Updated: Oct 4, 2019
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: Dave Hodrien
Release Date: 06/09/2019
Last Updated: 03/10/2019
Sam regularly attends our group’s monthly meetings. When she first joined us she informed me of a puzzling missing time incident she had experienced while living in New Zealand. I got in touch via phone soon afterwards to go over this in depth as well as a number of other events that have taken place.
Childhood Paranormal Experiences
When she was growing up Sam lived in Friskney, Skegness with her parents. She recalls a couple of incidents which could be put down to poltergeist activity. One day she was in the kitchen with her mum and dad. There was a cardboard box leaning against one of the walls. All of a sudden it fell over of its own accord, hovered for a moment above the floor, then returned to its original position. Everyone present witnessed this event. A few weeks later Sam was elsewhere in the house when some extension cords started leaping up and down by themselves. For some reason she was not frightened and merely thought to herself “Oh no, not again!”
One night when she was 11 years old Sam recalls waking up in bed to find she could not move. She could feel the shape of someone lying down in bed alongside her but could not see anything. She then heard whatever it was say “Sshhh” in her ear. She does not recall what happened next so must have dropped back off to sleep. On numerous occasions when she was 13 years old and at secondary school she would sit up in the middle of the night and hold a conversation with someone or something in the corner of her room. She only found out this was happening from her friend Sharon who would occasionally stop overnight. While these incidents could easily be put down to sleep paralysis and recurring dreams rather than anything more unusual they are still worth mentioning.
When she was in her 4th year at secondary school Sam and her friends began to mess around with an Ouija board. They used to do this in the common room and by the music room at the school. One “entity” who she believes they got in contact with was a man who claimed to have shot himself in Fold Hill, an area of Friskney.
The girls got in touch with him on numerous occasions. On one occasion he informed Sam that she would get an A and two C’s in her A levels. Later on this prediction would be proven to be correct. However after a while the messages coming back became threatening. Her friend Melanie refused to continue doing the board. Soon afterwards they were walking down the stairs on the way to a lesson when suddenly Melanie fell half way down the stairs. She claimed that something invisible had pushed her.
Years later while at Sheffield University Sam did another board in the basement of her halls of residence with about ten other students. One person present was a Dutch friend who lived in the halls. He was sceptical of what they were doing. Sam asked him to take his finger off the board. She then asked it to spell out the street where he used to live in Denmark. Apparently the board spelled out the correct location in Dutch, information she was not aware of. This of course really disturbed him.
While many believe that Ouija boards work because of the people using them unconsciously pushing the pointer, it is incidents such as these which suggest there may be something more to them in some circumstances.
When she was 15 Sam used to go out drinking at disco nights in Old Leake, a village close to Friskney. One evening she was out there with her friends Sharon and Tracey. They were on their way back to Sharon’s house to pick something up before making their way to Old Leake. There was no-one else around at the time.
They were walking along the pavement when further along the path ahead of them leaning on the back of a trailer they saw what appeared to be the shadowy shape of a tall figure. It had long arms and a long stretched face, and looked solid rather than an apparition of some kind. The girls immediately stopped walking and felt rooted to the spot in fright.
They stared at it for a number of seconds before Sharon said “Come on!” at which point they turned around and decided to head straight for the disco. The girls laughed it off at the time, but looking back at the incident Sam feels there was definitely something not right about the situation.
Paranormal Activity Returns
In 2005 Sam was living in Southampton with her fiancé at the time Bob. On at least several occasions while living at this address Sam felt something touch her feet while she was lying down in bed. Bob would always be asleep or out of the room when it happened so she knew it was not him accidentally bumping into her. She told him about what was happening but he was sceptical about it.
On one weekend morning Bob had gone out to play golf. Sam remained in bed assuming he was going to be out most of the day. But unknown to her he returned home and decided to play a prank on her. He sneaked into the bedroom and touched her on the feet. Sam defiantly exclaimed “For gods sake leave it will you!” speaking directly to what she believed was a ghost. At this response Bob replied “Oh my god, you weren’t joking were you?”
About a week later Sam and Bob were lying in bed watching television. Suddenly from out of nowhere they both watched a shadow-like mass move up in front of the screen. It then moved across the room over by the window before fading away. Bob looked at Sam and asked “Did you see that?” Sam replied “Yeah, just ignore it, forget about it.” This was the only time they saw this shadowy entity.
By 2007 Sam and Bob had moved into a bungalow in Christ Church, New Zealand as they had gained full residency status. At the time they were both working. It was a summer’s evening in June or July. They had both returned home after a long day at work. It was about 6.30-6.45pm. Sam went to get a cold bottle of white wine from the fridge. She then brought it into the living room and poured herself and Bob a glass. They made plans to order a pizza, but before ringing up began by sitting down on the sofa and Bob put on some music – a CD by rock group The Feeling. They began drinking their wine and listening to the first song.
The next thing Sam became aware of was of waking up lying on her bed facing the wall. She was on top of the bed sheets and still in her clothes. Checking the clock she could see it was 9.30am. She rolled over and found Bob lying naked on the bed next to her. He was staring up at the ceiling and had a frightened expression on his face. Sam asked him “How did we get here? What’s going on?” Bob replied “I remember putting the CD on.” “What happened?” Sam enquired. Bob simply said “I don’t know.”
Both Sam and Bob were deeply concerned and frightened by the situation they found themselves in. Bob informed Sam that he had been lying awake on the bed for half an hour before she awoke. The couple remained in the bedroom for a further 20-30 minutes not daring to go and take a look around the house.
In the end they got up and started exploring the house to see if there was anything out of place. They found that doors around the bungalow had been closed whereas usually they would have been left open. Their pet cat was locked inside the other bedroom. Usually they would leave it open for him so he could come and go as he pleased during the night. When they went downstairs they found that the bottle of white wine was back in the fridge with the top put back on, and the wine glasses had been placed in the dishwasher. The bottle of wine appeared full, suggesting that the wine had been poured back into it. How the bottle and glasses had ended up like this was a complete mystery. The CDs were left out on the side by the player exactly how they had been left. There was nothing else which appeared out of place.
The couple had both lost about 15 hours they could not account for. There was nothing else they could do except get on with their day as normal. In the evening Sam and Bob drank the bottle of red wine as they didn’t want it to go to waste.
This is a truly bizarre series of events. A suggestion which we should initially look into would be that the wine was drugged in some way and when they started drinking it they became intoxicated, got up, put the wine away, put the glasses in the dishwasher then went up to bed and collapsed. However the biggest issue with this explanation is of course the fact that they drank the wine on the following evening. If it had been drugged in some way then the same thing would have happened – but it appeared to be completely normal.
If the wine was normal then what could explain what took place? It would be possible for either Sam or Bob to have some kind of reaction, but it seems very unlikely that they would have had this at the same time, even down to the particular song they were listening too. While there are no signs which would immediately link this experience with ET contact, such as flashbacks to seeing a UFO or beings, I have dealt with numerous cases before where multiple witnesses have all experienced missing time together.
However if we assume the possibility that contact was involved, why would they have then put back the bottle of wine and put the glasses in the dishwasher. This tends to suggest that they were aware enough to perform these tasks at some point in proceedings and felt the need to do so. If they had experienced an abduction or visitation, surely the last thing on their mind would be to clear away the wine and glasses? There is the possibility that they were in a dazed state and did things automatically. But there are still the anomalies of the cat being locked in the other bedroom, and the fact that Bob was unclothed when he awoke but Sam was fully clothed.
The incident still un-nerves both of them. In due course Sam plans to be hypnotically regressed. It is possible that in doing so an explanation comes to light.
A few weeks after the missing time incident Bob began to mention sensing irritation a couple of inches above his left ear amongst his hair. One evening he and Sam were getting ready to go out to meet some friends. Bob an his fingers through his hair and felt something catch on his hand. He checked and found a short wire-like object sticking out of his skin. He grabbed a hold of it and slowly pulled the object out. It was about an inch long, pale blond in colour (lighter than his mousey brown coloured hair), and solid like a wire of some kind.
Bob looked at it and exclaimed “Oh god look at that!” Sam glanced at the object then flicked it across the bedroom exclaiming “At least you got it out. Come on, hurry up, we’re late!”
This is not the first time that an experiencer has reported extracting something like this from them. However this does not mean it has anything to do with contact. Implants usually tend to be small metallic objects, this could well have been an infected hair follicle or something similar. It is a shame that Sam flicked the object away, but at the time she was not particularly familiar with aspects of the contact phenomenon. It was only after she and Bob went to watch the abduction-themed horror movie The Fourth Kind at the cinema that she started to wonder if what had happened to her was ET in nature.
Sam has had a variety of fascinating experiences throughout her life, some of which may be related to contact. One of the most intriguing incidents is of course the missing time which she and her ex-fiancé experienced. Most normal explanations can be discounted due to the fact that they both experienced this and that they had barely consumed any alcohol at all when it took place (as proven by the full bottle the following morning). Sam has also had many paranormal experiences. While not directly linked with contact it should be noted that a high proportion of contactees do report having experiences of this nature, and an indirect link does seemingly exist.
As Sam regularly attends BUFOG she will likely keep me updated of any further incidents which take place.
Copyright Dave Hodrien 2019