Why I believe aliens landed in a Suffolk forest: No, Nick Pope isn't a UFO fantasist, he's an ex-Ministry of Defence expert with a compelling dossier of evidence. The MoD expert has worked with the two closest witnesses - both servicemen - of the unexplained phenomenon in 1980 One recalls seeing a metal craft that could travel at 'impossible' speed Radiation levels in the area were measured at well above the norm The two witnesses wrote logs about the incident which they claim were later disappeared as part of a cover-up Staff Sergeant Jim Penniston touched the craft and claims to have 'downloaded' a message from the future in binary code. The 'ship' was seen on three consecutive nights, including by the officer who was second-in-command of the base By Tony Rennell
And once finished, they vanished from his mind — for 14 years. It was in 1994, after retiring, that he had sleep problems and sought help from a hypnotherapist. Under hypnosis, the events returned, along with the numbers, and now he reckoned he knew their significance.
An extraordinary possibility seized his mind: what had been downloaded into his head from the craft in the forest was a message, but one from, of all places, the future. The mysterious Rendlesham UFO was not from another planet but from another time.
‘I believe the objects I saw at close quarter were extraterrestrial in origin and that the security services of both the U.S. and the UK have attempted — then and now — to subvert the significance of what occurred at Rendlesham Forest by the use of disinformation.’
- Extracted from Encounter In Rendlesham Forest by Nick Pope with John Burroughs and Jim Penniston, published by Thistle Books on April 27. Available from Amazon.co.uk at £9.99 paperback and £3.99 e-book. © 2014 Nick Pope with John Burroughs and Jim Penniston.