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Rendlesham Forest UFO Sighting: New Radar Evidence Could Finally Prove It Was Real

14/07/2015 10:38 BST | Updated 14/07/2015 12:59 BST

A former US deputy commander has claimed to have startling new evidence which could back up the claim that a UFO landed in Rendlesham Forest in December 1980.

Col. Charles Halt told the BBC that he had gained written statements from a number of radar operators who were working at RAF Bentwaters while he was stationed there.

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RAF Bentwaters was a US air base used during the Cold War until 1993

Halt claims, along with several security staff who were with him at the time, to have seen the UFO land near to the airbase in Rendlesham Forest however until now had no concrete proof.

Speaking to BBC Radio Suffolk, the former deputy commander said:

"I have confirmation that (Bentwaters radar operators)... saw the object go across their 60 mile (96km) scope in two or three seconds, thousands of miles an hour, he came back across their scope again, stopped near the water tower, they watched it and observed it go into the forest where we were,"

Adopted as Britain's very own 'Roswell' incident, the Government officially reported that it was simply the lights from a nearby lighthouse that had been mistakenly interpreted as a UFO.

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Halt and others claimed they saw 'blinding' lights in the forest.

Halt has only been able to come forward now with the new evidence after those he approached said they would only be happy to speak out about what they saw until after they'd retired.

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Eyewitness accounts from Halt and others at the time pointed to a craft covered in hieroglyphic characters that emitted a range of different coloured lights.

Describing the lights as 'blinding' the men were only able to get to within a couple of hundred yards before the craft seemingly disappeared.