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Encounter in Rendlesham Forest

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Ivory C, Reviewer

Last updated on 19 Oct 2017

I Recommend This Book


The Rendlesham Forest incident is one of the world’s best documented UFO incidents.  In December 1990 USAF employees John Burroughs and Jim Penniston (now retired) were sent to investigate reports of a UFO landing in Rendlesham Forest.  Penniston sketched pictures and recorded the series of ones and zeros aka Rendlesham Code which flashed through his mind after touching the strange vessel.  Both men continue to suffer from various health conditions as a result of their exposure.
In the days following investigations events were either downplayed or actively covered up.  Some witnesses were threatened and/or administered truth serum.  Some were left to get on with their lives with no counselling or any other assistance.  I wasn’t surprised to learn that supporting documentation has disappeared and the British government continues to deny the two men access to their medical records.  The incident occurred in Suffolk an area where scientific and military research has been carried out and two huge nuclear power stations are located in nearby Sizewell.  I can imagine the amount of security in place before and after the UFO was sighted and the interest generated.
Nick Pope is a former employee of the UK Ministry of Defence who also worked on their UFO project in the early 1990s.  He collaborated with Burroughs and Penniston to record their eye witness accounts and detail the cover up by authorities in the days that followed.
I have always been curious about UFO’s, aliens and life on other planets and found this book fascinating to read.  In my opinion it would be a little naive to expect we are the only life forms in the universe.  I particularly liked how the author set out the facts as well as balanced consideration to various possibilities in a very logical sequence.
This riveting read is written in a factual and sometimes humorous way while divulging as much information as the writers are allowed to considering the ties to their former government employer.

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