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Why the UFO Cover Up Now

Updated on August 12, 2011


The Location
The Location

The Event

In 1980 at Rendlesham Forest in the UK, an incident happened that has since been referred to as “Britain’s Roswell”

The location of this incident is in Suffolk, close to two RAF bases, RAF Woodbridge and RAF Bentwaters. At that time both bases were being used by the USAF.

In the December, there were reports of strange lights appearing at night in the skies over the forest.

The RAF Woodbridge base commander Colonel Ted Conrad, in response, went to look at the reported sight but found nothing unusual.

He did however; send a team headed by his deputy, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Halt to watch the sight that night.

On that night Lieutenant Colonel Halt reported that he and his team saw a bright light from a craft that was on the ground. He stated that, with his training he could determine that this craft was not of any type made by anybody on this Earth.

Sgt John Burroughs, part of Halt’s team. Reported that he saw the craft land and says he touched it, even spending 45 minutes copying unknown symbols on the craft, into his notebook.

Britain's Roswell


The next day, the base commander held an investigation. They listened to the witnesses and obviously made a report.

That report has never been released.

Colonel Conrad never told of his findings, until now.

Thirty years after the event he has decided to report publicly, that he believes that his staff were part of a hoax.

He says that on the night in question, he was in radio contact with his team. When they called to say they saw lights, he and his wife went outside their house and could see nothing unusual.

My question would be: If he believed he could see the truth from outside his house, why did he bother to send a team to the sight?

Why, after over thirty years of silence, should he decide to say something now?

Is it perhaps because that now, the M.O.D. are about to release the official findings of the report?

Could it be that some are now trying to discredit the witnesses before the world reads the report for itself?

Some may consider that the official secrets act would not allow him to be vocal.

The act is meant to keep secrets secret. If the proof is so overwhelming to show this was a hoax, then there was nothing to hide by saying so at the time. Only something more sinister could not be revealed.

If Colonel Conrad was so convinced that Lieutenant Colonel Halt was involved in a hoax of this kind, how is it he was allowed to continue in the service and in fact get further promotion?

Colonel Conrad, you have already played your part in trying to cover up this incident so why now don’t you give it a rest and allow us to read the report and let us make up our own minds?


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    • moonlake profile image

      moonlake 6 years ago from America

      I know there are UFO's I have seen them. Enjoyed your hub.

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      PenMePretty 6 years ago from Franklin

      We live in a science fiction world. Good writing.

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Will we ever learn the truth about anything? I think not.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Well said rafken. There are so many coverups, why don't they just admit what happened, let people decide. Thanks for sharing.