Saturday, April 11, 2015
Close Encounters - Rendlesham Forest
Part 1: RENDELSHAM FOREST: DECEMBER 25-27, 1980 - Strange lights are reported by security patrol near the East Gate of RAF Woodbridge, a U.S. Air Force base on England's east coast. Just after midnight on December 26, eyewitnesses and radar screens follow an unidentified flying object as it vanishes into the forest. Soldiers are dispatched to the site where they encounter a luminous triangular-shaped craft, ten feet wide and eight feet high. The soldiers chase it into a field when it shoots upward, shining bright lights. The following evening, other soldiers report strange, dancing red lights in the Rendelsham forest.
Part 2: HIGH TIDE: OCTOBER 4, 1967: 18-year-old Norm Smith is driving back from a dance at a local community centre, when he and his friend see an object falling from the sky near the small fishing village. At first, they think it is an airplane about to crash. When they arrive at Shag Harbour, a dozen witnesses report seeing a metallic object hovering over the water and then crashing. A search and rescue team is assembled, and nothing is found but an eerie, yellow glittery foam floating where the object was spotted. An extensive underwater investigation finds nothing strange on the sea floor where the object is last seen.