Updated: Aug 25, 2019
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: Dave Hodrien
Originally forwarded from Richard Hall
Last Updated: 03/10/2010
Out of the myriad of shapes that UFOs can appear in, the flying saucer is still the most widely recognised. This report covers a stunning close encounter of one such craft which took place in the mid 1990’s in Cumbernauld, Glasgow, Scotland. Cumbernauld is within the “Falkirk Triangle”, a known UFO hot spot which also includes Bonnybridge, a town widely recognised for its ongoing UFO activity.
It was about 7.45pm on an evening in November 1994/95 (Exact date unknown). It was a still but cold evening, with scattered cloud through which some stars could be made out. Tony was in his second floor apartment on Pine Road, Abronhill, watching TV. The apartment had a full length window, giving a wide angled view over the local area.
Aerial map showing sighting location:
Tony’s views on UFOs and extraterrestrials were about to be changed forever. Suddenly a large glowing white object came over the roof of the apartment. Tony immediately jumped to his feet to see what was going on. The object was about 150 feet up. When he first viewed it, he was looking up at it at a sharp angle, so it appeared circular in shape. The entire object was glowing a burning white, no marking or other details could be made out. Tony estimates it was 25-30 feet in diameter. The object was moving on a level course to the South at about 40 mph.
Photograph from the sighting location in the direction the UFO was heading in:
As the UFO moved further away, Tony began to see it for what it truly was – a saucer-shaped craft with a dome protruding from a curved disc. Due to the cold temperature, it was a quiet night, and he did not see anyone else around in the vicinity of his home. However, as the UFO flew right over the town, there may well have been other witnesses elsewhere. Tony continued to watch the craft for over a minute until it had moved out of sight.
Drawing of the UFO based on witness description:
This is not where the story ends. The following day Tony went down his local pub The Maltings for a drink, the events of the previous evening still playing on his mind. His friend Barry walked in and came over to him. Before Tony had time to speak, Barry excitedly said “You’re not going to believe what I saw last night!” He went on to explain that he had been driving along Forest Road at the Southern edge of the town. Next to the road lies an area of dense trees and undergrowth. All of a sudden the wooded area lit up in a bright white flash, making it appear clear as day. It did this two more times before returning to darkness. Barry did not mention seeing any craft, and had not got out of the car to investigate.
Photograph of Forest Road with accompanying woodland: