1968 - TIERS CROSS 12-year-old David Edwards was on land behind a self-build house in Tiers Cross, standing on a mound of earth looking at a lighthouse in the distance in St. Brides Bay to the west. He spotted, at an angle of 30 degrees, a bright yellow-orange light which suddenly shot to the right and left, back and fore without a sound for 5-10 minutes. In the end it moved erratically around then shot upwards at an angle. He told his father who phoned RAF Brawdy and the police. Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 4 February 2017. _____________________________
15 NOVEMBER 1968 - PORT TALBOT 7:15 AM. Several objects, some round and some elongated were seen peforming an aerial display. They were described as white, and also darker shades. Source: www.deltapro.co.uk citing Richard Farrow, BUFORA. _________________________________
WINTER 1968 - PENARTH Possibly November. Late afternoon - "tea-time". Weather calm and still Rosalind, aged 10 was with her mother and younger sister lived in Penarth. On an evening in 1968 they walked two miles to visit her grandfather who had recently become a widower in February 1968, and who lived in Plassey Street, Penarth. They had crossed the railway line over the footbridge near Dingle Halt and were about to cross Windsor Road. They looked right and left the main road which was devoid of traffic, when suddenly they saw a silver sphere - shooting over roofs of the houses just above the roofs. About the size of a lamp-post light (two feet across), it came from the direction of Tennyson Road - as they looked up hill along Windsor Road to their right, it came over the houses behind them on their right and crossed Windsor Road from right to left (south west to north east). It disappeared behind the houses on their left - heading north-east in the direction of Cardiff. They continued to visit the grandfather, but they didn't stay long as her mother was nervous about the return walk being too late in the evening and in the dark. They had walked down the lane known locally as the 'Dairy Lane' leading to Windsor Road and were about to cross the road. It was now dusk and completely silent, no traffic when suddenly they spotted up the road to their left, a round silver object coming towards them at eye level along the road, about 50 metres away. It appeared to be glowing, and was the size of a traffic light lens. They were rooted to the spot as it seemed to be getting faster as it came towards them but then suddenly it shot to the left between houses and Harbvour View Road. Their mother dragged the children across the road, and had a tight grip on their hands but suddenly when looking right, down the hill, a large orange spherical object - probably the same object, but now orange-red, and which must have done a u-turn. It seemed to be glowing hot and pulsating as it shot into the road at lampost height from over the roofs of the houses from the right. It appeared to have objects stuck to it - "almost as if it was magnetic", Ros explains. It was slightly higher than the lampost light where it stayed hovering as if looking at them. There was a low humming sound coming from the object. It was "pulsating like burning coal in a fire". Rosalind was absolutely fascinated and a bit scared but her mother was terrified, and the young sister just stared. Suddenly it started moving down slowly, as if controlled, behind the trees and into 'The Dell', a small area of parkland behind the railings on the west side of Windsor Road, and at a lower level. "All of the trees lit up glowing red and mum says she thought everything would go on fire. I got dragged up over the railway bridge by mum although I tried to get away to look down into the dell. We got home safely but will never forget it."
Rosalind Sparkes (as she now is) pointing out where she first saw the silver sphere over Windsor Road, Penarth. It crossed over the road from right to left just above the rooftops.
Steve Drewson interviewing Ros next to the trees behind which the sphere descended into 'The Dell', other side of road from previous photo.
Source: SUFON Files: Ros Sparkes email 8 May 2016 and interviewed by Emlyn Williams and Steve Drewson 25 May 2016.