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10.30/11.00 AM. Sunday morning, clear, no wind. Jason Torlop, of Gorseinon, was fishing at Knab Rock, Mumbles on the west of Verdi’s restaurant on the slip at the far end of the car park, a location which faces north east towards Swansea across the 5-mile wide curved bay. He was watching his rods when a bright moving object caught his eye, low in the sky roughly over Upper Killay, heading east towards Swansea.

It seemed to be round, like an orb, and after about 5 minutes had moved slowly over the beach near Singleton, and had changed shape to that of a cone or funnel, with the thin end pointing downwards and had doubled in size, continuing towards Swansea city centre.

When it had reached a point in line with the docks it stopped and changed direction to the south west, towards the witness standing on the seafront at Mumbles.

As it got closer, crossing the bay he could see that it was of a shiny metallic colour, reflecting the sunlight, but was fuzzy with no defined edges and he was unable to focus on it. It changed shape back to an orb a couple of times, which could be due to it turning.

The object continued in a straight line and at the same height of a couple of hundred feet, moving at a slow rate, did not speed up or slow down and passed right over Jason and behind him, over Mumbles Head, making no sound at all. Jason said its size was comparable to that of a car. There was a jet skier nearby busy putting his jet ski into the water and Jason said to him, “Look at that satellite.” The lad replied, “Oh my god, I’ve never seen one like that before!”

The object continued out of sight behind Mumbles Head, and presumably, if it did not change course again, would have continued south west over the Bristol Channel.

Total duration of sighting was about 25 minutes.

Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 26 October 2015

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