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We have a lot of strange sayings in England.
If someone referred to an item as a "banana skin" I would immediately think that they were warning me that it was potentially dangerous or as stated cause for a "slip-up" and therefore potentially harmful. Other similar terms in common use might be "hot potato" or "poisoned chalice" You heard of them?
In the case of Rendlesham Forrest,
I remember searching the internet and reading released government documents at the beginning of this year and nowhere did I find reference that some US Service men had come forward and admitted that they were shining torches and it was all a hoax. Smacks of govt dis-info through the BBC to me.
I remember reading and listening to the US military radio traffic transcript from the base security personnel and it was very detailed stuff.
If memory serves me correctly, the incident happened over 2 consecutive nights and several staff from the USAF base got very close to the disc which had landed in the forrest on the second night.
The next morning they even measured and charted the imprints in the forrest floor from the crafts 3 feet/landing gear and also documented freshly damaged tree bark at the site.
I thik they also got increased background radiation levels at the landing site and they had all sorts of problems with radios and flashlights not working correctly around the site.
The incident was also witnessed by member(s) of the local Police and the farmer reported that all of the animals were going crazy in the middle of the night.
The craft was also plotted by ground radar staff and at phenomenal speeds after taking off.
Unfortunately I can not post documents as they were all on my other laptop which got stolen a few weeks back so I am recalling this from memory, but I think it is near enough to what I read online from these doc's
If you spend a few hours searching the www you guys should be able to verify everything that I have said here.
Originally posted by yeti101
reply to post by FireMoon
yeah becuase its really hard to change your location if your caught out, isn't it?
you eager believers are such suckers. Your going to struggle to explain how the police managed to see the lighthouse from the location they were brought to on the night of the "sighting"
[edit on 17-8-2009 by yeti101]
where in the UK do you live? Orkney? Do you have tv or radio in your area? My god youve never heard of the term "banana skin" ? I find that quite staggering
As for Rendlesham forest , we will never know for sure what went on , but I just cant believe that qualified USAF personnel cant tell the difference between a lighthouse or spotlights and a UFO .
Originally posted by Clickfoot
Originally posted by waveguide3
No. The banana skin reference is part of the English language culture
Well given that I lived there for over 30 years and never heard of it, I'd say "no it isn't".
However, not important.