I’m A Celeb Castle UFO dating – 1892 spot, underwater alien base, and ancient links
Gwrych Castle has seen a few sights over the years – most notably a few rows involving music producer Naughty Boy.
But it looks like the North Wales landmark has also seen its fair share of extraterrestrial encounters – as I’m a celebrityâ¦ Get me out of here! place is said to be a UFO hotspot.
The first sighting allegedly dates back to 1892. Collated by investigator Russ Kellett for the Rhyl Journal, the lights in the sky were initially seen by men carrying logs to shore in horse-drawn wagons.
Contemporary reports indicated that the men were near the castle gates when a light from the direction of the castle illuminated them “like a beam from a lighthouse”.
Russ said the men heard “a buzz that was getting louder,” before seeing a “disk or metallic object pass overhead and a blinding light.”
Witnesses described the event as “demonic,” and one recalled that he believed “hell had opened” beneath him.
The group ran for their life and took refuge at the Bee Hotel based in Abergele.
But that’s not the only UFO sighting around Abergele.
Nearby Conwy, Russ warned, is a “corridor” of alien activity – and celebrities sheltering in the castle must be careful not to be kidnapped.
An insider on the show told the Daily Star in 2020: âCelebrities will be prepared for gruesome hardships and wet weather.
“But they could get something far more terrifying – an alien invasion. The producers chose an area that had many unexplained sightings.”
They continued, “If there are extraterrestrial visitors, that will definitely make a good TV.”
In 1988, three joggers reported seeing a flying saucer hovering in the sky over the village of Dwygyfylchi in North Wales – while a decade later a retired police officer said he said than a spaceship above Abergele on three separate evenings.
And just 45 kilometers from Puffin Island, in Anglesey, experts have even suggested that there may be an underwater alien base where aliens will hang out.
Speaking to North Wales Live, a representative of the UFO Investigations and Research Unit – based in Shrewsbury – said many sightings took place there.
Phil Hoyle told the publication: “Many witnesses, former military personnel and professionals, have seen unconventional lights entering or leaving the sea around Puffin Island.”
He explained that in January 1974 large structured objects were seen leaving the sea near the island, with similar sightings dotted throughout more recent history.
Phil added, “The people who contacted us were unrelated, but all told us the same thing.”
A 1977 incident on the island made headlines when elementary students spotted an object hovering over the island as Phil said there was an 80% increase in activity UFO “on old sites compared to anywhere else”.
So that would make Gwrych Castle a likely candidate for alien life forms.
And modern day phenomena cannot explain everything – although a line of “UFOs” in 2020 over North Wales and the Castle has a much simpler explanation.
Mysterious white lights were spotted in the skies over North Wales just before New Years Eve last year, with witnesses even taking photos of the bizarre phenomena.
One witness said he saw a “20 to 30 straight line, all at a uniform distance” – and although some tried to streamline their visions by seeing planes flying in the sky, the response was much more high-tech.
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Experts revealed the Lights were a new fleet of satellites launched by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX – which launched 60 of the satellites into orbit as part of the Starlink program.
Of course, Wales’ most infamous encounter – dubbed the Roswelsh Incident – happened just a two hour drive away in the Berwyn Mountains.
It’s so famous that it has its own entry on Wikipedia, which claims that in January 1974, locals reported a loud noise and bright light in the sky.
Ufologists claim the UK government quickly covered up the incident – although declassified Department of Defense records indicate that it was simply a 3.5 magnitude earthquake occurring exactly as a meteor crossed the sky.
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