Metallic, Cigar Shaped Object Observed
Date: September 3, 1999
Location: Gwent, South Wales
There appears no end in sight to the current UFO flap in the Gwent region of Wales. The latest sighting occurred on Friday, September 3, 1999, at 12:05 p.m. when a very large, shiny, metallic, cigar shaped object was seen. The object was observed over the A465, Head of the Valley Road, while the witness was travelling from Brynmawr to Ebbw Vale.
The object was said to be stationary in the sky at approximately 2,000' above the Ebbw Vale roundabout. Ebbw Vale is about 45 miles north of Cardiff.
The flap began on Sunday, July 17, 1999, at 4:00 p.m., when a woman from Ebbw Vale and two members of her family saw a metallic sphere while travelling from Aberbeeg towards Cum, and watched the object for 15 minutes. The UFO was described as a metallic sphere. It was observed for 15 minutes, and was stationary despite strong winds. A thin layer of cloud passed behind the object, and it was shortly after enveloped by thick cloud, the object did not reappear that day.
After a story about the sighting appeared in the Gazette, another witness came forward and said he had seen the UFO on Saturday, July 16, 1999, over Sugarloaf Mountain in Abergavenny, near Ebbw Vale.
Investigating the flurry of sightings is the South Wales UFO Research Network (SWUFORN).