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The Day the Earth Shook - UK 1974

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posted on Jul, 8 2007 @ 06:56 PM
Does anyone remember that far back? I remember watching TV mid evening (probably Corrie) when there was a sudden jolt. I had a goldfish in a tank at the time and when I looked over the water in the tank was moving, just like the puddles in Jurassic Park when T-Rex was coming. I've since read that there was a UFO crash in Wales that year. I wonder if there was a connection between the two and if anyone remembers the day, or night, the earth shook. I know it was '74 because I remember what class I was in at school and my classmates were all talking about it the next day. I think it was winter too because I remember it was black outside.

posted on Jul, 8 2007 @ 09:46 PM
Ahh, the Welsh Roswell incident. Totally forgot about t until now, what pill was I given, wow!!


I was a teenager living in S. Wales when it happened, January if I remember correctly. There was an "earthquake" and a "meteor" strike on the same night!!!

We had loads of sheep jumping the fences and generally going berserk, some of them jumped off the cliff to their ultimate demise. One of our dogs took off and never came back.

There were many reports of many darkly dressed men around but they were "reported" to be geologists investigating the area, didn't know they had that many geologists available at such short notice.

What are the chances of a Earthquake and Meteorstrike at the same time?

Search "Welsh Roswell" there are many entries to research and I would love to reopen this one.

posted on Jul, 8 2007 @ 10:09 PM
Here is a thread on Rense about the incident, looks like a bunch of people still on the hunt for the truth

I will send an email and see if they are still active

posted on Jul, 9 2007 @ 04:53 AM
Definatley sounds weird that, I cant see two such events happening in a short space of time, im sure its possible, but unlikely.

posted on Jul, 9 2007 @ 08:17 AM
I forgot to mention I live in Scotland which is a fair bit away from Wales. I've just always wondered what happened. I lived in a tower block too so the whole building must have been jolted by whatever it was.

posted on Jul, 9 2007 @ 11:40 AM
Yes well south Wales is or was a hotspot for UFO activity particularly round the Gower pennisula. I seem to remember some school children seeing a UFO and comming forward as mutliple witnesses. It was clear from the drawings, statements this was not a school child prank and that something odd happened.

posted on Jul, 9 2007 @ 12:05 PM
I used to live in Cheshire, and was 4 at the time and I remember the "earthquake", which I believe was later blamed on a local fault shift.

Was many years after when I heard of the UFO/meteor part of it. There were supposedly lots of witnesses to lights in the hills that night, and nothing ever got found.

posted on Jul, 9 2007 @ 02:55 PM
Interesting stuff :-

"In 1958 author Gavin Gibbons wrote By Space Ship to the Moon, a sci-fi book which featured a UFO landing on the Berwyn mountains in Wales. Sixteen years later, in 1974, those same mountains would again be the focus for a story involving a downed UFO."

Night of the Actual Incident

"Just after 8.30pm thousands of people in the area were jolted from their winter musings by at least one, possibly two, explosions, followed immediately by a terrible rumbling. The whole event lasted four or five seconds. Furniture moved, ornaments rattled, buildings shook. Livestock and domestic animals voiced their terror. As people shot to their windows some saw lights streaking across the sky. Villagers flooded out into the streets in an attempt to discover the cause of the violent disturbance. As they looked up into the mountains several saw a mysterious white glow, lasting a few seconds. Others saw beams of light being projected into the night sky"

Official reaction was quick to the initial explosion.

"Suspiciously quick some say, with more police and military arriving within minutes, turning people away from the mountain roads. In the days following it seems there was an unusual and large military presence in the area. Roads remained closed and farmers reported they were forbidden from tending their stock. Something was obviously being sought, or why would military jets and helicopters be criss-crossing the area and strangers combing the mountainsides? Scientists from university departments also came to tramp the hills, but far more suspicious were the official-looking outsiders who turned up in the villages immediately after the event, tight-lipped about their business but keenly interested in the events on the mountain"

"There is a report that an Army vehicle was seen coming down the mountain near Bala Lake with a large square box on the back of it and accompanied by outriders"

Later on.......

"In 1980, an electronics engineer named Arthur Adams, who had worked on Concorde, visited the Berwyn UFO crash-site and found strange green coloured pieces of metal embedded in the rocks there. He took samples of the metal to his laboratory and discovered that a sample the size of a 1-inch cube gave off two kilowatts of electricity, when wired up to a volt meter"

Arthur Adams later in life

"Arthur's Stumbled on the secret of free electricity

There's more than a welcome in the Welsh hillsides, according to specialist metal prospector Arthur Adams.

He reckons there could be a fortune in "magic" metal deposits -- similar to the chunk he's gouged out of a gold bearing mountain just off the Mawddach Estuary, North Wales.

But so far, his accidental find -- a silver grey metal which he claims gives off electrical energy -- has brought cynicism and disbelief from mineral scientists and a warning under the Official Secrets Act.

In fact, to prove his point, he already claims to run clocks, a radio, and a small TV set at his home -- just by plugging into his piece of strange metal.

Mr Adams, a retired ultra-sonic engineer and radiologist who once worked on Concorde, patented his discovery under a trade name. But the Ministry of Defence warned him in writing that his find was covered by the Official Secrets Acts.

He was not to reveal the components of the substance or it's location."

I am sure I will find more on this as I keep digging.

posted on Jul, 9 2007 @ 05:35 PM

Originally posted by Intheshadwos
There were many reports of many darkly dressed men around but they were "reported" to be geologists investigating the area, didn't know they had that many geologists available at such short notice.

It's just a matter of closing enough pubs, you'll soon have plenty of geologists at a loose end

I'm only jealous. I was in Yorkshire at the time and completely oblivious. Anyway, here's a link to the google satellite view (centred on the trig point).

posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 05:28 AM
All very interesting stuff. Thanks for all the info. Does anyone know where I can find records of earthquakes in the UK so I can see if there was one in my area back in '74? If not then the UFO crash in Wales could be a possibility. But if I felt it in Scotland, hundreds, if not thousands of folk from all over Wales & the rest of the UK must remember it too.

[edit on 11-7-2007 by wigit]

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