Wakefield Contact Case - Reptilians, Greys, Abductions, UFO Sightings, Orbs, Paranormal Activity

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 23/03/2013

For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used


Neil first got in contact with BUFOG in November 2012. For the past decade he has had many contact-related experiences and has always sought answers for what has happened to him. He felt it was finally time to share these experiences with others to aid in their understanding of the subject. I have now spoken with Neil extensively via both E-Mail and phone, and I am convinced he is being sincere about what has taken place. This report provides an overview of his experiences, and features many drawings.

A Change Of Direction

Neil’s contact-related experiences did not really begin until 1996 when he was 36 years old. It is possible that he had other experiences prior to this which have been entirely blocked out from his mind, but there is no real indication that this has occurred.

Up until the winter of 1995 Neil was working in engineering. He had a good amount of expertise and was earning a lot of money from it. One day he was working in the factory on his own when a sense of complete calm came over him. A shaft of sunlight came through the skylight right on top of him. He stopped what he was doing and enjoyed the warmth and silence of the moment. He asked himself a question. “What am I doing with all the professional experience I have if I can’t pass it on?” He has no idea where this came from, but what he was doing felt wrong to him. Soon afterwards he was off work ill with a virus for a number of weeks over Christmas and New Year. During this time he reflected on life and decided to completely change his path and start working with children. Soon afterwards he began working with troubled teenagers. A lady he met at the interview for the job also prompted him to join the Bethel Church in Barnsley, and he began to meditate regularly, both while at church and at home.

It is very interesting that Neil’s contact-related experiences seemed to begin soon after this change of direction in his life. This could have just been a coincidence, but are possibly linked in some way. Some people speculate that meditation is a way to communicate with the ETs and can open you up to experiences, and I have investigated numerous cases before where contactees have informed me that they practice meditation.

The Glowing Orb

It was an evening in early 1996. Neil was up in the bathroom of his house on The Crimbles, Wakefield. His wife Emily was downstairs watching TV. After washing himself he then meditated for about an hour. It was around 8pm when he exited the bathroom. Due to the time of year and the fact that neither the landing or hall light was on it was extremely dark. Rather than switch on the light, Neil decided to just walk to the bedroom in the dark to get dressed, as he had plans to go out.

As he entered the bedroom he immediately noticed a glowing white orb of light hovering over a small basket on top of the chest of drawers on his right. It was about the size of a small football, around 20 cm in diameter. He was surprised by its presence but immediately thought it may have a paranormal explanation of some kind.

Witness drawing of the orb in the bedroom:

He felt that it may have intelligence, so asked it out loud not to be frightened and to stay. But as he did so the orb shot upwards around 4 feet. It then briskly moved across the room heading upward in an arc towards the far top left corner of the room. It took about 3 seconds to cross the room and then vanished into the wall.

Witness drawing showing the movement of the orb across the room:

The small basket which the orb had been over contained a number of watches, mostly analogue, but one digital. When he checked the watches he found that they had all stopped working and all showed the time 7.45pm. This was 15 minutes before he had entered the room. He was not sure if this was merely coincidence or whether the orb had somehow caused the watches to stop. If they had all been digital this would seem more likely, however most of them were wind up watches, so how would the orb have affected these? Later on he swapped the batteries of the digital watch and it started working again.

Neil called Emily and informed her about what had taken place. She seemed supportive and said he should look into what it could have been. He wondered whether it could have been ball lightning. However the weather had not been stormy at the time, and it had appeared inside the house with the window closed and curtains drawn, so this seemed unlikely. It also didn’t match witness descriptions of the phenomenon which he found online.

At the time Neil thought that the orb was some kind of spirit energy attempting to contact him. However he now feels that it was linked with his ET contact experiences. Many contactees have reported seeing glowing orbs such as this in their proximity and there certainly appears to be a direct link between incidents such as this and contact. It is possible that these orbs are a visual manifestation of energy, or could even be an actual ET intelligence of some kind, although these are just theories at present.

Paranormal Activity

Soon after witnessing the glowing orb, Neil began to experience unusual activity around his home. It was as though something had been triggered and life would never be the same again. Neil wonders if through his meditation he was able to channel an ET presence which has remained with him ever since.

Most of this activity took place during the night while he was lying in bed. On numerous occasions he was woken from sleep with the feeling of something sitting or standing on the bed. This would usually start down by his feet. He would feel a compression on the mattress and the bedding tighten. It felt like an animal, like a cat or dog. However he had no pets and the window would usually be closed so it could not have been this. Sometimes when this happened he would kick out and it would go away. Other times he let it remain and it would start to move up the bed towards his head. Occasionally it would get close to his face and he could feel some kind of energy coming off whatever it was. He would then get nervous and lash out at it with his arm and it would disperse. Whenever he opened his eyes the presence would immediately disappear, it would only occur if he kept his eyes closed. Even though Emily was sleeping alongside him at the time she never reported feeling anything herself.

On other occasions Neil would feel something actually touch him. Typically he would feel a gentle flick on the end of his nose, or something would nudge him on the arm or leg if it was uncovered and hanging out of the edge of the bed. It felt like a finger or hand touching him with pressure applied locally.

Occasionally Neil would also suddenly smell the odour of tobacco or sometimes perfume. This would usually occur in the bedroom but one time he smelled tobacco in the car while on his way to work. His and his wife did not smoke, nor did the previous owners of his home or car. Whenever this occurred and his wife was nearby Neil would alert her but she could never smell it herself. The odour would last for several seconds before dispersing.

On a rough weekly basis Neil would also hear something say his first name to him during the night. He would hear this either when settling down to sleep, or it would wake him from sleep. The voice sounded audible and close to his left ear usually. It would not always sound the same. Sometimes it would sound male, sometimes female, and sometimes gruff like some kind of animal. He never sensed any aggression in the voice, it just felt like it was greeting him. At first he was very surprised by the voice, but never frightened by it. He was intrigued and wanted to find out more about what could be speaking to him in this manner. Even though Neil shared these experiences with his wife, she would never fully understand as it was so out of the norm. She bought Neil some books on the paranormal to aid in his research.

This paranormal activity continues to this day, although appears to be less prevalent. It should be noticed that at no point during any of these experiences does Neil feel he is paralyzed. Often experiences such as these can be put down to side effects of sleep paralysis. However it is clear that this is not the case here. That said, it is possible that some of what he is experiencing could be down to a hypnagogic state, especially as much of what took place has happened during the night while he is either trying to sleep or woken from sleep.

Initial Abduction

Neil’s first abduction experience took place in late summer of 1997. He had now moved house and was living on Woolgreaves Drive, Wakefield. It was a normal evening and he and Emily settled down to sleep between 11pm-midnight.

At some point in the night he suddenly woke up with the feeling of a presence in the room. He believes it was between 3-4am however as he did not look at the clock this cannot be verified. The room appeared to be lit with a very soft white light with no identifiable source. Neil had the feeling that there was something on the landing outside of the bedroom door, something that wanted him to come to it. He looked over at the door which was closed at the time. There appeared to be glowing white light coming through the gaps around the edges. Neil stared at the door for several seconds and watched as this light gained in intensity until it was very bright.

Witness drawing showing the glowing light coming from beyond the door:

At this point he was very intrigued as to what was outside of the door. He was so engrossed in what was taking place he did not think about his wife at all, who was lying asleep alongside him. He got up out of bed and crossed the room. As he reached out to grab the door handle, the door seemed to fade away into brilliant white light. It was as if the light was actually penetrating through the door. He then saw an arm reach out from the light towards him. Due to the light it was silhouetted. It was slender in shape, and strangely appeared straight edged. Most of the fingers on the hand appeared to be joined together, with just the thumb being separate, almost like a mitten.

Witness drawing showing the being’s hand reaching out for his own:

The being took Neil by the hand. He was surprised when it did this but not frightened. Its touch felt very gentle and slightly cool in temperature. It felt soft as though the being was of a different density to himself. It then led him into the light. He wondered why the light was so bright yet was not hurting his eyes. As he stepped forward it was like the closed bedroom door was no longer there. He was then able to see more of the being, although it was still silhouetted. It appeared to be about 5 feet in height, humanoid but quite thin, and again straight edged like it’s hand had been. In the light he then noticed two other similar beings.

Witness drawing showing the beings standing in front of him:

Neil’s reaction to what was going on was one of intrigue and wonder rather than of fear. He wanted to see what would happen next. In his own words he says “I’m not certain I was making cognitive decisions at this time, rather being led by a guardian, like a father helping his son to cross the road for the first time.”

When I asked Neil about how the beings moved his answer was very interesting. “That’s the odd thing in the middle of oddness, I do not remember them moving at all, rather continuing snapshots but joined together to form motion without flickering. Very difficult to explain.” He did not try to speak to the beings. This was his last memory of what took place.

The next thing he became aware of he was waking up in the morning at around 8am. He thought back to what had happened and felt both energised and in awe. It felt completely different to a dream and he felt certain that it had occurred as he remembered it. He immediately told Emily about what had happened. She confirmed that she had slept through the night without incident. Later on he also told his mother and sister about what had taken place. They seemed supportive though Neil got the sense that it was a bit much for them to handle.

At the time Neil did not associate what had taken place with the glowing orb and paranormal activity he had been experiencing previously. However he now believes that it was all connected.

The Corridor

It was later in 1997. By this time Neil had begun to change in personality and explore his spirituality to a deeper level. He also found he had become more artistic and had written some poetry as a result. His wife had begun to become a little frightened of his experiences and directly informed him of this.

Neil awoke at some point during the night to find he was no longer in his bedroom. He found himself floating in a long corridor. The walls ceiling and floor were all a matt medium grey colour and smooth. The edges where the walls met the ceiling and floor were curved. The corridor was about 5 feet wide and 8 feet high. It felt a little cramped, similar to a tight hotel corridor. It was quite dark, but what light there was had no visible source to it. Although he felt like he was actually there and had full awareness and senses, he could not physically see himself. His viewing height was slightly higher off the floor than it would have been if he was physically standing. He felt happy and at peace.

At the end of the corridor, about 30 feet away from him, was a wall and a corner which led out of sight. There was a shadow of something being cast on the wall. He wanted to see what lay down there, so began to float along the corridor without looking back the other way. He moved quite slowly, slower than normal walking speed. Neil feels that if he had wished to he could have floated faster but did not feel the need to at the time.

As he got nearer he realised the shadow was the shape of a tall Grey being. The shadow was coming up from the lower right corner of the wall diagonally about 6 feet. It had a large pear-shaped head and slender build. It appeared to be unclothed, but could possibly have had skin-tight clothing on. The shadow was completely still.

Witness drawing of the corridor and Grey shadow:

Neil turned to the right around the corner, fully expecting to see a Grey being. However there were no Greys standing there. Instead he found himself entering a small room down some steps. The room was the same colours as the corridor but the light source was brighter.

Standing in the middle of this room was a short and stocky entity, about 2-3 feet in height. It had a general humanoid shape with a head, two arms and legs but no visible extremities such as fingers or toes. It was white in colour and appeared to be translucent. Its most striking feature was two large round emerald green-coloured eyes with black pupils. A white glowing light seemed to be emanating from the being. Behind the being was a rectangular block-like table. There were some other objects in the room but Neil cannot remember what they were.

Witness drawing of the room and short being:

Neil sensed activity from other life-forms in the room, but his concentration was on the short squat being. He felt he had known this being all his life and felt great compassion for it. He floated towards it and wrapped his arms around it (this is what he felt he was doing; he could not actually see his arms around the being). He then felt gentle energy pushing him backwards. This did not feel in any way threatening. He retreated a short distance and settled.

The being spoke to him telepathically. It did not appear to have a mouth. The voice that he heard sounded male, and he sensed a great amount of knowledge in it, similar to how an experienced teacher would speak. It said to him “You have been asking for knowledge and enlightenment. You will receive more but you will have to be patient.” This seemed to be in direct reference to the fact that since 1996 Neil had requested answers to his questions via meditation. At this moment Neil felt like he was dropping off to sleep and his surroundings faded away.

He awoke in bed with the image of one of the short being’s eyes staring directly at him. He could not see his reflection in it. He felt completely transparent, like a child being looked over by its mother. With this came a strong feeling of love, to a level he has never felt before or since. The vision lasted for around 15 seconds during which Neil simply stared up in wonder. He felt he was being scanned in some way.

Witness drawing of the green eye:

After this he blacked out. The next thing he became aware of, he was waking up in the morning. He immediately told his wife about what had happened. She advised him to continue reading into the subject. For the following few weeks he could not stop thinking about what had happened. He felt completely in awe of it and wanted the chance to see the being again.

Yellow UFOs Sighting

In 1998 Neil used to work in Leeds and would travel to and from work on the M1 motorway. It was late November 1998 and around 2.30pm. Neil had finished work and was on his way home to Wakefield. He had just joined the M1 and Stourton, Leeds and was heading South. It was a sunny day with scattered cloud and a light breeze. He was travelling about 70 mph in the outside lane, and there was lots of other traffic around.

Aerial map showing the stretch of the M1 along which the sighting occurred:

Neil looked to his right and noticed two objects over by the horizon. They were glowing bright yellow like two small suns, and were at an angle of 60 degrees in the sky. They appeared to be in the lower atmosphere. Each object had a golden glowing corona around it, similar to the sun but much less bright. They looked near to each other and were diagonally spaced. One appeared bigger than the other, although this could have been due to it being closer as it was impossible to judge the distance of the objects. Although it was impossible to tell exactly how big the objects were they did look sizeable, possibly 500 and 400 feet across. They appeared to be hovering motionless in the sky.

Witness drawing of the sighting location and glowing UFOs:

Photograph from the M1 in the direction the objects were seen in:

For the next 10 seconds Neil kept shifting his eyes between the objects and the road ahead. When he next looked back the objects had completely vanished. He continued to look for them for the remainder of his journey but they did not reappear.

There are a number of possibilities for what Neil saw on this occasion. Perhaps the UFOs were two helicopters, aircraft or balloons that were catching the sun’s rays and reflecting brightly, obscuring their actual appearance. Perhaps after a short time their angle had changed and they were no longer catching the sunlight in the same way. Another possibility is that they were not really present in the sky and were actually just caused by sunlight hitting the car window.

However if this were the case it is likely that they would have reappeared at some point in the remainder of the journey, as it was a bright sunny day. Neil cannot fully rule out the possibility that one of the objects was the sun and the other some kind of mirage caused by reflection in the window. However they did not look bright enough to be the sun, and he was able to look directly at them for several seconds without his eyes hurting. The UFOs did not move so there is no way of telling if they were under intelligent control or not, however this can of course not entirely be ruled out.

Colour Changing UFO

The following summer, Neil had another UFO sighting. It was a clear summers evening at around 10 pm. He was getting dressed in the rear bedroom. Due to the time the sun had set and it was quite dark in the room. Due to his previous experiences Neil was now an avid sky watcher and would often look up at the night sky. He decided to do so now, so stared out of the window. The view looked out over bungalows and the Nain Barnsley Road. In the distance the area of Sandal Castle could be seen, though the actual castle was hidden from view.

Suddenly he noticed a red coloured glowing light about 500 metres high over the Sandal Castle area, half a mile to the South. It  immediately descended rapidly, quickly changing to amber, then to green, similar to a traffic light, before vanishing from sight over where the castle is situated. In total he had only observed it for several seconds. Neil estimates that if the object was self-illuminated it would have been 20-30 feet across, and appeared to descend around 100 mph.

Witness drawing of himself watching the UFO:

Neil spent weeks thinking about what he had seen and trying to come up with a rational explanation for it. Due to the colours seen he initially thought it must have been reflection from a traffic light. However there were no traffic lights anywhere near the house which could have accounted for the light. Nearby traffic was obscured by the other housing in the area, so it could not have been reflection from a passing lorry or other vehicle. There had been no lights on in the bedroom at the time, and no lit electronic devices which could have reflected in the window.

Aerial map of Sandal Castle:

The light had descended much too rapidly to have been a helicopter. Also Neil says that the West Yorkshire police helicopter used to regularly be seen in the area, and he was entirely familiar with how this looked after dark. Meteorites do not change colour in the manner that was observed, nor do they tend to descend vertically. To this day the light remains a mystery. Neil says that if it was a genuine sighting of an ET craft, he does not feel it was in any way related to his other experiences, and had just been in the right place at the right time to be seen by him.


It was at least a couple of years before Neil had another experience while staying at his mother’s flat in Wakefield. He cannot recall whether this happened in 2001 or 2002, but it was a typical night in summer time. The weather was mild with scattered cloud. The flat was on the ground floor of a one storey building.

At some point during the night between 2-4 am, Neil woke up out of sleep with the feeling of a mild energy around his body. He immediately became weightless and floated up out of his bed. He was lifted straight upwards and passed through the ceiling. As he did so he felt the fabric of the ceiling pass through his body. He was then in the upper flat. He continued upwards, passing through the roof of the building. At this point he was involuntary flipped over 180 degrees so he was now facing downwards. He remembers seeing the roof of the flat, the cars parked down on the road and the nearby school playing fields.

He continued to gain height, passing through low lying clouds. He was not frightened by what was taking place but instead felt joyful and thought to himself “Wow at last! I’m finally going to meet my takers.” However this was to be the last thing he would recollect. The next thing he became aware of he was waking up in the morning at around 7.30 am. He explained what had happened to his mother, who said that she had not seen or heard anything during the night.

The Elderly Man

By 2004 Neil had got divorced and had a new girlfriend Trisha. He was living in a new house on Spring Vale Close in Wakefield. He was recovering from depression for the first time in his life, while continuing a challenging career path. Neil had told Trisha about his prior experiences and she was supportive while remaining closed to them.

It was the summer time and both Neil and Trisha were asleep in bed. Suddenly they were both awoken by a strong sudden movement of the bed like it had been pushed. Neil asked Trisha if she had felt it,