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09:00 - 01 August 2007

Strange things have been spotted in the skies above Swansea, a secret file has revealed.Bosses at the Ministry of Defence have opened their own X files on UFO sightings to the public for the first time.

Details released under the Freedom of Information Act show that five UFO sightings have been reported in the city and across South Wales over the past decade.

On February 9, 2005, a witness told the MoD about a UFO they reported seeing at Rhossili Bay, a "bright object that was travelling at high speed, horizontally - west to east, which looked like marble".

In 2001, two UFO sightings were recorded in Llanelli and Port Talbot. The first was a "large, disc shaped object, black in colour, which then changed to oval shape".

The second sighting described "two large, shining golf ball-like objects, moving in and out of the clouds".

A further two UFO sightings were recorded in 1999, including one in Swansea on February 4, said to be a "triangle shape, like an inverted ice cream cone".

Another apparent sighting was reported to the Evening Post by Neath man Mike Davies.

He was left absolutely baffled after filming two extraordinary bright lights in the night sky, flanked by smaller flashing lights, above his Rhodfa Bevan home.

He said: "I told some friends and they joked that I was going to be taken away by men in white coats.

"But after seeing it (the footage) they changed their minds."

Every year more than 100 UFO sightings are reported to the MoD.

Although it doesn't have any UFO expertise, it has to investigate every sighting.

An MoD spokesman told the Post: "The MoD examines reports solely to establish whether UK airspace may have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised military activity.

"If required, sighting reports are examined with the assistance of the department's air defence experts.

"Unless there is evidence of a potential threat, there is no attempt to identify the nature of each sighting reported."

But correspondence between the MoD and members of the public who report sightings of strange objects revealed that Whitehall officials remain totally open-minded about the existence of UFOs.

But the MoD spokesman added: "To date, the MOD knows of no evidence which substantiates the existence of these alleged phenomena."

The new information comes as the MoD prepares to publish its UFO files dating back to 1967.

The move follows the decision by the French national space agency to release its UFO files in March, the first official body in the world to do so.

The files are expected to be published before the end of the year and will include details of a famous sighting at Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, in 1980, which has been dubbed Britain's Roswell after the famous alleged alien sighting in America in 1947.


Reader comments


Complete farce as usual... for the non-beleivers, check out Stan Deyo and Dr Richard Greer of the "disclosureproject" - videos on youtube and google video. Bear in mind who these people are, the number of them and what they are willing to do to prove to you the reality of these "phenomenon" (they are willing to testify before US congress). You should also check out . Some hard truths for those of a religious nature who will undoubtably deny what they have believed in all their lives is actually false. Make an informed judgement rather than following the crowd.
Rafael, London

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