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Conspiracy #4: Simulation Theory

Welcome to our conspiracies library. Every month we will upload a new conspiracy for debate where we will objectively present you the evidence and let you weigh in on the case.

CONSPIRACY #1:

HOLLOW EARTH

CONSPIRACY #2:

FAKE MOON

CONSPIRACY #3:

TIME TRAVEL

CONSPIRACY #4:

SIMULATION THEORY

Conspiracy #4: SIMULATION THEORY

Image Credit: Medium.com

What if we told you that your existence is fabricated and manufactured by machines. The idea of simulation theory at its core is quite simple, we are living in a computer generated simulation. This theory has regained prominence due to figures such as Elon Musk, entertaining the idea.  “This is your last chance. After this there is no turning back. You take the blue pill, the story ends; you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.”

theory #1: philosopher NICK BOSTROM’S THEORY OF SIMULATED REALITY

Swedish Philosopher Nick Bostrom is one of the most well known figures to come up when looking up this theory as he wrote an entire paper on the subject in 2003. This paper argues that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) The human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage; (2) Any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) We are almost certainly living in a computer simulation. It follows the belief that there is a significant chance that we will one day become posthumans who run ancestor-simulations is false, unless we are currently living in a simulation. A number of other consequences of this result are also discussed.

See: Are You Living in a Simulation?

theory #2: MIT computer SCIENTIST on ‘the simulation hypothesis’

Rizwan Virk (MIT Computer Scientist) wrote a book ‘The Simulation Hypothesis: An MIT Computer Scientist Shows Why AI, Quantum Physics and Eastern Mystics All Agree We Are In a Video Game’ Rizwan states these theories “The basic idea is that everything we see around us, including the Earth and the universe, is part of a very sophisticated MMORPG (a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game) and that we are players in this game. The hypothesis itself comes in different forms.” “In one version, we’re all A.I. within a simulation that’s running on somebody else’s computer. In another version, we are “player characters,” conscious things that exist outside the simulation and we inhabit characters, just like you might take on the character of an elf or dwarf in a fantasy RPG.”

The Simulation Hypothesis: are we living in a video game?

theory #3: plato discusses a precursor to the idea of simulation theory know as “the allegory of the cave”

In the Allegory of the Cave, Plato distinguishes between people who mistake sensory knowledge for the truth and people who really do see the truth. It goes like this:

The Game

  • Plato suggests that the prisoners would begin a ‘game’ of guessing which shadow would appear next.
  • If one of the prisoners were to correctly guess, the others would praise him as clever and say that he were a master of nature.

The Escape

  • One of the prisoners then escapes from their bindings and leaves the cave.
  • He is shocked at the world he discovers outside the cave and does not believe it can be real.
  • As he becomes used to his new surroundings, he realizes that his former view of reality was wrong.
  • He begins to understand his new world, and sees that the Sun is the source of life and goes on an intellectual journey where he discovers beauty and meaning
  • He sees that his former life, and the guessing game they played, is useless.

 The Return

  • The prisoner returns to the cave, to inform the other prisoners of his findings.
  • They do not believe him and threaten to kill him if he tries to set them free.

The idea of the comparisons of the two theories is that this is a more dated version of simulation theory, in which people are led to believe that what they see is their reality. 

Allegory of the Cave by Plato – Summary and Meaning

theory #4: elon musk’s view on simulation

In 2016 Elon Musk spoke at a code conference referencing our progress on digital simulation “Forty years ago we had Pong – two rectangles and a dot. That’s where we were. Now 40 years later, we have photorealistic, 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously, and it’s getting better every year. And soon we’ll have virtual reality, we’ll have augmented reality,” said Musk. “If you assume any rate of improvement at all, then the games will become indistinguishable from reality.”

theory #5: the fermi paradox

Do you ever wonder why humans have not come in contact with aliens yet? In the vast, unimaginable size of the universe, why are there not more signs of intelligent life out there? Welcome to the Fermi Paradox. Named after the Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi, the Fermi Paradox is the apparent contradiction between the lack of evidence for extraterrestrial civilizations and various high estimates for their probability, ie, the Drake Equation. Perhaps there are no aliens in this simulation? In this current reality, the easiest thing to do for the people behind the simulation is to simply simulate life in just one place in the universe. The universe might have just been created for us.

Photo Credit: bluesat.com.au UNSW Student Space Projects

https://www.space.com/25325-fermi-paradox.html

theory #6: Code found in String Theory

MIT Theoretical physicist James Gates has made a discovery that allegedly caused Neil deGrasse Tyson to sit down in shock. Now for the uninitiated, superstring theory is a concept that could unify all aspects of physics if proven right. While working on his superstring theory, he made an odd discovery. Gates claims to have identified what appears to be actual computer code embedded in the equations of string theory that describe the fundamental particles of our universe. In short, he found “error-correcting codes,” the same error-correcting codes that you might find on the web browser you are using right now. 

Do you ever experience something and think to yourself, “This can’t be real.” To some people who have bought into the notion that our reality is currently being simulated, there are examples all around us, that demonstrate glitches in our current perception of time and place. Deja Vu? Ghosts? The Mandela Effect? These could all be direct examples of flaws in the simulation. Let us know what you think in the poll below!

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Conspiracy #3: Time Travel

Welcome to our conspiracies library. Every month we will upload a new conspiracy for debate where we will objectively present you the evidence and let you weigh in on the case.

CONSPIRACY #1:

HOLLOW EARTH

CONSPIRACY #2:

FAKE MOON

CONSPIRACY #3:

TIME TRAVEL

Conspiracy #3: TIME TRAVEL

When you think of traveling through time, what comes to mind? Probably movies like Back To The Future, Star Trek, The Terminator, The Time Machine or maybe even Timecop? 

Could what seems to be a far out concept that’s only ever really been discussed or depicted in storytelling, be far more real than we are led to believe? With Each passing decade, technology continues to evolve in an exponential manner. So it only makes sense that it will continue to grow, ultimately leading to inventions that we can’t even comprehend in this day and age. So who’s to say this scientific breakthrough won’t happen in 100 years (perhaps sooner or even already), and we are somehow now and always being visited by our future and past selves? 

Right now, the practical application of time travel seems to be a far off idea, but some scientists have claimed that it is not as intangible as we think. And if anything, there is evidence out there that suggests it is already happening. So let’s discuss some of the theories about time travel, how realistic it is, and some possible evidence that it is already happening in the world around us.

theory #1: The mandela effect

The Mandela effect is an unusual phenomenon where a large group of people remember something differently than how it occurred. The false memory phenomenon was dubbed by self-described “paranormal consultant” Fiona Broome in reference to her false memory of the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela in the 1980s (he actually died in December 2013), which she claimed was shared by “perhaps thousands” (Wikipedia) . To this day there are multiple examples of this happening all over the web. Some of the most popular include:

Berenstein bears vs. berestain bears

Many believe the Berenstain Bears was previously the Berenstein Bears. There is even photos of TV newspaper guides showing “Berenstein Bears”, however only Berenstain comes up now.

shazaam vs kazaam

Lots of 90’s kids remember a movie where Sinbad plays a genie called Shazaam. However a newer movie with a similar name starring Shaq is supposedly the only movie ever made.

the monopoly man monocle

Many believe the Monopoly man to have had a Monocle, however on every Monopoly game board now he is featured without one.

curious george’s tail

Curious George is firmly remembered as having a tail but doesn’t in any google search or cartoon.

theory #2: Time Dilation: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

  • The biggest pieces of evidence of time travel in science are in support of time traveling to the future. Some scientists speculate that traveling to the past is impossible due to the paradox it would create (also known as the grandfather paradox).
  • Einstein’s theory predicts that two identical clocks resting at different heights or moving at different speeds will tick at different rates
  • In order to attempt to prove Einstein’s theory of time dilation, two very accurate atomic clocks were synchronized and one was taken on a high-speed trip on an airplane. When the plane returned, the clock that took the plane ride was slower by exactly the amount Einstein’s equations predicted
  • It was discovered that a moving clock runs more slowly when viewed by a frame of reference that is not in motion with it
  • Keep in mind that when the clock returned, it had recorded less time than the ground clock.
  • Once reunited with the ground clock, the slow clock will again record time at the same rate as the ground clock (obviously, it will remain behind by the amount of time it slowed on the trip unless re-synchronized)
Credit: Lumen Learning

potential evidence #1: andrew carlsin

  • In March 2003, the FBI arrested a 44-yard old man called Andrew Carlssin. They did so because in the space of two weeks, he turned an $800 investment into $350 million, a highly suspicious act.
  • After arresting him, he did not deny the FBI’s accusation, but rather provided them with a four-hour confession. He claimed he was no regular insider trader and stated his risky trades paid off because he knew they would. 
  • He said he knew this for a fact because he was visiting from 250 years in the future.
  • Naturally, at first he was not believed and was told he would sit in a jail cell on Rikers island until he gave up his sources. He never did.
  • Even more strange, the FBI couldn’t find any records of Carlssin’s existence before December 2002, 3 months before they picked him up.
  • An unidentified person posted his $1 million bail right before he was due in court for a hearing. He disappeared on the way to the hearing and hasn’t been seen since.

potential evidence #2: baron trump book

  • A series of books published in the 1800s by Ingersoll Lockwood bear a striking resemblance to the modern day family currently residing in The White House.
  • The main character of the books, Baron Trump, not only has a nearly identical name to the youngest son of President Trump, but also refers to his father-like figure in the story, as “Don”. 
  • In the stories, Baron is a wealthy young man living in a place called Castle Trump, but his real adventures begin when Don, the “Master of all Masters,” inspires him to travel to Russia, where he finds a portal that allows him to travel to other lands.
  • Lockwood also wrote a pamphlet in 1896 called The Last President, which does not feature the Baron Trump character but has some strange parallels to modern times. It begins in New York City, which is protesting over the election of an outsider candidate. The news causes those “in the upper portions” of the city to sit “as if paralyzed with a nameless dread.”
  • These strange coincidences have lead the internet to develop a theory stating that the Trump family has had access to time travel for many years ― through the president’s uncle, engineer John Trump (John Trump reportedly had access to the research papers of Nikola Tesla, who was supposedly researching time travel)
  • Theorists claim that this access to time travel, may be what led to Trump’s success in the 2016 election, as well as his “predictions” of 9/11.
  • Other theories about Trump and Time Travel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1eCg2X00e8&t=70s

potential evidence #3: the wreck of the titan book

A fictional book written by Morgan Robertson in 1898 tells a story that is…eerily accurate to the actual wreck of the Titanic 14 years later.

Time travel is a confusing concept and a plethora of conflicting evidence is out there. It may be easy to dismiss the claims of individuals who have seen the past, and more interestingly, the future, but is there substance to their claims and the evidence they present? Do you believe time travel is a possibility, or just a product of wild imaginations and science fiction? Let us know below!

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Conspiracy#1: Hollow Earth

CONSPIRACY #1: Hollow earth COnspiracy

So, are there holes at the poles? Could there really be an entrance to an inner earth paradise or advanced network of ancient civilizations that has lived below the surface, steering our very way of life throughout our history? Surely we would know of such a place by now with modern aviation and satellite technology, right? So why is this idea still considered possible by many and even probable by others?  Why has this notion of inner earth civilizations continued to evoke mixed feelings from the population as to the real truth of the matter?  The subject has gained even more attention in recent years as satellite images, photos and recent disclosure documents have cast light on newly released information.  But every time you cast a light, you create a shadow somewhere, and those shadows have kept the conspiracy alive.  Below you’ll find some of the best arguments in support of the idea that there are holes at the poles. Let us know what you think in the poll at the end and feel free to weigh in and comment!

Key Points:

1) 4000 miles to earth’s core. We have only the technology to drill as far as 8 miles. Leaving a world of space where such continents could exist.

2) There is a vast body of water 3x the size of our Ocean’s discovered inside the mineral layer of the earth. This could support life and other vast ecosystems.

3) Agartha and advanced inner earth cities are referenced throughout history and throughout many of the major religions.

  • Buddhism claims that’s the Dali Llama receives his orders directly from the leaders of Agartha and Shamballaha, both advanced inner earth locations.
  • Hinduism claims that there are  tunnels not only to their part of the world but also to other major civilizations located around the world. This includes Egypt, the North and South American continents.
  • The Greeks believed in caverns  beneath the surface leading to the underworlds.
  • Celtics have a myth about a cave that is “Ireland’s gate to hell” also have myths about tunnels where strange beings would emerge, founded the Druidism religion and returned below.
  • German Mythology claimed mountain areas in Eisenach and Gin Germany had portals that one could use to enter inner earth.
  • Mesopotamian religion describes a man stumbling through a cave into an inner earth garden paradise. 

4) The Admiral Byrd expeditions. A well respected naval officer and explorer. His Diary about flying into the polls and meeting an advanced civilization. He also appeared on CBS news and claimed he discovered a continent that’s never been known to exist before, the size of North America and rich with natural resources. He also claimed that travel from pole to pole could be done almost instantaneously. See video

5) Mount Shasta research by Dr. Doreal. He claims that he studied Mount Shasta extensively and even was taken inside by an advanced race stemming from the lost civilizations of Lemuria and Atlantis. He formed the brotherhood of the white temple in order to teach what he learned to his students

6) All flights are directed around the poles.

7) Antarctica was initially divided up the same way land always has been by nations sending exploratory parties that lay claim, pretty much on a first come first claim basis until the US built a base there in 1957. In 1959, The Antarctic Treaty was signed. Rather than dividing the land up between superpowers, it gave sovereignty to all the nations that signed it. It makes up 10% of the world’s land mass and is still being used as a scientific preserve to this day .

8) NASA Satellite Imagery that clearly shows a large circular opening at the pole.

9) Ancient Japanese Map published in Hawaiin Gazette in 1907 that appears to support more continents and extended bodies of water extending in all directions around our current land masses entrapped in a circle of ice. This map also would seem to support Admiral Byrd’s flight path and landing on a large continent the size of North America.

10) Inuit/Eskimo cultures have made claims that their ancestry originated form the place further north than the north pile that had perpetual daylight.

11) The Green Children of Woolpit. A well-know legend of two green-skin colored children who appeared in Suffolk, England around the 12th century. The children claimed to have been lost and were from a land of perpetual daylight where their diet was mostly legumes. The children spoke an unknown language. Later, the boy died from an illness while the girl remained alive after adjusting to a new diet and learning the language, was able to tell everyone their origins.

12) Aurora Borealis & Aurora Astralis are claimed to be by-products of the inner earth sun according to hollow earth theorists.

13) Dr. Raymond Bernard – Claimed that the inner earth was inhabited by the Terras who only want to save humanity from destroying ourselves.

14) Cleves Symms – First explorer sent to the south pole to find an entrance to the hollow earth before Admiral Byrd. He staked his life on the fact that the hollow earth did exist and devoted his life to finding it. However he missed out on some of the greatest expeditions help later.

What do you think? Let us know below!

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References:

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9bne3p/this-lady-thinks-the-centre-of-the-earth-is-hollow-and-full-of-alien-humanoids

Who owns antarctica?

http://mentalfloss.com/article/69579/who-owns-antarctica

Admiral Byrd Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P01kanTKGH4

Children of Woolpit

https://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena/green-children-woolpit-12th-century-legend-visitors-another-world-002347

Hawaain Gazette map

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1907-01-11/ed-1/seq-2/

Religion and hollow earth

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow_Earth

Print references:

Mysteries of Shasta: by Dr. DorealStuff they don’t want you to know: Conspiracies that won’t go away: by David Southwell and Graeme Donald

Conspiracy #2: Fake Moon

Conspiracy #2: FAKE MOON

The moon has always been an object of wonder and mystery for humanity. Since the dawn of the space age, we have had many questions answered with the increase of space exploration. But with this exploration and search for answers, more questions have surfaced. Do we really know as much about the moon as we think we do? Over the recent years, photos published by NASA of the American moon landing have been classed as fake due to their inconsistencies. If the only proof we have of the moon landing are fake, what else should we question about the reality of the moon? Does the story we’ve been told about how the moon came into its existence, line up with the evidence? If it’s more than just a giant rock orbiting our planet by chance, then who put it there? Here are some theories about what is really happening on the surface of the moon (or perhaps within the moon itself) and why it is possibly being kept such a big secret.

Theory #1: Nazi bases are stationed on the moon

  • NASA was largely founded by Nazis such as Wernher von Braun, a german rocket scientist, who sought to escape after WWII.
  • At the end of the war, a German U-boat reportedly delivered a new invention to Japanese research and development units: a spherical, wingless, flying machine.
  • The most commonly referred to fumor of a Nazi flying machine is known as the “Nazi Bell.”
  • Images captured during WWII show Nazi-produced flying craft that look similar to the concept of a “flying saucer.”
  • Over the years, NASA employees revealed that “alien” bases exist on the far side of the moon, but evidence of them are smudged over in images.
  • NASA employees have confirmed that they airbrush images so as to not “confuse” people with what they are seeing.
  • Some blatantly altered images include towers, alters, and domes.
Credit: https://www.gaia.com/article/nazi-bell-ufo-technology
Credit: http://www.marsanomalyresearch.com/evidence-reports/2004/067/moon-towers.htm

Theory #2: The moon is a spacecraft

  • Soviet scientists Mikhail Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov, 2 members of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, theorize that the moon is a hollowed-out planetoid. It is controlled from inside where a large civilization has existed since this process took place.
  • NASA struck the moon with a blow the equivalent of one ton of TNT after seismometers had been installed, and the moon “rang like a bell,” as if there was no mass inside. NASA claims this is an often misunderstood analogy, but does recognize the bizarre nature of shallow moonquakes. (https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2006/15mar_moonquakes/)
  • Scientists have only theorized that the “ringing” may be due to a lack of water on the moon’s surface.
  • Scientists connected to NASA have said the moon is more hollow rather than a “homogeneous sphere.”
  • Lunar craters are uniform in depth, no matter how wide or powerful the impact of a meteor was. Craters should be deeper if they are wider or were struck with a more powerful force
Credit: https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2006/15mar_moonquakes/
Credit: https://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/moon_core_chat.html

Theory #3: The moon is a control center for life on earth

  • The moon is a powerful electromagnetic computer captured from space and placed within Earth’s orbit by a reptilian race. This “computer” controls and manipulates the mood of humans.
  • Studies have confirmed that different phases of the moon can affect human behavior, especially the full moon.
  • The moon influences tides of the ocean in the same way it does the human body, because we are 70% water.
  • Aristotle wrote of ancient tribal people who told about a time before the moon, claiming that life was different, or “better” before the moon.

strange evidence supporting other functions of the moon:

Some scientists have pointed to the fact that the moon’s dimensions and elements make no sense in relation to earth.

  • Our moon is the 5th largest moon in the solar system, despite all of the other giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn.
  • Our moon is a quarter the size of earth in diameter. There is no moon in the solar system that comes close to the same size ratio.
  • Some rocks contain processed metals such as brass, mica, and the elements neptunium 237 and 236 which do not occur naturally.
  • A melted rock mass consisting of titanium, chromium, and zirconium the size of Texas covers one part of the moon (these materials are known as “refractory” metals, which are resistant to extreme temperatures, making them the perfect material to protect anything inside).
  • Some lunar rocks contain 10 times more titanium than earth, an impossible fact if the moon truly was once part of the earth.
  • The moon is older than the earth.
Credit: http://blogstronomy.blogspot.com/2009/09/why-is-earths-moon-so-much-bigger-than.html

We only over see one side of the moon, known as the “near-side”, that is still largely considered a mystery to scientists.

Credit: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11747

There has not been a manned moon landing, at least known to the public, in over 40 years.

So, is the moon really hollow? Was it brought here by an alien race of people? Is it really all-powerful and controlling the human race? Scientists generally disagree with these theories and claim that there is little evidence that strongly supports it. However, with so many interesting pieces to the puzzle, unanswered questions, and the possibility that some scientists could be wrong, what do you believe?

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Conspiracy: Rendleshem Forest

The Rendlesham Forest incident is the unspoken, “Britain’s Roswell”, continues to baffle UFO enthusiasts, conspiracy theorist, and government officials involved in the incident.

In the early hours of December 26 1980, US military personnel (sections of the US Air Force were temporarily stationed at RAF bases in Woodbridge and Bentwaters) spotted strange lights above Rendlesham Forest. One of these men, John Burroughs, accompanied by his supervisor and one other individual, went to investigate the blue, red, orange and white lights. In his subsequent witness statement, published in 1981, Burroughs explains: “As we went down the east-gate road and the road that leads into the forest, the lights were moving back and they appeared to stop in a bunch of trees… Also, the woods lit up and you could hear the farm animals making a lot of noises, and there was a lot of movement in the woods. All three of us hit the ground and whatever it was started moving back towards the open field… We got up to a fence that separated the trees from the open field. You could see the lights down by a farmer’s house. We climbed over the fence and started walking toward the red and blue lights and they just disappeared.”

Jim Penniston, who accompanied Burroughs into Rendlesham Forest on December 26, claims to have encountered a craft, covered in hieroglyphic-like characters. “I estimated it to be about three metres tall and about three metres wide at the base,” Penniston later explained. “No landing gear was apparent, but it seemed like she was on fixed legs. I moved a little closer. I had already taken all 36 pictures on my roll of film. I walked around the craft, and finally, I walked right up to the craft. I noticed the fabric of the shell was more like a smooth, opaque, black glass.”

Sergeant Jim Penniston‘s notebook and drawing of the craft

Indentations on the forest floor, as well as damage to the trees in the area where the lights had been spotted, were found the following morning, however. Radiation levels recorded at the site of the indentations were also unusually high.

In the book Encounter in Rendlesham Forest, which was published last year, Penniston writes: “I left the forest a different man… I was in awe of the technology and yes, a knowing that it was not an aircraft which could have been manufactured in 1980 or even now.” Both Penniston and Burroughs have since suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Two nights later, a different set of military personnel experienced a similar series of events. On this occasion, when the lights were spotted, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Halt was prepared.

A pragmatic character, Halt intended to disprove the wild rumours swirling around RAF bases Woodbridge and Bentwaters. Arming himself with a recording device, he set out to investigate. The subsequent audio tape is now considered one of the most valuable pieces of evidence in the Rendlesham Forest incident. The transcript of the tape runs to some 18 minutes but includes statements from Halt such as:

“I see it too… it’s back again… it’s coming this way… there’s no doubt about it… this is weird… it looks like an eye winking at you… it almost burns your eyes… he’s coming toward us now… now we’re observing what appears to be a beam coming down to the ground… one object still hovering over Woodbridge base… beaming down”.

Halt has since given interviews in which he claims that these occurrences were picked up by British radar. “I didn’t know this until recently,” he told AOL News. “Because people have come forward after they’ve retired. There were two radar confirmations.” The following night, December 28, one final group of men claim to have encountered something out of the ordinary in Rendlesham Forest. Larry Warren, an 18-year-old soldier who was not even at either RAF base on the night of the first incident, was sent out on patrol with Sgt Adrian Bustinza and a number of other military personnel. Sometime after 11pm, the men departed their trucks and headed towards the field where lights had been seen on the previous two nights.

There, Warren claims to have seen “disaster preparedness officers out here with geiger counters, going in an almost half-clockwise motion around this thing on the ground.” A small red light was then seen approaching from the direction of the coast. “It moved in a downward arc, so fast. [It] stopped and hovered about 20 feet off the ground,” said Warren. “It was the size of a basketball, [an] American basketball. [It was] self-illuminated, not quite red, yet that’s the closest I can describe it.”

Things were about to get even stranger, though. This red light suddenly exploded and a craft appeared on the forest floor. According to Warren, it had “no windows, no markings, no flag or country of origin. Nothing. You could hardly look at it head on, and if you looked at it through the side of your peripheral vision you’d get a shape of it… and there it was, clear as a bell.” At this stage, Warren and Bustinza were asked to retreat by a senior man. From a distance, they then claim to have witnessed Wing Commander Gordon Williams approach the craft and encounter some alien being with “what looked like eyes, facial features, bright clothing and some other device.” Warren is clear that a “silent stand-off”, rather than any communication, took place.

At around 4.30am, Warren returned to his base but Bustinza claims to have seen the craft depart. “When it took off, it was, like, hovering. It went up and, like, took off at about a forty-five-degree angle, and if you would have blinked, you would have missed it… And we got a cold draft of air that lasted about a good ten seconds. You know, like when you get a good blow of dust or wind. No noise though; I do remember that.”

It is understood that almost half of all UFO correspondence directed at the Ministry of Defence relates to the Rendlesham Forest incident. Despite claims of a cover-up, the MoD’s stance has never wavered. It states: “No evidence was found of any threat to the defence of the United Kingdom, and no further investigations were carried out. No further information has come to light which alters our view that the sightings of these lights was of no defence significance.”

Daniel Simpson takes a different view, however. The director of The Rendlesham UFO Incident, a fictionalised account of the story set in the modern day and filmed on location in Rendlesham Forest, is convinced that either there has been a military cover-up or that something extra-terrestrial occurred in December 1980. And moreover, he believes he has uncovered further evidence to prove it. While filming in Rendlesham Forest – “It does have a very strong atmosphere of something strange” – he asked the Forestry Commission to investigate a series of hatches, which Simpson describes as “mysterious”.

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