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UFO over the West Midlands

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posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 03:11 PM
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Hi, this is my first post to ATS, and its quite exciting. I am living in Dudley, just on the edge of Birmingham, UK, and I just saw this in the regional paper - The Express & Star (the UK's largest regional paper, quite respected and serving Wolverhampton, Dudley and the Black Country - and not prone to crazy sensationalist stories).

Here is what appeared, in the Express and Star, on Saturday 1st December 2007 along with a freaky photograph taken by one of the witnesses:

'Readers call in droves on Dorito UFO

Readers have been calling in their droves to tell us they saw the huge "Dorito" UFO in the skies over the Black Country.

The orange triangle with its three lights was seen over Wednesfield and Dudley by scores of people who phoned the newspaper after an appeal for information.

A flurry of calls was made to Stourbridge based UFO Research Midlands, UFORM, from those claiming to have witnessed an unexplained aircraft in the sky.

The flying object was spotted over Halesowen heading towards Stourbridge on Wednesday at around 7pm.

Katherine Hemmings, aged 13, of Beechwood Avenue, saw it at 4pm over Wednesfield High School in Lichfield Road. She was walking home with friends Tasmin Jones and Chelsea Smith when the three felt compelled to turn around. "It was weird because it wasn't making any noise but for some reason we turned around", Katherine said. "We all saw this big thing with lights in the sky."

"We didn't tell anyone other than our families at first because we thought everyone would laugh at us. Our families didn't know what to think until they saw it in the paper. I have never really believed something like that would be real. I always just thought people who say they have seen a UFO are seeing aeroplanes or birds." Pat Scotford and her husband Mick saw the UFO when they were in their garden in Devon Road, Wollaston at around 7.30pm.

Mrs Scotford, aged 61, said she too saw three orange lights in the sky. "It looked like it was heading towards Kinver", she said. "At first I thought it was three planes flying in formation but the lights were far too close together. I'm sure we're not alone in the univese."

Steve Poole, chairman of UFORM, said one man filmed over 30 seconds of footage of the craft.

Driver Lisa Timmins, aged 38, saw the object while at her boyfriend's house in Whitgreave Avenue, Bushbury, some time between 6.15pm and 6.40pm.

She said "I haven't got a clue what it was but it was quite big."

- Quite strange. Not sure exactly what to make of it but the picture is quite clear and depicts a triangle shaped dark craft, with one orange light in the centre, one at the tips of the lower part of the triangle. The front of the triangle has no light but it is reflecting another light so can clearly be seen.

I will try and scan it in and paste it her in a bit.

For those not familiar with the Black Country, it is part of the West Midlands conurbation - the second largest urban concentration in the UK - after London. A few months ago there was a large scale UFO sighting in nearby Stratford-on-Avon where approx. 300 people saw UFOs. Kinver is a small village out in the countryside at the edge of the West Midlands. Just below the hills and forests around Kinver are the old (now apparently disused) regional underground headquarters bunker from the Cold War, and also there is a British Aerospace missile and rocket motor facility at nearby Kidderminster. There are no aviation facilities at either. The nearest RAF base is Cosford, just outside of Wolverhampton - but that is a ground training and maintenance training facility - the only regular flying units being a small University Air Squadron flying light training Grob Tutors.

Driving out that way, towards where my father lives, past Kidderminster, in Droitwich I've also noticed a flurry of activity recently with convoys of unmarked cars driving at speed escorted by outriders and armed police - god knows why?

Freaky.




posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 03:26 PM
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Here is the picture from the paper.








posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 03:51 PM
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VERY interesting, and identical to this one:
ufocasebook.com...
So I think the newspaper just used this image instead of a real one...

[edit on 2007/12/1 by TrappedSoul]



posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 04:00 PM
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This came up yesterday in this thread

www.abovetopsecret.......

I am also from the UK and know the paper in question. I would imagine its someone taking the paper for a ride. However if the paper researched the photo the would have found that its from the Belgium wave of the early 90s

Still an incredible UFO photo just 17years old



posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 04:29 PM
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Yeah, I reckon' you are right about the photo. Still, quite odd. I would personally have thought that there would be more witnesses to a craft such as that over this area. Though, if it looks triangular many people who glanced at it would probably assume it to be a plane and so wouldn't take another look.

What interests me most is the fact that these 'triangular' UFOs seem to be more common now. At first I thought it could be a new Typhoon of the RAF, as it's distinctive configuration would, I imagine look a little odd from some angles, though its the lighting that people report that bothers me most.

See, I used to be really interested in UFOs when I was a little kid (I'm talking 7-12). Then I kind of got focused on other things, and moved around; having lived in the West Midlands, Arizona, Kent, and London. Now I'm back in the midlands and I keep getting drawn to something I saw when I was a little kid, in Sedgley - just on the edge of Dudley, near Wolverhampton. I lived in a street with crop fields at the end of it, and the one night I saw a helicopter land in the field. Naturally, being a little boy, I was standing in the front upstairs bedroom, at the window, for ages watching what I am pretty sure now was an Mi-8 or Mi-17 helicopter (very unusual for the UK as we are talking the very early 1990s here and Russian made stuff was not common at all). I should at this stage point out that I am, and always have been obsessed with aircraft and I am an artist with pretty much a photographic memory (see www.artwanted.com/artistoli for proof on that one). Anyway, there was a lot of milling about, but I couldn't see exactly what was going on as it was so dark. By that time both my older sister and my father were watching it with me. I would say the helicopter in the field was about 200-300 metres away. Anyway, the next day I was playing on the parkland that runs up the side of the hill from the Northway estate to Sedgley Bullring, and I saw that there were a couple of very neat crop circles in the fields. My friend saw them to and confirms it. They were there for ages and we checked them out - not to thoroughly as we were only kids.

Anyway, ever since I've always kept an eye on the whole UFO thing and the 'light' issue bothers me to this day. I mean, if aliens are reconoitering Earth, then why would you light up your ships? Wouldn't stealth be the best idea. That leaves me thinking well, is it because the power plants of the craft emit light unavoidably? Also who were the guys from that helicopter (by the way, I remember it as being white, not black like most paranoid conspiracy theorists say all the sinister agents are riding around in) in that field back in the early 1990s? Surely crop circle hoaxers wouldn't have the money for a large helicopter?

From somebody who was really into the whole UFO 'craze' of the early 90's and who watched X Files avidly, then grew up, took a step back, lived in the real world, but kept his eyes open - taking note of all the crazies, all the hoaxes, and all the misidentifications - I can now openly say that I really am convinced that there is simply a large body of evidence, and also a massive amount of logic supporting the idea that we are being visited by some kind of aliens.

Personally I believe that we are in great danger. Any inferior civilisation that meets a more advanced one invariably comes off worse in the end. I am now wondering wether the whole decades long circus that has been the 'UFO' enigma is just a prelude to invasion and a very clever 'divide and conquer' tactic. Afterall, how many people have now lost the fear of the unkown - a fear that has been honed by nature over milenia for a very good reason. How many people would resist? And, think about it like this; the only advantage a technologically inferior side has in combat it guile and numbers, mainly numbers. Any aliens would recognise that and try and mitigate it prior to invasion. Well, that my piece



posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 03:04 AM
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Folks..it looks like that UFO has returned:

www.expressandstar.com...



Aricles from the same newspaper regarding the previous sighting:

www.expressandstar.com...

[edit on 8-1-2008 by Ross Cross]



posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 05:37 AM
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This plane or whatever it is has been spotted in that area of the UK a LOT and in south Scotland.. I remember someone on here saying they saw this craft while driving home at night in north wales. I'm not going to jump to conclusions here but I think it's something to do with the base in Scotland which supposedly is where the UK is working with America to test flight craft. It's been spotted over Belgium years ago.



posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 06:58 AM
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Funnily enough a mate of mine sent me a photo with a similar looking craft, that he'd taken outside the Red Lion pub at the bottom of Brettle Lane, Amblecote. This was on the 24th November around 4.30pm however. I forwarded this thread to him and will post his reply and the photo (I don't have it here at work)



posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 08:11 AM
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Very interesting case indeed, and fr me at east not something that can be dismissed out of hand at this stage at all.

Multiple sightings of the same 'object', over multiple days, by multiple people.

Going to look in to this one further myself, and really looking forward to the pic Ridcully!



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 05:48 AM
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A local paper has received some more updates on this story:

www.expressandstar.com...

www.expressandstar.com...



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 07:03 AM
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theres loads of activity in the west midlands. this was discussed before christmas.

abovetopsecret.com



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 09:16 AM
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hi. i saw the ufo fly over bilston at 10.23am and that pic in the papers is wrong. it was a disc shaped object which went into a point above and below the object. there was also what looked like a silver ribbon attached to it with a v cut out of the base. at first i thought it was a childs ballon but it was way too large to be that. there were no flashing lights infact there were no lights at all. it looked dark below and mettalic on top. i personally don't beleive in et but i know what i saw and it wasn't what was put in the papers.



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 03:10 PM
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On Feb 16th 09 at Wollaston, West Mids, my brother was seeing me out after having a cup of tea. We both noticed a bright orange light in the sky (my brother has the better eyesight and he said that there were three lights on this 'craft' and it was triangular in shape. It appeared to be approx 3 miles distant. It moved across the sky from left to right in a precise manner. It then lifted vertically. Then it came towards us (all these movements were at a 90 degree angle, very 'square' movements). Finally it went away from us until it disappeared. It was moving at about the speed of a helicopter. There was no noise. It was a calm, clear night. My brother (ex Military) and I were not inebriated and were totally substance free. We cannot explain what it was, only what we saw. Hope this helps!!



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