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Whatever else can be said, the theory that the men mistook the light from the lighthouse for a UFO is surely a non-starter. Anyone based at RAF Bentwaters would have been well aware of the lighthouse...and anyway, why did they only mistake it then, in late December 1980?
Is there any evidence that this lighthouse caused similar UFO sightings prior to this?
And the detailed descriptions of the craft clearly leave no room for this theory.
reply to post by noeltrotsky
^ This is the skepticism and scoffing I highly dislike - doubting the obvious and what shouldn't be argued - that they did not see swamp gas/the light house as a misidentification/ Chinese lanterns... And some think that they are on the right way cause by nay-saying then this must be the truth..
Anyone based at RAF Bentwaters would have been well aware of the lighthouse
CJCrawley...and anyway, why did they only mistake it then, in late December 1980?
Whilst I am not saying Ian Ridpath has solved Rendlesham if you actually read (or listen) to what he has to say, the lighthouse is not his sole explanation for the events as I've outlined a few posts above. There were a number of rare celestial events taking place and a satellite rocket returning to earth on Christmas night that 'may' explain parts of the incident.
The facts are Ian, you totally ignore the long history of the area and "strange happenings" , you also ignore how they are still occurring and that, there is still a presence there of unmarked 4x4s that, at times, act quite aggressively towards people visiting the area who are not locals. Your background in the whole subject is truthfully, about as shallow as the gene pool in one family settlement in the wilds of Borneo.
"time meant nothing to the entities... they were worried about military personnel in the forest... they said that there were people who mocked them - didn't believe in them... they only manifested themselves believers... sometimes they were unable to prevent their manifesting, due to Earth's atmosphere and light beams... they said that dimensional wars had trapped them here... they were not here to destroy us - did not live under ground like some people think... they lived on foliage and animal... they wanted the two women only, to walk further along the track to visit them"
Having failed to make your lighthouse theory stick, you now resort to personal attacks on Penniston without the slightest understanding or empathy, for the situation the poor bloke found himself in. Forget UFOs aliens, humans from the future, Penniston quite obviously suffered a severe trauma mentally that night and his health, to this day, has never fully recovered. Having failed ignominiously to spot a bloke suffering from trauma and the consequent mental fall out form it, you and your ilk now have the temerity to start spouting forth with your cod psychology theories.
Halt took Thirkettle to the site of his experience and Thirkettle out right says on camera. "You cannot see the the lighthouse from that location".
Halt, on Camera, took Thurkettle to the site of his sighting without Penniston and Thurkettle said straight out. "Well it can't be the Lighthouse then"
You might like to read this wrote some several years ago.....
Note , sadly I believe the Towmaster link is now dead however, it did confirm that Towmaster were , in effect, Bells Whiskey as well
As it happens, through my work, I, lived in that area of the country for about 6 months and was given the grand tour by several local friends around the various "weird hotspots". One of them was Rendlesham Forest and I was told of a whole list of weird happening including "strange red balls of light seen floating through the trees". That was in May 1980 and friends I still have contact with from the area have told me that locals, even now, still report seeing the "red balls of light" in the forest.
In fact, Penniston in many ways, has been pretty damned restrained given that, historically, people have had similar experiences have often gone on to start whole religions and cults off the back of such events. if the binary code is the summary of his "magical thinking" then I personally can live with that. That doesn't mean I believe it, it means I understand why the motivations for it and how it fits a known historical pattern, ie the Fatima incident.
You'll be telling me next, you are also unaware that the Lighthouse has now and always has had, a shield that stops the light shining directly inland?
reply to post by FireMoon
I've just watched the video.
There's a lot of talk about this farmhouse on the threshold of the forest, in front of which the UFO is alleged to have appeared.
That must have been a spectacular sight for the occupants of the house, but they haven't come forward as witnesses - or have they?
Do you know if they have ever been interviewed?