The truth may be out there, but worried callers may have to wait longer to find out if humans are alone in the universe. The police may not be the right group to call if you happen to experience a UFO sighting.
In the past four years, twelve UFO sightings have been reported to the West Midlands force. However, the officers investigated none of the calls.
Ten of the reported sightings involve objects spotted in the sky, mostly at night. Others reported seeing lights.
The figures were published on the website of West Midlands Police. They are covered from years 2013 to 2016. The data was released through Freedom of Information Act request.
Four of the calls were from Birmingham, and the rest were from Walsall, Solihull, Dudley, Coventry, and Sandwell.
When asked the number of investigated reports, the force answered that none of the calls had been studied based on the graded response or log.
No other details available on the figures, but the Midlands has been a hotspot of possible unidentified flying object sightings over the past years.
The Birmingham UFO Group spoke to a mother from Selly Oak in January 2015. The mother recalled having rushed into the bedroom of her three-year-old son after he was screaming, “Spaceman” repeatedly.
Later, when her son was shown off a picture of a typical Grey alien with grey skin, large eyes, and bulbous head, he immediately repeated the same word and started crying.
Several sightings of a triangular UFO have been reported over Dudley in the Black Country. In 2011, a man saw a mysterious object with flashing lights while smoking in his garden. The object was then reportedly chased away by another strange craft.
In 2010 in Tipton, two young men spotted a fast moving but silent triangle-shaped craft flying across the sky at a tremendous speed. The triangle UFO has also been reported hovering above Dudley Castle and the Merry Hill Shopping Centre in Brierley Hill.
Builders at West Midland Safari Park also claimed to have seen a UFO floating above them in April 2009.
Mysterious lights were filmed over market trader Michele Bradsley’s home in May 2014 in Kingshurst, Solihull. According to Michele, the lights were hovering as she watched them from the back door while having a cigarette break.
An off-duty police officer reportedly spotted a UFO speeding across the sky near Birmingham Airport in 2012.
And in 2010, two fighter jets were recorded on video whizzing above the M5 in the West Midlands, reportedly chasing a UFO.