A RETIRED US Air Force colonel has claimed that two airmen involved in Britain’s most infamous UFO case may have been abducted by aliens in secret video footage.
The mysterious Rendlesham incident happened in the forests immediately outside the twin NATO airbases of RAF Woodbridge and RAF Bentwaters in December 1980, at the height of the Cold War.
When Staff Sgt Jim Penniston and Airman John Burroughs went into the woods to observe some weird flashing lights, they discovered a small triangular object that landed in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk – in what has been labeled the UK’s Roswell.
Sgt Penniston went so near that he was able to touch the UFO before it took off, describing it as “smooth to the touch” and covered in bizarre symbols that looked like old Egyptian hieroglyphs.
The UFO returned two nights later, and Halt led a team of military experts into the woods to “debunk” the claims.
The military squad, on the other hand, was shocked when a beam of light from the UFO struck the ground just a few feet away.
Penniston and Burroughs, who were security police officers, were rumored to have been kidnapped by the UFO after losing radio contact with their Central Security Control (CSC) for several hours – but no one involved in the incident has ever publicly stated it.
Halt, who took an 18-minute audio recording of the event, then wrote a paper explaining what transpired and transmitted it to the MoD, but defense leaders concluded the incident was of “no defense consequence.”
Gary Heseltine, a former British police investigator, has now published a film clip from 2010 in which he explored the woodland with Halt for a documentary that was never completed.
During a break in recording, Heseltine’s wife captured a short clip of him walking with Halt in the forest, attempting to retrace his steps from the third night of UFO activity during the 1980 event.
In the video, Halt says: “He [Burroughs] may have been abducted who knows… You know there is LOST TIME, we know that? They were not on the radio … You’ve got men out in the forest that you can’t …. unaccounted for hours..”
Heseltine, 57, of Scholes, West Yorkshire, told Sun Online: “My wife Lynn took quite a few video clips as we walking around the forest.
“It was only recently while watching them again that I picked up on the admission by Halt that Penniston and Burroughs had been missing off air ‘for several hours.
“I did some research and realised that this admission had never been made public by Halt and so for the benefit of taking the case forward I have decided to release the clip.”
Heseltine, who edits the UFO Truth website, added: “As someone who is just trying to piece together the events in Rendlesham Forest, I think it is in the public interest that they have a right to know such information and hence why I have released the clip.”
Former UFO investigator at the MoD Nick Pope said the revelation was “hugely significant”.
“This is a bombshell statement, coming from someone who was Deputy Base Commander of one of the most sensitive military bases in the NATO alliance, at the height of the Cold War.
It’s one thing to see a UFO, as Halt and many of his men did, but it’s quite another to suggest that one of your men was abducted by aliens.
“A few weeks ago it would have sounded crazy for a senior American military officer to believe such things, but following the revelations about the Pentagon’s secret UFO project, maybe it’s not so strange after all.
“That said, it’s not entirely clear to me whether Halt is being deadly serious, whether he’s speculating, or if he’s simply making a tongue-in-cheek comment.”
Heseltine, who is presently working on a documentary about the Rendlesham Forest tragedy called Capel Green, and Halt parted ways with him in 2014.
However, this is not the first time Heseltine has revealed knowledge regarding something Halt admitted while walking through the forest with him.
FULL TRANSCRIPT OF SECRET RENDLESHAM FOREST VIDEO
The video footage was filmed as UFO researcher Gary Heseltine and retired US Colonel Charles Halt were walking near to the scene of the famous UFO sighting in 2010
HALT: He [John Burroughs] may have been abducted, who knows…. I don’t play that up.
HESELTINE: Well, I don’t think anybody knows. There is…
HALT: You know there is lost time, we know that. They were not on the radio, [inaudible] one, one. Now why Chandler [Sgt Chandler] didn’t send anyone else out?
HESELTINE: Because Chandler challenges him [Sgt Penniston] doesn’t he: ‘Why were you gone three hours? Tell me what happened?’ They can’t believe three hours have gone by…
HALT: He’s [Chandler’s] standing there at the back gate [East Gate at RAF Woodbridge], now you put yourself in Chandler’s position. You’ve got men out in the forest that you can’t …. unaccounted for hours, are you going to call for back-up and send them or you out there?