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The Watchers

The Watchers

Why a Booktrail?

1970s: Do you believe there is life on other planets? Do you? The people of Broad Haven have a story to tell..

  • ISBN: 978-1784290634
  • Genre: Fantasy/Sci Fi, Ghost/supernatural, Horror

What you need to know before your trail

Do you believe that there is life on other planets? Back in 1977, the people of a Welsh coastal village were at the centre of some unexplained and some would say other worldly, events which might just prove that there is something, someone trying to make contact with earth….

And they are watching you from the shadows…

Robert Wilding remembers his shocking childhood growing up in Broadhaven in Wales. His parents died under mysterious circumstances and so he goes to live with his grandfather. But life here is anything but normal…

Years later and he’s working for the Ministry of Defence where the events of his childhood come back to haunt him.For there are more tales of strange happenings at Broad Haven, people claim to have seen UFOs. strange lights in the sky and unexplained occurrences…

Wilding goes back to Broad Haven to discover the truth but he is well aware that this is the last journey he may ever make. For The Watchers are waiting…

Travel Guide

Broad Haven

The sightings of strange lights in the sky and other unexplained happenings took place in 1977 in a small coastal Welsh village and became known as the Broad Haven Triangle. It started when  a classroom of primary schoolchildren claimed to have seen a UFO hovering in the sky close to their school. Each of them drew what they had seen and it is said that the drawings were very similar and showed a spaceship like object flying in the sky.

The childrens’ claims were just one example of a wave of sightings in the area in 1977 – also dubbed the Dyfed Triangle.  Rosa Granville, who ran the Haven Fort Hotel in nearby Little Haven, described seeing an “upside-down saucer” and two “faceless humanoid” creatures with pointed heads.

The book explains how a man who used to live in the area and who now works for the British Government has now returned to the area to get to the bottom of things. And to se his grandfather who he remembers used to warn him of the beach and the areas he was not allowed to walk around in on his own. His parents died young and so he was raised by his grandfather but it’s the nature of his parent’s death which continues to haunt him and which now could well be linked to the UFO sightings and the strange Broad Haven triangle.

Recently the author revisited the area of Broad Haven to meet the children who spotted something strange in the sky  – BBC Report on Broad Haven

Booktrailer Review

Susan @thebooktrailer

There’s something about a mystery which is on the supernatural and ghostly side which really fascinates many people – me included. The story of Broad Haven and the UFO sightings is well known but since this is the 40 year anniversary of that day when children of a small Welsh village claimed to have seen something’ otherworldly’ I dug out my copy of The Watchers and reread it.

What a fascinating story and I can only hope this becomes a TV programme like the author’s early book of Harry Price and Borley Rectory did as I would lap it up as I’m sure many others would. The story is fascinating on every level – the small boy who remembers his grandfather warning him of ‘ dangers’ and then his return many years later when working for the British Goverment amidst claims of their cover up along with the US airforce of strange happenings, strange figures watching over a small triangle of Welsh coast.

I’ve been to Roswell in New Mexico where in the mid-1947, a United States Air Force balloon crashed at a ranch near prompting claims that the crash was of an extraterrestrial spaceship. I shiver as I remember my time there and also when I read this book as ….what if it’s true? Or at least some of it?Are we really alone? What did those children see?

A fascinating book and a really good way of visiting a remote part of Wales – I was there with the wind hitting my face (as opposed to something else which drops from the sky!) and walking along with the Stack’s Rocks in the background. What ever you think of this extraterrestrial subject, you can’t say this book isn’t fascinating. And just maybe it will make you think differently

If I was brave enough I might head down to Broad Haven but I’m only just getting over Roswell! Neil Spring is an excellent guide to both the area and the subject which still haunts in every sense of the word.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Watchers

Author/Guide: Neil Spring Destination: Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire  Departure Time: 1977

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