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NOVEMBER 1967 - COEDPENMAEN, PONTYPRIDD
Exact date in November not known - ignore '01' in date panel.
Michael Hopkins tells us of his first sighting:
'Upon arriving home from an evening at the YMCA, I was surprised to see my parents and about eight of our neighbours standing on the corner of Pleasant View and our road, known only as Off Merthyr Road.
As I approached, my father pointed to an orange coloured light hovering over the north-eastern part of Coedpenmaen. My father told me that they'd been watching the object for nearly a quarter of an hour. I stood there with them and watched it for another 5 or 6 minutes, when suddenly the object turned a silver colour and silently exploded into hundreds of silver pieces, then it was gone. About a minute later there was a noticeable smell of sulphur in the air. the object/light appeared to be about 100 feet above the rooftops and trees, and estimate of size would be approx.
10 to 15 feet in diameter. It had a similar appearance to a flare, but without the tail, the circumference edge being undefined. It had not moved position from when it was first observed until it disappeared. the night was clear and the weather conditions were mild for the time of year, with barely noticeable breeze.'
Source: Michael Hopkins 2018.
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