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Approximately 6.15 PM.

Michael Hopkins:

'I was returning home from Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen, after attending a meeting in my role as Project Manager employed by CADW: Welsh Historic Monuments. As I was passing through Welshpool, via the town, as the A483 bypass had not been constructed at this time, I was aware that the five or six cars in front of me were slowing down. I could not see anything on the road ahead that would be causing this, but I noticed that the driver of the car immediately if front of me was looking to his left.

Almost at a standstill, I looked to my left and saw three coloured lights, red, white and blue in the formation of a triangle just hanging in the air above some trees. The triangle formation began to fall like a falling leaf. It then began to rise in two steps. The formation undertook this falling and rising sequence a number of times before, for some unknown reason, I looked to my right and upwards. There, slowly travelling across the sky in a north-easterly direction, was an orange light. After observing the orange light for about 10 seconds or so, I turned my gaze back to the left where the triangle formation had been performing, only to find that it had gone.'

The location where Michael had stopped is just outside the south side of the town.

Source: Michael Hopkins 2018.

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