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20/06/2009 – Chaddesden, Derby – Multi-Coloured Orb Sighting

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 18/02/2018


On 17th February 2018 I was interviewed by Unite Planet Youtube channel. During the interview, one of the interviewers, Paul Northridge, informed me he and his family had witnessed a UFO back in 2009. The following day I got in touch to go over the experience in more depth.


Sighting Details


On the evening of 20th June 2009, Paul and his wife Yulia went to see a production of the musical Les Miserables at Morley Smithey which their daughter Anya starred in. After the show they drove back to their home in Chaddesden, Derby. Paul drove, Yulia was in the passenger seat, and Anya sat behind him on the back seat. It was about 10.30pm and a clear, still evening. There was only light cloud in the sky and the sun had fully set. They were heading South along Lime Lane and passing farmer’s fields leading up to the crossroads with Derby Road. There were quite a few other vehicles on the road.


Aerial map of Lime Lane:



Anya was looking out of the right side window when noticed a light in the sky ahead of them to the South West of their location. She exclaimed “There’s a light there, I can’t tell what it is.” Due to the amount of traffic Paul was too busy keeping an eye on the road to look. Yulia attempted to see the object but could not due to the angle it was in the sky. Paul decided not to pull over and they continued their journey home.


Photograph from Lime Lane in the direction the light was seen:



They reached the road they live on, Wilson Road in Chaddersden. As they pulled up outside the house, Anya informed them that she could still see the light. They all got out of the car. It became immediately obvious what she was looking at. To the North East of them in the sky visible over the roofs of the houses was a glowing orb of light. It was moving slowly in an Eastward direction at a steady pace. It appeared to be within a mile of their location. The predominant colour of the orb was orange, but when he looked at it Paul could see it fading between other colours including yellow, blue, red and white.


Aerial map of Wilson Road: