You keep dragging me back to this case LEL01. Not that I mind as it has intrigued me for a long time but sorry I have no real idea of how many, if any
UFOs and aliens were involved in the case. The more you dig the more confusing things get. Watching the videos will add some clarity but also draw
more questions and inconsistencies.
I can’t even remember when I became aware of “Berwyn” although I would hazard a guess at sometime in the early-1990s when I was younger and
convinced that something crashed and aliens were taken away from the scene.
I had no internet and so most information had to come from TV,books, magazines and VHS. When Nick Redfern seemed to concede that Andy Roberts
explanation capped it all nicely I felt there was nothing more left and that it was just another story of genuinely confused witnesses and some very
rare natural events coinciding - nothing more than that. But then I came back to it about a year ago and found that this tale will lead you off in a
number of different directions.
The meteor, the earthquake and the lights are pretty much facts and are undisputed. What has never been explained is what Pat Evans saw pulsating on
the slope of Cader Berwyn.
Then there is the military exercise “Operation Photoflash” in the Irish Sea. What was that all about?
During the late afternoon and early evening of 23rd January 1974 there was an exercise from Jurby Range on the Isle of Man.
“The exercise was called ‘Photoflash’ and coastguards were advised to expect at least 10 aircraft taking part and at least 80 flashes around the
Liverpool Bay area and the North Wales coastline.”
The Liverpool Daily Post had a copy of a Maritime and Coastguard Agency Coastguard (MCA) document that had been obtained by Russ Kellet on their
webpage on the story (although it was tiny and unreadable). Now it has gone.
Click here to view the changed archive page
Another individual also tried to gain a copy of this document via FOIA around 9 months after the news story was printed and despite referencing the
newspaper report and a number of enquiries was eventually told:
The National Archives would only hold information relating to this if the information was on a registered file and it was deemed important enough
to keep for posterity. As it was an MOD exercise it is very unlikely that we would have had a registered file.
Now if the original document was fabricated I would expect the MCA to actually state this as the MoD have done with documents that were clearly
forged. Instead it simply disappeared from the Daily Post website and all knowledge of it was denied by the MCA. Which suggests someone let a document
out about an exercise that the military didn’t want made public or it never existed at all.
Now something about the aircraft crashes.
RAF & NATO aircraft have come down in Wales a number of times as they often fly low over the Bala area in training . Here is a clipping from the
Guardian of August 1987 showing where and when they occurred.
Scott Felton claims a light aircraft came down in 1982 not a Harrier and there was
little disturbance to locals. Now although this was 8 years after the event some people may confuse both events if asked about them 10 or 20 years
later. A Harrier did crash in the Corwen area, which is less than 10 miles from Llandrillo. Scott Felton has lived in the area for a long time and
would be familiar with how far away Corwen and Llandrillo are. The Berwyn Hills are mentioned as the crash site Is Felton accurate with his statements
or is he stretching things to fit his own theories?
Then there are the Phantom Helicopter sightings in nearby Cheshire and Derbyshire that went on throughout late 1973 into early 1974. People assumed
they were helicopters , and in some cases, genuine flights were mistakenly reported due to the publicity the media gave to them. However other
sightings had all the signs of a UFO flap.
Just weeks after the Berwyn sightings everything simply wound down in both sightings and investigations .
There was a secret meeting on March 21st 1974 organised by the Home Office in London and attended by Special Branch detectives, MoD officials and high
ranking officers from the Derbyshire and Cheshire police.
They wanted the military to commit resources to tracking the culprits. The British military refused due the risks and costs
Coincidentally the stories of phantom helicopters disappeared as well. The case was quietly closed by Special Branch as unknown in October 1974. The
Berwyn UFO had been forgotten by the time David Essex was No.1 in the pop charts with “Gonna Make You A Star” and wasn't fully revived until the
1990s. It's still a mystery.
edit on 12/8/13 by mirageman because: typos