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March 2002
Tony James
Is this a UFO from 1976?
Article by Tony James

[Tony James is the founder of the East Midlands UFO Research Association and is now a part-time UFO investigator]

Every time the UK's 'UFO MAGAZINE' issue their annual UFO Directory, I get an influx of letters from all over the place.

In this year's particular batch, I received a letter from Poland. It contained photocopied sheets of paper of what appears to be a UFO over Nottingham's City centre.

The letter and pictures were sent by Piotieus (Peter in English) who is now an Architect and Engineer. At the time when the picture was taken in 1976, he was the six year old in the picture.

UFO over Nottingham
Piotieus and his parents pose for a photograph in-front of the council house, what is the speck in the background?

The family had come over from Poland to visit relatives in Aspley, Nottingham, and were obviously being shown around the sight's of Nottingham when the picture was taken.

A magnified look at the UFO.

The original picture is in colour. Peter remembers looking at the negative when he was little and remembering that the mystery object showed up red on the negative.

The negative and photographs were treated as any other set of holiday snaps and eventually put away, not to be disturbed for a long time.

He believes the negative is still in the family's possession and is trying to locate it for further study.

Also, on the original picture according to Peter, the picture is clear enough to tell the time on the clock in the distance.

If this mystery object was a conventional aircraft, then it should be a lot higher, as, depending which direction it was going, it would be heading for disaster.

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Only half a mile behind and to the left of the Council House building in the background, there are two tower blocks of apartments which rise up above the Victoria Shopping Centre.

Also in that area are several other tower block standing near Brook Street and tower blocks of apartments in nearby Sneinton. Like everyone else, I have seen airliners fly low over the city, but not this low.

In the meantime, I'm in the process of getting the original or a copy from the negative so I can have a closer look.

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