You Can't Tell the People: The Definitive Account of the Rendl: The Definitive Account of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Mystery Paperback – 9 Nov 2001
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At a charity party, investigative writer Georgina Bruni asks Mrs Thatcher what she thinks of UFOs. "UFOs?" says the aging baroness, "You must get your facts right, and you can't tell the people." Hence the title of this new book on the Rendlesham Forest mystery.
One night in December 1980, two USAF patrolmen reported seeing strange lights in Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk, between the twin USAF bases at RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge. Three more US servicemen were sent to investigate. They reported seeing "a strange glowing object... metallic in appearance and triangular in shape." The following day more USAF personnel, including the deputy base commander, found three depressions in the ground and later observed strange lights in the sky.
Was this the clearest evidence ever of UFO activity in Britain, or was it just another case of misconception and delusion? Whatever the case, the resulting silence from both the USAF and Britain's Ministry of Defence has led to the Rendlesham incident being labeled "Britain's Roswell". Twenty years later, Georgina Bruni tries to piece together the facts of the story.
Bruni says, despite all probable difficulties in the investigation that, "based on all the evidence, it seems obvious that there is a continuing cover-up to hide the details of the Rendlesham Forest incident." As always with this sort of book, what conclusions you draw tends to depend on what beliefs you arrive at the scene with. Clearly, however, You Can't Tell the People is a terse and rather thorough introduction to this unsolved mystery, and certainly worth reading for anyone with an interest in UFOs and the unusual. --David V Barrett --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
'While twenty years have passed, she brings new light to this story that just won't go away...' Major General Gordon E. Williams, USAF (Retired)See all Product Description
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From the 'grunts' patrolling the security perimeter of the airbase up to the commanding USAF Major General GORDON WILLIAMS and the British Chief of Defence Staff, LORD HILL-NORTON, there are extraordinary confirmations of what has, for years, been always been denied by the MOD as having any "defence significance."
Georgina Bruni, exhibiting the journalistic traits of a cross between a terrier and a rotweiler, has relentlessly pursued witnesses to the events. In many cases she has managed to get them to talk - on the record - for the first time, about what an official Royal Air Force document describes as: "mysterious sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects." Fascinating stuff.
I have more than a passing interest in these events. During my service as an RAF pilot at RAF Oakington, I was base liaison officer with USAF Mildenhall and also flew, on occasion, into USAF Bentwaters and I am therefore familiar with the aerodromes involved in this account. Subsequently, when living in the United States in 1965, I became an active member of NICAP - the National Investigation Committee on Aerial Phenomena.Read more ›
Bruni has done an excellent job and provided us with information that allows us to read the various participants testimony, primary source material, and judge for ourselves. Very few UFO books do this...
This is the only book on Ufology to actually make me think again about an incident that I had written off. I suspect that UFO/Paranormal researchers and the public have become confused, largely as a result of claims that a lighthouse was responsible for the events of December 1980.
Of course, the lighthouse was not responsible as anybody who has visited the site (I've been there) can attest.
For the first time we are presented with a full picture of the events, all the current testimony and some new and startling facts about the case...
You Can't Tell The People comes highly recommended by a former Ufologist who left the subject because of the machinations of the skeptics that Georgina Bruni has blown away through her research. The skeptics claim that Rendlesham researchers "need another Roswell" incident when the facts of this British case are entirely different.
I myself have heard tell of the leak of "nuclear particulates" from the Sizewell A facility in late December 1980. There may be a link, we just don't know. There is now little doubt that something of the greatest significance occured.
Buy this book and do your bit for the truth...
Tim Matthews, formerly of the British UFO Studies Centre. Author, UFO Revelation (Blandford, 1999).
However once you start reading the book you suddnely find yourself engrossed in reading about alledged alien contact, secret service agents (MIB's) making large scale threats of personal injury and or even death, secret UK/USA governemt test on all kinds of weird and wonderful technology.
For anyone with and interest in this subject this book is a must.
Of course, we will never know the truth about what happened over the Christmas period in 1980 given the ongoing embellishments, claims and counter claims of the various participants. All we can say for sure something odd went on in Suffolk in 1980 and the people who claim to be involved do rather well on the UFO circuit.
The Kindle edition includes a number of updates following released papers from the MoD. If you are interested in UFOs and haven't read this yet do get a copy. Do remember though that nearly all of the players in this story have something to gain from keeping the story going.
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This is a really excellent compilation of information about the Rendlesham Forest/Bentwaters incident - a "must read" for all folks interested in this - and the reality of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Andrew Johnson
.this is excellent a must keep book what I got from it is this if one bomb had gone off and the wind blows the fall out across Europe that almost 500 million people dead then for... Read morePublished 13 months ago by terence fynan
Throughly enjoyed this book.would read more from this author.Published 16 months ago by janice chambers
This case has been well-documented over the years, and rightly so - many people put it on a par with the Roswell, New Mexico case of 1947. Read morePublished 20 months ago by AD
An excellent and thorough exposition of the witness testimonies and the views and accounts of personnel both military and civilian connected with the Rendlesham Forest Incident... Read morePublished 22 months ago by A Customer