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Great Barr Contact Case - Glowing Light, Missing Time

Updated: Aug 25, 2019

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Originally forwarded by Richard Hall

Release Date: 28/08/2011

Late evening in the winter of 1977 a couple had a very unusual experience while out in their car. This experience involved the apparent temporary shut-down of an entire motorway of traffic, and a period of missing time. Although they do not recall seeing any craft or beings, there is the possibility that the witnesses or someone else in the area were abducted. In May 2011 the couple attended a lecture by Richard Hall, and he advised that they get in touch with me to recount what took place.

Incident Details

On the night of the incident, Vic and his wife Val had been round his sister’s house on Wilderness Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham. They left the house between 10-10.30pm. It was a cold night but there was a clear sky above. Further along the road about five minutes later they were approaching an overpass of the M6 motorway . The overpass was about 300 yards ahead of them, and the lights from passing traffic could be seen.

Aerial map showing Wilderness Lane with the M6 overpass and the approximate location of the witnesses marked:

Photograph of the incident location showing the M6 overpass in the distance:

Suddenly a very bright white light lit up the whole area around them brighter than daylight. This light seemed to be coming from beyond the overpass. They could no longer see any moving lights on the overpass, it felt almost like they had been frozen in time. However their car still worked fine and they could still move freely.

Vic pulled the car over at the side of the road. Everything was extremely quiet and still. Vic was unsure of what was taking place but remained calm. However Val was very upset with the situation. Everything seemed to remain still for what seemed like 10 minutes. A fox then walked across the road in front of their stopped car, seemingly unaffected by what was taking place. A moment later the light suddenly went away and they could once again see moving traffic on the overpass.

The couple were very confused by what had just happened. They returned to Vic's sister’s house to see if they had experienced anything similar. When they knocked on the door they found out an hour had gone by and Vic's sister had actually got up out of bed to let them in. The location where the event happened was only 5 minutes drive from the house, and it had seemed like the light had been present for about 10 minutes, so there was up to 40 minutes which they could not account for.

The incident has puzzled both the witnesses ever since, and they hope to find out what really took place on that night.

Incident Analysis