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Summer 1993 – Shirley – Black Rhomboid UFO Sighting

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 18/07/2021

On 13th July 2021 I was contacted by a man named Colin Smith via Facebook Messenger. He informed me of a sighting his wife Anne had experienced back in 1993 while they lived in Shirley, England and asked some questions relating to it. With his and Anne’s permission I decided to write this report on the incident.

Sighting Details

Back in the summer of 1993, potentially July, Colin and Anne lived on Bronte Farm Road. It was between 6-6.30pm and Anne was on her way to a dance class in Sheldon. It was a sunny and pleasant evening. Anne was driving along Yoxhall Road when she suddenly noticed a strange looking object over the roof of a nearby house. It was shaped like a Rhomboid and was black in colour, but was hollow or clear in the centre. She pulled up alongside the house, stopped the car and got out to get a better look.

Aerial map of Yoxhall Road with the house the UFO was over indicated

Photograph of the sighting location near to where Anne was standing

The object appeared to be hovering approximately 6 feet above the roof of the house. It was silent and completely motionless. Anne estimates it was approximately 15 feet across. She was looking up at it at an elevation of about 45 degrees. It was jet black in colour and the edges looked sharp and defined rather than curved. Amazed at what she was looking at, she glanced around to see if there was anyone else around but the road was deserted.

Photo of the location with the UFO drawn on top

She continued looking up at the object in amazement for about 5 minutes. She did not have a camera on her at the time so could not photograph it. In the end she got back into her car and continued on her way to the lesson, with the object still present in the air. She is unaware how long it continued to remain in the area.

Sighting Analysis

This is a rather bizarre sighting of an unusual object. My initial thought was that it could have been some kind of tethered solar airship. These are black in colour, quite large, but usually just cylindrical in shape. However a novelty one of a rectangular shape could in theory be possible, as could numerous solar airships purposely tied together.