top of page

04/06/2021 - Northfield, Birmingham - Reflective UFO Video

Updated: Jun 10, 2021

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 07/06/2021

Last Updated: 10/06/2021

On the evening of 4th June 2021 BUFOG member Mark, 50 years old, got in touch with me via Facebook Messenger to report a UFO sighting which he and his father had just experienced over Northfield, Birmingham. In the following days I spoke with Mark about the incident and analysed the footage which was sent to me directly.

After releasing the report online, three other independent witnesses came forward on Facebook to state that they had also seen the same object. I spoke with one of these witnesses in depth, another briefly, and am awaiting contact from the third.

Sighting 1 - Kingshurst Road

Sighting Details

At 5.09pm on 4th June 2021 Mark and his father Dave were in the back garden of their house on Kingshurst Road in Northfield, Birmingham. Dave was sat at a table while Mark was up a ladder fixing the guttering on the rear of the house. It was a hot, still and sunny evening with partial cloud cover.

Mark had just come down off the ladder when Dave exclaimed “You want to see that up there!” Looking to the North North East at an elevation of about 80 degrees he saw what appeared to be a highly reflective spherical shaped object travelling slowly across the sky. It seemed to be at quite a high altitude up, just lower than the clouds. Mark wondered what it could be. It did not have the appearance of a plane or helicopter and appeared to be completely silent. It also seemed too high up and large to be a drone.

Aerial map of Kingshurt Road indicating the direction the UFO was observed in:

Mark ran inside to grab his Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone. Returning outside the object was still visible, moving on a slow course to the East. He zoomed in on the object attempting to get a better look at it. The course of the object was not level or continuous, it would meander and also alter its speed. He and Dave continued to watch the object.

After watching for about a minute it seemed to slow down to a halt, and then begin slowly reversing direction heading back towards the West. Soon after this Mark lost sight of the object on the camera. He stopped filming at this point, but continued to watch for a further 15 minutes to see if it reappeared.

Second Witness Statement

Mark sent me an audio recording of his dad describing in his own words what he recollects taking place. The transcript of this recording is as follows:

“I was sat outside, cloudless sky, and I seen this coming like a bird, a very…very high. I thought it was a bird at first, it seemed ever so high and small and I thought ‘Blimey that’s high!’ Then it was coming from like the East. Then slowly, and then all of a sudden, it started like flashing off the sun and I thought ‘That can’t be a bird, it’s got to be a plane.’ And then it suddenly like stopped, and then started like floating, seemed like hovering or floating, whatever it was, and then it like started moving down South way, and all of a sudden it got…there were clouds coming up then, and all of a sudden it was like inside the clouds, and I thought…I couldn’t believe what I was watching! When Mark came out I said to him ‘You want to see that up there.’ Ever so funny, I’ve never seen anything like it, and I even thought about it could be a balloon but it couldn’t have been a balloon because it was flashing off the sun, you know. There was no particular shape, that’s why at first I thought it was a bird. Then I thought it was a plane. That was the…but being so far up in the sky I couldn’t make out what it was, you know. It was ever so funny. It was really high, you know.”

Video Analysis