Updated: Aug 25, 2019
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: Craig Lowe
Release Date: 16/06/2007
Approx 8.32pm I witnessed a strange object in the sky. I live in Birmingham. I have had an interest in military aircraft since the age of 14, now 32. I know the signature patterns of aircraft and helicopter strobes and flight dynamics so the identification of an aircraft I can make instantly. I have been an amateur astronomer for over 10 years and own my own 10" Newtonian telescope with observatory so even the faintest satelite or space anomaly I can identify. To put it short, my eyes are quite well trained and not as naive as the general public.I have had a keen interest for most of my life with Ufology and have read many if not most of the UFO literature.
Timothy Good has received a copy of this email. I have read many case reports and sightings so I know what could be easily described as a UFO when a plain answer is available. That's a little about me so that you can see it would have to be something strange to catch my eye and completely baffle me.
Heres my sighting.
I was standing by my patio door having a cigarette and my wife had just gone in the bath, whilst smoking I noticed a black object in the sky approx 3 miles away (1 mile from Birmingham city centre) at first it could be confused with a hawk hovering at close range, but over a heavily populated area, I think not. I continued to watch the object as my mind was trying to match what I was seeing to an object I could relate to, I couldn't.
The object was black, no lights no sound. It seemed to be oval shaped and on ocassions changed to a triangle shape. Visibilities was very good, clear sky with a few rain clouds to the horizon and a few brillant white clouds which were being illuminated by the sun. I watched for an estimated 1 min 30 secs before accepting that this could be a UFO.
I have a 9 moth old daughter and just she was born we decided to purchase a digital hard drive camcorder. I decided to fetch this knowing more than likely when I return the object will have disapeared. I returned with the camera and noticed the object was still there, only now it was on the move. I powered up my camera and started to film the object. The digital display on the camera is approx 3 inches in size so I couldn't tell if i had the object in view or even in focus, but I continued to film. The object moved over the trees and towards the horizon and finally dissapeared behind a cloud. I stopped filming and took a few minutes to gather my thoughts on what I had just seen. My wife soon came down from the bath and I told her what I had witnessed.
Copyright Craig Lowe 2007