07/12/2011 - Hagley, Birmingham - Flying Triangle Sighting

Updated: Aug 25, 2019

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 10/01/2012


For the last couple of decades one of the more widely reported UFO types has been the Flying Triangle. On 13th December 2011 witness Gary Nock got in touch with BUFOG to report the sighting of one such object, which had been seen by him and his family on the evening of 7th December. Gary had also reported the sighting to the Express and Star newspaper in order to establish whether anyone else had also seen it. On 14th December I drove out to the sighting location to discuss the incident with Gary face-to-face, and also get some location photographs. This report contains both a detailed overview of what took place, and the newspaper article.

Sighting Details

It was 6.40pm on the 7th December 2011. Gary Nock, his wife, his daughter and her boyfriend Jamie were on their way out to the Badgers Sett pub in Hagley for a meal. It was a very clear and still evening, and due to the time of year it was dark and the stars were already out.

Photograph of the Badger’s Sett pub:

The pub is situated on Hagley Causeway. Opposite the pub is the Clent Hills which are made up of grass covered-fields and areas of woodland. As the family approached the pub, Gary noticed some lights out of the front window of the car. The lights were off to the right of the road to the East. They were white in colour and arranged in a line. They were low down, just over the tops of trees at the western end of Hagley Wood. They appeared to be heading in the direction of them and the pub. It was clear that they were attached to a single object, but as it was getting dark it was hard to make this out at first. He pointed the lights out to everyone else in the car.

Witness drawing of how the UFO appeared initially:

Photograph of the sighting location in the direction the object was first seen:

Gary turned into the pub car park and parked. He was intrigued by the white lights and so quickly got out. He asked Jamie to come and take a look. Leaving his wife and daughter at the car, the men walked back to the path that separated the car park from the road.