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Ever since the Ministry of Defence revealed that it had opened its very own "X-Files" on Shrewsbury, Shropshire has earned a reputation as one of the UFO sighting capitals of the UK. Most of the unexplained incidents appear to have taken place in a triangle bordered by the A5, A41 and A53. In 2007 the Ministry of Defence officially named Shrewsbury as the top UK town for UFO sightings and there is an active "UFO Watch" group which meets monthly in the town. The Shropshire Star newspaper has a section of its webpage devoted to UFO sightings. Other sightings can be found at UK-UFO Sightings and United Kingdom UFO Group.

 

In the 40 years up to 2008, there had been 22 UFO sightings in Shropshire. Research conducted by Virgin Media saw the county come in fourth place for the most UFO sightings behind West Yorkshire with 34 sightings, Nottinghamshire with 29, and Lancashire with 23. The sightings were compiled from data going back to 1961. Nick Pope, the former head of the Government’s UFO project, said at the time: “While we currently have no explanation why certain places in the UK are alien hotspots, there are areas where mysterious objects are repeatedly witnessed, so people who want to alien-spot should definitely head to Shropshire.” The official Ministry of Defence UFO hot desk was closed down in 2009 but a list of sightings is in the National Archives.

 

The most frequent reports are of strange coloured lights in the sky or large black triangular shapes. Sometimes the triangles have lights as well so maybe they are responsible for many of the light only sightings too. They are frequently seen over RAF Cosford and RAF Shawbury but the RAF claim that they are nothing to do with them and are reticent about admitting to the sightings being alien. One possibility is that the triangular shapes are American stealth planes. The British Government has denied that such aircraft are operating out of the UK but the availability of US Air Force bases in UK suggest that they are being used. In 1989, Chris Gibson and another witness saw an unfamiliar isosceles triangle-shaped delta aircraft in the sky above the North Sea, apparently being refueled in flight and accompanied by a pair of F-111 fighter-bombers. Gibson, who had been in the Royal Observer Corps' international aircraft recognition team since 1980, was unable to identify the aircraft. A crash at RAF Boscombe Down in Wiltshire in 1994 is believed to have involved a stealth aircraft. As soon as it happened, USAF aircraft flooded into the base and the crash site itself was protected from view by firetrucks and tarpaulins, with the base being closed to all flights. One problem with the theory is that some sightings claim that the object stopped and hovered. Maybe some kind of moveable nozzles are used such as were used by the Harrier jump jet? There are three types of aircraft that may have been flying in secret over the UK and mistaken for UFOs :-

 

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

 

 

This was commonly known the Stealth Bomber. It is a flying wing design with a crew of two. It entered service in 1997 and a total of 20 B-2s remain in service.

 

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

 

 

This was a long range reconnaissance aircraft with sufficient speed to outrun any surface to air guided missile. It served with the US Air Force between 1964-1998.

 

Lockheed SR-72

 

This is the successor to the SR71 and performs the same function. Despite intense secrecy, it must have been used since 1998 when the SR71 was retired.

 

Below is a list of UFO sightings in Shropshire.

 

 

Date

Location

Object

Report

Sep 1912

Selattyn Hill

Orange bottle shaped object.

Special Constable Phillips and his mother saw an unusual object in the sky. It was a strange machine hanging motionless over Selattyn Hill on the borders of Shropshire and Denbighshire. It was orange in colour and of a bottle shape, having a strange cylindrical extension rising from the top of it.

 

1957

Church Stretton

Human looking aliens.

Hubert Lewis claimed that he encountered human looking beings just outside Church Stretton while cycling to work early one morning.

 

 

Aug 1963

 

Cleobury Mortimer

Green fireball.

Kevin Byng woke up in the early hours of the morning to see a bright green glow behind the curtains of his bedroom. He looked outside and saw a green fireball moving from east to west over the tree line. He watched it for about 5 seconds before it vanished behind one of the hills.

Nov 1964

Montford Bridge

Bright light.

Diane Foulkes was driving from Shrewsbury to her home along the A5 and, as she neared the Montford Bridge over the River Severn, a brightly lit circular object appeared in the sky above her car. She had accelerated along the road but the object had kept pace with her remaining at the same height until she arrived home. The object remained stationary due west from their home for about half an hour. It had then rapidly diminished in size and they assumed it had accelerated away from them. No sound was heard from the object. The light was yellow in colour and became red as it diminished.

 

Nov 08 1966

 

Great Ness

Brilliant lights and radiation beams.

Diane Foulkes was driving home along the A5 when the UFO again appeared at Montford Bridge but this time it was much lower in the sky and on the north side of the road.  that emitted brilliant lights and radiation beams. On this occasion she could see rays of light shooting from the object which had again appeared to keep station with her car until she arrived home. At one time during the journey the object travelled near her and the rays seemed to come towards the right hand side of her car. She felt a bump against that side as if they had struck it. At this moment she felt as if she had received an electric shock and had felt a severe pain in her neck. The left-hand side headlight of the car also went out. When she got home she felt very ill and discovered burn marks on the car. The object again remained stationary in the sky north of her home for a while before disappearing.

 

1978

Long Mynd

 

Craft with multi-coloured flashing lights.

A man driving over the Burway late at night encountered a large structured craft hovering over his car with multi-coloured flashing lights before disappearing at high speed. When he reported it to the authorities he claimed he was interviewed by two intelligence officers who took him to a government establishment in Birmingham and showed photos and films of alien craft filmed from around the U.K.

 

1978

RAF Cosford

Bright object.

Roger Erdington and his employee were loading their van very early in the morning when they noticed a bright object fly over from their left and hang over a hill. It then moved towards RAF Cosford about 100ft above the ground. It was the size of a bus but in the shape of a sphere. The object just hovered silently, then suddenly the lights went out on their van and the engine started to cough and stop. They could see a bright distinct object that was now illuminating the road. It made no sound at all and moved quite slowly into a bank of cloud to their right. The lights then came back on in their van and Roger could restart the engine. There was no evidence of any missing time as in an abduction.

 

Jul 16 1981

Leaton

Bright white lights tinged with yellow and red. Abduction.

 

 

Rosemary Hawkins, Valerie Walters and Viv Hayward were heading home to Telford from a Shrewsbury disco when they spotted hovering lights near the Shamrock Cafe at Leaton. The lights became blinding and the followed them along the road. Viv tried putting her foot down but it was as if the brakes were on. Then the lights dipped and the craft disappeared. They drove straight to Telford police station to report their experience but a journey that should have taken them 20 minutes took an extra half hour. The women were convinced that during the lost 30 minutes they were held, unharmed, on a UFO. They later agreed to be hypnotised and gave similar accounts, even scrawling near identical drawings. They said they had seen 4ft aliens dressed in green who spoke with gruff robotic-like voices.

 

In a transcript of her hypnosis, Rosemary said “Bright lights. So strange it’s there. No sound. I am floating and I’m not in the car any more with Viv or Val. I feel big and bloated. There’s something coming. It’s metal. It doesn’t walk it sort of rolls on wheels. It’s about 4ft tall, round on the top with a round body and round legs. It’s looking at me, there’s more coming. It’s the same noise. They haven’t got a face. Their heads move up and down that’s how I know they are talking. They don’t seem to be nasty. They just want to have a look. I feel so relaxed and they feel friendly, I like them”. Later she added: “I’m floating again. I’m in the car now. Val and Viv are there with me. Viv’s got her foot down hard on the accelerator. We are trying to get away from it.” Val told under hypnosis how she had seen a female alien.

 

Viv said under hypnosis that she had been driving the car but it was suddenly taken from her control. "I feel I'm floating. I'm being drawn up. The car is being taken up. I can't see the road any more. I see a white cloud. I'm on my own. I can see the door of the UFO open. It is round. I'm looking through the car window. The car roof is going in first. It's like two big doors opening. It's made of steel".
Inside the craft she describes windows, the lights and a bank of computers with TV screens. "I can feel these aliens holding me down. They seem as though they have taken me out of the car. I'm in a chair. They're holding me down. They feel very strong. They are trying to find out things from me. They want to know how we're made. It feels as if they are taking something from my body. My legs. There is a lot of pain in my legs. They are putting their hands inside my legs and pulling my bones. They are telling me not to be frightened. Somebody in charge is talking to me. I feel that they are hurting me. They seem to release their grips but I can't move. They have scanned me. My top half and then the rest of my body. They carry me to my car. The car is back on the road. They are four feet tall. They have no hair. They are ugly. They have a strange looking nose, thin arms. I can't see their legs. They are dressed in green cloaks. They look like men".

Valerie said "I can see the lights. It's hovering and gliding towards us. There's a bright light in my head and I feel big and clumsy. I'm walking down the road looking for Rosemary. Somebody has touched me on my shoulder. Somebody is carrying me. I can feel them but I can't see them. I hear voices. They seem to be telling me not to be afraid”.
The aliens that Valerie met were like those seen by her friend Viv but Valerie also saw a female alien. Val told the doctor and the experts that she'd seen a man and a womanlike creature dressed in long, green robes. The woman was fascinated by her shoes. She took them off her and tried walking in them. She had bare feet. The creatures kept feeling her clothes and hair. She wasn't afraid of them but was frightened of what was happening.

 

Jul 20 1981

Leaton

Large light. Abduction.

A man called Tom was travelling along the old A5 road from Shrewsbury to Wellington. As he approached the Shamrock Cafe he noticed a very large light in the sky above the trees, it looked like a double decker bus all illuminated and just hovering in the sky only a few hundred feet up. Tom then saw a beam of blue light come from the craft, this beam was a narrow dull beam of blue to green light then the craft moved out of sight very rapidly. That was all he could remember seeing, as the next moment he realised it was about midnight and he had lost a good 3 hours of time.

 

Nov 1989

Cosford

Toilet seat shape with a ragged, serrated, zig-zag edge.

A man (who was an amateur pilot) was riding his motorbike along the M54 at 142 mph between junctions 2 and 3 when he sensed something above and to his right. He immediately slowed down to 70 mph to get a good look. The object slowed with him and held station as his speed decreased. It was the same shape as a toilet seat but with ragged, serrated, zig-zag edges. The two sides curved together to form a blunt nose and the rear was flat. It was black in colour and appeared matt in texture in that there was no reflections on it. There were no navigation lights, windows, beacons or strobes. He detected no wings, rotors, propellers, jet efflux or noise. It was about as big as a medium sized semi-detached house and about 60ft up in the air. He speeded up and it kept station again. After a short while, it slowly moved in front of him and then moved to the left and slid off over the fields and out of sight to the south.  

 

1990

 

Long Mynd

Glowing light.

A man was driving from Church Stretton over the Burway when he saw a glowing light that came down from the sky. All of a sudden, a beam of light shone onto his car and the engine cut out. He decided to get out of the car and, as he did so, he noticed the body of the car felt affected by a very high electrical static charge. The light that was hovering above him was the size of a house in circumference and about 150ft above the ground. As he looked at the light he could just make out other coloured lights that reminded him of rainbows emanating from the middle of the object. After about 30 seconds of watching the light, he got back in the car and tried to restart the engine but it was dead. He looked back up at the light and then suddenly the light was gone. A few seconds later the car started again and he drove home as quickly as he could.

 

Mar 31 1993

RAF Cosford

RAF Shawbury

Harlescott

A vast, triangular-shaped craft firing a narrow beam of light onto the ground and emitting a low-frequency humming sound.

 

 

The object was sighted by the meteorological officer at RAF Cosford and was the size of a jumbo jet. It was first observed stationary, then it accelerated erratically at several hundreds of miles an hour and then stopped. It then emitted a search light type beam that appeared to be scanning the ground left to right as if looking for something, while making a low frequency hum. Darren Perks from Shrewsbury also witnessed it the same night while walking in Harlescott and it was seen over RAF Shawbury.

 

 

1995

Oswestry

Massive kite shaped black object.

Dan Davies and a friend were walking towards the town centre when they saw an old man looking up into the sky, towards the iron age hill fort. When they followed his eye line, they saw a massive kite shaped black object, about 200ft off the ground. It was about the size of a football field, utterly silent and motionless. It had a light on each corner, with a central light that would shoot a laser into a field, as if scanning for something, then go off and reappear in a different field. After a couple of minutes, the craft just disappeared, no noise, no smoke, nothing.

 

Jun 04 1997

 

Telford

Circular object with 4-5 lights around the perimeter.

A circular object was seen above Ketley with 4-5 lights around the perimeter. It travelled slowly to the north.

 

Jul 01 1997

 

Haughmond Hill

Two bright discs.

Two bright discs were seen travelling at speed over Haughmond Hill.

Jul 01 1997

 

Telford

Two bright lights.

Two bright lights were seen at an altitude of 5,000ft. They were stationary for a short time and then disappeared.

 

Jul 19 1997

 

Bayston Hill

White craft.

A bright white craft was seen travelling very high. It was flying straight and level from east to west.

 

Oct 03 1997

 

Oswestry

Saucer shaped object.

A saucer shaped object was seen with a swirling spiral of white/grey luminous light. The lights turned blue and then back to their original colour. It moved towards the people watching and then sped off at high speed.

 

Oct 21 1997

 

Leighton

Triangular shaped object.

A triangular shaped object was seen about 40ft in size. It had orange and green lights along the edges, not very bright but pulsating. It was moving downwards.

 

Oct 29 1997

 

Telford

Three objects in triangular formation.

Three objects in a triangular formation were seen over Dawley. They were white in colour and one was brighter than the rest. The objects were stationary for a while and then sped off in different directions.

 

Oct 29 1997

 

Newport

Two triangular shapes.

Two triangular shaped objects were seen. Both were a dull amber colour. They made fast erratic movements and then disappeared.

 

Oct 30 1997

 

Telford

Object with a light at either end.

An object was seen over Dawley that had a light at either end. There was a flashing white light that was very bright. It made constant turning movements and then erratic movements.

 

June 1998

 

South Shropshire

Orange lights.

David Mottram saw orange lights in the sky. They were part of a large dark craft since, as it passed, the stars disappeared from view on one side then reappeared. It was moving slowly and making a low humming noise. It then moved off very fast but there was no noise. It was about the size of a football pitch.

 

Aug 19 1998

 

Shrewsbury

Circular gold coloured object

A circular gold coloured object was seen.

Jan 22 1999

 

Shrewsbury

White light with shimmering green and red lights.

White light seen with shimmering green and red lights.

Mar 1999

Shrewsbury

RAF Shawbury

UFO that was elliptical in shape and the same light grey as the cloud cover. It had an ionisation layer around it, giving it a clear outline.

 

When Anthony Dunford was working in Shrewsbury he saw a UFO tracking a Chinook helicopter flying over the countryside towards RAF Shawbury. The cloud cover was bright and overcast at the time.

 

Mar 20 1999

 

Shrewsbury

Triangle of lights.

A triangle of lights was seen that were travelling from north to south at a fast speed and no noise.

 

Apr 10 1999

Wem

A circular object with the bottom missing.

A police helicopter pilot reported a UFO near Wem. He took a video but the footage has never been released.

 

Jul 03 1999

 

Hemford

White circular object.

A bright white circular object was seen, the size of a golf or tennis ball. It was travelling very slow.

 

Nov 20 1999

 

Market Drayton

Craft with a bright white light.

A craft with a bright white light was seen and then it moved out of sight.

 

Sep 22 1999

 

Longden

Brilliant ball of light.

A brilliant ball of light was seen that climbed very high and fast in the sky and then disappeared.

 

Jan 01 2000

 

Tenbury Wells

Cigar shaped object.

A grey cigar shaped object was seen. There appeared to be two windows with bright lights shining out of them. Travelling from east to west.

 

Feb 10 2000

 

Shrewsbury

Hovering saucer shaped craft.

A hovering and spinning saucer shaped craft was seen. It had protrusions on the outside and five dark circular areas in the middle.

 

Feb 13 2001

 

Baschurch

Multi coloured light.

A UFO was seen in the sky, the same relative size as a star. It was multi coloured and very bright, with fluctuating glowing and a black hole in the centre. It moved very fast.

 

Feb 16 2001

 

Bishop’s Castle

Object with red, yellow and green light.

An object was seen with red, yellow and green lighting on it. It was flying towards Shrewsbury.

 

Feb 16 2001

 

Ruskington

Two white lights.

Two lights were seen that were white and constant. They were heading east.

 

Feb 28 2001

 

Whitchurch

White circular object with ring around it.

A white, circular object was seen with a ring around it. The object moved 10 miles in about 2 seconds, then left to right and then moved east.

 

Sep 16 2001

 

Market Drayton

Mushroom shaped object.

A mushroom or lampshade shaped object was seen, about 6-8ft big. It was white with a very bright base and very fast.

 

Jan 28 2002

 

Telford

Three triangle shaped objects.

Three triangle shaped object, looking like the Mitsubishi car sign, were seen in the sky. The middle triangle was brighter than the other two.

 

Feb 14 2002

 

Bog

White lights.

White lights were seen in sky over area in South Shropshire called The Rock to the south of Bog.

 

Nov 25 2003

 

Wem

Bright orange/red light.

A strange bright orange/red light was seen in the sky.

Dec 21 2003

 

Telford

Zig zagging white lights.

Phil Hoyle and Peter Jones were sky watching from Lyth Hill and observed a number of white lights zig zagging over the Wrekin. At times these lights would cluster in to a long line like a pearl necklace. They observed for over an hour over 20 unidentified lights and two very large spheres of light that approached from the west at low altitude and stopped in front of the Wrekin. A family at the bottom of the Wrekin observed the lights through binoculars and at one point could see a rotating white diamond or cone shaped object that also appeared to be pulsating. At another time they could see a golden trail of light go over the Wrekin. The mother also saw a red grid shape appear on the back of her daughters coat and had no clue as to where it was coming from.

Jan 28 2004

 

Billingsley

Lights.

Lights seen in the night sky flying in formation.

Feb 21 2005

 

Shifnal

Silver ball with a tail.

A silver object, looking like a ball with a tail, was going very fast in the sky.

 

Apr 11 2005

 

Shrewsbury

Triangular shaped huge craft.

A triangular shaped, huge craft was seen with red lights on the stern. It hovered over the southern suburbs of Shrewsbury.

 

Jan 30 2006

Shrewsbury

Lights.

Over Shrewsbury at 6am a UFO was seen travelling rapidly due south west.

 

Oct 2006

Telford

A mysterious white object.

Richard and Linda Ortyl spotted it as they drove along the A5 from Cannock towards Telford. They both saw a solid white shape on the left hand side of the road.

 

Nov 2006

 

Long Mynd

Two orbs circling each other.

Three men were parked at the Stiperstones car park at night when they saw a flash of light on the Long Mynd on the other side of the valley.  They saw two round white orbs of light hovering and circling each other slowly just over the top of the hill They watched them for about 30 minutes before the orbs sped off into the night sky.  During the time they were visible, the two orbs circled each other and every 2-3 minutes bright flashes of light illuminated the ground.

 

Nov 25 2006

Newport

Three sphere-shaped, bright yellow/white lights.

 

This UFO was seen on a clear night in Newport.

Jan 2007

Wellington

Newport

 

Strange tubular object, travelling at speed and issuing yellow and orange flames.

 

Retired policeman Mike Lindop was at in his home in Wellington when he saw a UFO heading towards Newport.

 

Apr 2007

Haughmond Hill

Large triangular shaped craft.

 

Separate members of the public saw a UFO in the sky above Haughmond Hill, near Shrewsbury.

 

Jul 2007

 

Shrewsbury

Four orange lights.

 

A UFO was seen crossing Shrewsbury’s skyline, moving at a fast pace.

 

Jul 07 2007

Montford Bridge

 

A convoy of white lights.

 

A UFO was seen moving along a river bank at Montford Bridge.

 

Aug 2007

Telford

A giant floating sausage shape.

People in Hadley, Dothill and Arleston in Telford spotted a UFO above the town.

 

Sep 24 2007

 

Shrewsbury

Four orange lights.

Four orange lights were seen crossing the sky. There was a gap and then three more lights followed. The lights were moving at quite a fast rate.

 

Oct 2007

Whitchurch

 

 

Mysterious lights with a number of spooky orbs around the lights.

 

 

Claire Jackson and her family were followed by a UFO on the edge of Whitchurch.

 

Oct 2007

 

Telford

Strange lights.

UFO seen flying over Dawley.

 

Nov 12 2007

Shrewsbury

A series of lights in the shape of an inner circle and an outer circle.

In Shrewsbury a person reported seeing the UFO moving clockwise, then anti-clockwise, through the sky and back again.

 

Jun 07 2008

Tern Hill

 

Rotating cubes with multiple colours.

 

 

Three soldiers from Tern Hill barracks were on guard duty when they saw 13 UFOs in the sky. They were zig-zagging but one soldier filmed two before they disappeared. They were like rotating cubes with multiple colours. He made a full report to his commanding officer and Ministry of Defence experts studied his report and video, after ordering the soldiers not to say anything else about the incident.

 

Jun 07 2008

Shrewsbury

Strange light.

A couple claimed that they were followed by a strange light in the sky along the A5 near Shrewsbury.

 

Jun 07 2008

 

Westbury

No details.

A UFO was seen but there are no details.

Jul 01 2008

Ludlow

Orange lights.

David Bemand, who has a private pilot’s licence, and his wife saw the UFO over Ludlow. They went outside to have a look at it but it either went away from them directly or got smaller and disappeared.

 

Jul 01 2008

 

Telford

Shape resembling a basket.

Candice Taylor saw the UFO in the night sky.

Jul 04 2008

Tern Hill

No details.

 

A UFO was seen but there are no details.

Jul 25 2008

 

Telford

No details.

A UFO was seen but there are no details.

Jul 27 2008

 

Ironbridge

Four mysterious lights.

Lauren Crouch saw the UFOs above Ironbridge and managed to photograph them.

 

Aug 14 2008

 

Telford

Mysterious lights.

Julie Cooper saw the UFO in the sky above Broseley at about midnight.

 

Aug 15 2008

Telford

Two white lights.

Jim and Marion Groves saw the UFOs hovering above Dawley. Nina and Bill Hall saw the same lights as they drove back to Aqueduct from Bridgnorth along the A442.

 

Aug 30 2008

 

Haughmond Hill

Orange glowing light.

Neil Gregory spotted the UFO above Haughmond Abbey. It was an orange glow that was pulsating. It hovered and was pulsating for 20-30 seconds then it disappeared.

 

Nov 2008

Telford

 

 

Two orange/red spheres.

 

 

 

Peter Urquhart saw a UFO in Telford. These were silent but very swift. One appeared first, coming from Shrewsbury direction towards Telford, followed by the second which joined the other very rapidly.

 

Nov 04 2008

 

Bucknell

Orange light.

An orange light was seen coming over the hills. Another two approached, then there were eight orange lights in formation. They were moving at the speed of a helicopter but there was no noise.

 

Nov 16 2008

Newport

Hazy ball of light that moved backwards and forwards across the sky at differing speeds.

UFO seen in the skies above Newport in the direction of Edgmond. The person spent 45 minutes watching the UFO moving up and down in a strange way.

 

Nov 25 2008

 

Shrewsbury

Triangular shape.

A UFO was seen in the sky, with the apex to the right. Metallic grey in colour but the flat base end seemed to glow orange. Must have been at least 15ft long and 10ft wide.

 

Jan 05 2009

Telford

Bright orange light.

 

David Scurr saw a UFO moving across the Telford sky from Silkin Way in Bratton. A similar object was seen by Robson Bolam over Donnington.

 

Jan 20 2009

Tern Hill

 

Six or seven red and green lights.

 

 

Mark Young saw a UFO above Clive Barracks at Tern Hill near Market Drayton.

 

Feb 2009

Telford

Knockin

Five strange lights.

John Ward spotted a UFO near Wrekin Retail Park. Trish Fryer of St Georges and George Cooper of Knockin also got in touch with similar reports.

 

Feb 05 2009

 

Romsley

Bright spherical object shaped like a satellite.

A bright spherical object shaped like a satellite was seen moving west to east very quickly.

 

Mar 20 2009

RAF Cosford

Pulsing blue light in the shape of a sphere.

 

 

Harriet Rogers filmed the UFO close to RAF Cosford. It moved across the night sky and started to change colour. She jumped in the car with her dad Barry and tailed the glowing ball. It pulsed like a heartbeat, became brighter and then disappeared over the horizon 20 minutes later.

 

Apr 18 2009

 

Oswestry

No details.

A UFO was seen but there are no details.

Jun 13 2009

Wem

Eight bright objects.

Michael Skinner saw UFOs travelling from the west over Wem. All dimmed and went out to the south of Wem with a strong smell of sulphur afterwards. Seen for about two minutes but no sound.

 

Jun 20 2009

Wem

Formation of 3 objects followed by a pair of 2 bright balls of fire moving at about 50 mph.

 

The UFO was seen below cloud level passing over Wem from the direction of Ellesmere/Oswestry towards Telford. The formation altered slightly over a period of 3 minutes, remaining below cloud level. There was no discernable sound nor after smell as reported a week earlier in the same area.

 

Jul 01 2009

Shrewsbury

 

Silver bag waving about at the top and a bright orange glow like fire underneath.

 

Mandi Jones and Donna Mullock saw what looked like a hot air balloon on fire over Shrewsbury. It was relatively low to the ground and like a silver bag waving about at the top with a bright orange glow like fire underneath. As it passed overhead it was just a ring of orange, then it got higher in the sky and continued moving across the sky at the same time. There was no engine noise and the shape of it and also the light it was emitting were totally wrong for a hot air balloon. They watched until it went so high that it disappeared from view.

 

Jul 04 2009

Whitchurch

Bright orange glow.

 

Debbie and Mark Rowley were sitting in a hot tub in the garden looking up at the stars when they noticed a bright light drifting across the sky in a northerly direction. It suddenly changed direction and headed south east and upwards quite quickly. The light appeared to be a ball of fire, and they watched it for about 5 minutes. About 10 minutes later they spotted a much bigger fireball in the east, travelling northwards. This object was moving at considerable speed and disappeared behind the trees on the horizon. It resembled a large comet but without a tail. Neither sighting was accompanied by any discernable sound.

 

Jul 07 2009

Baschurch

Bright star like object.

 

A woman and her neighbours saw the UFO moving across the sky in a straight line, far too fast for any aircraft and too slow to be a shooting star and too low down. There was no sound whatsoever. There were no flashing lights as you would see on an aircraft either.

 

Jul 11 2009

 

Telford

Six bright triangular shapes.

A man in Donnington saw the UFOs travelling one behind the other. They were silent and seemed to be swerving randomly as they travelled, in a way that no known aircraft could manage. What was most strange was that each UFO had a small black thimble shaped object orbiting it in a random pattern.

 

Jul 12 2009

 

Oswestry

No details.

A UFO was seen but there are no details.

Jul 12 2009

 

Shrewsbury

No details.

A UFO was seen but there are no details.

Jul 18 2009

 

Ludlow

Five orange oblong shapes in a V formation.

 

A woman was travelling from Craven Arms to Ludlow and saw the UFO on her right. At first she thought it was the stadium lights from the football ground but, as she got closer, she could see they were higher up in the sky and moving slowly in the Leominster direction. She slowed down but couldn’t hear any noise and lost sight of them as she travelled down the A49.

 

Jul 19 2009

Shrewsbury

Cylindrical object with bright lights down its sides.

 

Peter Wright saw the UFO travelling between 1,000-1,500ft at 150-200 knots. As it got closer he noticed 4 bright lights running along its side. The top of the fuselage suggested that it was a cylindrical with a red light on the underside. The 4 lights looked erratic as if flame was being ejected. He thought that he was only seeing the starboard wing, although no wing was obvious. Peter had been responsible for the procurement and acceptance of a new type of helicopter and was certain that he wasn’t looking at a conventional aircraft, either fixed wing or rotary. It was about the same size though. The object maintained its steady speed but shortly before reaching his location it changed course to head north east. He noted the complete absence of wings or rotors and could plainly see the four downward facing “burners” and the red central light but could not make out the body of the fuselage. The object passed within half a mile of his position and there was absolutely no engine noise, no jet engine, no turbo prop and even given the unlikely proposition that it was a balloon no gas burner. It was sliding past silently. Without any gradual fade, change of direction or apparent acceleration it then simply disappeared.

 

Jul 20 2009

Shrewsbury

Bright light.

 

Julie Webster was travelling along Crowmere Road in Shrewsbury when she saw the UFO which looked to be at a standstill in the sky over the Monkmoor area. As she travelled towards it, the UFO began to move at speed towards Haughmond Hill. It was totally silent and, as it got nearer, she could tell it was spinning and very bright orange in colour, It carried on travelling very fast out of Shrewsbury with no noise or fading.

 

Jul 20 2009

Shrewsbury

White tubular shapes.

 

Helen Joynson accidentally photographed three UFOs while taking photos of clouds. She noticed them when processing her digital photographs on a computer.

 

Jul 31 2009

Whitchurch

Hovering light.

 

George Robinson saw a UFO hovering over his house that had light underneath and bright collars. It stayed for about 5 minutes.

 

Aug 2009

Newport

Large dark red object.

A man was on his way home from work and the light was just starting to fade. He was just turning onto the street where he lived when he noticed a large object up in the sky. It appeared to be dark red in colour and was the shape of an upside down fez hat or light shade. It did not appear to be glowing. There were no markings or windows visible. The object was at quite a high altitude and moving around the same speed as a plane, perhaps 300 mph. 

 

Aug 07 2009

 

Shrewsbury

Three orange/yellow lights in a triangle formation.

Edward Taylor saw the UFO moving northwards very slowly and between the lights there seemed to be a dark solid object. One of the lights occasionally shot out a bright white light. It then shot off really fast making no noise.

 

Aug 07 2009

 

Newport

Two yellow lights.

Two yellow lights were seen, one above the other in the sky.  The lights disappeared 5 minutes later behind a cloud.

 

Aug 09 2009

 

Broseley

Two linear formations of four, then three, fiery orange lights.

Neil Cowmeadow and Angie Franklin saw the UFOs with an elongated elliptical shape with the tail lagging. Their rectilinear path was west to east, estimated at a mile to the south. They were travelling at a high speed but silently and level. They are on the flightpath to RAF Cosford so well accustomed to air traffic. They noted that these objects displayed no navigation lights at all.

 

Aug 29 2009

 

Telford

Moving lights.

Twenty-two lights were seen in the sky, all travelling at same speed with no noise.

 

Sep 2009

Bomere Heath

Large black triangle shape.

 

An ex-military officer sighted the UFO just above her home in Bomere Heath near Shrewsbury.

Sep 12 2009

Shrewsbury

Telford

Very bright light.

 

A couple were sitting in their back garden when they noticed a very bright light, at an altitude of about 12,000-15,000ft, moving in a north east to south west direction. The object moved very quickly and looked like it was descending towards the south of Telford.

 

Sep 13 2009

Bridgnorth

Five bright orange lights flying in formation.

Two men saw the UFOs flying in formation, although one changed places as they went by. They flew quite fast overhead and disappeared after 5-10 seconds.

 

Oct 04 2009

Shrewsbury

Moving light.

A man saw the UFO, which was completely silent, coming in from north Shrewsbury and flying over Monkmoor. It then faded out towards the Belvidere and southern direction of Shrewsbury.

 

Oct 31 2009

Whitchurch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving light.

 

 

 

 

 

A man and his sister saw the UFO that just appeared and dropped quite quickly. When it was about 1,000ft off the floor, it moved slowly from east to west and then changed direction and went north. It then disappeared but it came back 30 minutes later higher in the sky at about 3,000ft moving from east to west but quicker this time. Speed was estimated at around 200 mph.

Oct 31 2009

Whitchurch

Very bright orange circular light.

A man saw the UFO passing over Whitchurch. It was initially travelling northwards but, at the northern edge of the town, the direction changed to westerly. After about a minute, it changed to a north easterly course, after which it just seemed to fade away. After about 3 minutes another light came and followed exactly the same pattern of flight. About 30 minutes later, two lights about 1 mile apart followed the same path as the previous two. Two hours later, a single orb flew on a direct northerly course then just faded away. They were all travelling at a speed similar to a light aircraft or helicopter but they did not emit any sound or display any form of navigation lights, they just had a very intense orange glow.

 

Oct 31 2009

 

Shrewsbury

Three orange circular objects.

A couple saw the UFOs travelling at speed with no noise. Another of the same orange objects then appeared and they then disappeared high in the sky.

 

Nov 06 2009

 

Ironbridge

Moving lights.

There were eight reported sightings of lights in the sky.

 

Nov 08 2009

 

Oswestry

Orange light.

An orange light in the sky was reported.

Nov 08 2009

 

Telford

Two orange lights.

Two orange lights were seen moving slowly south.  There was no sound and no lights flashing.

 

Nov 13 2009

 

Ironbridge

Moving light.

A light in the sky was reported.

Nov 14 2009

Shrewsbury

Very bright light.

A couple saw the UFO in the night sky north of Shrewsbury. It was very bright and seemed to be hovering and every now and again and move in a circular movement. The light was made up of three parts and one of the parts was clearly a red colour. They watched this for about 45 minutes, during which time several aircraft passed through the same part of the sky. The man had seen this before south of Shrewsbury over the previous few months.

 

Nov 14 2009

 

Shrewsbury

Bright yellow / orange object.

Four men saw the UFO travelling from the south west to the north east.

 

Nov 14 2009

 

Shrewsbury

Bright light.

A bright light was seen hovering in the sky. It was in three parts, one was red and appeared for 45 minutes before it disappeared.

 

Nov 26 2009

 

Whitchurch

Very bright orange glowing ball.

Two men spotted a very bright orange glowing ball flying northwards over the north of the town around the Waymills area. It was silent and there were no flashing lights.

 

Nov 30 2009

 

Grinshill

Very bright light.

A man was driving towards Shrewsbury and, just past the turning for Clive, noticed a very bright light just to the left of Grinshill Hill.
To the left of the hill there was a large disc shaped object that had what looked like a bite taken out of it. It was about 40-50ft across and emitted red, yellow, orange and blue lights and had a dark circle in its centre. He couldn’t hear any noise or engines of any kind. It just hung there for at least 2 minutes, then suddenly flipped over and shot off with a red flash to the west.

 

Dec 2009

Telford

Large black triangle shape.

Just before Christmas there was a wave of sightings across the county and a photo was taken of a UFO quite low coming over houses at Leegomery, Telford. The UFO had red lights at each point. Two police officers also witnessed it over Donnington a few days.

 

Dec 07 2009

Telford

Yellow / white orb

A man saw the UFO moving across the sky from south east to north west. It was higher than a commercial jet and travelling at about four times the speed.  There were no flashing lights and it would have been high enough to be leaving the earth’s atmosphere. The object appeared to be changing speed and, a few seconds before disappearing, seemed to follow a large curve in the sky from north to north west. There were two commercial aircraft in the sky at the time and, assuming they were at an altitude of about 50,000ft, the object was another 20,000-50,000ft above them.

                                                                                                            

Dec 21 2009

Shrewsbury

Very bright sphere.

A couple saw the UFO to the north of the Herongate estate. It shot across the sky from west to east and was in sight for about 8-10 seconds with no vapour trail. It then just disappeared. The following night it was seen again but this time directly above the house moving south to north. The altitude was estimate to be about 10,000ft.
It wasn’t quite sphere-shaped but rather the shape of a light bulb, with the pointed end at the front. It was not a shooting star as it was too bright and moved too slow.

 

Dec 28 2009

Wem

Large black shape with three dim lights at either edge.

Frank James was driving towards Shrewsbury and, two miles outside Wem, noticed the UFO in the sky ahead of him. It was just sitting there and there was no noise like engines or anything. Another man stopped and they continued to watch it for at least 10 minutes, before it turned on its axis and very quickly shot off towards the west. As it moved off there was a rushing sound. He estimated that the object was a least the size of a football pitch if not bigger.

 

Dec 30 2009

Shrewsbury

Large slow moving craft.

A man saw the UFO travelling straight over the Herongate estate in Shrewsbury, moving slowly south to north at a height of about 1000ft. It made a rushing sound and it also sounded like something was whirring or grinding. This noise was very unusual as it was definitely not a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft. The object had a very bright white light that shone directly through the curtains as it passed overhead. He checked with RAF Shawbury, RAF Valley and RAF Cosford, who all said that no aircraft were operational at that time due to the Xmas break. He also checked with the Civil Aviation Authority but they could not tell him anything as nobody was available due to the Xmas break as well.

 

Jan 01 2010

Telford

Four orange lights.

Mark Jones and three others saw the UFOs which seemed to be circling and following each other, before going off in a straight line southwards. They seemed to be flying in formation and, although very high up, were as bright as the orange street lights. There was no sound. He had also seen two of the lights two weeks earlier.

 

Jan 05 2010

Oswestry

Large beam of light from the cloud line to the ground.

Phillip Groves was taking photos of the snow covering after Christmas out of his bedroom window. When looking at the pictures later on, he noticed a large beam of light from the cloud line to the ground. The tube of light seemed to have smaller lights inside. There had been no noise.

 

Jan 30 2010

Whitchurch

Strange red/orange light.

A couple spotted a strange red light moving slowly across the evening sky. The light was travelling much lower and slower than a passenger plane that was flying higher up in the sky. The object was moving to the east and was pulsing red/orange. The object stopped on several occasions and appeared to move backwards before resuming its previous course. After observing the light for several minutes it disappeared. There was no noise and the slow flight pattern did not conform to the usual patterns of airplanes or helicopters.

 

Feb 2010

Telford

Orange ball of light.

Three residents of Telford saw a UFO in the sky. Cherie Hussain photographed it in the sky over Malinslee.

 

Feb 01 2010

Oswestry

Bright orange lights.

A woman saw a UFO travelling from west to east over north Oswestry. It was followed two minutes later by two more, travelling close together with a fourth slightly further behind. All followed the same flight path. About 5 minutes later yet another single light was seen, again following the same route as the others. All travelled fairly quickly.

 

Feb 20 2010

Telford

Red light.

W Kitching saw the UFO travelling slowly south east above Lilleshall. It was quite high in the sky and red in colour. It then made a sharp 90 degree turn east and disappeared.

 

Feb 21 2010

Shrewsbury

Three small red lights in a triangle shape with a large very bright pulsing white light in the middle.

UFO was seen moving from north to south across the outskirts of Shrewsbury and across the West Mid show grounds. The altitude was 5,000-7,000ft and it moved quite slow. There was a very distinct pulsing white light but no noise could be heard at all.

 

Apr 2010

Hope Valley

Rea Valley

Orange lights.

Farmers claimed to have witnessed sheep being lasered by an unidentified light from UFOs. They found dead sheep with neat holes and some had their brains and other internal organs removed. Others had lost eyes or had their flesh carefully stripped away, usually on the left side. The UFOs were believed to have roamed a 50-mile corridor between Shrewsbury and Powys.

 

Apr 02 2010

 

Newport

Two orange balls of light.

Helen Charlton saw two orange balls of lights, one flying behind and below, moving quite slowly before they went into thin cloud. The one in front shot out a big flash of very white light that surrounded it. They didn't reappear out of the cloud even though you could see straight through it.

 

Apr 08 2010

 

Nescliffe

Large orange sphere.

The UFO was witnessed by locals in the area in the evening.

Apr 09 2010

Nescliffe

Large orange sphere.

In the early morning a number of motorists travelling on the A5 towards Shrewsbury witnessed the UFO shoot across the road by the village of Nescliffe. The sphere was travelling from left to right at about 200ft altitude as you approach the right turn off for Nescliffe military training grounds. At the time, no military units or otherwise were using the training facilities and RAF Shawbury confirmed no aircraft were operating in the area.

 

May 22 2010

Whitchurch

Orange/red ball of flames.

A man saw through his kitchen window a strange orange/red ball of flames moving along the tree line to the west, near the Welsh border. The object moved slowly for about one minute before it rapidly ascended and came to a halt. The object remained stationary for about two minutes before it started to move again. It continued to move slowly to the west, however the orange/red glow seemed to disappear and revealed a solid black object that was roughly triangular in shape. He observed the object for a further five minutes before it disappeared. This is the second time that he had seen this object and it had been seen by many other people in the local area.

 

Jun 05 2010

Bomere Heath

Bright yellow star-like shape.

Honor Brogan was sitting in her conservatory with all the lights out apart from a small candle and light from a CD player. She saw a bright yellow star-like shape move across the sky from west to east, moving in the direction of Shrewsbury. The object moved across the sky slowly and soundlessly with no flashing lights. What struck her was the colour, ie light radiating from the centre and throwing out spokes of light. It appeared to be close but it could have been large.

 

Jun 20 2010

Whitchurch

Bright orange light.

Alec Griffiths and two friends saw the UFO heading west to east at aircraft speed with no sound or flashing. It was visible for about 2 minutes then veered south. There were four reports describing the same thing elsewhere in the UK on the previous night.

 

Jul 2010

Shrewsbury

 

Strange lights.

 

Shropshire Star video journalist James Shaw filmed a UFO object over Shrewsbury.

 

Jul 2010

Shrewsbury

V shaped massive object with 8 large orange lights, 4 along each side.

 

 

Jane Bowen of Shrewsbury saw the UFO hovering just above her house for about 3 minutes. A short time later, a helicopter came over her road and flew around the area as if it was looking for something.

 

Jul 10 2010

Wellington

White light.

Dave Pritchard and his wife were travelling east on the M54 when they saw a very clear white light about 200ft above the ground as they passed junction 7 near Wellington. The white light appeared stationary for about 1 minute until his view was obscured by trees.

 

Jul 23 2010

Telford

Bright orange light.

A woman was in her garden when she noticed a light rise up from the trees of Donnington Woods. Then another one appeared following the first one at a short distance apart. There was no sound at all. They moved fairly quickly across the sky until they disappeared behind a cloud.

Aug 08 2010

 

Telford

Cluster of 3 black triangular/diamond shapes.

A couple saw what appeared to be a cluster of 3 black triangular/diamond shapes completely still in the sky. They were unable to determine how far away or how big they were but they remained completely motionless for a least five minutes. There were no lights and, when it did move, it seemed to descend and then simply vanish.

 

Sep 2010

Telford

 

 

Huge fireball.

 

Joshua Lester-Rigg witnessed a UFO crossing the sky and plummeting down to earth in Stirchley, Telford. He didn’t know if what he saw was a UFO or a meteorite.

 

Sep 2010

 

West Shropshire

Strange orange lights.

A video of a UFO above Shropshire and Mid Wales became a hot topic on the internet after it was posted on YouTube.

 

Oct 16 2010

 

Oswestry

Five lights in a line.

A woman was outside and noticed what she thought was a plane in the distance. There were five red, white and green lights in a line flashing brighter than the stars. It was travelling at quite a speed but there was no sound.

 

Nov 2010

Oswestry

Triangular craft with three yellow lights.

Lisa Walker and friends saw the UFO hovering above Oswestry for half an hour before it disappeared. It was identical to one seen two weeks earlier over Rotherham.

 

Nov 06 2010

 

Market Drayton

Bright red/orange light.

Greg Marsh saw a bright red/orange light moving from the left to the right. Five minutes after it had disappeared, it reappeared in pretty much the same spot it had appeared previously, moving from left to right again. Yet again it began to fade and eventually disappear. Five minutes later it again reappeared, moving from left to right on a slightly lower trail this time going from one end of the sky line to the other and yet again, disappearing. This happened about 4-5 times before he stopped looking.

 

Nov 10 2010

Shrewsbury

 

Large silver object.

A man was driving along the Shrewsbury Bypass when he saw a large silver object sitting motionless in the sky to his left.

 

Nov 14 2010

 

Cleobury Mortimer

Four bright orange lights.

P Crook saw four bright orange lights travelling north east in a single file. The first object traversed the entire skyline before three more followed the exact same path across the sky. They were 2-3 times quicker than commercial aircraft and totally silent.

 

Nov 27 2010

 

Oswestry

Bright lights.

A man in his back garden saw what he initially thought to be a meteor shower, coming in from a north east direction. However, it slowed and looked like geese or swans flying at height, underlit by sodium streetlamps. Then it just raced off in a southerly direction at high speed.

 

Dec 05 2010

 

Gobowen

Very bright white light.

Jeff Foster saw a very bright white light in the sky. It was stationary for about 30 minutes then started moving directly overhead. It stopped for about 30 seconds then moved off very fast into the distance.

 

Jan 2011

 

Shropshire – Powys Border

 

Very bright light. Abduction.

 

A woman called Mary was sitting in her lounge that looks down the valley on the Shropshire-Powys border and noticed a very bright light approaching her home. She at first dismissed the light as a low flying helicopter but, as the light grew closer, she could clearly see it was a bullet shaped craft with a large pointed dome on top glowing white to yellow in changing intensities. Mary later drew a picture of what she saw. The craft stopped above tall trees just behind her home and she decided to go outside to obtain a better look. The craft now was only a few hundred feet up and she could see red to orange beams coming from around the lower half of the craft. She called her partner to come out and witness this amazing event but after only a few short moments she oddly returned inside to continue watching the TV. Mary had in fact stood for over an hour outside her home in only her nightdress. After about 20 minutes, another bright light approached the area but this time it was clearly a helicopter. The helicopter stayed stationary, hovering less than half a mile from the UFO like it was monitoring the unfolding situation. When later interviewed, her knees and lower legs were examined to see if there were any typical cookie cutter marks often found on abductees bodies. On examination there where a number of these types of small circular impressions on her lower right knee that she could not account for. There was also a small circular red mark approximately 10mm in diameter and surrounded by red dots next to one of the surgery scars. Mary had not noticed it before and was bewildered as to how it got there and was very sure it was not there before the sighting.

 

Feb 08 2011

Telford

Three very bright shiny objects.

A man saw 2 very bright shiny objects about 5 miles away from Aqueduct, travelling together north north east. As the one on the left started to slowly move away, the one on the right remained stationary for 20 seconds. The one on the left then accelerated rapidly, followed by the other one which caught it up. They moved very fast to the north east until lost to sight. About 3 minutes afterwards a third object appeared, being stationary but not as bright as the others. It then flashed a bright white light and followed the others at speed. This one flashed about 4-5 times before disappearing.                                         

 

Feb 24 2011

 

Snailbeach

Bright light with lots of little lights around it.

Three men were in the garden when they saw low down in the sky to the north west what looked like a cluster of stars above Welshpool. There was a brighter light and around it randomly were lots of little lights.

 

May 2011

 

West Shropshire

Orange lights.

A video entitled "Orange UFO on the Shropshire/Wales border" was filmed near Welshpool in the early evening. There were a number of sightings, videos and images from people in Shropshire and Mid Wales. Although many could be dismissed as military aircraft or helicopters, a number are much harder to decipher.

 

Aug 20 2011

South Shropshire

Bright white light.

Richard Taberner saw a bright white light shoot up vertically at a speed that is impossible by any known craft. It just stopped and shone in the sky. The following night, he was explaining to four friends what he had seen when, at that moment, the exact same thing happened again. This time, after shooting straight up vertically, the light moved directly towards them very high in the sky. It then turned right, stopped and ejected a smaller white light then shot off at a great speed. Later that evening Richard and his wife saw a large blue orb that went across the house and disappeared out of sight.

 

Nov 11 2011

 

Ludlow

Two large red lights.

Jackie Price was travelling from Clee Hill to Caynham when she saw two large red lights above Ludlow. They were too high, large and bright to be an aeroplane or helicopter. Whilst she was watching they just vanished with no movement at all.

 

Dec 13 2011

 

Telford

Wing shaped object.

A couple were driving along the A4169 when the UFO appeared against the black clouds. It was silver in colour with pointed wings and a bright white light on either side and curved in the middle. It only had wings, no other parts. It was flying on its side and was being chased by two other roundish objects with white bright lights. This lasted only 10 seconds and they disappeared. There was no noise and nothing else in the air at that time.

 

Dec 22 2011

Bridgnorth

 

 

 

White lights.

 

 

 

 

Tessa Lovell was travelling back to Bridgnorth from Much Wenlock when she saw the UFO in the sky to the north west. It was like the northern lights but just in white. The lights moved forwards and then to the west, repeatedly from just south of Wenlock to just outside Bridgnorth.

 

May 26 2012

Trefonen

 

 

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Small metallic object very high.

 

Artie Edmonds saw the UFO from his garden and there was also two other shiny but smaller metallic objects close to it. He watched them for about 10mins before they disappeared.

May 26 2012

Ightfield

 

Silver object.

 

Ann Jaques saw two UFOs which looked whitish but when the sun shone on them they were silver. There was no noise and they were travelling very slowly. After two minutes they disappeared.

 

May 26 2012

Ightfield

 

Triangle.

Ann Jaques saw a UFO tailing an aeroplane until it disappeared.

Jul 2012

 

Shrewsbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black triangle shape, 200ft in length and 150ft to 200ft in diameter. On the two rear points of the triangle was a faint red or orange coloured glow and at the front the triangle was omitting a brilliant white light. This was moving back and forth as if it was looking for something.

 

A Shrewsbury man saw a UFO and hundreds of people all across the UK saw the same craft on the same night. Some of these were police officers and military personnel as the UFO flew directly over two local RAF bases. At 11pm he was walking home along Harlescott Lane when he saw a slow moving object moving from south to north in the sky about 300ft up. The triangle was moving at about walking speed and he could hear a very low humming sound that was irritating to hear. He also felt warm and the sense of being watched. The triangle continued to move north with the white light flicking back and forth randomly. After about two minutes it suddenly shot off to the north at incredible speed making no sounds at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 04 2012

Cleobury Mortimer

 

White ball and red ball of fire.

 

Tere and Olivia Smith were walking home from school along Lion Lane in Cleobury Mortimer they saw the UFO streaking across the sky. In the distance they then saw a white ball moving fast which disappeared into the clouds. It did not look like a plane or a helicopter.

 

Jul 21 2012

Telford

 

Sphere.

 

 

Darren Perks saw a UFO that moved silently over the west side of the Wrekin Hill in Shropshire near to the old A5 road. It then shot straight up quickly and disappeared. The sphere moved against the wind at a height of 400ft. There was no structure or engine noise of any kind and the sphere was clearly controlled in some manner.

 

Oct 16 2012

Whitchurch

Two large orange-yellow lights.

While driving home from Whitchurch, a man saw lights high up in the sky. At first he saw two large orange-yellow lights, similar colour as the street-lights. They seemed to be moving quite randomly, at roughly the speed of a helicopter, and they were clearly quite independent of each other. Then he saw another three lights, so now there were five altogether, flying independently and not keeping to a formation. They moved away in an easterly direction.

 

Nov 14 2012

 

Shrewsbury

Baschurch

Wem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four white lights moving at a low altitude.

 

 

 

Darren Perks saw the UFO travelling from west to north west over Shrewsbury. They were in formation with 3 of the lights at the front and one behind. There was no noise and no clear structure of any kind. They moved along at about 500-700ft altitude. He spoke to RAF Shawbury who confirmed that no aircraft were night flying and they advised that 4 other persons had contacted them regarding these lights in the north of Shropshire. Those reports came in from the Baschurch and Wem areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 21 2012

 

Shrewsbury

Harmer Hill

Grinshill

Clive

 

Two rectangle shaped solid white lights with another light that flashed irregularly just in front of them but central to the two solid lights.

Darren Perks saw the UFO at an altitude of about 2,000-3,000 ft. It was moving from south to north and in between the lights was dark coloured a mass of some sort. There was no engine noise and the object was slow moving. The object moved away from the north of Shrewsbury out towards the Harmer Hill area, where it banked to the left and moved across west of Harmer Hill. The two solid white lights remained whilst conducting this turn but the irregular flashing light which was white and blue in colour, seemed to move to the back of the two other lights. The object then moved in a north west direction at the same altitude, before conducting another turn towards the Grinshill and Clive area. It then moved in a north east or easterly direction before it ascended slightly. He called RAF Shawbury and spoke to Operations who confirmed that no operational military aircraft were operating in Shropshire or mid Wales and no civilian aircraft owners had notified them that they would be traversing the airspace during the evening.

 

Jan 04 2013

Newport

Bright object pointed at one end and getting wider towards the other end.

P Fennell saw the UFO quite low in the sky above Newport. It travelled half way across his line of sight then just vanished. It made no sound and was in view for about 5 seconds.

 

Mar 2013

RAF Cosford

RAF Shawbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triangular shapes moving at speed.

 

 

 

 



 

At about 1.15am there were dozens of sightings across western Britain of UFOs moving across the sky, including military and Met Office personnel at both RAF Cosford and RAF Shawbury. A report to the MoD by Nick Pope, who ran the government UFO project, said: “It seems that an unidentified object of unknown origin was operating in the UK Air Defence Region without being detected on radar; this would appear to be of considerable defence significance, and I recommend that we investigate further”.

Mar 2013

 

RAF Cosford

Vast triangular shaped craft flying at about 200ft which made a low humming noise and fired a narrow beam of light which swept the ground.

 

An MoD police patrol reported a UFO in the sky over RAF Cosford. The officers called the meteorological officer at Shawbury to tell him to look out for a UFO. Most described two bright white lights speeding to the southeast, leaving trails of luminous vapour. Some described a third light, giving the impression of a triangular object. Sceptics claim that it was fragments from a Russian booster rocket that placed a radio satellite into orbit. Meteorological officer Wayne Elliott of Shawbury now believes what he saw was a police helicopter.

 

Jul 07 2013

Ludlow

Small triangular translucent objects close together and very high.

There were 6 UFOs seen above Ludlow. They moved slowly and smoothly, disappearing after a few minutes.

 

Aug 2013

Brown Clee Hill

 

 

Large conical object with flaming trail.

 

 

 

Spotted travelling at speed from east to west and disappearing behind Brown Clee Hill. Emitted multiple colours and appeared to be descending as it passed.

 

Aug 12 2013

 

Shrewsbury

Bright white circle of light with a glowing white aura, slightly away from its mass, and no flickering.

 

D Jones was looking at stars when he saw an object that was brighter than any star. He could not tell if it was spherical due to the intense white light. It was the size of a microlight body and seemed less than half the height of a passenger airliner. The object was travelling from the Monkmoor Police Station, parallel with the Shrewsbury to Wellington railway line, towards The Wrekin. As it passed over the River Severn it gained height in seconds, the bright white light faded and became the size of a star. It produced no noise.

 

Sep 02 2013

Talke

Three separate craft forming a triangle shape.

A couple driving along Peacocks Hay towards Talke saw the UFO above the M6. The objects moved away, then moved closer to each other in no particular pattern.

 

Nov 01 2013

Newport

Bright light.

A man was driving a JCB digger in Newport when he saw the UFO in the sky.

 

Sep 14 2014

 

Ludlow

Disk-shaped object, greyish black in color travelling at speed;

See over Ludlow travelling in a smooth motion with another parallel to it travelling at the same speed and the same direction but slightly behind. The objects made no sound and had no lights or wings.

 

May 27 2015

 

Shrewsbury

Pattern of lights.

 

 

Stephen and Adele Edwards of Nobold near Shrewsbury spotted a UFO on footage from their CCTV. He checked with the RAF who confirmed that there was no military activity in Shropshire at that time. He also asked West Mercia Police if their police helicopter was operating around this time and they have confirmed that it wasn’t. Adele heard a strange humming sound at about 11pm and went to look outside. Her neighbour was also outside and they could both see strange flashes in the sky over the fields.