“I think no one in government talks because of just utter fear – what are they going to tell the people? Something is flying over our nukes and we have no control over it?”
– Steve LaPlume, former RAF Bentwaters Airman 1st Class
Updated: September 17, 2009, comments from former RAF Bentwaters Deputy Base Commander Charles I. Halt:
“Ted Conrad [RAF Bentwaters Base Commander] and I never went out into the forest at night. I did take him and his entire family (wife and two children) out during the day. It was the next day or two after I was out. I think it was a Sunday. I know we weren’t working that day – could have been a down day. Steve LaPlume’s description sounds very similar to a Woodbridge sighting on Guy Faulks night (in the Fall of 1981). Police 4 and Police 5 (Woodbridge Law Enforcement Patrols) saw a large cigar-shaped object from different locations on the base. They met at the base of the Woodbridge control tower (inactive at the time) and watched [ large cigar-shaped object] slowly circle the field and silently move out to sea. They didn’t report it at the time as they remembered all the issues from the earlier incident [ December 26 – 28, 1980] and didn’t want to go through what Penniston and all did. They told me as they were leaving the base for a new assignment and asked me never to reveal their names.
“Steve LaPlume might have Gordon Williams mixed up with [former RAF Base Commander[ Ted Conrad. After the first incidents [December 26 – 28, 1980], Williams told me he wanted to be contacted if anything similar to what we experienced ever occurred. Wendell Palmer and another cop (could have been LaPlume – I just don’t remember) called me at night through Law Enforcement in January 1981 or February 1981 and told me they saw something strange at Woodbridge. They thought it to be a UFO. I called Williams on the hotline and we both went out independently and met at Woodbridge. I had a Triumph TR-8 at the time and with the top down could fit under the flight line gates. I called the Bentwaters Tower and got clearance to cross the runway. Williams in his staff car had to drive all the way around. I arrived well before him.
“Unfortunately, whatever they saw was gone by the time we got there. We thanked them [ Wendell Palmer and Steve LaPlume] and left soon after. If LaPlume were on duty that night (C Flight was working), he would have heard the radio chatter on the police frequency. He might have also seen something. I know he was at RAF Bentwaters during the time frame and involved some how. Probably the best way to tie this together is to find out if Steve LaPlume was on C Flight then [ January to February 1981] and did he hear Palmer making the calls to the Law Enforcement Desk. If that’s the case, it was the same night [ January 13, 1981, that Steve LaPlume talks about in this Earthfiles report.] ”
Original Report: September 3, 2009 Albuquerque, New Mexico – I have received many emails from people with either firsthand knowledge of the December 26 – 28, 1980, Rendlesham forest light and craft phenomena detailed in Earthfiles 7 parts and after my August 27, 2009, RAF Bentwaters news updates on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.
There are reports before or after December 26 – 28, 1980, that were not reported to the public, except for the now-famous “Cash-Landrum” case of a diamond-shaped aerial craft descending toward a road and automobile outside Houston, Texas, on December 29, 1980, only one night after RAF Bentwaters Deputy Base Commander Charles I. Halt encountered lights in the forest, a narrow beam that came down a few feet in front of him and listened to radio reports of one or more beams shining down into the RAF Bentwaters Weapons Storage Area (WSA) that included nuclear bombs.
Another peculiar aerial phenomenon not widely reported are lights that move in odd up and down motions similar to sine waves. One was an unidentified aerial object around midnight in the summer of 1979, over Scarborough Pier in North Yorkshire, England. That strangely moving craft also “dropped lights” in the sky.
Another similar British report was January 9, 1981, only twelve days after the December 28,1980, Rendlesham forest events described by Col. Charles Halt. On January 9, 1981, RAF Bentwaters Airman 1st Class Steve LaPlume and his military security colleague, Senior Airman Wendelle Palmer, saw an aerial light moving up and down in a sine wave motion that neither had ever seen before, followed by their close encounter with a huge cylinder, or cigar-shaped, aerial craft only a thousand feet above their head at the East Gate between RAF Woodbridge and RAF Bentwaters.
1) Email from Edinburgh, Scotland, Resident Who Talked with UFO Eyewitness
Subject: UFO “Droppin’ Lights” in 1979
Date: August 29, 2009
To: [email protected]
Edinburgh Emailer: Summer 1979, a teenage girl with two of her friends had a terrible fright sitting on Scarborough Pier @ midnight.
She had seen a UFO “like a Xmas tree flyin’ in U-shapes” during the summer of that year, cannot be more specific re: time. The girl absolutely demanded never to be identified as the person giving that description, as she was standing in an office beside Robert Nisbet, a mining engineering student, and myself, in Edinburgh.
Robert Nisbet: “You mean it was flying in a sinusoidal waveform?”
Scarborough Witness: “It wiz flyin’ like that.” She waved her right-hand index finger up and down in the air.
RN: “That is a sinusoidal waveform.”
SW: “It wiz droppin’ lights. It wiz huge. It hung in the air over the sea, droppin’ lights, then it went back the way it came. It moved really fast.”
Edinburgh Emailer: The fact that the machine had moved in sharp up and down angles was something she remarked upon. The large aerial craft had traveled parallel to the line of the sea’s horizon. Then at its furthest point to the right, it moved at a sharp angle to come to a point directly in front of the witnesses.
2) From: Steve LaPlume – RAF Bentwaters
Date: September 1, 2009
To: [email protected]
USAF Airman 1st Class Steve LaPlume was working RAF Bentwaters security in December 1980, but was off the three nights of December 26 – 28, when the lights and glassy-surfaced, triangular craft were encountered by Staff Sergeant James Penniston, Airman 1st Class John Burroughs, Col. Charles Halt and others. But twelve days later on the night of January 9 – 10, 1981, Airman LaPlume was working with his colleague, Sr. Airman Wendell Palmer, who later went on to work for the USAF Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). First, the two security men saw a bright light moving rapidly up and down in the sky in a sine wave motion. Later, at the East Gate at the back of RAF Woodbridge near Rendlesham forest, LaPlume and Palmer had a relatively close encounter with a cigar-shaped craft that left them both silent and in awe.
Four years ago on July 29, 2005, I reported my first interview with Steve LaPlume and his sketch of the light moving in a sine wave pattern, reprinted below from Earthfiles Archive. After hearing my August 27, 2009, Coast to Coast AM broadcast about the Bentwaters phenomena, Steve emailed: “I want the truth to come out on this. Do you have any insight as to why no one ever mentions my event which again I feel validates the events of late Dec 1980?”
Part of the answer to LaPlume’s question is that he and Airman Palmer did not report the huge, cigar-shaped aerial craft right above them because they did not want the notoriety that had come down on the heads of the other RAF Bentwaters military personnel involved in the December 26 – 28, 1980, phenomena. But LaPlume and Palmer did report the aerial light moving in the sine wave pattern earlier in the evening and were surprised by how many people showed up to go back into Rendlesham forest as if the oddly moving light had something to do again with events unfolding in the forest. That night of January 9, 1981, even Col. Charles Halt showed up, along with the RAF Woodbridge base commander, his wife and son, and the RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge 81st Tactical Fighter Wing Commander, General Gordon Edmund Williams.
Steve LaPlume is now 47-years-old and lives with his China-born wife in Shanghai where she is a corporation executive and Steve races motorcycles. I first interviewed Steve on July 29, 2005, at his family home in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. I am reprinting here that Earthfiles report, followed by his further September 3, 2009, comments.
Updated: Bentwaters and Rendlesham Forest Mystery
Beyond December 1980
© 2005 by Linda Moulton Howe
“I think the thing (cylinder-shaped UFO) was a couple of football fields long. That’s how big this thing was. The underside was dark and had square shapes on it.”
– Steve LaPlume, Former USAF 1st Class Airman, RAF Bentwaters
July 29, 2005 – Ashburnham, Massachusetts – Three years ago on November 29, 2002, the British Ministry of Defence released for the first time officially 180 pages that had been kept from the public for 22 years. The file subject was the several UFO sightings at Rendlesham forest near RAF Woodbridge/Bentwaters at the end of December 1980. One of the declassified documents began with different dates than the current consensus of December 26 – 28, 1980; however, there is a possibility that yet another UFO event occurred on December 29, 1980, referenced in the Ministry of Defence memo further below:
MoD: “We are aware that on 27 and 29 December 1980, a number of personnel from RAF (Royal Air Force) Woodbridge saw strange lights in the vicinity of the base in Rendlesham forest. Lt. Col. Charles Halt USAF, the Deputy Base Commander, submitted a report on these events, which was passed to the Ministry of Defence.”
RAF Bentwaters, December 26 – 28, 1980
Christmas to New Year’s week in December 1980 was a tense and confusing time for several dozen men at the joint United States and English Royal Air Force Base at Bentwaters near the southeastern coast of the British Isles. In the early morning hours right after Christmas day on December 27, odd lights were seen moving in the Rendlesham forest. Various security and military personnel investigated. And more lights were seen December 28 and 29.
Two weeks later, on January 13, 1981, Col. Halt wrote a summary of the Rendlesham incident on official U. S. Department of Air Force letterhead to the Royal Air Force. The subject was “Unexplained Lights.”
Another memo by the British Ministry of Defence released on its letterhead with the date, names of the addressee and signature blacked out, stated:
That the MoD memo concluded that the UFO landing in Rendlesham forest was not considered a defense issue because the craft was peacefully and deliberately landing in a series of visits to Strategic Air Command (SAC) bases in the USA and Europe is a startling conclusion. The American government to this day denies the existence of extraterrestrials and E.T. technologies.
What is not included in either the January 13, 1981, dated Col. Halt memo – or the British MoD memo – is a description of what happened on January 9 to 10, 1981, only five days before Col. Halt wrote his January 13, 1981, memo. The night of January 9, 1981, Col. Halt allegedly returned to the Rendlesham forest with a group of officers – and even family members – to watch yet again remarkable moving lights in the sky. But Col. Halt never wrote a memo about the night of January 9, 1981.
Recently a U. S. Air Force security man, who was there, detailed for me what happened that night and into the early morning hours of January 9 to 10, 1981. His name is Steve LaPlume. He was born in Leominster, Massachusetts, on July 14, 1962. Right after high school, he enlisted in the U. S. Air Force on July 10, 1980. He first went to Lackland AFB in Texas for technical training in its police academy. Then he was shipped out to RAF Bentwaters in mid-September 1980. He was still waiting for his SECRET clearance to come through so he could officially join the base security. In the mean time, he was doing shift reliefs and remembers being in the day room a few days after Christmas when some airmen came in off duty later than usual. Word spread that some of them had been chased by a UFO out in the Randlesham forest and people started making jokes about “little green men and spaceships.”
Then two weeks later, USAF Airman 1st Class Steve LaPlume was on patrol at the RAF Woodbridge East Gate with Senior Airman, Wendell Palmer.
Steve LaPlume, former USAF Airman 1st Class, stationed at Bentwaters AFB near Rendlesham Forest in Woodbridge, England, from September 1980 until honorable discharge in April 1981: “We were talking about Rendlesham forest and the UFOs and we mentioned – I think Palmer brought it up first – that this was where the UFOs had chased those guys. (East Gate at back of RAF Woodbridge near Rendlesham.) We weren’t even clear on what happened.
We’re talking over the hood of the cruiser. We’re on either side of the car talking. Behind him, I look up. Sometimes in the night, you can see satellites chasing across the sky. I saw what I thought was a satellite, but it was a bit brighter. Then suddenly, this thing was not chasing across the sky. It was going up and down in the sky from I’m trying to think what elevations it would be. If we used degrees off on the horizon, probably from about 15 degrees off the horizon to about 35 to 40 degrees off the horizon, gyrating up and down.
I said, ‘Hey, what the heck is that?’ Palmer turned around and we stared at it for a few minutes. He said, ‘I don’t know. I’ll go check and see what’s on radar.’ So I kept an eye on it and he got in the cruiser. He went down to the radar tower over at the flight line. He returned, maybe 15 minutes later, or maybe only 5 minutes later. And then he said that the only thing that was up in the air was a couple of helicopters from the paramedic rescue guys and a C-130. So, we both figured whatever was making the sky pattern could not be either one of those. Those planes were not physically capable.
At that point he said, ‘Do you want to call it in? We have to call it in because they said to if we were seeing anything goofy over here.’ I said, ‘OK, fine.’ So Palmer got on the radio and instead of referring to himself, he said, ‘LaPlume just saw a UFO.’ And then all hell broke loose at that point.
Immediately, the security phone rang at the booth. Palmer had given them our location. It rang and it was a Lt. Bruce Englund. He talked with me and asked what I had seen. I explained to him just what I explained to you what I saw. He said, ‘OK, keep an eye on it. There will be someone out there.’
It wasn’t ten or fifteen minutes, there were cars and people. There was so much brass there! I had just turned 18 and this was my first assignment. I hadn’t even been cleared to go in and do my actual job. So, I hadn’t had any on-the-job training other than just standing at a post checking I.D.s. So, I was pretty intimidated. My commander came out, which was my shift commander, Lt. Bruce Englund. My RAF Bentwaters Deputy Base Commander would be Col. Halt. He’d come over from Bentwaters. He was driving something like an MG midget sports car, or something like that. Then also, there were some people that I didn’t know from Woodbridge and they were all like captains and colonels and stuff. One of them had brought his wife and this is the part I can’t get. I don’t understand why nobody focuses on this. It totally bewilders me. This guy brought out his wife and his teenage kid and they had a Nikon camera. The kid was kind of calm, but the wife was very much excited about the whole situation. She had her camera and was checking it and saying, ‘Oh, boy, I hope we get to see one this time.’ So someone knew something was going on.
WHEN THE BRASS SHOWED UP, INCLUDING THE WIFE WITH THE CAMERA, WHERE EXACTLY DID THEY DRIVE AND STOP THEIR CARS?
We were at the security East Gate and they jumped into their cars and headed up the road off base. They got to the end of the road and took a right and after that, I have no idea where they went.
SO, THEY HAD TO EXIT RAF WOODBRIDGE BY GOING THROUGH THE EAST GATE?
THE DIRECTION THEY WENT?
Was toward Rendlesham forest.
YOU ARE ASSUMING THAT THEY KNEW THAT SOMETHING WAS GOING TO COME THERE THAT THEY WOULD PHOTOGRAPH?
My assumption was that they knew something was up and they knew where to go because they jumped into the car and left. They didn’t ask much. They said, ‘Where?’ and we pointed off in the direction we last saw it. Then they jumped into the car and left. I don’t know where they went. I believe Palmer and I even commented on it, ‘Where are they going? What are they going to look for?’ Because we weren’t aware of anything landing in the Rendlesham woods.
THAT WAS THE NIGHT OF JANUARY 9, 1981?
Correct. Lt. Bruce Englund briefed me and said, ‘Col. Williams is coming out, just so you know. Don’t be nervous. Tell him your post is all safe and secure. Let him know what you saw. And, oh, by the way, Williams just made Brigadier General. Today, they just passed him in Congress.’
So, Col. Williams came out who is now General Williams. I did what I was told. They gave us a starlight scope and they all jumped into a blue Air Force station wagon with yellow lettering on the side that said, ‘Air Force.’ They jumped into one of those and they all took off toward the Rendlesham Woods, which Palmer and I did not understand because this UFO thing was way high in elevation. It had gone over the direction of the woods, but it never went down anywhere to the elevation of the trees or anything like that. So, they all took off in that direction and we were left standing there with a starlight scope that we fooled around with.
Then, they all came back about 45 minutes later and gave no indication that they saw anything. They posted me on that East Gate all night long and told me to report if I saw anything else and they all left.
WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS UNUSUAL AERIAL PHENOMENA WENT ON UNTIL AT LEAST JANUARY 9, 1981, AND THAT HIGH RANKING PEOPLE WENT TO RENDLESHAM FOREST WHO SEEMED TO BE EXCITED ABOUT THIS LIGHT MAKING THE ODD BEHAVIOR IN THE SKY.
Yes, very much excited.
Huge Cylinder-Shaped Aerial Object
Now, the second half of this story is after everybody had left. Palmer had gone to go give bathroom breaks and stuff like that. He came out maybe an hour or so later just to check on me and make sure everything was cool. It was a cold night and so we were hanging on the hood of his car talking because it was kind of warm from the heat of the engine.
From over where the lighthouse is (Orford), we saw a light coming from that direction that was basically making a beeline toward us. It was coming in low and slow and moving along. It was just lights at the time. I don’t remember white light. I remember kind of a small if I drew it proportionately, it was a blue light, a green light, a red light, and I believe a yellow light. The blue light seemed to be more prominent than any of the other lights. It was not like there was a red light on the tail and a white light on the sides that you would associate with a regular aircraft.
SO WHAT HAPPENED?
At the point where the ‘vehicle,’ I’ll call it because I don’t know what it was it was probably at least 1,000 feet above the ground. It came over the trees right up the access road next to the runway. It was up in the sky. I remember it being very long and cylindrical, cigar-shaped. It came over our heads and I remember looking underneath and just being awestruck looking up at it and thinking, ‘Wow, this is the neatest thing I’ve ever seen in my life!’ It was a physical vehicle.
WHAT WERE YOU SEEING EXACTLY IN DETAIL?
I remember seeing the underside, which was dark and had shapes like squares. It had physical shapes. I remember looking at that blue light and the next thing I know, this thing is to the right of us. It was tracing off into the sky from where we originally saw it before we ever called anybody and it just got smaller and smaller in the sky as it gradually got higher and higher and blended with the stars and that’s the last we saw it.
WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN YOUR LOOKING UP AND SEEING THE SQUARE SHAPES ON THE BOTTOM AND THEN IT BEING TO THE RIGHT?
I have no idea.
SO YOU ARE SUGGESTING THAT YOU GUYS MIGHT HAVE MISSING TIME?
I honestly don’t know. I’ve sat and thought about that and I don’t know whether I’ve just blocked those few seconds out, or whether something happened. I honestly can’t remember what happened during that time.
HOW CLOSE DO YOU THINK IT WAS ABOVE YOU?
Like I said, probably a thousand feet. I remember seeing physical stuff underneath it, but it was a very large structure, too. I really don’t have anything to judge it against because it was just against the sky and it was big and I didn’t have anything to really size it up.
IF YOU WERE EXTENDING YOUR ARM RIGHT NOW AND POINTING YOUR INDEX FINGER OUT, WOULD THIS OBJECT HAVE BEEN BIGGER THAN YOUR INDEX FINGER IN THE SKY ABOVE YOU, EVEN IF IT WAS A THOUSAND FEET ABOVE YOU?
Oh, this thing was if I put my arms both to the sides of me, it was that big looking up at it. Does that make sense?
IF THIS WAS 1,000 FEET ABOVE YOU, USING YOUR GUESS, YOU ARE SAYING YOU WOULD HAVE TO EXPAND YOUR ARMS…
I think the thing (cylinder-shaped UFO) was a couple of football fields long. That’s how big this thing was. The underside was dark and had square shapes on it.
COULD YOU SEE ONLY THE BOTTOM? OR COULD YOU SEE AN END?
All I could see was the underneath side. That’s the part that really kind of goofs me up. I remember it coming towards us, seeing lights, but I could not see a real good shape until it was very close to us and almost over us. I remember seeing that it was cylindrical. The part I was looking at was like the front half. It wasn’t the whole thing. It’s like the rest of it was in the dark, and the part I was looking at was lit up. And it was not a very bright, shiny light. It was a pale, dull, pastel-type light. It was long and cylindrical. It was longer than it was wide.
WHAT DID YOU AND PALMER SAY TO EACH OTHER?
Oh, absolutely nothing. We both looked straight up at that thing and never said a word to each other.
THAT SEEMS STRANGE.
I was completely awestruck, ‘Whoaa!’ There was not one word exchanged until it was off heading into the sky. Either he or I might have said something to the effect, ‘Look, it’s disappearing. You can hardly tell it from a star now.’ We made mention of the fact that it was not recognizable at one point.
PALMER DOES NOT HAVE ANY MEMORY OF WHAT HAPPENED WITH THIS HUGE THING ABOVE YOU, EITHER?
I don’t know. It was very strange. The moments following that, we looked at each other and said, ‘Do you want to call this in?’ I looked at him and said, ‘Hell, no!’ And he said, ‘OK, me neither.’ We honestly never talked about that ever since. We did not say one word to each other about it. I never asked him what he saw and he never asked me what I saw. Absolutely nothing was said between us.
YOU DID NOT WANT TO REPORT IT, WHY?
We didn’t want to report that part because we just thought, ‘Forget it! They’ll think we’re total freaks!’ I don’t know. Maybe it was just fright. The ridicule everybody else got (during the December 26-28, 1980, events.)
When I got back, my sergeant came up and said, ‘What did you see?’ I told him about the light moving up and down, but I did not tell him about the huge cigar thing. I just told him about the first half that’s what Palmer and I agreed upon. Then he said, ‘OK. You missed the bus. You have to find your own way back to the barracks.’ I had to hitchhike back to the barracks because I was late.
NOBODY ELSE EVER DEBRIEFED YOU ON ANYTHING?
No, absolutely nothing.
YOU NEVER HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THE BRASS WHO WERE OUT THERE AND SEEMED TO BE EXCITED AND HAD CAMERAS?
Never heard anything, no.
IN TERMS OF THE HUGE CYLINDER OBJECT, DID ANYONE ELSE IN THE BENTWATERS AND RENDLESHAM SECURITYSEE IT?
No one else saw it, which is so strange.
MEANING THAT YOU AND PALMER ARE THE ONLY TWO THAT YOU KNOW?
That I know of who saw it at the time.
BOTH OF YOU CHOSE NOT TO TELL ANYONE?
Larry Warren, Another USAF Eyewitness of UFO Activity At Rendlesham Forest
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT LARRY WARREN’S STORY CONCERNING THE UNDERGROUND FACILITY….
[ Editor’s Note: Larry Warren was a USAF Security Specialist at RAF Bentwaters in December 1980, and described dramatic UFO events, including underground debriefing with military film of UFOs, in his co-authored book with writer, Peter Robbins. Left At East Gate: A First-hand Account of the Bentwaters-Woodbridge UFO Incident, Its Cover-Up, and Investigation © 1997 by Larry Warren and Peter Robbins. Available at amazon.com. ]
The only thing I heard was from Larry Warren. He came into my dorm room after my January 10, huge cigar-shaped craft incident because he heard I saw something. He closed the door and we locked it and sat and talked. He said, ‘I want to tell you what happened to me because I know something happened to you. We’re kind of in the same boat.’ He seemed very frightened, or concerned, about his safety. He told me about the first night he saw something which when he described it to me, he was walking back to base with someone else and he saw something in the sky. He told me about the lights exploding apart and coming back together to form one ship, or something to that effect.
Then he said that someone with a badge came up to him. I believe he said it was the USAF OSI (Office of Special Investigations). They debriefed Larry and told him he had seen nothing.
The next thing I know he said there was another night where they were trying to get the light-alls going, nothing was working, they had trouble getting the fuel pumps to work to get the gas into the light-alls. The trucks weren’t working right. But they lit up the area, he told me, pretty much the same story he’s been telling for 20 some years that General Gordon Williams was there. He said something about someone falling into the mud. I don’t know if it was Williams or someone else. Everybody was around this craft, some closer than others. Some men were crying. Some were just standing there. He told me it was a Colonel who had gone up to talk to these beings and they weren’t talking and using voices. They were communicating in some other way. He described the beings: he said they were floating outside the craft and they looked like ‘kids in snowsuits.’ That is a direct quote from Larry Warren. That’s all he could think of, that they were kids in snowsuits.
Steve LaPlume is now a businessman based in China. He contacted me to tell his story in detail now because he’s always wondered why Col. Halt, other brass and even the wife and child had cameras and were so excited the evening of January 9, 1981, in Rendlesham forest.
If anyone has more firsthand information about what happened in Rendlesham forest on January 9 to 10, 1981, please contact me at [email protected].
September 3, 2009 Follow-up Comments by Steve LaPlume
WHEN YOU WERE LISTENING TO MY AUGUST 27, 2009, INTERVIEW ON COAST TO COAST AM WITH FORMER RAF BENTWATERS DEPUTY BASE COMMANDER, COL. CHARLES I. HALT AND YOU HEARD HIM SAY THERE WERE INTELLIGENTLY OPERATING MACHINES IN THE RENDLESHAM FOREST THAT WERE ‘EXTRATERRESTRIAL IN ORIGIN,’ WERE YOU SURPRISED?
Oh, yes, absolutely surprised because Col. Halt has never come close to admitting with that much clarity that what he saw was something extraterrestrial. As far as I know, Palmer and I also saw a UFO craft and so did everybody else. But I still have no idea what we saw or anything else other than I saw something.
COULD YOU HEAR ANY SOUND COMING FROM THE CYLINDRICAL, CIGAR-SHAPED CRAFT?
No, I couldn’t. And you want to know something? I couldn’t hear anything – no noises of the night, no crickets or whatever. I just remember looking up at this thing – it was a real foggy view on the underside of this thing and it was deadly quiet. I don’t remember my hearing coming back until after the thing had gone off into the sky and Palmer and I started talking again.
I WONDER WHAT THE RELATIONSHIP IS BETWEEN THE GLASSY TRIANGLE ON THE GROUND OF RENDLESHAM FOREST THAT STAFF SERGEANT JIM PENNISTON TOUCHED ON THE NIGHT OF DECEMBER 26, AND A WEEK AND A HALF LATER ON JANUARY 9, 1981, YOU AND PALMER SEE A HUGE, CYLINDRICAL UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL OBJECT HOVERING ONLY 1,000 FEET ABOVE YOUR HEADS AT THE EAST GATE.
Yes. I could not hear any sound whatsoever. I don’t remember hearing anything. If Palmer was talking, I never heard him. If the birds were chirping, I never heard them. I just remember staring up at this thing in total awe!
HOW LONG DO YOU THINK YOU AND PALMER WATCHED IT ABOVE YOU?
Well, from the time I realized it was not an airplane and was over the Rendlesham forest to the time where we were standing and it was over our heads, it would have taken maybe twenty seconds. And then when it was over our heads, I don’t think it was over ten seconds.
SO AT LEAST A 30-SECOND-SIGHTING. THEN WHAT HAPPENED TO IT?
It moved off towards our right and went up into the sky slowly, maybe at a 25 degree angle, and it just climbed in elevation and eventually went from something that looked like a craft to something that looked like a star and faded in with the stars. I remember watching it go into a star cluster up there.
This was not of this Earth. Nothing I’ve seen on Earth before or since could come close to what this craft was doing.
WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF ALL THESE EVENTS IN THE RENDLESHAM FOREST IN DECEMBER 1980 TO JANUARY 1981, AND PERHAPS EVEN BEYOND TO OTHER RELATED PHENOMENA AROUND THE EARTH, MAYBE AT OTHER MILITARY INSTALLATIONS THAT NONE OF US HAVE HEARD ABOUT EVEN YET?
When you have UFO craft flying over nuclear weapons storage areas and nobody seems to have a grip on what the aerial objects are, you’d think that would be kind of important given the day and age of what was going on at the time over there in Europe.
WHY HAVE THE GOVERNMENTS REMAINED SO SILENT?
I think no one in government talks because of just utter fear – what are they going to tell the people? Something is flying over our nukes and we have no control over it?”
Also see: Earthfiles Parts 1 – 6, beginning July 17, 2009.
Continued in Part 2.
February 23, 1981, Memo About “Unexplained Lights”
and Radioactivity in Rendlesham Forest
For further information about the worldwide UFO phenomena, please see Earthfiles Archive (partial list below) and my books, An Alien Harvest and the 2-volume Glimpses of Other Realities in the Earthfiles Shop.
- 08/31/2009 — Part 9: Non-Human Entities (NHEs): One View from Alleged Government Insiders
- 08/30/2009 — Part 7: UFOs and the National Security State with Historian Richard M. Dolan
- 08/27/2009 — Part 4: 1980 Bentwaters Lights – Were They Time Travelers?
- 08/27/2009 — Part 5: USAF Col. Charles I. Halt (Ret.) Says 1980 RAF Bentwaters Lights and Craft Were “Extraterrestrial In Origin”
- 08/27/2009 — Part 6: Is Time Travel Past and Future Possible?
- 08/23/2009 — Part 8: Non-Human Entities (NHEs): One View from Alleged Government Insiders
- 08/18/2009 — Part 3: Silbury Hill “Quetzlcoatl Headdress” First Filmed At Dawn
- 08/14/2009 — Part 7: Non-Human Entities (NHEs): One View from Alleged Government Insiders
- 07/31/2009 — Silver Disc Videotaped Near Barbury Castle
- 07/22/2009 — Part 3: 1980 RAF Bentwaters Lights and Craft Were “Extraterrestrial In Origin”
- 07/20/2009 — Part 6: Non-Human Entities (NHEs): One View from Alleged Government Insiders
- 07/19/2009 — Part 2: 1980 RAF Bentwaters Lights and Craft Were “Extraterrestrial In Origin”
- 07/17/2009 — Part 1: 1980 RAF Bentwaters Lights and Craft Were “Extraterrestrial In Origin”
- 07/16/2009 — Part 2: Silbury Hill “Quetzlcoatl Headdress” and Mysterious Tall Blonds
- 07/14/2009 — Part 5: Non-Human Entities (NHEs): One View from Alleged Government Insiders
- 07/12/2009 — Mysterious Aerial Lights Mimicking Stars in Texas and Oregon
- 07/06/2009 — Part 4: Non-Human Entities (NHEs): One View from Alleged Government Insiders
- 06/25/2009 — Part 3: Non-Human Entities (NHEs): One View from Alleged Government Insiders
- 06/21/2009 — Part 2: Non-Human Entities (NHEs): One View from Alleged Government Insiders
- 06/17/2009 — Updated Part 1: Non-Human Entities (NHEs): One View from Alleged Government Insiders
- 06/09/2009 — Update Podcast: Aerial Lights That Mimic Stars, Helicopters and Airplanes
- 06/05/2009 — Part 2: Mysterious, Silent, Large Aerial Triangles
- 06/04/2009 — Part 1: Mysterious, Silent, Large Aerial Triangles
- 06/01/2009 — Part 10: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 05/29/2009 — Part 3: 1954 SOM1-01 Training Manual and Challis, Idaho, Huge Triangle
- 05/29/2009 — Part 4: 1954 SOM1-01 Training Manual and Challis, Idaho, Huge Triangle
- 05/28/2009 — Part 1: Idaho Hunters Describe Huge Triangle Aircraft Over Their Campsite
- 05/28/2009 — Part 2: Idaho Hunters Describe Huge Triangle Aircraft Over Their Campsite
- 05/26/2009 — Part 9: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 05/13/2009 — Part 8: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 05/12/2009 — Part 3: Astronomical Information in U.K. 2009 Crop Formations?
- 05/10/2009 — Part 2: 800-Foot-Long Pattern in U. K. Oilseed Rape – A Sigil Someone Wanted Destroyed?
- 05/09/2009 — Part 1: 800-Foot-Long Pattern in U. K. Oilseed Rape – A Sigil Someone Wanted Destroyed?
- 05/05/2009 — Part 7: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 04/30/2009 — Part 1: First 2009 U. K. Crop Formations Counting Down to 2012?
- 04/30/2009 — Part 2: First 2009 U. K. Crop Formations Counting Down to 2012?
- 04/29/2009 — Part 6: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 04/22/2009 — Part 5: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 04/21/2009 — Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Says Governments Covering Up E. T.s
U. K. Ministry of Defense August 2009 UFO File Release:
RAF Bentwaters History: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Bentwaters
You Can’t Tell the People © 2000 by Georgina Bruni:
Left At East Gate © 1997 by Larry Warren and Peter Robbins; updated 2005 edition published by Cosimo Press, N.Y.: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Left+At+East+Gate&x=0&y=0
December 29, 1980 Cash-Landrum UFO Encounter, Texas:http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case86.htm
1967 Malmstrom AFB UFOs Over Minuteman Missile Sites:
1968 Minot AFB UFOs Over Minuteman Missile Sites: http://www.ufocasebook.com/minotafb.html
Police Reporting UFO Sightings, PRUFOS: http://www.prufospolicedatabase.co.uk/1.html
Majestic 12 Documents: http://www.majesticdocuments.com
American Presidents: http://www.presidentialufo.com
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