“One soldier, (under the pseudonym) James Prescott, was ordered to Llandderfel with four others and loaded two oblong boxes into their armoured truck. They then ferried the bodies back to the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment at Porton Down, under strict orders not to stop for anything" – Nick Redfern, paraphrased from his book, "Cosmic Crashes"
On January 23, 1974, villagers in the community of Llandrillo in the Edeirnion area of Denbighshire, northern Wales, experienced a tremendous jolt and noise a little after 8:30 p.m., akin to a magnitude 3.5 earthquake. Highly strange, colored lights were seen over the surrounding hills at the same time. Another unusual occurrence was that the British Military was immediately on the scene as if they were tracking the "geological event" in real time. The official Ministry of Defence conclusion was that the event was caused by a simultaneous earthquake and meteor impact, with the meteor being the cause of the freakish light show. However, a meteor impact that would cause a shock of that magnitude would have left a visible crater, which was not found. And of course, there were reports by witnesses on the scene of the military carting off bodies and wreckage. Does this sound familiar to you? It did enough to some tabloid papers at the time who dubbed it, "The Roswelsh Incident." What's your conclusion?
- Check out Rhys Waters' show, The Unexplainers!
- The Berwyn UFO Incident on Wikipedia
- "UFO Wales: New X-files shed light on 'alien' sightings" from the BBC
- Roswell UFO incident
- "Welsh 'Roswell' UFO sighting explained" on YouTube
- Earthquake LIght
- Chelyabinsk meteor
- The Green Flash
- Dirty thunderstorm
- The Great Orme
- Llandudno near the Great Orme, a place of High Strangeness
- The South Stack Formation in Anglesey, North Wales
- British UFO Investigator Russ Kellett featured on Episode 3 of The Unexplainers
Countless attempts have been made throughout history to solve unexplained mysteries. Believers of the weird and wonderful have always reached for their go-to weapon – belief. Skeptics have tried time and again to use science to disprove mystery. Running to hide and cry behind things like evidence and knowledge.
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Episode 113: Roswelsh – The Berwyn Mountain UFO Incident. Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees Wendel; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2018 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.