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14/03/2019 – Buckshaw Village, Lancashire – White Orb Video

Updated: May 24, 2021

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 23/05/2021

Last Updated: 24/05/2021

In April 2021 I got in touch with Simon after he mentioned having a UFO sighting which he recorded on video while commenting on Facebook. We had an extended messenger call to discuss the experience. The following month he sent me the video footage, the analysis of which can be found in this report.

Sighting Details

At 6.40pm on 14th March 2019 Simon had just left Tesco superstore on Ordnance Road in Buckshaw, Lancashire. It was partially cloudy but due to the time of year the sun was already setting and a number of stars were visible. It was also quite a still evening. He was just about to get into his car when he happened to look into the sky to the South.

Aerial map of Tesco superstore

It was now that he noticed a white light travelling in his direction. It was at an elevation of 30-45 degrees in the sky, and appeared to be within half a mile to a mile away, on the far side of the nearby railway line. He estimates it was between 1000-2000 feet up within the cloud layer. With a previous career as an Air Frame Mechanic for the RAF, Simon was well aware of how aircraft looked at different distances and in different lighting conditions. This light didn’t look right for a distant aircraft, it looked too large and no other navigation lights were visible.

Photograph from the car park in the direction the light was seen

Simon jumped into the front seat of the car, grabbed his mobile phone and began to film the light through the front window. The object began to change direction slightly towards the East, and then quickly vanished into some cloud. Unfortunately there was no break in the cloud from that point, so it did not re-appear.

Simon says that there were a number of other people in the car park at the time, but they may not have seen it due to the short length of the sighting.

Video Footage

Below is the video that Simon took of the object:

Here is a still from the video taken at 3 seconds, with the object ringed: