Updated: Aug 25, 2019
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report Author: Dave Hodrien Last Updated: 17/09/2010
For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used, and specific locations and dates ommited
Steve has experienced a number of strange events throughout his life, right back to his childhood. These events have puzzled him for many years, and nobody has been able to give him a valid explanation for them. He has looked into a number of different things which could be the cause of them, and has recently read into the abduction phenomena. As he looked into this subject, he felt very uneasy and a number of memories from his earlier years came back to him. Many of the things which he has experienced appear to match those reported by other contactees.
Steve is a very cautious man, and does not accept anythig at face value. He has looked into the UFO subject and believes that some UFOs are extraterrestrial in origin, and that they have been here for thousands. However he is not yet convinced that he is personally experiencing contact or has done so in the past. But it is very interesting to see the correlations between his experiences and those commonly reported with contact.
When Steve was young he began to suffer from anxiety and panic attacks. These would occur out of the blue, and there was no clear reason for them. Steve was taken to see both doctors and psychiatrists but they could find the source of the attacks. However they did find that he was psychologically fine and not in any way metally impaired. In the end he was sent to a childrens home for kids with emotional issues.
Years later when he left this home, he was mostly ok, but would still occassionally find himself in situations where he would suffer from intense panic for no apparent reason. Steve put this down to some kind of disorder and tried to get on with his life as best he could.
Occassionally Steve would be aware of “seeing” things before they took place. From time to time he would think of something involving someone and soon afterwards they would bring it up in conversation. Steve noted that this seemed to happen more during periods of high stress. He is not completely convincved that it was anything more than just coincedence, but it did seem unusual to him.
In 1985 Steve was doing some decorating around his girlfriend's mother's house. He was alone in the house and was painting the first floor landing. All of a sudden he had a vision of a calendar showing the month of February. Then he saw a pole, then flames with carnage all around - bodies of people, parts of seats, sponge and fire falling from the air. This vision only lasted a brief moment, and he carried on decorating thinking it had just been a day dream.
That evening he was round his father's house and the news was on TV. A report came on about an air crash, flight Iberia 727 at Monte Oiz in Spain. The aircraft was on approach to Bilbao Airport, and accidentally struck the pole of a TV antenna on top of a mountain, crashing and killing all on board! It appears that Steve had a premonition about this disaster and knew it was due to take place. You can read further details about this air crash at the following address:
At some point after his premonition of the aircraft crash, Steve went for a meeting with a lecturer of parapsychology and his partner in Leicester. While he was there with them, the lady kept on looking behind the sofa Steve was sitting on, as if she could sense or see something there. Steve turned round to look and saw an old gentleman standing behind the sofa. The man spoke directly to Steve and told him that he was the lady's father. Steve told the lady of the old man's presence, and she appeared really pleased. Her father had passed away a number of years previously.
This sighting of what appeared to be a ghost is yet more evidence that Steve has heightened senses, which could well have been gained through contact experiences.
The Anxiety Returns
Many years later, when Steve was grown up, the panic attacks and anxiety began to manifest again. He once more went to see doctors and psychologists about his condition. He also attended therapy sessions. He tried taking pills and medicines but these just made him feel worse. Two doctors diagnosed chronic anxiety and depression, whereas a specialist diagnosed post traumatic stress disorder. They claimed that the attacks were down to something which had happened in his childhood, but neither they nor he could link it to a specific known event or events.
Soon after the panic attacks returned, Steve began to remember things from his childhood. He remembered both unusual events which had taken place, and also strange “dreams” he had experienced when younger. Some of these experiences seemed very real to him, and he wondered if they had really taken place or not.
Steve has recurring memories of a “dream” he had shortly before his anxiety began as a child. In this dream, he awoke in the night to see a number of beings around his bed. There was also a floating silver sphere, about 8-9 inches in diameter. He could not see the figures clearly they were just shadows standing close to the bed. Steve has no idea wether anything else took place. He remembers running to his parent’s room, but says that after that night things were never really the same again.
Since reading into the types of ET beings seen in contact cases, Steve feels that the being to the left of the bed was a very tall female Nordic-type being with long blonde hair. The silver sphere was floating behind her right shoulder. To the right of the bed he feels that there were two smaller grey coloured beings. He is not sure if this is just his imagination, but he feels that through reading about these beings he may have unlocked further memories about the incident. For some reason when he thinks back to this experience, he feels that the female and grey beings are friendly, but he is absolutely terrified of the silver sphere.
He also feels that he may have changed rooms with his dad some point after the incident because he was frightened to go to sleep, but he does not know this for definate as it happened so long ago.
Visitations by shadowy beings in the night are a common aspect of contact, and have been reported many times before. However there are other things which could possibly explain the incident. Perhaps it was nothing more than a vivid dream. Or maybe it was linked with sleep paralysis. People undergoing this often report feeling a presence in the room or seeing beings around their bed. However, if the beings that Steve saw really were as he now remembers, then this may well be a genuine contact experience, one which perhaps changed his life in many ways from that point onward. Many contactees have reported seeing both Nordic and Grey-type beings at once, and there is evidence to suggest that these species are either working together or related to one another in some way.
Steve regularly has dreams of flying over things, even though he has never been on an aeroplane. Again this is commonly reported by contactees, so is another point to consider. Could he be remembering something he has seen while on board craft?
The White Orb
A couple of days after Steve’s dad passed away, he was sitting in the living room of his house with his pet dog and watching late night TV. Suddenly the dog began whining, Steve looked over at it, and it was staring up at the ceiling. When he looked up he saw what looked like a small orb of glowing white energy. The orb was quite close to the ceiling though not touching it, and was a few inches in diameter. Steve was puzzled by it and wondered what it could possibly be. He is certain it was not a reflection of light on the ceiling from an unknown object.
At first the orb was stationary. Steve and his dog both stared up at it for a couple of minutes. Then suddenly it began to move slowly towards the front door of the house. It passed through the door and was lost from sight. As it went, Steve noted that the dog kept watch on it until it had gone, so it was clearly a real event and not just his imagination.
A few nights after the white orb incident, Steve was asleep in his bedroom, when he was awoken by the dog whining in the middle of the night. He got out of bed and went to the living room where the dog would usually sleep. The dog was sitting in the middle of the room and whining loudly. This is something it had never done before, so Steve knew that something was wrong. He walked over to comfort the dog, and as he got close he felt the temperature of the air drop dramatically. The dog appeared to be surrounded in a small patch of very cold clammy air. After a moment, this seemed to fade away and the temperature returned to normal. The dog seemed to settle back down and Steve returned to bed.
Steve wonders if both this and the white orb were some kind of ghostly activity, and were signs that his father was still present in the house for a short time. Animals are widely believed to have high senses which allow them to detect unusual acgtivity. This could be a possibility, but it is also possible that these vents were linked with ET contact. Many contactees, including those I have investigated, have reported unusual paranormal activity around their home and sightings of glowing orbs. It is also possible that through contact Steve had gained heightened senses (either directly or indirectly), and it was due to this that he was able to see and detect these events.
Glowing UFOs Sighting
A couple of evenings after the incident with the cold air, Steve was out walking his dog around a local reservoir that he regularly likes to visit. He looked up into the night sky, and was astounded to see two glowing white objects alongside one another. As he watched they suddenly both shot straight upwards at a tremendous speed and were lost from sight. Steve was convinced that the objects had not been meteorites, as they were stationary to begin with, and besides this meteorites fly across the skyline, not straight up. The objects had moved much too fast to have been helicopters.
Steve has a number of phobias which make him feel very uncomfortable. He is frightened of being held down while in a chair at the dentist or hairdressers. He is also scared of needles, and enclosed spaces such as elevators or corridors. All of these phobias are commonly reported by contactees. It is believed that these things remind them of events which have taken place during contact, such as the medical examinations often carried out by the ETs during abduction experiences. As with other things Steve has experienced, these fears do not prove he is a contactee, but should certainly be taken into consideration.
Black UFO Sighting
In early June 2010, Steve had another UFO sighting. He was once again out at the reservoir where he had seen the two glowing UFOs. It was evening time at sunset. He looked up into the sky and saw a strange black object floating in the air. At first he thought it must be a bin-bag or lantern drifing in the wind. It was an odd shape and was rotating in a clockwise direction continuously. There was a strong breeze blowing, yet the object maintained its position in the sky.
Steve had his camera on him to take some landscape photographs, so decided to snap a couple of pictures of the object.
First photograph of the UFO, showing the unusual shape of the object:
Zoom image of the UFO:
Zoom image of the UFO with edge find:
Second photograph, showing the rotation of the UFO:
Zoom image of the UFO (2nd photo):
Zoom image of the UFO with edge find (2nd photo):
Soon after taking the photographs, something very unusual took place. It looked as if a lump pushed out from the right hand side of the object, and from it emerged a second similar looking object. So now there were two objects next to each other. Even more bizarrely, the new object was rotating anti-clockwise, the opposite direction to the initial object.
As he watched, the two objects then moved together back into one. Then a moment later, they blinked out in front of his eyes. There was nowhere for the object to have gone, it had vanished without trace!
Soon afterwards, Steve took a landscape shot using a long distance lens. Later when he checked his photographs he saw what he believes could be the same object but much further away from his position. If it is the same object, then this suggests that instead of vanishing it may have moved extremely fast, and then stopped again at a different location. Or perhaps it had used some kind of cloaking ability before moving, and had then for whatever reason de-cloaked again. However there is the possibility it is something completely mundane such as an insect flying past the camera lens. Steve says he often has to airbrush insects out of his photographs taken at the reservoir, but that this looks different and like it is an object in the distance rather than close to the camera.
Landscape photograph, showing the area of the sky where the UFO was initially (A), and the possible distant object (B):
Zoom image of the Area B object:
Zoom image of the Area B object with edge find:
This is a very unsual sighting indeed. Many aspects of it point towards it being of something out of the ordinary. It was clearly not a conventional aircraft of any kind. It could not have been a strange shaped remote controlled model, as it would not have been able to suddenly vanish, plus the duplication into two objects and then re-merge into one would have been extremely difficult to pull off.
As you can see from the photographs, the object appears opaque black in colour, and has a strange curved shape, which straigtens out towards a more flattened edge. Im some ways it is a bit similar to the shape of a Chinese lantern viewed side on, although due to the strange behaviour exhibited by the object I feel this explanation can be ruled out.
There are a number of reasons why it is unlikely to have been one or more inflatables/balloons. Firstly it was windy weather conditions - if it was drifting in the air, then it would not have retained its position in the sky for the length of time that it did. It appears that the object was either not affected by the wind or was powered in some way. You may feeel that when the object duplicated, the second object could just have been behind or next to the initial object and had then temporarily dettached. This is a possibility, though it would not explain why the second object was rotating in the opposite direction to the first, or how it then became reattached to the first object and appeared to once again merge with it. Also if the object was anything mundane, it would not have suddenly vanished from sight.
As you can see from the photographs, the object was clearly visible and there was only light high altitude cloud at the time, so it is not possible that the object simply disappeared into the distance or into the clouds. Steve says it was simply there one moment, and gone the next. The final photograph which shows an unidentified dark object much further away adds another level of mystery to the sighting. We have no way of knowing if it really was the same object, but Steve feels that it may well have been.
It is interesting to note that Steve has had two UFO sightings around the same location, and that location is a reservoir. It is believed by some that UFOs are seen more regularly around reservoirs or other bodies of water. The reason for this is not currently known; perhaps they collect water for their own usage. Neither of Steve’s experiences involved any direct interaction with either himself or the surroundings.
This incident reminds me of another sighting I have recently investigated. The object appears quite similar to a UFO seen over Dudley Castle on 12th March 2010. There is a seperate case report which covers this incident.
Orange Orb Sighting
In early August 2010 Steve visited a friend who lives close to East Midlands airport. At about 10pm he was about to leave and they were chatting on the front door step of his friend's house. His friend noticed a light in the sky and pointed it out to Steve. It was a glowing orange object. Steve said that it must be a Chinese lantern. It was drifting alongside the approach to the airport.
A large yellow DHL freighter came in on the approach. At this point Steve started to reconsider his previous explanation. The orange light looked at least half as big as the aircraft. As it got closer it appeared like a large ball of flame with a rotating square/triangle shape in the middle just visible inside the glow. The plane flew past the object and landed at the airport. A moment later the object faded away into the distance.
Even though the object had a strange appearance and seemed quite large in size, I still feel that a lantern may have been the explanation for it. It did not display any manouvres which would suggest intelligence, and the colour and shape fits with a lantern. It is often hard to tell the size of Chinese lanterns because they are so bright - they can often appear much larger than they in fact are. However it is strange that the centre appeared to be rotating, perhaps this was an illusion caused by the flame flickering.
White Orb Sighting
At 10pm on 16th September 2010 Steve was in his office and on the phone to the same friend who he had witnessed the orange orb with. He looked out of the window and noticed a bright white light in the direction of Leicester. At first he thought it was a bright star appearing low in the sky.
After a few minutes a small aircraft appeared, flying between 5000-8000 feet, coming from the direction of Leicester. As the aircraft approached the position of the bright star, all of a sudden the "star" increased in altitude extremely fast and then stopped again. Steve immediately realised it was not a star, but was a glowing unidentified object. Once the aircraft had gone past, it then dropped back down to where it had originally been positioned!
At this point Steve grabbed his camera and took several photographs of the object. When he checked the photos he found that most of them turned out blurred due to camera motion:
The third shot is odd, and has a reddish tinge to it. However the last photo Steve took came out the clearest, and shows the surroundings as well as the UFO.
Below is a zoomed view of the UFO taken from this final photo:
After taking the photographs, Steve continued to watch the object for about 15 minutes, during which time it remained stationary. He also decided to take some video footage of the object.
Video of the white orb (which appears pale blue on zoom). The audio can be ignored, it is just the TV and Steve speaking with his friend, and is not related to what's on camera:
After a while Steve had to go out. He returned at 11.30pm and checked again but the object was no longer there.
This is a fascinating sighting of a glowing object seemingly under intelligent control. The fact that it moved out of the way of the aircraft and then moved back to where it had been, and did so at a sudden extremely fast speed is impressive. These manouvres would not have been possible with a helicopter or brightly lit remote controlled model, and it clearly wasn't an LED balloon or lit inflatable object. Due to the movement exhibited I feel this may well have been a genuine sighting of an advanced ET craft.
A Family Connection?
Steve does not wish me to reveal the details within this report, but he has informed me that his mother has also had experiences which could point towards her too being a contactee. Contact often runs through numerous generations of a family. The reason for this is not really known, althought there are numerous theories. Perhaps the ETs wish to explore how genetics changes down the family bloodline.
Even though Steve does not currently have any concious memories of actually being taken aboard craft, this case is none the less extremely interesting. He has had numerous sightings of strange aerial objects, two of which have been photographed. He experiences ongoing panic attacks and unusual phobias for which he currently has no valid explanation. He has had recurring dreams of incidents which appear to involve visitation by unidentified beings. He has seen and felt unusual paranormal activity in his home, activity which his pet dog has also been aware of. All of these aspects suggest that he may be a contactee, one who at present has not fully uncovered all that has happened to him. I spoke with Steve about the possibility of hypnotic regression, but due to his current state of mind and warnings he received from his doctors, this is not something he currently wishes to pursue.
I hope that over time Steve finds the answers he is searching for and gains more of an understanding of what has happened to him. I would also like to personally thank him for sharing the information discussed throughout this report.
Copyright Dave Hodrien 2010