from the East, the object was clearly moving far faster than the wind was blowing.
Although I have stated that it appeared to be keeping pace with the jet above, it was clearly not in any way tracking or toying with it. I immediately went to find my binoculars but realised that they were not retrievable in time to spot the object before it disappeared. Neither was my camera available to me at a moment’s notice.
I had my mobile ’phone with me and put the ’phone’s camera on full zoom. I pointed it at the vapour trail which I could see in the viewfinder, but I was unable to see the other object. Assuming it would still be in the picture I took a photograph just before the airliner disappeared over the house. I then went outside to the front of my house and whilst I could still see the airliner above me, the other object had disappeared.
I subsequently checked the photograph and could clearly see the airliner with its vapour trail and there was a small dark spot on the image below it, but when I zoomed in on the object although it was clearly visible, it was pixelated to such an extent that I was unable to make out its shape.
A few days later, on the night of Saturday the 8th of October, I showed the photograph on my ’phone to three other members of SUFON who were participating in a sky watch at Rotherslade, Mumbles, Swansea. Unfortunately however, the image was accidentally deleted a few days later.
Source: SUFON Files: Steve Drewson.
4 OCTOBER 2016 - LLANTRISANT
A witness saw a white silver object floating in the sky
which at times seemed cigar shaped.
"I was looking out the window over the valley (we live on a hill).
I noticed a cigar shaped object (or maybe more like a creamhorn) that was white/ shiny in the sky. I joked that it was a ufo. Then I watched it a little more - it seemed to be not moving. Impossible to ascertain distance or size. I took a picture with the ipad.
I put the ipad back on the table and when I looked out it was gone."
Duration of sighting: 1 minute.
Source www.ufostalker.com citing report to MUFON same day.
12 OCTOBER 2016 - LLANELLI
Between 9 PM and 11 PM.
Witness in Llanelli saw a white ball moving slowly back and fore in the sky for 30 minutes before moving off at speed. He is sure that it was not a helicopter or plane.
The witness has no interest in UFOs and does not wish to be identified.
Source: SUFON Files: witness is known to Milan Baljak
17 OCTOBER 2016 - BONYMAEN, SWANSEA
Christine Brown was in her back garden in Bowen Street, Hafod, Swansea, looking towards the east she saw two large round white lights, one above the other, stationary and high up over Kilvey Hill or Bonymaen area, possibly as far as Trallwn.
"Then all off a sudden there were three smaller lights darting about."
They were darting about, moving left and right at first, then up and down, zig-zagging and moving erratically. She described them as white and round and bigger than plane lights. She's sure they weren't planes because they were zig-zagging fast.
There was no sound and no flashing lights.
She went indoors then because she became a bit nervous.
Her friend who lives around the corner on Aberdeberthy Street, Hafod also saw the lights, but through the window from indoors.
Source: SUFON Files: reported by Ian Brown, son of witness via Facebook 19-20 October 2016.
21 OCTOBER 2016 - FISHGUARD BAY
Ray Putterill, 82, of New Road, Goodwick, took a series of photos of dawn breaking over Fishguard Bay with his mobile phone from his back garden. Sunrise in Fishguard that morning was at 7.56 AM. Sunrise is timed from the moment when the first part of the sun's disc appears over the horizon.
When he showed the photos to his wife, Gillian, she spotted an object which they at first took to be a plane. But when they blew the image up, they could see that it formed a classic 'flying-saucer' shape of a domed disc.
“We still can’t quite believe what I caught on camera,” said a bemused Ray, 82, a former miner who formerly ran West Street Cars until his retirement told the County Echo.
“I’m useless at photography so there’s no way I could doctor that. I’m so hopeless I have to get Gillian to put photos up on Facebook!
He sent the photo to BUFORA who took a look at it but dismissed it as lens flare. But as there is no direct light source in the image this could not be. The photo was taken 16 minutes before sunrise, longer if one considers hills in the background, which would delay the sunrise by a few minutes.
Emlyn Williams contacted Ray Putterill to discuss the case, and permission to reproduce the image. Swansea UFO Network'S Roger Davies who created one image with a grid showing 4 equal area rectangles covering the object and similar sized areas for comparison. He looked at 3 of these, blew them up and subjected them to auto contrast .
The one with the Unidentified Object was then blown up again and he said he is inclined to think that this is a "Cloaked Object". Roger said, "I can see no reason for attributing image to lens flare!"
Emlyn Williams asked Ray Putterill to clarify some details and the following further information was gleaned. The object did not appear in other photographs taken at the time. It was taken from indoors, through a window, but Ray said there was no light source in the room that might have created a reflection in the glass.
County Echo enhancement.
Source: http://www.countyecho.co.uk/article.cfm?id=108146&headline=Experts%20dismiss%20reported%20%E2%80%98UFO%E2%80%99%20sighting§ionIs=news&searchyear=2016 and Facebook correspondence with Ray Putterill Nov-Dec 2016.
22 OCTOBER 2016 - NEATH
Witness: Louise. About 1.30 PM.
"I was sitting outside our back garden. The skies were beautifully clear. There were 2 Aeroplanes in the sky, but no-way near what we sighted.
There were 3 orbs at a very high altitude, they seem at first to be in a triangle formation ducking in and out of each other. Then they seem to go in different directions briefly before what seemed to be follow the leader heading towards the Brecon Beacons.
We watched them for what seemed ages but it was less than 5 minutes. There was no actual colour as the sun was deflecting making it seem they were silver.
I know it seems mad but at first I thought they were birds weaving in and out until my husband said that it was far to high altitude."
2 NOVEMBER 2016 - MORGANSTOWN, CARDIFF
Witness - Michael Hopkins:
I was on my way home to Pontypridd from a friend's house in Cardiff and took a route along the A4054 as a change from the more direct route, the A470. As I was approaching the Coryton interchange, Junction 32, on the Pendwyallt Road, I noticed some stationary lights in the sky approximately above the Morganstown quarry. I pulled into the access road for the Village Hotel, and stopped my car and got out for a better view. I saw a triangular object with a blue light on the far left corner, a red light on the far right corner and a slowly flashing red light in the centre of the triangle. The near corner was in darkness and did not have a light, but the shape of the corner could be clearly seen every time the centre light flashed on. I turned to reach into my car for my phone with the intention of taking a photograph, but when I turned back with phone in hand, the object had gone. There was no sign of lights moving away anywhere. I estimate that from initial observation of the object until its disappearance would have been around a minute. It must have been a cloudy night as no stars were visible.
Illustration supplied by the witness.
Source: SUFON Files: witness email 10 January 2018.
4 NOVEMBER 2016 - TONYREFAIL
A couple with their three children were at home sitting in the lounge. Fireworks were going off in the background to the rear of the house.
They all looked through the rear window and saw a large object hovering over houses nearby. It looked oval or egg-shaped with large blue lights surrounding a single red light in the centre. It descended then seconds later, it changed direction and "appeared to follow what looked like a weather plane."
It is not understood what a weather plane is, but further information would be needed.
Duration of sighting: 5 seconds.
Source: www.ufo-hunters.com citing MUFON. reported by witness 4 November 2016.
7 NOVEMBER 2016 - CARDIFF
Approximately 8.50 PM.
Beverley was walking her dog and saw a bright reddish ball of light which seemed to have a green light flickering around it. It was flying back and forth in a straight line extremely fast and then seemed to fly behind a tree and disappeared. She was shocked and when she returned home her husband was concerned by how how afraid she was.
Source: www.ufo-sightings.co.uk reported 13 February 2017.
20 NOVEMBER 2016 - CLYDACH, SWANSEA
Around 6.30 pm dark clear sky. Roger Russell was walking along Capel Road towards Vera Road, (facing north-east - up the valley). He saw in the distance ahead of him a glowing orange light. At first he thought it was a street light, but after a moment he remembered that most of the street lights in the area had been converted to white LED.
"As I continued to watch the object flew towards me travelling down the Swansea valley towards the city, heading towards Morriston. What made it strange was at no time was there any sound from it. It wasn't blinking like an aeroplane or helicopter warning lights would. It was travelling faster than a helicopter but slower than a jet fighter. It passed right above me, again no sound; the road was quiet so no traffic noise."
It reminded Roger of a boomerang in shape. He added that it was about 3 to 4 thousand feet in altitude.
As it disappeared out of his view towards Swansea it passed behind some low clouds.
Unfortunately he had left his house without his phone so could not take a photo.
Emlyn Williams was struck by the similarities to a sighting reported the previous year. He showed Roger the photo of the object seen, by coincidence from Capel Road, Clydach in late October 2015. Roger said that the object that he saw looked the same as the one in the photo.
Source: SUFON files: witness email correspondence, Nov. 2016.
22 NOVEMBER 2016 - SWANSEA
A photographer, Lee Coates took a photo alongside the River Tawe near the Sainsbury's store in Swansea, looking south towards the bay.
"Did not observe. Just an unusual feature in camera raw file. Maybe a
bird/Insect in flight. "
"I am a serious amateur photographer with a degree in Photojournalism. My background is Photography and the armed forces, so i have professional experience in observing distant objects. I must emphasise that I did not see the object in person.
I was out taking photographs on the morning of the 22nd of November 2016. It was a nice morning, the weather was normal for this time of the year at the location. At 10.09.47 I took the attached raw file using my sony A7r with a shutter speed of 1/15 of a second at f9.5 at iso 50 with the camera firmly set down on my tripod. I took the image, two different versions, one shot with a person passing through at 10.08.56, one without at 10.09.47. The first image has nothing odd at the location of the unusual looking object of note (I have studied the raw). Only upon studying the images in post using lightroom did I notice the object/flaw/bird/aberration.
I am a very open minded person BUT always think 100% logically so under these circumstances (unless someone tells me otherwise) would consider this to be a bird/insect flying past or rubbish blowing. I would always opt for the choice that can be confirmed with evidence. I am of course sure that you will tell me its probably be a bird, but wanting a second opinion, I have sent it in to you guys to take a look anyway."
BEAMS' conclusion: "The strange object on this image is most unlikely to be an insect or a bird, and neither does it appear to be any man made aircraft that we know of; also, it is just too substantial to be a digital flaw/artifact. All things considered, we conclude that this image is highly likely to be genuine, and shows an unknown aerial object moving at phenomenal speed."
Enhanced: Contrast adjusted, enlarged.
"I have attached a copy of the unedited raw file. A copy of the same file with the curves slider pushed to enhance the shape of the object. And a crop of the curves slider pushed image to direct your eyes and to be able to quickly look at the object magnified."
citing MUFON and witness. Here's a link to original MUFON posting: http://www.ufo-hunters.com/sightings/search/584490af636e694f83389a35/UFO%20Sighting%20in%20Swansea,%20Wales%20(United%20Kingdom)%20on%20Tuesday%2022%20November%202016
27 NOVEMBER 2016 - CALDICOT
The witness was walking along the B4245 Caldicot Bypass in Caldicot to a friend's house and had just crossed the road near traffic lights at the junction with Woodstock Way.
Looking up, the witness saw a very low bright flying object which was triangular. The witness's first thought was that it was a meteorite, then thought it was a Chinese lantern.
It hovered over the witness for 3-5 seconds, who thought abot stopping traffic but took out a phone, by which time the craft was speeding away, across the road and just above the trees.
"...didn't have time to zoom my camera on my rubbish iphone4 so just took 2 pictures first, then recorded the object, by that time was shaking has you will see. my phone ran out of storage. so watched the object fly out of view. since the sighting i believe it was a military triangle drone, or the black triangle."
Source: http://www.ufostalker.com/event/80691 citing MUFON report.
29 NOVEMBER 2016 - PORT TALBOT
3.25 PM. Clear and cold, blue sky.
Michael was at work power washing lorries when he saw something moving through the sky. He described it as a vertical rectangle-shaped craft with a dome on top. It was silver in colour and was rotating anti-clockwise, the sun glinting off it as it turned. He said it was a solid object.
It was quite low in the sky around half a mile from him. He watched it for about a minute as it flew over Port Talbot steelworks, moving further away from him until it was out of sight.
Michael was quite happy that he had seen it and as he was about to go back to his work, a helicopter appeared from behind the plant where he worked and hovered right above him, "scanning the sky in the direction the craft had gone". It stayed for about two minutes before leaving over the mountains.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 13 January 2017.
1 DECEMBER 2016 - SWANSEA DOCKS
Lin Cullen was with her son, Jack (13) on Swansea seafront near the observatory tower. They spotted a bright white light over to the east of their location, in the air above the docks entrance by the the west pier. There was no noise and it was getting bigger then becoming smaller. They then saw smaller ones appearing and disappearing. She took a video on her phone. When looking at the footage later she noticed that the lights were blinking, but this was not visible when viewed with the naked eye.
Source: SUFON Files: Lin Cullen interviewed by Emlyn Williams 8 December 2016.
2 JANUARY 2017 - SWANSEA
5.30 PM. Clear evening, Venus and small crescent moon visible.
John Ceciliato was with his dog at Swansea Marina, sitting and looking at the moon when he noticed a star-like object moving towards the moon. It did not appear to be moving at great speed and there was no flashing light to suggest it was an aeroplane.
As it reached the crescent moon, it was lost in the moon's luminosity. John continued looking around for it for the next 20 minutes but it did not appear again on the trajectory that it had been moving, making him come to the conclusion that it had landed on the moon.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 4 January 2017
3 JANUARY 2017 - GWENT
"I was up really late and I needed to use the bathroom so I got up and my side of the bed is by the window, so I had a look out. I saw an object shaped like a typical space ship would look, but it had blue and red lights and appeared to be coming towards me. I watched it for a while and then left to use the bathroom and by the time I had returned (5 minutes later) the mysterious lights had almost disappeared into the distance".
4 JANUARY 2017 - BRYNMILL, SWANSEA
Approximately 2 AM.
The witness says:
"I was outside in the back garden smoking a quick cigarette before bed, and I noticed how clear the skies were, with the exception of a few clouds and the stars were magnificent. Absolutely clear constellations. Suddenly, a shooting star appeared and fizzled away.
I thought to myself how wonderful it was to have seen one before bed, when all of a sudden, around the the same area of sky when the meteor had fizzled, I noticed a bright light moving. After watching it for several seconds I realised that it wasn't moving like a plane. It was darting back and forth, up and down. The light was circular, very bright yellow.
The thought occurred to me that it could have been a drone, when I noticed that it started to fly amongst the clouds. As it was, the light was shining off the clouds and there was no shape, it was almost as if the whole UFO was the light. I also noticed that the light shining onto the clouds was not the same colour as the light on the UFO itself but that could be because of how the light reacted to reflecting off the clouds?
This carried on for around 10 minutes. During those 10 minutes, 2 more meteor showers occurred, one to the left and one to right of the UFO. The distance between them was quite far but seeing 3 shooting stars and a UFO in 10 minutes, it was a lot to handle. I blinked alot and looked away and back to make sure I wasn't losing the plot.
The clouds were at around 10,000 ft (I checked online through cloudwatch) so it
could still be a top quality drone. But to see the shooting star and then the
UFO appearing was truly spectacular.
( I don't know if this is relevant or should go with the description, remove it if so, but when the UFO appeared, I began having strong pulsations in my mind, exactly the same sensation as when I meditate for long periods of time [Amateur Spiritualist]). It was a powerful 10 minutes that I will never forget and I had to share it.
15 FEBRUARY 2017 - ABERDARE
"I was driving over the mountain road from Maerdy coming into Aberdare. As I reached the top of the mountain there was a large orange sphere hovering on the horizon to my left. I watched it for 3-4 minutes and then it just disappeared."
Source: http://www.ufoworldnews.com/ufo-sighting-in-aberdare-wales-on-2017-02-15-224500-large-orange-orb-seen-on-horizon-stayed-for-a-few-minutes-and-then-disappeared/ Posted by witness: 16 February 2017.
END OF FEBRUARY 2017 - BRANDY COVE, GOWER
Early evening - dusk - so approximately 6 PM.
A couple were out walking with their dog at Brandy Cove. They had been on the beach and were standing on the cliff path having a breather and taking in the view when they saw a dark - matt black object come across the bay from the direction of Pwll Du (from the west) and just off the coast, so was over the sea, continuing in the direction of Caswell. It moved very slowly and was described as sausage shaped - so a cigar and solid. About the size of an old style single decker bus. It moved slowly without any sound or lights. Altitude was not high - about the height at which a helicopter would fly. It was about the same day as the sighting in West Cross, but the witnesses are not sure which day.
Source: SUFON Files.
27 FEBRUARY 2017 - WEST CROSS, SWANSEA
About 6.30 PM. Dark, cold and raining.
June Davies (81) and her husband Balf, had been for a meal at Dick Barton's chip shop in West Cross, Swansea. They left at about 6.30 pm and went to wait for a bus back to their daughter's house in Mumbles, where they were staying. They were sitting at the bus stop on Mumbles Road near the West Cross Inn, on the seafront, facing inland. They saw an object in the sky in front of them (11 o'clock) at an elevation of 45 degrees, in line with the nursing home but further away. It had white lights all around it and was like an elongated oval in shape. There were about 6-8 large bright white lights around its circumference. They could only see the lights on their side of the object and June presumed that there were other lights all the way around, even though they could not be seen.
The object was just hovering without a sound. June said she had never seen anything like it before. It was large, and she said it would have taken two hands-lengths at arm's length to cover the object. It was moving at a very slow speed sideways from left to right. It then moved or darted a short distance and hovered again. A cloud came and covered it for about three minutes, but when it passed the object was still there. It was quite high up, but mainly below cloud level. There was no sound audible. She could not see the body itself, only the lights which outlined the shape. There were no flashing lights.
She felt that it was watching her and had an eerie feeling. She felt drawn to it, and knew that it was odd. She also felt exposed and scared by it, and was quite shaken by the experience.
She desperately wanted someone else to see it, but there was nobody about. They waited for 45 minutes for a bus and because of the cold decided to phone for a taxi, by which time it had moved to a position of about 2 o'clock and was now over Dick Barton's chip shop (line of sight) but further away. It seemed to be moving away from them, going inland, when the taxi arrived ten minutes later. She did not point it out to the taxi driver however, despit wanting others to see it, and regretted this in retrospect. It was still visible, hovering when she left the area, but it had moved further inland over West Cross.
When they arrived at her daughter's house in Mumbles, she excitedly told her all about it,
Duration of sighting: about 55 minutes.
Source: SUFON Files: June Davies interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 13 March 2017.
23 MARCH 2017 - PEMBROKE DOCK
Witness was at home in Park Street, Pembroke Dock, out the back yard with dog. Two objects were seen over a mile away, hovering at about 500 feet, or less, over an oil refinery (it is not stated which one, the nearest one to the witness's location is the Gulf oil refinery at Waterston on the other side of the Milford Haven, to the north-west, and the Valero refinery west of Pembroke Dock). One object was larger than the other and 'had a weird shape to it' - like a straight line of lights across with a line of lights going downwards and a line going above, 'but not like a cross', pulsating, red, blue, green and white. The smaller object was disc-shaped with flashing lights. There was no sound heard. As the witness watched, a satellite and a plane flew over the objects, which remained motionless.
Duration of sighting: 30 minutes.
Source: www.beta.ufostalker.com citing MUFON. Reported by witness: 9 April 2017.
25 MARCH 2017 - SAUNDERSFOOT
About 3.30 PM.
Kris Prevel was with her husband Phil, sitting outside the Coffee Tavern in Cambrian Place, Saundersfoot having a cup of tea when she saw a small object, about three to four feet long flying in a straight line over Saundersfoot, passing just to the north of her location. It was heading from the north-west to south-east towards the sea. The object wasn't very high, some seagulls were higher than it and some lower. It was shaped like a dumbbell and was travelling lengthways. Its colour was silver in the centre with dull dark or black ends. The sun glinted off the silver portion. There was no noise and it travelled fast, and was visible for only a few seconds. Phil did not see it however because by the time Kris had drawn his attention to it, the object had moved out of sight behind the cafe building.
Kris said: 'Definitely not a bird, definitely mechanical. If you saw the speed and straight line it took. It struck me that if it failed and fell out of the sky it would make a huge hole in someone's roof or kill a person, surely the military wouldn't send something like that over such a crowded area? It's hard for me to judge distance, height etc. You couldn't put a person in it, far too small but saw it well with the naked eye, it wasn't flying that high, which also surprised me, as I say, seagulls were flying much higher and some lower. If it was on the ground the same size I could probably have managed to hold it with two arms outstretched, but it was higher so probably bigger than I think. There were airlines in the sky, but considering how packed Saundersfoot was on Saturday, I felt that whatever it was too low for comfort, it was going at a controlled speed and course over the village and out towards the sea'.
Source: SUFON Files: Kris Prevel post on Facebook SUFON group page 25 March 2017.
2 APRIL 2017 - SWANSEA BAY
Just after 2 AM.
Richard Woodfield, Georgia Thomas and Tilana McIntosh had been on Swansea beach at Singleton, and had a camp fire. They were just about to head home when Georgia spotted a solid dark object in the sky to the south over the sea, at an elevation of about 30 degrees. It made no sound, was motionless and had no lights. It was fairly hard to make out, but it was possible to make it out against the darker sky behind it. It was impossible to gauge the distance of the object, but it was higher than the clouds and the size of possibly two thumbnails at arm's length. Shaped almost like a rectangle but with round edges, the object had a deep dark grey colour. Tilana tried to take a photo on her phone but for some reason the whole screen was white. They could not confirm that it was a phone fault or not. A cloud passed in front of it and around two minutes later when the cloud had moved away, the object was no longer visible.
Richard said: 'When we noticed it, it was there for about 30 seconds tops before the clouds moved in the way, but it could have been there all evening.'
Source: SUFON Files: Richard Woodfield via Facebook 3 May 2017.
6 APRIL 2017 - NORTH-WEST SWANSEA
Mike Maunder was walking his dog in Townhill, Swansea and was heading home in Gwent Road, looking at the view to the north from his position high on the hill. He noticed what looked like a white or silver disc-shaped object to the north-west, over the area between Fforestfach and Penllergaer Woods, or even a bit further. The object was 'whizzing in and out of a cloud (as if using it for cover), about six or seven times.' It was moving at speed and making some really sharp turns, covering distances rapidly, only visible for short periods before diving back into the clouds. He is sure that it was not a bird or anything like a drone. It's size he compared to a motor bike or large trailer. He stood, watching the object for about a minute, then it disappeared or stayed in a cloud. He waited for two minutes to see if it came out again but it didn't. Mike took a photo on 3 May 2017 to illustrate the view that he had. He said: 'As it happens there`s a cloud roughly where I saw it (smaller one of the 2 ). The cloud was higher on the day and I`d say more or less over Penllergaer woods area.'
Source: SUFON Files.
30 APRIL 2017 - SWANSEA UNIVERSITY, SINGLETON, SWANSEA
3.50 AM. Excellent visibility, wind from the east: 30-45 mph.
Liam Williams was with two friends doing some night fishing at the lake in Singleton Park, Swansea, near the Pub on the Pond. Liam said they were having a few beers and talking when he decided to look outside of the bivvy (fishing tent). He saw four white lights in the sky to the north-east at a 40-45 degree elevation, in the direction of the university buildings, and about a mile or two away. When he first saw them they were in a square formation moving to the right and upwards diagonally. As soon as he saw them, he screamed to his friends to 'shut up' at which point they became silent and he listened. There was no sound, and about 5 seconds after he had first seen the lights they broke formation. Three of the lights (the top left, top right and bottom right) started circling around the bottom left one whilst still moving in the same direction then 10 seconds after first sighting them they all completely broke formation and started crossing in front of each other and moving erratically before shooting directly upwards from an elevation of about 50 - 60 degrees. There had been no flickering or flashing lights visible at the time the lights were in view, just the steady white lights. Liam then started walking towards the university to see if he could see them again or even see anything that could have caused it, such as a drone. He found that there was nobody around nearby. Total duration of the sighting: 14 seconds.
Source: SUFON Files: witness message via Facebook 30 April 2017.
20 MAY 2017 - BRYNTEG, ANGLESEY
Afternoon. Sunny day with a few clouds.
After a wedding lunch at a private property in Brynteg, Anglesey, the witness went outside and spotted something in the sky to the west. A dark oblong object appeared from behind a small white cumulus cloud. The witness was unsure whether it was the object or the cloud that moved, but the object moved to the right of the cloud, towards the east. Shortly afterwards the object started disappearing from it's 'front'. It "misted" away, quickly becoming invisible. The witness only saw the object for a few seconds.
Source: www.ufostalker.com/event/90142 - reported by witness: 9 February 2018.
26 MAY 2017 - WAUN WEN, SWANSEA
10 AM. Cloudy, fine, light wind.
The witness, a 50-year-old man, was walking up Carmarthen Road from Swansea city centre towards his home in Waun Wen. He had just passed the Dyfatty area, and was walking on the left hand-side of the road. He spotted an object flying past him about 100 feet above the ground coming from behind him and following the course of Carmarthen Road on a steady level course at speed towards the north-west. At first he thought it was a drone or plastic bin bag being carried on the wind. However there was no sound, so that ruled out it being a drone. There were no lights visible. It was roughly round, and he compared it's shape to a piece of paper which has been scrunched into a ball. About the size of a washing machine, he said it was black and white in colour, and because it was not spinning, he could see that the patches of black and white areas all over it were distinct from each other. It was travelling at speed, roughly 60-70 mph, and he had the impression its flight was controlled and powered. When it reached a position further up the road, over the Cherry Tree pub, it suddenly turned 20-30 degrees to the right (due north) and started climbing, with a rolling or wavering motion from side to side slowly as it went. He finally lost sight of it due to a tree blocking his view of it. Duration of sighting - 7 or 8 seconds.
Subsequent weather research has ascertained that the wind direction at 6 am that morning was from to the west, veering to north-west by 12 pm. Roughly the same direction as that taken by the object. However due to the fact that wind was only blowing at a speed of 17 - 22 mph, was far slower than the 60-70 mph described by the witness.
Source: SUFON Files: witness report by telephone 1 June 2017.
3 JUNE 2017 - PEMBROKE DOCK - GOWER - BRECON BEACONS
The witness was out dog-walking and was crossing a small field near Pembroke Dock. The witness saw what was described as a "central round light with two smaller outer lights that looked like a wing with no noise and it gradually went out of sight completely." It flew on a straight line path. At first the witness thought it was a plane but discounted this as there were no flashing lights and no sound.
Swansea UFO Network were carrying out a skywatch from the top of Cefn Bryn, Gower. Steve Drewson, Laurence Lowe and Gary Paul were at the car park next to the road, and Mike Maunder and Emlyn Williams were about half a mile away to the north, near Arthur's Stone (burial chamber). An object flew over, travelling west to east, between the two groups of witnesses, about 200 feet in altitude about 30mph and with no sound. It displayed three large white lights arranged in a straight line, and flew sideways. The central light was constant, but the outer two seemed to be going on and off randomly. There were no flashing navigation lights. It continued on a level course to the east of the witnesses' location until moving out of sight.
Source: SUFON Files.
A couple were camping in the Brecon Beacons:
"I had just asked my partner the time (it was 11 pm) and I looked up and saw it. It flew directly overhead, was going quite fast but made no sound at all. It was flying west to east. I don't think it was a plane as it made no sound, it was deathly quiet that night. Also larger planes had flown over during the day at much higher altitude and they made a very audible rumble. Whatever this was was much lower in the sky. We only saw it for a few seconds before it disappeared behind a hill. I've checked the ISS tracker and that was flying over South Wales about 10 minutes before. However this was much larger and we were about 40 miles further north but this thing was directly overhead. It glided overhead,just a silent line of lights in the sky. I'll also add that this thing was very bright and the outer lights were much larger than lights on planes' wing tips."
Source: https//:en.reddit.com/r/UFOs/comments/6ff4t0/might_have_seen_my_first_ufo_but_need_help/ (Reported by witness 5 June 2017).
13 JUNE 2017 - EAST SWANSEA
Mike Maunder was outside his house with his dog, in Gwent Road on the north side of Townhill, Swansea. He looked at the red light on top of the mast on Kilvey Hill to the east, as he often does and then noticed another light to the left of it . He watched what looked like an orange orb, about the same size as the red light, about a mile to the north of Kilvey Hill over the Bonymaen or Winch Wen area. It was a couple of hundred feet higher than Kilvey Hill (633 ft). Mike said that it didn't look like it was moving and faded after a minute. He's sure it wasn't a Chinese lantern. The bright orange light had just appeared and disappeared. He waited in case it came back on for a couple of minutes, but it did not.
Source: SUFON Files: Mike Maunder posted on Facebook 13 June 2017.
19 JUNE 2017 - LLANELLI
5.10 PM. Clear sky.
A family were in their garden in Llys Alys, Llanelli. They were looking at planes flying over with vapour trails. Suddenly they spotted an 'egg-shaped craft flying in the opposite direction to the planes.' The object was travelling at least three times as fast as the planes were. There was no sound and no vapour trail. It travelled on a straight course from south-west to north-east. A video was recorded - link: https://www.mufoncms.com/files_jeud8334j//85352_submitter_file1__20170619204254.mp4
The video seems to show a white or silver disc-shaped object flying at high altitude.
Duration of sighting: 1 minute.
SUFON has checked commercial flights for that time and day, and there were no flights going over Llanelli at that time. Isolation of a frame from the video shows a disc or oval shaped object, with no wings.
Source: http://www.ufostalker.com/event/85352 citing MUFON. Reported by witness: 25 July 2017.