Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: James Brodie
Release Date: 24/01/2023
This is a report for a number of interactions that have been experienced by Claire who is a regular member of the BUFOG Truth Seekers Group. I have got to know Claire over the last year and I found her to be personable and quite knowledgeable regarding the UFO and Paranormal phenomenon. In my initial conversations with Claire, she was also able to share with me that her father (who sadly passed 2019) reported that he had had a number of contactee experiences (which he was very reluctant to discuss). This sets an interesting backdrop for Claire’s own experiences. As always, I base my analysis on the information provided and then I follow up with my own conclusions.
The first instance that Claire shared with me was a UFO experience that she shared with her mother. Both Claire and her mother were able to share their experience sharing the same level of detail.
Claire was a teenager and was on work experience in Leamington Spa which is in Warwickshire UK. She had just finished and was walking over to her Mum's workplace so she could get a lift home. Claire recalls this was in May 2003 and it would have been around 5:10pm on a mild warm mid-week evening with a clear sky.
They were stood in the car park of Warwick District Council which was based at Riverside House on a road called Milverton Hill. Claire wasn’t sure who saw it first, but they looked up at the sky and saw an object they proceeded to watch for around 10 minutes. They had to leave the car park to pick up Claire’s younger brother, but they chose a route that would enable them to keep an eye on the object as go to their intended location. They believe they observed the object for around 20 min in total.
The object was said to be silver in colour and appeared to be very shiny and metallic in nature. The shine was potentially the object reflecting light from the sun. The object was in a south easterly direction, and it was difficult to gauge how far the object was from Claire and her Mum but they estimated from the map that the location of the object might have been near Daventry. It appeared 1 or 2 cm in the sky but they estimated that the object must have been quite large in size and was cigar shaped.
It would move from left to right, as well as up and down, speeding up and slowing down within milliseconds, and making 90 degree turns at the blink of an eye. It also appeared to change size from large to small and back again, but this may have been caused by the object rotating.
Recently Claire was speaking to a friend who is interested in the paranormal and retold her what she had seen as a teenager, and it appeared to trigger a memory in her friend when she suddenly remembered seeing a similar object moving in the same direction as Claire which was moving low in the sky during the daytime and it actually went straight over her house but this happened back in October 2021. Apparently, the sudden recollection was quite disturbing as she couldn’t understand why that had only come into her mind at that point and why had she originally forgotten about it? This was also witnessed by the friend’s neighbour, and I will see whether I can follow up the report with the two additional people, to see if any more information comes to light.
Another experience Claire had was she was driving through Leamington Spa with her mother and Claire happens to have a severe phobia of insects. She felt something brush past her neck and had to stop the car to investigate what it was she had felt, worrying that it would be a spider or an insect of sorts. When they pulled over, they could find no evidence of any insects in the car, but her Mum said that she had seen an orb come through the window and had brushed past Claire and wondered if that is what she had felt. They have since tried talking through what happened, but her Mum no longer has any recollection of the event.
Claire doesn’t have a lot of childhood memories due to some form of trauma, but she does recount that she experienced a number of very vivid experiences when she was younger, which she has always been unsure as to whether they were dreams or something else. She reported that on multiple occasions a hooded figure would walk up the stairs and enter her room. She was sure that the figure wasn’t human and once it was in the room everything would go blank. It used to terrify Claire as a child and it happened frequently. As a child she described the figure as being tall and skeletal in nature or a stick-like figure. Claire has since performed some of her own research and listened to similar experiences and she feels this figure seems very similar to that witnessed by those who have encountered Mantid beings or beings like a Mantis insect.
Claire and her father were close and, on the night, he passed, (although Claire didn’t know he had passed until the next day), she reported experiencing a strange phenomenon which described as “blood trying to push through her abdomen”. She was concerned that she may need to call a doctor as it felt that there was something stuck or clotting and she was getting a pulsing sensation. She later found out that her father had passed that night from a massive pulmonary embolism.
Claire explained that her father had had a serious biking accident which led to later health complications later in his life. Claire had a dream premonition of her dad’s bike accident 2 weeks before it happened and tried to warn him not to ride his bike again to no success.
Her dad spent a lot of his time in his garden looking up at the sky and reported seeing frequent objects which included seeing a large black triangle in the sky and frequently seeing orbs towards the bottom of the garden.
After Claire’s father had passed, she found correspondence between her father and a neurologist who was investigating a potential neurological issue with her dad. As part of that correspondence her father disclosed, that he had had abductee experiences, but also disclosed that Claire and her brother had also had similar experiences which came as a massive surprise to Claire as that had never been disclosed to her nor did she have any recollection of this herself.
It is worth noting that Claire had never disclosed to her father or anyone else in her family about her regular childhood ‘nightmares’ with the tall skeletal being. It is also worth mentioning that Claire’s father chose not to share any more information with his children I believe as a form of protection.
From a purely reporting perspective it is obvious that there is some form of associated trauma which in my mind adds affirmation that a number of events must have happened to trigger such a response.
Her father lived in Northampton, and I know from a previous report I made around the same area, there was reports of a large black triangle that moved silently in the sky. Unfortunately, from a reporting perspective, there aren’t any dates or time which makes it very difficult to follow up or make an empirical conclusion other than relying on the provenance of Claire and my personal judgement on Claire’s reliability as a witness.
The final experience is a dream which Claire, her mother and brother have all had. They only recently learnt of these shared dreams through a chance conversation between them all. I have included Claire’s own experience verbatim which is as below.
“I remember it vividly. What was particularly strange about it is that it was like a snapshot of a playback. What I mean by that is it didn’t have a start or an end - the dream 'started' and 'ended' almost ‘mid-scene’, so I never got to see how it ended. I don’t know why I used the word ‘playback’ but it felt very real, like it was on a timeline from the past or future. Make of that what you will.
I haven't had the dream for a number of years. I couldn't be precise as to how old I was when the dream started but if I had to take a guess, I would have been about 13 years old and it recurred occasionally until I was around 26 years of age. I am now 33 years old. The recurrences grew less frequent as I got older.
In the dream I am in the spare room of the house I live in now, and the view from the window is as it is now. As an aside, this house has been our family home since I was 4 years old. My mum and brother also lived here until mum sold it onto me when I was 25 years old, when they moved into a property that my mum had inherited. In fact, the spare room is what used to be mine and my brother's shared bedroom for many years.
It's dark and at night time. The room looks out onto the entrance road to our cul-de-sac and a number of surrounding houses which slope up a small gradient. Me and 'my family' are very frightened. The odd thing is I can’t remember ‘who’ the family are but I feel like I am an adult in that family. We have deliberately turned off all of the lights in the house as if we are trying to hide from something, something that is looking for any life. We are very frightened and have this feeling that if we were to be found, something very bad will happen... perhaps we will be taken against our will?
We have the bedroom blind cracked open slightly and are peeping, looking at the dark night sky, ducking down low so to keep out of view. It's the objects in the sky we are frightened of... a good number of UFO crafts with beaming search lights shining down on the houses from the sky, moving around as if looking for something. We know they are looking for life - for people.
As they come closer, we feel a sense of panic, we decide to close the bedroom blind to stay hidden, and I instruct one of the family members to close the bathroom blind too. The search lights don't appear to be able to penetrate solid buildings so we hope as long as we stay hidden, we cannot be found. We all bunker down in the room and sit tentatively in waiting, whilst these strange unearthly craft head towards the direction of our house, and hope that these craft will simply pass over with us unnoticed. We do not know what will happen next, we also don't know if they will find us some other way.”
I would say normally, it is difficult to include dreams in any form of serious empirical evidence and normally I would say the same applies here. However, having had different accounts of the dream from different people, there are striking similarities and the narrative of the dream is shared between the family members. There is an argument to suggest that maybe they had discussed the dream at some point and then are retelling the experience independently but have been influenced by each other. However, considering the evidence of paranormal and UFO activity throughout Claires family it is highly possible that they have had a shared experience of some sort.
The challenge of investigating Claire’s experience have been that I wasn’t able to get a firm series of dates for events, so I could then try to independently verify. That means my analysis must come from speaking with Claire and her family.
First of all, I have absolutely no doubt that Claire believes what she has seen and I believe that she is genuine in her reporting. Without doubt there has been abductee or contact experience throughout her family and potentially there is a lot more that Claire herself isn’t aware of. There is potential that some thought of regressive technique could be used to delve deeper into her childhood experience.
However, that always comes with an inherent risk and shouldn’t be taken likely. Even if we were able to get more information, there is no guarantee that that information would be wholly reliable.
As is often with these sorts of cases, it appears that the UFO encounter then appears to trigger paranormal behaviour and I believe that to be the case here as well. I would be interested to find out whether there are other family members who have also had similar experiences to see how far the connection runs through the family.
One of the other stand out details for me is that the contactee experience might be with an insectoid race of beings which in itself is unusual and warrants further investigation. I am incredibly grateful for Claire to have shared her experiences with me and I believe this is a case that will require additional investigation.
Copyright James Brodie 2023