04/05/2014 – London – Red & Green Lights Photograph

Updated: Jun 24, 2020

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Last Updated: 24/06/2020


Sighting Details


On the evening of 4th May 2014 Camilla was working in her flat on Barrier Point Road, central London. At 8.35pm she got up from her desk to stretch her legs and looked out of the window which overlooks Barrier Point Park. It was a dry and relatively clear evening with only sparse clouds. Due to the time of year the sun was just setting, but it was not fully dark and the stars were not yet visible in the sky.


Almost immediately her attention was suddenly drawn to three lights in the sky to the North East-East. She initially thought the lights were over the park, but soon realized they were further away, possibly over City Airport. Two of the lights were a crimson/magenta colour and were extremely bright. The third light was green in colour. At least one of the lights was pulsating, although Camilla cannot recall exactly which. The three lights were in a triangular formation with one another. They appeared to be attached to a single object, but were too distant to make out anything but the lights.


Aerial map showing the sighting location (A) and City Airport (B):



Colours of the lights as remembered by the witness:



Camilla estimates that the lights were about 300 metres high in the air, but this was hard to judge. Initially they were stationary, but soon began making short but extremely rapid manoeuvres in the sky, both left and right, and up and down. When they started making these movements Camilla realized that the lights could not be from any normal aircraft or helicopter. The object would travel for at least a couple of hundred metres before stopping dead in the sky. At first it appeared to be surveying something, perhaps the airport, as this is what it seemed to be over.


It then began to move for longer distances of around 500 metres, using the same darting manoeuvres, and began to move away from the airport area heading further to the North East. Camilla was transfixed by the object, but after a minute decided to grab her Sony Cybershot camera and try to get a photograph of it. As she looked back up and raised the camera she realized that the lights now appeared to be descending and were close to or beyond the electricity tower near to Stansfeld Road. As she removed the camera from her eye and looked back out of the window she found that the lights had vanished.


Aerial map showing the sighting location (A) and electricity tower near Stanfeld Road (B):