Location of Sighting: Birmingham City Centre
Date of Sighting: Sat 3rd September 2011
Time: apprrox 11.00am
Witness Name: Lucy Fennell
Witness Statement: I stayed at the Copthorne Hotel on Friday 2nd September for my partners 40th Birthday. I got up to have a naughty cigarette out of the window while he went to the bathroom. After about 1 minute, I saw a metalic silver sphere to my left approx ! I looked at it for a few seconds to try and distinguish what it was, but to no avail. I then began to look at the ground and the office building opposite to see who had the remote control…. but there appeared to be no one operating the thing! No string for a balloon, or cable over head for any machinery…..all practical explanations were totally gone! I was on about the 6th floor from what I remember, and it was straight in my eyeline and very close – approx 7 meters away. It was smallish like I could wrap my arms around it ( no bigger than that), and floating through the air in a horizontal direction at an extremely slow speed. It was metalic with what looked like really fine lines around it, but didn’t appear to be spinning – just calmly floating. I couldn’t take my eyes off it as I knew deep down what it was. It was so close I felt like I could touch it, and in broad day light. I was frozen still, but with what felt like an inner calmness, even though by all account I should have been petrified. It slowly floated past my window and got further away. When it came to the next building on my right which was lower than the hotel, but about 1 floor higher than where I was staying it manoeuvred over it with great accuracy. It went up a floor, along the roof, up again over the chimney and down to a point where I couldn’t see it again.
Please dont dismiss my sighting, I’m a realist, and exhausted all possibilities, before I had to give in to the inevitable that I was seeing a UFO. I have tried to contact people in the past to talk about my experience, but have been dismissed – I am not a fantacist. I have only told 2 people I know about this, and one of which is no longer with us, and I know they didn’t really believe me. I am desperate to get this off my chest, and have prayed that it will come back and float past my house so I can take a picture or video so people will believe me. I am now a believer even if they aren’t!
By the way……my partner came out of the bathroom just as it was manoeuvring over the building to my right, but he didn’t see it or was looking in the wrong place.
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