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  5. 5. cover story THE INDEPENDENT WEDNESDAY 4 DECEMBER2D02 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 anony.mity Hai~ colone~ + Halt’g patrol of four officers assessing the site of a suspected landing,checking radiation levels and having trouble with their electrical equipment. In the last few minutes of the tape, at around 2am, the men start to see lights moving through the trees.Their initial composure suddenly gives way to breathless panic: "It’s coming this way. It’s definitely coming this way... There’s something very, very strange,"says the deputy commander at one At 3.15am,the light-show is still going on as Halt exclaims:"Herehe comesfrom the south! He’s coming in towards us now!" Right beside him, another officer says: "Shit!",and a moment later,beams oflight start hitting the ground around them. "This is unreal," Halt gasps. point. 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 all. hap- 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. abou~ by. areas ofRendlesham;shewashappyfor me to join hers. On the nIght we were due to I had been fortiJYing myself at a party when I ran into a hypnopsychotherapist, Marek Sinski. When the quietly intense 40year-old learnt of my plans, he expressed a strong desire to come along, too. We met Butler at midnight beside the barrier to track 10. Behind ’me was the perimeter fenceofthe airfield; the disused runway lights loomed into the night sky. Ahead,the logging-road stretched awaylike a canyon, with its black waIls of 70ft-tall Corsican pines. By the dull glow of a car’s interior I could make out the small, dark woman surrounded by three reguiars on her sky-watches Terry, Paul and Jonathan and her partner, Peter Parish. Her German shepherd,Mason, galloped around us, chasing his ball. As we set offdown track 10on Butler spoke, in her soft Suffolk accent, of some of the experiences she had had here, seeing glowing orbs and meeting extraterrestrials. "Lastyear, the yeti was down here," she said matter-of-factly, "looking very, very sad." The yeti, she explained, had followed the group on many occasions: "Wehad somepeople from BIackPool down here, and they also saw him. He freaked them out, actually." Butler indicated a drain cover to our right. "It leads to an underground instal- "This’is Larry Warren’s landing-place," Butler declared, Indicating a field. It was then that Sinski stepped over the barbed-wire fence and strode purposefully into the darkness. mee~ ligh~ pure-white - foo~ cIairvoyan~ - - Larry Warren’s extraordinary book Left at East Gate was published.in 1993. The former airman, a member of the security forces at RAF Woodbridge, claimed to have witnessed the overall commander of the twin-base complex, Squadron.Leader Gordon Williams, conversing with extraterrestrials. After that, said Warren, a New Yorker, he was taken to an underground mstallation and introduced to an
  6. 6. cover story THEINDEPENDENTWEDNESDAY4DECEMBER2002 Robert EstaIVCorbi~;Mark alien "who had an accent I couldn’t iden- tify". His description of the visitors had clearly struck a chord with Butler:"Little tiny ETs dressed in white jumpsuits!" she exclaimed."I’ve seen them myselfl" "Doyou ever worry thatpeople may think 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." Terry. 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 out." - pre- ~~ - ~~ hair, Ridpath’s scepticism is persuasive. In Larry Warren’s landing-place,but he was annoyed that I’d thought he might have possible that when patrol came out been. "I had a very powerful experience," wit- he explained, "and I was recovering." He ofthe forest,they,like the first night’s nesses, were confused by the lighthouse. told me of a message he had received while of the ’alien craft’ But another airman says:"IfCharles lHalt] out in the field. He assured me that, alsays a beam oflight shone down at his feet, though it might not have meant much to by a US ainnan who saw the then a beam oflight shone down at his someone like me, there were people for ’incident’in 1980 You can take that to the whom it was ofgreat importan . "Ican conHaltretiredfrom the airforee in 1991 and firm that it is the greys out there,and that (below):the gates to RAF Woodbridge now lives in in the USA I managed they are the ones responsible for the ab(opposite,hottom) to obtain an e-mail address for him and ductions," he told me,in his quietly com~--_._-,-_..._. wrote several times without response pelling manner. "What they have been fore he was finally persuaded to answer.He doing up until now has been very,very bad. was, he told me rather pointedly, "tired of I learnt last night that they are changing being pestered" by what he described as their ways." "mostunusual people". In search of further guidance, I apThough he refused to talk about the proached Reg Presley,lead singer with the Rendlesham Incident,we began a tentative Sixties pop group The Troggs and now an exchange on the neutral subject ofthe air- expertin the paranormal,and asked for his base’s history as a "crash-recovery" run- opinion ofthe Rendlesham Incident.He was way for damaged aircraft returning from very interested in the case and said that raids over occupied Europe.Hetold me that they were "all good sightings". Clearly not "more than one young cop" swore he had a man who had trouble believing in the seen East End Charlie the ghost of a possibility ofabductions,he even mentioned Second World War airman from the his surgeon friend who removed pieces of events alien hardware from people’s feet and guardhouse at East Gate,wher ofDecember 1980 had begun."Onone par- hands. "You wouldn’t believe what he ticular Friday night, late," he recalled, "I took outofthem,"he refiected, adding that drove outthe back gate, and the guard was the objects had "the teeniest-weeniest tremhling so badly,I ended up having a re- little wires". placement sentout."In 1983-32years after The MoD has finally made a decision on the Americans took over the airbase they the airbase after its nine years of neglect discovered that dynamite had been buried and has announced that two army under the runway in case it was overrun ments will be moving in after a t100m by invading Germans. Despite the clean- The soldiers may be surprised at some of otherwise - they up operation, Halt wrote, "we never were the visitors alien completely sure thatall the explosives had receive outside the perimeter fence."Once been removed." you start coming here,"Butler told me,"you can’t keep away." For, although WoodSinski appeared afterbreakfast the following bridge’s role as an airbase may have been I asked why in doubt,its status as a UFO tourist shrine . day,and we settled down to he had been apparently unconscious in has never looked more assured. Secrets and files: the Rendlesham forest (above), site of the UFO slghtings; a sketch particular, he has shown that it is at least Halt’s Vn-ginia, feet. bank." be- - - th~ , rrefit.ige - - .~si.-", , ", !’."’- f~r~{"_ Luc~s;~nglia PressAgency .._- ---_.-.- - ..-.....: _ .;:_’- :..-r,",*"...,.c ,.’",-"’", - an4. talk. +
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  8. 8. sm<1!I An because a cold. im edi~ of that presented out tI scent. stares completely cold 1954 "a m8.intained into cases nine thes~ "ninety from called number is headlights can large reports remained very investigations when intel igence of to modem prone of 1950s, ’angels’ was phenomena enemy equipment and natural returns mis nterp et d the radar, and I been tracking5 were the have of and radar malfunction frequently Phantom government has largely reported how of n~wspaper UFOs just of British evidence sug est real ufologists about made knows oc upied he rhe No emerged T RAF . Second investi. ~ . exclusively and strange and 195Z Navy ufologists, continuc. ever of First had the has government th8.n during 1 [see the conspiracy Defence nel], Royal investigated Although subject deep thea the a phenoma" Office policy been 50 ’:OY later state~ sightings MoD initially standard UFOs over Members receive years. lic or Itubject ment lit le. his 19 1-94. persuade leaving decided during frorn rather lacked gleaned than a it a out."7 rather time senior, col eagues governmcnt most statements Noyes, military and as and Ralph for 1977 hirn hal marks was and of had absence least - research, BOMB: the as "the unse n revelations knowledge expert UFO as doubt The make any the reality BIGGER wer~ were UFO as October nomena classic hypothesi ." easily no of 1950. a as psychical Noyes MoD ’!";-.~ To phenomena in headline THAN said in State late Ralph the THE on disap ointment first, public had Sunday well parnoml" bore "entirely At and "all Noyes he that explained, solid- "as the against some much of for but Defence. the deeply the UFOs As istant literature, the could his who and of first speaks UFO simplistic Like subject as betrayed phe. retired Under about files. in involved not conclusions UFOs from civil ET be Pope, had Secretary servant via The Skies, the Nick book CiDsed was it solid claims any reality to though, 1 according Dispatch. much rainbow". Noyes. "as a UFOs one the . . .~ "I OUf ., inter~ threat "The time to of sense to why, popular only But as es they the do definition continue reports? Air has assess The phrase "An no of report which as es ment a is defence event presenting sovereign made, ends. is determine est But an etc). and MoD There mean nation of What’s found, activity coverage relies case for overlap ing not the action UK related is this and high-powered intrusions no is the comprehensive rool MoD important ’UFO’ simply, quite identification in deemed interest is unexplained the is but 4 no threat Airspace. 10 and the no Radar radar UK pose ends. into to com on been by threat has further space logs any time detect per mundane by MoD taken. a the cent to require air may The upon to further is included majority have the sighting in explanations, phenomena vast MoD never our until not all and remaining been be more, reports from with of taken identified. remain of icial to judged reports other that to "it the Defence objects be nature of high UFO means include A density of by to system was Air air cause its how report that ufologists, "defence does the event if reports is but any the MoD date, maintains detected of and (planetary traf ic, check reports of defence regarded terioy." ar~ If at l",darJ." the 3 direct significance? MoD is has whether atmospherics, operational location, likely objects, that ’no an as military Once maintains as long is that signfcae’ are exist, not puz led follows: of studied Staff, saucers this is signfcae." have the outer does to According from any the expla~ areas caregorised whether that reason identified, raison a the worlds." satisfactorily detection against col ect some have five to between’unidentified.’ received but C.Te. d’ as es ment MoD that this was were radars its hi, by caused were Any ’." ’1 .’ the in"extrater estrial never dence 001 must they , in if MoD found WOTih. dO",.ns. ., case activy." thousands 0_’ a literally object ()Wn. Story. single UFO ap earing "’ ’ "’.io~. SA~!i~;:S.: For either -- for . "’I~ ’ ’.4Ih ’ O ",i ~I’" . u,." , tbe ’flying which After the write to access P"~Ia. " ’I". ",.;t< "’~ t:!;Y~ ~!d~J:~1:;~i:. it’ .,. evi~ expre9sio~’ word otbe~’use_: H.ii. 4;. . t),~"I:hl ,. ;,. " <l.u<:~tion’;3 delibe’rat the ar~ip]e.s .T has who consistent e that; DISPA altered has his ,. ,o In mOil the . is’ of a towards ~ report of Ministry Ministry(MoD). 1 investigating sightings the of and of World gation mat er }:- II c~n nted I the has for serres . S 2, pub~ past the UFOs WatS the the r"’.IUsl~. the Having tour superficial any Government a Lake I. . tne’ ’art,icles. i,?" [;DITOII .tio. rC; H.a decided hsa. ;eve’rs.en’atiponarl’> TJlJ ’. II: Ii... frorn become Air reports the Stil~e’ ~.properiy : any r iuch IY’.IO~u:Y’because t je. fHA,VE . of OF . book, Minds, ,~. Vet most _.he "Tift: p~’b[jsh /0.. . a " the ’ni Even .’lhe. rial the ’l’han post the to new was . thc"re ~,’Q’r.;rh. Ii:H’ruity~)hi9.TheNo; iM.’a ",1>: ’,’0 Saves desCl’ibe is newspaper. verworked, . -;’. >:. s,.... :PhIl interested saucer’ senior r..Y any knows headlines. subject claims ’l’h. in era SUNDAY sensational SUNDAY F[YING.’: ~SAUCERS UFOs, at confirmed Wat about to more but first qu~stion explained: of icer station involving :,: ’. cases MI no DIS/, I,7"CI ’...’....u, as superiors, a billed UFO ".$’,"’" he I ’.e f9~., B~mb "Of they radar disappeated visually by com on since were the radar who a during the much height course as the pre~ a he frorn claims ETH .n~", Jemer , ,"n, . Age’ . dutyfailed of Whitehall the ",., .,o~.",_ ."’ ., . ." ,. ’r’:";;::;:;;;";~11 First 1 bu’, r. l e.l ig er as dealt that’believ r’ 1985 ETH served Of icer "’, ,,, Child MoD’s with ./1 II the com anded majority proces . microwave es ential y we today. the Before as f ont~line on Pope Open to from -.- ~ ~ I~ i~ Probably’inside’ to Higher Nick is alien only but never policy . O."A M.y Wars were ’flying of reported, Few, classic The infuriated base."6 with a ZO O. as was he See ’UFO the on P.y . of result became Pope, their . one but any, independently 940s RAF and staff of (AS) proponent influenced logical St.l. if as and development UFO tems. evading cases to were when cases have UFOs aircraft. alien members have an Pope desk’ known, Executive of best the. visitation of icers, MoD’s of planets reflection when ately, a were our Za, at who the known subject. opinions or a balloons, problems residue believed of On ’unidentif ed’ ’extra (ETH), the car such hundred, ’craft’ the have public explanation, was oc asion, ufologists. because the they Investigators pragmatic politicians are which that the MoD’s senior defence 10 To conventional ordinary be scent report of believers stance on sys~ capable per ter estrial looked of remain evidence cent in hypothesi ’ has low a phenomena aircraft, are of long the cloud as times that unexplained the meteors, at ributable ’hostile’ modem Put of any a defence, Once to most
  9. 9. Tn {h~ wt. ’rt’ him- into <1:;0 capture UFO ’jo ’I)[lm~ 1(1 ’ a A to snu .:t. ’s r,KI." secrt. ’ts ’trueh’ t~.art:.,d gl1’Ll1m. nt :1S Hi:; cl1l’ s WCJ1.ltL~-styk, Kt;’yhol:.’, :>l’r thust’ establishment ’flying n,: ’vealed. in was nfthe there and there saucer t.’l.1 propulsin a reveal helieved between wamed wished The 1 J;r,)(~" weapon’ ;- ’ J Bel -eve 6"Cllt ,; ,’.~ l,." . . ,; ", r"umu: n,.; I - Marshal Chief r. : . Air .:i-.:!I :’_~ .~m<ty ~"~ !,~ ~! "~’:t. ",:. " :’ . Case ~ British While as divided aliens to by War. Soviet the hostile an as dismissed headed UFOs tific [() the world others potential intel igence thinking the nuclear UFOs ’fake’ system was ar ival could a that the source To popular to heavily tenskm pointed delusions of on "melborp friend, Panel the the L~ ?, , IO to they they weeks, :md The Within UFO was the involving Robertson a recom endations fnr by the the similar spread war13. It sored called taken been down "strip have h<we nrders of of con- themes conspiracy. ’ - re :-;~ln el that govern~ air hus]n!., . .: ddeg;ltt:d the .dirl~t.’d Hel1L"d~}rth, ~~ ,;IS hr<1nches (Air). parliamt. ’ntary : ;ecurirv suhject investigati<1!1 from IntL’l igL’l1 S4f had "for Ministry 1958 th :. and civili(ln Air and rn the S6 for rehm:-J tWO staff, pl]hlic from tl) were to Ch,1nKteristic the sciousnes Alongside thl:’ puhlic that tlK’ - the to and inrdligt:.’nce the in US wlrking(rom werL’ <md ~:. :. ~:.=~’ :. . . . :’ .~i investigation : begin by of not Sign) sightings did of icial 8 (Project phenomena Jo USA of icers the silly formal l)f or fear taken ’flying Fnmk to were visitors jets, the about a ground were When for worlds. thm of energy tmvd, logica1 By echelons momic sp<lce ’l:n high found press the )rt.’ Thl’ !. ’IaN (<II’ days, Air IlmTlcr ~aUCL’r~.1 editor’facts’ rill.’ I)is hl. tlK’n pl’rL’l.’pl n S, W,b [() seril.’:’ what Dllwding J.:n’lrTHnl.’r (1)’I f<1,!. e ’tlying pI) bdl’! ur’ f’L’rSlJ;ldL’d Charles Jispatch, in of Il1l’I.! Lord in pllhlil: tvjl l! )[ht tl’n iI~kisor Sundt!!’ (hI.’ :dtl’ring t:ihloid and h!ir: / .1:- ’1.,’;1I1.’ rlw l1H.’di;1 ,1 in t’<1Tly the hlrh tl) in caught III ’,IS;1 first the included major among (1flmmy ptH:.’ Command, m’itt’d Ir,1TL’ A’;-1.~ rht. , rnlst rhl’ Om1manl.k’r Marsh. l sL’’cml ,md to to Kl.’yhIL’ s growing Inl rl’ thl.’ L1rd in Sir a ’1. ">;1 . 1 l’h:lr,I( l.’rist c III’ heft ruhlic Flying presenr of In ()f )f Saucers the Desmond Adamski mystery, craze. such gathering Leslie, M’lj;)r Dermot ’hra::;s thb the the This eral’’ ’salo:.’r ’facts cO~<lt hor l’aic!H( 11 g(I’l rnl ~’n( :t figures Chief Have p;lr:1Il li:I 1’I1;dd MOl nthat en ahout hats’ bdicfhad Royal dl’’k’l’ carliest Irw:!rd .I .j’lr:I" . I(!),’ rh. 1I)’1.’IUl’d idl’,l Boyle.’O de’ch)pments the Fmlll theory and Air ,11ld reSc)l:In,’c;: ()fFighter with in rll,l!1 fl.’at lred ;1 was flying which Lart.elEd, Force, 1954 slowly of text spread when George the ETH exphmatin viewed in saucers 1950 se med alongside f<,ster-thc:m~sound lust of the future possible, growing to speculmion onw<’trds, Wrir ’nopaew ’tlying frum the American ’srecua Cold Scully9. other latest Kl.yhl l.’:m,.’1 W:IS that about Iis- rh,’1 (:ukl a motif p ’secret [he all at popular new Soviet either opinion. ::ines it as seriously to 1950, the Initially, ( books British when hegan British the the season idea ’secret origin, was a D.matJ senior serialise began con~ fad. in by This rinl they first to during newsptlpers study as Although ity Keyhoe and the following any viewed If sum er until the and American so government first maga~ forced the - of public thl.’ (} alien ments, any ’S<lUL !"’ ’ ticu!<tr, The Command i947-48, litl’ratl Tc. :lII’S brgdy sitprs their that hdief of in lit- h’ the the In FIII/lCer W,t:- W;lr. t’I’I.’r-up rhl..’ glwernment Ilwdt:.’rn was ETH is (.;on<:t.,;1 British UFO into came ~1i::i?i;i~ facts ,agencies TIle r:;’I~." U . Initially, public, in mythology a hec)!ne ~i~ ~t.~ ~ i~ : : ~’:{~ : ~ ,III (If particularly the he hy not the Pre$s14. of icers of given unfortunately of were reports clwered should circulated emergence puhlic " "U’1 ’ responsihiliry UFOs, (Te~:h) specificlily Official disl.:us ed relationship Britein’s Se;:crets with rial of and UFOs ~llt :H inrdligenct’ DDI soIl’ to acquired." mystery, Air (he all debunk the the typical RAF of special systematic mc ht. ’rs Act of aura policy and radar by sightings camp,1 Com it e . - RAF stations status mystery by woulJ made scares during and play CIA~sron~ com it e Americans, during American "UFO follow par icularly of earlier 1967. intel igence. HP Cold the periods and Jones contacts the gn close and mass during drew UFOs Dr briefed This CIA’s Dr CIA close lor ml. n. RV the thoU key suh~myth one ~’a~ t:~ :~*; ~ ~ {:~ =: ~’.:; H. UFOs Robertson, that of ~ ~ ~ 7~i:~!~ ~ ; t~E~~ ; ~ , "a. of upon a Ai, the US-UK W"r lead and . mo.t ~.!:~ ot~:,.~<Io.:1<~~’lh.tnl1.~y: had the moments be of list Steff waves and nightmare interest’Bob’ early West’s his 1952 in before sibility of a of who met Jones that scenario generated 1953. pre- mptive as in on in the wave a warning a belief of the chaired central to in a com on of the His British of expanding Thitd sightings weapon unify of help they agencies, danger, ’alien’ a threat, World perceived confuse led saw the strike, critical to the in the could : ~2.~ I I Of views development some a empire widespread began FI I .,;:, :" J~;~, By,. ;. ". . . ~l ’S’" Ylng.’, I advisors seriously, : ’=~’.h,! and the be boys" a ~~{~1~ ucers ~’,.d a ;;i;; ; ~: :~ .: ~",’~.>J’. , governme t’s to While r "n In’ J’cu.L(!UICl. was the subject. one whole un eces ary (who they to to deeply equally some Mounrbat en real pos- as the subject viewed the diversion highly private those They were were influential were as I ,;~u divided secretive perperuate the that face im inent intel igence careful audience. taking what the from threats, dubhed over public British ftkials ’the hc:mds ’~11 fuu, dome- believer) regilrded placed m the plunder v<$ scien- confine Me,1nwhile, <’Ind "the the Com unists12. an in truh’ sysrcms their the UFO gn’ernm ’cover-and up.’ hd()re panic let:.’p Clwer as such figures ()ngling c the if a SUd1 Kcyhoe issue. tht. ’y ’:;pact.’ throa’ who who nt )uld thl’ X-Fiks. Till.’ of also battle f;11I l’lhlling I~Klnr I"’l~h!k: d1~’ i 40;I~~ ;
  10. 10. of of MoD, natural ac ount~ series Party’ the a of by Major an and Parliament. MP be of hoaxes. the the was the also as all informal that were that inquiry" marked Saucer research Record of carefully on the was to of about study tions 1955, Patrick MoD, ed was could Ministry Our contrary 1950-51 ’Flying a Public 50 the series by the in a entirely meant mal’ has Ministry, 1950-51. Air This saucers’ The came by study. that of icers. report, ty of investigation be sions, should subject pilots played final the by of "a jet These been found mean? Minister, Minister: frying by until RAF’ subject. defence argued serious The from War direct no These Working from a half-hearted Unidentified expres ed included new key It Office, months further role relied of Working the Intel igence Party’s scientist, response in under evidence recom ende in Farnborough. just Flying investigation the including at empt ’flying that scathing three upon DSI/JT/C Lord to formulation a US Party’s the light. of there intel igence reports group in-depth Objects, to Sir MoD, first, the UFOs natural behind of Mountbat en Henrysaucer’ to technical were them, erased the team short-lived Directorate could existence was intel igence (DSI) conclusions, yet 10,000 five Its phenomena, were from to nature that Air of operated be debunk Report brief conlu- of Tizard, set of test made field betrays Admiralty a no if word be of minutes report as ured formal even for Working the NO.7: six.page deserved and up explained of icial not in years secret: concerns a who the as experts members of matter the be released, a and eight Scientific the by but history. A informal file Ministry ’secret’ belief, Party, ’flying a these evidence 1954 fOl ow-up just official this phenomena for the inquiries range motivation of suc es ful y report The ’Top Office, later, ’flying Wall ’Flying Working majori- Their their ’inforinquiries first established evaded there intended sightings that initiated study resulted statements, Secret’ no -existent we but existence leaked asked and just saucers’. had by in of Party’ found the a of that, the at been Conservative asked the study question almost until, to in Saucer The Wall the publish out mis dentif cations, inquiries was "no its could initiated 1950-51 Air if Working first In ques~ official Rumours that reports it DC, chased about Air with his and stuff Washington 1952, radar of by this to to? Churchill amount does reply, the is the the sent British an Office a when~ 1912, as Churchill, which reports Kent. In taken War of orders they The and Unril :-l hjt.’({ 1."lh .’tl d indl’p.’ndl.,nt~ :-lbj’l:t. is 30 hl’l’O PIi. strit:t on tv1ini~tl’Y had indl’L’d th;n Air wuld study ,-.l’nritk (;1S thl.1:’l ):-, UFl rhi,. 11r’ St1,k rl lc:;20. and d(:strl) ’L’d I;"’!l rl’I.:!lr~’ It:- thl. ’ Virh Act report MoD heen documenrs. P,my Information 2005, Working pl1licy l)t’ wirh m time hy Al- Rend[e~ Germany. strange pursued upon Probahly becoming a response As all 9f in slowly researchers. prize al thors is UFO nitely incident. 2001 classic was May once open more the for UFO was Code the existing sham the available, FOIA21. to its impending the a that of 1974. that unambiguous ,ince the sug est the igno~ the official situation was from into single. Britain absent one fit> the to roliti~ Britain media reveal about rh(;’y had uron and ,md force files" exis- <’Ibout SI:(rer’ America prm’c their particularly for in to ciam., demands Ut~)lngists rl l rinl’ly until Tndi1)’ ((I and (y UFO ml. ’nwtiun Freedom .jlien have Ilf rht’ Thl:.’Y telKe and ha’e t~1r lavish- ;1 either II "recuas 01 ’[(.’(.’hnictl lIn ",h.lt l.)(tnhcr the I 1l~1 in llntil nl ’l’ r.m ;1." wh1 ({l ’kd 51".k-:,~ tlwy th(.’ I inti Air BIlle rl.:J’on" b:H,:k US nul.’ DIS werc (unt Prl*(! whL’n h(.’(1111W ’~rp,:ikl; n(}r AI1 ~ri .:,m Ilnt Thi~ the morc 2000, was own reports. wished S",f ’. a f()f nearby UFO Pm-ETH hidJen merely was ly hidden Pope down decided (hK’d Ml1D UFO that monitor to Pres." lJf vere no had reh)~ sensirive it ending were and particularly the Clbol t reports and the also from was MPs UFO With MoD from The way War,’defence over much public they phantoms, become headache. while one and wasting a longer the instead tions’ put avoid chasing only give to criticism bring mar- M D to public for at ention government shower half~he<m~’t.i oc asional y a Consequently, continue to incident of cised col ecting St.’nt in’csti- such the failing to unexplained it, handled. criticism "it require Cold the public UFOs isue’ down sens(’Itional wished one a As publi- money would ’puhlic the opinion, by real a of icials elusion because quesrin s to offkial a on adequ(’lte [ers."18 considert.’d it puz ling. ’UFO been experts most and of man er, decided reports, those the be out a~ MuD’:, of gate to The changl’s, es"en- resu!: "ra’ as befor. ’ intern(l! to UFO remains ’llrk PUPt.’. servant:- UK interest Nick the conrmry, of person el. same 1958. continues thre ~year of bck level (Om] the in a but rially did for their from of within to r( members op ortunism claims hy reporting t;l(t the the rdy :’ign:lt(!ril’s hil’l’ rl1l’rd~)rl.’, Uj’l ln wit- hm’l: up rn:pan ipn ,md cort.’"pndl 1’ the career l.jl cSti()l from tlK’Y "U!l1 1 l’d ,Hl rudl’ advisors w)!. .m:’ t.’rin!.: TIl .’ 5t<’lff its the rl’l. l 111 "poInd,’ ril1).:l’ ’Ii~hr. ,:md (api~a! l f{1logbts, 1962-72 into nt.":’sc Mill) tht. ’ in incumhenr PRO witm: i.’ies renned in dt. ’m<lnd cl muhlri’l’ly one their !I!1!IK’,h;1tI. ’!Y k,t l. ’f-’ filc:,; of dispblyed rl’k :lS ’ ’vk. , .m~i as time rl.’pl)rts Files ink t’1’1’111 m,lkl 1).: of Pmlimnenmry sl bjt’cr. mis- 111l’ ,1! ~’l herwel:n and staff made crew !,u: k’d emrll s(.’n’(,:nt, Tlw nl’’(.’r tn and ul1H.:pfu!"19 kr l’r. rl! 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  14. 14. ~ ~!_~ ~14--"~ i -,~~-’:-~;:/’~-,:,-" "’~"’~d’ll; .’)/ Q’,~" e , )’ ,,’ill I ’_ ’)/’," , ’/ -" ’~ J ’1 Hillw lker’s. <m~~;tery in Carrick F rest UFO . . - . . ’. .’ . . . The mystery objects in the Carrick sky. ASENSATIONAL new photogrhph camera’withine at the time. I was on fop of a hill and to use up the been discovered,’ the Carrick film in the camera I started taking Gazeitecan exclusively reveaL’ panorarnicviews. So’ I went round The amazing image was1taken by taking one photograph, then two, awalk r near Loch Braden in 1997. then three and when I got to the Michael Barford, 61, had bee ’ fourth shot I saW these two objects of UFOs ri)heCarrick Forest has .’. regular visitor to South West Scotland’s forest parks, before moving to Newton Stewart in 1999. It was during bne of these excursions that the remarkable UFO h ’. tograph was taken; Michael told the Gazette: "Iwas I just had a cheap up there - an~ ’. CAKCtt hovering in the sky." "I watched them for about five minutes and they didn’t move,then they just took off together in perfect unison, and then all of a sudden . . they were away. It was like Oto 4,000 in two seconds," added Michael. C,<’. ’1 ’Lt~ A ’ . Michael never reported the iIicident and only came forward after a G tloway Gazette article on UFOs highlighted the growing number of encounters in South West Scotland ’in recent years. Michael who lives in Albert Street, Newton Stewart, said: "I used to laugh at all this. I thought it was ajoke. But something like that really shakes you." Have you. seen something you can’H~xplainT Contact the Gazette with the details. . . . . . . . ;9.-2. :3’ AN tJ:J .
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  18. 18. Daily Mail, Saturday, January 11,2003 Page 20 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. ON all around,there is a AI!,the thunder crashesSuddenly,a stream of flash oflightning. ~ ~ir~S;6~ gt~f:n-:- single numbers starts pouring out of Jason’s mouth: fantastic numbers, complex mathematical all from a boy who Seconds later the windows and doors begin to shake violently and the four-year.old announces to his mother, father and elder brother: ’They’re waiting for me.I have to Jason’s father, Paul, grabs his son and stops him from walking out into the downpour,but the boy.struggles violently, and as he does so the house shakes to its very foundations until, finally, he seems to wake from a trance and the shaking stops. It is the first sign that Jason Andrews is no go.’ - ~ ?~6:’y~:, ~ ~ir~ ~nfglf~ by Geoffrey Wansell ?~~’??~ttl; ~1~~~=l.I~ars that It wasn’t until 1995, when he was almost 12, that Jason told his astonished parents exactly what had been happening to him aliens had been abducting him froni his bed at night. ’It’s’always the light that comes first,’ he confessed to his mother, Ann. ’ThenI see the tall one rise up at the foot ofthe bed. ’Suddenly there’s lots of little ones everywhere. They’re fuzzy and indistinct, and they move very fast.I can’t move or speak,but I’m awake and I can see and hear and feel. I want to scream and run,but the sound doesn’t come out and my body doesn’t move. ’I hate them. I hate them,’ the boy sobbed. have to go with them. ’They take me to an operating theatre, like at the hospital. It’s all white and shiny. Some- - ’I ItaIy "population thought fhe idea was bsolute rubbish". times it’s a circular room with a metal floor. It’s always cold. ’They’re there. The big one touches me but I don’t feelit,like as ifI’ve had an anaesthetic.’ Then he added poignantly: ’But you don’t believe me,you just think I’m making It all In fact, Ann d believe him,and went on to explore the phenomena affecting her son’s life uncompliin a book, Abducted. This decent,conclusion catedwife and mother came to the not be alone. that we may Now, the rest of the world may be about to agree with her. After five decades of ridicule, official denials and alleged cover-ups, the possibility that aliens may have visited Earth is beginning to be taken seriously and not just by sci-fi fanatics and UFO freaks. Scientific researchers are increasingly convinced that thin,grey-skinned beings about 4ft tall, with large almond-shaped eyes set In an oval, hairless, head, may not on earth, but only have landedhuman bE1ingshave for also abducted bizarre experiments;whlle all the time there has been an official conspiracy to keep their visits secret. Tonight American filmmaker Steven Spielberg, the man who brought the world Close Encounters OfThe Third Kind and ET,will bring those convictions and aliens to life in his new mini-series, Taken, on BBC2. up.’ ’Nowevery single opinion poll on the subject shows that millions of people Last June, was announced that Bonnybridge in Scotland boasted more UFO sight.lngsthan any other place ii1 the world, . a: Sky News poll showed 65per cent of its viewers believed in UFOs. In one of Five years earlier firInJy believe in UFOs.’ .; for example, when it ~ ~d~ ~ ~s~nt~ ~ ~,o~g~e:-~ ~ - phoned ITV to answer the question ’Have aliens already visited Earth?’ and 92 per cent voted ’Yes’. ’There’s strong evidence to suggest visited by that Earth has extraterrestrial intelligence;’insists Birdsall. And after my own research I am prepared to admit that It is no longer possible to dismiss people such as Birdsall as ’cranks’. Spielberg,whose film Close Encounters Of The Third Kind dramatically raised the issue ofalien encounters for a global audience, is certainly convinced they’ve happened. Fascinated by the possibility from - chlldhood,he’s devoted part ofhis life . to discovering the truth and has become an authority on the subject as a result. But there is a striking difference between Spielberg’s appro ch In his TV series Taken and the one he took two decades ago in ET. 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,’ - last month, Spielberg’s series is the Spielberg explains. more time to do ’Wewould need a lot most expensive TV science faction drama ever made with a budget of justice to the hist ry of alien abducmore 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. as governappear for the first time ’Theyall remember being taken ments around the world have released to a craft, and often talk about previously secret documents. And, for the first time, politicians being "examined". something being ’Many talk about have started to admit that evidence and when on the .possibility of extraterrestrial "implanted"in their bodies,triangular they return they often have life has been concealed. example, marks on their bodies and aren’t In October last year, for wearing exactly former White House Chief of Staff were before the the same clothes they abduction’. John Podesta, who worked for PresiMinistry of Defence civil servant gov- Nick dent Clinton, called on the Pope,37,agrees. ernment to de-classify ’records that ’Abductions most definitely do are more than 25 years old’ and ’to he says. ’And although provide scientists with data that will occur,’ "alien abductions" is a the gift to in detelJIlinlng the real phrase assist them those people who want to deride it, nature ofthis phenomenon’. people four years ago, fOlJIler Prime these are genuine, ordinarybeen in Only Minister Baroness Thatcher hinted to who believe that they have situations.’ British UFO researcher Georgina Bruni extraordinaryman with an anorak and Pope isn’t a that there was considerable secret inf lJIl tion on the subject, adding mysteriously:’Youcan’t tellthe 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 Shortly afterwards, former their 15 minutes oUame,’he explains. ’I came to the conclusion that some Tory Secretary of State for Defence Michael Portillo also confided to her of thes.e people had to be -telling just one on the sUbject:’I know a lot,but I tell the truth. And Ifis true, theof the impliabductees’ reports a little.’ cations for the human race would be After a campaign by Bruni and other researchers, the Government last profound and disturbing.’ convince One person who helped to month released scores of secret files on UFO sightlngs.1n this country, all Pope was 37-year-old’ British-born of which suggest that aliens can no make-up artist Bridget Grant, whom longer be dismissed merely as the he met seven years ago. She addressed an audience of 750 product of fevered imaginations. Certainly the majority of the pUblic people at the’British UFO conference now seem to believe that aliens do in Leeds in 2001, where she talked exist.As the editor ofthe British UFO about her own abduction. She be-en - - - g~ ~ tJ;.’t~,;r~ ~g~’i~ ~ ~,~ g~g-~to~ ~ea~;~ ~. .e J. - ACUNNING - - - today.’ - - THE U.S. people.’ BRUNI --- ~ &tpd ~ -------------------------. - - HoUdays ltd please trdc hereO "-- - I ~g~ ~ :~trg~Y~~~ail~:oe~ ~
  19. 19. uaily Maii, Saturday, January 11, 2003 vI Page 21 .she said she saw like many of thelooks uncannily other descriptions of aliens that have surfaced in recent years. However, as sceptics point put, there have neen so many depictions of ’space creatures" with dome heads and that it is hardly large oval eyes this has becomesurprisin!> that 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 mind completely after he became a tant on the Subject for the consulUnited States Air Force. . Hynek assembled the tive American dossierauthoritaon’alien encounters, Project Blue Book, and advised Spielberg what aliens looked like. But the idea that rather than green little grey with elongated fingers, legsmen,neck, and may actually have visited this country still far-fetched sounds incredibly until yoU talk to Georgina Bruni. ’When I interviewed Lady Thatcher a few Bruni explains, ’I was years 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 shocked at all. Shejust said, look "You can’t tell the people.’" twice: -- __ -- -- ago,’ WITH Bruni’s encourage- ment, in the wake of this conversation Lord Hill-Norton, a former Chief of the Defence Staff, tabled 16 Parliamentary questions in the House of Lords as a result of which the Government released mOre than 200 previously secret files concerning __ UFOs and aliens. One ofthe files revealed Prime Minister Sir that then Winston Churchill wanted the matter investigated in 1952. He sent a memo to his scientific adviser, Sir ’What doesHenry Tizard, aSking: all this stuff about ~ ~f~ ~ ha. ’fYt~ ~ ~i~ ~ After several months, Tizard reported that all were ’explicable the sightings by natural events’, although shortly afterwards the Government explicitly banned RAF personnel from discussing sightings not from the military. with anyone The U.S. Government adopted a shnilar pOlicy of had secrecy five years earlier, official in the wake of a spate of incidents near the U.S. Air Force base at Roswell, New Mexico, in July incidents that Spielberg1947 as uses starting point for his TV series. his And so the modern history of UFOs, aliens and officisl Coverups was born. British UFO researcher Randles, who has spent Jenny than 20 years investigatingmore UFO and alien Phenomena, maintains that in more recent times alien kidnapping has become much more common. ’An ever growing suspect that they tide of people abductees,’ she says.may be alien So is it fact or fiction? certain, but the evidenceI’m not of nesses such as Jason Andrews witand Bridget Grant is hard to ignore. And it’s clear that, as the 21st century begins, opinions are changing. The Government announced recently that it was ’open-minded’ about the ’existence or otherWise of extraterrestrial life forms’ a markediy different official position from the one taken half a century ago. Perhaps the politicians are beginning to not alone. accept that we are certainJy does.Steven Spielberg -- -- explained that in when she was livingFebruary 1993, she was driving within Los Angeles, ftiend in the Brentwood area ata 5.50pm one bright, sunny day when she drew up at a set of traffic lights. ’I suddenly saw this silver tip out of the corner of my she explained.’ThenI saw that it was a solid silver craft, with a red-orange colour underneath it, in diameter. It cameabout 35-45ft right above the car and I leaned towards the steering wheel and looked up.’ The craft ’flew really, really low’ eye,’ over her head, she to the west. Her said, and away Jane,sitting in the passengerftiendsaw it, too. seat, Grant was so disturbed by the experience that in 1998 she went to see theSeptemberUFO American researcher Budd Hopkins, of the Intruders Foundation in New York, to undergo four sessions of’regressive hypnosis’. She wanted his help to the exact details ofwhat remember on that afternoon inhappened 1993 __ because she thought she had forgotten something. It that she had. For when appeared this pale young woman, with shoulderlength dark hair, addressed the Leeds audience she told them she’d not just seen the spacecraft but had been abducted by it, even was in ’There is often a time shift element in the stories ofabduction, where the individual doesn’t realise that time has passed,’ explains Nick Pope. ’My hands were gripping the ~ ~ fr~ ~ ~ ~f~e~he steering wheel,’ Grant explained to the conference. ’But then I felt a pressure, like my body was being sucked. It felt like all the atoms of my body were steering wheel. going through the ’Then I saw this being. I fascinated by its appearance was was it transparent, had white hair and was carrying a Hard though it may be to believe, and Grant is for some to discuss the eventsreluctant further, there is no doubt that the Impression of the being artists’ which -- baby.’ __
  20. 20. ,~-~ ..-/,-; . ...~,~.~ ~,.-: -... --" .-’-’ " . ’. - . ... :’~ .~’ I : .~ t..... ..-..,’ i’l; .’0 ;}>0/2-,;~;jY~ I:?.: j ... " rr 1 1/;) !,,{)I .J_ . . . ;’~’7 . . "’:" V,ii THEY SEEM to appear from nowhere and their origins are shrouded in mystery are they hoaxes or are they for real? It was the riddle of the Nineties and now a Hollywood blockbuster is set to start the great crop circle debate off again. Signs, the new thriller directed by . M Night Shyamalan that opened in America this weekend, has re-ignited interest in the unexplained phenomenon. Internet reports suggest that Touchstone Pictures have commissioned hundreds of circles to be produced in rural locations across the world in a marketing ploy for the film, in which Mel Gibson plays a Pennsylvania farmer defending his family from aliens who signal their arrival with a display of cornfield For the record, Gibson is not convinced of ’-. the existence of extraterrestrials but s fascinated by crop circles. "I’m mclined to think it’s all kind of a hoax, something made up for the tourists, but I’m willing to concede that there’s . something you can’t explain with the board-and-rope theory," he has said. The "board-and-rope" theory sprang from British artists Dave Chorley (who died in 1996) and Douglas Bower, who are viewed by many crop circle fanatics as pioneers of the hoax art. They got the idea from a mysterious reed bed sighted in 1966 in Queensland, Australia, where they lived at the time. "It started as a joke after drinking one night in the pub in 1978," reveals Bower,"but people’s reactions encouraged us to perfect the circles. We’d sneak into farmers’fields, armed with planks and bits of rope and string, to create geometric patterns we had designed the night before." Bower confirms that he and Chorley have been responsible for at least 250 circles although he now says he wishes they’d never started as it has become the bane of his life. "I’d always been interested in UFOs, so I thought I’d make it look like one had landed. But it all got out of hand," he ruefully explains. However, there are some,including eminent biophysicist and crop circle . investigator Dr William Levengood,who insist there is "definite proof" that not all crop circles are hoaxes. The findings of this revered Michigan-based researcher over the past two decades remain the most conclusive with regard to the alien theory. In 1995 he reported in the Journal Of Scientific Explorations that he had found a natural "iron glaze" in Cherhill, a famous crop circle site in Wiltshire. "The glaze was composed of meteoritic particles traced shortly after a meteor - art. ’- OF THE TIM Mel Gibson stars in a new Hollywood movie about the phenomenon of crop circles - but who really makes them? Kevin Lewin and Angelique Van Engelen examine the evidence - 12 8:2 AUGUST 4, 2002 GOING ROUND IN CIRCLES: Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix star In the new film Signs 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 ru;,e-,’
  21. 21. based in London. Ironically, the Circlemakers became circle creators themselves after having pursued a mission similar to Andrews’s campaign. Rob Irving,a Circlemaker, says they were contracted by a daily newspaper to track down a gang"ofWiltshire hoaxers . and expose them. in the act "We could never catch them and they were having far more fun than we were, so we decided to join them," he says. Now the Circlemakers run an award-winning crop circle website (www.circlemakers.org)complete with a detailed "How To..." guide and reports of new sightings around the world. Creating a formation is at once simple and deft, depending on the complexity of the design. The Circlemakers tend to first set up a central point out of which their creation evolves. They stick a pole in the ground and attach a string to it, 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 ~ ~:- . ~~~~4f9 .~~- ,i!tflJ~;/:", :(>.~:~W&?:’:;"~~ ~- <:.,;,~..’:f,~..~ .;J1??IS .-: ~ ~:~;:. ..:~.::~:~~~~ 4~~.. - ..-~~ "..~.r_,-)..."0- ~...? "r ~ J’PP"I::’ ~"...?..p.r~::_ij::1,... .i’!T~ . ot:.. . ’. . 6J ~..f~’L’:Y-.~-"""~"’’’’’ . . . ~r :.,..... ’l~~ ’~’’;’’’’’’’’;::t’’’~~.~’’-’,pA!i’;’;{ i ~, .. f { n~ / . . :. ’":.~. . J { f V~b;~~" ’ ., ,.’ ~ -,’ . ’j;:’. -" ....~ L it <:. = ~ ." ,’. ,.-Wi~tZ~~" . FLOWER POWER: This formation was found on May 2, 1999, on Milk "i. . to Hillin Wiltshire AUGUST 4, 2002 s:2 13 .
  22. 22. ,.1-7 Tt. ~ -rer r t>;I’1 A/f",," ’" I ~.t~/~ .~;);’r-;:-~’,~">" c.r~,;- t’’’: ~U) 1 tl.~ /’.! t’~ ~., A r..",...- ~"-’.,((1 1) . t ;~,}-) Z..t>~ de (II . tears vho l blind " ",f I tE> Ir:c Page 17 .,I f1~’)<;< t. C/pf ~ Fighters Y ~ 1-1. ," ,,/ ’beaten """ by UFO’ r TWO F-16 fighter jets armed with air-to-air missiles were scrambled to race across Washington in pursuit of a mysterious blue object travelling at ’phenomenalspeed’. The jets lost it somewhere over Waldorf, Maryland, about 30 miles from the capital. Military spokesmen said radar had detected an unknown object and two fighters from Andrews air force base were sent up to investigate. They refused to speculate and would not describe it as a UFO. Renny Rogers, who lives in Waldorf, said: ’I saw this light blue object. There was one jet right behind it, chasing it, but the object was just leaving him in the dust.’ t%m Picasso found in raid o;~seek a with o :p~rts in I; can be t.’ill be -g’.’IY vhose has lest and ’e to give ’wasnot ,Thich, in mi able urIovve, opment ~ 1>tedical a oct at d there alcohol nerves b.; said. It ’./here ~t :evels of alcohol there is a risk of organ damage and the baby’s facial features may have a particular appearance. ’I am not aware of alcohol being problematic in relation to eye development. There is some research which suggests this but the link is not clear by any means.’ Pregnant women are advised generally not to drink but the Department of Health guidance is that up to four glasses of wine a week can be consumed without harming the foetus. Other studies, however, have concluded that even a tiny amount of alcohol during pregnancy can affect a baby’s brain and central nervous system. Studies have shown that only a third of mothers abstains from alcohol completely during pregnancy. b.marsh(i!)dailymail.co.uk POLICE have uncovered a stolen Picasso oil painting and 40 other valuable artworks at the home of a jObless man in France. They were found under blankets in a broom cupboard at the flat in Ecully, near Lyon. All were stolen from the Krugier Gallery in Geneva in 1993 and 1994. The Picasso, Ace of Clubs, is worth around f500,000. Police raided the 45-yearold man’s flat after the gallery told them someone had phoned trying to sell the paintings back. Quads born to gay couple A LAWYER and beauty salon owner are believed to be the first gay couple to become parents of quadruplets - three boys and a girl born to a surrogate mother. Attorney Michael Meehan, 36, is the biological father of the quads, who were born nine weeks early. He and his partner Thomas Dysarz intend to raise the babies at their home in Lexington. Kentucky The unidentified rnother ’b~c:?Pl1e nreVll (11)t n ,",n-r t)1’ r,: .,!,’ lOr ;-~. F:f:: c:’:1 IVF. ’. , "

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