North Wales Police reveal UFO sighting reports
POLICE “X-files” reveal officers have taken 13 reports of UFO sightings in recent years.
Incidents above Beaumaris, Penmaenmawr, Colwyn Bay, Abergele, Bangor, Pwllheli, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Prestatyn, Denbigh, Llangollen and Wrexham were all reported between 2004 and 2010. Three of them were last year.
The details were revealed in by North Wales Police in answer to a question under the Freedom of Information Act.
A North Wales Police spokesperson told the Daily Post: “We take a note of these calls on UFOs. It depends on the circumstances as to how we respond.
“If there are lights in the sky we might contact HM Coastguard to see if they are flares. In other instances we may let the RAF know.
“But we would prioritise each call depending on the information received.”
One sighting, believed to have been by a member of the public, apparently took place over Bangor in 2010. Documents show that police were told by this observer: “A large, black triangular shaped craft appeared ‘out of nowhere’.
“The craft was of a large scale, approximately 150ft-200ft wide, had a central light, and numerous glowing bright lights on either side (white, blue and red).
“It was hovering slowly at a very low altitude (a few feet above the height of a telephone pole). It made a noise similar to that of a lawnmower.” The object “made no attempt to avoid detection” as it hovered above the group, “proceeded to cross the field” then after 90 seconds vanished out of sight.
In Penmaenmawr, five years earlier, an observer reported two UFO sightings of “an immense white light moving across the sky quite quickly, silent, quite big, height estimated at 200ft plus.”
Reports have to be treated with scepticism. One caller who described seeing a UFO above Abergele in 2006 “was suspected of being drunk”.
The Ministry of Defence has withdrawn its dedicated UFO hotline answer-phone service and e-mail address. It says it no longer investigates sightings which would be an “inappropriate use of defence resources”.