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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!”