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9 SEPTEMBER 2020 - SWANSEA BAY OFF PORT TALBOT
SWANSEA BAY OFF PORT TALBOT
About 3 AM. Clear sky.
Barry from Neath, was fishing on the beach at Aberavon, Port Talbot. It was low tide and he was at the water's edge. The tide here recedes quite a way from the promenade and so he was really in a dark location. Nearby were two other fishermen that he knew, and a bit further away were others.
As he was sitting there looking towards the sea in the quiet darkness, he suddenly became aware of a white glow beneath the surface around 600-700 yards off shore. Then a bright orange round object appeared above where the white glow had been. At first he thought it must be a light on a boat being turned on. Barry thinks it was quite large, about the size of a peanut held at arms length, so at that distance would have been about the size of a bus. Its orange colour was more red towards its outside edge.
After a few seconds the men watching were all shocked when they saw the spherical object suddenly shoot straight up into the sky at phenomenal speed. Barry said it turned a darker red as it went up and he followed it until it disappeared in the starry sky. There was no noise associated with the object.
Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed on line by Emlyn Williams 14 Sep 2020 and on video with Emlyn Williams, Mike Maunder and Steve Drewson on location 16 Sep 2020.