a reply to: mirageman
I'm pleased to update this thread with what I think could lead to some minor progress in the case. A while back, in a few Rendlesham threads i
commented on Jenny Randles, Dot Streets' book SkyCrash. What caught my eye was that the investigation team, during that first year, went to interview
Initially reluctant to talk, he eventually began telling them that one of the three men on the first night climbed up on the vehicle. This would mean
that Penniston, Burroughs or Cabansag claimed on the vehicle. Halt then describes how this person then remained in the woods for several nights,
hoping to have a repeat encounter.
SkyCrash contains a similar story from another, unnamed source. To compound this rumour, Larry Warren can be seen in a video in this thread, relating
the story of someone climbing onto the phenomena.
The radio interview (again in this thread) presented by Linda Moulten-Howe and John Burroughs, has a rather awkward moment where Larry addresses this
with Burroughs. The situation is awkward, and Burroughs doesn't comment (although I've heard him deny getting on the phenomena in other interview).
What is very interesting is that Burroughs does admit to running towards the lights, and suddenly having a memory gap and being stood at the other
side of the field...
To summarise, we have Colonel Halt claiming that one of the men climbed on the phenomena. We have a very similar story from an unnamed witness and a
third similar version from Larry Warren. Burroughs admits running towards the craft and missing memory but will not corroborate these accounts.
From my own research on the radiation effects required for John's injuries, a conventional nuclear source would have had to have delivered 30+ rads to
John at close range in, at most a few minutes, but probably seconds (due to the rapid falloff of intensity known as the inverse power law). As John
seems to have suffered far more than Penniston or Cabansag it's hard to understand why else he was so badly injured apart from proximity.
Evidence suggesting John got the closes to (and possibly mounted) the phenomena.
- Sky Crash: Colonel Halt
- Sky Crash: Unnamed base personel
- Video interview Larry Warren, Rendlesham Forest
- John's Mitral valve leaf shredding, amongst other injuries
- Kit Green's radiation injuries post
- John's VA / DOD victory based on these injuries
- Close proximity to sustain injuries from an ionising radiation source
- John Burrough's own recollection of running towards the phenomena (no climbing, but missing time)
Considering John denies climbing the craft, but also admits he has no memory of how he ran at it, but ended up at the other side of the field, I think
we need to eliminate him as a source of this story.
In one of my previous posts, I suggested that much hinged on the accuracy of Sky Crash's report. I wondered if Randles, Street et al, might have
misreported or confused that incident.I'm pleased to say that Jenny has addressed this very concern in the latest issue of the Fortean Times,
reiterating Halt and other witness' statements about an airman, climbing the craft, staying in the woods and being seen crying at the edge of the
I'm assuming that Jenny and Fortean Times will be ok me sharing this excerpt, under fair use, and I'd suggest anyone interested in this case pick up
this and the last few issues of Fortean Times for her RFI retrospective.
This leaves us with a few questions but in my opinion closer to some sort of truth than before:
- Why did Halt and others talk of this incident initially but for so many years it has been ignored?
- As Randles has confirmed that Halt did tell the authors of this incident, Halt becomes the main focus for this rumour. Did he report an incident as
told to or witnessed by himself? Or did he pass on an early piece of disinformation?
- If the climbing report was fictitious, why was Halt told of it? Is he now suspicious?
If Halt's report (and others statements) is correct, then we have something that explains:
- John's injuries and Kit Green's statements regarding unusual radiation emissions
- The Condon reports buoyant plasma phenomena is reinforced in terms of memory effects, but not correct about this being natural
- The nature of the phenomena (emitting large amounts of radiation for some non propulsive purpose)
- The physicality of the phenomena. This can't be earthlight, willow the wisp, police card lights etc.
- What happened to John during his missing time
- Why John has the most severe injuries
- Larry Warren's own statements about John climbing the craft
In light of the Fortean Times article, if John did not climb the craft, then Halt can be seen as the earliest source of this rumour that is
documented. If the account is false we have then following problems:
- Why would Halt relate this bizarre tale, if false, so early on?
- If false, who was the source that fed Warren, other witnesses and Halt this tale?
- If false, how was John really injured?
Only Halt and Warren know why they believe or related this incident. However, Warren has made repeated statements about it and claimed to have
Which means, we wait for Halt to address this rumour and if he stands by it.
If he doesn't - why was such a rumour spread so early on? How can it be wrong and be so consistent with recent developments for John?
If Halt does stand by the climbing incident, then the RFI can no longer be considered to be solely the product of natural boyent plasma, police car
lights or light houses.
It firmly becomes about a physical object, with incredibly bright lights, able to manoeuvre, emitting large amounts of unusual
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