It would involve a police constable by the name of Alan Godfrey, who many ufologists regard as one of the first publicly known UFO abductees in Britain.
At the time the nation was gripped in fear and intrigue by "The Yorkshire Ripper", and the story of a young Yorkshire police officer who would claim after an event in November 1980, that he was abducted by aliens, would take over newspaper headlines from the serial killer before he was captured. It would also come after a period of 18 months of the U.K. being plagued by UFO sightings. The story is given credence by the fact that multiple police officers were to report at around 5am, on the morning of November 28th, a fast-moving, "pulsating" steel-blue object being seen hovering or moving around in the sky in an area covering at least 30 miles.
Attempting to call for backup, he found his own personal radio and the car radio were "completely dead". He made a sketch of the object in his notepad, and then realised he had "jumped in time", finding himself driving again but appeared to be further down the road some yards away from where the object, now gone, had appeared. He returned to the police station and with another officer, returned to the area and found the missing cows, who were in an area that would have been hard for them to be, for they were in a fenced property with a locked gate. He remembered thinking they may have been "dropped" there, perhaps by the hovering craft.
He recalled, in an agitated state, to fellow officers, what he had encountered when he returned to the police station, and as he finished up his shift, found he had roughly nearly fifty minutes of "lost time", as well as his left boot appearing to have been horizontally split open at its sole. A strange red mark that was itchy on the bottom of his left foot appeared soon after, circular in appearance and he learnt the next evening that 5 other officers had reported UFO encounters as well on the previous night.
The story was leaked to the Press soon after, and Godfrey would maintain in interviews afterwards that, due to his notoriety, he was forced to resign from his position by the Police Department - being subjected to ridicule and jokes with the last straw being his car being replaced with an bicycle. He had worked as an officer for six years before the incident, lived a normal life as a married man and had two children.
An incident in late 1977, in which he had been severely wounded by three men who had resisted arrest, had resulted in him losing a testicle and being told by doctors he was sterile and would never be able to father children again. It is said that one night, sometime after the UFO encounter, that a strange noise awoke Godfrey's wife outside their house and although she tried, she could not awaken her husband. They apparently had sex the next day, and Mrs Godfrey fell pregnant. Doctors soon told the couple his condition had "reversed" itself, and Alan Godfrey has maintained to this day apparently his abduction experience, and the "beings" behind it, were the cause of his medical miracle.
A large black dog was said to also be in the room, and "Yosef" seemed to be assisted by small robotic creatures who had heads shaped like lamps. He seemed to be in a room not unlike a normal sitting / lounge room in a small house. "Yosef" told Godfrey he would see him again, and then Godfrey found himself driving along Burnley Road.
To this day Godfrey apparently has no conscious memory of his abduction, and has stated publicly he has questioned what came out in his regression sessions, believing he may have recalled a mixture of dream, fantasy and fact.
In Part Two, we will look at an incident that many Ufologists believe may be connected to another alien abduction over the skies of Britain, one in which PC Alan Godfrey happened to be a part of a few months before his amazing encounter......
The disappearance of Zigmund Adamski.