Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Rendlesham: Burning Bright Among Forests of the Night

Tiger! Tiger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

(William Blake, The Tiger)

"I wish to make it perfectly clear that the UFOs that I saw were structured machines moving under intelligent control and operating beyond the realm of anything I have ever seen before or since. I believe the objects that I saw at close quarter were extraterrestrial in origin and that the security services of both the United States and England were and have been complicit in trying to subvert the significance of what occurred at Rendlesham by use of well-practiced methods of disinformation." -- Lt. Col. Charles Halt, USAF, Ret., former Deputy Base Commander at RAF Bentwaters (from his statement in a press release of June 25, 2009, issued via British UFO researcher and former UK military member Gary Heseltine who, with Halt and other military personnel, experienced something incredible and UFO-related in December of 1980).

The Rendlesham Forest UFO incident was briefly mentioned in my previous entry, but I really shouldn't let it go without offering a very important update, and its substance may be read in the above quote. In little more than a year, the UFO research community will note the 30th anniversary of England's Rendlesham Forest UFO incident (several of them, actually), and Halt's admission was clarified as noted this year because a possible motion picture script is in the works, and he decided to make his already unwavering position clear in no uncertain terms.

Though many readers are already familiar with her Web site, I do suggest a worthwhile journey to Linda Moulton Howe's Earthfiles at where Ms. Howe has posted a multi-part, illustrated section regarding the fascinating Rendlesham story. I shamelessly admit borrowing Lt. Col. Halt's quote directly from her site today.

During my four U.S. Air Force years as a medical specialist (1968-72) in two hospitals -- and particularly at a pilot training base populated by numerous veteran military pilots and other flight personnel -- I often wished I could just put up a sign requesting information from those familiar with UFO incidents. However, (1) I'm sure there were many, but they all would have kept their mouths shut for fear of ruined careers or ridicule at that sensitive time, and (2) can you imagine how quickly I would have been punished and flown away to serve out my time at a medical clinic somewhere in near-desolation?

But there we have it in December of 1980 -- U.S. and British Air Force personnel experiencing shared military UFO encounters with startling implications. If we believe the story slowly unraveling over the years, more than one installation picked up UFOs on radar, probable nuclear-equipped missiles may have been compromised by ground-invading beams of powerful laser-like light, photos were taken and confiscated, the government cover-up began early on and -- allegedly explicit telepathic contact with UFO entities occurred.

Further, for some witnesses there was noted an electrostatic effect to the air itself, causing their hair to stand on end, while time itself seemed to slow down as they approached (and, per one witness, actually touched) an object perched on or just above the forest floor. This particular facet of the Rendlesham case reminds me of a young woman's oral testimony regarding another British Air Force base UFO incident, where a large object flew at treetop level overhead and people underneath were unable to produce sound while speaking, as the UFO seemed somehow to distort its immediate environment (ref. a recording from Wendy Connors' vast Faded Discs audio collection which I reviewed a few years ago for the UFO Updates Web site).

You can read all about these allegations in Ms. Howe's excellent accounts and at Web sites dedicated to the Bentwaters/Rendlesham case, but before I sign off on this today I wish to raise just one caveat. Assuming that hypnosis sessions, conducted with an airman who claimed to have actually touched a landed UFO and received instant thoughts from "them" regarding their identity, reflect what actually happened (and he wasn't alone in believing telepathic communication occurred), beware. If, as is reported, "they" claim to be our own time-traveling species from 40,000 or 50,000 years in the future, I would tend to put as much instant faith in the veracity of that assertion as an expectation that NASA's moon rocks will sprout wings and fly off to Jupiter tomorrow.

I say this simply because, looking at all the alleged UFO entity encounters painstakingly documented by researchers internationally over the decades, if there is one thing upon which we may agree it's the likelihood that we're being fed lies. UFO entities' alleged revelations and wild promises seldom come true and, worse, often make little sense. Some researchers rightfully suspect motivations among supposed visiting UFO occupants intended not to inform us but, indeed, to throw us off the path of truth. The widely surmised reasons about why is the issue that should concern us as deeply as the apparently spoon-fed government misinformation entwined in the Rendlesham case. So be careful. While most forests are thick with flies, Rendlesham may have been thick with lies, lies of the cover-up variety issued from multiple directions, and they seem to have attacked competent military personnel mercilessly in subtle ways.