Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Small black triangular craft, with a small tube protruding out of each corner. Each of the tubes contained a small but very bright white light. The craft was insufficently deep to containing any entity other than in the lying flat position.
Size of Object(s)
The vehicle was approx the size of a family saloon car.
Object(s) & Altitude
A matter of a foot or so above the roof of a two storey house.
Description of Area / Surroundings
Urban. A street containing two storey semi-detached houses. Houses for some miles in all directions other than South, which was the direction of Swansea Bay.
Full Description & Details
I hope and trust you will find some interest in an extremely close UFO sighting that took place during a famous “flap” in Swansea, in the late 1980’s.
The reason for the inordinate delay in sending you this report is due to the fact that the witness was my father, and he wanted no publicity or attention, as he was a very private and insular person; despite several efforts over the years, my dad would not allow me to share this incident with any “official” or researcher. My father sadly died in April 2012, and so I’ve decided to let you know about his sighting, as I feel the detail may be quite important.
The date of my dad’s sighting is not known, but it can easily be determined, as it was during the same evening that dozens of witnesses saw lights and “triangular” UFO’s across Swansea Bay and The Gower Peninsula. This was very well documented in the local press, and I also remember Police Officers being witnesses too; it was quite a famous “flap” if I remember correctly.
My dad was a driving instructor by profession, and on this particular evening, at approximately 18.15hrs, he was leaving our home to collect and take a pupil on a lesson. As he left the house he suddenly became aware of a black triangular object, approximately the size of a family saloon car, slowly crossing the sky above the house next door.
The object was blacker (or darker) than the evening sky; had a small tube protruding downward from each corner and each tube had a small but bright light at its tip. The object had insufficient height (or depth) to be a manned craft, as it was no more that approximately 18inches high. Any entity controlling the craft from within would have to have been lying flat.
The craft was so low that my dad estimated it was no more than a foot or so above the roof of the house next door. The object travelled at what my dad described as a “slow walking pace,” and made an audible “chugging” sound as it crossed the road toward the houses opposite in a North West to South East direction (and toward Swansea Bay). My dad than stated he braced himself for what he envisaged to be an inevitable crash, as the object was so low it was going to hit the roof of the house opposite our own.
However, this object seemed to adjust its height as necessary and simply skimmed over the roof opposite, missing the ridge tiles by a matter of a few inches. It then seemed to descend back down and below the level of the roof opposite, and out of my dad’s sight. As mentioned earlier, what we have since assumed to be this object (black triangle with lights on each corner), was later seen by many witnesses over the Swansea Bay area, but at a far higher altitude.
In summary, this object was the size of a car but with far less depth. It made a low “chug, chug, chug” sound as it passed overhead, and it moved at a slow walking pace. My dad stated it was definitely a solid, tangible object, and was definitely under intelligent control of some sort.
I spoke to my dad about his sighting a number of times during the last few months of his life, and to his dying day he swore this account is true and real. My dad and I took an interest in the UFO phenomena following this sighting, and my interest remains to this day
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
Certainly no explanation we could think of other than military testing of some sort of "drone." In the middle of a well populated city suburb; hardly likely ?????
Local Govt Housing Officer. Educated to "A" level standard.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
Little, other than enjoying the film "Close Encounters"
The reason for the delay in reporting this matter was that my father didn't want any attention as he was a very private and quiet person.
Reported Sighting? No
Name: Phil Jones
Your Location: Swansea, South Wales, UK