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“Is that aircraft an A10 over the woods? Barry and I would love to use some of your pictures, but our publisher says it will cost too much. So we will be using just FOIA documents for the book; we'll include the Halt memo, of course.”
originally posted by: mirageman
a reply to: pigsy2400
There seems to be a very, very similar story that also occurred on 7th September 1984.
Once a UFO case becomes "a classic," no amount of logic can convince some people that a prosaic explanation holds sway. Take the sighting made in the pre-dawn darkness of Friday,September 7, 1984, when a Soviet Aeroflot airliner was flying north from Belorussia toward Estonia. At 4:10 a.m., passing Minsk, the co-pilot noticed a bright light ahead and to the right. For the next several minutes, the light, or whatever it was, supposedly escorted the airliner along its path....
Captain Igor Cherkashin called the local traffic control, who saw nothing in the sky. But after several minutes of searching on radar, ground controllers reported a funny "double image,"presumed by some to be the airliner and its escort from beyond. As the radar was tracking,co-pilot Gennadli Lazurin grabbed his logbook and began making sketches of the apparition as it changed shape, color, and size. Its scintillating sequences of color were so bright the crew could see its reflection in the ground below.....
Years after the original report, pundits started discussing another civil airliner, one supposedly heading in the opposite direction, that had observed the strange lights as well.According to rumor swirling around the UFO community, this second craft had been a military interceptor sent up to chase the UFO. Its pilot reportedly died a year later of cancer,and its co-pilot suffered heart problems. A stewardess was said to have contracted a mysterious skin disease.To some investigators on the case, the medical puzzle had an obvious explanation: thepoisonous rays of the UFO. Russian UFO-watcher Antonio Huneeus later called it "one of the most serious UFO injury cases ever reported."....
But despite all the theories, a prosaic explanation exists. It turns out that just when the pilots in the first craft glimpsed the mysterious lights, a Soviet military missile was being launched.In fact, the sketches by co-pilot Lazurin show a distinct sequence of lights - first rays,concentric circles, and expanding rings, then a cloud, and finally, a fading amorphous mass...
As for the radar sightings and health problems, skeptics dismiss them as coincidence and exaggeration. Most people "exposed" to the UFO, after all, were not affected, and those who were seem to have been injured in strikingly different ways.
See : Omni 1994
The piece is written and researched by our very own Jim Oberg. A respected (by people who don't believe that every UFO every reported is an alien spacecraft) space historian. Be the judge yourself of its accuracy compared to the Popovich version
originally posted by: ConfusedBrit
Halt himself states there were "about 25 people out in the forest" milling around when he arrived - "It was a public relations disaster". Battram and his party had been genuinely spooked by lights in a ground mist, and basically 'ran away', so Bustinza's consoling most likely referred to one of those [cough] tough guys, before Englund informed Halt.
I doubt the numbers were due to a military exercise since that had occurred on the second night (26th-27th), so maybe 'UFO fever' was in the air after two nights of strange activity and a load of rubber-neckers amassed after Battram was given permission to investigate further lights.
originally posted by: ConfusedBrit
Quite. Enviromental or man-made - that is the question. ET? Nahhhh.
originally posted by: mirageman
He [Gabriel] already dropped by earlier in December 1980 according the the Wing Commander (Williams). Now maybe he regularly visited his important USAFE bases every month. But the fact that he just happened to be there?
b. Report trafficking patterns relating to the planned, alleged or actual use of USAF or USAF-contract aircraft in the illicit transport of drugs...
c. Report drug trafficking techniques planned, attempted or used by USAF or USAF-affiliated personnel when the incidents involve other than trafficking on a USAF aircraft...
AFOSI Illicit Drug Market Assessments will be reviewed by the preparing AFOSI unit at least monthly. Whenever there is an appreciable change in the type of drug being abused, local availability, or weight, value or purity of drugs being encountered, an updated report will be prepared. Revalidated copies of the assessment will be sent to all distributees on a quarterly basis...”
The US Air Force's transportation system (USAF) is at risk of infiltration by organizations that control drug trafficking, due to the existence of a lucrative heroin market both in Europe and in the countries bordering the United States.
The European market is already saturated with heroin from Southeast Asia because of its low price and its extreme purity level. The high level of heroin demand from countries bordering the United States represents a serious risk factor according to the DEA.
And in spite of this, about 70% of the heroin present on the streets of the main cities of the United States comes from Southeast Asia.
The contemporary presence in Europe of a huge demand for heroin and US military bases together with the drug demand of countries neighboring the United States represent a major risk factor for the US Air Force.
The internal investigative activity made it possible to verify that during the wide spreading of the report in question, July 1980, no case of international traffic have been detected in Europe, nor in the countries bordering the United States. Usual drug trafficking, both in Europe and in the United States, haven't yet led to the identification of alternative channels of illegal transport, such as the military one.
If criminal organizations would decide to illegally transport large quantities of heroin from Southeast Asia to countries bordering the United States, using either Turkish or Iranian traffickers, US Air Force personnel and the military transport system could be targeted such as an alternative channel. (cm)
“d. Report any approach of a USAF member that indicates an effort to access the USAF transportation system for the purpose of smuggling illicit drugs. There are indications that organized, civilian criminal elements involved in smuggling operations are resorting to classic hostile intelligence collection techniques in their approaches of civilian aircrew members and maintenance and cargo handling personnel employed by civilian airlines. Specifically, agents of these criminal elements target known “hang-outs” to recruit these civilian airline employees by involving them in compromising situations or by playing on established friendships.”
“Through sources, MCIs, DDD handlers and PAX service representatives, determine the actual customs inspection procedures being practiced at each installation.”
“Through sources and PAX service representatives, identify individuals who frequently travel to or from known source and transit countries (Turkey, Italy, Greece, Germany, Spain and England) to other USAFE areas or the CONUS/ Identify individuals assigned to USAF activities in Germany who travel regularly between West Berlin and/or Frankfurt and other areas of Germany.”
“Through discussion with appropriate commanders/supervisors and customs officials, determine the established customs inspection procedures followed at each installation.”
originally posted by: JimOberg
The Soviet period of Russian history is characterized, among other uglinesses, by multiple widespread never-acknowledged radiation spillages from military facilities, injuring thousands of people. Kyshtym  is one of dozens of now-known examples. en.wikipedia.org...
What caused his injuries (and several others present over the encounter) with the odd Air Form that emitted the Broad Band NIEMR? […] He [John Burroughs] had injuries we now understand are related to narrow RF bandwidths that only in some cases in the past five years have become linked to the specific etiology of cardiac and other injury he suffered.
The RF is identified in a dozen classified and a half-dozen unclassified studies on cardiological and neurological injuries. […] The data is sparse, it is not properly Peer-reviewed, it is not understood, it is not the subject of current research. And that is the truth.
Christopher C. Green MD, PhD, FAAFS
Source: This forum
When the aircraft is within 35 km of the UFO, the aircraft was exposed to radiation. As a result of irradiation, Kabachnikov Yu. I. suffered damage to the head and heart […] From here it should be concluded that Kabachnikov Yu. I. was subjected to radiation electromagnetic influence of an unknown physical characteristic. […] Identified abnormalities in the heart muscle and electroencephalogram are unique, as they are not described in medicine because of the unusual and unique situation in which the pilot Kabachnikov Yu.I. was injured.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor KI TsINTSADZE
Source: Google translation of vadim-andreev.narod.ru...
Those involved were members of the Security and Law Enforcement Squadrons and they were immediately sent back to the United States. In fact most of the new recruits at Bentwaters in December 1980 were said to have been replacements for those who were transferred....
It is unlikely that many of us would favour a trip into the past. Indeed, scientists have used the ‘Grandfather Paradox’ as a reason why it is not possible to travel back in time....
originally posted by: mirageman
a reply to: ConfusedBrit
A lot of that stuff is actually irrelevant to the Rendlesham case. Although Warren's character can easily be delved into further with a web search. The social media war is a whole unsavoury story of its own which I really don't think is worth revisiting because much of it is not about the RFI.
I think that is about all I will say on the matter.
So a craft from another time travelled back to 1980 to transmit binary code warning to a bloke who decided to sit on it for 30 years. Even then only revealing it by accident if his story is to be believed.