Updated: Aug 25, 2019
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report Author: Dave Hodrien Release Date: 03/01/2011
At 3.42pm on the afternoon of 15th November 2010, Mark Cutler was getting ready to go on a walk with his partner and daughters in Emsworth, Hampshire where they live. It was a clear day, calm and sunny, but due to the time of year was quite cold. The family were standing outside their house on Victoria Road. Mark’s younger daughter pointed up at a plane crossing the sky.
Mark glanced up at it. As he did so he also caught sight of a flash of light from a second object. He focused on it and could see a faint star-like light moving steadily but slowly from West to East. It was hard to judge exactly how big the object was or at what height it was at. The plane appeared to be at around 15000 feet, and the UFO appeared at a higher altitude than that.
Aerial map of Victoria Road where the sighting took place:
Mark wanted a closer look at the object so ran inside the house and got his binoculars. Returning outside he managed to locate the object again. He could see what appeared to be a dark brown-grey coloured roundish shaped object, with a distinctive pink flashing light at its centre. This light was flashing in a continuous pattern which seemed to change rhythm a couple of times. He was certain it was mechanical and not a balloon of some kind.
He took some video footage and still photographs of the object using his camera. At full 18x zoom the object was still not very close, and the object looked different to how it appeared through the binoculars. As the camera was on autofocus it kept losing focus on the object.
Mark watched the UFO for about 5 minutes before losing sight of it and being unable to re-locate it. During this time his partner was also able to see the object. He felt that it may have been some kind of military balloon, but if so what was the purpose of the flashing light on it?
Video & Photograph Analysis
Below is the video footage that Mark took of the object:
Here is a still taken from the footage:
Zoomed view of the object:
Zoomed view of the object with edge find: