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Anne Henson

From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 17:55:31 +0100
Fwd Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 11:28:40 -0400
Subject: Anne Henson


This was originally a personal query for Nick Redfern, but my
emails to him are bouncing back. On reflection, however, it
occurred to me that List members might be interested in the
matter, especially in light of the anticipated increased
availability of British official UFO data.

Background: the query relates to an intriguing case from 1962
outlined in Nick's 'On The Trail Of The Saucer Spies' (2006).

Thirty-one years after the event Nick discovered a file in the
National Archive at Kew, demonstrating the involvement of the
Provost & Security Services in the case, an involvement of a
type that had previously been denied through official channels.

Anne Henson had witnessed a sequence of UAPs and had contacted
RAF Chivenor. She was subsequently visited, more than once, by a
P&SS investigator. So...


I've just finished reading 'On The Trail Of The Saucer Spies'
(an excellent piece of work, upon which I congratulate you) and
there is one loose end that I would like you to clarify if you
are able.

I was most intrigued by the Anne Henson case, which seems highly
unusual in a number of ways. There is, however a fundamental
discrepancy between Anne Henson's account of events and the
account that you have uncovered from the P&SS files. Anne speaks
of a third visit on which her Investigator witnessed the
phenomenon and took a photograph. The P&SS report indicates only
two visits and omits any mention of a sighting on the part of
the Investigator or of any photograph having been taken.

Can you account for this discrepancy?

Have you been able to ask Anne Henson about it?

It would seem that there are only two possible explanations:

1. Anne Henson has, either deliberately (unlikely, as it appears
from your account that you initiated the contact after finding
the file at Kew, and that Anne Henson is not a 'publicity
seeker' with an agenda of her own) or in good faith (perhaps
confusing two or more separate events and rolling them into a
single memory after 40+ years) given an inaccurate account of
her interaction with officialdom.

2. The official record does not accurately reflect the full
extent of the investigation that took place, and does not
include some hard evidence that might support Anne Henson's

Needless to say, if you agree with that analysis of the possible
explanations, it would be interesting to hear your views on where the
balance of probability rests.

Gerald O'Connell

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