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12/05/2014 – Birmingham – Silver & Red Boomerang UFOs Sighting

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Last Updated: 14/05/2014

For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used

On the evening of 12th May I was contacted by a man named John who lives in the Rotunda flats complex in the centre of Birmingham. He got in touch only 15 minutes after sighting two unusual objects from the window of his flat.

Sighting Details

Around 6.50pm John was relaxing in his flat in the Rotunda when two glinting objects in the sky caught his attention through the East-facing window. He walked over to the window to take a closer look. It was a clear still and sunny evening with very little cloud.

Aerial map showing the sighting location:

Photograph of the Rotunda from ground level:

At an angle of about 45 degrees at a height of at least 500 feet were two silver-coloured objects. They were identical in appearance and appeared to be at least the size of a small aircraft. The objects were a fattened boomerang shape. They were highly reflective and catching the sunlight brightly. At the end of the left side of each object was a metallic red coloured triangle-shaped marking.

The two UFOs were initially flying South but were on an arc and turning to the West gradually. They were positioned diagonally from one another and maintained this formation throughout the sighting. They did not rotate at all and appeared to be flying with the central point facing forward. They were seemingly flying very fast, at least as fast as a plane would typically fly at.

After watching for several seconds John saw an even more distant aeroplane fly through the sky visible between the two objects with a contrail behind it. At this moment he decided to go and grab his binoculars. He was soon back at the window and observing the objects under magnification, but was none the wiser to what they could be.

Witness drawing of the UFOs and passing aeroplane, showing movement paths:

He continued to watch the objects for a further 20 seconds or so, by which time they had flown out of sight into the distance. He continued to watch the sky while phoning his family to tell them what he had just seen. He then decided to check online for a local UFO group to call, which resulted in him giving me a call to report the sighting.

Sighing Analysis

This is a very unusual sighting, made all the more impressive by the fact it occurred in broad daylight over a highly populated area. The objects were clearly not conventional aircraft of any kind. They were moving too fast to be microlites, hand gliders or hot air balloons, and the fact that they flew away on a designated level course into the distance means they could not have been parachutes. They sound too large to have been two remote controlled models.