Mountains UFO Incident
Berwyn Mountains UFO
next to Rendlesham Forest
the premier UFO event to have taken place in the United Kingdom to
date. The close
encounter purportedly took place on Cader (Cadair) Berwyn
the highest peak in
the Berwyn Mountain Range, Merionethshire, North Wales, on January 23,
At approximately 8:30 p.m. the
residents of Llandrillo and
Llandderfel, two nearby villages, were shaken by what seemed to be a
large explosion. Unsure of the cause but believing a plane may have
crashed in the mountains people ran to their windows or into the
streets in an attempt to discover what was happening. Many apparently
saw green lights streaking across the sky and lights of differing
colors on Cader Berwyn itself.
Fearing the worst villagers flooded
emergency services with telephone calls, one nurse
heading by car into the mountains to offer help. As rumour has it,
after turning a corner on the B4391 she braked to a halt astonished by
the scene in front of her. A large sphere pulsating with
coloured lights and surrounded by smaller “fairy like” white
lights lay perched precariously on the mountainside some two miles
distant. Frightened by what she saw she turned back, only to be stopped
by armed soldiers and police who ordered her to go home
telling her the road was closed to un-authorized civilians. Some
stories go so far as to claim she saw alien bodies and was ordered to
remain silent by the Ministry of Defence.
Many of the locals
also allege that mysterious helicopters were observed in the area,
others that they were paid visits by strangers which from their
description could easily be the infamous “Men in Black” often
associated with UFO cases. A soldier, wishing to remain
anonymous, has also allegedly come forward stating that he along with
others took boxes containing alien bodies to the Chemical and
Biological Defence Establishment at Porton Down, near Salisbury,
Wiltshire, and that he was told by other military personnel that a
large craft had crashed and been salvaged by a specialized unit.
an alien spacecraft really crash on Cader Berwyn? Believers say yes,
while naysayers along with the authorities say no maintaining the
incident was nothing more than a series of events, some coincidental,
that have become blurred into one by the passage of time.
In depth investigation over the years has revealed the following:
large number of bolide
meteors were observed in the sky over England and Wales on the evening
of January 23, 1974. 
stated that an earthquake registering between 3 and 4 on the Richter
scale shook North Wales on the evening of January 23, 1974. 
Lloyd, a local teenager at the time of the “Incident,” evidently
police who had commandeered the family Land Rover and remembers coming
across a known poacher’s car on a deserted mountain track little
else of interest catching his attention (apparently neither he nor the
police saw anything
even remotely resembling a glowing sphere).
The name of the nurse
that drove into the mountains to offer help
was Pat Evans and she did apparently see a round multicoloured
flashing object with smaller lights moving about near it, but unable to
reach the area she returned home and stresses to this day that she saw
no one on the mountain, no soldiers, no police and no aliens (actually
it has been suggested that the so called sphere may have been car
lights, the smaller lights the flashlights of either the police or the
The police apparently contacted the RAF Valley
Mountain Rescue Team, a unit of which along with the local constabulary
combed the mountain the following day and found nothing unusual.
Lloyd was also on the mountain the following day this time acting as
guide to astronomer Dr. Ron Maddison who was searching for meteor
fragments or a possible impact crater. They found nothing and saw no
one other than the police and VMRT.
Within a short time a team
of British Geological Survey investigators (“Men in Black?”) descended
on the area, some of whom went door to door, questioning the locals
about what they had seen, heard and felt (the BGS also interviewing one
of the poachers and Pat Evans the nurse).
On February 12, 1982,
an RAF Harrier crashed on Cader Berwyn and the entire area including
the surrounding villages was awash in military personnel, trucks,
helicopters and Harriers for several days. A similar crash had also
taken place ten years earlier (two years before the
Incident) precipitating a similar military response.
(fireballs) are very bright meteors at times blue and green in
color, have long lived trajectories, sometimes explode both noisily and
violently and are often responsible for UFO sightings or mistaken for
airplanes in distress.
 The region in question is centered over
a geological fracture in the Earth’s crust known as the Bala Fault, an
area where earthquakes are not uncommon.
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