911 UFO

by Charles Lear

 When most people think about UFO sightings and their documentation, it is in visual terms and in the form of photograph, film or video.  There are several cases, however, that were documented and archived as audio recordings.  Two famous examples are the1965 recordings from Edwards Air Force Base made during an incursion of 12 UFOs and a recording made by Lt Col. Charles Halt as he investigated the 1980 occurrence in Rendlesham Forest.  Within recent years, the FAA, despite its history of being uncooperative with researchers, has released numerous recordings between control tower operators and pilots.  What’s special about these audio recordings is that they bring you into the event as it unfolds and you get to experience the first hand emotions of the witnesses.

Though all of the above examples are worthy of a thorough, individual recounting, there is an extraordinary tape from 1994 recorded by the Liberty Township 911 dispatch center in Trumbull County, Ohio.  The center covered a vast area and was responsible for fielding emergency calls and dispatching emergency and police personnel.  On duty the night of December 15, was police officer, Roy Anne Rudolph. Just after midnight, Rudolph received a call from a man who reported a strange object in the sky that was descending at an angle with what looked like flame coming from its rear.  Thinking this might be a plane in distress, Rudolph alerted the other officers manning the center that there might be a possible crash emergency.  Then three more calls came in from the same area, around a residential road called Sampson drive, including one from a woman describing a large hovering light over her property. This moved the situation away from being a crash incident and they were now dealing with a UFO.

 In addition to the calls from concerned citizens, a woman from the local news station called saying she had received a call from a woman describing a large blue/green object hovering approximately 50 feet above the ground while making no noise.  Rudolph questions why aliens would want to visit Liberty saying, “there’s no intelligent life in Liberty.” Because there was now media scrutiny hanging over their heads, Rudolph chose to contact a trusted officer and friend, Toby Meloro using her mobile phone and have him check out the reports.  As he was headed out to the area of Sampson drive, Rudolph was hopeful that he’d come back with a mundane explanation.

Meloro drove to the area and was stopped in the street by a man who had also seen a large light in the sky and Meloro assured him that he would check on it.  Meloro then saw a light himself and reported over the radio that he was observing it and was attempting to get closer to it.  As he drove, his car suddenly shut down along with his radio.  While attempting to restart the car a huge, red light shone down on him that lit up the area as “bright as daylight” and it seemed to be coming from a structured object that was silent and “as large as a football field.”  The object then moved away from him heading south and as it did, his car and radio came back on.  He heard his call sign, 998, being called out by Rudolph, who had become concerned after he had failed to respond and he picked up the radio to let her know that he was again operational.  He then told Rudolph that he needed a moment to collect his thoughts and this indicated to her that he had experienced something profound. Read more

349. Jim Penniston & Gary Osborn on The Rendlesham Enigma

Subscribe to our full two-hour shows for two dollars per month or more. Alejandro Rojas with UFO Updates, then guests, Jim Penniston & Gary Osborn. Retired Sergeant Jim Penniston shares his experiences about the investigation of a craft-of-unknown-origin, located just outside RAF Woodbridge, England in December of 1980 where his team was the “First Responders” in the investigation of the craft. This case became to be known as the Rendlesham Forest Incident and is the most documented account in military history.  http://www.therendleshamforestincident.com

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Show 349 Notes: Jim Penniston & Gary Osborn

Simulcast, YouTube Live Streamed and on KGRA Radio Tuesday, April 23rd @ 6:00PM to 8:00PM ET (GMT-4)


TSgt. JIM PENNISTION: is USAF Security Forces / Retired. He entered the Air Force in 1973 and served over twenty years active duty in the US Air Force. Jim was assigned to the Strategic Air Command “Elite Guard” in Omaha Nebraska, providing security for General Officers, Congressmen, Foreign Heads of States, and the President and members of his Cabinet. Penniston held key assignments throughout the world. Including service in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He wrote defense, security, counter-terrorism, and contingency plans for the USAF and NATO. Additionally, he provided security support for Air Force One, and other classified aircraft weapon systems. Penniston held for the majority of his twenty-year career a U.S. TOP SECRET / BI / SCI and a NATO TOP SECRET COSMIC / ATOMAL security clearance.

GARY OSBORN: Since January 2011, Gary has been working with Jim Penniston (ex USAF retired) and John Burroughs (ex USAF retired) – primary witnesses of the Rendlesham UFO Forest Incident in December 1980. In particular; an independent study of the Penniston Binary Code. Work is still in progress and the findings thus far are no less than phenomenal.

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The Rendlesham Forest Incident Aint Easy


by Charles Lear

The Rendlesham Forest Incident is a British UFO case from 1980 that is comfortably familiar to those who are interested in the subject and is known, affectionately as, “The British Roswell.”  It’s good, clean, UFO fun with an official memo and unofficial tape from a USAF Lt. Colonel, multiple military witnesses and an exuberant former Ministry of Defense employee, Nick Pope, championing the case as if he were the official British spokesperson.  Nod and smile and on to the next case, right?

Well, I’m sorry to disillusion some of you but things are much darker than that.  Research into this case reveals a possible violation of the Geneva Convention, mental and physical trauma, possible abuse during interrogation, and a group of witnesses with conflicting stories that can’t all be in the same room together.

The case involves a series of sightings and encounters that occurred over three nights in 1980 from December 25th through the 28th in Rendlesham Forest, which separates the twin airbases, RAF Woodbridge and RAF Bentwaters, then under control of the USAF.  The timeline is difficult to establish due to the variations in the witness’ accounts but a simplified version is as follows:

December 25, late night through December 26, early morning.

Staff Sergeant James Penniston is picked up at his post by Airman First Class, Ed Cabansac to be driven to meet up with two members of the base’s military police, Staff Sergeant Bud Stefans and Airman First Class John Burroughs.  Burroughs and Stefans reported seeing strange lights in the forest and Penniston suggested they might have witnessed a downed aircraft and should investigate.  Stefans corrected Penniston saying they had seen what looked like a landing.  Penniston contacted Central Security Control and a decision was made that they should go off-base and investigate.

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246. Free Show: John Burroughs

Alejandro Rojas with UFO Updates, guest John Burroughs talks about what it was like for him during the Rendlesham Forest three day incident, what his health issues have been, (Government classified as UAP radiation exposure) and all the twists and turns when it comes to witnesses differentiation of what occurred on those nights in 1980, and where things stand now. Support the show to listen to full two hour shows for as little as $2 per month, this includes podcasts of The Everything Else Show.

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231. Free Show: Charles Halt

Alejandro Rojas with UFO Updates and guest Charles Halt speaks about his new book, The Halt Perspective. This 800 page project was his attempt along with co-author John Hanson to get the truth of what really happened in Rendlesham Forest in late December of 1980. He further discusses disinformation spawn, and how witnesses were messed with including screen memories and more. There are still a great deal of sightings and mysterious goings-on in the region to this very day.

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128. Col. Charles Halt & John Burroughs

rn52b8dc9eAlejandro Rojas with the news, and technical trouble reaching Col. Charles Halt, John Burroughs talks about Rendlesham Forest Incident, missing records and more. We speak with Col Halt for a few minutes. Subscribe for hour two with some very interesting dialog between the two.

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121. Peter Robbins & Robert Salas

cz540b5457News with Alejandro Rojas, and guests Peter Robbins and Robert Salas come on the show to speak about inconsistencies with Nick Pope’s book, Encounter in Rendlesham, you can read Peter’s Special Report.


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113. Paul & Ben Eno

paulbenpowderhamUFO news with Alejandro Rojas, then guests Paul & Ben Eno talk about Rendlesham Forest, a Connecticut hotspot and more.




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40. Ryan Sprague

179578_931680882165_655582430_nNews roundup and then an interesting interview with playwright, UFO journalist and a contributing writer for Open Minds Magazine, Ryan Sprague. Ryan says that he never had a UFO encounter, but after reading a Stan Friedman book, he was hooked. He also talks about his upcoming play, an adaptation of deep look into the Rendlesham Forest Incident and much more.



Here is a clip from this podcast in 2013 and a clip after in 2017, you decide what to believe.


Here is the original podcast in full

The RAF Bentwaters/Rendlesham UFO Incident

by Michael Lauck

Rendlesham Forest, December 1980

            In late December, 1980 members of the United States Air Force stationed near the Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk, England had a series of encounters with an unidentified craft or crafts. The incidents were officially reported so, unlike some stories of UFO encounters, there is little doubt that something happened to attract the attention of the Air Force security patrols. Several witnesses have come forward to tell their stories, including the deputy base commander  Lt. Colonel Charles Halt. Some point to inconsistencies between witness accounts to discount the case and attribute the mysterious lights seen by the Air Force personnel as a nearby lighthouse. However, Lt. Colonel Halt’s report of the sighting state that depressions were found in the forest where a mysterious object was seen on the ground and that there was abnormal radiation in the the area concentrating on the three depressions which suggests that something was in the forest. Read more