Welsh UFO sightings from 1894. For sightings from other years please click HERE.
January 25th 1894, 21:30
Fort wrote in New Lands (1923) of lights associated with earthquake activity. 'At Llanthomas and Clifford, towns less than 20 miles west of Hereford, a brilliant light was seen in the sky, an explosion was heard, and a quake was felt. Half an hour later ... at Stokesay Vicarage, Shropshire, was seen ... an illumination so brilliant that for half a minute everything was almost as visible as by daylight.'
The South Wales Echo (23/04/1894) reported that a house in Mountjoy Street was said to be haunted - and that a group of boys who had taken to loitering and keeping watch for the ghost had broken all the windows by throwing stones. Charles Edwards was lucky to get the case dismissed from the police court with a caution.
WATCHING FOR A GHOST. A juvenile delusion at Newport - An impression has got abroad that a house in Mountjoy-steet, Newport, is haunted; in consequence, the boys in the neighbourhood gather round in groups at night time, in the vain hope of catching a glimpse of the spectral visitor. Whilst waiting for the ghost the lads have whiled away the time with throwing stones at the windows, until all the latter have been broken. Charles Edwards, one of the lads appeared at the borough police-court to answer a charge of throwing a stone. - Edwards said that the stone was a marble. - "What," said the magistrates' clerk, "you don't expect to hit a ghost with a marble?" - Head Constable Sinclair told the court that owing to the numerous complaints made by property owners two policemen in plain clothes had been put on duty. - In the particular case the prosecutor did not wish to proceed, and the lad was dismissed with a caution.