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21/09/2021 – Karniaris, Corfu – Red Orb Sighting

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 14/10/2021

On 22nd September 2021 I was contacted via Facebook in response to a case report of a red sphere that was seen over Birmingham. I was informed by the lady, Elaine, that she had witnessed something similar the previous evening from their hotel in Corfu.

Several days later when she arrived home we went over the incident in more depth.

Sighting Details

On 21st September 2021 Elaine and her partner were on holiday in Corfu and staying on the North coast at Mareblue Beach Resort. It was around 9pm and they were sitting by the poolside facing towards the East. There were not many other people around as the hotel was less busy than it would normally be due to Covid-19. It was a very warm and beautiful evening.

Aerial map of Mareblue Beach Resort showing the location the witnesses were sitting

Photograph of the swimming pool

Elaine was looking at the moon to the East visible in the sky beyond a hill to the East of the resort. Near to the moon was a bright star. Alongside this Elaine noticed a red orb of light at an elevation of about 50 degrees. She pointed it out to her husband exclaiming “Oh look at that!” Her husband Darren responded saying “It’s a plane.” However aircraft tend to also have other navigation lights or strobes. This was just a ball of bright red light which was completely stationary in the sky.

Aerial map showing the position of the witnesses (A) and the hillside (B)

The couple stared at it for 3-4 minutes. Suddenly the light briefly vanished then re-appeared. At this Darren exclaimed “Yeah that is a bit odd I guess.” Elaine had previously looked into the UFO subject and had heard that it’s sometimes possible to telepathically communicate with them. She told Darren what she was going to do and then tried asking in her mind “Can you do that again?”

A moment later the red orb once again vanished and re-appeared, seemingly in response to her request! After this it remained stationary for about 40 seconds. All of a sudden it moved to the right in a Southerly direction a short way for several seconds before halting again. The movement was smooth and precise. It then pulsed a little brighter than it had been. Then without warning it descended rapidly straight downwards and was lost from sight behind the hillside.