6.30 - 6.45 PM. Dark. Low cloud and had been raining.
'Zack' was on his way home from work, having got off a bus and was walking down a hill, with a girl a short distance behind him on the path. Looking up due to his attention being attracted by something, he saw five huge round glowing lights in a V-shape. Between the lights he could just make out a dark V-shaped object against the sky. 'Zack' estimated that the object was at least 400 feet wide and 5-600 feet in length. The front of the object was the point of the 'V' and five at circular lights were arrange at equal points along its body.
At first it was about a mile away, and he watched it get nearer and then fly directly overhead, then continue on into the distance before it was lost in cloud. It was moving quite fast, about 300-400 mph. Duration of sighting: about 12 seconds. There was no sound. After the object had disappeared he turned to the girl behind him and asked her "What on earth was that?" They then discussed what they had just seen.
Source: BUFOG Files: Dave Hodrien; witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 2015.
1 JUNE 2004 - WEST CARMARTHENSHIRE
Holly Kenyon (23) saw an orange coloured light which resembled a star, moving fairly quickly and silently. It increased in size as it approached and suddenly stopped for approximately 4 minutes while a beam of white light came out from it, shining behind it in the direction from which the object had come. The object then appeared to tip so the beam went up into the sky. It began to move again very slowly in its original direction in this position until it went behind trees and out of sight.
Clear sky, no haze. Sky had a slight green hue to it. The lone witness, located on the old Brackla MOD / Local Authority bunker, Bridgend, saw an object at 45 degrees elevation to the north, looking towards the M4 and Brackla Radio Mast, approximately 1 – 2 miles away. The object was described as being about 70 ft long. Seen in silhouette with very brilliant white lights. No sound at all. The object changed shape between being initially sighted to when sight was lost when it disappeared at high speed to the south. Source: MOD Files.
5 SEPTEMBER 2004 – BARRY 3.20 PM.
Clear sunny day. The witnesses were sitting in their garden in Barry saw an object described as a bright light at first and then looked like a box kite. There was no sound, wings or fuselage apparent. It was at an altitude of 2 to 3,000 ft as it flew towards them, over their garden and then due west over Cardiff Airport. Visibility was excellent and they could not mistake it for a plane. ‘Was definitely something you could not explain.’ Source: MOD Files
6 SEPTEMBER 2004 - SEVEN SISTERS
Lee Antell (25) was driving in Seven Sisters and saw two metallic silver objects, about 30-35000 ft in altitude at an elevation of 40-50 degrees. Both objects were disc-shaped but too distant to see any markings. They were roughly fifty feet in diameter. The two objects were travelling north from a southerly direction. They were zig-zagging on an east-west plane in formation whilst travelling north. At no time did they seem to get near to the jet, or the jet take evasive action. Lee watched this for roughly 2.5 minutes before they disappeared from view.
The witness, from Newport, was outdoors in Newbridge and saw a shiny disc-shaped object with a tail heading west to east for a few minutes. It was first seen over the Newbridge area.
Source: MOD Files.
14 OCTOBER 2004 - CARDIFF
Mark A. was driving about four miles west of Cardiff.
"I was driving along a fairly busy road heading west just outside of Cardiff city. Something caught my eye, so I pulled over. I also noticed that other people, about 15 other drivers, had done the same and were now outside their vehicles looking up at what I just couldn't believe. At about 3,000 feet was the largest flying object that I have ever seen. Something like, say, the new Airbus A380, not yet in service, or a Boeing 747, that would have been dwarfed by it. The crazy thing was absolute silence! We stood dumbstruck as this (UFO) thing moved slowly through the air almost directly above us. There was also complete silence from everyone observing this amazing event from the roadside. Other drivers were now stopping, and people were getting out of their cars to take a look. I am a pilot and have a fairly good idea of how motions of normal aircraft can 'trick' people into seeing a UFO. This was in no way normal. There is an international airport located about four miles west of the sighting site. My next move was to telephone the Control tower at the airport and ask if anything unusual had just taken off. Air traffic control said that a (Boeing) 737 had just departed a few minutes ago. This object was too big and too silent to be a 737. I then asked if they had anything on radar. 'Nothing,' they said. This thing was about the size of a very large container ship. It didn't have any visible wings or any other way of showing how it could stay in the air. If I saw it on the ground, I would bet money that it would not be able to fly."
Mark then called RAF St. Athan.
"Again, 'nothing.' This thing was almost the size of a very large container ship. It didn't have any visible wings or any other way of showing how it could stay in the air. If I saw it on the ground, I would bet money that it was not able to fly.
The weather was good with ten miles' (16 kilometers') visibility. There were light clouds at 500 feet (150 meters) and very light winds. I watched this object keep the same speed and height (altitude) and then it passed behind some mountains to the northeast of Cardiff."
Two days later, on Saturday, October 16, 2004, Mark added:
"I saw a friend and told him about the sighting. He was almost speechless when I started to describe the same thing that he had seen moments after me. He had been out with a girl friend and was driving home when she spotted the object from her passenger seat. They both got out of the car, along with the other road users who had stopped their cars. Almost a reconstruction of what had happened five minutes ago (earlier, with Mark--J.T.), only it was happening now to the northeast of Cardiff city. His account is identical to mine in the size and height of the object, speed (about 50 knots--M.A.). I would love to know what I and everyone else that night had seen. Colour/Shape: The colour is hard to describe. Imagine seeing a car with dark paint, dark green or navy blue. Then imagine it at night in a dimly lit parking lot. That’s about as close as I can get. It didn’t have any lights but somehow it really stood out against the night sky. It was strange. The size was close to a large freight ship or oil tanker. This is the hard bit, the shape. I can only describe it as being like the bottom of a boat. Sloping out from the centre and sloping out towards the rear end in a sort of V shape. It had very rough edges with different sized parts of tubing sticking out from the sides. "
Mark saw the object approach from the west and saw it depart to the north-east, disappearing over the mountains to the north of Cardiff.
One night late in the month (witness can't remember which one). Lin Thomas (aged 18) of King Street in Port Talbot was with her husband, and were leaving the Apollo Cinema in Aberavon and saw a big orange orb over the mountain above Baglan to the north. It was a perfect circle, bright orange, about 1/6 the size of a full moon. They could see it was lighting up the top of the trees on the the top pf the mountain. The object was motionless at first, then moved up slightly and then made fast erratic movements in different angles, 'skittishly' - then it dropped fast into the trees, lighting the forest up. The light then went out. The witnesses were 'freaked out'. Source: SUFON Files: Lin Cullen (nee Thomas) interviewed by Emlyn Wiliams 20 August 2016.