Just after midnight on December 26, 1980, eyewitnesses and radar screens followed an unidentified object as it vanished into Rendlesham Forest, surrounding to RAF (USAF) Woodbridge airbase in Suffolk, England. Soldiers dispatched to the site encountered a luminous triangular-shaped craft, ten feet across and eight feet high, with three legs. The ‘object’ then retracted the legs and easily maneuvered its way through the trees. The soldiers chased it into a field, where it abruptly shot upward, shining brilliant lights down on them. Other airmen sent to find them found tripod landing marks where the object apparently had rested.
The following evening, after observers reported strange lights, the deputy base commander, Lt. Col. Charles Halt, led a larger party into Rendlesham. There, Halt measured abnormal amounts of radiation at the original landing site. Another, smaller group, off on a separate trek through the forest, spotted a dancing red light inside an eerily pulsating “fog.” They alerted Halt’s group, who suddenly saw the light heading toward them, spewing forth a rainbow waterfall of colors. Meanwhile, the second group now watched a glowing domed object in which they could see the shadows of figures moving about.
During the next hour both groups observed these and other darting lights.
Media sources claimed that films and photographs were taken of these events, despite official denials. According to curiously persistent rumors, never verified but never conclusively disproved, occupants were encountered at some point during the event.
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