June 2022 – Bewdley – Silver Disc Sighting
Updated: May 10
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: Dave Hodrien
Release Date: 07/05/2023
Last Updated: 10/05/2023
Note: For privacy reasons precise location details have been omitted
In late April 2023 elderly gentleman Stephen was asking me some questions about a particular case I’d previously investigated. During our discussion he informed me of a UFO sighting he and his partner Christine had both experienced on the Queens Diamond Jubilee in 2022. I arranged a phone call to go over what took place.
2022 was an important year for the United Kingdom, with Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. As part of the celebrations the RAF’s Battle Of Britain Memorial flight (BBMF) appeared at numerous airshows around the country.
The celebrations culminated in a four day bank holiday weekend from 3rd to 6th June. I was informed by the witnesses that around this time the Lancaster flew over Bewdley (probably on it’s way to/from the Midlands Air Festival Display on 3rd and 4th June).
However I have checked on Flight Radar 24 around 2pm on 3rd and 4th June and there are no tracks for the Lancaster. This either means that Stephen has the date/time wrong or the Lancaster Bomber is not tracked on Flight Radar 24. I have reached out to the BBMF via E-Mail in an attempt to confirm when it flew over Bewdley.
According to Stephen, when it was due to fly over, he and Christine stepped outside the front of their house with a Nikon camera to get a few shots of it. There was nobody else out on the street at the time. It was a very pleasant, clear and still day with only light cloud cover. They both began to look around the sky to see if they could spot the approaching plane.
Suddenly Christine noticed an unusual high altitude object coming towards them from the North North West. It was initially at an elevation of 45 degrees and appeared to be around 30000 feet up. The object was a silvery colour and was reflecting the sunlight. However it did not look at all like a high altitude aircraft. It was a circular shape, giving the impression of a flattened disc rather than a sphere. No wings, tail or contrail were visible, and no sound could be heard (although it was of course very high up).
Stephen estimated the object was moving at several hundred miles per hour, similar to an aircraft’s speed. If it was at the height it appeared to be he thinks it was about 100 feet across. However he was certain it was not a normal aircraft. He was fascinated by the object, so much so that he completely forgot to lift his camera and attempt to photograph it. He and Christine watched it approach and pass overhead. The object then entered (or was lost from view behind) a small cloud.
They waited and sure enough it re-appeared out of the other side. About ten seconds after it had emerged from the cloud it suddenly vanished without trace! They were both amazed, as there were hardly any other clouds in the sky so there was nothing it could have been hidden behind, it was just gone. In total they had watched it for about 2 minutes.
Stephen informed me that the fly over of the Lancaster paled into insignificance in relation to the sighting they had just had. He did not even bother taking any photographs of it, they were too busy discussing what had been witnessed! Later in the day they informed one of their neighbours about what they had seen.