hey all, i reckoned it was about time i shared my only encounter with a ufo - i did not want to share it on first joining as i thought it may lack
some credibilty so i decided to wait untill i had been around a while and folk had got the chance to realize that i'm not a pure woo-head crazy
i've done a search on the matter a few times and found very little in the way of similar threads, and certainly not anything in the last three or four
now i dont have pics, i actually dont have an exact year it happened in. daft, i know. i'll deal with the no pics issue when i tell the story in a
mo, but re the lack of date... frankly when i saw the ufo, i was not freaked as i didnt think it a life changing event, i never wrote it down, it was
just another event in an already reasonably interesting life and i just kind of nodded my head appreciately, watched it, then got on with things.
soooo...this happened in spring of 93 or 94, pretty much in Birmingham, the one in England.
it was about 2 pm in the afternoon, i'd just had lunch and i was sitting in my kitchen having a ciggie (not of the jazz variety either before anyone
asks) and looking at the lovely clear blue un cloud obstructed sky. something caught my eye, and it was a glinting, moving dumbell shape, at fairly
high altitude. i was looking at an angle of roughly 40 ish degrees from the horizontal.
i actually did not own a camera at the time, and did not want to go to the neighbours with chat about ufos and a wish to borrow one only for it to
have dissappeared by then, or to produce the usual crappy amateur pic which shows next to nowt.
so i sat and observed it for about 15 minutes.
it was very clearly visible to me (i have some thing like 20/20.25 vision if i remember right, meaning i have better than average longer distance
sight apparantly) pretty much the whole time. it was a silvery, highly reflective dumbell shape, and i could see the sun reflecting off it very
clearly too, and the reflection moving around as it gently tumbled through the sky, moving in a variety of directions quite fluidly.
the shape was consistent and distinct, each end of the dumbell/each bell was a tall diamond shape, but flat at the top and bottom, and the bar that
joined them was consistent and clearly visible the whole time too. if i held my little finger at arms length, the entire dumbell would have been
roughly half as wide as my finger nail.
it appeared to have a smooth texture, which i assessed from the reflections i mentioned above. it may or may not be relevant, but having looked at a
map since to see where it may have been flying/hovering/tumbling above, it was reasonably accurately in the direction of birmingham international
airport, and although it was impossible for me to judge its distance accurately, it is quite possible that it was roughly the same distance away - of
course i had seen many aircraft while i lived at that address and thats really the only comparable thing that i can use to assess that.
i have not linked to other threads that have similar info, mainly as my pc is being a turd at present as is the new search..... a few months back i
found a thread about these being seen near buxton, and also monsal dale in derbyshire, between 1 and 2 hours drive from where i viewed these. however
they would not have been over b'ham airport.
well thats all i got folks, i'm happy to answer any questions and welcome comments and interpretations, thanks for reading.
edit on 14-3-2013
by skalla because: accuracy