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Documentary provides new evidence for famous military UFO case

Two former military radar technicians have come forward to say a UFO was caught on radar and seen from the control tower of a U.S. military base in the U.K. that housed nuclear weapons. They make these claims in a new documentary called UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed.

Robert Hasting in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Robert Hastings in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

As the title implies, the documentary makes the argument that UFOs have an interest in nuclear facilities. It backs up this supposition with government documents and military witnesses who claim to have been present when UFOs were seen near nuclear weapons or nuclear storage areas. The documentary is the culmination of years of investigation by UFO researcher Robert Hastings, author of the book UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites.

The incident in which the radar technicians were involved took place at Royal Air Force (RAF) Base Bentwaters. RAF Woodbridge is nearby, and the Rendlesham Forest lies between them.  At the time, both bases were leased to the U.S. military.

The UFO incident began in the early morning of December 26, 1980. Lights were seen in the forest and two security policemen went to investigate. They reported coming upon an object with strange lights. One of the men approached the object and described it as a triangular craft hovering above the forest floor. After watching it for a few minutes, it moved up to the treetop and then shot off at a very fast speed.

A couple of nights later, the lights came back. This time, skeptical of the earlier UFO reports, Deputy Base Commander Charles Halt took a group of security policemen with him to investigate. They reported seeing a red light shaped like an eyeball move through the forest. It then split into five separate disc-shaped objects and they all flew off.

An animation of the red "eyeball-shaped" UFO in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

An animation of the red “eyeball-shaped” UFO in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Soon after, they saw another disc-shaped object fly towards them. It stopped, hovering above them, and shot a laser-like beam down near their feet. The beam only lasted a few seconds, when it turned off, the UFO moved towards the weapons storage area. Over the radio, Halt could hear security personnel reporting that the object beamed the laser-like light into the bomb depot.

A reenactment of the bean of light in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

A reenactment of the bean of light in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

According to the documentary, at the time, RAF Bentwaters was the largest American tactical nuclear bomb depot in Europe.

An animation of the UFO beaming the weapons depot in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

An animation of the UFO beaming the weapons depot in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

In a recent interview on Open Minds UFO Radio, Hastings said back in 2006, he had taken notice that there was no testimony from air traffic controllers as to whether the object allegedly seen by Halt and the security personnel at RAF Bentwaters was caught on radar.

He then conducted research to find who would have been in the RAF Bentwaters control tower at the time. He eventually found them, and their testimony is quite startling. They tell their stories for the first time in the documentary, and report not only catching the object on radar, but they also saw it, and it was like nothing they had ever seen before.

The men’s names are Jim Carey and Ike Barker. In the documentary, Carey recalls catching the object on radar the night Halt was in the forest. He said, “I was just sitting there and I happened to see a dot come on the scope, and it just went one dot in the beginning, and another dot, another dot, and it was gone.”

Jim Carey recalling the night of the incident in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Jim Carey recalling the night of the incident in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

The scope represented 120 miles, so crossing the screen so quickly indicated an object traveling at a very fast speed.

“All of a sudden, here it come back across again,” Carey recounted.  “It went one, two and then an immediate right hand turn and came right towards the base. I just said that can’t be one of ours. No jet at that speed can make an immediate right hand turn. Just absolutely phenomenal.”

Hasting interviewing Ike Barker in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Hastings interviewing Ike Barker in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Barker agreed, “It’s not like any radar target I have ever seen. When the sweep would hit the target, you would have the entire back of it would be like a solid line.”

Illustration showing the object appearing as a streak on the radar screen. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

Illustration showing the object appearing as a streak on the radar screen. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

“Traveling at an extremely high rate of speed, it passed over the control tower and then it stopped. I’ve never seen anything in my life like the maneuverability that happened with this object,” Barker continued.

At this point, the men were able to get a good look at the object. Barker described it as “orangish” in color. He recalled, “It sort of popped into my mind at the time that somebody is flying a basketball out here.”

An animation of the UFO described by Barker and Carey in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

An animation of the UFO described by Barker and Carey in UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed. (Credit: Robert Hastings/Verifiable Pictures)

“There were lights around the center of it, but it wasn’t like running lights or navigational lights. It was more like portholes, and you were seeing the light from the inside coming out. It wasn’t flashing lights or anything. It hovered momentarily, reversed its course, and went back out at a high rate of speed.”

As spectacular as this sighting sounds, the documentary goes on to present documents obtained from the former Soviet Union that show similar events happened there.

The amount of evidence in the form of documents and eye-witness testimony that is presented in the documentary makes a strong case for the UFO phenomenon, let alone for the possibility that these things are interested in our nuclear weapons.

The video is available online on Vimeo. It can be rented or purchased.

UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed from UFOs and Nukes on Vimeo.

Listen to the recent Open Minds UFO Radio interview with Robert Hastings here.

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    The animation at 42 seconds in appears eerily similar to the sighting I had years back. The only differences being less port-hole lights, and larger (red,green,blue,yellow and red again) from my perspective. It was a night time sighting. And the main body of the craft was also aglow (white).
    I was outside in the back yard preparing to make a burger on the barbecue when I raised my head to see what I first thought was the good year blimp making an emergency landing or crash in the field behind us only less than 200 ft away. My second thought was, no this cant be an emergency landing-crash because someone has gone to all the trouble of setting up a bunch of spot lights in the field for guiding purposes (hence the ship was alight).
    Then it hit me. There was no cockpit on the underside. There were no rear fins on the ship. There were no roaring engines and there was no one in the field
    I froze! Not out of fear but rather…….it just seemed like the right thing to do.
    I watched this ship slowly waft about 30 ft over a 10 minute span in utter amazement. Then it just vanished, it did’nt go anywhere it just disappeared. It was kinda like someone turned off the light and it was gone.
    Now I unfroze and walked to the edge of our property in an attempt to relocate it again. Scanning back and forth across the field with no luck in sighting it again. I turned to return to the house when i was forced to freeze again. It was now only 50-60 ft away over the neighbours house and his neighbours house and the houses across the streets houses.
    I again observed the same type of floating traveling away from me but at a slightly faster pace. I watched it travel for about 2 to 3 more minutes untill it just SHOT away at a speed i can’t describe (faster than fast). It left what i can only describe as a smokey light reside in it’s wake that quickly dissipated.

    One thing still haunts me to this day (besides the obvious) Why could I not see my shadow when it was behind me? (i call it anti-light) for lack of a better term.

    After watching it speeding away to what became a only star like object in the night sky in under 2 seconds. I returned into the house and grabbed the cordless phone upstairs. Pacing frantically back and forth with the sound of the dial tone in my hand, wondering who to call and what to say?…………Military jets were over the area (one that circled or 2 that made a single pass) and very loud followed by a helicopter.
    With great relief I hung up the phone…thinking to myself…now i dont have to make an awkward call. The next several hours I went into an emotional shock.
    THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD NEED TO RELEASE WHAT THEY KNOW ABOUT THIS REALITY BECAUSE NO ONE DESERVES TO GO THROUGH THAT KIND OF EMOTIONAL SHOCK THAT I WENT THROUGH. IT WAS ACUTE AND CHRONIC AND COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED HAD I ONLY KNOW THAT IT WAS POSSIBLE TO WITNESS SUCH A THING.

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    My comment has a typo in it….”know” should have been “known”……..sorry about that.

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    Nah – radar targets, light beams from above, ‘melting’/multiple craft & military witnesses (one of whom – John Burroughs – now receives disability benefits for cancer contracted as a result of the incident) – It was OBVIOUSLY just the Orford Ness Lighthouse – Chris French (who wasn’t there) says so! *case closed* (NOT)

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    Hello Michael,

    Very fascinating story. I’m curious if you could expand on your feeling of emotional shock. I think I sorta get why something like that might happen to a person. But, if you’re not too troubled about it to talk about it, I’d be curious to hear more about what was going through your mind during this psychologically difficult time. How have you dealt with that shock since then? Would you be scared to see something like that again, or more curious?

    Best wishes,
    Eric

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    Sounds to me like Michael M already plans to write a book and make money, money, money.

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    The joke about the Orfordness Lighthouse was started by Vince Thurkettle who worked for the UK Forestry Commission back in the 1980’s – his permission was needed so that the US servicemen from RAF Woodbridge could remove trees to recover the practice Apollo command module which had to be ditched into the forest after a Sikorsky helicopter transporting the CM clipped the runway landing lights tower which was hidden by ground fog. This accident was turned into the infamous Rendlesham Forest UFO joke. Vince was only going along with the joke.

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    Ike Barker was also on the Rendelsham Files episode of the TV show Paranormal Witmess during Season 3 which I think was on the air in 2011. It is episode 3 of that season. His appearance begins at about 32:39 into the show.

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    In the summer of 1991, around August, I was living in the French town of Eze. One night I was up in the mountains a bit north of the town, looking at the night sky with a friend around midnight. I saw what appeared to be a satellite slowly passing from east to west near the zenith in the sky. I pointed it out to my friend and she acknowledged seeing it. As we watched it together, I explained to her that it was a satellite moving probably 17,000 mph to maintain orbit. A minute later, in an instant, it changed direction turning 90 degrees to the left and continued moving north to south without curving its trajectory – just simply made an instantaneous right angle change of direction maintaining a constant smooth speed as it did. I fully understood that what I was looking at was virtually impossible and felt a sense of panic set on. I asked her if she saw that change of direction. She did, but saw nothing wrong with it because she didn’t understand that what she saw could not have happened.

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