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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/9/1988 21:00 (Entered as : 10/09/88 21.00)
Reported: 2/11/2001 16:27
Posted: 2/18/2001
Location: Bridgend,
Shape: Disk
Duration: 15 mins
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
The experience was not frightening, it was a beautiful craft that we saw and if it were to come back then it would be great!

My nephew and myself were walking across a bridge over a motorway when we saw what looked like a star moving in a diagonal pattern. As the "star" moved across the sky it seemed to get closer. We thought it was a helicopter. As it grew closer we could see that it was semi-circular in profile and had windows with silhoulettes of figures in the windows. It stayed motionless for around 7 to 8 minutes and was about 300 yards away from us. I would say that the size of the craft in relation to the size of the figures was around 400 feet across. After a period of time I motioned for the craft to come closer but it shook from side to side three times as if to say "no". It stayed where it was for approx 30 secs after this and then flew from its position towards the horizon and disappeared within 5 or 6 seconds. I would like to add here that I am a professional person - a qualified nurse - and while I believe in "other" lifeforms am not given to flights of fancy or attention-seeking behaviour.