This article is actually a bit of a treat for me…as the incident it’s covering actually took place in my home country, Wales.
Everyone seems to be fully aware of the Roswell case in New Mexico in 1947, but that is not the only well documented UFO crash on record.
Truth be told, there are a number of similar incidents that seem to have slipped under the radar (no pun intended!).
The Berwyn Mountain UFO incident took place a year before I was born – in Wales, in January 1974…
Falling From The Skies
At 8.30 PM on 23 January, 1974, a large flying saucer-shaped object was reported to have fallen from the skies over Clwyd in Wales.
Earlier that evening numerous witnesses across Lancashire and Cheshire had reported seeing green lights in the sky set in some sort of formation – they seemed to be erratically dancing along the skyline.
At exactly 8.38 PM, something crashed into the Berwyn Mountains resulting in a large tremor that measured 4.5 on the Richter Scale.
The tremor was so forceful that areas as far as Liverpool and Southport felt it.
It didn’t take long for the local police and rescue services to get to the mountain area – they were all convinced that a passenger plane of some sort had come down.
Whatever the police and rescue services found that night has stayed a secret ever since. A convoy of army trucks passed through Chester that night and made their way to the area of the crash site.
Once there, they spent no time at all in closing off the whole mountain area to the public. Even the police and local services were banned from returning to the area until the army had finished with their duties.
A local nurse who lived nearby the crash site told local reporters that she had witnessed a UFO the size of Albert Hall crash straight into the mountain side.
She also claimed that she saw bodies thrown from the vessel when it impacted so she immediately went to the scene to see if she could offer medical aid. When she approached the first body she realized it wasn’t human.
Unfortunately, this is as far as she got with her story. Two rather serious officials from the Ministry of Defence stepped in and ordered her to be silent.
The nurse disappeared from the area a day or so later. She has never returned.
Arthur Adams was a electronics engineer that had worked for Concorde for a number of years. In 1980, he decided to visit the crash site to see what he could find. He got lucky…
Embedded in the mountain rocks were two pieces of strange green colored metal. He carefully removed them and returned to his lab to study them further.
Back at the laboratory he discovered that a sample the size of a 1-inch cube gave off two kilowatts of electricity.
Excited about his find, he immediately called up the Daily Express. They were fascinated with his findings and decided to publish a series of articles about his discovery.
Once again the Ministry of Defence stepped in, but they did manage to get a handful of articles into print first.
The Berwyn Mountain UFO Incident
To date, nobody really knows what happened that night in 1974. Some conspiracy theorists believe that a top secret military craft crashed into the mountain, others think it was a UFO.
What happened to the strange bodies the local nurse came across?
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