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Sighting,UFO,Cigar shape


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The sighting occurred at about 3 PM on a lovely summer day, in a blue cloudless sky. Richard John was in his front garden in Brynamlwg Road, Gorseinon, watching three light aircraft flying around. He noticed a black ‘mark’ in the sky, comparing it to a pencil line on paper, high up in the sky towards the south-east, so would have been roughly over Swansea Bay.

He went into the house to get his binoculars, and when he came back out he zoomed right in on the object with these. He couldn’t believe what he was seeing.

The object was cylindrical or cigar-shaped, with rounded ends lying horizontally.

There were no light or protuberances visible, and no sound was heard. It looked like it was wet – “a funny brown colour like something covered in oil. It moved slowly to the left, stopped, then moved to the right and stopped again.”

It then turned slightly in an anti-clockwise direction if viewed from directly beneath, approximately 45 degrees, and as it did so, sunlight reflected off it briefly, giving it a golden appearance. It then stayed stationary.

Richard then went to find his video camera, but when he came back out, the object had disappeared. He searched for it with his video camera’s zoom lens but without success. He wondered how it had gone so quickly.

While it had been in view, he had told his wife and also his next-door neighbour, but the two women could not see it, with or without binoculars.

Source: SUFON Files: witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 29 September 2015.

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