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11.30 PM.

Mr and Mrs Bendle of Penclawdd were returning home after a meal with friends. Mrs Bendle explained:

"We were driving home with our friends on the Llanrhidian to Penclawdd road when we saw a glow in the sky.

At first we thought it might be coming from the Baglan Bay works, but the glow seemed to be over South Gower, rather than Swansea. Then we saw a thin line of very bright light in the sky. At one time it seemed to be moving very fast, then it simply disappeared. We might have thought it was the effect of the drink except we had only had one bottle of wine between us and we certainly weren't feeling merry!

A number of other cars also stopped to look at the light and no-one seemed to be able to give an explanation."

Swansea police and coastguard said they had had no reports of similar sightings and the only explanation they could give was that it could have been light from the Baglan Bay works reflected by the clouds.

Source: 'South Wales Evening Post' Monday 7 May 1973.

Location on map is approximate area above the light seemed to have been.

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