23 JANUARY 1974 - BERWYN MOUNTAINS Evening. People reported hearing a huge bang, felt earth tremors and saw a brilliant light in the sky above the Berwyn Mountains. Families in the villages of Llandderfel and Llandrillo were sitting down to watch TV when an explosion was heard and the ground shook. It measured 3.5 on Richter scale. As people ran from their homes fearing another tremor, they saw a blaze of light on the mountainside. District nurse, Pat Evans, fearing an aircraft had crashed, packed her two young daughters into her car and drove to the site on the mountain side. Getting as near as she could by road, they saw a pulsating round light on the ground, and lots of smaller lights, what she thought were torches of a rescue team already on site. Police converged on the area, and emergency services were put on stand-by. Although searches were made, OFFICIALLY nothing was found - leading to claims of a cover-up. Source: www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/ufo-sightings-north-wales-over-10876952 - Daniel Bissett 12 February 2016. _________________________________________________
15 FEBRUARY 1974 - PEN-Y-BRYN, NEAR LLANDRILLO Gamekeeper Geraint Edwards and a friend were driving on the way to the pub at about 6.45 pm and something attracted their attention towards the south-east, so they stopped for a better look. They noticed a rugby-ball shaped object with pointy ends, all red and motionless in the sky, about 60 - 100 feet above the horizon of a mountain. It took off suddenly 'like lightning' horizontally behind the mountain and out of sight. Source: Documentary: 'Britain's Closest Encounters' 2008. _________________________________________________
14 or 21 JUNE 1974- TYNANT, BEDDAU
Over a period of 10 days the chief witness, a housewife, sighted fourteen bright lights travelling silently through the sky. The first of these was observed from a bedroom window, others were seen on brief skywatches purposely to find them. A visit was also made to a nearby mountain where eight lights were seen in a few hours and a comparison was possible with two aircraft which flew over (the lights were different and these were heard). There were other witnesses to these latter sightings (her son and daughter-in-law), the most spectacular report was of a brilliant white star-like object, very low and large in size. It seemed to be surrounded by a fuzzy halo and gave an impression of revolving. It was in view for five or six minutes silently gliding out of sight over a mountain. This was witnessed by all her family and her next-door neighbour (7 in all) and all were highly impressed by it. It should be noted that the witness is an oil paint artist so presumably has a flair for detail, but inconsistencies (particularly in dates of sightings) occur.
Yvonne Johnson was in her garden in Caerberllan, Pencoed. She was with her 2 or 3 year old daughter. Also Yvonne's friend Val was with her with her her children. They were in the drive when they looked up and saw, at an elevation of about 45 degrees, and object moving towards them from the east towards the west. It was a silver-coloured, cigar-shaped object which made no sound. Looking at it from its front, it had two bright orange/red lights on the front, facing them. Its body looked metallic, and it was large, compared to an airship in size. It then stopped and hovered in place for 5 minutes.
Yvonne said to Val, "I'm gonna get my husband's cine camera" and she disappeared into the house to find it. When she came back out the object was still there, but as she lifted the camera to begin filming, it shot off to the north (her left). She was then able to see it from the side, showing that it was longer than she had previously viewed it.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams, Steve Drewson and Mike Maunder 9 October 2018.
26 DECEMBER 1974 – HOOK, HAVERFORDWEST SEARCH FOR A UFO... .. A party of villagers from Hook, near Haverfordwest, made a thorough search at the weekend of an area beside the Western Cleddau River where several people saw a red object fall from the sky a fortnight ago. But there was no trace of any UFO which may have fallen in the area. The red ball was seen on Boxing Day by Mr Cyril Hughes, a garage proprietor, who immediately stopped to investigate. Since then, several other people said they saw the glowing object in the sky and a member of the international organisation interested in unidentified flying objects, Mr Randall Jones Pugh of Roch, near Haverfordwest has investigated the phenomenon and will prepare a report for the organisation. The search party covered a large area of woods, mud flats and fields at the weekend, but the glowing object remains a mystery. Source: South Wales Evening Post Monday 6 January 1975.