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Sighting,UFO,Saucer,Cigar shape

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Approximately 10 – 10.30 am. Clear sky.

Blaencaerau Junior School, Maesteg. David, aged about 10 years old, was one of a group of about 20 children in the school yard, waiting to be picked for football. He was standing with his back against the railings, with his arms interlocked in the bars.

Some of the children in the yard started shouting, “Look at the spaceship!” David didn’t see it straight away because he had to turn around and face the opposite direction after first freeing his arms from the fence.

When he did turn around he looked towards Caerau Park housing estate, and saw a disc like two plates face-to-face, edge on, lying horizontally at a 30 degree elevation, hovering about 80 feet above the houses on the hillside. It was metallic in colour and the sun reflected off its surface.

After hovering for a few seconds it went from a standstill to shooting off below mountain top level, and into the Afan Valley, casting its shadow onto the mountain sides as it went. It made no noise at any time while in view. In all, David saw the object for only a couple of seconds, but others had seen it longer.

About five seconds later, two RAF Jaguar jets appeared from the north and followed the course of the disc into the Afan Valley, below the level of the mountain tops.

David knew his planes and could identify the type.

David went with three of his friends to report the sighting to a teacher, who dismissed the object as a plane, the reason that they could hear no sound from it he put down to the fact that the wind was blowing away from them, this despite the fact that a few seconds later, the two jets noisily flew past!

Source: SUFON Files: David interviewed by Emlyn Williams 24 October 2015.

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