THE truth is out there when it comes to the subject of UFOs and extra terrestrials and in this case it seems there is no truth in recent reports of alien abductions in Sedgley.

National newspapers The Daily Star and The Sun have reported on how a sign was discovered in woods in the Sedgley area of Dudley which read: "3 alien abductions in one week!! When are the council going to do something?"

The story, which has been shared widely on social media, adds that 'UFO believers reckon the area lies at the heart of alien activity within the UK' and says dozens of UFO sightings have been reported in the area in recent years.

Dudley Council, however, has today confirmed that no such sign has been found in Sedgley, here in Dudley in the UK, and that, in fact, there appears to have been some confusion over its location.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, Dudley's cabinet member for public realm, said: “We have checked for the sign and are confident it is not in Dudley borough.

"We think there may be some confusion between the borough town of Sedgley and Sedgley Woods, in Philadelphia.”

Meanwhile, according to a Freedom of Information request, submitted by the News, West Midlands Police received 12 reports of UFOs across Birmingham and the Black Country between February 2015 and December 2018.

None were reported in the Dudley borough - and only two were logged as UFO reports in neighbouring of which was ultimately described as a 'non-incident' while the other was classed as 'public safety/welfare - suspicious circumstances'.

However, no further details or an exact location were given about the call-out made in February 2015.