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Encounter in Rendlesham Forest Paperback – 19 April 2014
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‘Pope’s questions and detailed evidence certainly give readers on both sides of the UFO debate plenty to chew on.’
‘Read this book and you will be convinced that we are not alone in the Cosmos. It will open your mind to ‘the broader reality’ that holds so much promise if we only embrace it positively.’
Paul T. Hellyer, Former Defence Minister of Canada
‘This work is a vitally important addition to the growing acceptance of UFO visitations to Earth.'
Edgar Mitchell, Ph.D., Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot
‘This is probably the most well-documented UFO incident ever. Author Nick Pope had full cooperation from two of the main eye-witnesses and also gathered a lot of previously unseen material through the Freedom of Information Act. This is a well-researched, well-written, fascinating explication of the events.’
San Francisco Book Review
"Full of paranoia about the government - not all of it, or even most of it, unwarranted."
"...a well-researched, well-written, fascinating explication of the events."
City Book Review
"Something very, very strange happened in that forest, and this powerful book shines a clear light into that mystery."
Whitley Strieber, Author of Communion
“[At first I thought] there is nothing new to learn in this book. Boy, was I ever wrong! There was much more to be learned and it is pretty amazing. The book held my attention from the beginning to end. Nick Pope along with John Burroughs and Jim Penniston did an excellent job of presenting this story. Thank you Thistle Publishing, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.”
Pat Wardle – Reviewer
“This riveting read is written in a factual and sometimes humorous way while divulging as much information as the writers are allowed to considering the ties to their former government employer… Fascinating.”
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Nick Pope's new book, co-written with Jim Penniston and John Burroughs, two of the primary witnesses, breathes new life into the events that occurred that December night in 1980. The two airmen were the first to out that night to investigate the strange lights seen over Rendlesham Forest, which lies between the then twin USAF bases, Bentwaters and Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England. Upon reading Mr Pope's new book, my interest in the event has now been more than re-kindled, excuse the pun!
This book is well written, and sets out the timeline of the events in digestible bits of information, together with additional facts and testimony that has come out since the event. The book is written with the help of the two primary witnesses, Jim Penniston and John Borroughs.
The important thing about this case has got to be the sheer number of trained military personnel who witnessed the events over the 3 nights, together with some photographic evidence, radar evidence, and radiation readings taken at the alleged landing site, after the initial event. The now famous Halt memo, released by the USAF, under the Freedom of Information Act in 1983, led to the story being broken by the News of the World back in the same year. This memo, written by Colonel Charles Halt, the deputy base commander, together with a recording he made, which can be listened to on YouTube, and which are transcribed in Pope's book, provide clear evidence that Halt, and his men, who went out into the forest on the third night, witnessed something very unusual - more lights in the forest, and the sky, which appeared to be craft, under intelligent control, performing incredible high-speed maneuvers, and which shone laser-like beams of light to the ground, and into the weapons storage areas. (Probably housing nuclear weapons.)
Pope can't comment on whether there were nuclear weapons stored at the base, as it would be a breach of The Official Secrets Act if he did, but some brief research quickly reveals that the bases were storing a large quantity of the US's battlefield nuclear warheads, an interesting and worrying fact in and of itself.
Although the story seems to have become embellished over the years, with contradicting accounts as to what happened, the original witness testimonies taken as part of the initial investigation, are perhaps the most interesting aspect. They leave no room for doubt that the witnesses experienced something other than just the flashing light of the Ofordness Lighthouse during the 3 nights of the event. Simply too many individuals saw something they could not explain.
Having devoured Mr Pope's book in a few days, I needed to find more information on the event, and I located a load of information and interviews on YouTube, and even better, downloaded the late Georgina Bruni's book, entitled `You Can't Tell The People.' This book, unlike Mr Pope's, was written back in 2000, and the author carried out meticulous research, and tracked down dozens of witnesses, both military and civilian who all verify different aspects of the sightings. Anyone interested in this story, and who has read Pope's book, will be doing themselves a favour if they also read Bruni's book.
The fact is, 34 years on, the witnesses still maintain that they said they saw back in 1980. To me, it seems incredible if the accounts of these trained military men, who had to remain silent until they left the USAF, were not genuine. Why put yourself through the hassle and ridicule of saying you witnessed such `outlandish' events, if they weren't true? It doesn't make sense.
I'd be astounded if more information doesn't eventually come out on this case, but unless it comes from Colonel Halt, or as yet, some unknown, but verifiable witness, or higher ranking officer who was present at the bases in 1980, then it will be difficult to accept.
So, did an alien craft land in the forest? Or was it a top secret military craft belonging to the good old USA? The secret TR-3B, would be a good contender. Especially as some of the witnesses described seeing what appeared to be something dripping off the craft.. perhaps a problem with the mercury-based plasma drive engine?? Or has a cover-up been orchestrated to hide a sinister accident of some kind? Whatever happened, the case is fascinating, and won't be going away any time soon. I suppose the only comforting fact is that if it was indeed an alien craft, no one was harmed by said aliens - at least not intentionally. If the men were harmed, the harm was more likely caused by fellow humans from the MOD or the USAF!
Another interesting point, mentioned in Georgina Bruni's book, are the strange, ghost-like sightings that have been reported in and around the forest. This article provides more information, and is... very odd - [...]
The truth is out there! Watch this space!
To me it appears the truth has not yet come out about what happened in December 1980, and more worryingly papers connected with the event have reportedly either disappeared or been destroyed. Why?
The two former air force men have both had health issues since the encounter and can't even get their medical records. That doesn't sound right to me.
A brilliant book that tells the full story of what happened, over those few nights by those that were there.
Anyway I might take another look at Nick Popes books, and venture farther down the rabbit hole.
No more spoilers, but please do read this and learn more about the UK most famous UFO story.
Top international reviews
The book is very informative and as objective as it possibly could be. The author doesn't jump to conclusions letting the documents and witnesses tell us the story. The facts and the way the author presents them make the book such a great read.
In lingua originale.
Per gli amanti del genere.
Copertina flessibile. Ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo.
Arrivato in buone condizioni in una settimana
In the end you are faced with one of the most engaging and hard to ignore sightings in history and I have no doubt something extraordinary took place.
Mr. Pope, a former official within the so called UFO Project at the MoD, and two US airmen most in contact with the craft, in a comprehensive text, detailed what happened, including an insider view of UFOs treatment under British and American government. It shows the contrast between the official position, the real talk in the government and the opportunities to open the issue using the FOIA, and last but no least, the denial of access to the medical files of the two airmen, Mr. Penniston and Mr. Burrows. A must.
in the Rendlesham Forest incident! This is a true happening, and he backs it up with facts.
Fantastic reading, I loved it!
Le livre détaille et commente avec une minutie extrême tous les événements dont ont été témoins (et acteurs) les 3 principaux militaires Américains impliqués : le colonel Charles Hart, les sergents Jim Penniston et John Burroughs.
L'auteur a été pendant 4 ans à la tête du bureau britannique d'études UFO du MOD (Ministère de la Défense).
Oubliez Roswell et remplacez le par Rendlesham.