posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:47 PM
The following assumes that something of importance occurred during the Rendelsham Forrest Incident (RFI). It also assumes that disinformation was used
by some party / parties involved.
Before I look at that, I'd like to discuss with you a hypothetical 'time travel' scenario.
Imagine that in the future, humans decide to research the cold war. In particular, they decide to investigate a critical moment, where a nuclear
weapons system could have caused world war III by unleashing nuclear armageddon the Eurasian continent.
Instead of straight forward research, they discover an alien presence is attempting to take over the nuclear weapons and the humans. Unsure if the
alien is trying to start or prevent World War Three, they attempt to interfere undetected.
The story ends when the time travellers and alien manage to neutralise the nuclear weapons system.
This might sound like a slightly twisted version of the RFI, after all both Penniston and Burroughs (only under hypnosis) have talked about the
phenomena being the result of time travellers. Rendelsham also has nuclear warheads, which were possibly interfered with by some sort of beam.
Yet, this isn't a new spin on RFI. It's from Star Trek. The episode, Assignment Earth.
This might not strike you as anything more than a coincidence, but it's worth noting that this episode was written by one Art Wallace.
Not Larry Warren's Art Wallace, but the screenwriter Art Wallace. Of course, this alias was given long before any public discussion of time travel
from any participants.
It was also before the RFI including some sort of form trying to communicate with humans via binary code. This could equally be Star Trek: The Motion
Both the fringe of RFI and Star Trek feature a blue beam being used as a form of transport for the crew, in different ways. There is even a sluggish
time distortion caused by a faulty drive system.
In Star Trek, the Motion Picture, I mean. Or is that in the RFI? Perhaps we can find references to drive failures in even more fringe RFI theories on
ATS, but I'll leave that for now.
Is the correspondence 100%? No, of course not!
However, it really feels like some of there more outlandish events of the RFI were the creation of Art Wallace and then just one year before the RFI,
Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
What does it mean, if anything? I'm not sure, I hope this ill be useful to someone,.
Here is what I can suggest: that most of the less than credible aspects tacked onto RFI feel inspired by Star Trek. What is even more strange, is that
these were referenced by the use of the Art Wallace well before many of his Star Trek episodes elements (including time travel) would emerge from
Some would suggest Penniston's story matches a Bryce / Zabel film far more. However, only Star Trek has the alien / binary code element.
I'll leave you with my own pet theory. To diffuse whatever actually happened during the RFI a cover story was required in short order. It included a
mixture of truth and far out elements, designed to destroy the credibility of Warren, Halt, Burroughs and Penniston.
Time being short, and a loosely coherent narrative required, the author of the disinformation narrative took Star Trek: Assignment Earth, and Star
Trek: The Motion Picture and produced a disinformation narrative with several elements that could be introduced only if needed. In other words, as
more came about the RFI, a way to continue the narrative and make it more implausible was needed.
Stealing from science fiction provided a loose, extensible narrative theory where it was all fed to Fawcett, Butler, Street, Chuck and Randles. Each
getting a part of the hastily stolen sci fi story.
Or maybe Larry Fawcett got some wind of the time travel aspect back at the start of the RFI and thought it seemed too contrived, decided not to spread
the disinformation but referenced the episode as an in joke?