THIS week the nostalgia section features a photograph taken on August 7, 1954 when a UFO was seen from Redbrink Crescent.

The houses on Redbrink Crescent, Barry Island, have always had a stunning view from the coast of Barry since they were built in 1898.

A member of staff at the lifeboat station reported a round silver transparent object hovering in the direction of St Athan.

The UFO shot off at great speed but not before two mess sergeants at St Athan also caught sight of a "flying saucer".

Further mystery objects were seen in the sky above Barry a week later a "bright red star" moving at great speed.

Airport officials and RAF control tower staff also confirmed seeing unidentified objects around the same time.

In the autumn of 1954 there was a great wave of UFO sightings across Europe especially in France and Italy.

It seems to me the 1954 UFO phenomenon, started in Barry first, before moving eastwards into Europe.

The Barry & District News would like to thank Cllr Shirley Hodges for the photograph and information.

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