Col. Charles Halt on Open Minds Radio
Retired Colonel Charles Halt says that he believes security personnel were secretly drugged and hypnotized after witnessing an extraordinary UFO event. Halt was the base commander of Bentwaters Royal Air Force base, where the UFO incident took place, while it was being leased by the USAF during the cold war. He made these statements this week on Open Minds Radio, an online radio program featuring news on the UFO phenomenon and will be elaborating on his experience at the International UFO Congress in Scottsdale, Arizona next February.
While serving as Deputy Commander of RAF Bentwaters in 1980, Halt was made aware of a UFO investigation conducted by base security on the evening of December 26. Halt was skeptical of the encounter until the evening of December 28 when the strange lights returned. Halt investigated this sighting himself. He says what they found in the forest that night was “something beyond our technology, judging from the speed of the objects, the way they moved and the angles they turned…”
The Rendlesham forest is British territory so Halt’s superiors decided that the incident was the UK’s responsibility. However, Halt says he learned years later that “OSI [Office of Special Investigations] operatives harshly interrogated five young airmen…who were key witnesses.” Halt says “the agents told them not to talk about the UFO events, or their careers would be in jeopardy.” And that “Drugs such as Sodium Pentothal…were administered during the interrogations…” His concern is that “the whole thing has had a damaging, and lasting, effects on the men involved.”
Halt is the highest ranking military officer to go public with an UFO encounter that occurred during his service and will be discussing this encounter at the International UFO Congress this February. The UFO Congress is the largest gathering regarding UFO research in the world. It boasts highly credible speakers, from retired military officers and scientists, to political figures including an ex-minister of defence for Canada. It is being held February 23 to the 27, 2011 at the Radisson Fort McDowell resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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