Numerous witnesses from western and south Wales and western England reported that between 1.05 and 1.10 am on 31 March, against a clear sky, they saw two brilliant globular objects traveling at speed in a northwest-to-southeasterly direction. The UFOs left long vapor trails and made no sound. Estimates of height varied from 2,000 feet (600 metres) to 30,000 feet (9,000 metres). Local air traffic control radars had no unidentifieds on their screens at this time.
Between 1.10 and 2.40 am, a UFO of “some considerable size” was seen first over north Devon, then at 2.00 am over Bridgewater, Somerset, next over Shropshire and finally over South Yorkshire – thus following first an easterly and then a northeasterly route.
The most detailed report came from Bridgwater, where at 2.00 am a number of fishermen (known locally as “elvers”, as they were fishing for eels) on the river Parrot saw a “very large catamaran-shaped object” fly toward them, before passing overhead in complete silence at about 800 feet (250 metres) altitude. Two very bright white lights showed at its rear, and two orange lights at its center. A similar UFO was reported at earlier times from eight to eleven the previous evening (30 March) from locations in Cornwall, Somerset and north Devon…
In Cornwall a patrolling police sergeant saw what he described as “two very bright lights… hovering at about 2,000 feet (600 metres)”, which suddenly started to ascend “at a fairly fast rate of knots.”… The local UFO investigator classed this set of aerial lights among the unknowns because of the estimated height and the appearance of two other lights that gave the “UFO” the appearance of a single structured craft…
“Thank you for sending me a copy of your interim report on the wave of UFO sightings that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday 31 March.
I have attached a copy of a map that I have produced, setting out the locations of sightings, together with a time and heading, if known. I have included the sightings described in your report (some of which we already had details of), together with some other reports that you may not have heard about. Our policy of witness confidentiality means that I am unable to give out names and addresses, but the following locations correspond to the crosses on the map:
Penistone, S Yorks
Bradway, S Yorks
Merthyr Tydfil, Mid-Glamorgan
Quantock Hills, Somerset
Bishop’s Lydeard, Somerset
St Ives, Cornwall
I hope this will be useful to you in your investigation; I will keep you informed of developments.”
Signs of unwonted openness at the British Ministry of Defence: Documents revealing some sparse details of UFO reports over the UK from the night of 3l March 1993, sent to a civilian investigator.