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22 AUGUST 1977 CLYDACH
22 AUGUST 1977 – CLYDACH
METEORITE, PLANET OR UFO?
Was it a meteorite, a planet or yet another sighting in West Wales of an Unidentified Flying Object? The latest sighting was last night when 11-year-old Enfys Williams and her aunt Mrs. Margaret Thomas were going to bed. The UFO could be seen from the window of their home in Lone Road, Clydach.
“We could see the dome and it did not seem to be moving. It was pinky red in colour at first and then it changed to different colours. It was there for about an hour,” said Enfys today.
Her aunt confirmed the sighting and added that the object had been seen in the area before.
“It was above Gellionen Mountain.” Mrs. Thomas said.
But a spokesman for Mumbles coastguard station said they had a mobile unit out last night looking for a meteorite over Swansea Bay.
“At first we were not sure whether it was a flare or a meteorite but it was confirmed by the meteorological office later that it was a meteorite.
“It could easily have been spotted in the Clydach area” he added.
The spokesman did not concede that from the description given by Enfys the UFO could also have been a planet. “They sometimes appear like this.”
At the same time two Swansea people, Mrs. Rhoda Williams and her neighbour, Mr. Lawson Squires, also sighted a UFO. “It was travelling at a terrific speed and was very bright. Both of us saw it so it was no optical illusion,” said Mr. Williams.
Source: South Wales Evening Post Tuesday 23 August 1977.