Sheen, 50, grew up in Port Talbot in South Wales before finding fame in movies such as The Damned United, The Queen and Frost/Nixon
Anna Lundberg and Michael Sheen attend the the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019 (Image: Dave Benett/Getty Images for HUG)
Film star Michael Sheen reckons movie alien ET would love his home town – as it’s a hot spot for UFOs.
Sheen, 50, grew up in Port Talbot in South Wales before finding fame in movies such as The Damned United, The Queen and Frost/Nixon.
But despite the town beside the M4 being mainly known for its giant steelworks he reckons it should also be famed for its Close Encounters.
He said: “I think Port Talbot is on some weird alien map. It’s like some sort of lay-by. The Little Chef of the galaxy.
“The lady who lived next door – who was a very respectable lady and wouldn’t make up stories – told us that one morning she was in the kitchen making a coffee and a flying saucer came down and hovered over her back garden.”
Sheen insisted both he and his dad had had similar experiences.
Port Talbot Steelworks
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He explained: “One day I was coming home from school. I was just about to turn up the path to my house and coming round the mountain was a formation of lights.
“There was a formation of some things coming round and going out across the sea then disappearing.
“Then years later on New Year’s Eve about five years ago – my dad, who had not had a drink that night, went up to bed.
“He said he saw a thing in the sky with lights going around it – it was there for ages then it shot off. My dad is a character but is not someone who would make this up.
“Port Talbot is some kind of hub.”
Sheen was speaking at Richard Herring’s award-winning Leicester Square Theatre podcast.
Host Richard quipped: “People in Port Talbot maybe haven’t seen a helicopter before – could it be that?
To which Sheen humorously replied: “That is entirely possible.”