New evidence released in the UK suggest incited was real
The Rendlesham Forest UFO sighting is now considered the UK’s Roswell.
But what really happened at Rendlesham?
United States Air Force security personnel John Burroughs and Jim Penniston were the first to report sightings of strange lights on 26 December 1980
Col Halt recorded a running commentary into a dictation device of their efforts to find the source of the lights
RAF Bentwaters was an airbase used by the United States Air Force during the Cold War until 1993
Other suggestions as to what was seen at Rendlesham include military project testing, a helicopter carrying a dummy Apollo capsule, light from the Orford Ness lighthouse and pranks by airmen
In 1983, the News of the World ran a front page story which proclaimed: “UFO LANDS IN SUFFOLK, And that’s OFFICIAL”
“I have confirmation that (Bentwaters radar operators)… saw the object go across their 60 mile (96km) scope in two or three seconds, thousands of miles an hour, he came back across their scope again, stopped near the water tower, they watched it and observed it go into the forest where we were,” said Col Halt.
“At Wattisham, they picked up what they called a ‘bogie’ and lost it near Rendlesham Forest.
“Whatever was there was clearly under intelligent control.”