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If you go down to the woods today.. . It is Britain’s most celebrated UFO encounter:the sighting in 1980 of’alien’ craft in a Suffolk forest. Now,it has been revealed that the Government tried to hush up the affair. So what, asks MARK LUCAS, really happened in the strange case ofthe Rendlesham Incident?

renda Butler paused at the barbed-wire fence separating us from the field where the spaceship had landed.It was 2am.In the gloom I could just see the outline of the 60-year-old grandmother and UFO expert as she watched her partner,Peter,disappear into the darkness. He had gone in search of Marek, another ofour party; who had stepped over the barrier and walked into the field a

minute earlier. Not longafterward,a lone figure loomed out of the darkness, stumbling over the ploughed earth towards us. Peter was back."It’s your mate," he whispered to me urgently. "He’s passed out."

Half a mile behind us, down the Forestry Commission logging-road known as track 10,was RAF Woodbridge. This smaIl Second World War airfield used by the US Air Force until 1993, hidden in the depths of Rendiesham Forest, in Suffolk, had been back in the news recently after two decades of with the release of the Ministry of Defence’s Rendlesham Files. Now available for public inspection, the files contain information about Britain’s most celebrated UFO sighting; their release was followed on Monday by the parliamentary ombudsman’s announcementthat the MoD had repeatedly suppressed information aboutwhat had happened in the forest.Particular secrecy has surrounded a "restricted file", the contents of which have been whispered about for years. Over. three nights around Christmas 1980, it is said, several spaceships visited the airbase after one of their number ran into trouble and had to stop and make repairs. What makes the Rendlesham Incident unique is the subsequently released memorandum from the base’s deputy commander,Lt corCharles to the Ministry of Defence. In the memo, Halt, who was later promoted to full described how two airmen,investigating strange lights in the forest)came across a "metallic,glowing object", which "manoeuvred through the trees and disappeared", whereupon the animals on a nearby farm went "into a frenzy". Two nights later, he reported,the object returned. Halt was out in the forest with a patrol when they sawa "red,sun-like object". After they had followed the light through the trees, it divided i11to five, and part of it "beamed down a stream of light from time to time". Here, at last, was the evidence thatthe ufologist commmty had been waiting for: official endorsementofan extraterrestrial encounter. On the third night, Halt made atape on his micro-cassette recorder, covering several hours on just less than 19 minutes of tape. The greater part is taken up by

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Almost 22 years have passed since the Rendlesham Incident,butthe enthusiasm ofufologists has only intensified in thattime, with one author caIling the area "BlackHole DIsneyland",Several books and hundreds ofwebsites about the events either confirm Rendlesham’s status in the international ufologist community as being second only to Roswell in importance, or debunk the notion that anything out ofthe ordinary pened at The first book to be published, entitled Skycrash, was co-written by my guide on the expedition into the forest, Brenda Butler, who has spent two or three nights a week outin Rendlesham Forest since the alleged landing. I had phoned Butler, who could hardly be described as a sceptic, in the hope of discovering more about this tantalising chapter in the history ofUFO sightings and official secrecy. But it soon became apparent thatI would need someone to show me the landmarks in the 3,500-acre forest, so I asked ifI could accompany her on one of her sky-watches. As their popularity had increased,she had had to divide the group into two parties that patrolled different

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lation," she said. One day she was sitting on top of it when she "lost" four hours, a phenomenon known as missing time. We turned down a side-track.After a hundred yards, Parish led the way into the undergrowth off to the sIde, and we scurried through, bent over.to avoid low branches, which we politely warned one another and only straightening up when we emerged into a clearing. JIThis",said Butler; "is Colonel Halt’s landing-place." We sat in silence, contemplating the events thattook place there more than two decades ago:Halt andhis fellow officers had been taking radiation readings and measuring imprints in the ground when they suddenly saw a bright light moving near "Whatcan you feel?" Butler asked. My new friend Sinski broke the silence. jlIt’s strong, isn’t it?" he said. Butler’s dog, Mason, began dashing around us, growling happily.."He always goes mad where there’s energy or there’s been contact," she remarked.(IOnseveral occasions he’s been chased by strange lights which engulf him." Her online journal goes into more detail: "Mason had disappeared for several minutes",it states,of one typical evening,"during the time when Brenda spoke in an unknown language.He returned covered in red, green and blue fibre-optic-type lights,and licked each person,still in the circle, by placing his paws on their shoulders." Leaving ColHalt’s place,we returned to the smallavenue,veering right toward track 12. As we walked in single file along the narrow pathway,I asked Butler about her life. She had been a shetold me, with her own circle, and had been involved "in a lot of things paranormal, ghosts, poltergeists" ever since being contacted by an alien named Ra when she was five. "I’ve been abducted on several occasions," she added.Her kidnappers,she had learnt since undergoing regressive hypnosis) were the "greys" ({classic" small allens. She now worked in a home forpeople with learning difficulties. We came out into a clearing at the edge of the forest and saw the flash of the Orfordness lighthouse on the horizon.

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over onto her partner,who collapsed on top "We have a of their companion, laugh with them," she said. At 3am,we returned to the Woodbridge runway lights at track 10. Leaving Butler deep in conversation about UFO organisations’ finances with the second group, which had appeared from track I,Sinski and I walked over to our cars, discussing the night’s events.There was a hesitancy in his manner, but finally he leant toward me: "Somethingvery important happened here touight,"he told me,though an explanation would have to wait until morning. Driving home, I pondered the various theories that had been used to explain the incidents,mostly bypeople who weren’t sent. Georgina Bruni, author of the most recent book about the events,You Carrt ThU the People,believes that there were three nights of activity, with a full-blown close encounter ofthe third kind.At the other end ofthe spectrum is Ian Ridpath,editor ofThe O:ifard Dictionary of Astronomy. In his view,excited airmen were merely chasing the beam ofthe Orfordness lighthouse,and the starlike objects of Halt’s memo "were just that - stars."

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you’re a bit strange?"I asked her. She cheerfully dismissed my suggestion. "Idon’t care what they think," she replied. "It’s better than sitting at home drinking coffee and watching television day in, day Butiflwas finding things weird,Sinski was taking to it all like a duck to water. When Butler’s partner came out of the field to tell us thatthe psychotherapist had passed out, ufologists were quickly dispatched to carry him back,but he returned with them on foot without saying a word, and in the awkwardness ofthe situation,we found ourselves moving on. As we struggled through a dense patch ofundergrowth,I recalled the 1956Incident in which up to 18objects apparently combined to form a single radar echo,which was then clocked, and wiinessed from the air and on land,doing roughly 12,OOOmph over the airbase and wondered why UFOs were rarely seen nowadays. ’’You’rejoking,aren’t you?"Butler asked, before telling me about her last sighting, ;:"!,,,,,:.-; less than three weeks previously. Unfortunately,her partner had turned his flashlight on the spaceship, and it had disappeared. "I won’t be doing that again," he told me,sheepishly. As we headed down track 12, Butier explained why she had had contact there. "There’s a portal," she said: "they come i! through on interdimensional energy." On occasion,the ETs had pulled her put things in her pockets and hit Parish on the back of the head. One night, the Dark Shadow pushed her backward,and she fell

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As Steven SpielbergIS new E25 million TV blockbuster about alien encounters, A hot, sticky Ju1y afternoon in 1987 Jason Andrews is celebrating hiS. fourth birthday at his family’s cottage near Slade Green in Kent when the heavens open.

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This thne the aliens he is depicting mixture of fact, are not trying to phone home they’re here to subvert, and ultimately control,the human race. the story of how aliens And the new TV series,his first since affected the lives of three the award-winning Band OfBr.othe~0"’9 . American families over the past half" century. A massive hit in the U.S., where it ’I thought I couldn’t do justice to was broadcast on consecutive nights this genre in a two-hour movie,’ month, Spielberg’s series is the Spielberg explains. - last ’Wewould need a lot more time to do most expensive TV science faction of justice to the hist ry of alien abducdrama ever made with a budget more than f25million and it’s cer- tions, starting back in 1947 ’’Iht tain to re-ignite public debate on this through to forever-contentious subject. Watching the first episodes,it’s clear But surely all this talk of aliens is that Spielberg has done everything In far-fetched? As a natural sceptic,I’ve his power to create a fictional series always believed so, but over the past on the edge of fact. This is no weeks and montbs of reviewing the sci-fi comic book, no Invasion Of The evidence I’ve come to the conclusion Body Snatchers, but a compelling that it does, in fact, warrant the and all-too-plausible drama. closest investigation. British UFO expert Mike Soper, of There certainly seems to have been Contact International,is as convinced an official conspiracy to keep the as Spielberg that alien abductions have happened. facts secret. In the past few months,for example, firm evidence about unexplained events connected with Unidentified TELLING fact Is that there Flying Objects (UFOs)and extraare features common to all the terrestrial phenomena has begun to people’s stories,’ he maintains. governas appear for the first time ’Theyall remember being taken ments around the world have released and often talk about craft, to a documents. secret previously "examined". And, for the first time, politicians being ’Many talk about something being have started to admit that evidence "implanted" in their bodies,and when on the .possibility of extraterrestrial they return they often have triangular life has been concealed. bodies and aren’t their on marks example, In October last year, for wearing exactly the same clothes they former White House Chief of Staff were abduction’. the before Presifor worked who John Podesta, Ministry of Defence civil servant gov- Nick dent Clinton, called on the Pope,37,agrees. ernment to de-classify ’records that ’to ’Abductions most definitely do old’ and are more than 25 years he says. ’And although the provide scientists with data that will occur,’ "alien abductions" is a gift to assist them in detelJIlinlng the real phrase those people who want to deride it, nature ofthis phenomenon’. ordinary people are genuine, these Prime fOlJIler four years ago, Only they have been in Minister Baroness Thatcher hinted to who believe that situations.’ British UFO researcher Georgina Bruni extraordinary Pope isn’t a man with an anorak and that there was considerable secret inf lJIl tion on the subject, adding the tell can’t ’You mysteriously: no interest in aliens at all until 1991, when the MoD asked him investigate reports ofUFOs,alien abductions and was so struck by the other strange phenomena. ’The 100 or so people I interviewed remark that she used it as the title for her 2001 book on alien about being abducted by aliens sightings in Suffolk in 1980. weren’t publicity seekers merely after 15 minutes oUame,’he explains. 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in recent years. However, as sceptics point put, there have neen so many depictions of ’space creatures" dome heads and large oval with eyes that it is hardly surprisin!> that this has become somethIng of a stereotype. When Spielberg was researching the aliens for Close Encounters, he held lengthy consultations With the veteran American Dr J Allen Hynek a astronomer once-fierce critic of UFOs and alien phenomena who changed his completely after he becamemind a consultant on the Subject for the United States Air Force. Hynek assembled the authorita- . tive American dossier on’alien encounters, Project Blue Book, and advised Spielberg what aliens looked like. But the idea that grey rather than green little with elongated fingers, legsmen, and may actually have visitedneck, this country still incredibly far-fetched sounds until yoU talk to Georgina Bruni. ’When I interviewed Lady Thatcher a few years Bruni explains, ’I was describing to her the fact that U.S. military personnel here in Britain had reportedly had contact with aliens, and an alien spacecraft, in Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk in December 1980. ’I expected her to tell me that I’d been watching too many episodes of the X Files. But she didn’t look shocked at all. Shejust said, twice: "You can’t tell the people.’"

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shower in August 1993. It cast considerable doubt on this being an artificially prepared formation." His findings prompted further scientific research into crop circles. George Bishop, a journalist.turned-circle specialist at the Centre for Crop Circle Studies in London,believes that, despite the claims of Bower and Chorley, oniy 3.5 per cent of all circles are man.made and adds that possibly as many as 60 per cent of crop circles are never discovered. British researcher Colin Andrews insists that 20 per cent of all found circles "defy reasonable explanation",

but this is an estimate without substantial proof. Andrews conducted a four-year study in which he measured the Earth’s magnetic field in and around crop circles. He asserted that there was a magnetic flux present in the circles he researched and claimed they were not man-made. Andrews also said he was convinced something unresolved lies behind the many cases of "anomalous magnetic phenomena" such as spinning compass needles inside crop circles, unusual failures of electronic equipment and radio frequency interference. The circles created by the hoaxers are

severely undermining the work being carried out by the likes of the BLT (Burke,Levengood and Talbot) crop circle research team in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is dependent on 700 volunteers worldwide. According to director Nancy Talbot, "The hoaxers’ work and talk about UFOs is threatening to deter scientists from concerning themselves with the circles. There are clues here that we need to

take seriously." Colin Andrews is waging his own war against the hoaxers, having launched a campaign to hunt them down. His methods include detective work, site inspections, physical evidence, aerial photography, personal experiences and information from members of the media who have paid to have artificial circles created by groups such as tbe three-strong Circlemakers, who

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the length of which is half the diameter of the formation. The vortex is created this way and perfect circles emerge. The artists measure exactly where each of them has to start and then work their way toward each other. The flattening technique is as follows: "Place each stem between thumb and forefinger and stroke until it starts to bend. When the stems are bent at a right angle about two inches from thi r base, place each sheaf at the centre of each proposed circle. If this service is not performed, a greater ratio of breakage \vill occur: "Cerealogists who find a sheaf of sharply-cut stems \vithin the finished formation tend to see this as a sign of genuineness," say the Circlemakers. Once they’ve completed their . handiwork, the makers justhave to hope that it gets spotted within a few

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The area became known as the "Falkirk triangle" and other "sightings" have been recorded in neighbouring West Lothian. Bonnybridge councillor Billy Buchanan has called for a UFO visitors’ centre to be built in the village.

Stirling-based UFO writer Ron Halliday said: "When you think of the number of sightings in Scotland compared to the size of its population, it is phenomenaL" Of the Bonnybridge "phenomenon", he said: "One theory is that the area around Bonnybridgeissome kind of window into another dimension.

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Graham Birdsall, editor of UFO magazine, said: "UFOs tend to be attracted to regions that are fairly remote. "Plus, if you have a remote area, look out for airbases Scotland is littered with airbases.

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alien craft was shaped like a cross between an upturned saucepan and a child’s spinning top. It was 20 to 30 feet in diameter, the colour of aluminium,with portholes around the side. And it was hovering over the home of Lord Louis Mountbatten, one of the most senior members of the British Royal Family.

The remarkable apparition was reported in 1955 by a bricklayer called Briggs. In a sIgned statement, he told how he had spotted the flying saucer while on his way to work at Broadlands, Mountbatten’s country residence in Hampshire. Briggs described how he had dismounted from his bicycle as the saucer hovered, and was amazed to see a tube descend from its centre.A platform appeared in the tube,conHe was wearing a dark suit or tamIng a overalls and a close-fitting helmet. As he watched, Briggs was suddenJy overcome by an ’unseenforce’ which caused him to stumble.The tube retracted into the flying saucer, which suddenJy shot straight up into the sky and disappeared. Later, the flying saucer and its occupant returned. Communicating via telepathy, the alien being invited Briggs on board and whisked him off to see the Egyptian pyramids a round trip that lasted just ten minutes. Before he was returned to Hampshire the allens told the bricklayer: ’IfLord Mountbatten met us, he cotd change the Sceptics might have their own view of this tale, but Mountbatten himself was fascinated. His personal records show that he

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visited the scene of the sighting. They found marks in the snow consistent with Briggs’ account of his movements, but there was no evidence ofthe UFO’s visit. But the very fact that Mountbatten took so much trouble to check out the story speaks volumes about the seriousness with which he and other members of the Royal Family and military elite took the whole strange subject of extra-terrestrial activity. A we will see,those who came to share his interest included the Battle of Britain mastermind Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding,the British Army general Sir Frederick ’Boy’Browning, and most astonishingly of all- Mountbatten’s nephew, Prince Philip,the Duke of Edinburgh. By the early Fifti s, a significant number of this discreet ’gentleman’s club’ had become convinced that Earth was under observation by allens. To this day; Prince Philip has every issue of the magazine F1ying Saucer Review sent to and once him at Bucklngham Palace appointed an equerry as his personal UFO investigator.

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Eade, editor.of the Sunday Dispatch, one ofthe poptar newspapers ofthe day. ’These extraordinary things have now been seen in almost every part of the world: Scandinavia, North America, South America, Central Europe,’ he wrote. ’It seems clear that the overwhelming weight of opinion from every part of the world will show that some new thing definitely exists which is capable of flying at very slow speed,or even perhaps of hovering and accelerating at an unheard-of speed several times the speed of sound. . ’The available evidence will show that they are not of human agency, that is to say If they do not come from thatis so,then presumably they must comefrom,",ome heavenly. body,probably a Mountbatten believed that the UFOs shotd be seen as the intergalactic equivalent of contemporary aircraft. ’Maybe it is the Shackletons or Scotts ofVenus or Mars who are making their first exploration of he mused. our But he also suggested that the flying saucers might be the . alien life-forms themselves

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describe how the. subject had been dismissed as nonsense, but ’many intelligent and distinguished people in all parts of the world are intensely Interested, and treat such reports very seriously indeed’. Eade quoted from a letter he had received ’from one of the most famous men alive today’, whom he cotd not name but who ’commands universal respect and admiration’. It was a discussion with this mystery man,Eade said,which led to his decision ’to place before the readers of the Sunday Dispatch all that is known about the flying saucers and all the theories about them,no matter how sensational and fantastic’.

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meet an equally enigmatic woman named Mrs Markham at a flat in Chelsea. Arriving from Buckingham Palace one night in 1955, he was.ushered into a second-floor drawing-room on Smith Street occupied by a man referred to ouly as’MrJanus’. Janus asked Sir Peter to tell him ’ everything he knew about UFOs. Sir Peter asked what was his inter’ est in the subject. The answer was simple: ’1 would like to meet the Duke ofEdinburgh.’ Sir Peter and Mr Janus proceeded to discuss a variety of esoteric subjects, including how the flYing saucers were trying to save the Earth, and the perils which faced mankind as a result of technological progress.

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unique potential displayed bYl!1Y a-levels in English,Latin,French,maths and art.All too late,I now realise he saw me as an archetypal nerd,a misshapen peg for a slightly off-squarehole.I had rampaging acne,long hair spilling dandruffdown my slouching shoulders,an addiction to prog-rock records and pints oflager-and-blackcurrant.I was one ofthose irritating fools who memorise whole Monty Python sketches.Girltriends were something Other people had.Inmy spare time,I laboured over a shapeless novel about a sinister lobster recipe that was taking over the world, though most ofthe action was confined to my

home town of Crawley,West Sussex.I was a Hobbit in all but name.What other choice ofemployment could anyone have suggested? But as J turned the corner into my home territory ofBuckmansRoad in the districtof West Green,destiny was bout to deal me a new role.A mission.A pointer for the future that I had consistently failed to visualise for It was floating above the rooftops ofmy road an assemblage ofmysterious lights.Itdidn’t seemeo l?e travelling in a linear way but wobbling trom side to side in the darkness,withoutmaking a sound,l stopped and watched it,dumbfounded.Then I remembered it was Guy Fawkes’Night.Oh,it’s a rocket,I remember thinking;Or an Air Or some other fIrework that goes up in the air.But when the lights continued to wink and hover for several minutes,I discoilnted that No,thiswas an unidentifIedfiying object, possibly a spacecraft piloted by aliens.People see them all the time;it’sjust that it hadrit happened to. me before.I was excited beyond intelligent thought. I was trembling so much,I almost shook myself out ofmy tank top and oxford bags. There was fear in the excitement,because I was dealing with the unknown.Who’s to say,I remember thinking,iliat this isn’t the start ofa fullscale invasion? It could be The War ofthe Worlds or,at best,The Day the Earth Stood S till. People could be massacred; the whole planet could be destroyed in a fiash.ltwas the kind ofday when anything could have happened - indeed,I have since discovered that on this very same day,a former member of the band Steps "vas born. I hurried home and gibbered to my mother that there was a UFO outside,just down the road.I "vas disappointed that she wasrit that bothered;instead ofrushing outside to see it for herself,she suggested I call nearby GatwickAirport to see if they had spotted anything on their radar.So I checked the telephone directory,picked up the receiver >>+

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It is already quite dark.The air is heavyw The reporter asked ifa photographer could call smoke from early bonfires and fIreworks.I c and take a picture."No;’I said,"the UFO’s not there probability,the Hanger Lane gyratory system had them popping and fizzing at regular intervi any more.It disappeared after several minutes."No,a been built by extra-terrestrial visitors.The movie attention is attracted by lights in the sky,abc picture ofme,the local hack patiently explained. Close Encounters ofthe Third Kind came out in rooftops. There is at least one red light,at lea "Oh,okay then;’I must have said,because a snapper 1977,and I gorged on that as well. white light,and they are glowing and winkil duly turned up on the doorstep one evening.As a But like many adolescent enthusiasms,my eerily.The lights aren’t self-contained dots,I: Sunday Times writer I have had the pleasure of obsession inevitably waned.I put away childish in the air. 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two nights in December 1980,just after Christmas, strange lights were seen in Rendlesham forest, Suffolk, adjacent to the RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge airbases. The twin-base complex was operated by the American military as part of NATO’s front-line defences. On both occasions, American personnel left the Bentwaters base to investigate the mysterious lights in the belief that an aircraft might have crashed. Disoriented and puzzled, their testimony, given sometime afterwards, has contributed to a widespread belief that the airmen had a close encounter with a UFO. While it was known that the Deputy Base Commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Halt, had sent a memo to the Ministry of Defence (MoD)about the disturbing incidents, he never received any official reply and the Ministry’s subsequent denial of- or at least silence on - the incidents fuelled suspicions among UFO believers that the MoD not only knew the truth about UFOs but was covering up prominent cases. The Rendlesham encounters and Col Halt’s memo, they argued, established that definitively. At long last, the Ministry of Defence has released its file on Rendlesham; in 155 pages, it chronicles the Ministry’s own investigations of what happened on those two December nights 21 years ago. Unfortunately, for both conspiracy aficionados and UFO buffs, what is revealed by the MoD’s internal documents could not be further removed from the ’cover up’ of an alien visitation. The ’close encounter’ first made headlines in 1983 when American researcher Robert Todd discovered the existence of Col Halt’s memo to the MoD and informed the UFO community. In the United States - where ufologists have had a long and successful run of requesting the release of government and military documents under their Freedom of Information Act Todd decided, in 1983, to make a speculative enquiry about the Rendlesham incidents. In time, he received a response from the

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5l3th Combat Support Group (CSG), which provided document management services to the Third Air Force; they had located a copy of the ’Halt memo’. As the USAF’s own copy had been "properly disposed of in accordance with Air Force Regulations," the copy now provided to Todd had been obtained by the CSG directly from the British government. 1 In April 1983, when British ufologist Jenny Randles and fellow investigators put questions to MoD department DS8, it was confirmed to them that "USAF personnel did see unusual lights" at RAF Woodbridge, but they were ambivalent about the existence of the memo from the commander of an American base on British soil- a document whose existence DS8 could not confirm or give Jenny permission to view, and yet here was Jenny in the MoD waving a copy she had obtained from Todd. This silence - or at least, reticence - was interpreted as a denial, giving rise to the view that ’something’ was being concealed. However, the MoD was indeed keeping a file on Rendlesham and now, thanks to the diligence of UFO historian and fortean researcher Dr David Clarke, it was released to him in May 2001. Clarke explains: ’Towards the end of the year 2000, an application was made under the present Code of Practice on Access to Government Information for a copy of the file, assembled by


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Secretariat Air Staff 2a (the successor to DS8) on the Rendlesham Forest UFO incident. In addition, a search was requested of other files that might contain documents relevant to the report from RAF Bentwaters." "According to the Ministry, the majority of the papers contained within came from one file that was assembled some time after the alleged event that opened with Halt’s memo and largely consisted of correspondence. Because the file appeared incomplete, the MoD carried out a search to identifY any other relevant papers from ’UFO’ files covering the same period, 1981-2. This search located a number of other documents relating to the incident that have now been placed within the original file opened in

1982."

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his memo, Halt describes the two events from his own recollection. On the first occasion, he writes, three patrolmen were given permission to investigate a possible aircrash "outside the back gate" of the Bentwaters base, adjacent to Rendlesham Forest. The patrolmen, Halt says, reported encountering a "strange glowing object in the forest," which was "metallic in appearance and triangular in shape, approximately two to three metres 10ft) across the base and approximately two metres high." The object, according to Halt, "had a pulsing red light on top and a bank(s) of blue lights underneath" and was "hovering or on legs." As the patrolmen approached, the object "manoeuvred through the trees and disappeared." The next night, Halt and others witnessed more "strange lights" they could not explain. "A red sun-like light was seen through the trees. It moved about and pulsed," he wrote. As both incidents centred on Rendlesham Forest and as this was outside the jurisdiction of the US Air Force, Halt says it had been deemed a matter for the Ministry to investigate. Halt never received any confirmation of receipt or further instructions. In the following years, the Rendlesham case received enormous publicity, being endlessly cited in a stream of books and TV documentaries as a ’double whammy’, evi. dence of both the existence of UFOs and of a high-level cover-up. However, as time went by, a growing number of ufologists became

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morning of 27/28 December. (Halt erroneously records these as 27 and 29/30 December respectively.) Astonishingly, the file includes a letter from science writer and astronomer Ian Ridpath to DS8 in 1983 alerting them to the fact that Col Halt had recorded erroneous dates in his memo - dates that could have been confirmed, as Ridpath had found, from local police records. When DS8 wrote to an RAF officer at the base to check Ridpath’s claim, the officer chose to accept Halt’s dates over Ridpath’s. As Dr Clarke notes: "The MoD’s assessment that the UFO events reported to them by Lt Col Halt were of "no defence significance" was flawed because their analysis of radar data was concentrated upon incorrect dates!" How could Halt have been so mistaken? It’s a question which I may be the only person ever to have raised, albeit by On 13 May 1997, American journalist Salley Rayl interviewed Halt and kindly asked on my behalf: "We received an e-mail earlier in the day from a fellow by the name of James Easton who lives in Scotland and apparently has been researching this case during recent months. One thing that he mentioned, and a question that I would like to pass on to you, is why have there been variances in the dates given for both incidents? Your memo claims that the dates were on the evening/early morning of the 26th/27th and 29th/30th of December, respectively. But elsewhere, in interviews, the dates have been given as 25 to 26 and 28 to 29, he says. So why, why are there differences in those dates’" Halt replied: "Well, I tried ro go back and recover the police blotter and the security blotter - I think I mentioned to you earlier - to reaffirm the dates. Keep in mind, I wrote the memo several weeks later. And it was not a really important memo. The date was not critical. The critical portion was, you know, what hal’pened and are you interested) And how about getting involved and let’s investigate this. It’s possible that I, I put the date down wrong. But I don’t believe so. I tried to verify later and the police blotters had been taken

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Halt didn’t take statements from any of the witnesses until a full week after the events. He told Sally Rayl that this delay was due to the holiday period: "Around New Year’s Eve, I took statements and interviewed the men who had taken part in the initial incident." I acquired these statements in 1998 and revealed them first, exclusively, on the Intetnet. 2 Four of the five statements agree and verify the date of the first incident as 26 December, so there should never have been any confusion. If, as Halt stated to Rayl, he attempted to substantiate the correct dates before sending his memo, why did he not refer to the testimonies he had personally obtained from the witnesses? In his memo, Halt informed the Ministry that following a sighting of "unusual lights outside the back gate at RAF Woodbridge" a patrol was allowed to "check it out." He wrote: "Thinking an aircraft might have crashed or been forced down, they called for permission to go outside the gate to investigate. The on-duty flight chief responded and allowed three patrolmen to proceed on foot. The individuals reported seeing a strange glowing object in the forest."

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three patrolmen, Airman Ed Cabansag, it seems the "strange glowing object" was a farmhouse,. The group had entered the forest thinking "it had to be an aircraft accident" and walked at least two miles (3.2km), trying to get to a vantage point that would clarify this light in the distance. "Our route through the forest and field was a direct one, straight towards the light," he continues. "We figured the lights were coming from past the forest, since nothing was visible as we passed through the woody forest. We could see a glowing near the beacon light, but as we got closer we found it to be a lit-up farmhouse." Indeed, it was the same ’glowing farmhouse’ at Capel Green which alarmed Halt during the second incident. When the ’UFO’ was reported again the next night, he ventured into Rendlesham forest in search of

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As he recaIled in the interview with Salley Rayl: "We had also noticed that the farmer’s house appeared to be glowing, as though

there were a fire inside. All the windows were bright red and sort of flickering and I was quite concerned for the occupants of the house." During the past year, local researcher Robert McLean managed to retrace, on more than one occasion, Halt’s route from the microcassette notes Halt made in the forest that night. McLean easily located the same farmhouse and was able to see for himself the ’house on fire effect’. It is, he says, "quite an effective iIlusion" but is only a result of local lighting conditions. Halt’s memo goes on to describe the "beacon light": "The object was described as being metallic in appearance and triangular in shape, approximately two to three metres across the base and approximately two metres high. It iIluminated the entire forest with a white light. The object itself had a pulsing red light on top and a bank(s) of blue lights underneath. The object was hovering or on legs. As the patrolmen approached the object, it man uvred through the trees and disappeared. At this time the animals on a nearby farm went into a frenzy. The object was briefly sighted approximately an hour later near the back gate."

The testimony of the three security patrolmen seems be at odds with Halt’s account. Not one of them describes a ’triangularshaped’ object in their statements. StaffSergeant Jim Penniston was the only one who claimed to have seen what he believed to be a metaIlic object, associated with the ’lights’. His original written account describes

how he was never able to get closer than 50 metres (160f)to the elusive source, which his accompanying sketch clearly showed to be ’box-shaped’. Penniston’s account changed radically after he underwent ’regressive hypnosis’. Contrary to his earlier testimony, he began to claim the ’object’ was ’triangularshaped’. Significantly, however, the final member of that patrol, Airman First Class John Burroughs, was adamant they never observed a ’craft’, merely some lights which implied an object was there. Cabansag’s statement refers only to some unfamiliar lights, the origin of which was never resolved, except for the "beacon light" - quite a different scenario from the one outlined in Halt’s memo. (When I contacted him recently, John Burroughs stiIl maintains they saw only some anomalous lights.) In popular retellings of the Rendlesham encounters, the lights are said to man uvre through the trees before disappearing. But, as explained in Burroughs’ statement, the patrolmen saw the lights next to a farmhouse before they were lost from sight: "We got up to a fence that separated the trees from the open field and you could see the lights down by a farmer’s house. We climbed over the fence and started heading towards the red and blue lights and they just disappeared. Once we reached the farmer’s house we could see a beacon going around, so we went towards We followed it for about two miles before we could see it was coming from a lighthouse." Then, said Burroughs, "We had just crossed a creek and were told to come back when we saw a blue light to our left in the trees. It was only there for a minute and it just streaked away. After that, we didn’t see anything so we returned to the truck." Conspicuously absent in Halt’s memo is the story of how that lighthouse played a role in those first and formative ’UFO’ perceptions. The "blue light" which seemed to "streak away" is the sole basis for Halt’s contention that, "The object was briefly sighted approximately an hour later near the back gate." If the Ministry had also been advised by Halt that the tiny pulsating light (confirmed by Halt to Sally Rayl) he personally observed within Rendlesham forest, was seen again "clear off to the coast" (documented in his microcassette recording), the entire context

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of these ’UFO’ alarms might have become

more evident. In the memo, Halt also drew attention to radiation readings taken at what was believed to be the first night’s ’UFO landing site’. We can now see from the MoD’s file that they wasted time on this. It’s long been demonsttated that the levels were minuscule. In fact, Halt himself tecords incidental ’radiation readings’ from a nearby field which were higher than most of the ’landing site’ readings.

Green, 1995, showing landing site still blighted 15 years after Larry Warren’s

tractor at night. As it moved around a large field, delivering food to cattle in an otherwise dark landscape, the numerous top and side lights created a spectacular display and on top was an amber beacon ’warning’ light.

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Robert McLean has been able to locate

Larry Warren’s purported landing area, using the visual clues in Warren’s CD, also called

Left at East Gate. McLean also obtained aerial Senior Airman Kenneth shots of the locale and one of these, taken by Greene, stationed at RAF the depicts Warren’s ’UFO landing site’ Bentwaters, recently told me about in It shows some discoloured areas the ’UFO’ which he and a fellow one of which appears to be circular - in the servicemen encountered, in 1978, field. However, this RAF aerial photograph on their way to Bentwaters one Halt’s ’official was taken in 1953 (27 years earlier) and the night for the midnight shift. "I was living off UFO report’ created much marks are interpreted by experienced aerial base at the time in a small town called excitement and optimism in reconnaissance folk as typical patterns Darsham, near Saxmundham, Suffolk. My the ’UFO community’. in crops caused by underground room mate and I were on a small country road Ostensibly, it threatened ruins. .. not evidence of an alien and as we came round a curve there was a to blow apart the MoD spaceship landing. small triangular object, about eight feet ’UFO conspiracy’, and the speculaIn a new development, there’s a (2Am) in height, stopped in middle of the tion was fuelled by Penniston’s possible explanation which seems to road. This object had a small flashing orange increasingly elaborate recollections account for UFO-like impressions beacon on top and bright white lights emaunder ’hypnotic regression’. He now experienced by Burroughs, Cabansag nating from it at various points." claimed to have examined a landed and Penniston. Ultimately, the catalyst "Our immediate thought was that it was a ’craft’ at his leisure for 20 minutes. In for all that followed was the ’UFO’they UFO, but it turned out to be a very small farm contrast, his fellow patrolman John witnessed, and the source of those enigtractor. The top width was shorter than the Burroughs resolutely maintains: "I never saw matic lights was found near a farmhouse. bottom width and the two sides slightly anything metallic or anything hard." Again: Recall Burroughs’ statement: "We got to a angled toward the top. This shape was "We did not see a structured ’craft’... all we fence that separated the trees from theupopen actuallyup the operator’s compartment. saw were lights that seemed to imply a strucfield and you could see the lights down by a However, viewing this at night when the ture of some kind." farmers house. We climbed over the fence and white lights were on created an initial impresThis divergence in the eyewitness testimo- started heading towards the red and blue sion of a ’triangle’. It wasn’t until the operator ny rarely featured in the more enthusiastic lights and they just disappeared." extinguished some of the lights and moved off media reports. The story’s factual genesis was In a sketch which depicted the triangular- the road that we realized it was a tractor." confused further by the publication of Left at shaped light fonnation, Burroughs clarified that Could this have been what was witnessed East Gate (1997) by ex-USAF airman Larry the top red light, which resembled a beacon, by the USAF patrol, stressed after their long Warren, who claimed to have been directly was "red and orange." Especially prominent was chase through the dark forest, by the glowing involved with others in a dramatic ’close white light which projected downwards from farm, sparking off the UK’s most famous encounter’ during the UFO incursions. Halt ’UFO’affair? the source. It occurred to me that I had seen and Penniston were, however, scathing of something similar... the field lights used by a We may never know for sure. However, in Warren’s assertions; in Warren’s original the first book written about this case - SkY account he claimed only that he had heard Crash (1984)co-authored by Jenny Randle;, about the ’UFO’tales while stationed on the Brenda Butler and Dot Street - Jenny writes base, but later, after ’hypnotic regression’ he of Butler and Street’s visit to the site, within a too was claiming a closer contact. couple of months of the UFO events: "Brenda Warren referred to his designated UFO and Dot were directed to see a Mr Brown, who ’landing site’ as momentous physical evidence owns a house about three quarters of a mile of UFO visitation. The photographs in his [I,200m]further down the path which skirts book describe the location as: "Capel Green, the field... He had a large pink house with site of the incident. Craft’s point of contact plenty ofold huts around the back, and a clearly visible as discolored area..." and "Capel tor standing idle... He abruptly pointed out that he knew nothing about a UFO." 3 In fact, he might have known a lor more about it than he realised! [

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2. James Easton, Rendlesham Unravelled (1998). See: www.rendlesham.com 3. Jenny Randles, Brenda

Butler & Dot Street, Sky Crash (Neville Spearman, 1984, p

47.

RECOMMENDED READING

SKY CRASH: A COSMIC CONSPIRACY (1984) Brenda Butler, Dot Street and Jenny Randles AND NOT SO RECOMMENDED... LEfT AT EAST GATE (1997) Larry Warren

TO THE LIGHTHOUSE: A view from the forest edge near where Top: John F Burroughs - saw anomalous lights.

Co!. Halt saw a flashing ’UFO’.

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RECOMMENDED SURFING

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THE ISSUES RAISED.BY THE RENDLESHAM CASE HAVE SPLIT THE UFO COMMUNITY. WHILE JAMES EASTON REPRESENTS A WHAT FEW FACTS CAN BE ESTABLISHED, THERE IS A THRIVING OPPOSITION PRAGMATIC VIEWPOINT BASED UPON THE FACE VALUE OF UFOS HOVERED OVER THE NATO INSTALLATIONS FOR ALMOST FIVE HOURS WHICH BELIEVES THE SAME DATA SUPPORTS THE THEORY THAT AND LANDED IN THE NEARBY FOREST. GEORGINA BRUNI THAT MEMBERS OF THE USAF, STATIONED AT THE TWIN RAF BASES IN SUFFOLK,DID ENCOUNTER UFOS DURING THAT CHRISTMAS WEEKBELIEVES IN 1980. most UFO reports, there is Unlike official evidence in the public domain to prove that the Rendlesham Forest incident was genuine. The first real evidence emerged in 1983, when an American research group obtained a document released through the Freedom of Information Act. This was a memorandum authored by Lieutenant Colonel Charles Halt, the Deputy Base Commander, himself a witness to one of the events. The document, which was sent to the MoD soon after the incident, described how military witnesses encountered a triangular-shaped object in Rendlesham Forest, on the perimeter of RAF Woodbridge, and explained that radiation readings were taken at the landing site. More evidence surfaced in 1984 when Colonel Sam Morgan, the then base commander, sent copies of a tape recording to British researchers. The tape, which was made by Halt during one of the events, confirmed that radiation readings were taken at the landing site, that indentations were found in the ground where an object . . . was said to have landed, and that the --.......--....-patrol encountered UFOs. During research for my book You Can’t Tell The People: The Definitive Account of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident (Sidgwick & Jackson, 2000), I located USAF photographs taken at the landing site the morning after the initial These photographs feature USAF personnel and British police examining the ground indentations as described in Halt’s recording. I’ve worked on this case for five years and have been frustrated by the way in which the MoD and USAF have played down the incident, claiming it was of "no defence significance". I’m not alone in my internal exchanges frustration. Former Chief of the Defence between departmentsof correspondence Staff Lord Hill-Norton (below) has been Defence Intelligence of the RAF and Staff (DIS). These trying to get answers since 1983. He has documents offer some tabled 16 Questions in Parliament this spired after the MoD idea of what tranreceived Halt’s memyear: Questions that concern the case as orandum and, contrary to the official line presented in my book. The answers were that the incident "no defence not convincing, even though great significance", show was of that the report was, pressure was put on Baroness Symons, indeed, taken seriously. Minister of State for Defence One document reveals that tape recordProcurement, to release informaed evidence of the incident was handed tion on the case. But Lord Hillto General Gabriel, the Chief of the Norton did not give up and, earlier United States Air Force in Europe, and this year, his persistence paid off we learn that the Americans did not when the MoD’s file on this case share this information with the MoD. was released under the ’Code However, Halt has since told me of Practice on Access to that a British agent was Government Information’. among those who debriefed There are numerous docthe witnesses after the uments in the file, the most So could it be that the important of which are the BIG CHIEF: Hill-Norton

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AHEAD OF THE FIELD... MARK PILKINGTON REVIEWS THE PICK OF THIS SUMMER’S lATE CROP OF CIRCLES. PHOTOS BY STEVE ALEXANDER.

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Above BARROWDEN, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE: One of the year’s other impresssive creations.

Left - CHILBOLTON, HAMPSHIRE: The Aricebo formation sent the nation’s press into a circle frenzy.

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Right MILK HILL, WILTSHIRE: The megaglyph, also known as the Galaxy. It has been called the "mother and father of all crop circles" and is almost a thousand feet in diameter.

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s another summer fades, so another crop circlemaking season closes. This year, however, things have been rather different, with initial apathy turning to awe and a resulting media frenzy not seen since the heady days of the early 1990s. Things got off to a fairly bleak start. Restrictions imposed due to the Foot and Mouth epidemic saw any determined circle artistes facing fines of several thousand pounds - a deterrent considerably more potent than the f100 paid by Matthew Williams, who exposed himself to the law last year. Compounding the situation was the month-long delay in planting crops after one of the wettest winters on record. April, usually the month in which the season’s first daubings appear, was

conveniently situated between a theme park and the local airport. The year’s first dazzlers, a Meso-American-style maze and an intriguing, curved pyramid lens, landed in Barrowden Northamptonshire, and Berwick Bassett, Wiltshire, in the first few days of June. From then on it was a circle summer much like any other until, on the torrential night of 11-12 August, something incredible appeared on the top of Milk Hill- at 900 ft (247m)up, the highest point in the surrounding area - the first time it had been visited by the circlemakers. The formation, known as the ’Megaglyph’, was a relatively

straightforward fractal spiral but was, at around 900 ft (274m) across, simply enormous, consisting of over 400 individual circles, some of them over 70ft (21m) in diameter. Writing in the Guardian, John Vidal called it "boring and predictable", but the croppy community was ecstatic. "The formation that has brought the phenomenon back to the people," cried Stuart Dike on Crop Circle Connector, the croppies’ online focal point, "it is the mother of all crop circles." Even veteran circlemaker John Lundberg was blown away: "I was well and truly godsmacked, I just kept returning to the image and

formation-free. The year’s first circle, an impressive six.fold flower, appeared not in Wiltshire, but in field of oil-seed rape outside Zierenberg in central Germany on 15 May. As if in immediate response, a simple concentric circle design appeared in Hampshire the next day - at last the season had begun’ 25 May saw F&M restrictions lifted in Wiltshire and Hampshire, with a few relatively straightforward creations popping up in the usual places, as well as one in Bournemouth, Dorset, a

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GREAT SHELFORD, CAMBRIDGESHIRE: An asymetrical formation in wheat.

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staring at The size of the formation was unlike anything else we’d seen in the fieIds before, if was off the scale!" Perhaps the design’s somewhat "retro" flavour, which harked back to the heyday of 1995/6, had something to do with the hero’s welcome it received. The print and TV news media, which had ignored the phenomenon until now, were clearly overjoyed at being able to fill pages with new circle speculation. It was almost as if the past few years had never happened.

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following week, someone - or something - laid down a perfect riposte, this time in Chibolton, Hampshire, beside a radio telescope that has hosted formations several times before. One showed a humanoid face, not unlike the ’Face on Mars’. The other, dubbed the ’Aricebo Response’, almost replicated the binary signal designed by astronomers Frank Drake and Carl Sagan and beamed to the star cluster M 13 in 1974, from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The key differences were the humanoid figure’s enlarged head perhaps a reference to its supposed ET origins - and a few misNaturally placed pieces of

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rhese served as cues for intensely Jera ed analyses from croppies,

self-professed geneticist, and, more surprisingly, a bemused response from SET! astronomer Serh Shostak. Shostak admitted r,’ aelmiring the circlemakers’ work. bur pointed out several I’r,)blems with the image, and one \\Irh rhe notion of a reply in "1\1 13 is 25,000 light-years ,I"rant. which means that rhe 1Il sa,ge will not reach its target [,’I’ anothel’ 250 centurie".. The dl’l’ CIrcles are decorati,’e, IInpressive, and provocative, but n,,t II1f"rmarive. We can expect bettt’!’ from true extraterrestrial (’ven one

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proximityof the the ne,\rhy IIHl’rsrellar observatory at l :hilh,,Iwn, where some SETI I’r(),grammes are carried ()ut. "By my standards," Michell wid FT, "rhe ’Face’ is a grear w()rk ()f an, "\rrceh() Response’ to

l’c,1UtifuL subtle, witty, enigmatic. i’l" )\’ocative, avvesome an,J WOt1,lerfuL It outclasses everything ell Jne hy modern artists in the medium of landscape, including Srniths’1l1, Fulton, Christo. Long 111,1 (,oldsworthy."

Such was the excitement surrounding these new formations that several websites had to close down as bandwidth demand far exceeded the limits of their service providers. Even the mighty Crop Circle Connector was forced to close its doors temporarily, upping its allowance from 50MB to a cost!y I 501v18 f r August. After a sluwish start, it’s been a remarkahle year in circlemakin,g. with a respectahle 88 formations in the UK (mmpare,!w 134 last year) and another 30 as L1r afield as Pulan,L Serhia and Veteran researcher Colm ,Andrews W,1S clearly moved as he appeared l)n Art Bell’s radio sh()w: "There’s never been a hetter sea,()n, this is hy far the I’innacle of the last 20 years,.. there have heen time, in my work where I have privately cried to mvself; it s()unds extra(Jrdinary I know. hur it’s Just ,SlJ ,pecial" Thank you

Israel.

Colin. The’ !,hen()men()n has. it seems, c()me full circle. SOURCES The Guardian, 21 Auq: The Independent, 26 Auq 2001: Crop Circle Connector www.cropcircleconnector.com CIrclemakers www.circlemakers.org SET! Statement

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and Mills into deep space by Nasa scientists looking out from a wheat field.’ in the 1970s in an attempt to The binary message in the second formation includes digits To sceptics they are just an contact alien civilisations. the formulae elaborate ’. crop cIrcle belIevers are spectacular examples yet ofa seaMrs Pringle said it had been hailing them as a message from sonal mystery that has been going recognised as a pattern transmitouter space. on for more than 25 years. ted as a radio message in the The first lInage when seen from Lucy Pringle, who has written direction of a star cluster in 1974 above emerges as a brooding books about the phenomenon, from the world’s largest radio teleface.Alongside is an intricate copy said the face was made up of hun- scope in Puerto Rico. It was sent in the direction ofsoofa binary radio message beamed dreds of individual circles of

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Works sucked rather than pushed its way through the atmosphere. Had Schauberger created an ’anti-

gravity’ device? And had the Americans got wind of it? The conquering Americans

held Schauberger under house arrest and debriefed him thoroughly.

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and told me more about what had happened in those fateful days when Germany was collapsing. One of the five machines Schauberger was engineering was dubbed the.’flying saucer’. And it was this which the Americans seized upon when the war ended. They seemed to know what they were looking for a radical form of aeroengine which

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are round circulmo shape would :be ideal for . moving in any direction at the flick of a switch. Nazi researchers are said to have ,beIieved the round shape was ideal for carrying a jet engine to generate the electricity needed to charge the flying saucer. The danger in creating antigravity is that any method used has to tap mto the infWte power of sub-atomic particles. Tbis power cotdd be deliberately or accidentally released in an uncontainable sub-atomic reaction that could create an explosion big enough to destroy half of Europe. This may m y be a theory - ’but so was the atomic bomb just a few’ years before one was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

in 1946, had the rudiments of an entirely new propulsion medium: one which 18 months later would have Nathan ’!\vining, a US Air Force general in charge of technology secrets, saying that e US had the knowledge and the ability toconstruct a piloted aircraft with the operating characteristics of a UFO within the foreseeable future. A craft that seemingly defied the laws of physics. But what happened to this knowledge? Why, nowadays, do we not travel in aircraft capable of phenomenal speeds and no longer dependent on jet engines? American scientists were predicting a golden age of antigravity for the Sixties. A fue!less proptilsion source was on the horizon. But it didn’t happen. Why? For the niost simple and deadliest of reasons: the fear that anti-gravity cotdd not only be used to revolutionlse the world of aerospace,but cotdd also become a destructive force so powerful that it had the potential to destroy the world. Their discoveries struck terror into the hearts ofthe keepers of the secrets of anti-gravity. They realised that if you fiddled with the building blocks of nature in a way that they cotdd not fully understand, then you might set off a chain reaction like a nuclear explosion,but hundreds of times more severe. And worse,if America could do it, then so cotdd any rogue state. n simply wasn’t a risk worth taking. No wonder that someone,somewhere, took the view that anti-gravity shotdd be kept a secret for a very long time.

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Extractfrom The Hunt For Zero Point: One Man’s Journey Th Discover The Biggest Secret Since The Invention OfThe Atom Bomb,by Nick Cook,to be published by Century on September 16at Ell.99. Th order a capyfor E16.99 (free p&p), teleplwne 01206 255800.

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AEROSPACE CONSULTANT FOR JANE’S DEFENCE WEEKLY Palmdale, home of the Skunk Works, a legendary aircraft-manufacturing facility. because, in the.Forties, foul-smelling chemicals emanated from its secret facilities on the edge of the main Lockheed aircraft plant. Other factory workers, not knowing what was going on there,joked that it was being used to make moonshine, or

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Did they make a plane that flies at 5,300mph? ’sknnkjuice’as it was referred to in the Vil Abner cartoon strip of the day. Sknnk Works employees work on secret projects and are highly skilled engineers.They are recrnited from the works’ parent company, Lockheed, which today builds everything from Stealth fighters to space launchers and satellites. Could a team from its 4,000

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gone more than ’half-a-dozen miles fighter. The troops at the crash site towards the point of impact before were part of a Pentagon ’red team’ her face was forced into the dirt, a helicoptered in to secure the area boot was in her back and a gun was at and to keep the secret of the Stealth’s her head. These were not or ary highly classified technology. U was a measure of the lengths the soldiers,but SWAT-types brandishing Colt Commandos, wearing night- US military goes to guard its secrets. vision goggles and issuing threats ButI was to discover there is an even boutgovernment property and greater secret which is no less than the aerospace equivalent of the Holy national security. It was not until 1988 that the out- Grail anti-gravity. In other words, going Reagan administration admitted the plane,strictly classified even Continued on Page 44

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quantum leap in aircraft design. Something dreamed about, but beyond reach and likely to remain so. It was the stuff of science fiction. Or so I thought until my investigations, undertaken over the last ten years, led me to change my mind. I am now convinced it is one of tbe last century’s most breath-

taking- and most closely guarded discoveries. Anti-gravity is a discovery born of the Nazis’ desire to conquer the world. And it could also explain tbe

thousands of sightings of UFOs that have occurred since the Second World War. In the light of antigravity,the notion ofX-Files-type flying saucers doesnot seem so strange. The draconian measures applied at the Californian crash site were among the final pieces in a jigsaw I had been putting together ever since photocopied pages of an old popular science journal had been placed

anonymously on my desk at Jane’s Defence Weekly, the British magazine which documents the day-today dealings of the multi-billiondollar global defence industry. I have worked there for 14years as aviation editor and aerospace consultant, covering everything from Chinese combatengines to radar systems.But this was way off my usual beat.The cutting,about revolutionary US military research,was dated 1956. The headline ran: ’The G-Engines Are Coming!’ It contained a drawing ofa US airman stepping out ofan aircraft that had no wings and no visible

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secret weapons programme and Kammler,a qualified engineer, soon became deeply involved. He was clever and cruel- 20,000 slave workers died creating the vast galleried complex hacked out under the Harz Mountains in Germany, where Kammler oversaw production: of VI rockets. One day in March 1945,the guards hanged 52people in Gallery 41,tying a dozen at a time to a beam which was then pulled up by a crane. Those next in line were forced to watch. These were Kammler’s hallmarks. Kammler rose to the rank of SS General,in charge not ouly of all air. craft and missile programmes but also his own high-powered research and development think-tank. He set up his secret operation in the vast Skoda industrial complex in CzechQ-

slovakia, a country which t regarded as its own private de According to my researches, tists there were working on W! systems so futuristic that they Germany’s VI and V2 rocketI look pedestrian. Among thes! nuclear power plauts for rock! aircraft, highly sophisticated I lasE weapons and Butthere was more.A Polish told me the extraordinary Sl ’TheBell’.Experhoents had be ing place in a mine close to the border. They involved feedin! doses of electricity into an I

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nore it, if you have it already. The Americans appeared indifferent to any pointers towards KammIer.Had he already done a de with the Americans? The answer must be yes. The Bell was removed by a spe ial SS evacuation team just before the Russians arrived. More than 60 scientists working on the experiment were then ruthlessly killed to preserve the secrets of the mine. The Bell was shipped out-butto where? One possibility was "using one of the northern Adriatic ports that

ground chamber where a bell-shaped device emitted a pale blue light. Five scientists exposed to the device had died of side-effects. Word had it that they were investigating some kind of anti-gravitational effect. The Bell,

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under an enemy or neutral flag. Either way,Kamner had the means thousands of tons of docu-’ mentation,equipmentand personnel pretty mu h where he wanted. At the end of the,Second World War, via captured technology from Germany that hasnever seen the light of day,America acquired knowledge of

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It proved flying saucers exist From Page 45 duce such technology. A memo I found in the archives ofthe Imperial War Museum,written by Lieutenant General Nathan TWining, head of US Army Air Forces’ Air Material Command, a brigadier in USAAF intelligence in September 1947, stated that objects ’approximating the shape of a disc, of such appreciable size as to be as large as a manmade aircraft’ were neither ’visionary nor fictitious’. TWining went on to write that it was possible ’within the present US knowledge - provided extensive detailed development is undertaken to construct a piloted aircraft which has the general description of the object above which would be

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for iUo take off and land vertically, existing jet-fighters..And the US air force had bought Avro’s disc-shaped and fly at 1,500mph. It was easy to see why Avro played designs for craft caned Project down reports of the Avrocar. One Silverbug,capable of almost instant look at the prototype,underpowered high-speed turns in any direction. Were the Americans using the and unstable,was enough to confirm it would never achieve supersonic Canadians to perfect the aeroflight. It became an aviation joke dynamics of a flying saucer? Or had the disastrous Avro programme been hushed up to avoid embarrassment? Either way, it showed that man-made flying saucers existed. There was no golden age, as ’The G-Engines Are Coming!’ had prespotted dicted. At least, not in the open. But I discovered evidence of mysterious which drifted into obscurity. Yet, aircraft wmch chimed with reduced intention. the gravity systems. that may have been Since the Eighties,there has been Recently declassified papers show speculation about the existence of a of thatAvro was working on a range called Aurora that flying saucers capable of eclipsing mythical plane supposedly flew on the edges of space. In 1992, there was a detailed sighting of a massive triangularshaped aircraft spotted flying in formation with US air force bombers above theNorth Sea. In Belgium, in 1989 and again a year later, hundreds of .people reported seeing silent triangular-

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shaped craft all over the country. They were tracked by Belgian radar and pulled turns of about enough to kill a human pilot. The Belgian air force confirmed their existence in a government report. I also discovered evidence of the Pentagon’s enormous’blackbudgets’ which finance deeply classified . defence programmes. Huge amounts ofmoney have been spent,often i areas ofthe US where UFO reports are most common. What happened . to. Kammler’s secrets,and was anti-gravity among them? My research would soon take me to the deserts of America, home of the strange Stealth fighters, the leading edge ofaeronautical science and much more.

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The two greatest shows on Earth? TWO neighbouring freak shows are going shrunken head to shrunken head in a bitter battle to pull in the punters. It began when Bobby Reynolds, curator of the Believe It You’re Nuts exhibition, installed a two-headed baby - at 30p a peep at the building where Dick Zigun’s Sideshows by the Seashore museum is based. Soon after, Mr Reynolds’ red-and-yellow tent was put up nearby, amid colourful giant banners touting Siamese twins, a miniature , frog band and a fire-eater. Mr Zigun claimed that his rival was stealing his customers on New York’s Coney Island with a second-rate exhibition made up of waxworks and toys. In response he poached Mr Reynolds’ nephew to perform as a sword-swallower. Mr Reynolds now plans to hit back by displaying the body of a dead alien he claims to have bought from the government.

of the.blurred kind BY PRAVIN CHAR

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pilot is convinced that this blurred image is a UFO that nearly crashed into his light aircraft. David Hastings, 67, and his David Patterson said they thought they were going to die when a mysterious blaGk shape headed straight for them and then veered overhead. Seconds later they became aware of an object moving on the port side of their six-seater aircraft. Mr Hastings from Salhouse, Norfolk, grabbed his camera and took two pictures out of the window of his twin-engined Cessna Skymaster. When he got the film developed he was astonisned to See the cigar-shaped object hovering clearly in one of the sr.aps. Mr Pastings who has been

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’All of a sudden the cockpit w’ent black’ flying for 40 years said: ’There is no doubt in my mind that we had an encounter with a Uf’O and I have got the picture to prove ’It appears to have heat coming out of it because it was creating an air flux in the same way that you get a distorted wavy view of a road on a hot The incident happened as Mr Hastings and Mr Patterson, a former World War II pilot,. were flying at 1O,500ft over the Mojave Desert in California. The pair were on the way from New

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York to Mr Patterson’s home in San Francisco after attending a convention for veterans ofthe US Army Air Force Second Air Division. Mr Hastings, chairman of the division’s memorial library in Norwich, Norfolk, said: ’Werealised there was something heading straight for us. All of a sudden the cockpit went black as the object appeared to fly overhead, blocking out the sun.’ He showed the print to US Navy officers and said: ’They asked to keep .

IAN DURY’S musical career is to continue from beyond the grave. Ten previously unknown songs recorded by Dury shortly before his death from cancer in March will be released as an album early next year. Pop star Robbie Williams is also bidding to record an unfinished love song written by Dury called You’re The Why. Williams was a friend of Dury’s and has taken up his mantle as a celebrity

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cybersex and the computer. Candace Bushnell is to write a set of new stories under the title The Morning After which will be sent to subscribers through their e-mails. Deborah Davis, vice-president of US company Email Shows, which is producing the project, said Ms Bushnell’s ’notoriously dishy’ writing style was considered a perfect match for the medium of e-mail literature because it provided ’a voyeuristic reading experience’. The show will consist of e-mails written by Ms Bushnell and her manager, Clifford Streit, about their lives. The writer’s book, Sex and the City, inspired the US show which is shown on Channel 4.

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feature. given the black world equivalent of the bum’s rush: a shrug of the shoulders and a polite reminder that the interview was over. Three weeks later, and only after persistent questioning, I was told that the depiction on the chart was a mistake and that Astra was really a high-speed airliner project that had been studied in the Seventies and very quickly cancelled. My first reaction in the face of such obfuscation was to laugh. But the lingering effects of the black world are subtle and insidious. Occasionally, in the small hours of a sleepless night, I wonder whether I didn’t just imagine the whole thing. It is this fine line between fact and fiction, as well as dream and reality, that defines the character of the black world and gives it its ethereal shape. Unsurprisingly, it has given rise to a whole host of conspiracy theories over the years, ranging from Pentagon mindcontrol experiments to alien cadavers stored in freezers at secret locations across the country. While there seems to be no end of people, many of them weaned on Nineties X-Files culture, who accept these yarns at face value, the US defence and intelligence community is not beyond putting its own spin on them

missing and strange things Nick Cookfollowed a trail Or is it a UFO?

from time to time. Two years ago, the CIA admitted that it had encouraged reports of flying saucers in the Fifties and Sixties to obscure flight trials of its then top-secret U-2 and Blackbird spyplanes. The overall effect is undoubtedly the desired one: when you enter this environment, you step into a looking-glass world where down is up. As Aviation

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journey from Washington DC to a top-secret US Air Force base in Nevada that probably owes as much to Hunter S. Thompson as it does to Mulder and Scully. My journey began in Washington because although entry points into the black world labyrinth are few and far between, here as is the case almost everywhere in the world - money can open doors. In a bizarre contradiction that is so often a characteristic of the deeply classified environment, the most secret thing about it - the cash that is its lifeblood is calculable thankS to American government accountgood ing procedures. Every year, the Pentagon submits its fiscal request to Congress in the form of a number of budget books that itemise just about every nut and bolt of defence equipment the armed forces are likely to need over the coming 12 months. When you add up all the line items, however, the total does not match the grand total of the overall budget request, which today hovers around the $270 billion Subtract the total for the line items from the grand total and you find a discrepancy of around $35 billion. It is this sum that makes up the black budget and, to put the figures into perspective, it almost exactly equates to the total UK defence budget.

spending billions of dollars on a similar progr me that’s visible to the public;’ says Rohrabacher. A likely example of this duplication, he maintains, is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s X-33 programme. The X-33 is a demonstrator vehicle being built by Lockheed Martin for a satellite launcher that will take off like a rocket and land like a plane. If it works as advertised, its operating costs will be a fraction of the Space Shuttle’s, which it is due to replace. Last year, Rohrabacher wrote to Clinton requesting that the administration declassify secret projects that perpetuate this overlap in spending. The project which overlaps with the X-33, he believes, is "Aurora", a black programme of mythical proportions to a hard-core of "watchers" who scour budget books, as well as

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history is anything to go by, he may have a long wait. The trail now led west, to the vast expanses of Nevada and the mythical nexus of black world aerospace development the US Air Force’s Groom Lake testing facility, otherwise known as Area For the past 45 years, Area 51 has been a test centre for top-secret aircraft such as the U-2, the Blackbird and the Stealth Fighter. In more recent times, it has also become a mecca for UFO watchers who are convinced that the US Government’ is testing captured alien spacecraft there. One of the first individuals I met on the road to Area 51 was Bob Widmer, a former head of design at General Dynamics Convair, now in his eighties. In the late Fifties, Widmer worked on an extraordinary spyplane design for the ’CIA

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During the Cold War, there were few dissenting voices on Capitol Hill over the rationale for the black budget, but lately: more have been making themselves heard. This is in part because the size of the black budget, as a proportion of an overall defence budget that has been shrinking in real terms for over the past ten years, has been increasing under the Clinton administration. One of the more vociferous campaigners against blackbudget secrecy has been Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Republican chair of the influential space and aeronautics subcommittee of the House science committee. Rohrabacher’s beef is that a vast quantity of American taxpayers’ money is being spent on commercial aerospace projects - especially in the space field that already have a direct, but hidden, equivalent in the black world. "If we have a functioning technology in a black programme, we should not be

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the skies, for evidence of top-secret defence projects. Aurora is perceived to be a "family" of very fast high-flying aircraft, the most sophisticated of which can effectively fly through space in the same" way that the X-33 is designe.d to. It was first spotted in 1987 as a mysterious line-item, consuming several billion dollars’ worth of funds in that year alone, in the reconnaissance section of the air force’s budget request. Several people claim to have seen it since the late Eighties, the best apparent sighting coming from a trained Royal Observer Corps "spotter" who saw a huge wedge-shaped aircraft overflying the North Sea oil-rig on which he was working in 1989. If Aurora exists - and Congressman Rohrabacher is fairly sure that it does it can most likely cross the Atlantic in something under 45 minutes. As yet, Rohrabacher has had no response to his letter to Clinton and, if

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that was codenamed "Fish". In the end, Fish lost out to its rival, Lockheed’s Blackbird, but for a reason that has never been altogether explained, the details of Widmer’s design remain top-secret, long after the Blackbird fleet was consigned to air museums across America. Could it be that Fish, whose general characteristics sound resoundingly familiar today, was actually a secret prototype for the Aurora? We may never know. Widmer was forced to burn almost all the plans for Fish and was instructed by the CIA

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for 20 years. Strange shapes were appearing in cornfields in Wiltshire and other counties. From the ground, the com was seen to be beaten down, amazingly regular. From the air, the patterns appeared. They came first as simple circles, Later, there were circles within circles, then more intricate patterns still circles radiating spiral arms, circles joined by straight lines, circles arranged in squares, even snowflake patterns of amazing intricacy and beauty. For 20 years arguments raged. Were they caused by circular winds? Or were mysterious forces at work? The obvious solution was htunan hoax. But if so, how? In 1992,two Southampton men,Doug Bower and Dave Chorley, confessed to maldng corn circles: every stunmer night for 20years. Their method was simple:rakes and planks of wood

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IS paying Connecticutbased Colin Andrews to engage staff and they have flown reconnaissance flights over Wiltshire and Hampshire. Andrews has a database of 10,000 crop circles. With computers and satellites, the research and debate has re-opened. So what could cause them? ’First theories were circular winds, mini-cyclones or "dust-devils" [tiny tornadoes], says Montague Keen, scientific adviser to the Centre for Crop-Circle Studies for three years. ’A meteorologist devised a theory of "plasma vortexes", spiralling winds of electrically-charged Ball lightning was another possibility again circular, again involving powerful and littleunderstood forces of electricity. ’But straight lines do not come from natural phenomena,’ says Keen.’Thepatterns became increas. ingly complex and no natural phenomenon can change and evolve like that. There were too many for them all to be A U.S. physicist found evidence that corn inside the circles undergoes chemical and biological changes. It takes up more nitrates than com outside, and microscopic holes form in the stem tissue. These

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CHAMPKIN changes seem to argue for a sudden, sharp infusion of energy into the circle far more than could come from men with planks or rollers. ’I was never quite convinced that his research was sufficiently rigorous’ says Mr Keen. ’but there were certainly electromagnetic changes within circles. Compasses behaved strangely; people felt either distress or euphoria inside the circles; and batteries went flat unaccountably often. ’All this seems to point away from hoax towards something very strange,indeed.There is clearly some kind ofintelligence behind And ifit is not natural intelligence? ’Well, then you are thrown back to imagining some wholly unnatural intelligence.’ As. for example, some form of psychic projection from htunan beings dead or alive. ’Some shapes of the early Eighties seemed similar to shapes carved into rocks by Palaeolthic man.’ said Michael Green, President of the Centre for Crop Circle Studies. Were mental energies of past minds being channelled into cornfields? The first corn-circle for which evidence is claimed appeared in Hertfordshire in 1678. A pamphlet shows a woodcut of a circle mown in a field of oats, and the devfl mowing. The pamphlet describes the sky over the field that night as being ’all of a flame’; so here, too, for those who are willing to believe, is a link with flying saucers and UFOs. For, of course, there are the aliens as the final theory of crop circles. Michael Green does not believe that little green men are responsible but he believes some kind of nonhtunan intelligence is behind them. He points to a succession ofshapes, from simple to complex to very complex indeed. Can these be messages to be read by all ofmankind? ’These are written large on the landscape. They are there to be seen. There is a non-human intelli- Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, July 11, 1990: The night gence behind them,’says Mr Green. there were ’That’s what points one towards this 555ft long design was created, ’strange accounts of humming sounds’ thinking the unthinkable.’

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investigating it, ’This may sound silly,’ said the CAA,’but it is a matter The MoD for the commented:’Ourpeople have been looking at it but we

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Defence projects to protect jobs BY CHRISTI’\E BL’CKLEY, I’\DLSTRIAL CORRESPO’\DE’\T

THOUSA~DS ofjobs in the defence industry were protected yesterday by the Government’s decision to gO it alone on a frigate buirding ~ gramme nd also to prooee deair \l.lth a fence project. of Defence The said vesterdav that it was withdra\\ing from the troubled rizon ~frigate programme, which it hfid been working on with France and Italy. in fa\’our of its O\\TI initiarl\’e, Defence analysts said that the decision wo ld bring more work to the LiK on the multibillion-pound programme to replace Type 42 destroyers and that the work could start soon-

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shipyards of VSEL are more suited to warship work. The UK Government has. however, reached agreement with France and Italy to build together the Principle Anti-Air \1issile Svstem (PAAMS)defence svst m for the new generation f frigates. :v1atra Bnnsh Aerospace Dynamics, the Anglo/French joint venture. \l.ill be the main contractor on the UK variant of PA~\1S, bringing work worth about E700 million to the LiK. A spokesman for BAe said: "We look forward to working closely with the :\1inistry of Defence to produce the world’s most advanced missile defence system."

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New effort to cut red tape The Prime Minister has ordered a war on red tape after complaints that industry is struggling to cope with new regulations and laws. Government departments are to face checks to ensure that new laws do nor suffocate or overburden business or the professions with bureaucratic demands. Dr Jack Cunningham, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has been given the new forcement role inside Whitehall to tackle ministries which clutter legislation with unnecessary regulations and paperwork. He is to outlim: his approach tonight in a speech to the Social Market Foundation.

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75 miles awa}: We believe there was no danger involved." The Luton-based 96-seater plane was flying company executives from to be "the’size of a battleship". Linkoping, Sweden, to Humberside The shocked pilot and crew of a airport. A spokesman Debonair BAe146 plane reported being which runs cut-price for Debonair, flights throughbuzzed by "a long cylindrical object" as out Europe, said chief executive they flew over the North Sea. Franco Mancassola had been informed Three other pilots have also indepen- that a "great light in the sky" had dently logged seeing the bright object been spotted red near one of the compa-. 58 miles off the coast of Denmark. ny’s planes. Last night the Civil Aviation At one stage. the report says, the Authority confirmed a comprehensive object came to an abrupt halt before report of the pilot’s sighting had been accelerating past the airliner at thoureceived. sands of miles an hour. The report says the captain and crew A CAA source says the first became aware of the object was tracked by a military radarobject station in the underside of the plane after Yorkshire was after it entered UK air space. immersed in "an incandescent light". A spokesman for the 6.000 member A CAA spokeswoman said: "The. British Association said: "Weget captain reported seeing an unnatural reports Pilots of this nature from . bright light below his aircraft bers but they are few and farour flying at 28,000ft. The area belowwhile "In the past 10 years or so I between. him was illuminated for about 10 seconds there say have been around sixwould cases of by incandescent light and it was UFO’s cerbeing sighted. tainly not a light from another plane. "Many pilots are reluctant "Three other aircraft saw it such claims because it tendstotomake at a high speed or static.moving them open to ridicule. So when the\’lay ever, air traffic control wereHowdo inas far as making a report w do go formed and they confirmed that expect it to be given credence." there were no other planes in the A spokesman for the Ministry of vicinity. Defence insisted "Then,five minutes later, was tary aircraft in there were no milia brief radar return fromthere a spot saw nothing." the area adding: "We

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worked was found guilty yesterday of harassing her with letters signed to "DearBoo". Peter Parkinson, 52, from St Leonards, East Sussex, became besotted with Capt Angharad Crew after meeting her for the first time at All Saints Church on the Pirbright Army Camp in Surrey. He wrote telling her of his love for her and calling her by her nickname of Boo but was sacked after she became distressed by the letters and military police were called in. Parkinson,who was a civilian employed to assist the padre at the base, told magistrates at Guildford: "I was in love with her and that’s a fact of life. I wanted to show my feelings towards her." Sentence was adjourned for reports.

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Jet crew tell of close encounter with UFO A PASSENGER jet’s crew have reported a close encounter with an unidentified flying object. They said that they noticed an "incandescent" light below their Debonair BAe 146 as it headed over the North Sea from Sweden to Humberside. Then. they added. a long cylindrical silvercoloured object the size of a battleship flew alongside. The British plane’s shocked captain saw what seemed to be rows of square portholes on the UFO before it vanished at "enormous speed". The crew told the Defence Ministry about their sighting. An RAF radar station tracked the object, which was seen from three other planes.

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There were two famous historic sightings which paved the way for his change of heart. The first one,known as Britain’s Roswell,was the Rendelsham Forest incident. At 3am on 27 December 1980,two security patrolmen,from the joint RAF/USAF airbase at Woodbridge in Suffolk,witnessed a 3x2m triangular metallic-looking object illuminating the coniferous woods with red and blue lights. When a team led by the deputy base commander, Lieut-Colonel Charles Halt, went to investigate the next day,they found dents in the ground and scorch marks up trees. But,most importantly,they saw the strange object for themselves.It conveniently returned for several hours before disappearing in a flurry of multicoloured pulsating lights into the blackness of space. The team submitted a report to the but it was never investigated detail. Despite the object being seenin by a number of trained military observers,it was judged to be of no defence significance. Case closed. "It was a tragic missed opportunity,"claims Pope."Herewas one ofthe ’nost important sightings anywhere 1 the world and nobody interviewed witnesses or checked radar and radiation data.SoI decided to reopen the investigation."When he checked the radiation taken by Halt and his team with the Defence Radiological Protection Service,he found that where the object had pressed into the ground, readings were ten times higher than

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The other well-known case that intrigued him was the wave of sightings over Belgium on the night of30-31 March 1990.Both the Belgian gendarmerie and Nato picked up the object on their radar screens.Nato authorised the scrambling of two F-16 fighters.These jets,capable of l,lOOmph,were airborne in minutes.But as fast as they locked the object onto their radar,it broke away at unbelievable speed.After a 75minute aerial chase,it vanished completely. A combination of public, police and pilot eyewitness accounts described.a triangular formation of coloured lights on the underside of a huge craft.The Belgian government admitted it had no idea what it

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what did he think it was then? "A real It was a bit of kit a quantum leap ahead of anything even on our drawing boards. Cases like this convinced me that an extraterrestrial explanation best fits the facts.There was simply nothing else it could be." Pope conducted a two-week investigation and sent a report to the assistant chief of air staff.MOD officials agreed with him - the case could not be explained.But they did not agree that it constituted a defence threat. "To me,that was so wrong-headed,it was laughable," he says."These people had their heads in the sand.They just repeated parrotfashion:’UFOs- no defence significance,’ giving no thought to how ridiculous that made them sound.It’s a nonsense to write this off as being of no defence significance." Conspiracy theorists may suggest shady dealings but Pope has no time for suggestions of . cover-ups."Several officials thought I was digging in areas best left untouched," he says."But this was not because they were hiding a secret.It comes down to ignorance,prejudice and belief systems.People find it frightening to have research which suggests we are not alone,shattering their cosy view of the world." Although Pope is adamant that there has not been any cover-up activity in Britain,he cannot be so sure about the States:"I’m more inclined to believe there are things which haven’t emerged there.But I don’t want to level any direct accusations of a cover-up because I have not been involved on an official level." Does Roswell not make him suspicious? "Roswell has turned into something of an industry.But there’s no getting away from the fact an awful lot of eyewitnesses saw something very strange there. The trouble is,now the case is 50years old,the number ofwitnesses who are still alive is small and declining. So it’s incredibly difficult to be certain about There used to be an official line of inquiry in the States similar to that managed by Pope in Britain. From 1948, Dr J Allen Hynek, Professor of Astronomy at Northwestern

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Exactly three years later,a similar wave of sightings occurred over Britain.When Pope came into work at 9am on 31 March 1993 he was inundated with witness reports.The most extraordinary account came from a meteorological officer at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire. This man,who clearly knew his airships from his meteors,saw a triangular object the size of a Jumbojet flying erratically towards him at several hundred miles an hour.It swept a beam of light over the ground as if looking for something and then shot off at high speed,moving from about 30mph to a speed several times that of an RAFjet in an instant.

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ut ifhe was sceptical about UFO sightings at first.he was plain annoyed with people who suggested they had been inside them.How was he meant to do serious. respectable research into unexplained craft when there were nutters bringing the subject into disrepute with their half-baked notion’s of alien abductions and intergalactic breeding programmes? Realising that there could be something in UFOs changed all Suddenly Pope realised that .transport’was a secondary concern.As he puts it, if the Queen’s motor drives up outside your house,you don’t faft around examining her wheels, you find out what the hell’s she’s doing there.Horrified at how dismissive he had been of reports of alien abductions before his UFO revelation in 1993.he set about trying to make amends with these victims. Slowly, war got out that the man from the ministry was now prepared to hear your tale,however bizarre. He spent hours with hundreds ofindividuals, listening carefully while they unravelled their

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6 January 1995 A British Airways passenger jet on its way from Milan to Manchester, was overtaken by a wedge-shaped craftjust above the clouds when visibility was ten miles. The object, which was covered with small white lights and possibly a black stripe down its side,flashed silently past at such a speed that the copilot ducked as it went by. A year-long investigation could not explain the incident.


--.e strange stories. They were often so traumatised by the memories that they broke down,sobbing hysterically on .Jis shoulder.As he emphasises, ach case is unique (don’tthink all aliens are grey,one was reported as being pink) but there are marked similarities between them. Many experiences take place on a lonely road at night where an instant of disorientation and sleepiness is followed by the realisation that the journey has taken a good few hours longer than it should have done.Sleep is haunted by nightmares of insects with huge black eyes. Reports later emerge.sometimes through hypnosis,of being taken onto a spacecraft and subjected to medical procedures often sexual in nature, with physical scars to show for Particularly interesting to Pope are city reports. He tells the story of Patsy (apseudonym) who was sunbathing in a London park one afternoon when suddenly she found herself floating above her body. "Sure,it could have been a dream or a hallucination;’ Pope admits. ..But she came away from the event with a huge scar on her inner thigh which left her unable to walk without sticks and left doctors baffled." The scars do indicate that something has happened in the physical rather than the purely psychological realm. But it seems incredibly far-fetched to suggest that this is due to alien intervention.Perhaps,hysteria - where hidden psychological traumas manifest themselves physically - could be the key. Or some sort of instability in the brain. Canadian psychologist, Michael Persinger,has shown that stimulation of the temporal lobes can create a fearful impression of a strange presence along with of ascending into the ,ctf’ Pope admits that,unlike the UFO phenomenon,there are no videos,photos,radar or radiation reports to back up the accounts. But he is quick to emphasise the straightforward

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claims that huge numbers ofRAF personnel have secretly told him they have seen UFOs - he’s very envious of them,as he’s never seen one ("yet," he adds optimistically). But they fear the ridicule of going public.As one said to him: "I don’t fancy being known as Flying Saucer Fred for the rest of my career." But apparently awareness in the higher echelons of power is on the increase."In the last two years, there have been 30-40 questions tabled in parliament about UFOs.Look in Hansard;’he says. In a face-to-face situation Pope presents some convincing arguments.But one concern is that he has become so involved in the subject, it is hard for him to remain objective."I suppose that’s a fair point," he replies."But you might as well say Stephen Hawking is so involved in black holes that he can’t write any further papers on them."Fair point.

May we see your licence?

Mankind’s first line of defence against aliens isn’t a missile system,it’s the sphere of electromagnetic radiation TV and radio signals from , surrounding the Earth. Already 50light-years in radius,it’s expanding at the speed of Any aliens heading for Earth will, if they reach Alpha

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Pope does a different job at the MOD now (hecan’t say what,only that it is a promotion), but still spends many hours every week dealing with cases of alien abduction in his spare time, listening and helping the ’victims’to overcome their trauma.He’s also writing a technothriller, Operation Thunder Child, about how the government reacts to a proven alien presence on Earth.It’s due to be published in the autumn. Whilst pointing out that we have a lot more evidence for the existence of aliens than the existence of God -"How many radar readings of God are there?"- Pope admits that until they land on the White House lawn ("Imagine the fights over first interviews and exclusive book deals"),the jury will remain He’s not trying to shovel his views down our throats.just challenge us to take note of the facts."Like a jury on a borderline case,you must weigh up the evidence.That’s all I ask.Weigh up the evidence for UFOs and alien abductions and tell me:How likely does this sound?"

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IT: To protect other members of your household children and those who cannot look after themselves. It is even effective after an abduction, helping prevent future UFO visits.

MENTAL STRUGGLE USE IT: In the first stages of abduction (symptoms: paralysis and a general feeling .of terror), or when your mind is still able to function -.although you may not be able to move. WHAT YOU NEED: Confidence that the technique will work. HOW TO 00 IT: Concentrate all your energy on moving one small part of the bodypreferably a finger or a toe. It comes down to willpower, patience and a high IQ.

RESULT: When movement occurs paralysis is broken and the visitor vanishes - supposedly scared off by your finger pointing. SUN RATING: 3 Who can be bothered thinking that much at 3.30am? Probably better to go back to sleep and let the aliens do what they came for. Besides, any ET who has travelled to faraway galaxies is hardly likely to be afraid of some toe-waggling.

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WHAT YOU NEED: To feel your rights are being violated, a good left-hook, or a heavy kitchen appliance. HOW TO 00 IT: The urge to fight should be swift and instinctive. It can be used when the aliens are present or seen approaching ou tdoors. Get angry and lunge at them.

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RATING: 5 - Dancing around like Prince Naseem should be enough to scare away any unearthly being. This worked for Will Smith in Independence Day. But avoid the technique if the alien has a ray gun. Being zapped hurts, so just say sorry and offer to buy it a pint. SUN

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ARE you worried about being abducted aliens? Are the ETs giving y u the DTs? Fear not. The Sun’s fivepoint plan will help you avoid being kidnapped by a Klingon or spirited away by an outer ’ space spook. No, we haven’t been watching too many episodes of the X Files. A flying saucer dropped oH a mystical new book at our Wapping HQ called How To Defend Yourself Against Alien Abdudion. And we feel it is our duty to pass on its message. Yes, the truth is in there... apparently. Author Ann Druffel has spoken to more than 250 abductees and has come up with some alien-zapping tips. Here Sun writer DAVID GARFINKEL picks the bestwith his ratings out of ten.

How To Defen Yourself Against AI/en Abduction (Piatkus,1:0.99).

RIGHTEOUS AlGER USE IT: Before paralysis sets in RESULT: Shows the visitor you or combined with

Mental Struggle. This technique is best used after repeated visits or abductions by aliens. WHAT YOU NEED: To be awake, fearless and believe that all humans have a right to life and Jiberty - very American. HOW TO 00 IT: Take up a threatening stance and just shout strong commands at the alien like: "Go away" or "Leave me alone".

are not going quietly. But the anger must be focused towards asserting rights rather than hating the aliens. It’s a purely emotional technique. SUN RATING: 1 - WhaL selfrespecting alien monster is going to be worried about a human in pyjamas shouting: "Go away"? Instead, blast out a few Max Bygraves hits - if that doesn’t work, nothing will

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assertive voice and a good knowledge of rude words. HOW TO 00 IT: Focus on the intruder. Think of the family members you love and then curse to your heart’s content. But remember the "anger" cannot be rooted in fear or despair - try and be positive. RESULT: If you hold no grudge .or hatred, then the ET should get the message - it’s a bit similar to exorcism. SUN RATING: 9 -If nothing else the alien should break down in fits of laughter. Then jump in with Physical Struggle and give it a good bashing. But if you use this technique after the aliens have gone, make sure your neighbours understand you’re not swearing at them.

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WHEN. TO USE IT: Effective whether you are asleep, on the toilet, or in any kind of "altered state" such as after visiting the pub. . . The most powerful technique yet discovered, since it can be readily used by most people. WHAT YOU NEED: Faith in a spiritual realm, after-life or angels. Basically, anything remotely religious. HOW TO 00 IT: Crouch down in front of the alien and start praying or waving the Bible. If the sky doesn’t open up and strike the alien down, call a priest to come and help out. RESULT: As long as the alien isn’t an atheist then it will get . back oil board. its UFO and bother someone else. SUN RATING: 6 Praying for a miracle may seem a good idea, but so is running away. Ask yourself this question: . "Have any of my prayers ever come true?" If not, quickly move onto the other techniques as someone up there obviously doesn’t like you.

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cal work will costjust $20,000 (fll,400)a year, a sign of the times for SETI research. Searching for aliens has been criticised by some as a kind of wishful thinking, a subject without a science. And American legislators certainly agree: Nasa’s ambitious program of SETI research using radio telescopes was cancelled in 1993. However, with private funding from supporters such as the science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke and the film director Steven Spielberg, SETIstruggles on. Others have said that finding evidence for alien civilisation will be impossible. A similar thing was said to Professor Townes during the late 1940s after he posed the forerunner of the laser,the maser (which produces microwave radiation rather than light). As a researcher at Bell Labs in New Jersey, he was a world ex-

who has long urged his colleagues to look for such tell-tale signs of alien intelligence. All scientific searches to date have involved listening for radio signals from alien civilisations: now a team from the University of California at Berkeley will use a simple, antiquated telescope to try to spot the laser flashes. At 83, Professor Townes,a Nobel prizewinner, is delighted to be vindicated. "I proposed this idea in the Sixties," he says. perton microwave spectroscopy,the realwill start to ing of gases using radio waves. He "Now a group of make.a search this autumn. I am very ised that by using molecules to amplify signals, he could generate a powerful pleased." This attempt is the start ofa new era of source of radiation. After he discussed the in a scientific journal 50 years method to according astronomy. The method is, it the astronomer in charge,"embarrassing- ago,"morethan oneNobel laureate said It was viewed as a cranever would ly simple". Embarrassing because it could have been undertaken at any time in the ’Cj, cute idea and there wasn’t much to Early o e spring morning in 1951,while past four decades, but Professor Townes’s sitting on a park bench in notion of looking, rather than Professor Washington, listening, was largely ignored. Townes had what he calls "di"If there are aliens sending how to of inspiration" vine will we us messages by laser, make a maser work and its see them," says Dan Werthirri"I recogapplications. possible er, the director of Berkeley’s nised that it could be a sensiSearch for Extraterrestrial Intive amplifier or atomic telligence (SETI)programme. he says. Unlike the aliens in movies, Throughout the 1950s, the who frequently speak English, used to probe gaswavelengths the real ones would probably es were made progressively not use Morse code. "’They. shorter so much so that he powerwould send very 2,500 could get down to optical ful pulses of laser light that lengths. Together with his would be unmistakable. It brother’in.law, Arthur Schawdoesn’t require that muchenerlow,he developed the laser.AcDr Werthimer says. gy to cordingly,Townes won the Later this autumn, he and bel Prize in 1964 (alongwith two Russians his colleagues will use a 30in telescope modest by professional standards at who had independently come across the Mount Leuschner, about 20 miles east of same principle). Lasers can now be found Berkeley, to look for laser flashes. Light everywhere, from supermarkets to home captured by the telescope will be split into CD players to hospitals. two and fall on to photo-multiplier tubes. "It comes home to me when I hear of which will amplify the signal. If both see friends who have had their sight unusual flashes "tspecific wavelengths stored," Professor ToWnes says."Tome,it uses -lasting perhaps"few billionths of a sec- was clear that the most importantoptics ond, with a power output greater than would come from connecting up electronics." and at they are looking stars they that of the Proof positive comes from the telescope will have hit the jackpot. . Seeing signals in the two separate now being used by Dr Werthimer’s team halves of the beam means that they could (it is normally used to train Berkeley undergraduates). In 1959 the same year in not be artefacts of the detection process. was developed ’Lasers are the only way that bursts of which a workable maserdeclared that detwo radio asttonomers light could be sufficiently concentrated. be the only would radio signals As with the powerful search beams of a tecting lighthouse,they could be directed to specif" way to find aliens. As a result,the scientific stars such as our Sun. Lasers work by ic community tended to dismiss any other exciting gas atoms and forcing them to wavelengths that could be used to send give up their energy in the form of an in- messages. By the mid-1960s, Professor Townes tense flash of light. ’We could easily send a message into had moved to Berkeley and was working space to other civilisations," Professor at the Space Science lab. By then,his idea Townes says. His Berkeley.colleagues was bolstered by the discovery of naturalagree. According to Dr Werthimer, you ly existing masers in space.There are vast could attach a simple laser to an opticaltel- clouds of gas between the stars which can escope and direct it to nearby stars and act as masers.Their constituentmolecules send messages.’’You could do that with a are naturally excited to such an extent that laser that transmits one megawatt," Dr they amplify microwaves across the vast Werthimer says. ’That’s about the same firmament of the heavens. Any sulficiently advanced alien civilisapower as a television station." But that is far into the future. For the tion would be well aware of that and Professor moment,the Berkeley team is starting its could emulateoutthethatprocess. these clouds have own modest search: improbably,thisopti- TOWIles points

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Boy,four,died in holiday pool A four-year-old boy drowned in a pool at the start of a family holiday after his parents took their eyes off him for a moment, an inquest in Woking, Surrey, heard. Elliot Ribi, of Frimley, may have tripped at La Manga complex, near Alicante, Spain. He was found without his armbands which he always wore in the water. Verdict: accidental death. .

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people told the ministry that they had seen an unidentified flying object. Last year, the figure dropped to 425. In the first six months of this year only 88 people reported sightings. Ministry officials differed. from UFO experts yesterday in explaining the decline. A ministry. spokesman suggested that Hollywood was to blame. The unusually high 1996 figures had, he said, been prompted by the ’film Independence Day, with its story ofaliens trying to destroy Earth. This was compounded. by Men in Black, last year’s film about aliens living on our planet. Similarly high numbers urred after Close Encounters ofthe Third Kind in the

late 1970s, when sightings rocketed from 435 to 750. The spokesman added that the comet and last year’s 50th anniversary of an American pilot coining the term "flying saucer" had contributed to the figures. "There was series of films and events in 1996 and 1997 which triggered off a spate of reports from the public," he said. "In contrast, this year we have had the World Cup.". His theory has a flaw: UFO sightings dropped from 600 to 250 after ET hit the screens in 1982. Nick Pope,a UFO expert and civil

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nomenon hurtled across Cornwall and Devon, then on over Sussex. the Thames Valley and

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UFO alert By Sally Pook A tvlETEOR speeding across the night sky prompted a UFO alert across England yesterday. .

Meteors may have carried the seeds of life to the Earth,according to one theory. An American scientist examining a meteor was startled to find it contained the served spore of a fern simifar to ones that existed on Earth 100miflion years ago. estimated 14million meteors enter the atmosphere every day weighing a total five tons but indivdually they are mostly the size of a grain of sand. Research suggests that one In 100 could come from beyond the solar system. On an average clear, dark night an observer will see five to ten meteors an hour. Meteors can be used in radio communications to bounce brief messages up to 1,200 miles from station to station.

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Staffordshire. It lit a trail over Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire before disappearing in a flash over North Wales. There were 288 calls to pOlice and coastguards in a 90-minute period from 11.02pm on Thursday night with reports ranging from a flying saucer and a blazing aircraft to the end of the world. There were even comparisons to the film Deep Impact in which the Earth is threatened by a comet. But as imaginations ran riot experts dismissed it as nothing more sinister than a shower of meteors probably little bigger than pebbles. unusually large meteor shower Because ofthe incredible speed they which takes when material and travel at they create a spectacular debris fromplace outer space comes dazzling effect as they burn up on through the upper atmosphere. impact with the earth’s atmosphere. ’When the material passes from a ’It was as if night had turned into zero-gravity zone into the gravity of said businessman Alan Lester the upper atmosphere, it burns up who witnessed the fireball on Thurs- because of the friction. is not day night as he walked his dog in unusual on a smaller scale,Itbut last Eastbourne, East Sussex. He said night’s shower seems to have been yesterday: ’My eyes are still hurting quite now because the light was so Dr Robin Catchpole, a research Janet Troop, 50, an environmental at the Royal Greenwich health technician of nearby Lewes, astronomer Observatory in Cambridge, said: said: ’1 saw an exceptionally bright ’The piece or pieces of rock were light, so large it lit up the sky. It was probably quite small in size, like a as if something was burning pebble or small stone. A Ministry of Defence spokesman ’But they can travel at speeds of said: ’We are satisfied this was and given that sort of meteor shower which broke up ona 45,OOOmph velocity, generate huge kinetic entering the Earth’s atmosphere, energy on hitting the atmosphere. causing the bright glow which peo’This accounts for the vivid bright pIe saw. There was no impact on the light which can be seen so clearly ground and therefore there is no with the naked eye. It is almost cercause for concern and no further tain the debris vaporised on contact action will be taken by us. the atmosphere and all that ’Initial reports suggest it was an with would be left would be

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of Wales and southern England, the air turned blue late on Thursday night when a particularly bright shooting star sliced through the sky. "We had more than a dozen calls around midBy ADAM LEE.POTTER night from people who had seen a single blue light that EMERGENCY services was bigger than a car," said were put on red alert Sergeant John Drake of yesterday after hundreds Staffordshire police. of callers claimed we were being invaded by a Many callers thought fleet of flying saucers. they had seen a flying sauPanicking Brits dialled cer, but it was more likely a 999 to warn the night -meteor: cosmic debris burnsky was alive with hoving up in the atmosphere. ering UFOs. The first to see it were pi.. J?ut the mystery blue lots of airliners. "It would llgnt turnea out to be a huge METEOR shower. .

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birth of their child and rejected by his adopted parents. No

most of them are human. Eddie Page says he isn’t. This Vietnam veteran claims he is one of 32 extra-terrestrial hybrids manufactured by cloning technology between 1953 and 1955. Of the 21 females and II males, Eddie believes threequarters are already dead: The experiment, he says, was sanctioned by US government officials in exchange for alien science secrets. What makes Eddie’s story stand out is not only the extraordinary detail - medical records, government documents. witnesses but the way he tells it. His pages at www.worldfamous.com are an extended advertisement for three

all those experiences unscarred. But I would trust his testimony still less if he was always lucid and unscrambled instead of jittery and paranoid. Being half-alien would make anyone paranoid. He appears much more anxious to tell his story than sell his wares. After you have downloaded the four long summaries a full picture emerges. His description of a battlefield abduction and the military investigation that followed are classics of their kind. The details from hypnotherapy, including science fiction-style names for the aliens and their planet, are less convincing. But inevitably the imagination supplies extra infomJation to fill gaping holes in conscious memories. The medical reports including Rrobes into Eddie’s nonhuman internal organs and the removal of unknown metals from his brain are apparently not imaginar)’. Can you open your mind wide enough to accept any of this? The evidence is there. Judge for yourself.

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ship. The third, with Eddie in still deeper trance, shows him . apparently communicating with the beings who created him. He is not, it’s fair to say, a totally credible character. He was accused of desertion in Vietnam, abandoned by his first wife immediately after the

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Uri Geller’s Web site is at http://www.urigeller.com

The words to Bohemian Rhapsody, with its Galileo reference, came from the late Freddie Mercury, seen here onstage with May technology has raced ahead in the past decade they have also been used at the Midi mixing stage.

May bought a Sony Digital Multi-Trax system which was used for Queen alb ms from The Miracle onwards. The original machine could mix 20 channels and was used on his first solo

album. Since then, the snooker room of his mansion in Sunningdale has been turned over to a "dream desk"capable of mixing 60 channels and recording directly on to hard "If we hadn’t had digital technology, we couldn’t have made the last Queen album," says May. This was because

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Mercury’s health was fading fast towards the end, and it was a race against time to get that last album finished. "Freddie would record scraps whenever he could, while we’d be writing at full pelt," May adds. After spending 18 months in front of a Pro Logic machine, mixing the fragments together,

May is most proud of the track I Was Born To Love You because it sounds like a spontaneous jamming session. "We didn’t tell anybody at the time how it was really made," he says.

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more than other summed up the at this year’s E3 gaming trade show in Atlanta - "next generation 3-D", The world’s largest event of its kind. the three-day show attracted more than 30,000 visitors anxious for a Sr1eak preview of 1,600 new titles. The market is booming, largely thanks to the trend of titles being released simultaneously on several or all formats,for both PCs and consoles. But the consensus at E3 was one of disappointment at the lack of original product, with sequels and copycat titles dominating.While most .

large games companies are American or Japanese, Britain still plays a vigorous part in development.Probably a third or more of the titles on show at the cavernous Georgian World Congress Center are the brain- geon. You can even tickle your children of British design teams. creatures and, after you’ye paid At American-owned Electronic them,let them go to the casino to Arts, it was Guildford-based unwind, then fix the odds and Bullfrog Productions which’ cre- grab back your money - alated some of the keenest interest though this doesn1 make them with its follow-up to the hugely very happy." popular Dungeon Keeper. Lead At the stand for Fox InteracprogrammerShaun Cooper said tive, a News Corporation comof Dungeon Keeper 2: "111e’ pany, the lead title is a’ unique sequel brings more depth and gaming episode of the cult telehumour to the game. Now you vision series The X-Files. The must positively encourage rats game stars David and bats to inhabit your dun- Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

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as FBI agents Mulder and Scully in a specially-commissioned adventure. But it was one of Fox’s other titles, Aliens Vs Predator, which’ many dubbed ilie game of the show. Made by Oxford’s Rebellion, this is a blast-feast where players adopt one of three roles Alien, ,Predator or Colonial Marine and one weapon is loaded with leilial acid Among many titles from Hasbro Interactive was a colourful children’s game emanating from Interactive Studios in Leamington Spa. Glover is a 3-D fantasy platform game with two characters roaming mirrored worlds, one good the other Scotland, too, was making its mark. Affectionately nicknamed Scotsoft, the Scottish Games Alliance last year drummed up, E20 million worth of development contracts and this year many of those came tofruition at the show, including the 3-D makeover of the popular Earthworm Jim series. Earthworm Jim 3D, developed for Interplay by Vis Interactive.

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thing ever seen in a 3-D environWe are really pushing the engine for this, with loads of textures." The lucky few wimessed some of the most superb effects ever seen in a computer game,including rippling water, stunning laser lights and shadow effects. For those who can’t wait, among other Eidos titles was Daikatana also from Romero, . who brought the gaming world

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Quake and Doom. One of the more unusual Eidos titles is the smart and good-looking topdown business caper Gangsters: Organisers Crime from Bristol’s Hothouse. Director Peter Moreland explained: "It is all about control, extortion’and gang warfare as four underworld gangs fight it out for domination of a Chicagoiike city. "Once you have built an empire by bullying you retire, go legitimate then run for public office by buying businesses to launder your ill-gotten gains. If you are not intimidating enough, however, the straight businessmen squeal to the police." Another sure-fire winner is the futuristic Omikron: The Nomad Soul, developed by Eidos France with a decidedly naughty French You have the freedom to explore every inch of the animated 3-D world - including a seedy red-light district complete with peep-show and lap dancers.

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The most amazing thing was they weren’t attached to the craft. Since then I have had filmed in Suffolk and the film analysed by ex,passed exclusively to the perts from UFO Magazine News of the World, showing: and they say it is an exTHREE flying saucers shooting traordinary sight. They ; past in a blaze of lights in three cannot explain separate incidents. Now I’ve found other A CIGAR-SHAPED craft accelerat- people who also saw the UFO that night and were ing at incredible speed, and HUGE triangular objects engaged equally amazed. I am just thrilled I in a,mock dogfight. We showed the full 35-minute caught it on video because I fear people video to acknowledged UFO exwould not have beperts-and they were stunned. lieved me otherwise. Graham editor of UFO Magazine. said after analysing it: Bllt tha t was just the "It is absolutely amazing, the most opening shot of the exstriking UK footage I have seen," traordinary X-File film. A month later his camNicholas Redfern, author of acera caught the first flying claimed UFO study A Covert Agenda, agreed and added: "It’s on saucer. Recalls David: "it a par with anything filmed any- was just after 9pm when I where in the world, I firmly believe looked out of the window this is extra-terrestrial." and saw a very bright object in the sky. I grabbed the camera and rushed into the garden. "I filmed this amazing The video was compiled over five months last year by UFO spotter saucer-shaped craft David Spoor, 54, who said: "1 still slowly moving from the East. it was very bright can’t believe what I filmed, and had a shimmering "Now I am convinced there is another life out there. SURE appearance. "I called Jean and she they are from another planet." openthere His wife, Labour district coun- stood mouthed in wonder cillor lean. 49, said: "I know of no earthly craft that could have alongside me. behaved in this manner." David said he filmed the first UFO last August from his "Ther’e was no sound three-bedroom bungalow and as it slowly moved in the village of Oulton towards me I saw a light Broad, near Lowestoft, on one side. Suffolk. He explained: "We shouted out to our C I was just closing my neighbours to witness it but they were too busy garage door about 7.45pm when I looked up watching TV!" and saw a bright cigarJean said:. "it didn’t shaped object flying spook me. it excited me. And it was exactly how I slowly through the sky. imagined a flying saucer I was so excited I would look," grabbed my video camera On October 7 last year, from the house and David rushed for his started filming camera again,.. I propped the camera He revealed: "This one on the fence and filmed it was almost identical to as it went towards the the lashcraft. coast. "1 was in the garden After about 30 seconds saw these amazing and it suddenly accelerated at flashing incredible speed-far the sea. faster that a jet plane ever "1 was so intrigued I could-and just vanished. I couldn’t believe what I jumped on my bicycle and rode towards the coast. had seen. "There I saw this saucer-shaped object hover-

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RAF spots speeding UFOs with new radar BRITAIN’S X-Files may be opened up amid claims of stunning evidence that UFOs fly over Britain. Tapes to be shown to British and American experts are said to show objects which change shape in mid-air and a battleship-sized aircraft travelling at 33 times the speed of sound. The details are due to be

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cannot explain what they are." The most spectacular discovery is a craft spotted by Fylingdales and the Dutch Air Force over the North Sea. Described as "the size of a battleship", it zig-zagged at up to 24,OOOmph for 15 minutes, "as if it wanted to be spotted". Another tape shows a group of 12 oval objects seemingly change shape, to the amazement of observers. But the RAF is expected to withhold some X-Files. It is feared they could reveal how sophisticated their new radars

revealed in early June at a Space Symposium at the . RAF’s Cranwell staff college. A senior RAF source claims the mystery craft have been picked up by the latest Phased A{ray radar at the Cold War listening post at Fylingdales in North Yorkshire. One senior officer said: "What we have seen are not secret weapons. They are craft are.

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SIGHTINGS of strange flying Brazilian UFO researcher of the objects - later known as Foc Fighters - were reported throughout the latter part of the Second World War by both Allied and Nazi servicemen. The reports certainly went through official channels. American journalist Dorothy KilgalJen was toJd by "a British official of Cabinet rank" about a Foa Fighter which had crashed in Britain a case similar to the famous Roswell incident in New Mexico 50 years ago when alien corpses were recovered. KilgaJlen was told: "British scientists and airmen examined the wreck of one mysterious flying ship and are convinced these strange aerial objects are not optical illusions or Soviet inventions but are flving saucers n ’-another which oriainate ::>

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In 1958. Fontes ~ already known to Brazil’s governmentwas visited by two men who said they were from Naval Intelligence. Fontes claimed that. after initialIy trying to persuade him to give up his work, the oflcers revealed that six UFOs had crashed throughout the world during the Second World Three were in North America. one in the Sahara Desert. one in . S~andinavia - and one in

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to be on stand-by. ready to go into action to retrieve wreckage from UFO crashes. Just before he died in J 994. retired US Air Force intelJigence officer Leonard Stringfield told Redfern: "Some time in 1964. a specially-rigged naval flagship rece ved a coded radio rnessage. "Artefacts had been recovered with three dead personneL" According to his informant, the decoded report stated that a UFO had crashed in two parts: the main section was in Penkridge. Staffordshire. the remainder in \Vest Germany. Wreckage and the bodies were shipped to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the States.

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"It is my suspicion that US special retrieval teams have been, and still are, prepared to go into action into any crash location within its sphere of rn.ilitary or economic influence such as was exercised with NATO in the artefact retrievals in England and West Germany."

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A WAVE of phantom helicopters black with no identifying markings - were sighted in areas of Britain where UFOs were reportedin 1"973-74. They were probably rapid deployment teams sent to investigate UFOs. according to Redfern. One such event happened at 8.30pm on)anuary 23. 1974. A UFO crashed into Cader Bronwen. a 2,000ft peak in the Berwyn Mountains near Corwen. North Wa}es. One witness. Anne \Villimns, said: "I saw a bright light in the sky. It had .a long, nery tail which went dim and then very brilliant - like an electric fire which keeps coming to life. "It was like an electric bulb in shape, with rough edges. The object Jell behind the hills at the back of my "bungalow and the earth shook. Off-duty police officer Gwilym Owen was drinki1H! in The there Dudley Arms pub was a roar, a bang and glasses in the pub shook. The sky was lit up over the mountains. Police stations as far away as 60 miles received phone ca1ls reporting the tremor. At the Institute Of Geological Sciences in Edinburgh,-the crash measured four on the Richter

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A UFO which was sighted over the lake District wasn’t witnessed by just members of the public 10 police officers saw this extraordinary sight too. Shorlly after midnight on August 28, 1977, a large object described either as triangular or diamond-shaped was seen over the Windermere area of Cumbria, As officers reported seeing the craft, colleagues atong the UFO’s path also con!irmed the sighting. After 20 minutes, as the ship hovered above the A592 at Bowness, PC David Wild spoiled it at a height he estimated to be1,500ft. It eventually vanished, witnessed by two other officers, at sea over Morecambe. The most detailed descripllon was given by John Platt, He said: ’" was looking up into what appeared to be a giant ocean-going catamaran with twin hulls, "A large structure at the front supported what appeared to be two giant lights. lis surface was a dull, shadowy, charcoal colour."

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Witness Ken Haughton saw a "luminous sphere" 90 minutes after the crash in the area. He said the sphere was 400ft across and travelling at a height of aboul l5,OOOfl. Army personnel were quickly dispatched to the scene. The next day, a mountain rescue team went to investigate, while the RAF carried out a photographic survey of the area. No trace of a craft or any meteorite was found. "One can only assume," said Redfern. "that unless the UFO exited on its own volition, it was removed by the Army." Yet another UFO was seen in the area at 7.l5pm that day. "1 believe it mav have been searchingfor the of the struck the Benvvl1 vehicle which . " mOLl/1lains, said Redfern.

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Two days later, the wreck was flown to a California military base. Although the craft was initially believed to be a thensecret US military plane known as TR-3A, one witness said the crashed craft was completely silent and was able to hover vertically abilities the TR-3A didn’t possess, A month before the crash, a lorry driver reported seeing a UFO over.Salisbury. Its description matched that of the crashed craft,

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UFO enthusiasls have long for nearly two months. believed that highly- Redfern said: "Given that classilied investigations into department 56 at the Air UFO activity take place at Ministry was supposedly the Rudtoe Manor in Wiltshire. tocal point for receiving Redfern oilers proof. II is UFO reports, it seems odd otficially aCknowledged that that P&5S wouid neglect to Rudloe Manor is the inform 56 of the details tor headquarters of the RAF’s almost two months. "Unless, as seems to be Provost and Security Services (P&S5), where the case, P&S5 have a investigators are trained in mandate to conduct their own independent inquiries." counte.’-intelligence. A lelter received by But Rudloe Manor is also the base of the’Flying Redfern written by Air Complaints Flight, which Commodore J L Uprichard, investigates cases of low- the P&S5 director, confirms that they have investigated flying military aircraft. A former speciai RAF UFO sightings. He wrote: "The 1962 investigator said: "I’m sure that all investigations into report is a rare example of UFOs are carried out by an alleged UFO sighting P&S5 investigators serving being treated as a lowin a small secret unit with Flying Complaints Flight." A report of one sighting in 1962, in Taunton, Somerset was forwarded by the RAF straight to P&Ss. The report was not forwarded to the Air Ministry

flying incident and investigated accordingly." Redfern said: "The importance of this lelier cannot be over-emphasised. Allhough such investigations are rare, this is documented proof from the director of

P&SS himself that UFO encounters have been treated IIas iow-Ilying incidents. Retired RAF medic Jonathan Turner told Redfern: "UFO sightlngs by military pilots were never recorded in their flight logs. "The station commander

would be advised 01 the situation and, from there, all information would be torwarded to P&S5. "If national security was considered an issue, the pilots and crews would be advised to keep quiet and reminded they were bound by the Otficial Secrets The.Ministry of Defence has admitted P&55 involvement in UFO

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AN alarming number of UFOs were sighted around military bases in 1957. One sighting at RAF West Freugh, WigtowJlshire, was published by several newspapers. A secret Air Ministry report declassified after 30 years. reads: "It is unfortunate that the Wigtownshire radar incident fell into the hands of the Press. "We suggest that the Secretary of State does not specifically refer to thesc:,: incidents as sightings on Six years later, after another batch of sightings, the Air Ministry tried to dampen speculation but they failed to point out that many reports were by RAF pilots and radar operators. One of the most controversial sightings took place in Belfast eight years ago. The f01l0wing is an extract from a report in oftciaI Civil Aviation AuthOl;ty files about an incident on November 11, 1989. "UFO passed above aircraft at 11,200ft and burst into a cascade lio-hts. Heading due ProximityC of cloud intensified brightness of light. Sighting confirmed by another

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Riddle of .the Black Triqngle AN Independence Day-

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style UFO has been spotted hovering menacingly over a British city. The dark triangleshaped craft was completely motionless

before racing away. Many reports have described the colossal craft as at least twice the size of e jumbo jet and pOSSIbly 500 yards like the UFO wide which hovered over in the hit WiD Smith Hollywood film Independence Day. The craft, nicknamed the "Black Triangle", has been appearing for months in the Lancaster area. Sometimes it emits’ three binding flashes of

plane being developed by British Aerospace at

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Fury at ’sell-out’onjets for Jakartabe-

A FURIOUS parliamentary row has erupted over Minis, refusal to answer fur-

weapons to suppress rebels in East Timor. Labour back~ncher Ann writing in Tribune, says Foreign Secretary Robin Cook has failed in the first test of his new ethical foreign policy. ’Hehas done what he had constantly criticised the previous government for doing by refusing to make a statement on the floor f the Commons so that some of the 148 Labour MPs who had signed a Commons motion calling for an end warms sales to Indonesia’could question him over his apparent

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THE introduction of anti-psychotic 30 years ago was a huge advance drugs in the treatment of schizophrenia. Unfortunately 25 per cent of patients failed to respond to these drugs. and half of those with them relapsed within two treated years.. Many of the drugs also have unpleasant side-effects. Over the past year or two new era in the treatment of schizophreniaa has with the advent of the atypical started leptics. The indications for the neurotion of Risperdal has recently been extended. The advice to doctors to use Risperdal with caution in the elderly been replaced with the statement that Itas it is well tolerated in older patients. . Dr Tonmoy Sharma. senior lecturer at the Maudsley Hospital. "These new drugs offer a London. said: proven treatment with fewer side-effects older treatment. Patients are lessthan the likely to suffer excess tiredness. dysfunction. gross weight gain. orsexual uncontrollable movement to the face and limbs than are those taking conventional The new drugs are alsoneuroleptics. at controlling a wide range of better psychotic svnlntnrn "

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a government agency infamous for subterfuge and misinformation is quickly dismissed. UFO enthusiasts sald that an admission of cover-up by the CIA can only mean that another cover-up lurks behind its new-found honesty. " "They’re still lying, said Richard Hall, chalrman of the Fund for UFO Research. "TheAmerican public is not stupid," added Walter Andrus’ international director of the Mutual UFO Network. "They’ve been lied to by the government so often over the years that they’re not going to believe it now."

Top historian Gerald Haines however, claimed in his research in . paper, The CIA’s Role that the 1947-90, o’fUFOs study "false cover story"is true. "Over half of all UFO reports from the late 1950s through the 1960s were accounted for by manned reconnalssance flights," he said. "This led the Air Force to make misleading and deceptive statements to the public in order to allay public fears and to protect an extraordinarily sensitive national security project." The paper claimed that test mghts by the top-secret, high-altitude U2 spy plane were mistaken for UFOs from its launch in 1954 until 1960,when the Soviets shot doWn Gary Powers in one. Later, existence of the futuristic SR-71 Blackbird was also denied, as was Project Y ironically, a prototype fiying saucer developed by Western powers, including Britain, which could even hover. The latter aircraft was kept secret,it was claimed by Mr Haines, because of"agency fears

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Even the National S"ecurity . Council was urged to "debunk UFO reports and institute a policy of public education to reassure-the public of the lack of evidenc ’behind UFOs". As the Cold WBI between Russia and the US intensified, fiying saucer sigltjngs increased. A special panel of scientists, asked to investigate the security implications of allen invasion,

concluded unanimously in 1953 that there was no credible evidence of allens, nor evidence of a direct national security threat. Mr Haines sald that by 1956, the US Air Force was able to attribute 96 per cent of all UFO sightings to the high altitude U2 and SR-71 intelligence gathering planes. He sald that the Air Force, while allowing the flights over populated areas where they might very well be seen,took care "not to reveal the cause of the sightings to the public". In:the following 20 years, all sorts of explanations were offered to a disbelieving public, including ice crystal formations, "temperature inversions" and even the sunlight refiected off seagulls. Even Mr Haines admitted that the CIA did itself no favours by continuing with such a weak

cover-up.

He wrote that by steadfastly concealing its interest in the matter, the CIA "contributed to later charges of a CIA conspiracy and cover-up". He added: "The UFO issue will probably not go away soon,noor matter what the agency does says. "The belief that we are not alone in the universe is too emotionally appealing and the distrust of our government is too pervasive to make the issue amenable to rational . exPlanation and evidence." Hardened Ufologists remain testing were that the !:’)oviets unconvinced by the CIA’s devices". similar admission, which closely follows if, The cover-up,however several others by the US indeed,there was one Government. backfired as early as 1952 when In M!U"ch, the military claimed officials feared mass hysteria a spate of sightings over the would soon break out because of that desert were the result of Arizona unexplained of the rash fiares fired into the desert skies. sightings. And in June,the US Air Force Mr Haines said they feared the sald that the famous Roswell Soviets would cash in on the UFO crash of 1947 contained panic by staging mass UFO crash test dummies and not sightings which would disrupt dead aliens. America’s air defence systems It has not, however, explained and enable a surprise nuclear the truth behind a secret 1’llm launched. be to attack recently released to the media Top secret monitoring. which was alleged to be an enlisting discussed . organisations of one of the alien autopsy even schools, work clubs and Walt Disney to help prevent "hysterical mass behaviour".

victims. "Thefiying saucer community is definitely on to something in charging that the military is hiding something," said John Pike, head of space

policy at the Federation of American Scientists. The US revelations have also prompted requests that the British Government now comes clean about a 50-year spate of

incidents oveI’here. Joe McNally, associate editor of Fortean Times,the leading journal of strange phenomenon, said that "intense secrecy" fostered by governments has simply kept the UFOs alive in the public’s imagination. "There have now been three different explanations of Roswell,first it was a rocket, then it was a balloon now it’s

crash test dummies,to encourage scepticism." Typically,the Ministry of Defence sald yesterday that it was not involved in any secret monitoring of UFOs spotted over

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lAM indeed familiar with the work of Dr Allen Hynek. I have his book beside me. I see he cautions us . against "uninhibited theOt-ising" in the explanation of UFOs because we<must rely on anecdotal reports. Dr Hynek points out that "uninhibited theorising", the yeast of the scientific method, is appropriate only where such theories can be put to direct test, which we have failed

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that s’:!ggests it is I think we are all agreed that it is Aliens at Roswell? As US officials spe~ulatio unlikely that we will ever make both unscientific and improper to contact with another civilisation. dismiss UFO reports without due switch stories again, ..former Earth is an ideal place for intel- consideration. But we should all k P ope The MoD sky watcher Hlc ligepJ life to develop. Nevertheless remember that the letters UFO ’h it took 4500 million years for it to stand for Unidentified Flying d e b a t es U FOs WI’th G reenwlc appear in a form capable of com.: Object. They do not and should not miinication. .When the Earth was be to refer .to a spaceship wit,~ Observatory astronomer born the Umverse was already at or wIthout "httle green men, least 6000 million years old. Clearly which I would call a perfect exam-: ’ Robin Catchpol~ .~. there has been enough time for a

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FIRST became involved in lIFO w .tching in 1991, as part of my I am a civil government servant at the Ministry of Defence, and betwren 1994 I worke in a dlvisiOlI called Secretariat (Air Staff),, where my job was to investigate reports of UFO sightings. I confess to being initially sceptical. I I}elieved UFOs were vague lights in the sky seen by I AM always pleased when scien. people out late at night walking tists such as yourself get involved their dogs - perhaps on their way Pope (left)and Catchpole (right) in the debate about UFOs, and the back from the pub! I was wrong., an astronomer fact that I received between two and th:ree (including prototype craft),. both in puts I?e m mmd of of the hundred UFO reports each year.. terms of speed and manoeuvrabil- ~ foundmg fathers of serIOUS lWO and carried out detailed investigaam convinced this technology research, the late Dr J tions in attempts to correlate sight-I canI only As you may know, Hynek be extraterrestrial. ings with aircraft activity, was Professor of .Astr?noI?Y at Yours sincerely; astronomical phenomena, etc. North Western ym:rersIty m the Nick Pope After a rigorous investigation, US and was sCientific consultant between 90 and 95 percent of sight. to Project Blue Book, the US Air ings could be explained as, Force’s study into the UFO phe. known misidentifications of nomenon. He felt the UFO situa35 and in an astronomer, my I AM any.i objects and phenomena of observation and research I tion merited serious scientific thing from aircraft lights to I years never come across anything I study, and set up a study group weather balloons: This left what I have would describe as a UFO,although I when Blue Book was closed down. called the real UFOS. love to.share I of my The real UFOs are structured did once call off a pollee car from. own official findmgs wIth you, but of craft of unknown origin, capable pursuing Venus setting beneath a: suspect that until and unless the penetrating our sophisticated air thunder cloud. I am glad to see that UK has a Freedom of Information defence network with impunity.I Roswell was not mentioned in your Act, this will not be possible. What Sometimes they show up on radar, letter, even though this debate must I can do is point you in the direc. They have been mark its 50th anniversary. and sometimes tion of some of the Ministry of As a scientist, I respect observa. Defence’s old UFO files from the seen by civil and military pilots, and on occasion. RAF jet" have tions and particularly your claim fifties and sixties. Now de.classi. been scrambled to try and intercept that between 1991 an 1994 there fied, they are available to all at the these mystery craft; we have not were between 10 and 30 reports per Public Record Office in Kew, and year, made by qualified observers make fascinating reading. been able to catch them. . While I understand the point I accept that just because a UFO Thiswhich you had no explanation. is, of course, a valuable body about the lack of radio signals sighting remains unexplamed. It IS not unexplainable. But these craft of data that should be published from an extraterrestrial civilisa. tion, I will quote philosopher Ter. display a technology whIch goes and made available to the scientific beyond the cutti ng edge of at:y- community. Until this is done I can. ence McKenna, who said: "To not accept your deductive jump search expectantly for a radio sig. thing in our terrestrial inventotes from the observations to the exis. nal from an extraterrestrial source tence of craft that go beyond our is probably as culture-bound a pre. existing technology. . sumption as to search the I would like to open the debate I for a good Italian restaurant".galaxy wider and. at the risk of blemish.! Yours sincerely, jng mv position as a narrow.’ Nick Pope

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Dear Robin, IN DECEMBER 1980 numerous mil. itary Personnel witnessed a UFO in

Randelsham’Forest in Suffolk. Radi. ation readings were taken from the site where a metallic craft landed, and the defence radiological protec. tion service confirmed these were 10 times background levels. On March 31, 1990 two Belgian F1G fighters were scrambled in an attempt to intercept a UFO that had been seen by several thousand wit. nesses and simultaneously detected on Belgian and Nato radar systems. The pilots locked on to the mystery craft, but it took evasive action. The Belgian air staff adjudged that it had been under intelligent control. On November 5, 1990 a squadron of RAF Tornado jets were caslliill~ overtaken by an unidentirted craft while on March 199:1 a UFO th( ~i7.(, of a iumho iet31,was seen bv Inili

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Dear Nick, YOUR evidence is so compelling, why does it always seem tu be left in splendid isolation by those for whom it has serious implications? There is no doubt that secret mil. itary activity is oftell mistaken by the public and military as evidence of aliens. The need to hide this activity has led to a belief that gov- , ernments conspire to hide alien contacts. If this were true, we

would see vastly superior technology as governments exploited their secret knowledge. But we do Although we should take UFO observations seriously. they are dif. ficult to analyse. Astronomp.rs have more productive ways of searching include the search for for life. planets around other stars, investig1’tion of organic materials on comets, the forthcoming examination of primitive life on Mai’s, and hopefully Ganymede and Callisto, and the search for intelligent radio signals. Although it seems lonely out there, I share your optimism that we may not be alone.

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The BAe 146, bound for Stansted from Dublin, took evasive action fter both pilots saw what they described as a red aircraft with blue and white stripes heading towards them as they flew over Hertfordshire. The jet passed 1.00ft - above the interloper two seconds later. The crew reported the inddeni to air traffic c()ntrol and suggested that what they had seen might have been a military aircraft, suc as a Red Arrows Hawk. . . But inquiries;:: involving radad-ecordings searches of and radio transcripts, failed to find another aircraft. Investigators established that no Red Arrows aircraft flew that day, and’checks on all military or civil Hawks revealed that the last one to be airborne had lantled four hours earlier. .

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You could easily be mistaken for believing that Americans are the only ones lucky enough to be plagued by crashed saucers. Jonathon Dillon looks into Britain’s UFO history