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UFO On Radar At RAF Bentwaters

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 06:30:17 -0500
Archived: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 06:30:17 -0500
Subject: UFO On Radar At RAF Bentwaters

Source: Frank Warren's The UFO Chronicles


Monday, February 27, 2012

One UFO At RAF Bentwaters Appeared On Radar: Skeptics Claim
Witnesses Mistook A Lighthouse For A Ufo But Two Air Traffic
Controllers Say They Tracked An Otherworldly Craft

By Robert Hastings

One of the most spectacular UFO cases of all time involved a
series of incidents at two neighboring Anglo/American air bases
in Suffolk, England, the last week of December 1980. The bases,
RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge, were separated by a small
forest. Consequently, the multiple UFO events which occurred
there are collectively known as the Bentwaters-Woodbridge-
Rendlesham Forest Case. However, for the sake of simplicity, I
will refer to it in this article as "Bentwaters."

With the exception of the alleged recovery of a crashed alien
spaceship at Roswell, New Mexico, in July 1947, the intriguing
events at Bentwaters have arguably received more media coverage
in recent years than any other UFO incident. While most of the
publicity has focused on reports of a landed UFO in Rendlesham
Forest, an equally important aspect of the story has usually
been downplayed: Another UFO was apparently observed two nights
later as it hovered near the Bentwaters Weapons Storage Area
(WSA), where tactical nuclear bombs were kept. According to a
number of witnesses, the object directed laser-like beams of
light down into the facility!

This dramatic incident has been discussed on occasion over the
years, somewhat reluctantly, by RAF Bentwaters' Deputy Base
Commander at the time, now retired USAF Colonel Charles I. Halt.
Although Halt himself observed the UFO sending down beams of
light into various areas of the base, he was at the time some
miles away in a field near Rendlesham Forest, and only heard
two-way radio chatter about the incident at the WSA. Halt's tape
recorded comments may be read at:

UFOs Directed Laser-Like Beams Onto Nuclear Weapons Storage
Sites: American and Soviet Facilities Targeted During the Cold

Although debunkers have tried to explain away the numerous UFO
sightings at the twin RAF bases as due to misidentified prosaic
objects, including a nearby lighthouse, one of the UFOs at
Bentwaters was actually tracked on radar, by two different
military units=97one American, the other British.

In 2007, I located and interviewed the two now-retired USAF air
traffic controllers who had been on duty the week of the UFO
events at Bentwaters, James H. Carey and Ivan 'Ike' R. Barker.

During a taped telephone call Carey told me:

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