ET Is From Birmingham.

March 20, 2008 at 9:52 am 3 comments

According to an article in yesterday’s Times newspaper, Birmingham, my hometown, is officially “the weirdest place in the UK.” and rated the “capital of spooky phenomena”. Apparently showers of frogs, gigantic hailstones, miraculous lightning cures, tornados, and mince pies being dropped by UFOs are almost everyday occurrences in the great second city. Well, pretty frequent (although the only dated examples quoted in the article were 1954 and 1980).  

Now readers of my earlier post – the Great Divide – will realise that I am a proud Brummie (although I was actually born in Walsall – the most unhappy town in the country) but I am not exactly surprised.  Presumably the Extra Terrestrials are attracted by the aerial views of “Spaghetti Junction” or “the Boob Tube”, or, just come to gawk at the local fashion – white socks are, unfortunately, still very prevalent with your fashion (un) conscious Midland Man. 

The plagues and extreme weather phenomena are probably just God’s way of trying to clean the place up a bit. Well, it worked for the Brindley Wharf area (Gas Street Basin as was). Weird it may be, but not as weird as where mu mother-in-law lives. My mother-in-law lives in Royston Vasey.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kevmoore  |  April 9, 2008 at 9:44 am

    You can take comfort in the fact that the greatest living rock singer Glenn Hughes was born in your neck of the woods and indeed recorded his first post-deep purple solo album in Walsall. Although actually born in nearby Cannock, Walsall spawned the greatest funk rock trio of all time: Trapeze. Not a lot of people know that.


  • 2. tontodc  |  July 30, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Please email me if you take good photos, weird stuff happening in there indeed 🙂


  • 3. cynicalmystic  |  August 11, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    I think that ET is from Stafford 🙂



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