Numerous times, the Air Force has been adamant that there is nothing to the crash, but too many times witnesses have come forward with first hand knowledge of a crashed UFO, dead alien bodies, and a military cover-up.
1957-The Ubatuba UFO Metal Fragments
Those who don't believe in UFOs certainly have some valid points, for instance: If there are UFOs, where is the physical proof? True, this proof is hard to come by. There are however, a few fairly good examples of what may constitute that proof. Ibrahim Sued, a columnist for the Rio de Janeiro newspaper "0 Globo" received an odd letter one day. This letter described the explosion of a flying disc at a Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, beach. Sued published the letter on September 14, 1957, which alluded to three small pieces of metal which came in the letter.
"Rained Down" from Exploding Disc:
The letter explained how this metal had "rained down" from a flying disc, and some of the metal had been collected by the sender of the letter. The return address could not be deciphered, and there was no reference to any witnesses of the explosion. Dr. Olavo Fontes, representing Brazil's APRO, launched an all out search for more information on the explosion, but found nothing.
Two Separate Incidents:
What little information that was included in the letter was just not sufficient enough to track down any leads. Sued was told that the explosion was over Toninha Beach in 1957, which narrowed down the search. A piece of metal from the Toninha incident was analyzed and showed a 99.99% pure magnesium. One of the other fragments supposedly came from one of the three UFOs that were seen flying over Caminas, also in Sao Paulo, in December 1954. This fragment was 88.91% tin alloy.
Analysis of Fragments:
Finally, Sued surrendered all of the metal to Dr. Fontes, who had arranged for the finances to have them analyzed at the Mineral Production Laboratory of the Department of Mineral Production in the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture. For security purposes, Fontes hand delivered the samples. Internationally known chemist Dr. Fiegl performed a qualitative, acid test, which proved that the samples were magnetic.
Dr. Fontes took one of the first fragments, and had it subdivided into several smaller pieces, and sent two of them to the Spectrographic section of the Mineral Production Laboratory Semi-Quantitative Emission Spectrochemical Analysis Lab. Another of the pieces was analyzed by Dr. Luisa A. Barbosa, whose results showed that the metal was made up of only the element magnesium.
First Test Validated:
Another piece of the first fragment was submitted to separate spectrographic analysis by Mr. Elson Teixeira of the Mineral Production Laboratory. Mr. Teixeira confirmed Dr. Barbosa's finding that the fragment was pure magnesium. This may seem confusing, so what is the significance of these findings?
Not Made on Earth:
Since it is not possible to manufacture any absolutely spectrographically pure element on Earth, if the findings of Barbosa and Teixeira are accurate, then the fragment of the metal can only be extraterrestrial. Unfortunately, there are no remaining samples of the pure magnesium fragments to be analyzed, as they were used up in the testing done.
More Witnesses Needed:
Would it have been beneficial to have had some of the test results done in America? Yes, but that chance is long passed. Also, any additional information that could have been gleaned from witnesses of the UFO explosion would have only added to the validity of the Ubatuba fragments. The Ubatuba case would certainly benefit from more information.
1965-The Kecksburg, Pennsylvania UFO Crash
A UFO crash case that is discussed almost as much as the Roswell crash occurred at Kecksburg, Pennsylvania on December 5, 1965. Eyewitness reports coupled with radar confirmed an anomalous object moving through Canada, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The object appeared as a fireball to witnesses, yet it seemed to be under intelligent control. The Pennsylvania saga began with a report from Frances Kalp, who phoned in her sighting to WHJB radio station in Greensburg at about 6:30 PM.
Four Pointed Star:
Kalp stated that she saw an object which appeared to be on fire as it crashed into the woods not far from her house in Westmoreland County. She and her children had gotten to within a half-mile of the crash location. They claimed to see an object which looked like a "four-pointed star." John Murphy, who worked at WHJB, immediately called the report in to the Pennsylvania State Police, who in turn called Kalp, and set up a meeting with her in Kecksburg.
State Police Search Woods:
Murphy followed his reporter instincts to the site, where he interviewed Kalp and her children for his report. Meanwhile, the State Police were searching the woods for the site of the crash. Murphy was anxiously awaiting a report from the Police regarding their find. Was it a plane? Or something else? When the police emerged from their search, neither Carl Metz nor Paul Shipco, the heads of the search, would reveal any details of their findings.
The only information that the Pennsylvania State Police would release was that they were calling in the U.S. Military to take over. Dissatisfied, but now more intrigued than ever, Murphy phoned the State Police offices in Greensburg, and talked to Captain Dussia. Dussia told him he would have to actually visit the office for an "official" statement. By the time he reached their offices, the military was already present.
Nothing in the Woods:
Ironically, after finding something that was beyond the expertise or security clearance of the State Police, and calling in military forces, the official statement denied finding anything.
"The Pennsylvania State Police have made a thorough search of the woods. We are convinced that there is nothing whatsoever in the woods."
Needless to say, Murphy was stunned. He smelled a cover-up. But, of what?
Military Makes Second Trek into Woods:
Murphy called in what news he had to his station. Then he happened to overhear one of the State Policeman who had been on the initial search mention a "pulsating blue light." So, there was something in the forest after all. The military, along with Officer Metz was taking a second trek into the woods, even though nothing had been found, officially. Initially, Murphy was allowed to go along, but arriving at the woods edge, he was turned back.
Area Sealed Off:
At least, Murphy became an eyewitness to the area being sealed off. No one was allowed anywhere near the scene. In a very short period of time, the news of the crash had reached television and newspaper media. The area would soon fill up with people who wanted to get word of what exactly crashed in the Kecksburg woods, and why the military was keeping it to themselves.
Witnesses Describe UFO:
It soon became apparent that the State Police were not the first individuals to go into the woods, According to UFO researcher Stan Gordon, several inquisitive locals had been there before police or military had arrived. They described to Gordon a bronze-colored object, about 9-12 feet in length with a gold band surrounding its bottom part. It appeared "acorn" shaped.
An "Unsolved Mystery":
The U.S. Air Force, after finishing their investigation, issued their "official' version of what happened. They stated that a meteorite had been responsible for the fiery crash into the woods of Kecksburg. For the most part, this simple explanation seemed to satisfy the general public. Was this the end of the Kecksburg mystery? It might have been had it not been for the "Unsolved Mysteries" television show. The airing of the Kecksburg segment in the 1990s began an entirely new investigation into the matter.
What Happened to John Murphy?:
It seems that John Murphy, who was so eager to find the truth behind the Kecksburg crash, gave up his battle rather easily. Maybe not. After his death, his widow told a shocking story. She said that her husband was one of the first to the object, and had taken a photograph of the object. This photograph was confiscated by the military, and he was instructed to not reveal any details of what he had seen that day. Should he go against the warning, he would suffer "severe consequences."
Interestingly, Project Blue Book's report on the Kecksburg case does confirm that there was a photograph of the object in the woods, but they did not include it in their report, or discuss its source. There are still many unanswered questions to be answered about what crashed into the woods near Kecksburg, Pennsylvania in 1965.
1965-UFO Lands in Pretoria, South Africa
A case of UFO landing which is lacking details is that of an event which allegedly took place on September 17, 1965 in the town of Johannesburg, South Africa. UFO investigator Richard Hall released information on the case, after it was reported in America by the Associated Press. The case is a typical one with a vehicle encounter, physical trace evidence, and government secrecy.
An Object on Road:
The case began as two policemen, Constable John Locken and Koos de Klerek were patrolling on the Pretoria-Bronkhorstspruit road, shortly after midnight. The two patrolman would be shocked when their van's headlights illuminated an unusual object on the road ahead of them. Right in the middle of the highway sat a disc-shaped UFO.
Copper Colored Disc:
The patrolmen estimated the diameter of the object at about 30 feet, and it was of a copper color. In a moment, the disc-shaped object began to rise up from the road, shooting flames from below through double tubes of what the patrolmen thought were engines. What was this other-worldly craft? Where had it come from? Where was it going?
Flames on the Asphalt:
The two men reported their sighting, and in part of the report, Constable Lockem made this statement:
"Its lift-off was quicker than anything I have ever seen."
The men also reported that the flames were three feet tall above the road, and the great heat from the exhaust kept the asphalt afire for a time after the object had flown away.
Road Caved In:
After the asphalt had cooled, the road was blocked off and the area of the sighting more closely examined. It was found that part of the road had actually caved in under the heavy weight of the UFO. There was a burned area of about 6 feet in diameter, which would indicate the approximate size of the engine ports. The official governmental investigation was done by Lt. Col. J.B. Brits, District Commandant of Pretoria North.
Highly Secret Nature:
After the investigation was completed, Lt. Col Brits was interviewed in a Pretoria newspaper. He was quoted in the paper as stating:
"... the case of the UFO landing was considered as being of a highly secret nature and an inquiry is being conducted in top circles."
Case Remains Unsolved:
There were trace element samples taken from the area of the landing, and sent for scientific analysis, but the results of these tests were never released to the public. It is quite obvious that something very unusual landed in South Africa, left landing traces, and was seen by two reliable witnesses. Unfortunately, it is quite certain that no further details will be released, and the mystery of what exactly landed in South Africa on September 17, 1965, will remain unsolved.
1966-The Tully Saucer Nest
A very compelling case of physical evidence is generally referred to as the Tulley saucer nest, which occurred in Queensland, Australia on January 19,1966. The case began on a warm sunny day as a twenty-eight-year-old banana farmer George Pedley was working on his tractor on the land of Albert Pennisi, near the town of Tully. As he neared a lagoon area about 9:00 AM, he heard a loud hissing sound.
Object Rise from Swamp:
Looking toward the direction of the sound, he suddenly saw an unknown object rising up from the swamp. Pedley stated:
"When I glanced at it, it was already 30 feet above the ground, and at about tree-top level. It was a large, grey, saucer-shaped object, convex on the top and bottom and measured some 25 feet across and 9 feet high. While I watched, it rose another 30 feet, spinning very fast, then it made a shallow dive and took off with tremendous speed. Climbing at an angle of 45 degrees it disappeared within seconds in a south-westerly direction."
Large Circular Area:
After the UFO was gone, Pedley proceeded around the road that lead the spot where the object had obviously sat. Very clearly seen in the lagoon was a large, round area that had mashed down vegetation. The water was circling around the area as if it had been recently disturbed. Pedley had passed this very area about three hours ago, and there had been no sign of the depressed area.
Mass of 30 Feet in Diameter:
Going on about his work, he decided about noon to go back and visit the lagoon again. Things were different this time, as there was now a floating mass of reeds, which were in a clockwise pattern. The reed configuration was about 30 feet in diameter. Pedley was excited to go and tell Mr. Pennisi about his sighting and the circular area. When Pennisi heard Pedley's story it reminded him that earlier that day, his dogs were acting oddly, and had tried to run to the lagoon.
Photograph of Area Taken:
Pedley and another worker headed back to the lagoon, and waded in. As they approached the ciruclar mass, they discovered that they could swim underneath the mass, and that the lagoon floor was smooth beneath it. Pennisi went and secured his camera and took photographs of the circular mass of reeds. By this time, the top of the mass was turning from green to brown.
Investigators Soon Swarm Area:
Later in the evening, Pedley made a report of his experience to the Tully police department. The next morning they arrived, did a search of the lagoon area, and confirmed Pedley's findings. Tully police reported their findings to the RAAF on January 20. In a matter of days the lagoon was swamped with reporters and other interested investigators. Many theories were offered in addition to the landing of a UFO. Some that were mentioned in the media were helicopters, crocodiles, whirlwinds, birds, and more.
Other Nests Discovered: :
There was so much attention given to trying to understand what the circular mass was, that Pedley's UFO sighting was almost forgotten. Soon, the entire farm was searched, and suprisingly enough, five other similar "nests" were found, though none as large as Pedley's. Some of the reeds in the circles were clockwise, others counter-clockwise. Some had centers that had been burned.
RAAF Offers Theory:
There was an analysis done of the original nest, but nothing other-wordly was discovered. The RAAF, after their investigation did not have a definite answer as to what caused the strange, circular mass, but did offer a theory. Their best guess was a "wily-wily" or dust devil, which was common in the area. No reference was made to Pedley's sighting of the UFO.
1966-Roaring River UFO Encounter
A UFO encounter that occurred in 1966 in the state of Missouri is unusual for more than one reason. There have been eyewitness reports of UFOs shooting a light or force beam to the ground, and even hitting a person, as in the Travis Walton abduction case, but this event also includes the destruction of property, and the UFO was not only witnessed, but photographed.
Damage to Campsite:
On a November 22, two hunters were deer hunting near Cassville, Missouri. After hunting for a time, one of the men returned for a break at their campsite. As he approached the tent, he could see smoke coming from the site. He ran to the camp to see what had occurred, and found that their 12' x 18' tent and other camping supplies were completely destroyed. The smoke was primarily coming from the smoldering tent.
Narrow Beam of Destruction:
There were also personal articles that had been destroyed. Their tent was supported by aluminum poles, and one of those was seared by heat or fire. The tent was suspended between two trees, which had dried, dead leaves during the winter time. The leaves were unharmed, meaning that the destructive beam was narrow, and pointed right into the tent. Their cot was also melted.
UFO Rises From Valley:
The witness began looking around the area, trying to determine who or what had destroyed their campsite, and why. He would soon have his answer. He heard a droning sound, and scanning the country side, he saw an object raising up from the valley. It was about 20 feet away, just beyond a burning tree. He photographed the object as it rose above the trees, and took one more shot of it before it was gone.
Aluminum Colored UFO:
As the UFO picked up speed, the low, humming sound became louder. His last view of the UFO was when it was about 40 degrees above the horizon. As it left, its speed increased. The UFO was very reflective, and probably metallic, the hunter surmised. He also could see a band around the outside of the object. The UFO seemed to fly without effort as it made its way from the valley. The hunter paced off the distance from his location to the spot where the UFO was sitting. It was about 300 feet.
He also estimated the diameter of the object at 35 feet. The hunter was fairly knowledgeable about photography, and was always ready to take a photograph when he needed to.
He had a 620 format Argoflex camera with a coated varex 75mm, f/4.5 lens, shutter speed at 1/90 seconds, f/8 depth of field if focused at infinity was 41 feet to infinity. The two photographs taken of the UFO were in the middle of his roll of film, with other pictures of their campsite activities in front and behind the UFO photographs.
This case is just not likely to have involved anything other than a UFO. The UFO could possibly have been some governmental experiment, but considering the location, that is very doubtful. The photographs were not faked, and the hunters did not profit from the experience in any way.
1967-The Falcon Lake UFO Encounter
One of the best documented cases of physical trace evidence is known as the "Falcon Lake Encounter." Occurring on May 19, 1967, the lone participant was Stephen Michalak, who was a mechanic by trade, but his hobby was prospecting for silver. He was enjoying his favorite pastime when he encountered two UFOs, and actually touched one of the unknown flying objects that had landed in his vicinity.
Falcon Lake Quartz:
Michalak was a resident of Winnipeg, Canada, but had taken a short vacation in The Whiteshell Provincial Park. He was quite familiar with the area, having prospected there on a number of occasions. He had been told that there were veins of quartz to be found near Falcon Lake. He was up early on May, 19, and after a couple of hours had found a vein of the precious material, stopped for a lunch break, and then resumed his digging.
Two Red Glowing Objects: Shortly after the noon hour, he heard the sound of geese. Looking up to see them, he was surprised to also see two elongated objects which were descending toward the ground. They were glowing a reddish color. The closer they came to him, the more they took on a disc-shape. While he was watching in awe, one of the UFOs hovered in mid-air.
Object Lands on Large Rock:
The second UFO continued to descend until it finally landed on a large rock about 150 feet from him. The hovering object moved away, changing from red to orange, and finally gray before disappearing into a cloud bank. The landed UFO then began to change its colors in a like fashion. Ultimately, the gray appeared as "hot stainless steel."
Craft From Another World:
As he watched this strange flying object, he saw brilliant purple lights coming from openings in the front of the object. He was already wearing protective glasses, and they helped shield his eyes. The smell of sulfur was now unmistakable. He also heard a hissing sound from this craft which must have been from another world. His curiosity was running wild.
Door Opens in Craft:
Gaining his composure, he did a sketch of the UFO, yet never moved from where he stood for a half-hour. Then, an opening appeared in the object. He was able to view inside the craft. The inside was lit up like a Christmas tree. His curiosity got the best of him, as he moved ever closer to the UFO. He was now about 60 feet from it, and decided to go even closer.
Panels Hide the Door:
Finally, he was at the door. He looked in, and saw panels of different colored lights, and light beams crossing each other like security laser beams. The panel array was similar to a display on a computer. He could not see any living beings in the craft, and decided to walk back out of the UFO. Compare Michalak's description with that of Dr.Botta Three panels quickly closed, and the door was gone.
Vent Catches Shirt on Fire:
Examining the exterior of the craft, he reached out to touch it. He described it as "highly polished colored glass with no breaks or seams in its surface." When he made contact with the craft, his glove was melted from the heat. Then, the object moved! He could now see a vented opening about nine inches tall by six inches wide. The heat that came from the vent caught Michalak's shirt and undershirt afire. Pulling them off quickly, he was in extreme pain.
Severe Illness: He could see the craft as it ascended in the skies above. A rush of air could be felt as it left the ground. His most immediate need at this point was medical attention. Before leaving the area, he tried to make a landmark by piling up debris, rocks, anything he could get his hands on. He now was suffering from a bad headache, broke into a cold sweat, and vomited.
He eventually made his way to a hospital, where he was treated for his severe burns on his chest, and his nausea. Was his experience the real thing? There is no reason to believe that Michalak made his story up. He was known as a reliable, honest man who was not given to creating tall tales. He paid all of his own expenses, including a visit to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He attempted to recover some of his costs-he did write a booklet on his experiece at Falcon Lake, but it lost money.
The place of Michalak's encounter was investigated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Royal Canadian Air Force, and other governmental and civilian UFO groups. Also, the Condon Committee did an investigation. There was actually nothing left to investigate, yet nothing was found to debunk his story either. Michalak is one of the few people to claim injury from contact with a UFO, and his account is considered legitimate.
1971-The Delphos, Kansas Glowing Ring
In 1971, in the small town of Delphos, Kansas, a well documented case of physical evidence relating to UFOs occurred. The case has not been debunked in any way, and stands on its own merits. The case involved sixteen-year-old Ron Johnson, and his dog Snowball. They were tending sheep on the family farm, when Ron was distracted by a mushroom-shaped UFO in the night. The metallic UFO was hovering about 75 feet from Ron amongst some nearby trees.
Metallic Craft Hovers:
There were multi-colored lights on the object as it sat motionless just a few feet above the ground. He tried to get a better look, but the lights from the craft were so brilliant that the could not make out any specific details of the UFO. The object gave off a noise that Ron described as "an old washing machine which vibrated." The UFO began to rise up into the sky, and as it did, the bottom of the object glowed very intently. He was almost blinded by the light's brilliance.
Glowing Ring on Ground:
As soon as he was able to see well enough, he made a run to the house to tell his mother Erma and father Durel about the UFO. The object was now even higher in the sky. Ron's parents ran to see the UFO, and they did get a glimpse of the object as it was disappearing, and now big as the moon. Ron and his parents were surprised to see a glowing ring on the ground, directly underneath where the object had hovered. Some of the trees around the area also had a glow to them.
Mother's Fingers Numb:
The family members felt the area around the glow, and described it as "strange-like a slick crust, as if the soil was crystallized." After touching the glowing ring, Ron's mother's fingers became numb. She said it felt like she had been anesthetized. The Johnsons waited for a time to see if the UFO might come back, but it never made a return visit. They retired for the night. At dawn the next day, they immediately returned to the ring, and it was still as they had left it the night before. The inside and outside of the ring was damp from an overnight rain shower, but the exterior of the ring was amazingly dry.
Newspaper Reporter Visits Site:
The Johnsons were interviewed by The Delphos Republican. Reporter Thaddia Smith accompanied the Johnsons to the ring, and she filed this report.
"The circle was still very distinct and plain to see. The soil was dried and crusted. The circle or ring was approximately 8 feet across, the center of the ring and the outside area were still muddy from recent rains. The area of the ring that was dried was about a foot across and was very light in color. The object had crushed a dead tree to the ground either when it landed or took off, and had broken a limb of a live tree."
Highway Patrolmen Investigate:
Smith related her story to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Sheriff Enlow, Undersheriff Enlow, and Patrolman Yager made an investigation of the ring. Enlow released this statement:
"... we observed a ring shaped somewhat like a doughnut with a hole in the middle. The ring was completely dry with a hole in the middle and outside of the ring mud. There were limbs broken from a tree and a dead tree broken off there."
Another Witness to UFO:
Another witness would come forward to validate Johnson's story. Sheriff Enlow told the press:
"On 11-03-71 Mr. Lester Ensbarger of 416 Argyle St. in Minneapolis advised Deputy Sheriff Leonard Simpson that at approximately 7:30 p.m. 11-02-71 he had observed a bright light descending in the sky in the Delphos area."
The account of the Delphos Kansas glowing ring is one of the best cases of trace evidence in UFO history. No natural cause could be assigned to cause the ring on the Johnson's farm.
1980-UFO Landings at Rendlesham Forest
If you can imagine a scene of UFOs landed in a forest, alien beings in bubbles moving around the UFO, military personnel looking on with cameras filming the entire sequence in the midst of surreal atmospheric effects, then you have seen a portion of what really happened in the Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, U. K.
For several nights the sister bases of Bentwaters and Woodbridge would be invaded by unknown flying objects moving in and about the forest between the two American-leased bases in late December of 1980.
UFO on Radar Screen:
Shortly after midnight, December 27, radar screens at RAF Walton in Norfolk showed an unknown object. This UFO would soon disappear from the screen over the Rendlesham Forest. Bentwaters RAF radar screens also had the target.
Bentwaters was north of the forest, and Woodbridge was south. Both of the bases reportedly held large stocks of nuclear weapons. Woodbridge also housed the 67th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, which answered only to the Department of Defense in Washington D.C.
Radar Operator's Statement:
Radar operator Mal Scurrah, made this statement concerning the radar returns:
"We didn't have the faintest idea what it was. We checked through the air traffic agencies. There should have been nothing in that area at the time. The only thing we could do was send a jet aircraft in to find out what it was. They got to within about a quarter of a mile and the pilot suddenly started reporting that they could see a very bright light in the sky in front of them."
Gigantic Glowing Object:
The first sighting from the ground was made by three security patrols. They saw a "gigantic, glowing object" according to eyewitness testimony. They radioed their sighting to base headquarters, and received permission to get a closer look at the unknown object.
They began to pursue the object in the forest. Their first thoughts were that the object must be a military or commercial aircraft that had to make a crash landing. As they came upon the object, they were shocked to see a saucer-shaped object either hovering just above the ground or landed on the forest floor.
The security patrolmen also saw small alien beings around the object. They seemed to be working on the saucer. The beings were the typical large-headed, thin-bodied humanoids.
At first, the aliens did not seem to be aware of the presence of the patrol guard. The guards were, out of fear, keeping a safe distance from the beings and their flying saucer.
They made a radio report to headquarters on what they thought they were seeing. They requested additional personnel be sent to the site of the landing.
Reality Bending Effects:
In a matter of minutes, an emergency patrol arrived, totally armed and equipped. Senior officers were among the personnel. Although there were other reports of UFOs and lights over the forest, it seems that this one landing spot was the most important.
According to eyewitness statements, personnel who wandered too close to the strange object suffered strange anomalies, like "reality bending" effects, time displacement, and strange atmospheric occurrences. It was also reported that senior base officers were communicating with the aliens, possibly discussing the repairs needed on the UFO.
Colonel Charles Halt would be a major figure in the Rendlesham case. He was called away from a Christmas party on the second night of the strange sightings in the forest. He personally led a team into the forest, and made a haunting audio recording of the trek into the woods.
It has been said that Halt was one of the senior officers present near the landed alien craft. Other key personnel of the Rendlesham case were patrolmen Jim Penniston, John Burroughs, and Larry Warren.
Stories of the Witnesses:
Warren, who wrote a book on his night in the forest, called, "Left at East Gate," stated that he was debriefed, and sworn to secrecy in a bunker underneath Bentwaters.Several other witnesses to the strange alien encounter were taken away, and escorted to the underground facility by men of an "official" status.
Ironically, they claimed that they were shown film of UFO recoveries from around the world. They were also threatened and sworn to secrecy.
After Colonel Halt made his report on the incident, he filed away his cassette recording. The events of Rendlesham were not known to the public, for the most part, until 1983.
A magazine report on the sightings, issued not long after the events, drew little interest, and the case died. But Robert Todd of the Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS) secured a copy of an official report of the events through the Freedom of Information Act in 1983. The paper was dated 1-13-81, and had been sent to the British Ministry of Defense by Halt.
Rendlesham Kept Secret:
Later, Halt would release his audio tape to the public. The Rendlesham Forest incident stands on its own as compelling evidence of not only the existence of UFOs, but also alien-human contact and communication. The case has similarities to the Roswell case in that both occurred over American military bases which stored nuclear weapons, and there was a military cover-up of the incident.