Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: Dave Hodrien
Release Date: 01/09/2016
For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used for some witnesses
Early on the evening of Sunday 28th August 2016, Alan, his wife Bernadette, his wife’s daughter Luna, son-in-law Nath and their three children were all out in the back garden of Luna & Nath’s house on Barnwood Road in Quinton, Birmingham. The weather was still but quite cloudy. It had been raining but now there were patches of blue sky beginning to appear. At around 5.30pm a storm cloud passed overhead. Luna and Nath are both interested in weather, so were looking up at it.
Aerial map of Barnwood Road:
They suddenly noticed an object in the distance to the South West coming from behind the tree line at the base of the garden. It was slowly moving across the sky to the South East in the direction of the block of flats on Welshhouse Farm Road. The object appeared to be metallic in colour and reflecting the light, and spherical in shape. There were no visible markings on it at all. It was below the low lying cloud, and looked to be between 500-1000 feet high. Judging by the estimated height, it appeared about the same size as the main body of a helicopter.
The UFO travelled on a straight and level course. However after watching it for a few minutes it suddenly came to a halt in the sky. It remained motionless for about a minute before continuing.
It stopped a second time when it was further away. At several moments it seemed to blend into the cloudy sky and was harder to spot but would then reappear.
After watching and puzzling over it for a while Alan took out his Samsung mobile phone and began to film the object. Nath informed me that he and his wife would have filmed it too, but his was broken and hers had unfortunately ran out of batteries.
In total the witnesses watched it for about 10 minutes. Due to the length of time it was visible for, it appeared to be moving quite slowly, perhaps 30 mph. They were convinced that the object was not a conventional aircraft of any kind, and that it was under intelligent control as opposed to randomly drifting in the sky.
Below is the video which Alan shot on his phone. He removed the sound as the children were being loud in the background during the sighting:
As you can see the UFO is clearly a solid object moving across the sky. It appears to be highly reflective and spherical/circular in shape, exactly how the witnesses described it. Alan says that it looked more impressive to the naked eye. Unfortunately due to the distance of the object not much detail can be made out.
Below is a still from the video with the UFO ringed in red: