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Summer 2005 & August 2010 - Norwich - Silver Sphere & Orange Orb Sightings

Updated: Aug 25, 2019

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien Originally forwarded from Richard Hall Last Updated: 04/11/2010

For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used


“Clicks” from Norwich has had several interesting sightings of UFOs in the skies over Norwich. His initial sighting took place in the summer of 2005, and then a few years later in the summer of 2008 he had two separate sightings of similar objects.

Summer 2005 - Silver Sphere Sighting

It was 3-4pm on a clear sunny and still afternoon in the summer of 2005. Clicks was out in his car with his girlfriend Michelle. They were at the junction between Prince Of Wales Road and Riverside Road, opposite Norwich Train Station, and were stopped at the lights. Suddenly Clicks noticed an object in the sky above the station clock. It looked like a matt silver coloured sphere. It looked quite small, about 2-3 feet in diameter. It was moving slowly in parallel to Prince Of Wales Road and was about 80 feet in the air, twice the height of the clock tower. Clicks estimates it was moving between 20-30 mph. It was heading on a very level and straight course and certainly looked like it was being controlled.

Aerial map indicating the position of the witnesses (A), initial position of the UFO (B) and it’s route:

Photograph of Norwich Train Station with UFO drawn on top in location it was initially seen:

Clicks pointed it out to his girlfriend, and mentioned that if he still had the "black widow" catapult that he used to have when he was younger he would have been able to hit it. They watched the sphere for about 10 seconds after which it was lost from sight behind The Nelson hotel to their right. Clicks looked around to see if anyone else had seen it but everyone else was going about their usual business, it looked like it was only him and Michelle who had seen it.

Photograph of The Nelson hotel from the sighting location:

Clicks has a keen interest in UFOs and felt the object they had seen was some kind of probe due to its small size, and was probably extraterrestrial. He says it was definitely not a balloon because it was close enough to see clearly, and if it was a balloon there would have been a knot or string. Also its movement was very direct, despite the fact it was a still day.

Silver spheres are one of the most commonly reported types of UFO and are seen world-wide. Even though there remains the possibility that the object was a balloon or an unusual remote controlled model, due to the reasons Clicks gave I too feel that it was probably something else entirely.

August 2008 - Orange Orb Sightings

It was a Saturday evening in August 2008. Clicks was round Michelle's house on Lincoln Street for a BBQ. Michelle, her sisters Kelly and Lisa, her father Darren and a friend Paula. They were all sitting in the back garden of the house, which faces to the South West. It was a warm summer's evening with no wind.

Aerial map of Lincoln Street: