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Sighting,UFO,Cigar shape

6.15 PM.

14-year-old Alan Williams of Hazel Road, Uplands, Swansea was in bed due to being ill and off school. Through his bedroom window, he saw:

'....a round thing going through the air from Mumbles in the direction of Port Talbot. It was cigar-shaped, with a dome on top and two glass panels in front. There was a flame coming out of the back which lit up the object itself. It was travelling pretty fast, faster than an aeroplane. I watched it for about two minutes and called my father to see it. But by the time he came it had gone. I have never seen anything like it before, and nobody else appears to have seen it.'

Alan returned to school the following day told his headmaster about it who then reported it to the police.

At 6.20 PM Mrs Mabel Groves of Black Drive, Lonlas, was waiting for a bus and saw the object which looked like it was in the Swansea Docks area from her viewpoint. She described it as a 'cigar-shaped flame'. She thought it was a fire at the docks.

Source: 'South Wales Evening Post' Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 November 1961.

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