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
Back To The Fields
In the months following the landing incident David and Ricky talked about what had happened with other people, including their friend Marcus. He was so intrigued by their story that he wanted to go back with them to the location that it happened for a sky watch in the hope of seeing something else.
So one evening David and Ricky took him out to the area. They arrived about 8.30pm when the sun was still going down. David and Ricky had come to terms with what had taken place so were not frightened to return there. They found a suitable spot in the same field that I visited as part of the investigation.
By 10pm it was fully dark. It was a warm and clear evening with the stars visible in the sky. The men did not have torches with them as they wanted to get the best view of the night sky. Suddenly their attention was drawn to a glowing object in the sky to the North of them. David remembers it looking like an orange glowing disc-shaped UFO. He says it was quite sizeable, at least as big as a helicopter. Astounded they watched as it glided in from the right of their vision. It was only about 500 feet in the air and appeared to be silent. The object moved on a straight path. As it arrived at the adjacent field to them it came to an immediate abrupt halt. Everyone watched in anticipation of what was going to happen next.
The UFO hovered motionless for several seconds. Then it retracted its movement heading back the opposite way that it had arrived. Marcus moved around through some overgrowth to get a better look. They watched the object until it had gone out of sight.. Everyone was quite shocked by what had just taken place. For a moment there was absolute silence. This was broken by Marcus, who suddenly started shouting out that there was something inside his jeans. In a panicked state he pulled them down expecting to find a large spider or other animal. What he discovered was a large branch with leaves on! It had been alongside his upper thigh.
After Marcus removed the branch they sat down and discussed what they had just witnessed. Later in the night Marcus decided to take some photographs on his camera and get the others to take some with him in. Nothing else took place so they headed for home about 12.30am.
The following day Marcus excitedly contacted David. When he had checked the photographs there were orange glowing lights seen in the background behind them!
I finally got to speak with Marcus when I visited Bicester in May 2015. He confirmed that David and Ricky had mentioned to him what happened to them and that he had been responsible for initiating the sky watch. While his recollection of what happened there is similar to David’s in some regards, he does not recall seeing an orange disc-shaped object. He remembers just seeing a brilliantly glowing yellow-ish coloured light. He says it caught his attention because it looked too bright and large to be a normal aircraft. When asked about the movement of the UFO, Marcus agrees that it came in, stopped a while, and then moved away from the area. He does not believe that the branch was anything unusual, he just says that when he moved around in the overgrowth it must have accidentally slid up the inside of his leg and broken off. Marcus informed me he would send through the photographs for me to analyse, although he does suspect that the orange lights are merely reflections from the street lights on Charbridge Lane.
Below are the photographs taken on Marcus’ camera, which he sent to me soon after my visit:
The orange lights are most pronounced in the third photograph of Marcus and David, but can still be seen on the others to a lesser degree. Below is a zoomed image of some of them:
However Marcus believes that they are merely street lights from Charbridge Lane, as the photographs were taken in that direction. As they are in a line and also quite low down I too feel this is the most likely explanation for them.
Nordic Body Scan
About 4-5 months after the landing incident, David was stood in the back garden of his house and chatting with Ricky. It was about 12.30 am, and a clear and dry night. Janet and the children had already gone to bed.
Aerial map of Market End Way:
Coming from over the rooftops at the left far corner of the garden they suddenly noticed an angular silver coloured saucer-shaped UFO. It had a raised central section with a line of dark rectangular windows along it. There were no lights visible on it, it was only visible due to the reflection of street lights on its surface. It was completely silent. The whole object looked almost old fashioned in its appearance. It was about 20 feet across and no more than 50 feet in the air.
David’s drawing of the UFO over the garden:
The UFO approached them at walking pace and then came to a halt over the tree line at the base of the garden, hovering motionless in the air roughly 20 feet away from them. The presence of this object felt completely surreal to David, despite his previous experiences.
Almost immediately David then got a strong telepathic message in his mind telling him to go inside the house and sit down. He was in a state where he was on the verge of losing control. He turned to Ricky and said “Come on then, let’s go inside”. David says that he did this because he trusted the beings, but says that he doesn’t think it would make any difference if he didn’t. Ricky was in total shock and a place of open awareness, and David says that he would have done anything he was told at that time. They both stopped looking at the craft and went back into the living room, which lead directly off the garden. David closed the door behind them. He did not switch the light on so the room was quite dark. He has no idea why he did not put the light on as normally he would have.
David sat down on one of the two sofas, Ricky sat on the other. They both sat cross-legged as if they were preparing to meditate. About 10-20 seconds later three Nordic beings entered the room, actually stepping through the solid back door of the house! The first was the one that looks very similar to David. Accompanying him were two other males, probably two of the ones he had seen during the abduction, although David cannot be certain of this. The one that looked like him appeared to be co-ordinating the other two and David sensed that there was communication going on between them telepathically.
The Nordic that looked like David stood between the two sofas. One of the other males got down on one knee close to David. The other went and sat on the other sofa alongside Ricky. Ricky continued to stare straight forward. The being alongside him turned and looked intensely at him. David believes that it was controlling him in some way. A moment later David blacked out and was not aware of what happened next.
David’s drawing of himself, Ricky and the beings in the living room:
However afterwards Ricky explained what had taken place. He said that David turned and lay down on the sofa, like he was being controlled to do so by the beings. The Nordic who had been kneeling near him then began to run a device which looked like a bar covered in lights up and down under David’s body. This would of course usually have been impossible without lifting him up off the sofa, but Ricky said that this did not happen. The beings arm appeared to be going through the sofa under David and he could see different coloured lights spilling out from under him. The being would move the device to a part of David’s body, stop it over that place for a time, at which point the lights would change colour like it was responding to something in his body. It was some kind of body scan, perhaps healing him in some way.
As they did this, the being sitting next to Ricky spoke to him telepathically. He kept ascertaining that everything they were doing was ok and that he didn’t need to panic. Once the activity was complete, the being alongside David lifted him back up into a normal seated position. At this moment David came back around and became aware of what was going on. He looked across at Ricky, who was now looking at the being next to him. At this moment David saw the being wave at Ricky in an almost child-like way. After this the beings got back up to their feet and then all walked out of the room, once again stepping through the closed back door.
For about a minute David and Ricky sat in the darkened room in silence. Everything was still and quiet until Ricky exclaimed “That was fucking mad!” David was still in a state of confusion and responded saying “Yeah....what happened?” Ricky said “Mate they were doing shit on you. Don’t you remember?” David answered him saying “I don’t remember that. I remember the guys walking in.”
As David thought back, he recalled seeing the craft out in the garden, but he says it felt like remembering something that had happened ages ago in his past rather than something that had only occurred a short while before. They started to talk through the event to make it seem real to them. David felt that if they didn’t do this they would possibly forget about it. He says that his contact experiences always feel like this. He wonders if there are other experiences he has had which have been completely forgotten.
In the morning when Janet woke up David told her about what had happened during the night. She accepted it quite well as this was far from the first time that such things had taken place.
Both this experience, and the craft landing which occurred earlier in the same year, deeply affected Ricky’s perspective on reality. In a similar way to David his personality dramatically changed as he began to accept what had occurred.
Neither of the men had a camera on them at the time, and David believes that even if they did have they were not have been in the right frame of mind to take a photograph of either the craft or the Nordic beings.
Below is Ricky's written testimony of what took place:
"Me and Dave were meditating at his house one night up Kings End in Bicester reaching a higher level of consciousness, or a greater level of awareness, whichever you like to call it. During the middle of the night we decided to go out in his back garden and look at the stars for a while as it was a clear night. Dave went to the back of the garden looking towards the house and I was standing looking the other way towards where the Highfield Club is near there. I was looking up and a huge black rectangular shaped craft came over head moving really slow and not very high in the sky at all. I could see symbols on the craft and so much intricate detail all over it. I watched it slowly fly over towards the Highfield Club until it got so low I couldn't see over the fence anymore but it looked like it was going to land somewhere close by.
I realized I was so gobsmacked I didn't even get to point to dave to show him so I told him wat I just saw, we decided to go back inside and meditate some more in his living room. About 10 minutes later I had a feeling that someone was in the room with us so I opened my eyes from the meditation and looked around and saw some beings walking straight through Daves back door while it was still closed. They were humanoid and looked like they had glowing shells to them. You could barely notice features of their faces or anything but they were in the room with us. One of them came and sat on the sofa right next to me, another came to the center of the living room and another stayed near the back door.
I had a thought in my head to go and sit next to Dave on the other sofa but as soon as I had that thought Dave lay down.
The being in the center of the living room walked over to Dave and started running his hand around Dave's body and the beings hand had light coming from it it looked like they were scanning his body for something. This went on for a few minutes then the being turned and walked back towards the back door. The being sat next to me then looked right at me and put a hand up and started waving and waving right in my face. I smiled and watched them walk back through the back door. A few seconds later Dave sat up and looked at me and said "I think we just had contact Rick!" I laughed and said "Yeah, you think!?"
While the general details of what took place are very similar, it is clear that there are a few aspects of this testimony which don't match David's version of events. Ricky seems to recall the craft looking like a black rectangle where as David described a more classic saucer shape. However it is clear from both testimonies that there were no lights on the craft and it was only visible because of ground lighting reflecting off its surface. As Ricky was standing at a different position to David perhaps his interpretation of its shape was different as a result.
David is adamant that both he and Ricky were under control during the experience, yet Ricky's testimony suggests that they had free will throughout it. Also David is certain that Ricky mentioned that the being which performed the scan was holding an instrument of some kind, yet in his testimony he suggests that the light was coming from the being's own hand. However these are minor points which could well have been down to individual perception. In most multiple witness cases it is common for there to be discrepancies. It is clear that both witnesses lived through the same experience.
Around this period of his life David was in a heavy metal band called Primeval with Ricky and another friend Luke, who is now the bass guitarist for technical metal band Scream Blue Murder. They decided to get some band photographs taken at Rodney House, a civil servants club on the outskirts of Bicester. When they checked the photos there were lots of orbs on them. On one photograph there was a massive orb right next to David which appeared to have a human male face inside it. Both David and Luke say that this seemed too pronounced to be a simulacrum.
Aerial map of Rodney House:
Obviously many orbs captured on photos can be explained as dust particles or water droplets captured in the lens, but I have mentioned this because all of the band members have had other experiences. Luke thinks he may still have the photographs and may be able to send them to me in due course.
Luke recalls David and Ricky speaking about the experiences they were having at the time. When I interviewed him in May 2015 he stated the following:
“I didn’t see much directly with them around that time as I had a girlfriend and stuff so a lot of the time didn’t hang around with them. But they were having experiences at the time, I remember them talking about them with me.”
He also confirmed that they spoke to him about the Ghost Fields landing incident:
“I remember them telling me about this, just about. I can’t tell you much about the detail, but I can remember it being mentioned.”
Close To Death
One day in June 2006 David was at his parent’s house in Bridgend, Wales, when he began to experience a very unusual feeling. It felt like a very strong malevolent presence in his proximity. David described this as “the feeling you would get if you were standing in an elevator alongside a murderer who wished you harm but was not able to touch you physically”. This feeling was horrendous, like an invisible entity right there which he felt certain wanted to cause him harm.
David decided that the best thing to do would be to try and ignore it and go to sleep. As he dropped off he could still feel the presence there with him.
The next thing he became aware of he found himself waking up from a four day long coma in a bed at Princess Of Wales Hospital. There was a pretty Chinese nurse leaning over him and for a brief moment he thought he was dead and had gone to heaven! As he came out of the coma he mentioned something, he cannot remember exactly what as he was feeling extremely dazed.
He remembers the nurse responding to a question he had asked, saying “No, you’re in hospital”. She then told him that they were going to put him in a wheelchair and move him to another ward. He was lifted out of the bed as his muscles were not functioning well. As she moved him, the nurse explained that he was being moved through to the psychiatric ward for 28 days observation. When David asked why, the nurse said “You were asking about aliens, you said you’d been with the aliens.”
David was soon able to speak with the doctors and find out what had taken place. They informed him that for an unknown reason he had got out of bed at 2 o’clock in the morning, dressed himself and walked downstairs. He then drank both his mother’s bottle of Diazapan followed by an entire bottle of whiskey. After this he left the house, walked half a mile away, and then collapsed at the edge of a farmer’s field.
David could well have died there, either from what he had ingested or of exposure due to the cold. However an ambulance was driving past the field. The driver decided he needed a quick cigarette break so pulled up at the edge of the field - right alongside where David was lying! He got out of the ambulance, walked into the field and looked down to see David at his feet. He of course rushed David to hospital, and luckily managed to save his life.
During the following month, David’s parents came to visit him regularly. His friends Ricky and Marcus also made the journey to Bridgend to come and see him.
While recovering in hospital David actually experienced an ET visitation! One afternoon he was just relaxing on the bed and fully awake. As with most hospitals, the bed was surrounded in tall curtains segregating it off from the rest of the ward. Suddenly his key contact appeared, accompanied by two other male Nordics. As with previous experiences, David was focused on his key contact so did not see the other two in great detail, they were just there in the background.
His key contact explained to him that he had undergone a spiritual attack, and that it had been an attempt on his life. They informed him that although they had not been able to protect him from what happened, they had ensured that he survived. David believes that they may have played a part in getting the ambulance to stop at that exact place, and may have also taken him meta-physically aboard a craft while he lay in the hospital and assisted with his healing. The being said that he was still in danger while he was in the hospital, which is why they were watching over him.
David was not able to ascertain exactly what had attacked him. His contact informed him that there were other interests which did not want him here. David got the impression that it was complex, and that it likely involved another ET species. The telepathic communication with his key contact seemed to go on for about five minutes. After this the beings departed just as rapidly as they had initially appeared. Nobody else on the ward had any clue as to what had just taken place.
During his time in hospital David regularly chatted with the nurses about his contact experiences. Some of them were absolutely fascinated by what he talked about, and even asked him if he would be interested in going out for a drink after he was discharged!
Towards the end of the month David had a meeting with twelve doctors to assess his mental health. They called him into a room and asked him to sit down. However it soon became apparent that all they were interested in asking him about was the aliens he had mentioned. David sensed that he should tell these doctors the truth, so he held nothing back.
The meeting went on for about four hours, and the individuals present wanted to know every little detail of his contact experiences. One of them seemed to be trying to wind David up, perhaps to see how he would react. At the end of it they told him that he appeared to be mentally stable and that he was free to go home.
David later found out that on the same night he was admitted, two UFOs were both observed and photographed hovering motionless right over the hospital by multiple witnesses! According to David, the incident made the national newspapers including The Sun. Police helicopters were actually sent out to engage the UFOs, which looked like glowing white lights. However whenever the helicopters got close to them they would vanish. When the helicopters moved away they would reappear. Unfortunately I have not yet been able to track down any of the articles, but if I do they will be added to this report.
There have been numerous occasions where David and others around him have seen shadow-like beings either enter him or emerge out from him. One day he was standing in the kitchen on his own doing the washing up. He was in quite a relaxed state of mind at the time. Suddenly he felt the feeling of something rushing up behind him really fast. At this unsettling feeling he turned around to see what was there. He didn’t see anything at first.
Then without warning he saw a dark shadowy human-like shape run around the bottom of the stairs. It ran straight at him extremely fast. As it got closer he could see its limbs actually moving back and forth like it was sprinting towards him. It continued to approach and ran straight into him, disappearing as it did.
On another occasion when he was 30, David was around Luke’s house. He and Luke were out in the back garden while Luke’s girlfriend was in the kitchen. She could see them out of the window. Suddenly David felt enlightened like something had lifted up out of him. At the same moment Luke’s girlfriend screamed from the kitchen.
Luke ran into the house to find out what had happened. A few minutes later he came back outside and asked David to leave. When David asked why, Luke informed him that his girlfriend had seen a black shadowy form rise up out of him and shoot straight upwards into the air. Luke had been right next to him and hadn’t seen anything. However his girlfriend was convinced that it had not just been a trick of the light, and was so disturbed by what she had seen that she didn’t want to see or speak with David! Reluctantly he agreed and headed back home.
David says there have been other similar incidents to these, but finds it had to remember the specific details.
Late one evening in 2006 David was out driving in Bicester, enjoying his relatively new car. It was between 11.30pm - midnight and there were hardly any other vehicles on the road. He was driving along Charbridge Lane, a bit further along from the field where he and Ricky had previously witnessed the UFO landing.
He looked in the rear view mirror and was surprised to see a male Nordic being sitting on the back seat. This one was familiar to him and was one of the beings he had seen on previous occasions. He had short brown hair, handsome facial features and a pale complexion. It was quite dark at the time so David could not really see what he was wearing. The sudden appearance of this being did not really frighten David, by 2006 he was completely comfortable with his contact experiences.
The Nordic began to speak with David telepathically, conveying the message that he wanted to take control of David’s body in order to experience what it was like to drive a car. David was aware that the being did not want to completely take him over, he just wanted to share the experience of driving while giving David enough control over the situation to remain safe. David was quite happy with the Nordic’s request and agreed.
A moment later he felt the being inside his mind. He allowed the being some control over his actions so he could experience driving the car. He sensed that the being was thrilled by this and was enjoying the experience. They approached a roundabout, drove around it, returned back along the stretch of road to the next roundabout and then came back round again. This lasted about 10 minutes as they were driving quite slowly.
After this the being departed and David felt he had regained full control over his actions. He then continued on his journey back home.
An Implant Detected?
In 2007 when David was 30 years old he worked for a number of months at Bakels bread-manufacturing company on the industrial estate in Bicester. His job was to fill bags with processed grain and pile them up for fork lift trucks to take away. The grain would reach him via a conveyor belt. Just before it reached him it would pass under a metal detector that lay over the conveyor belt. This was designed to ensure that the grain was free of any small metal fragments before it was bagged.
One day David got impatient at the speed of the conveyor belt. He put his right hand through the metal detector to grab hold of the grain and push it through faster. To his surprise the metal detector went off! The conveyor belt immediately stopped and the supervisor approached him. He asked what had happened and David explained. He informed David that he should not put his hand through the detector with metal jewelry on. This is where David told him that he wasn’t wearing any jewelry.
The supervisor asked him to put his hand through the detector again. Once more it went off. He then tried doing the same with his own hand, to which nothing happened. He informed David that he must have something metal in his hand. David was by now fully aware that he was experiencing contact. He was also aware of alien implants, and wondered if there was one inside his hand. Of course he did not explain all of this to the supervisor; he just shrugged it off and continued with his work.
David has not yet looked into this incident any further. He is unaware of what the object could have been or whether it is still there in his hand. It is of course possible that it was some kind of metal splinter; however he could not find any scars which would suggest injury. In the coming months we hope to get hold of a metal detector and verify whether or not the object is still present. If it is then we may attempt to obtain an X-Ray photograph of it. Any updates on this will be added to this report in due course.
In the summer of 2007 David, Ricky, Ricky’s brother Shane, Phil, Sam and a couple of other friends all headed down to Wiltshire to visit locations, look for crop formations and do some sky watching. It was really nice weather, clear and sunny. The group took a large tent with them which they set up two fields behind Silbury Hill, a prehistoric artificial chalk mound close to Avebury.
Aerial map of Silbury Hill. Note the faded crop formation in the wheat field towards the top:
Photograph of Silbury Hill: