There are more and more testimonies from people who have been or were witnesses to a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ abductions. A retired USAF Colonel recounts his experience.
Retired USAF Colonel Says Soldiers Were Abducted
Rendlesham Forest was the place where the event occurred.
The case the Colonel mentions is that of Jim Penniston and John Burroughs; the first Staff Sergeant and the second a pilot. They both spotted a small triangular craft that landed in Rendlesham Forest.
This place is also known as the “Roswell of the United Kingdom”. Penniston managed to get close to the ship until he touched it, claiming how small the ship was and that it was covered with strange hieroglyphics similar to those of the Egyptians.
The “disappearance of Soldiers” in the United Kingdom
In a video found, the voice of Charles Halt, the Colonel of the base at the time, is heard exclaiming that Burroguhs “could be kidnapped.” He also warns of the disappearance of both men “for several hours.” This is specified in a report by the Sun Online newspaper.
It should be noted that in the official report that Halt sent to the Minister of Defense, these statements do not appear. So the suspicion of cover-up is increased.
The event happened in December 1980, during the Cold War. In the woods outside the twin NATO bases, RAF Woodbridge and RAF Bentwaters, Penniston and Burroughs were investigating mysterious lights they observed from one of the bases. The U̳F̳O̳ responsible for the lights returned 2 nights later and Halt, along with a team of soldiers, entered the forest, being surprised by a lightning “shot” from the unidentified object, which hit very close to them.
Halt managed to record an audio of the event and wrote a memorandum with what happened. The document was brought before the Ministry of Defence, which responded that “it had no importance for the defence”.
The U̳F̳O̳ is believed to have been responsible for the abduction of Burroughs and Penniston, who were out of communication with the central radio for hours. However, none of those involved testified in this regard.
For the year 2010 Gary Heseltine, a former British police detective, published a video walking through the forest in the company of Halt to make a documentary. However, it was never published.
Haseltine’s wife was in charge of the recording. During one of the breaks she can be seen as the woman records both men in an attempt to reconstruct the scene experienced by Halt in 1980.
Colonel Halt gave some rather controversial statements about the event.
Statements made by Colonel Halt
In the video, Halt says:“Burroughs could have been kidnapped, who knows… You know it’s wasted time, we know? They weren’t on the radio… You have men in the woods and you don’t know how many hours they went.”
Haseltine told Sun Online: “My wife Lynn took quite a few video clips as we walked through the woods. It was only recently, seeing them again, that I learned of Halt’s admission that Penniston and Burroughs had been off the air for several hours. I did some research and realized that this admission had never been made public by Halt and therefore, for the benefit of taking the case forward, I decided to release the clip.”
The renowned U̳F̳O̳logist and investigator of U̳F̳O̳ events, Nick Pope, gave his opinion on the statements made by the former detective:
“This is a bombshell statement, coming from someone who was Deputy Commander of one of the most sensitive military bases in the NATO alliance, at the height of the Cold War.
It’s one thing to see a U̳F̳O̳, as Halt and the men under his command did, but it’s quite another to suggest that one of your men was abducted by a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s.
A few weeks ago it would have sounded crazy for a top American military officer to believe such things. But after the revelations about the P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳’s secret U̳F̳O̳ project. maybe it’s not so strange after all. That said, it’s not entirely clear to me if Halt is serious, if he’s speculating, or if he’s just making a tongue-in-cheek comment.”
This event is one of the most enigmatic in U̳F̳O̳logy and one of the most relevant in the United Kingdom. That Colonel Charles Halt speaks openly on a subject related to U̳F̳O̳s gives us to understand that these events occur and have occurred. However, they hide it from the public.