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16/05/2022 – Redditch – White Glowing Cigar UFO Sighting

Updated: Aug 1, 2022

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 28/07/2022

On 16th May a man named Simon Barnes from Reddich got in touch via the sighting report form on the BUFOG website to confirm that he had just witnessed something unusual. I rang him back soon afterwards to go over what took place.

Sighting Details

It was around 9pm, and due to the time of year just starting to get dark. It was a clear and still evening, but the stars were not yet visible in the sky. Simon was sitting on the step of the back door to his house on Rushock Close smoking a cigarette. He shares the house with others, who were inside at the time.

The back garden of the property faces to the South East. Between the end of the garden and Woodrow Drive there are a number of tall trees blocking most of the view. However there is a gap of around 10 metres between two of the trees through which an area of sky can be seen.

Aerial map of Rushock Close indicating the trees at the base of the garden:

Suddenly without warning Simon saw a glowing cigar shaped object appear at the right of this gap. It was glowing bright white with a greenish tinge. It appeared to be low down, about the height of a helicopter and certainly within the atmosphere. The object shot across the gap to the left extremely fast on a straight course to the North East, and was very quickly lost from sight.

Photograph of the sighting location with the shape of the object drawn on top

Simon was intrigued by what he had just witnessed. However he thought that given the speed the object had been moving there would be no point in walking down the garden or elsewhere to see if he could catch sight of it again.

Sighting Analysis

This is a brief yet intriguing sighting. The object was moving much too rapidly for it to have been an aircraft or helicopter. Flight Radar 24 confirms there were no tracked aircraft in the area at the time:

360 Radar confirms that the area lies within controlled airspace but does not lie within any airways, which reduce the possibility of the object being an untracked aircraft: