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Welsh UFO Sightings 1961

Welsh UFO Sightings

August 28th
Pentre Meyrick, Vale of Glamorgan  
Very bright circular object.

From a letter by Mobile P.O. Peter Burford of Glamorgan Police:

Whilst on patrol about a month ago I caught a glimpse of something in the sky at Pentre Meyrick. It looked like a full moon and was very bright. Unfortunately it was only a brief glimpse as I was travelling towards Bridgend and it was hidden from my view by tall trees. When I caught sight of it again, it was disappearing rapidly in the distance and was gone in an instant. I had an observer with me but as it was on my side he couldn't see very much and wasn't very interested anyway!

I haven't said anything about it to anyone as I didn't see much and nobody else saw it. If you will remember, a few years ago [nearly three] one was sighted in the same area (Penllyn Hill) by two different patrol cars at the same time.

Researcher Mrs. B.S. Blundell commented: "This area seems to be one crossed by saucers. A lady, driving herself home from Cardiff about 6:30 in the evening, saw one travel across the sky, again over Pentre Meyrick, about two years ago."

September, 14:00
Penmaenmawr, Conwy

An elderly couple, who have retired from ownership of a Vegetarian Hotel, recall this sighting one summer on the sand hills above the beach. They feel that the 'humming top' which they saw for five minutes would have landed if not for the presence of an unknown woman and child on the beach. The couple claim to have had telepathic contacts at the time. The silent, grey metallic disc which they observed on this occasion appeared suddenly at the sea's edge, sending up spray and disturbing a flock of birds. It cruised over the waves at about 50 feet and appeared and disappeared twice very suddenly. Eventually it vanished from sight.

Monday November 20th, 18:15
Flying craft with dome travelling very fast and trailing flames.

The Western Mail of November 22nd reported:

...Alan Williams, aged 14, of Hazel Road, Uplands, Swansea, said he was in bed at 6:15  on Monday night looking out through the window. He saw a strange object flash across the sky from the direction of Mumbles and travelling towards Port Talbot. He said, 'Looking at it side-on, it was oval shaped, and had two windows in front - one fully in view and the other partly in view. On top of the object was a dome, and behind were a number of long red flames which illuminated the whole thing. It was travelling very fast and was out of sight in five to seven seconds. It was not an ordinary aircraft, for it did not have wings or tailfin.' 

Mrs. B. S. Blundell sent the report into BUFORA. They recorded that she also obtained a report and sketch from the boy himself.

The South Wales Evening Post featured the story on November 21st. They reported that Alan had been home from school, ill, when he saw 'a round thing going through the air from Mumbles in the direction of Port Talbot. It was cigar-shaped, with a dome on top and two glass panels in front. There was a flame coming out of the back which lit up the object itself. It was travelling pretty fast, faster than an aeroplane. I watched it for about two minutes and called my father to see it. But by the time he came it had gone. I have never seen anything like it before, and nobody else appears to have seen it.'

Alan returned to school the following day and told his headmaster about it. The headmaster then reported it to the police. 

On November 22nd the South Wales Evening Post followed up on the story, reporting that at 6.20 PM Mrs Mabel Groves of Black Drive, Lonlas, was waiting for a bus and saw the object which looked like it was in the Swansea Docks area from her viewpoint. She described it as a 'cigar-shaped flame'. She thought it was a fire at the docks.

Bishopswood, Meliden, Denbighshire

The witness, a 45-year-old local bank manager, was taking his dog for a walk and he stopped to clean his muddy walking stick against a metal post road sign. A small man, about three foot tall, dressed all in green suddenly appeared. The being had a very ugly brown face. The witness became frightened as he felt an air of malevolence from the being. The dog growled and moments later the being vanished. The dog acted scared and strange sometime after the encounter.
Source: 'Humanoid Encounters 1960 - 1964' Albert S. Rosales 2016 page 56 citing Richard Holland, 'Fate', December 1993.

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