The Barbecue Abduction Incident, Derbyshire, England 1995

First Published: September 13, 2017 Written by Marcus Lowth Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes 1 comment

Quite ironically, one of the most detailed alien abduction encounters is also one that is relatively unknown. Even more bizarre perhaps, it would take place in the middle of a typical English housing estate.

An evening of food, friends, and alcohol would soon take a most dramatic and bizarre turn. Leading UFO researcher, Tony Dodd, would investigate the case, and through hypnotic regression would piece together one of the most bizarre and fascinating encounters in recent memory. Not only that, but the information put forward would prove strikingly similar to other such abduction cases – cases that in all likeliness, the four witnesses would not have been aware of.

BBQ Party.

This particular case is one that, had it not come to the attention of Dodd, would have almost certainly remained unknown. Perhaps even those involved, wherever they might be today, may have always wondered what actually happened that evening. While their explanation is far from complete, thanks to Dodd’s work, their story is at least available.

Before look at the events of that evening, check out the short video below. It is a short video clip with the aforementioned Dodd describing one of his UFO encounters.

VIDEO: Tony Dodd UFO (EX-British Police Officer)

A Nice Evening For A Barbecue?

The hot July evening in the summer of 1995 would present Mike and Debbie with an opportunity to invite their close friends and neighbors, Steve and Annie, around for some cold drinks and a “last-minute” barbecue. Needless to say, the evening would also present them with an experience as life-changing as it was terrifying.

It was shortly after 10 pm when Mike first lit the barbecue. By 10:40 pm, chicken legs, burgers and sausages were on the griddle. Each of them sat around a small garden table nursing a pint glass of ice cold cider.

Quite literally, out of nowhere, a huge, round disc-shaped craft hovered over them no more than twenty-feet from the ground. On the underside, bright white lights, moving in an anti-clock wise direction, would light up the garden. Suddenly, a door opened in the dark metallic object, and a column of light reached down to the ground. As it did so, all four of the witnesses would report how time seemed to slow down and their surroundings became “dream-like!”

Steve would later recall “It was as if we had entered a vacuum. All sound seemed to have stopped, and everything went into slow motion!”

The craft then moved away, slowly at first, then with increasing pace. As they maintained their watch over it, all four began to feel intense nausea and stomach pains. This last point is particularly interesting as many who report similar encounters also report such immediate symptoms.

It was only when Steve noticed the food on the barbecue – which itself was now cooling – had burnt to a crisp. A check of his watch revealed it was approaching midnight. What they thought had been a matter of minutes, appeared to be almost an hour and a half.

Hypnotic Regression

Mike would make a report to the police, who would appear to treat the matter seriously, taking statements from all four people. They would also check if items were missing from the property. Bizarrely, two of the pint glasses were, and remain so, even today.

It would be the police who would refer the case to the aforementioned Dodd (himself a former police officer). Utilizing the expertise of Joyce Dinsdale, all four of the witnesses would agree to hypnotic regression in an effort to unlock the events of that hot, summer evening.

Each would speak separately of the others, and each told the same story.

They noticed the light shortly after lighting the barbecue. Distant at first, it would grow rapidly until it was practically on top of them, flashing as it did. The craft was round with a dome structure on the top. The lights on the underside of the craft were so bright, it would almost blind them.

At this point, each of them stated their next memories were of realizing they were no longer in the garden.

Debbie and Annie

Debbie would state during regression, “I am on my own! I am not in the garden anymore!” The lights still shone brightly into her line of sight. “I can see shadows,” she would recall, “I can see different colored lights. I can see eyes looking at me, they’re big and black, not like ours!”

She would then declare her realization that she lay on “something hard with my back raised!” She could see movement around her, but could only describe them as “shadows”.  She would describe the roof of the room as being strange and coming “down to walls without a joining!”

Annie would state the same account, although she appeared to recall the events leading to going on board the craft. After the column of light touched the ground, she would state a “small figure” dressed in a strange, black cloak with a hood appeared in the garden.

“It’s got a strange, pale face with a pointed chin, and very large black eyes,” she would claim under regression. Two more of these beings appeared as if out of nowhere. Annie would recall, “They’ve got hold of my arms. They’re dragging me towards the light!” She also claimed that the beings appeared to communicate with each other by making “strange, animal-like grunting noises!”

The next thing Annie would recall, she was in a round room with “loads of people around the sides of the room. (They are) little people. They are all wearing cloaks with hoods!”

She would describe much the same procedure as Debbie, including that the beings had three fingers and made a strange noise that left her unnerved. The next thing she knew, she was standing in the garden, watching the craft turn into a mere speck of light in the distance.

Steve and Mike

Annie’s husband, Steve, would recall similar details. After describing the same scenario of the craft descending upon them, he would recall being in a “bright room, with lots of small people!” Like Annie, he would claim these beings were wearing cloaks with hoods. However, he would go on to say they were “like black tin foil, but not tin foil!”

Steve would state to being in a “transparent tube, without seams” which the small beings were all gathered around, looking in at him. He would recall his removal from the tube and being taken over to another room. He would describe under hypnosis that, “It’s a very big room. I can see all sorts in here. I can see loads of little people, moving around. They’ve got white stuff – like balls of white stuff in their hands. They’re carrying it. I don’t know what it is!”

He would also recall seeing a board on the wall with “figures of planets (on it). I can see Saturn, Earth and all the planets!”

He was then “back in the tube!” As he gasped for breath, he found himself back in the garden, with Annie, Debbie, and Mike, watching the craft disappear into the night sky.

Although Dinsdale attempted to regress Mike to recall his version of events, he became so terrified that they decided it would be unsafe to his mental health to proceed any further. Needless to say, this reaction alone shows that something alarming must have occurred that evening.

The Aftermath

According to Dodd, writing in his book, “Alien Investigator”, all four of the witnesses were more than uncomfortable with what had happened that evening. Despite the initial investigation and regression sessions, none would opt to maintain contact with Dodd. Neither have any of them opted to “tell their story” for financial gain.

That “something” happened that evening on an otherwise quiet street in Derbyshire in the summer of 1995 is beyond doubt. Just what took place is very much open to debate. Some details of the account, however, mirror other such reports.

The “seamless” or “without joints” descriptions of the crafts themselves is of interest. Many witnesses who get close enough to report such details, all state the crafts to look like one piece of material, molded into shape.

The feeling of nausea and stomach pains is another detail that surfaces time and again across many reports. Might this be a reaction to the (presumed) radiation of the craft itself? Or might it be more directly connected to the “procedures” that abductees report taking place?

Perhaps the overriding question would be, who exactly is responsible for these abductions? And, given the similar detail, are they the same abductors, carrying out such acts for one final cause? And in the case of Mike, Steve, Debbie, and Annie, was it merely chance that this happened to them? Were they just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Or might they – as many UFO researchers believe – have been “selected” by their abductors?

All questions, that remain unanswered, fascinating, and a little bone-chilling in equal measure.

Check out the video below. It is a short documentary on the aforementioned Dodd from 1993. An interesting watch from someone who is responsible for bringing such encounters to the public arena.

VIDEO: ENCOUNTERS (LONDON FILM SCHOOL) 1993

About Marcus Lowth

Marcus Lowth is a writer with a love for anything interesting, from UFOs, aliens, and the Ancient Astronaut Theory, to the paranormal, general conspiracies and unsolved mysteries. He also has a passion for film, music, and the NFL. As well as writing for various websites, he runs and writes for Me Time For The Mind.

Marcus has written a total of 120 articles for UFO Insight. You can contact Marcus via email.

1 Comment

  • Lindsay says:

    Wow, this is an intriguing UFO story i’d never heard before. I understand their desire to keep quiet, but I do kind of wish there were at least a few interviews with them.

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