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10/10/2012 - Fradley - Flying Triangle Sighting

Updated: May 18

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Last Updated: 20/04/2023

Note: For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used

Sighting Details

On the evening of 10th October 2012, "Simon" was on his way to the village of Fradley near Lichfield to give a talk on his artwork. It was a clear evening, quite cold but with very little cloud cover. He was travelling North East along the A38 and approaching the turn on the left which leads to Fradley. Unfortunately he missed the turning so had to carry on and turn round at the next junction. On the way back down on the other side of the A38 he could not access the turning directly but there was an alternative route accessible from Fine Lane.

As he approached Fine Lane he noticed something in the sky over the fields to his left. It looked like a delta-shaped craft, triangular in shape but with squared off points to the rear. On the base of the object he could see some three yellow-white lights in a row towards the centre. There appeared to be no other lights on the object. It was around 7pm, and the object was silhouetted against the darkening sky. He could not tell for definite what colour it was but it appeared to be black. The object was at a height of between 500-1000 feet, and appeared to be roughly ¼ mile from his location. Simon estimates that it was a little bigger than a light aircraft, perhaps 40 feet across.

Photograph from the A38 in the direction the UFO was first observed:

Simon's drawing of the UFO and surroundings:

The object was moving in a Southerly direction roughly parallel to the road. Turning into Fine Lane, Simon parked up at the edge of the road. He got out of the car. Nearby was a man with a steamroller but Simon did not point out the object to him, he was too busy watching it himself. By this time the object was at an angle of about 30 degrees in the sky, and had begun to turn towards the South East. As it did so it banked and he was able to get a better look at the underside of the object. He saw a straight line of three white round dimly-lit lights in the centre of the base. He also noted that the object was completely silent. He observed it for a short while longer before it got lost behind some nearby trees. In total he had watched it for about a minute.

Photograph from Fine Lane where the witness parked and continued to observe the object: