A UFO expert may have solved the mystery of the floating object filmed in the skies of Worcester – and it was not an alien spaceship.
Dave Hodrien, chairman of the Birmingham UFO group and investigator into all things extra-terrestrial, has analysed the video (view here) and believes it shows a solar airship or other inflatable.
Ronkswood, Worcester, is not the new Roswell, New Mexico, after all.
Mr Hodrien said: “Unfortunately due to the distance and low quality of the video it is hard to say exactly what the object being recorded is.
“It is clear that this is a real video and not hoaxed using CGI.
“From what can be seen on the footage, the object is probably cylindrical in shape. It is not a helicopter and is very unlikely to be a military drone.
“Due to the slight drift noticeable, the most likely explanation is that the object is either a solar airship or other inflatable drifting in the wind. It may even be tethered to the ground but due to the distance the tether is not visible.
“Solar airships are large, thin, plastic inflatables that are usually cylindrical and black. Sometimes they can drift up into the sky and look quite dramatic at a distance. However they are usually launched on hot sunny days, whereas the weather in the video footage looks quite cloudy.
“The other smaller object also reported by the witness is not visible on the footage but the suggestion of a swooping bird is probably correct.”
The film was taken by Luke Gregg in Ronkswood on Sunday, March 15, looking towards Worcester Woods.
He said: “I’m very much a sceptic when it comes to these things so by no means did I think that it was an alien spaceship or something equally paranormal.
“I just wanted to find out what it was really.”