This day in UFO history: The 1980 UFO Landings In Rendlesham Forest

Rendlesham UFO Incident

England holds one of the most compelling UFO landing accounts. In late December 1980, invasion of unidentified flying objects over a period of several nights took place in the joint air bases of Bentwaters and Woodbridge, situated within the vast Rendlesham Forest in late December.

Description of alien beings added to the controversial stories of the twin air bases. The hype took into another level with anomalous radar readings, electromagnetic effects, and surrealistic atmospheric conditions. Professionals, deemed to be credible, have been coming forward revealing their knowledge of the real alien event on the Bentwaters and Woodbridge Air Force Bases.

Uncorrelated object showed on the radar screens at RAF in Norfolk shortly after midnight on December 27, 1980. The thing then suddenly vanished in the area of the Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk. Bentwaters RAF radar also picked up the object.

The bases were allegedly housed a large stockpile of nuclear weapons, and the Woodbridge was the base of the 67th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron.

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The radar operator that night, Mal Scurrah, said that they did not have any idea of what they captured on their radar. They checked the air traffic agencies and found out that there should have been nothing in the vicinity at the time. They sent a jet aircraft to investigate, and the pilot reported seeing a dazzling light in the sky in front of them after getting within about a quarter of a mile.

They saw on radar the object was stationary and it moved off in seconds. In just five minutes the UFO reached 90,000 feet and higher, and they had lost it in the radar scope.

The Woodbridge/Bentwaters started their extraordinary events with the sighting of a massive glowing object by three security guards of the twin bases. They followed the lights into the forest with initial thought that it was a commercial or military aircraft that crash landed.

The patrol was stunned to see a saucer-like craft with small beings with large heads suspended by a type of beam from the bottom of the craft. The beings reportedly performing a repair to their craft unaware of the three men watching their activities.

The guards radioed the base headquarters and requested emergency help. Assistance reportedly arrived headed by senior officers of the base. Later, there would be off record reports that they encountered strange anomalies, such as reality-bending, time displacement, and surreal atmospheric conditions.

Some of the senior officers allegedly communicated with the alien beings.

Called out on the second night of the sightings was then the now famous Colonel Halt. The group of Colonel Halt was reportedly one of the groups to chase the glowing UFO in the forest. He made an audio recording of the details of his trek into the woods.

Patrolmen Jim Penniston, John Burroughs, and Larry Warren later co-wrote a book about the incident, titled Left at East Gate.

Other men who were present during the encounter later revealed that there was an underground theater where soldiers were interrogated, sworn to secrecy and threatened. They also revealed that they were shown several films featuring UFO recoveries around the world. It was also reported that an alien being was there in one of the meetings.

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  1. Where did you hear that there were beings trying to repair that craft??

    There is no mention of that what so ever by the people who were there??

    • This is one of the most credible events, over a military base,Aliens inspecting nuclear bunkers. With the army trying to discredit / cover up events. Retired personnel have spoken openly who were on patrol both nights. No pictures unfortunately only accounts. Who would want direct contact with earthlings when you see the state of the world. Most likely genetic engineering going on to create hybrids that will take over once we have destroyed our selves.

  2. and since outdoors nuclear explosions mostly came to an halt, no more ufos.
    At one point, they were doing so many test worlwide, couldn’t have been just for testing weapons. When something works, it does, no need to test it thousands times at full scale.

    and where ufos were drawn to ? nuclear facilities.

  3. According to Jim penniston Ssgt , the craft was a time machine as it would seem are most ufos /us from the future to collect chromosones , also massive amounts of disinformation has been put out to sensationalise and muddy witness testimonies , and the witnesses penniston and maybe burroughs was hypnotised by spooks ds8 maybe to stop them remembering with perhaps sodium pentathol ???

  4. First time this was reported they said they saw lights getting bright them dim then bright again, of course the near by lighthouse could be the culprit. But, after they started to add to the story saying one of them touched a craft that had landed there.
    Little buts have been added over the years which make me suspect a lot has been made up.

  5. Went down there last night (boxing night) and heading down tonight 27th – 40th anniversary and surprised there is nobody else out there nosing about. I mean, come on, its the 40th anniversary. People getting too lazy sitting in their houses and worrying about fake pandemics.

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