top of page

30/05/2021 – Tile Cross, Birmingham – Reflective UFOs Video

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 12/06/2021


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


On 30th May my friend “Johnny G” got in touch with me to excitedly discuss details of a formation of objects he had just witnessed and recorded on video over Tile Cross. This report covers what took place and provides an analysis of the footage.


Sighting Details


At approximately 2.35pm on 30th May 2021 Johnny was visiting his parents on Haywood Road, Tile Cross. He was sitting in the back garden with his sister Racheal, her boyfriend Tom and their children. His parents were in the kitchen at the time. It was a wonderful sunny, clear and still day.


They were sitting at a table playing flip the bottle. Johnny happened to look up into the sky to the North North West. He noticed 6 brightly glowing white points of light at an elevation of approximately 45 degrees. They looked almost organised into three pairs rather than being randomly scattered. Some of them appeared to be stationary while others were moving around in a strange manner, travelling back and forth slowly in arcs. They looked to be at very high altitude although it was hard to judge this because of a lack of point of reference.


A drawing by Johnny showing initial positions of the objects

Johnny got the attention of the others present in the garden and everyone started to watch the objects. As they watched they noticed some objects vanished while others appeared. The witnesses discussed what they might be. Because of the apparent altitude and manoeuvres being performed they agreed that they did not look like balloons, helicopters or planes. After about 2 and a half minutes Johnny realised he should try filming the objects to send to myself for analysis. At this point he started recording on his Poco F3 smartphone.


Aerial map of Haywood Road with the direction the objects were visible in marked

It was hard to tell whether anything was being picked up looking on his phone screen, so he only recorded for 18 seconds. He and the other witnesses continued to watch for a further few minutes. After this time the objects seemed to slowly vanish one by one.


Once the objects had departed he took a better look at the video footage he’d captured. He was surprised to see that not only had many of the main objects been picked up, but other fast moving objects had also been captured which he had not noticed directly. He immediately contacted me via Whatsapp to confirm what had just happened.


Other Witness Statement


On 2nd June I was able to speak with Racheal over the phone to hear what she recollected. Below are the details she provided:


“Johnny pointed it out to us and we then looked up. I first saw two silver dots which seemed to be standing still. They were quite shiny. After a short while I noticed another two, either directly under the first two or under and off to the right a bit. For me I saw them standing still for a long time. After a while they seemed to fade away one by one. Then another two appeared off to the right of where the others had been. I looked away, and when I looked back they were further apart than they had been, but it was hard to notice much movement when looking at them.”

I am awaiting a call from Tom. Once I have spoken with him, his testimony will be added to this report.


Video Footage


Below is the 18 second video that Johnny took of the objects:



As you can see, as he reported, there are white points of light which seem to be barely moving with other points of light which either fly right across the lens or appear, move around erratically and then vanish from sight.


Here is a still from the start of the footage with the six initially visible relatively static objects ringed:



At 3 seconds into the video initial Objects A, C, D and F have temporarily faded out, but two further objects, G and H, are now visible:



A zoomed view of some of the objects taken at 6 seconds into the video:



There are many fast moving white points of light which track across the lens through the footage. Below are some of the main ones observed with flight paths (Note: Flight paths are more curved in reality, these arrows have just been added to show rough directions).


Fast Mover A (Enters frame at 2 seconds):



Fast Mover B (Enters frame at 2 seconds):



Fast Mover C (Enters frame at 2 seconds):



Fast Mover D (Enters frame at 4 seconds):



Fast Mover E (Enters frame at 4 seconds):



Fast Mover F (Enters frame at 12 seconds):



The stability of the slow moving objects can be seen more clearly by point locking on them to reduce camera shake and see positioning of other objects in relation to them. As Objects C and D tend to fade in and out during the footage it is difficult to point lock on these, however it is possible to do this for the other objects which are largely visible throughout.


Point lock video on Object A. In the first 9 seconds of the video you can see that Objects A and B are nearly stationary, but Object B very slowly moves to the right in relation to Object A. At 6 seconds in Object C becomes visible aft