We were talking about Welsh UFOs on Euro last night and Mblah asked whether or not there was a thread on the Coombs family, and their UFO encounters.
Well, I’ve used the special new search feature and I can’t actually find anything on it, so I apologise if I’ve stolen your thread or anything,
but I did check.
So there’s a book out there called The Uninvited
, written by a guy called Clive Harold
who interviewed the Coombs family about their
experiences to do with UFOs and wrote it up far better than I could ever manage to in 1979. But I'll do my best to try.
It was 1977, in South Wales, and they were working on a farm; the woman, Pauline, saw a bright ball of light hovering in the sky, floating back and
forwards, which then sped off. She thought it might be a flare, so woke her husband who went to look for it and found nothing.
After this, her and her children saw a bright light in the sky while driving home, which ‘chased’ their car and ‘followed’ them home. The
husband, Billy, saw it too that night when it was outside of their house, and soon their TVs started burning out and car started breaking down.
The lights started increasing in frequency around their house, scared their dog so much that it turned aggressive and had to be put to sleep and
eventually caused one o their children to move in with their grandparents. After seeing what was described as a 7ft figure in a silver suit at the
window, they phoned the police – who said they had been receiving lots of reports at the time of UFOs – and considered moving out of their house.
The morning after the figure, they found footprints and the rose bed was scorched.
The family continued seeing ‘silver disks’, lights in the sky and even figures emerging out of ‘a door’ in some rock formation in the middle
of the sea. Their cattle was transported more than once from one field to another, from inside a barn to the fields, and I may be wrong, but I think a
couple may have died at one point. There was also at least one incident of scorchmarks in the field, like a crop circle ‘at least 50 ft in
One of their girls, sleeping in the mothers bed because of the fear, claims she saw a hand coming through the window and floating towards Pauline
which then touched her on the arm, and the next morning Pauline’s arm had swollen and she could barely move it. Her eyes were also swollen and
irritated much like an allergic reaction.
Their twin girls also got rashes after playing down by where the sightings occurred which they swear burned more than heat or grass rash, and one of
the twins moved away soon after.
Their eldest son Clinton also claimed to have seen men outside the house that came in a ‘huge, silver car’ who ‘glided, wore dark suits, were
tall and thin with slicked-back hair and had abnormally large foreheads’, one of their neighbours also encountered these men. Other members of the
community had also been approached.
Another lady, Rosa, who worked in a B&B overlooking the sea had written to her MP and the RAF base nearby, thinking it could be military tests, to see
if they could make any sense of it. They were ‘unable to offer any more information’.
The family also encountered ‘hovering black shapes’, more figures and ships and lights before agreeing to speak to a UFO investigator (they had
until this point kept out of it fearing ridicule), and the investigators noted the very warm and still climate, the unusual static and the cows being
moved from one place to another.
Eventually, Pauline had a ‘dream’ containing a bright light, a domed room, and flashing coloured lights – in a room with five female figures
with blue eyes. She believed this to be an illusion, and realised that the ‘aliens’ weren’t out to hurt any of them and there was no need for
her to worry anymore. After this, everything calmed down and the wildlife returned to the farm. The family only had one more experience of a big,
yellow light flashing through the sky – and Pauline explained about her dream (she also apparently had a puncture mark on her arm), and that it was
Now, the author and the family of this book swear that it is a completely true story, but it’s another one of those make up your mind things, like
all UFO experiences. I know that my gran completely believes it, but I’m not so sure. I don’t usually post this sort of thing, but I know there
was interest, and I haven’t done a very good job as I’ve tried to summarise it the best I can. All I’d say is, if you’re interested in this
sort of thing, get the book. Kudos to all of the people involved in writing it, it’s a good story if nothing else.