2006 - Reports: 8
2006 - MUMBLES
One evening in 2006 Mark Rayworth had cycled to Mumbles and was stationary, looking out to see over the Mumbles sea wall. He saw what he described as a large circular white object emerging from the sea on the horizon, and travel upwards, where it resembled the moon. He apparently filmed the incident and will be making it available to SUFON.
Source: SUFON Files: Mark Rayworth interviewed by Steve Drewson 17 March 2016.
21 JANUARY 2006 - ABERGELE
About 2.15 PM. Clear and dry.
Margaret Fry looked up at a clear blue sky with long wide contrails about, at about 20,000 feet. Then near Slater's garage she spotted a white object which was stationary below one of the contrails. She described it as being like four balls joined together, two at the top and two at the bottom, forming a square. It then started to move well below the large contrail in a straight line, then upwards into the contrail. It then came out the other side where it then faded out. It was bright white and there was no sound, no trail and moved at a leisurely pace. There were no lights on the object. Its size was comparable to a five-pence-piece held at arms length.
It reappeared much lower, at 1,000 - 2,000 feet up off Pensarn, flying towards Rhuddlan. Again at a leisurely pace in a straight line, with a thinner contrail higher above it. It disappeared and reappeared a couple of times while travelling on the same course over Kinmel Bay.
Source: Courtesy of Margaret Fry - ref: 2006 notebook.
22 MARCH 2006 - GARTH MOUNTAIN, PENTYRCH
Rod Graves (72) was called by his partner and friend to get a camera because they had seen 40 or more lights moving down Garth Mountain. By the time he got to the front door, the lights had disappeared. However they reappeared and he described a cigar-shaped object with lights on. Photos were taken.
Duration of sighting: 30 minutes.
8 MAY 2006 - ST. TUDWAL'S ISLANDS, LLEYN
A UFO was spotted over St. Tudwal's Islands was caught on a weather cam and said to be "hanging in the sky" by one witness. However the MOD said the picture was not clear enough to conclude what it actually was and it had received no other UFO reports for that date.
2 JUNE 2006 - GOWERTON
About 2 AM?
Peter Lane (48) was at home in Gowerton and spotted a light moving at a steady pace roughly south to north. At first he thought that it was a satellite. Within 30 seconds of spotting it he saw, "...what looked like an explosion at first. Then a beam of light erupted from it (white light)". The beam touched the ground or water on the Loughor Estuary [west of Gowerton].
At the same time the beam swept in a stright line across and directly at him. He stood in his porch and, "held me there for about 2 seconds". It then blinked off.
The main light then began to slowly bend its course towards the moon. Once the turn was made it instantly increased speed and "was gone in a blink". [The moon on this date was in its first quarter and sets at 01.44, so presumably was westward of his position and close to setting - in which case the time he says is mistaken by at least 15 minutes].
Duration of sighting: 2 minutes.
4 OCTOBER 2006 - MOEL FAMAU, DENBIGHSHIRE
Sally Gavin of Llanynys was spending an evening with her boyfriend watching a film when they spotted a very bright white flashing light just above Moel Famau Country Park, a mountainous area to their east, in the direction of Mold.
According to Sally:
"It grew wider and wider and consisted of three lights which flashed on and off like Christmas tree lights before disappearing. I called a friend who lives in Gellifor and would have a better view and he confirmed that he, too, could see the red light." [?]
Sally saw the strange phenomenon hovering over the mountain. Five people, including Sally's brother-in-law, saw the lights and reported the details to North Wales Police who told them it might have been caused by the Army or someone out hunting. But Sally is sure this wasn't the case.
"It definitely wasn't a plane or a helicopter. The lights were far too big and bright" she said.
- citing BBC Wales webpage -Weird Wales.
3 NOVEMBER 2006 - SWANSEA BAY
Alvin Morris (38) saw two spherical balls about half the size of a light aircraft flying north over Swansea Bay at an altitude of about 100 feet. They were a metallic grey in colour and moving faster than a conventional aircraft. There was no sound heard. They disappeared behind a cloud.
Duration of sighting: 15 seconds.
WINTER 2006 – TREBOETH, SWANSEA
On a Thursday night in the winter of 2006, at 11.30 PM. Clear sky.
Mark Rayworth, aged 31, was standing in Heol Fach, Treboeth, Swansea, when he saw what he described as an elongated triangular-shaped object, heading northwards, in the direction of the Llangyfelach, at a height of about 200 feet.
Whilst the object appeared to be of a white colour, what made it unusual was the fact that it seemed to be materialising and dematerialising as it moved. The object, which was moving fairly quickly, eventually disappeared from view. No lights or sound was observed.
Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson 17 March 2016.