James Penniston and that Binary Code
Jim Penniston is another witness with a problematic story. Although it’s nowhere
near as bad as Warren’s. There is no doubt Penniston was one of the original witnesses and the senior officer during off-base investigations
conducted on the 26th December 1980.
After that there are plenty of doubts about his ever expanding story. Penniston had appeared on many TV and radio shows and at a number of
conferences until going virtually silent after the publication of a book “Encounter in Rendlesham Forest” which he co-authored with John Burroughs
and Nick Pope (ex- British MoD). Penniston remains completely alone with his claims to have seen a mechanical craft of some sort in his initial
statement although he does mention red and blue lights that Burroughs and Cabansag saw.
Penniston has slowly introduced other elements to his story. In ITV’s UK documentary series “Strange But True (1994)” he mentioned that he saw
strange symbols on the craft as it rapidly disappeared. In later years he has claimed he spent 45 minutes photographing the craft, taking notes and
even touched, what he describes, as a glasslike surface on the landed craft. Etched into the surface were symbols that he also drew in his notebook.
He has also attempted to relegate the roles of Cabansag (claiming he was further back and used as a radio relay
) and Burroughs (taking
advantage of Burroughs claims that after hitting the ground the lights disappeared rapidly by making out Burroughs was prostrate and unconscious.
Rather than checking on his partner he then chose to spend 45 minutes inspecting a craft of unknown origin)
In 2010 Penniston revealed that he had also received a “binary” code download from the craft while filming an episode of Ancient Aliens. It is
supposed to be a message from our far future.
So what did he reveal? Besides some obvious spelling mistakes?
Well firstly it seems that Hy-Brasil is one of the mystical locations that Penniston didn’t like first but then agreed with because it fitted his
The first co-ordinates publicly released were given as 52.0942532N, 13.131269W.
The location is off the West Coast of Ireland. Supposedly the mythical island Hy-Brasil. It was grasped upon by the History Channel in Ancient Aliens.
Penniston then embraced the Hy-Brasil theory.
The co-ordinates of the main market square at the centre of Woodbridge in Suffolk on Google Earth were:
52.0942532N, 1.3131269E (note how the decimal point moves as well)
So what do we have?
The (adjusted) binary points to - 52.0942532N, 13.131269W
Woodbridge is located at - 52.0942532N, 1.3131269E
An easy mistake is for Americans to be unaware that the Greenwich Meridian runs through the far Eastern side of Britain and assume everything is to
the West (as it is in the USA with the exception of the extremes of Alaska
So swap the west for east and then cheat with one shift of the decimal point (which wasn’t present at all in the original “binary code") and the
co-ordinates point to the town centre of Woodbridge. Penniston can argue that was a moment of impairment and confusion possibly even the onset of
serious mental problems. We can question his whole story and whether this minor point is relevant or not.
Finally we come to his other co-ordinates from the binary code.
It would seem that Jim Penniston, or someone connected to him, lifted most of the co-ordinates from www.sacred-destinations.com before late 2010. Even
if they didn’t the co-ordinates have a signature leading back to a certain source.
Here are the links to the pages of sacred-destinations.com with the coordinates as they are and were in March 2010 some 9 months before the Woodbridge
Caracol, Belize - 16.763177° N, 89.117768° W
Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt - 29.977836° N, 31.131649° E
No current page
Nazca Lines in Peru - 14.701505° S, 75.137043° W
Tai Shan, China - 36.256845° N, 117.100632° E
Naxos Portara, Greece - 37.110195° N, 25.372281° E
Link to Jim's co-ordinates
Since the fifth decimal of each co-ordinate covers about 1 metre, and the sixth decimal covers an area of just 10 cm, then probability that all five
sets of coordinates match to within a metre is a coincidence of 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 : 1
The probability that Jim’s coordinates would match sacred-destinations.com back in 2010 is 99.99%
Pretty much a certainty. If he didn’t do it then someone else fed him this information using the co-ordinates.
Accusations have been made that the Wayback Machine was hacked to discredit Jim’s story and prove that the co-ordinates were there before 2010.
Actually if anyone thinks that one through there would be no need to do anything like that. His binary code must have been created long after 1980.
The ASCII standard has always been 7-bit. Jim's messages are in 8-bit ASCII.
8 bit 'ASCII extensions' only came into fashion from 1981 onwards, with DOS, the IBM-PC, ..
(In these 8-bit extensions a 0 was placed in front of the standard 7-bit ASCII codes.)
Why bother Jim with all these extra 0's in 1980 ..?
Encoding the whole 916 bit message for 7 bits ASCII, reading left to right:
More on Penniston’s inconsistencies @ www.abovetopsecret.com...
In the past 8 years Jim has been working with Gary Osborn trying to work out how to commercialize his story in a book and iron out all the
inconsistencies in his story from reading forums like this.
edit on 26/9/2018 by mirageman because: tidy up