An unidentified flying object was seen in the area. At
first, servicemen thought it was a downed aeroplane, but upon entering the
forest they saw many strange lights moving through the trees, as well as
a blinding light from an unidentified object. Some U.S. airmen claim to
have seen a conical metallic object suspended in a yellow mist hovering
over a clearing in the trees, with a pulsating blue and red circle of light
One eyewitness claims to have seen triangular landing gear.
The servicemen claimed that the object
was clearly aware of their presence and backed off,
forcing them to give chase. Later the servicemen were found in a dazed state,
and local reports said that local farmyard and domestic animals had been
behaving in a possessed state of fear and panic; some cows and animals went
on a stampede.
The airmen were allegedly
debriefed, threatened and ordered to sign documents that vowed silence,
one even claimed to have been forced to sign a document claiming the UFO
was a lighthouse; some
reports suggest that they were reportedly ordered to stay quiet with the
warning, "bullets are cheap".
Some other local reports suggest that small beings with
domed heads left the craft, and that (twin) base commander Gordon Williams
claimed to have made sign language communication.
The next morning, the servicemen returned
with radiation detectors and found three small impressions in a triangle
pattern that were radioactive. Later that night the lights returned, and
nearby civilians witnessed the bright red light moving in the forest. There are claims that the incident was videoed
by the USAF but has not been made public.
The Guardian, January 2, 1985, Was the first
newspaper after the incident that explained the case in detail, After the
News first came out on October 2, 1983.
A short time after the incident,
the Deputy Commander of Bentwaters
air base, Lt. Col. Charles Halt, issued
the following report to the British Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Department of the Air Force
Headquarters 81st Combat Support
APO NEW YORK DY735
Subject: Unexplained Lights
To: RAF/CC 13 Jan 81
1. Early in the morning of
27 Dec 80 (approximately 0300), two USAF security police patrolmen saw unusual
lights outside the back gate at RAF Woodbridge. Thinking an aircraft might
have crashed or been forced down, they called for permission to go outside
the gate to investigate. The on-duty flight chief responded and allowed
three patrolmen to proceed on foot. The individuals reported seeing a strange
glowing object in the forest. The object was described as being metalic
(sic) in appearance and triangular in shape, approximately two and three
meters across the base and approximately two meters high. It illuminated
the entire forest with a white light. The object itself had a pulsing red
light on top and a bank(s) of blue lights underneath. the object was hovering
or on legs. As the patrolmen approached the object, it maneuvered though
the trees and disappeared. At this time the animals on a nearby farm went
into a frenzy. The object was briefly sighted approximately an hour later
near the back gate.
2. The next day, three depressions
1 1/2" deep and 7" in diameter were found where the object had
been sighted on the ground. That night (27 Dec 80) the area was checked
for radiation. Beta/gamma readings of 0.1 milliroentgens were recorded with
peak readings in the three depressions and near the center of the triangle
formed by the depressions. A nearby tree had moderate (.05 - .07) readings
on the side of the tree toward the depressions.
3. Later in the night (28th.
Dec 80) a red sun-like light was seen though the trees. It moved about and
pulsed. At one point it appeared to throw off glowing particles and then
broke into five separate white objects and then disappeared. Immediately
thereafter, three star-like objects were noticed in the sky, two objects
to the north and one to the south, all of which were about 10 degrees off
the horizon. The objects moved rapidly in sharp angular movements and displayed
red, green and blue lights. The objects to the north appeared to be elliptical
through an 8-12 power lens. They then turned to full circles. The objects
to the north remained in the sky for an hour or more. The object to the
south was visible for two or three hours and beamed down a stream of light
from time to time. Numerous individuals, including the undersigned, witnessed
the activities in paragraphs 2 and 3.
(Signed) Charles I. Halt,
Lt. Col. U.S.A.F. Deputy Base Commander
Also, In 1984, a copy of what became known as the "Halt Tape" fell
into the hands of researchers. Unfortunately, because of static and the
fact that the tape had been dubbed on an old machine, much of its background
conversations could not be discerned. The
Sci Fi Channel has now acquired the original recording,
which documents Lt. Colonel Halt (USAF) and his patrol investigating a UFO
sighting in Rendlesham Forest in December 1980. This tape not only reveals
much more of the background conversations but features names that could
not be heard on the poor-quality 1984 dub. The 17-minute-and-52-second recording,
and a brief introduction to the material can be told by UFO researcher Georgina
Bruni, author of the book "You Can't Tell the People."
The British Government has released files
and as exposed first by Georgina Bruni, author of the book "You can't tell
the people" ( the actual quote is from Margaret Thatcher who was British P.M. at the
time of the incident ) But the United States Government
continues to remain silent despite the SciFi Channel - sponsored investigation
entitled "UFO Invasion at Rendlesham" , the History Channels "UFO
Files - Britain's Roswell". and Coalition for Freedom of Information
inquiries. What do they have to hide ?
For a detailed account of
the case itself,see Georgina Bruni's book "You Can't Tell The People"and Larry
Warren's book "Left At East Gate." Both very interesting books.
The U.S. have tried to bury
this after the British Government released information on it. ( Mainly through
Lord Hill-Norton's House of Lords statements that a UFO had definitely landed
at an American Nuclear Base in the U.K. ) -
There has been a LOT of coverup on this incident. It appears a lot of pressure
has been placed by the U.S. on the British Government. - and on people -
after 40 years on .. (in 2020) ..to say they were "unsure" of
what happened. A lot of people who were witness to this event have died
- the others are getting old - and may not live longer - so the U.S. is
hoping - in say 5-10 years from now - it will all "blow over"
and be forgotten. Lord Hill-Norton
sadly passed away recently. A great
sadness to all who are aware of the truth.