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Recent written Statement from Jim Penniston:
"The binary codes, were a direct result of contact with a physical craft. A craft of unknown origin. Meaning it was a unidentified craft and where it
came from is still unknown.
The communication of binary codes was accomplished, when I physically touch the craft’s glyphs, which were located on the outside skin of the craft.
It activated a technology which is unknown to me, and apparently to everyone else too... The technology then communicated a series of ones and zeros
to me. The communication transfer was accomplished within minutes. There was an area of about fifteen feet which surrounded the outside of the craft.
This area I will call the bubble. For within the bubble, static electric pulsed upon my clothes, skin, and hair. Also an appearance of slowing of
time. The air seemed dead, not transmitting any sound.
The next day, while looking at my note book... The glyphs in particular. I have had the codes running through my head since the incident the day
before. I had a feeling to write them down... for I did and immediately after finishing them, the codes were gone from my mind. I was finally at rest
with them. The notebook was then put away and retired to a box. For a new one for work I had available. My thoughts at the time, although profound,
were actually much more simple. I wanted it to go away, and I had no need to talk about it either. For this was not to be the case. For I was
methodically and consistently interviewed and interrogated by my chain-of-command, and other agencies. Every time, I was promised that this was the
last interview, and it would be absorbed into the classified annuals of data, and I would need not tell or talk about it no more. This was not the
I went through at least fourteen debriefings and two by non-air force personnel. I gave all information from memory, and at no time was the notebook
ever brought up. The debriefs were all for the last time, I was promised. Tell all, and tell it correctly and it would be the last of questions on
Rendlesham. For these were to continue, no matter what I had said. I do believe the command element, were more for obtaining knowledge. But the
external interrogation, were for much more, I am afraid.
The time line of the incident and the debriefs. The time line for Rendlesham and information flow. Incidents occurred Dec 26-28, 1980. On the morning
of the 29th of December, AFOSI building, meeting with two American Agents, more likely Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and/or National Security
Agency (NSA), Penniston writes a four page written statement to the agents. He dates it and signs the document. Agents then give Penniston a typed
statement, which is generic, and is limited on details. For example, observation of a metallic craft, and not getting with in 50 yards of it.
Penniston is instructed by the Agents that an official investigation is underway, and he is to tell all who asks, the cover story that was provided to
him. He reads it several times and then agrees to do so. Penniston, Burroughs, Cabanzak, are debriefed at the Deputy Base Commanders office, Colonel
Halt. Statements written and then drawings made. Penniston, Burroughs and Cabanzak are taken into Wing Commanders Office with Base and Deputy Base
Commanders present. The NSA account is briefed to the officers. The Wing Commander, thanks the Security Policemen for the report, and asks no
questions. all direct witnesses are briefed to treat all discussion about Rendlesham as Top Secret. Ending all conversation on base by those directly
involved. We are assured that this incident will never see the light of day. For it is classified, and names have been sanitized from reports.
Jan 1981, beginnings of physical problems from radiation begin.. Inner ear disorder develops, treated for these conditions at RAF Bentwaters. The
other primary witnesses begin medical issues from the incident and the encounter from contact. No treatment for Post traumatic stress was afforded to
no one after the incident.
1981 Jan - August. All primary witness are transferred from base or separated from the Air Force. With the exception of Colonel Halt and Sergeant
Penniston. They remain on base till 1984.
1991 Medical issues with inner ear are now diagnosis as Meniers Disease.
1993 Retire from the USAF. When asked, the Air Force says nothing about Rendlesham is classified. All reference to the Rendlesham Forest Incident is
unclassified, and we are free to talk about it. So what was up with this. They monitored me through my Air Force career, and now it’s a non event? I
was thinking why, not just say it is classified, and that would forbade speaking about it in the future. I have never understood this line of thought,
by the US Air Force.
1994, due to severe sleep issues, and post traumatic stress from the incident, and continuing problems from the now diagnosis of Meniers Disease. The
Veterans Administration treated Meniers Disease. They would not afford post traumatic stress treatment for the incident. They said there was no
evidence of anything happening at Bentwaters in 1980 which could produce this condition. So I had to seek private help for the sleep disorder and the
post traumatic stress. I also sought to remember, for I had memory voids of things from that time.
1994 Sept. Hypnosis was accomplished. Talked about time travelers and the receipt of the binary code which was given from contact with the craft.
Treatment continued for the PTSD. No help on the sleep issues.
1996 In a letter (email) to a colleague, I terminated a contract with a possible book, which would have told all about Rendlesham. But in my letter to
this writer, I tell her, I can not proceed with the book, for she has her own agenda, and it was not in the interest of the facts being told about the
Rendlesham Incident. I also told her, that the answers she also seeks will be given in 2010, some fourteen years later. Little did I understand this
feeling or should I say impression which was left from contact on December 26th 1980. It seemed like a pie in the sky thought back then.
1998 Contacted by Linda Moulton Howe on book she is doing. Wants me to be a contributor... I speak of the time element and receiving binary codes at
contact location. I agree with the thought of a correct version of the facts about Rendlesham. At this point, skeptics just were making things up...
They had no claims that they were making ever challenged. The most ridicules one was that it was a light house. This skeptic made a 30 year career on
this. Others were even more outlandish. Planets, stars, re-entry vehicles, and the list went on and on. They referred to Rendlesham as just another
UFO case. It was far, far, from that. For information was transferred through a technology which is still and will be unknown for eons to come.
A couple documentaries which came out, were just on the verge of fabrication. I started to understand this documentary thing. It was a necessary evil
to getting the true story out. But, I learned slowly, what I needed to control the information, to insure it was correct. Or at least as correct as
I had not seen or talked to John Burroughs since a 1994 Strange But True, show which was broadcasted on London Weekend Television. Even while shooting
I was always with Halt. John and I were afforded very little contact with each other. Also it was designed for us not to be in Rendlesham together
during the shoot.
Over the years I did a few documentaries, never being satisfied with any of them. Then out of the blue, in fall of 2009, I was contacted by John
Burroughs, after years of saying he had disappeared and was not able to locate him. John’s just simply calls me on the phone. Pleasantries are past
back and forth and the conversation comes to one question from John. He said, do you know what we need to do next year? I simply said, yes, I know, we
must return to Rendlesham. He said, that is exactly what we must do. For it has been a drive for him since 2007 to do this, and I said I have known
this since 1996. So we do not know how to begin, but, John said we can make it happen. For if the trip is not funded, we will go on our dime.
I agreed with John wholeheartedly. John said he had just did a conference with Linda Mouton Howe, and she could help us with this he believed. Linda
was considering writing a book about the Return to Rendlesham, and she was interested in us as co-authors. I was not overly exited about doing the
book with Linda. But kept an open mind. After much back and forth between us all, I agreed to do a book with her as a partner. It was figured that
this would be the best bet to disclose all information about the Rendlesham Forest Incident without, losing control over the content or accuracy of
what really happened.
Now recall was starting to happen with John and I and we kept in contact with these things. (Exact content of information which John and I shared is
confidential and will not add to this note or make a difference in writing it)
John and I met at a diner, on Illinois Interstate 39. He was visiting family in Bloomington, Illinois and I lived in Freeport, some three hours north
of Bloomington. We agreed to meet. So in July 2010, John and I sit down for the first time since the incident in December 1980. We discuss many
things, from the time discrepancies on our watches to mysteries and inconsistencies between his and my statements and my reports through-out the years
on various documentaries.
We decide to go back to Rendlesham in December 2010. We would try to get it funded, but, if not, we were more than eager to pay for all, so we could
return together for the first time. Our feelings were of total recall, and answering questions we had. It would also establish the landing site, and
put to bed all the distortions that others and skeptics did through out the years.
In September, John contacts me, and said Linda believes we had possible funding for the trip. She was working that. In the meantime, John and I were
turning Documentaries down, which were being scheduled in England for the thirty year anniversary. For we wanted to have it funded, but not at the
expense of these type of documentaries. They would not add nothing to solving anything, they were about sensationalism and selling the documentaries.
So John and I turned them down, expecting to pay for the trip ourselves... For it was our dive to return and nothing would stop us from doing that. We
were prepared to start travel arrangements.
Late September, we get a call from Linda to tell us she secured funding for the trip. We would have to agree to doing a television appearance on the
show Ancient Aliens Series, on the History Channel... John and I reviewed the show, and it did not look too bad. We also had conference calls with the
Prometheus Picture company, Its producer, and us arranged a filming shoot for the show in Phoenix at the beginning of October 2010. In return we would
have tickets and such paid for so we could return to England.
We arrive for the shoot on the 2nd of October in Phoenix, it is the first time since the incident that John and I have filmed together, speaking about
what had happened. A very intense and emotional time for me and him.. For I was recalling fear, from that night as I filmed and John watched on. At
one point I had to break filming to re-compose, It was just horrible. After composure, I simply was talking about receiving the codes and I mention
that I recorded them in this notebook. The original notebook I had from that night was in my hand. Well everyone one pretty much stopped and got
excited. They said, you recorded them? I said yes. All eyes were on them at that point. Linda wanted some experts to see them. I agreed for her to do
that... But I also gave copies of the codes to Prometheus for there expert to decipher. A week later I gave Linda her copy to send in to decipher. I
only did this with Linda, after I receive a call from the producer of Prometheus a few days earlier after my return from Phoenix.
Kim (the producer) calls and says, get in front of your computer and I will down load what our expert found. We will go through them. I asked her, you
mean they were not jibberish? She said no, there anything but that. So I perused the docs while talking to Kim. I was in utter shock the codes were
actually information and readable. I told her I needed time to absorb this information, and I am sending copies to Linda to have her decipher, so they
may be verified. I told nothing to Linda that Prometheus had already deciphered them. I wanted a unbiased report from her experts.
Linda comes back in a week and verifies the information and decipher, it is all the same except for the hi-brazil location. Linda’s was at
So that is the decipher and how it came to be.
The Prometheus Pictures said they would release a seven minute segment of our Phoenix shoot, in an Ancient Aliens the Series show on December 30th
2010. We were shown the clip on the morning of the 29th. We knew the controversy of the subject and what the codes meant. I still had eight more pages
in my notebook which needed to be deciphered. This was just not given, because I thought six pages would prove it was jibberish. Little did I know the
codes could be deciphered. The rest are awaiting decipher as I write this.
For John and I have went back and forth with the release of the final pages. We will release them, and let the public can do what they want with
them... for I believe they can only benefit us and the other decipher will mean nothing to others. The codes were given to me in a format that they
knew could be deciphered. And they also knew when they should be deciphered. So your seven, eight, nine or whatever bit, does not matter. We must quit
thinking inside the box and we need to think outside of it for the answers. For yesterday is tomorrow."