18 JANUARY 2015 - BARGOED
8.10 PM. Recent snow, clear sky.
The witness had just picked up a takeaway and decided to drive through the street where he lives en route to his girlfriend's house.
he noticed that the sky appeared a little lighter than usual. As he approached his street he noticed a large orangeish ball of light in the distance moving left to right (NW to NE). Before he got to his house, the object had changed course to the south at a sharp angle, "..too sharp a turn for a standard helicopter".
He was amazed at this and quickly stoped at his house to get his mother out. She was annoyed at first, thinking he was exaggerating but changed her tune when she got outside. The sphere-like object was not only now travelling in a straight line at a constant speed approximately 20-30 degrees above the horizon but it also was spinning and changing colour to blue and white. There was no sound.
"This was at least 3 x bigger than a helicopter could be and too close to be a plane".
He took out his iPhone and attempted to film it but without much success. The result was shaky due to his excitement. He posted it up on Facebook and someone commented that they had seen it on its flightpath south of Bargoed.
Source: http://www.ufoworldnews.com/ufo-sighting-in-bargoed-wales-on-january-18th-2015-oversized-orb-flies-past-my-house-in-rhymney-valley-south-wales-uk/ Posted by witness: 19 January 2015.
20 JANUARY 2015 - CARDIFF
Cold morning, clear sky with stars.
Husband and wife were in bed, looking up through the skylight when a bright white flew over head at speed. It so bright it hurt their eyes as it went over. It was described as a clear narrow triangle shaped object. There was no sound, just a very bright white light. By the time the man stood up and looked out of the window the light had gone. In his posting, the witness said it lasted "1 - 2 mins MAX" - but this is probably a mistake as it would have been seconds judging by his description. He added that it flew in a straight line over the houses, height and distance could not be judged.
Source: http://www.ufoworldnews.com/black-triangle-sighting-in-cardiff-wales-on-january-20th-2015-bright-white-light-moving-very-fast/ Posted by witness 20 January 2015.
13 MARCH 2015 - LLANDUDNO
Approximately 10.15 PM. Clear mild evening.
A man was walking his dog on the beach at Llandudno. It was a strangely quiet still evening, with wind to make waves. He saw a bright ball of light approaching from the north from the sea and over the shoreline. At first he thought it was a helicopter or drone. It stopped in front of the man and he heard a humming noise. Suddenly he was struck by a thin white beam of light and he could see a 'person' standing in front of him. Suddenly he felt very weak and light headed and he felt back pain.
The figure, which described as being neither male nor female, was holding something in its left hand that looked like a ladle. The witness said he could hear his dog barking in the distance and then nothing. There was no sound or light. He was in a sort of empty space, suspended in the air. The pain in his back and rectum area became more intense and then it just stopped. He blacked out and came to, sitting holding his head on the ground. The dog was sitting next to him, looking at the sea wagging her tail. He described his watch and it was now just a minute after 11 PM. He had lost approximately 45 minutes of time.
He felt weak still but he got up and walked home. The sphere had gone and he could hear sheep and the waves now appeared normal. When he got home, he checked his body and his 'behind' and he had blood and a clear substance on his jeans that had not been there before. He put a sample of this substance in the fridge just in case someone could test it. He has no known illnesses and has never seen or experienced anything like this before.
Source: Humanoid Encounters 2010 - 2015 - Albert S. Rosales 2016 citing MUFON CMS
FIRST WEEK OF APRIL 2015 – DUNVANT, SWANSEA
Kris & Phil Prevel, in their front garden in Meadow View, Dunvant, watched a bright orange light travelling from the north east, it seemed to slow then travel west.
It was one light, travelling about the same speed as the ISS.
“Would be about a bit higher than the Hercules planes which come over my garden to do mock landings at Fairwood,” Kris explained. “They are massive and low enough to almost wave at the pilot. This was a bit higher. I live on a hill and it was dark, couldn’t judge the distance.”
It was the same colour as a Chinese lantern, but it slowed and veered off towards Gower in the west.
“It was at a 40 degree elevation on the southern horizon and travelling east then west, slowed, then travelled towards a row of fir trees in the distance. It was orange, flying at a steady pace.”
Source: SUFON Files.
6 APRIL 2015 – TREBOETH, SWANSEA
Tom James was at home in Heol Cnap, Treboeth at 2.20 pm.
He was just coming out of his garage when he looked up into the sky, which was of broken cloud, and saw a big white orb, definitely round, appearing solid and not flickering.
It was moving fairly fast in a north-easterly direction, and was viewed almost overhead between the clouds.
He watched it for a minute or so, and he said it was so fast there should have been a sonic boom, but there was no sound.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 15 September 2015.
9 APRIL 2015 - FOUR CROSSES, MONTGOMERYSHIRE
Jamie Keeling, 28, was collecting items from his car near his home in Four Crosses, when he heard a low, deep rumbling noise from above. He looked up to see a large black triangular craft flying overhead with a bright, pulsating red light at each corner.
"It was travelling at a constant speed and height. It was hard to tell what altitude it was flying at, but it looked very high and very large in size and was travelling due east. My father is a pilot, and I am a keen amateur astronomer so I knew what I am and am not looking at when it comes to things in the night sky. I wondered whether it could have been three military aircraft flying in formation, but all aircraft flying anywhere in the world are obligated to, and are not allowed to fly in any airspace, unless they have a very specific formation of lights displayed; that being a red light on the one wing tip and a green light on the other."
Light pollution hampered visibility and he said it was impossible to distinguish whether the lights came from one large triangular aircraft or three military aircraft flying in formation.
He said there were no stars visible between the three red lights as the craft moved along it's flight path, which led him to believe it was one solid craft, but because so few stars were visible on the night he could not be certain.
"...I was standing out in the open in the middle of the road so none of the craft was obstructed and I was able to watch it until it disappeared into the distance. I don't know what it was I saw, but I do know it was a craft with lights that do not conform to the legal obligations set out by the FAA. It's speed was hard to judge as I couldn't ascertain it's distance from my position, but this was not a normal aircraft and I have no idea what it was."
Source: www.beamsinvestigations.org citing Ben Goddard, News North Wales 30 April 2015.
14 APRIL 2015 - WREXHAM
Around 10 PM.
Glen saw an light overhead:
"My cam is not the greatest but it managed to capture whatever the object was.I watched it pulse, easily the brightest thing in the sky. Also seen a number of helicopters in the sky they must of been able to see the same thing. I went out to Box Lane to get a better look."
Glan was watching the light for over an hour and shot a video of it. It shows a bright white pulsing light hovering over the Acton Park area of the town.
To see the video click the link below.
Source: http://www.wrexham.com/news/video-ufo-spotted-over-acton-park-92951.html - posted 17 April 2015.
23 MAY 2015 - BARRY
Barry resident Jeanie Rebane had an unusual UFO experience while driving her car. She noticed two craft when she was driving down Salisbury Road.
'I was about halfway down when suddenly this plane/craft/UFO with a wings span/s of nearly the width of the street, and so low it was just above the rooftops, was coming towards me. Then I saw there was another one just behind it that appeared to be following it. There was barely any noise and both were moving very slow. I was transfixed as they were so big, then they both glided off to the left [their left, her right], over the houses at the top of Porthkerry Park. I couldn't see any cabin or even the shape or body of plane just the huge big white lights, also it has smaller red lights underneath. It was awesome but freaky!'
She posted her sighting on Facebook.
On 25 May 2016 SUFON's Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams interviewed the witness on site on Salisbury Road, Barry. She said she had been driving west down Salisbury Road, where she lived. It was dark and clear, with no wind. She had got as far as the junction with Lewis Street when she stopped the car in the middle of the road (she checked her rear view mirror but there was no other traffic on the road). She had stopped because she thought at first that a plane was up the road towards her. She then realised that it was too low for a plane. It was coming up the road towards her, covering the full width of the road just above house height, with four big bright white lights shining ahead. They were "like lorry tyres" in size, the outer two larger than the inner two. There was also two red flashing lights on the underside of the object. It took 2-3 seconds to cover the length of the road, and now stopped and hovered about 50 or so metres in front of her car. She tried to see the body of the thing but the white lights were too dazzling.
Within seconds, another identical craft came up behind it and stopped just behind and a little above the first one. She assumed that the front one could not have been a very long object, because the rear one was really close to it. After 10-15 seconds of the two objects hovering together, Jeanie started to get her phone out to take a photo, and is if on cue, the two objects moved as one, in a sweeping motion to their left, over the houses and towards Porthkerry park, which lay to the north of Salisbury Road, just clearing the roofs of the houses.
Jeanie then drove down the road, to her house on the right. She went straight in and into the back garden, which looks towards the park, then back out to look down the road to the park, but they'd disappeared. Two nights later she put a post up on facebook, with her drawing of the objects.
Jeanie Rebane explains to Steve Drewson what she saw.
Salisbury Road, Barry
The objects hovered about where the tree is in this photograph. They then went over the houses on the right, towards Porthkerry Park.
Source: SUFON Files.
11 JUNE 2015 – TRALLWN, SWANSEA
Stephen Gray (50) was at home in Lon Enfys, Trallwn, Swansea, outside his backdoor when he saw an object come into view in the south west at 80 degrees elevation.
It was a whitish colour which he first took to be a star, but moving in a southerly direction and circling in a clockwise route into view. It then stopped and held its position.
About 5 – 10 minutes later, while still watching the object, Stephen saw a blue/turquoise light move into view from the right to left (north to south), passing below the first object. This second object then became stationary roughly over Swansea Bay in the south.
Now monitoring the two objects, Stephen then saw a third object come into view moving from left to right (south to north), this time of a green hue. This object passed over the first object, which was still in position, was as silent as the first two, and passed away out of sight.
Stephen continued to watch the first and second objects for over half an hour. There was no more movement. He then got a crick in his neck and was cold so went indoors at 1.01 AM.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 19 July 2015.
JULY 2015 – LLANSAMLET
At 1 PM on a Friday in July 2015, Mark Rayworth (40), was in Llansamlet, near the Lake and the Mercure Hotel, when he saw a brown coloured ball in the sky at a height of about 1000 feet.
He could not estimate its size due to the extreme height but advised it was travelling from his right to left, that is, from Swansea towards Pontardawe (south-west to north-east). No further details given.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Steve Drewson 17 March 2016.
20 JULY 2015 - DUNVANT - GOWERTON, SWANSEA
On this Monday night, Chris Jones, a mechanic from West Cross, Swansea had just put fuel in his car at the filling station on Goetre Fawr Road in Dunvant, and turned left, towards Gowerton (west). Just as he had left the station, he noticed some lights in the sky ahead of him, which would have been over Dunvant square, about 1/4 of a mile away, moving from his left to right (northwards). This was timed at 22.48 as he still has the receipt for his fuel, the time recorded as 22.47. At first he thought it was a police helicopter.
The three lights were blue in colour and were moving in a straight horizontal line, together as one, so were on the same object. They were in line, travelling one behind the other. He then lost sight of the object as it had moved to the right and was obscured from vision by houses.
A few minutes later, as he was driving into Gowerton northwards along Cecil Road, he saw it again as he passed the horse riding centre and Gowerton Secondary School, which were on his left. The object was on his right above houses, and was moving back and fore. The centre light of the three was shining a beam downwards. It did not make a sound, and there were no flashing lights. Chris said each light was a constant blue colour, "a fair size", and about as bright as a street light. They were arranged horizontally it moved back and fore, lengthwise, one behind the other. It then crossed the road, moving over him right to left, towards the west.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 28 November 2017.
AUGUST 2015 – PONTARDDULAIS
9 PM. Dusk
David was at home in Bolgoed Road, Pontarddulais in his back garden, which faces south. He was talking to his brother on his mobile, looking up at the sky when he saw a white light just off south, low on the horizon in the direction of Gorseinoon – it flashed once, then disappeared.
As David then looked straight up, and as he did so, saw a circular light right above him, which he described as a perfect circle the size of a 5 pence piece held at arm’s length.
It then blinked out.
Then as he dropped his gaze he saw a cloud above the church light up from the inside and a light shone like a spot light onto the cloud next to it, the spot moving up and down, then it too blinked off.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 30 October 2015.
AUGUST 2015 - CRAY - SENNYBRIDGE, BRECON BEACONS
3.30 - 4 AM.
Elliott (not real name), who lives in the Vale of Neath, works as a carpenter for a water company, and does most of his work at the various reservoirs in Mid Wales. He is unsure of the date of this event, but thinks it was probably in August or September of 2015. He was driving his van to work, heading towards the Aberystwyth area, with his co-worker, A.
They were travelling north on the A4067, passing the Cray Reservoir on their left. It was now light on this early morning when they saw three large lights, each the size of a transit van. They were circular, bright white, and arranged in a horizontal line, approaching from left to right, and about to fly over the witness's van as they drove along on an intercept course. However the lights went out of view due to being obscured by trees as they passed one of the few houses on this section of road.
Instantly they reappeared about a mile to his right, and higher in altitude. As the van passed the lay by with the concrete bridge which once formed part of the old road, the lights were near the horizon and moving erratically, but synchronised together as if fixed on one object. They were swooping and looping around, and came down below the level of the mountain's horizon, their speed varying as they manoevred around. Suddenly they all disappeared at the same instant.
The next thing they all reappeared on the van's left at 11 o'clock, appearing over the far horizon in the direction of Mynydd Eppynt and Sennybridge area. Both men were now very excited and started videoing the lights with their phones, and they can be heard on the video, blaring out a range of expletives! After a little while, they had a clear view as the road straightened up before descending down to Cray village. Elliott stopped the van and continued filming. The lights seemed to be disappearing and reappearing individually - but now there were more than three. Elliott thinks there were now up to six lights, morphing and moving in slow movements individually. They filmed them from 30 seconds to a minute.
Elliott decided to get nearer, started the van again and sped down the hill towards Cray. As they got to the Cray village sign and a bus stop, they saw a white light, possibly with a trail, come from the left to right in a sweeping movement at speed, passing in front of the witnesses.
The van got to Defynnog, passing the left turn-off to the cattle market and saw a white glow at 2 o'clock on the other side of the timber yard. They were about to start filming again when suddenly three lights shot off at incredible speed towards Brecon, one after the other, from where the glow had been. Elliott thinks that these three lights might vary in size.
There was no sound heard at all during all the sightings.
Source: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 12 September 2017.
11 AUGUST 2015 – CRAY RESERVOIR, BRECON BEACONS
Kris and Phil Prevel, and friend, Gill Wood, were driving along the A4067, passing the Cray Reservoir at 10.45 PM, on their way to the Brecon Mountain Centre to view the Perseid meteors. They had just passed the reservoir when:
Kris explains: “We saw a brilliant orange orb ahead of us, almost the colour of orange fire and a quarter the size of a full moon. We lost sight of it as we travelled through trees, saw it again for a second, before we dipped down in the road and lost sight of it altogether.
There were cars behind us and no safe place to stop. It was an amazing sight, wish we could have stopped. The three of us saw it, I definitely think it was in the air, my husband tried to reason it as being a beacon flaming on a hill and Gill wasn’t sure what it was. It was strangely beautiful to me. The orb was far bigger and brighter than the one I saw over my house a few months ago [April 2015].
I was thrilled to have seen it. It seemed to have a round centre with a brighter edge around the circumference like a corona....like looking through a pinhole at the sun and seeing around the edges so to speak....but bright orange. We saw quite a lot of people camped out on chairs at the top of Crai, they must have seen it.”
She added in notes supplied to SUFON that the centre of the object was like looking into the heart of a well lit fire, surrounded by a white/yellow circumference or corona. The outer edge was a bright orange diffused light – not flame.
On the night of 5-6 September 2015, SUFON held a sky watch at Cray Reservoir and several military flares were seen over Sennybridge. Kris was present and saw the flares. She is of the opinion that what they saw that night in August was not a flare.
To make sure, she emailed the MOD on 11 September to enquire if there had been any manoeuvres in the area on 11 August. She received a reply from the DIO (Defence Infrastructure Organisation) Secretariat, stating that there were no units training in this area on that date and time in question.
They also volunteered the information that the Mountain Rescue also had no call that day, so it could not have been a distress flare.
It is interesting to note that this sighting was in the exact same place as that experienced by Brian Harry and Robert Griffiths in August 1991 (again in August), w
Then a huge orb was seen, accompanied by five smaller orbs over the reservoir. Could there be a link?
Source: SUFON Files: Kris Prevel.
14 AUGUST 2015 – ST. THOMAS, SWANSEA
8:15 PM. Daylight.
Sloane Harrison saw from her back garden in North Hill, Swansea, three black orbs which dropped down a couple of hundred feet in the sky above St. Thomas in the east.
They then moved silently and slowly in formation towards Port Talbot, further to the east. One of the orbs turned a bright white, which the witness thinks might be attributable to reflecting the sun light, which was setting in the west behind her.
They then disappeared from view.
Shortly afterwards, a cloud in the distance over Port Talbot, towards which the orbs had been heading changed shape, creating a flat bottom and sort of mushroom-cloud top, and becoming a bright orange/red colour.
But this last observation by the witness could just be caused by reflecting the light from the setting sun behind the observer.
She took some photographs shortly after the sighting, showing the change in the clouds.
Source: SUFON Files: witness correspondence.
27 AUGUST 2015 – ST. THOMAS, SWANSEA
Nigel and Susan Morgan left their home in Gendros by car, Sue taking Nigel to work in Swansea. Driving down Gendros Avenue East, Sue said, “Look at that white light,” which she spotted hovering in the south-east over St. Thomas, in a static position higher than Kilvey Hill, which is 600 ft high.
Nigel looked and replied, “No it’s red” – it had changed to red. They watched it throughout their journey towards the city centre, and during this time, the colour changed again to blue and then green. As the colour changed, it did so merging or morphing to the next.
When they got to Dyfatty traffic lights at the bottom end of Carmarthen Road, they stopped at the red light, and a young man on a motorbike pulled up alongside with a girl riding pinion. Sue put her window down and asked him if he could see the light in the sky, he just grinned back.
Then the light just ‘switched off’.
Source: SUFON Files – witnesses interviewed by Emlyn Williams 24 October 2015.
AUTUMN 2015 - CRAY RESERVOIR, BRECON BEACONS
About 3 AM. Weather fine.
Elliott (not real name) who lived in the Vale of Neath worked as a carpenter for a water company and was driving alone to work at a reservoir in the Aberystwyth area. He often left early for work due to the long distance to get there. He was driving his van along the A4067 and was passing Cray Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons.
As he came round a bend by the last house before leaving the reservoir he saw a glow above the trees on the left. He described a bright white object with a curved top - 20-30 feet across. The lower part was hidden by the trees so it was impossible to say if it continued around like a sphere, or if it had a flat bottom,like a disc. It was stationary and visible for 10-15 seconds as he passed in his van, which he had slowed to get a better look at the object.
The object suddenly shot upwards in one second, and seemed to get smaller as it shot up. He said it moved like it was 'sucked up'. Then all went black as the illumination provided by the object ended. There was no sound.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williamsd 12 September 2017.
12 OCTOBER 2015 – GOWERTON
Brian Harry was in his car at the traffic lights next to the Commercial Inn in Gowerton, facing east towards Waunarlwydd and saw a huge blood red diamond shape in the sky ahead, the top of which was blue.
At first he thought it was a Chinese lantern, but then realised it was far too big. It was ascending slowly into the sky.
Brian drew a picture to illustrate what he saw.
Source: SUFON Files: Brian Harry.
24 OCTOBER 2015 – CROESERW
9 or 10 PM.
Andrew was outside his house in Croeserw with his 7-year-old son, when they saw an elongated bright orange cigar-shaped object coming from the north-east. At first the boy said he thought it was a plane about to crash. Andrew sent his son in to get Andrew’s partner, who came out and they all watched as it continued on a level course at a slow speed towards the south and then east, finally passing behind Mynydd Caerau.
Source: SUFON Files: Andrew interviewed by Emlyn Williams 30 October 2015.
LATE OCTOBER 2015 – CLYDACH, SWANSEA
About 7 PM.
Clear, dark sky
A couple in their 70s, Byron and Karen Harris were outside the front of the house in Capel Road, Clydach and spotted an orange light in the sky, quite high, heading north to south. It suddenly stopped near their location at an elevation of about 85 degrees and hovered in the same place for about 3 or 4 minutes.
The witnesses were quite shocked at first, and it took a few seconds for the two of them to register what they were looking at. They then managed to take a photo of it. Shortly afterwards, it ‘disappeared in a whisper’ towards the east. Karen said that she did not notice any noise from the object, but this could be due to traffic on the main road blocking it out.
Looking at the photo later, and enlarging the image they could see that the object was ‘U’ or ‘V’ shaped, and was of a bright orange colour. Telephone cables in the foreground above them were clear due to reflecting the flash when the photo was taken, and show no distortion due to camera shake, so rules out the shape of the object in the image being due to this.
It is interesting to compare this sighting with that of what was seen on 21 August 1993 over Coychurch and the one over Anglesey on 3 June 2015..
Source: SUFON Files: Witness correspondence with Emlyn Williams 2015/16
7 NOVEMBER 2015 – LANDORE, SWANSEA
Dry, broken cloud, wind from the west.
Beth was in the rear garden of her house in Waunwen Road, Mayhill, Swansea and saw an object in the north east at about 30 degree elevation. She described it as a red disc with a dome on the top.
Her partner, Zackeray David came out to see and they watched it hover motionless over the Landore area, about a mile away, and in particular the Liberty Stadium, where an Ospreys rugby game was in progress.
Also at the same time many fireworks were going off in the area. After a short while, it moved away from them in a straight line towards the north-east.
source: SUFON Files. Witnesses interviewed by Emlyn Williams 7 November 2015.
LATE 2015 - BRECON BEACONS
3.30 AM Dark.
Elliott (not real name) lived in the Vale of Neath and was driving to work early one morning on the way to one of the reservoirs in Mid-Wales where he worked as a carpenter. He was alone in his van and was driving along the A4067 at the top of the Swansea Valley. He had just passed the Travellers Rest pub where the road climbs towards the Bwlch and Cray Reservoir beyond.
As he approached a bend to the left he saw a huge rectangular or rhomboid-shaped object at 11 o'clock position ahead of him at an elavation of 45 degrees, directly over the road. He described it as a large fluorescent object of a beautiful 'electric' colour. It was lit purple with two red lights on opposite corners, with a white light in between, on what he assumed for some reason, was its front. The object was dark so he couldn't see its body. It was hovering with no sound.
He thought, 'oh no I'm going to go under it', but it then shot to the left in the contrary direction to what he thought was its front. It shot off when Elliott was about 50-100 yards from being underneath it.
There was no other traffic on the road at the time.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 12 September 2017.
8 DECEMBER 2015 – LANGLAND BAY
Dry with clear sky, just getting light.
Chris was walking her dog along the cliff path which runs north-west to south-east at this point, from Rotherslade towards Limeslade, along the eastern side of Langland Bay.
She was near Beaufort Avenue (above the fields inland of the cliff path) when she met a woman approaching from the opposite direction, who was also walking her dog,
and looking out to sea, and looking ‘scared’.
Chris asked her what was up, and the woman explained that she had walked around from Limeslade with this thing following her.
She then pointed out an object out over the sea which was hovering and spinning like an old-fashioned spinning top (thin at top, wide in middle and thin at the bottom), very big and making no sound. It was large and silver coloured and it was difficult to judge how far away it was but seemed close.
As it moved it was filled with light from top to bottom. It moved out to sea a little but stayed in full view.
The other woman was very shaken and said she had been intending walking back to Limeslade the way she had come but then decided to cut up through Beaufort Avenue and walk back along the road.
Chris continued to walk along the path, heading for a field off the path where she usually let her dog off the lead. On the way she kept an eye on the object. At some point it seemed to have gone away. Her dog played in the field as usual for ten minutes. When Chris decided it was time to go, she turned to walk back to the cliff path and as she did so, she saw that the object had returned and was above and in front of her hovering high above the cliff path.
This really startled her and when she carried on walking it didn’t move, and she had to walk right under it. When it was it its closest she described it as being filled with light from top to bottom and no details were visible.
She just thought, ‘Oh my god, I hope this will be on the news. Someone else must have seen it. I haven’t got time to be beamed up, got sandwiches to make!’ So she kept her head down and walked swiftly back to the cliff path, turning right to return the way she had come.
Her dog seemed interested in the object now and was looking up at it. Chris said to her dog, ‘Don’t look up let’s go!’ and she explained that for once, he did as he was told. As Chris looked back from the cliff path, it was still there behind her, then it suddenly shot off really fast in the direction of Mumbles Cricket Club in the east.
Afterwards she thought of what it could be, ruled out a balloon or Chinese lantern because these just move with the wind. She also ruled out a drone as there was no sound and was far too big.
She estimated its size as being about two or three times the size of a hot air balloon.
Source: SUFON Files: witness testimony to Emlyn Williams 10 December 2015.
23 DECEMBER 2015 - PORT TENNANT, SWANSEA
Between 6 and 6.30 AM. Clear sky.
Michael Hughes (wishes to remain anonymous) was at home where he lived with his parents in Grafog Street, Port Tennant. He was having a restless night's sleep and for some reason had a strong thought about his 6 month-old Jack Russell, Bob and so decided to get up and go downstairs to check on him. Michael has a strong bond with the dog and believes he has a way of letting him know when strange things occur, such as the time when Bob was 6 months old he started barking at a corner of the kitchen.
When he'd got downstairs Michael saw that his other dogs were asleep but Bob was sitting on the mat by the back door with his head down and licking his lips, as if about to vomit. One of his other dogs, Max, who sleeps in a dog cage, couldn't wait to be let out, so Michael opened the back door and let max out. The dog shot out like a bullet. Bob, still licking his lips, went to his bed and didn't venture outside the door.
Michael went outside to see if anything was wrong. Something caught his eye and looked up into the sky to the north-west. He noticed a light high up in the sky. It looked just like a bright start at first, but he had never seen it before so kept looking at it. Max was sniffing about as if there was a rabbit around. Suddenly the bright light got bigger, as if coming closer. Michael now thought that it might be a plane or helicopter, but then discounted this as it was moving too fast and was silent. Michael watched as it came shooting in towards him, 'this thing could shift', passing over Port Tento the south. He was amazed by the fact it was silent and wondered how it was that it was staying in the sky. He noticed now that it was a round disc-shaped object which had three white lights in what he assumed was the front, with two white lights at the rear, with red and green lights on the sides. The lights were going insequence around the craft.
Michael said, 'It wasn't huge I couldn't really estimate how big but I'd say it wasn't far off the length of my parents garden or a little bit smaller. It wasn't high at all probably could have hit it with a good throw of a stone.' It travelled towards the east at a slow speed.
'It was really low, silent and had no vapour trail, moving really slow.'
He ran into the house to get his iphone. He tried to turn on the camera application but it was frozen and wouldn't work. Michael then ran to the top of his garden as by now the object had passed his house. It was still low and moving away slowly until he lost sight of the object as the roof of the house obscured his view of it. He went through the house to the front door and saw that it was a little higher, and was gradually ascending. He is unsure if it finally disappeared in a blink or if it moved off too fast for the eyes, but it had gone.
Source: SUFON Files: witness emails June 2017.