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The Rendlesham Forest UFO Incidents: 42 Years of Denial

Rendlesham Forest Gary Heseltine UFO Book

Non-Human The Rendlesham Forest UFO Incidents: 42 Years of Denial

Publisher: Self Published, available on Amazon

Publication date: 02/12/2023

Pages: 500  

Questions come to mind when taking a on a book about the Rendlesham Forest Incident. With so much written, so many documentaries and TV specials on the topic, why another book? Why now? And why this author?

The answers seem to come down to narratives. In the time since this event occurred, the general understanding of what happened at Rendlesham Forest, has shifted a number of times. First, there was an official narrative of denial. Nothing happened. The Halt memorandum’s release shifted the narrative to include a landed craft with beings. As 1980s era investigators went to work on the event, a narrative of 3 days of well documented UFO activity emerged.

Gary Heseltine’s research takes the narrative forward again. His findings now suggest 5 days of significant UFO activity including at least 3 consecutive days of interactions with non-human intelligences. We are also reminded of 3 additional, well documented incidents near the two nearby air bases in the year running up to the Rendlesham Forest Incident (RFI). Taken as a whole, the importance of this event is elevated even further.


It seems that Heseltine is very well qualified to advance the narrative on the incident. He spent a career as a police detective focusing on advanced interviewing skills and complex cases. He is a long-experienced UFO investigator of some renown in the U.K. and has spent 5 years investigating and accumulating interviews and evidence on this event. Why now? Recent discoveries allows him to paint this new narrative.

The value of these personal attributes is apparent in the book. Heseltine, through witness testimony, corroborates as best as is possible various statements. Using his detective training and experience he assess the credibility of the witnesses and their statements, discarding the less credible material. He then layers in new evidence that has come available in the past years to fully build out this new hypothesis of 5 days of significant UFO activity.

And what a hypothesis it is:

  • A translucent craft observed a close range.
  • A glass like triangular object on the ground near to and touched by a human.
  • Lighted objects in the sky moving at extreme speeds in a grid like pattern, projecting a beam of light on the ground including into the nuclear weapons area of RAF Bentwaters Station.
  • At least two sightings of non-human lifeforms observed at close distance.
  • Missing time experienced by some witnesses.
  • And more

Since evidence has started to come out in the 1980s about it, The Rendlesham Forest Incident has been spectacular in nature and duration. It seems even more so now.


It’s difficult if not impossible to get to an absolute truth on UFO events. Forces work to suppress information. Disinformation agents abound. The best we will ever have is a hypothesis, well supported by available evidence. There will be debate about Heseltine’s work, disinformation and more. None the less, we have a new, well documented and carefully thought-out hypothesis on what happened at Rendlesham Forest in December of 1980.

My sense is that this is an important book both in that it advances the RFI narrative and in that its careful research is fully laid out in the book. I believe that fans and researchers of the incident will come to see this as the next advancement in our understanding of this important piece of UFO history.

Non-Human The Rendlesham Forest UFO Incidents: 42 Years of Denial – Amazon


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