October 14th 2004

UFOINFO Sighting Form Report

Name: mark

Location: About 4 miles out from the west of Cardiff city, South Wales United Kingdom.

Date: Thursday 14th October 2004 22 hundred hrs

Approach Direction: From the west.

Departure Direction: To the North east.

Witness Direction: North/North east.

Description: I was driving along a fairly busy road heading west just outside of Cardiff city. Something caught my eye and so, I pulled over. I also noticed that other people (about fifteen other random drivers) had done the same and were now stood outside their vehicles looking up at what I just couldn't believe. At about three thousand feet was the largest flying object that I have ever seen. Something like, say the new Airbus A380 (not yet flying) or a boeing 747 would have been dwarfed by it. The crazy thing was, absolute silence! We (all the other people included) were dumb struck as this object moved slowly through the air almost directly above us. There was also complete silence from everyone observing this amazing sight from the roadside. Other drivers were now stopping and people were getting out of their cars to take a look. I am a pilot and have a fairly good idea of how sometimes a normal aircraft can "Trick" people into seeing a UFO. This was in no way normal. There is an international airport located about four miles west of the sighting site. My next move was to telephone the Control tower at the airport and ask if anything unusual had just taken off. Air traffic control said that a 737 had departed a few moments ago. This object was far to big and silent, so, not a 737 .I asked if they had this thing on radar. "Nothing". There is also a local airforce base within a mile of the airport. I called the base,again, "nothing". This thing was about the size of a very large container ship. It didn't have any visible wings or any other way of showing how it could stay in the air. If I saw it on the ground, I would bet money that it would not be able to fly.

The weather was quite good with about ten kilometres visibilty. There were a some broken clouds at about five thousand feet and very light winds. (You can get an actual weather report for this date by visiting the Met office web site, Uk). I watched this object keep the same speed and height and then it passed behind some mountains to the North east of cardiff. About two days later I saw a friend and told him about the sighting. He was almost speechless when I started to discribe the same thing that he had seen moments after me. He also had been out with a girlfriend and was driving home when she spotted the object from her passenger seat. They both got out of the car along with other road users, who had stopped their cars. Almost a reconstruction of what had happened just five minutes ago to the west, was happening now but, to the north east of Cardiff city. His account is identical to mine in the way of height of the object, speed (about fifty knots) Size and the silence. I would love to know what I and everyone else had seen that night. I have checked a stack of web sites and UFO books and still have no idea at all. This was not reported in any of the local papers or TV news shows

I guess that most people are just scared of sounding stupid for coming forward and reporting something that I wish everyone could have seen.

Color/Shape: The colour is hard to describe. Imagine seeing a car with dark paint, dark green or navy blue. Then imagine it at night in a dimly lit parking lot. That's about as close as I can get. It didn't have any lights but somehow it really stood out against the night sky, it was very Strange. The size was close to a large freight ship or oil tanker. This is the hard bit, the shape. I can only describe it as being like the bottom of a boat. Sloping out from the centre and sloping out towards the rear end in a sort of V shape. It had very rough edges with different sized parts of tubing sticking out from the sides.

Height & Speed: I would estimate the height to be at about three thousand feet. The speed I wouls say was about fifty knots.


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