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originally posted by: mirageman
I am going to start looking back at the 'early days' of the 1980s when the story first began to break.
Here's just a small taster from International UFO Reporter No.9
The incident is reported as 30th December and reported by a farmer (this was often repeated in other sources). Even back then the dates were being confused. Was it all just confusion and bad memories?
Someone from the base newspaper went to the scene and is said to have filmed the object on the ground. Entities, three of them, about three feet tall and in silvery suits, were suspended in mid-air beside the craft within shafts of light. The base commander confiscated all the cameras and demanded a total news blackout. He himself spoke to the aliens whilst they worked. The object was on the ground for four hours.
The story told by Steve Roberts matches that of Larry Warren very accurately.
Someone from the base newspaper went to the scene and is said to have filmed the object on the ground. Entities, three of them, about three feet tall and in silvery suits, were suspended in mid-air beside the craft within shafts of light. The base commander confiscated all the cameras and demanded a total news blackout. He himself spoke to the aliens whilst they worked. The object was on the ground for four hours
........According to the story — which at present is complex, uncertain, and in some areas contradictory — between about December 27, 1980, and the end of_]anuary 1981, at least one major UFO event occurred in the area of Rendlesham Forest (which is just east of Ipswich and close to the USAF base at Bentwaters). If the rumours are to be believed then several other radar encounters have occurred, and the story attached to these has escalated locally to proportions which involve multiple landings on the base!
The consistent features of the rumour appear to involve a radar tracking of an object by the base radar, an Eastern seaboard civil radar, the civil aviation radar in West Drayton, and at least one other radar station. This object, it is claimed, was seen, visually, not only by personnel at the base, but from an overﬂying civil airliner, and by a local farmer — who called the police to investigate its crash into the forest. Subsequently air force personnel are alleged to have visited the site, seen the object on the ground, suffered EM interference with their jeep, and found both physical traces and residual radiation after the craft had left. In addition the USAF are alleged to have conﬁscated movie ﬁlm of the radar tapes from the civilian radar establishments.
At the present it is impossible to say how much of this is fact and how much ﬁction generated by the inevitable stories that are sweeping the community. Some of it will probably prove to be exaggeration. But it does seem that there is a good deal of evidence that something did occur and that, if nothing else, it was a radar,/visual sighting which has created considerable interest for both the RAF and CAA as well as the USAF......
Source : Flying Saucer Review V26 No.6
“We must have an open mind. It may have been a UFO . . . or a secret experiment of some sort.”
Source : Flying Saucer Review V27 No.6
originally posted by: The GUT
Yep. Multifaceted testing. Full-spectrum in a sense. That's how it fits for me. Security-Psychological-Non-Lethal Weaponry. With that overlay--and including all aspects--it fits rather snugly. What it's become since then is hard to say. A mongrel for sure.
Legendary first Commanding Officer of the Navy Seals Richard Marcinko would probably know some about operations like this if it was one. He's made some interesting comments here and there about penetration testing.
Also, and I wish I had more time to go back and dig this stuff up, but the British have probably understood best and earliest the weaponization possibilities inherent in understanding UAP/EM/ball lightning/plasmas, etc. Nick Redfern has written some on it and maybe Pilkington too.
Aliens/Interdimensionals, Hysteria, or something along the lines of The Above. Those are pretty much the choices.
a reply to: DaveBowman
Andrew Pike allows these sightings could have a natural cause. Whether natural or not it would clearly be a technology much desired by government agencies
originally posted by: mirageman
Larry Warren also claimed that there were British police officers, one with a camera, at the scene and it was taken away from him by a US airman.
Clip from Left at East Gate
Think about this act. If it really happened then it was surely a violation of international protocols.
Since when did the US air force have the right to interfere with the duties of HM Police Force in territory under the jurisdiction of the British authorities?
“At one point, Larry Warren was out there, and we were instructed — I don't know if Larry told Colonel Halt that some people had cameras or recorders out there or something, or if I told him I saw them when we were driving up, but I do remember seeing when we were driving up all kinds of police officers — we called them bobbies (U. K. policemen). Colonel Halt instructed us to go confiscate and I remember confiscating several cameras, and we took them back and gave it to them (Col. Halt).
I had conversation with John, and I was telling John the type of cameras there was. And I remember specifically one of them was like a Minolta camera, but I think it was more like a Monica or something to that effect. I remember because it had the big letters in the front of the camera. So we turned those in. I lost track of Larry Warren at that point.”
Bustinza in his recent interview on Phenomenon Radio, 2015
“There were 2 bobbies there. ... Colonel Halt approached myself and Larry [Warren] … Was it Larry? I'm trying to remember -- I'm not to sure of the other guy's name. [Halt] told us to approach the individuals who at that time were standing in the grass area. … They had some very sophisticated camera equipment, which wasn't unusual for the British. … [Halt] told us to confiscate the material from the British nationals. Well, we confiscated the film and turned it over to Colonel Halt and [he] put it into a plastic bag. Colonel Halt said it would be dealt with at a higher level of command. He didn't say exactly at what level or anything. I would assume it went to the photography department on base at the time. It could easily have been the intelligence department as well.”
Bustinza to Ray Boeche, 1984
1. Early in the morning of 27 Dec 80 (approximately 0300L) two USAF security police patrolmen saw unusual lights outside the back gate at RAF Woodbridge. Thinking an aircraft might have crashed or been forced down, they called for permission to go outside the gate to investigate. The on-duty flight chief responded and allowed three patrolmen to proceed on foot.
"I am forced to wonder if an old car, on a rough track in winter, might not have a loose connection shaken about by the terrain?"