(Story by Debby White, June 13, 2021) The weird sign has suddenly popped amid trees in woodland, Sedgley in the West Midlands.
It reads: “3 alien abductions here in one week!! When are the council going to do something?”
The Daily Star writes that UFO believers reckon the county lies at the heart of alien activity within the UK.
West Midlands Police received 12 reports of UFO sightings between 2013 and 2016.
And according to a Freedom of Information reply, the force investigated 20 999 or 101 calls it received in relation to alleged UFO or alien sightings from 2015 until 2017.
The Star quotes one woman writing on a UFO-spotting website that she allegedly saw an orange flickering ball in the sky.
Lisa added: “My immediate thought was that it looked like a plane on fire, but it clearly wasn’t.
“It moved far too fast to be a plane – we live near the flight path so we are used to seeing planes.
“I watched it for probably only a few seconds and saw as it travelled across the sky, not down, reduced in size and then disappeared.”
One man wrote on the same site about a “white light” which he claimed “flew across the sky at a speed I have never seen before in any man-made tech.
“I didn’t hear a boom as expected with such speed, just a faint hum.
“It was no meteor – it was also very low and the light was very bright. I saw it for three seconds before it had travelled across the entire sky and out of sight.”
A council officer told the Star: “There is something definitely going on with UFO activity in the West Midlands – but no one would ever go on the record to confirm that.
“But as for alien abductions in Sedgley – not so sure about that.”
Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for the public realm said: “We have been made aware of the sign which will be removed.”
Comments posted about the online article show people are bemused by the sign’s claim.
One wrote: “Terrible. All that council tax paid and they do nothing. More yellow lines, parking meters and ‘no low flying’ signs are needed.”
Another posted: “Someone tell these cretins that aliens are not real. Also stop airing their warped fantasies.”