Updated: Aug 8, 2019
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: Dave Hodrien
Release Date: 13/08/2015
Last Updated: 20/06/2017
For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used for some witnesses
I first heard from David Hunt on 6th June 2014 via E-Mail. He had watched my UFO Truth Magazine conference on Youtube and was impressed by it enough to get in touch with me directly. He wanted to find a way to get the information of his experiences out to the public in order to support other people going through similar situations.
After briefly talking with him on the phone I soon determined that this was much too large a case to work on remotely. On the 15th June I travelled down to Oxfordshire to meet him at his home in Bicester. We had an initial chat and I briefly met his wife "Janet" and daughters Sacha and Ellie.
Soon after my arrival, David’s friend Adam showed up. We then spent the day heading out to various locations where incidents had taken place over the years. I extensively interviewed both David and Adam on these experiences, and took many photographs. In late afternoon we met up with their friend “Howard”, who has also had many contact experiences.
In the months following my visit, I spoke with David and his various friends on many occasions via phone, E-Mail and Facebook messenger, and received a recorded audio testimony from his 11 year old daughter Ellie.
David and several of his close friends have formed an acoustic rock band named Cosmosis. Their music appears to have been directly influenced by the ETs. This will be discussed later in the report. In September 2014 they came to Birmingham UFO Group to take part in my talk on UFOs & The Music Industry. They played some live tracks and a video to their song “Hodrien”, named after myself due to my work on their case.
On 2nd May 2015 I traveled back down to Bicester to finalize details for the report and watch Cosmosis perform two gigs. I was also able to interview friends Marcus and Luke during my visit. In June 2015 I spoke alongside David at BUFOG about his experiences. I am due to speak alongside him again at UFO Truth Magazine conference in September, and at BUFOG a second time in October.
This report covers the experiences which have directly involved David and his family. Many of David’s friends have also had their own experiences while David has not been present, and some even appear to be contactees themselves. In order to keep the size of the report down these experiences have been move to a separate report, the link for which can be found at the end of this report.
David and myself during my investigation (May 2015):
The Vanishing Man
David claims that his parents Derek and Marian only began to have experiences after he had been born, he cannot recall them ever mentioning anything unusual taking place before this time. This may suggest that they only occurred as a result of his presence in their lives.
In October 1976 when David was only 1 month old, Derek and Marian owned a newsagents in Balham, central London, and lived above it. In the early hours of the morning they heard noises coming from downstairs. Obviously they assumed it was a burglar. Derek crept down the stairs to see what was going on.
In the middle of the shop was a man holding and staring at a can of beans. The man was slender in build and of average height. Upon noticing Derek he ran towards the back of the shop and leapt over the counter. Derek gave chase and caught a glimpse of the man attempting to hide in a cupboard. He ran towards the cupboard, and as he grabbed the door to try and open it, it slammed shut forcefully, so strongly that he let go.
Derek was un-nerved by this, so he decided to lean up against the door and keep the man locked inside. He called out for Marian to help and she phoned the police. When they turned up Marian led them through to where his father was still leaning up against the cupboard. They asked him to walk away from the cupboard door, but when they opened it they found it was empty!
The police did not seem to be angry or treat Derek like he was mad, they just said “It’s ok, it happens.” Derek was of course extremely confused as to what had taken place. There was nowhere for the man to have escaped to, and he had actually seen him enter the cupboard. Once the police had gone he found the can of beans still lying on the floor of the shop, so knew that it had really occurred.
David believes that the man his father saw was a humanoid ET being, although another explanation worth considering is that the man was some kind of ghostly apparition. However the fact that he was staring at the can like he had never seen one before, and the fact he was able to forcefully shut the cupboard tends to suggest he was physically there rather than an apparition. Even though this experience did not involve David directly, he feels it was probably related to his other contact experiences.
Unfortunately I am not able to speak to Derek or Marian about this incident. According to David they are closed to the unusual things which have happened to them, and would not wish to discuss them openly with me. However David says that he may be able to get a written statement off his father in due course. If so it will be added to this report.
Play Group Disappearance
From 3 months old, David lived with his grandparents on Munster Road in Fulham, London.
Aerial map of Munster Road:
In 1979 when he was 3 years old his grandmother used to regularly take him to a play group organised at a local hall. One day while he was at the group he needed to go to the toilet. The group leader walked with him, pointed out the door then went back into the hall.
When David entered the bathroom he remembers finding three men standing there. They were all quite tall and were wearing light blue coloured jumpsuits. He recalls that one of them had blond shoulder length hair. The other two had darker hair. As he looked at them, the blond haired being turned round and stepped towards him. This was the last thing he recalls happening.
After finding that he had vanished without trace, the group leader called his grandparents, and a thorough search of the hall began. It was a complete mystery how he could have disappeared, as the hall was surrounded in 12 foot high fences, so there was no way he could have left the area. After not being able to find him they got in touch with the police.
David’s next recollection was of being outside and walking along a road. A man soon discovered him and after finding he was there on his own took him to a nearby police station. It was two hours since he had disappeared from the play group. Because of the search which was already well underway, it wasn’t long before he was reunited with his grandparents. David does not remember telling anyone about the men he had seen in the bathroom, he was only young and probably didn’t seem relevant to him at the time.
The road David was discovered on was Long Lane in Southwalk. This is approximately 6 miles away and on the other side of the River Thames. Even though David was gone for 2 hours it is inconceivable that at 3 years old he would have been able to walk this distance without being spotted by someone.
Aerial map showing Fulham (A), the rough location of the nursery, and Long Lane (B) where David was found:
When he was older David would come to understand that the men he encountered were in fact humanoid ETs commonly referred to as Nordics. At 27 years of age he had a daytime flashback to an abduction experience. In this memory he recalled sitting with a number of Nordics and speaking telepathically with them. He did not ask them about the incident at the playgroup specifically, but they suddenly brought up it up in conversation. They informed him that what had happened was accidental - he had been taken but had then been put back at the wrong location. He believes that they told him this to highlight the fact that they are fallible and capable of making mistakes, although they did not specify this.
The Garden Man
By 1979 David’s parents and sister Tracy (who is five years older than him) had moved to a council house on Richmond Avenue in Hillingdon, London. David continued to live with his grandparents but would regularly go to stay with them for extended periods.
Aerial map of Richmond Avenue:
David recalls many incidents over the next three years where he would converse with a man at the end of the back garden of his parents house. The garden was very long, and at the end of it were some swings and a see-saw. David would spend a lot of his time playing there.
Sometimes when he was sitting on the swings a man would step out from the bushes and stand next to him. David never looked directly at him he would just look towards the house. Despite not looking at him directly, David still has a very good impression of what he looked like. He believes the man was white with dark coloured hair. He was slender in build, and wore a smart dark-coloured knee length raincoat and brimmed hat.
The man would engage in long conversations with David. Unfortunately he cannot remember what they talked about during these discussions. After conversing for a while the man would simply step away and back into the bushes. David was never really scared of the man, he was more intrigued by him.
David thinks this happened about thirty times over the three year period. He is not sure whether these experiences stopped because the man ceased visiting him, or because he simply stopped playing down the bottom of the garden, and would go out to play instead.
David believes that the man was an humanoid ET being, and that when they conversed they would do so telepathically. He says that the garden was fenced in and that the bushes were very overgrown. There would have been no way for a man to get into the garden, nor be physically standing inside the bushes. David feels certain that the man was not a squatter living down the end of the garden.
The man was never observed by his parents. Despite David mentioning him to them they never seemed worried, which suggests that they believed David was imagining him. Many years later David spoke with his mother about these incidents. She could still recall him talking about the man down the garden.
Could the man really have been imagined? It seems to have occurred on too many occasions for this to be the case. This was not a case of sporadic incidents, it seemed to be repeated regularly over an extended period of time. As David mentioned the garden had tall fences all around, and the bushes were too dense for someone to have been living in them. While it is not out of the question that the man could have found a way to climb over the fence, would he have really done so on that many occasions without being spotted by anyone?
Taking these aspects into consideration, the notion that the man was an ET being cannot be put out of the question. Nothing about the man's appearance suggests he was alien. However there are many cases of ETs masking their true appearance, commonly referred to as a "screen memory". It is certainly possible that this is what took place with these incidents.
By the time he was six David no longer encountered the man at the end of the garden. However something else entirely different began to occur. Over the next few years David recalls numerous occasions where American soldiers would come out of the bedroom wall during the night and stand around his bed staring right at him. This would only ever occur at his parent’s house in Hillingdon, never at his grandparents in Fulham.
During these experiences he would be able to move freely, but would be too scared to do anything so would just lie there. The soldiers wore plain green khaki-coloured uniforms. The shape of the helmets they were wearing was what allowed him to identify them as American. They would never be holding any guns, and would just line up around the bed and stand there with their hands at their sides.
Witness drawing showing one of the soldiers at the foot of the bed and an indication of where they moved to:
David remembers these experiences quite vividly. He says that he never shouted out for his parents when this occurred due to how frightened he was. He would just lie there without saying a word. Every time he would then simply black out, and his next recollection would be waking up in the morning. He recalls speaking with his parents about these experiences, but says that he was too young to know whether they believed him or not. He thinks they probably just put down the experiences to bad dreams.
There are many aspects of these experiences which suggest that David was experiencing visitations, and perhaps un-recollected abductions. During contact experiences of this nature the beings will often use a screen memory to hide their true appearance. This is especially prevalent when the contactee is quite young. They often seem to take on the appearance of something familiar to the individual. David confirmed to me that as a child he had an interest in the armed forces. It is possible that these experiences were visitations by ETs who were taking the form of American soldiers. This was perhaps an attempt to reduce the level of fear, although David found the soldiers terrifying.
Other aspects which fit in with other contact experiences are the way in which the soldiers entered the room from a solid wall, then came and stood around the bed. I have dealt with numerous other cases where the beings have stepped out from walls. Also the way in which he involuntarily blacked out during these experiences is commonly reported. It is possible that these visitations led on to abduction experiences, although David has no recollection of anything at present.
However there are other possibilities for what took place. There are a number of sleep paralysis incidents on record where the individual has seen soldiers appear in the room and gather around them in much the same way that David has described. Even though David feels that he could move freely during these experiences, could they have been hallucinations caused by hpnogogia? Another possibility is that these incidents were in fact military abductions (MILABs). There have been many experiences reported by contactees where military personnel have been observed working directly alongside ET beings. This is more commonly reported in America, and, as David pointed out, the soldiers seemed to be wearing American uniforms. While I feel that these experiences most likely point towards ET visitations, these other explanations are also worth considering.
The Shadow Being
The soldiers were not the only thing that David remembers seeing in his room during his childhood. When he was 7 years old he remembers waking up during the night to see a tall dark figure pacing around the room. The figure appeared completely black all over like a silhouette. It was about 7 feet tall and appeared to be covered in hair, almost like a man wearing a gorilla suit. It had broad shoulders and looked very powerful.
As soon as David looked at the figure it stopped, and turned around to face him. At this point David realized that this being had no facial features, it was just black. Although the bedroom door was closed there was still enough light in the room to see detail on objects, yet the figure was unnaturally dark. David was understandably frightened, but also excited about what may happen next.
The being then spoke to David telepathically. In his mind he got a question – “Do you want to come with me?” David responded by saying “No!” out loud. The figure asked “Why not?” He replied “Because I’m scared.” In an insistent tone the black figure simply said to him “You will come.” It then walked over to the window, sat up on the ledge and then went out through it and was lost from sight. David is certain that the window was closed, so the figure had passed directly through the glass.
As will see later on in this report, this was not the only time that David witnessed this terrifying being.
Park UFO Landing
When David was 7 or 8 years old and at primary school he and his friend Matthew would often go and play at a park off Windsor Avenue in Hillingdon. They nicknamed it the “Elephant Park” due to the big elephant-shaped climbing frame which was there.
Aerial map of the park which still exists today:
One weekend during the school holidays they were down the park on their own and sitting on the swings. Looking up into the sky David suddenly noticed a very peculiar object approaching from their left over the rooftops. It looked like a long silver coloured cylinder split into sections. At one end were what appeared to be lots of circular dishes and aerials similar to the British Telecom tower. It was about 30 feet long and around 10 feet across. The object was spinning as it approached the park. It then began to descend and landed on the grass about 100-150 feet away from them. David says that it didn’t quite touch the ground, it hovered a short distance above it.
Witness drawing of the strange UFO approaching over the park:
A door opened and two men stepped out from the darkness inside. The men were white and were wearing pilot uniforms including brown leather flight jackets and sunglasses. They were smiling at them. One of the men then motioned his hand beckoning them over.
The boys approached the two men. The man nearest to them asked them if they wanted to go for a ride. David wasn’t bothered by the men or their strange craft at all, and was happy to go along with them. However Matthew appeared really frightened and didn’t want to go. Upon realising this David decided to stay too. The men seemed fine with their decision. They told them to stand back. They then walked back onto the strange cylindrical object and watched it take off. It started to rotate on its axis then lifted off and flew away out of sight.
The boys were quite confused by what had just happened. In the days following the incident Matthew seemed colder with David and in the end stopped speaking with him all together. It was clear that he was unsettled by what had happened, and almost seem to blame him. Soon afterwards David moved away from the area so no longer saw Matthew.
Years later when he was around 14 years old, David happened to meet up with Matthew again. They decided to head down to the same park where the incident had taken place. This jogged their memories of what had happened and they began to discuss it. David asked Matthew “What happened that day? Why did you blame me?” Matthew responded saying “Dave why the fuck would you want to go with those guys in that helicopter?”
It was only now that David discovered that Matthew did not recall the incident in the same way he did. Instead of see a strange cylindrical object, Matthew said that he had seen a silver helicopter land. However his recollection of the two men was the same.
Both boys agreed that there was something not right about the whole experience. Looking back on what happened David believes that the pilots were actually ETs using a screen memory to hide their true appearance. It also seems likely that they also masked the appearance of their craft, hence why Matthew saw it as a helicopter. For whatever reason David either saw past this and could see the craft’s true appearance, or saw an entirely different constructed image. I have investigated and heard about other cases where extremely similar events to this has taken place. In some of these cases the individual involved has able to break past the screen memory using regressive hypnosis.
Unfortunately David has not kept in touch with Matthew so I am unable to speak with him about the incident.
Figure at the Window
One evening in 1985 Derek and Marian came round to visit David at his grandparent’s house in Fulham. They left the flat at around 9pm to get back in their car, as it was time for David to go to bed. They turned round and looked back at David in the open doorway of the flat to wave him off. All of a sudden Derek came running back to the block of flats with a concerned look on his face. He ran straight past David and went into his bedroom seemingly searching the room for something.
He soon came back out and explained to David’s grandparents what had happened. David overheard the conversation. Derek said that as he had looked back at the flat and waved he had seen a silhouetted figure standing in David’s bedroom looking out of the window. This figure had waved back at him from inside the flat in a very child-like way.
David says there have been a number of incidents throughout his life where his Nordic contacts have waved at him in this fashion, some of which are mentioned later in this report. David believes that the figure that his father saw in the window was one of these beings who was watching over him during his time at the flat.
A Witnessed Abduction
Later in 1985 David moved to Hillingdon to live with his parents and older sister on a full time basis. He and his sister shared a bedroom. They would often leave the curtains open at night, and David remembers regularly staring out of the window while dropping off to sleep.
One night his sister was awoken by an unexplained light. She looked up to find bright white light flooding into the room from outside of the window. Within this light she saw David floating horizontally. Only his legs were visible, his top half was already through the window. She watched for a moment as he continued to move through the window out of sight.
Jumping up out of bed she ran over to the window to see what was going on. It was now that she realized the window was closed, meaning that David had passed through the solid glass! A moment later there was a massive flash of dazzling white light. Tracey was shocked backwards off her feet by the strength of it. David says this is the last thing she recalls taking place.
David does not remember Tracey speaking with him about it in the morning. He says that it is likely that she just put it down to a strange dream. At the time he had no idea he was taken on that night. Many years later Tracey spoke with him about what had happened and what she recalled seeing. David wonders if the reason he used to often stare out of the bedroom window at night was because he was subconsciously aware of being taken through it on more than one occasion.
In the months following the observed abduction of her brother, Tracey herself began to have experiences. On numerous occasions she would wake up in the night to find the room busy with figures. On these occasions she would also be paralyzed and unable to shout out. David believes that this happened to her on at least ten occasions while living at that house. She did not discuss these incidents with him at the time, he only found out about them years later.
David informs me that Tracey has had contact experiences ever since. The last incident she informed him about occurred in late 2013. David feels that his sister has not accepted her experiences in the same open way that he has, and is therefore more fearful of them. It is common for multiple members of a family to experience contact and this certainly appears to be happening with this case.
I have not yet been able to speak with Tracy. David is going to attempt to get some written statements off her about her experiences.
Light Beyond The Door
After a while Tracy moved into a separate bedroom on the other side of the landing. David continued to have experiences in the room. There were numerous occasions where he would wake up in the night with the dreadful feeling that something was about to take place. He would sit up in bed and look over at the door. Coming from behind the door on the landing would be a ghostly white glowing light, different to the colour of the normal landing light. He would then hear the door pressing inwards like someone leaning against it.
To David’s recollection this happened on many occasions. He would always be too frightened to shout out, and never told Tracy or his parents about it. Nor would he ever get out of bed and try opening the door to see what was there, he would just drop off and wake in the morning like normal.
In late 2010 David was at Tracy’s 40th birthday party when he overheard her talking about experiencing exactly the same thing when she was younger. It became clear that she too had been waking in the night and experiencing the same thing that David had, and just like him had never talked about it with anyone at the time! When David informed her of this she appeared quite frightened. This led on to them talking about other things Tracy had experienced over the years, some of which are mentioned later in this report.
It is possible that these incidents led on to abduction experiences which neither David nor Tracy can remember. David says that it occurred around 20 times in the four years he was living at the house.
By 1988 David’s grandparents had moved to Folkestone on the South East coast. He and his parents would regularly drive to visit them. They would drive along the M25 motorway around the Southern outskirts of London, head along the M26 and then finally the M20.
One late afternoon they were on their way home from Folkestone. Derek was driving, Marian was in the passenger seat, with David sitting behind her. It was a clear day, not particularly sunny but still pleasant. There were a few other vehicles on the road, but it was relatively quiet. They were travelling about 70 mph along the motorway.
Aerial map of the journey home with Folkestone (A) and Hillingdon (B) marked:
David believes that they were on the M26 and heading towards the M25 when he suddenly noticed something up in the sky behind their car. What he recalls seeing was an F16 jet fighter. He was interested in military aircraft as a child so was able to recognise it.
Photograph of the M26 in the direction the car was heading:
Photograph of an F16 jet fighter:
The jet was only about 500 feet behind the car, and at an altitude of no more than 200 feet. It was at an angle of about 35 degrees in the sky. It was close enough for him to see details such as the cockpit. It appeared to be pacing the car keeping the same distance and height. David informed his parents saying “There’s a jet following the car!”
Derek responded saying that there couldn’t be as jets can’t fly that slowly. David continued to insist that he could see a jet and that it was keeping pace with the car. This went on for between 5-10 minutes.
David was facing towards his parents trying to convince his parents the jet was there when suddenly the entire car was enveloped in darkness. Immediately there was no feeling of movement, it was like they had been removed from their environment entirely. Strangely it remained light inside the car even though there was only darkness visible through all the windows. David remembers retaining consciousness but feeling odd like he was beginning to slip away. He recalls looking at his parents who were both slumped back in their seats and looked like they were unconscious. Panicking, he shouted at them to try and wake them up. He had no idea what was going on but was scared of losing them.
After several seconds, David then had the sense of something approaching the left side of the car, although he could not actually see anything outside. His last memory was of the left back door of the car opening. After this there is nothing. He assumes they must have continued their drive and got home safely but this is where his recollection of the event ends.
In 2009 David was having a discussion with Derek about his contact experiences. Marian was also present but did not join in with the conversation. David was trying to convince him that his experiences were really taking place. While chatting David brought up the incident with the darkness around the car. As he recounted the experience to Derek, David watched the look on his face change. It was a moment of realisation. Derek exclaimed “Oh shit, I remember the car going black!” David responded saying “Yeah, we were taken off the motorway dad!”
Just like David, Derek had no further recollection of what happened after this point. He could not remember anything approaching the car or opening the door, however this is not surprising as he and Marian appeared to have been unconscious at this time. David says that from that point onward his father treated his experiences more seriously. He says he will try to get a written statement off his father about this.
If it had just been David who remembered this incident then perhaps one could argue that the jet really had been a normal aircraft, and that perhaps the darkness was the car entering a tunnel. However this would not account for everything else that David remembered, nor for how the jet was able to fly slowly enough to keep pace with the car. The fact that Derek also recalled this occurring puts the idea that it was a tunnel out of the question.
It seems likely that the jet that was following the car was actually an ET craft, and that a screen memory is responsible for what David saw. From the evidence available it seems probable that David and both his parents were abducted from the vehicle, the memories of which were blocked out from their minds.
The Shadow Being Returns
At the age of 17 David was no longer living with his parents, and they had moved to a house in Bicester. David would regularly visit them. Whenever he did he would sleep in the second bedroom, which was quite small in size. One night while stopping over there he awoke and could immediately sense that something was about to happen.
He sat up in bed looking around the darkened room. David would always close his bedroom door at night. As he watched, the same dark figure he had seen ten years previously entered the room walking straight through the solid door! David was absolutely terrified of the being, especially as he recognised it from before.
Witness drawing of the shadow being by the bedroom door:
It stood in the room, turned to face him, and just like the first time it began to telepathically speak. Once again it seemed to want him to go somewhere with it. It simply asked “Are you coming?” Just like the first time David replied “No!” in an insistent tone. The figure said “You will.” And with that it turned and walked back through the bedroom door.
The fact that the figure came back a second time ten years later is fascinating. Was this just coincidence or was this period between the two incidents significant in some way? David is not able to ascertain whether it was exactly ten years to the day, but suspects that it may have been.
Some of what he has described – waking up in the night with a feeling of unease, seeing a dark shadowy form in the room – could fit in with sleep paralysis. However it is clear that on both occasions he was not paralyzed. He actually sat up in bed and felt completely awake. And the figure was inviting him to go with him which in theory would have involved physically getting up out of bed had he agreed to its request. I have investigated other contact cases where extremely similar beings have been reported.
David has never seen the figure again. He believes this is because it was directly linked with the fear of his experiences. By his mid-twenties he was coming to terms with what was happening to him, and he feels that this is why he did experience any further visits from it.
Dual Sleep Paralysis
By the late 1990’s David had met and married Janet and moved into a house with her on St Annes Close in Bicester.
Aerial map of St Annes Close:
One night an unusual incident took place where they both experienced sleep paralysis at the same time. David went up to bed about 10.30pm, while Janet remained downstairs on the sofa. He lay down and was about to drop off when he suddenly realised he could not move. He then felt a presence enter the bedroom but could not lift his head to look round the room.
This seemed to continue for a couple of minutes, after which the feeling lifted and he was able to sit up in bed. He got up and went downstairs to tell Janet what had happened. When he entered the lounge he found her sitting on the sofa looking concerned. He asked her if she was alright. She informed him that she had been lying down on the sofa when suddenly she found she couldn’t move. It felt like there had been someone standing there in the room behind her head. She could not look round and was understandably quite frightened. David could barely believe what had happened. They had seemingly both experienced sleep paralysis at the same time!
David says that they had recently been watching a TV programme with psychologist Chris French on discussing sleep paralysis. Could this have somehow set them up to experience it on the same evening? While this is of course a possibility, it feels unlikely given the fact that neither he nor Janet had experienced it before. Looking back, David wonders whether this incident was contact related.
New Forest UFO Video
One summer around this period of his life David’s parents had gone on holiday to a chalet near Milford-By-Sea at the South edge of the New Forest. While they were away David’s grandfather suffered a heart attack. He survived it but had to spend some time in hospital to recover.
David and Tracy tried getting in touch with their parents to inform them about what had happened, but they had turned their mobile phones off. So they decided to travel down in Tracy’s car to inform them directly and find out if they wanted to come back home.
When they arrived at the chalet they discovered that their parents had gone out for a walk. They had to wait at the car park for them to return. While waiting they looked up into the sky and suddenly noticed something strange approaching their location. It appeared to be a glowing orange disc-shaped object. David estimates it was at an altitude of about 1500-2000 feet and was at least 50 feet across. It appeared to be travelling about 50 mph on a straight and level course.
Tracy happened to have a video camera in the boot of the car. She got it out and started to film the UFO. When the object was out over the sea in the distance something very unusual took place. It suddenly seemed to bend from the middle forming a downward boomerang, almost as if it had altered its shape. They continued to watch it until it was nothing more than an orange dot in the distance and then vanished from sight. The whole video was about 17 minutes long, it was quite an extensive sighting.
Witness drawing showing how the UFO looked as it changed shape and headed away from them:
After returning home David copied the video footage onto a VHS tape. He then got in touch with an Oxford-based UFO group who are still active today. He informed them about the video and asked if they were interested in seeing it. They arranged for David and a friend to take the tape to them so they could watch it. David was a little un-nerved by the people he met with. They initially sat and watched the video in its entirety. They then began asking him lots of questions. They appeared very sceptical of both him and of the authenticity of the video.
After getting a little freaked out by everything David decided he wanted to leave. He was about to ask for the tape back when one of the men suddenly said to him “Oh I’ve recorded over your tape by accident.” Confused David replied “That’s a bit mental isn’t it?” The man responded saying “Yeah I thought I was rewinding it, but I rewinded it and then pressed record by mistake. It’s been recorded over!”
Unfortunately David had not made any copies of the footage so it was lost. He had no choice but to walk away empty handed. The whole thing felt very suspicious to him, and he had the distinct sense that there was something wrong. Perhaps this was nothing more than an unfortunate mistake. But David feels that the men were not who they claimed to be and may have deleted the video footage on purpose. There is of course no way to confirm this either way.
Signs of Surveillance
The deletion of the UFO footage is not the only suspicious thing which occurred around this period. At the time he was working as a bouncer at the Bullingdon Arms in Oxford (Now known as The Bullingdon).
Recent photograph of The Bullingdon:
One night he was on his way to work driving along St Annes Close. He drove past a bus stop with a man standing at it. He happened to glance in the rear view mirror. The man at the bus stop appeared to lean round and quickly snap a photograph of him with a camera! David immediately stopped the car. The man turned back around and continued to stand at the bus stop. There was something odd about the whole situation so David decided to drop it rather than reverse the car and question the man.
Two days later David was standing on Oxford High Street. Two men approached from behind him until they were to the side of him. Then the further of the two lifted up a camera and took a picture of him past the other man. Both men then immediately walked off. It was extremely clear to David what had just happened and he was quite un-nerved by the situation.
The following week David was sitting in the kitchen. He got up and happened to look out of the window. Opposite the house on the far side of the road he saw a parked brand new looking Saab with a man sitting in the driver’s seat. The man appeared to be watching the house. He was wearing a suit and tie and looked quite strong. As David watched, the man stepped out of the car and began to take photographs of the house.
The kitchen window had a net curtain across it so David felt that the man could not see him. But after a minute the man dropped the camera and stared directly at David. It was as if he knew that David was watching him but didn’t care.
In the following weeks numerous people informed him that his phone was making strange clicking sounds. David began to suspect that his phone calls were being tapped. Then an incident took place which appeared to confirm his suspicions. One afternoon he spoke with a friend on the phone about the unusual experiences he had been having. Later on he was in the kitchen cooking when the phone started to ring. He picked it up but put it on his shoulder so he could continue cooking the dinner. It was Janet’s mother. She asked whether Janet was in. David informed her that she was not, to which she replied “OK then” and hung up.
As David was cooking he did not immediately put the phone down. A few seconds went by, then he heard a man’s voice on the phone say “He didn’t say anything that time.” David asked “Excuse me?” There was a strange noise and the line went dead. David believes that someone was listening in to his phone calls to hear about his contact experiences, and that on this occasion they had assumed that David had ended the call. David did not get the phone line checked by anyone as he felt that he had nothing to hide anyway.
A few months later there was a week where David and his family would go out and would come home to find the front door of the house open. It happened on three separate occasions within a single week. The latch on the door seemed fine so they did not think this explained what was happening. Every time it occurred they would check to see if anything had been stolen, but nothing ever seemed to be missing.
After these incidents things seemed to quieten down, although there would be further incidents suggesting surveillance later in his life. These are covered later in the report.
Around the same as the possible surveillance David had a number of experiences where he felt like he was receiving information directly into his mind. It would tend to happen when he was in a relaxed state of mind such as lying in bed, doing housework on his own, or even playing his drums.
The information would come as sudden quick bursts of thought about deep concepts. One night he suddenly got up out of bed overwhelmed by thoughts about why the sphere is the most important shape in the universe. On another occasion he suddenly seemed to receive in depth information on how imagination works. Sometimes he would remember the information afterwards, other times it would be incoherent and he would understand it at the time but then later on not recall what he had thought about. It always felt like it was coming in from outside rather than just his mind daydreaming.
He would sometimes see advanced geometric shapes or visions in addition to receiving concepts. On one occasion he had a vision of flying up into space from the planet’s surface. He then looked down and saw what looked like glowing white UFOs hovering everywhere in the atmosphere. These information downloads seemed to continue for about 18 months leading up to his "trigger experience".
David and Janet experienced paranormal activity in their home for a number of years. There were numerous incidents where objects vanished and then later reappeared under unusual circumstances. On one occasion all three TV remote controls had gone missing one at a time. David was in the house alone and decided to vacuum everywhere. The house was completely clear and there was still no sign of the remote controls. But he went back into the living room and found all three remotes lined up in front of the television! On another occasion a bank note vanished from his pocket, and then weeks later he found it just sitting on the table. He was certain it was the same note as it was folded in the same way.
Their first daughter Ellie was born in April 2000. They set up a baby monitor to listen to her after dark. On a number of occasions they heard strange whispering like sounds coming from the monitor. Sometimes Ellie would seem to respond to these sounds. Whenever they went upstairs to check there would be nothing there which could account for the noises.
One day David’s work colleague John was visiting and David told him about what had been going on. While they talked there was a rustling sound on the monitor. John lifted it to his ear to have a listen. At that precice moment there was a sudden extremely loud shout through the monitor! They rushed upstairs as fast as their legs would carry them but there was no-one there. The timing of what had taken place was very unsettling, and David was certain that the noise had not been caused by interference, as they had heard this on other occasions and knew what it sounded like.
Another experience involved a shadowy being in their own bedroom. One night David awoke to find a dark figure leaning over him. The figure appeared to be tucking in his side of the duvet cover. David assumed he was just having a dream and dropped back off to sleep. In the morning he awoke and found that it was very hard to move. The duvet seemed tighter than usual. When he checked he found that it was tucked in all the way along his side of the bed. Janet’s side of the bed was untucked like normal. At this moment he recalled what he had seen in the night. He exclaimed to Janet “Oh no! I saw someone last night tucking the duvet in!”
Later on in his life his contacts informed him that all this paranormal activity was a side effect of him waking up to what was happening. He was informed that it was similar to pressure building up, and when the pressure is released it manifests as poltergeist-like activity. This may well explain why many contactees experience paranormal activity in their proximity.
David’s “trigger” experience occurred in June 2000 when he was 24 years old, 9 weeks after Ellie was born. Back then he used to enjoy boxing. He had been in a match and had unfortunately cracked a rib. He was unaware of this at the time so had carried on training, but it became clear to him that the pain was not going away. Two weeks after the fight he decided he needed to get it checked out. He arranged for an X-Ray to be taken at Banbury.
Janet drove him and Ellie to Banbury so he could get checked out. It was a clear and sunny day. On the way back at around 3pm they reached Ayhno. Janet was driving, while David was on the back seat next to Ellie who was asleep at the time in her car seat. They drove through the village and continued on the B4100 road which leads between Ayhno and Bicester. It was usually quite a busy road but at that time there were no other vehicles around.
Aerial map indicating Banbury (A), Ayhno (B) and Bicester (C):
As they travelled along the road a disc-shaped UFO came into view roughly 100 metres ahead of the car. As Janet was driving she was the first to see this. She exclaimed “Oh my god! Look at that!” David looked out of the front window and could also see the craft. It appeared to be about 20 feet in diameter. The shape was a flattened disc, like two plates stuck together. It was metallic silver in colour and was reflecting the sunlight. There were no markings or lights on the object. It was at most 100 feet off the ground, and they were viewing it at an angle of about 30 degrees.
Aerial map showing the stretch of road along which the incident occurred:
Photograph of the B4100 in the direction the UFO was observed:
Witness drawing of the UFO in the sky ahead of the car:
The car was travelling around 60 mph at the time. Upon seeing the craft Janet slowed the car a little, down to about 40 mph. The UFO began to pace their vehicle, keeping the same position and height ahead of them. A moment later David began to feel unusual, he felt giddy and like he was beginning to pass out.
The next thing he became aware of he was no longer in the car. He found himself standing on one side of a darkened dome-shaped area, which he assumed was aboard the UFO he and Janet had been observing. The curved walls and floor were metallic silver in colour. The floor appeared to be made out of metal plating split into joined sections. Around the edges of the room, at least on the far side from where he was standing were panels covered in dials, buttons and glowing lights. Above these panels were several long rectangular windows. The light in the room appeared to be coming from these windows; David does not recall seeing any other light sources inside the room itself.
Although he did not actually turn round and look, he was sure it was dark behind him and that the only windows were on the far side. Through the windows he could see blue sky, suggesting that the craft was still in the atmosphere above the cloud layer. It reminded him of being in a darkened loft with the only light coming in from a window in the roof.
David felt very groggy and dazed, almost like he had been drugged. His vision felt hazy, and his movements felt sluggish. He also sensed that he was being made to feel like everything was ok. There were no audible sounds in the room. He could not tell whether it was warm or cold, everything felt a little numb.
To his left was Janet. She was standing but slumped and appeared to be in a trance. To her left was Ellie, still sitting in her car seat and fast asleep. All three of them were still clothed. Due to the fact that only he was aware of what was taking place, David sensed that this was something to do with him.
Standing about 10 feet in front of them were five Nordic beings. It appeared to David like they had been waiting for him to arrive. Four of them appeared to be male, and the fifth looked female. All the beings had white skin and were wearing electric blue long sleeved jumpsuits, which reminded him of David Bowie from the 1960s. David is sure that there were belts around the waist but cannot be certain. He says that if they had been single piece suits he would have remembered this. He does not recall seeing any insignia's on them. The suits the beings were wearing were skin tight and followed the contours of their bodies. The hands were exposed. David believes they were wearing footwear but again cannot be certain as he did not look directly at this.
Witness drawing of the interior of the craft and the Nordic beings:
He was paying most attention to the male standing in the centre of the group. This being looked very similar to himself in terms of facial features. However had very pale shoulder length hair, which appeared somewhere between white and blond. His irises were bright blue and also seemed to be a bit wider than normal human eyes. Also his skin looked more perfect and smooth, giving him almost the appearance of being moulded out of plasticine. He had a beard similar to David’s, although it looked neater and more defined and was the same pale blond colour.
The female of the group had brown shoulder length hair with a straight fringe. She looked quite attractive, with brown eyes, brown eyebrows and a small nose. She had a slender waits and good figure. David did not look at her directly. He says that he almost felt embarrassed to look at her. The other three males all had dark hair, two with brown hair and one with black hair. They again looked attractive, almost perfect. They all had individual features rather than looking identical to one another.
The central being was intensely staring at David, and he was transfixed by him. It was like his awareness of everything else around him was lulled. He felt like he was the one that it was ok to connect with and that he should pay full attention to him and not worry about what else was going on around him. About ten seconds went by, then the being stepped about four feet closer to David while the others remained further back. This seemed to increase the feeling of being controlled even more.
David then began to hear a telepathic communication in his mind. The voice he heard was male and similar but a little different to his own. He knew that it was external, coming in from the being in front of him. The being first welcomed him, and said that this meeting with him was most interesting. He went on to explain that he and David were one and the same. He said that David would get comfortable with this in the future, and that it would be hard to accept immediately.
The Nordic went on to explain that this was not the first time David had been taken, but it was the first time he was being allowed to consciously experience it. He said to David that it wasn’t particularly ideal what had happened, the way in which David had been woken up wasn’t exactly what they had wanted, but that it had to happen.
He said that they were concerned about whether David was going to be able to handle what was happening. However part of the program David was involved in meant that he had to be woken up there and then. They were hoping that he would have naturally woken up but he had not, so they were forced to open his mind up to what was taking place. He went on to tell David that he had lived an unconscious life up to this point. But now he needed to wake up, and that they were going to mentor him through his spiritual development.
The being said that David would be taught about unification, about the nature of reality. He said that there was a huge program going on which David could not comprehend. This program involved many people and many different races, and there was a huge awakening going on all over the planet. He said that the old paradigm of everyone living separate compartmentalised lives was over, and that David would watch it unfold in a linear fashion.
He explained that humans were going to wake up to the fact that we are not alone and that we are part of a huge community. This awakening would occur gradually, it would not be brought about by the ETs revealing themselves worldwide. The being said that this would occur through lots of people waking up to their alien self. So that when they do reveal themselves to the world we will already have accepted their reality.
He then informed David that he was not human. He said that his physical body was human, but that he had some very interesting biological elements, which is why they had chosen his particular blood line.
The last thing the being said to David was that he would never be alone, that they would always be there with him, and that he now had an important journey to begin. The communication seemed to go on for about 20 minutes. At the time David did not really understand much of what he was told, it was brand new concepts to him. During the communication with the being David says he was not in a normal state of mind. He said he was “in a state of complete awareness. He was a bit groggy but super conscious at the same time.” For this reason he did not feel the need to ask the being any questions, he was just listening and soaking up the information he was being given.
This is the last thing that he recalls aboard the craft. The next thing he became aware of was being back in the car. It was a little further down the road, still moving, with Janet still at the wheel. Ellie was back alongside him still asleep in her chair. At first he had no recollection of what had happened.
Confused by what had just happened, the first thing Janet said was “That ship’s disappeared!” David looked out of the window staring into the sky. As he did the memories of what had taken place started to come back. Amazed by what he was remembering he said to Janet “We were on board that ship!” Even more puzzled Janet just said “What?”
David glanced at the clock in the car. It now said 3.42pm. He knew that when they had left Ayhno it had been approximately 3pm, so about 40 minutes had gone by. He said to Janet “Look at the time!”
Janet now also checked the clock. Upon realising the time difference she exclaimed “No fucking way!” David simply responded with “Yeah!” At that moment it was just starting to come back to him and his mind was a jumble of information. They then sat in shocked silence as they continued to drive home. During this time the details of what had taken place continued to come back to him in vivid sudden flashbacks.
They got back home and David recounted his memories of the experience to Janet. It was clear that she had no recollection of the abduction at all. This is not really surprising, as she had appeared to be in a trance aboard the craft. The last thing she remembered was seeing the UFO hovering ahead of them in the air. Then it had seemed to blink out and she suddenly found that the car was 100 yards further along the road.
Up until that point David had always believed that there was something to the UFO subject, and that it would be great to see one with his own eyes. Now that this experience had happened David had the urge to tell everyone about it. However he soon discovered that many of those he told didn’t really seem to believe him. He soon stopped telling people about the abduction side of the experience, and just mentioned seeing the craft itself. However the negative reactions continued, he says that he even lost some friends over it. Back then he led a very different life. Some of his friends at the time could simply not accept what David was telling them and how it was affecting him, and sadly decided to stop speaking with him as a result. In the end Janet suggested that they should keep quiet about the incident and no longer mention it to people.
In the weeks following the incident David found he was suffering from panic attacks related to what had taken place. These were happening both during the day and while he was lying in bed. David did not really know why he felt as he knew that the beings he had met did not mean him any harm, nor were they frightening in appearance. He knew that there was nothing to be afraid of, yet when the attacks took place he was terrified. He could not understand why he should be afraid of these other people. But he felt like they may well come back, and if they did he would not be able to handle it.
Janet was not getting these panic attacks. However David could sense that she didn’t want to get involved. It seemed that it was all too much for her to cope with. She accepted what had happened, but David sensed that she was troubled by the fact that the beings had spoken to him but had left her in a trance. She was scared that she was not in control of her own life. This led to her not wanting anything more to do with it. Unfortunately this means I am not able to speak with Janet directly regarding the incident.
In the months following the abduction David went through an “awakening” regarding the UFO subject. Up until this point he was never really a big reader, but he now began to read books on the UFO and contact subject. He kept coming across opportunities to obtain more of these books.
As an example, two weeks after the abduction incident he and Janet went to a car boot sale. On one of the stalls a particular book caught David’s eye. The book was “Preparing For Contact: A Metamorphosis Of Consciousness” by Lyssa Royal. It deals with the multi-dimensional, psychological and spiritual aspects of the subject. When David asked how much it was, the lady selling it responded saying “Oh that’s not mine!” Strangely she could not remember actually owning the book and had no idea where it had come from.
"Preparing For Contact" book:
David built up a collection of over 400 books on Ufology, but in more recent years he has given them all away to friends and family. He senses when someone could benefit from reading them and passes them on, with no intention of receiving them back.
As the year went by David went through some major life changes. He became a vegetarian and lost 6 stone in weight. He decided that he did not have the heart for boxing any more so gave it up. He became more and more interested in spiritual concepts and less interested in his worldly possessions. As a result of this his personality changed in many ways. He became much more compassionate towards other people and the environment. He began to seek a deeper understanding of the world around him.
David is not the only contactee to go through these changes. This is a known side effect of experiencing contact, and something that has been reported many times before.
Later in 2000 David’s sister Tracy happened to purchase a property next door on St Annes Close, which she remained at for two years. This meant that they had many more opportunities to talk about experiences with one another.
One day in late spring Tracey came round for a chat. She informed him she had had a very strange dream during the night. She said that in the dream she was lying in bed and then heard movement in the bedroom. She opened her eyes to find a number of beings standing near to her. For whatever reason, she refused to look directly at them. They got her up out of the bed and walked her out of the room onto the landing.
Out on the landing it was very dark. All of a sudden she felt her perception change and realised she was no longer on the landing. She found herself in a corridor with metallic silver walls. A door opened up which led through to a glowing white room with a large oval-shaped window in the far wall. And standing next to the window was David.
While describing the dream Tracey looked confused. She said “It was weird. It was like you, but it was like it wasn’t you. You were wearing this blue uniform. You had light hair, and it was almost shoulder length, and you had a beard.” (at the time David had a shaved head and no beard)
“You welcomed me, and it was like you, but you seemed to know loads of stuff! It’s like you were all knowing, and you seemed totally comfortable with the fact that you were on this space ship. I went over to the window with you. We were looking out of the window and we were above a crop field, about 20 feet above the ground, and there was a big circle underneath us in the crop, and a little circle coming off the big circle.” Tracey ended by saying “I can’t get over it, because it was like you but as if you were an alien.”
It was immediately clear to David that Tracey was describing his key Nordic contact rather than himself. At the time he had not openly informed his sister of his contact experiences. This was one of the instances which led up to him finally discussing everything in depth with her, but at this time he kept what he knew to himself. He was quite worried about how his sister would deal with everything.
Either the following day, or the day after that, Tracey came round again. She seemed very excited about something. She informed David that she had been checking online and found that on the same night she had had the dream a crop circle had been found down in Wiltshire that was the same shape as what she had dreamt! She was certain of this because the article mentioned the specific date the crop formation had appeared. David did not have internet access in his home at the time so never got to see the photograph which Tracey was referring to.
It seems probable that what Tracy was describing was an abduction experience rather than just a dream, and that she had met with the same beings that David has interacted with on numerous occasions. If so then what can be made of the crop formation? It is a known fact that many of the formations, especially in the Wiltshire area, are the work of hoaxers. Could it have just been a coincidence that the formation seen on the news soon after her dream matched in its shape? Or is it possible that the formation was genuine, and that the UFO she was aboard was over Wiltshire and had actually created it?
David says that Tracey has reported having dreams about himself and ETs on numerous occasions. He believes that these may well be other contact experiences, but ones which Tracy is interpreting as dreams.
The Woman in Orange
On another occasion David and Tracey had had a disagreement, and were not in the best of moods with each other. During the night Tracey woke to find a woman standing in her room at the base of the bed. The lady was wearing an orange coloured skin-tight jumpsuit. She had dark shoulder length hair and her facial features were very human. She had an angry expression on her face and was staring right at Tracey with folded arms. The woman then put out one arm and pointed directly at Tracey. A moment later she vanished from view.
Tracey was concerned about what had happened because of the fact that she and David had been arguing, and the woman who appeared in her room looked angry with her. She settled back down to sleep, but in the morning informed David of what she had seen.
Disc UFO Photograph
One day in early 2002 David took an analogue photograph of his daughter Ellie in the front room of their house. Ellie was about 18 months old at the time. Behind her was a ceiling to floor window.
When he got the photo developed he was amazed to see what appeared to be a dark oval-shaped domed disc in the sky visible through the window through the thin curtains. It was positioned almost directly over Ellie’s head. David had not seen anything with his naked eye when he took the photo.
Original photograph with the object ringed:
Zoomed view of the UFO:
Zoomed view with fixed contrast:
Zoomed view with edge find:
As you can see the shape of the object certainly looks similar to a “classic” domed-disc craft. Unfortunately no three dimensional detail can be seen on it even after enhancement, possibly due to the distance, lighting, picture quality and fact that the object is being viewed through a thin white coloured curtain. It is impossible to say for definite whether it is a large object at a distance or something small closer to the lens, for example some debris falling outside of the window. It does not look like the right shape to be a passing bird, and the even blurring around the edges of the object suggests it is stationary rather than moving. The fact that this is an analogue photograph rather than digital means that possible digital manipulation of the image can be disregarded.
As both David and his family have had many contact experiences throughout their lives, which have included other UFO encounters, there is certainly a possibility that this photograph shows a genuine craft hovering in the vicinity of the property.
That same year David used to work as a gardener for the cemetery of St Edburg’s church on Church Lane, Bicester.
Aerial map of St Edburg’s church:
One late morning he was weeding the pathway that leads from the gate to the church door. He suddenly heard a telepathic message in his head which said “We love you.” David immediately looked up. At the end of the pathway near to the gate were a man and a woman staring straight at him. They were white and had blond coloured hair with good looking facial features. They looked completely human. They were both wearing normal clothing, which was mostly in different shades of white. David looked back at them, trying to establish whether or not it was them who had spoken to him in his mind.
Photograph of the church showing the end of the pathway:
A moment later the couple both lifted their hands and began to wave in the same manner he has seen his contacts do on numerous occasions. They then turned and walked back through the gate. At the time David was just coming to terms with his contact experiences so was still a little un-nerved by the situation. He did not follow after the couple, but felt certain that this was a visitation. These particular beings were not familiar to him, and he has not seen them in any of his other experiences.
Around this time in David’s life he and his friend Trish began to try out a series of experiments to determine whether or not they possessed psychic abilities. Back then David was going through a period of his life where he wanted to find out as much as he could about what he was experiencing. His friend is very interested in the concepts of energy and awareness. So on numerous occasions they tried different tests out to see if they were psychic and if so to what level. David says that it was astounding how naturally this seemed to work for him. A couple of instances particularly stand out.
On one occasion they attempted mind reading. David told Trish to think of somewhere at random. He would then close his eyes and try to determine where she was thinking of. When he did this the first thing which he felt was that he was outside. He asked her “Are you outside?” to which she confirmed that she was. He felt he was in a field and that there was a breeze. Then he suddenly realised he was surrounded by tall standing stones, but he didn’t recognise the location. His only reference point for this was Stonehenge, so he said to her “It’s like Stonehenge”. Trish informed him that she was at the Rollright Stones. David is certain they had not been discussing stone circles so there was no way he would have been influenced to say this.
Photograph of the Rollright Stones, Oxfordshire:
On another occasion David found that he was able to move Trish’s head by placing his hands near her but not touching her. He got her to sit down, relax and close her eyes. He then walked round behind her and placed his hands about 4 inches from her head out of her sight range. Without saying anything he rolled his hands to the left. Trish’s head followed this movement even though she should not have been able to feel anything. He tried this numerous times, getting her head to turn and tilt backwards and forwards. They both found this fascinating. Next he got her to stand up and he found he could push her from behind or the side without touching her. Trish confirmed that she could feel the sensation of pressure and would just go with it. When they reversed the experiment and Trish tried the same thing on David it didn’t really work.
David says that in one of his later communications with his contacts, they warned him off doing this type of thing. He was told that these things were tricks, and that many people are capable of performing similar feats. The ability to do such things is unrelated to level of spiritual awareness, so these experiments were not helping him evolve spiritually in any way.
By the summer of 2002 the family had moved into a small rental house on Roman Way in Bicester. While living at this address a series of unusual incidents occurred.
Aerial map of Roman Way:
The main bedroom of the house was so small that it was not possible to open and close the door past the double bed, so it used to be kept open all the time. One night David and Janet were lying in bed when suddenly David felt really heavy and felt the sensation of paralysis. He was only able to move his eyes. Looking over at the doorway to the landing he saw a shadowy form walk up the stairs and pass across the open door. He then heard the girl’s bedroom door physically being opened. The shadowy form entered the room out of sight. Immediately David heard Sacha say “Oh no, not you again!” in a friendly jokey manner. After this he blacked out.
The next thing he became aware of it was morning time. After getting up he informed Janet about what had happened. It was now that he discovered that she too had been paralysed at the same time, and had also seen the shadowy form and heard Sacha speak! This startled David and brought home the reality of what had taken place. They did not speak with Sacha about it as she was quite young and they didn’t want to upset her.
If only David had experienced this incident then I would certainly suggest sleep paralysis as an explanation. This often occurs just as people are about to drop off to sleep. It is possible during sleep paralysis to experience visions of shadowy moving forms. However the likelihood that both he and Janet experienced this at the same time, and also saw and heard the same things while under paralysis is extremely low. Also there is a level of physical reality to the experience due to the fact that David said he could hear the bedroom door being opened and then Sacha reacting to the being entering the room.
While sleep paralysis cannot entirely be ruled out as an explanation, I feel there is also the possibility that Sacha experienced a visitation by an ET being, and that David and Janet were “shut down” while this took place.
About two days after the dual paralysis incident, David went into the girl’s room to wake them up. When he looked over at Ellie’s bed he was shocked by what he was greeted with.
Ellie was lying in a very strange manner with her arms straight down by her side, almost like she was dead. And there was dried blood splattered all across her face. It was in long streaks almost like it had been splashed on her. David first assumed she had had a nose bleed in the night and rolled over into it. But there was no blood around or inside her nose, and the pillow she was lying on was completely clean.
Panicking David hurriedly woke her up. This made her worried too as she had no idea what was going on. She went to the bathroom and washed the blood off her face. There was no adequate explanation for where it had come from, to all intents and purposes it looked like someone else’s blood. Although Ellie had soon forgotten about what happened, David still dwells on what took place.
Around this same time period Ellie also began to experience very specific recurring dreams which she would share with her parents. In these dreams she said that she would fly to the moon. Once there she would go and sit in classes which took place in underground rooms. In the dreams she saw herself and her parents as pterodactyls.
Ellie mentioned these particular dreams in her recorded testimony:
“I was in year two and when I went to sleep I remember flying off to the moon as a pterodactyl. That's how I saw it, as a pterodactyl. Wings like green, with wings flying. And when I got there I had a family, I had brothers and sisters, I had friends, I had a mum and dad. We used to fly around the moon and dance. I know it was the moon. It looked like a moon face. What we would do is fly around the moon, and we went back and had dinner. There was like a little house, and my mum and dad used to stay in the kitchen. I went to this school with all the others, and I used to sit in a class in the classroom, we used to have lessons…flying lessons. I don't remember anything about UFOs as such but I remember the pterodactyl. When I was younger I used to associate things with other things. I used to tell all my friends at school that I was a pterodactyl. And they all used to make fun of me for it obviously. I remember show and tell, I used to tell the teacher I was a pterodactyl who goes to the moon.”
David and Janet became quite concerned by the regularity of these dreams. They went on for about three months and after that she stopped speaking about them. It is unknown whether these dreams were anything to do with contact, but it is interesting that they took place around the same time as other unexplained incidents in the house.
These are not the only unusual dreams that Ellie has had. She has also had other recurring dreams involving craft and featuring David. Below is another statement from her recorded testimony:
“I used to remember being on this big round silver platform but I could see it had glass walls and I could see out of it, see Earth, I couldn't see stars but I knew I was in space, well that's my interpretation of it, and dad was always with me but he didn't speak, he used to just stand there, but I seemed to know what he was thinking, what he was talking about, that sort of thing. I saw other people too. They looked human...almost. They were practically human. They weren't human but they looked human. But I always remembered it as a dream.”
It is possible that these dreams were flashbacks to one or more contact experiences, and the being that she met with was not David but in fact his key Nordic contact. This would explain why she appeared to be able to talk telepathically with him. The other beings could well have been other humanoid ETs or even hybrids.
Hide and Seek
One day in 2002 David was playing hide and seek with Ellie and Sacha. Janet was out at the time. The girls went upstairs to hide in the bedroom while David counted downstairs. He went up to look for them. He couldn’t find them so decided to check back downstairs.
He suddenly heard the girls calling out loudly from above him. Heading to the bottom of the staircase he decided to bring the game to a close by offering them some cake. A moment later the girls came downstairs looking extremely troubled. They then told him that they had heard the airing cupboard door open and seen their bedroom door handle moving. Until David had called out they thought it was just him messing around.
Ellie mentioned the incident in her recorded testimony:
“What happened was dad was chasing us and taking the piss, so me and Sacha found a place to hide ourselves in. And we thought he faked going downstairs 'cause we heard him walk down, we thought he was pretending to get us to come out. And then I heard the airing cupboard next to our room, I heard the airing cupboard open, and the handle of our door started going up and down and I screamed "Dad stop it!" and the airing cupboard door closed. And dad shouted when we were screaming to him, and he was downstairs, he was down there and he came to the bottom of the stairs. And he said "Do you want any cake girls?" And we were like "What?" ‘Cause we thought he was the one who'd got in the airing cupboard. It was while mum was at work or something in the holidays. And we came out of our room and came down and dad went up, and I remember him saying something about all the clothes in the airing cupboard were all messed up. It was very creepy.”
As mentioned previously in this report, the family experienced what appeared to be paranormal activity within the house on numerous occasions. What else could explain what had taken place? Even if the girls had heard creaking of the house and thought it was the airing cupboard door opening, this cannot account for the fact that they saw the bedroom door handle actually moving. Nor does it explain why the clothing in the cupboard appeared to have been moved around.
Grey & Foot Marking
While there were numerous incidents at Roman Way involving his daughters, there were others involving David on a more direct level. One night Janet had gone out to Bicester with her brother and his wife, leaving David at home with the girls. His daughters had gone up to bed and he was lying on the sofa in the living room watching TV. He then began to feel what he described as a “shift in reality”. David says he has felt this on numerous occasions.
As it happened he saw something in his peripheral vision. Standing in the open doorway leading to the kitchen was a Grey being. It was quite tall in height, between 5-6 feet, and unclothed. It had a large head, almond shaped black eyes and pale grey coloured skin. This was the last thing that David remembers, he blacked out and can’t recall what happened next.
Witness drawing of the Grey in the doorway:
David woke up in the same position, and felt wrong in some way, a bit shaken. He woke up roughly 20 minutes before his wife came home, so must have been unconscious for about 4-5 hours. He had a pain in the back of his head, and his feet were also hurting. He took off his socks to check them out. On the base of his right foot he was shocked to find an intricate pattern of circles and curved lines. It immediately reminded him of a crop formation. The lines which made up the pattern were red and inflamed. It looked like someone had stamped the shape into the base of his foot.
Witness drawing of the marking on his right foot:
When Janet, her brother and sister arrived home it was clear to them that David was not his usual self. They informed him that he looked really pale, and asked him whether he was alright. The whole situation felt uncomfortable and it wasn’t long before Janet’s brother and sister left. David showed Janet the marking and explained that he had no idea where it had come from.
The marking on his foot took several days to heal and disappear. Initially it was very painful to stand on. After a while it went purple like bruising, and David found he could walk on it again.
David has thought about the possibilities for where the marking came from. He wondered if he had perhaps kicked out at something in his sleep, or got up and trod on one of his daughters toys. However there was nothing in the vicinity which could account for the strange shapes, nor was he prone to sleep walking. Also surely if he had trodden on something or kicked something so hard that it damaged his foot he would have immediately woken up with the pain.
The fact that the last thing he saw prior to finding the marking was a Grey in his proximity suggests that it was contact-related. Perhaps he was abducted and the marking was an after effect of a particular instrument being used on him. Or perhaps something was done to him in the living room directly.
Another incident happened at Roman Way which David believes may have been linked with surveillance. The house was quite small with no front garden, just a public footpath. David used to park his car right outside the front of the house. One day he and Janet went out in the car. When they returned they found a transit van parked in their space. It was parked right up across the pavement, with the back of it facing directly into the living room window! The back of the van had two mirrored windows, and it was impossible to see what was inside of it.
David went back outside to have a better look at the van. There were things about it that just felt wrong. It looked absolutely brand new and hardly used. It clearly didn’t look like a typical workman’s van. On the side of the van was the words “Astral Windows”. There was no contact number or website.
The next day the van was still there, parked right up against the window. Both David and Janet were a little bothered by it. At first they wanted to know why it was parked there. Janet checked the internet for a company called Astral Windows but could not find anything. After a while they found the proximity of the van’s mirrored windows to be quite disconcerting, and so closed the curtains. The van remained there for two further days. Then when David came back home he found it had gone.
David has numerous thoughts about what took place. He wonders if the van may have been surveillance related and that there was a camera inside it set up to film his living room. Another theory, given the wording on the van, is that there was a more esoteric explanation.
Around his period of his life, David had a friend who we shall name Mark. David informs me that Mark’s father worked at RAF High Wycombe and held a high ranking position.
David would sometimes meet up with Mark in Bicester for a drink. On one occasion Mark informed David that his father had warned him off speaking with him. While Mark was speaking with his father about UFOs, apparently he had told him that David was dangerous and that he should no longer meet up with him. He told him that it wasn’t a joke and that he should not be hanging around with someone who says that they are experiencing contact.
David does not know whether Mark’s father had an issue with him personally (they had never met so there was no reason to), or perhaps knew something about contact due to his high position within the military.
Wide Eyed Being & His Craft
One Sunday evening in late 2002 David decided to walk to the off licence at the bottom of Market Square and get a few cans of beer. He said goodbye to Tracy and left the house. He took the normal route around the outskirts of town. On the way he noticed that a few of the street lights were starting to flicker when he walked past them, as has happened on other occasions.
Aerial map of Market Square (The off licence no longer exists):
After getting the beer from the shop he decided to take a different route home and walk through the centre of town instead of retrace his steps. As he walked along the high street he noticed a man on the other side of the road walking the same direction as him. He continued along the road. The man crossed over and slowly came nearer until they were walking side by side. They reached the corner at the top of the street. David turned to look at the man. He had white skin, dark hair slightly Hispanic features, and was wearing a beige coloured overcoat. But the man’s eyes were not right. They looked too large for his head. The man looked directly at him. At this point David felt an extremely strong connection, a sense of overwhelming familiarity, almost like this man was his brother. He realised that this man was an ET being.
Witness drawing of the humanoid being’s face:
The being began to speak with him telepathically, saying “Can you come with me Dave?” David completely trusted this being and just replied “Yes”. They walked along a couple of roads until they reached a large open plan car park. In the corner of the car park near to the bottle banks David could see a landed silver coloured saucer-shaped craft. It was standing on three legs and had steps coming down from an open doorway down to the ground. There were other people around but they did not seem to be able to see the craft at all. When David looked directly at it, it felt like it was really far away, almost like it was there but not there at the same time. He finds this feeling extremely hard to put into words.
Witness drawing of the landed craft in the car park:
The being led him towards the craft. As they got nearer he noticed that there was some kind of energy field around the craft. They got nearer and stepped into this field. Immediately it was like the craft was fully solid and present. However when he glanced round and looked at the car park it now seemed to be really distant. It was like the energy field around the craft caused it to exist in on a different level of reality to the surroundings.
The being led him up the steps into the craft. Inside it was quite dark and compact. There was enough space for at most four people. There was a control panel covered in buttons, and a number of windows around the edge. Then the being asked him “What do you want to do?” Puzzled by this question David said “What? Can we go up into space?” Immediately he felt the craft lifting off and they shot upwards out of the atmosphere. David could not grasp the reality of what was taking place, it was too much to take in. He turned to the being and asked “So I know you do I?” To this the being gave a very cryptic answer. He said “We’ve been sharing the same dream for a long long time.”
The next thing David became aware of he was waking up in his bed and it was the following morning. David could barely fathom what had happened. He had no recollection of walking back to his house and getting into bed. It was like his normal waking life had ended up seamlessly into a dream. However it had not felt like a dream at all, it was extremely vivid and he could remember every little detail. On seeing him awake,Janet turned to him and said “What happened to you last night? You didn’t come home from the shop.” David did not tell her about what had happened as he was still trying to understand it himself. After getting up he looked around the house but could find no sign of the cans of beer he had bought from the shop.
This bizarre incident could be easily brushed off as an unusual dream. However if this were the case then why did David not remember walking back home and going to bed? He did not consume any of the beer he had bought so alcohol is not related to what took place. He has not had this happen on any other occasions, and there is no sign of it being related to a medical condition. If he had come back home then Janet would surely have seen him? The fact that she mentioned he had not come home from the shop suggests that he had gone somewhere and that something out of the ordinary took place.
Neighbour’s UFO Sighting
Towards the end of 2002 David and his family had moved again to a house on Market End Way. One day in 2003 he heard a knock on the front door. When he answered it he discovered it was his next door neighbour Scott (the drummer from heavy metal band A Trust Unclean), who appeared to be quite excited. Scott explained that he had just witnessed a UFO hovering over the house!
He had been on his way back from the shops and was walking up Buckingham Road when he looked up into the sky. There within 100 feet of the roof of David’s house he saw what looked like a gun metal grey coloured saucer-shaped object. At first he thought it was a particularly dark grey cloud but as he continued to look at it he realised it was a solid structured object hovering in the air. He observed it for a couple of minutes as he walked along the road.
David’s drawing of the UFO that Scott described seeing above the roof of his house:
At the end of the road Scott had to walk down two short streets in order to reach Market End Way. This meant briefly losing sight of the UFO. When he got onto Market End Way he looked back above the house but the object was no longer present. As far as David is aware he did not return to Buckingham Road to see if it reappeared, he immediately headed to his house to let him know what he had just seen.
There is of course the possibility that what Scott had witnessed was some kind of inflatable object or model, however given the fact that it was positioned over David’s house there is also the possibility that it was an ET craft.
One night an extremely unusual incident involving the TV took place. David found himself walking downstairs into the living room. Due to the fact it was after dark he immediately assumed that he was dreaming. He entered the room he sat down on the sofa. He then realised that the television was on. It appeared to be showing many moving images one after the other extremely fast, almost like it was changing channels continuously. Many of the images were so fast that it was hard to see what they were, but David recalls seeing people marching, two children sitting together, various scenery and other symbolic things.
Strangely although this was happening David did not react in a normal manner. He did not get up and go and check the TV or try switching it off. He just sat there and watched the images. This went on for several minutes. Then he began to see the image of a woman’s face superimposed over the other changing images. She was white, with curly brown-blonde coloured hair. She had very large blue eyes and strangely her mouth appeared too large for her face, almost like the picture was distorted. She was staring right at David with a very peculiar expression. David finds it hard to describe this expression, but it has haunted him ever since and makes his hair stand on end when he thinks too much about it.
The woman’s face stared at him for about ten seconds. Then suddenly the TV switched off and he found himself in darkness. At this moment he realised he was not dreaming but was actually sitting in the living room! Upon realising this, the absurdness of the situation began to sink in. He knew it had actually taken place as he was not lying down on the sofa like he had just woken up from a dream. And instead of going straight to sleep afterwards he got up off the sofa and went to get a drink and have a cigarette. In the end he did go back upstairs and went to bed.
This is a very odd experience, and could possibly have been another “information download”. Could the images David saw on the TV have been shown to him on purpose? David says there were far more images displayed than the number of TV channels they had, tending to suggest that it was not merely a fault with the television.
The face which appeared at the close of the experience is another fascinating aspect. Who was this woman? Certainly it was no-one David had seen before or since. Why appear to David without saying anything to him? Was this being the source of what was happening? As you can see there are many unanswered questions regarding this incident.
UFO Landing & Line of Beings
In the summer of 2004 an extremely unusual experience took place. David was on his way back to the house with his friend Ricky. It was about 10pm and was a clear night. Due to the time of year the sun had not fully set so the stars were not yet present in the sky.
They were driving along Charbridge Lane on the South East edge of Bicester. After driving around the roundabout where Peregrine Way joins Charbridge Lane, David suddenly became aware of a bright object up in the sky out of the right side windows. It was behind them off to the right of the car to the South of their location.
Aerial map of Charbridge Lane showing the location of the witnesses’ car (A) and estimated position of the UFO (B):
Photograph from Charbridge Lane in the direction the UFO was first observed:
The object looked like a brightly glowing white orb of light. It appeared to be between 500-1000 feet high and about 200 feet away from the road. It was hard to estimate the size but it looked large, and was definitely a glowing object in the atmosphere rather than something distant out in space. Ricky was especially fascinated by the object as up until this point he had never seen a UFO.
The object was moving almost parallel to the road. Rather than travelling on a straight course the object was undulating in dipped arcs and also slowly descending as it moved. Between each arc it would briefly stop moving. It was travelling a little faster than the car, David estimates between 60-100 mph, so slowly came up alongside them and then continued onward a short distance ahead.
Witness drawing of the glowing UFO and its movement path:
They continued to drive, talking about the object saying to each other “Wow this is a really good sighting here!” By the time they had travelled round the next island where Gavray Drive meets Charbridge Lane, the object was very low indeed. They knew by this time that this object was coming down and was going to land in the fields off to the right of the road. The witnesses were previously familiar with this area of land, and refer to as the “Ghost Fields”.
A short distance on from the island they pulled in at the side of the road. Opposite them was a stile that led on to a public footpath through the trees. They got one final look at the object just before it disappeared behind the tree line. At this point it could only have been 100 feet in the air at most.
Aerial map showing the location where the UFO was first spotted (A), and where the witnesses stopped the car (B):
Photograph of where the stile used to be, now replaced with a metal gate:
As it vanished from sight, David and Ricky looked at each other. They both knew this was an opportunity to possibly observe an actual UFO on the ground. David asked Ricky “How brave are you feeling? Come on Rick, we’ve stopped the car here, there’s a footpath into those fields, let’s go.” David informs me that Ricky is a relatively brave guy. He agreed to leave the car and go to look for the landed object.
They crossed over the stile and began walking down the footpath, which was rather overgrown and strewn with debris. Continuing along the path they entered the corner of the field which lies directly alongside the road. As they did, they both expected to see the landed object right there in front of them. Everything was very quiet and un-nerving.
Photograph of the footpath. David claims that it used to be more overgrown than it is today:
David says that back in 2004 the field was covered in crop rather than grass. They began to walk along the Western edge of the field. Across the far side of the field they could see the other hedgerow with clumps of trees. As they got to about 2/3 of the way along the field they began to see a glowing white light emanating from behind this hedgerow. It was immediately obvious that the object had come down in the next field across from them.
The witnesses decided to stop and light up a cigarette. They were quite un-nerved by this point and hesitant to get any closer to the object. David felt sure that this was not his usual Nordic contacts. He says that whenever he has had contact with the Nordics he is aware when they are going to appear, like an innate psychic sense. On this occasion he did not have this sense, so instinctively knew that this was something else. He knew that this was nothing to do with him, and that they were just in the right place at the right time.
Aerial map showing the route the witnesses took across the field and estimated position of the landed UFO:
Photograph of how the field now looks, taken from where the witnessed stood. The light was seen behind the trees in the distance on the right:
The witnesses stood still and watched the light. They expected to observe the UFO take off again, but this did not happen. They decided between one another that they would wait for 10 minutes and see if anything occured, and if not they would approach the trees for a closer look.
All of a sudden a line of figures appeared from out of the trees and vegetation. David believes there were at least 12, perhaps more. They appeared to be male and were wearing white suits that covered them entirely, similar to biological hazard suits. The suits had visors for the figures to see through. The beings were between 5-6 feet tall, typical adult height. They were walking shoulder to shoulder but were not uniformly arranged, some were closer to each other than others. What David found particularly strange was that the vegetation looked quite thick across the far side of the field and yet these figures had all appeared at once in a long line. It seemed impossible that they would be able to maintain this formation, almost like they were ghostly and had literally walked through the vegetation rather than stepped around it.
David’s drawing of the line of beings:
The figures started walking across the field heading in a Western direction towards the road, almost as if they were looking for something on the ground. The witnesses didn’t really know what to do. After about 30 seconds Ricky lifted his hand and pointed at them.
Seemingly reacting to this, one of the figures stopped and turned towards them. At this moment David had a vision of the beings face right up next to his. It was as though the being had instantly moved to within inches of his face. Through the visor David could see that this figure was humanoid in its features. It looked like a man, about 40 years old, with brown hair and eyebrows. His eyes had dark irises and were staring intensely at him. However his skin appeared to be a pale blue colour, and looked more leather-like than human skin, almost like a model. It reminded him of an Action Man doll. David says that it is possible the blue colouration could have been from the visor rather than the man’s face, it was hard to say either way for sure.
David’s drawing of the face of the being close up:
David then heard a very clear and direct message inside his mind – “Fuck off!” At this he felt utter dread in the pit of his stomach. He immediately turned and ran, not even thinking about Ricky. It was only when he reached the stile at the edge of the road that he realised Ricky was right there just behind him. Both men jumped over the stile, ran over the road and got back into the car. Immediately afterwards a police car happened to drive past. David thought to himself “They’ve got no idea what is going on in the field within hundreds of feet of them”.
He turned to Ricky and said “Sorry mate about running.” He then proceeded to tell Ricky what he had seen and heard in his mind. At this moment Ricky informed him that he had experienced almost exactly the same thing! Just like David he had seen the being turn and look at them, then had seen it right up next to his face staring at him. However the message that he heard in his mind was “Fuck off, go away!” He then had an overwhelming sense of uneasiness, and had then turned and ran, not caring about whether David was there with him or not.
The witnesses decided not to remain in the area any longer so continued their drive home. As they drove they discussed what had taken place, including what the beings may have been. The general appearance of them was that they had been human. However the psychic vision and telepathic message, skin tone and texture, and the way in which the beings had emerged from the vegetation suggested otherwise.
Neither of the witnesses returned to the incident location afterwards, so we have no way of knowing how long the UFO remained at the location for, or whether there were any ground markings left behind. Unfortunately the field is so overgrown and boggy now that it was not possible to walk to the estimated location where the UFO seemed to have landed. It is unlikely that after 10 years there would have been anything to see anyway. The below photo shows how close we did manage to get before giving up:
The whole incident felt extremely surreal to both witnesses. While out at the field with me as part of the investigation David tried to sum up how he felt about what took place:
“It was all too crazy. We weren’t ready for it, we weren’t in control. But it was quite an experience. Because what happened was so objective, so random. It was clearly nothing personally to do with us. It just took place. And we ran away. We ran away! With my own contacts there’s always been a lot of love and security based around it. They go to great lengths to make you feel secure in their presence. So it’s different, this was not that. For some reason we were allowed to see this clip of their lives, and that happened here.”
When we visited the field David had not been there for many years. I asked him how he felt about being back there:
“It looks very different to be honest with you, to how it did that night, but...not weird or anything. To be fair I personally now know a lot more than I did then, so I am more comfortable with what happened. I acted in a very human way. If it happened now I’d probably try to send a message back to him and tell him we were going to stay!”
In June 2015 Ricky provided some written statements about experiences he had been present for. Regarding this incident he said the following:
"Me and Dave were driving back home from a place called Brill Hill one night. We entered Bicester and were driving past a place the locals call the Ghost Fields and we were looking around, and in the sky was a big glowing orb falling slowly from the sky side to side like a leaf would fall. It looked like it was landing a couple of fields over from the road so we decide to stop and investigate. We got out of the car and jumped over a fence that had a sort of walkway into the field through some trees.
We entered one field and looked around and could see the orb was in the next field over, but the trees and bushes were far to dense to make it through to it, we stood and just watched for a while. I started to have a strange feeling and as I looked into a different field next to us I said to Dave "This feels weird, it's like we are in a farmers field and there should be some cows around or something."
Within a second there was about 50 cows or more in the field next to us. We were feeling a bit tripped out from this and just chilled for a little while, then decided to go through the sort of walkway back towards the car.
On the way there was a gate that you could view the whole field where the cows had appeared but there wasn't any cows anymore. Instead I looked across the field and saw about 9 humanoid beings about 30-40 yards away in some kind of white suits walking across the field in single line. I pointed it out to Dave and we watched them for a minute then one of them turned and looked at us. I felt like he was right in front of my face and then as clear as anything I heard a voice in my head saying "Fuck off, go away!" I turned to run away back through the trees and towards the car. At the same moment Dave did the same thing. We made our way and jumped over the fence and got back to the car. I asked Dave why he ran and he said he had a voice say to him "Fuck off" as well, exactly the same way I did. We then got in the car and drove home."
As you can see Ricky's testimony largely matches what David described. The only real difference is that David did not mention the appearance of the cows in the field prior to them seeing the line of beings. I quizzed him about this and he says he cannot recollect this happening, but it was dark so perhaps did not notice them.
(Continued in Part 2)
Copyright Dave Hodrien 2015