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18/07/1982 – Grimsby – Lit Disc Sighting

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 28/04/2022

Note: For reasons of anonymity psedonyms have been used for some witnesses

In late March 2022 a lady named Virginia Dodsworth got in touch with me via Facebook Messenger in response to a case report I had released which reminded her of her own sighting. I arranged to speak with her soon afterwards to go over what happened in depth. Below are the details of this fascinating and unrelated incident.

Sighting Details

Back in 1982 when Virginia was 17 years old she used to live on Wellhome Road, Grimsby along the Northern edge of People’s Park. She would regularly head across the road to the park to hang out with her friends.

Aerial map of Wellhome Road and People’s Park indicating the house Virginia lived at
Photograph of Virginia’s old house
Photograph of the edge of People’s Park from Wellhome Road

Early evening on 18th July she was at the park with her boyfriend at the time, “Jim” and another friend “Claire”. It was approximately 6.30pm. It was a pleasant evening but due to the time of day the park was largely empty of people. They were sitting on the back of a bench at the South East corner of the lake and chatting (the particular bench has since been removed).

Aerial map of People’s Park indicating the position the bench used to be situated
Photograph of the area of grass where the bench used to stand