posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 01:52 PM
Originally posted by Majestic RNA
reply to post by Greenman1
welcome by the way, new here myself, the incident you talk of, when did this happen? Was it recently??
Thanks. I did a search in the national press, but I am not skilled enough with this machine to find anything. I did find a bit on a local mediums
site, added because there was a lot going on in the S.Wales last summer.
Front Page in South Wales Echo - Helicopter swerved to avoid UFO outside Cardiff on the 20th June 2008 - Report by Katie Bodinger
A mystery aircraft spotted in the skies today sparked a debate over whether UFOs could be flying over South Wales. According to some reports, South
Wales Police officers in a helicopter gave chase to “flying-saucer shaped” aircraft, after it zoomed over South Wales. A spokeswoman for the
force was today quick to play down the incident. An anonymous source said the incident happened while the helicopter was at 500ft and waiting to land
at the Ministry of Defence’s St Athan base in the Vale of Glamorgan. The crew saw the UFO speeding towards them from below, the source said. “It
closed in at great speed, aiming straight at the helicopter,” the source said.
“The chopper had to swerve sharply to avoid being hit. The guys said if they’d stayed where they were, they’d be dead – it would have been a
“They are convinced it was a UFO. It sounds far-fetched, but they know what they saw. “These guys are hardened professionals and know people will
take the mickey, but they are certain they saw a UFO.” The source added that afterwards it flew towards Cardiff and then headed across the Bristol
Channel. The un-named source also claimed the crew could not see the craft with their night-vision goggles, but that it was clearly visible to the
naked eye. South Wales Police Control Room Inspector Ann Johnson confirmed the air support unit had spotted an unusual aircraft.
“This was reported to the relevant authority,” she said. But she added: “In today’s skies, there are a large number of aircraft which come in
a range of different shapes and sizes and in all probability, this sighting has just confirmed that one of these was in the area at the time.”
I did see the full spread in The Sun newspaper a few days later. Not the most informative, but at least it was covered.
[edit on 4-12-2009 by Greenman1]