Updated: Aug 24, 2019
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: Dave Hodrien
Release Date: 24/09/2013
For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used
It was the afternoon of Sunday 7th July 2013. Lucy and her husband Paul were outside their garden eating lunch. It was a pleasant sunny day with patchy cloud. Lucy looked up into the sky and happened to notice two objects. They appeared to be at high altitude. Lucy pointed the objects out to her husband. They initially appeared to be black in colour, but kept flashing silver, giving the impression that they were rotating and the sunlight was reflecting off them. One of the objects began moving slowly at a diagonal to the right until it was obscured from vision behind some housing. The other object moved upwards on a straight course.
They then saw a third object appear from the left. It too moved upwards below the other one that was still in sight. After a short while the object which had vanished behind the houses reappeared and moved slowly left across the sky until it was hidden behind a cloud.
After a couple of minutes Paul ran into the house to get the camera. Lucy continued to observe the visible objects for a further minute. By the time Paul had come back out into the garden the objects could no longer be seen.
It is hard to make any detailed analysis of what was seen due to the fact that the witness only provided these details and did not want to be contacted for further questioning. As the objects were moving slowly and did not perform any manoeuvres which would indicate intelligence, they could well have been balloons/inflatables drifting in the sky and getting caught on air currents. Due to the movement patterns observed it is clear that they were not aeroplanes, and from the description they do not sound like they were helicopters. However the exact shape of the objects seen, or their approximate size remains unknown.
Copyright Dave Hodrien 2013