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The Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident: A Firsthand Account

By on September 28, 2017

The Rendlesham Forest is a large pine forest in Suffolk, England, about 130 kilometers northeast of London. Nearby are the twin NATO air bases, RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge. At the time both bases were being leased to the United States Air Force and used as a secret nuclear weapons storage facility. What is important to note here is that storing nuclear arms was against the Geneva Convention rules that stated that no NATO bases could house nuclear missiles on a military base. Thus it has to be highlighted that The Rendlesham Forest Incident was an incident of international significance.

Larry Warren, a member of the US Air Force Security Police, was posted there on the 1st of December 1980, at the age of 19. Just a few weeks later, Larry was involved in an encounter that occurred in the Rendlesham Forest, which later became known as, The Rendlesham Forest Incident, also referred to as ‘Britain’s Roswell’. It is undoubtedly one of the best documented and most significant military encounters with Crafts of Unknown Origin, or UFOs. It is also a case that involved highly credible witnesses, trained United States Air Force observers and Security Police, like Larry Warren. The incident spanned three evenings during Christmas of 1980.

Over the course of those three nights of Christmas 1980, several UFO incidents, including multiple-witness sightings by military personnel, with ground traces, and radioactive anomalies were reported from Rendlesham forest, where RAF Bentwaters was located.