JANUARY 2012 – CASWELL BAY
Daytime sighting. The witness, Maria was visiting the Gower Peninsula and took part in a guided walk along the coast.
After a long walk, they stopped at Caswell Bay for half an hour. Maria went for a short walk on the beach, and took some photos.
When she got home and showed the photos to her family they found a strange ochre ball or balloon in the sky on one of the photos though she definitely remembers that there wasn’t anything visible at any time when she took the pictures.
3 JANUARY 2012 - DENBIGH
Nathan Thomas (14) and his younger brother, Alex live in Bryn Garth on the western edge of Denbigh. They heard a loud bang and looked out of their rear bedroom window, which faces north, and saw a group of white lights flashing and pulsing in the sky and seemingly on a hillside which lies about a mile to the north, near a quarry.
Nathan said: "When I saw the lights I looked back into my room in case it was something reflecting on to the glass, but I opened the window and they were definitely in the sky."
His mother, Linda Pritchard who also saw the lights described them as amazing and said they were circulating over two houses in Bryn Garth which backs onto Cae Howell playing field, Denbigh.
"He woke me up, and his brother Alex and my grand-daughter Kiera. We all witnessed it, we were shaking and the dog kept barking. Nathan's first thought was this a space-ship, the police just said it was lampers, but how can it be lampers at 3 am and it's definitely in the sky," said Mrs Pritchard.
Alex managed to film the lights on his new video camera. The video shows a definite disc-shaped object, as the lights along its sides flash on and off, sometimes in sequence, and at others seemingly in a random pattern.
Alex said, "It was a disc shape and I could see mini explosions in the light but it definitely wasn't fire works because we had the window open and there was no sound. After we stopped filming we watched it for about half an hour and then next minute it was on an angle and was spinning and then it just stopped, the lights went out and it was gone."
The family contacted the police the morning after the sighting and they confirmed there were no helicopters out on January 3.
Source: www.countytimes.co.uk/news/2012/02/22/gallery/ufos-filmed-over-denbigh-19551/ - Kirstie Dolphin 22 February 2012.
See the video taken by Alex Thomas here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=348&v=NjK9gTVUtA
3 JANUARY 2012 - BEULAH, NEWCASTLE EMLYN
About 8 PM.
Alun James was at home in Beulah and was: "Just about to close curtains for the evening and suddenly saw light coming over the house. The whole field was lit up by a bright white light like nothing seen before. Light continued towards Blaenporth and Aberporth. Roundly shaped with long windows or lights all around."
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 6 January 2012.
FEBRUARY 2012 – SWANSEA BAY
Sunday morning, clear, no wind.
Jason Torlop, of Gorseinon, was fishing at Knab Rock, Mumbles on the west of Verdi’s restaurant on the slip at the far end of the car park, a location which faces north east towards Swansea across the 5-mile wide curved bay.
He was watching his rods when a bright moving object caught his eye, low in the sky roughly over Upper Killay, heading east towards Swansea. It seemed to be round, like an orb, and after about 5 minutes had moved slowly over the beach near Singleton, and had changed shape to that of a cone or funnel, with the thin end pointing downwards and had doubled in size, continuing towards Swansea city centre.
When it had reached a point in line with the docks it stopped and changed direction to the south west, towards the witness standing on the seafront at Mumbles.
As it got closer, crossing the bay he could see that it was of a shiny metallic colour, reflecting the sunlight, but was fuzzy with no defined edges and he was unable to focus on it.
It changed shape back to an orb a couple of times, which could be due to it turning. The object continued in a straight line and at the same height of a couple of hundred feet, moving at a slow rate, did not speed up or slow down and passed right over Jason and behind him, over Mumbles Head, making no sound at all.
Jason said its size was comparable to that of a car. There was a jet skier nearby busy putting his jet ski into the water and Jason said to him, “Look at that satellite.” The lad replied, “Oh my god, I’ve never seen one like that before!”
The object continued out of sight behind Mumbles Head, and presumably, if it did not change course again, would have continued south west over the Bristol Channel.
Total duration of sighting was about 25 minutes.
source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 26 October 2015
1 FEBRUARY 2012 - DENBIGH
Graham Evans took a photo of a disc-shaped object. He was standing in Bull Lane, just north of Denbigh Castle and took the shot of the craft which was to the south-east, beyond the ruins of Leicester's Castle. See the photograph presented here on his video presentation.
4 FEBRUARY 2012 - OFF BURRY HOLMS, GOWER
Approximately 11 pm. Calm, moonlit night.
Mr H and his partner were having a night time walk at Rhossili, Gower. Visibility was good as they could see right across Rhossili Bay towards Pembrey. The couple had walked down the path which leads from Rhossili village onto the beach at the south end of the bay.
'We had just sat down on the steps looking north-northwest when we saw something flying quite slow & low across the bay in a west to east direction. It was a bright light approx 100ft above the water. There was no sound which I thought strange. At first I thought it must have been car headlights on the far shore but when I looked at Google Maps I realised it couldn't have been because we were looking in the direction of Pembrey Sands. It wasn't a boat mast light either because we could see the water, there were no boats around at the time. It was just a white light...no leading / tail lights...and no discernible shape to it. We watched it for less than a minute before losing sight of it as it went around the headland moving up the estuary at the north end of the bay. Having looked at the moon phases on Google back to Feb 2012 it must have been Sat 4th Feb when we had the sighting.'
Source: SUFON Files: witness email 29 April 2017.
5 FEBRUARY 2012 - GWYDDELWERN, CORWEN
The witness lives in Maes-Yr-Efail in the village of Gwyddelwern, which lies a couple of miles north of Corwen. On the night of the sighting:
"I was standing at my back door smoking. I glanced over to my right and in the field at the back of my house saw two lights blink on. I first thought they were sheep's eyes but there was no light source to cause that. Plus, they looked rather like an old-fashioned torch that had flat batteries. The 'eyes' were on for perhaps three seconds then they went out/off. Approximately 30 seconds later the lights came back on but much, much brighter. They started to rotate quickly and rise up. They rose to about 50 feet then briefly followed the fence line. When they got close to a tall tree, the craft rose up above the tree, hovered there for perhaps 10 seconds then shot up and accelerated at an incredible speed due east and I lost sight of the object."
8 FEBRUARY 2012 - PORTHCAWL
Kath Anthony (54) - saw a fast moving light over the sea:
"It came over the water, I thought it was strange because it was too fasr for a boat and too low for an aircraft. Then it hovered over the common land. I saw a bright red glowing directional light and a smaller green light. I jumped in my car and drove there expecting to hear a helicopter. There was nothing there and no sound."
Duration of sighting: 1 minute.
24 FEBRUARY 2012 – PORTHCAWL
11:23 PM approx.
“At first glance I thought this was a plane both me and my husband looked up at it. It started with a pulsating light which was very high up in the air on a very clear night.
It appeared to be moving much faster than a plane towards us, it was totally silent and I could not see any trail behind it. It then slowed down dramatically and came down at an angle which was quite sharp. Out there is an island what looks to be on the horizon.
I have no idea what it is called but as this thing came in at the left hand side of it....it got down to just above the water; it looked disk shape with like a wide bell on the top.
The angle again changed and then it hit the water and disappeared.”
SUFON note: the only island off Porthcawl is Tusker Rock, visible at low tide. Low water was at 0158 on the 25th February 2012, 2 ½ hours after the sighting, so the rocks would have been visible. We need to trace the witness as this case looks to be very significant as it is one of the few cases in British waters involving UFO/USO activity – E.W.
11 MARCH 2012 - RHYL
Gaz was on his xbox live chatting to his friends,one of whom, living nearby, said he and his 'missus' looked out of their window and saw two bright red lights hovering in the sky. Gaz suggested that they were lanterns but his friend said they definitely weren't. Gaz then looked out of his window, looked towards his friend's house and saw one object for about 6 seconds. He described it as a bright oval-shaped light which dimmed and disappeared.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk - reported by witness 12 March 2012.
27 MARCH 2012 - EWENNY
An anonymous witness was driving a tractor along Wick Road towards Ewenny and Corntown (heading north-west), to deliver a bale of hay. Looking towards Ewenny Quarry on the left (so would have been near Beech Court Farm), the witness saw what at first appeared to be a large silver HGV trailer, about 40 feet long, reflecting the morning sun, about a quarter of a mile away to the west.
The witness discounted this possibility as there was no suitable road positioned above Kingswood and the quarry.
The elongated silver object then seemed to be floating a few feet off the ground. It then disappeared at speed behind an old stone barn and reservoir, travelling about ten feet in altitude, then suddenly shot straight up "faster than anything I've ever seen in a blink."
Duration of sighting: a few seconds.
Later, after work at 7 PM, the witness went to the site - the disused Hobbs quarry and entered an underground reservoir, to find a rational explanation, but was unable to find any trace. A few dates later he went back with sceptical workmates, and entered the underground empty reservoir. Apart from letting their imaginations get the better of them in the dark cavernous void, they found nothing.
13 APRIL 2012 - ROSSETT, WREXHAM
Approximately 10 PM.
Lewis Arnold and a friend were driving around the country lanes of Rossett and stopped on a hill to admire the view of Wrexham which lay about 5 miles to the south-west, and saw an object over the town.
"We saw what looked like a helicopter moving a square movement with sharp turns, but looking closer it was incredibly thin in shape and made no noise, so we realized this could not be a helicopter. We sat there for a couple minutes longer and we noticed this object was moving quickly towards us; cautiously we decided to start driving away as we did not know what it was, but as we did so, the object (which was now very clearly a black triangle), was getting closer to us as though it was going to cross paths. As we got further down the lanes we crossed pahs with the black triangle UFO and we both stopped suddenly. We looked upwards and this huge black object was no more than a height of 30 ft above our car, just hovering there as it it was watching us; you could have easily thrown a stone at the craft! We couldn't hear any noise so we turned the car engine off and all you could hear from this black triangle was a gently hum; it was incredibly silent for the size of the object!"
Lewis noticed that underneath the craft there were thick white lines going from each corner through the middle of the triangle. There was a light at each corner, which were connected by the white lines. He described the craft as being thin when viewed edge on. The two friends got out of the car and looked up in awe at the spectacle above them for about two minutes, not believing what was happening. They then got nervous, returned to the vehicle and drove away in panic.
Source: www.beamsinvestigations.org/StructTriUFOWrexWales130412.html - reported by witness 24 August 2016.
MAY 2012 - LLANGYFELACH, SWANSEA
Google streetview camera captured a white object which varies in shape at different locations. Viewed from outside the Welcome Inn in Llangyfelach, it seems to be a disc. Viewed from Llangyfelach Road it takes on the appearance of a cylinder with an appendage at one end. The object appears to the north, and is roughly over Llangyfelach area.
Judging by the shadows on the ground the sun is getting low in the west so likely to be late afternoon.
23 MAY 2012 - TREHARRIS
A photograph was taken using a Sydney Orange N295 during daylight. The photographer didn't spot anything at the time it was taken, but noticed it when the photo was examined afterwards. It shows a small black object in the sky, which, when enlarged reveals a black triangular UFO. It appeared to have a square bump on the back.
10 JUNE 2012 - CARMARTHEN
Paul Price (36), saw an object lit by many lights. "Thanks to the different pulsating lights I could make the shape out to be cigar yet slightly curved like a boomerang. Two types of light, one type was flashing the other was more like a torch beam moving from left to right."
However clouds soon covered his view of the object.
When the first cloud began to impair my view of the object the lights seemed to light up the edge of the cloud in a green colour.....after the first small cloud had moved on it was still there and stationary in the same spot. Another small cloud then covered it for maybe 20 seconds and once it had moved on the object had gone."
Duration of sighting: 5 minutes.
30 JUNE 2012 - MATHERN, CHEPSTOW
Rob had some friends visiting and they went out into his back garden for a smoke. They were sitting in chairs and one of his friends said, "Look at that" and they looked up to see a bright white star-like light moving quite fast through the sky.
It zig-zagged and would "jolt about the sky". Rob said it flew in front of a star and "seemed to knock the star flying!"
After 15 minutes the light produced a large white flash as it vanished.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 31 July 2012.
30 JUNE 2012 - WREXHAM
Witnesses: Gem and Kate:
"Looking at the sky from my back garden we noticed a red/orange star like object which seemed to be spinning around as it went over my house. It was followed by two black smaller objects which seemed to moving close together. It travelled fast as we would not have had a chance to grab camera/phone from inside. Never seen anything like it before. Definitely was not a star/plane as the sky was still light and the object was bright red/orange."
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness: 1 July 2012.
JULY 2012 – SWANSEA BAY
Identity of witness unknown. Tells it in own words:
“12 PM. Approx.
I’ve put an approximate time and date for this event as I don’t recall exactly when it happened, it happened a fee years ago, that’s all the information I can give honestly without lying.
I live in Swansea....my house is on a hill. I remember for no particular reason just moving my desk chair to my window (south-facing) just to admire the view of Swansea Bay. As I’m looking at the water, I notice what looks to be a green firework over the Mumbles.
These objects, about 6 or 7 from what I can remember were falling in formation, in a manner of which a firework would, going upwards and outwards from a central point until gently falling downwards, until they all stopped dead midair.
At this point, one turned red, and moved up and to the right from where it was, and then the other objects formed up in a perfect line behind it, they were perfectly spaced between themselves. Once they were all lined up they all moved slowly as one in the same plane.
At this point I was fairly freaked out by the situation and moved away from the window, so unfortunately I can’t shed any light on what they did next.
Upon consideration I can only imagine that these objects were in fact over the Bristol Channel. As I said, my first thought was a distant firework, so their size from where I was sort of between the star and aspirin option on this page [see original website].
They left no trail, and the obvious direction changes, hovering and formation flying, plus the fact that one of the objects changed colour makes it apparent this was not in fact a firework.
For the sake of helping you visualize what I saw, I went in to Google maps street view and screen-shotted Swansea Bay from a similar angle from where I was witnessing this and roughly added the flight paths of these objects. Don’t take this as their exact flight path, I’m only illustrating the main changes in their movement and shape.
Picture 1: Showing the firework type formation and their apparent motion. They’re not moving very quickly.
Picture 2: They stop in midair; one turns red.
Picture 3: I’ve shown where the red object finished off, but they were all moving simultaneously.
Picture 4: They sat in this formation for a few seconds, and then started moving upwards in the direction indicated. Again, not very quickly, contrary to many other UFO accounts.
Duration: 2.5 minutes.
Source: www.ufostalker.com citing MUFON
23 JULY 2012 – BRIDGEND
“Sat out the garden having a cig, stargazing and an orange blurred triangle shaped object flew over at speed. This was no further up than a helicopter would fly, no flashing lights just an orange/amber colour as though it was reflecting our street lights colour.
This moved so fast, faster than a helicopter and absolute silence. So shocked I rang my brother at this hour to tell something. I’ve seen many shooting stars and this as not one, I can not explain what I just seen.”
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 26 July 2012.
29 JULY 2012 - BLACKWOOD
Approximately 12 PM - 3 PM.
Sunny clear day.
Mr Jones was sitting in his living room looking up at the sky through the window. He noticed what he thought was a plane moving.
It was at high altitude and he noticed that it did not have any wings. A moment later he saw a plane heading from another direction which passed in front of it, and he could see that there was a definite difference in the altitude of the plane and the object.
Then the object suddenly stopped, moved back and fore for about 90 seconds. It looked like it was getting smaller in size and seemed to be ascending in altitude, then just disappeared.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 31 July 2012.
27 AUGUST 2012 – KILLAY, SWANSEA
Witness: Jon Davies:
“I was out for an evening walk when I became aware of a bright creamy white light traversing the sky at great speed.
This light was flying across the sky from a west to east direction when whilst observing this light a second light of an extreme bright green came out of the white light and flew down towards earth direction at a tremendous speed and disappeared behind the woods, no crash, no noise, no smoke.
The white light was still visible on the same course but after approximately 30 seconds disappeared behind the clouds. This green object appeared to be approximately two feet long as it disappeared behind the woods and was about 200 yards from where I was standing.
I have seen comets, shooting stars but never have had an experience such as this. The light was so bright I could hardly bare to look at it.”
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk - reported by witness 4 September 2012.
30 AUGUST 2012 – CWMANN, LAMPETER
Witness: John Davies.
“I had just returned from work and I was walking down the street from my car which had just parked and I turned to look up at the moon and off to the right slightly I could see an orange ball of light.
At first I thought it was one of those Chinese lanterns, however it was moving in an anti-clockwise circular motion, round and round quite fast for about 10 seconds, then stopped still, then shot straight up into the air and was gone.”
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 3 September 2012.
SEPTEMBER 2012 - CARDIFF
7.55 PM. Steven:
Witness Statement:I have waited a long time to share my experience as i didn’t know who to tell.
I was waiting at a bus stop for my regular bus on the outskirts of Cardiff. As I looked up the lane for my bus I noticed two orange balls approx 30 feet off the ground.
They were no doubt intelligently controlled as they were bobbing and weaving between obstacles trees etc.One ball was ahead of the other and the second one caught it up ..as if they were playing a game with each other.
They were approx 10 feet in diameter. My bus arrived as i was still watching the objects .I told the driver of the bus to hold on a minute but unfortunately he wasn’t interested and so i had to go about my journey.
5 SEPTEMBER 2012 – PEMBREY
3.20 PM. Witness: Steven Griffiths.
“I was on Pembrey beach in West Wales. Exact location 51 deg 40’16.0 N and 4 deg 18’09.90 W.
It was a clear sunny virtually cloudless day. Several hours previously two or more military jets had been flying in circles out over the bay then inland then back out.
They did this probably ten times while I was there. This isn’t unusual there are nearby air bases and they seem to train quite frequently. They fly fairly low and make quite a noise. I’d walked for quite a distance and was just getting back to the car parking area so I sat down, had a drink and a cigarette and lay back on the sand and shut my eyes.
A couple of minutes later I opened my eyes and saw what I at first thought was a white aeroplane but the shape seemed wrong and it appeared to be stationary. I then thought maybe it’s a seagull just riding the currents but I dismissed that because it was angular, white diamond shaped and almost translucent. All this happened really quickly about 2-3 seconds.
Then as I watched it became smaller and smaller and in 1-2 seconds it was gone. Straight up I imagine as the reduction in size strongly suggested a rapid increase in distance. I was totally stunned, couldn’t believe what I had seen. High above what I assume was a commercial aircraft lazily crossed the sky leaving a contrail as if to highlight the strangeness of the earlier craft.
There were few people in the vicinity and nobody else appeared to have seen anything.”
Source: beta.ufostalker.com/event/42317 citing MUFON uploaded by witness 6 September 2012.
10 SEPTEMBER 2012 - HAVERFORDWEST
Rob was woken up by a fairly quiet rumbling noise outside. He looked through the bedroom window and saw a bright light. He thought it sounded like a quiet tractor with its headlights on, but then he thought why would a tractor be driving down the road at 2.30 am?
He lived in a lane which was very quiet for car traffic during the early hours.
The light was large and white and moved over the houses opposite, appearing to be only about 20 metres above the roof tops, travelling at the quivalent of a fast walking pace.
Rob could not see any shape or outline, but just a dull white light.
He watched as it moved slowly down the road in the direction of Haverfordwest town centre.
He had never seen anything like it before. He wondered if it was just coincidence, but that night he had problems with his internet signal, which did not usually happen.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 10 September 2012.
17 OCTOBER 2012 – LLANGYNWYD
“I had seen the object a few times before in the same general area, along with two of my friends that has seen and heard it before in a different place.
We were sitting in a car, at the top of Llangynwyd, when we noticed the light, flashing as it usually does. Then it began to gain speed and was almost directly above us flying lower as it flew across the sky.
It was making a low pitched humming/whirring noise like a helicopter but a lot lower in pitch. It looked disc-shaped as we watched it get closer and then it gained speed, quickly, and flew off in a direction of Pencoed [south’east].”
The object was at tree top height. It displayed a bright green/blue/red/white light, flashing and changing direction.
Source: beta.ufostalker.com/event/43323 uploaded by witness 17 October 2012
4 DECEMBER 2012 - BRECON
'Economic Voice' Journalist, Richard Henley Davis and his family witnessed a strange object flying over the A40 just before the junction for the B4558 a couple of miles outside the east side of Brecon. Richard said he was driving his wife and two children home on the road to Talyllyn:
"We were travelling back home from a family meal in Brecon [so heading east] in the dark when my youngest son pointed out two very bright lights moving towards us from the direction of Cantref advancing at an approximated speed of 60 mph in the direction of Groesffordd. I caught a glimpse of a green light on the underside and my initial thought was I must be looking at the starboard light from a Hercules flying low on exercises as they frequently do in the Brecon Beacons, however there were no red port lights and then I noticed that there were another two green lights all at the other corners of what turned out to be a large black triangular shaped craft. Living in the Brecon Beacons we are used to low flying military aircraft and the noise from them can frighten the daylights out of you, but whatever this was had an eerie silence. I have no idea what it was and hope for a logical explanation. having written quite disparagingly about other people's accounts of witnessing UFOs, it was a bit of poetic justice for myself to see one and my phone was in my pocket as I was driving so there was no opportunity to take a photograph."
34-year-old Project Manager, James Clark and his partner 29-year-old Laura Jones who is a graphic designer for the Brecon and Radnor Express also witnessed the strange craft. Clark said:
"We saw what looked like a black triangular shaped aircraft flying very low and silently above us at speed with lighting on each of its three corners."
"We both said we had never seen anything like it before."
Both Dyfed Powys Police and the Army denied there being any of their respective aircraft being in the vicinity at the time of the sightings.
Source: https://www.economicvoice.com/black-triangular-shaped-ufo-spotted-in-the-brecon-beacons/50033811/ posted Wednesday 12 December 2012 / Brecon and Radnor Express 12 December 2012.
5 DECEMBER 2012 – BRIDGEND
Mr. H. was in his conservatory surfing the internet on his computer and lost internet connection. Whilst trying to resolve this, he became aware of a very intense “humming/rumbling/vibration” type sensation which he compared to a lorry standing outside his house. As he lives next to a main road he continued to attempt to reconnect to the internet, unsuccessfully.
He then started to feel pressure in his ears and went outside to investigate. On doing so he was amazed to see in the sky what he assumed were three very large objects, travelling slowly and low in altitude.
He said they were too slow and low down and too close to each other to be planes, and much too large to be helicopters.
The pressure in his head and ears became more intense and the sound or vibration he heard/felt as they passed overhead was unlike any engine that he was aware of. Being an ex-HGV fitter, he knew his engines.
He tried to distinguish the shapes of the objects but noticed that they were very large and slow-moving with revolving multi-coloured lights, mainly red and they were emitting a form of pressure as opposed to any sound.
They travelled in a straight line procession, one behind the other and in very close formation. He did not know from which direction they had come from, but they continued on their way over Sarn/Tondu, over Park Slip (an old opencast mine), down the valley towards Port Talbot/Neath, travelling at the same slow speed.
He ran back into the house to get his Blackberry phone to film or photograph them but his phone had not only lost connection to his works server enabling him to use/access it but it had also stopped working/crashed.
The whole experience had lasted approximately 5-10 minutes.
On returning to his computer he found that his internet access was restored and was also able to use his phone.
20 DECEMBER 2012 – BRECON
Witness: Frances Chaffey.
“I was standing on my drive seeing my son and grandson off in their car when I heard a noise, looked up and saw 3 lights in the sky travelling from the direction of the Brecon Beacons.
The front light was I think red and the other 2 white, all looked as though they faced downwards and had a halo around them. Afterwards I conferred with my son as it happened so quickly we both weren’t sure if the first light was red or green but we agreed red.
As I looked I realised my eyes could see a triangle. The points appeared rounded. It was dark. No trail or anything else. Lights weren’t flashing.
The craft was quite large and was travelling at a fair speed i.e. not slow, not fats and making a droning noise. My son and grandson saw it as well, but he was too late to get his camera phone.”
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 2 January 2013.