Updated: Aug 25, 2019
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report Author: Dave Hodrien Release Date: 13/07/2011
For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used
Since an early age Nicola has believed in the existence of extraterrestrials and been fascinated by them. She does not know where these feelings came from, as back then she had certainly not watched any TV programs or read any books about the subject, and her parents never spoke of it either. These feelings did not appear suddenly from one day to the next, it was more a slow realisation that ETs were real and were visiting Earth. She has always believed that many different ET entities exist. She thought of them as gender-less little people. When she was a bit older and more knowledgeable, she believed that the fairies that people spoke of in folk tales were in fact extraterrestrials. She was fascinated by the idea of multiple dimensions and believed that the ETs existed in other dimensions not seen by our eyes.
Nicola also sensed a connection to the stars. She used to love looking up at the night sky, even when she was as young as 5. She would often leave her bedroom window curtains open on purpose so she could see them before she went to sleep.
These feelings are interesting, especially as they began when she was too young to have been heavily influenced by various forms of media. Nicola thought of the ETs as small asexual beings – it is easy to see the similarities between this description and the Greys. Her thoughts on fairies actually being ETs is also something which researchers have looked into in great depth. There are a lot of similarities between old tales of fairies and goblins and alien abductions, and some people believe them to be based on ET contact experiences.
Many contactees sense a connection to the stars, probably because subconsciously they are aware where the beings they are in contact with have originated from. This feeling is particularly strong with “star children”, however at this stage there is very little evidence that Nicola would fit into this profile.
Another feeling that Nicola has had since a very early age is that she is being regularly observed by a presence of some kind. This feeling comes and goes, and sometimes gets worse when she on her own at night time. However she also sometimes feels it in the day. This presence seems to be all around her and she cannot pinpoint it to any one particular location.
When she was younger, this feeling of being watched would frighten her. As time has gone by she has learnt to accept it and is less scared because she realises that the ETs are not hostile – if they were they would have harmed her in some way.
When she was at primary school, Nicola would sometimes camp out in the garden in a tent with her friends. One night she had two friends over to stay and they were camping out in the front garden. About 7 feet in front of the tent was a low wall. The girls were inside the tent when they suddenly noticed the silhouette of something unusual standing on top of the wall. It looked like a small being, about 3-4 feet in height, similar to a child but with incorrect proportions. This being appeared to be standing still and staring towards the tent.
The girls were understandably afraid of the unusual shadow. They quickly dashed out of the tent, and without looking back ran inside the house. They did not venture back outside until the following morning. There was no trace of the being or anything out of place.
Could this have been a visitation by an ET? It is a possibility worth considering; however it could just as easily have been down to the imagination of the girls. Perhaps it was merely a cat, fox or other animal, or even a person standing by the wall for a moment. Silhouettes cast by light can often be deceiving, making distorted shadows that can seem to look like strange creatures. As the girls did not actually look at what was causing the silhouette, we will never know for certain what took place.
For as long as she can remember, Nicola has often felt scared of going to bed at night. This fear has remained throughout her life, and tends to come and go. However it is far from an irrational fear. It has been brought on by a number of strange occurrences which she has witnessed.
On numerous occasions between the age of 5-10, Nicola would feel her back and feet getting prodded or pressed down by an unseen force. This would always happen when she was lying down in bed before she went to sleep. When it took place she was terrified and would lie completely still and close her eyes. It felt threatening, like something was trying to get her to react. On one occasion she did look and felt sure that she saw a hand lower down the bed. She has also regularly felt her bed covers being pulled downward, like something was trying to pull them off on purpose to get at her. When this has happened she grips them very tightly to stop this from taking place.
The fear caused by these incidents would sometimes become unbearable. Nicola would often check around and under the bed in the daytime. Along with this fear, there was always the sense of doubt, and she often wondered if she was imagining everything that was taking place. She felt like she couldn’t scream for someone to come and help her because she would not know what to say to them if they did. One the time when she thought she saw a hand she did call for help, and ever since it has been a running joke in her family. On one occasion when she was 9 or 10, she got so frightened she ran downstairs to her mother, who was putting up Christmas decorations.
Because of these recurring incidents, Nicola developed a phobia of going to bed. She would lie down but it would take her ages to drop off to sleep. From the age of 10 these incidents seemed to cease, but the fear caused by them remained and has never really gone away. Nicola believes that an extraterrestrial presence was responsible for these occurrences. As she had not directly witnessed any ET beings, she does not really know why she feels they are responsible.
In her late primary school years, Nicola experienced two separate incidents involving missing time.
On the first occasion, she had settled down to sleep and it was very dark in the room. Then all of a sudden she found herself standing in the bathroom staring at the window. It was broad daylight outside. She was very confused and wondered if an eclipse had been responsible. She could not understand how it could be dark one moment and bright the next. She tried to think back to what had taken place and was upset to find she could not remember. However looking back at the incident Nicola cannot remember what happened next either. She cannot remember leaving the bathroom or what she did.
On the second occasion she found herself at her school. She was running along the school corridor in a panic. She was disorientated and did not know what time it was. It was still daylight outside. She checked in the classrooms and they were empty, so she assumed it was lunch time. However it felt too quiet and there was nobody around at all. She ran to the canteen and it too was empty. She then started running along another corridor towards the staff room. This is the last thing she can remember, she does not know what happened next. Thinking back to the incident she assumes it must have been after school closing time but before it got dark.
Nicola has never spoken to her parents about these incidents as she feels she would sound crazy. Her family have never mentioned either incident to her. What occurred is intriguing, but seems unlikely to have been related to ET contact. On neither occasion was there any reason to believe that ETs might have been involved e.g. a sighting of a UFO or beings before or after. She also remembers feeling normal during and after both incidents, there were no unusual side effects such as tiredness or sickness. She cannot remember what took place directly before or after these incidents, only how she felt at the time. She did not remember them immediately, they came back to her later as memories, but she has no idea when exactly they occurred. I do wonder if these incidents were in fact down to some kind of medical condition. Nicola feels she was in good health at the time, but she has never spoken to a GP about the incidents.
The initial incident could perhaps have been caused by sleep walking, although Nicola is not prone to this at all. She couldn’t have been missing for a long time such as an entire morning, as I am sure her parents would have noticed she was missing. She was still young at the time so they would surely have woken her up in the morning or been aware of her presence around the house. Perhaps it was during the summer and when she found herself in the bathroom it was actually very early morning. The second incident apparently took place during the daytime at school. It appears that she must have been running around the school after closing hours. Her parents did not used to pick her up at the end of the day, she would often hang around with her friends a while after school, so if the incident did take place at this time they may not have noticed her missing.
Further Paranormal Activity
In 2009, Nicola began to experience more unusual occurrences in her bedroom. These were different to what had happened when she was younger.
It began with an unusual scratching sensation coming from underneath the side of the bed and mattress. Nicola took the bed apart trying to find the cause but nothing was ever found. Later in the year on several occasions she felt the bed start to vibrate. She thought it was a mobile phone that had been left on the bed by mistake, but there was never anything found which could have been responsible. As time went on this activity seemed to increase in intensity, and the whole bed would strongly vibrate or even move a short distance.
After a while this activity subsided, but things did not settle down. Next came a number of occasions where she could hear what sounded like objects being moved around in the room. As it was dark she could never verify if this was taking place or not.
Soon after, she began to be woken up time and time again at exactly 3.03am by electrical devices activating by their own accord. For example the alarm clock would go off even though it was not set for that time. The TV would turn on and back off by itself. It even continued to do this after the plug in the socket was switched off, which of course is theoretically impossible. When Nicola became angry and unplugged and removed all electrical devices from the room, the fire alarm downstairs went off! This activity continued for several months and then completely ceased.
In August 2010, Nicola was lying in bed and suddenly felt like something was touching her on the back of the leg. There was nothing anywhere near the bed which could have been responsible. At the time she put it down to her imagination, although it sounds quite similar to the experiences she had earlier in her life.
These varied experiences are very interesting, although it is hard to say whether they are down to ET contact or not. There does appear to be a link between contact and paranormal activity. Many contactees report experiencing activity similar to this in their home. It is possible that through contact the individual’s senses are heightened or awakened, and this makes it more probable that they will experience ghostly activity. Much of what Nicola speaks of sounds like a poltergeist. The electrical activity she has mentioned is especially interesting as conactees often report electrical issues or faults in their proximity. Perhaps the presence of the ETs causes electrical disruption or it is down to something which has been actually changed inside the individual.
In 1983, Nicola's family moved to another property in the same area. Either in that year or the following one, during the winter months, Nicola had an encounter with what she believed was a ghost. At the time she used to share her bedroom with her two sisters. One night before dropping off to sleep, she was lying on her back with her head slightly to the left.
Suddenly a luminous semi-translucent white figure appeared in front of her, several feet away. She sensed that it was feminine though this was not obvious from the figures appearance. It hovered towards her a bit, and extended its arm towards her. Nicola turned her head away so she was looking straight up, but she could still see the figure in her peripheral vision. She felt like screaming but instead just panicked and closed her eyes.
After about 5 minutes she re-opened her eyes and the figure was gone. When she told her parents about what happened they did seem to believe her, as they sensed the house may be haunted when they moved there.
There were other strange occurrences in the house as well as just this incident. On Nicola's first night in the house she felt constantly watched and had the strong feeling of a presence there. This feeling remained both day and night. Gradually she became ill until in the end she suffered from Peritonisis. On numerous occasions the family members would hear footsteps on the stairs. Nicola was in the bathroom one evening, and suddenly the bathroom mirror cracked in two in front of her and dropped into the sink. Activity such as this continued until the family left the house.
It seems like these experiences may well have been down to ghostly activity rather than ET contact. But perhaps the reason why Nicola experienced them was because of heightened senses brought on by contact.
On several occasions Nicola has received messages of both things that have just happened and things that were yet to happen and then took place. When she gets these messages they appear in her mind like she is talking to herself. They are always direct with no conscious thought leading up to them.
It happened for the first time between the age of 15-17. She was brushing her teeth when suddenly she got a clear message in her mind saying "Helen has just died. Helen is not here anymore". Helen was a friend of the family. About 5 hours later her best friend Laura rang up and informed her that Helen had died suddenly of an illness. She had only been ill for less than 24 hours, and had died around the time that Nicola heard the message. She felt very upset, and strangely guilty almost as if she had caused it to happen.
Nicola also received a message about her gran, who was in a nursing home. Her gran was quite old and everyone felt that the end was near. In the early hours of the morning, Nicola received a message which said "Nan has just died. Don't be sad. She's had a good life". Later in the morning she found out that she had received the message several minutes after her gran had passed away.
These incidents, and others I am not able to mention for privacy reasons, are yet more evidence suggesting that Nicola has heightened senses. Many contactees report having psychic abilities such as premonitions. So there is the possibility that she has received these through ET contact, either intentionally or as a side effect.
As you can see, Nicola has had many unusual experiences. It is hard to say whether they are really down to ET contact or not. She has not had any definite experiences/sightings of craft or beings. But the feelings and thoughts she has had since an early age are very intriguing and I do wonder if some of her experiences have been related to contact in some way. The incident with her glowing hands, unusual electrical activity in her home, feeling of being observed and the psychic messages she has received are of particular interest. Perhaps in time Nicola will come to understand whether these incidents really are related to an extraterrestrial presence in her life or not. If she does have any further relevant experiences which she tells me about, they will be added to this report.
Copyright Dave Hodrien 2010