Xpose UFO Truth

It has come my attention that certain persons in the UFO community are connecting me to a Canadian research group based out of Toronto Canada called ‘Xpose UFO Truth.

Firstly I would like to clarify that I was associated with this group however due to their online harassment of people aka ‘Trolling, I decide to sever all ties with them.

Their motives are clearly based on circumstantial evidence at best which alerted me to the notion that they are not to he trusted.

I have quickly learned since the start of 2016 that they are intent on unbalancing the UFO community with their written nonsense.

So now I am at a point where they will not unpublish my content from their website which in have to be honest is not accurate. I apologise for this and if if have misled anyone.

From July 2017 I am committed to having this website shut down and if anyone can support me in this then your help will be much appreciated.

One a final not I must admit that the Berwyn UFO incident is by sure of no importance, and at that of no defence significance.

Scott Felton

So having done all my research over the years I have now decided to back track on much of what I have written so far.

I now believe that the Berywn UFO Incident was indeed a crash of an extra-terrestrial craft with occupants not from earth.

I firmly believe that John Williams is now actually correct along with Andy Roberts. I apologize to Russ Kellett for being defamatory about him and I take back any negative approaches to his work, he was right all along and I am sorry for shooting you down so quick.

There is no alien base under Penguin Island but I fact it is located approx 2/3 miles off shore from the area of coast near to Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales UK.

I believe the grey aliens are in our government and I believe the Queen and at least 60% of the Royal Family or Reptilian aleins from Draco ssyetm and possibly Mars.

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Nick Redfearn

It is now well known that a particular scenario promoted by Russ Kellett claiming that a UFO plus occupants was recovered by the UK Military is suspected of being a hoax masterminded by persons as yet unknown, but actively fed to Russ Kellett by John Williams (also known as JW) in a way that has led him to believe this was a real event.

New information is constantly emerging as this hoax is more deeply investigated. Here, I’d like to show how the UFO on Cader Berwyn was linked into this hoax scenario to create a disinformation thread presumably aimed at confusing research and investigation to divert such persons away from the real UFO which was discovered on Cader Berwyn in north east Wales on the night of January 23rd 1974.

Previously, I demonstrated how Tony Dodd, UFO Investigator and author of Alien Investigator published in 1999 had inadvertently helped to create and promote the UFO hoax abovementioned, which itself seemingly burst onto the scene in 1997 when John Willams (JW) tried to con Berwyn UFO researcher Margaret Fry into accepting the bizarre hoax claim plus the accompanying faked documentation to support it. He also attempted to subvert a film maker into producing some sort of documentary which if had been successful, would have seen that hoax spread into the wider public domain. Fortunately, everyone approached with the ‘evidence’ of a naval operation in the Irish Sea off the North Wales coast, saw through it and did not engage. That is, until Russ Kellett swallowed the hoax and became the conduit for spreading it into the UFO community and further public domain.

Another well known author of books on the UFO subject is Nicholas Redfern, more commonly known as Nick Redfern. His book, A Covert Agenda, first published in Britain in 1997, gave some coverage of the earlier evidence as it was known at the time relating to the alleged Berwyn Mountains UFO ‘Crash’.

With the exception of Tony Dodd who first hinted publicly that the Berwyn UFO Event may have been a landing rather than a crash as far back as the mid-90s and later repeating this in his book, Alien Investigator published in 1999, everyone else looking at the case looked at it from the point of view of a UFO crash & retrieval event. This was very much the case with Nick Redfern’s account in A Covert Agenda.

With just a few small errors in his publication, the account was accurate, honest and published in good faith, based on what was known at the time. Because A Covert Agenda was only published in 1997, nothing in the book was hijacked to help formulate a hoax. Information relating to Llandrillo and Cader Bronwen mountain was common knowledge and by 1997 was already being exploited to invent a crash scenario on Cader Berwyn which would see it used in an audacious attempt to subvert the UFO event via duping Margaret Fry and others.

As has been published elsewhere, even that story changed in late 1999 or early 2000, when Tony Dodd published evidence of a UFO landing rather than a crash, which then led to the invention of another crash to keep the story going.

It is worth noting too, that even the debunkers like Andy Roberts were actually attempting to debunk the common belief of a UFO crash & retrieval. So it could be argued that even the likes of Andy Roberts believed in the belief of a UFO crash in order to pursue that line of attack on the belief.

Nick Redfern writes:
‘At approximately 8.30 p.m on January 23, an unidentified aerial object impacted Cader Bronwen, a 2000 foot peak in the Berwyn Mountains between Bala and Corwen, Wales’.
His approximation is correct. However, as came to light, nothing impacted Cader Bronwen. There was always an association made by UFO enthusiasts that an impacting, crashing UFO was responsible for an explosion type sound heard by many residents subjected to an apparent earth tremor which was undeniably recorded by seismologists at 8.38 pm that night. The author notes this true time further on.

One of the most staggering things about this event, was that the UFO (crashed or landed) was on the next mountain in the Range, Cader Berwyn. However, because of events which unfolded and which were centred on the nearest village, Llandrillo, and its geographical relevance to Cader Bronwen, many researchers both for and against a UFO insisted on believing the UFO event somehow had to be on Cader Bronwen, rather than Cader Berwyn, where, again undeniably, the Object was.

Jenny Randles was a typical example. Not only had she hijacked Margaret Fry’s advancement of the UFO visitation, but she seemingly totally ignored the testimony of witness Pat Evans and two daughters who from their car, all watched the Object sat on the slope of Cader Berwyn mountain, just over a mile from their position on the B 4391 road over the Range.

It seems that for no other reason than two Police searches and another conducted by a three man search and rescue outfit sent from RAF Valley, Anglesey on Cader Bronwen above Llandrillo, the UFO must have had some association with that mountain. This was further added to by various scientists with a geological bent who also conducted foot searches on Cader Bronwen.

The assumption was that something had happened on Cader Bronwen and everyone homed in on it, apparently oblivious to the fact that the Object was several miles away. The fact (and it was a fact) that Pat, and daughters Diane and Tina Evans sat looking at the Object on a mountain slope nowhere near Cader Bronwen was overlooked. In fact, so convinced were some researchers like Jenny Randles that the event was linked to Cader Bronwen, the assumption was that Mrs Evans was mistaken and must have been looking at something much further away. The truth and evidence there did not matter one iota.

Even arch debunker Andy Roberts knew full well the UFO was on neighbouring Cader Berwyn as seen by Mrs Evans and Co and went to extraordinary lengths to move events from Cader Bronwen to Cader Berwyn to subvert their discovery. In his early days on this case, he discovered that the lads out hunting with a home made hunting lamp used to dazzle quarry such as hares, rabbits and foxes had told the Police upon questioning that they had been camping out on the mountain slope above Llandrillo.

Andy then twisted that into moving them from Cader Bronwen to Cader Berwyn via some manipulation of the word Berwyn and its plural, and then claimed Pat Evans had seen their tent illuminated from the inside. When he realised they had lied to the Police, his tent theory quietly slid away and like a Phoenix, a new manipulation arose out of the ashes of the tent fabrication.

In his new version of events, Mrs Evans saw the hunter’s lamp. Andy Roberts had still moved their position from one mountain to another but this time went even further. He knew from Day 1 the location of the hunters on Cader Bronwen and their departure time from the mountain. Despite knowing they’d left the mountain by 9pm because of an expired battery used to power the lamp and were watching the Police examine their car at 9.20 pm, and knowing that Pat Evans did not see her UFO until a tad before 10 pm, deliberately and maliciously in my opinion, published that Mrs Pat Evans saw their lamp.
He then outright lied by claiming in his anti Berwyn UFO tome, that the flickering lights Mrs Evans witnessed zig-zagging towards the Object (UFO), were Police torch lights from a foot search. He even added in a further lie that the Police met the ‘poachers’ and spoke with them. No foot search was conducted anywhere by Police on the night of the 23rd Jan’ ’74 and no poachers/hunters were spoken to by the Police until after the event.

That never happened anywhere and if it did, it would have been on Cader Bronwen, not Cader Berwyn

Mrs Evans arrived just by 10 pm to see torch lights and UFO converging (Police and poachers), yet, the poachers were on a different mountain and had left the scene almost an hour before Pat Evans arrived at her location and discovered the UFO.

Roberts’ story started to collapse as he seemed totally ignorant of what lamping quarry with a lamp involves; it is a highly mobile activity with a heavy car battery (in those days), with a drain time of about an hour. Yet, the UFO was a static Object known to have been present for at least 90 minutes!!!

Going back to A Covert Agenda, Nick Redfern goes on to write:
‘Prior to the explosion on the Berwyn Mountains, the object had also been seen by a number of amateur astronomers based in both Cheshire and the Isle of Man’.
A meteor had been observed by many people on the Isle of Man, heading towards North Wales plus other atmospheric phenomena. This was also confirmed by Holyhead Coastguard who described it as green in colour. Multiple coastguard stations received calls from the Public about ‘green flares.
Such was reported in the Liverpool Daily Post on 24th of January 1974, the day after the event.

However just a day after that, the same newspaper published a story which included the following:
‘Police and coastguards now believe that many people especially in the Isle of Man actually saw an RAF photo-flash night bombing exercise’.
It is my understanding that the Institute of Geological Sciences gave this suggestion to the Authorities who were quick to accept that.

This was the earliest known reference to a ‘photo-flash’ exercise. This was years later to be used as ‘proof’ by Russ Kellett that a naval operation in the Irish Sea, hunting submerged UFOs, ultimately caused one to crash on Cader Berwyn.

Nick Redfern wisely points out:
‘The ‘meteor’ theory also fails to explain the ‘luminous sphere’ seen by Ken Haughton to descend into the sea near Rhyl’.
Ken Haughton from Betws y Coed in mid North Wales observed this object, some 90 mins after the earth tremor. The UFO was discovered as an aerial object at 8.40 pm by witness Mike Saville from his elevated home above Llandderfel. The author also mentions a Llandrillo witness whose story closely correlates with Mr Saville’s account. Roughly an hour and a half later, circa 10.20 pm, the UFO took off from Cader Berwyn, passed over Llangynog moving towards the English border.

There is an uncanny coincidence here that Mr Haughton saw what he did about the time the Cader Berwyn UFO departed.

Nick refers to Pat Evans who is accredited with first discovering the UFO at approximately 10 pm that night. He does however make a mistake in his text. He writes that she received a call from the Police at Colwyn Bay (Headquarters) ‘informing her of the possibility that an aircraft had crashed on Cader Bronwen’.

Had that been true, she would have travelled to Llandrillo which was the access point up on to Cader Bronwen.

The truth there was, she herself suspected a plane crash somewhere on the Berwyn Range based on the explosion sound amidst the tremor rumblings she herself heard. It took her until almost 9.30pm to get through to the Police (she rang them), and offered her assistance as a trained medical person.

Despite having already opened a Major Incident Log and dispatched officers up Cader Bronwen from Llandrillo to conduct a search guided by teenage farmer Huw Lloyd and his neighbour, Enoch Davies, the Police deliberately avoided telling Mrs Evans where to go. Had she gone to Llandrillo, she would never have discovered the UFO.

And the irony is, the Police were trying to look good with their PR inviting her help, but were in fact putting down Public involvement as much as possible, so by denying her the opportunity to assist in an operation which senior Police Officers knew involved a UFO somewhere on the Range, they actually helped her discover it.

She took the B4391 road over the Range as it was the most logical thing to do to get a good view of the whole area. So effectively, Police corruption meant to deny knowledge of the UFO to the Public actually helped unearth it!

Another inaccuracy in Nick Redfern’s account was that he claims Mrs Evans led her daughters down the mountain:
‘As they decended they were met by a group of Police officers and army personnel who hustled them away saying that no one was allowed on the mountain’.
Anyone who took a map and plotted Mrs Evan’s position on the B4391, would know she could not possibly be anywhere where she could lead anyone down a mountain. She was never on a mountain. In fact if anyone had taken a map and plotted any three random locations which were identified within the various testimonies etc, it would be glaringly obvious that two different mountains were involved and Mrs Evans could not possibly have been involved in most of the claims made about her involvement.

Mrs Evans did not meet with or speak to any Police having set back off for home. She did testify to Margaret Fry and two others in her own home that she met with an army vehicle heading back towards the UFO location off the B4391 where a few words were exchanged. Nothing sinister at all. All very civil. She produced a written note of that experience to Margaret Fry and was witnessed by the other two present.

Andy Roberts strangely tried to rubbish this by claiming Mrs Evans had produced a note claiming she’d not met with anyone!! How could someone make a note at the time of something that never happened?? He seemingly thinks the impossible is possible if it can debunk a UFO event!

She did in due course change her story to one where she never met a soul on her return home. By 1997 she was sticking to this new story.

1997 of course was a strange UFO year. There seemed to be a global push by the Authorities to rubbish stubborn UFO events. At Glyn Ceiriog on the north eastern end of the Berwyn Range, there was even an alleged abduction by ET in that year and of course John Williams surfaced trying to pass his hoax into the UFO community.

Again, based on the belief that something must have happened on Cader Bronwen above Llandrillo, reference to something crashing on to Cader Bronwen, be it meteorite or UFO, then morphs into a ‘landing’ but still on Cader Bronwen.
Nick wrote:
‘There was no evidence of the presence of a UFO or the unit of soldiers on the peak by the time that Doctors [Ron] Maddison and [Aneurin] Evans and the mountain rescue team arrived the following day’.
The two doctors and the search and rescue outfit of course never found anything because they were on the wrong mountain. They were searching that mountain for no other reason than locals reported lights (hunters) above their village of Llandrillo which they assumed must have come from a plane crash because of the explosion many also heard. As they left their homes due to the earth tremor, they immediately saw the flashing beam sweeping about over the horizon of the ridge known as Cefn Pen Llety.
2+2 made 5 and a major incident was initiated.

This had a knock on effect. The land was re-searched the next day as described and this simply led to the belief that something must have happened on that mountain. In due course UFO researchers and enthusiasts latched onto this and so, the myth of a UFO crashing at Llandrillo was born. By the mid 1990s, everyone believed that a) a UFO had crashed and b), it had crashed close to Llandrillo.

Out of all this, John Williams appears in 1996, the same year that Tony Dodd first mentions in UFO Magazine that the evidence suggested a landing and departure. By 1997, this JW was in touch with Margaret Fry et al, with a story claiming the Military had flushed two UFOs out of the Irish Sea, off the North Wales coast, specifically by Puffin Island. One of those UFOs was shot up by a naval vessel and eventually crashed on Cader Bronwen near Llandrillo, allowing five professional gentlemen travelling home from a meeting in Bala to discover a crashed UFO and its recovery by the Military ‘near’ the village.

This was the bones of the hoax version which JW tried to feed to Mrs Fry etc, but in 1999 Tony Dodd’s book Alien Investigator allowed a wide audience to read the evidence of a UFO landing rather than a crash. Tony Dodd postulated that a second UFO could have crashed nearby and that was in attendance to it. He claimed this possibility because of compelling disinformation given to him by anonymous sources.

He had also made it quite clear that the UFO was on Cader Berwyn mountain and not Cader Bronwen near Llandrillo; the story being related to Margaret Fry and others involved a crashed UFO near Llandrillo. If a UFO landed and took off again, there could be no crash of that vehicle nor any recovery operation. Also, if its true location was now public (it always was but few noted it correctly) and was not Llandrillo, there were now two strong reasons that the UFO crash story was untenable.

To save the story, things had to change.

In 1999, JW latched on to Russ Kellett and fed him an altered story which accommodated what Tony Dodd had published. The UFO had now landed on Cader Berwyn near Llandrillo, and a second UFO (two were allegedly flushed by the Navy using depth charges less than a mile from the Welsh beaches), had now crashed at a different location on the same route taken by the five professional gentlemen, at Llandderfel village.

Though knowing that the 1997 version had changed, Russ Kellett chose not to query this anomaly and in early 2000, he contacted Holyhead Coastguard Station, Anglesey, where in a reply letter dated April 2nd 2000, he was told that an exercise had been taking place in the Irish Sea that night and he was further informed in the letter that the event was titled ‘photoflash’.

This was further reinforced at later dates by anonymous information of naval personnel on board ships in the naval flotilla and army personnel retrieving the crashed UFO and crew.

Russ Kellett appears to have gone no further with this, thinking he had the Holy Grail of UFO research. In fact if he had gone further, he would have discovered that no other coastguard station around the British part of the Irish Sea could confirm this claim.

Had he researched photoflash bombs correctly he would know they are wholly inappropriate devices for detecting anything under water especially in a water body like the Irish Sea. In fact they aren’t even designed for illuminating submerged objects, only momentary (white light, not green) illumination of surface objects for photography purposes.

He would also have discovered that there was animosity between the Isle of Man Government and the UK Government over its military presence on the protectorate island. The Jurby bombing range was a strictly controlled body of water on the north west of the island. Any flashes would only have occurred within that limited space during official exercises and would not have been visible to anyone on mainland England despite official claims that is what England based residents witnessed.

The coastguards have stated themselves as have various Police forces that they
‘now believe that many people especially in the Isle of Man actually saw an RAF photo-flash night bombing exercise’.
Now that is a statement of fact. Whether the content is fact is another matter.

That is also very curious, as the letter to Russ Kellett dated April 2nd 2000 stated that coastguards had been informed in advance of an exercise called ‘photoflash so how come they didn’t know on the night and were unable to allay public fears and enquiries then?

Careful research shows that they didn’t know because there is not a shred of evidence so far to suggest any exercise or operation took place. Jurby is presented in that Maritime and Coastguard Agency letter sent from Holyhead Coastguard Station to Russ Kellett as a base for a large-scale exercise. In fact, it is (was) a land based entity controlling an area of sea in which bombs were dropped and fired.

It seems the whole place and activity was under intense scrutiny by the Manx section of the anti-military Celtic League which campaigned to have the place closed down and successfully stopped an expansion of the bombing range area at one point. The place is now closed and there is still ongoing trouble over the Ministry of Defence’s failure to clean up the live and dead ordnance which litters the seabed.

The whole ‘photoflash’ exercise event which was crucial to accounting for how a UFO crashed on Cader Bronwen, which then evolved into a landing on Cader Berwyn and a second fabricated UFO crash and retrieval at Llandderfel, never seemingly happened. If it hadn’t been for the IGS suggesting the lights seen over the Irish Sea were (possibly) from a photo-flash exercise (this was never confirmed, only suggested, but then projected by the coastguard and Police as fact), then perhaps this hoax would never have been created to subvert the appearance of a UFO on the mountain range that night.

Despite the intense scrutiny of the Military on the Isle of Man by those opposed to its presence on the island, there appears to be a strange lack of confirmation of any military event that night which further suggests that no military event took place that night.

So Mr Redfern’s book offers an interesting and indeed damning insight to events surrounding the 23rd of January 1974 which go some considerable way to showing that the ‘photoflash’ exercise, the title given by Holyhead Coastguard, never seemingly happened.

(Editor’s note. The alleged “exercise” called ‘photoflash’ as mentioned in the HHCG letter to Russ Kellett and dated 2nd April 2000, eventually evolved into “Operation Photoflash”. The title was apparently bestowed by a one Geraint Jones when he wrote about Russ Kellett in January 2011.

With the information gathered over the years before and since the Holyhead Coastguard letter was fabricated to support John Williams’ claims, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency will be hard pressed indeed to continue supporting its ‘letter’.

Holyhead Coastguard

In his earlier investigative days, Russ Kellett was very keen and pursued many lines of enquiry. Early in 2000, just months after Dodd’s book was published and the new crash scenario invented, Russ was ‘encouraged’ to contact Holyhead Coastguard Station. Now, Russ had already been advised in his revised documentation of a naval engagement of submerged UFOs (or USOs if you prefer), close to Puffin Island.

Armed with this knowledge, he approached Holyhead Coastguard Station (HHCG) with a request for information about anything unusual recorded on the night of the 23rd of January 1974. Peculiarly, he doesn’t seem to have contacted other coastguard stations around the Irish Sea or even the Irish Navy which at the time doubled as the coastguard in the Republic of Ireland. He seemed to concentrate solely on Holyhead. He has said this is because it was the nearest to the alleged naval operation near Puffin Island. However, I don’t believe that was the reason. I believe he was ‘led’ to HHCG.

He has claimed he first approached HHCG station using a friend’s name and address and didn’t mention UFOs, but this latter in part judging by correspondence still held officially, is seemingly untrue.

In due course, he receives back a letter from HHCG station which he has promoted ever since which he claims ‘proves’ that a naval exercise was taking place in the Irish Sea that night.

The HHCG even gave the exercise a name, ‘photoflash’.

The letter itself has been under intensive examination by several people and whilst it was genuinely written and indeed signed by a member of the HHCG staff, the content within is apparently false. This is still ongoing but, of course subject to change as new information emerges.

The letter dated April 2nd 2000, proves nothing and seems to be based on information the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s own record keeping protocols states it couldn’t possibly have. (The MCA oversees the UK Coastguard). So, if the information in that letter couldn’t have been accessed as claimed, then the content is a lie. Yet, for fifteen years, the HHCG has put this very same letter out to enquirers of this alleged ‘photoflash’ exercise event, actively promoting the lie as a real event. Russ has promoted the naval engagement/UFO crash etc as a real event.

But why do that? Why do that indeed?

Only HHCG ever produced any document alluding to the so-called ‘photoflash’ exercise in the Irish Sea. In 1974, there were coastguard stations at Holyhead, Liverpool, Formby, the Isle of Man and right up almost to the Scottish border.

They all kept logs, and newspaper articles from the time referred to communications between Police and coastguards discussing the meteor light show and earth tremor that night but strangely, correspondence from HHCG to enquirers never includes any reference to such geological, and celestial events even though it is inconceivable they weren’t recorded in log books on the night.

HHCG does however offer up a letter full of fake info’ on a non-existent event and is seemingly the only coastguard station to do so.

This clearly suggests conspiracy between someone in HHCG station and John Williams or someone behind him to guarantee Russ Kellett received a letter seemingly corroborating the scenario of a naval flotilla hunting submerged UFOs. It was no accident that Russ approached HHCG and not any others. They should all have had the same records which would have corroborated the HHCG log book record claim of the exercise.

Even the letter itself sent to Russ references the event being operated from ‘Jerby Range’ in the Isle of Man and that coastguards (plural) had been advised of the event.

It was of course cause for concern that the letter was not only formatted incorrectly, was quite illiterate and used an unusual and incorrect typeface, but it spelt Jurby wrong. Jurby is the correct spelling and it is astounding that an Irish Sea coastguard would use the incorrect ‘Jerby’. It would be like a HHCG employee mis-spelling Liverpool. It is preposterous.

My own pet theory is that the letter was written deliberately in that way so if challenged in the future, the HHCG or MCA could dismiss it as some sort of practical joke and extricate themselves from accusations of corruption. But, I think that has gone too far now judging by the number of times it has been sent to enquirers over the years, even under the Freedom of Information Act, and the fact it was removed from official records to be hidden away in a scrapbook, yet for such a curious record of anectodal items of interest, it is brought out and used officially to promote this farce hoax.

It is either an official document or it is not!

Readers may not be surprised to learn that soon after the letter was received by Russ Kellett, its reference copy was seemingly removed from any official file even though authored by a HHCG staff member in an official capacity, and was placed elsewhere and more latterly in the station’s scrapbook of all places. This may account for Russ’s later claim that when trying to obtain another copy, the letter original couldn’t be found where it should have correctly been! This suggests that it was always known the letter content was bogus and could not be held officially.

HHCG station must surely be the only Government Agency that has ever used a document worthy of nothing more than inclusion in a scrapbook of curious and interesting things as an official document?

Since then and to a recent enquiry (Jan’ 2015), HHCG station has confirmed that the letter was held in the station’s scrap book rather than any official file. I have that in writing in a FOI response from the station manager at Holyhead, a Mr Raymond Carson.

Russ Kellet

Now, by some remarkable coincidence, Russ Kellett appeared on the scene. He too was genuinely interested in UFOs and UFO research, but before long, perhaps frustrated at the lack of cooperation from Mrs Fry and others, JW was happy that Russ became a willing supporter of the naval engagement/Berwyn crash scenario and took the case as his own. JW took Russ on board.

If one studies what little Russ has shared with the world, you will very quickly see that he has portrayed this facet of the whole case as his own. He never acknowledges the fact that he was just the last one in a line of people John Williams (JW) had tried to sell this hoax to. But that is part of Russ’s character.

Then this is where things become strange.

The story from JW as related to Russ Kellett, fundamentally changed from what had been stated to those who came before him. The story changed to accommodate not only a UFO on Cader Berwyn, but another UFO which had crashed. Not only that, the route the Five Professional Gentlemen took in order to ‘discover’ the crashed UFO also changed.

It is my contention, that once Alien Investigator had been published and this may have been in tentative consideration since 1996, three years earlier, a plan B had to be drawn up to claim there was still a UFO crash in order to support the naval altercation claim and, maintain this diversionary disinformation thread. Some of that revised plan was without doubt based on what Tony Dodd had published.

Without a crash, there could be no hoax.

Looking at what was known from Margaret Fry’s version of events as related to her by John Williams and comparing that with the version this JW gave to Russ, there are incredibly large changes in the story.

The most obvious is that the UFO discovered by the Five Professional Men at Llandrillo had now been found by them in Llandderfel. The story leading up to this ‘crash’ remained the same.

The naval engagement forced two UFOs out of the sea near Puffin Island. One vanished, the other was shot up, crossed North Wales, was hit again by air to air missiles over or near Capel Curig and then crashed on Cader Berwyn. Only this time aside the B4401 a few hundred yards outside Llandderfel.

Then, the Five Men, returning from a meeting in Bala, discovered the UFO.

The story was almost identical except, now there were two UFOs, a possible landed one on Cader Berwyn and a crashed one on the same route taken by the men, but at a different location, chosen to fit in with the claim made to Tony Dodd.

The hoax claim had been altered to side step the landing scenario on Cader Berwyn as before 1999, everyone believed a UFO had crashed on Cader Berwyn and only one UFO at that.

It seems someone looked at the evidence and claims in great detail and noted that Dodd’s soldier informant (possibly part of the same debunking/disinfo’ outfit?) had mentioned collecting boxes from Llandderfel, that the Berwyn UFO had in fact flown off and that Dodd suggested that there may have been a second stricken UFO somewhere nearby.

What wasn’t properly considered was that the Llandderfel crash site was several miles from the Berwyn landing site, which seems to preclude the idea of an attempted rescue of alien crew. Of course at that time (1999), Dodd could not know of any alternative crash site as it technically hadn’t been invented at that point.

An anonymous witness had also told Margaret Fry that four soldiers were seen carrying two wooden boxes off Cader Berwyn and loading them into a lorry at the hidden car park on the B4391.

The claim was very vague and for that claim to have happened, the witness must have watched this for quite some time in order to claim the soldiers were actually coming off Cader Berwyn having negotiated a mile of open country, then carried the boxes over the embankment that surrounds the car park. Also, vehicles within the car park are hidden from view of passing cars etc. So if this witness was simply driving past, most of what was claimed could not be. It seems this bogus witness had no personal idea of the locale and built the claim on information gleaned from elsewhere, but if nothing else, the location was accurate.

There is however no dispute that location was geographically relevant to the UFO crash site and the story is left wide open for speculation on how the boxes got from Cader Berwyn to be collected from Llandderfel a few miles away.

The “Affidavit”

That however didn’t alter the fact that the story had changed to accommodate a ‘new’ crash’ and this was the version now being sold to Russ Kellett. Even Russ cannot be so naive as to ignore the story change. In fact, part of the documentation he holds is an alleged ‘affidavit’ from the five men testifying to what they saw.

Margaret Fry was never given the opportunity to examine the documents in 1997 allegedly given to JW by the Five Professional Gentlemen so, there is no way of (as yet), knowing if that documentation existed before 1999 or was written or re-written by 1999 to be then given to Russ Kellett.

The term affidavit has been used as has the word statement but the definition of both is very different. The former is a legal and crucially, a public document which must be verified by a suitably qualified person.

To falsely make a claim in such is perjury. So, Russ should make up his mind which type of document it is. To suggest it is a legal document when it isn’t just to give it credibility is at the least dishonest and at the most criminal.

It is possible of course that the document still refers to the Five Men discovering the UFO at Llandrillo if it was part of the whole documentation shown to Mrs Fry in 1997. There is ample evidence from interviews Russ has given on radio shows for instance that he confuses the crash sites between Llandrillo and Llandderfel, giving the two villages totally incorrect pronunciations but which sound similar. This makes me suspect that his ‘statement/affidavit’ still refers to the UFO being found by the five men at Llandrillo. So he has sort of merged the two villages. a bit like suggesting Llandderfel near Llandrillo.

To my knowledge, he has never once mentioned the word Llandderfel where his UFO was but has appeared to merge two poor mis-pronunciations of Llandrillo to suggest a difference between the two villages but has in fact attempted to avoid using the correct crashed UFO location at Llandderfel.

Of course, the concept of a naval engagement at sea was still unproven. All the claim had to support it, was some documentation that JW told Russ Kellett was real. There needed to be something juicy to prove to Russ and the world, that the naval engagement really happened.

Tony Dodd

By 1999, Margaret was still not convinced by John Williams but two things happened in that year which changed the course of events.

In 1999, Tony Dodd had his book published, titled Alien Investigator, an account of his case files. Among the subject matter were several pages devoted to the Berwyn UFO crash. No one really could have predicted the content, in Dodd’s book, but the few pages devoted to the alleged Berwyn crash event shed a new light on the incident which it seems prompted a rethink by John Williams and the disinfo’ clowns who I believe were behind him.

In 1999, Alien Investigator became a very popular book being read by a lot of existing UFO enthusiasts and of course more dangerously for the Authorities, a new crop of recruits to the pro-ET visitation cause. What was interesting about the book, was Tony Dodd suggested that the Berwyn UFO crash might not have been a crash at all. In fact he had alluded to this as far back as 1996, the very same year John Williams suddenly burst onto the scene and who was by 1997, trying to sell the hoax to Margaret Fry and others.

Now of course, if there was no Cader Berwyn UFO crash, then the story being pushed as to how that crash occurred simply could not be true. The whole hoax was in jeopardy. And something had to be done to rescue it.

However, returning to the disinformation Tony Dodd had received for that is clearly now what it was, he published an account given to him by an alleged military serviceman who he claimed he had checked out. The full version is in the book of course, but essentially, on the 18th of January 1974 a military unit in the south of England was put on standby to move north at short notice. On the 19th, it was at Birmingham, then Chester. On the 20th they were ordered to Llangollen.

On arrival the unit was split into four groups. About 11.30 am five of the unit in total was sent to Llandderfel were they then loaded two large, oblong boxes into their vehicle. They were ordered to take the cargo direct to Porton Down – The Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment.

The story goes that en route, they stopped for refreshments but were approached by a civilian dressed man who produced ID and told them to carry on and not stop. They arrived at Porton Down and then (bizarrely) , the boxes were opened right in front of these delivery boys who were then greeted with the sight of two creatures within decontamination suits. When the suits were opened it was obvious [to the men] that the creatures were not of this world.

It was further claimed in the statement given to Dodd that the other elements of the unit had transported live aliens to Porton Down and other units had recovered a ‘large’ craft which had crashed.

Dodd had the foresight to write that although he thought the informant sincere, some of the report was based on hearsay. For example, he only heard of the live aliens from other soldiers as did talk of a crash recovery. But then he further included some crucial wording which I believe was soon hijacked to advance the hoax.

I would also point out here, the discrepancy in the dates. The Berwyn UFO event occured on the evening of Wednesday 23rd of January 1974, but Dodd’s informant said he collected the boxes on the 20th of Jan’.

Tony Dodd explains this away by including that the soldier suggested he wasn’t really sure of the dates. I find it strange that he could recall times and destinations, but not the correct date! In fact as this was disinformation being fed to Dodd, I believe the informant knew the correct date but applied a bit of psychology, deliberately trying to look sincere by being ‘honest’ about his uncertainty of the dates. It was a double bluff.

Returning to that crucial wording, Dodd wrote that there was eye-witness evidence of a craft taking off. I am aware of this myself as two witnesses saw it pass over their village of Llangynog a few miles further along the B4391. So, if it crashed and took off again, there could be no alien bodies or a crash retrieval. In fact, by 2006, I was myself was starting to suggest that there had been no crash, but a landing based on other evidence I’d acquired.

Dodd then goes on to add (he clearly bought into the crash scenario), that there were probably two alien landings [one a crash and one a conventional landing] and that the craft seen departing had been attempting to rescue its colleagues.

This was pure supposition and was I believe a combination of his clinging to a crash scenario and also, that he knew there was actually a second UFO in the mix. Although he never published it in his book, he and Margaret Fry shared a lot of information and there is no way that by the time of publication in 1999, he did not know of the naval exercise at Puffin Island and the claim that two UFOs had been forced out of the sea. Margaret knew of JW’s story in 1997.

It is clear that as early as 1996, Dodd had suggested that the Berwyn UFO had in fact been a landing rather than a crash and this was reiterated in his book published in 1999. It was further clear that the scenario of a landing if it took hold, would undermine the hoax already being foisted on Margaret Fry or anyone else. So, for the hoax to then work, there had to be a crash.

John Williams

As I said,  by the mid-90s, the UFO crash was becoming quite a raging topic and increasingly so. Clearly, there was something on Cader Berwyn that night and whatever it was, the Authorities wanted it debunking.

The metal fragment Margaret Fry ultimately received was seemingly the earliest attempt to seed duff info’ into the UFO community on this particular event. However, the case wasn’t going away and it appears the Authorities who wanted this interest quelling were starting to get desperate.

In 1996 a man called John Williams moved into a house a few miles from the town of Corwen, and soon set about contacting Margaret Fry. At the time, she was the foremost researcher into the Berwyn case and in 1997, she had made a first visit to John Williams at his home. He then told Margaret an amazing, indeed incredible story of how the UFO on Cader Berwyn, crashed.

Note at this point that it is the one UFO, crashed on Cader Berwyn. Just one UFO.

Recall, that in 1997, no one disbelieved a UFO had crashed on Cader Berwyn.

John Williams told Mrs Fry that the UFO on Cader Berwyn had crashed as a result of being involved in an altercation with warships off the North Wales coast near to Puffin Island – Puffin Island is a tiny islet a few hundred yards off the larger island of Anglesey which is separated from the mainland by the Menai Strait.

He told her that warships had been hunting submerged UFOs and had forced two out of the water by Puffin Island. One vanished and one got entangled in a confrontation where the UFO was fired upon successfully. It retaliated, allegedly damaging a ship and killing and injuring several naval ratings.

At no point has any ship been identified or has any evidence of casualties been found. At no point has any person claiming to be involved in any marine or terrestrial UFO shoot out or clean up linked to the Berwyn Mountains ever produced a single shred of evidence or proof supporting such claims beyond hiding behind excuses why such cannot supply further information.

The damaged UFO fled across Anglesey appearing to head for the open sea between Wales and Ireland. At some point, it was intercepted by military aircraft forcing it to change direction, re-cross Anglesey and the Menai Strait and pass over the mainland near to the city of Bangor. The UFO pursued by jets following roughly, the A5 trunk road which is the London to Holyhead road and which cuts right across North Wales.

Near Capel Curig, a village on the A5, one of the aircraft fires two missiles and successfully hits the UFO. It is now stricken and eventually crashes onto Cader Berwyn.

Time Line

Now, it is important to observe the time of all this. Working backwards from the crash which must have occurred soon after 8.30pm and which UFO enthusiasts associated the explosion sound and earth tremor with the impacting UFO, it seems reasonable to propose that the UFO and its companion were forced out of the sea near Puffin Island perhaps 30 mins earlier.

So, assuming it was about 8pm, and bearing in mind this was January 23rd, it was dark and had been since about 5 pm. Yet an unidentified witness(es) witnessed a jet successfully firing missiles at the pursued UFO, and presumably the UFO then firing back at the jet which then crashed. Russ Kellett has frequently appeared in the press holding a blob of what looks like previously molten metal claiming it came from the damaged UFO at Capel Curig which was ‘dripping/or leaking’ this substance.

So in the pitch black of a January evening in 1974, someone saw a pursuit, an exchange of fire, a dripping spaceship and a crashing Harrier. And Mr Kellett some years later gets a blob of that metal and a piece of the crashed jet’s engine both supplied to him via JW, which is evidence of the event!!!

The Five Professional Men

John Williams didn’t seem to notice that it was dark when this happened. In his story to Margaret Fry (she visited him at his house on at least two occasions and accompanied by others), he told her of Five Professional Gentlemen who had discovered the UFO crash retrieval. They had researched the event after witnessing this clean up and had created documents to show how events had unfolded. Mrs Fry saw these documents but was unable to study them as she never physically had the chance to take them away and examine their content.

John Williams claimed these five men had passed the information to him to pass to someone in the UFO research field who could take the investigation further. It seems as Mrs Fry was the foremost researcher at the time, she was targeted by John Williams.

This version of the story goes that the Five Professional Gentlemen (all unidentified and all local men though no one knows who they are!!!), were travelling back from Bala having been to a meeting. They were near Corwen having passed Llandderfel and through Llandrillo when the earth tremor struck (8.38pm). For some strange reason, they decided to about turn and return the way they’d come to see what had happened.

Note here, that most drivers would leave Bala and travel along the A494 to its junction with the A5, then go right if heading towards Corwen as it is a better road, faster and more direct. These five men left the A494 outside of Bala, taking the B4401 to Corwen, a dark, twisting, tortuous route. Llandderfel and Llandrillo are on this narrower road. If going to Corwen, or to access the Ruthin road or villages along the A5 such as Maerdy, the most usual route would have been along the A494 to the A5.

Now an earth tremor is an earth tremor. It will have an epicentre and depending on its magnitude and the rocks passed through, people will feel it in various ways. It was odd straightaway that anyone would turn their car around to go and look for something as a result of a tremor. The epicentre could have been 12 miles away or 112 miles away. It is ludicrous. Yet, that is what John Williams told Mrs Fry what the five men did and he expected her to swallow it.

Returning along the B4401, the five men discovered the crashed UFO near Llandrillo and watched while the military dealt with both dead and alive aliens and watched some more as the mostly intact space craft was manhandled onto the back of a lorry. It seemed to be obligingly hovering or lifting itself off the ground. The five men then departed.

Of course the story was suspicious because Margaret Fry knew full well that the UFO had crashed on Cader Berwyn and the crash site was no where near Llandrillo, so the five men’s story as related to her by John Williams couldn’t be correct.

It seems John Williams tried his best with Margaret to sell her the story but perhaps he needed to be 100% convinced that she would become the sucker he needed before entrusting her with the documents compiled by the five men? He needed them to be accepted, not studied and discredited.

And Margaret wasn’t the only person John Williams tried to sell his hoax to. He endeavoured to get a video recording studio to make his story into a film or documentary for broadcast, potentially reaching a very large audience indeed. It has been a theme to try and get this hoax story broadcast. Even Russ Kellett, but perhaps for more personal reasons has frequently mentioned that the story would make a great film.

Mrs Pat Evans

Mrs Pat Evans who at the time was a district nurse was for a long time accredited with discovering the UFO on the mountainside. In truth, she discovered what she did through Police incompetence and corruption.

She also experienced the earth tremor in her village of Llandderfel, three miles from Llandrillo and heard the apparent explosion sound. She concluded that an aircraft had crashed somewhere on the mountains. Because of the tremor, people across the affected area (it was a large area – up to 60 miles radius) jammed the Police phone lines and it wasn’t until just after 9.30pm before Mrs Evans got through to Police headquarters. She explained who she was and the Police accepted her offer of medical expertise, but incredibly, didn’t direct her to the location of a suspected plane crash site on Cader Bronwen above Llandrillo, despite being fully aware that at that time, a commandeered vehicle was on the mountain, looking for the crashed plane and a major incident log had been opened.

It was evident that the Authorities wanted as few Public as possible anywhere near the mountains.

Mrs Evans took the intiative and left her village, turned left at the village War Memorial onto the B4401 and travelled the 600 yards to the Bryntirion Inn, before turning right along an unclassified road which eventually met the B4391 road which crosses the Range. She knew at its highest point, she’d have a commanding view of the Range.

Now at this point, I mention the exit from Llandderfel as this is very important. I mention Llandrillo too as that is also equally important in this hoax story.

When Mrs Evans reached the highest point on the road, she was confronted with a large glowing object seemingly sat on the mountainside. She could see small flickering lights zig-zagging towards the object. There was no way she could reach it on foot; it was literally in the middle of nowhere, at least a mile from the road.

After watching it for a few minutes, she continued on for a few hundred yards more in order to turn her car around, passing another important feature in this story, the so-called hidden car park. This is a short track off the main road which is surrounded by high banks and can accomodate quite a few cars. She returned to her original spot on the road and watched for a few minutes more. She could do nothing and as she saw what she intepreted as rescuers approaching the object, she left.

On her return home, she met with an oncoming army vehicle which stopped. She spoke with the driver for a few seconds. All civil. Later, this was twisted by over-zealous UFO enthusiasts that she was threatened at gun point and told to leave the area. That is all rubbish.

Mrs Evans was also accompanied by two teenage daughters who also saw the object.

As kids are, in school, the talk over the following days turned to Flying Saucers and Little Green Men. This however didn’t stop arch Berwyn UFO debunker Andy Roberts claiming that the case was dormant for years and that there was no talk of UFOs until the UFO community got its hands on the case. But that’s another story.

Mrs Magaret Fry

It is now well known that a particular scenario promoted by Russ Kellett claiming that a UFO plus occupants was recovered by the UK Military is suspected of being a hoax masterminded by persons as yet unknown, but actively fed to Russ Kellett by John Williams (also known as JW) in a way that has led him to believe this was a real event.

New information is constantly emerging as this hoax is more deeply investigated. Here, I’d like to show how the UFO on Cader Berwyn was linked into this hoax scenario to create a disinformation thread presumably aimed at confusing research and investigation to divert such persons away from the real UFO which was discovered on Cader Berwyn in north east Wales on the night of January 23rd 1974.

In the early 1990s, UFO researcher Mrs Margaret Fry came across a case that was to become known as The Berwyn Mountains UFO Incident. Just a few years previously in January 1974, an apparent UFO was discovered on Cader Berwyn about half way to its summit. Cader Berwyn is the highest of four peaks making up a chain of low mountains or high hills known as the Berwyn Range.

The event remained quiet until the early 1990s when some UFO enthusiasts took an interest in the story of the discovery. Margaret Fry soon picked up on this and started to investigate. Pretty soon, the UFO community had its teeth into the case and everything from basic truth to untrue wild speculation was soon spilling out.

At that early time, it seems persons unknown within Government and or the British Military had also become aware of the sudden and escalating interest in the case and seemingly, this didn’t suit them.

Margaret Fry started to gather a considerable pile of information including witness testimony of events on that night in January 1974. As things progressed, it became obvious that a UFO (presumably a vehicle of extraterrestrial origin), had crashed on the mid-slope of Cader Berwyn, a little over a mile from the nearest main road.

At the time and until 1999, everyone who got involved in the case assumed there was a UFO crash onto the mountain. Evidence emerged of an earth tremor, an explosion sound amidst the rumblings, numbers of non-local Police officers in Llandrillo, the nearest geographically relevant village to the UFO crash site though, some 4 miles away, road blocks and military personnel on the Cader Berwyn mountain itself. This led to conclusions that a UFO had crashed on to Cader Berwyn and that the Authorities had covered up the event.

Certainly up to 1999, no one had a reason to believe there was any alternative to a crash. However, things started to turn sinister.

In the mid-90s, Margaret Fry received in the post, a sample of metal from a man in South Wales called Terry Hooper. He claimed he’d received samples from an airman who stated he’d been involved in clearing up the debris from the Berwyn UFO crash. He decided to pass these on to persons involved in the UFO scene. There is no proof that other samples existed, only the word of Terry Hooper supported the assertion.

That however was just the start. As will become apparent, the supplying of the metal sample to Margaret Fry was an attempt to seed disinformation into the UFO community. Whether Terry Hooper targeted Mrs Fry as he was part of the plot or whether he was not part of the plot and approached Mrs Fry randomly isn’t clear as this guy refuses to cooperate. He certainly wouldn’t cooperate with me when I approached him. He did claim that he didn’t believe the metal had come from a UFO crash, but that could be just him attempting to look innocent.

Of course the metal sample was claimed to come from the Berwyn UFO crash which by the mid 1990s, everyone believed to have happened.

It is crucial here to understand that at this mid 1990s point, there was only one UFO involved and only one UFO crash, that being on Cader Berwyn.

Mrs Fry alerted Jenny Randles to the UFO crash and she visited the area, but centred her investigation on the second highest peak in the Range, Cader Bronwen (sometimes written Cader Fronwen or Cader written as Cadair). It seems that Jenny Randles who was heavily involved with BUFORA at the time, chose Cader Bronwen for no other reason than it was the peak immediately above the village of Llandrillo and had attracted her because of the Moel Ty Uchaf stone circle and because on the night and the following day of the incident, the location was the site of a Police search, a renewed Police search plus a search by three RAF search and rescue guys.

They were searching for evidence of a suspected plane crash as the previous night, there had been an earth tremor in the locale which brought people in Llandrillo out of their homes and some of them having heard an explosion sound within the short period of shaking and rumblings and seeing flashing lights over Cefn Pen Llety, a ridge immediately above the village, made them conclude that a plane had crashed on that mountain. This series of events ultimately led to the discovery of non-local Police Officers being present in Llandrillo and again later to the discovery of a covert military operation to intercept the UFO on the neighbouring mountain of Cader Berwyn.

Of course, all this interest just snowballed and more and more were taking an interest in the event. It was at this point that the known events were starting to be manipulated to confuse enquirers. Rumours circulated that the UFO had been recovered and alien bodies had been recovered also.