CLOSE ENCOUNTER NUMBER TWO.
It was 5:15 am and policeman Alan Godfrey, 34, was thinking about going home after a night on patrol. Suddenly, he saw what he thought was a bus. But later, in a taped interview, he said, "I realized it wasn't a bus. It was about six meters wide and four meters high, hovering just over a meter above the ground. The bottom half was spinning and there was a row of darkened windows and a dome on top."
When he tried to report back to his headquarters, neither his car radio nor his pocket walkie-talkie would work. He started sketching the UFO, but it suddenly vanished. At first, he did not want to report the incident because he was afraid of sounding foolish. When he discovered that five other policemen had reported a UFO at much the same time, he decided to come clean.
What mystifies Alan is that the reports were never investigated. "I wish now I'd slapped a parking ticket on it, because then at least some bureaucrat would have wanted to know why the fine hadn't been paid," Alan jokes. Another odd thing was that when UFO researchers visited Alan, they discovered that at least 15 minutes of that night were missing from his detailed log entry of the event.
A year later, Alan was persuaded to undergo a technique called regression hypnosis - which is used by police enforcement bodies throughout the world. Hypnosis enables witnesses of crimes to remember in great detail facts that their conscious minds either disregard of suppress.
In all, Alan has been hypnotized five times and each time his story is the same. On each occasion, he was videotaped. The following is a small extract from one videotape;
"I'm in a room now ... there's a table." (Horror on his face.) "There's him. Don't know who the 'him' is. About 180cm, like a man. He's got a sort of black and white sheet on. He has a beard and something like a skull cap." (Alan's face distorts with fear.) "They're horrible. He's touching me. He's feeling at the cloth ... at my clothes. They have hands and heads like a lamp. They're making noises."
He stretches his lips and makes a high-pitched warbling noise, imitating the sound. "Joseph. I know he's Joseph. He told me not to be scared. These are robots. They're not humans. There's a dog. I think it's a dog. It's horrible. Joseph is leading me to a table. It's a bed. It looks like black leather. He wants me to get on it - not likely!
"Now I'm getting on to the bed. I don't know why. There's a light ..." The stress was so great at this point that the psychiatrist, taking a reading from the heart monitor to which Alan was wired, stopped the test.
At a later session, Alan relates in some detail an examination that Joseph performed on him. The last thing he recalls is the aliens removing his boots and looking at his toes. Alan later says that after seeing the craft hovering, and blanking out, he found himself back in the police car, with one boot split and a circular burn on his left instep.
So what was his reaction when he was shown the videotapes of his hypnosis sessions? "I was absolutely shocked. I still can't consciously recall any of it." Another baffling fact is that several years before Alan's encounter, doctors said he was unable to father children after being beaten up on duty.
But a few years after his encounter, his son John was born. Alan has since had a vasectomy. He says of his experience: "I wish it hadn't happened. I'm just an ordinary bloke just trying to do my job." XX
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