Tuesday, 31 August 2021

New Sounds New Styles Magazine Guide

New Sounds New Styles

New Sounds New Styles was a monthly title published by EMAP and edited by Kasper de Graaf, covering the New Romantic scene. It lasted 13 issues before being cancelled in July 1982.



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#1. July 1981. Full scan available @MichaelKane.
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Monday, 30 August 2021

2ge+her Dolls

2gether Band

2ge+her were a spoof boyband formed in the MTV television movie of the same name in 2000. They went on to star in two seasons of a spin-off TV series and released two albums which charted at #35 and #15, respectively, in the US. Sadly the show was cancelled following the death of Michael Cuccione - 'QT' - a week after his 16th birthday in January 2001.

For a while though 2ge+her were a real phenomenon in the States, and Play Along Toys released a set of fashion dolls in 2001. I really struggled to find any decent pics of the dolls, but I did find an old angelfire fansite from 2000 that's still online with links to a few others. Frames! Frames everywhere! It was like I was 12 all over again for a moment.


2gether Dolls

★ Doug Linus - box front / box back.
★ Jerry O'Keefe - box front / box back.
★ Chad Linus - box front / box back.
★ Mickey Parke - box front / box back.
★ Jason 'QT' McKnight - box front / box back.

2ge+her boyband with dolls



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Sunday, 29 August 2021

This Week - 29/08/2021

The way a government treats refugees is very instructive because it shows you how they would treat the rest of us if they thought they could get away with it.



I'm sure I did stuff this week - I mean, I've made it to Sunday after all - but my mind is a blank!

Marianna wanted to try camping so Anthony's dad dug out their two man tent and pitched it in our garden for us. We made it to 1:00 am before Marianna asked to come back inside... I have to say I was relieved; it was bloody freezing and my back was in pieces. But then I've never been a fan of the whole sleeping under canvas thing.

(My parents will tell anyone who'll listen about my endless childhood complaints.)

We went to the park a few times. I caught up on backdating a bunch of UFO posts. I jarred my back all over again when a spider ran across my lap and I leaped about five foot in the air...

On Saturday we went to a little family barbecue at my mum and dad's. By about half seven I was sunburned, tipsy, and napping on the sofa.

On the blog I posted a guide to Mermaid High dolls, Blitz magazine, and Welsh UFO sightings of 2010.
 

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Song of the Week -

Seagulls! (Stop it Now) - Master Yoda



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Saturday, 28 August 2021

Mini Mart: The Dollhouse Tailor

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Supplier: The Dollhouse Tailor
Website: Etsy Store

The Dollhouse Tailor on Etsy

Products:

1/12 scale clothing. I bought a cloak (£5) and a pretty little dress (£8).

Post and Packing:  £1.50 within the UK.




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Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Welsh UFO Sightings 2010

Welsh UFO Sightings

Welsh UFO sightings from 2009. For sightings from other years please click HERE.



Friday 1st January, 00:10
Cardiff

Witness saw orange lights in the sky, as reported in Amskaya #81.

Amskaya #81



PRESS
Sunday 3rd January, 17:50
Pontyclun

Brian Howells (64) saw 'a big ball of fire moving quite quickly and silently'. He caught the sighting on video camera.

South Wales Echo 05/01/2010



NUFORC
Sunday 3rd January
Flint

Witness was travelling home by car with his wife and two children when they saw a very bright red object in the clear night sky. It seemed too high and too bright to be a flare. They stopped the car and watched the light move around and then upwards for a minute or two. The sighting was reported later the same day.

"Bright red light moves in winter sky and then shoots upwards. On a short journey home as a back seat passenger nearest the window with my wife and two children on a clear night (-3 degrees Celsius) without a cloud I spotted a very bright red object in the night sky which to me seemed far too high and too bright to be a flare. I immediately asked my wife and children to look at it, to which my wife and daughter did, both said oh my word what is it? I asked my wife to pull over and jumped out so to observe it more, it hung there so red as to all the distant white stars for ten seconds then moved to my left for a moment then back and then downward very swiftly. It seemed to then just sit there for ten- fifteen seconds more before moving upwards very swiftly and silently until it became a tiny dot and disappeared.This sighting was in Flint Flintshire North Wales UK.((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with this witness, and he seemed to us to be quite serious-minded and credible. PD))"



NUFORC
Wednesday 6th January
Deeside

Witness saw a fireball for two to three minutes, and reported the sighting on the same day: "Bright golden spherical object that seemed to be burning with pieces falling from it. My son noticed this (object?) through his bedroom window and screamed for me to come and look. It looked like a very large star, golden yellow in colour. Pieces of it appeared to be falling away. It looked like it was something burning in the sky. It gradually moved out of sight getting smaller until it disappeared."



NUFORC
Saturday 23rd January, c. 18:30
Llandudno

Witness (25) saw a white sphere travelling at high speed over west shore, from the the east, while using a laser pen with a 1000ft reach. The sighting lasted a second or so and was reported the following day.

"White shere over Llandudno Wales - January 2010I am 25 years old and from North Wales UK, On the 23rd of January 2010 at roughly 18.30 GMT, My friend and I spotted a very bright spherical object travelling at high speed over West shore, Llandudno, Conwy, North Wales, UK.The object flew from east to west.This is a particularly exciting sighting, because at the time we were testing out my new laser pen designed to shoot a green beam strong enough to point out stars (the beam reaches approx 1000ft so it appears to be pointing at a star).We were stood in the back yard of a friends house. After making sure there were no aircraft to be seen or heard in the area, we shone the laser pen at a few stars (you have to make sure there are no aircraft in the area, especially helicopters as it is very dangerous and ILLEGAL to point this thing in the sky when aircraft are present!).I shone the laser pointer at three stars in the sky which are shaped like a triangle, They're in the west of the sky and are visible most nights. After touching each star with the laser beam I put the laser pen into my back pocket and lit a cigarette while me and my friend chuckled because I was putting on a stupid voice while pointing at the stars.

From the east and for approx 1-1.5 seconds a brilliant white sphere with no glare or tail. The object appeared as bright as magnesium burning as it passed over our heads at a speed which was far less than a shooting start, but much faster than any known plane or helicopter.There was no sound and the object looked to be very defined and solid (perfect sphere, or ball).I have seen many shooting stars, satellites, commercial/military planes and many helicopters.This object did not fit into any of these criteria, nor did it resemble a comet in any way.I have never seen a large meteor in person but have on video and this object did not in anyway resemble this either.The object was difficult to scale, my friend and I talked for a while and decided it to seemed to looked a little bigger than a passenger jet in the sky but lower than a jet would fly (30,000ft). We cannot verify any size or height of the object as it was very fast, very solid and very visible but so fast that it is hard to from memory alone judge.The object did however, fly quite precisely through the centre of the triangle of stars above, pretty much the centre of the three points I shone the laser! I have created a couple of images using Google map to point out a rough flight path. I started small then worked out. Which I have emailed to yourselves.

After returning inside My friend tried to use the GPS on his phone to work out the direction of the craft, but the GPS did not work when it usually does there. It said we were out in the bay towards the direction the object flew! A little while before my Friend and I went out to use the laser we were smoking a cigarette and My Girlfriend, My Friend and I saw two aircraft that looked like helicopters with a droning sound. They had red and green and white lights on them like a normal aircraft but were flashing differently.I know the red and green lights are used to determine which direction an aircraft is flying so other aircraft don’t hit them. But these red and green lights were alternating and the white light stayed with them. We thought nothing too unusual of these at the time.Many thanks for taking the time to read this report"



UK UFO
Thursday 11th February, 00:30
Black Mountain

Clear sky. Mrs S. James was at home in Glanamman which lies to the south-west of the Black Mountain, at the western end of the Brecon Beacons National Park:

"I was in bed last night looking at the lovely view of the sky through my French doors. It was a very clear night. In the distance I could see an object which I immediately thought was a star twinkling. 

As I was looking at it, it started flashing randomly. I could see red, blue, yellow, orange and green lights, flashing randomly and very quickly, as if the object was spinning. I thought it was probably a satellite as it was such a clear night. Its started moving at what seemed a constant speed, but then changed direction, and looked as if it was 'darting' (like a dragonfly). 

I thought this very strange, and I thought it must be helicopter on a search. It seemed to hover in certain areas, but was so high up in the sky, I really don't think it could possibly be a helicopter. The lights seemed to slow down sometimes, and only the orange or white light would be displayed, then all the lights would flash again. 

The way the lights were flashing, it looked like the object was spherical shaped. At one point, it seemed to plummet through the air, dropping very rapidly, and then come to a sudden stop. I watched the object for about 40mins before going to sleep. I phoned my husband this morning to tell him (as he works shifts) and he phoned me back later to say that a colleague and his wife had also seen unexplainable activity in the sky last night!"

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness 11 February 2010.



UK UFO
Thursday 11th February, 18:45
Cardigan Bay off Llanrhystud

John Newman was in a car with one other witness, driving along the coast road between Llanrhystud and Aberaeron. They saw a dull orange light within a sphere moving slowly over the sea: "... in a lateral movement, heading east. Definitely not a Chinese lantern as was way too bright and moving laterally not vertically. Best way to describe would be as if a helicopter was flying with dim orange running lights in the cockpit."

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness 13 February 2010.



PRESS
Saturday 13th February, 20:10
Llanelli

Local taxi driver Bob Hinton, who had been in the Navy 15 years, saw a 'brilliant, absolutely brilliant orange light' he estimated to be travelling at 6,000 miles per hour.

South Wales Evening Post 15/02/2010




PRESS
Swansea

Numerous people saw orange lights in the sky according to the Evening Post and other local newspapers. The usual explanation given was chinese lanterns, given the proximity to Chinese New Year.

Llanelli Star, 03/03/2010



UFO WATCH
Tuesday 16th February, 00:02
Cardiff

Darren Copeland (38), saw a 'massive' rectangular-shaped object, moving slowly with a large spot light at the end and three blue 'LED' type lights along the side. It was dark grey in colour with no visible marking. There was no sound. Duration of sighting: 3 minutes.



UK UFO
Tuesday 16th February, 00:00 - 01:32
Port Talbot

Lee Roberts was in Port Talbot when he saw a UFO at 50 degrees elevation in the west over Swansea Bay. It was emitting pulsing red, white and green lights and moving erratically around a small area of sky. This continued but then disappeared at around 1.32 AM.



SUFON
Monday 22nd February, 17:30
Cymmer, Afan Valley

Ian Makay, of Bryn, captured what he believed to be some kind of UFO on his camera while he was in Cymmer. He said, "I saw an opaque white coloured object as if there were two objects behind one another around 5.30 pm. It was there for a while then it just shot across the sky." 

Source: SUFON database.



UK UFO
Monday 1st March, 20:40
Tregarth, Gwynedd

Three friends, Kevin Pople, Sion Hughes and Sion Jones were in Tregarth and saw: '... a large, black triangular-shaped craft appear out of nowhere heading in the direction of Mynydd Llandygai. The craft had numerous glowing (not flashing) bright lights on either side (white, blue and red) and was hovering slowly at a very low altitude (a few feet above the height of the telephone pole). It made a noise similar to that of a lawnmower, and made no attempt to evade detection. The sight of the craft left us in a daze, my friend Sion Hughes was on the mobile speaking with Dwayne Roberts at the time. In all fairness neither one of us reacted quick enough with the camera as were numb with shock.'

Source: www.uk-ufo.uk/tregarth-gwynedd-1st-march-2010/ reported by witness 2 March 2010.



NUFORC
Monday 1st March
Ystradgynlais

Witness was driving when they saw four orange 'pointy' lights. One sped away and then the others disappeared 'as if someone flicked a switch.' The sighting lasted two minutes and was reported later the same day.

"very bright orange pointy lightswe were driving along when through the windscreen I saw four bright orange pointy lights pass right infront of my view. We pulled over because of the nature of these lights. They were closley clubbed together and were not making any sound. One of the lights dissappeared completely. One of the lights then speeded off then completely stopped as if waiting for the other lights to catch up once the three light were all together again they dissapperd as if someone flicked a switch. There was no flash, haze, smoke, burning nothing they just all dissappeared into the night sky. It was a very clear night. If it was four helicopters or aircrafts for one they wouldn't have been so close together. The lights were exaggerated star like shapes with very prononced pointy edges. The lights did not leave any kind of trail behind them. This happened in a small village in the middle of the country side where air traffic and other explainable occurances are rare."



UFO WATCH
5th March, 22:30
Abercarn

Mark Hales (42) saw what 'looked like an orange and red fireball' that 'moved rapidly from east to west'. The sighting lasted around a minute and Hales commented: 'No sound heard, then just disappeared.'



UK UFO
Saturday 6th March, 22:00 - 22:15
Pendine

Witness: Jack Geers and wife.

"I was standing on my balcony looking out at sea (Bristol Channel) over the Pendine main beach front. I observed a huge orange ball over the sea. I then took my powerful binoculars and I can assure any reader that through the binoculars I followed the orange ball of what I can call fire firstly in a stop position above the horizon, slowly start to move towards Pendine and then it started to move upwards in a westerly direction and just, poof, disappear.

Both my wife and myself witnessed this unexplained sight, what we call a round orange ball like the planet Mars. Yes this was surely unexplainable and yes we could clearly see it from both inside and outside our house as well as from our balcony, and especially with my binoculars, quite a sight it was."

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 10 March 2010.



UFO WATCH
Sunday 7th March, 19:00
Berriew

Ariane Evans (15) saw "3 HUGE round white lights, arranged in a circular shape. [It] was moving VERY rapidly across the sky (horizontally). Much fast than any airplane. I was outside; there was no sound coming from it or the surrounding area. Was too fast and big to be a jet/airplane." The sighting lasted around seven seconds.



UFO WATCH
13th March, 20:30
Swansea

Paul Pridmore (41) saw a bright orange star travelling in a straight line.

"Star Bright Orange | straight Line North to South | 05:00:00 | I live under the East/West flight path and am used to seeing high alttitude Aircraft and this was not a normal flight path or aircraft light configuration and there was no sound. P Pridmore"



PRESS
Wednesday 24th March, 20:30
Oyster Bend, Vale of Glamorgan

The Richards family saw - and recorded - orange lights in the sky. As with most sightings of this kind, they were attributed to chinese lanterns.




UK UFO
Friday 2nd April, 22:30
Pen-y-Fan, Brecon Beacons

Clear sky. I. Sheen was with three friends, hiking down Pen-Y-Fan mountain in the dark. As they got about half way [not known which side of the mountain], one of the group noticed a bright circular light in the sky. They switched off their torches to have a clearer look. First they thought the light was a plane, then a shooting star, then a satellite. After a few seconds it quickly became clear to them that it was none of these. The circular object was low in the sky, moving over the witness' heads at a steady pace, then suddenly stopped. It then dimmed and became more of a red glow before staring to move side to side, "like a pinball." The movement was very shaky and there was no sound. It then disappeared. Moments later it reappeared in the same place, but much smaller. It then shot across the sky over the witness' heads, "quicker than anything I have ever seen."

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness 4 May 2010.



UK UFO
Sunday 4th April, between 04:00 and 04:30
Ammanford

Witnesses: Chris and Cath. "Awake due to early morning crying from our baby, I looked from the rear window of my house only to see what appeared to be a number of moving lights in the clear night sky! I immediately woke my partner, we both made our way down stairs and out the front door to gain a clear view of the sky. Looking up we could see a flashing object coming from our right to left. Coming closer, the object started to become clearer revealing a diamond shape with several red/orange lights up the underside. It was joined up with another coming from the rear of the house, this particular object was flickering white and of a different shape to the first craft. It was truly amazing!"



UFO WATCH
Sunday 4th April, between 18:00 and 19:00
Near Bridgend

Tara Clement (40) reported seeing a UFO. It was "Roundish. Pale blue in colour. Reminded me of a sparkler, only bigger. It hovered above our car, then it slowly rised and went upwards towards the sky." The sighting lasted 3 to 5 minutes. Asked if she had any other comments, Tara said: "None, except that I felt overwhelmed at what I saw, for hours afterwards."



NUFORC
Sunday 11th April Merthy Tydfil

Witness saw an orange light hovering erratically in the sky. The sighting lasted around two minutes and was reported the following day.

"A UFO across Merthyr Tydfil that appeared to be fire hovering through the skyA ball hovered erratically from Gelligaer Common, appearing as a redish orange colour that looked as if it was a floating ball of fire. Thin short lines of red light came from aroundthe outside of the object. It made no sound and passed across Merthyr Tydfil to Cefn Coed and then west towards Aberdare. It was to low and silent to be a plane or helicopter. There was no wind to carry anything across the sky and can't come up with any logical explanation for the UFO."



UK UFO
Wednesday 14th April, 20:00
Tywyn, Gwynedd

Still and clear, no wind.

Dian Hobbins, of Tywyn was fishing for bass with her partner on the beach at a location known locally as, 'The Point', a headland where the river meets the sea. They were alone on the beach, just them and their dog. It was just getting dusk when her partner noticed what he thought was an aeroplane coming towards them from the west, over the sea at high altitude. However, it was displaying no visible navigation lights, just a glow.

It was travelling at the same speed as an aircraft, and they were amazed when this object turned left a little and then just stopped. There was no vapour trail and no lights other than the glow. Dian tried to take a photograph on her mobile phone, but with a clear result.

They watched it for about one and a half hours until the sky got pitch dark. The object was still visible when they left the beach. When they arrived home, Dian got her binoculars and drove back down to the seafront to get a better look at the object, but in the space of five minutes since they had left, it had totally disappeared. The time was now around 10.30 PM. They drove back down to the point but it had indeed vanished.



UK UFO
May, late evening
Trefechan, Merthyr Tydfil

The witness, Liam thinks it was around May 2010. He was with his 'missus' and were walking down the path to his house in Swansea Road, Merthyr Tydfil when he looked up towards the mountains in Trefechan (towards NNE) and saw two circular 'fireballs' moving at speed around the mountain. The two witnesses watched this for a few minutes, and then the two objects started rising higher into the sky. Then the objects both stopped at the same height and started moving from east to west. Suddenly they shot off at high speed into the clouds.

Liam has discounted helicopters, aircraft, Chinese lanterns or meteors as possible explanations of what the objects could have been. Unfortunately he does not say what colour the 'fireballs' were, or if there was any sound audible. Presumably there was no sound, as he would have mentioned this in his report. The objects seem to have been a fair distance away as well.



UK UFO
Tuesday 11th May, 21:00
Llanelli

Witness: S. Jones. "I went out the kitchen and I saw an orange ball zig-zagging through the sky. I ran outside and saw it was very fast and the horizontal and vertical movements it was making were impossible for any conventional aircraft. It then shot off towards Bynea."



UFO WATCH
27th May, 04:30
Radnor Forest

Elaine Darrell (31) saw a "Silver sphere above the tree line,difficult to judge size but was at least a few meters across." The sighting lasted around 10 seconds; the object "hover[ed] over trees, i lost sight of it as i was driving."



UK UFO
June, night
Tenby


Jack Davies was fishing one night with two friends on the rocks of South Beach, Tenby. He stood up and looked over towards Caldey Island and saw two orange lights in the sky slowly coming towards them.

All three friends couldn't believe it. The object which displayed the lights stopped and hovered over the beach about 100 south-west of them for about 5 to 10 seconds and then started to tilt. Another two orange lights appeared on the other side of the object and the witnesses could just make out its disc-shape in the darkness. The object then carried on, heading over Tenby towards Manorbier in the west.

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk Posted by witness 9 September 2010.



UK UFO
June, c. 21:30
Ynysddu

Robert Francis was with his partner in the car, driving south through Ynysddu in the Sirhowy Valley, heading for Cwmfelinfach, the next village down. He was just entering Ynysddu when they spotted an object, motionless in the sky about 100 to 200 feet in altitude, which they had to drive directly underneath. It was described as a dark coloured sphere. Robert looked for a tethering line underneath but could see none.

They continued on their way to Cwmfelinfach. Five minutes later they were heading back the same way and where they had seen the strange object, a green astra had parked on the side of the road, the driver presumably looking at something. Robert and his partner then noticed an orange ball-shaped light travelling upwards over Pengam Mountain in the north. As it got to about 300 metres in altitude the orange ball then turned into a dark-coloured disc, which travelled above the mountain towards the south-east in the direction of Newport and Cwmbran. Once the object was out of sight the car in front pulled off.

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported 25 April 2011.



UK UFO
Friday 18th June, 01:30
Mold

Greg Pritchard: "Whilst trying to view the naked eye comet facing NNE-WWN I turned around facing the opposite direction SSE. Approximately 50 degrees above horizon I witnessed two very bright white orbs. My first reaction was possibly two bright stars, then perhaps satellites. However, they were changing direction eastwards then westwards then last witnessed heading in a southerly approach before gaining very high speeds and disappearing."

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness, 1st July 2010.



UFO WATCH
Friday 18th June, 22:45
Neath

Lindsey Butler (34) saw an "orange bright ball (circle) of light. it was below cloud level travelling slowly and decreasing in size, still bright orange and then suddenly dissapeared." The sighting lasted around 20 seconds.



UK UFO
Monday 28th June, 11:20
Port Talbot

The witness, Jordan, was leaving the beach with his dog, walking up on to small dunes to get back onto the footpath when he saw a metallic silver object, and was as high as a jetliner, but had a thicker appearance.

"It was metallic silver in colour, and had a lot more body, thickness and shape to it than an airplane. The left of the object (where a nose of a plane would be) was thicker but shorter, and it seemed to bulb out in the middle then get even out on the right side of the object. It had no vapour trail and disappeared behind a cloud after about 10-15 seconds. It wasn’t quite as long as a commercial jet, but was a lot thicker. I waited for about 3 or 4 minutes for it to come out the other side, but it didn’t show itself. I kept my eye on this particular cloud on the way home and still couldn’t spot it again."



UK UFO
Saturday 3rd July
Fairwood Airport, Blackhill, Swansea

At 7.21 PM, the witness, Jason was sitting in his back garden. The sky was clear and he noticed a few airliners flying over so he decided to look at them through binoculars. Whilst looking at a plane over the Blackhills (Gower) area he spotted “a slightly off round almost egg shape hovering in the sky.”

It turned and then hovered again, moved to the left, then to the right, spinning. Jason said that when it turned it shone brightly, reflecting the sun’s light. He could only see it without the binoculars when it reflected the sun’s rays. At first he thought that it might be a helium balloon, but its motion told him otherwise.

“I could see it without the binoculars only when the sun was hitting it but when it turned it just seemed black....it moved to the left then the right rotating. It stayed there for around 20 minutes. I called my partner but she couldn’t see it.”



UK UFO
Monday 5th July, c. 01:20
Kittle, Gower

A huge orange light flew over a house in Kittle, Swansea at 1:20 AM. Witnessed by brothers Alex and Nick Brown. Alex reported:

“Me and my brother both witnessed a UFO at approximately 1:20 a.m. on the 5th of July over Kittle, Swansea. I was downstairs and then this ‘hovering’ noise and slight vibrations came from the distance, the house was vibrating and then all of a sudden a very loud noise came above and lasted there for at least 45 seconds, which seemed very strange for a plane, unfortunately I was downstairs and ran to the window but it was above us so I couldn’t see from the angle, but then my brother who had been in the shower at the time ran downstairs and shouted “Did you see THAT?!” He said that he had witnessed an orange light passing over our house very slowly, it then slowly hovered over Bishopston Valley and disappeared!

“It was definitely not a plane as there are no major airports nearby. We have lived here for ten years now and have never heard a plane at night. Whatever it was, it looked way too big and sounded too big to be flying over our house at that speed for 45 seconds! It would of definitely fallen out of the sky, it was way too slow to be possibly flying at that sort of height. My brother is a pilot and knows his planes very well. He said that the UFO was bright orange and the orange light was not flashing, planes have to have flashing lights when flying at night he said. Also, the light suddenly went out as it passed the Valley. I don’t know how to describe the sound I heard but it was a huge hovering circling sort of sound and very very loud.

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk posted 5 July 2010.



UK UFO
Monday 5th July, 22:00 / 22:30
Bristol Channel

Ellis Evans was camping with his partner and a friend on his family farm land on the Heritage Coast between Southerndown and Nash Point. They saw a huge bright orange-white ball travelling up the Bristol Channel (eastwards) towards the Glamorgan coast at an altitude which he compared to being about 2-3 times the height of the cliffs of Minehead across the channel. When it was roughly between Ilfracombe and Minehead it changed its direction of travel instantly by 90 degrees, turning south and shooting off towards Exmoor National Park, travelling at least four times the cruising speed at which it had come up the channel. He said, “We have a military training base at St. Athan which means I see fast jets occasionally and this object’s cruising speed was equal to a fast jet flying over the channel, but that 90 degree turn?” 

There was no sound or flashing navigation lights associated with the object. It displayed a consistent glow at both observable directions of travel. 

 https://youtu.be/uhfmNVHEVi0

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk and correspondence with SUFON (Emlyn Williams) 22 October 2015. http://www.sufon.co.uk/case.php?id=324



UK UFO
Monday 5th July, 23:05
Cardigan Bay off Barmouth

John Greenlees was at his home on the prom in Pwllheli when he heard a car screech outside. He went to the window, and noticed an orange light in the sky approximately over Barmouth across Cardigan Bay. It remained stationary for about 30 seconds before moving to the right (south). He decided to view the object through binoculars and was surprised to find that the light was actually three in a triangular formation. About two seconds after viewing it through his binoculars the object suddenly moved away at speed along the coast further to the south in the direction of Aberystwyth.

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk 7 July 2010.



MUFON
5th July and Tuesday 6th July
Llanelli

“I was sat in the kitchen one evening when I noticed a light out of the corner of my eye. I went outside for a better look, to my amazement there hovering about house height 30 feet away was an orange/yellow orb. I immediately ran to get digital camera. When I went back outside it started doing very strange flying up and down left right then came back to hover in same place. I lifted camera and camera shut down which I found odd as they were new batteries. Then a police helicopter appeared right next to it with red and blue lights flashing. The UFO went nuts, it flew in a way that no aircraft made by man could ever do, up sharp rights and lefts in such a way and at such speed that I immediately knew it was not from this planet as any human would have been killed if they were in it. It then went straight for the police helicopter which took evasive action or the orb would have crashed into it. It then shot off towards the Gower [south].” 

Source: beta.ufostalker.com/event/66194 citing MUFON uploaded by witness 6 June 2015. 

“The next day I bought new batteries just in case it came back, and at 10.32 PM that night it did, but this time it was ten feet off the ground above my back garden. I grabbed camera but again it powered off, the orb stayed still for about 5 minutes then shot straight up gone from my sight.” 

Source: beta.ufostalker.com/event/66194 citing MUFON uploaded by witness 6 June 2015.



UK UFO
Saturday 10th July, 22:00
Aberdare

An anonymous witness described seeing an object in the sky, whilst in the garden emptying rubbish bin. The object was described as a very bright orange ball travelling at quite a low altitude without sound, across the sky from the south-west to north-east (Rhondda to Merthyr), then veering off to the left. The clouds in the sky were moving in the opposite direction. As the object moved into the distance the bright orange remained in the front but the back of the spherical object turned dark grey in colour as it disappeared from sight.

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness 11 July 2010.



UFO WATCH
Saturday 17th July, 23:15
Colwyn Bay

Daniel Wild (28) could not make out the shape of the object he saw because it was dark, but he thought it was a police helicopter at first. He soon realised, though that there was no sound, especially in the fact it was so close. He could see at least two red lights as it hovered around for approximately 20 seconds before shooting straight up. He managed to get it on video with his phone just as it shot up, but this is of poor quality.



UK UFO
Monday 26th July, 22:00
Cwmbran, Torfaen

Allen Thomas and Bob Trott saw "two orange orbs" rising over the mountain to the west of Cwmbran. The orbs were at about helicopter height and were making no sound. They came level with us and both turned and sped off different directions. One sped off in the direction of Greenmeadow Golf Club [Croesyceiliog] and the other sped off in the direction of Pontypool. They weren't Chinese lanterns because they sped off too fast."

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness, 27th July 2010.



BEAMS
Wednesday 28th July, 16:30
Swansea

Witness: J. "I was walking through Swansea back to my car near the council offices at about half past four in the afternoon. It was a dark Tuesday afternoon and it was raining slightly. I looked up and saw what I believe was a flying man in black!

This is not a joke: I don’t know if it was a man-shaped balloon or a black bin bag caught in the wind or a flying man in black, but I was very scared.

The figure glided across the road and suddenly changed direction. The object was moving very slowly and was almost gliding. I would say that it was 500 ft above the ground. It flew over the top of some trees and then disappeared from view. Please this is not a wind up."

Source: www.beamsinvestigations.org



SUFON
Summer
Swansea Bay

One night between midnight and 1 AM, Paul , then living in a flat in Evans Terrace, Swansea, went to see to his one-year-old son who had woken up crying. An object in the sky attracted his attention through the window. Looking out south-east across Swansea city centre and past Kilvey Hill, he saw what he described as a large cylindrical object, metallic grey in colour, pointed at one end and flat at the other, moving slowly in a westerly direction on a level course. He estimated that the object was beyond Kilvey Hill so would have been over the sea in the vicinity of Swansea Docks. The sky was clear with sparse clouds, little wind. A full moon was in the sky to the south and helped illuminate the object. He said it was big, displayed no lights and there were no windows or other features apparent. As it moved slowly from left to right it passed behind Alexandra House (from his perspective – see photo), the large office block at the top of High Street , so wasn’t high in the sky, but perhaps 100 to 200 feet above the sea, and because of Paul’s elevated position due to his flat being on the side of a hill, he was more or less looking across at it rather than upwards. There was no noise and he watched it for no more than five minutes as it slowly continued on its westerly course towards the west of the city, along the coast, until it moved out of his vision from the window. He had never reported it because of his worry of being ridiculed. 

Source: SUFON Files: Witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams 4 February 2015. http://www.sufon.co.uk/case.php?id=319



SUFON
Saturday - Summer - c. 14:00 or 15:00
Pontlliw

Witness does not remember the date but thinks it was summer 2010, weather was a bright sunny day. Dean Jamieson was at home in Keepers Close, Parc Penllergaer, Swansea and was in the back bedroom which looked out over fields.

He noticed an object in the sky above the northern horizon, which was at about 30 degrees elevation above the nearer horizon of the field but was much further away, and would have been in the area of the hills east of Pontlliw.

The object was bell-shaped and a light grey or gun-metal colour, and about the size of a pea held at arm’s length. It remained motionless while Dean watched it for 10-20 minutes. Eventually he stopped watching it and went away. He returned later in the afternoon but the object had gone from view.

Source: SUFON Files - witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams, 8th August 2015. 



UFO WATCH
1st August, 22:15
North Cornelly

Peter Hewitt (25) and his girlfriend saw a bright orange triangular shaped UFO. The sighting lasted two minutes, but only around 20 seconds was sueccessfully caught on video before it disappeared.

"it was a triangular shape and was a very bright orange colour. I thought it mite have been a plane but it was very low and there was no sound. it just flew overhead, me and my girlfriend both saw it. It just disapeared from the sky in an instant. I recorded it for a full 2mins on my phone but when i tried playing it back it said the file was corrupt. However i did manage to capture it for about 20secs right as it disapeared."



BEAMS
Monday 2nd August, 17:30
Pyle

A motorist was driving on the A48 towards Pyle – but the account does not say from which direction.

"I was driving home from work on what was a sunny summers evening. A silver shaped object which looked like a disk flew across the road at a high speed towards the south, out towards the sea. There was only a light breeze so it could not have been a large balloon caught in the wind. I pulled my car up along the roadside and got out to take a look. I took a look around for 5 minutes but the object was gone. The road runs adjacent to the busy M4 so I wonder if anybody else saw the object? The object was about what looked like 1000 ft above the ground, and I would say that it was as big as a small car."

Source: www.beamsinvestigations.org



MUFON
Monday 2nd August
Carmarthen

Witness and their partner saw nine large orb lights moving in a 'v' formation. The sighting was reported on August 10th 2010.

"Lying on my settee in the living room watching TV - curtains not drawn I suddenly saw what appeared to be about 9 large round orb lights slowly passing in the night sky, just above horizon level - they were moving in a "V" formation. I was so stunned - I jumped up and ran through the hall shouting to my partner Don to come and take a look - he rushed out with me to the sun room and they were still visible, we went out of the back door and watched - we could hear no noise, saw no flashing lights (it was a very still night - we live in a remote part of West Wales). The lights moved to a single file formation and simply disappeared, one after another - maybe into cloud, but there was no moon, so it was difficult to see if there were any cloud formations. Since this happened I have been trying to research what we saw, and am surprised to find that there have been other similar sightings. I would just like an explanation. It may well be that the military have secret craft that they take up and test - but I do not believe this was so. I still cannot stop thinking about it!! Unfortunately, I did not think of grabbing my camera - I would have had more than enough time to have taken photos."



UK UFO
Monday 2nd August, 22:10
Prestatyn

Amanda Davis was in her kitchen, at her sink and looked out of her west-facing window to see a red ball of light approaching the house: "I was stunned, but eventually went outside thinking I would hear engine noise if it was something mechanical." There was no noise and she carried on watching it as it continued west. When it reached hills about two miles distant it shot up vertically at high speed, disappearing from sight.



UK UFO
Thursday 5th August, 22:15 - 22:20
Towyn

Graham: "Tonight when I was walking back from the shop on Golden Gates, I saw 12 bright red/orange oblong lights (shaped like boomerangs) travelling in the sky from above Towyn towards the windmills in the sea around Rhyl. These big red/orange long objects were travelling in straight lines towards a bright white light above the ocean. The lights were travelling in perfect straight lines at high speed. When they reached the white light they just disappeared into the light. I was not the only one to see these lights, children also outside the shop saw these lights. I ran back to our van and alerted the people I was with and they witnessed them. Also other people in various caravans were watching these objects. As I said they were shaped like boomerangs or planes without wings."

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness 6 August 2010.



UK UFO
Saturday 7th August, 21:15
Llangunnor, Carmarthen

Sandra Thomas: 'I went to the kitchen window and saw a series of bright lights moving quickly in the direction of the house. There were 5 or 6 groups of light - 1 red, 1 white and 1 other - all very large and bright. They all stopped over the trees in my garden for a few minutes. There was no sound coming from them. I have taken a picture of them and although it is quite dark you can easily make out 5 or 6 clusters in triangular shapes. The trees in the corner of the picture are lit up too.'



CONTACT
Sunday 8th August, 20:30
Abergele

UFO Investigator Margaret Fry was at home in Abergele, with her daughter in her living room, which had a big picture window looking into her garden. Suddenly a very large disc-shaped revolving craft passed in a straight line across their vision out of the window, about 200 feet in altitude, moving fast. It was yellow in the centre, with an orange rim.

Margaret exclaimed and for some reason said to her daughter, "It will return." Sure enough, seconds later it passed over again, slower, and covering the same route as when it passed earlier.

Shortly afterwards, John Roberts, a friend and co-investigator, who lives a few streets behind, telephoned her, excitedly saying that he was at a barbeque in a neighbour's front garden opposite his house, with his wife, when suddenly a large disc flew over their heads, turned and went back the same way, past Margaret's house.

Source: www.beamsinvestigations.org.uk



UFO WATCH
12th August, 23:30
Powys

David Evans (44) and others saw three objects flying very close to each other. Then one larger conical object travelled very slowly and silently across the sky, leaving no vapour trail. It suddenly stopped, shot upwards, then downwards, before appearing to head in their direction. It then seemed to shake or wobble from side to side, was motionless for about 10 minutes, then disappeared. Lights came from it intermittently. The whole sighting lasted around 30 minutes.

"well it was the night of the meteor storms and a group of us were at a recording studio high up (around 700ft above sea level)the view up there in daylight is wonderful and on a clear night,which it mainly was that night,we first saw 3 `objects`flying very close to each other,we thought at first it was private aircraft taking people up to film/photograph the meteor storms,then one larger object travelled very slowly across the sky,leaving no vapour trail or emitting any noise,it suddenly stopped,shot upwards,then downwards,seemed to head in our direction,then it seemed to shake/wobble from side to side,it then moved slowly in it`s original path before becoming motionless for approx 10 minutes,then suddenly disappeared.We couldn`t really tell a shape,although at it`s nearest point to us it appeared conical,lights came from it intermitantly,red/white/orange/yellow,the size is hard to determine,at a rough guess probably 10-20 metres.we were watching at around 1 mile away. | Yes it shot up vertically,then dropped down,seemed to shake/move from side to side. | The meteor shower was great,and it definately had nothing to do with that,This object made no noise,it`s movements were at times sporadic,but it was definately nothing we had seen before."



UK UFO
Friday 13th August, c. 21:30
Cardigan Bay off Barmouth

Andrew Gartshore was with his father-in-law whilst holidaying in Barmouth when they saw three small red light moving across the sea approximately 5miles off shore. They flew up into the air at speed and disappeared over clouds. There was no sound.

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported 15 August 2010 (commenting Pwllheli sighting 5 July 2010).



UK UFO
Friday 13th August, 22:45
Bridgend

Witness: Thomas Lewis. "I was looking into the night sky to see if I could notice any shooting stars that have been around for the past few days. Then all of a sudden I could hear a very strange buzzing noise overhead. As I looked up an orange orb was travelling above me slowly moving side to side. It was moving from the south to north at quite a high speed. Then it stopped in one position for 30 seconds. By the time I had got my phone to take a photo it zoomed to the north at a tremendous speed."

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 14 August 2010.



UFO WATCH
Sunday 15th August, 10:00
Manorbier, Pembrokeshire

Elizabeth Todd (54) and her husband saw a large bright orange sphere or oval, with no tail and moving so slowly to be a comet. The sighting lasted around 20 seconds.

"it looked like a very large sphere or oval it was bright orange as if on fire viewed for 20 seconds it moved to slowly for a comit and had no tail. My husband saw it too we went into the garden watched it and ran to the front of the house where it dissapeared out of view."



UK UFO
Monday 16th August, 04:00 - 05:10
Briton Ferry

The witnesses, Deborah Booth and her son, who live on the main road through Briton Ferry had a sighting:

“My son called me out of bed. There was an unusual object hovering in the sky above my rear garden. I could see it was round in shape, had white lights illuminating it and red lights on the underside. As it moved away, I could not see the lights, but the shape of the object, a semi-circle, the flat side being the underside.

It became clear a smaller object of the same shape etc was following close by. We went to the front of the house where we continued to watch the object hover back and fore, moving away from us, over the hill towards the Cimla/Tonmawr area where they appeared to stop and hover in the distance.

A third object, the same as the two previous joined them and the three hovered for a period of time. My son witnessed a beam of light shoot out of one, to the right as he looked at it when I had gone back inside in search of the camera. On my return I could see a second object appeared to have sparks shooting from it in a halo, with the object changing colour, white, blue, green. My son said it was a different object to the one he had witnessed shooting the beam of white light. They continued to hover there in the distance again for a time. I went back to bed totally mystified, trying to evaluate rationally what I had seen.

My son called me frantically again. Yet again above my back garden there were three objects. So clear to the naked eye I found my camera and tried to take a photo but found the batteries had drained. I frantically looked for replacements in the kitchen drawer, but all were dead.

The three objects above me were round with bright white lights illuminating them and as they hovered overhead I could see a red light circling the underside which gave the impression that the objects were spinning as they moved. The sun was starting to rise and the sky was lightening as the objects started to move off again in the direction of the Cimla/Tonmawr area. They moved faster, one after another in a straight formation, which was contrary to the hovering I had witnessed previously. As they moved off at this increased pace you could clearly see an emission of what appeared to be smoke from the rear ends of each object. We watched until they were out of sight. All in all this account covered the time period between 4:00 AM and 5:10 AM.

My son, who works shifts and has a peculiar body clock at the present time, had gone out the front of the house for a cigarette when he first sighted the first strange object in the sky. Thus, it could have been there for goodness knows how long before he saw it. The whole experience has left both of us mystified and myself very much unnerved. If a logical explanation can be given then I would very much appreciate any feed back. At the present time, I am constantly thinking about what I saw and trying to rationalise my recollections.

My son and I have both witnessed the same, albeit he may have more to add, since I did retreat back to my bed for 10 or more minutes. I am interested to know if anyone else has reported a similar sighting.



UK UFO
Monday 16th August, 22:30
Griffithstown, Torfaen

Clear night sky.

Radio Producer, Steve Powell was taking a walk through Griffithstown Park after posting a letter. He noticed a bright red/orange light approaching from the north and heading south towards Cwmbran and Newport. It was travelling very slowly and at first he thought it was an aircraft flying towards Cardiff airport, or maybe a helicopter. However, there was no sound and as it went overhead, the light seemed to dim and fade.

As it did, Steve could now see that it was a black triangular-shaped object against the dark sky. At this point it started to travel at speed and seemed to be moving from left to right in his viewpoint and "looked in free fall." It continued south and eventually over the rooftops of houses nearby. Steve said it was either low or very high and large.

No sound was heard from the object. Steve added that it appeared again later (if same object) travelling east to west.

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness, 19th August 2010.



NUFORC
Friday 27th August
Port Talbot

Female witness saw an oval UFO with six legs with lights coming from them. The lights then turned off and the object 'zoomed off into the night'. She was sick afterwards. Their grandchild reported the sighting, which lasted a few seconds, later the same day noting that one of their own friends had seen something similar around the same time.

"Oval UFO possibly spotted in Port Talbot, South WalesMy granmother sighted the ufo around the corner from our house. She thought it was a helicopter but there was no sound, when looking harder she said it had 6 legs with lights coming from them. It was a grayish coulour and turned the lights of when she was looking and zoomed off into the night. She was realy shaken up by it and was sick. I later spoke to my friend who also said she had seen somthing similar while driving around the same time."



UK UFO
Saturday 28th August, 22:55
Newport

Michelle Sexton was letting her dog in and looked up at the sky. To the right of her house, through trees, she saw an orange glowing object. She walked down her garden to get a better look as she thought it was a street light, although it was way too high. It was stationary but as she watched, it moved slowly away from her.

Michelle watched it for a while to see if she could see any flashing lights on it, in which case it would be a helicopter, but there weren't. At this point she ran into the house to fetch binoculars. By the time she got back the object had gone. She turned to go back in and saw two more in the sky, coming from the direction of Newport docks, going right over her house and towards Cwmbran. Looking through the binoculars they appeared as bright orange spheres. As she finished watching these go over another 3 appeared.

The reader would be correct in writing this sighting off as nothing more than another case of Chinese lanterns, but what followed rules this postulation out.

She ran back into the house to get bigger binoculars, hoping to get a better look. With these she could see that they still appeared as bright orange spheres, but one looked like a disc with lights going around the edge on top of it. The last group of three lights, which were spread out in the sky, stopped in an area over Newport docks. As Michelle watched, a beam of light, the full diameter of one of the objects, appeared, shining upwards. The object then dropped down rapidly and out of sight, her view obscured by houses. The other two did exactly the same thing, one after the other.

Michelle stayed for a while but saw nothing else. She phoned her friend to tell her what she had seen and as she was returning back to the house and saw one light reappear. She called her friend to come and see, and her friend's son arrived. He too saw two of them. They seemed to be further away, although they stayed stationary for several minutes before slowly dropping a little then moving to the right a bit more, then going out of sight."

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness, 30th August 2010.



UK UFO
Sunday 29th August, 22:15
Seven Sisters

Witness: Jonathan Carr. "I had just entered the local park (the Rec) whilst taking the dogs for a walk. The sky was clear as it was a crisp evening. No clouds. The park has no lighting and was pitch black. The moon was behind me and the only other bright light in the sky was – I presume – Venus, at about 30 degrees above the horizon, to the East. [Venus would actually be in the west at this time of the day – E.W. of SUFON]

I was looking down the valley to the South West when a bright white light appeared above the tree tops. It was silent and moving very quickly. From seeing it to it reaching 90 degrees above my head was approx 30 seconds. It was twice as bright as Venus, travelling in a straight line from the South West to North East. It displayed no navigation lights, so from my ATC training as a youngster, was not an aircraft.

After the light reached directly overhead, I turned to watch it. It continued in a straight line and constant speed for about 3 seconds. It then began to climb, on the same trajectory, the light becoming fainter until after about 5 seconds it was an orange spec, but still visible. At this moment it immediately made a 25-30 degree sharp turn to the left and continued in this new direction for about 2 seconds before fading."

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk uploaded by witness 30 August 2010.



UK UFO
Sunday 5th September, c. 21:30
Barry

Sue: "My daughter and I saw an object in the sky last night. Not sure what it was. It flew from south to north over Barry on Sunday 5th September 2010. The whole of the object was glowing white then glowed red then back to white again. Not at all like an aeroplane (no sound either and we went outside to watch it). The glowing was a bit like a fibre optic light changing colour. Weird. From my living room window (my house is halfway up Trinity Hill and we can see across the channel. I see flights arriving and taking off from Rhoose airport. Landing from east to west and taking off from west to east. This definitely wasn't anything from Rhoose (Cardiff Wales) Airport."

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness, 7th September 2010.



UK UFO
Monday 6th September, 22:35
Swansea Valley

Carl Knight saw: "A large round white light moving west over the Swansea Valley. There were two police choppers in the sky at the time they seem to be following it. The light then went up into the sky and it was gone. All this lasted around 15 minutes."



MUFON
September 11th, 21:10
Barry

Witness saw four solid bright white lights in a line, though one was slightly lower than the others. They then became one large orange ball of light and flew over the houses and out of sight.

MUFON, reported Sunday 12th September 2010: "Firstly,the date was 11/09/2010 [sept] and this sighting was seen at 09.10PM BST in Barry,south wales,UK - I was not really a believer up until now,rather more of an agreer,and most of the time just to shut my partner up,lol,I'm a bit skeptical but open minded at the same time,and i have no reason to lie, unfortunately i didn't have my phone with me during this sighting so i have no evidence,which obviously doesn't really help to prove this, but regardless of evidence i know what i saw and it wasn't the usual aircraft,my partner suggested i should report it,i agreed and thought others may have seen the same thing and be able to relate,so here it is!.....SO.....I was walking back from the shop,the time was 09.10PM,and as i was walking up the road that's close to my street,[Holton road in Barry] i turned the corner to enter my street and noticed lights moving in the sky,there were four of them?,and they were solid and bright white, and all but one were in a line,one of them,the third one was slightly lower than the rest?,they were flying quite high but not that high,it was like looking at four Jupiter's,they were quite big but silent!At first glanse i thought they must be a plane or something but as i carried on walking and then looked up again,the white lights seemed to have changed into one bright orange ball of light which was slightly bigger than all the white ones put together,which were now missing,it then changed direction and flew over the houses close to my street and went out of sight,it to was silent!!!Once i got home,which was about 20 meters away,i went straight to the garden to see if i could catch another glimpse,but by that time there was nothing!Due to lack of evidence i don't expect anyone to believe this,and i know it sounds a bit crazy, but again, i thought i should report and share it since someone else may have seen the same thing? "



UFO WATCH
18th September, 21:00
Abertysswg

Cyril Rowlands (61) saw triangular white lights that turned white as they passed overhead. The sighting lasted around five minutes, the objects disappearing suddenly over the mountains.

"triangular white lights which changed to blue lights when it came directly overhead. after passing my bungalow and was over the mountains it completely disappeared,and the sky was clear. this thing what ever it was, was not a plane because flying along side of it, was a plane, with green and red lights, port and starboard lights."



UK UFO
Monday 20th September, 19:40
Brackla, Bridgend

Clear sky. The sun had set at 7.16 PM so would have been dusk. Mark was outside the front of his house in Brackla, locking his car. He happened to look up and noticed a black object, which seemed to be bell-shaped with a flashing orange/white light, travelling east to west. He watched it until it went out of sight. It moved faster than a plane, making no sound that he could hear.



UK UFO
Sunday 26th September, c. 20:00
Dunvant, Swansea

At around 8 pm, the witnesses, Alexandra Hole, her boyfriend Jonathan Coombs, and five others saw an object over Dunvant, Swansea:

“My boyfriend was outside having a cigarette and called me out to look at something in the sky. At first, it appeared to be a plane on fire falling out of the sky, but then it got closer and right over the houses. It wasn’t up high but it was down low in the sky and was the size of around 5 jumbo jets put together. It didn’t make noise but was right over the house and the light was so bright it was like the sun. This made it impossible to photograph it because it flooded the camera with light.

There were lights all around the edge of it shooting off colours. It went over and then a second one appeared further up and hovered for a bit. There were planes all around it and one appeared to go up close and then either disappeared or went into it. There were several of us there to see it (three adults and four boys from the street). The boys said they had seen it the night before as well but no one had believed them.

Everyone was stone cold sober and we are not the type of people to ever have thought that UFOs existed. One of us had to go to work and once there she could see bright lights in the sky in a group. She was with two other adults and they all looked at the lights through strong binoculars. She said it was the same ships as we had seen close up and the underbelly of them looked like lit up jellyfish.

The activity went on for around a half hour and the crafts moved off towards Gower and out of sight. This was a very frightening experience for everyone. Please if anyone else saw this can you get in touch?”

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk posted by witness 13 October 2010.

Emlyn Williams of SUFON contacted Alexandra on 5 August 2015. She said:

"I live on Dunvant Road and my ex partner called me to look out the back which faces Derlwyn because he first thought there was a plane on fire but then it got right up close to my house and was very low and just stayed there for a while. I tried taking a photo but it didn’t come out. I called some random teenagers walking past to see, look at it and then it moved on towards the Gower the other direction of my house. I haven’t told anyone because people look at me as if I have two heads."



UK UFO
Sunday 26th September, 20:35
Caerphilly

Clear night. Linda had left her house to do some washing in her outbuilding and noticed a bright orange/red orb about 200 ft in the air. It was close to a metre in diameter and moving slowly above a tree line then making its way over houses a few streets away. She watched as it progressed slowly in its course, when suddenly it disappeared in a flash along trees in the distance. She said:

"In no way was this a Chinese lantern as it was an orb in shape and was low enough to be able to distinguish that it wasn't a lantern. There was no noise just complete silence and it was a clear crisp night. The only thing that even remotely looks similar is the ghost light or red orb on YouTube from Indonesia or off Nat Geo ghost lights mystery."

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness 29 September 2010.



SUFON
Thursday 7th October
Loughor Estuary, North Gower

Witness: Jonathan Davies.

“I and my wife were witnesses to a very strange incident off the coast of Llandimore, Gower, Swansea, last Thursday 7th October 2010, 8 pm till 9 pm. My daughter who is 2 years old was standing pointing out the window saying ‘bright’. Took a look and a very strange large egg shape orange object was in the sky not too far off the coast over the sea (tide was in over the salt marsh) the object then came down just above the sea, the colours were as bright as the sun, the colours kept changing. This happened for over an hour. I took close up pictures with a hi def camera and the pictures are very unusual to say the least. About 15 minutes after it arrived another similar but much larger object appeared opposite Llanelli (took lots more pics) the sky was overcast so not stars and not Chinese lanterns as objects were very large and stayed in same position for long periods.

Whilst the object was over the sea, a large helicopter came up to the object with a spot light on it, but as soon as the light hit the object it went out and the helicopter sped off in opposite direction very fast, this happened 5 times, strange!

I have been in touch with the police (not their helicopter and no reports), the coast guard same response as the police and the two local air bases at Pembrey and St. Athan both bases close at 5.30 and said nothing to do with them.

I have sent the picture to Nick Pope who headed up the investigation into UFOs at the Ministry of Defence. He has replied and said the pictures are baffling and intriguing and asked me to get them analysed with the BUFORA which I have done (sent pics, awaiting response).”


Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk – report uploaded by witness 21 October 2010.

Steven Griffiths, SUFON, went to interview him and Jonathan told him that after the sighting, two black vans were seen driving along a causeway across the marsh to the approximate location where the object which had been over the marsh had been. Jonathan had asked the landowner who holds the key to the gate over the track to the causeway, who told him that he had opened it for nobody.

http://www.sufon.co.uk/case.php?id=333



MUFON
Saturday 9th October, evening
Glan Conwy

Witness saw a reddish orange light in the sky, and was insistent it was nt a chinese lantern. The sighting lasted around five minutes and was reported on January 4th 2011.

"On the evening of October 9, 2010, I stepped outside the house of a friend I was visiting in Glan Conwy, Wales. It was quite dark, there was a solid ceiling of clouds not high but not low either. I noticed a reddish-orange light in the sky heading in my general direction from the west. It was slow moving, much like the speed of a slow moving helicopter, my first thought is that it was and the bright light was its search beacon. I didn't think too much of it until it came closer, but I continued to watch it.It was flying in a straight and level path well below the cloud cover and soon began a wide-arced turn which is when I started to realize it was something abnormal. The bright light never dimmed as a search beacon should have if it had been turned away. I dashed into the house, grabbed my camera and snapped off a shot. Unfortunately, the shutter remained open for 1/10 of a second causing a blurred shot. It was too dark to see the adjustments on my camera so I didn't take any more shots. The object had grown closer as it made its turn to the north, appearing much like a very bright military flare at this point. There was no smoke coming from it, the sky was clear enough that I would easily have seen any. It made no sound, no red and white lights hazzard lights were flashing from either side and the intensity of the light made it impossible to see any details of the object. I doubt it could have been more than 10 to 20 feet in height and width. Its speed never varied, its trajectory seemed to be controlled as it never climbed, dipped or wavered to either side. There is no way anyone could convince me that this was a Chinese lantern...far too bright to be that. I estimate the closest it got to me was within 1/4 mile, its altitude being only 1000 to 1500 feet at most.I continued to observe the object for a full four to five minutes before it dissappeared over the hilltops to the northwest, heading in the direction of the nearest RAF base. The light grew only slightly dimmer as the object grew more distant. While the object was recorded on my camera the duration of the shutter opening showed movement of the camera and gave the recorded image the appearance of a fireball with a tail (a tail that the object I saw did not possess). I more adhered to the object being something military in nature due to both my lack of explanation of it and its course in the direction of the RAF base. That is until my friend called me from the UK on December 31, 2010 to tell me she had seen two objects near her house (that same house) which matched my description to a tee. That's when I started searching and saw there seems to be many sightings identical in nature from many parts of the world."



UK UFO
Tuesday 19th October, 18:00
Bridgend

Clear and sunny with excellent visibility.

The witness, J. Malvern was driving in the Bridgend area and saw two commercial jet liners travelling west. A silver object which 'buzzed' them was then seen at roughly the same altitude. It seemed to be conscious of the aircraft. It made no vapour trail and moved faster than the planes. It was too far away for the witness to notice any details, and just appeared as a spherical or slightly elongated spherical object. It changed direction several times quite slowly, but 'not in a winged aircraft manner'. The witness discounted the possibility that it could have been a helicopter, plane or satellite.



UK UFO
Thursday 21st October, 21:25
Caerphilly

Sam: "I was with my mother in our courtyard. A bright orange orb shape passed about 400 ft in the air slowly. An airplane actually passed over during this period which was easily distinguished with sound shape and flashing lights. The orb passed below very slowly but was completely silent. The orange orb then rose higher and higher then accelerating very fast away from us until it was a red dot in the far distance. This was definitiely not a Chinese lantern as it seemed to move with a purpose. Meaning it changed speed and altitude several times before climbing at high speed. There's not many occasions when I get goosebumps but this was one of those days."

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported by witness 22 October 2010.



UK UFO
Friday 5th November, 19:00
Merthyr Tydfil

The witness, Jenny, was with her partner in their local park in Merthyr Tydfil to watch a firework display. Half way through, an orange light appeared, which circled the park as the fireworks were going off. It carried on doing this for about 10 minutes until it stopped still. Its orange glow turned a deeper orange, nearly red. It stayed like this for about a minute before turning back to its orange glow and then it started moving again. It remained visible until the firework display finished, then it shot across the sky and out of sight.

Jenny said that it was not a Chinese lantern 'as they can't stop dead and shoot off into the opposite direction with such speed.'



UK UFO
Friday 5th November, c. 19:00
Carmarthen

“I am reporting this incident for the witness who wishes to remain anonymous at this time. I received several photos taken in rural Carmarthenshire, Wales, near Carmarthen on November 5, 2010 around 7 pm local time. The witness noticed the object rise from behind a hill at a distance of approx. ½ mile. The UFO hovered for about a minute then continued to rise until it was out of sight. It was described as disc-shaped with red lights. The photo was taken with a cell phone. After talking to witness, I estimate this object was at least 150 feet across....possibly up to 200 feet. As you can see in the photo, the object seems to have structures on it. There have been a few unusual sightings in this specific area recently. The witness has asked me not to disclose further location information. I realise that this was Guy Fawkes night in the UK and that there are traditionally fireworks and bonfires....but the witness is very reliable.”

The object was described as a large disc shaped object with red and white lights and structure. At this time, the images will be posted as *(link moved to additional evidence section-cms/sg). Under copyright.

Source: beta.ufostalker.com/event/26407 citing MUFON report uploaded 7 September 2010.



UK UFO
Thursday 2nd December, 19:40
South west Anglesey

Cold clear night. Light snow on ground.

Sion Jones was walking his dog around a field on the edge of Caernarfon. He watched as a satellite made its way slowly through the night sky when a bright light caught his attention. It seemed to switch on as he turned to look. The light was located across the Menai Straits above Anglesey, roughly in a position between Llanidan and Dwyran).

"What I saw was an orange light, circular with undefined edges about the size of a match head at arm's length (larger and brighter than any star or planet). It had a definite translucent quality - such a crisp, vibrant sort of orange. I compared the colour to the orange street lamps in the distance and it was a deeper orange, an almost red hot coal orange. Within this colour was some dark/black areas which seemed to be writhing around. Not unlike pictures we see of the sun."

At first it seemed stationary, but it got gradually larger and appeared to be heading in his general direction. This lasted around 30 seconds. Sion said he was sure it was not a Chinese lantern as there was no flickering and the colour was stronger and brighter than a lantern. The light then abruptly changed its course without slowing down. It veered off at a sharp angle and headed off into the distance, heading over Llanddwyn beach area (western Anglesey) and out of sight over the Irish Sea.

"I instantly phoned some family members to tell them what I had seen. As I was on the phone relating the sighting the light appeared once more! It appeared in the same place as the first time and again travelled towards me at a steady speed (about the speed of a helicopter) and gradually got larger as the first one did. But then it veered off on a tight angle without slowing down and off into the west again. But this time it stopped abruptly and then split into two lights! One sat next to the other for a good ten seconds or so before they both finally faded out. They made no sound, changed speed and trajectory and changed shape. No Chinese lanterns look like this and no aircraft I know of flies like this - not to mention split into two! It may be worth mentioning that RAF Valley is on Anglesey. It was an incredible sight. Very enigmatic! I feel lucky to have seen it."



MUFON
Saturday 25th December
Haverfordwest

Witness and husband saw a fast moving star like lights in the sky, which changed speed and direction. The sighting lasted around five minutes and was reported on January 5th 2017.

"This occurred six years ago and my memory isn't too good so this is mostly taken from what i wrote in my diary that night: my husband called me to the back door (he'd gone there for a cigarette) where there was a light in the sky traveling to the north from the west, away from us. he saw it first right overhead, moving to the north. as we watched it stopped briefly, then resumed and got dimmer as it went behind a cloud so we couldn't see it any more. we were debating whether it was a chinese lantern but doubted it as it had halted briefly. then three more swung in from the east, that is from the right of the section of northern sky we can see between the hedges on either side of the narrow garden. the speed was like fireworks. they slowed right where we could see them, then one went off to the left so it was no longer visible below the hedge. of the two remaining lights, one got behind the other from our perspective. they moved slightly in our direction (south) then went north again and went out of sight behind the clouds. they looked like reddish-amber lights. the first maybe twinkled a little like a star but the others were steady in intensity. i thought of them as moving like ice skaters, smoothly and sometimes in arcs. they moved fairly slowly apart from when the group of three first came into view. i don't think they changed altitude. i took a few photos on my blackberry, i think some were with and some without the flash so not much is visible in a few but i'm including them in case they're of use at all. what looks like a light below the washing line is most likely a reflection from the shed window. i felt lucky to have seen the lights in the sky, although perhaps luck has nothing to do with it as my husband described the first light as being right overhead, they 'performed' right where we could see them, they at one point seemed headed straight for us, and this wasn't my first ufo sighting. i'm drawing no conclusions but it seemed as if me or my husband were meant to see them."



UK UFO
Sunday 26th December, 19:30 - 20:30
Twmbarlwm Mountain

Mike and Arlene had just dropped their daughter off in the Thornhill area of Cwmbran and were heading back home to Coed Eva in their car when they noticed lights on top of 'the mountain'. This would be Twmbarlwm mountain which borders the western side of Cwmbran and exists as a long ridge lying south to north.

At first they assumed the lights were that of a house but when they got to Coed Eva [south of Thornhill] they could see that the lights were rounded as if circular in shape. Now at home, they went upstairs to view the lights and looked through binoculars but couldn't really focus properly. They saw another light which was orange and red moving towards where the lights on the mountain were. They are unsure if the orange/red light actually linked with the lights.

As they looked they saw another light come from the middle of the ring/row of lights on the mountain. This light then disappeared back into the ring/row of lights. After 8.30 pm they could no longer see the lights and didn't know if it was an object which took off or if the lights went individually.

In the morning they viewed the mountain again and could see no house or structure in the area where the lights had been, which could account for it.

Source: www.uk-ufo.co.uk reported 28th December 2010.



SUFON
Winter 2010/2011, c. 20:00
Penisa'rwaun, Caernarfon

Dark, dry wintery night.

Roger Harris was at his small-holding in Pen isa'r waun, near Llanrug, Caernarfon. He went out to clean out the horses and was pushing a wheelbarrow filled with manure past a row of stables on the way to tip it at the manure heap. As he got to the end of the stables, suddenly, everything lit up like day. The whole area was awash with white light. His immediate thought was a helicopter and he looked up to find it. As he did so, in a split second, the light went out and everything went black again.

Looking straight up, he saw an object, roughly 200 - 500 ft in altitude, shaped like a "square block of flats" - 3D and tall, not horizontal - and as big as the Lysaght Institute in Newport where he was as he related the tale to Emlyn Williams.

However his view of the object was very brief - about a second. It just went off. He thought it might have shot off to the south but it was so quick he wasn't sure.

The following day on the radio, they were asking if anyone had seen anything.

Source: SUFON Files: Roger Harris interviewed by Emlyn Williams at Newport UFO & Paranormal Conference 9 June 2019.



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Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Blitz Magazine Guide

Blitz magazine

As per Wikipedia, 'BLITZ was a British fashion and culture magazine published between 1980 and 1991. ... Throughout its life BLITZ had a reputation for being the most "arty" of the style magazines,. Though the main thrust of its editorial content was in the populist areas of music, film and fashion, subject matter also diversified widely into politics, true crime, art theory, philosophy and graphic design.'

Its publishing schedule went from quarterly, to alternate monthly, to monthly, before the title closed in 1991 after 103 issues.



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#15. October 1983.
#16. November 1983.
#17. December 1983 / January 1984.
#18. February 1984.
#19. March 1984.
#20. April 1984.
#21. May 1984.
#22. June 1984.
#23. July / August 1984.
#24. September 1984.
#25. October 1984.
#26. November 1984. Full scan available at Blitz magazine website.
#27. December 1984 / January 1985.
#28. February 1985.
#29. March 1985.
#30. April 1985.
#31. May 1985.
#32. June 1985.
#33. July / August 1985. Full scan available at Blitz magazine website.
#34. September 1985. Full scan available at Blitz magazine website.
#35. October 1985.
#36. November 1985.
#37. December 1985 / January 1986.
#38. February 1986. Full scan available at Blitz magazine website.
#39. March 1986.
#40. April 1986.
#41. May 1986.
#42. June 1986.
#43. July 1986. Full scan available at Blitz magazine website.
#44. August 1986.
#45. September 1986. Full scan available at Blitz magazine website.
#46. October 1986.
#47. November 1986.
#48. December 1986.
#49. January 1987.
#50. February 1987.
#51. March 1987. Full scan available at Blitz magazine website.
#52. April 1987.
#53. May 1987.
#54. June 1987.
#55. July 1987.
#56. August 1987.
#57. September 1987. Full scan available at Blitz magazine website.
#58. October 1987.
#59. November 1987.
#60. December 1987. Full scan available at Blitz magazine website.
#61. January 1988.
#62. February 1988.
#63. March 1988.
#64. April 1988.
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#66. June 1988.
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#76. April 1989. Full scan available at Blitz magazine website.
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#93. September 1990. Full scan available at Blitz magazine website.
#94. October 1990.
#95. November 1990.
#96. December 1990.
#97. January / February 1991.
#98. March 1991. Full scan available at Blitz magazine website
#99. April 1991.
#100. May 1991.
#101. June 1991.
#102. July 1991.
#103. September 1991.



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