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Sighting,UFO,Cigar shape

David Edward Smith, a Bachelor of Law, gave a very concise account to Randall Jones-Pugh. He stated:

"My name is David Edward Smith. I'm fifty-eight. My home is at 5 Parc Tydd, Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey.

I'm at present on holiday at Cwm Odig Lodge which is a guesthouse situated at Croesgoch on the main Fishguard - St. Davids road (A487) at its juncture with the Trevine road. On the evening of 12 April 1977, at about 11 pm, I happened to go out of the guesthouse to me car.

On the way back I glanced at the sky and there I saw a very, very long, golden, pencil-shaped object of light. It was at an angle in the sky between perpendicular and horizontal. If I had seen the object in daytime I might have thought it was the vapour-trail from an aircraft. But, in total darkness, surely not. It was a long, golden-coloured pencil of light and, at its topmost end, there appeared to be a protruding snout.

Midway, there appeared to be another area of light, similar in colour, but not so well-defined and more round in shape.

I went into the guesthouse to try and attract the attention of someone else but saw no one. I went out, and the object was still there. It seemed to be in the direction of the sea between the point of the headland at Abereiddy beach and the other well-defined headland in the direction of Croesgoch from the main headland at Abereiddy.

I would say, at the distance I was looking at it, that although it seemed to be about six feet long, I could plainly see it was an immense object.

Although I can't judge its distance from where I was standing I would say it was between 600 and 1,000 feet away."

"How long did you observe the object Mr Smith?" asked Pugh.

"I observed the object for at least half a minute on each of three occasions and when I went indoors for the night it was still visible."

"How did the object disappear from view?"

"The object never disappeared from view the whole time I was watching it."

"What were the main features which made you feel it was not natural or man-made?"

"It was the length of it and the clear golden colour - the very bright colour. It was straight - there was nothing crooked or mis-shapen or bent. Then this patch of light underneath gave me the impression it was either part of the main object itself or some reflection from it."

"What were the weather conditions?"

"It had been raining heavily all evening and had only just stopped. It was cold with a fair amount of wind. And it was a really black night - very cloudy."

"And the shape was...?"

"Very pencil-like - cigar shaped. The whole length of it was so well-defined it was unmistakable. It was neither a flash of light in the sky nor a glow. It was extremely well defined."

This vigorous testimony from a visiting solicitor was very persuasive. The conditions were not at all suitable for producing visible contrails that night. Moreover, Pugh and Holiday noticed that a ley-line some sixteen and a half miles long terminates at the prehistoric site called Caerau (along the Abereiddy cliffs) and only a quarter of a mile from where the phenomenon was observed.

This ley originates in the rath near Llys-Y-Fran and cuts Woodstock Cross, the rath at Wolf's Castle and Caerau.

Source: 'The Dyfed Enigma' Randall Jones-Pugh & F. W. Holiday 1979 pages 137 - 138.

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