The family were most disturbed by these details and they decided to try a totally different route, at this point they were convinced they must have driven home a different way. This new route provided no clues to the location of the event they all decided that this route also could not be the correct one, but as they drove along the road all three family members had what they described as being a "horrible sensation." The sensation did eventually pass and they decided to turn the car around and drive back and on the same stretch of road they experienced the same "horrible" feelings and this time the car went dead. The three later independently described a strange silence, a sensation of oddness, "being underwater" and feeling out of place this phenomena has been experienced before by other UFO witnesses and is known as the "Oz Factor." The car eventually restarted and Rachel was enabled to drive it to the nearby garage. She was told that the reason the car came to a sudden stop was that the coil had been burnt out. The mechanic noted that this was strange for the particular make of car Rachel was driving.
The first meeting that LAPIS has with the witnesses took place the following Sunday LAPIS described the family as welcoming and eager to tell them about the experience. The group kept in touch with the family visiting them several times and speaking with them on the phone on a regular basis. As the case developed it became shockingly clear that the family had encountered over an hour of missing time. Both LAPIS and the family all attempted to locate the exact route took that January evening but the route has never been confirmed. As time progressed the family experienced other strange events. Anne began to recall events from her childhood years she remembered walking fully dressed with muddy feet and also seeing a strange triangular shaped craft. Rachel's two sons Alex and Benjamin were outside in the farmyard one day when they spotted Unidentified Flying Objects in the sky overhead. The electricity of the farmhouse began to cause strange problems such as kettles burning out and lights exploding. The family checked with the neighbours and asked them if the previous owners had experienced anything like it the neighbours said the previous occupants had not experienced such problems.
Around the end of May 2005, Anne and Rachel got in touch with a television production company who at the time were making a documentary for Sky 1. Anne and Rachel were engaged in discussions with the company and it was decided that the family would be featured in the programme they were producing. During this time Rachel also decided to undergo Regression Hypnosis a technique commonly used in abduction scenarios to regain lost memory. Filming for the documentary took place in June 2005 and a day after filming had begun Rachel was hypnotised by Hull based hypnotherapist Mr. Steve Burgess. The program entitled "The Real 4400s" was aired in autumn of 2005 and presented what LAPIS thought to be a "reasonably accurate view of the case." During the hypnosis session she described being "high up in the light" and being confronted by the light. She also commented on the missing road that LAPIS had been trying to find and under hypnosis she described it as being a stretch of road in the air.
This case had some very intriguing details and it is made very credible by the fact that not only the family had this strange missing time experience but others phoned the local radio station and reported the strange object.
Source - LAPIS UFO Group
Written and Researched by Sam Willey