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MAY 1977 - RIPPERSTON FARM, DALE PENINSULA, PEMBROKESHIRE
RIPPERSTON FARM, DALE PENINSULA, PEMBROKESHIRE
Exact date in May not known - ignore '01' in date panel.
Pauline Coombs looked through her kitchen window at Ripperston Farm, towards the sea, and saw a craft which had landed to the north-east about 400 or 500 yards distant. The object was located in a large field and stood on a tripod undercarriage.
She thought it was approximately between 14 ft and 200 ft in diameter and approximately 3 ft off the ground. It was silvery in colour and had an antenna. There was no way that she could have mistaken farm machinery for the object, as she was very familiar with agricultural equipment, and she would have known where the men were working previously.
The object took off and departed in the direction of the sea.
An inspection of the field was made and a circular burn mark in the grass was found and a certain amount of soil had been displaced. The ground where the UFO had landed was wet, due to it being over a water-supply line, made of PVC and sunk about 1 1/2 ft underground, which runs across the field to supply cattle with drinking water. At this location was a right-angled junction with another branch line, and the ground was wet because the joint was leaking.
It might not have been coincidence that the pilot/s of the UFO had chosen that exact point to land the craft. The water in the pipe was for cattle only, and not for domestic use. The Coombslater told researcher, Peter Paget, later in the year, that another UFO researcher had previously visited the site with a Geiger counter and had found trace radiation indications from the burned circle.
Paget concluded that it was likely that the radiation noted had not been from a dust but had originated from the ground, having been irradiated by a radioactive source. A later test showed that the radiation had faded, being no more than the normal 'background count'.
Source: 'The Welsh Triangle' Peter Paget 1979 pages 42-43.