Updated: Aug 25, 2019
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: Dave Hodrien
Release Date: 25/04/2011
For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used
The witness, Tracy, cannot remember the exact summer in which the sighting took place, but she believes it was around 2001. The sun had just gone down and she was sitting in the back garden of her house in Walmer, Kent, watching the night sky. It was a pleasant summer’s evening and the stars were visible in the sky.
She looked to the East and was amazed to see a large triangular shaped object in the sky. It appeared quite large in size and had no visible lighting on it. The object was blocking out the stars, which is how she had noticed it to begin with. It appeared to be hovering about 100 feet high over a local school playing field, about half a mile from the coast.
The UFO was completely stationary and silent. Tracy was very curious and wondered if it was an ET craft. She watched it from the garden for about 15 minutes. After this time she decided she wanted to get a closer look at it so went inside to fetch her binoculars. Upon her return to the garden, the object had vanished.
There is a good likelihood that this sighting was a genuine sighting of a Flying Triangle, one of the more commonly reported types of UFO. The fact the object remained stationary for 15 minutes means it could not have been a military stealth aircraft or other aircraft. Also if it was an aircraft or helicopter there would have been numerous lights visible on it, but it was completely black. Could it have been a large inflatable of some kind? This again seems unlikely. If it was tethered then it would have remained in the area and not suddenly vanished, and if it was freely drifting the witness would surely have seen it move in the time that she watched it for. It seemed much too large to have been a balloon or radio controlled model.
Could it have been a secret military craft of some kind? Perhaps, but again this would surely have had lighting of some kind on it? Also it is unlikely they would fly a craft of this type in a location where it could be freely observed. Even though on this occasion the UFO was not seen to perform any impressive manoeuvres, Flying Triangles have often been seen to perform incredible manoeuvres at stunning speeds which seem far outside our current technological capabilities.
It is interesting that the UFO vanished just when the witness went in to get her binoculars. This could well have just been coincidence, but could it be that it was aware it was being observed and decided to leave the area? This is a possibility worth considering.
Copyright Dave Hodrien 2011