MEETING THE 1960s PEOPLE
The Rendlesham Affair (1980) is arguably the most important UFO event to have happened in Britain. It has as much, if not more supporting evidence, as
that of the famous Roswell Crash of 1947. Rendlesham (RAF Woodbridge to be exact) was not a “crash landing” but a controlled one. Its occupants
were not dead but very much alive when the military personnel turned up to witness the craft touch-down. I would recommend that you read the following
if you have not already done so:-
Larry Warren / Peter Robbins “Left At East Gate”
& G. Bruni’s “You Can’t Tell The People”
On a personal level Rendlesham was the ideal place for me to investigate. There were four reasons for doing so:
1) I was inside the RAF Woodbridge Officers Mess, listening to conversations about the incident, shortly after it happened and before it became public
knowledge. The story was real.
2) The RAF Base is close to where I had most of my ET experiences in my home County of Norfolk. Rendlesham is in the neighbouring Suffolk County.
3) I had a very good Source of information. The first people to investigate and write a book on the Incident were the co-authors, Dot Street, Jenny
Randles and Brenda Butler (“Sky Crash”). Brenda was a personal friend.
4) It was an opportunity to meet - for the first time - other people with UFO experiences. The story had generated a lot of interest in the UFO
community and “sky-watch” groups were reported to be active in the forest.
In the late 1990s there was a publication called UFO Magazine that was available in the high street newsagents. (Sadly this publication has now
ceased.) The Magazine featured an article about the RAF Woodbridge / Rendlesham Story and talked about a “tour” that was to be given at the
location. The Forestry Commission Tour was to officially start, at the Woodland Visitors Centre, not far from the RAF base flight line / landing
strip. I applied to the F.C for a tour ticket giving my name and address details. Attending the guided talk in the morning and the SkyWatch Group in
the evening of the same day – great!!
Turning up at the Visitors Centre I imagined that just me and the Forestry Warden would be walking around the woods. Big time embarrassment loomed!!
It was not to be because fifty other UFO tourists turned up as well. Phew!! The Warden was surprised as well and could be heard mumbling on about
having to organise a follow-up tour for another occasion. It did in fact take place and I am told one hundred people showed up!!!! The tour Guide gave
a reasoned and fair account of the whole story as we plodded through the forest. I got the impression that he was genuinely interested in what had
happened although he retained a dignified and slightly sceptical approach. Apparently after the second “Tour” he was transferred to the other side
of the country, by his superiors, and that was the end of the guided trips.
ENTRANCE THE 1960s PEOPLE:
As I was going around the woods, with my fellow UFO enthusiasts, I couldn’t help but notice this group of five people. Man, they were right out of
the Sixties. They had clothes and hairstyles just like I remember as a kid. Just goes to show how old I am getting! The 60s crowd comprised of three
men and two women.. The women had those bee-hive hair-dos that went up and up!! Anyway, I say that that I noticed them because they kept in close
proximity. Each of these people tried to engage me in conversation. They asked about what I thought of the
ETs, where I thought they came from and why they had turned up. The 60s people seemed very interested in my discussions within the Officers mess. Fair
enough this was a UFO guided tour. They did look a bit eccentric but what the heck. I tried my best to satisfy their curiosity although it was
annoying to have to keep repeating myself over and over again. The same questions were being repeated with slightly different slants to them.
Essentially they were repeated questions. There was a vague notion in my mind that these eccentrics seemed familiar. Anyway, with the tour complete I
hung around the forest until dusk and joined the Sky Watch Group. That’s another story……………….
After the “Teddy Bears Picnic in the Woods” life got really strange! There was to all intents and purposes a surveillance campaign. Now this is
not paranoia. At home when the telephone receiver was picked up you could hear the previous conversation being replayed. My Wife is high up in BT
(formerly British Telecommunications) and had the phone line checked out. No rationale explanation could be found. The telephone number that had been
contacted did not have a recording device or a call messaging system in place at the exchange.
Also there was the suspicion that our post was being opened.
There was also the remarkable incident where I discovered a man trying to get inside my house with a bunch of keys. He was fumbling through these keys
outside the house when I opened the front door. He apologised and said that he was from CID Special Branch, Aylesbury and had come to the wrong
address. I recorded his car number plate and had it checked out by the police. He was telling the truth about his CID credentials. A complaint was
lodged but there was never a satisfactory explanation as to why he turned up at the door. He had no search warrant.
First the telephone was being tapped and then an illegal attempt to enter the premises. What next? Well the 1960s made a re-appearance. It didn’t
matter where I went these people showed up. Whether it was London; Coventry; Norwich; Portsmouth or my home town in Buckinghamshire – they turned
up. They appeared with their ridiculous 1960s clothes and hairstyles carting around an antiquated TV recording device. This piece of hardware looked
like it had come right out of the Ark!! Do you remember watching black-and-white television? They didn’t have small hand-held self-adjusting
camcorders in those days. This thing was a large box on a tripod with wheels! The funny thing was that I never made an attempt to challenge their
presence. Odd that! Another bizarre thing was the way they acted. If you looked at them directly head-on they would all freeze rock solid. When you
didn’t look at them, but just kept them in the corner of your eye, they would all move together in unison. Robotic like. Bizarre!!
After a period of about three months the Sixties People just stopped making their appearance and the apparent phone tapping came to an end. Where
these eccentrics in fact extraterrestrials? I don’t know for sure but I definitely think that they are part of the phenomenon.