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Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: The Inside Story of the World's Best-Documented UFO Incident
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Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: The Inside Story of the World's Best-Documented UFO Incident [Kindle Edition]

Nick Pope , John Burroughs , Jim Penniston
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"[Pope’s] questions and detailed evidence certainly give readers on both sides of the UFO debate plenty to chew on" - Publishers Weekly

“Read this book and you will be convinced that we are not alone in the Cosmos.  It will open your mind to ‘the broader reality’ that holds so much promise if we only embrace it positively.”
- Paul T. Hellyer, Former Defence Minister of Canada

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Roswell was only the beginning! An in-depth look at the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, the world's most sensational and compelling series of UFO encounters

In 1980, a UFO was tracked on military radar in Rendlesham Forest, England.  It landed near two of the most strategically important military bases in NATO, and was approached by military witnesses who touched the hull. This explosive new book tells the full story of this incident, which is set to become better-known than Roswell. Written by Nick Pope, an international bestselling author and former government UFO investigator, working closely with John Burroughs and Jim Penniston, the two officers at the heart of the encounters, this book reveals the first-hand witnesses' full stories for the first time and is supported by numerous formerly-classified documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The inside story of these events and their aftermath will change people’s perceptions about the UFO mystery and about the true role played by government, the military and the intelligence agencies.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2336 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250038103
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (April 15 2014)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of supporting evidence. June 22 2014
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This was an interesting book on the UFO phenomena. The story about the event itself is only a small part of the book in total. There is a lot of analysis of the environment this encounter took place in. There is a lot of information about other sightings, the personal bios on the main witnesses etc.

In the end you are faced with one of the most engaging and hard to ignore sightings in history and I have no doubt something extraordinary took place.
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Wether or not you believe in ''UFOs'', this book gives a very open window on the analysis required to make a concrete judgment as the veracity of any particular ''UFO'' sighting which should occur in you life. It is a bit plodding in its form, but often, information is necessarily long and full of points of information that qualify exactly what is being discussed. The neophyte looking for the mundane excitement of ordinary ''UFO'' sightings will not be satisfied. If you are a thinking person who actually wishes to learn, then THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU. I do recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book May 26 2014
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Nick Pope's an excellent author and has done a great job on putting this together. Highly recommended.
I would like an abridged addition with redactions added in an appendix.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Ok but ultimately does not deliver April 22 2014
By Marko - Published on
I have been waiting for this book for around 2-3 years now. This is when a presentation 'revealing all' was supposed to be held. In the meantime I have listened to the authors hint on huge revelations to come out once the book is published...

As a book - its good - a factual overview of the events that happened in Rendelsham forrest. Very detailed account. In some aspects a bit too detailed. And while it is an excellent overview of the event - the most detailed up to now - ultimately it does not deliver anything new. So if you are looking for another factual account of the event (and we had a few already) - you will be very happy with this book.

The problem is that the authors of the book have overhyped expectations over the years. Not to mention the incredible secrecy they maintained while hinting with titbits of information on revelations to come and teasing the general public - while at the same time giving promises that 'all will be revealed in the book'. For the reader expecting something new about the case, or some revelations - look elsewhere. You will not find them in the book. There is nothing new. A huge disappointment considering the promises made, and the amount of time it took for the book to come out.

But hold on. They ended the book with - "Is there more to come? Yes, there is more to come." So lets all wait a few more years while they write another book and in the meantime keep us in suspense with 'hints' of new information that cant be revealed until the new book is ready for sale in 2017...
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It wasn't the lighthouse! June 1 2014
By Simon Rosser - Published on
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I'd heard about the RF incident - dubbed Britain's Roswell - some time ago, and recall finding it fascinating at the time. I was, and still am fascinated by UFOs, and always interested to hear about knew sightings and facts. I was only 15 years old when this story broke, but do recall the headline in the News of the World. But, like with most UFO stories, as time passes, and no more information comes out, you sub consciously file the story away, and it loses its importance and significance.

Nick Pope's new book, co-written with Jim Penniston and John Burroughs, two of the primary witnesses, breathes new life into the events that occurred that December night in 1980. The two airmen were the first to out that night to investigate the strange lights seen over Rendlesham Forest, which lies between the then twin USAF bases, Bentwaters and Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England. Upon reading Mr Pope's new book, my interest in the event has now been more than re-kindled, excuse the pun!

This book is well written, and sets out the timeline of the events in digestible bits of information, together with additional facts and testimony that has come out since the event. The book is written with the help of the two primary witnesses, Jim Penniston and John Borroughs.

The important thing about this case has got to be the sheer number of trained military personnel who witnessed the events over the 3 nights, together with some photographic evidence, radar evidence, and radiation readings taken at the alleged landing site, after the initial event. The now famous Halt memo, released by the USAF, under the Freedom of Information Act in 1983, led to the story being broken by the News of the World back in the same year. This memo, written by Colonel Charles Halt, the deputy base commander, together with a recording he made, which can be listened to on YouTube, and which are transcribed in Pope's book, provide clear evidence that Halt, and his men, who went out into the forest on the third night, witnessed something very unusual - more lights in the forest, and the sky, which appeared to be craft, under intelligent control, performing incredible high-speed maneuvers, and which shone laser-like beams of light to the ground, and into the weapons storage areas. (Probably housing nuclear weapons.)

Pope can't comment on whether there were nuclear weapons stored at the base, as it would be a breach of The Official Secrets Act if he did, but some brief research quickly reveals that the bases were storing a large quantity of the US's battlefield nuclear warheads, an interesting and worrying fact in and of itself.

Although the story seems to have become embellished over the years, with contradicting accounts as to what happened, the original witness testimonies taken as part of the initial investigation, are perhaps the most interesting aspect. They leave no room for doubt that the witnesses experienced something other than just the flashing light of the Ofordness Lighthouse during the 3 nights of the event. Simply too many individuals saw something they could not explain.

Having devoured Mr Pope's book in a few days, I needed to find more information on the event, and I located a load of information and interviews on YouTube, and even better, downloaded the late Georgina Bruni's book, entitled `You Can't Tell The People.' This book, unlike Mr Pope's, was written back in 2000, and the author carried out meticulous research, and tracked down dozens of witnesses, both military and civilian who all verify different aspects of the sightings. Anyone interested in this story, and who has read Pope's book, will be doing themselves a favour if they also read Bruni's book.

The fact is, 34 years on, the witnesses still maintain that they said they saw back in 1980. To me, it seems incredible if the accounts of these trained military men, who had to remain silent until they left the USAF, were not genuine. Why put yourself through the hassle and ridicule of saying you witnessed such `outlandish' events, if they weren't true? It doesn't make sense.

I'd be astounded if more information doesn't eventually come out on this case, but unless it comes from Colonel Halt, or as yet, some unknown, but verifiable witness, or higher ranking officer who was present at the bases in 1980, then it will be difficult to accept.

So, did an alien craft land in the forest? Or was it a top secret military craft belonging to the good old USA? The secret TR-3B, would be a good contender. Especially as some of the witnesses described seeing what appeared to be something dripping off the craft.. perhaps a problem with the mercury-based plasma drive engine?? Or has a cover-up been orchestrated to hide a sinister accident of some kind? Whatever happened, the case is fascinating, and won't be going away any time soon. I suppose the only comforting fact is that if it was indeed an alien craft, no one was harmed by said aliens - at least not intentionally. If the men were harmed, the harm was more likely caused by fellow humans from the MOD or the USAF!

Another interesting point, mentioned in Georgina Bruni's book, are the strange, ghost-like sightings that have been reported in and around the forest. This article provides more information, and is... very odd - [...]

The truth is out there! Watch this space!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much New Material May 15 2014
By "Open Minded" - Published on
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I have followed the Rendlesham Forest event very closely for many years. Nick Pope, in my opinion has always been a very proficient and honest researcher, and his work in this book is of a high standard.

The book contains much new material and in particular, provides new details from two of the most important participants in the whole affair, which to say the least are extremely enigmatic. It would seem that there is much more to be told about this whole story. .Let us all pray that this is not going to be the last we hear of this very important and potentially life changing event.PLEASE keep researching for the truth Nick.

Mike Jordan
Western Australia
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Encounter in Redlesham Forest May 11 2014
By Mr. Graham Hilton - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I do not tend to read many books nowadays due to lack of time, I prefer shorter magazine articles.
This is the first proper book I have purchased for my KIndle.
Anyone with an interest in UFO's and such things will find this compulsive reading.
There are a lot of facts and figures and various theories etc to wade through, some I tended to skip through.
Overall it is a very good read and the outcome causes a lot of pondering and if proved to be correct is simply astounding.
A must have if you have the required interest.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the definitive account May 28 2014
By Dagmar Miura - Published on
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A well-balanced and thorough examination of the Rendelsham incident. I think Nick Pope is uniquely positioned to explain how military systems and military bureaucracy work -- and all the principal witnesses were military people -- because he worked in that world. The overall vibe of the book is good journalistic research rather than speculation and conspiracy theories. Coauthors Penniston and Burroughs were among the primary witnesses. What more could you want?
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