More and more seems to get added to the Rendlesham Forest event each year. I was informed of the alleged sighting before any other UK investigator and I was driven down there and talked to USAF personnel. We dismissed the case because of what we heard and saw.
About three years ago I was bored and watched an episode of UFO Hunters dealing with the case. I got a phone call from the man who used to be my driver and he asked whether I had watched it? I said I had. He then said "You realise those mysterious men who interrogated the USAF personnel and were basically Men-In-Black types? That was us!"
The penny dropped. More fiction because the programme suggested we had some sort of carte blanche security clearance. Like Roswell, Rendlesham was a non-event.
Did a UFO visit us in 1983? New film sheds light on 'British Area 51'
In 1983, U.S. Army personnel stationed near Rendlesham in Suffolk saw a strange, metallic triangle
In 1983, U.S. Army personnel stationed near Rendlesham in Suffolk saw a strange, metallic triangle which was ‘dripping molten metal’ - and witnessed a light like a ‘huge red eye’.
Unlike most UFO sightings, it was documented in voice recordings from senior American soldiers, who also drew disturbing pictures of the object they saw.
One witness claimed to have telepathically ‘received’ a binary code, which has never been deciphered.
The Ministry of Defence investigated, and concluded that a variety of natural phenomena were responsible.
But some of the soldiers involved - and UFO fans - have never bought this explanation.
He said, ‘It is my belief that the USAF did actually see something that is from another world or dimension.
‘Former witness Lt Col Charles Halt has gone on record to state this also.’
Simpson told Starburst Magazine, ‘It’s one of, if not the, biggest UFO incident ever recorded along with the Roswell case and it took place over 3 consecutive nights. I think that the fascination in the case is amplified as a result of the witnesses being multiple USAF personnel, with the addition that one of those people was a Lieutenant Colonel who made an audio recording on a dictaphone as the events unfolded.’
Reports by retired soldiers such as Colonel Charles Halt sound seriously spooky: ‘While in Rendlesham Forest, our security team observed a light that looked like a large eye, red in colour, moving through the trees.
Others reported losing time periods, mysterious light – and strange howling noises ‘like women screaming’.
Multiple soldiers made drawings and descriptions of craft which resemble classic ‘flying saucers’.
Nigel Watson, author of the Haynes UFO Investigations Manual says, ‘The Rendlesham case is one of Britain’s most fascinating UFO incidents. The problem with the alleged crashes is that no one has ever provided unambiguous evidence to support them. It is always claimed that all the remains of crashed flying saucers and even their pilots are whisked off by Government retrieval teams.’