A RETIRED US Air Force colonel has blasted "silly" claims that SAS pranksters were behind Britain's biggest UFO mystery. Colonel Charles Halt, one of the base commanders at the time, spoke out after it was alleged the infamous Rendlesham Forest incident - often referred to as the British Roswell - was a practical joke on US forces for detaining a team of SAS soldiers. Panicked American soldiers reported the UFO encounter to their superiors after spotting unexplained lights hovering in Rendlesham Forest in December 1980. However an insider claimed this week that the sighting was actually set up by SAS men who were captured by the Americans after they parachuted into the woods to test the security at RAF Bentwaters in Suffolk. The whistle-blower alleges the SAS men were beaten up, interrogated and branded "unidentified aliens". Several weeks later they allegedly decided to pull a huge prank on their captors by rigging up lights and flares in the trees and fly remote-controlled … [Read more...] about US Air Force colonel blasts claims that SAS pranksters staged British ‘Roswell’ incident to terrify American soldiers
As new claims emerge that the Rendlesham Forest incident was a prank played on the US air force by the SAS, we republish this feature from February 2015 on more otherworldly explanations for the alleged UFO sighting Dubbed “Britain’s Roswell”, the Rendlesham Forest incident, which took place over a series of nights in December 1980, continues to fascinate UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists. It is easy to understand why. Consider the following three statements, for example: 1) “This was not some vague ‘lights in the sky’ sighting – the UFO actually landed.” – Nick Pope, a Ministry of Defence employee from 1985 to 2006. 2) “When I arrived [at the scene], it was going in and out through the... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try … [Read more...] about Britain’s Roswell: what really happened in the Rendlesham Forest UFO incident?
It's been called the Welsh 'Roswell' - a cold, dark January night in 1974 when the ground shook and bright lights appeared in the sky above the Berwyn Mountains. An incident which has remained surrounded by mystery ever since, many explanations have been given for what went on in that part of North Wales that evening, from meteor shower and earthquake to downed plane or even lamp-wielding poachers on the hillside. But, for many, the belief that a UFO crashed high above Bala Lake - its alien inhabitants quickly spirited away in a military cover-up - has proved hard to shake. And, according to NorthWalesLive, that belief has resurfaced again following a fresh appeal for information earlier this year by a researcher looking to make a documentary about the phenomena for American TV. North Yorkshire UFO investigator Russ Kellett, who has been researching the Berwyn Mountains enigma for 25 years, has received a further four extraordinary claims by people from in and around the affected … [Read more...] about New claims made about what really happened in Welsh UFO mystery
En 1968, el Apolo 8 llevó tres hombres a girar en torno a la Luna. Para muchas personas aquello resultaba increíble, por incomprensible. Y, por lo tanto, directamente negable. Yo viví en primera persona un caso en el que mi interlocutora se mostraba admirada de que los astronautas hubieran encontrado “la puerta para salir” y sobre todo, de cómo lo harían para volverla a encontrar cuando tuvieran que volver. Supongo que, para ella, dejar la Tierra implicaba dar con la puerta adecuada. De eso hace ahora casi medio siglo. Pero a veces parece que las cosas no hayan cambiado mucho. Dicen las encuestas que entre el 10% y el 20% de la población (las cifras varían por regiones y países) está convencida de que los vuelos a la Luna fueron una fantasía o –peor— un colosal engaño. Internet está plagado de comentarios en ese sentido y de intervenciones de “expertos” que lo atestiguan, esgrimiendo pruebas … [Read more...] about ¿De verdad llegaron a la Luna?
FORMER US president George Bush Sr knew UFOs were real but took his secrets to the grave because the American people "could not handle the truth", a lobbyist has claimed. The 41st President of the United States, who died last month aged 94, was a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and was briefed daily by spooks while in the White House. And according to UFO researchers he would have been the "ideal" president to disclose the truth about UFOs as he was so well informed. But he kept all his UFO knowledge a secret right up until he died at his home in Houston, Texas. Steve Bassett, an American UFO lobbyist, told Sun Online Bush knew the truth about extra terrestrial life and could have ended the UFO cover-up. He said: "The consensus among researchers is George H. W. Bush would have been briefed on the extra-terrestrial presence to whatever extent he so desired. "There is no clear evidence George H. W. Bush wanted 'Disclosure'. That said, it is my view the … [Read more...] about George Bush Sr took UFO secrets to the grave – because ‘Americans couldn’t handle the truth’, lobbyist claims