Vancouver Contact Case Part 2 – Visitations, Abductions, UFO Sightings , Missing Time, Body Markings
Updated: Sep 2
Continued from Part 1
A couple of months after witnessing the lit UFO, Bill was at his friend "Simon’s" house on Fieldstone Drive, Londonderry. They were walking through the woodland North West of the back yard smoking cigarettes when suddenly Bill stubbed his toe on an object on the ground. He thought to himself “What the hell’s that?” and looked down to see what he’d bumped into.
There was what looked like a curved object made out of clay. It was 9 inches long and looked like part of a loop of pottery, maybe the rim off a large jar. He reached down and picked up the object to examine it.
He then threw it at a rock expecting it to shatter into pieces. Instead there was loud “ping” sound and the object bounced right off! Bill walked over and picked it back up. The outer surface of the object had been broken off where it hit the rock. Underneath he was surprised to see shiny gleaming metal. After showing it to Simon he decided to take it back home to examine it more closely.
Back home in his basement he tried cutting through the object with a hacksaw. It felt like cutting through a solid block of metal. Small metallic flakes were falling off as he sliced away. Whatever the object was made out of, it was both extremely strong and very light weight. He broke several saw blades but in the end managed to slice right through it.
The object was solid all the way through and had a concave shape. The outer layer which looked more like clay was about 8mm thick. Bill wondered if the metal had oxidised forming this skin-like surface. He considered the idea that it was some kind of debris that had fallen from space. He showed the object to his father who thought it was interesting and could not identify it.
Later on Bill once again called up MUFON to tell them about the object. Two days later the same man and woman who had visited before turned up again. They asked him if they could take away the object with them to be tested. Bill agreed to this as he trusted them to perform this testing and return the object to him.
A couple of months went by and he had heard nothing. He decided to give them a call. They informed him that they’d sent it to a friend of theirs who worked in a laboratory, and that they had not yet heard back from him. Bill was fine with this update and so ended the call.
Another few months went by before Bill rang them again. This time they said they did not know what had happened to it. They brushed it off saying it wasn’t anything special and that it must have got lost after it was sent to the lab. Bill was rather upset at this but there was nothing he could do. He wondered whether it had been something unusual and they’d made up the story about losing the object, but of course could not prove this.
USS Saratoga Sighting
When he was 17 years old Bill joined the US Navy as an Intermediate Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic. For 7 months he trained in Tennessee, after which he was stationed aboard the USS Saratoga aircraft carrier for 4 years. This carrier was decommissioned in 1995.
Over these 4 years performed active duty on two tours. The first tour was 9 months out in the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Desert Storm. The second tour involved a 6 month cruise in the Mediterranean.
While aboard the aircraft carrier Bill spent most of his time below deck in an airframe shop on the aft end of the ship making aircraft parts out of sheet aluminium, shelving units for officers and sometimes tyres. While in port he performed general maintenance tasks and also volunteered as a fire fighter.
Out at sea he chose to work the night shift as it was a lot quieter. The queues for food were shorter and he had some free time to go out on deck and check out the stars.
In 1993 when he was 21 years old and on his second tour of duty he had a UFO sighting. The carrier was South of France in the Balearic Sea heading towards the Adriatic Sea between Italy and Croatia. It was between midnight and 1am and Bill was taking a mid-shift break. He stepped outside onto the starboard (right) side deck of the carrier for a cigarette.
It was a beautiful clear night with the stars fully visible in the sky and no cloud cover. There was nobody else out on deck at the time so he was on his own and it was incredibly peaceful. Suddenly he noticed a light coming in from the left of his vision near the horizon. The light appeared to be really low down, at most 300 feet off the surface of the sea, and was within several miles from his location, probably about a mile away.
The light seemed to be moving about 40 mph. It was travelling on a straight course from his left to his right. After about 15-20 seconds as it got level with him it suddenly halted. It hung motionless for several seconds. Then without warning it shot upward into the sky, moving away from his location as it did. Bill says it moved at hundreds of mph and the acceleration was instantaneous. Within a second it had travelled so far that it was no longer visible.
A moment later Bill witnessed a military helicopter being launched from the ship, which moved away in the direction the light had dispersed. To all intents and purposes it appeared like an attempted intercept of the object.
Bill says that the carrier had advanced radar systems aboard and that providing the object was detectable on radar it would definitely have been observed. However after the sighting he heard nothing. Nobody mentioned seeing the object, either visually or on radar. There are of course a number of possible explanations for this. Perhaps the object was radar dark, and so was never detected on radar. Maybe it was recorded on radar but Bill did not have the right contacts on board to find this out. Or perhaps it was observed, but was then covered up.
Bill is certain that the object was not something mundane such as a distant aircraft, helicopter or drone due to the speed of the manoeuvres it performed. It was also clearly under control rather than a drifting object such as a lit balloon, and it would make no sense for it to have been this considering the location the carrier was at. It is truly a anomalous, if distant, sighting.
In 1987 the American abductee Whitley Strieber released his infamous book Communion. If you aren’t familiar with this, the book covered his numerous un-nerving contact experiences. On the cover of the book was a drawing of one of the Grey beings which he saw during these experiences, as you can see from the below image:
It was the mid-1990s when Bill noticed the book for sale in a shop. When he saw the front cover it immediately made his skin crawl. He had an intense feeling of fear right down in his gut. The sensation was really strong, but he had no idea why. He just thought to himself “That is one book I am never going to pick up or read!”
A number of years later he bravely decided to watch the movie of the book starring Christopher Walken, still remembering how the book cover had made him feel. Even though he is usually fine with watching creepy or dark horror movies, he was only able to watch about 10 minutes of the film before switching it off.
Around this time of his life any imagery of Grey beings would evoke a strong reaction in him. This emotion felt irrational but he could not stop it from happening. In more recent years the reaction is not as strong, Bill feels he has since become a bit de-sensitized.
The cover of Communion is notorious for causing extreme reactions with contactees. Many people who had previously experienced contact have reported feeling deeply disturbed by it. Bill’s reactions to both the book cover and the movie are another sign that he had experienced contact prior to this point.
White Orb & Missing Time
In 1995 Bill lived in New Hampshire. In July he decided to drive to Portland on the West coast to watch a number of gigs by the band Phish and follow them from place to place on tour.
It was around 3 am and he was driving along Highway 80 on his own in his Ford Escort GT. He was in Wyoming on the stretch of road between Elk Mountain and Sinclair heading West. Either side of the road was open desert which was impossible to see due to the time of morning.
Suddenly a bright white orb of light descended down to about 300 feet. It was about a quarter to half a mile behind the car and visible in his rear view mirror. It seemed to begin to pace his car, keeping the same distance behind him. Bill was really frightened of the light as he was in the middle of nowhere.
As he went round a turn in the road he temporarily lost sight of the light, but a couple of minutes later it was back again. It seemed to follow his car for between 20-30 minutes. By this time he was beginning to panic, so he sped up in an attempt to get away from it.
His next recollection was of sitting in the car in the parking lot of Sinclair petrol station in Rawlins. He was relieved to finally be back in civilization, but really confused about what had taken place. He sat still in the car for about 30 minutes before finally getting petrol and continuing on his journey. At no point did he think about checking the clock.
Back on Highway 80 he continued driving. Very soon after heading on his way the sun started to come up. At this point he realised that the time must be between 5.30 - 6 am. This confused him even more. He knew that the journey to Rawlins from where he saw the light should have taken him no longer than an hour. With his stop of 30 minutes at the petrol station the time should have been no later than 4.30 am. Yet the sun was now coming up, meaning that there was between 60-90 minutes he could not account for.
There was nothing Bill could do other than continue on his way. As he drove he wondered whether the glowing object which had followed his car had interacted with him in some way and then blanked his memories of the event. The remainder of the journey went by without incident.
This is a classic case of missing time following a UFO sighting. While it would have been possible for Bill to “zone out” behind the wheel for a short distance, it is extremely unlikely he would have done so for such a long section of road, and under the circumstances with the presence of the unexplained orb of light.
Also for this to have been possible, he would have also have then had to drop off to sleep at the petrol station for at least an hour without having any sign that he had done so. Therefore I feel there is a good possibility that Bill was abducted during this experience, and has had the memories blocked out exactly as he suspected may have happened.
Light over the Tent
By the summer of 2001 Bill had moved to a house on Southeast Schiller Street in Portland.
Him and his partner at the time, Rachel, had gone on a road trip and were travelling back from San Francisco. They were driving north along Highway 5 and stopped at Chevron on West Lake Street in the town at the base of Mount Shasta for petrol. It was quite late by this time and Bill was considering breaking up the journey and booking into a local hotel for the night.
Another truck pulled up at the station with a couple in. Bill started talking with them and informed them of his plans to book a hotel room. They said to him that they were camped up on the mountain at Red Fir Flat Group Campsite and invited Bill and Rachel to join them. They had a tent with them that they’d used previously on their trip so agreed to this.
After filling up with petrol they followed the other car along Everitt Memorial Highway which led up the mountain to the campsite, which is close to where the ski-ing on the mountain takes place. The area is surrounded in natural forest trees and is very picturesque. It was a wonderful clear evening. They got a campfire going and spent a number of hours chatting before retiring for bed around 11.30 pm.
During the night Bill woke to the sounds of movement. Running footsteps in the woods and the crunching of leaves. There was a sudden loud thump sound which caused Rachel to stir too. Suddenly the tent lit up with bright light coming from outside. At first Bill thought it was car headlights but soon realised that the light seemed to be coming from above them.
Bill was terrified, not wanting to look outside and come face to face with whatever was there. This was the last memory he has of the night. His next recollection was of waking up between 7-8am. He woke Rachel up and asked if she remembered the light and noises. She confirmed that she did. He then asked her “Do you remember it stopping?” Just like him she had no memory of this, despite the fact that they had both been frightened. Because of some of the things that had happened earlier in his life, the situation felt familiar to him. The confusion of not fully knowing what had taken place.
They got out of the tent hoping to ask the other couple if they had heard or seen anything. However, according to Bill, they found they had already packed up their things and left. They left the camping site and continued on their journey home, thinking about what had taken place in the night. Rachel took a spiritual stance to the experience, putting the noises down to forest spirits. But due to his other experiences, Bill wondered if the light had been a UFO over the tent and that they had experienced missing time.
I asked Bill if the sounds he heard could have been wild animals. He said that the footsteps sounded too loud and heavy for wolves or coyotes, and it was very unlikely to have been multiple bears. I also suggested the possibility that the sounds and light they’d seen could have been their friends packing up and getting into their car during the night for whatever reason. But Bill is adamant that the sounds were coming from around them in the trees not from where their friends had camped up, and was certain that the light had been from above not from where their car was parked. Also if they’d started up the car they would have heard the sound of the engine?
Below is Rachel’s testimony on what took place.
“We both woke up in the middle of the night. I don’t know what it was that woke us up. The whole tent was flooded in blue light. It looked very different to how headlights of a car or a helicopter search light would look. Both of us were too scared to see what was going on outside. There was no sound with it, not that I can remember. It seemed un-naturally quiet outside. Usually you’d hear the breeze in the trees or animals scuffling around, but it was silent. I buried my head in my pillow. It was super scary. We both hid under the covers, and must have dropped back off.
The weirdest thing was when we woke up in the morning the other couple didn’t mention anything. We ate breakfast with them like nothing had happened. We were waiting for them to bring it up but they never did. We didn’t talk about it until we were back in the car and leaving.”
It appears that Rachel did not hear the loud sounds that Bill heard, but he did say that he thinks this is what initially woke her up so that is no surprise, perhaps as she awoke the sounds ceased.
As you can see there are a couple of discrepancies. Bill described the light coming down from above in the trees, whereas Rachel cannot recall detecting any particular location for it, she says the entire tent was illuminated seemingly from all directions at once. It is also clear that Rachel remembers the couple still being present in the morning and having breakfast with them, whereas Bill thinks that when they woke up in the morning the couple had already gone.
Mount Shasta is a known hot spot for UFO sightings. Many incidents have occurred in the area over the years and been documented by various UFO organizations. According to the book Mount Shasta Sightings by Brian David Wallenstein, which came out in 2012, Mount Shasta ranks as 13th out of 300 known hot spots which were analysed.
The bright blue light that Bill and Rachel experienced combined with the un-natural silence could well have been from a craft hovering over the campsite. It does not appear that either Bill or Rachel were abducted on this occasion, but due to the missing time phenomenon this cannot be entirely ruled out. It remains a very intriguing incident.
Domed Room & Body Markings
In the months following the Mount Shasta incident, Bill began to experience strange dreams he could only vaguely remember. He would find himself in the centre of an enclosed dome-shaped room. He is unaware of whether he was on anything or not. The room would be dimly lit, with no discernable light source. The walls of the room appeared to be a dull grey colour. He would always be alone in the room with nobody else present, human or otherwise.
Bill would then suddenly awaken in the night in shock, not knowing what was going on. After realising he was in his bed he would settle back down to sleep. Sometimes in the morning he would feel extremely fatigued despite seemingly sleeping for many hours.
Around the same time period Rachel would also wake up feeling fatigued, with red sore-looking marks on her body. They would often develop into bruises over a number of hours, which would then gradually fade over a few days.
Sometimes the markings would be round in shape, as the following drawing shows:
Other times there would be multiple long oval markings which almost looked like grip marks from fingers:
After a while both Bill and Rachel began to realise that these seemed to occur on the same nights. Rachel was convinced that Bill was not panicking and accidentally hitting her during the night. At the time she worked at a children’s hospital. However the children would usually be on ventilators so would not reach out and touch or grab her.
Below is a statement from Rachel regarding this series of events.
“Bill would tell me about his dreams in the morning, he would never wake me up during the night directly after they had happened. From what he described, the dreams were always of a clinical or sterile environment. They would have repeated themes to them. He would usually be frightened and running away from something.
“The markings were usually around the size of an American dime, there was a regularity to them. They would appear all over my body, usually on my arms or thighs. There would be up to three of them on me at any one time. There was no reason for them to be on me. I was sure I hadn’t bumped into anything on the evenings before they appeared, and on other occasions when I did the resulting bruises would be unusual shapes, not circular like the markings.
We would both sleep in much later than usual. We would find it difficult to wake up, both of us would be really tired. This became so much of a pattern that I would know in advance that Bill would describe having a strange dream and I would find one or more markings.
The dog used to sleep in the room with us up on the bed. She would react to any sounds in the house, for example if our roommate came home she would get up and go and stand by the bedroom door until we opened it. On the nights before I found the markings the dog would stay fast asleep and not react. I do wonder both us and her were switched off, and that things were being done to me in the room directly.”
It is entirely possible that the dreams Bill was experiencing were either repeated abductions, or a repeated flashback to a previous abduction. Many abductees have described cramped dome-shaped rooms aboard craft.