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Welsh UFO Sightings 2016

Welsh UFO Sightings

Welsh UFO sightings from 2016. For sightings from other years please click HERE.

Sunday 3rd January, 01:25

Witness saw a 'typical space ship' through their bedroom window. It had blue and red lights, and appeared to be moving towards them. They watched for a few minutes and the next day reported the sighting to UK UFO.

FM: "I was up really late and i needed to use the bathroom so i got up and my side of the bed is by the window, so i had a look out. i saw an object shaped like a typical space ship would look, but it had blue and red lights and appeared to be coming towards me. i watched it for a while and then left to use the bathroom and by the time i had returned (5 minutes later) the mysterious lights had almost disappeared into the distance."

Tuesday 5th January, 09:20
Bevan Close, Waunarlwydd, Swansea 

Broken cloud. Brian Harry was at home in Bevan Close, Waunarlwydd and had just let his dog out the back garden, which faces south-west. He was standing on the step of his conservatory, looking east in the direction of Cockett, and the morning sun.

At an elevation of about 80 degrees (11 o’clock high as he described it), high in the sky, he saw a solid-looking, round, silver object, quite large in his estimation, emerging from behind a high wispy cloud formation, moving slowly and gliding into an area of blue sky towards a thicker cloud formation to the right.

There was no vapour trail apparent. The sun was behind and to the left of the object. He said it was definitely a solid object. He watched it for about 30 – 40 seconds when suddenly there was a bright flash, like an electrical discharge and the object disappeared instantly.

Waunarlwydd UFO 05/01/2016

Source: SUFON Files.

Saturday 16th January, 10:15
Fforestfach, Swansea

10.15 AM. Weather dry, overcast, no wind.

Emlyn Williams (51) was driving with his partner, Christina Reynolds (44) along Cwmbach Road, heading east towards Swansea city centre. As they approached the junction with Station Road, Cockett, they saw ahead, over houses towards Cwmdu direction, two dark objects which they at first thought were birds.

Turning to the left and heading north up Station Road, they kept an eye on the objects as best they could through spaces between houses on the right, and noted that they were too large to be birds, and seemed to be revolving around a common centre, at a steady rate, not slow, one object much larger than the other, and both black in colour. They were moving slowly but steadily to the north-east.

Emlyn and Chris then turned right at the junction at Fforestfach, onto Carmarthen Road, and again heading east. They could see that the objects were still moving north-east and had just crossed Carmarthen Road ahead of them and were now on the left and getting higher from their initial altitude of about a hundred feet.

Emlyn pulled the car over opposite Cwmdu Industrial Estate to get a better look and Chris took some photos and a short video on her mobile phone. The objects were shapeless ‘blobs’ and were still revolving around a common centre, one big, one small. The large one was about 10-20 feet across, the smaller being about a third of this.

There was no sound and no lights were visible coming from the objects, generated or reflected. They got higher and higher as they passed over Gendros until just visible as a tiny dark dot in the sky in the north-east.

Source: SUFON files.

Wednesday 3rd February, 21:10

The witness, living in Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, Powys, went outside for a cigarette and saw something in the distance, just above the skyline. At first thought, the witness took it to be a helicopter or plane, not an unusual occurrence at this location. However that notion was discarded as the object seemed to be stationary and appeared to be hovering. It had three red lights in a triangular formation, with a blue-white blinking light in the centre.

Some bangs were heard in the distance that sounded like something impacting rather than a gunshot or firework, and then the object disappeared. Around 30 seconds later it reappeared and began rapidly gaining altitude. As it ascended the red lights disappeared. Within about 45 seconds it was well above the witness's head and moving to the east towards Four Crosses (south-east), about a mile away.

The witness watched it as it travelled at speed, noticing a smaller orange steady light behind the blue-white one. It was observed for roughly a minute until it had flown out of sight.

"I attempted to get a photo or video of the object but unfortunately I only had my mobile phone to hand and the camera couldn't pick up the lights, presumably due to its distance. My only thought is that this could've been a remote controlled camera drone, but it appeared to be very large and moved large distances in a short time, making me think that it would've travelled out of the range of a remote control, and as to why anyone would fly a camera drone in a countryside town, in the dark, is beyond me."


Friday 19th February, 03:30
Merthyr Mawr

Three friends went for a walk in the dark in the nature reserve of Merthyr Mawr on the coast west of the mouth of the river Ogmore, near Bridgend. They were intending to practice using their night-vision cameras.

When in the forest near the sand dunes, they heard a sound in the forest like clicking. One of them decided to get a torch out and shone it through the forest and saw a large pair of ‘eyes’ reflecting back. Calling to the others, the eyes disappeared. Two seconds later they came back, and the three friends saw them for about five seconds.

They were about 200 yards away, and if they were on a person, the person would be tall, and the eyes were pretty big. One of the friends decided to get a camera out while the other two kept a watch.

Just then an object appeared from out of the clouds, described as a spinning object flashing bright yellow, orange and blue on the outside, descending slowly and landing in a field not far away behind some trees. They knew it could not be a helicopter as there was no noise. They were all shocked and decided to leave the area. While walking back, lights were seen like car headlights shining onto them, but there were no cars. (SUFON summary)

The sighting was reported to MUFON on February 23rd 2016.

"A group of my friends thought we would go for a walk through merthyr mawr and play around with our night vision cameras, so as we got to the forest just before the sand dunes, we could then hear noises coming from the forest just left se of the road. it was clicking going off for a while. at the time we were just seeing if we could just see through the forest then all as sudden i decided to get my touch out and have a look at the forest. so as i was scanning the forest i saw these glowing eyes staring at me. so the shouted at the other guys to look and they went. 2 seconds later the eyes appeared again and all 3 of us were staring at these eyes for about 5 seconds and they didn't move. they where a lot taller than us, also a little distance from us. about 200 yards away but they where pretty big. one of the gues decided to get the camera out to have a look as 2 others were keeping a close eye on these eyes. just as the guy getting the camera out it appeared from out of the clouds. this bright yellow, orange and blue object coming down through the sky and slowing into a field not far away. we all was in so much shock it scared us a little. i just thought it was a shooting star when i first saw it but it was coming down too slowly to be one, it didn't make no noise at all for it to be an aeroplane or helecopter. it was flashing all colours on the outside and you could see the spinning of the object. i was absoluty shocked to what i saw. i lost sight of it because it went and landed behind the trees. as we started walking back down the lane there were lasers getting shone on us all the time on the way home and car lights appearing from no where but no cars in sight or even being there. it was such a frightening experience but i now know there is something out there for sure."

Friday 26th February 26th
Pentrych, Llantrisant

Multiple witnesses of a huge UFO and other lights. Military planes and helicopters, a chase, explosions, physical effects such as shaken buildings, damaged trees and wreckage on the ground. An apache helicopter landing with its cockpit on fire. Weird snow and mystery men in white coveralls. Could be a scenario worthy of an episode of the X-Files? Certainly, but this really happened on a cold winter night in South Wales in 2016.

A lot of miltary aircraft activity in the area around Llantrisant woke people up, and some claim to have seen unidentified lights which don't seem to conform to the normal idea of military aircraft. It has been reported that these lights were chased and fired at by the military aircraft. Explosions were heard, and buildings shaken. The official line is that it was part of an Armed Forces exercise - but why would they perform a military exercise in a populated area at that time of the morning - using live ammunition? The military helicopter that reportedly had to make an emergency landing due to a fire in the cockpit, landed at Cardiff Airport - a civilian airport.

The activity, which continued through the morning, has been officially explained to have been a bi-annual training package known as exercise Chameleon.

Just after midnight, Mike Henbury was taking his dog for a walk along Tyn-y-Coed Road, and watched a plane circling in the sky. There had been a lot of military activity in the air for much of the day and night before. Suddenly another plane appeared and joined the circling of the first plane. Others joined to make 5 large planes flying a circular search pattern. He watched as he thought this very strange.

A red pulsing light appeared, followed by two more to form a triangle descending from the clouds. Mike: "It looked very large indeed. I don't think it touched down totally but about 10 to 12 feet from the ground it lit up fully, showing the full outline of it, then it dimmed down."

Black, red and green orbs emerged from it, "as if they were dancing and moulding into one pulsing from red to green slowly". A green orb then shot up in the centre of the aircraft. It started pulsing very fast and bright, then it slowly headed towards the north west, with a bobbing motion and glowing. Two of the aircraft came out from the circling formation and followed it. The other orbs remained, glowing red and dimming in the area where the large craft had come down.

Mike had seen enough by this time, and wondered who was more scared, him or his dog. They hurried on home and Mike thought he had seen something he shouldn't have. He couldn't sleep for hours. At about 4 a.m. he heard a huge explosion in the distance, followed by a second explosion about 3 or 4 seconds afterwards.

Another witness, Peter Piper: "I tried to identify the helicopters around 3.30 to 4.10 am but due to their altitude and cloud base this proved difficult. I didn't hear any Chinooks, (very distinctive low frequency twin rotor sound). What I did see sounded and looked approximately the size of US Sikorsky Black Hawk Helos.

Caz Clarke, who also witnessed the events said: "I can categorically state that this was NO EXCERCISE! Last night I saw absolutely everything and what they were chasing were not planes! I will take a lie detector anywhere for anyone but what I witnessed last night will stay with me for the rest of my life. What is more, the military knew they were coming and had a spotter plane in the air for two days waiting for "the event". When it came four planes chased the "green" object whilst the spotter plane circled approx' "six "red oval objects" which formed a pyramid shape. Several red spheres hovered silently above the fields until the helicopters came..." Michael Hopkins commented on the online thread: "Just heard from two people from Pentyrch who also saw 6 red and 1 green light in pyramid formation over Talbot Green area. Apparently they saw the green light being chased and shot down by an aircraft. There were 6 chinooks and a few smaller helicopters, 3 apache helicopters and RAF jets. I also heard from someone who works in the Royal Glam hospital who said that the explosion shook the hospital to the foundations and the windows rattled. There was a second smaller explosion just after the large one. When he went outside to see what was going on there was smoke everywhere"

Diane Blackmore, of Pontyclun, said: "There were three helicopters flying very low for hours. I phoned 101 and they confirmed it was a military exercise. I was worried that something horrible had happened."

Christopher Buckley of Llantristant, said he was awoken by an explosion in the middle of the night. "There were helicopters and planes everywhere and then something hit and made an explosion."

Representatives of South Wales Awakenings! attended a talk by Richard D Hall in Merthyr on Sunday 28th February 2016. They reported that a number of people in the audience reported and discussed some strange sightings on the night of 26th February in the Llantrisant and Pontyclun area: "One lady recalled a number of red and green lights appearing to be chased by apache-type helicopters, followed by an explosion causing her to believe that the ‘UFO/s’ with green and red lights was shot down. Several audience members reported multiple explosions, one particularly loud one. And many reported seeing strange lights, apache-type helicopters, chinooks and other military aircraft."

A contributor to the online chat below the Wales On-line article, identified as 'alfisti', referring to the landing at Cardiff Airport, said: "Google South Wales Aviation Group, go three quarters of the way down the page to 'Aircraft Logs Archive'. Then look at the Cardiff airport logs for friday 26.02.16 Second main photo down reports an Emergency landing @ 04.34 by an aircraft that does not usually hang out at a commercial airport in the early hours of the morning !!" The photograph does indeed show an Apache helicopter on the tarmac of the airport.

On 6 October 2017 SUFON's Emlyn Williams took a trip to Pentyrch to meet Caz Clarke (not real name), together with other witnesses Dave, Steve and Donna (not real names). Michael Hopkins and his son, Adam were also there. After meeting at the village's only phone box, the group walked a short distance to a field on the western edge of the village, near Caz's home. Caz said that planes had been seen circling the area for two days before the night's event, and she is adamant, and it certainly seems the case, that the military authorities knew that something was going to occur. They knew where but they didn't know exactly when, hence why they were waiting. When one plane departed another would arrive to continue the surveillance. At about 2.40 a.m. on the night in question she and Dave were in her house and heard a lot of aerial activity so decided to go outside to see what was happening. They walked to the gate at the eastern corner of a field at the end of a lane off Heol Penllwyn, on the western edge of the village. A lot of planes were in the area, including an E3 sentry plane which circled the area approximately seven times, taking about 5 mins to do one circuit. It was about this time that the smaller spotter planes left the area.

The two witnesses spotted a red light to the west above, and beyond the line of trees that mark the field's western extremity. This was followed by other red lights, that formed the outer edges of a huge triangle standing upright, tilted to the right, with a convex, rather than straight lower edge. They did not see it 'arrive' but rather just appeared in front of them, and Caz suggests that it travelled inter-dimensionally. A small green-lighted object, emerged from the top of the large object. The lights were so bright it was difficult to see their individual shape.

Caz explained that as the green object emerged from the top of the large one, four military planes arrived, two from the direction of RAF St Athan and two from the direction of Cardiff. The green object flashed or strobed three times and headed off to the north-west towards Llantrisant and the aircraft chased it. Three apache helicopters approached low across the fields from the south, in a pyramid formation. They were so low that the witnesses could see the grass moving.

The large object then dipped to the right, turning on its axis. It descended below the tree line, but due to the trees having no leaves, the witnesses could see through them, showing that as the object was turning on its axis, it was descending into the field to the north of where it had initailly appeared. As the object neared the gound, the bright red lights towards the bottom of the craft became brighter and changed to street-light orange. They gave off so much light that the sides of the craft were illuminated, showing a pyramid shape to it. The lowest lights now became really bright, almost white/orange and releasing several fingers of light arcing down to the ground, like coloured lightning. The red lights then went out and the large object was no longer visible.

All this time Caz and Dave were standing at the gate to the field, watching it all going on. After the large object had disappeared they decided to enter the field and walked towards the site, reaching the gate at the opposite side of the first field, leading into the second (above which the large object had appeared). However they lost their nerve when they again became aware of the E3 sentry plane, and so they decided to turn around and head back to the gate.

Caz and Dave's description seems to corroborate that given by Mike Henbury who was on on Tyn-y-coed Road with his dog. The road is a narrow lane which lies to the north of the 'landing' field, and runs along its northern boundary. So we have two witness locations describing the same event, one from the east and one from the north.

Caz and Dave now saw two upright barrel-shaped red lights about 30 feet above them at the gate. One came across the top of the oak tree next to the witnesses, and the other over the hedge. The one over the tree suddenly changed from red to green 'like someone had flicked a switch'.

Caz explained later, "This was the size of a small car and looked like it was covered with lots of tiny light bulbs not as small as leds more like the bulbs you would find on a fair ground ride! It was tail light red and turned traffic light green.... I was close enough to see the individual bulbs it was practically above my head."

The other one stayed red and went off to towards the south-west. There was no sound. The green one went towards the north-east in the direction of Garth Mountain. The two witnesses went home as the E3 plane came back. One interesting fact was that the witness's mobile phones each lost their charge during the event.

Emlyn Williams walked with the group through the field, turning north and across into the adjacent field where the large craft had descended. This field was marshy and filled with scrub, rising to the north.

The group investigated in the days that followed the event and had discovered that the green object had headed over Llantrisant Common and a missile or missiles had been fired in the area of Smilog Wood (Forestry Commission conifers), which lies near the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant. Caz and Steve went to Llantrisant Common and found that areas of the common had been cordoned off with yellow tape, and piles of metal (probably parts of the missile/s) were arranged in neat piles ready to be picked up. So a meticulous search had apparently been made of the common and every piece of metal had been picked up.

A dog-walker had told them that there had been an explosion in Smilog Wood behind the hospital. In Smilog Wood itself, Steve and Donna explained, the top half of trees had been snapped off, showing that something had flown very low and had come into contact with the trees. They had also found out that a section of the M4 motorway between Port Talbot and Swansea had been closed to traffic at the time. A line drawn from Pentyrch-Smilog Wood, if continued to the north-west, in the direction of travel made by the green object and military aircraft, heads straight to that section of motorway.

That wasn't the end to the mystery, however. For two days after the event it snowed in the field over which the large object had descended and nowhere else and the snow was very strange. Donna compared it to the little foam balls you get in a beanbag, it was squashy like marshmallow and round and didn't melt in your hand. It rolled off your clothes as it fell. They had never seen snow like that before or since.

A day or two after that, tents appeared in the field to the south of the gate. Caz showed a photo which she had taken at the time to Emlyn Williams. It showed two white gazebos with sides and several green one or two-man tents in two neat rows along one edge of the field. Figures in white paper overalls were seen walking around. Caz's neighbour had told her that she had been told, on enquiring the reasons for the camp that they were a fracking survey team. Another explanation to someone else was that they were a team working for Vodaphone (but as Caz pointed out - "Vodaphone don't wear digital cammos and carry guns!"). The Pentyrch group had approached the tents and were challenged by a young man who tried to move the group on and acting very "twitchy". Caz asked the man what they were doing there and he said he'd have to check with his "commanding officer".

The 'officer' then appeared and explained that they were on a mlitary exercise in case of emergency looking for mock land mines! The mystery team had a vehicle parked nearby, a rental van with 'Enterprise' written on it. The reason for the camp, so soon after the night's events of the 26th could not be anything but connected. Donna kept an eye on the strange activity and saw that they were doing a finger-tip search of the area to the east of the quarry which lies on the far west of the site. Caz explained that one of the figures in white coveralls was standing in the first field (the one that the gate leads into) with a laptop opened and the words, 'We must find it..' were distinctly heard, emphasising the fact that they were looking for something.

The Pentyrch group continued to research the event and discovered that there were no commercial flights over Wales at all on the night of the 26th February. Implying that they had been re-routed. Radar records show a circular pattern of flights by the military aircraft around the Llantrisant area and Caz managed to obtain a photograph of the apache helicopter that had been forced to land at Cardiff Airport, despite RAF St. Athan being just a few miles to the west, showing that it had indeed run into difficulties.

Michael Hopkins, of Pontypridd, although not a witness to the main event, had made contact with the Pentyrch group and offered help in researching the incident. He produced a CGI of the large object from the description given by Caz and Dave. However Caz says that it is not fully accurate and has made some drawings by hand.

On 19 October 2017 Emlyn Williams returned to Pentyrch, this time accompanied by Mike Maunder. They met Caz Clarke,Donna and David. Caz took Emlyn and Mike around the fields in question, and an EMF meter was used. There were definite spikes in the south-east corner of the field where Caz said they saw the large object come near to the ground and where lightning was seen arcing down to the ground. Mike took 24 photos during the survey, but when he got back to Swansea he found that not one photo had been recorded. He checked his phone, taking some photos and it was working fine.

Pentyrch lies on the southern slope of Garth Mountain, known locally as 'The Garth'. The summit is just above the village to the north and is surmounted by a bronze age burial mound, on top of which is a trig-point at 1,007 feet (307m). The mountain is easily recognisable for miles around, due to the 'pimple' on the top. Caz explained that several ley lines intersect near the village, and they have had many UFO sightings here over the years. Garth Mountain figures strongly in local folklore, and the events of 26 February 2016 seems to be continuing this tradition.

Source: SUFON Files - initial interview of witnesses on site by Emlyn Williams. The SUFON investigation was also featured on Wales Online.

Outer Limits Magazine issue 13 (April 2018) printed a very detailed feature on this case. I've uploaded the relevant pages HERE. The main witness, Caz Clarke, has since released a book on the event too; it's free on Kindle Unlimited sub at the moment. You can check out her website at Claire Bucholz has even recorded an album about it!

Sunday 13th March, 23:56
Merthyr Tydfil

'I had just got home from work. I was standing in my garden looking up at the sky as it was a lovely clear night. I next saw a line of orange light travel across the sky. It was a formed line. It was not gaseous. It was not totally orange in colour but appeared to be compartmental with hardly visible black throughout it. It was long, just bigger than a 2-pence coin if you held it at arm's length and held it up to the sky. It lasted about 3 seconds.

It did not disperse. It travelled slightly upwards and across the sky. There was no head or larger piece at the beginning of it, it was the same width throughout. It then seemed to disappear into apart of the sky. Not all at once, but left my sight as in the front, followed by the middle and then the end, a bit like you would view a vehicle turning around a corner of a building (not sure if that makes sense?). This was not a helicopter, not a plane, not a drone, not a Chinese lantern, not a shooting star, not a satellite and not ice crystals. I have done my own research am totally baffled.'

Source: uploaded 15 March 2016.

Thursday 17th March, 17:00
Llanfair, Caereinon

Mike was driving a car through the countryside near Llanfair Caereinion with a passenger on board, and both saw a huge white cylinder-like object in the sky. It was rounded with flat ends and was estimated at being 30 feet in length and 10 feet in diameter. The object was glowing, fluorescent and stood out well against the light blue sky.

The witnesses watched the object as it moved slowly, for about 4 seconds, and then it turned about 45 degrees when it increased in speed.

After it had turned, black squares (possibly windowed) along its sides were visible. The object picked up speed and flew off in the direction of the Berwyn Mountains area.

Source: - reported by witness 18 March 2016.

Thursday 17th March, 19:30

Witness was taking long exposure photographs from the top of the toll booths at the first Severn bridge. Looking through them later, witness noticed a light in the sky. The sighting was reported to MUFON on March 19th 2016.

"I was taking photos on top of the toll booths at the 1st severn bridge between england and wales. i was taking some long exposure photos of the car trails and the bridge in the distance. after coming home and looking through the pics, i have noticed some lights in the sky. the photo attached is a 10 second exposure taken on my pentax k5-ii digital camera, which was on a tripod. it seems the object stayed stationary for a point then a "shadow" shows from where it moved. i was taking a hdr shot, of which i have 5 separate exposure and it shows on all. photos taken after, do not have these lights on."

Thursday 31st March, night
Banwen, Neath

Night. An object was seen passing over Banwen from the Neath direction heading towards the Brecon Beacons (south to north). It was low in altitude and made no noise. It was described as being like a massive articulated lorry in the sky with lights down each side, very slow moving. More details to follow.

Source: SUFON Files - Ian Johnson.

Monday 4th April, 19:00
Baglan to Llandarcy

Light and clear. Mark Rayworth and his wife were having a meal in the high-rise Grape & Olive restaurant on the 29th floor of the Meridian Tower in Swansea Marina. Being at the top of the building they had fantastic views of the surrounding area.

Looking to the east, white flashing lights caught Mark’s eye. They saw an object travelling from the Port Talbot direction over Baglan (their right to left), so heading south to north. It was in a position higher than the hills behind Baglan and was a long, dark, cylinder-shaped object with a white flashing light at each end. These lights were bright as they could be seen even though it was still daylight. Mark repeated that it was long and so was not a conventional aircraft.

He said it seemed to stop at times but continued on its way towards Llandarcy and so out of sight behind Kilvey Hill. Mark said it looked like it was coming down, and so was descending.

Source: SUFON Files - Mark Rayworth correspondence, 10th April 2016.

Wednesday 13th April, 14:30

'I saw a small, very bright white circular object that passed from a high declination to a lower declination, almost vertically relative to my position. It was very close to, and to the right of the moon, moving slowly in a straight line in strong sunlight with clear skies. It was visible for about 2 minutes, then it quickly faded away at a point below the moon. Over those 2 minutes, it covered roughly 5 degrees of the sky.'

Source: - uploaded 13 April 2016.

Wednesday 20th April, 16:30

Freddie and Mary Hollamby were walking their dog in Long View Road, Clase, Morriston and were taking photos of vapour trails from high-level planes in the sky. They were standing on the corner with Third Avenue, facing north.

They noticed an object hovering in the north-west at an altitude of about 4-500 ft. It was wobbling slightly ‘like a jelly’ and remained in position for about two minutes before shooting off at speed to the WSW, taking about two seconds to disappear.

Source: SUFON Files - Witness correspondence in April 2016 and interview with Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams on 3rd May 2016.

Saturday 23rd April, 09:38

Gary Jones of Brecon was walking along the coastpath from Aberaeron towards Newport with his wife and two friends, taking photos. He took one shot looking back towards Aberaeron. He did not see anything at the time but on examining the photo a few weeks later, spotted what seems to be a dark disc-shaped object with a light shining beneath. The object is over the sea, roughly off Aberaeron, at a high altitude, possibly 2000 ft. The photo was timed at 09.38. Close-up by Mike Maunder. [photos not displaying]

Source: SUFON files - witness email, August 2017.

Sunday 1st May, 02:30

Rob Morgan: 'Looking up at the stars I noticed one star (as I thought) was moving slightly, then disappeared. Then a light shot across the sky making an S shape, very quickly and disappeared.'

Source: UK UFO, uploaded by witness on 4th May 2016.

Thursday 5th May, 11:20
Llansamlet, Swansea

11.20 AM. Dry and fine, blue sky with wispy clouds.

Brian Harry was driving his van east along the M4 with work colleague, Martin. Just as they were approaching Junction 45, at Llansamlet, Brian noticed a pale bronze-green solid saucer-shaped object in the sky, high up, which was clearly visible for a short while. It was at 11 o'clock position and lower than what a jet liner would be at. There was no vapour trail. There were several jet liners visible at the time, all of which were leaving vapour trails. The object was moving from left to right - in a south-westerly direction on a level path. He watched it as long as he could until it vanished behind clouds. Martin did not see it as he was on his mobile phone. Source: SUFON Files - witness interviewed by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams, 28 June 2016.

16th May, 00:00
A477, Carmarthen

Witness was driving in a van, window open, to Carmarthen on the A477 when they saw a cigar shaped craft appear from nowhere in the sky ahead, at cloud level. It was very bright white with no markings. The witness watched, expecting to see wings become visible as the craft turned, only to see several more crafts appear in a line behind it. Witness counted 17 before losing count, as more appeared to the side of the others. They suddenly disappeared into thin air, making no sound at all. The sighting was reported to MUFON that same afternoon.

" Crafts appeared from nowhere flew past me left to right as i observed them in a straight line then joined by several other craft which flew at the side of line rocking side to side .They then turned sharply and went in same direction i was travelling. | I was travelling from tenby south wales to carmarthen on the a477 a craft like a cigar pure white in colour appeared out of nowhere in the sky ahead of me at cloud level. it was big like a plane but it appeared white very bright with no markings. i watched expecting to see wings as it turned but then several more appeared out of nowhere behind it all in a line following each other all exactly the same size and colour. i was startled now as more and more appeared. out of nowhere i counted 17 then lost track as several other craft appeared from nowhere and flew at the side of the line of craft but these rocked side to side like they were swinging on a piece of string. i tried to get my phone out of my pocket to take a picture but they turned in the direction i was going and vanished one by one like they just disappeared into thin air. they made no sound at all .I had my van window open all the only noise was from the few cars in front of my vehicle. it scared me when i thought about it after arriving in carmarthen and couldn't stop looking up at the skydive checked news and radio but nothing. no reports ? i haven't told anyone as i'm scared of being laughed at but i've seen these craft and can't believe nobody else has reported it. hope i'm not going nuts? i've been expecting reports on the news but nothing at all! now i find myself watching the sky...Have done all day. i don't know if anybody in the cars in front of me saw them so i don't have any witness to back me up nor any pics...I'm gutted i didn't get any pics or film of them."

Tuesday 24th May 24th, 22:05
Winchwen, Swansea

Clear sky, no clouds.

Partners John and Pam were sitting in their living room in Jersey Road, Winchwen, watching television. The house is situated on the east side of Jersey Road a little to the north of the junction with Carmel Road, and their back garden looks onto open lands to the north of Carmel Road, facing up-hill. Their sitting room has front and back windows, and is aligned west-east. Pam suddenly noticed lights in the sky through the rear window to the east, and exclaimed ' 'What's that?' They rushed out into the back garden for a better view and saw, heading away from them (which had already passed over the area of their house), and heading east, an aerial craft of some kind which displayed many bright round lights, 'like diamonds'.

Their view was only of the rear of the object, the shape of which was a long thin rectangle, and was wide but thin in height, its width compared with the wingspan of a jumbo jet. They could not say what shape in plan the object was as it was only viewed from the rear. They could not tell what colour the body of the object was as it was night and the lights were bright. There was no noise, and the lights were in a single row, covering the entire width of the object. It was at an elevation of about 30 degrees, was about 200 metres away when they first viewd it when entering their garden, and was about 2-300 feet in altitude, as it headed over Carmel Road, which runs west-east so it's course was approximately that of the road.

There were no flashing lights. Pam said it 'crept along' at a slow speed on a straight and level course, and the couple watched for about two minutes before it moved out of sight over the horizon to the east.

One strange thing noted was the fact that their two dogs, who normally follow them into the garden, barking madly at anything, stayed quietly indoors for the entire time the object was in view. The dogs were back to normal a short time later and have displayed no other uncharacteristic behaviour.

Although John has maintained an interest in UFOs over many years, and has had many previous sightings, Pam admitted that she was not interested at all until this sighting.

Source: SUFON Files - witnesses interviewed on site by Steve Drewson and Emlyn Williams 26 May 2016 - and the dogs didn't stop barking while we chatted in the garden!

Monday 20th June 20th
South Wales

I happened to look out of my back window tonight and saw the most brightest red object, the lights were pulsating and the glow from the object was immense. It was moving in a straight line and at a constant speed from east to west. It was flying very low, almost at eye level and there was absolutely no sound from it whatsoever! As it started to leave my vision, I ran upstairs to be able to see it again.

I watched it until it was no longer in my vision. I have witnessed a few sightings over the years but this was something I have never seen before and it wasn’t on the regular flight paths that I’m used to seeing aircraft on. I’m absolutely thrilled to have witnessed this tonight

Source: SUFON database.

Thursday 23rd June, 12:30 23rd

David was on his way home in Pontlliw from work (he worked at a pub in Killay), driving north on Cecil Road from Dunvant to Gowerton. He saw an object described as a long shape with eight bright white lights, roughly over Gowerton School and the stables on the hill on the left of the road ahead. He slowed down as did a car coming in the other direction. What he saw was high one minute and just above the trees the next. It was travelling the opposite direction as himself. He pulled in to take a picture but by that time it had just disappeared.

The object had been seen over Pontlliw before this, David found out later. He was quite shaken by the sighting. The route taken by the object is commonly used by RAF Hercules planes but this has been discounted as a possible explanation as one had gone over at about 11.30 pm on 22 June, about an hour before David's sighting. They tend to be very loud and unmistakable.

Source: SUFON Files - information received via Facebook messages, 23 June 2016.

MUFON #78459
30th June, 00:00
Pembroke Dock (SA72 6BQ)

Witness was walking their dog when they saw a sphere of light in the sky. It flew across the sky then dropped straight down. The sighting was reported to MUFON on August 16th 2016.

"I saw a round light flying across the night sky then dropped straight down out of my line of sight. | I was walking my dog like i do every evening and it was a clear night i noticed this round sphere of light in the sky and it flew across the night sky something that happens most nights but what made this different is that it dropped straight down which i thought was unusual it probably can be explained but i thought i should report it."

Friday 8th July 8th, c. 13:45
Sea off West Anglesey

Sunny day with some high level cloud. Michael Hopkins:

"I was spending the day with an ex-colleague from CADW visiting some burial chambers on Anglesey. Around 1.15 pm we arrived at Barclodiad-Y-Gawres burial chamber on the west coast, and approx 3.5 miles south of RAF Valley, home to No.4 Flying Training School. After inspecting the chamber, we were making our way back to the car when we heard the sound of aircraft approaching, and upon looking up we saw two Hawk aircraft in formation travelling down the coast in a south-easterly direction. It was then as I looked around the sky for the possibility of more aircraft, that I observed a black sphere at approx one to ona and a half miles distant over the sea towards the south-west.

The two aircraft were at approx 2000 feet altitude, flying slowly, and seemingly quite oblivious to the black object. Following behind at about 10 - 15 seconds later we saw three Hawk aircraft in arrowhead formation, that appeared to have seen the object as they made a sharp right hand turn heading towards it. As the aircraft got nearer to the object, it suddenly accelerated further out to sea in a south-westerly direction. The first two Hawks were observed carrying on their course and did not follow the three Hawks that were chasing the black sphere. We did not see the aircraft return before we drove away."

Source: SUFON Files - report received from Mike Hopkins 2018.

Monday 18th July, 19:45
Townhill, Swansea

Blue sky, hot. Mark Rayworth was with his three-year-old daughter, driving down Townhill Road, heading for Gors Avenue so was travelling north-east. He noticed an all-over white cylinder-shaped object in a horizontal attitude off to his right, not far from Mayhill Post Office. It seemed to be in a stationary position, and was about the length of two helicopters. It was at a low altitude and in a position between the post office and Mayhill School. He turned into Granogwen Road on his right and headed towards the school to get a better view and take a video with his phone, but it had disappeared.

Source: SUFON Files.

Tuesday 19th July, early morning (still dark)

Sharon Evans woke up in the early morning and got up to go into the garden and sit with a hot drink, something she often did. Before she went outside she was aware of a loud repeating booming noise, which had a rhythm which reminded her of a heart monitor. She'd never heard this before and wondered if it was the sound of a milking machine carried on the wind.

Once she was outside she could hear the sound much better. She sat and looked at the stars and soon became aware of a string of 6 very bright white identically-shaped objects moving towards her direction from the west, which meant they had come from over the Irish Sea. They were in a perfect line and same distance apart. She reckoned they were the height of the transatlantic airliners that often go over, but they were at least 5 times the size. They were square-shaped but with slightly concave sides.

She watched them for several minutes as they passed overhead towards the east and the Preseli Mountains. When they got to around the area of the mountains, each in turn exploded, one after the other, in a very bright flash - "sparkling like the brightest diamonds" is how she described it. After each had disappeared one after the other in bright flashes the booming noise stopped.

Source: Ellis Taylor, friend of the witness - report sent to SUFON 28 July 2016.

Tuesday 19th July, 10:30

Blue sky, hot. Mark Rayworth, was outside his business unit at Oxwich Court, Swansea Enterprise Park, Llansamlet when he saw three silver orbs in a triangular formation travelling about the speed of an aircraft at high altitude coming from the city centre towards Morriston (south-west to north-east). They were at high altitude and the 'triangle' was moving in a sideways manner with one of the three points towards the front. There was no sound. Mark watched them for about 5 minutes and they disappeared right before his eyes, in a position roughly over Morriston Cross.

Source: SUFON Files - witness correspondence, 19 July 2016.

Wednesday 20th July, 03:15
Meinciau, Carmarthenshire

Friends, Liam Allcock (17), Goerge Bliss (17) and Haydn Simpson (16) were on a balcony at the rear of a house in Myrtle Road (B4317), Ponthenri which looks north-west over the Gwendraeth Fawr valley from the southern slope of the valley. The house is the home of George, who lived there with his parents. 

The boys saw four objects flashing red, orange and blue lights, moving independently of each other, slowly through the sky in different directions at an elevation of about 30 degrees maximum. Three were roughly in a loose triangular formation, and one was low near the horizon. The witnesses looked through binoculars and noticed that the objects were roughly teardrop-shaped lying horizontally, and were white and flickering red, orange and blue.

There was no sound. The lower object moved up and down and dipped below trees on the horizon several times. The horizon was the crest of the ridge between the Gwendraeth Fawr and Gwendraeth Fach valleys, and the objects were either over the ridge itself, or further away, maybe over the Gwendraeth Fach valley in the vicinity of Meinciau. They watched the objects for over an hour, George starting to feel a bit paranoid. The boys eventually went indoors while the objects were still in view.

Source: SUFON Files - Liam interviewed on line by Emlyn Williams, 22 July 2016, and all three boys interviewed by Emlyn Williams on site, 27 July 2016.

Friday 22nd July, 02:15
Maesgwyn, Pontyates

Liam Allcock (17) was at home in Maesgwyn, Pontyates. He was outside having a cigarette when he looked up at the clear sky to the south-east and saw at a 60-degree angle what at first he thought was a satellite, a white light heading in a straight line from south-west to north-east, but then changed course to its right then left, regaining its original course. It then slowed slightly, stopped for an instant and then shot off quickly backwards towards the south-west but upwards at an angle into space, Liam losing sight of it as it went.

Total duration of sighting: about 10 seconds. Shortly afterwards, Liam's TV had interference for about 15-20 seconds.

Source: SUFON Files - Liam interviewed by Emlyn Williams on line 22 July 2016 and on site 27 July 2016.

Friday 22nd July, 05:50
Trallwn, Swansea

Stephen Gray (51), living in Lon Enfys, Trallwn, had been up all night due to illness and went outside his home for a cigarette. He stood outside his front door (facing west) and heard a high-level jet airliner passing overhead. 

He looked for it above his head, his eyes following the contrail and watched the jet liner passing from west to east, at the usual high altitude and was amazed to see that it was being followed by an object very close to its tail and travelling to the right of its contrail. It's shape was like an elongated rugby ball, and about half the length and width of the fuselage of the jet, its orientation mirroring that of the plane. It was of a dark grey colour, but, like the plane, reflected the rays of the early morning sun.

Then as they passed directly overhead, the object moved to the left hand side of the contrail, keeping its east-west orientation and pulled up level to the jet, then pulling ahead below the plane's wings so was travelling alongside and below it on the port side. Stephen then lost sight of both the plane and object as they passed over the roof, which obscured them.

Source: SUFON Files - witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams, 27 July 2016.

Wednesday 27th July 27th, 21:35
Cwmafan, Port Talbot

Lin Cullen was outside Cunard Cottages, Cwmafan with a young teenage girl with special needs she was looking after. The girl pointed out a light in the sky high above them in the clear night sky. It was like a bright star but was making quick, erratic movements in all directions and angles.

Lin, intending not to frighten the girl by saying it was a UFO, told her it was a satellite. The girl asked why it was doing what it was doing and Lin said, 'It's trying to work out which way to go so it wont crash into any others.'

The object then went straight up slowly and disappeared from sight. There was no sound at any time, and no flashing lights.

Source: SUFON Files - Lin Cullen interviewed by Emlyn Williams, 20 August 2016.

Friday 29th July, between 23:00 - 23:10
Swansea Bay

"I saw something a bit odd over the bay earlier, between 23.00 -23.10. I live at the top of Mount Pleasant so have a very good view of the bay. I was about to hang up the phone, the base of which is on my windowsill, when I spotted a strobing, very slow moving light coming from the direction of Mumbles, which moved in a low, wide arc over the bay, towards the shore, making no noise whatsoever - I flung my windows open wide to listen for aircraft noise. It seemed to fly over all the boats in the bay as if checking them out. It would occasionally hover very briefly, and when moving off, would make a sudden jerking motion, before settling into its very slow, stately arc across the bay again. It kept this up for 10 minutes or so, heading in an arc towards the Somerset coast before vanishing. I don't know if it blinked out or just faded due to distance. There were no white or green navigation lights on this object, it wasn't a Chinese lantern, as the light was strobing rather than flickering, and also, it was a cherry red colour, like the LED indicator on a TV or hi-fi on standby. It wasn't a plane, as it hovered a few times, and should have been near enough, on its closest approach, to be audible, if it was a helicopter.

Did you see any red and green flashing lights on it which would be the standard compulsory navigation lights?

Just the red strobing light, although the green light could have been on the side facing away from me, I suppose. Having seen both the police and search and rescue helicopters over the bay fairly often, I would have expected to see more than just a red light. The way it moved seemed out of character with a helicopter

I first noticed it heading inland from Mumbles - I'm looking south across the bay. It seemed to perform a wide arc, west to east, heading back out to sea at my 10 o'clock position, somewhere just before the Meridian Tower, and heading towards the Somerset coast. When it turned south, I would have expected to see the green light, as if it was a helicopter, my view, when it turned, would have been of the rear of it - so surely, I would have seen the red and green lights? But the strange thing is even though it was doing this arc movement, the same red light seemed to show the whole time. It didn't seem to flash as quickly as the red lights I've seen on the police helicopter at night. In fact, it was a similar speed to the red light at the entrance to Swansea docks.

does seem odd as if the whole body of it was red?

Kind of, yes. That was what had my scratching my head. Up to that point, I assumed it was a helicopter, but maybe some kind of weird atmospherics were deflecting the sound away from the shore. But the arc it flew was quite clear to see, using the lights on boats and buoys as points of reference. Yet when it started heading out to sea, its trajectory had changed, yet it was still the same red light. Weird.

Source: SUFON database.

Wednesday 10th August

I was driving a friend home and we saw something flying in the air to the right of us, quite close, travelling in the same direction. I was unable to get a really good look as i was driving and there were houses in the way too, so i only caught glimpses. We had no idea what it was - definitely no plane or helicopter as it had no wings or blades. Too big to be a drone. I managed to capture it on film, but unfortunately it's not a great video (they never are, are they! :/ ) By the time i got to the end of my friend's street, (which is a dead-end so we couldn't carry on anyway), stopped the car and got my phone out, it was a lot further away, so you can't see it very well and it appears to be a lot smaller than it looked when we first saw it. (But that also shows how quick it was travelling, because it was in-line with us when we spotted it

It was at Highfield, Loughor, i believe we were either facing South or South-East. It was only me and my friend in the car, i didn't notice any other witnesses in the area. My friend was the one who spotted it and shouted out "what the hell is that!?" Unfortunately my recollection of actually seeing it is so vague, because i didn't get a good look at it, and it was months ago now too. I do remember wondering myself at the time how low it actually was/how big it actually was, i couldn't really figure it out just by seeing it for a split second each time and trying to focus on driving at the same time too, as stupid as that may sound. I couldn't figure out if it was something larger and further away, or something smaller and closer to us! It was directly to the right of me as i was driving, so i almost had to look over my shoulder and upwards, and it was only visible between houses too, so all in all i really couldn't get a good look at it.

I remember it being a dark grey/black colour, and i don't recall seeing any type of lights at all, but again i couldn't look at it in detail, and with it being the middle of the day lights would have been difficult to see anyway. It was definitely close enough for us to clearly confirm that it did not have any kind of wings or blades. If i had to guess, I'd say it was around the same size as a small helicopter, maybe slightly smaller, but like i said i honestly don't know. To me it was like seeing a regular low-flying helicopter, only it definitely wasn't a helicopter.

There was no sound, not any we could hear anyway. (we didn't get out of the car, and i can't recall if we had music on either, i know we didn't when we filmed it, but it was further away then anyway.) The only explanation i could think of was that it was some kind of drone, but I've never seen one like that before... but we both believe it was too big and too fast to be a drone regardless. It was in line with us when we spotted it, travelling in the same direction, i was doing a solid 30-35mph and by the time i stopped the car at the bottom of the road, whipped my phone out, it seemed a lot further into the distance already, and it seemed higher than i thought it was when we first saw it too, although it's hard to tell because we were higher up when we first spotted it as the street goes downhill.

Source: SUFON database.

10th August 2016

18th August, 16:12

Witness was walking with a friend when they both saw a bright light for a few seconds. It went without leaving a trail. The sighting was reported to MUFON on February 9th 2017.

"I was walking to my sisters with a friend and looked in the distance as you get a beautiful view of the town during the day. about 5 miles from the location i was, i could see a bright light and for a few seconds i thought it was just the sun but about 5 miles to the east of the light was the sun and got my friend to look. as i looked back at the light it was gone with no trail or any clouds in the sky. i didn't know what it was i saw and still don't to this day. my friends refuses to admit tha he thinks that there is a possibility of it being a ufo and i don't say i think it is, i just hope it was and i know what i am looking in the sky as i am strongly into astronomy and have studied it... i have told friends and family but they end up laughing at me because i say that i hope it was a ufo that i had seen and never told anyone else after due to the fear of being judged"

Monday 29th August, 21:10
Cray Reservoir, Brecon Beacons

Fine and dry clear night. Slight wind.

Husband and wife, Phil and Kris Prevel, and a friend, Gill Wood were in a lay-by on the A4067 overlooking Cray Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons. The planets and stars were becoming visible as it got dark.

They saw a bright object to the west 30 degrees above the horizon. It was like a small bright white light the size of a planet moving erratically before winking out. It reappeared and winked out repeatedly, to the left, right, above, below and diagonally in an erratic fashion. The only consistent thing was the winking on and off and appearance in a new position.

The witnesses also looked at the object through binoculars and all agreed that it was not a plane.

It did not travel across the sky at all, it was contained within a specific area (as if it were contained within a box or circle and couldn't move outside of it). It then just disappeared.

The witnesses also saw three satellites, planets, one helicopter, one shooting star. The Milky Way was also visible.

Duration of sighting: 2 or 3 minutes.

Source: SUFON Files.

Wednesday 14th September, afternoon
Llanwonno, Ynysbwl

A couple were having a picnic on a sunny day near a reservoir at Daerwynno, Llanwonno, near Ynysybwl. They spotted two white orbs dancing around in the sky, which they watched for thirty minutes. The woman said they were:

'.... going at cray speed and random jerky movements, we knew they couldn't be planes or helicopters, they were too fast, and too high up to be a drone. They were completely silent. We were transfixed watching them in awe, they seemed to be disappearing then reappearing in other places? Anyway they finally disappeared completely then we heard a really loud sound, my boyfriend shouted oh my god turn around, I looked up and there were two extremely low flying military type planes, they were small and dark green in colour and were whizzing around the area we saw the orbs.'

She added that during the whole week the pensioners in her street had been complaining about so many low flying aircraft flying around, from police helicopters to military aircraft, which was not normal. This was happening at night also, keeping people awake.


Wednesday 14th September, 23:00 (+ 17th September)

Witness, along with his wife and his daughter, saw a static light in the sky that appeared to be flashing and changing colour. Through binoculars it seemed to move or 'dance' around, and was changing colours through red, blue, green and white. They watched it for an hour before going to bed. They saw a similar light again on the night of September 17th. The sightings were reported to UK UFO on September 20th 2016.

"At about 23-00 hours my wife said there is a light in the sky that is not moving it has been static for sometime, I looked and could see the and it looked as if was flashing and changing colour although appeared to be static. I got out my binoculars and looked at it and found that it was changing colours red blue green white and it was not static but dancing around up and down and side to side and then still again. When it was viewed without binoculars you were not able to see the dancing movement, we called my daughter and see also viewed it but could not offer any explanation. We watched it for about an hour and then went to bed. We then witnessed it a again couple of days later. We saw a similar light in the sky last year over a neighbours property but thought it was something to do with him but this time it was not over any property."

Saturday 17th September, 21:30
Bristol Channel off St. Athan

A police helicopter crew filmed an object over the Bristol Channel as they were coming in to land at St. Athan. It was giving off heat and could only be seen by infrared camera. A dark, circular shape is seen hovering in the sky as police monitors can be heard observing what they are seeing - although they have admitted they have no idea what it was. 

The National Police Air Service at St. Athan in South Wales tweeted footage of the UFO explaining it was not spotted by local air traffic control. It was filmed over Bristol on Saturday, September 17, and shared online by NPAS St. Athan, the National Police Air Service which is based in South Wales. 

The clip, which they have revealed is part of a much longer video, was filmed 'over the Bristol Channel at approx 1,000 feet', they explained. The filming was set to 'black hot', which means there is heat coming off the craft. 

'We really don't know but doubt it was a lantern as it was going into the wind,' they said on Twitter. 


NPAS St. Athan added the object was very hot and moving against the wind, tweeting: 'Any suggestion [sic] ?? Nothing seen by local ATC....?' They said it was unlikely to be a lantern, adding: 'We really don't know [what it is] but doubt it was a lantern as it was going into the wind.' Replying to another user they posted: 'Only slight problem is the amount of heat and it was travelling into the wind?' They also explained: 'It was on Saturday night (September 24) about 21:30 and was spotted over the Bristol Channel at approx 1000 ft. [SUFON Note: This date is wrong, as they were tweeting about it on 23 September - EW]. 'Our clock is out by one hour so it was pitch black. Tried on day camera, nothing seen. This clip is just a small part of the vid. Really difficult to judge the size but we filmed it for just over 7 minutes as we were coming back into land.' 


The story was picked up by various outlets, from the Mirror Online to the Scottish Sun to the International Business Times (16/01/2017):

An alien hunter has lashed out at South Wales Police for allegedly hiding some vital information from him when he submitted a suspicious footage of what he believes to be a UFO. The footage was taken in September with an infra-red camera on board a police helicopter.

Gary Heseltine claimed he saw circular object hovering in mid-air and appears to spin at a high speed. The editor of UFO Truth magazine also said that he has been submitting numerous Freedom of Information requests to South Wales Police ever since he got hold of the footage. However, police have not been very open about the incident and Gary believes that they are hiding something from the public.

The editor, who believes that this South Wales incident is very similar to another case in Chile involving a Navy helicopter, demanded logs of the police helicopter, flight maps and audio from the cockpit.

"I've waited until now to see how much information I could obtain from the police via the FOI requests I've submitted. What I can say is that in my opinion the police have not been as open and transparent as they could have been," he said, according to Mirror Online.

"I believe this British case is a major UFO event and should be the subject of a scientific enquiry," he added.

Tuesday 20th September, c. 20:40
Trallwn, Swansea

Simon Gray, who lives in Trallwn Road, Trallwn was at home and saw an orange glow in the sky, high up moving faster than a satellite, 'like a scalded cat' moving south to north. From his point of view he said it passed just below the first two stars in the constellation of Cassiopeia, moving fast. It was shaped like an oblong, 'but standing up'.

Simon said there was no noise and it was glowing, but there were no flames or trail.

Source: SUFON Files - witness report.

Sunday 25th September,, 22:15
Cwmafon, Port Talbot

10.15 PM. Patchy cloud, showers.

Lin Cullen was having a cigarette break from her workplace in Cwmafan ,and was standing at the rear of the premises on Heol Jiwbili, talking to her husband on her mobile phone. She saw what she thought at first was a 'bright star' in a clear patch of sky, looking up the valley (north-east), but then noticed that it was moving up and down, at an elevation of 50 degrees and at a high altitude. It was making random movements in different directions, and periodically stopping and standing still. There was no sound from the object, and no flashing lights. She gave her husband a running commentary on what she was seeing.

This went on for a couple of minutes, then another light appeared to the right of it, a pinpoint at first, but then growing bigger, becoming the same size as the first one. It then too started making the same movements as the first one, the two lights moving around together randomly. The first light then moved upwards and disappeared.

Lin went into her workplace to get a camera, but when she came back out the sky where the lights were had clouded over.

This sighting occurred in the same place as Lin's previous sighting of a similar object on 27 July 2016.

Source: SUFON Files - witness interviewed by Emlyn Williams, 8 October 2016.

MUFON #81493
Friday 30th September

Witness was walking through town when they looked up and saw c. 11 silver cylinders gliding silently across the sky. They left a white smoke trail behind them. Three went in one direction, and four in another - they seemed to pass each other as if moving in formation. The sighting was reported on January 12th 2017.

"3 seemed to go one way 4 seemed to go the other they all passed each other | It was a clear day, no clouds no planes not even any birds. i was walking through the town and when i looked up i noticed roughly eleven silver cylinders gliding across the sky. they wernt making a sound just slowly making their way across the sky. they were cylinder shaped and they were silver, they glistened from the sun. they were closer than planes and had no details on them just plain cylinder shape. they also left a white smoke trail behind them as they moved. three of them went one way and four of them went the other way they seemed to pass each other as if they were in formation."

Saturday 1st October, 21:17
Welsh Moor, Gower

Overcast, with patchy clear sky.

Swansea UFO Network members, Laurence Lowe, Mike Maunder, Gaynor Vine and Emlyn Williams were conducting a sky-watch, standing next to a field gateway adjacent to the ruined Mount Hermon Chapel on the hill above Crofty, Gower.

They spotted a large orange orb hovering to the south about a mile away, roughly over the hills of Welsh Moor, about two hundred feet above the hills. It was moving slightly back and fore. Emlyn looked at it through binoculars before it faded out. They came to the conclusion that it was not a drone or a Chinese lantern due to the way it moved.

Duration of sighting: about 20 seconds.

Source: SUFON Files.

MUFON #83160
Monday 3rd October, 21:03
Swansea, SA15 2HW

Witness and their partner saw a bright light in the sky. They took pictures with their phone camera [not displayed on site] and reported the sighting on 16th April 2017.

"Bright light moving with no flashing lights | Me and my partner were having a cigarette in the back garden, when i noticed this bright light moving across sky. so i took my phone camera out and took some photo's"

MUFON #83072
Monday 3rd October, 21:28

Witness and their partner saw a bright light pass over their house. Sighting was reported April 10th 2017. (Possibly the same case as above?)

"Watched it pass our house a bright light no noize but bright | Me and my partner was having a cigarette at back of house when we witnessed a bright light coming from sw to ne it was bright with no noize or tail lights from plane or helicopter i dont no what it was"

Tuesday 4th October, 11:00
Three Crosses, Gower

Steve Drewson was at home and saw an object in the clear sky at the same time as an airliner. Here is his report:

'At approximately 11 am on Tuesday 4 October, I was looking out of my upstairs rear bedroom window at Gowerton Road, Three Crosses, Swansea. The weather was fine and dry with blue sky. I observed a large passenger airliner flying from an east to west direction at a height of approximately 39,000 ft and a speed of about 500 mph. It was leaving a wide vapour trail behind it. This is a regular occurrence with transatlantic flights passing overhead in both directions every couple of minutes.

On this occasion however, positioned some considerable distance below it, was a black or dark coloured object moving in exactly the same direction. Now whilst this object appeared to be travelling at exactly the same speed and direction as the airliner, it was obvious that it was travelling much slower, as it was at a much lower altitude. I would estimate its speed to be about 100 mph, but cannot accurately estimate its height, but if pushed would say about 10,000 feet, and its size maybe a third of that of an airliner.

There are light aircraft and microlights flying overhead coming from and to Fairwood Airport on a regular basis, but this object was flying at a much greater height than any light aircraft. I could clearly see that there were no wings or visible lights on the object, and it was far too high in altitude to be a helicopter. I was unable to determine its exact shape but it was clearly under intelligent control. Whilst it was moving in the same direction as the wind, which was blowing from the east, the object was clearly moving far faster than the wind was blowing.

Although I have stated that it appeared to be keeping pace with the jet above, it was clearly not in any way tracking or toying with it. I immediately went to find my binoculars but realised that they were not retrievable in time to spot the object before it disappeared. Neither was my camera available to me at a moment's notice.

I had my mobile phone with me and put the phone's camera on full zoom. I pointed it at the vapour trail which I could see in the viewfinder, but I was unable to see the other object. Assuming it would still be in the picture I took a photograph just before the airliner disappeared over the house. I then went outside to the front of my house and whilst I could still see the airliner above me, the other object had disappeared.

I subsequently checked the photograph and could clearly see the airliner with its vapour trail and there was a small dark spot on the image below it, but when I zoomed in on the object although it was clearly visible, it was pixelated to such an extent that I was unable to make out its shape.

A few days later, on the night of Saturday the 8th of October, I showed the photograph on my phone to three members of SUFON who were participating in a sky watch at Rotherslade, Mumbles, Swansea. Unfortunately however, the image was accidentally deleted a few days later.

Source: SUFON Files - Steve Drewson.

MUFON #79618
Tuesday October 4th, 18:50

A witness saw a white silver object floating in the sky which at times seemed cigar shaped.

"White silver object floating in sky. seemed at times cigar shaped | I was looking out the window over the valley (we live on a hill). i noticed a cigar shaped object (or maybe more like a creamhorn) that was white/ shiny in the sky. i joked that it was a ufo. then i watched it a little more - it seemed to be not moving. impossible to ascertain distance or size. i took a picture with the ipad. i put the ipad back on the table and when i looked out it was gone."

Duration of sighting: 1 minute. Sighting was reported to MUFON the same day.

Wednesday 12th October, between 21:00 and 23:00

Witness in Llanelli saw a white ball moving slowly back and fore in the sky for 30 minutes before moving off at speed. He is sure that it was not a helicopter or plane. The witness has no interest in UFOs and does not wish to be identified.

Source: SUFON Files.

Monday 17th October, 21:20
Bonymaen, Swansea

Christine Brown was in her back garden in Bowen Street, Hafod, Swansea, looking towards the east she saw two large round white lights, one above the other, stationary and high up over Kilvey Hill or Bonymaen area, possibly as far as Trallwn.

"Then all off a sudden there were three smaller lights darting about."

They were darting about, moving left and right at first, then up and down, zig-zagging and moving erratically. She described them as white and round and bigger than plane lights. She's sure they weren't planes because they were zig-zagging fast. There was no sound and no flashing lights.

She went indoors then because she became a bit nervous. Her friend who lives around the corner on Aberdeberthy Street, Hafod also saw the lights, but through the window from indoors.

Source: SUFON Files - reported by Ian Brown, son of witness via Facebook 19-20 October 2016.

Saturday 22nd October, c. 13:30

Louise: 'I was sitting outside in our back garden. The skies were beautifully clear. There were two aeroplanes in the sky, but no-way what we sighted. There were three orbs at a very high altitude, they seemed at first to be in triangle formation ducking in and out of each other. Then they seemed to go in different directions briefly before what seemed to be follow the leader heading towards the Brecon Beacons. We watched them for what seemed ages but it was less than 5 minutes. There was no actual colour as the sun was deflecting making it seem like they were silver. I know it seems mad but at first I thought they were birds weaving in and out until my husband said that it was far too high altitude.'


Saturday 29th October, day
Port Talbot

Witness saw a silver rectangular shaped craft with a dome on top. It was rotating anti-clockwise, fairly low in the sky. The sighting lasted a few minutes then, as it moved off into the distance, a helicopter hovered overhead.

I was at work power washing lorrys when i saw something moving through the sky it was a clear day, cold but not a cloud in the sky and i saw a vertical rectangled shaped craft with a dome on top. it was silver in colour and it was rotating anti-clockwise and every time it rotated the sun would glint off it. it was reasonably low in sky and was around half a mile in front of me i stood there and watched it for around 60seconds as it flew over the steelworks it got further a way until it was out of sight. i was so happy as that was the first craft i’ve ever seen and it wasnt a light in the night sky it was a solid silver object moving through the day time sky. then i was just going to get back to work when a helicopter came up from behind the plant i work and was hovering right above me scanning the sky in the direction the craft had gone it looked around for 2mins before leaving over the mountain. i will remember this for the rest of my life i was amazing only wish i had more time to look at it.

Wednesday 2nd November, 20:35
Morganstown, Cardiff

Michael Hopkins: "I was on my way home to Pontypridd from a friend's house in Cardiff and took a route along the A4054 as a change from the more direct route, the A470. As I was approaching the Coryton interchange, Junction 32, on the Pendwyallt Road, I noticed some stationary lights in the sky approx above the Morganstown quarry and Pentyrch.

I pulled into the access road for the Village Hotel, and stopped my car and got out for abetter view. I saw a triangular object with a blue light on the far left corner, a red light on the far right corner and a slowly flashing red light in the centre of the triangle. The near corner was in darkness and did not have a light, but the shape of the corner could be clearly seen every time the centre light flashed on.

I turned to reach into my car for my phone with the intention of taking a photograph, but when I turned back with phone in hand, the object had gone. There was no sign of lights moving away anywhere. I estimate that from initial observation of the object until its disappearance would have been around a minute. It must have been a cloudy night as no stars were visible."

Source: SUFON Files - witness email 10 January 2018.

MUFON #80215
Friday 4th November
Tonyrefail, CF39 8EG

A couple with their three children were at home sitting in the lounge. Fireworks were going off in the background to the rear of the house. They all looked through the rear window and saw a large object hovering over houses nearby. It looked oval or egg-shaped with large blue lights surrounding a single red light in the centre. It descended then seconds later, it changed direction and 'appeared to follow what looked like a weather plane.'

Duration of sighting: 5 seconds. Witness reported the sighting later the same day.

"Blue red orange light. quite prominent hovering above houses | Myself, partner and 3 children under 11 were sat in lounge. fireworks were going off in background at the back of house. we all look ed through the window to see a large object hoovering over houses at the back of our property. the large object looked oval in shape with large blue lights and orne red lights in the middle of the blue lights. i was about to video the object when it desended down. then seconds later the object changed direction and appeared to follow what looked like a weather plane!!??"

Sunday 20th November, c. 18:30
Clydach, Swansea 

 Dark clear sky. Roger Russell was walking along Capel Road towards Vera Road, Clydach (facing north-east up the valley). He saw in the distance ahead of him a glowing orange light. At first he thought it was a street light, but after a moment he remembered that most of the street lights in the area had been converted to white LED.

'As I continued to watch, the object flew towards me travelling down the Swansea valley towards the city, heading towards Morriston. What made it strange was at no time was there any sound from it. It wasn't blinking like an aeroplane or helicopter warning lights would. It was travelling faster than a helicopter but slower than a jet fighter. It passed right above me, again no sound. The road was quiet so no traffic noise.'

It reminded Roger of a boomerang in shape. He added that it was about 3 to 4 thousand feet in altitude. As it disappeared out of his view towards Swansea it passed behind some low clouds. Unfortunately he had left his house without his phone so could not take a photo.

SUFON's Emlyn Williams was struck by the similarities to a sighting reported the previous year. He showed Roger the photo of the object seen, by coincidence from Capel Road, Clydach in late October 2015. Roger said that the object that he saw looked the same as the one in the photo.

Source: SUFON Files - witness email, November 2016.

MUFON #80633
Tuesday 22nd November, 10:09
Swansea, SA1

Lee Coates was out taking photographs. Later, studying the files, he saw a strange object. He sent the pictures to MUFON [not displayed on site] on November 26th.

"Did not observe. just an unusual feature in camera raw file. maybe a bird/insect in flight. | I am a serious amateur photographer with a degree in photojournalism. my background is photography and the armed forces, so i have professional experience in observing distant objects. i must emphasise that i did not see the object in person. i was out taking photographs on the morning of the 22nd of november 2016. it was a nice morning, the weather was normal for this time of the year at the location. at 10.09.47 i took the attached raw file using my sony a7r with a shutter speed of 1/15 of a second at f9.5 at iso 50 with the camera firmly set down on my tripod. i took the image, two different versions, one shot with a person passing through at 10.08.56, one without at 10.09.47. the first image has nothing odd at the location of the unusual looking object of note(i have studied the raw) only upon studying the images in post using lightroom did i notice the object/flaw/bird/aberration. i am a very open minded person but always think 100% logically so under these circumstances(unless someone tells me otherwise)would consider this to be a bird/insect flying past or rubbish blowing. i would always opt for the choice that can be confirmed with evidence. i have attached a copy of the unedited raw file. a copy of the same file with the curves slider pushed to enhance the shape of the object. and a crop of the curves slider pushed image to direct your eyes and to be able to quickly look at the object magnified. i am of course sure that you will tell me its probably be a bird, but wanting a second opinion, i have sent it in to you guys to take a look anyway. lee coates."

Saturday 26th November
Dunvant, Swansea Airport

"Small silver orb fly over Dunvant, which circled on towards Fairwood before I lost sight of it. I did photograph it but by the time I had it in the camera sights, it was tiny and over Fairwood."

Source: SUFON database.

MUFON #80691
Sunday 27th November, 16:32

Serena Bradbury was walking along the B4245 Caldicot By-pass in Caldicot to a friend's house and had just crossed the road near traffic lights at the junction with Woodstock Way. Looking up, she saw a very low bright flying object which was triangular. The witness's first thought was that it was a meteorite, then thought it was a Chinese lantern.

It hovered over her for 3-5 seconds, and she thought about stopping traffic but took out her phone to take a picture, by which time the object was speeding away from her, across the road and just above the trees. [Video not displaying on site] The sighting was reported on 30th November 2016.

"Looked up saw a hoovering craft, really low. got out camera sped of captured on camera x | Walking to my friends house on my way there i just crossed over from the traffic lights,by woodstock way junction. looked up saw a very low bright flying craft, not sure what made me look up. my first thoughts a meteorite, then a chinese lantern but just before it sped off, thought i was hallucinating, hovered above me for at least 3-5 seconds, thought about stopping traffic but took out my phone, by that time the craft sped off, across the road above the trees, didn't have time to zoom my camera on my rubbish iphone4 so just took 2 pictures first, then recorded the object, by that time was shaking has you will see. my phone ran out of storage. so watched the object fly out of view. since the sighting i believe it was a military triangle drone, or the black triangle. x"

They followed up on March 21st 2019 (MUFON #99287) stating: "Just want someone to slow the whole footage down...I already reported this sighting to you."

Tuesday 29th November, 09:46
Three Crosses, Gower

Clear blue sky. Steve Drewson was at home in Three Crosses and saw an object in a blue sky. Here is his report:

'I was in the upstairs back bedroom of my home in Three Crosses, Swansea. The bedroom window overlooks an easterly direction. I am well used to regularly seeing local light aircraft and also transatlantic jet aircraft passing back and fore, some leaving vapour trails and others not, but no matter what their height, their shape is always obvious and they are always constantly visible along their entire flight paths. My attention was suddenly drawn to the totally blue and clear sky outside, where I could see a white object travelling slowly in a westerly direction. As I watched, it just disappeared.

Within seconds it reappeared and was joined by a second similar object in close proximity. Both objects kept "blinking off" and reappearing. In my view they were clearly not aeroplanes but I could not explain what they were. The only thing I had near me was my mobile phone, which isn't the best for photographs or films. I grabbed it and attempted to film the objects but even on full zoom I couldn't see the objects in the phone's screen. In view of that I just pointed it roughly in the right direction and started filming. The attached video is what resulted. If I'd managed to get it earlier it was a lot more spectacular with a lot more to see. In the video only one object appears, which "blinks on and off" very briefly at 2 secs and 8 secs.'

What he managed to film is what appears to be a white object, roughly round or spherical in shape. The video will be posted on here soon.

Source: SUFON Files.

Tuesday November 29th, 15:25
Port Talbot

Clear sky. Michael was at work, power washing lorries when he saw something moving through the sky, about half a mile away. He said it was a vertical rectangle-shaped craft with a dome on top. It was silver-coloured and was rotating anti-clockwise, with the sun glinting off it as it rotated. The object was reasonably low in the sky.

Michael stood and watched it for about a minute as it flew over the steelworks, until it was out of sight. He was about to get back to work when a helicopter came up from behind the plant where he works and hovered right above him for two minutes before leaving over the mountain nearby.

"I was at work power washing lorrys when i saw something moving through the sky it was a clear day, cold but not a cloud in the sky and i saw a vertical rectangled shaped craft with a dome on top. it was silver in colour and it was rotating anti-clockwise and every time it rotated the sun would glint off it. it was reasonably low in sky and was around half a mile in front of me i stood there and watched it for around 60seconds as it flew over the steelworks it got further a way until it was out of sight. i was so happy as that was the first craft i’ve ever seen and it wasnt a light in the night sky it was a solid silver object moving through the day time sky. then i was just going to get back to work when a helicopter came up from behind the plant i work and was hovering right above me scanning the sky in the direction the craft had gone it looked around for 2mins before leaving over the mountain. i will remember this for the rest of my life i was amazing only wish i had more time to look at it."

Source: reported by witness on 13th January 2017.

Tuesday 20th December, 17:20
Efail Isaf

5.20 PM. Dark with mild wind.

Michael Hopkins: "Returning home from Pontyclun along the A473 my wife and I decided to call into Tesco in Upper Boat for a few items. As it was just after 5 o'clock the traffic was stop/start as we entered the Industrial Estate area. As we were waiting in traffic near the Nissan and Vauxhall dealers on the A4054, Cardiff Road, we observed a strange looking stationary light to our south-west, quite low in the sky and estimated as being somewhere near Efail Isaf.

It appeared to be a stationary light, constantly changing colour between white and green. After watching it for about 30 seconds, it suddenly and unexpectantly extinguished. It was a solitary stationary light and not a spotlight producing a beam as found on police helicopters."

Source: SUFON Files - report received from Michael Hopkins 2018.

?, c. 01:00
Garngoch, Swansea

A taxi driver was driving his black cab along Swansea Road, Garngoch, when he sighted a strange looking object in the sky. He pulled in near the farm shop entrance in order to get a better look. He got out of his car and saw the object was above the fields to the rear of the farm shop entrance. Its exact shape was not clear but he described it as looking similar to the vintage electronic 'Simon' game (which was inherently circular with coloured flashing lights thereon).

He estimated its size to be larger than a car. It was about 400 yards away from him and positioned in the sky at about the height of a house. It made no sound and was hovering for a few minutes. As he watched, gold-coloured sparks started to emanate from each side of it, which was accompanied by a chattering sound. It then just suddenly dematerialised.

There was apparently one other car driver who had pulled over to observe the object. he does not know this person's identity. After continuing his journey, he was aware of a military jet and a helicopter in the area of sky above him.

Source: SUFON Files - witness interviewed by Steve Drewson, April 2020.

Between May 2016 and May 2017, c. 23:00
Broughton to Hawarden Road

In a December 2019 Daily Post article on recent UFO sightings there was a write up of a strange light in the sky above the A55 on 07/02/2019. The paper reported: "The phenomenon was also witnessed in the same area a few years ago area by Susan Elsegarney, a retired hotelier who lives in Mold. She told North Wales Live how she had been travelling with a friend from Broughton towards Hawarden at around 11pm, sometime between May 2016 and May 2017, when she saw the night sky turn electric blue."

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