“I’ve gone on record saying Rendlesham might be the turning point in history that leads to the explanation of the UFO phenomenon”
-Nick Pope, Directorate of Defense Security, Ministry of Defense
The Rendlesham Forest UFO incident is often referred to as “Britain’s Roswell”, and was a series of sightings that occurred in December, 1980. So what does that have to do with the 80’s British pop band A Flock of Seagulls? Hang on to your (tinfoil) hats, we’ll get there. First, in case you are unfamiliar with what happened, I will quickly run down the main points. If this doesn’t quench your conspiracy thirst I have included a video at the end that goes very in depth into the whole Rendlesham Incident.
The sightings took place near the twin military bases of Bentwaters and Woodbridge. These were bases in the UK, operated by the United States Air Force. There were several dozen military witnesses, the most senior of whom was the Deputy Base Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Halt. According to USAF security patrolmen on duty, “the object was described as being metallic in appearance and triangular in shape, approx. 2-3 meters across the base… it illuminated the entire forest with a white light, and had a pulsing red light on top and a bank of blue lights underneath.” Now here is where it gets weird(er). The US had been leasing the bases from the UK, but had not disclosed they were housing nuclear weapons there. This was against the law and broke several treaties America had with England. Nick Pope, who worked for the British Ministry of defense has this to say about the incident:
“In the early hours of December 26 1980, two members of the USAF (John Burroughs and Jim Penniston) who had been sent to investigate a suspected crashed civilian aircraft encountered an unknown craft, which had apparently landed in a small clearing in Rendlesham Forest, which lay between the twin bases. Penniston got close enough to see strange hieroglyphic symbols on the hull, and indeed to touch it. After some time, the craft rose slowly above the trees and then accelerated away at high speed. A subsequent analysis of the landing site showed indentations in the ground forming the shape of a triangle, scorch marks on the sides of the trees, and radiation levels which scientific staff at the UK’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) assessed as being “significantly higher than the average background”. The UFO was briefly tracked on military radar. Two nights later the UFO returned and fired light beams at the Deputy Base Commander and a small team of men who had gone to investigate. It later fired light beams at a particularly sensitive area (*where the nukes where being held) of the Woodbridge base.”
During the next few days Penniston began to see images of 1’s and 0’s flashing in his mind, so he writes them down not realizing it’s binary and many years later they are released and deciphered. The result is a list of coordinates to various places on earth like Sedona, Arizona and the Great Pyramids of Egypt among others.
Wacky, I know. Many researchers believe the binary part to be disinformation, or even MK Ultra style brain manipulation of Penniston, in order to make the whole thing seem like a hoax, and less like a “holy shit unidentified objects are roaming around our bases and disarming our atomic weapons”. So where does A Flock Of Seagulls fit into all this? Well, before we watch the video let’s first examine some of the lyrics to their song (It’s Not Me) Talking:
I hear voices but there’s no one there
You speak to me in another language
Computer says it’s a binary code
It’s such a pity, I can’t understand it
It’s not me talking
It’s not me talking
I see a ship from a golden sky
I sent a message, will they understand it?
Computer’s ready but to overload
This isn’t happening the way I planned it
I made a contact with another world
Another being from another planet
Another time and another place
Another galaxy, another planet
Is your tin foil hat still firmly atop your skull? Good, because this could just be a pop song with strange lyrics, that happen to coincide with a bizarre incident, but take a look at the music video. It has some guys in England encountering the US military in a forest as a UFO lands and they sing about receiving binary codes (which is a very odd and specific thing to associate with UFOs). Compare the shape of the reported UFO with the one portrayed in the music video. They are not the typical saucer or cigar shape often associated with UFO encounters, but rather pyramid shaped.
(Note: Soon after I wrote this article, Its Not Me Talking was taken down for viewing in America on YouTube, so I had to use the one on Vimeo). The music video was released in 1983. No one in the public had even heard this incident yet, and it was years before anyone came forward or any of the files were released. Could this be predictive programming? Or perhaps a precogniative telling of one of the most important UFO encounters to ever occur in Europe? I’m just putting the pieces together, its up to you to see if you like the way they fit.
The video below goes very in depth into the Rendlesham Forest Incident. The relevant discussion starts at 23 minutes in. Enjoy Seekers!