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Documentary provides new evidence for famous military UFO case

Two former military radar technicians have come forward to say a UFO was caught on radar and seen from the control tower of a U.S. military base in the U.K. that housed nuclear weapons. They make these claims in a new documentary called UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed.

Robert Hasting in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Robert Hastings in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

As the title implies, the documentary makes the argument that UFOs have an interest in nuclear facilities. It backs up this supposition with government documents and military witnesses who claim to have been present when UFOs were seen near nuclear weapons or nuclear storage areas. The documentary is the culmination of years of investigation by UFO researcher Robert Hastings, author of the book UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites.

The incident in which the radar technicians were involved took place at Royal Air Force (RAF) Base Bentwaters. RAF Woodbridge is nearby, and the Rendlesham Forest lies between them.  At the time, both bases were leased to the U.S. military.

The UFO incident began in the early morning of December 26, 1980. Lights were seen in the forest and two security policemen went to investigate. They reported coming upon an object with strange lights. One of the men approached the object and described it as a triangular craft hovering above the forest floor. After watching it for a few minutes, it moved up to the treetop and then shot off at a very fast speed.

A couple of nights later, the lights came back. This time, skeptical of the earlier UFO reports, Deputy Base Commander Charles Halt took a group of security policemen with him to investigate. They reported seeing a red light shaped like an eyeball move through the forest. It then split into five separate disc-shaped objects and they all flew off.

An animation of the red “eyeball-shaped” UFO in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Soon after, they saw another disc-shaped object fly towards them. It stopped, hovering above them, and shot a laser-like beam down near their feet. The beam only lasted a few seconds, when it turned off, the UFO moved towards the weapons storage area. Over the radio, Halt could hear security personnel reporting that the object beamed the laser-like light into the bomb depot.

A reenactment of the bean of light in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

A reenactment of the bean of light in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

According to the documentary, at the time, RAF Bentwaters was the largest American tactical nuclear bomb depot in Europe.

An animation of the UFO beaming the weapons depot in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

An animation of the UFO beaming the weapons depot in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

In a recent interview on Open Minds UFO Radio, Hastings said back in 2006, he had taken notice that there was no testimony from air traffic controllers as to whether the object allegedly seen by Halt and the security personnel at RAF Bentwaters was caught on radar.

He then conducted research to find who would have been in the RAF Bentwaters control tower at the time. He eventually found them, and their testimony is quite startling. They tell their stories for the first time in the documentary, and report not only catching the object on radar, but they also saw it, and it was like nothing they had ever seen before.

The men’s names are Jim Carey and Ike Barker. In the documentary, Carey recalls catching the object on radar the night Halt was in the forest. He said, “I was just sitting there and I happened to see a dot come on the scope, and it just went one dot in the beginning, and another dot, another dot, and it was gone.”

Jim Carey recalling the night of the incident in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Jim Carey recalling the night of the incident in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

The scope represented 120 miles, so crossing the screen so quickly indicated an object traveling at a very fast speed.

“All of a sudden, here it come back across again,” Carey recounted.  “It went one, two and then an immediate right hand turn and came right towards the base. I just said that can’t be one of ours. No jet at that speed can make an immediate right hand turn. Just absolutely phenomenal.”

Hasting interviewing Ike Barker in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Hastings interviewing Ike Barker in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Barker agreed, “It’s not like any radar target I have ever seen. When the sweep would hit the target, you would have the entire back of it would be like a solid line.”

Illustration showing the object appearing as a streak on the radar screen. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Illustration showing the object appearing as a streak on the radar screen. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

“Traveling at an extremely high rate of speed, it passed over the control tower and then it stopped. I’ve never seen anything in my life like the maneuverability that happened with this object,” Barker continued.

At this point, the men were able to get a good look at the object. Barker described it as “orangish” in color. He recalled, “It sort of popped into my mind at the time that somebody is flying a basketball out here.”

An animation of the UFO described by Barker and Carey in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

An animation of the UFO described by Barker and Carey in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

“There were lights around the center of it, but it wasn’t like running lights or navigational lights. It was more like portholes, and you were seeing the light from the inside coming out. It wasn’t flashing lights or anything. It hovered momentarily, reversed its course, and went back out at a high rate of speed.”

As spectacular as this sighting sounds, the documentary goes on to present documents obtained from the former Soviet Union that show similar events happened there.

The amount of evidence in the form of documents and eye-witness testimony that is presented in the documentary makes a strong case for the UFO phenomenon, let alone for the possibility that these things are interested in our nuclear weapons.

The video is available online on Vimeo. It can be rented or purchased.

UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed from UFOs and Nukes on Vimeo.

Listen to the recent Open Minds UFO Radio interview with Robert Hastings here.

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Documentary provides new evidence for famous military UFO case

Two former military radar technicians have come forward to say a UFO was caught on radar and seen from the control tower of a U.S. military base in the U.K. that housed nuclear weapons. They make these claims in a new documentary called UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed.

Robert Hasting in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Robert Hastings in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

As the title implies, the documentary makes the argument that UFOs have an interest in nuclear facilities. It backs up this supposition with government documents and military witnesses who claim to have been present when UFOs were seen near nuclear weapons or nuclear storage areas. The documentary is the culmination of years of investigation by UFO researcher Robert Hastings, author of the book UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites.

The incident in which the radar technicians were involved took place at Royal Air Force (RAF) Base Bentwaters. RAF Woodbridge is nearby, and the Rendlesham Forest lies between them.  At the time, both bases were leased to the U.S. military.

The UFO incident began in the early morning of December 26, 1980. Lights were seen in the forest and two security policemen went to investigate. They reported coming upon an object with strange lights. One of the men approached the object and described it as a triangular craft hovering above the forest floor. After watching it for a few minutes, it moved up to the treetop and then shot off at a very fast speed.

A couple of nights later, the lights came back. This time, skeptical of the earlier UFO reports, Deputy Base Commander Charles Halt took a group of security policemen with him to investigate. They reported seeing a red light shaped like an eyeball move through the forest. It then split into five separate disc-shaped objects and they all flew off.

An animation of the red “eyeball-shaped” UFO in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Soon after, they saw another disc-shaped object fly towards them. It stopped, hovering above them, and shot a laser-like beam down near their feet. The beam only lasted a few seconds, when it turned off, the UFO moved towards the weapons storage area. Over the radio, Halt could hear security personnel reporting that the object beamed the laser-like light into the bomb depot.

A reenactment of the bean of light in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

A reenactment of the bean of light in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

According to the documentary, at the time, RAF Bentwaters was the largest American tactical nuclear bomb depot in Europe.

An animation of the UFO beaming the weapons depot in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

An animation of the UFO beaming the weapons depot in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

In a recent interview on Open Minds UFO Radio, Hastings said back in 2006, he had taken notice that there was no testimony from air traffic controllers as to whether the object allegedly seen by Halt and the security personnel at RAF Bentwaters was caught on radar.

He then conducted research to find who would have been in the RAF Bentwaters control tower at the time. He eventually found them, and their testimony is quite startling. They tell their stories for the first time in the documentary, and report not only catching the object on radar, but they also saw it, and it was like nothing they had ever seen before.

The men’s names are Jim Carey and Ike Barker. In the documentary, Carey recalls catching the object on radar the night Halt was in the forest. He said, “I was just sitting there and I happened to see a dot come on the scope, and it just went one dot in the beginning, and another dot, another dot, and it was gone.”

Jim Carey recalling the night of the incident in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Jim Carey recalling the night of the incident in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

The scope represented 120 miles, so crossing the screen so quickly indicated an object traveling at a very fast speed.

“All of a sudden, here it come back across again,” Carey recounted.  “It went one, two and then an immediate right hand turn and came right towards the base. I just said that can’t be one of ours. No jet at that speed can make an immediate right hand turn. Just absolutely phenomenal.”

Hasting interviewing Ike Barker in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Hastings interviewing Ike Barker in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Barker agreed, “It’s not like any radar target I have ever seen. When the sweep would hit the target, you would have the entire back of it would be like a solid line.”

Illustration showing the object appearing as a streak on the radar screen. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Illustration showing the object appearing as a streak on the radar screen. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

“Traveling at an extremely high rate of speed, it passed over the control tower and then it stopped. I’ve never seen anything in my life like the maneuverability that happened with this object,” Barker continued.

At this point, the men were able to get a good look at the object. Barker described it as “orangish” in color. He recalled, “It sort of popped into my mind at the time that somebody is flying a basketball out here.”

An animation of the UFO described by Barker and Carey in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

An animation of the UFO described by Barker and Carey in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

“There were lights around the center of it, but it wasn’t like running lights or navigational lights. It was more like portholes, and you were seeing the light from the inside coming out. It wasn’t flashing lights or anything. It hovered momentarily, reversed its course, and went back out at a high rate of speed.”

As spectacular as this sighting sounds, the documentary goes on to present documents obtained from the former Soviet Union that show similar events happened there.

The amount of evidence in the form of documents and eye-witness testimony that is presented in the documentary makes a strong case for the UFO phenomenon, let alone for the possibility that these things are interested in our nuclear weapons.

The video is available online on Vimeo. It can be rented or purchased.

UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed from UFOs and Nukes on Vimeo.

Listen to the recent Open Minds UFO Radio interview with Robert Hastings here.

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UK Defence Intelligence suggests witnesses may have been exposed to UFO radiation

A witness to the UK’s most famous UFO sighting says he may be suffering from the effects of radiation, and in a recent press release, points out that a UK Defence Intelligence (DI) report suggests that he may have been exposed to UFO radiation. Meanwhile, the U.S. Air Force says they have lost his service and medical records from that time.

john-burroughsIt was reported this week that the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has admitted that they will be releasing more UFO files, despite having said that they had already released all of their UFO files. This current revelation has been due to the efforts of John Burroughs, a military witness to the UK’s most famous UFO sighting.

Burroughs says he has been seeking official answers as to what he might have experienced that night in December, 1980 when he and others witnessed a UFO. At the time, Burroughs was a U.S. Air Force security officer stationed at RAF Bentwaters in Suffolk, which, along with nearby RAF Woodbridge, was on lease to the U.S. Air Force.

Since then he has had health problems and suspects that his UFO experience may have contributed to his condition. He says, “I have specific medical symptoms that are considered by some very knowledgeable people to be a fingerprint of a specific kind of radiation.”

It was actually a Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) he made in December that prompted the MoD to release these newly found UFO documents. However, coincidentally, the MoD did not actually post that information publicly until September 16, the day after Burroughs sent out a press release to many UK media outlets alerting them to his plight.

On the Mod’s weekly FOI responses site they posted a response to a letter by Andy Russell asking for the same files Burroughs was asking for, stating that they will release them, but it will take up to 9 months to process them first. Russell, a UK citizen, says he made the request after reading about Burroughs discussing the files at a talk in Sedona, Arizona.

Burroughs also discussed another intriguing UK UFO document that regards him specifically, and his medical issues. In December 2000, UK Defence Intelligence  created a secret report regarding UFOs. It was titled, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena in the UK Air Defence Region: Scientific & Technical Memorandum – No. 55/2/00. The memo was released to the public in 2006.

Burroughs points out that in Volume 2, on page F4, there is a discussion about the effects of “UAP radiation” on humans. UAP, or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, is a phrase used for UFO. It states, ” The well-reported Rendlesham Forest/Bentwaters event is an example where it might be postulated that several observers were probably exposed to UAP radiation for longer than normal UAP sighting periods.”

The document also noted the effects of “UAP radiation” in the next section:

An important fact is that the reported effects of (presumed) UAP radiation on humans is that it is quick-acting and remembered – although, curiously, following the event there is little or no recall of events as a continuum. In short, the witness often reports an apparent ‘gaps’ or ‘lost time’ – often not accounting for up to several hours.

This section of the DI memo was shocking to Burroughs. He suffers from congenital heart failure, and suspects it has something to do with his years of service. Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services denied his claim in 2012 and told him there was no record of him being in the Air Force in 1980. They said his military records began in 1982. He had actually joined in 1979. In fact, he had to work with Arizona Senator John McCain’s office to get his records corrected. As reported by Billy Cox of the Herald Tribune, Burroughs was told by a McCain staffer, “It took a yeoman’s job to get your DD214 corrected, but we may never be able to gain access to the missing USAF medical records from 1979 to 1983.”

Rendlesham Book CoverAnother witness to the events, James Penniston, is having similar problems receiving his medical records. They believe their files have been deliberately tampered with.

Burroughs is frustrated by the whole affair, and continues to seek to get the UK and US governments to release what they know about the Rendlesham Forest incident.

He is also very concerned that he, as a witness/victim, has had to do all of this research on his own. In particularl, he wonders why researchers, such as Dr. David Clark, who helped get some of these files released and aided the UK National Archives with talking points on the UFO file releases, did not spot some of this.

Burroughs says, “Clarke was able to pick out information on key cases such as Rendlesham, offering for public understanding that the MOD thought the issue was settled, but did not include the part where they said observers experienced radiation and other side effects at Rendlesham.”

Burroughs says he realizes, “[The radiation] is not proof that the phenomenon encountered is extraterrestrial in origin, but it suggests the possibility. I am not saying I know what the phenomenon was that we encountered. Only that it was.”

You can read more about this topic and the Rendlesham incident in the book Encounter in Rendlesham Forest, authored by Nick Pope, former MoD UFO investigator, with Burroughs and Penniston.

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