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Moseley Contact Case - UFO Communication, MIB, Orb Videos, Shadow Being, Paranormal Activity

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 31/10/2019

For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used for some witnesses

Encounters with the mysterious Men In Black are statistically rare it the world of UFOs. However they have sometimes been reported to grill witnesses for information about things they have seen. The main focus of this report is a night of UFO sightings, and a related incident involving possible MIB which occurred many years later!


Back in 1992 James was 18 years old and lived on Mayfield Road in Moseley with his parents, grandmother, sister Karen and pet dog Duke. Duke had arthritis in his hind legs but was still active, so James would regularly walk him around the local neighbourhood during the evening.

The incident took place on 14th November. At the time James had an interest in UFOs and ran an online blog page named Paralnoia, which is no longer active. He documented what took place on the page, which is the reason he recalls the precise date it happened.

He was out walking Duke. They were walking along Highfield Road which leads directly off Mayfield Road. It was about 7pm and a very pleasant still evening. Due to the time of year it was already fully dark. The stars were visible overhead.

Aerial map of Highfield Road

Suddenly Duke became agitated by something and began whimpering. Simon looked around to see what was causing this agitation. He happened to glance up into the sky. As he did he saw what appeared to be a bright white comet with a tail shoot across the sky in front of him from right to left in a curved arc. It moved slower than a meteorite, and appeared to be a few hundred feet up rather than out at the edge of the atmosphere. It travelled with quite a slow and deliberate movement.

But this was not all he saw. As the comet-like object began to move away to the left it seemed to pass behind something invisible in the air. For a split second it illuminated the curved edge of a second large aerial object which was not visible to his naked eye!

Witness drawing of the dog walk route and comet-like UFO

Highfield Road in the direction the UFOs were seen

After this had occurred the dog immediately seemed to recover and stopped whimpering. He thought to himself “That’s really weird! I’ll go back to the house, get my binoculars out and have a look to see if anything’s there.” He quickly walked Duke the rest of the way three times as fast as usual. Within 5 minutes they were back home. There was nobody else in at the time.

Duke would usually remain downstairs in the house as climbing up the stairs caused him pain. So James left him downstairs and went up to his bedroom. He grabbed his binoculars then opened the big bedroom window which had a view to the East. Highfield Road was to the right of the view. He looked to the left in the direction of Birmingham International airport and scanned the sky for normal aircraft.

As he looked back to the right in the direction he had seen the comet-like object and the other invisible object he noticed two white orbs of light in the distance. They were in close proximity to one another but appeared to be darting back and forth, disappearing and reappearing, and curving around each other in erratic movements. They looked completely different to how a normal plane’s navigation lights would appear.

James is not sure whether one light vanished or whether they merged but suddenly instead of two lights he was looking at a single white light which was travelling in his direction. At this moment he heard Duke start to whimper again and begin to climb the stairs. This is not something he would normally do because of the pain involved in doing so, it was clear that he was highly concerned and wanted comforting.

As the light began to get closer he was able to observe it with his naked eye rather than through binoculars. He thought to himself “Right, is this an aeroplane?” The light continued approaching his location. James thought “Oh shit! This is getting really really close!”

The object came to a halt above the tree at the base of the back garden to his house. It appeared to be several hundred feet up. It was now possible to make out what it actually looked like. What had initially appeared as a glowing light was now an oval-shaped disc with a curved top but a flat base. It was chrome silver in colour but was giving off a slight orange glow. James believes this was probably down to the streetlights reflecting on its surface. It appeared to be about the size of a medium jet - James estimates about 100 foot across.

James also noticed that the atmosphere in the room had become very still, the air itself felt heavy. He also believes he felt a slight static charge all around him. He stood there transfixed by what he was observing, trying to take in as much detail as possible. He looked at the UFO through his binoculars to see if he could make out any markings or windows but there appeared to be none. Unfortunately he had no camera at the time and this was long before camera phones.

He knew that what he was looking at was clearly not mundane. He decided to try and communicate audibly with the UFO. He said out loud “I can’t tell what you are, can you show me something?” At this moment, seemingly in response to his request, the object began to rotate slowly in a clockwise direction! This continued until the flat underside of the object was now facing the sky.

After about 30 seconds of it hovering motionless it once again began moving slowly in his direction, but at a slower speed than before. James estimates it moved about 20 mph. It travelled on a straight and level course. As it passed over the house he lost sight of it through the window.

Witness drawing of the flattened disc UFO and its movement path

James quickly ran downstairs and out onto the front drive to continue observing the object. He found it had completely vanished from sight. However he was greeted by his 16 year old sister who had just arrived home. She immediately exclaimed “Oh my god have you just seen that light over the house?!” James responded saying “I’ve just seen it up close. I think I might have seen a UFO!” He then queried whether Karen had actually seen anything, to which she responded “Well I wouldn’t have said I’d seen a light if I hadn’t seen anything.”

She then went on to say that she had seen a light, then a bright flash and it was gone. The fact that his sister reported seeing a light rather than the oval-shaped metallic object is interesting. This was possibly due to the fact that she observed it at distance only, or that it was catching the light in such a way as to appear to be glowing. However it seemed that his sister had not only seen the object too but may have also witnessed it leaving the area!

It was now just past 8pm. James went back into the house and up to his bedroom for another look out of the window to see if there was any further activity. He remained there a few minutes and saw nothing out of the ordinary.

He then decided to find the number for the University of Birmingham Observatory and give them a call to confirm that there were no astronomical anomalies in the area which could potentially have accounted for some of what he had seen.

University of Birmingham Observatory

He managed to get in touch and said to the man on the phone “Hi there. I think I’ve just seen something unusual in the sky. What I want to work out is whether there was anything unusual at the time such as rare aircraft or astronomical anomalies.” The man quickly dismissed him saying “No there isn’t anything around here, you’ve probably just seen Sirius.” James was slightly annoyed at this response as what he had seen was clearly not a star in the sky. But he simply said “OK, that’s fine” and ended the call.

The following morning he checked the news, and scanned through all the local newspapers to see if anyone else had reported seeing anything, but there was nothing. James was mystified why there appeared to be no other witnesses (at least any that had come forward) as he had seen three separate objects across two sightings.

An Unexpected Visit

By 2005 James has moved into a house on Wyndham Road in Bearwood with his girlfriend Carol (now wife). One Saturday afternoon James was downstairs while Carol was doing housework upstairs. He heard a knock on the front door and went to answer it.

Aerial map of Wyndham Road

He was greeted with the sight of a man and a woman. They were both wearing smart black suits with long black trenchcoats. The man looked to be in his late 50s. He was about 5 foot 8 inches tall. He had grey hair which looked a little unkempt considering the smartness of the clothing he was wearing. He was clean shaven. The woman looked Swedish, with blonde pulled back hair and blue eyes. She was taller than the man, about 6 foot 1 inch. She was carrying a black holdall bag. James’ first thought was that they were police and he was in some sort of trouble. This made him naturally guarded.

The man began the conversation by saying “Hi there Mr Brody, we’d like to talk to you about something you reported some time ago. Can we come in?” His voice felt a little stern and direct. James thought to himself “Right I don’t know these people but clearly they know my name.” However he decided to honour the man’s request and responded “Ok, come on in.”

James took them through to the living room. He asked them if they wanted to take off their jackets but they responded “No, that’s fine.” They both sat down alongside one another on the sofa, and James sat down in one of the armchairs. He then continued the conversation saying “Ok then, I’m not quite sure what you want to talk about?” The man responded, saying “Well we understand that you reported that you saw something in the sky.” James was surprised by this and exclaimed “Oh! Right ok!” The man continued “We want to talk about what you saw. You saw a number of things.”

At this James was immediately suspicious of the people. They not only knew his name, but were also aware that he had seen multiple things that night, despite the fact that he had not informed anyone of this. On the night of the incident he had Birmingham Observatory if there were any atmospheric anomalies, but he had not gone into any detail about what he saw.

The man then asked “Would you mind us asking you some questions about what you saw?” James responded saying “Ok, I agree I’ve seen a number of different things.” Then the man said “The first thing you saw – was it a comet?” This really surprised him as the first thing he had seen that night was the comet-like object. He gave the man a really puzzled look.

At this moment the lady opened the holdall bag and pulled out a black ring binder. She then opened this up. The binder appeared to be full of A4 card pages covered in clear plastic film. She began flicking through the pages. James was not able to see these pages in detail but believes that they had on them various photographs of UFOs, mostly in colour but a few in black and white. When the lady had reached a particular page she lifted the binder up to show him, saying “Did you see this?”

There on the page was a single colour photograph. It was the comet-like object he had seen! The image was of good quality. Behind the object was just dark sky, there were no reference points. But what bothered James the most was it was exactly what he had seen. The angle of the shot was exactly how he remembered seeing it from his memory of the incident, almost like a snapshot of his vision had been taken and turned into a printed photograph.

As soon as James saw the picture he knew something was very wrong with the situation. He realised that he did not know who these people were, and didn’t know whether he should be guarded or not. He didn’t feel particularly threatened by them but neither did he feel secure.