Updated: Aug 25, 2019
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: Dave Hodrien
Last Updated: 12/04/2011
For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used
Lisa is in her 50s and lives down in Southampton with her husband. When she was young she had a number of unusual experiences which she could not explain. In recent years, after unusual incidents started to take place again, she decided to look into the UFO subject and found that her experiences fitted in quite well with ET contact. Lisa wonders if she may be a contactee, and it was this that prompted her to get in touch with me.
This report covers Lisa’s numerous experiences, in the rough order that they took place. It contains numerous witness drawings.
One night when she was just 2 or 3 years old, Lisa was sleeping alongside her parents in their bed as there was a thunderstorm. She remembers waking up in the night. In a flash of lightning, she saw a silhouette of something at the window. It looked like the head and shoulders of a being. There were what looked like long spikes sticking out from the top of its head. It also appeared to be wearing a helmet of some kind as the shape was too regular. She remembers saying “golliwog” when she saw it. She then fell back off to sleep. Lisa does not remember anything else about the incident but feels that her parents stayed asleep, which seemed odd considering the noise of the storm.
Witness drawing of the silhouette she saw at the window:
When she was 15 or 16 she spoke to her mother about the incident, and her mum said that to look in the window it would have had to have been at least seven feet tall or floating, as the garden pathway was low. Lisa says that this incident seemed much more real than just a dream, it has remained as a lasting memory ever since.
Could this figure at the window have been an early ET visitation? Many contactees report seeing ETs peering in the window of their room, so it is certainly a possibility. This could indicate that Lisa has experienced contact since an early age. If it was an ET, could this may have been its actual shape? The spikes coming from the head are very unusual, but perhaps it was using a screen memory. ETs are often seen to mask their true appearance and appear to contactees as other things such as animals, doctors or familiar people. This is probably done to reduce the fear experienced by the individual.
Thinking back to her childhood, Lisa has numerous memories of seeing the bedroom lit up in bright light while she was in her bed at night. She assumed that this was just caused by moonlight, but could these memories actually be of contact experiences? Contact often begins with the room being filled with white light coming from a nearby craft outside the window.
Silver UFO Sighting
Lisa was either 6 or 7 when she had her first sighting of a UFO. She was out somewhere with her mother and it was a hot sunny day with a clear sky. Something made her look up into the sky. She has no idea of what caused her to look up, but when she did so she saw a silver coloured triangular shaped object. It was at a low enough altitude to see the shape of it and the sunlight reflecting off its surface. She immediately became frightened of the object and looked away. She did not look back and did not tell her mother about what she had seen.
This is an interesting sighting, however there is a possibility that the object was nothing more than an unusual inflatable drifting across the sky. Due to her young age she could have interpreted it as something more unusual. The object was just hovering and was not seen to perform any manoeuvres which would designate it was under control. On the other hand, considering her many other experiences perhaps this was a genuine craft watching over her.
When Lisa was 12 or 13 she remembers having an unusual and vivid dream. In this dream she was at a park in Southampton and was sitting cross legged on top of a flattened circular disc about 30 feet off the ground. Below her she could see another disc with someone else on that she knew, and the base of another disc higher than her. She got the distinct feeling that there was a large craft higher in the sky and that one by one they were going into this craft on these smaller discs.
This may just have been a dream but it does have some very interesting themes. It is unlikely to have been a real incident, but could it have been brought on by her contact experiences? This is not the first time that a contactee has described to me a dream such as this.
Lisa has always been drawn to the idea of space travel. She remembers that when she was only 4 years of age she used to listen to Telstar on the radio and be fascinated by it. She has no idea why she feels so drawn to this subject. Stranger still, when she saw the photographs from Voyager of the flyby of Jupiter, she felt like she had actually been there!
Could these feelings be linked to her experiences? Many contactees feel drawn to the stars or to space, probably because they are aware that this is where their abductors have originated from, or perhaps where they have been taken to during abduction experiences.
Soon after Lisa got married, she had another very vivid memory that seemed more than just a dream. In this vision she saw herself lying down on a flat surface surrounded by Greys. She was naked. One of the beings moved and stood between her legs. It positioned itself like someone before they drop down to start press ups. It seemed careful not to touch her with its body. Some kind of pouch then opened in its abdomen and a long, tentacle like protrusion emerged and entered her. She felt like she was being inseminated by the being.
After the vision, Lisa sometimes thought about asking a colleague at the hospital where she works to check her and see if she has ever been pregnant. So far she has not plucked up enough courage to do so. Lisa feels that this vision may be one of the reasons why she is reluctant to bear children.
What Lisa describes is very interesting, and could be directly or indirectly linked to her experiences. One of the ongoing agendas of the ETs appears to be the creation of hybrid beings by crossing their own DNA with ours. They often use female contactees as surrogates for hybrid embryos, which are then later removed from them and continue to be grown aboard a craft. I have not heard of a tentacle emerging from the abdomen of a Grey before, they would usually use a metallic instrument for the purpose of insemination. It is not out of the question that this incident occurred how Lisa remembers it, but perhaps part of her memory is symbolic of what took place and not literal, it is possible her mind has dreamt up this scenario to explain what she went through at the time.
Initial Grey Visitation
In June 1999 when she was 43 years old, Lisa went on holiday to Skegness with her husband and his mother. It was her husband’s birth town and his father had died there two years previously. They had rented a flat on the seafront named SuRo to stay in for the duration of the holiday. One night she woke up about 3am. She did not check the clock but knew it must have been around this time as there was early morning sunlight coming into the room from around the curtains. She was sleepy but feels sure that she was awake.
Aerial map showing the location of SuRo holiday flats:
Photograph of SuRo holiday flats:
Looking to the base of the bed, she saw a Grey being standing there watching her. She could see it from the chest upwards, its legs were hidden from view by the bed. The top of the bed was about 3 feet off the floor. Lisa estimates the being was between 4-5 feet in height. It had a large over-sized head, thin neck and flat chest. Its arms were also thin and long. Lisa could not see its hands as they were hidden by the bed.
Witness drawing of the Grey at the base of her bed:
The Grey had very large black eyes which wrapped around the sides of its head, an almost flat nose and a small thin mouth. The most noticeable feature was the eyes as they took up about half of its head. Its skin was pale grey in colour and looked almost artificial, almost like a tight fitting grey coloured suit. Lisa compares it to cheap imitation leather.
Witness drawing of the Grey’s face:
It appeared to be very cold, detached and emotionless, and reminded Lisa of someone waiting for a tranquilised animal to fall asleep. She only looked at it a moment and just had time to think “There is an alien”. She then fell off to sleep. This felt forced as if she had been drugged. Lisa assumed the being she saw was an alien as it was humanoid but clearly not human. She had not looked into the UFO subject previously and did not find out until later that the being she saw was known as a Grey.
In the morning when she woke she felt unusually tired and sluggish. She remembered seeing the being but laughed off the incident and put it down to a dream or hallucination. But at the back of her mind she knew that it was not. She told her husband what she remembered. He felt that the incident had been just a dream. Lisa was not particularly frightened by what happened, and in the days following was calm. She did not notice anything else out of the ordinary.
There are many aspects of Lisa’s experience which fit in with other contact experiences, and I feel that this incident certainly took place. Her description of the being is accurate and fits in with it being a Grey. The artificial looking skin is very commonly reported. Lisa notes that the eyes were very large compared to numerous other drawings she has seen on the net. However there is quite a bit of variation in the shape and size of the eyes, and it is likely there are many different sub-species.
The way in which Lisa did not panic when she saw the being, and also the fact she felt like she had been sedated and dropped back off to sleep are two other aspects which are reported time and time again. The ETs appear to have a way of calming down the individual so that they are complacent towards what is taking place. They also often cause the individual to drop off to sleep, even if they try to prevent this from happening. It is possible that the incident took place directly after or just before an abduction experience which Lisa cannot currently remember.
Grey Around The House
Within a month of the holiday to Skegness, Lisa and her husband were back home in Southampton and sat in bed reading. It was late evening time and they were both wide awake. Lisa glanced over to her right to speak to her husband. Behind him was the open doorway to the bedroom. Lisa then clearly saw a Grey walk past the doorway along the landing! Her view was partially blocked by her husband, but she saw the top of its head and one side of its body as it walked past. The landing light was on so she got a good view of it.
Witness diagram detailing her point of view:
Lisa was shocked at the sight of the being. She felt like the being had believed it was not going to be seen. She thought about getting up out of bed to check the landing but for some reason knew that she would not find it. She told her husband what had just happened. In the days following the incident she felt disturbed that she had seen this being in her own home, and wondered what else may take place.
This is an odd experience as what reason would the ET have for walking around Lisa’s home? I do wonder if the being was not actually physical, but was a vivid flashback to her previous experience. Lisa contests this point, she is certain that the being looked very solid and was actually there.
Lisa believes that she has had a number of premonitions throughout her life. As an example in 2002 she thinks she had a premonition of the Indian Ocean tsunami which occurred on 26th December 2004. She had a vivid dream in which she was looking at a black and white TV. On the TV she saw lots of people looking behind themselves at something. They were screaming and running away, and in big white numbers across the screen was the date 26/12/2004. In the morning Lisa felt that this was a premonition to something bad which was going to occur on this date. She actually took the step of warning a number of people that she knew.
Two years later when the date finally arrived, Lisa was convinced that something was going to take place. She thought it was going to happen in Southampton and so that day made sure both and her husband remained inside. That evening she saw on the news that there had been a tsunami in the Indian Ocean.
Lisa has also informed me that there was another unusual incident soon after she got married where she appeared to be telepathic. She and her husband lived in a small studio flat when first married and the kitchen was a small room adjoining the lounge/bedroom. They were watching the movie “Quatermass & The Pit” on TV and she had gone into the kitchen to make a snack. The dialogue on the TV mentioned Hobb’s Lane and she asked “Is that anything to do with hobgoblins?” Her husband did not reply. She thought “How rude!” and went into the lounge to ask why he had not replied. He was sat on the sofa and he was looking at her with his mouth open. In his hands he had an open dictionary and had been looking at the word hobgoblin when she had spoken. This incident apparently frightened her husband. Could Lisa have picked up on the word her husband was reading at the time? Or could it just be put down to a coincidence?
Many contactees report having psychic abilities, and premonitions have often been mentioned to me in the cases I have investigated. There seems to be a definite link with ET contact, but the real reason for this is not currently known. Perhaps the beings actually grant the individual these abilities. Perhaps they occur unintentionally as a side effect of contact. Or could it be the other way round – that the ETs are interested in the individual because they possess these abilities?
On a night in 2010, Lisa was disturbed by her husband’s snoring. As she had to wake up for work early, she decided to go downstairs and sleep on the sofa in the living room. She was laid down on the sofa when she suddenly heard a distinct noise which came from behind it. It sounded like an electronic “chirp”. It only lasted for a second, and seemed to come from about a foot or two off the floor. Lisa immediately got the sense that something was definitely there and became frightened by it. The noise could not have been caused by the central heating in the house as it was off at the time. It did not sound like an animal such as a grasshopper. About five seconds later Lisa heard the noise a second time, and then immediately fell off to sleep, similar to how she had when she saw the Grey back in 1999.
Lisa woke up about 8am. This was unusual as she would usually wake up of her own accord about 7am. Just like back in 1999, she felt drowsy and not her normal self.
Grey In The Garden
On another night in the summer of 2010, Lisa had fallen off to sleep on the sofa. She awoke to use the bathroom, and as she walked back through to the living room, glanced half asleep out of the window. It was still dark, but the garden was visible in the moonlight. At the base of the garden beyond the gate she saw a Grey. It was stood on the path and looked like it was waiting. Judging by the size of the gate post, Lisa believes that it was about 3 and a half feet in height.
Witness drawing of the Grey at the gate of the garden:
By now Lisa had looked into the UFO subject and knew that the being was a Grey. Just like back in 1999, when she saw the being she just thought to herself “Oh, there’s an alien!” She did not get frightened and seemed to accept the fact it was there. She then left the window, walked back to her bed and went to sleep. In the morning she remembered seeing the being and also the way she had acted towards seeing it.
Once again this is probably another visitation and could have preceeded or followed an abduction. Although Lisa was half asleep at the time, it seems unlikely that this experience would have just been brought on by a dream. The fact that once again she seemed to accept the presence of the being again suggests that there was interaction between herself and it.
The Moving Shadow
Close to Christmas in 2010 Lisa believes she saw something moving around her home. She was lying down on the sofa and it was about 2.50am. The lamp behind the TV was still on. It cast a shadow of the Christmas tree onto the wall. Suddenly she heard a tinkling noise caused by movement of the baubles on the tree. She was familiar with this sound as it would happen whenever she or her husband walked by the tree. She looked up and saw what appeared to be a moving shadow of something passing by the tree. Looking around the room there was nothing there, but she was convinced that something had moved across the room.
It is possible that this incident was caused by moving light coming in from outside. Perhaps the noise was just caused by a draught of air moving past the tree. Or could there be a more unusual explanation? As there was nothing to be seen in the room when Lisa looked around, it seems unlikely that it was down to a physical ET being walking across the room. Could it have been down to some other form of paranormal activity such as a ghostly apparition?
A Presence In The Bathroom
Towards the end of 2010 Lisa became ill with an infection in her jaw after having a tooth removed. She would often need to wake up at 3am to take some pain killers. On a morning in January 2011, she was standing in the bathroom at the sink taking her medication. The bathroom door was open behind her. Suddenly she felt something brush past the back of her dressing gown. Lisa turned around expecting to see her husband, but there was nothing there. She then wondered if a Grey had been down behind the bathroom door and had moved quickly out of the room behind her so she would not see it. She was very un-nerved by the situation and quickly returned to bed.
Witness diagram of the upper floor of the house showing where the incident happened:
The following day she went to hang her dressing gown on one of the hooks on the bathroom door, when she suddenly noticed something unusual. She had accidentally spilled some talcum powder on the floor behind the door. In this talcum powder was a marking that looked like a small footprint. It reminded her of the shoe of a child. The marking had clearly defined edges and definitely looked like something had been present there. Lisa wondered if this marking had been caused by the same being she had felt move past her during the night. She showed her husband the marking and asked him if he knew what could have caused it but he could not provide an explanation.
Witness drawing of the marking in the talcum powder:
These incidents could be related and could point to there having been an ET standing in the bathroom. However this does seem rather unlikely, the idea of a Grey sneaking around the home during the night is a little odd. I asked Lisa if the feeling of something pushing past her could have been caused by her catching the dressing gown on something, but she says that she was standing in the bathroom for a short while beforehand while she got the medicine out of the bathroom cabinet, and there was nothing anywhere nearby which she could have caught it on. Also she says that it could not have been caused by a sudden draught. As for the marking, could it really have been caused by a being hiding behind the door? If this was the explanation, then surely there would have been two footprints not one? Could it have been caused simply by the way in which the talcum powder fell? Or perhaps some water had been dropped on it which had washed away some of it leaving the marking behind. Unfortunately Lisa did not take a photograph of the marking.
At 9pm on the 3rd April 2011, Lisa was in the living room. Her handbag was hanging on the back of the sofa, and she was looking through it. To her left was the kitchen door. The door has three glass panels in it. The light in the kitchen was off so not much could be seen through the glass. As she was looking in her bag, she caught a glimpse of movement coming from the kitchen. Out of the corner of her eye she saw a short grey coloured figure walk across the kitchen behind the glass! It was about 3 feet high, and quickly moved out of sight.
Witness drawing of the figure in the kitchen:
When she saw it she said out loud "Piss off, I won't be frightened in my own house!" This was an unusual reaction for her, but she did it on instinct. She immediately knew what it was and this is why she spoke to it in this way. This is a sign that Lisa is getting over the fear of her experiences, and gaining more control over them. She told her husband she had seen a ghost, but really she knew it was a Grey.
Later that evening Lisa and her husband went to bed. It was quite dark in the room, but they had purposely left the curtains slightly ajar as her husband is recovering from a retina repair and does not like complete darkness. The light from beyond the curtains was shining on the wall forming a silhouette.
Lisa lay down and closed her eyes for a moment. Something then caused her to open her eyes and stare at the silhouette of the curtains on the wall. She was certain that she was still fully awake. She suddenly realised that there was also the shape of a figure looking in from outside. As she realised this is what it was, the shadow of the figure quickly moved off to the left out of sight.
Witness drawing of the silhouette at the window:
Lisa's immediate thought was that the figure must have been floating outside the window as her bedroom is on the second floor. It reminded her of the figure she had seen as a young child, discussed earlier in this report. However it did not have the spikes coming up out of the head and she felt that it was something different.
Had Lisa really been awake at this point or was she having a mild hallucination brought on by the fact she was dropping off to sleep? If it was a real incident, perhaps the silhouette she saw belonged to a Grey, however the dimensions do not seem right. Perhaps it was wearing some kind of suit which would have made its shadow look quite different. Or perhaps it was a different ET species altogether.
Lisa has had a number of experiences which seem clearly linked with ET contact. Many of the aspects of these experiences fit in with other contact cases I have personally looked into or know about. Lisa is not trying to gain any attention from her revelations – in fact she doesn’t want them to be real, she hopes that these incidents have just been down to her imagination or hallucinations. But I feel that Lisa is certainly a contactee, and has probably been abducted on numerous occasions, and that the memories of these abductions have been largely blocked out. If she decides to go ahead with a regression at some point she could possibly uncover some of these memories.
As some of her experiences have occurred quite recently, she may well experience further contact going forward. If Lisa decides to stay in touch, this report may be updated with further information in time.
Copyright Dave Hodrien 2011