The 1980 Rendlesham Forest Incident, which occurred on December 26th of that year has left many questions in the minds both of those who were present and those who would later hear this harrowing story. But the incident has more than a little controversy – and a recent statement by the base Commander Colonel Conrad will leave many questioning whether or not a coverup could be in the works. What caused the controversial events that night just after Christmas in 1980? And why would Colonel Conrad remain silent for so long, but then make his statement only now?
The Events of that night have chilled the hearts of many people since the first object of the “British Roswell” was sighted. But when the incident was determined by investigators to be of no threat to national security by both the MoD and the airmen stationed at the American air bases, the case became a matter of intellectual curiosity or perhaps in some circles nothing more than an eerie story of a mysterious object. Nonetheless, as night fell on Rendlesham Forest that night one thing is certain – whatever the unarmed airmen and officers saw that night would change their lives forever and make them and their testimony staples of UFO curiosity seekers.
And there have been other facts to surface in recent years increasing the interest in the story significantly. For example, investigators who had been tracking the movements of extraterrestrial vehicles were barely surprised by the revelation that nuclear warheads were being stored at Rendlesham simply because of the way the strange light that descended on them that cold evening behaved – even firing a beam of light into the ground near the facility in a way so commonly associated with UFO behavior around nuclear facilities.
Colonel Conrad’s suggestion is that the entire incident could have been a hoax. And while he may have remained silent for over thirty years, he’s pulling no punches now. Stating his belief that the men involved in the incident may have been hoaxed, he further adds his personal opinion that they should be “ashamed” of themselves.
Imagine the shock of seeing a series of strange lights in the sky and being expected to leave your post and investigate. Upon investigating you find a series of anomalous phenomena and you report them to your superior officer. Now, after thirty years of describing the incident, the investigating officer who followed up the incident has declared it a hoax. Would you be satisfied this was the truth when it’s no secret that the military likes unexplained and anomalous phenomena dismissed? It seems likely we’ll be hearing from Colonel Halt on the subject again. Or perhaps we already have. Halt summarized the incident in 2010 with an affidavit signed and notarized, of what he saw, “”I believe the objects that I saw at close quarter were extraterrestrial in origin and that the security services of both the United States and the United Kingdom have attempted , both then and now , to subvert the significance of what occurred at Rendlesham Forest and RAF Bentwaters by the use of well-practiced methods of disinformation.”