A new film explores one of the weirdest episodes in British history - a UFO mystery which enthusiasts believe has been the subject of a cover-up for two decades.
In 1983, U.S. Army personnel stationed near Rendlesham in Suffolk saw a strange, metallic triangle which was ‘dripping molten metal’ - and witnessed a light like a ‘huge red eye’.
Unlike most UFO sightings, it was documented in voice recordings from senior American soldiers, who also drew disturbing pictures of the object they saw.
One witness claimed to have telepathically ‘received’ a binary code, which has never been deciphered.
The Ministry of Defence investigated, and concluded that a variety of natural phenomena were responsible.
But some of the soldiers involved - and UFO fans - have never bought this explanation.
Film director Daniel Simpson, who researched The Rendlesham UFO Incident, said he investigated evidence including audio recordings before directing his own fictional take on the incident.
He said, ‘It is my belief that the USAF did actually see something that is from another world or dimension.
‘Former witness Lt Col Charles Halt has gone on record to state this also.’
Simpson told Starburst Magazine, ‘It’s one of, if not the, biggest UFO incident ever recorded along with the Roswell case and it took place over 3 consecutive nights. I think that the fascination in the case is amplified as a result of the witnesses being multiple USAF personnel, with the addition that one of those people was a Lieutenant Colonel who made an audio recording on a dictaphone as the events unfolded.’
Reports by retired soldiers such as Colonel Charles Halt sound seriously spooky: ‘While in Rendlesham Forest, our security team observed a light that looked like a large eye, red in colour, moving through the trees.
‘After a few minutes this object began dripping something that looked like molten metal.’
Others reported losing time periods, mysterious light – and strange howling noises ‘like women screaming’.
Sceptics claim that the marks of the UFO’s landing are, in fact, rabbit holes.
Multiple soldiers made drawings and descriptions of craft which resemble classic ‘flying saucers’.
Nigel Watson, author of the Haynes UFO Investigations Manual says, ‘The Rendlesham case is one of Britain’s most fascinating UFO incidents. The problem with the alleged crashes is that no one has ever provided unambiguous evidence to support them. It is always claimed that all the remains of crashed flying saucers and even their pilots are whisked off by Government retrieval teams.’