Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: Dave Hodrien
Release Date: 28/02/2016
For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used and certain location details have been omitted
Contact is often only experienced by a single individual. However sometimes entire families can be affected by it. This is one such case from Scotland in which a mother, her two daughters and son have all had, and continue to have contact experiences. These experiences have included visitations, UFO and being sightings, psychic phenomena and many abduction related dreams.
This extensive report contains many testimonial statements from the family as well as numerous drawings and photographs.
This case does not begin with Lisa or her siblings, it in fact begins with her father’s parents. There is a story which would regularly be told over the years at family gatherings. Lisa’s grandmother Dorothy was the youngest of 13 children. In 1925 when she was five years old she used to share a bed with several of her sisters at the rental house which they all lived at.
One night her father walked past the bedroom door and looked into the room. He was horrified to find a grey coloured figure standing next to the bed and holding one of the girl’s dolls. He shouted at the girls to get out of the room, and they all fled from the house. Despite her young age, Dorothy was able to recollect this incident and used to talk about being herded up the street alongside her sisters in her nightgown. Her parents took them to their Aunts house. They refused to ever set foot in the property again after what had taken place, and the very next day gave the key back to the landlord.
Dorothy would always relate the incident to a ghost, but looking back at it Lisa wonders if it was a visitation by an ET being. This is entirely possible, especially as the figure had picked up one of the dolls, so appeared to be physically there in the room.
When I spoke to Lisa’s mother Anne on the phone I asked her about this incident. She too remembers the story which her husband’s mother would mention from time to time. Below is her testimony regarding this:
“Every time there was a few of the family together this story would come out. My husband’s mother shared a room with two of her sisters. They remember waking one night to find a tall dark grey figure at the bottom of the bed throwing dolls at them. They must have shouted for their dad, as he came in, got them all out of the bed and took them to some relatives in their night clothes. They never went back to the house after that, they would never go back there to live.”
Contact experiences often run through multiple generations of a family. Was this experience a visitation by a Grey? If so then it is possible that Lisa’s grandmother was also a contactee.
In the summer of 1969/1970 when Lisa was 6/7 years old she went on holiday with her parents to Lake Windemere in the Lake District. They stayed at a caravan at White Cross Bay on the shore of the lake.
Aerial map of White Cross Bay:
Photograph of White Cross Bay holiday camp:
One morning she awoke with a feeling of extreme nausea. Immediately the details of a very vivid dream came back to her. She had been aboard a craft hovering low above the roof of the caravan. Initially she believed it to be a helicopter completely made out of glass which she could see through, although looking back at it this of course makes no rational sense. The area she was in was oval in shape and only about 8 feet across. She found herself sitting down on a white bench-like seat, with her lower legs covered in a thick gel-like substance which filled the base of the craft.
Alongside her on the bench was the 18 year old boy from the neighbouring caravan. He was being violently sick, which made her anxious. In front of them on a bucketed seat was a dark figure who she assumed was the pilot of the craft. She could not remember any details about what this figure looked like other than the fact he/she was small and was facing away from them. She did not recall communicating with either the boy or the pilot.
Witness drawing of the craft interior and the caravans below:
The next thing she knew, Lisa found herself looking back into the craft from the outside of it. She was not yet on the ground, but believes she was in the process of being put back. The walls of the craft were still transparent, and she could see the other boy still being sick aboard it.
During the day she felt terribly sick, and shocked at how real this unusual dream seemed. She wanted to get her mum’s attention and tell her about it, but she was distracted with other friends who were there. She wanted to check the boy from next door to see if he showed any indication of illness or remembering the same as her. It was a rainy day so he did not appear outside until the afternoon. He did not seem to be ill, he just looked solemn. Due to her young age, Lisa did not have the courage to go and speak with him directly. She thought that if he could not remember anything he may think she was mad.
Lisa was not able to speak with her mother in depth about what she remembered until they had travelled back home. I spoke with Anne about this incident, here is what she recalls about it:
“Lisa was trying to tell me but I had friends at the caravan, and she couldn’t get my attention as much as she'd liked. I remember on the day her telling me that she was feeling sick and didn’t want anything to eat. She told me about what happened when we got back home. She told me she had been somewhere with the boy from the caravan next door, she said she’d been in a spaceship. She said the boy was being violently sick the next day. I didn’t take it all in at the time as I was distracted.”
Lisa says that after this incident she would panic whenever she felt ill as it reminded her of what happened. She also says that at the time you could buy a pink-coloured chocolate bar in the shape of the Pink Panther, and for some reason this would immediately remind her of that night. She has never found out the reason for this.
Taken as an individual experience, one could easily interpret this incident as nothing more than a dream, with coincidental feelings of sickness the following day. After all, Lisa saw no evidence that the boy was feeling ill the next day or could recollect the same as her. Also certain aspects such as the thick liquid in the base of the craft were very unusual. However contact experiences often come back as feeling like vivid dreams, and a feeling of nausea is commonly reported following abduction. Also there have been numerous other contact cases reported where people have been able to see out through the walls of the craft like they are invisible, such as the room which abductee Travis Walton reported entering. Regarding the pink chocolate, I do wonder if the colour was the same colour as the gel-like liquid around her legs. Again pink coloured gel has been mentioned a number of times by different contactees, there is one case from Buxton which I investigated where a woman was seen floating in a container full of a pink coloured substance.
Since this initial experience Lisa has had many other contact experiences which have come back to her in a similar manner, as you will see later in this report.
For a period of months following the incident at Lake Windemere, Lisa experienced vivid recurring identical nightmares. In these dreams she found herself in a dark environment. She could barely see anything past her own face, but it did feel like a clinical environment of some kind. She would be sitting in a reclining chair of some kind.
She could see small triangles passing close to her face within two or three centimetres of her skin. They seemed to move from the outside of both of her cheeks towards her nose. Lisa is fairly sure that the small triangles where attached to very slim rods, as she could see the rod also move across her face. She has no idea who was performing this procedure.
During one of these dreams she remembers two very small semi-circular light coloured objects falling from her nose and then blood trickling out. She knows that she didn't catch them in her hands, she assumes they must have fallen into a dish positioned in front of her face. She was unaware of feeling any pain associated with this, though she did feel very anxious.
Witness drawing showing the rod-like instrument, position it was placed on her face, and the small objects which dropped out of her nose:
After experiencing one of these dreams Lisa would wake in a panicked state. They occupied her thoughts and she felt the need to understand their significance. She remembers asking both her mother and grandmother about the possibility of objects falling out of your nose. On one particular occasion she remembers asking her grandmother “Nan, are you sure things can't just drop out of your nose like in my dreams?” Her gran turned to her mother and asked “Anne, do you think she means adenoids?” Turning to Lisa she asked “Have you got a friend who’s just had her adenoids out?” Lisa had no idea what she meant by this and responded “No I haven’t but tell me what adenoids are Nan.” Her gran replied “I don’t really know, but I think they are up your nose.”
Lisa does not remember waking up with a nose bleed after any of these dreams, though she does remember a particularly bad nose bleed which happened at school around that time. The head master had to take her home because of it. She experienced a second one the following day.
Anne cannot recall too much about this, but does remember Lisa mentioning these dreams.
“I remember Lisa going on about things coming out of her nose. She would ask her gran about it. It only went on for about a year. I just thought she’d been having dreams. I asked her what she thought it was. She said she didn’t know.”
It is possible that these dreams were flashbacks to having one or more implants placed in her nose, possibly during the abduction experience at Lake Windemere. Implants are sometimes placed in the bridge of the nose by the ETs using a metallic rod-like instrument. There are a number of cases on record where contactees have reported having nosebleeds and these objects falling out, very similar to what Lisa dreamed about.
Contactees often report experiencing sleep paralysis, and some believe that the two are directly related, although there is substantial evidence which proves they are very different experiences.
Between 1972-1976 Lisa experienced a number of incidents where she would awake in the night to find that her legs were paralyzed. They would feel very heavy like they were being pressed down against the bed. This occurred about once or twice a month. She would feel terrified that something was in the room. During these experiences she would keep her eyes tightly shut until she dropped off to sleep. She would convince herself that it was the ghost of their pet dog come to lie across the bed to keep her company. She never called out for her parents as her father would have been angry at being woken up.
On one occasion when she was 9 or 10 she became aware of something standing on the left side of the bed. She initially assumed it was her mother. When she turned to look she was terrified to see a dark hooded figure looking down at her. The figure was quite short so Lisa assumed it was female. The hood hung down in folds hiding the face.
Witness drawing showing the hooded figure alongside her bed:
Panicking she pulled the covers up over her head. She remained there for some time before daring to peep out again. To her horror the figure was still standing there. Once again she hid and in the end must have dropped off. In the morning she was adamant that she had been awake and that there had been a figure standing in her bedroom. She told her mother about it and drew a sketch of what she had seen. Anne still remembers this but sadly the drawing has been lost.
While what is described above could be considered “classic” aspects of sleep paralysis, there is the possibility that the hooded figure was a visitation by an ET being.
Flying Triangle Sighting
In 1978 when Lisa was 14 she and her parents witnessed a UFO from the living room window of their house in South-West Durham. It was just after 6pm. Lisa remembers that her father Leonard had just finished watching the news and was watching the following programme on TV.
It was a pleasant dry and calm evening. Lisa looked out of the window to the South and noticed an object hovering above the large grassy field on the opposite side of the road. It was about three quarters of the way across the field and to the Western edge of it. The object was quite low down, about 300 feet off the ground.
Witness drawing showing the triangular UFO through the window:
At first glance Lisa assumed that the object was merely a helicopter. As it was rare to see helicopters in the area she continued to look as she was interested to find out why it was there. However she quickly realised that the object was not a helicopter. It appeared to be an equilateral triangle, at least 20 feet across. It was dull dark grey in colour. There were no visible markings or windows, or any lights on it.
The UFO was absolutely stationary and not turning at all. Lisa was fascinated by what she was looking at, and immediately sensed that it was something out of the ordinary. She started to call for her father to come and see the object but he was busy watching TV. However she was determined so continued to call, saying things like “Dad you need to come and see this, there’s a triangular shaped thing just hovering over the field. I don’t know what it is. It’s like a flying triangle…it’s really odd. You need to see this, it’s still there!”
After about 30 seconds Lisa decided to also call her mother Anne to come and see. Anne was in the kitchen doing the washing up at the time. She came on through into the living room and started to observe the object. She too was extremely confused by it. At last Leonard started to take notice of what was going on so came on over to the window. The UFO immediately had his full attention. He turned to Lisa and asked her to go and quickly fetch the telescope that she owned.
Lisa left the window and ran to her room to find the scope. It took her a couple of minutes to track it down in the old toy cupboard. She was afraid that when she returned to the living room the UFO would have gone. However on returning to the room she was relieved to see that it was still present in the sky. She handed the scope to her father.
A moment after he started to view the object through the telescope he began to excitedly describe what he was observing, saying “Good God, I’ve never seen anything like it! It’s like a massive fuselage, it’s like a V Bomber…but…just a massive fuselage which forms into the wings. That’s not from here, there’s no way that could hover like that, not for that length of time. That’s a UFO, there’s no doubt that’s a UFO….My god, where’s that come from?”
They all continued to watch the object for about ten minutes, during which time it had not moved at all. Suddenly without warning the UFO shot away Eastwards towards the coast at an incredible speed. It was gone from sight in a split second! Leonard mentioned that it was impossible to follow using the scope.
In total they had observed the UFO for between 15-20 minutes. Anne owned a camera, but would only purchase film for it when going on holiday, so sadly they were unable to take any photographs of the object. Immediately after the sighting Lisa and her parents were both excited and stunned by what they had witnessed.
Soon afterwards Leonard contacted Teeside Airport to see if they could offer any explanation, but he only got a minimal response to this request. Lisa’s parents used to run their own business. The following day Lisa overheard her parents discussing the sighting with an employee. He informed them that someone else had reported seeing the same object and he had heard about it on the radio. Soon afterwards Lisa remembers seeing a newspaper article about it too, so there were clearly other witnesses. One explanation which was put forward was that the object had been a weather balloon. Obviously this was nonsense due to the way in which it had left the area, and Lisa remembers that Leonard was quite disgruntled by this suggestion.
After this sighting both Lisa and her parents changed their views on extra-terrestrial life. They were all convinced that what they had seen was an advanced craft of alien origin. Lisa expected her school friends to be as intrigued as she was. While riding the bus to school she mentioned the sighting to her friends. However they were very sceptical towards what she had seen and made jokes about it. She was very disappointed that they would not take her more seriously.
Determined to get them to believe her, she went on a day trip to Newcastle and returned with a copy of Eric Von Daniken’s famous book, "Chariots Of The Gods". She tried to show her friends on the bus but they still laughed at her. After this she realised that it would probably be best if she kept quiet about the sighting or the subject in general.
According to Lisa, Leonard often spoke about the incident with friends and acquaintances right up to his death in 2014. Leonard had served in the Royal Air Force and held a private pilot, so he was certainly aware that what he had seen was not an ordinary aeroplane of any kind.
Anne still remembers seeing the UFO with Lisa and her husband. When I spoke with her on the phone she informed me of the following:
“It was evening time, still quite light in the sky. Lisa spotted something outside through the window of the house. I came on through to take a look. I could see a V shape in the sky. It looked strange, something I had never seen before. Lisa was trying to get Leonard to come and see. In the end he did come on over. Lisa went and got a telescope. It just looked very dark grey or black in colour. It had very straight edges, quite angular in shape. There were no markings or lines on it. I never saw it through the telescope. I thought it was something strange, I didn’t put a title to it. I couldn’t understand what it was or how it stayed in the same position. I looked for about thirty seconds and then went back into the kitchen.”
Due to the appearance of the object and the incredible manoeuvre it was seen to perform from a stationary position it is likely that what Lisa and her parents observed was a Flying Triangle, one of the more commonly reported types of UFO. While some believe these to be secret craft operated by the military, I have dealt with and heard of other cases where they have been directly linked with ETs and abductions.
Since early childhood Lisa has felt that she is very intuitive and sensitive towards other people’s thoughts. She finds it very draining to be among crowds and tries to avoid situations such as this as much as possible. Being among so many people can sometimes lead to migraines. She can usually pick up a lot about a person very soon after meeting them for the first time.
One night in 1983 Lisa had a strange dream. In this dream she watched as grave diggers dug a grave for her grandmother Susan. In the morning when she awoke she felt unsettled but put it down to nothing more than a nightmare. At about 10am her father received a phone call. It was the neighbour of her grandmother. They informed him that Susan’s curtains were still closed. Her father drove around to the house and discovered that Susan had passed away in the night.
Anne remembers Lisa telling her about the dream shortly before finding out about Susan’s death:
“In the morning Lisa told me about a dream – something about a cemetery, things happening in a cemetery relating it to her gran. Soon after we got the news that nobody was answering the door around her house. It felt very strange.”
Later the same year something extremely similar happened. Lisa dreamt that her elderly uncle came to her and said that he was in heaven now drinking beer, and it was only a penny a pint. She told her mother about the dream when she awoke. Soon afterwards the family were informed that her uncle had passed away the previous night.
Again Anne has the following to say about this incident “Lisa had had a dream and in this dream her uncle had been saying it was very nice up in heaven and beer was only a penny a pint. He was very frugal so that made sense. Quite soon afterwards, could have been the following day, we found out her uncle had died.”
To have a dream of someone dying just before it actually taking place is interesting enough, but for it to happen twice within the same year seems unlikely to be coincidental. It appears that Lisa may have certain psychic abilities. This is very commonly reported by contactees and there appears to be a direct link between this and contact.
There is also signs that one of Lisa’s daughters, Gemma, may possess psychic abilities. In 2014 she asked Lisa to take her to school by car so she would not have to take the bus. When Lisa asked her the reason for this she said that she does not want anybody to know what she is thinking about. Lisa asked her why she believes they would be able to do this and she replied “Well, because I know what they are thinking.” Lisa has also informed me that Gemma can sometimes see coloured auras around individuals, and can sometimes literally see through people.
Beam of Light
By 1988 at the age of 24 Lisa had got married and moved into an upstairs flat. Thinking back to this time Lisa has a strange recollection which seems more like an actual memory than a dream. Here are Lisa’s own words on what she remembers:
“I was in the front court yard near to the front gates. It was day time, my father was also there. I was bent down, kind of sitting on my heels, and I seemed to be feeling about on the ground for something, or maybe I was using my hand against the ground to steady my balance, I am not sure. I remember looking into this intense beam of white light, similar to bright sunshine, though much more intense. My father was just standing there, looking on dreamily, sort of on the edge of it. I do not know if he was on the inside of the shaft of light or the outside, it was hard to tell as everything looked so bleached of colour. The beam was probably five or six feet in diameter. It was hurting my eyes to look up and my faculties seemed to be slowed and dulled. I have no memory of anything after that image.”
Ever since this time of her life Lisa has had recurring dreams in which her whole body is electrically charged. During these dreams she feels herself being dragged through the air by an electrical force which seems to focus around her chest and pull her upwards. On many occasions she wakes up in a panicked state with her body almost buzzing with static electricity, and is relieved to find herself in bed.
It is possible that the bizarre recollection of the beam of light is a flashback to the start of an abduction experience. Lisa says that she informed her father about it, but he clearly has no recollection of anything taking place. However it is possible that he was “shut down” during this experience, something which has been reported many times before. This could explain why he has no memory of anything taking place. Perhaps the dreams which have followed this until the present day are memories of being taken up into craft, either on this occasion or on later occasions.
In 1992 when Lisa was 28 she, her husband Simon and 2 year old daughter Dawn moved to live in Estepona, Spain for a year. Simon’s boss owned a large residence in the outskirts of Esteopona on the A-7 coast road. In the gardens of this residence were a number of holiday cottages. In May Simon had to travel with work for several days, and his boss offered Lisa the chance to stay in one of the cottages in exchange for help in the gardens.
On the Saturday morning Lisa did several hours of weeding on the front driveway of the residence. It was a warm sunny day so perfect weather to be outside. After lunch she put Dawn down for a nap. Later in the afternoon at around 4.30pm she decided to walk into Estepona with Dawn to get pizza for dinner at the harbour.
The walk to Estepona took about 30 minutes. It was a very quiet walk along the edge of the road which hugged the coastline. There were not many pedestrians around but there was regular traffic on the road and very pleasant surroundings.
Aerial map showing the A-7 coastal road leading to Estepona:
Modern photograph of the road showing the typical surroundings. Lisa says the area has become far more developed since she was there:
They arrived at the pizza restaurant about 6pm and ate dinner outside in the sunshine. Afterwards they immediately set back off home to the cottage. Lisa thanked the waiter, left the table and set off towards the coastal road.
The next thing she became aware of was of being back in the living room of the cottage. It was very dark. She had no memory of how she had arrived back home at all. She stood there with a truly surreal feeling of confusion and strangeness. She looked around in the darkened room for a clue about what was going on, and found Dawn standing next to her quietly.
All of a sudden her mind kicked back into action. She put the light on and looked at the travel clock. She was shocked to find that it was now 9.30pm. She could not understand where she and Dawn had been for the last few hours. She frantically attempted to think back to what had taken place, but could not recall anything. The strangeness of the situation sank in and she began to feel a little frightened.
Lisa put Dawn to sleep and then tried to settle down herself but could not. She felt terrible and her mind was continuously trying to work out what had happened. She could barely wait for the morning to arrive. The following day she was still feeling distressed so decided to leave the cottage a day early and head back home. She was planning to call for a taxi when Simon’s boss turned up to see how things were going. He explained to her that he had come to the cottage during the evening, and when he had found it empty he had become a bit concerned.
He asked her where she had been. Lisa just stood there dumbstruck. She didn’t really know how to explain what had happened so simply said “I don’t really know, the time was all wrong.” She could tell he was confused by this response, but didn’t know what else to say. She managed to tell him that she wanted to head back home, making the excuse that Dawn was not feeling well. Rather than call a taxi, Simon’s boss offered to drive them back himself.
Lisa’s confusion remained and she found it hard to concentrate on anything else. She also noted that Dawn was also quieter than she would usually be. Later in the day once she was back home she rang her mother about what took place, and when Simon returned home she went over everything with him too.
Lisa says that in the months following this incident the feeling of her body being electrically charged at night intensified, and on many occasions she woke up feeling exhausted even though she was getting enough sleep.
It seems clear that Lisa experienced several hours of missing time. Dawn was too young to properly discuss what had happened during this time, yet must have also experienced it. It is unlikely that she got the time wrong and left the restaurant later than she thought she was because she knows