|Occurred : 6/16/2007 20:31 (Entered as : 06/16/2007 20:31)
Reported: 7/4/2007 12:29:30 PM 12:29
Location: Birmingham (UK/England),
|2min 31 secs video footage of ufo over birmingham uk June 16th 2007
16th June 2007 at 8.32pm I witnessed a strange object in the sky.
This is my story...
I live in Quinton which is approx 4 miles from Birmingham city centre. I have had an interest in military aircraft since the age of 14, I'm now 32. I know the signature patterns of aircraft and helicopter strobes and flight dynamics so the identification of an aircraft I can make instantly.
I have been an amateur astronomer for over 10 years and own my own 10" Newtonian telescope with observatory so even the faintest satelite or space anomaly I can identify. To put it short, my eyes are quite well trained and not as easily fooled as the untrained eye.
I have had a keen interest for most of my life with Ufology and have read many if not most of the ufo literature available.
I have read many case reports and sightings so I know what could be easily described as a ufo when a logical explanation is available.
Heres my sighting, I was standing by my patio door having a cigarette and my wife had just gone in the bath, whilst smoking I noticed a black object in the sky approx 3 miles away from my home, at first it could be confused with a hawk hovering at close range, but over a heavy populated area at approx 3 miles, I think not.
I continued to watch the object as my mind was trying to rationalise what I was seeing to an object I could relate to, i couldn't.
The object was black, no lights no sound.
It seemed to be oval shaped and on ocassions changed to a triangle shape.
Visibility was very good, clear sky with a few rain clouds to the horizon and a few brillant white clouds which were being illuminated by the sun.
I watched for an estimated 1 min 30 secs before accepting that this could be a ufo.
I have a 9 month old daughter and when she was born we decided to purchase a digital hard drive camcorder to film her growing up. I decided to fetch this knowing more than likely that when i return the object will have disapeared.
I returned with the camera and noticed the object was still there, only now it was on the move.
I powered up my camera and started to film the object. The digital display on the camera is approx 3 inches in size so I couldn't tell if i had the object in view or even in focus, but i continued to film.
The object moved over the trees and towards the horizon and finally disapeared behind a cloud.
My ideal reactions would have been to notify the local police of a potential unidentified object within a flight path and even contact air traffic control.
Reading as many ufo books as i have i know how important recordable data is, but strange enough i did what most general public do, i thought how strange and just sat down going over in my mind what i had just witnessed.
The only plausable thing i did was to email Timothy Good straight away.
Although the obect was quite far away, with a trained eye i could just about identify its shapes. We decided to watch the video to see if you could see the little dot in the sky and to our amazment we captued 2 mis 32 secs of the ordeal, and the footage is very clear