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02/06/2013 - Castle Bromwich & Telford - Black UFO Sightings

Birmingham UFO Group Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 28/06/2013

For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used


Kerry and Darren are sister and brother, and are both contactees whose cases I have previously investigated (links at end of this report). On the evening of 2nd June 2013 they, and a number of other witnesses, saw some unidentified black coloured UFOs at two different locations in the Birmingham area. While the two sightings could be completely separate there are a number of similarities which suggest they could have been linked. This report covers both of the sightings in depth and looks into possible explanations.

Sighting Details

It was between 9.30-10pm on the evening of 2nd June 2013. Kerry was in her house on Chestnut Drive, Castle Bromwich. Her partner Steve gave her a call and asked her to come outside onto the road. When she did so she found him and his mother Wendy standing outside their home a few doors down. They were staring up into the sky.

Aerial map of Chestnut Drive:

Kerry looked up to where they were staring. It was a pleasant and relatively clear evening, with only light patchy cloud. Due to the time of year it was still light but the sun had started to set. The stars were not yet visible.

Off to their right she noticed some objects in the sky. They appeared to be at very high altitude. They were dark and rounded in shape.  It was hard to tell their size due to the distance. The objects were moving in an unusual way. They were heading in different directions. Two of them at diagonals to one another were moving to the left. A third was travelling upward in a curve in the opposite direction. Behind each object appeared to be a short dark vapour trail.

Photograph of Chestnut Drive in the direction the objects were seen:

She watched the objects for no more than 10 seconds. They then seemed to fade out quite fast one at a time. Then two further objects came into view again travelling in different directions to one another.

Puzzled by what she was looking at she spoke to Steve and his mother. They had apparently been out there for 10-15 minutes watching the objects appear and disappear. They informed Kerry that some of the objects were rounded in shape while others they had seen were more cigar-shaped. They had watched them travelling in different directions, move then stop and hover for a while, or begin completely still then suddenly start to move away. They felt that the objects were not behaving how either meteorites or randomly drifting objects would naturally behave.

Kerry decided to give her brother Darren in Telford a ring to ask if he could see the same objects. Telford is 40 miles away from Castle Bromwich so this was unlikely, but she decided to ring him regardless. As it happened he was on the phone to his father at the time. He continued to listen to both calls, informing his father what Kerry was saying she could see. Kerry then hung up to go and get some binoculars.