Roswell was only the beginning! An in-depth look at the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, the world's most sensational and compelling series of UFO encounters.
In 1980, a UFO was tracked on military radar in Rendlesham Forest, England. It landed near two of the most strategically important military bases in NATO, and was approached by military witnesses who touched the hull. This explosive new book tells the full story of this incident, which is set to become better-known than Roswell.
Written by Nick Pope, an international bestselling author and former government UFO investigator, working closely with John Burroughs and Jim Penniston, the two officers at the heart of the encounters, Encounter in Rendlesham Forest reveals the first-hand witnesses' full stories for the first time and is supported by numerous formerly-classified documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The inside story of these events and their aftermath will change people's perceptions about UFOs and about the true role played by government, the military and the intelligence agencies.
Pope (The Uninvited) collaborates with retired U.S. Air Force veterans Burroughs and Penniston to detail their uncanny experiences at Rendlesham Forest, England. In December of 1980, Burroughs and Penniston, who were stationed there, were sent into the forest to investigate red and blue lights believed to be related to a plane crash. Upon closer inspection, they found a strange, smooth craft that was decorated with strange symbols that they are convinced was a UFO. Pope starts off strong in his account of the subsequent investigations, including internal memos and transcripts of interviews with others who returned to the site to corroborate Burroughs and Penniston's experiences. However, Pope eventually loses his narrative thread by entertaining a number of theories, ranging from the plausible to the far-fetched, in search of an explanation. It is not until the book's waning chapters that Pope reveals Penniston's shocking claims that the UFO flashed a series of ones and zeroes later transcribed as binary code to him while he was bathed in the light. Pope never reaches a definitive conclusion, but his questions and detailed evidence certainly give readers on both sides of the UFO debate plenty to chew on.