May 15, 2021
With its dramatic coastlines and mountains Wales is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Besides its natural beauty Wales is also a land of ghosts, dark legends and unexplained phenomena. Now its time to shed light on the remarkable prehistoric site shrouded in mystery.
There are few well known stone circles in Wales, they are much smaller than in England, but they are just as mysterious.
Moel Ty Uchaf North of Llanrillo, Denbighshire is another fantastic site and has to be a ‘must see’ when in the area.
Bronze Age archaeological site on the slopes of Cader Berwyn is a famously ‘perfect’ cairn-circle, this is the area where so called “Welsh Roswell” incident took place on 23 January 1974. Anomalous lights were seen both in the sky and on the mountain side on that night and high radiation reading were later obtained at the ancient stone circle.
Moel Ty Uchaf (highest house on the bare hill) is a stone circle roughly 12 metres in diameter, consisting of approximately 40 stones, all around one metre in height. It is situated atop a hill along the edge of the Berwyn mountains, with spectacular views stretching out towards Llandrillo and over the River Dee.
Breathtaking views unfold to the right, capturing the spectacular panorama of the Welsh countryside below.
The Berwyn Mountains run south west to north east across central North Wales, separating Shropshire from the Snowdonia National Park. It is very beautiful, unspoilt and relatively unknown area of upland. The isolation this area has to offer is unforgettable in that when you access out onto the main ridge or summits on most days you will meet very little people.
Moel Ty Uchaf is an unusual site which may have had a burial and ritual function. There are numerous reports of paranormal activities happened in the area, which attracts UFO enthusiasts to visit the place.
Berwyn Mountains have a long history of human habitation. Prehistoric men lived and worshipped on the mountains, leaving behind a dramatic ritual landscape to which many strange beliefs have become attached. Local folklore tells us that these peaks have been haunted by a multitude of aerial phenomena, including the spectral Hounds of Hell whilst to the south, at Llanrhaedr-y-Mochnant, the villagers were once plagued by ‘flying dragons’. Contemporary paranormal puzzles abound too and besides UFOs include ‘phantom bombers’, ghosts and lake monsters. The region is also the lair of that most modern of mysteries the ‘alien big cat’.
UFO believers claimed aliens crash-landed in the Berwyn mountain range and and the government secretly removed dead extraterrestrial bodies. The Government is said to have covered up 1974’s event, when scores of residents reported a massive tremor, strange lights in the sky and secret-service-style ‘men in black’ scouring the area. It has been dubbed the ‘Welsh Roswell’ after the famous U.S. case in which aliens were allegedly found by authorities in New Mexico.
In 2010, official Ministry of Defence documents were released that many news outlets claimed disproved any claims of UFO sightings. The official explanation: a meteorite burning up in the atmosphere happening, coincidentally, at the exact same time as a probable earthquake or landslide. That’s a doozy of a coincidence. Also, the “large fire” was actually just the flashlights of poachers in the mountains. The events spawned a cascade of rumours of course, however the strange thing about the “Welsh Roswell” UFO sighting is the sheer number of inconsistencies between the official report and witness reports, including the official logs of the Gwynedd police. According to the Ministry of Defence, the RAF search and rescue team that was scrambled in response found no sign of wreckage and concluded that no impact ever occurred. Strange then, that multiple witnesses and a police log reported a ‘strange object’ hovered above the mountains, then a fire, big explosion and massive tremor on the mountainside at the exact time and location of the nonexistent impact.
It could easily have been a crashed military plane and not necessarily an alien spacecraft—we never know, that despite the best efforts to curb public speculation, the Berwyn Mountains incident remains a mystery 44 years later.
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