August 23, 2003
my name is Jim. I live in a small town on the outskirts of London. Here's an account that
happened to me in April 2001. It's taken me this long to deal with it. I promise to you
everything that happened is true.
I woke up at about 2:30 in the morning to find a tall praying mantis looking being and a
cloaked being by the side of my bed. I thought to myself "What crazy dream is
this?" The cloaked being looked at me from beneath its hood, revealing its black
skin, which appeared leathery and reflecting light much like a beetles skin. I shut my
eyes, thinking this must be a realistic dream! But when I re-opened my eyes, the figures
were unfortunately still there.
Drawing by Jim G. of praying mantis being
Drawing by Jim G. of cloaked being
The cloaked figure looked up to the tall praying mantis type, as if it was confused as to
what actions it should take next. The praying mantis turned its head towards the hooded
one and made a series of high-pitched clicking sounds. I sensed this was the one in
command, possibly the other was some kind of security guard. It's at this point I
realized, I'm definitely not dreaming, I can hear them. I couldn't move but my brain went
into a deep panic. "OH my god what is going on?" "What are they?" I
don't want to look too closely at the mantis, so I just glance at it.
All I recall was that it was tall. At least 7 foot, it had to bend its neck because of the
height of the ceiling. Its head was pointed with large eyes. Its for-arms were extremely
long and moved in a jerky fashion. The cloaked figure was closer, crouching by my bed, so
I couldn't tell how tall it was, but I could clearly see that it was wearing some kind of
overlapping ridged amour? Including a metallic looking breastplate that had a series of
circles on it. Its head was dome-like with emotionless facial features. Its eyes were
large and surrounded again by detailed ridges. It acted in a way that reminded me of a
robot or insect.
I remember thinking to myself, nobody's going to believe this! A bloody giant sized mantis
and medieval-style dressed alien, what the hell is this? Before this incident, although I
hadn't see one, I was familiar with the gray types but I had never heard of the
praying-mantis types. At this point, the mantis bent its upper body, over my bed and
directly above me. In its hand it was holding a long metal object that looked like a
needle. A green light shot directly from the needle and into my right eye. Maybe it's a
laser, I am not sure, but I do know it felt very painful. I could see all the veins from
my eye, the same effect you get when an Optician checks your eyes. I screamed but no noise
came out. I then felt something stick into my skull! I'm not sure what because by that
time I had my eyes closed. I pretended to sleep and went into deep panic! My mind was
racing at a million miles per hour. I heard a great whooshing sound and when I next
reopened my eyes thankfully they had gone.
I lay shaking and confused for what seemed like hours and just couldn't return back to
sleep. At no time did I feel like they cared about my health or me! They seem to have an
insect cold type mentality. I really thought I was going to die. The next day I spent the
whole day in bed and felt as if I had been through a major operation. It's very painful to
recall and since this incident, I sometimes hear clicking sounds inside my head. I was in
shock for a long while afterwards; I can say that this definitely happened, this
definitely was real. I have no answers or conclusions but I think it's important to get
real life accounts out there.
Thank you. Keep up the good work!
sent Jim a response thanking him for sharing his account. A little while later we received
another e-mail from him that included the two drawings above, a computer generated graphic
of the cloaked entity (see below) as well as a very interesting sound file.
September 2, 2003
I don't feel any pain at this moment, but I can tell
when I've been ‘taken’ because the next day I’m completely wasted. Like
I've been in a medical operation, I just cannot move or do anything much at all. Dealing
with this and being self-employed as you can imagine is no fun at all.
I can't remember anything else from the main encounter other than when I first woke up
they were doing something to my legs and that there must have been a light source for me
to see so much detail, but from where it was emitting from I can't say, possibly the
cloaked figure was holding a staff.
Computer graphic by Jim G. of cloaked being
I haven't contacted anyone else with similar encounters; to be honest I still feel all
this is too soon, just writing about this is quite an effort.
Although I do have some very good friends whom I've told and they were initially skeptical
but now they do believe me (knowing me not to be a liar or a fantasist), I still feel very
much alone and isolated. In my job you have to be quite confident and outgoing. It’s
getting tougher and tougher hiding the trauma, and maintaining a ‘got it
together’ appearance to the outside world. ‘How are you?’ ‘ Not bad,
not bad, oh by the way I’m getting abducted by aliens that look like giant preying
The day after the incident in 2001, I did do a word search on ‘mantis-type
aliens’ and got nothing. So at first, although I knew it did happen, I really just
put it down to a very realistic dream and denied it to myself. Until six months ago while
surfing the Net I accidentally came across a drawing of a praying mantis alien holding a
needle device. It was exactly what I had seen. I had a panic attack just looking at it; I
just couldn't get it out of my head. The artist was J Westwood, it can be seen at alien
alley.com. Also on the same site, an artist by the name of Sylvia Rayner has drawn a
picture of ‘what the cloaked figure looked like’; it’s called Dark entity.
After a little research I realized that these were well-defined aliens within UFOolgy.If
other people were seeing what I’d seen then either it’s a coincidence or
it’s really happening! You know, I've had nightmares before but not in my bedroom and
I've never felt any lasting trauma from a nightmare.
I came across a website that made it easy to report your experiences; It even had a report
form with a scroll bar to choose the different types of aliens including preying mantis
type. So I finality decided to write what I had seen and send it around.
Why do I think they chose me? Well, I've had many of what a lot of people would describe
as strange experiences while I was a kid, (seeing ufo's, the walls talking to me every
birthday) but I think a lot of kids have these things happen? I prefer to concentrate on
the things that I can say really happened.
I was 18 yrs old and in the summer of 92 and while working in London, I sneezed and a
metal ball fell out of my left nostril! I told my friends ‘wow London's so polluted;
I must have breathed in some lead cause a metal ball fell out of my nose! I now suspect it
was possibly an implant.
And in the summer of 96, it was a real hot night so I thought I’d climbed out of my
bedroom window and on to the roof of my house. I got the strangest feeling of being
watched, I looked into the star filled night sky and had the crazy thought of trying to
communicate with aliens telepathically, I know how that sounds crazy but I’m sure a
lot of people have tried it. It felt right some how. I just sent out feelings of love and
that if anyone can pick this up I’d like to communicate. To my utter amazement, way
up high, a ball of light appeared. I assumed it to be a satellite until it turned dived
and hovered 200 feet above me. I could clearly see it was a ball of light. It made no
sound what so ever. I stared in utter amazement. I felt calm and euphoric, completely at
one with the world. The ball then just disappeared. I climbed back into my bedroom and
fell into a deep sleep.
Since then, I started to have really strange experiences. I'd wake up in the middle of
night floating above my bed! Or worse floating in-between my bedroom wall, One time I even
floated outside my house and in the distance I could see the ball of light I was getting
pulled towards it. I imagined myself surrounded by white light and I flew back to my bed
with a thud. I don’t think I was astral projecting, this felt real.
Then these experiences complete stopped. And I mean so much so, that all of this started
to become a distant memory! I started to get on with my life.
And then the praying mantis encounter happened.
So I’m really not sure why they choose me, maybe they sensed a spiritual awaken
within me or more likely it was just mere opportunity. They just spotted some young fool
on a roof of a house and thought ‘he'll do easy pickings’. One thing’s for
sure; I really felt no spiritual vibes or energy (if you like) from these beings at all. I
just felt like a lab rat.
PS. I've attached some drawings I've done, one of the mantis and one of the cloaked
entity. And I've made a sound up of the clicks the
mantis made, it's roughly accurate. Put it on a loop if you can and play loud.
Also I'm a sound engineer by profession so I've replicated the clicking sounds I sometimes hear inside my head. To get
the full effect put on a pair of headphones and play quite loud. I only hear this at night
and never experience the clicks before the mantis abduction. It is also very similar to
the clicking sound the mantis made towards the cloaked entity.
You have my complete permission to use all this on you website, it is all original work.
I just hope it helps other people who are experiencing the same trauma that they're aren't
mad and this is really happening.
Thank you for giving me a chance to get my story out there.
This story continues - See Praying Mantis Account -