Updated: Sep 22, 2021
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: Dave Hodrien
Last Updated: 22/09/2021
For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used
Every so often I come across a case which is extremely compelling, and which includes many experiences spanning the life time of an individual. This is one such case. The lady in this report, who I shall call Susan, has had contact related experiences right back to her childhood. These experiences have included multiple abductions and visitations by ET beings, UFO sightings, missing time, paranormal activity and psychic abilities. And with this particular case there is one piece of evidence which is extremely rare in the field of ET contact… one of her abductions appears to have been captured on video camera!
This extensive report features a full overview of Susan’s many fascinating experiences, analysis of the video footage, and transcripts from two regressions. Although parts of this case has been written about online by other UFO researchers who Susan has also got in touch with, this is the only complete and accurate version of events available. It is also the only report that Susan and her family have officially acknowledged.
I first learned of Susan’s case from UFO investigator Philip Mantle. He forwarded it to me due to my experience in contact research, and asked if I could write an article for UFO Matrix magazine, which has sadly since folded. He informed me that Susan had experienced two abductions back in December 2010, and that one of these had seemingly been captured on camera. Immediately intrigued, I gladly accepted and got in touch with Susan.
On 23rd January 2011 I drove round to Susan’s previous house near Droitwich to meet her and her family, including her husband Badar and daughters Abida and Senait. Over several hours I interviewed her about her experiences. After going over everything in depth we decided that the best way forward would be to arrange a hypnotic regression based around the two key abduction experiences, to see if any further details came to light. On 5th February I returned with hypnotherapist Rob Tudge, who I used to work with regularly on contact case investigations. The regression went well and
additional details were uncovered which Susan had not previously recollected. After this date, Rob returned to see Susan on numerous other occasions. As a result of this further details emerged relating to incidents from Susan’s past.
In the months following, I analysed the video footage which seemed to show Susan vanishing from her bed on the night of the 2nd abduction. I also sent it off for analysis to several video experts. Although they could not shed any further light on exactly what the footage showed, you can read about my own analysis of the footage later in this report. Throughout the year, Susan spoke with numerous other UFO groups and individuals about her experiences. She spoke at Expolitics 2011 conference, and was also interviewed by a camera crew for an American documentary.
On 12th January 2012, nearly a year since the investigation began, I once again visited Susan at her current home to interview her about additional experiences which had happened throughout 2011. I also learned about a further abduction experience which occurred when she was very young.
On 15th March I and Susan gave a joint talk at BUFOG about her experiences. The lecture went very well and we received some very positive feedback from it. Both I and Susan are happy to repeat this talk at other venues, so if you’re interested in arranging a lecture please get in touch. A few weeks later on 1st April, I took Susan to be regressed a second time by the female hypnotherapist I now work with in Birmimgham. We explored four of Susan’s other experiences which had taken place within 2011 to early 2012. To an extent this was again a success, and although there were still unanswered questions we did obtain some additional information regarding these experiences.
The first of the two experiences which the investigation was initially focused around occurred on Thursday 3rd December 2010. Susan and Badar settled down to sleep themselves at about 12.30am. Their daughters were already asleep in the other upper bedroom. As usual Susan was wearing her night gown. She was finding it very difficult to get to sleep, which was unusual for her. She had been at home all day relaxing so she just figured she wasn’t very tired.
After 1 am she got out of bed and walked through to the side bedroom to check up on her daughters. Whenever she does this she tends to take a quick glance out of the window. The house lies alongside some grass-covered farmer’s fields. It was a frosty but very clear night and she could see the surrounding area well. She noticed something in the distance. There was what appeared to be a fattened-disc shaped light, glowing white with a slight orange tinge to it. The light was on the far side of the field which runs alongside the field nearest the house, about a quarter of a mile away.
Photograph of the view from the bedroom window, showing the position where the distant light was situated:
Witness drawing of the UFO at a distance:
Susan thought to herself “What the hell, that’s a low flying plane!” She initially thought it was going to crash. But she then felt that it looked strange for a plane and wondered if it was a reflection coming from inside the room and bouncing off the glass. She went and got a piece of paper and held it up on the window, but she could still see the light so knew it must be outside. She glanced back around for a second. When she turned back she was surprised to see that the glowing light was now much closer to her location, within a few hundred yards at most. It was now down close to the ground and in the field next to the house. It looked different to how it had appeared at a distance. Susan could see that it was not a single light, but appeared to be a bank of horizontal lights in a row. These lights were glowing extremely brightly and it was not possible to see their source.
Photograph showing the closer position where the object was then observed:
Witness drawing of the UFO closer up:
Susan immediately got the impression that the object was observing her. Susan says that she should have been especially concerned by this as she is Muslim and likes to keep covered up, and she was only wearing her night gown. But rather than getting worried by the presence of the object and the feeling it was watching her, she turned around, and went back to her room! This sort of behaviour is seen time and time again in contact cases. It seems probable that the ETs have a way of calming the individual down so they are not overly concerned by what is taking place.
Before she got into bed she checked the clock and it was 1.36am. She thought nothing more of the glowing object she had seen and laid back down next to her sleeping husband. It wasn’t long before her elder daughter Abida suddenly appeared at the doorway to the room. She said “Mummy something’s pulling at my foot”. Susan told her it was probably just the cat and to go back to bed.
It was a short time after this that Susan felt the urge to open her eyes. She does not think she had dropped off to sleep, she did not even feel tired. When she opened her eyes she found she was no longer in her bedroom. She appeared to be lying on a hard flat surface in a darkened room. She did not feel cold, but felt that she was naked. Her eldest daughter was kneeling alongside her and leaning over her. Susan could not see anything behind her daughter, there was just darkness.
Her daughter leaned closer and quietly said to her “Mum, it’s alright don’t worry. It’s your turn mum, don’t be scared, they’re not going to hurt you”. As she said this her daughter brushed the hair out of her face.
Then suddenly she felt a pulling sensation on one of her heels. This was followed by a feeling of movement, like she had been pulled along a tunnel. Susan finds this hard to explain as she did not actually see anything, just felt it. She then found herself in a different place, and her daughter was no longer there. She was still lying down but could no longer feel the table beneath her and appeared to be free floating. She felt that she was now paralyzed and could only move her eyes. It was still dark all around her, but this darkness was now covered in glowing gridlines which separated the entire space into cubes. These lines were a pale yellow-green colour. They did not pass through her but appeared to be all around her.
Witness drawing of the glowing grid lines:
She could hear what sounded like numerous thumping rhythmic noises. These sounds reminded Susan of machinery of some kind. Susan also sensed that there were many short beings around her, although she could not bend her head round to look at them. Susan also felt the presence of a tall being of some kind to her left by her head. She could sense that this being had one of its hands on her head.
Suddenly she began to feel strong prodding sensations, which felt like numerous hands touching her. This began near her head and then went slowly down her body. These sensations were felt all around her, including her back. She did not see any physical beings standing around her.
Numerous times throughout this procedure she remembers thinking “Why am I not scared?” This would in turn cause her to begin to be frightened by the situation. But whenever this happened she would then hear something in her mind speak to her saying “Don’t be scared, calm down”. This would immediately calm her down and she would relax again.
At the time of the experience, Susan had a bad back. As the prodding sensations moved down her body, she became worried that the beings were going to hurt her back. She tried speaking to the beings in her mind saying “You’re going to hurt my back”. At this moment she heard a response saying to her “We won’t hurt your back”. She then felt her legs being moved around to show her that her back was not hurting.
Susan then became aware of a strange looking machine which was between her legs. The next thing she felt was a long cold metallic rod being pushed up inside of her. As this was being done, a screen of some kind appeared to the right. It had no outer structure to it – it was almost like a floating holographic image. The screen appeared to be showing an internal view of herself in glowing white lines. Susan felt there was an urgency to the situation, like whoever was doing this was running out of time.
Suddenly a white light appeared off to her left a short distance away behind the glowing gridlines. It looked like the glow from an arched doorway which had been opened. Standing in this light was the silhouette of a tall humanoid being, which she assumed at the time was her son. However this being looked to be at least 7 and a half feet in height, where as her son is 6 feet 5 inches tall. When Susan was regressed she saw this being for what it really was (see later)
Susan then heard the tall being speak in her mind. However what it said appeared to be directed not at her, but at the smaller beings around her. It asked “What are you doing with her? Why is she still here?” Susan then felt the familiar pulling sensation on her heel again.
Before her regression Susan could not remember what happened next, she just remembered being back in her bed in a sitting position. However under hypnosis she recalled some of the details of her return home, as you will read about in a bit.
Back in her bed Susan did not drop off to sleep. She was surprised to find that she was naked, even though she remembered going to bed with her night gown on. It was lying alongside the bed. She reached over and put it back on. She then noticed how hot the room appeared to be, despite the fact that the heating had not been switched on that night. However her skin felt cold to the touch. She wondered what had just taken place and definitely felt like she had been somewhere else. She checked the time and found that it was 3.16am. At the time she didn’t think anything of this but as we went over everything again she seemed perplexed by this, as she had felt at the time that everything had only taken about 30 minutes. However she believes she was taken soon after 1.38am. If this was the case then it appears she was gone for about 90 minutes. For some reason she felt that she was going to forget the details of what happened, so she woke up Badir to tell him. As she described what she remembered, she began to worry that she was pregnant. She does not know why she had these feelings.
Despite remembering many of the details of the actual abduction, she had completely forgotten that she had seen the UFO out in the field! She only remembered this part of the experience later when speaking to her aunt about what happened. Her aunt suggested that maybe it was to do with aliens, something which before this point Susan had not really considered. This seemed to trigger her memory of seeing the glowing light in the field next to the house.
After telling her husband about what happened, both he and Susan went back to sleep. The following morning Susan felt strong pains in the area of her lower abdomen around her ovaries. She also had a pain on the end of one of the fingers of her left hand. When she touched this she felt sensations shoot right up her arm. She started spotting blood a small amount. This continued for several days after the experience, as did her unusual thoughts about pregnancy. Another interesting aspect is that every morning when she woke up Susan felt she was going to find that her back was healed. It would take a short while before she would realise that it still hurt.
While she was fine with waking up in the morning, going to bed was a whole different matter. As the days went by her fear of going to sleep at night got steadily worse and worse until she was absolutely terrified and tried to stay up as long as possible so she would not have to lie down. The fear was overwhelming but Susan had no idea why she was feeling so frightened. It was at this point that Badir decided to take action and set up an infra red camera which they own. He wanted to reassure Susan that nothing was coming to take her away at night. He set it up at the base of the bedroom facing the bed. From that point on the camera was switched on each night.
Initial Abduction – Regression Transcript
When Rob regressed Susan on 5th February 2011, we looked into two incidents, the abduction described above, and a follow on abduction which took place 6 days afterwards (see later). Below is the part of the regression relating to the initial abduction.
R: Just relax and breathe, breathe deeply. That’s fine. And as you continue to relax and breathe deeply I want you to go back to that first incident, it was a Thursday, December the 2nd, 2nd into the 3rd. Tell me, did anything strange happen during daylight hours? Anything unusual, anything strange. And you can speak easily and freely.
R: No, that’s fine, ok. So you went to bed as normal, you went to sleep, and then what happened?
S: I couldn’t sleep.
R: You couldn’t sleep. Just tell me, you can tell me.
S: I just need to check the kids.
R: You need to check the children.
R: Ok, had you been asleep?
R: You hadn’t been asleep, you’d gone to bed, but you hadn’t been asleep, and then you had to go and check on the children, is that correct?
R: Ok. Have you any idea of the time when you went to check the children?
R: That’s ok. So you went to check the children, then what happened?
S: The kids are fine.
R: The kids are fine, that’s very good. So you check the children and they’re fine. What happens next?
S: I’m looking out the window.
R: You looked out the window.
S: And I saw a light.
R: You saw a light.
S: Yeah. I can see it.
R: Mhmm. Is this light high above? Lower down? Where is it?
S: By the trees.
R: By the trees, ok.
R: By the trees.
S: It’s gonna crash.
R: Oh it’s going to crash, you feel it’s going to crash, it’s...
S: It won’t.
R: It won’t.
S: It didn’t crash.
R: What happened?
S: It’s not a plane.
R: It’s not a plane. Could you describe it? The light you’re seeing. Tell me, in your own time, you’re perfectly safe. Just describe to me.
S: It’s a light.
S: A bright light.
R: Could you give me the colour of the light?
R: It’s white. It’s very low.
S: It’s above the trees.
S: But it might be a reflection in the window.
R: It might be a reflection in the window, yes. Is that what you’re thinking?
S: There’s a paper beside me.
R: Some paper beside you?
R: Mhmm. That’s ok. Just take your time, take as long as you need. There’s some paper beside you, is that important?
S: I need to block the reflection.
R: You need to block the reflection, oh just to check yes?
S: It doesn’t work (shakes head)
R: It didn’t work. What happened?
S: It’s still there. And behind me.
R: What’s behind you Susan?
S: To see if there’s a reflection, if there’s a light.
S: And there’s no light.
R: There’s no light behind you that could be a reflection.
S: I can see the light now, it’s closer.
R: The light is closer, is that correct?
S: I only have my night gown on.
R: You only...
S: They can see me. They’re watching me.
R: Who’s watching you Susan? Who’s watching you? Is that what you sense or is that what you see?
S: That’s what I feel.
R: That’s what you feel.
R: Uh huh, you feel you’re being watched.
R: Thank you.
S: I should care ‘cause I just have my night gown on.
R: You should care because you have your night gown on, and you feel you’re being watched.
S: I don’t care.
R: You don’t care. Ahh I see. And what happens next? You’re quite safe, this is a memory, you’re quite safe. You’re protected and grounded, this is a memory. Tell me what happens next.
S: I go to my room. I go to my room, and I lie down.
R: Now, something about coming to your room? You come back to your room?
R: You come back to your room.
R: So you leave the window where the light is.
R: And you come back to your room, is that right?
S: Yeah, yeah.
R: Ok. Why should you want to do that? Didn’t you want to look at the light? To see what was going to happen?
R: You wanted to come back to your room?
R: Mhmm. You came back to your room. What happened next? Just take your time, and breathe. This is just a memory. Just take your time and breathe. Good girl. What happened next? You returned to your room.
R: Did you lie down?
S: I fixed my bed.
R: You fixed your bed.
R: Uh huh. You fixed your bed. And then what happened next?
S: I took my night gown off.
R: You took it off. Do you normally take your night gown off?
R: So that was something unusual that you did.
R: Ok. And what did you do with the night gown, where did you put it?
S: I dropped it.
R: You just dropped it. You dropped your night gown. And how did you feel, or what were you thinking when you dropped your night gown? Why should you do that?
(Rob’s mobile phone receives a text and makes a sound, even though he is certain he switched it off. He hands me the phone to switch off but it crashes on shut down)
R: What did you feel when you dropped your night gown?
S: I shouldn’t take my night gown off.
R: You shouldn’t do it, but you did it anyway.
S: Mmm (inaudible)
R: Ok. What happened next?
S: I lie down in bed.
R: You lie down?
S: I put my phone on, I put the Koran on.
S: My daughter comes in.
R: Your daughter came in.
S: Yeah. She said “Mummy something’s pulling at my foot”.
R: Your daughter came in and said to you “Mummy there’s something pulling at my foot”?
S: Yeah. I told her it’s the cat.
S: “It was the cat. Just go and snuggle with your sister”.
R: Just go and snuggle with your sister. Did she do that?
R: She was happy with your explanation?
R: Ok. What happened next?
S: I’m just laying there.
R: You’re just laying there, ok.
S: I can’t sleep.
R: So you continue to lay there and you can’t sleep. What happens next? This is just a memory, you are completely safe, protected and grounded. You’re looking at a memory. What happened next Susan? Did you manage to get to sleep?
R: You didn’t manage to get to sleep. So what happened next? What’s happening Susan?
S: I don’t know where I am.
R: You don’t know where you are? You don’t know where you are.
S: My daughter’s beside me.
R: Your daughter is beside you, ok. But you don’t know where you are, and your daughter’s beside you.
S: I don’t want to be there.
R: You don’t want to be there. Tell me what you see in this place that you don’t want to be, tell me what you see.
S: It’s just dark.
R: It’s just dark, can you see anything at all?
S: Everything’s dark except my daughter. I can see my daughter.
R: Good, that’s good that you can see your daughter.
S: She’s leaning over me.
R: She’s leaning over you. So you are lying down?
R: Yes. What are you lying on Susan, how does that feel on your back and your legs?
S: It’s hard.
R: It’s hard. You’re lying on a hard surface, that’s correct, and your daughter is leaning over you?
S: Yeah but she’s on her knees.
R: Oh I see, I understand, that’s ok. She’s kneeling down beside you?
S: Yeah. She’s touching my face and my hair.
R: Ok. Is she concerned for you?
R: That’s the impression I had.
S: And she’s telling me...
R: And she’s...
S: Telling me “Don’t worry”
R: She’s telling you...
S: She’s telling me “Don’t be scared. It’s your turn”.
R: It’s your turn.
S: “Don’t be scared”.
R: Don’t be scared.
S: “They won’t hurt you”.
R: Did she say “I don’t want to hurt you”?
S: She said “They won’t hurt you”.
R: They won’t hurt you, ok. And what do you understand from that? They won’t hurt you.
S: There’s somebody with us.
R: There’s somebody with you. Can you see that person with you or do you sense them?
S: I can sense them.
R: You can sense that there’s somebody with you. Are you looking at your daughter’s eyes?
R: Ok. And what do you see in your daughter’s eyes as she looks back at you?
S: She’s scared.
R: She’s scared.
R: Ok. So you’re consoling each other...
R: Ok just breathe. This is a memory, this is a memory, this is just a memory. You are safe and your daughter is absolutely safe. This is just a memory Susan, you’re absolutely safe. Both of you are safe I promise you. Good, that’s fine. That’s good. It’s a memory, a memory, that’s all it is. Ok. What happens next?
S: Something pulls me by my foot.
R: Something pulls you by your foot.
S: By my heel.
R: By your heel.
S: And everything’s black.
R: And everything goes black. Tell me about being pulled by your heels, was it something around your ankles or was it a pinch at theheel?
S: A pinch at my heel.
R: A pinch at your heel, ok.
S: Above my heel.
S: But it doesn’t hurt.
R: It doesn’t hurt.
S: I’m going like in a tunnel.
R: You’re going in a tunnel.
S: It feels like a tunnel, I can’t see, it’s black.
R: You can’t see, it’s black. Is your daughter with you or have you left her behind?
S: No, I’ve left her.
R: You’ve left her behind.
S: I’m floating.
R: Say that to me again.
S: I’m floating.
R: You’re floating, thank you. You’re floating.
S: But it feels nice.
R: It’s a good feeling, yes.
R: Are you calmed by this feeling?
R: Excellent, excellent. Is it still totally dark?
R: No. Tell me what you see. Take your time.
S: I’m in a room with grids.
R: You’re in a room with grids.
S: There’s lines all over.
R: There’s lines all over. Are you above the lines?
S: They’re everywhere around me.
R: I get the impression of a cage, would that be correct?
R: No, that’s not correct.
S: They’re in the air.
R: The grids are in the air.
R: Uh huh. So they’re above you and below you, is that correct?
S: They’re everywhere.
R: What colour are these grids?
S: White, kind of green colour.
R: That’s fine. Is that the only colour you can see or the only structure?
S: I can’t move.
R: You can’t move.
R: Are you constrained by the grids, or is this a physical thing?
S: I don’t know, I can’t move.
R: You don’t know.
S: I can just move my eyes.
R: It’s just you can only move your eyes, is that right?
R: And when you realise you can’t move, what’s your reaction to that?
S: I feel very relaxed.
R: You feel very relaxed in this place, you don’t react to the feeling of being unable to move. Ok. And how long does this last for, how long do you stay here?
S: I feel touching on my body.
R: You feel touching on your body.
R: Everywhere mhmm. Can you see who’s touching you? Is that possible? Just take your time. This is just a memory. Just take your time. Tell me if you can see who’s touching you.
R: You can’t see, that’s ok, that’s fine. But you’re aware of being touched.
S: They’re moving me.
R: You say they are moving you.
R: You’re aware of somebody.
S: There’s lots of them.
S: Lot’s of them.
R: Lots of who Susan? Lots of who? Who’s moving you Susan? Take your time, this is just a memory. Take your time, if you can look or sense who’s moving you. There are lots of them. Tell me what you see or what you sense please. Just take your time.
J:They’re going to move me.
R: Say that again please.
S: They’re going to move me. And they’re poking me in my back, and my arms.
R: Just poking you, is that right?
S: Touching me.
R: Uh huh. Are you still calm?