1979 - Reports: 16

18-year-old Stephen was on his motor-bike on the A5104  to the north of theHorse-shoe Pass, when he saw a light in the sky which gradually descended. The next thing he knew, it was receding and he was puzzled because he was on a much higher stretch of the road, by the cross roads of  the A525 at Pen-Y-Stryt near Llandegla. When he got home it was 5 am in the morning. He then started having very disturbed nightmares which he tried to shove to the recesses of his mind. At times he tried to tell family and friends of his sighting and missing hours but they derided him.
After some years then these vague memories would not go away - he began to feel his life was not going in the right direction - so he tried to buy books on the UFO subject and read them up. Then in 1993 he heard a radio programme in which BUFORA's phone number for 'victim support' was given. This was Ken Phillips' phone number. He phoned and spoke to Ken's wife, who told him that Ken was out but to ring back. He then felt too nervous to try for about a year, when he rang again. Ken gave him Margaret Fry's phone number. He thought he'd better ring her before losing courage again.  He rang and they met on 2 November 1994. He said it had reached a stage where he actively wanted to know what had happened to him and if she knew of anyone who could hypnotically regress him.
Margaret rang Sally Jones and she asked Mary Nightingale if she could do it. In the meantime, Alan Hilton visited Margaret on 5 November, so I asked him if he'd regress Stephen. He agreed and this was arranged to take place at Margaret's home on 7 November at 11.30 am. Stephen arrived promptly and after a cup of tea and some conversation to calm him a bit, he was still very apprehensive. Alan made him relax on his bed and started the process of the regression. They came into the living room at 12.45 am. He had a bit of lunch and only when he wanted to talk about it, they did and he did some drawings. He remembered dropping his motorcycle on the road (its a very lonely road hardly any traffic goes there at all. Stephen worked for the water board and was used to going on these isolated roads and areas for his work.)
He then encountered a black wall. The next thing was he was lying down on a table absolutely terrified. He saw a tall, very thin man with a long face, pointed eyes, no hair and very long thin blueish/yellow body which did not appear clothed, and was more like a transparent fish, that is, it was matter, but a see-through matter. The man had long, thin arms which ended in bone thin fingers of three to each hand, which had two prominent knuckles each.
Stephen had floated into the craft and found himself on a sort of table where this tall being, and three smaller beings, all with similar faces and thin bodies were around the table. One of these little beings held what appeared to be a ray gun, with lights coming from it to his eyes. He felt it was to examine the inside of his head. Further into the room was a creature which had two stalks coming from it with lights on the end of them. He then got the impression he was there for genetic purposes - all this while he was terrified. He became aware of a central column up the centre of this room, which had some sort of electrical activity at the top which was rotating. There were also compartments leading off from this area, with doors that moved up and down. There appeared to be no motivating controls such as an engine etc in the room he was in. 
There was also another being standing behind what appeared to be a screen. But the hypnotist did not pursue this further. The next question Hilton put to him was put aside, because Stephen said he could see a tunnel of a honeycomb. In the honeycomb were various things, but he was vague about this and then said he next saw his motor bike lying at the side of the road. At this point the regression ended.
Source: Courtesy of Margaret Fry: ref: 1994 notebook.



8.45 PM.
Keith Jones had crossed the A525 road to go to his home to collect some herbs and was about to go back into the restaurant where he worked as a chef at Brookhouse Mill, Denbigh when his attention was attracted to a brilliant flashing light on the underside of an oval craft which was passing silently and very fast overhead at an altitude of 100 - 150 feet. He could hear a 'whoosh' of rushing air as it passed by. He is familiar with the sight of low-flying aircraft in the area and he could see it was not one of these. He ran inside and asked his employer to go outside and look at the object, which he did, together with another man, a customer. They watched a stunning aerial display by the UFO as it darted about in the sky for about 15 minutes. Keith went back inside and called the police. His employer stayed outside and saw the light fade in the distance. A short time later two uniformed police officers, PC Berwyn Jones and PC Neville Hughes were on the way to the scene by car and they too witnessed the UFO. The object was disc-shaped with a dome underneath. There was no noise and it was described as being too low and too bright to be an aircraft. The object was last seen heading in the direction of Ruthin.
Source: www.nicap.org citing Flying Saucer Review Vol. 25 No. 2 - March/April 1979; BUFORA Journal Vol. 9 No. 1 March 1980 (places date as 26.1.79)- Investigator: Colin Bord.


At approximately 5.30 PM
 Pritchard Street, Tonyrefail, Michael Bloxsome was just leaving a friend’s house and saw an object in the sky.
“I saw a round object in the sky, like a ball, glowing orangey and it was moving to my right, not on a vertical path coming down but travelling level.
I saw it for three to four seconds, when it burst horizontally (like a child’s firework rocket), showing orangey glowing sparks and then it disappeared from the path it was travelling.”
Source: Western Mail 3 January 1979.

John and Carol Jenkins and their 14-year-old daughter Susan, of Gorse Place, Fairwater, Cardiff, saw an object which Carol described as being a colourful, star-shaped, changing from green to red, yellow and pink and moving back and fore, hovering' - probably over the sea, in the direction of Cardiff Docks.
Mr Jenkins noticed this bright, moving object and called his wife and daughter. The object was apparent for some considerable time.
Source: Western Mail 3 January 1979.

Shortly after 9 PM. Reports of 'flashing lights' in the sky and of 'a very bright star' darting about were made to the Western Mail.
Source: Western Mail Saturday 13 January 1979.

Shortly after 9 PM. Reports of 'flashing lights' in the sky and of 'a very bright star' darting about were made to the Western Mail.
Source: Western Mail Saturday 13 January 1979.

Mrs Florence Jones, aged 72, of Mundeg, Trelewis, said she saw a dark object with a circular flashing light near her garden.
Source: Western Mail Friday 26 January 1979.

People living on the eastern and western sides of Cardiff reported seeing a 'brilliantly coloured' object in the sky which appeared to hover for 15 minutes before disappearing.
Source: Western Mail Friday 26 January 1979.


6.15 PM.
11-year-old Gaynor Sunderland was out walking a Welsh Border Collie, Shep, owned by friends. Suddenly he lay down, face on he floor and whimpering for no apparent reason. Gaynor looked ahead and saw a bright orange ball in the south-east, hovering and spinning. She glanced to the side and said she saw two entities in the gloom by bushes some 25 yards ahead. They were dressed as in a previous encounter, and were smiling. Shep was still whining, so thinking he was hurt she glanced down at him. When she looked up moments later, the entities were gone. The light hovered for two more minutes and Shep remained on the ground. Then it vanished suddenly and the dog immediately leapt up and ran home barking. Gaynor went after him, but did not tell his owners about the sighting.
Source: 'The Sunderland Family Encounters - Part 2' - Jenny Randles and Paul Whetnall - Flying Saucer Review 1979 Vol.25 No.4.


1.50 AM.
Mrs Sunderland woke up suddenly, for no obvious reason, and noticed that the street light outside the window had gone out. Within seconds she heard a low rumbling noise and a brilliant white light appeared, moving slowly across her curtains, in the direction of her 11-year-old daughter Gaynor's bedroom. She was terrified and unable to move. Then, after only about 20 seconds, the light vanished, the noise stopped and the street light came back on. Next morning Gaynor said that she had had one of the best night's sleep she could ever recall, but had no unusual dreams or incidents to relate.
Source: 'The Sunderland Family Encounters - Part 2' - Jenny Randles and Paul Whetnall - Flying Saucer Review 1979 Vol.25 No.4.


Hot summer evening.
An interesting case as there were 20-30 witnesses.
Eira Morgan was at home in Heol Hafdy, Trallwn, when her neighbour, Pat Farnworth called her out to see white star-like lights high up in the clear night sky moving around in all directions. Some in pairs, stopping and starting and changing direction erratically.
Many other people in the street were out looking at them in wonder. Pat went back into her house to phone the police and when a uniformed officer arrived shortly afterwards in a panda car, he went indoors with her to take a statement.
When he re-emerged, Eira was outside and she and others told him to look up as the lights were still there. He refused to look up,  just got back in his car and drove away, but before he did he said he'd report it the 'Ministry' and made a remark: 'Remember love, ignorance is bliss".
Sources: SUFON Files: witness Eira Morgan April 2015 / Margaret Fry files 1991 citing Philip Mantle.


A beam of light shone through the witness's bedroom window and she suddenly felt dizzy. She then felt herself being levitated through some form of tunnel and encountered two aliens in a field. A huge craft hovered nearby and a beam of light lifted her inside. The interior of the craft consisted of one large room with three other alien beings and an almost human appearing girl of about 19 years of age. The room contained a portrait of an older being, apparently a leader. After a 30 minute other worldly trip the beings showed her an alien zoo with many bizarre animals. The beings communicated with the witness and then said goodbye, whereupon she then found herself back in her bed again.

Source: www.nicap.org  citing Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979 case 2234, citing Jenny Randles and Paul Whetnall.



9.15 AM. Sunny.

60-year-old Cyril Owen was sitting at the table having breakfast in his home in Swan Square, Abersychan and saw a silver oblong object in the sky approximately 8 miles distant at an elevation of 10 degrees in the direction of Pontypool to the south-east.

"I was having breakfast at approx 9.15 AM. It was a glorious morning. From where I was sitting at the table I was looking south-east. There were no clouds in the sky. This is what drawed [sic] my attention. I watched it for approx 2 minutes. I mentioned it to my wife and she scoffed at my suggestion that I was watching a UFO. I stooped to carry on with my breakfast and when I looked up again it was gone."

Source: Witness interview by the Investigation and Research Section of the British Flying Saucer Bureau, 17 November 1979 - courtesy of Gary Rowe.



Late one evening in November or December, young married couple, Peter and Angela were getting coal in before going to bed at their home at Maes Pwll, Clyne in the Neath Valley.
Angela spotted an object hovering motionless at an elevation of about 30 degrees over the river nearby to the north-west, but not high enough to be higher than the mountain on the opposite side of the valley.
She was outside the backdoor of her house which faces north and the object was at a 45 degree angle to her left. She called Peter who also saw it. It was a cigar-shaped object and had lots of multi-coloured lights along its lower part which pulsed and changed colour.
They watched it for about 20 minutes. It did not move at all in that time and there was no sound. They felt scared by the experience. The object then shot off to the south-west,  down the valley ay high speed.
Source: SUFON Files: witnesses interviewd by Emlyn Williams 9 December 2015.

Retired post office engineer, Richard Vaughan of Llandudno was out walking during a gale, when he saw a UFO over Conwy Mountain. He described it as an oval-shaped object which was white on top and dark underneath.
"I saw something flying over Conwy Mountain. Then it stopped for three minutes, moved on, stopped again, and then moved on and disappeared in the glow. What puzzles me is how a thing like that could stay still in that wind. I thought at first I was imagining things."

Source: https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/conwy-ufo-sightings--creepy-conwy-2665541



Shortly before Christmas, Terence Jones of Brongwendraeth, Carway, saw what he thought was a UFO.
He saw flashing lights in a circular shape that seemed to be coming down to the ground, then it went up straight at a speed no aircraft could attain. It looked quite big and had red and green lights.
He called out, and his sister, Mrs Janet Owens, who lived next door, also saw the object. The sighting was reported by Randall Jones-Pugh.
Source: South Wales Evening Post 10 January 1980.