01/03/2023 – Belbroughton – Flying Triangle Sighting
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: Dave Hodrien Release Date: 30/03/2023
Note: For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used
In early March 2023 I was contacted by phone by a man from Belbroughton named “Bill” who had recently had a stunning sighting of a triangular shaped UFO which flew over his house. I got the word out on Facebook but nobody else reported seeing the object (at least so far). This report documents the sighting in depth.
Bill lives on Yew Tree Avenue, on the outskirts of the Clent Hills. On the evening of Wednesday 1st March 2023 he was sitting in the living room watching TV with his carer and ex-partner “Natalie”. It was around 8 pm and fully dark outside. The front window curtains of the room were not drawn, providing a view of the sky to the North North East over the tall hedgerow on the opposite side of the road.
He happened to glance out of the window and immediately noticed several white lights in a triangular formation moving towards the property. He listened but was amazed to hear no sound. He asked Natalie “What’s that over there?” She looked out of the window too and upon seeing the lights simply replied “I don’t know.” Bill replied “I’ve got to see!” and leapt up out his chair.
As he headed to the front door, and realising the lights might be something unusual, he called out to Natalie asking her to go and grab his phone, which unfortunately was in the kitchen at the time. He then opened the door and headed outside onto the drive. He could now see the object more clearly. It was a clearly defined equilateral triangle with a brightly glowing orange light at each corner. It was a clear evening, and the main body of the object could be seen silhouetted against the sky beyond.
The UFO appeared to be no higher up than 1000 feet, and about the size of a fighter jet (approximately 50 feet across). It was moving no faster than 150 knots (172 mph), about the speed that a helicopter would fly at.
As it got closer Bill began to hear a strange electrical crackling sound clearly coming from the object. The main body of the object looked reflective black in colour, with no visible markings or windows. The orange lights were not quite at each corner point but in a little bit on the underside of the object.
Bill observed it approach for about 30 seconds. He wasn’t frightened of it, but was instead fascinated and mesmerised. As it passed nearly overhead he noticed that the base of the object appeared to be split into criss-cross sections. There was also a strange shimmering distortion spreading across the base. This distortion looked similar to a heat mirage which can sometimes be seen above a road surface on a hot day.