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UK's first UFO tour set to focus on site of 'Britain's Roswell'

By T.K. Randall
April 19, 2023 · Comment icon 12 comments

One of the gates leading to RAF Woodbridge. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Taras Young
UFO hunter Gary Heseltine will be hosting tours of Rendlesham Forest - the site of the UK's most famous UFO incident.
Situated deep in the Suffolk countryside, the forest - which has become synonymous with the UFO phenomenon in the UK - will soon be hosting guided tours headed up by veteran UFO researcher Gary Heseltine who has also written a book on the subject entitled "Non-Human The Rendlesham Forest Incidents: 42 years of Denial."

"The Rendlesham Forest incident has often been referred to as 'Britain's Roswell', and in terms of its significance in UFO history the comparison is well made," he wrote.

"However, I have to say that in many aspects the RFI, as it has become known, is very, very different in certain key areas."

"After almost 14 years of public research into the RFI, I can think of no other case that has been subject of so much disinformation and damaging internal witness 'political' infighting."

The incident itself began on December 26th, 1980 when US servicemen stationed at RAF Woodbridge witnessed an unknown object descending into the woods.

Upon investigating, they encountered a glowing metallic object which seemed to move through the trees as they approached. When they returned the next day, they found three triangular impressions in the ground at the same spot.
On December 28th the object appeared a second time, prompting deputy base commander Lt Col Charles Halt and a group of servicemen to venture out into the woods to investigate.

What they saw that night would go on to haunt them for the rest of their lives.

"Our security team observed a light that looked like a large eye, red in color, moving through the trees," said Halt. "After a few minutes this object began dripping something that looked like molten metal. A short while later it broke into several smaller, white-colored objects which flew away in all directions."

Over the years there has been a great deal of debate over what the object could have been, with theories ranging from an extraterrestrial spacecraft to a nearby lighthouse.

Col Halt however has always remained adamant that what he had witnessed was no lighthouse.

To this day, no definitive explanation for the incident has ever been found.

Source: Mail Online | Comments (12)

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Comment icon #3 Posted by Trelane 12 months ago
I will kindly remind casual readers that no hard corroborating documentation has been provided to back up any claims. Only a memo submitted by Halt to his superiors. Nothing at all (corroborating evidence mind you) from the British partner base directly next to Bentwaters at Woodbridge. Nothing. I know some may still think there's sizzle to the steak here, so I'll present the very ordinary questions that have never been answered by Halt or the 3 amigos, nor any of those who doggedly believe in alien visitation. So here we go again; First and most glaringly, Halt was the DBC the night of the al... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by skyeagle409 12 months ago
  Apparently, you are ignoring the rest of the story.   British UFO encounter "gave me heart failure", says US airman after military chiefs agree to pay his medical bills  US Veterans Association pays out for medical treatment of man hit by heart problems he blames on famous Suffolk UFO encounter   An American airman has won a legal bid to force military health chiefs to pay for the treatment of an illness allegedly caused by a UFO encounter in Suffolk. Airman First Class John Burroughs was involved in an incident in Rendlesham Forest in December 1980 which has become known as "Britain's... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Golden Duck 12 months ago
So did this go to court?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Trelane 12 months ago
He's sidestepping my questions. He knows he can't reasonably answer them, so he goes for the "yeah but" redirects. Childishness, that's why he and his nonsense are on my ignore list.
Comment icon #7 Posted by skyeagle409 12 months ago
Comment icon #8 Posted by Trelane 12 months ago
Again, there has been nothing from anyone other than Halt or the 3 amigos as any sort of corroborating documentation.  The Halt affidavit is worthless as it does not detail any true timeline in detail. The notification process should be in this affidavit (missing) as well as who was placed in charge while the DBC departed off base with a security detail (also missing). The POC he notified at the neighboring installation should have been a detail included (missing). There also should have been a SIR sent to his immediate commander and sent to the higher chain. That never happened.  If they we... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by pellinore 12 months ago
I think there may be something in this. I can imagine such a prank from special forces. They would treat it as an exercise:Historic British UFO mystery was 'prank played on US air force by SAS' (
Comment icon #10 Posted by Trelane 12 months ago
There have been stories of it being a prank and that could very well be the case. We certainly played BF pranks on the Brits on joint training events at JBLM and in Canada.  There have also been reports that it was a misidentification of the nearby lighthouse. It was the "white cycle" holiday period when this occurred, so who knows the overall sobriety level of those involved.  
Comment icon #11 Posted by skyeagle409 12 months ago
BREAKING NEWS!!! The Rendlesham UFOs were not a lighthouse. 
Comment icon #12 Posted by skyeagle409 12 months ago
  You might want to do further checking about what you say, was a prank. 

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