Published Date: 04 March 2008-Location: Wrexham
A northeast Wales resident has called for an explanation after spotting a UFO. The man, who did not want to be named, claims to have seen a strange object in the sky above Overton, near Wrexham, at about 6am on Friday.
This is the latest in a string of UFO sightings in the Wrexham area in recent months, prompting one flying saucer enthusiast to dub the region "a UFO hot spot".
In July last year, the Evening Leader had its largest ever internet response to a video, posted on its website, of 'UFOs' which had been seen by a number of people over Borras.
Referring to the latest sighting, the Overton resident said: "I don't want to be made a laughing stock, but I thought I'd let you know I saw a UFO this morning over Overton at around 5.40am.
"I viewed it for three minutes or so. I hope it was a plane or something but I was watching it for a while and it didn't ring of a plane to me. I'm just hoping someone else has seen it so I don't look silly."
One of Britain's most famous UFO incidents, dubbed North Wales' very own 'Roswell incident' allegedly occurred on the Berwyn Mountains in 1974.
On the evening of January 23, dozens of witnesses from across Lancashire and Cheshire had called the police earlier in the evening and reported seeing a strange formation of lights flying erratically over the skies of the north-west.
At about 8.30pm that night, a large disc-like obnject was seen falling from the sky over what was when Clwyd and apparently crashed into the Berwyn mountains near Llandrillo, leaving an orange glow which radiated in the sky over the spot for a few minutes.
Police and military apparently converged on the crash site within minutes, cordoning the area off from public view.
What is most bizarre is that at the same time as the 'crash', tremors were recorded, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, which shook nearby villages.
Due to the volume of 'Freedom of Information' requests on UFO sightings, the Ministry of Defence plans to release a total of 160 files dating back to the inception of their UFO project in 1950.
The files will be given to the National Archives in Kew and the first are expected to be made available in the spring.
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