The ‘visitors’ first appeared in a field behind the local primary school. It was a drizzly Friday in February 1977, but most of the children in the small Welsh seaside village of Broad Haven were still enjoying their lunchtime break outdoors.

David Davies, a ten-year-old bookworm, was reading inside the classroom when the other children came in talking breathlessly about seeing a flying saucer moving in the trees beyond their playground.

Of course, David knew that was all Hollywood B-movie nonsense - but he couldn’t resist going to have a look for himself when school finished.

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