Michael Sheen claims his sleepy Welsh hometown is the ‘Little Chef of the Galaxy’ after he and his family spotted UFOs near their home in Port Talbot
- Michael Sheen claims his hometown of Port Talbot a ‘hub’ for extraterrestrial life
- The 50-year-old actor has nicknamed the area the ‘Little Chef of the galaxy’
- Then joked it was ‘entirely possible’ people ‘hadn’t seen a helicopter before’
Michael Sheen claims Port Talbot is a ‘hub’ for extraterrestrial life after spotting UFOs flying in the Welsh town.
The actor, 50, grew up in the Welsh community before finding fame in films including The Damned United, The Queen and Frost/Nixon.
Speaking on Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre podcast today, Sheen said his hometown was a ‘stop-off’ for alien life, like the ‘Little Chef of the galaxy’.
Michael Sheen joked Port Talbot was a ‘hub’ for extraterrestrial life after spotting UFOs flying in the Welsh town
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Herring described Sheen as ‘the fantastic UFOologist’ as he joked about his extraterrestrial experiences growing up.
Sheen said: ‘I think Port Talbot, where I come from, is on some weird alien map. It’s like some sort of stop off, it’s like a lay-by. It’s like the Little Chef of the Galaxy.
‘The lady who lived next door – who was a very respectable lady and someone who wouldn’t make up stories – told us that one morning she was in the kitchen which overlooked the back garden.
‘She said she was standing there making a coffee and a flying saucer came down and hovered over her back garden and then went.
‘Of course, you think that’s nonsense but she was a very serious lady.’
Sheen continued by saying both he and his father had had similar close encounters.
He said: ‘One day I was coming home from school. I got off the school bus and I was walking up my street.
‘I was just about to turn up the path to my house and coming round the mountain [near his house] was a formation of lights.
‘I stood there looking at it thinking, ‘this is going to be some sort of weird reflection’.
‘There was a formation of some things coming round and going out across the sea then disappearing.’
Sheen said of Port Talbot (pictured): ‘It’s like some sort of stop off, it’s like a lay-by. It’s like the Little Chef of the Galaxy’
He continued: ‘And then years later on New Year’s Eve – not that long ago, about five years ago – my dad, who had not had a drink that night, went up to bed.
‘He said he saw a light in the sky. My dad is a character but is not someone who would make this up.
‘He said he saw a thing in the sky with lights going around it – it was there for ages then it shot off.
‘I think Port Talbot is some kind of hub.’
Host Richard Herring then quipped: ‘People in Port Talbot maybe haven’t seen a helicopter before – could it be that?
To which Sheen replied: ‘That is entirely possible.’
Port Talbot is located seven miles to the east of Swansea and has a population of around 37,000.