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New UFO investigation hopes to solve mystery of ‘Britain’s Roswell’

  • Written by Rob Waugh for Metro.co.uk
  • Published in Mysteries
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A NEW petition hopes to get to the bottom of one of the most mysterious UFO incidents in the UK -- the Rendlesham Forest Incident in 1980, where several soldiers witnessed lights, floating vehicles and strange marks which many thought were extraterrestrial craft landing.
The Rendlesham Forest sightings are often described as “Britain’s Roswell.”
Despite the release of a large Ministry of Defense file regarding the incident, UFO enthusiasts believe there is still information being covered up -- and the new petition demands that all staff and all information be released from the Official Secrets Act.
Reports by retired soldiers such as Colonel Charles Halt sound seriously spooky: ‘While in Rendlesham Forest, our security team observed a light that looked like a large eye, red in colour, moving through the trees. After a few minutes this object began dripping something that looked like molten metal.’
Staff Sergeant Jim Penniston wrote, “The object was producing red and blue light. The blue light was steady and projecting under the object. It was definitely mechanical in nature.”   
Others reported losing time periods, mysterious light -- and strange howling noises ‘like women screaming’.
Sceptics claim that the marks of the UFO’s landing are, in fact, rabbit holes.
Multiple soldiers made drawings and descriptions of craft which resemble classic ‘flying saucers’.
The new petition demands, ‘To release all witnesses and military personnel involved with the “Rendlesham Forrest UFO Incident” from the Official Secrets Act.”
Nigel Watson, author of the Haynes UFO Investigations Manual says, ‘The Rendlesham case is one of Britain’s most fascinating UFO incidents. The problem with the alleged crashes is that no one has ever provided unambiguous evidence to support them. It is always claimed that all the remains of crashed flying saucers and even their pilots are whisked off by government retrieval teams.’