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Sighting,UFO,Cigar shape

Exact date not known - ignore '01/01' in date panel.

The witness does not know the exact date, but has pin-pointed it to a bright cold morning in early 1977. Could be spring or autumn because it takes place between 7 and 8 am, and takes place during daylight.

Jeff Rhys Jones, living at 18 Eigen Crescent, Mayhill, Swansea was up at 7 am to get ready for work, where he had to be by 8. He glanced out of his window, which overlooks Swansea Bay and noticed a very bright white cigar-shaped object, which he described as being like a burning magnesium flare. The object was positioned over the bay, roughly in line with Blackpill, moving very slowly on a level course from his right to left, or from west to east. The moment he had consciously noted his attention was on the object, it stopped moving.

At this point he bemusedly thought, "Oh it knows what I'm thinking", and removed his gaze to continue getting ready for work, at which point it started moving again, continuing to drift slowly eastwards. When his attention was again on the object, it again stopped. This process repeated several times over the course of about 20 minutes, during which time Jeff spent about 15 minutes leaning on his windowsill studying it.

Finally he had to leave for work, by which time the object had made it across the bay to the Baglan area. As he walked down Mount Pleasant Hill towards Swansea city centre, he could still see it over Briton Ferry. He told no one in work during the day, what he had seen, but when he got home in the evening, he mentioned it to his brother and parents and wondered if it might be on the news.

Sure enough, when they watched the evening TV news it was reported that people in Bridgend and Newport had made reports, and he wondered if it had been the same object that he had seen that morning.

Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 27 July 2015

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