On 23rd January 1974, an unidentified object is believed by many to have crashed on the Berwyn Mountains in Llandrillo, Merionethshire, North Wales. The incident has since been nicknamed by some as Britain’s Roswell.
During the incident, many people reported seeing a number of unusual
unidentified lights in the sky, which was accompanied by a dramatic
shaking of the Earth. Within an hour, police were joined by an RAF rescue team to scour the
area, assuming that either an aircraft or meteor had crashed on the
By 2 p.m. the next day nothing had been found and the search was
called off. The official explanation given was that sightings of a
bright white light were due to a meteor which had been widely observed
above the area at the time, whereas the shaking was caused by a
magnitude 3.5 earthquake which had occurred at 8:38 p.m.
It was also acknowledged that the bright light could have been the result of a phenomena known as “earthquake lights” rather than observations of the meteor. Later, there were suggestions and claims that a UFO had crashed on
the Berwyn Mountains, that the bodies of non-human entities were
recovered and that the British government had covered up the truth about
Some locals also claimed that the military had cordoned off the area
and that the residents of nearby villages were visited by the men in black.
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