Case ID #1088
Title 5 NOVEMBER 1990 - GRIFFITHSTOWN, PONTYPOOL
Location GRIFFITHSTOWN, PONTYPOOL
Tags Sighting UFO Saucer 
Date Monday, 5th of November 1990

About 5 pm - getting dark.

15-year-old Lindsey Smith was with her 2-year-old brother at their home at 10 Spring Terrace, Griffithstown, Pontypool. They were looking out of the west-facing patio doors for fireworks when she and her brother saw a large object in the air over their garden. It's altitude was quite low, estimated at no higher than a plane, "as it was sizeable." She described it as a silvery-grey hexagonal-shaped craft, "...a bit like a 3d / 50p piece. It had coloured lights spinning/moving around the middle and bright white 'search lights' underneath that lit up our garden....The lights were really bright. It was like someone switching floodlights on our garden. I was so shocked I swore, which brought my mum running in from the kitchen - so she witnessed it with me." 

They watched the object for about 5-10 minutes. Lindsey doesn't recall a noise coming from the object. She was too scared to open the patio door and she had had a feeling that they had been seen by the craft. The object then seemed to build up a momentum by 'skimming' in one direction a bit, "like a frisbee," then the other, and then moved in a fast diagonal upwards motion and shot off at incredible speed, without accelerating, over the mountain west of Griffithstown, above Penyrheol (Mynydd Twyn Glas), and out of sight.

"I've always been amazed at how it moved and how fast it left," Lindsey added. "I have never seen any aircraft move so fast. We discussed calling the police but didn't think they would believe us. But the next day it was on the local news on the radio - had been reported by other people in the area. I would swear it was a hexagonal type of shape whereas my mum says 'saucer-shaped' That's the only bit we disagree on."

Source: SUFON Files: witness spoke to Emlyn Williams October 2020 and January 2021.

Location on map is approximate.




Case last edited: Wed 6th January 2021 20:58 PM