THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT
Date: October 20th 2014
Sighting Time: 8.45 AM
Location: Mynydd Islwyn, Blackwood, South Wales
Urban or Rural: -Urban
Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day.
Duration: 5 minutes
No. of Object(s): 1
Height & Speed: 1000 feet up
Size of Object(s): about the size of a large van/single decker bus
Distance to Object(s):
Shape of Object(s): The object was reminiscent of a Toothpaste box (!) with a slope at the front end
Color of Object(s): all white apart from 3 or 4 black circles along the length
Number of Witnesses: multiple
Source: Steve Thomas
Summary/Description: Sat with colleague in works van at Mynydd Islwyn covered reservoir having a coffee before starting work and I noticed what I thought was one of those small executive jets flying very low coming from our front left. I jokingly said to my workmate “Look out, UFO”, just to get his attention and to break the silence, so we were both watching it flying VERY slowly across our front for a few seconds, then I remarked that I couldn’t see any wings or tail on the object which my colleague also agreed with.
By now it had our full attention and I turned the radio in the van off to see if we could hear sound of any engines, but there was complete silence. It made it’s way past us then turned North West? towards Tredegar still travelling very slowly until it faded into the distance after about 5 minutes. The object was reminiscent of a Toothpaste box (!) with a slope at the front end, it looked like one of the Space Shuttles, about the size of a large van/single decker bus and was all white apart from 3 or 4 black circles along the length of the side facing us….didn’t look aerodynamic at all really. No lights, no sound, no visible wings or tail and I estimate it to have been no more than 1000 feet up in the sky. Asked my colleague to draw what he saw a couple of days later and it was practically identical to mine. Gutted we didn’t take any photos on our phones but we were too busy watching this object, and surprised I haven’t seen any mention of it considering it was rush hour on a Monday morning over a busy town.