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Exact date not known - ignore '10/01' in date panel.

5.30 / 6 PM.

Allyson O'Connell (44) was driving home from work at a nearby riding stables, with her 14-year-old daughter. She was driving on the Cowbridge By-pass (A48) towards Bridgend (west). They spotted an object in the sky a short distance away and were both baffled as to what it could have been. She slowed the car to get a better look.

It was on the left of the car (to the south) over what she thought was a school [the only place on the south side of the bypass which resembles a school is Cowbridge Leisure Centre and athletic club].

It was described as an object like a large balloon or amoeba shape, about the size of two planes. It was 'sort of moving wobbly.' It had lights around the edge. It was hovering, but constantly changing shape slowly, 'like a jellyfish'.

'We were both fascinated but scared. I just knew I had to drive fast and get the hell out of there. I could still see it in the rear-view mirror and my daughter was turned around watching it. It was still in the same place when we last saw it.

Nobody believed us and I didn't think to report it to any official. We still talk to each other about what we saw and we are both convinced it was a UFO. By the way we checked to see if there had been anything happening in Cowbridge that evening like a laser show or something.

There was nothing going on. I can't be more specific about the month etc but guess it was autumn as it was twilight.'

Duration of sighting: 4 minutes.


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