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Paranormal experiences in the book Hummadruz and a Life of High Strangeness

Updated on October 30, 2015

Bard of Ely by a Tenerife pyramid

Bard of Ely by the pyramid in Camino de la Suerte, Tenerife. Photo by Colin Kirby
Bard of Ely by the pyramid in Camino de la Suerte, Tenerife. Photo by Colin Kirby

Bard of Ely recalls the paranormal incidents in his strange life

I have written a new semi-autobiographical book based around the main paranormal and spiritual experiences in my life. It is entitled Hummadruz And A Life Of High Strangeness.

Hummadruz, by the way, is a mysterious humming phenomenon that has been heard and reported on. As a child and teenager I experienced it many times. UFO author and researcher Jenny Randles gave me a name for it.

I have chosen to use the term in the title because it will make my book stand out and because it really was the first experience and mystery in my life that got me really thinking about life, the universe and everything!


“Let’s start at the very beginning”, as a popular song goes. Encounters with the paranormal started very early for me, in fact, I was still a baby. I can’t remember much of what my life was like in those days but I can remember the following experience.

Apart from having a blue blanket that I used to suck according to my mother, one of my earliest memories was of a man who stood watching me while I lay in my cot. He had a long reddish hair and a very high forehead, some sort of white garment on and blue penetrating eyes, as far as I can recall.

In my much later years, as my own hairline has receded and I have looked at myself in the mirror, I have had to wonder was this man a being from a race of beings I was part of before my birth as a human baby? Was this man some sort of “guardian angel”? Was he an extraterrestrial? Was this man my “higher self”? These are questions I have pondered on.

Right now I really cannot say. It is another of the many mysteries in my life. That I saw this being was as real to me as anything else is or has been though. But then lots of children have friends that only they can see, and people think they are imaginary but are they really? What does all this mean? Why do many small children see and talk to imaginary friends?

Who are we? What are we doing here! What is life all about? These are common questions we all ask ourselves. I have found some answers that satisfy me but my quest is never-ending.

I have had a very strange life, a lot of which has been very difficult but it has shaped the person I am today and my beliefs. I am honoured to have been included in Lionel Fanthorpe’s The World’s Most Mysterious People, alongside the likes of magicians, occultists and mystics like Aleister Crowley, Rasputin, and Madame Blavatsky.

 It has often been suggested by friends that I write my own book about my peculiar experiences and in this work I am going to do so. It is an autobiography of sorts because it is all about stages in my life but I will only be covering the mystical side of it and my involvement and experiences with what could be called the paranormal or with links to alternative history.

Most of it is written from memory only because for some reason I never used to make note of details like dates and so on. It didn’t seem important to me because the experience itself was what was of importance. Yes, I know it’s not very scientific or professional reporting or anything but it just happens to have been my way of doing things, and this is my story how I remember it. Yes, it is a story but it is a true one. We all have our own truths, I tend to think, and this one is mine!

Bard of Ely's UFO encounter recalled under hypnosis

Hummadruz Contents


Hummadruz: about my experiences of this strange phenomenon.

UFOs: my UFO sightings and thoughts on the subject.

Ghosts and the spirit of Elvis Presley: the night I spent in a haunted house in Cardiff.

The Gurdjieff group: my experiences as a member of this mystical self improvement work.

My Scientology years: my time spent in Scientology and what I learned.

Mind over Matter: my personal experiences that have shown me this ability and phenomenon really exists.

Teratology and an ET known as Quella: a form of mutation in plants and animals and how in my life this might have been caused to plants in my garden by a being someone I knew was in contact with.

King Arthur and a Knight to remember: how I met King Arthur and my experiences as a member of his Druid Order the Loyal Arthurian Warband.

Weird Wales: an HTV television series I was featured in when I was regressed by a hypnotist. A UFO experience near Warminster.

More UFO sightings: additional UFO experiences I have had in Wales.

Pyramids and other mysteries of Tenerife: my ongoing investigations of the mysterious constructions found on this island.

Chemtrails or contrails? How I came to believe and then disbelieve in the phenomena known as chemtrails to conspiracy theorists.

Social networking, synchronicity and living in the now: my life today with reflections on my use of the Internet and my ideas about what lies ahead.

Bard of Ely in his Scientology years

Bard of Ely sporting a boiler suit he designed to promote Dianetics. Photo taken a Pyschic Fair at which Birmingham Church of Scientology had a stand.
Bard of Ely sporting a boiler suit he designed to promote Dianetics. Photo taken a Pyschic Fair at which Birmingham Church of Scientology had a stand.

Notes by PGrundy

Many of you will remember Pam Grundy, who used to be a hubber here and who posted as pgrundy, well, she and I made friends here and have kept in touch. Pam has a particular interest in paranormal phenomena too and she volunteered kindly to have a read of my new book and say what she thought of it.

I am going to share some highlights from her 'Notes' about my book so here is some of what Pam had to say:

Awesome book Steve. I think you should be able to sell this, if not to a publisher then on the net as an E-book.


Steve this is really fascinating. I recall your Hub Pages article on it, too...


Cool chapter! Jacques Vallee has collaborated on a new book that lists UFO sights in formal literature back to 3000 years before the birth of Christ. The book is called “Wonders in the Sky” and it’s pretty cool. Anyway, it show the ‘flying cross’ formation you mention sighted in Britain and Europe all the way back to the middle ages. It is one of the most common UFO configurations seen there and has been reported for centuries before manmade flying machines even existed.

Ghosts and the Spirit of Elvis Presley

This chapter reminds a lot of Nick Redfern’s book, Two Men in Search of Monsters. If you haven’t read the book you’d likely enjoy it a lot, but what I was think was that maybe the publisher for Redfern’s book would be interested in your manuscript as it is kind of up the same alley and so readable. Just a thought. Really enjoyable chapter, Steve.

The Gurdjieff Group

Hokey smokes Steve! Very impressive, this Gurdjieff stuff. I’m sure lots of people would be interested in your adventures with this group. My advisor in graduate school was nuts over Ouspensky and would have been fascinated.

My Scientology Years

Fascinating stuff. You never hear anything except ridicule when it comes to Scientology, but you lay out a lot of stuff here in a very matter of fact manner and focus on the positive in it without ignoring the negative. That’s really unusual and hard to do, and I think it makes the chapter a lot more interesting than if you were still a total devotee or, on the opposite side, holding a grudge.

More UFO Sightings

Those moving black boxes have become quite the controversy here in the U.S. since multiple sightings in the 1990s. Some people think the military is developing a huge silent reconnaissance craft, but the Air Force denies it.

Publisher needed

So there you have the basics of my book, which has 28,806 words, and I would ideally like it to have some pages of photos and illustrations too to really bring it to life. I am certain I can supply these.

My good friend CJ Stone has reviewed what I have written as well, so that will be a big help in finding a publishing deal I am sure.

UPDATE: My book was published 14 July, 2011 on Amazon Kindle.

© 2011 Steve Andrews


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