This is my first topic on ATS, I've been a lurker for a couple of years but thought it was high time I signed up, & shared some of my experiances, to
see what you guys think, & to see if any of you could shed some light on what I've seen. I've talked with many people about these encounters, &
although we've tried to thrash out a reasonable explanation, I usually come up empty.
The first 2 instances aren't exactly related to aliens, or UFOs, but I'll include them, as they may be linked. I will include locations, & year of
- My first encounter was 18 years ago (1996), when I was 10. We lived in an old house in Tipton, England. I fell to sleep in the front room, my Mother
left me there when she went to bed but woke me to see if I was OK there, she left me with a blanket before going to bed herself. I woke in the middle
of the night to see a man fressed in black, with a top hat & long black cloak, standing in the corner facing away from me. My first thought was, we
had been broken into & I had to get past him to get out of the room. He turned around to face me, me being a child, did what all children do when
scared, I hid under the blanket. I then felt an immense pressure on my chest, & thought the burglar was trying to kill me. I looked out from the
blanket, & the pressure left instantly, but the room was also empty.
In the years following that, I struggled with sleeping, & when I did, I regurlarly had sleep parylasis. I even had several times where I woke, to see
that I was mere centimetres away from the ceiling, and upon moving, I would instantly fall the 5-6 foot back into bed. They could be dreams though,
but from my memory, & at the time, they were real to me.
- When I was 15 (2001), we were living in a different house, in Wolverhampton. Most of my issues with sleeping had left me, & I rarely had sleep
paraylasis by this point. My room was a converted attic with the door to the room being at the bottom of the stairs. I was on the first floor landing
about to walk downstairs when I heard my sisters friend (I thought she was HOT), I was only wearing my trakkies, & no top. I thought I better go put a
top on before going down. I reopened my door to walk up the second flight of stairs, when I saw a shadow on the wall. It was like someone was standing
at the top of my stairs, but the wierd thing was, where his eyes would've been, I could see the wall. Again, I put it down to being broken into
(Dodgy areas, y'see), I climbed a couple of stairs to see who was in my room, no-one there. It was at this point the shadow crept down the wall
towards me. I bolted, screaming, forgot all about the hot girl!
After this incident is when I started to notice UFOs, I have always, & still do, sleep with the curtains open. As I like to see the night sky as I
sleep. Regurlaly I would see strange lights in the sky, & would always put it down to planes, or stars. It wasn't until others started to notice them
too, that I took an interest in them.
- I'm now 19 years old (2005), and what happened in Wednesfield park, I will never forget untill the day I die. I used to work near Wednesfield park
with a few of my mates, our shifts ended around 12ish on the night. We always used to walk through the park on the way home, have a cigarette, & head
our seperate ways. One night though, was different. We were sitting in the park like usuall, when we noticed someone in the bushes, watching us. There
were 5 of us, 1am in the morning, & we were quite yobbish, so we started shouting abuse at this wierdo in the bush, & throwing stones at him. It
wasn't untill he stepped out of the bush that we noticed,it wasn't a someone, it was a something. This thing was about 7ft tall, it looked like it
glowed, was silvery-greyish, had the longest, gangliest arms, & gave off the most menacing vibe I've ever felt.
The way it moved wasn't normal, it crept out the bush, but the bush moved around it. I saw it move the bush with one of it's arms, BUT IT WASN'T
TOUCHING THE BUSH! It took one step out & fully stood up, I looked at my mates to see what they were doing, but no-one was there, they were all
running across the field, screaming! I took another look at this thing, & only one thing was racing across my mind - Run, or you're dead! It took
another step towards me, it was about 10ft away from me, but I felt it could reach out & grab me! I bolted, didn't look back once, for fear of how
fast the thing could move. My only thought was that I can't be last in the group, last gets taken first! I've never been back to that park since.
- (2007) I was 21, staying at my brothers flat in Willenhall. It was about 3am when we noticed a UFO in the sky, it changed colours periodically,
hovered in one spot like a helicopter but made no sound (His flat was in the town center, so we'd hear a helicopter at 3am), it would instantly zip
about like a dragonfly. I even recorded it hovering/ zipping about/ changing colour on my phone. After about 25-30 minutes, 2 more showed up, danced
about together for a while, & eventually morphed into one & disapeared.
Now seeing a UFO is nothing strange to me anymore, but the morning after was the strange bit. The curtain had been ripped off the curtain rail, we had
no recollection of seeing this UFO, & my brother told me had a dream about a giant ship being right above his flat. It wasn't until a few weeks later
when I was at work, I was playing with my phone on my break, & found these UFO videos I somehow forgot I had taken. I showed them to my brother, & he
started remembering. We didn't delve into it further after his 'dream'.
Since that, I don't remember seeing anything strange or random up until last year. These next 3 instances all happened in 2013.
- January, Wolverhampton. It was extremely foggy, & I was 'round my mates. We were in the back garden having a cigarette at about 2am. We were
talking when we noticed a quiet humming sound in the sky, we made a passing comment about aliens & ignored it. It wasn't until I finished my
cigarette, that I noticed my mate had raised his voice that much, he was shouting at me. That slow humming noise had turned into one of the loudest
noises I've ever heard! We looked up to see if we could see anything through the fog, nothing. This noise continued for 30 seconds or so, then
drifted across the sky, away from us. We went back inside, it was 6am. 4 hours to smoke 1 cigarette.
- September, Italy. I was on a holiday across Europe with a few of the lads, last year. When we were staying in Italy, I had a case of sleep parylasis
for the first time in about 10 years, only this was the worst I've ever had. I was sharing a room with one of my mates, when I woke unable to move, I
tried to lock my eyes onto him, to see if he was awake, & could wake me up properly. When I saw him, his eyes were open but he was just staring at the
ceiling. I kept scanning the room as I had the biggest feeling of dread I've ever had, it was when my eyes adjusted to the dark that I noticed we
weren't the only ones in the room, there was 4 or 5, what I can only describe as shadows standing in various positions in the room, looking at us. I
couldn't distinguish what they actually were, they just looked like shadows.
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