Bentwaters UFO Case

Hosted byGeorge Noory

Bentwaters UFO Case

About the show

Investigative reporter Linda Moulton Howe presented more military eyewitness accounts of the RAF Bentwaters/Rendlesham Forest UFO case that involved highly strange aerial lights and unknown craft sightings that took place over the span of December 26-28, 1980 (on the 8/27/09 show, she interviewed Col. Charles Halt and UK researcher Gary Heseltine about the case). She talked to RAF Bentwaters security man, Richard Bertolino, who was coming forward for the first time. He described a football-field-sized globe of eerie white light over part of the forest while he was on the radio with Staff Sgt. Jim Penniston who was investigating the Rendlesham lights the night of Dec. 26, 1980.

Penniston also spoke with Linda, and described the extraordinary triangular craft they encountered on the forest floor which appeared as solid black glass emanating periodic circles of red, orange and blue light on its surface. He said he dragged his hand along the smooth, glassy surface and confirmed that symbols on the craft were not engraved, but "felt like sandpaper amid the glassy surface." He further reported an unexplained 45-minute period of missing time. Airman 1st Class John Burroughs, a USAF police officer who accompanied Penniston, is seeking to recall events through hypnosis sessions, and is also trying to organize a reunion for Bentwaters personnel who were at the base during the 1980 event.

She noted that UFO phenomena at Bentwaters/Rendlesham Forest didn't end on Dec. 28, 1980. 12 days later on Jan. 9, 1981 RAF Bentwaters Airman 1st Class Steve LaPlume and his military security colleague, Wendelle Palmer, saw an aerial light moving up and down in a sine wave motion, followed by the appearance of a huge cylindrical-shaped aerial craft that was the size of a football field. For further details on Linda's investigation into the Bentwaters case, see her reports Part 1 & Part 2, and related article 1 and article 2.

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First hour guest, C2C Science Advisor Richard C. Hoagland talked about findings that confirm water on the moon. Such water is manufactured by the action of solar winds, he suggested. He further postulated that buried lunar ruins and structures were leaking water vapor out, which was rising to the moon's surface through fissures and cracks.


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Linda Moulton Howe sent us a couple images to accompany her presentation. She writes: Lt. Col. Charles I. Halt described a mysterious aerial light that emitted a white, narrow, beam down in front of him and over the weapons storage facility (right) said to contain nuclear warheads, at RAF Bentwaters, England, in the early morning hours of December 28, 1980.

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