New X-files shed light on ‘alien’ sightings
A spectral Luftwaffe World War II jet over Gower, questions about Anglesey’s nuclear plant, and terrified Flintshire motorists.
These are just three of the cases uncovered in files released by the National Archives examining UFO sightings across Wales.
The papers span four decades, and include nearly 7,000 documents.
But one of the biggest Welsh UFO mysteries, the ‘Dyfed Triangle’, may have been an elaborate practical joke.
It is the latest in a growing number of documents released detailing the UK’s obsession with claims of extra-terrestrial sightings that began to surge in post-war Britain.
The papers reveal that between 1996 and 2008, more than 20 detailed sightings were reported to the police and Ministry of Defence in Wales.