Was this a UFO sighting above Moel
Famau or just a military aircraft?
easily be a scene from the Spielberg fantasy Close
Encounters of the Third Kind with strange bright lights,
too large to be car lights, suddenly appearing above a
mountain side and then disappear just as quickly
But this isn’t Hollywood – it’s the latest in a
string of UFO sightings in Denbighshire.
October 4 Sally Gavin of Llanynys was spending an
evening with her boyfriend watching a film when they
spotted a very bright white flashing light just above
Moel Famau Country Park.
According to Sally: “It
grew wider and wider and consisted of three lights which
flashed on and off like Christmas tree lights before
disappearing. I called a friend who lives in Gellifor
and would have a better view and he confirmed that he,
too, could see the red light.”.
Sally saw the
strange phenomena a month ago when it was hovering just
above the mountain.
Five people, including
Sally’s brother in law, saw the strange light and
reported the details to North Wales Police who told them
it might have been caused by the Army or someone out
hunting. But Sally is sure this wasn’t the
“It definitely wasn’t a plane or a
helicopter. The lights were far to big and bright,” she
The sighting is only the latest in a long
history of reported UFOs that have been spotted across
Denbighshire over the last 50 years.
The BBC has
even set up a web page called “Weird Wales” to document
each sighting and where possible provide visual
In one of the earliest recorded
incidents in 1964 a women allowed her dog out on to the
grass near Denbigh Castle only to hear it yelp as if in
pain minutes later
“The woman said she saw a beam
of light focused on the dog and as she picked up the
animal she said she received a burning sensation on her
arm which had come into contact with the
In March 2004 pictures were taken of
strange white swirling objects in the sky over the Vale
of Clwyd which the contributor photographer described as
a very bright light in the night sky. In another
incident two friends had an unnerving ride from
Bodelwyddan to St Asaph when they saw a UFO which
approached as they shone a torch at it. The object,
which was described as being shaped like a biscuit tin,
hovered silently over the car before moving on to Berwyn
Mountain in complete silence.
Maragret Fry, a
member of the Welsh Federation of Independent Ufologists
and expert adviser on BBC weird wales said with regard
to UFO sightings, said: “Everyone seems to see something
different. It can be bright lights or something more
familiar like the classic saucer shape objects. I think
that they are spacecraft from other planets. I’ve been
seeing them since the 1950’s. to say that we are the
only inhabited planet in the universe is
Anyone with a suspected UFO sighting
can contact Maragret on 01745 833310.Back to previous
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