A former UK defense chief has said that a video allegedly depicting a Midlands woman’s alien abduction could possibly be a “hoax or something genuinely spooky”. Nick Pope, who used to work at the now-defunct UFO desk at the Ministry Of Defence (MoD), stated that he had “briefly” met the couple who took the video in Droitwich, Worcestershire.
The story goes that the woman had believed that she was being regularly abducted by aliens and had decided to install an infrared CCTV camera in her bedroom to capture any potential evidence on film.
The footage itself shows her tossing and turning in bed before seemingly disappearing into thin air with the bed covers falling down at the spot on which she had been lying just seconds before.
She can then be seen to reappear towards the end of the clip – again seemingly out of thin air. The total amount of time she was missing was around 12 minutes.
Dave Hodrien, the lead investigator at BUFOG, analyzed the footage and concluded in a report it appeared to be “genuine and not a deliberate hoax”.
Mr. Pope – who investigated reports of UFO sightings at the MoD between 1991 and 1994 – for his thoughts and expertise on the subject and case. He said: “I’ve seen this video before and I briefly met the couple concerned, though I haven’t investigated the case personally.
“Frankly, there’s not much middle ground here: it’s either a hoax or something genuinely spooky and – perhaps – out of this world. Sadly, I’d taken early retirement from the MoD before I saw this video.
“If I had the footage while I was working on the UFO desk, and if I also had access to the camera equipment, I could have secured a proper scientific analysis using intelligence community imagery analysis resources and capabilities. That would quickly have told me if the footage was genuine, or had been faked.”
He continued: “While alien abductions weren’t formally in our terms of reference on the UFO project, you can’t investigate UFOs without finding yourself drawn into the debate about alien abductions. People did contact us about abductions and other so-called alien contact experiences, but I had to tread carefully because it’s been MoD policy for decades to play down our interest and involvement in the UFO phenomenon.
Mr Pope said he was “open-minded” about abduction stories, although he believes some cases can be attributed to hoaxes and hallucinations. He added: “Over the years I’ve met enough people who claim to have had alien abduction experiences to say that the majority seem sincere, with no signs of psychopathology. As with UFOs, there’s unlikely to be a single explanation here.
“Some cases will be hoaxes, some may be the product of vivid dreams and hallucinations, and some may be false memories resulting from regression hypnosis. But as with UFOs, it only takes one case to be genuine and we’re in game-changing, paradigm-shifting territory.”
Unfortunately, this video is too grainy for us to say if it is real or a hoax. Though we would like to hear your thoughts on it in the comments.
Source Birmingham Live