Mar 24 2009 by Ben Glaze, South Wales Echo
LAST summer alien-hunters descended on South Wales after a police helicopter crew reported a UFO above RAF St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The pilot was at 500 ft awaiting clearance to land when he spotted what appeared to be another craft hurtling towards him from below.
A source said: “The chopper had to swerve sharply to avoid being hit.
“The guys said if they’d stayed where they were, they’d be dead – it would have been a direct hit.
“They are convinced it was a UFO. It sounds far-fetched, but they know what they saw.
“These guys are hardened professionals and know people will take the mickey, but they are certain they saw a UFO.”
The source added the mysterious craft flew towards Cardiff and out across the Bristol Channel.
South Wales Police reported the sighting, which has yet to be officially explained, to the “relevant authority”.