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

8 PM.

Witness: Dave B.

Viewed to the west from 51 degrees 35'99" N x 3 degrees 46'11" W, travelling in very high orbit from the NE to SW.

"A child at that time (11-12), I had nil 'UFO' knowledge or experience. At the Taibach, Port Talbot viewpoint and facing West on a very clear, cloudless night, I saw the passage from NE to SW of a large orange-coloured object against the dark but starlit sky.

The object was very high orbit (though I don't know how I understood this pre-space flight) and was categorically not an aeroplane in transit (and I am now familiar with aircraft). The arc of trajectory took the object from my horizon to horizon (artificial, by being in a narrow-lane bounded by terraced-house rooftops) within two minutes or less and the speed of transit gave me the impression of a very high mach-speed. I had a vague notion of having 'seen a comet' but, there was no following trail or vapour or atmospheric re-entry burn.

This has been 'back of the mind knowledge' occasionally commented on to friends but never 'reported'.

It was a crystal-clear night where you could see "all the way to the top". It would have been impossible to assess the size of the object as there was nothing relative with which to compare but, I did get the impression that it was 'big'. There was no 'trail' or tail, just the glowing orange light - going very fast - so I'd accept an explanation of a meteor".

Source: uploaded by witness 19 October 2011.

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