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Burnley Contact Case – Abduction Memories, UFO Sighting, OBEs

Updated: Sep 7, 2022

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 06/09/2022


In August 2022 I was contacted by a man named Jason Thornton who wanted validation on some unusual experiences which had previously taken place. I was recommended to him off another witness and researcher he had spoken with at the Awakening conference in Blackpool which he attended. We discussed his experiences over numerous video and phone calls, which has allowed me to write up this report. During the investigation I was also contacted by his ex-partner and long term friend Lisa, who provided some comments about Jason and his experiences.


Jason unfortunately suffers from both Multiple Sclerosis and Fibromyalgia, which can sometimes affect his ability to recollect things, and means he finds it too painful to do detailed drawings. However he has done some basic sketches, and I have also created mock up images based on his descriptions.


Lit Disc Sighting


For most of his life Jason has lived on Sunningdale Gardens, Burnley. In 1984 when he was 13 years old he would regularly go camping with his friend Brendan, who lived on the same road. Brendan’s house was on the top path of the road, overlooking one of the open grass-covered fields of Little Toms Farm. It was in this field that they would camp, close enough for Brendan’s father to check up on them from the upper window.


Aerial map of Sunningdale Gardens indicating Jason’s house (bottom) and Brendan’s house (top)
Modern photograph of the field where the boys used to camp

One night in mid-October they had set up a tent about 2/3 of the way across the field. It was a largely clear night, with some patches of light cloud but plenty of stars still visible. They had a bonfire lit to cook baked potatoes and toast marshmallows. It was about 3 am and they were sitting next to the fire chatting.


Aerial map indicating Brendan’s house (A) and the position where they camped (B)

Suddenly they heard a low continuous humming sound. Thinking it was an aircraft in the vicinity they looked up into the sky overhead. At this moment the sound abruptly stopped. It was now that they noticed a circular silhouetted object above them. It seemed to be about 1000 feet up, although this was quite hard to judge. They could just see the round dark shape blocking out the stars.


Mock up of the UFO as it first appeared

A moment later a number of multi-coloured lights lit up around the outer rim of the object. These lights were static and did not change in brightness. Not exactly sure of what they were looking at, Jason said to Brendan “It’s a weird time for an aircraft to be in the sky.” Brendan responded “I don’t think planes are round or have lights of those colours on them.” Agreeing with him, Jason said “Oh no they don't, it must be a UFO then!”


Mock up of the UFO with the multi-coloured lights around the rim

At this point Brendan looked away from it, clearly un-nerved by its presence. Jason continued to watch it. Several seconds later the object suddenly shot away to the South East East in the direction of the main buildings of Little Toms Farm. It moved with instant acceleration and at an extremely fast speed. Brendan asked “Is it still there?” to which Jason responded “No, it’s gone.”


Aerial map showing the flight path of the UFO
Modern photograph of the farm buildings

After the sighting Brendan was disturbed and wanted to go back home, but Jason convinced him to stay. Soon they got into their tent and settled down to sleep. In the morning, when he got home, Jason told his father about what they’d seen. His father seemed quite sceptical of what had taken place and dismissed it.


Out Of Body


In his early twenties Jason moved in as a lodger with an elderly couple who lived on Hurtley Street (now demolished). When he was 24 he had two out-of-body experiences within the space of one week. He was lying on the sofa in the living room at around 1 am watching television. He thinks that he then dropped off to sleep.


His next recollection was of floating up above the sofa about 4 feet in the air. He was looking downwards and could see himself lying there asleep. He had no idea what was going on and thought to himself “What the hell’s going on here?” His view was fixed in a downwards position. Due to the bizarreness of the situation he did not try moving at all.


For what seemed to be about 15 minutes, the experience ended and he suddenly found himself back in his body and waking up on the settee. In shock he sat up and wondered what had just happened.


Three days later exactly the same thing took place! Once again he was lying on the settee and dropped off to sleep, then found himself floating and looking down on himself. This time he tried reaching out but found that he could not move at all. Again the experience seemed to last for about 15 minutes before suddenly ending.


These incidents are classic examples of what is known as an out-of-body experience. Quite often during these it is not possible to move. I myself have had a very similar experience when I was knocked out with gas at the dentist and 14 years old.


Example drawing of an OBE

While OBE’s are not strictly linked with contact in any way, quite a number of contactees have reported having them in addition to their contact experiences, so I have decided to include them.


First Abduction Recollection


On an evening in mid-December 2019 Jason went to bed like normal. At some point during the night he started to have what appeared to be an extremely vivid dream. In this dream he found himself at the top end of an upholstered sofa covered in stripes of various shades of brown. He was wearing the T-shirt and underwear he had gone to sleep in, but was lying on top of a female humanoid being who was in a seated position facing him. She had white coloured hair, pale coloured skin and very blue eyes. She was wearing a pale blue coloured pinafore-like outfit which reminded him of a hospital matron. This suit happened to be the same colour as that which he decided to paint his bedroom walls with when he was 14.

Wondering what was going on he tried to look round at the room, but found that he was semi-paralyzed. He could only tilt his neck to look round to his left and right. Looking to his left he saw that the sofa was quite long and went down most of the length of the room. On it were other couples, paired up just as he was. Each couple was made up of a man, none of whom he recognised, and all of which appeared to be wearing different night clothes. Under each of them was a pale haired humanoid woman wearing the same clothing as the one under him was.


The room he was in appeared to be 16 feet square. It reminded him of his mother’s old living room. The carpeted floor had brown and beige coloured squares on it. Off to his left and behind him was a low coffee table of some kind. On the far corner of the room to his left was an open doorway. Half way along the far wall was a fireplace.


Standing in front of this fireplace was another humanoid being. This being was again female, and about 6 foot 3 inches in height. Like the beings on the sofa she had long straight white coloured hair, pale skin and extremely blue eyes and was wearing the same clothing, which went right down to her feet. She looked almost human except for her chin which was slightly more pointed than would be usual.


Drawing of a Nordic from another case which reminds Jason of the standing one he saw

She then heard the being audibly say “Over the table”. A moment later he saw that his own mother was walking across the room behind him. She stepped over the corner of the coffee table, continued walking and exited the room via the door in the corner. He assumed she must have emerged from another door but he could not see this as he was unable to turn right round.


The below sketch was done by Jason to show the layout of the room. The rectangle at the top left is the sofa. The square alongside it is the coffee table. The two dots near the bottom is the position of the standing Nordic being. The gap with dots at the lower left is the open doorway. The gap with dots at the top right is an assumed other doorway which he did not actually see. Lastly the diagonal line is the supposed path his mother took across the room:



While the entire situation with the beings under him and these other men seemed sexual in nature, there was no penetration involved. After what seemed to be about 20 minutes, he felt like he had an orgasm. After this the entire room was suddenly bathed in bright white light. When this happened the colour of the standing Nordic's outfit also changed to neon green. The colour reminded him of the colour he had painted his bedroom walls when he was 14 years old.


Jason’s next recollection was of waking up in his bed. It was morning time but he remembered what had happened extremely vividly. This shocked him, as he hardly ever remembers his dreams, even back to childhood. This fact immediately made it seem significant to him.


After getting up he contacted Lisa and informed her about what happened. She was also impressed as she was aware of the fact that he usually doesn’t recall dreams. Later in the day he contacted Nick Pope about the experience, who advised him to go to MUFON. He sent the information but never heard back from them.


To many this would probably just seem like a strange dream. However there are aspects of it which link with the contact phenomenon. While many people see the actual surroundings of the craft when they are taken, sometimes the individual will experience what is known as a screen memory. If this has taken place then they may recall either the beings or the surroundings differently. It is unknown whether this is something being done on purpose by the beings, or something which happens naturally, it may be a mix of both. Often the screen memory is something familiar to them, so I find it interesting that Jason said the room he found himself in reminded him of his mother’s old living room. This may also be the reason why she was present in the room at one point, perhaps she herself was actually a being masking its appearance.