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Former Cop Calls on Government to Uncover ‘Truth’ About the Rendlesham UFO
Conducting an investigation on the so-called Rendlesham Forest occurrence, which happened in December 1980, is Gary Heseltine who was very immersed in major rail disasters such as Hatfield and Great Heck.
The 56-year-old man thinks that fresh evidence from a couple of retired radar operators, who say they followed a UFO going 120 miles in eight seconds, needs to be taken seriously by the Ministry of Defence. The MOD shut down its ‘UFO desk’ in 2009 and discontinued officially investigating reports.
However, Gary, who retired a few years ago following 24 years in the force, mostly as detective constable, is referring to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon to unravel the truth.
He appointed his local MP Jason McCartey to request that the defense chief makes a statement after recent evidence was brought to light from Ike Barker and Jim Carey, the two retired radar operators. The couple working in the air traffic control center at RAF Bentwaters, in Suffolk, when an unknown target was seen on radar during a series of strange sightings between December 26th and 28th, 1980.
On December 26th, a little group of security police officers stated they saw a peculiar triangular shaped vessel land in Rendlesham Forest, just on the edge of the base.
On the night of December 28th, the Deputy Base Commander Lt. Col Charles Halt and various other USAF workers became aware of odd flashing lights moving amongst the trees.
The military men were astonished when a ray of light was cast on the ground only a few feet away from them. Adding to the already bizarre situation, there were statements that the rays of light were being directed into the weapons storage bunkers at the NATO base.
Col Halt detailed his experience in a statement that he sent to the Ministry of Defense, but defense chiefs said that the occurrence was of “no defense significance”.
Both the UK and the US government have invariably had a procedure that neither confirmed nor denied that weapons of mass destruction are at the base. If the base did, in fact, have nukes, UK/US armament treaty obligations of the day could be violated.
Nonetheless, Gary says Col Halt made the statement to him “there were more nuclear weapons in the Bentwaters Weapons Storage Area than anywhere else in Europe.”
Responding to Gary’s MP, the MOD declared that it no longer did investigations on UFO reports, and added: “All historic MOD files relating to UFO sightings, including Rendlesham Forest, have either been released or are in the process of being released to The National Archives.”
Gary, who lives in Holmfirth, believes that a cover-up remains 3 years after the occurrence, which has been called the British Roswell. He stated: “For them, it is clear the Rendlesham Forest incident is a closed issue despite whatever new information arises.
“The MOD’s response is a classic case of dismissing any legitimate questions about UFOs and in particular those about the Rendlesham Forest incident.
“How can it not be of defense significance that two radar controllers have come forward publicly to say that they observed a UFO over the base, moving at fantastic speeds as well as being seen visually on the base radar?
“How can it be that people have confirmed that a UFO shone a beam down in the weapons storage area nuclear bunkers, that this act is not of acute defense significance? How can it be that the MOD are not interested when it is confirmed that there were ‘more nuclear weapons’ in the Bentwaters WSA than anywhere else in Europe?”
Mr. McCartney, who represents Colne Valley, Yorkshire, remarked: “All I’ve got to say is I asked the question of the Minister on behalf of my constituent as I do on many issues for those I represent.”
Gary has collected a database of over 425 UFO reports involving 940 British police officers, since 2002.