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on 1 August 2014
I was happy to purchase the Kindle edition of this book, but already being familiar with the Berwyn Mountains UFO case and having debunked other disinformation on the event of the 23rd January 1974, I wasn't expecting much though I was intrigued by the claim it was a 'thorough examination of the available evidence'.

Which available evidence I thought? Then I learned it was the claims of Russ Kellett about a version of events he has clung to for over a decade. Effectively the book was not a thorough examination of the available evidence (unless one includes the evidence the author seems to have taken from others research - there seems to be a bit of mine in there too!), but is an account of a particular series of events which led to an alleged crash of an alien vehicle alongside a main road near the village of Llandderfel in North Wales, that night. The Berwyn UFO event is a massive case and would struggle to fit within 1000 pages, so the above claim is dishonest re: thorough.

The reality is, that all that is claimed within the book is a long standing hoax, a hoax that Mr Kellett has chosen to ignore as he clings doggedly to his evidence, evidence that has been drip fed to him for years by John Williams who he insisted on refering to clandestinely as 'JW'. It is no secret who this guy is. He is a known disinformation clown who advanced this disgraceful hoax to muddle up Berwyn UFO investigation and character assassinate the wider Ufology community.

One of those involved in the hoax confessed to UFO researcher Margaret Fry several years ago that he got out when it all went too far.

The book offers up no witnesses beyond those already in the public domain and publishes no documents which can be verified independently. It is all hearsay. Not one single person has managed to secure a copy of the letter which is mentioned seemingly confirming Operation Photoflash and FOI requests to the Coastguard & Maritime Agency sees total denial of any knowledge of that document. Further to that, any researcher should be able to work out that the events described in the book re: warships flushing USOs near Puffin Island simply cannot be. No such ships can possibly access such shallow waters as any navigation chart will show. Also, at the time of the alleged shoot out incident, the tide was out. Not only was the water shallow in the described area, but it was at its lowest - double proof it could not have been. Low tide was at 17.20 that night for Beaumaris/Penmon/Puffin Island and water for over five miles in every direction was only around 50 ft deep, yet naval destroyers near Puffin Island (which is almost dry at low water) managed to force USOs out of the water, engage them and later see one of them shot down coming to crash land at the foot of the Berwyns.

The tidal information alone exposes this hoax. It is impossible for the claims made to have happened at that point at that time in the Irish Sea/North Wales coast. Therefore, the whole is undermined.

The UFO which landed (not crashed) on Cader Berwyn mountain was the real event. The event in this book is a long standing hoax.

Digressing, the grammar is poor and the book is disrespectful to the Welsh language and the first language of virtually all involved in the real Jan' '74 UFO event as virtually all the Welsh place names are spelt incorrectly. Pity there wasn't a thorough attention to that detail!

Nick Pope gives an endorsement, but admitted he read drafts but not the final draft for publication. He endorsed it because he and the author share the same agent apparently.

All in all, useful insofar as it has publicised this version of events and thus helped publicise this hoax but otherwise, the writing is poor for an author who is a journalist.
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on 2 July 2014
This year(2014) saw the 40th anniversary of the Berwyn mountains UFO incident or the "Welsh Roswell" as it's sometimes called in the UK.

At only a 100 pages author Steve Lumley has written a relatively short book,but that's not to say its short on content

Utilising the 20 year research of UK UFO researcher/investigator Russ Kellett,who's careful and diligent research yielded valuable fresh information

What was going on in the North Wales coastline that evening?

Was there a high military presence in the area?

Was there more than one object seen by witnesses?

The incredible testimony of 5 men,what did they see?

Why did the authorities cover up and play down the event/s ?

All these questions are looked at in detail,and for the first time in forty years,Steve Lumley and Russ Kellet may of just given us the answers.

Highly Recommeded

Steve Wills
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on 13 October 2016
Lies abuse part of a group attacking me on the net the police will be contacted soon if this is not taken down, see you in court Mr Felton

lies abuse part of a group attacking me on the net the police will be contacted soon if this is not taken down

Looks like this is another One Peterson , call me that in court . I beg you.
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on 6 July 2014
Hmm. This is quite a short book and delves into one of Britain's prime UFO cases. One cold drizzly January night in 1974 a loud explosion was heard in the surrounding areas of the Berwyn mountain range in North Wales. Tremors were felt for miles around and strange lights were seen in the skies above. Rumours of a UFO crashing into the mountains and the recovery of alien bodies whisked off to Porton Down are part of the story. The Royal Navy and RAF were supposedly involved in successfully bringing down one of the craft down in Llanderffel and flushing another out of the Irish Sea.

The whole story is high on speculation and references reports from people who remain anonymous so their stories simply cannot be verified. Although it references some of the official reports on the case and even names a number of witnesses. The information provided by these sources amounts to little more than confirmation of strange lights seen and what we now know to have been an earth tremor.

The conclusion given in the book is even more bizarre.

If you like your UFO stories high on entertainment with little more than "a bloke told me this ...." to it then it's probably worth a read. However if you want serious hard facts to prove the existence of aliens you won't find one in this book.
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on 5 July 2014
Interesting accounts of events. Essentially a collection of personal accounts with analysis backed in small part by official documents. The various possible explanations, aside from the official one, all all quite thought provoking. Sadly I found it a little repetitive in places, but I also read it in an afternoon so it clearly kept my interest.

I would liked to have seen more analysis of the alternative explanations and more analysis on if ET why Britain. That said I did enjoy the read hence four stars.
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on 5 March 2015
A far better book on the Berwyn Mountain UFO Incident Is "Link To The Stars" by Margaret-Ellen Fry. It is an excellent book. I only purchased the Fry book for its two chapters on the Berwyn Mountain Incident of 23rd January 1974 in Wales. Chapter 11 is by Margaret Fry (Margaret-Ellen Fry) and Chapter 12 is by Scott Felton (Scott L. Felton).

Scott is the leading no-nonsese investigator of this incident and his latest writings on the topic can be read here: [...]

The excellent new documentary on the topic with Mr. Felton can be viewed here: [...]

And a radio interview with Mr. Felton on this topic can be listen to here in four parts: [...]

The Great Operation Photoflash UFO Hoax Pt 1 25 Jan 15:
[...]
The Great Operation Photoflash UFO Hoax Pt 1(a) - The Tony Dodd Connection 08/Feb/15.:
[...]

Excllent information on the incident: [...]

"The only people who ever came close to actually seeing the UFO land was a guy called Mike Saville who features in Richard D. Hall's documentary on the event, Mike's wife and the parents of the son who farms as a neighbour to Mike Saville, one Llion Pritchard................ The district nurse Pat Evans who is mentioned in the link you supplied saw it whilst on the ground. Mrs Evans and her two accompanying daughters have always been credited with discovering the UFO. With the exception of the Evans family, the Saville's and the Pritchards, not one single person in Llandrillo or any other neighbouring village saw that UFO arrive or land. Everyone else offered up second hand information." - Scott Felton (Scott L. Felton)
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on 14 August 2014
Very interesting and well researched
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on 3 July 2014
This book presents a ufo mystery with no credible explanation to what actually happened at the Berwyn Mountains, North Wales. The investigation which takes place takes the reader around a maze of loose witness statements and dubious accounts of the event. However, something did occur in North Wales in 1974 but I don't believe it was extraterritorial, military weapons testing seems the most credible explanation.
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on 30 July 2014
Disappointing. The material contained in the book was collected by another investigator. This is a very well known incident and this book does not provide anything new in my opinion.
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on 10 August 2014
Nothing new here except same old story. If people actually do their research correctly the MoD clearly acknowledge the crash of an RAF Harrier GR3 that was on a night flying exercise in what is now known as LFA 7. Low Flying Area 7 has always been accessed by transisting aircraft from the Berwyn Mountain range. These days most low flying is done on the Mach Loop in that area.
That evening a pair of harrier jets based out of RAF Wittering were taking part in an excercise which involved chasing either each other or other aircraft at night. When one of the jets crashed the clean up was quick due to the weapon load that jet was carrying, mainly for safety reasons. When an unexploded missile damaged in a crash is lying there, it could go off in any direction literally and in a very uncontrolled manner.
This was not a 'UFO crash' and no little green men. This was a military aircraft incident where an expensive fighter aircraft was lost.
People who call themselves 'experts on the Berwyn UFO crash' can bleat on all they like about it. Fact remains that they are just creating a fantasy of silly made up facts and stories to try and make people believe there was more to this crash than meets the eye. This includes the continuous rubbish Mr Felton himself spills out about a supposed 'UFO landing'. What makes it worse is when we get media wannabe's like Richard D. Hall, create awful amateur TV productions on this incident. The so called 'leading' paranormal investigator is another who spills out utter rubbish.
Respect to the author for writing this book and taking time to write one, but this was no UFO crash at all. Case closed.
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