2 JANUARY 2017 - SWANSEA
5.30 PM. Clear evening, Venus and small crescent moon visible.
John Ceciliato was with his dog at Swansea Marina, sitting and looking at the moon when he noticed a star-like object moving towards the moon. It did not appear to be moving at great speed and there was no flashing light to suggest it was an aeroplane.
As it reached the crescent moon, it was lost in the moon's luminosity. John continued looking around for it for the next 20 minutes but it did not appear again on the trajectory that it had been moving, making him come to the conclusion that it had landed on the moon.
Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 4 January 2017
3 JANUARY 2017 - GWENT
"I was up really late and I needed to use the bathroom so I got up and my side of the bed is by the window, so I had a look out. I saw an object shaped like a typical space ship would look, but it had blue and red lights and appeared to be coming towards me. I watched it for a while and then left to use the bathroom and by the time I had returned (5 minutes later) the mysterious lights had almost disappeared into the distance".
4 JANUARY 2017 - BRYNMILL, SWANSEA
Approximately 2 AM.
The witness says:
"I was outside in the back garden smoking a quick cigarette before bed, and I noticed how clear the skies were, with the exception of a few clouds and the stars were magnificent. Absolutely clear constellations. Suddenly, a shooting star appeared and fizzled away.
I thought to myself how wonderful it was to have seen one before bed, when all of a sudden, around the the same area of sky when the meteor had fizzled, I noticed a bright light moving. After watching it for several seconds I realised that it wasn't moving like a plane. It was darting back and forth, up and down. The light was circular, very bright yellow.
The thought occurred to me that it could have been a drone, when I noticed that it started to fly amongst the clouds. As it was, the light was shining off the clouds and there was no shape, it was almost as if the whole UFO was the light. I also noticed that the light shining onto the clouds was not the same colour as the light on the UFO itself but that could be because of how the light reacted to reflecting off the clouds?
This carried on for around 10 minutes. During those 10 minutes, 2 more meteor showers occurred, one to the left and one to right of the UFO. The distance between them was quite far but seeing 3 shooting stars and a UFO in 10 minutes, it was a lot to handle. I blinked alot and looked away and back to make sure I wasn't losing the plot.
The clouds were at around 10,000 ft (I checked online through cloudwatch) so it could still be a top quality drone. But to see the shooting star and then the UFO appearing was truly spectacular.
( I don't know if this is relevant or should go with the description, remove it if so, but when the UFO appeared, I began having strong pulsations in my mind, exactly the same sensation as when I meditate for long periods of time [Amateur Spiritualist]). It was a powerful 10 minutes that I will never forget and I had to share it.
15 FEBRUARY 2017 - ABERDARE
"I was driving over the mountain road from Maerdy coming into Aberdare. As I reached the top of the mountain there was a large orange sphere hovering on the horizon to my left. I watched it for 3-4 minutes and then it just disappeared."
Source: http://www.ufoworldnews.com/ufo-sighting-in-aberdare-wales-on-2017-02-15-224500-large-orange-orb-seen-on-horizon-stayed-for-a-few-minutes-and-then-disappeared/ Posted by witness: 16 February 2017.
END OF FEBRUARY 2017 - BRANDY COVE, GOWER
Early evening - dusk - so approximately 6 PM.
A couple were out walking with their dog at Brandy Cove. They had been on the beach and were standing on the cliff path having a breather and taking in the view when they saw a dark - matt black object come across the bay from the direction of Pwll Du (from the west) and just off the coast, so was over the sea, continuing in the direction of Caswell. It moved very slowly and was described as sausage shaped - so a cigar and solid. About the size of an old style single decker bus. It moved slowly without any sound or lights. Altitude was not high - about the height at which a helicopter would fly. It was about the same day as the sighting in West Cross, but the witnesses are not sure which day.
Source: SUFON Files.
27 FEBRUARY 2017 - WEST CROSS, SWANSEA
About 6.30 PM. Dark, cold and raining.
June Davies (81) and her husband Balf, had been for a meal at Dick Barton's chip shop in West Cross, Swansea. They left at about 6.30 pm and went to wait for a bus back to their daughter's house in Mumbles, where they were staying. They were sitting at the bus stop on Mumbles Road near the West Cross Inn, on the seafront, facing inland. They saw an object in the sky in front of them (11 o'clock) at an elevation of 45 degrees, in line with the nursing home but further away. It had white lights all around it and was like an elongated oval in shape. There were about 6-8 large bright white lights around its circumference. They could only see the lights on their side of the object and June presumed that there were other lights all the way around, even though they could not be seen.
The object was just hovering without a sound. June said she had never seen anything like it before. It was large, and she said it would have taken two hands-lengths at arm's length to cover the object. It was moving at a very slow speed sideways from left to right. It then moved or darted a short distance and hovered again. A cloud came and covered it for about three minutes, but when it passed the object was still there. It was quite high up, but mainly below cloud level. There was no sound audible. She could not see the body itself, only the lights which outlined the shape. There were no flashing lights.
She felt that it was watching her and had an eerie feeling. She felt drawn to it, and knew that it was odd. She also felt exposed and scared by it, and was quite shaken by the experience.
She desperately wanted someone else to see it, but there was nobody about. They waited for 45 minutes for a bus and because of the cold decided to phone for a taxi, by which time it had moved to a position of about 2 o'clock and was now over Dick Barton's chip shop (line of sight) but further away. It seemed to be moving away from them, going inland, when the taxi arrived ten minutes later. She did not point it out to the taxi driver however, despit wanting others to see it, and regretted this in retrospect. It was still visible, hovering when she left the area, but it had moved further inland over West Cross.
When they arrived at her daughter's house in Mumbles, she excitedly told her all about it,
Duration of sighting: about 55 minutes.
Source: SUFON Files: June Davies interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 13 March 2017.
23 MARCH 2017 - PEMBROKE DOCK
Witness was at home in Park Street, Pembroke Dock, out the back yard with dog. Two objects were seen over a mile away, hovering at about 500 feet, or less, over an oil refinery (it is not stated which one, the nearest one to the witness's location is the Gulf oil refinery at Waterston on the other side of the Milford Haven, to the north-west, and the Valero refinery west of Pembroke Dock). One object was larger than the other and 'had a weird shape to it' - like a straight line of lights across with a line of lights going downwards and a line going above, 'but not like a cross', pulsating, red, blue, green and white. The smaller object was disc-shaped with flashing lights. There was no sound heard. As the witness watched, a satellite and a plane flew over the objects, which remained motionless.
Duration of sighting: 30 minutes.
Source: www.beta.ufostalker.com citing MUFON. Reported by witness: 9 April 2017.
25 MARCH 2017 - SAUNDERSFOOT
About 3.30 PM.
Kris Prevel was with her husband Phil, sitting outside the Coffee Tavern in Cambrian Place, Saundersfoot having a cup of tea when she saw a small object, about three to four feet long flying in a straight line over Saundersfoot, passing just to the north of her location. It was heading from the north-west to south-east towards the sea. The object wasn't very high, some seagulls were higher than it and some lower. It was shaped like a dumbbell and was travelling lengthways. Its colour was silver in the centre with dull dark or black ends. The sun glinted off the silver portion. There was no noise and it travelled fast, and was visible for only a few seconds. Phil did not see it however because by the time Kris had drawn his attention to it, the object had moved out of sight behind the cafe building.
Kris said: 'Definitely not a bird, definitely mechanical. If you saw the speed and straight line it took. It struck me that if it failed and fell out of the sky it would make a huge hole in someone's roof or kill a person, surely the military wouldn't send something like that over such a crowded area? It's hard for me to judge distance, height etc. You couldn't put a person in it, far too small but saw it well with the naked eye, it wasn't flying that high, which also surprised me, as I say, seagulls were flying much higher and some lower. If it was on the ground the same size I could probably have managed to hold it with two arms outstretched, but it was higher so probably bigger than I think. There were airlines in the sky, but considering how packed Saundersfoot was on Saturday, I felt that whatever it was too low for comfort, it was going at a controlled speed and course over the village and out towards the sea'.
Source: SUFON Files: Kris Prevel post on Facebook SUFON group page 25 March 2017.
2 APRIL 2017 - SWANSEA BAY
Just after 2 AM.
Richard Woodfield, Georgia Thomas and Tilana McIntosh had been on Swansea beach at Singleton, and had a camp fire. They were just about to head home when Georgia spotted a solid dark object in the sky to the south over the sea, at an elevation of about 30 degrees. It made no sound, was motionless and had no lights. It was fairly hard to make out, but it was possible to make it out against the darker sky behind it. It was impossible to gauge the distance of the object, but it was higher than the clouds and the size of possibly two thumbnails at arm's length. Shaped almost like a rectangle but with round edges, the object had a deep dark grey colour. Tilana tried to take a photo on her phone but for some reason the whole screen was white. They could not confirm that it was a phone fault or not. A cloud passed in front of it and around two minutes later when the cloud had moved away, the object was no longer visible.
Richard said: 'When we noticed it, it was there for about 30 seconds tops before the clouds moved in the way, but it could have been there all evening.'
Source: SUFON Files: Richard Woodfield via Facebook 3 May 2017.
6 APRIL 2017 - NORTH-WEST SWANSEA
Mike Maunder was walking his dog in Townhill, Swansea and was heading home in Gwent Road, looking at the view to the north from his position high on the hill. He noticed what looked like a white or silver disc-shaped object to the north-west, over the area between Fforestfach and Penllergaer Woods, or even a bit further. The object was 'whizzing in and out of a cloud (as if using it for cover), about six or seven times.' It was moving at speed and making some really sharp turns, covering distances rapidly, only visible for short periods before diving back into the clouds. He is sure that it was not a bird or anything like a drone. It's size he compared to a motor bike or large trailer. He stood, watching the object for about a minute, then it disappeared or stayed in a cloud. He waited for two minutes to see if it came out again but it didn't. Mike took a photo on 3 May 2017 to illustrate the view that he had. He said: 'As it happens there`s a cloud roughly where I saw it (smaller one of the 2 ). The cloud was higher on the day and I`d say more or less over Penllergaer woods area.'
Source: SUFON Files.
30 APRIL 2017 - SWANSEA UNIVERSITY, SINGLETON, SWANSEA
3.50 AM. Excellent visibility, wind from the east: 30-45 mph.
Liam Williams was with two friends doing some night fishing at the lake in Singleton Park, Swansea, near the Pub on the Pond. Liam said they were having a few beers and talking when he decided to look outside of the bivvy (fishing tent). He saw four white lights in the sky to the north-east at a 40-45 degree elevation, in the direction of the university buildings, and about a mile or two away. When he first saw them they were in a square formation moving to the right and upwards diagonally. As soon as he saw them, he screamed to his friends to 'shut up' at which point they became silent and he listened. There was no sound, and about 5 seconds after he had first seen the lights they broke formation. Three of the lights (the top left, top right and bottom right) started circling around the bottom left one whilst still moving in the same direction then 10 seconds after first sighting them they all completely broke formation and started crossing in front of each other and moving erratically before shooting directly upwards from an elevation of about 50 - 60 degrees. There had been no flickering or flashing lights visible at the time the lights were in view, just the steady white lights. Liam then started walking towards the university to see if he could see them again or even see anything that could have caused it, such as a drone. He found that there was nobody around nearby. Total duration of the sighting: 14 seconds.
Source: SUFON Files: witness message via Facebook 30 April 2017.
20 MAY 2017 - BRYNTEG, ANGLESEY
Afternoon. Sunny day with a few clouds.
After a wedding lunch at a private property in Brynteg, Anglesey, the witness went outside and spotted something in the sky to the west. A dark oblong object appeared from behind a small white cumulus cloud. The witness was unsure whether it was the object or the cloud that moved, but the object moved to the right of the cloud, towards the east. Shortly afterwards the object started disappearing from it's 'front'. It "misted" away, quickly becoming invisible. The witness only saw the object for a few seconds.
Source: www.ufostalker.com/event/90142 - reported by witness: 9 February 2018.
26 MAY 2017 - WAUN WEN, SWANSEA
10 AM. Cloudy, fine, light wind.
The witness, a 50-year-old man, was walking up Carmarthen Road from Swansea city centre towards his home in Waun Wen. He had just passed the Dyfatty area, and was walking on the left hand-side of the road. He spotted an object flying past him about 100 feet above the ground coming from behind him and following the course of Carmarthen Road on a steady level course at speed towards the north-west. At first he thought it was a drone or plastic bin bag being carried on the wind. However there was no sound, so that ruled out it being a drone. There were no lights visible. It was roughly round, and he compared it's shape to a piece of paper which has been scrunched into a ball. About the size of a washing machine, he said it was black and white in colour, and because it was not spinning, he could see that the patches of black and white areas all over it were distinct from each other. It was travelling at speed, roughly 60-70 mph, and he had the impression its flight was controlled and powered. When it reached a position further up the road, over the Cherry Tree pub, it suddenly turned 20-30 degrees to the right (due north) and started climbing, with a rolling or wavering motion from side to side slowly as it went. He finally lost sight of it due to a tree blocking his view of it. Duration of sighting - 7 or 8 seconds.
Subsequent weather research has ascertained that the wind direction at 6 am that morning was from to the west, veering to north-west by 12 pm. Roughly the same direction as that taken by the object. However due to the fact that wind was only blowing at a speed of 17 - 22 mph, was far slower than the 60-70 mph described by the witness.
Source: SUFON Files: witness report by telephone 1 June 2017.
3 JUNE 2017 - PEMBROKE DOCK - GOWER - BRECON BEACONS
The witness was out dog-walking and was crossing a small field near Pembroke Dock. The witness saw what was described as a "central round light with two smaller outer lights that looked like a wing with no noise and it gradually went out of sight completely." It flew on a straight line path. At first the witness thought it was a plane but discounted this as there were no flashing lights and no sound.
Swansea UFO Network were carrying out a skywatch from the top of Cefn Bryn, Gower. Steve Drewson, Laurence Lowe and Gary Paul were at the car park next to the road, and Mike Maunder and Emlyn Williams were about half a mile away to the north, near Arthur's Stone (burial chamber). An object flew over, travelling west to east, between the two groups of witnesses, about 200 feet in altitude about 30mph and with no sound. It displayed three large white lights arranged in a straight line, and flew sideways. The central light was constant, but the outer two seemed to be going on and off randomly. There were no flashing navigation lights. It continued on a level course to the east of the witnesses' location until moving out of sight.
Source: SUFON Files.
A couple were camping in the Brecon Beacons:
"I had just asked my partner the time (it was 11 pm) and I looked up and saw it. It flew directly overhead, was going quite fast but made no sound at all. It was flying west to east. I don't think it was a plane as it made no sound, it was deathly quiet that night. Also larger planes had flown over during the day at much higher altitude and they made a very audible rumble. Whatever this was was much lower in the sky. We only saw it for a few seconds before it disappeared behind a hill. I've checked the ISS tracker and that was flying over South Wales about 10 minutes before. However this was much larger and we were about 40 miles further north but this thing was directly overhead. It glided overhead,just a silent line of lights in the sky. I'll also add that this thing was very bright and the outer lights were much larger than lights on planes' wing tips."
Source: https//:en.reddit.com/r/UFOs/comments/6ff4t0/might_have_seen_my_first_ufo_but_need_help/ (Reported by witness 5 June 2017).
13 JUNE 2017 - EAST SWANSEA
Mike Maunder was outside his house with his dog, in Gwent Road on the north side of Townhill, Swansea. He looked at the red light on top of the mast on Kilvey Hill to the east, as he often does and then noticed another light to the left of it . He watched what looked like an orange orb, about the same size as the red light, about a mile to the north of Kilvey Hill over the Bonymaen or Winch Wen area. It was a couple of hundred feet higher than Kilvey Hill (633 ft). Mike said that it didn't look like it was moving and faded after a minute. He's sure it wasn't a Chinese lantern. The bright orange light had just appeared and disappeared. He waited in case it came back on for a couple of minutes, but it did not.
Source: SUFON Files: Mike Maunder posted on Facebook 13 June 2017.
19 JUNE 2017 - LLANELLI
5.10 PM. Clear sky.
A family were in their garden in Llys Alys, Llanelli. They were looking at planes flying over with vapour trails. Suddenly they spotted an 'egg-shaped craft flying in the opposite direction to the planes.' The object was travelling at least three times as fast as the planes were. There was no sound and no vapour trail. It travelled on a straight course from south-west to north-east. A video was recorded - link: https://www.mufoncms.com/files_jeud8334j//85352_submitter_file1__20170619204254.mp4
The video seems to show a white or silver disc-shaped object flying at high altitude.
Duration of sighting: 1 minute.
SUFON has checked commercial flights for that time and day, and there were no flights going over Llanelli at that time. Isolation of a frame from the video shows a disc or oval shaped object, with no wings.
Source: http://www.ufostalker.com/event/85352 citing MUFON. Reported by witness: 25 July 2017.
19 JUNE 2017 - PONTARDDULAIS
David Pearce was outside the front of his house in Bolgoed Road, Pontarddulais and saw an object coming towards him from the west-north-west. It seemed to be a vertically-oriented short cylinder with a bright white light shining from beneath. It stopped and changed direction towards the south. David ran through his house to the back garden and managed to capture it on video. He ran up the garden to take more footage but the object had risen at an accelerated rate of speed and disappeared into cloud cover. The object made no sound.
Source: SUFON Files: emails from witness June 2017.