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Case ID:

951

17 AUGUST 1971 - PORTHCAWL

PORTHCAWL

Sighting,UFO,Saucer

8.45 PM.


In a letter to the Chronicle Herald, Mr. D. H. Cooper described an object he and his family observed. He described it as egg-shaped in the centre of a small dark cloud.


The object was stationary in the south-south-west at a high altitude, and it was very brilliant. After watching it for about ten minutes it suddenly started to move and it climbed steadily - moving towards the north-east. It left behind it a wake - a brilliant white and reddish glow. The object itself was not egg-shaped but circular.


After travelling for a while across the sky it suddenly disappeared. When it was first seen the cloud in which it was situated was small, and as it was a clear night this was the only cloud visible. Mr. Cooper said that the object was certainly not Mars and to suggest so is "utter rubbish." He was so intent on watching the object and so fascinated by it that he completely forgot that he had a cine camera with him containing 45 feet of film.

Source: BUFORA Journal Vol. 3 No. 7 - Summer 1972 - citing Chronicle Herald.


Location on map is approximate.



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