Sunday, 23 January 2011

Dudley Dorito UFO Spotted Again

Well, back on the 19 th January 2011 the Dudley Dorito put in another appearance travelling from the Halesowen area. You may remember the last time I wrote about this I traced the origins of the triangle ‘UFO' image that was constantly touted as actually being the “Dudley Dorito” when it was nothing of the sort. (See below for further information).

Dudley Dorito UFO timeline/reports available here.

The Express & Star posted the following account:



New sighting of ‘Dudley Dorito' UFO
(19th January 2011)

A fresh sighting of a triangular UFO dubbed the “Dudley Dorito” racing through the skies has been reported in the Black Country – and this time it seemed to bring a friend. Security officer Glyn Richards was having a cigarette in the garden of his home in Coppice Lane, Quarry Bank, when he saw a mysterious object with flashing lights in the sky, appearing to travel towards Dudley from Halesowen. Moments later, he said, another UFO with a steady white light appeared and seemed to chase it off, father-of-two Mr Richards, aged 33 said:

“I never really believed in anything like that, but it was no helicopter or plane that I've ever seen.....I had a perfect view of it for around 20 seconds. It had flashing red lights in the centre and white lights at the end. Then another thing with just a bright white light appeared and it looked like it scared it away as it shot off in a perfectly straight line.”

It is the third reported sighting of the Dorito in as many years. Mr Richards said he had called his nine-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son out of the house to see the objects, and following the sighting, which happened at around 7.45pm on Monday, they logged on to the internet and discovered previous sightings of the UFO on the Express & Star website — along with its own entry on Wikipedia.

I was shocked but it was quite exciting as well — it was probably just a military plane or something but it's interesting to think it could be something else."

In November, quality inspector Munesh Mistry reported seeing the triangular-shaped object in the skies near his home in Andrew Road, Tipton.

The object has also been spotted hovering over the Merry Hill Shopping Centre in Brierley Hill — and in February last year a UFO sighting was recorded by Sean Gibbs-Percival over the skies of Oldbury. On April 16, 2009, builders working at West Midland Safari Park were shocked to see a flying saucer-shaped object soaring above them.

Source: Express & Star


Javier Ortega over at GhostTheory is usually quite thorough when he writes about the UFO phenomenon but this time it seems as if the triangle image managed to slip through the net as you can see below:

As I've mentioned before this was simply an image that was introduced into the very first Dudley Dorito UFO report by the BBC who also posted a disclaimer saying that the image was nothing to do with the recent report.

Also, have a look at the other image they posted on the same page back in 2007 (yellow highlight):

Now have a look at the recent Express & Star image they posted and billed highly ambiguously as, “The Original Dudley Dorito” with the image from above pasted next to it::

It's not even a better copy of the image, its simply the same heavily cropped image and not only is it not of the Dudley Dorito it's a famous UFO image in its own right as it was part of the Belgium UFO flap back in the early 90's (started Nov 1989).

So the image in question is a very well known photograph actually taken on the 4th April 1990 in Petit Rechain in Belgium and which has subsequently been released into the public domain!! Here's the original (edited) image with the brightness & contrast tweaked to make the object more easily discernible:



Dudley Dorito UFO timeline/reports available here.


1 comment:

John said...

What part of "they are here" don't you understand?