It's been thirty-four years since an amazing
and still unexplained event occurred in North Wales which involved
strange lights in the sky, odd tremors, 'Men In Black' types sweeping
the countryside for information and something that crashed somewhere in
the Berwyn mountains. It's been called the Welsh 'Roswell' because just
like the event that allegedly occurred in New Mexico, USA, in 1947, the
North Wales case may have involved a crashed UFO, dead Aliens and a
The story begins on January 23, 1974,
when the villages of Llandrillo and Llandderfel, near Corwen, were
shaken by a tremor measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale. Colored lights
began to appear in the sky after the tremor. During the next three weeks
there was quite a bit of unexplained military activity in the area and
people dressed in dark suits began asking locals a lot of questions
about the lights, the tremor and anything they might have seen on
Local First Responders like Firefighter
Adrian Roberts experienced the tremor and cover-up first hand. He says
he was thrown off a sofa where he was sitting when the tremor hit.
Roberts also claims that the military came into the area and declared
several areas 'off limits' to local authorities and the public alike.
Retired North Wales Police Assistant Chief Constable Elfed Roberts was
driving to Llandrillo just after the tremor with his superior and claims
that they both saw an odd green light in the sky. He also says that the
local police were kept away from certain areas after the tremor.
Astronomers and skeptics went out of
their way to convince people that a meteor shower coincidently occurred
during the tremor that accounted for any strange objects seen in the
sky. The lights were explained away as 'earthquake lights' which
sometime appear after a major quake, although what people were reporting
did not correspond to the classic descriptions of those. The 'Men in
Black' types were explained away as seismologists in the area to
research the quake, but none of them made such claims.
Although the recent release of MOD UFO
documents didn't shed any light on what really crashed in the Berwyn
mountain range, a new witness has come forward that might be able to
help fill in the blanks. Geraint Edwards, of Llandderfel, Denbighshire,
is a retired gamekeeper. He recently gave an interview to Channel 5 in
the UK and said that he saw a classic "Flying Saucer" hover
above the Berwyn mountains for at least ten minutes on February 15, 1974
before it shot up into the sky at "an impossible speed"
(roughly three weeks after all the bizarre activity began).
The interview is part of a Channel 5 (UK)
Special about the North Wales events set to air this month (June 2008)
in the UK. During the interview, Edwards told a reporter, "'It was
definitely a flying saucer. It was a pity I didn't have a camera because
it was there for at least 10 minutes, just hovering... We were on the
way down to play darts when something caught our eye in the south-east,
so we stopped. It looked like a rugger ball, but the ends of it were
more pointy. When it took off, it just went like lightning on the same
line as it hovered. I wrote it down in my diary. It was 6.45pm on the
If we were coming back from the pub,
people would be saying, "They've had one or two." But we were
going TO the pub."
According to other witnesses which
include farmers, local first responders, unidentified whistleblowers,
residents and tourists, at least one object and its Alien occupants were
recovered by British Forces and taken to the Wiltshire research base
Porton Down, a top-secret MOD facility. Local witnesses agree that
whatever happened back then, none of them had ever experienced or seen
anything like it before.
Recent sightings in Wales and the UK
bring back memories of the 1974 event as strange lights and flying discs
are again seen in these areas, ridiculous cover stories are offered and
the MOD is not anxious to investigate the matters or provide any
answers. In fact, several UFO events in the USA include elements of both
the 1974 and more recent UK UFO sightings and encounters.
Over the past year (2007-2008), UFOs have
been seen in conjunction with loud explosions, minor earth quakes and
unexplained military activity in Texas, Indiana, Illinois, Arizona, New
Jersey and Massachusetts in the USA. Strange spherical objects and
debris have been recovered, military jets have been observed chasing
UFOs and witnesses have been threatened by the authorities. For more,
visit http://Newsletter.UFOguy.com and visit our Past Newsletters area
to catch up on what's happened with all these cases during the past