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1976 - Reports: 12


28 MARCH 1976 - SNOWDON
Daytime.
Whilst on holiday, the witness saw several discs performing complex movements in the sky over Mt. Snowdon. The objects reflected the sunlight, giving the impression that they were metallic. A photograph was taken.
Source: BUFORA Journal Vol. 5 No. 5 January/February 1977 - citing Investigator N. Stephenson.
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8 JUNE 1976 - ST. ISHMAELS
An object hit the sea off St. Ishmaels, at St. Donats Holiday Park, 200 yards from a beach packed with holidaymakers. The beach is on the opposite side of the Gwendraeth Estuary to the Pembrey rocket range.
Eyewitness, Gwyn Maddox, site manager at the holiday park, said he saw the object hit the water near a bank of the Gwnedraeth Estuary.
"There wasn't much of an explosion, just a sharp report when the missile hit the water. I was on the phone to the RAF to complain about this as soon as the missile hit the water, because another 100 yards or so and it would have been close to where people use the beach. In this case the plane was quite off target."
Planes from RAF Brawdy use the land target area as a firing range. An RAF officer visited the site and took measurements, and an investigation was undertaken, but the RAF were mystified as all their ordnance had been accounted for and nothing was missing from any of their aircraft. They were not sure what the object was. Other air bases used the range.
Carmarthen MP Gwynfor Evans demanded a full investigation. After a full investigation the RAF repeated their confirmation that all their missiles had been accounted for.Source: Western Mail 10 and 11 June 1976.
                                                                                      

SUMMER 1976 - BISHOPSTON, GOWER
Fine sunny day.
Richard Thomas from Morriston was about 11 to 13 at the time and thinks it may have been in 1976 or 1977 (born in 1963).
He was visiting his auntie who lived off Bishopston Road in Bishopston. He often stayed with her during the long summer holiday. Her house was located at the end of a short lane opposite the Spar shop in the village. The house backed on to a field known as Leighton Jones's field (or Carnival Field) which is on the west side of Bishopston Road. One summer's day Richard was in the field, just on the other side of his auntie's garden fence. He was alone and he can't remember there being any animals in the field.
He was looking west down the field and towards the Bishopston Valley when a movement caught his eye. He watched as an orange-yellow ball, about the size of a beach ball, 18 inches in diameter moved, inches above the ground, across the field from his right to left (NNW to  SSE) about 30 yards away in the middle of the field. It seemed to have a spikey, serrated edge to it and the orange-yellow colours were slowly swirling as it moved. It moved gently and slowly on a straight and even course from the direction of St. Teilo's Church, straight across the field  towards Wellfield Road, the road to the south.
There was no sound or smell associated with the object but Richard could feel the hairs on the back of his neck stand up. He said it was 'a lovely thing to see' and he stood transfixed to the spot while it gently continued across the field, taking about a minute to get to the other side, when it simply disappeared through the hedge and out of sight. He told his auntie about it but 'felt silly'.
Source: SUFON Files: Richard Thomas interviewed by Emlyn Williams 14 May 2017.



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15 SEPTEMBER 1976 - LLANELLI
"Cuboid app. 15ft - non reflective matt color, with red, blue, yellow lights with polymorphic abilitiesCuboid with half hemispheres (like domes) one on each side, we only saw three facets, left, lower, and right due to being almost underneath it. It resonated when it moved, about 5 mph. It followed the electricity wires, and hung by a similar matt black attachment from a void above it, like a rip in the sky but with soft edges.
 
Duration of sighting: 20 seconds.
Source: www.ufo-hunters.com citing NUFORC report - reported by witness 8 August 1999.
                                                                                                   

LATE SEPTEMBER 1976 - DEE ESTUARY
A huge orange light was seen of the Dee Estuary by 9-year-old Gaynor Sunderland from her home in Oakenholt, Flint. She glanced away for a second, and when she looked back, the light had disappeared.
Source: 'The Sunderland Family Emcounters- Part 2'- Jenny Randles & Paul Whetnall - Flying Saucer Review 1979 Vol 25 No. 4
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OCTOBER 1976 - TALGARREG
Between 7.30 PM and 8 PM.
Two men were out shooting foxes when they saw what appeared to be a 'very slow moving star', which after a while, disappeared, only to reappear again. It then disappeared for good, but another 'moving star' was seen to the right of the first one. This turned three or four times at a 45-degree angle, then disappeared.
Source: BUFORA Journal Vol.6 No. 3 citing Investigator Randall Jones-Pugh / BUFORA Journal Issue 4. Oct 2002.
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13 NOVEMBER 1976 - MILFORD HAVEN
12.20 PM.
An inverted cone was reportedly seen over Milford Haven.
Source: BUFORA Journal Vol. 5 No. 6 March/April 1977 citing Investigator Randall Jones-Pugh.
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19 NOVEMBER 1976 - LLANELLI
At 5:20 PM, a sixteen-year-old youth, Brian Jones of Llanerch, Llanelli (see Nov 1973), had observed a very bright white light moving slowly above his district.
“It varied i brightness as it moved. I realized that what I was looking at was definitely not an aeroplane, a helicopter, or any other aircraft, because it travelled low and made no noise.
I began to get so excited about the object that I ran to my house, and as I came to our side entrance I looked up behind my shoulder and there, closer to where I was standing, I saw that the light had brightened to a yellowish, round fireball with, underneath, a bright emission of sparks. As I was excited and a little frightened about it, I ran in at our backdoor and told my mother about the light, for her to see it. But when she came outside, it had completely disappeared.”
Source: The Welsh Triangle Peter Paget 1979
 
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23 NOVEMBER 1976 - MILFORD HAVEN
10 AM
A metallic rectangular object was reportedly seen over Milford Haven.
Source: BUFORA Journal Vol. 5 No. 6 March/April 1977 citing Investigator Randall Jones-Pugh.
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9 DECEMBER 1976 - WALTON WEST
6.45 PM
Mrs Dorothy Cale was travelling from Broad Haven to Milford Haven with her 10-year-old son in a friend's car. As they drove along the road between Walton West and Rosepool - a long lonely road - there appeared, very suddenly, a very bright flashing light above the left hand hedge. It was vaguely dome-shaped and as it flashed there seemed to be a zig-zag nucleus rather like an electric bulb filament. It gave a yellowish-white light which was so bright that it lit up the whole of the surrounding area and the sky above it. The driver stopped suddenly thinking they were going to run into something, but after it had flashed four times it disappeared. During the short time in which it was observed, the witnesses had the impression it was the top of something obscured by the hedge, which at this point was quite high. The size of the flashing object was estimated at about 5 or 6 feet across and 3 feet high and the distance above ground level at around 15-20 feet. 
Source: The Western Telegraph Thursday 17 February 1977; BUFORA Journal Vol. 6 No. 2  Jul/Aug 1977 citing Investigator Randall Jones-Pugh
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12 DECEMBER 1976 - CWMBRAN
Tony Heare of Pontypool:
"I saw a blue/white light at the front of an object with a red/orange light flashing directly above and three or four blue/white lights behind the first. It gave the impression of being vaguely similar to the size of a single decker bus. No noise was audible at all. A car moved off nearby, but soon all was quiet again. The object was seen from the car park of Llandegweth Reservoir, facing towards Newport. The object travelled on a seemingly straight line. It reached a mountain to our right, seeming to hover, then turned on its axis and travelled back towards our left.
Source: UFO-UK Peter Paget 1980.

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19 DECEMBER 1976 - HAVERFORDWEST
A disc was seen.