Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 80 The Rendlesham Case with Dr David Clarke

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This week, I’m delighted to welcome Dr David Clarke back to discuss one of the most the controversial alleged UFO encounters of all time, Rendlesham.

Christmas 1980 saw three nights of unusual reports, encounters and incidents in the Rendlesham Forest area, next to the Bentwaters and Woodbridge military bases in Suffolk.

The three main witnesses John Burroughs, Jim Penniston and Charles Halt have discussed this case over the last 40 years and Dr Clarke has investigated this case since beginning his journalism career in the mid 1980s. We look at the actual audit trail of MOD records, how the stories told now bear no resemblance to the witness reports that appeared in the mid 80s.

We look at why no-one in the MOD thought it was anything unusual, why, despite the incident occurring over a military base, no one scrambled any jets, the numerous claims, counter claims and revision that has gone on over the last 20 years.

We also look at why the Alan Godfrey case is far more interesting, Ufology now, the continuing situation with ATTIP, Folkore and touch on the Alien Autopsy screenings in the summer of 1995 in Sheffield as well as another strange case at Howden Moor in the Peak District.

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Thank you to David for returning for another good chat.

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All artwork by Dean Bestall and the show was produced by Brennan Storr of the Ghost Story Guys.

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